Preparing for your boudoir session.
However you remove hair on your body, do it the night before. If you shave, wax, or pluck the day of you might have redness or swelling. If you don’t want to remove your body hair, that’s cool too!
Come in with a fresh, clean face. Moisturizer is a plus, as long as it doesn't contain SPF. Sunblock doesn't photograph well under studio lighting.
Don't bother with your hair and makeup! That's what our stylist is for, but bring your own makeup bag with you as well, so our stylist can get a feel for the types of looks you like.
Bring a few different options for your outfits. Over-packing may be a sin while travelling, but this is one occasion where too much is never a problem.
Don't get a spray tan right before your shoot. It can leave your skin blotchy and uneven.
Since a lot of shots will be posed as full body, it's a nice touch to have your toe polish match your fingernails. Please remove any chipped or old polish from your nails and toes if you don't intend to get yours done.
Don't wear tight fitting clothing to your shoot. We recommend showing up in sweats or a light dress. You basically don't want anything that's going to leave a mark on your skin before your shoot. They can take hours to fade.
Drink lots of water the night before, and try to stay away from alcohol. It can leave your skin dehydrated.
Eat something light before your shoot! We know it can be nerve wracking at first, but nerve wracking on an empty stomach is never good. We'll have some light snacks available at your session as well.
What to wear?
The following are just some basic recommendations on what to wear to your shoot. We know that not every woman has had the opportunity to get dressed up like this, and are here to help answer any questions you might have. If this is all overwhelming, we can do great things just wrapping you in a sheet. It's nice to have options though, so it might be good to invest in some other outfits.
Things with texture will create the most interesting photographs! Bring your lace, animal prints, leather, fishnets, sequins, furs!
Shoes & Leg-wear
Bring something you feel sexy and powerful wearing. High heels and tall boots are always a good option. Feel free to splurge a little on your shoes, you can always return them after your shoot. ;)
Make sure the bottom of your shoes are fairly clean. Use Goo-Gone on price stickers. Since not all shots of your will be standing, it's a good idea to have your soles looking nice!
Socks, tights, thigh highs, panty-hose, and fishnets are all great additions to your shoot. A great place online you can buy some really cute stuff is atSock Dreams.
Bring a pair of slippers with you, at very least socks. We don't want you to get chilly!
Bring whatever panties you feel comfortable in. If you aren't bringing matching lingerie, I would say to at least have a black, white, and nude pair with you. If you are bringing a lingerie set, it's always good to have them match.
Teddy's are great for girls that are not as comfortable with their midsection. Although they are not your only option. We promise to make your body looks it's best no matter what you're wearing, if anything at all.
You don't have to break the bank to have a good boudoir outfit, good resources that vary in price range from cheap to luxury for lingerie locally are;
Knickers of Hyde Park
H & M
Please remove all store tags from lingerie before you come in.
If your are uncomfortable with your arms, bring a robe or drapey sweater might help you feel more secure.
Bringing something of your significant others might be a great idea if your taking photos as a gift. It can be as simple as a favorite shirt or tie. Or it can be as unique as his jersey, fireman's helmet, or armed services uniform. We'll work our best to incorporate anything you'd like in your session.
If you'd like to do a themed shoot, such as retro pin-up, baking, 1920's, ect please consult with us and we'll let you know what kind of props would be good to purchase and which ones we already have.
We have a selection of props like feather boas, fans, gloves, headpieces, and costume jewelry. If you have something specific in mind, please let us know.