Are you thinking of booking your Boudoir session? For whatever reason, whether it be as a gift for your hubby to be on the big day, celebrating a milestone or just wanting to do something extra special for you, I promise it will be the best thing you ever do!
Boudoir is about celebrating everything wonderful about you and teaching you to love the skin your in. One of the things I love about this job is being able to show women what the rest of the world sees, and being able to witness there confidence soar throughout their session.
With that in mind, I am sure you are dying to know my top secrets about creating the perfect images for you?! Fear not, I am letting you in on my top 7 Boudoir secrets, enjoy!
1.Choose the right photographer
So you might thing this is a bit of a no brainer. However, there are so many photographers out there and it is so important you choose the right one for you! You need to feel comfortable during your session and a big part of achieving the best photos depends on this, that might mean you would prefer a female photographer or would prefer a private setting rather than a studio set up, whatever your preference the main thing is you like your photographer, you will be spending a day with them and thrusting them to capture the real you at the your most glamorous so you need to get on and be able to have a giggle throughout!
Preparation is most defiantly key and the best thing about preparing for a Boudoir session is it is basically one big pamper session! Obviously choosing the right lingerie is a big one. You may already have a wardrobe full to the brim with gorgeous lingerie or you may be planning a shopping spree, if its the latter I have so many recommendations and lots of inspiration to share with you should you wish to hear!
Make sure all your waxing, tanning, nails, hair colour etc is done a few days before your session, just to allow for any redness etc to fade. Beware of tanning if it isn’t something you regularly do – the english rose look is just as beautiful!
Drink lots of water in the weeks before your session – as well as just being generally really good for you, it will help your skin glow and look even more gorgeous in camera!
3.Trust your photographer
Now I know this can be a tough one. Arriving to a new location and having your picture taken in your underwear can be slightly terrifying! But I promise you have nothing to worry about, I am here to photograph you at your very best, highlight your true beauty and capture your beautiful curves to create images you wont be able to stop looking at! In the lead up to your session we will have lots of conversations about what you hope to gain from your session, you might have something specific in mind or you might be looking for me to guide you, either way is completely fine. On the day I will pose you and advise on lighting to get the very best images for you, this is your time to relax and enjoy and trust me to do the very best for you.
4.Learn to love you
Boudoir photography is a journey, and one most people don’t expect to take. The overwhelming feedback I get from my clients is that they didn’t realise how much their confidence would soar as a result of their session. Boudoir photography is for everyone, you don’t need to loose weight, tone up, get a bit of a tan or reach a milestone, these sessions are about learning to love the skin you’re in and I promise I will prove to you how beautiful you are!
5.Think about how you would like your images presented
A couple of weeks after your session you will be invited to the studio to view your images on the big screen. This is when you can decide how you would like them presented. The options are endless, from frames to albums prints and digital files its anything to your hearts content! Its a good idea to have a think about what you might like before your view your images, just so your have something in mind. If your giving your images as a gift albums are a great option and clients always like to have a copy of their images in digital format. Frames make amazing statement pieces and look incredible in bedrooms!
No one can explain the Boudoir experience better than the women who have actually experienced it, so make some time to read the reviews. I am so blessed that all my lovely clients always leave beautiful reviews for my future clients to read, they give a real insight into what a Boudoir session is really like, you can find lots of reviews here.
7.Dedicate a day
Really make the most of your Boudoir experience, dedicate a whole day to it. Try not to be distracted by the outside world and immerse yourself in a day dedicated to you. From the moment you step through the door you will be pampered and made to feel like a queen so enjoy it!
If you’re ready to book your Boudoir session then give the studio a call or drop me an email, looking forward to chatting with you soon!