Booking Your Boudoir Session
Research several boudoir photographers in your area to find one whose style and approach suits your taste. Does the photographer share your values as well? You also want to consider their level of experience and ensure you feel that you will be safe to express yourself freely, including sharing your insecurities in a safe space. An Intimate Boudoir Experience is an investment! All artists structure their pricing differently, but ultimately - you get what you pay for. If the photographer you love doesn't fit into your budget, that's okay! You can absolutely reach out and ask if they offer smaller packages, or if you can put your package on a payment plan.
Schedule an initial consultation with your chosen photographer where you can discuss your vision and ask any questions you may have. Make sure to tell your photographer about any sensitivities you may have, and important information about yourself that the photographer may need to know in order to create a safe, custom experience that is tailored to you! Anyone who enters this industry and provides this service understands how imperative it is to hold that safe space for others to be vulnerable, as well as knowing how to uplift and empower you!
Determine your desired date and time for the shoot, and secure it with a deposit if necessary. Most photographers will offer payment plans too, to help make your experience budget-friendly.
Preparing for Your Boudoir Session
To ensure the best possible experience during your boudoir session, here's some tips:
Wardrobe and Accessories
Select outfits that reflect your personality and make you feel confident and sexy. Consider any items that may have sentimental value or hold special meaning to you, such as your partner's favorite shirt or a piece of jewelry.
Choose clothing that is comfortable and flattering to your body shape. This could include lingerie, sultry robes, high heels, and statement jewelry.
Opt for outfits and accessories that complement each other and will make for a cohesive look.
Hair, Makeup, and Skincare
Get a good night's sleep the night before your shoot to ensure you look and feel refreshed! Be sure to drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol the night before your session if you can!
On the day of your shoot, if your package includes hair and makeup; arrive with clean, dry hair and a clean face ready for makeup application. If your chosen package does not include hair and makeup, or you chose to opt-out and/or do it yourself, then you would need to arrive to your session with your hair and makeup already completed.
If you plan to wax, do so at least 2 days prior to your shoot to avoid any redness or irritation.
Moisturize your skin in the days leading up to your session to keep it looking smooth and nourished.
Tips and Tricks
Communicate openly with your photographer about any insecurities or concerns you may have. This will help them to tailor the shoot to your needs.
Bring a friend if it makes you feel more comfortable. We love a hype bestie!!
Relax and have fun! Your photographer will help to guide you through different poses and will make sure you look and FEEL your best.
We hope this guide helps you feel more prepared for your boudoir session! Do not hesitate to ask your photographer any questions you may have beforehand to ensure you have the best experience possible.