Your boudoir session is booked but you still don’t know exactly how you should prep for the big day. Today we have seven things that you should do before your boudoir session. Following these seven rules will help you relax and get you ready for your important day.
1. GET A GOOD NIGHT’S REST
You want to look refreshed before your boudoir session. Yes, you may have hired a hair and makeup artist, but being alert and well rested before you session is where you want to start. When you are well rested you are also more relax which. Being relaxed before your session is always a great idea.
2. DRINK WATER
Yes, I know this is cliché, but the last thing you want is to look dehydrated in your photos. The skin is your largest organ and it needs water to survive. Do yourself a favor and make sure you are hydrating yourself very well a week before your session. Drink a cup of water first thing in the morning and right before you head to bed.
3. HAVE YOUR NAILS DONE
I know! With all the planning, and purchasing the one thing that a lot of girls miss are the nails. We use our hand everyday and take them for granted. Even if you don’t like to get faux nails nor have they painted make sure you have them manicured and polished to least a natural color. I am very hard on my hands so when I get a mani-pedi I always ask for the natural pink clear coat. It’s typically the clear pink they use for French manicures. This version of clear makes your look more natural and healthy!
4. MAKE SURE YOU TRY ON YOUR OUTFITS BEFORE THE SESSION
I am a person who is 110% guilty of buying off the rack. You know what ended up happening? Over spending on at least 50% of my wardrobe that didn’t fit correctly. What at waste of time and money. Once I started trying on clothes I started saving A TON of money… and buyer’s remorse. I say all this to say… try on the lingerie before you buy it. Make sure it’s going to match your heels and it looks the way you want to on your body. When lingerie is ill fitting you may not feel as confident so make sure it fits exactly the way you want it too.
5. REMOVE THE TAGS FOR YOUR CLOTHES
I know! It sounds like a no brainer, but you would not believe how many times I have had to photoshop tags out of photos. Again, removing the small things like tags takes a little longer and really unnecessary work on the photo editors’ behalf. We like to get everything right in camera to avoid any additional photoshop or airbrushing.
6. HAVE YOUR WARDROBE READY AND PACKED
Again the last thing you want to do is rush the day of your session. The day before (if not two days before) make sure you pack everything you are interested shooting in. It’s better to have too many outfits than not enough. When you pack a day or two early this gives you time to think about other things you may want to bring. This all happens to us, when we gather our things in a hurry we tend to forget items. The last thing you want to do is forget to bring that one important prop you needed for your photos.
7. BRING PHYSICAL PHOTOS OF THE HAIR AND MAKEUP LOOK YOU WANT
I cannot express enough how important this is. My dad used to say this John Lennon quote all the time, “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.” Hair and makeup artist are super busy during the week so while you may have emailed them the photos beforehand of what you are looking for I would also suggest you bring a copy of the photo with you and really discuss your needs and make sure you are getting the look of what you want. Now most artists cannot copy completely, but they will use the photo as inspiration for what you are looking for.
Doing these seven things before your boudoir session will help you in have a successful session that will cause you to relax and look amazing in your photos!