Preparing for Your Boudoir Session

Updated: Mar 19


You are booked, you've check out all the pricing, and you are ready to start prepping!!!


Best ways to prepare for your session!


  • Stretching! Boudoir is a lot more physical than you may think, you may have seen photos of girls where it just looks like they're lying on a comfy bed, but there's a lot more going on and you may use muscles you've never used before, so stretching beforehand can save you from a little bit of next day soreness.

  • Hydration! For both your skin and your body! Lotion and water are your best friends. You want your skin as supple and dewy as possible, so keep the lotion coming. And water! Water, Water, Water! You need to stay hydrated! This will also help your skin look luminous, but it will also help you feel good and energetic!

  • If you are planning to shave or wax any hair off before your session, make sure that you do it ahead of time enough to avoid razor burn or skin rash. If shaving, I'd also recommend using a brand new blade for your bikini line, it helps reduce the red bumps!

  • Wear loose clothing on the night before and day of your boudoir session. This will help avoid having those lines and indentations some clothes can leave on your skin, such as bras, tight socks, etc!

  • Look through my Guide to Lingerie, or my more in depth Learn More About Lingerie blog post, to figure out what kind of lingerie you want to start looking for to either buy or from what you already own!

  • Check out my Boudoir Wardrobe Pinterest Board for some more ideas of things you can bring or buy for you session.

  • A few things I definitely recommend buying and/or bringing if you already have them are one black and one nude thong. The kind that you can wear under a body suit and it can stay pretty hidden, that way you can also choose from anything I have in my client closet and stay hygienic!

  • I'd also suggest getting some heels, black and nude as well because they will go with everything!

  • Make you own Pinterest board to inspire you and get excited!

  • Now that you've learned all about lingerie and different things you may want to wear during your session it is time to Treat Yourself (parks and rec anyone?) This means go out and buy that pretty lingerie you've always wanted! Buy that fun lacy kimono you've never had an excuse to buy. Buying these new fun items that fit your body and personality will not only make your photos more interesting and unique, it will help to boost your confidence, it will get you excited and help you look you best. It is always best to try lingerie on beforehand, so check out your local lingerie locations and try some stuff on. Figure out the style and size that fits you best in both personality and actual fit. Maybe even bring a friend with you, someone you trust who will be honest and supportive, to help you find exactly that right thing for you, or text me pics! Something may look great on Pinterest or even on the hanger, but not be the most flattering for your specific body or personality. I find things all the time that I think look so cool, then I try it on and even if it does fit it just doesn't feel like me. You want to make sure it feels like you and will help your narrative, help you find YOUR sexy.

  • So on that same subject, try on your outfits! Make sure the outfits you want to bring showcase your best features. Even if it is something you've owned for a long time, try it on and check yourself out in the mirror, your style may have changed or you may just not like it anymore. Knowing that what you are brining to wear is going to show off what you want and de-emphasize what you want it to will make you feel more comfortable, confident and ensure you show your best side in your photographs. You can even get dressed up and practice some poses and facial expressions in the mirror!

  • And lastly, breathe! You are going to be amazing because you are amazing!

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