The Day Of Your Session
Please don’t wash your hair the day of the session. Even refrain from using dry shampoo. Freshly washed hair isn’t as easy to work with for our stylist, and we want to assist them in creating your fabulous look! That said, greasy hair isn't good either! "One day" hair is ideal for hair styling.
Moisturize! You should arrive with your face washed, makeup free and well moisturized. Your should moisturize your body as well. You don't need anything fancy -- classic Jergins or even coconut oil works great!
Aim to show up 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. There's nothing like showing up late, being frazzled and feeling stressed to ruin your day. Subways run late, ubers bail, life happens! Planning to show up earlier than planned with help you feel relaxed and start the session off right.
Wear loose-fitting clothing like yoga pants, leggings, or a jumpsuit to your shoot. Don’t wear anything tight-fitting that will leave red marks on your body (such as skinny jeans or fishnets). Wear a loose-fitting shirt and either a sports bra, tank with a built-in bra or no bra at all! The goal is to avoid red marks or indentations on the skin.
Wear clear deodorant (or no deodorant… I won’t judge). You don’t want white getting on your clothes or having those white deodorant bits in your underarms.
Eat something light. I know it’s hard when you want to feel your slimmest but being hungry during your session will not be fun. Without a small meal, you'll feel low energy which will make you look & feel tired. You will also tire out faster and crash by the end of your session. A boudoir session can feel like hard work if you’ve never done one before! You need to eat something, even if it’s just an energy bar.
Stretch! Sounds crazy but some of the poses can be challenging. It's almost akin to a workout! Many of my clients tell me they are sore the next day! So your shoot is a good excuse for skipping the gym that day
Put yourself outside of your comfort zone. Many people plan to be entirely covered up during their session, and that’s totally okay if you want to go that route! But once the session gets going, many ladies start to have fun and get a little more daring! It’s all up to you how much you want to show. I highly recommend pushing your comfort level because there is no one to judge you and this could be a once in a lifetime experience for you. Remember, this session is for you and about you. So regardless of how much you decide to show or not show, it’s all about creating fun, sexy, and classy photos. Many times the magic happens when you let your guard down and let all those pesky insecurities go.
MOST IMPORTANTLY – Relax and take a deep breath! It’s okay to feel a little nervous before your session but please don’t worry – you are in good hands!
A boudoir session is unlike any photo shoot you have ever done before and it does require a little bit of preparation! My goal is to ensure that you feel great, look great and that you fall in love with yourself in the process. Hopefully this post helps you feel more confident about preparing for your shoot and ease any doubts you may have, and this is just a small portion of it. Don't worry -- I got you!
Prior Clients -- what advise do you have for those about to have a boudoir shoot? I'd love to hear in the comments below!
Never had a session, and feeling more confident about one? Contact me below and I can answer any other questions you may have!