A month before your session:

Get inspired and plan your outfits.  It is never too early to start planning for your Boudoir photo session, and this planning should be a fun part of the process!  Think about what kinds of outfits you’d like to wear and get them together.  Decide if you are going to book professional hair/makeup or do it yourself.  

  • Find clothing, sexy heels, accessories and props to use in your shoot
  • Lingerie is nice, but sometimes a tight t-shirt, soft sweater or over-sized button-down shirt can be even sexier
  • Using something meaningful to your significant other is a great way to personalize your shoot
    • military dog tags
    • musical instruments
    • a favorite tie or button-down shirt
    • sports fan jerseys, hats and gear
  • Visit Pinterest for some inspiration and ideas 

5 days before: 

  • If you wax, do so a few days before your shoot
  • Make sure your eyebrows are nicely shaped and groomed
  • If you’re planning on getting a haircut or color, give yourself a few days to make sure you are happy with it
  • Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure, whether in a salon or doing it yourself.
  • Stay out of the sun – while a base tan will be nice in photos, red skin will not
  • PLEASE – NO SPRAY TAN, unless you have done it before and enjoy the results, then spray tan a couple days before the shoot 
  • Drink plenty of water for luminous skin
  • Lower your salt intake if you’re worried about retaining water
  • Try on your outfits and lingerie to make sure they fit properly; remove all tags and labels

The day before: 

  • Shave and moisturize
  • Double-check everything you will be bringing the night before and make sure that you leave plenty of time to get to the studio without stressing – heels, jewelry, accessories and props
  • Have a nice and relaxing evening with no stress
  • Get a good night’s sleep – eight hours is ideal

The day of your session: 

  • Use clear deodorant
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing to your session to avoid red marks on your skin (no jeans, tight socks or tight clothing)
  • Eat something light but filling before you leave the house
  • If you’re having your hair/makeup done at the studio, come with clean dry hair and a clean face
  • Have your payment ready (check, credit card, or cash)
  • Finally, RELAX – it is completely normal to be nervous, but don’t worry because you are in very good hands.   Photographer Abigail Marie will coach you, pose you and make you comfortable throughout the shoot.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most clients – enjoy it!