The main question I always get from my clients is “What should I do to prepare for my shoot?” Most of the women I photograph have never done a boudoir shoot before and they really have no idea what to expect or how to prepare for their session. I always like to tell people not to get too worked up about every little detail, but of course there are a few key things you should do in order to prepare for the best possible shoot!
- Get Inspired
As a photographer, it’s important for me to know what styles of boudoir you are drawn to and what you ultimately hope your dream session will turn out like. Of course I hope you’ve spent a good amount of time browsing my portfolio to get a good idea of how I typically shoot, but even within my own personal photography style there can be lots of variety! Are you more into up close and personal detail shots? Are you drawn to black & white edits? Do you prefer implied poses or something more risqué? Pinterest is a great place to compile the boudoir photos you love the most so I can really hone in on your preferences during the shoot!
- Plan Your Wardrobe
It’s super important that you choose outfits that make you feel your sexiest, yet you are 100% comfortable in. If you’re worried about the way it fits or if it doesn’t feel like YOU, it will show in your photos. Take your time to shop for lingerie and pieces that make you feel totally confident and beautiful. If you are ordering online also make sure to allow plenty of time for shipping as well as exchanges if something doesn’t fit quite right. Also, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. In addition to bra & panties and your usual lingerie, clothing items like sheer or lace tops, slouchy sweaters, stockings and boy shorts can be super sexy clothing options as well. Lastly, you may want to incorporate some subtle accessories such as jewelry, your wedding veil or some sexy high heels into your wardrobe as well. It’s just important to stay true to yourself and remember that sometimes less is more, so don’t feel like you have to over-do it.
- Rest & Hydration
Make sure to get a good night’s rest before your session– beauty sleep is a must! Also be sure to pay extra attention to drinking lots of water within a few days of your shoot. Good hydration does wonders for your skin and gives you that natural glow! It might sound silly, but must people really don’t drink enough water so make it a point to get your hydration in.