Many women will pay special attention to grooming right before their session. I do encourage you to keep this up for your session, if it is something you already partake in. Waxing, threading, haircuts, manicures, pedicures…all good ideas! Make sure to schedule these appointments at least two full days before your session. If professional hair removal isn’t your thing so much, no worries. A little nail color though goes a long way. Just ensure that the nail color you choose does not clash with the colors of what you plan to wear.
TAN LINES AND SKIN DISCOLORATION
If you have tan lines, they will show in your pictures. While I am skilled at retouching, skin tone matching is a tremendously laborious task and not included in my retouching services. I can even it out a little but removing them completely is a no can do. If that is bothersome to you, try getting a really good professional spray tan.
THE DAY OF YOUR SESSION
Please eat breakfast. If I can give ONE word of advice, EAT. Shoot days, while fun, also require energy. If you haven’t eaten a substantial breakfast (or lunch) prior to your arrival, you run the risk of losing steam halfway through your session, which will affect the final gallery of images. I’ve seen it happen before and I really don’t want it to happen to you!
Getting your professional hair and makeup application typically takes approximately 1.25 hours. Feel free to share any images of inspiration with the artist. Once you are done with hair and makeup, it’s time to change into your first outfit and begin the session! I recommend saving your favorite outfits for later in the session when you feel more warmed up to the camera. The outfit rotation order is also something we will decide on together pre-session.
Everyone gets nervous right before their session. It is normal and to be expected. My job is to help alleviate the nerves and put you at ease. Above all, your session should be FUN! You will most likely find that once we begin shooting the nerves disappear. You’ll find that although the shooting environment is structured and professional, it is also easy going and a crazy good time. I assure you as long as you listen to my instructions and relax, your photos will turn out beautifully.
The session will last for 90 minutes approximately. This allows for wardrobe changes and a relaxed time together. On the day of your session please allow approximately 3.5 hours from the start of hair and makeup until the end of the shooting time. There is no extra charge if we go over this time. There will also be times when the shooting time ends early. If this happens, trust that I have captured what I needed to and pat yourself on the back for bringing such amazing energy to your session.
Guests are not permitted to attend your boudoir session. We have found that there is typically not enough room, seating, etc. to accommodate guests. We also aim to protect your energy and want you to be focused on your session rather than your guest's enjoyment of your session.