Boudoir faux pas - what to avoid before your session!

PLEASE avoid these Boudoir Faux Pas during your session

Bad Tan Lines/Sunburn – If you have not been tanning recently, don’t tan just before your session. You can get sunburn or really bad tan lines, which are not flattering in photos. Also avoid spray tans at all cost, as they tend to photograph poorly. I am sure you have all seen those boudoir shots online where the lady is bright orange.. that’s what a spray tan looks like :( not sexy.

Getting drunk/high at your session – If you are nervous about your session, it’s OK to have a glass of wine to rest your nerves. That said, don’t get wasted before or during your session. This is one of the worst things you can do. Your eyes will be blood shot and droopy, your face gets red and puffy, and it’s just a recipe for disaster. Not only does it affect your looks, but you tend to lose inhibitions, and I certainly do not want you regretting things you may choose to do in your session.

Choosing the wrong sized outfits – Choose lingerie that is just the right size for you. You don’t want loose lingerie that gives your body no shape or hides your beautiful curves. On the other hand, lingerie that is too tight can be unflattering. Try new lingerie on BEFORE your session, and make sure it fits properly - OH and please cut out any tags.

Heavy Makeup – I strongly recommend getting a makeup artist for your session. I have a lovely artist who I work with regularly, who knows how to work with my studio lighting. You don’t want to slather the makeup on too thickly. It’s more about accentuating your natural features and making you feel – and look – stunning. 

Forgetting to shave/wax – Always remember to shave or wax any exposed area that needs to looks smooth and sexy. The ‘au naturel’ look is so ‘70s. Unless you’re going for that vibe, please remember this tip.

Forgetting to moisturize - This may seem like a simple one, but please remember to moistures your skin, otherwise in this dry climate it can look rough and flaky. I do have a tub of organic, all natural coconut oil, so if you forget, please slather some on!

Forgetting your hands & feet - Your hands are a big part of your boudoir shoot, and so are your feet, please remember to treat them nicely before your session, even if it is just removing chipped varnish and tidying up your nails a little.

See you in-studio!