5 Photo Worthy Manicures {Cicero Boudoir Photos}

When it comes to boudoir worthy manicures, I prefer looks that are clean, simple and timeless. Here are my 5 favorite photo worthy manicures for your photo boudoir photo session.

Simple: If you prefer the simpler things in life, I suggest going without any polish at all.  Just use a nail buffer to add natural shine to your nails.  This is the simplest and quickest manicure and you can even do it yourself so no trip to the salon is required (unless you just want to go and be pampered, which is always fun).

French Tips:   My own fingernails, shown here, naturally grow with white tips.  But if your’s do not, simply ask your nail salon for a French manicure.  Or, if you want to do it yourself, just paint the tips of your nails with white polish.


Whimsical: For a simple spin on your standard French manicure, try swapping out the white for your favorite glittery accent color. To get the look pictured, gloss on two coats of your favorite clear polish, then carefully trace the tip of your nail with a glittery polish such as Butter London’s Fairy Cake Nail Lacquer. To seal the deal, finish it off with a top coat.


Classic: When I think of a timeless manicure, soft shades of blush pinks come to mind.  My favorite muted pink polish is You Cannoli Imagine by OPI.  For a modern spin on the version shown here, use a matte topcoat.  OPI even makes one and it’s clearly labeled as MATTE right on the top of the bottle.


Glam: Aside from nail art, these past two years have been all about the “accent” nail.  I love this look when paired with a sparkly cocktail ring. It adds a lovely dose of understated glam that’s not completely over the top. For this look, use Essie’s Fiji and some craft-grade glitter. To get the super-sparkly accent nail, apply a thick base coat, and sprinkle the glitter over the top while the base is still wet. Once it is completely dry, finish it off with a strong topcoat. Voila! Instant glitz in 5-minutes or less.

Love these looks? Want sexy nails for your photo shoot? Book your session for the week of July 14 through 18th and I will send you a complimentary bottle of OPI nail polish to complete one of these gorgeous looks!
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About Kim Hill

I’m passionate about my work and helping women feel comfortable in front of my lens. I want women to feel confident and sexy regardless of age or size. All women are beautiful and I'm here to help them see the beauty in themselves and the boudoir photographic experience is one step in that direction. I am dedicated to bringing a high-quality experience to the boudoir portrait session. My goal is to offer a fun yet relaxing environment where a woman can let down her guard, allowing that inner sparkle to shine. I’ve been a photographer for more than 25 years now. I started as a young child with my parents' 110 film camera, moved on to study photography in college, interned with a wedding photographer for a couple of years and then struck out on my own. I've been doing general portraits since 1998 and boudoir work since 2009. In addition to boudoir, I also offer high school senior portraits, fashion inspired sessions, and business executive head shots.
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