For those of you that have a boudoir shoot coming up here are some fabulous boudoir preparation tips to help you day go a smooth as it can.
1. Do Bring Extra…Everything
You want to do this right, and every detail should be perfect. If you’re investing time and money into your boudoir session, the last thing you want is to have a rip in
your lace corset or a run in your stockings the day of your shoot. If you have a backup, you can switch, and save the session. Although artistically “distressed” articles can look good in a photo, for most of us, unseemly rips (especially in certain areas) are the last thing that we want.
2. Do Spend Time Trying On and Testing Outfits
It’s no secret that our bodies change over time, we gain weight, we lose weight, we have children, 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, clothes that have been in the closet or in the drawer for a while, depending on the material, will change with time – thanks to humidity and gravity and us not wearing them. 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.
Instead of dealing with these potential “whoops” moments, take the time to try on any and all potential outfits.The more you have to bring the better, because options are always good, but you don’t want to make the mistake of bringing a lot of things that aren’t right for you. The day of your shoot, you want to feel confident, sexy, on top of the world. So bring those outfits. 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 definitely an excuse.
3. Do Wear Loose Fitting Comfy Clothes to the Boudoir Studio
Skip the bra, skip the socks, skip the watch, and forget that belt, those tight jeans, and anything else which could leave an impression in your skin. It may seem like a small thing, but these lines can dampen the look of a great negligé. Besides, you want to relax and feel confident, and tight clothes are only going to restrict you.
4. Do Book your Appointment Date after Your Monthlies
Nobody wants to ruin a potentially empowering Boudoir session because they’re crabby, cramping, and bloated, Instead, book the week after your period when you’re high energy and feeling normal again. Your boudoir photos will look better with no strings attached, really.
5. Do Drink Plenty of Fluids
Three words: Water. Water. Water. And make sure to avoid alcohol and salt prior to your session.
6. Don’t Fake Tan
No sprays, no gels, no lotions. or Sunburns. If you need color please consider tanning weeks prior to your session. (Tan lines may require extra touch up at additional cost)
7. Do Touch Up the Basics
If you dye your hair, get your hair done the week of your Boudoir Session. Shave or wax everything, the day of if possible, and spring for a mani-pedi.You’d be amazed how these little details can make or break a photo session. These pictures are going to be around for a while, reminding you of just how awesome you look, don’t skimp the small stuff. It’s an investment, give it the attention it deserves.
8. Do arrive with Camera ready hair and makeup
Also, make sure to bring some makeup along with you, During the shoot, you’ll want to touch up the look so that you stay looking fresh and glamorous.
Location: Sessions are photographed in a private work space. You are more than welcome to bring a friend with you, but please remember to tell them head of time how long your session will be.
How long should I expect my session to last: Sessions generally take approx. 3 to 3 1/2 hours from start to finish. Give yourself plenty of time, so that you’r not feeling rushed.
Hair and Makeup: Makeup is not included in the session, however it is recommended. Please ask about professional makeup options, and or referrals
What To Wear Inspiration:
Please try on your outfits prior to the session to ensure that they fit properly
Matching Bra and Panty sets Inspiration
Lingerie Corset and stockings Inspiration
Men’s White Shirt Inspiration
Baby doll Lingerie Inspiration
White Sheets/ Messy hair look
Little black dress with black heels
Sexy Heels Inspiration
Garter Belts Inspiration
Bridal Boudoir Vail Wedding Shoes Inspiration
How many final images will I get to choose from: The amount of final images is determined by how many wardrobe changes are included into your session.
Will you touch up my images: Yes absolutely! Chea specializes in Portrait retouch and uses a special magazine style airbrushing techniques if needed. She will carefully polish each image before it is printed.