So, you've booked
your boudoir photography session. What to do next? Get a bit excited?
Yes. Get a bit scared?! Probably!
We want the best results
possible, so here are a few ideas:
If you're flaunting your skin, look after it by applying plenty of lotions
in the run-up to the session, to give you a super-soft glowing skin
in the photographs.
- Ideally, your natural
skintone is best, but if you really want to have a tan, do it far enough
in advance so that you get chance for it to settle, with no blotches.
- Do your nails (fingers
and toes!) or have a pedicure/manicure.
- If you choose to
use my makeup or hairstylist, don't put anything on beforehand - let
them do their magic before the shoot. If you decide to do your own makeup,
consider false eyelashes, even if you wouldn't normally wear them, as
they will really accentuate your eyes - they won't look as over-the-top
in the photographs as they do in real life.
- Bring some nice
lingerie - perhaps two or three sets as a guide, and make sure it
fits nicely so it doesn't squeeze you too much. It could be a once in
a lifetime thing (or maybe a once a year thing) so it's a good excuse
to go out and treat yourself to a new set.
- Bring some sexy
shoes - slinky heels are preferable to anything too chunky, but you
decide for yourself.
- Perhaps bring a
small amount of jewellery - such as a necklace or bracelets -
something that suits you, be it classicly understated or a bit more
avant-garde, as a finishing touch to the outfit. Something that stays
put is preferable (so it keeps its shape when you are laying down) and
nothing too detracting from the main event (you, that is!)
- If the shoot is
for your other half (maybe a bit anyway) and he's a sporty type, sneak
his team shirt out and we can use that as a nice sexy surprise for him.
If he's a business-type, bring a nice crisp shirt of his to dress up
- Bring a dressing
gown or shirt to put on between setups.
- Don't wear tight
clothing, especially underwear, as it will leave obvious marks.
Also, for the photoshoot outfits, too-tight underwear will cause bulges
on photos whether your are a size 18 or an 8, and we don't want that.
I honestly won't be checking what it says in the label, so make sure
it is the right size for you!
- Lastly... prepare
to have fun! You won't do this every day, and once you are in the
swing of things and you start to enjoy yourself, the best shots will
come, so try to relax and do this for yourself as much as for