Like most of my clients are, I remember being a bit nervous the moment I booked my first boudoir shoot.  I had never done anything like this before and when I thought about everything that was involved, it felt a bit intimidating. Feeling a bit nervous is completely normal, however, knowing what to expect and knowing how to prep in advance can help ease your nerves and prepare you for a very smooth shoot.

Here are some tips for ensuring your boudoir shoot is everything you dream of.

1. Make sure you hire the right photographer.

Don’t just hire the first person that you find who is a boudoir photographer.  Your photographer will definitely have a style of their own (light and airy, dark and moody, etc.) and making sure that your styles match is key and the first step towards ensuring you love your images.  If you’ve taken your time and looked through their portfolio and love their images, chances are you will love the photographs that they create for you as well.

2. Spoil yourself

Bringing the right wardrobe is the second key to ensuring your images go from everyday to amazing!  Plus investing not only money but time in your wardrobe will t also get you involved and excited in your shoot.  If you need a bit of extra help you can use our wardrobe guide which I send to each of my girls from the moment your session is booked!

3. Details, details, details.

I suggest going in for a Mani – Pedi, eyebrow waxing, and bikini waxing/ shaving  3 – 5 days before your shoot.  These are all of the small details that sometimes may go unnoticed, but when not taken care of will definitely be noticed.  Remember, the devil is in the details!

4. Sleep and hydrate.

Making sure you hydrate well in the days leading up to your shoot will ensure you don’t end up with any extra bloating on the day of your shoot.  Also, getting a good nights sleep as well as avoiding alcohol will keep you from having blood-shot eyes, which unlike most things, are not easily photoshopped.

5. Hire a professional to do your hair and makeup.

Lucky for you, this is included in all of our sessions! A professional hair and makeup artist will understand how good makeup looks in camera, which is very important.  A makeup artists that not only understands the photographer’s vision but your vision as well is key!