A boudoir session is one of the most exciting and body affirming things a woman can do for herself. It is a session meant to embrace your “me” time. A moment to celebrate being a woman and who you are today! I do this to capture the essence of you. You will see yourself in a new way, whether you come in brimming with confidence or a bit shy. I work along side you to make this experience everything it should be.
Feel confident and strong in your body. Affirm who you are, find your power, show off your beauty, do this for you.
Celebrate your body with this boudoir session. Embrace the spontaneous! Rejoice in the real you!
Give yourself permission to relax and trust in this process. Allow this time for yourself. After all, you deserve it.
Your Boudoir Experience | What to Expect
BRINGING OUT YOUR INNER WOMAN
Your session experience with me is complete with pampering from start to finish. I will style your shoot based on the information you provide in the questionnaire and the outfits that you have chosen to wear. I am happy to make suggestions on what to wear and where to shop if you need a little advice.
A fabulous hairstylist/makeup artist is provided to ensure you will shine during your shoot. You can request a natural to high glamour look and the style team will make it happen.
We start with you having your hair and makeup done. Once you’re ready, we get you into your first outfit, typically starting off fun and flirty. Have fun with this, I can pose anyone to make them look their best. Before you know it, you’ll barely be aware that you’re being photographed!
STYLE GUIDE | what to wear
I get it, choosing outfits can be a bit stressful. The most important thing to remember is to choose outfits that make you feel sexy AND comfortable.
Be sure to bring at least two bra and panty sets, for us to pick from. Also, a silk robe to wrap yourself in is very versatile both during hair and makeup and during the session.
An oversized sweater or baggy t-shirt can lend itself to a more casual but flirty look.
For an edgier look, a lace lingerie set with a pair of sexy heels can showcase your romantic side.
Accessorize your looks with killer shoes – bring at least a couple of pairs that work with your outfits. Remember you’re not going to be walking in these so they don’t have to be super comfortable. Other accessories that create more dynamic elements are necklaces, earrings, scarves, or even hats. Corsets, garters and nylons are also great additions.
|TIP: Stick to neutral colors and avoid bright or florescent tones|
Hair+Make-Up | Looking your best
Hair & Makeup is included in your boudoir session because our beauty artist is a professional who is highly skilled with years of experience. Leave it to her and I promise you will love this experience. Prior to your session, you will spend one hour our professionally trained hair & makeup artist.
Whatever look or feel you want to express she is here to make it happen. Whether you want your look to be natural, glamorous, vixen or pure elegance!
We can talk about the look you want prior to your session. Be sure to save some images that you love and feel free to send a few photos of the outfits you want to wear.
We will make it all come together to bring out the most beautiful and sexy you. Makeup and hair don’t make the person, but it does enhance your natural beauty!
How + What to prep | getting ready for your session
Take the time to prepare for your shoot. It will help keep you relaxed and feeling confident. When you throw everything together last minute it will make you feel frazzled and out of sorts. I want you to have a wonderful experience from start to finish and the best way for this to happen is simply to feel prepared.
Hydrate the week of your shoot. Drink water consistently, your skin will love it and it gives your skin a refreshed look! Exfoliate your body prior to your shoot, just be sure not to irritate and redden your skin. The best time to do this is 2 or 3 days before your session. If you plan on getting a wax, make sure to leave enough time for your skin to calm down if you are prone to any reaction, for example reddened areas. Please resist the urge to go for a tanning session for at least a week prior to your shoot. It will not look natural and adds an orange tint to your skin.
|TIP: Bring your favorite body lotion with you to your session|
Consider treating yourself to a facial! Your skin will glow! Make sure you know how your skin reacts and give yourself time for your skin to calm down after your treatment. If you are considering whitening your teeth, there are many affordable at home products or you can schedule a dental visit. A week prior to your shoot, have your eyebrows waxed if they need it. Since they frame your eyes, they’re an important part of prepping.
Make sure that if you colour your hair your roots are touched up, even scheduling a a trim if you feel it necessary. Additionally, a deep conditioning treatment can help your hair shine with a beautiful glossy finish.
HANDS & FEET
Your hands+feet can be used in very sensual, creative ways in a boudoir shoot, make sure they're looking their best. A manicure and pedicure is a definite must, if you don’t wear polish I suggest having at least a clear polish on your nails. If you are planning to wear jewelry, rings or bracelets make sure to clean them prior to your shoot, allowing them to shine they way they were created.
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
Prepare those amazing outfits at least a few days in advance. Don’t just cram them into a bag. Hang them to avoid wrinkles. Make sure to try everything on before your shoot and choose outfits that not only fit well but make you feel confident and sexy. I recommend that you bring at least 5-7 choices. Make sure you have everything you need including shoes and any accessories you want to bring, don’t forget the jewelry – it’s such a great add!
ARRIVING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so your shoot isn’t cut short. Hair and makeup will take a certain amount of time and we want to make sure we have all the time we need for your shoot. Staying on schedule ensures you get the most out of your session.
RELAX & BE YOURSELF
You’re investing a lot into this experience, so enjoy it! Try not to worry about any negatives or what you may consider to be imperfections. Know that you look amazing, and the rest is up to us! Bring some wine and a close friend, if you want to boost the fun factor. You’re welcome to bring music that you love – whatever songs that make you feel good, relaxed and pumped up, your choice! We will laugh, dance and have a ton of fun!