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Your Ultimate Guide to Nailing a Boudoir Shoot: Prepare For a Boudoir photoshoot Like a Queen!

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Hello, Gorgeous! 🌟 So you've taken the plunge and booked a boudoir session. Good on you! Now, you're likely wondering, "What's next? How do I prepare for a boudoir photoshoot?" Don't worry, I’ve got your back!

I know there is a lot to think about, but I'm here to help you throughout your boudoir journey.

Why a Bit of Prep Never Hurt Anyone

A stitch in time saves nine, as they say! Preparing for your shoot will help you look and feel your absolute best. So, without further ado, let’s delve into your complete checklist for an absolutely smashing boudoir session!

Pre-Session Glam: Where the Fun Begins

Fake Tan? I Don’t Think So, Darling!

Put down that bottle of fake tan! Natural beauty shines brightest. Nobody wants to look like they've had a Tango overdose, do they? Do try to stay out of the sun before your photoshoot, or if you are a sun worshipper, do try to avoid the dreaded tan lines.

Hair Matters, But Don't Fret

Considering a little snip or a dash of colour? Fab! Just make sure to do it about a week in advance. Your hair will have time to settle, and you'll be ready for your close-up. Wash your locks the night before so they're more pliable for styling on the day.

Wax or Not, Just Do It Right

Do whahichever you prefer, but do aim to do it a couple of days before. This way, you'll avoid any unsightly redness or irritation.

The Facial Fiasco

Maybe don’t opt for a facial right before the shoot. We don’t want any last-minute redness or blotches, now do we? Trust me I had a facial about 6 years ago and ended up having a bad allergic reaction - even the doctor was horrified!

On the allergy note, if you are allergic to anything and would prefer to use your own makeup then make sure you pack this too.

Glowing Skin Is Always In

Exfoliate and moisturise a few days before your shoot. Drinking plenty of water also has a great effect on your skin. You’ll be radiant, I promise.

Nailing the Mani-Pedi

When it comes to nails, choose a colour that complements your planned outfits. Little details make a big difference! I would definitely not recommend a neon colour varnish, unless you a planning neon outfits too.

What are you planning to do with your images?

Have a think about what you would like to do with your images. Are you thinking about a gorgeous piece of wall art to celebrate your beauty? If you are think about where you are planning to display it and what colours may work. You could even photograph the space you are thinking about and that can help me create the most amazing piece of art for you. Are you thinking about an album, complementing colours can help balance the design.

Don't panic if you have no ideas yet, I can help gently guide you throughout your whole experience and make sure you are well-prepared for your boudoir photoshoot.

Your Outfits: Preparing the Show-Stoppers

  1. Advanced Planning: Trust me, deciding on your outfits last minute is as useful as a chocolate teapot.
  2. Fit Is Everything: Make sure everything you choose fits you like a glove. Badly fitting outfits are as flattering as a sack of potatoes.
  3. Labels, Be Gone!: Don’t forget to remove any labels from your lingerie. They can really kill the vibe of a shot!
  4. Shoe Love: Clean the soles and remove any stickers, pretty please! My camera sees all.
  5. Bring the Lot: If you're in doubt about which outfits to choose, just bring them all and I can help you decide on the day which will work best for you.! Check out some outfit inspiration in my galleries.
  6. Download my boudoir style guide, which is full of great ideas.

Pack Everything The Night Before

The last thing you want to be doing is running around like a headless chicken trying to find everything you planned to bring. Trust me I've been there and done that. Put your bag together at least the day before your shoot, better still, as soon as you decide what you would like to wear, pop it in your boudoir bag! You can sleep soundly in the knowledge that you are well prepared for a boudoir photoshoot.

Your Big Day

Come the morning, eat a good brekkie. You'll need the energy for all the fabulous poses you'll be striking! Starving yourself the morning of your shoot is not a good idea.

Getting to the Photo Studio, Stress-Free

Don't fancy getting lost and stressed before your shoot? Plan your route in advance. I have a pinned video in my VIP group that shows the approach to the studio which is worth watching. Sat navs are great, but they do tend to take you up the hill to the retirement village. Make sure you leave in plenty of time, again I don't want you to feel stressed or rushed when you arrive.

And rest easy; we've got plenty of free parking at the studio.

Planning is key for you to prepare for a boudoir photoshoot!

If you’ve still got questions about how to prepare for your boudoir photo shoot, don’t hesitate to give me a bell. I'm always up for a good natter about all things boudoir!

Download the Boudoir Styling Guide Here - it will give you loads of ideas for what to wear and how to prepare for your boudoir photoshoot.

For more insider tips and tricks, make sure to join my ladies-only VIP group. It’s a supportive community full of brilliant women just like you. And don't forget to follow me on Instagram and on Facebook!

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