Helpful Tips for Your Session
So you booked your FIRST Boudoir Photo shoot and are now wondering, "What do I do to prepare for it?". Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your session.
#Put some thought into it. What look are you going for? Sexy outfits, business outfits, tool belts, 40s pinup, football cheerleader, etc? Less is more, keep it simple yet creative and let your unique beauty do the talking!
#Select the clothing items that you will need. Bring something that you feel comfortable, beautiful and sexy in. Ensure your clothing items are fitted to accentuate your curves but not skin tight to avoid red marks on your skin to show on your photos. Here are some ideas: Corset, Teddy, Garter+Stockings, Something pink, Lace, Something white, Veil, Something blue, Something borrowed, Just undies, His uniform, Jersey, Man’s dress shirt, vest, tie,Cowboy boots and hat, Tools of his trade or tool belt, High heels, Bustier, Something thin and transparent, Fishnets, Thigh highs, personalized/printed undies, Jewelry, Tank tops and boy shorts.
#Don’t forget to bring accessories for each outfit such as pearl necklace and stilettos!
#Choose items that improve your Body Image. Most women are very worried about what they look like and think that they need to be models or be skinny to have nice photos. However, most women are not super models or a size 2, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have beautiful, sexy photos! Boudoir photographers will know how to highlight your best features and avoid parts that you are not so in favor of.
# Get 'fixed' up. Hair & Makeup-Professional makeup and false lashes are strongly recommended to add the drama to your photos. Photography makeup tends to be a little on the heavier side than what you would apply day to day but that is because the flash takes away a bit of the heaviness and creates a sensual dramatic look.
# Know what you are comfortable with showing in your photos but you really do not need to take your clothes off to be sexy. Assumed nudity or partially clothed can still be sexy! Be sure to let your photographer know what you are not comfortable with.
#Where will your session take place? Non Marathon sessions are typically done in-studio, it could also be at your home, outside depending on your comfort level. If you have a place in mind, please let me know.
#Prepare, physically, for your session. During your session you will be in many different poses that your body may not be used to and you may actually be sore the day after your shoot, so be sure to drink lots of water before and after your session. On the morning of your session, have a light breakfast to avoid being bloated. As mentioned above, avoid bringing tight fitting clothes and if possible avoid wearing a bra on your way to the session as it leaves elastic pressure lines on your skin.
#It is important to be well prepared for your boudoir session to get the best results. As your Boudoir photographer I will be sure to remind you of these tips top make the most of your session.