Here is a list of a few things you may want to keep in mind while preparing for your boudoir session...
COMPLEXTION: let’s talk about your skin. Please DON’T over-use self tanners and stay out of the sun. A photographer’s nightmare is having to Photoshop weird skin tones and sunburn/tan lines. DO moisturize your skin for a natural glow. Glossy, shiny skin photographs well and also brings out muscle definition and tone. As a general rule, don’t do anything too crazy beforehand, for example don’t get a facial or your eyebrows waxed for the first time the day before your shoot. Plans these things to happen well in advance of your shoot date.
HAIR & MAKEUP: Get your hair and makeup up professionally done, natural mani/pedi, and most definitely try some false eyelashes for a dramatic look. They may feel too large, but they photograph well, especially when you are looking down and off to the side. You always want to exaggerate your features for the camera, especially your eyes and lips. A boudoir shoot is dramatic and not your typical self portrait.
WARDROBE: Wear loose fitting clothing the day of so that you don’t have markings when you strip down. The sexiest clothing items to bring are fall-off-the-shoulder tops, cropped soft sweaters, a man’s button down shirt/tie, lacy underthings, simple black and white bras/panties (they can pair with other things), sheer slips/teddies, anything vintage, stockings/thigh highs/soft over-the-knee socks, sexy heels and subtle jewelry and hair pieces/flowers. Layering items is always a good thing to keep in mind. We will have some additional accessories here at the studio to enhance your look.
DIET & SLEEP: One week before your shoot, cut out as much sugar, carbs and processed foods as possible. Your skin will thank you, as well as keep you from looking bloated and puffy. Get as much sleep as you can the night before and eat something light the day of your shoot.
HAVE FUN! Bring whatever music you like that will help you relaxed and in the mood.
For my more modest or bashful clients... "sexy does not always mean naked".