Tips to prepare for your Boudoir Photoshoot

February 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Tips to Prepare for Your Boudoir Session


Choose your Clothes. Underwear and lingerie is terrific. I'd suggest this is a good opportunity to go out and select something glamorous - treat yourself to some really great lingerie. (But remember to remove the labels). Try and avoid thongs, they don't always work in pictures.

If lingerie is not for you, that's fine: swimwear, a sports jersey, oversized sweater, tailored man's shirt, or fitted shirt and shorts are all fantastic options. Men really like women in men's shirts - especially if it is his!

Remember Accessories. Choose items which go with each outfit. In general I suggest keeping it simple and elegant. Too much jewelry can be distracting in the photographs. Also select footwear to go with each getup. You don't need to bring hundreds of items, but on the other hand better to have it that not.

Remember Special Items. Bring something significant to your partner, maybe dog tags, sports gear, hobby equipment?

Beauty Preparations Before the Shoot. I suggest that anything you get done is done well in advance of the shoot. So eyebrow shaping, hair cuts, manicures, waxing etc should all be done a few days before to make sure everything has settled down.

Tanning Please do not use fake tan within 2 weeks of the shoot. Any slight unevenness really shows up in images. Similarly if you are thinking of tanning beforehand, do it well ahead and avoid tan lines. I can always apply an even tan in photoshop afterwards, but fixing uneven tanning is really hard.

Makeup and Hair. I really recommend that you have your hair and make-up done at our studio. I have a professional MUA here who understands how to make you look exciting for photography and it is one less hassle so you can be chilled on the day.

Just Before the session. Drink plenty of water a day or two before to get your skin nicely hydrated and healthy. Shave or defoliate a couple of days in advance, so everything has a chance to settle down. Eat a light breakfast to avoid bloating. Please don't wear tight clothes, bras, knickers, socks on the day, they leave red indents in the skin.

 

 


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