So, you’ve booked your first boudoir session. EEEEKK! Now, What in the world do you do next?! Before your Session, here are a few things you should do. How to Prep For Your Boudoir Session? Follow a few tips for a boudoir photoshoot.
Lower your salt intake a few days before your shoot and avoid alcohol if you’re worried about retaining water. DO NOT get wasted the night before. It will show in your hair, skin, and all-around body the next day. You want to be on point for your shoot!
Tans do not look natural and adds an unwanted color to your skin in photos. If tan lines turn you on, then TAN AWAY, but remember that unless you 1. Tan naked or 2.
Tan with the exact outfit you will be wearing, or you WILL have tan lines. Even if you can’t see it, the camera WILL pick it up, and photoshopping tan lines out can get expensive. All skin tones are SEXY!
If you plan to wax, be sure to do so at least 4 days before your shoot to avoid any bumps or redness. Use a professional!
Don’t be worried about razor burn or in-grown hairs; we’ve all had it, and it won’t show in your photos. Make sure your eyebrows are nicely shaped and groomed.
Get a salon manicure and pedicure for a flawless finish. If you don’t normally do your nails or don’t want to tip your significant other off, you can pick up cheap press on nails at your local stores.
I usually keep a few extra pairs, just in case. Also!!!! Keep the bottom of your feet clean! You would be surprised how quickly your feet will get dirty; no matter how often I vacuum, it will happen.
Bring a pair of slip-ons to wear while you are getting your hair and makeup done (remember, no socks).
It’s completely normal to be slightly nervous, but don’t worry-I’ll guide you through every pose and new facial expression. Friends are always welcome to come with you and be your cheerleader as long as they don’t get in the way.
If you can, take some IBP right before or right after your shoot. You will be bent in positions your body might not be used to.
It’s no secret that our bodies change over time, we gain weight, we lose weight, we have children, and we spend more time at the gym. Some things that used to look great on us just won’t anymore, and some things that we couldn’t quite fit into we will rock now.
Also, lingerie that has been in the closet or the drawer for a while, depending on the material, will change with time – thanks to humidity and gravity and is not wearing them.
And your style changes over time! So, if you bring an outfit for your session that you used to love but haven’t worn in a while, you might be in for a surprise.
The more you have to bring the better because options are always good, but you want to avoid making the mistake of bringing a lot of things that aren’t right for you anymore.
On the day of your shoot, you want to feel confident, sexy, and on top of the world. So, bring those outfits and leave the rest at home.
And if your closet doesn’t bring that va-va-voom you’re looking for, maybe it’s time to go shopping. You never need an excuse to go shopping, but it’s nice to have one.
Your upcoming Boudoir session is an excuse. I also have a “Client Closet,” so if you don’t want to buy or bring anything make sure to communicate with me before your session to make sure I have something in your size and style before you shoot, or you may be in your B-Day suite for the shoot and that is fine too!
Feel free to send me photos of outfits you are thinking of getting or wearing, and I’ll give you honest feedback.