When preparing for your boudoir shoot, there are definitely a few things that you really DON’T want to do. It may be tempting, but I can assure you that you will likely regret it later. The last thing I want is for you to be stressing during your session or to be dissatisfied with anything in your photos after the fact! Here are 3 important things you (probably) want to skip doing before your shoot.
A photographers worst nightmare is trying to photoshop tan lines or correct unnatural skin color, redness or splotchiness caused by tanning. Whether it’s natural, artificial or spray tanning– it’s really best to stay out of the sun leading up to your shoot.
- Overdoing it in the gym
It’s certainly important to feel your best during the shoot and often going to the gym and eating healthier can play a big part in that. However, the last thing you need to do is kill yourself with extra hours of cardio or starve yourself in anticipation of the shoot. I am there to help pose you in the ways that will best flatter every part of your body and for any stubborn spots you’re worried about– that’s what retouching is for! So please don’t stress about those last 5 pounds you are trying to get off… that’s what you’ve hired a professional photographer for!
- Making any drastic changes or trying something new
This is probably not the best time to try some new beauty regimen or procedure for the first time. Stick to your regular skincare routine and don’t do anything drastic before the shoot that could backfire on you (i.e. An allergic reaction to a facial mask would SO not be good.) If you plan to cut, color, or highlight your hair, give yourself several days to make sure your happy with the way it turns out. Also if you regularly wax (this isn’t something you’ll want to try for the first time now!) do it a few days before to avoid any redness or irritation.