I am looking forward to your session!
Please be sure to look in your email (even your junk folders!) for your confirmation you have just been sent.
You will also receive reminder emails that you can confirm your session with, arriving 5 days before session as well as the day before.
Text reminders are also sent the day before your session.
Feel free to reply to your emails to discuss details or ask questions!
Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure, but avoid facials or waxing for 1-2 days before your session as they can cause redness or blotchiness. For some people it helps to bring a little white wine or champagne to their session to help them loosen up and relax. However, don’t overdo the alcohol--Photoshop can’t fix droopy eyelids and bloodshot eyes!
DO cut out all tags from your clothing options including the launder instructions inside the garmet (little white tags w/ care instructions).
DO invest in at least one cute pair of panties or a bra/undies set that makes you feel super sexy and fits your body type. (Consider high waisted undies, corset belt, or bodysuit options if tummy is area of concern.)
DO bring at least one pair of HIGH heals! Even if you wear them for the session only and return them after! We wont be walking on them after all.
Plus size recommendations DO: high waisted undies, underbust waist cincher corset garter belt, and/or bodysuits . Pair with off the shoulder cardigan, button down shirt or lace robe.
DON’T wear anything that is too small and digs into your skin or creates the dreaded “muffin top.”
DO consider normal clothing if you’re nervous about being too revealing, such as off the shoulder tees, cardigans, tanktops, a fitted button-up shirt, or a high slit skirt/dress. Many of these items can be paired with cute undergarments to make a very sexy (but less skimpy) outfit.
DO remember that sometimes no outfit can be the best outfit. Some of our favorite images were photos taken when our client wasn’t wearing anything clothing-related, and simply covered up with a white sheet, towel, pillow, or a prop (sheet & furs provided in studio).
DON’T feel like you have to drop a ton of money on new items for your shoot. Although it can be nice to have one really elaborate piece of lingerie, we can create stunning images with the items you already have in your closet and affordable pieces from Amazon or Yandy.
DO feel free to load up on accessories. Pearls, long necklaces, hats, fishnets or sheer black hose.
DO consider having your hair and makeup professionally done! This gives you a great pampering experience and builds up your confidence!
Here are my local recommendations:
Beauty By Jill (hair & makeup)
Makeup by Ashley (Ashley Saunders-Wilkins)
Glamour to Go Mobile Salon
If this is not in your budget, plan to wear heavier make up than normal, including blush and lipstick/gloss that are at least slightly darker than your lip color. Definitely add contouring, especially to your cheeks! I also highly recommend false eyelashes! These can be purchased for very affordable prices at ULTA as well as any pharmacy or superstore in the area.
If you have any other questions about what to bring or how to prepare for a boudoir shoot, please let us know and we will be happy to help!
We want you to feel completely comfortable on your shoot. With that in mind, it is truly up to you with how much or how little skin you show. We love for our shoots to show our client’s personality, so feel free to bring something special as well as props. If there’s one piece of advice I can give you regarding how to prepare for a boudoir shoot, it’s this: don't be afraid to have fun!
We usually start out shooting with a little more clothing. As you become more comfortable, we can work our way through your outfit choices. Feel free to bring lots of your favorite outfits and we’ll pick out the best for the shoot.
Bra and Panties
Bras and undies can be photographed alone or paired with any of the other clothing items or accessories you bring. They are also helpful when setting up implied nude poses. (Consider high waisted undies shapewear and/or corset belt, if tummy is area of concern.)
A bodysuit, vintage slip, teddy and/or camisole always photographs well. High wasted undies, Thigh high stockings, a garter belt, and heels are super sexy too. Start simple and grow more extreme from there. Think about what colors look good on you.
Everyday clothing such as sheer tops, jeans, can look cute and sexy if photographed properly. A simple white tank top or cami can be super cute! If this is a gift for your partner then bring something from his wardrobe. This can be one of his favorite ties, or a button down shirt. Anything that makes the images more personal and sexy to him! It also adds variety to your collection of outfits and will look great in the final book.
You can easily modify the look of your outfit by changing your accessories and moving to a new background. Accessories include jewelry, scarves, hats, stilettos, stockings, garter belts, etc.
All images you choose will be fully edited with retouches to smooth out skin, enhance some features, and fix up background if needed.
I won't make you "skinnier" because you are beautiful just the way you are! I will however thin down bulges or creases made from outfits or positions.
The location is up to you!
In studio we have a few backgrounds and beautiful futon that can be used as a couch or bed, as well as a few other chairs.
Your own home is another welcomed option! We will most likely use all natural lighting from windows, so during the daytime is best. Have the room we are using cleaned and de-cluttered.
Book a hotel room! There are even some hotel rooms in our area with bath tubs in the room!
(Holiday Inn is a good local choice)
Or if you have access to another location, I am happy to work with you in a new place!
You do not have to know how to pose yourself.
You do not have to know how to give the camera a sexy look.
You do not have to lose any weight.
You do not have to feel great about yourself.
You just need to be yourself.
Your privacy and comfort is very important! You are welcome to bring a female friend or relative if it makes you feel more comfortable. Besides that, there will be no one else at the session besides me. I work hard to make sure you feel comfortable and love the experience and the outcome. Your images will be edited and filed with total privacy.
After your session, we will meet again within the week (or if you cant, it is possible to do this part online) to go through your images. You will choose your favorites that you want to be finished and included in your password protected online gallery and book. Additional images are available to purchase if you find more to add then what the session includes. This is when you will also fill out the online agreement of what may or may not be showcased.
Some options you can choose from include:
Keeping your session completely private
Allowing photographer to show in person only images or books to other boudoir clients
Allowing photographer to showcase images online
I am here for any additional questions you may have! Please feel free to reach out!