I often am asked what the best way to prepare for a boudoir session is, everything from food - outfits afterwards, so I'm giving you my top 6 tips to help YOU get prepared for the best shoot you can have!
Wear Something You Feel Great In for Your Session
Bring outfits you feel great in and fit/support you properly. Nobody cares if the underwear are a small or large...if it's too small, it shows! Choosing lingerie that fits and flatters your body can mean the difference between looking fantastic and feeling frumpy. When shopping for outfits, ask for help or take your bestie with you!
Bring anything that makes you feel incredible when you put it on. Sometimes leaving more to the imagination is the sexiest.
Get a Manicure & Pedicure a Day or Two Before the Shoot...
Treat yourself to some pre-session pampering! The last thing you want to be is nervous about the state of your hands & feet - which will make many appearances in your photos! So book into your favourite spa, pick a flawless colour to compliment your outfits and really treat yourself, it will make all the difference!
To Spray Tan or Not to Spray Tan...That is the Question
If you are a seasoned veteran of the spray tan - then book this in about one-two weeks before your session so the tanner does not rub off on the sheets and leave them permanently stained. Don't book this the day before your shoot unless you're wanting the potential hiccups like orange knees, streaks, or too dark colour, and definitely don't do the spray tan yourself!
Wear Comfy Clothes to Your Session
Wear loose comfortable clothing to the shoot; avoid clothes that bind, as they will leave marks. A maxi dress, yoga pants, or loose pajamas make great options. Put them on as early as you can on the day, prior to your session - red marks can take hours to disappear. If you can go without a bra and underwear that is ideal, just remember to bring something to wear after the shoot!
Pack Snacks & Water
Who among us can say they don't often find themselves parched or in need of a great snack! Pack yourself snacks, water for during & after your shoot - you will need it! Don't forget - this session is all about you, and feeding your body is monumentally important when it comes to self care & celebration!
Plan a Fun Day or Evening Out Afterwards...
You will look and feel like a million bucks after your session - so go out and enjoy it! Gather the girls, or plan a special date with your partner and really make the most out of your day of pampering!
Just in case you need to put this list on your pre-shoot list of things to do...here it is for you