Tips To Prepare You For Your Boudoir Photoshoot

For those of you that have a boudoir photo shoot coming up here are some fabulous boudoir preparation tips to help you with your photoshoot.

  1. Do Bring Extra…Everything

If you want your boudoir photoshoot to be perfect, you have to pay attention to minute details. If you are investing time and money into your boudoir photoshoot session, the last thing you want is to have a rip in your lace corset or a run in your stockings the day of your shoot. 

Make sure to bring some makeup along with you, especially if you are doing the process as a stylist or makeup artist. During the shoot, you will want to touch up the look so that you stay looking fresh and glamorous.

  1. Do Spend Time Trying On and Testing Outfits

It is no secret that our bodies change over time, we gain weight, we lose weight, and we have children. Some things that used to look great on us just won’t anymore, and some things that we couldn’t quite fit into we will rock now. Take the time to try on any and all potential outfits.

The more you have to bring the better because options are always good, but you don’t want to make the mistake of bringing a lot of things that are not right for you. On the day of your boudoir photoshoot, you want to feel confident, sexy, and on top of the world. 

It is highly recommended to bring those outfits. And if your closet doesn’t bring that va-va-voom you are looking for, maybe it is time to go shopping. You never need an excuse to go shopping, but it’s nice to have one. Your upcoming Boudoir photoshoot is definitely an excuse.

  1. Do Wear Loose Fitting Comfy Clothes to the Boudoir Studio


Skip the bra, skip the socks, skip the watch, and forget that belt, those tight jeans, and anything else which could leave an impression on your skin. It may seem like a small thing, but these lines can dampen the look of a great negligé. Besides, you want to relax and feel confident, and tight clothes are only going to restrict you.

  1. Do Book your Appointment Date after Your Monthlies

Nobody wants to ruin a potentially empowering Boudoir photoshoot because they are crabby, cramping, and bloated.

Protip:  Book the week after your period when you are high energy and feeling normal again. Your boudoir photos will look better with no strings attached, really.

  1. Do Drink Plenty of Fluids

Just three words: Water. Water. Water. Make sure to avoid alcohol and salt, as these will turn your lovely skin feel bloated, which just isn’t pretty.

  1. Do Wear Clothes that are Right for Your Body

Everybody is different, and everybody is beautiful. Wear the clothes that you not only feel confident in but fit your incredible body. If you are on a thinner side and want some curves, wear brighter colors and horizontal lines, there are so many decadent varieties of bra/panty combos that you will want for nothing in your quest for fabulousness.

If you are on the curvier side and want to add some balance, try super-slimming fishnet stockings. Not certain how to dress your body the right way? Ask your boudoir photographer for giving some tips. 

  1. Don’t Fake Tan

No sprays, no gels, no lotions. If you want a natural sun-kissed glow, and if you are lucky enough to live on or near a beach. Head directly to the beach, get it the right way, or, even better, book some sessions in a professional salon that has tanning beds, and do it in the nude (no unsightly lines this way). The last thing you want is to a) look like a sexy pumpkin or b) pay more than you have to in retouching fees.

  1. Do Touch Up the Basics

If you dye your hair, make sure to get your hair done the week of your Boudoir photoshoot. Shave or wax everything, the day of if possible, and spring for a mani-pedi. You would be amazed how these little details can make or break a boudoir photo session. These pictures are going to be around for a while, reminding you of just how awesome you look, don’t skimp on the small stuff.

  1. Don’t Think all “Boudoir Photographers” Are Made Equal

Do good research on various boudoir photographers! You can also take advantage of free consultations, read reviews and testimonials, and scour through online galleries and portfolios. 

Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because someone says they know what they are doing and they happen to fit your budget they’re offering a quality experience. This is often a once-in-a-lifetime event, and you should do it the right way.

Always choose the boudoir photographer who is talented, professional, trustworthy, and someone whose style you actually love. And keep in mind that you will usually get exactly what you pay for.

It is an investment, give it the attention it deserves.

  1. Do Relax

It will be fun. Promise! If you are still looking for something special for yourself or some loved one come visit for the best experience you could ever have.

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