What should I bring?
I suggest you bring 3-5 outfits and we can decide together what will be best. You can decide whether you want to bring bra + panty, lingerie or both. Corsets & body suits are especially flattering on all body types but don’t underestimate the sexiness of a plain white t-shirt or a button down men’s shirt. Heels are a definite must for boudoir, but bare feet can be sexy too so go with whatever feels more natural. Lastly, feel free to bring anything else you’d like to use such as jewelry, his favorite jersey or hat, or your wedding veil!
How do you edit the images?
I take special care to make sure your photos are beautifully edited. That includes color correction and stylistic enhancements as well as professional skin retouching and light body contouring to make sure you look flawless! We do not photoshop to an extreme though– all of the edits are subtle because we want the real you to shine through.
How will you use my photos?
Boudoir photography is super intimate and we totally respect your privacy in every way. We will never share your images without getting your permission in writing. You have total control over what, if anything, is shared and where.
I’m not a model! Will you help me with posing?
I’ve got you! I will direct you by explaining each pose step by step and also by demonstrating exactly what I want you to do. I will coach you through different facial expressions by providing specific instructions and make small changes to the poses as we go along to emphasize your best features and minimize any insecurities. We will make sure to select poses that highlight and flatter your body type no matter what size or shape you are.
Can I bring a friend for moral support?
I know a friend may make you feel more comfortable initially, but it actually tends to create more of distraction. If you’d like to bring someone to accompany you during hair & makeup you are welcome to do so, but once we start shooting I like to have your undivided attention!
I’m so nervous!
The anticipation of a boudoir session can definitely make you feel nervous, but I promise it will all start to melt away when you arrive. We will look at your outfit selections together and I’ll help you pick the ones I think will photograph best. Then we will talk about the overall direction for the shoot and I’ll explain exactly what to expect each step of the way. Once we get you in front of the camera I will carefully guide you through every pose and show you what we are capturing throughout the session from the back of my camera (so you can get excited!). And of course there will be no shortage of laughs because I can’t get through an entire shoot without saying something ridiculous. 😉 By the end of the photo shoot you will wonder what you were so stressed about to begin with!