YOU'VE BOOKED YOUR BOUDOIR SESSION...NOW WHAT?
You've booked your boudoir session, You're equal parts excited and nervous. Now what do you do?! You prep! I have broken down all the steps to the ultimate boudoir session for you below. Pamper yourself throughout the month before your boudoir session and you'll be radiant, polished and cool as a cucumber during your session. You'll even get automated reminders from me each week!
STEP ONE : LINGERIE SHOPPING
At least 4 weeks before your boudoir session start lingerie shopping! If you're ordering online this will give you plenty of time to try the lingerie on & send it back if you need to return it. We recommend visiting Victoria's Secret & Nordstroms (Charlotte area stores) and online boutiques ASOS & Figleaves. Don't forget to raid your own closet for sheer tops, off the shoulder sweaters and little black dresses. You can be as demure or as wild as you like! Click the links below to guide you on what lingerie to buy for your session (we'll also cover this in your pre-session consultation)
STEP TWO : WHITEN TEETH & GET A WAX
3 weeks before your boudoir session start whitening your teeth. I recommend going to a dentist, like Pearl Dentistry in Uptown, they offer free teeth whitening to all their patients!
If you have never had a bikini or a brazilian wax before go 3 weeks before your boudoir session and get a touch up a week to a week and a half before your session.
I recommend following salons and spas for all your waxing needs:
STEP THREE : HAIR CUT & COLOR AND EYEBROWS DONE
2 weeks before your session visit your regular salon and refresh your haircut & color as needed. If you're not due for a full cut we suggest just getting a trim. This gives your hair bounce and it looks healthier in your photos.
Also at 2 weeks get your eyebrows waxed or threaded, whichever you are more comfortable with. We suggest the previously mentioned waxing centers and Idolize for threading.
STEP FOUR : HYDRATE!
2 weeks before your session is when you need to start drinking 60+ oz of water a day, making sure you're moisturizing day & night and curb the fatty, greasy food.
STEP FIVE : GET A FACIAL
At 1 week before your session, get a facial (make it a week and a half if you have sensitive skin!) This is an optional step but it does make your skin glow during your session & it's a wonderful excuse to pamper yourself! Another optional spa service is getting eyelash extensions. We recommend Champa with Makeup by Champa, Sherri with Rejuvenate or Lindsey with Glow Beauty & Lash for your lash extension needs.
Don't forget to touch up your bikini wax or brazilian wax 1 - 1 1/2 weeks before your session!
I recommend following salons and spas for all your facial, waxing and lash needs:
STEP SIX : MANICURE & PEDICURE
2-4 days before your boudoir session get a manicure and pedicure. You can put a fun sexy color on your toes but remember your fingers will be in your images so stick to neutrals or french tip for your fingernails unless you want a vampy look! No chipped nails please!
I recommend following salons and spas for all your nail needs:
STEP SEVEN : GET READY!
The night before your session make sure your bag is all packed with your lingerie, accessories, jewelry and heels. We will have snacks and refreshments available but feel free to also bring your own. Go to bed early & get your beauty sleep!
STEP EIGHT : THE DAY OF THE SESSION
YAY! Today is your boudoir session! Please arrive early for your session in loose fitting clothing & bra & panties that won't leave strap marks. No tight fitting yoga pants! The seams make all kinds of lines on your legs! Make sure your face is clean (no makeup!) and moisturized and come with clean and dry hair or one day old hair (depending on how your hair holds curl).
This is very important : PLEASE eat before your session! Hangry is not sexy, ladies! It can be a light meal (salad or protein packed sandwich) but please please please do eat. We will have power bars and snacks on hand but you will need your energy for the session!
STEP NINE : AFTER YOUR SESSION
HOOOOOOORAY, you rocked your boudoir session! Don't forget to plan a hot date or a girl's night out after your session because you're going to look and feel like a million bucks. And remember, you will be sore the next day. Now you know why modeling is so hard! You will come back in 1-2 weeks to view your images and select your products.
I can't wait to photograph your boudoir session! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call/text (704.412.1904). I post specials for the spas, salons and artists I mentioned above in my VIP boudoir group, many also give special discounts to my clients (and don't forget to ask about package deals!)
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