Now that summertime is here, I find myself drawn to pretty dresses, bright beauty touches and weekend getaways.
I’m frequently asked for my recommendations on everything from beauty products and tips, wardrobe styling and fun things to do around town. It kind of falls under the territory of being a photographer in the industry as well as my background as a makeup artist and beauty editor.
So I wanted to share with all of you some of the things that I’ve found myself that I love recommending lately over and over again.
Plus – did you want instant access to my BEST boudoir sessions tips?
Thinking about doing a gorgeous, sexy boudoir photo session? You should – they’re unforgettable experiences and summer is the perfect time to get them done! So how do you make your session amazing? Download my guide to learn!
How do I prepare for a photo shoot? I get this question daily. Here’s what I tell our clients. The most important thing is to keep it simple, relax and have fun. This applies to everyone for any type of shoot.
How do I prepare for a boudoir shoot? Do I bring my own wardrobe? Do I do my own hair & make-up? Do I spray tan? Can I bring a friend for support? All of these are great questions. You’ll want to bring a beautiful black bra & panties with you and thigh high’s if you want to wear them. If you’re doing a bridal or a softer look, bring a beautiful white (or light colored) bra and panties and thigh highs. Feel free to bring a sexy bustier for your shoot. Over the years, we’ve invested in several beautiful items that you are welcome to use. We’ve got beautiful wraps, jewelry, hats, gloves and gorgeous feather boas.
We have a large wardrobe, hair and make-up room. You can upgrade your shoot to include hair & make-up if you would like. We ask that all clients come with their hair styled as they normally wear it and we will add soft curls & spray to their hair. If we are doing your make-up, we like to do the full make-up for you. We’ve got every colors for every skin tone. Our photographers are also highly trained make-up artists.
Then there’s the spray tan question. No, no, no, please don’t spray tan. Spray tans on occasion can be nice but never before a shoot. You just don’t know how the color will turn out or how even the coverage will be. You also wouldn’t want any of the color to rub off on your clothes or the sheets during the shoot.
We know how important it is to bring a friend for moral support. Boudoir shoots can be a little intimidating if you haven’t done one before. Please feel free to bring a friend with you however, for your sake, we don’t allow friends, boyfriends or husbands on the set. We want you to feel your most comfortable and not self conscious.
Last but not least, don’t wait until your body is in “perfect shape”. Most of us never feel like we’re in the best shape. Trust that our photographers will play upon your finest features and create beautiful works of art for you.