Before Your Boudoir Shoot
So, thinking of booking your first boudoir shoot? Awesome! Now here’s a list I’ve compiled of Do’s and Don’t’s of how to prepare for your boudoir photo shoot: 1-SKIN – let’s talk about your skin. DON’T over-use self tanners and stay out of the sun. A photographer’s nightmare is having to Photoshop weird skin tones and sunburn/tan lines. DO moisturize your skin for a natural glow. Glossy, shiny skin photographs well and also brings out muscle definition and tone. As a general rule, don’t do anything too crazy beforehand (i.e. don’t get a facial or your eyebrows waxed for the first time the day before your shoot), because if anything goes wrong you will be a total stress ball during your session. 2-HAIR & MAKEUP – We do suggest you get your hair and makeup up done professionally, by our stylist or yours. Get a natural mani/pedi, and even if you don't normally wear them consider getting false eyelashes put on as they do enhance your eyes. They may feel too large, but they photograph well, especially when you are looking down and off to the side. You always want to exaggerate your features for the camera, especially your eyes and lips. 3-WARDROBE – Wear loose fitting clothing the day of so that you don’t have markings when you strip down. Bring clothing that makes you FEEL sexy, not what you THINK is sexy. Don’t purposely go out and buy lingerie that doesn’t make you feel comfortable or is over the top. It will read in your photos, on your face, and in your body language. The sexiest clothing items to bring are fall-off-the-shoulder tops, cropped soft sweaters, a man’s sports jersey or button down shirt/tie, lacy undergarments, simple black and white bras/panties (they can pair with other things), sheer slips/teddies, anything vintage, stockings/thigh highs/soft over-the-knee socks, sexy heels and subtle jewelry and hair pieces/flowers. Layering items is always a good thing to keep in mind. I tell clients to bring as many clothing options as they choose. Prepare for time before and after shots. Please bring a robe and slippers 4-DIET & SLEEP – One week before your shoot, cut out as much sugar, carbs and processed foods as possible. Your skin will thank you as well as keep you from looking bloated and puffy. Get as much sleep as you can the night before and eat something light the day of your shoot. 5-MOST IMPORTANT!! you might be tempted to have a drink or more, or bring alcohol to the shoot. DON"T do it. With just one drink, photos can pick up blotches in your face, glassing over your eyes or worst. It does not make for a great photo. Trust me it's a very bad idea. 6-HAVE FUN! Bring whatever music you like that will help you relax and get you in the mood. This is a fun and fabulous experience that you will remember forever! CONTACT us with any of your questions or your concerns, we are here to help you enjoy your day!