So, you want to have a boudoir session? I say, THAT is an excellent idea!! (And by all means come see us here at Picture Perfect Photography, wink, wink). There is no other day you can take for you, that can do more to boost your self esteem, give you a happy feeling and allow that to spill over into all other aspects of your life. But there are so many questions and wonderings!
If you are like me, you like to have a plan. You like going into something with an idea of what to expect. You want to know you have done what is necessary and beneficial ahead of time to get the biggest bang for your buck. You want to know you did what you could to help make your experience that WOW experience you are after. There can be great fear in the unknown.
Well, I am going to help with some of those wants and wonderings. First of all, you need to book your session at least 3-4 weeks before you need your finished products. You have to give the photographer time to go through your session photos and to pick, edit, show you and order the products you want. You don’t want to be stressing over cutting time short and not getting your products when you need them.
You also need to go get that mani and pedi done. For Pete’s sake, go all out and treat yourself! Get this done a day or 2 before your session. The polish you use can make an impact as well. It is best to go with neutral and calm tones. Bright polish can put the focus of a photo on your hands and feet. More than likely, those are not the parts you want to be accentuated.
Be sure to drink plenty of water so that you are good and hydrated the day of your session. This can do absolute wonders for the look of your skin in your photographs. Hydrated skin is beautiful and healthy skin and it can even help with any bags under your eyes. And please, NO SPRAY TANS, unless you really like looking orange. This can be a real problem in pictures, and look very, well…….yucky.
I highly suggest having your makeup and hair done professionally. Besides being an awesome experience for yourself (who doesn’t want that) it can make your photographers job a bit easier AND help make your photos even that much more awesome! Decide if you want a sensual, glamorous or natural look in your photos and let the makeup artist and hair designer know what you are after, so they can make you up accordingly.
Okay, it’s time to get ready to go get it done! But you think, WHAT AM I GONNA WEAR?! Well hopefully, you have talked with your photographer and done your homework to pick outfits that fit the look you want. When you make your decision, make sure they fit your body but not too tightly. Tight clothes leave way too many creases in your skin and look a little awkward on camera. Also, if you have any sheer, see through items, make sure to remove any and all tags, no one wants to see silly tags peeking through in a photo.
If your photographer or you have any close up shots you want to get done it’s best to arrive at your session in loose fitting clothing and possibly a strapless bra. The less lines or marks on the skin the better the picture will be. And your photographer will love you even more! A button down shirt is a must as well, you don’t want to have to drag a shirt up and over your beautiful makeup and hair to get changed. Discuss your favorite features with your photographer to make sure those areas get preferential treatment, because making you happy is what we are after here.
And now my biggest, most hugest tip……..are you ready???
RELAX, RELAX, RELAX! The more tension and stress you have the more rigid your body is and you can see that tension all over you in your photographs. Just enjoy yourself, breathe, laugh and have fun! All of that will show up on camera and you will have that WOW factor you are hoping for.