Rebecca Hurley Photography Boudoir Session Dream Shoot Planner

Preparing for your session

First and foremost, know that nerves are completely normal. It is not everyday that you have professional pictures taken in lingerie.We are our own worst critics. Often, I help a client into a pose and her first reaction is to look down and start thinking, "My thighs look huge, my thigh highs are cutting into me, and this can't look good." You have to trust us. I will tell you exactly what to do! Boudoir is all about the posing, lighting and angle at which we are shooting. I mean I ALWAYS, have your best interest in mind. I want these to be portraits that you look at and feel how beautiful you look. Treat yourself to a mani and/or pedi. Take yourself shopping for a new piece of wardrobe. Have your hair touched up. Whatever makes you feel fabulous!

Wardrobe....What should I wear?

The emphasis in the images is on you and the story and the emotion we capture during the shoot, not so much on the wardrobe. You want to keep your wardrobe within the lingerie realm. Don't saturate your wardrobe with a theme or props.

Think about what you are comfortable in. If you are not a lingerie girl, go to a store and try on all the different types and styles to find out what you are comfortable in and what flatters your body type best.

T shirts, Tank tops or a Cardigan Sweater are great choices
panties and a fur or leather jacket
A Classic Teddie

Here are a few wardrobe ideas:

  • Wide neck sweater, deep V shirt, tank top, t-shirt or paired with a cute pair of panties
  • Cardigans with a pantie for that cozy look
  • Nighties or baby dolls
  • Bra and pantie set paired with a silk or sheer robe Bra and pantie set paired with a garter and thigh highs
  • Bodysuits - My favorite and flattering for all body types.
  • Just a bra and pantie set
  • Teddies are always sexy. (I LOVE to shoot teddies!) *teddies are a one-piece body suit*
  • His shirt paired with a sexy pair of panties, thigh highs and heels
  • My White Sheet shots. Just you and our white sheets. *our sheet shots do count as a wardrobe change* Jeans with just a bra
  • Sheer button down with a bra and pantie or skirt

*I always have lingerie and accessories on hand in my Lingerie Closet in all sizes to use as well- and yes they are washed between every client.

Bodysuits flatter everyone

Places to shop in person and online for gorgeous lingerie:

  • • Victoria's Secret
  • • - also offers a gorgeous variety for curvy sizes
  • • Lane Bryant-For curvy women
  • • - also offers a gorgeous variety of curvy sizes
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  • • - absolutely gorgeous lingerie for curvy girls
  • • - offers a beautiful variety of curvy sizes from sizes 12-28
  • • forever21 - has stepped up their game in their lingerie department online
  • • and Charlotte Russe bodysuits
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  • • Agent Provocateur - for the ladies with expensive taste

Self Care Before your Shoot

Remember to:

Hydrate before your session. Good hydration helps give your skin a gorgeous glow.

Please do not starve yourself before your session. Remember to eat a good breakfast or lunch.

If you have your eyebrows waxed before the session, please do so 2-3 days before. This allows time for any redness or swelling to disappear.

If you paint your nails and toes make sure they are done. You do not have to have them painted but do not come with chipped paint on your nails.

Shave or wax armpits and bikini lines.

Glam it up-Hair and Makeup


If you are having your hair and makeup done here at the studio:

Wash your hair the night before or the morning of your session and give it a good blow out. Please do not use any product in your hair or use hot tools. Please do not come to the studio with wet hair.

Arrive to the studio with no makeup on. Moisturizer is fine, but please do not apply any other makeup products. This gives our artists a clean slate.

Helpful Hints

Try to wear loose, non-restrictive clothing to the studio. This helps avoid any red lines caused by tight clothing. We suggest wearing yoga pants and a button down top that is easy to take off after hair and makeup is done. Please do NOT wear jeans or tight leggings. If you wear a bra to the studio, we will ask you to take it off while in hair and makeup to let any lines relax. We do have comfortable robes that you can change into while in hair and makeup.

Let's talk tanning. One of the things we hear most is "I need to tan before the session." We understand that almost all women feel better with a tan. Unfortunately this is the ONE thing that we strongly do NOT recommend. If you come to your session with a deep tan from the sun or tanning bed or with a fresh spray tan, the chances of your skin photographing orange are very high. This is due to high quality lighting and the way the color photographs through our camera equipment. We are not responsible for fixing tan lines or skin blotches from a spray tan. We do not color correct skin tones in editing. Please be advised that we strongly discourage any kind of tanning before your session. Deep tans and spray tans will leave you orange in your photos and also cause blotchy. Tanning beds can cause you to appear orange in your photos and also cause white spots on your tail bone and under your butt and arms.

Every single woman walks through our door as a client and leaves as a friend. We will have a great time together, relax and have a little fun! You deserve it!

What Else?

We will set up a date for your "reveal " ordering session to view your gorgeous images in about 2-3 weeks after your session.

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