Curating the Perfect Playlist for Your Boudoir Shoot

Boudoir shoots are fun and exciting experiences that puts you in front of a camera to show off your sexual desires and natural allure. During the shoot, it’s crucial to have the right atmosphere to get you in the mood for posing and make you feel sexy and beautiful.

One simple way to do this is curating a playlist to listen to during the shoot. Everyone has different tastes in music and ideas of what kinds of songs get them comfortable, so don’t use a stock playlist on Apple Music or Spotify unless there’s a specific one you really, really like.

At Lucidaré Studio we provide an audio system to hook your music device up to and stream your music over speakers, or provide a mix of pre-chosen songs to keep the photoshoot energy high and positive. Here’s how to carefully curate your own perfect boudoir photo shoot playlist.

Stay Away From Emotional Songs

First, we don’t want you to accidentally cry off your makeup. If there are certain songs that remind you of sad experiences or make you inexplicably cry, don’t put them on your playlist.

We’re just saying that maybe “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis is a bad idea. The same goes for anything by Bon Iver.

If you’ve schedule this shoot for a significant other, picking upbeat love songs and hip-hop declarations of admiration will lend itself to a high-energy and lustful photoshoot that will really capture your side of desire. In this case, “Me & U” by Cassie will definitely do the trick.

On the other hand, if your boudoir photo shoot is just for kicks and you just really like strutting around in lingerie and heels in front of our camera, we’ve got you covered!

If you’re looking for music closer to the pop-rock/alternative-rock genre, we recommend anything by Maroon 5, particularly “Lucky Strike,” or “Fluorescent Adolescent” by Arctic Monkeys. Both are high-energy pop or alternative songs that get the heart rate going and have an underlying message about sex appeal to get you in the mood. Speaking of mood. . .

Pick Songs That Put You in the Mood

It’s crucial that you feel sexy during your boudoir shoot. It’s recommended that you pick songs with a relatively high BPMor beats per minuteas the fast tempo will make you feel happier. The happier you are, the happier your photographer will be and the better the images will turn out!

Pick songs that excite you! Your highly-positive energy will create a positive atmosphere in which your beauty and natural allure can really shine, resulting in captivating and enticing final images. “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris and Rihanna is a great song for getting in an energized and sexy mood.

Your taste in music is your own, and the playlist you curate will affect your mood during your photoshoot. Be sure that you have music that will thrill and delight you into a sexy, boudoir-posing mood.


If you have scheduled or are getting ready to schedule a boudoir shoot with Lucidaré Studio, feel free to contact us to help compile your boudoir playlist. We’re a high-quality and professional Columbus-based boudoir photography studio that also specializes in lifestyle portraits. Contact us today with any questions or schedule a boudoir photo session with us.

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