6 Things you Shouldn’t do before a Boudoir Shoot

6 Things you shouldn't do before a boudoir session

There are hundreds of list of things you SHOULD do before a boudoir session, but what about the things you shouldn't do?  I have a list of 6 things you shouldn't be before a boudoir session and why it's important for you to avoid them at all cost.

1. DON’T TAN BEFORE A BOUDOIR SESSION

  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not tan a day before the session.  If you must tan do it about a week or more before your boudoir session.  Why shouldn't you tan before a boudoir session?  Because the orange skin will make it more than difficult to do any post work on your body, and you may actually clash with the settings.  Also if you decide to spray tan before our session some of the tan may get on our white flooring and stain the carpet and furniture.  If you really must tan then please so at least 5-7 days before your scheduled boudoir session.  Honestly, the most natural skin tone looks best in boudoir photos.

2. PARTYING HARD THE NIGHT BEFORE, YOU CAN’T PHOTOSHOP HUNGOVER

There is nothing worse than a severely hung over person at a photoshoot.  There are a lot of things we can fix in post, but hungover isn’t one of them.  Do yourself a favor and do not drink the night before a boudoir session.  Just remember that you paid good money for an awesome session so do everything you can to help optimize that!  To make sure you get your best results don’t drink at least 7 days before your session.  This will help alleviate the potential of bloating and breakouts. 

3. DO NOT GET A HAIRCUT BEFORE A BOUDOIR SESSION

Please do not get a haircut before your boudoir session.  I know firsthand how a bad haircut will make you feel insecure.  Recently I went to get my hair “trimmed” at a local salon a day before a major bridal show.  The stylist was new and ended up cutting EIGHT INCHES OF HAIR OFF!  Count that… ONETWOTHREEFOURFIVESIXSEVEN…EIGHT!!!!  All I could think about that entire day is how stupid my hair looked.  Alas, it’s just hair and it will grow back, but do you really want to have a bad haircut a day before a major shoot? 

4. DO NOT GET WAXED A DAY BEFORE YOUR SHOOT

Skin can be easily irritated.  Your skin may normally look great the day after a good waxing… but it only takes that one time to just not heal the way it normally does.  Please do not get a wax more than 2-3 days before your session.  Give your body time to heal just in case the unthinkable happens.

5. DO NOT TAKE SHOTS BEFORE YOUR BOUDOIR SESSION

Yes, this seriously has happened to me before… like twice.  At Wonderland Boudoir we offer mimosas prior to your shoot and an assortment of wine, but I have had clients bring in hard liquor and just go to town. Yeah, after that second time I don’t allow outside drinks in.  Just like we can’t Photoshop hungover we also can’t Photoshop drunk. 

6. TRY TO AVOID SODIUM BEFORE YOUR BOUDOIR SESSION

Yes, I know this is super hard to do considering the age we live in.  Everything is fast food this, microwave that, just add water here.   Even I was addicted to Ramen (post college) for awhile.   However,  about 5-7 days before a session cut out as much sodium as possible.  Sodium helps to retain water which, in turn, makes you look bloated before your session.  The last thing any woman wants is to be bloated before a major shoot.

I really hope these 6 suggestions of things you shouldn’t do before your boudoir session will help you ladies prepare for your next boudoir session!  It’s really important to be very well rested and take care of your body before, during, and after a boudoir session!

In the comments below can you think of any other things one should avoid before a boudoir session?

How to Make the Perfect Mimosa

How to Make the Perfect Mimosa

My favorite part of Sunday boudoir sessions are the mimosas!   In Dallas mimosas are a Sunday staple.  Orange juice and champagne is as necessary to Sundays as air is for breathing.  You just need it!  Yes!  I do know I’m being hyperbolic but you get where I’m coming from!  Today will be a super short blog post, but absolutely necessary.  I’m going to show you how to make the perfect mimosa!

With spring here and patio season in full effect I feel as though every functional adult should know how to make a proper mimosa!

My favorite part of Sunday boudoir sessions are the mimosas!   In Dallas mimosas are a Sunday staple.  Orange juice and champagne is as necessary to Sundays as air is for breathing.  You just need it!  Yes!  I do know I’m being hyperbolic but you get where I’m coming from!  Today will be a super short blog post, but absolutely necessary.  I’m going to show you how to make the perfect mimosa! With spring here and patio season in full effect I feel as though every functional adult should know how to make a proper mimosa!  Ingredients: Champagne Flute Orange Juice (Fresh Squeezed always taste best) Champagne (Chandon is always a good choice) Orange Liqueur (Grand Marnier is the best)  Perfect Mimosa Recipe (In Exact Order) In your Champagne Flute pour the orange juice first and ¼ full Next, pour ¾ flute with Champagne Last, pour in 1 tablespoon of Orange Liqueur  Done! You have now made the most perfect mimosa ready for any perfect Sunday brunch!  If you are just DYING to know I purchased this beautiful gold crackle champagne flute from Pier 1!  Don’t you just LOVE Pier 1?  While I prefer the gold flutes the teal ones are just a gorgeous and would be perfect for entertaining poolside!  PS: To make this drink virgin substitute Ginger Ale for the champagne. (Fun Fact:  My New Year’s resolution was to give up drinking for the first 6 months of 2015!)   Since summer is right around the corner what other drinks would you like to see me make for the blog?  Leave your comments down below!
How to Make the Perfect Mimosa, Dallas Mimosa

Ingredients:

Grab Your Champagne Flute

Orange Juice (Fresh Squeezed always taste best)

Champagne (Chandon is always a good choice)

Orange Liqueur (Grand Marnier is the best)

 

Perfect Mimosa Recipe

(In Exact Order)

In your champagne flute pour the orange juice first and filll the glass ¼ full

Next, pour ¾ of flute with champagne

Last, pour in 1 tablespoon of orange liqueur

 

Done! You have now made the most perfect mimosa ready for any perfect Sunday brunch!

 

If you are just DYING to know I purchased this beautiful gold crackle champagne flute from they came from Pier 1!  Don’t you just LOVE Pier 1?  While I prefer the gold flutes the teal glasses are just a gorgeous and would be perfect for entertaining poolside!

PS: To make this drink virgin substitute Ginger Ale for the champagne.

(Fun Fact:  My New Year’s resolution was to give up drinking for the first 6 months of 2015!)

 

Since summer is right around the corner what other drinks would you like to see me make for the blog?  Leave your comments down below!