Boudoir is the French word for a woman’s bedroom so it makes sense that a boudoir photo shoot is typically thought of as a sexy photoshoot. Clients typically wear revealing outfits – lingerie, stockings, undergarments, dresses, jewelry, wigs, etc. It doesn’t always have to be like that though! Personally, when I think of a boudoir shoot, I think of it as more of a self-confidence booster.
Boudoir can be fun, flirty, beautiful, cute, sexy, feminine, intimate, candid, posed, or anything you imagine it to be.
It’s here…Your special day! And unless you do boudoir photoshoots on the regular, you might be a tad nervous or A LOT. Nothing worse than trying to put on eyeliner with a shaky hand…Yikes!
So I made sure you don’t have to; it’s included in your boudoir session! I promise you will be so glad that you have one less thing to worry about. On the day of your boudoir photoshoot, you should be relaxed and at ease.
My professional hair and makeup artists are on site at my studio, and we will greet you with some champagne and a silk robe to change into upon arrival. From there, it’s the perfect mixture of pampering and glam time, kinda reminds me of a spa day, but BETTER because you come out looking like a bombshell with the pictures to prove it. Seriously, what’s more fun!?!
My professional HMUA’s know to highlight all of your best features, enhancing your jawline, cheekbones and eyes with voluminous big curls to perfectly frame your gorgeous face! So hop up in my director’s chair and put your feet up darling. This is what the luxurious life feels like and you deserve it!
Truth and it’s a big one…boudoir makeup and hair is not the same as everyday makeup and hair. They don’t photograph the same and they certainly don’t look the same in large format pictures. As a professional boudoir photographer, I only shoot in high resolution that SHOWS everything. This is why it’s highly important to get a professional hair and makeup artist for your boudoir photoshoot.
Tip #1: It is best to start with a freshly washed face. Apply any moisturizers your skin is used to.
Tip #2: It is best to shampoo and condition your hair the night before your shoot. This allows time for all the water to be out of your hair. Even though ‘dirty hair’ can hold curls better, my team prefers to add their own products for the look. If your hair is too dirty, there isn’t anything we can do to make it less dirty. Air dry, dried hair is the best place to start for styling.
Tip #3: Hydration is key for your skin to feel plump and ready for makeup Drinking water is a MUST the week leading up to the day of your shoot. Practice good skin care and it will thank you on the day of your shoot!
Boudoir photography is all about celebrating YOU – but that doesn’t mean we go all raw and real without any makeup on. We want you to look and feel your best self when we have a boudoir photoshoot. Are you ready to see the best version of yourself? Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!