Preparing for your Session

Take some time to prepare so you'll be ready for your boudoir session.

Prepping for your boudoir session

Taking the time to prep everything for your shoot will keep you relaxed and feeling confident. Throwing everything together last minute will make you feel frazzled and out of sorts. We want you to have a fabulous experience from start to finish and the best way is simply to feel prepared.

Relax... Be yourself

You’re investing a lot in this experience, so enjoy it. Have faith that you're enough, the rest is up to us and we’ll make sure you look amazing. We’ll have champagne, fun, and laughs. I promise!

YOUR SKIN

Hydrate the week of your shoot, your skin will love it and it will give you a refreshed look. It’s a great idea to exfoliate your body prior to your shoot, make sure not to irritate and redden your skin though, best to do it 2 or 3 days before your session. Make sure to moisturize your skin the night before. If you wax, shave or laser make sure to do it or have it done leaving enough time for your skin to calm down if you are prone to any reaction. Please don’t go for a tanning session for at least a week before your shoot, it will not look natural and adds an orange tint to your skin.

YOUR FACE

Treat yourself to a facial! Your skin will glow, just make sure to know how your skin reacts and give yourself time for your skin to calm down after your treatment.​ Get your eyebrows done. Since they frame your eyes, they’re an important part of prepping.

YOUR HAIR

Get a trim before your shoot, typically a week prior. Don’t go for a drastic hairstyle change right before your session. Make sure that if you color your hair your roots are touched up and deep conditioning can help your hair shine.

PROFESSIONAL

HAIR & MAKEUP

Helps you look and feel your best.

Professional hair and makeup is an essential part of the boudoir photography experience; it can make or break your photo shoot! That is why we include hair and makeup in all our packages. I work with the best hair and makeup artists in the area. They know how to create the look you want and just as importantly, they know how to do makeup for the particular lighting and retouching techniques I use. You will be flawless and together we will create images that you will love.​We talk about the look you want, look at images that you love and the outfits you want to wear for your session and make it all come together to bring out the most beautiful and sexy you. ​Makeup and hair don’t make the person, all it does is enhance your natural beauty and we’re here to make that happen.

Taking time to prep for your boudoir session is so worth it, you will feel prepared and relaxed. Your focus will be where it should be, enjoying the experience.

WHAT TO WEAR

Beautiful Lingerie should make you feel beautiful even if it is not seen by anyone but you.

Choosing outfits can be a bit stressful, the most important thing to remember is to make sure you choose outfits that make you feel sexy, but at the same time are comfortable. Bring at least one or two bra and panty sets. Corsets, garters, and nylons are also great.

 

An oversized sweater can lend itself to a more casual but outstanding and very sexy look. That gorgeous dress that you’ve been dying to wear can be subtly sexy and create images that you can share with friends and family.

For an edgier look, a bra and leggings with killer heels can be dynamite. Showcase that edgy personality as well as your romantic side.

 

Accessorize your looks with stunning shoes, bring at least a couple of pairs that work with your outfits. Remember you’re not going to be walking in them so they don’t have to be super comfortable. Other accessories that work are necklaces, earrings, scarves, hats and gloves.

YOUR HANDS & FEET

Your hands can be used in very sensual, creative ways in a Boudoir shoot, you want to make sure they're looking their best. A basic manicure and pedicure are a definite must. If you don’t wear polish I suggest having at least a clear polish on.

GET TO YOUR SESSION ON TIME

Please make sure to arrive on time to your scheduled appointment so your shoot isn’t cut short. We need to stay on schedule to make sure your session is perfect. Hair and makeup will take a certain amount of time and we want to make sure we have all the time we need for your shoot.

ANY QUESTIONS?

Check out our FAQ page and/or feel free to contact us before your session with any questions you may have.

GET INSPIRED

Looking for inspiration for your shoot? Check out some of the many styles our clients have emulated in the past.

 

Don't see the style you're looking for? Please feel free to contact us, we'd love to chat about your ideas!

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San Francisco Bay Area & Beyond

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(646) 474 8877

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