7 Boudoir Tips for Preparing for a Successful Session

Ok, now that you’ve booked your boudoir shoot, you might be thinking “what do I have to do to prepare for my boudoir session?”

Ok, now that you’ve booked your boudoir shoot, you might be thinking “what do I have to do to prepare for my boudoir session? What are boudoir tips I should follow?”

Booking a boudoir photoshoot can be a thrilling yet overwhelming experience. You might feel anxious, unsure, and self-conscious. However, you should know that you are not alone, and most women feel the same way. Instead of stressing out, take comfort in knowing that with the right preparation, you can make your boudoir session successful and empowering. 

boudoir photography that doesn't show the much of the client's body so that they can show their friends

1. Be Open Minded

You’ve done the hardest part-booking! That first jump is the scariest part. The rest will all fall into place because you’ve selected true professionals for your experience. With that said, your stylists will ask you how you’d like your hair and makeup to be done and may have some ideas that could flatter you that you might not have considered before. The same goes for outfits! The Client Closet is pretty diverse in styles and it doesn’t hurt to try on the strappy nothingness that will inevitably get pulled for you. There’s no problem if you don’t like something, but you JUST might find something magical that you didn’t think was possible. The poses will feel awkward, and that’s how you know they’re working! 

Letting go of popular boudoir excuses also allows you to come in ready to make magic.

2. Treat Yourself

Take time for yourself before your boudoir session. Schedule a manicure, pedicure, or go for a massage. Whatever makes you feel confident and beautiful, do it. 

3. Hydrate

Drinking plenty of water is crucial to keep your skin hydrated, healthy, and glowing. Try to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and salty foods as they can dehydrate your skin and make you look bloated.

4. Stretch

While you don’t need to know any poses coming in, you need to know that this is a physical experience and stretching out your neck and back muscles will help reduce the soreness afterwards. That’s how we get those incredible boudoir-staple back-arch shots!

classy and elegant boudoir portrait where half of her face is behind the curtain to show allure

5. Don’t Try Anything New in Your Routine

This isn’t the perfect time for a dramatic hairstyle change or a new facial that you’ve never had before just in case something goes wrong. Anything new should be tested out about a month before your boudoir session.

6. Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep before your session is essential to reduce puffiness, dark circles, and bags under your eyes. Try to get at least eight hours of sleep the night before.

7. Take a Deep Breath

Take a deep breath and relax! You are beautiful, confident and sexy, and your boudoir session is an opportunity to celebrate yourself. Trust the process, enjoy yourself, and have fun.