Post # 1
I just booked my boudoir photo session and I am SO excited! My photographer is great and I cannot wait to surprise my FI with these.
I need some tips though. I have been looking at all the posts, blogs and Wikis but wanted to know if you girls had any additional tips/advice.
My session is 2 weeks from today. I booked a hotel and have a friend coming with me to do my hair and makeup. I am bringing a fan and my photog is bringing wine and snacks. I am going to work out and cut back on sodium and greasy foods. I am also going to go tanning (I know, this is so bad!).
Here are the outfirs I am considering: baseball t-shirt and boy shorts, button down shirt, school girl outfit, work out outfit (my FI finds this so sexy) and a traditional bra/panty set.
Any other things I should think about or consider wearing? Thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
Yea! I had so much fun at my photo shoot – it’s very empowering 🙂
Sounds like you’ve really done your research.
In addition to cutting back on sodium, try eating watermelon and strawberries a few days before as snacks. They act as natural diuretics to flush the bloat out of your body.
I wore a little top hat with a birdcage veil in some of my shots. I felt it was easier to make a "sexy face" when my eyes were covered so I didn’t feel ridiculous.
Relax and have fun!
Post # 4
Thanks Mrs.Leopard! I love strawberries anyway so that will be easy!
Post # 5
i love the idea of doing bridal things: white lacy lingerie and maybe a veil with nothing else :-O
my fiance hates lingerie (or so he says) so it looks like a boudoir is not for me–but I hope you have a blast and let us know how it goes!
Post # 6
You can also try bubble baths, feathers or flower petals, to get more elaborate.
Post # 7
Buy some new lingerie! There is such beautiful stuff out there. I shoot boudoir and I find the work out clothes and things the girls bring that they think will look good in photos often doesn’t. I would encourage you to go out and buy some new lingerie you can tell if stuff has been washed a lot.
Do a few shots in the things your boyfriend likes but this is supposed to be dress up fantasy time, sexy, slinky, and silky not workout clothing:) . Look at some of the top boudoir sites and pay attention to what they girls have on. Glam it up let him see you like he has NEVER Seen you before! Just my 2 cents
Post # 8
Congrats and have fun! I’d make sure your friend knows the difference between makeup for events and makeup for photographs. Things like highlighter under the eye make a big difference in pictures and aren’t generally done the same way for non-photographic makeup.
Also, wine is good to relax you, but don’t drink red – it will stain your lips.
I’d bring more outfits than you think you will need. Your photographer will help you choose things that work best with the setting and backgrounds – they will know better what colors, etc. will compliment. When I do boudoir shoots I recommend 3-5 bra/panty sets as well as a few corsets or other items of lingere. You may also want to bring a scarf or shawl or tie…some things that can conceal in more creative ways 🙂
One last tip: try on everything and see how it looks with your tan lines before you shoot, and on a related ‘details’ note, make sure the straps on everything you put on are straight (not twisted) and do a check of this every 10 minutes or so.
Good luck and rock it!
Post # 9
so exciting, i cant wait to do mine!
2 definites that im doing:
i want to wear my bridal veil and headpiece, a satin bustier like you would wear under your gown, some sort of matching panties, maybe thigh highs with lace around the top and my wedding shoes
my fiance is a big vols fan so im getting a super fitted womens jersey and some boy shorts
Post # 10
I am a boudoir photographer in Vegas and recently had a guest blogger who was a Playboy Playmate of the Year that gave some great modeling advice for women getting boudoir shoots.
Here is her article: Guest Blogger – Corinna Jones
Confidence and visualization seem to be some of the key components to looking great in pictures. Don’t forget to wear something you feel amazing in and be playful, fun & feminine. Most of all, try to relax and have fun! It’s your day to shine!
Post # 11
Ooo how exciting!
How about your FI’s shirt or tie with nothing else? That’s a suggestion we made for a boudoir session we’re doing this weekend 🙂
Send me a message if you are interested in seeing some examples. One of our clients don’t mind her pictures being shared so I can give you the password to the gallery.
Post # 12
Hi – I know I’m late to this as I see the last post from two months ago…I have a boudoir shoot coming up this weekend and I’m curious to know what standard tipping procedure is. My team is the photographer and stylist and I already paid for the full package. I’m doing the shoot as an anniversary gift for my husband so I’m not using the same photographer for a wedding or anything like that. Do I tip a percentage on top of the package price? Or do I not tip at all? HELP!
Post # 13
Sis the photos turn ok? Post some!!!