Preparing for a boudoir session can be exciting, nerve-wracking, and downright intimidating. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-timer, there are some important things to keep in mind when getting ready for your shoot. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your boudoir experience!
First and foremost, it's important to remember that boudoir photography is all about celebrating your unique beauty. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to boudoir, and there is no right or wrong way to look. Whether you're curvy, petite, tall, short, muscular, or soft, you are beautiful just the way you are. So, leave any body-shaming thoughts at the door and embrace your gorgeous self!
When it comes to preparing for your boudoir session, there are a few things you can do to help you feel your best. First, make sure you get a good night's sleep the night before. Feeling rested and refreshed can do wonders for your confidence.
Additionally, it's a good idea to avoid alcohol and salty foods in the days leading up to your shoot. These can cause bloating and water retention, which may make you feel less confident in front of the camera.
With that being said, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!!! Drinking plenty of water a few weeks before and leading up to your session can do wonders for your skin. You know what they say, water can cure everything!
In terms of what to wear, the most important thing is to choose outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident. If you're not used to wearing lingerie or revealing clothing, it's okay to start with something a bit more conservative. In fact, you don't have to wear lingerie at all if you don't want to. jeans and a tank or tee, an oversized comfy sweater, it really doesn't matter what you wear as long as it makes you feel good in your own skin. You should avoid tight socks or bra straps that will put indentions on your skin. You don't want sock lines in your photos. (or maybe you do, who knows!)
Let's talk grooming, shall we? If you are wanting to get rid of additional body hair, do it a day or two before your session. If you're anything like me, razor burn is a bitch and it happens to me every time i try and shave my legs. those little red bumps are a pain in the ass. If you are prone to razor burn like me, make sure you prepare for that.
When thinking about your hair and makeup, My professional beauty guru will tailor your look to your specifications. You should come with a clean and moisturized face and clean, dry hair. This makes the process smoother for you to be pampered before your session. It's best to stick to facial cleansers or oils that you know your skin is already used to. Now is not the time to try new products if you aren't sure how your skin will react to them. This includes spray tanning as well!
During your session, you will do a variety of different poses, and some of them will push your limits. it's VERY important to stretch before your session, especially your back and your legs. Those babies are going to be getting a work out!
Last, but certainly not least, don't be afraid to eat before your session! You're not going to look bloated, and your stomach isn't going to stick out. Hangry isn't a good mood for anyone, and you shouldn't be afraid to nourish your body. Don't worry, I usually have delicious snacks on hand in case you forget to eat!
While I encourage people to do it as often as possible, a boudoir session is going to be an experience most people only indulge in once or twice in their lifetime. Do the prep work, do the research, and make sure it's a stress and worry free experience. You will absolutely thank yourself later!
Now, go book your session and come back and tell me all about it!