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How to Find a Flying Dress for a Photoshoot

If you're looking for peak luxury aesthetic, nothing will do it like a flying dress photoshoot. This popular photography trend involves a dress with a dramatic train billowing in the wind while a woman stands gracefully in the scene. My clients love these types of shots, and I love creating them! But finding the dresses can feel like a big photography secret, or like an ultra expensive investment. The fact is that it's neither! Here are my tips for finding the perfect flying dress for your next glam photoshoot!

Flying dress boudoir photoshoot

Search for Maternity Photoshoot Dresses

For some reason, maternity photoshoot dresses are always super flowy gowns that are perfect for a flying dress photoshoot. Many maternity dresses are actually quite form fitting around the waist or flowy all around, so you won't have to worry about having saggy cloth around your stomach. You'll find these dresses in all kinds of fabrics and colors, so just choose whatever you like best! But be careful, some of the dresses have slits in the middle (for the baby bump of course), so make sure your dress doesn't have that before you order.

Don't worry about finding the perfect train

You might be surprised to find out that many of those long-trained dresses you see in professional photos are actually photoshopped. So when looking for a dress, don't feel discouraged if you feel like you can't find anything with the length you're looking for. A photographer that has experience with flying dress photoshoots will be able to make the necessary adjustments in post. Just make sure that you let them know ahead of time what you're looking for so they can give you guidance before your photoshoot.

Flying dress photoshoot before and after

Ask your photographer what's in their closet

Did you know a lot of photographers, especially ones with their own studio, usually have a client closet that you can dive into? Ask your photographer if this is an option, and if they have any of those flying dresses you've been seeing everywhere. This way, you can bypass the work of purchasing your own dress and having something in your closet you'll never wear again.

My favorite flying dress stores

When I want to buy a flying dress for my client closet, these are my go to places:

Bring your dramatic gown dreams to life with Bovia & Co. Photography

Ready to have your cinematic, hair blowing in the wind, gown billowing dreamily moment on camera? Well, we're ready to give that to you. At Bovia & Co. we specialize in luxury photoshoot experiences that prioritize your enjoyment. We're all about creating art and providing relaxation. Click here to learn more about our unique portrait photography experiences.