7 Tips for Beautiful Boudoir PhotosThis year, I have shot a lot of boudoir sessions. Normally, these are completely private sessions, which is why you don't ever see me posting them; however, this time one of my beautiful friends was totally fine with me sharing some favorites from her session! Here are 7 tips to ensure that you love your boudoir photos Here are a few tips to make the most of your boudoir session: 1. Be comfortable with yourself. Love the skin you're in! These sessions might be a little uncomfortable for you at first, but rest assured, they are not awkward for me; I do them often:) 2. Preparation is key. We set-up an appointment for hair & make-up with only the best artists! Make sure that you wear loose clothing; nothing is worse than having elastic lines on your skin once the robe comes off. Any waxing should be done 7 days prior to the shoot. 3. Your skin will glow just because you're gorgeous; don't you dare touch the fake bake. Seriously, don't touch the tube of brown goop, I don't care how you think you look with it on--it photographs orange normally!
4. Bring outfit options & accessories. Just because you'll be minimally dressed doesn't mean you cannot accessorize. 3-5 outfits is ideal. Mix up the collection, something sweet, something sexy, something traditional. Don't forget a great pair of heels! They've been making lets look great for decades.
5. Bring a playlist/iPod with you. Put together something that gets you moving and happy!
6. Bring a friend. They don't have to sit in the room with you, but having someone else encouraging you is always a mood booster.
7. That awkward pose I just told you to do, DO IT. Everyone prefers to have only one chin, skinny arm, and an hourglass figure, that's why I study posing. Trust me when I coach you into a pose!
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