Preparing for Your Boudoir Photo Session | Dallas Boudoir Photographer

Your Boudoir Photo Session

You’ve scheduled your boudoir session, and you’re ready to rock it! But do you know what you need to do beforehand to ensure you have the best possible boudoir photo session? You should definitely talk to your photographer about how to prepare for your shoot, but here are some basic tips that can help you make the most of your boudoir session.

Take time choosing outfits.

If you’re planning to shop your closet, be sure to try on every piece you want to wear. Our bodies change over time, and what looked amazing on you 10 years ago may not fit quite right today. Fortunately, that gives you an excuse to go shopping! Find several sexy looks you absolutely love and bring them with you to your session. The more options you have, the better off you’ll be. I like my clients to have up to 5 options for variety or up to 3 for mini-sessions. Also, cut those tags out of your outfits. Sometimes you can’t hide the tags and it’s easier to photograph without them peeping through.

Stay hydrated.

In the days leading up to your shoot and on the day of itself, be sure to drink plenty of water to help your skin look fresh. Try to avoid alcohol or salty foods—anything that can have a negative impact on your complexion. Also, avoid colored foods or drinks the morning of your session.

Wear loose, comfy clothes.

When you’re getting dressed for your boudoir photo session, dress comfortably and casually. Make sure your clothes are loose-fitting, and don’t wear anything that could leave marks on your skin. Pieces like bras, socks, tight yoga pants, or even tight jeans can leave red lines or indentations that will show up in photos.

Bring extras.

You’ve invested time and money in looking and feeling gorgeous at your boudoir session. The last thing you want is a rip in your lacy lingerie or a pair of torn fishnets to ruin your day. Make sure you have backup pieces, just in case the worst happens, and save yourself from stressing about a run in your tights.

Get a touchup—and avoid spray tans.

If you dye your hair, consider getting a touchup the week of your shoot to make sure your locks look their best. And consider this an excuse to pamper yourself a bit—get a manicure and pedicure and a wax before your session. These little details can be a huge pro in your photos. And if you want to tan, do so naturally and in the nude to avoid tan lines, or get a professional tanning job. Don’t use sprays, gels, or lotions that look unnatural. You want to relish your natural beauty! If you get a spray tan, make sure it’s 48 hours prior to your session.

Relax!

Most importantly, take a deep breath and relax! Have fun with your photo session. Your photographer will do their absolute best to make you comfortable. They’re here to make you feel like the glamorous and gorgeous woman you are, so let them do their job and embrace your most sensual self.

October 8, 2021

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