You’ve officially booked your boudoir session and you’re feeling all sorts of excited about it. But what should you do next? How should you prepare for your session? Don’t worry, I gotchu.
1-3 Months before your session
-Shop! This is the fun part. I have to admit, I never cared about lingerie prior to shooting boudoir. But it’s opened up a whole world of prettiness to me that I can’t wait for you to discover. To make life even easier, head over to my resource page for my favorite places to shop.
-Schedule all of your beauty appointments so you get on their calendar – this can be nails, waxing, eyebrows etc.
-Start adding inspiration to our mood board.
-Try on all of your outfits as they come in!
1-2 Weeks before your session
-If you are planning on waxing, do so a few days prior to your session to avoid redness, swelling or irritation.
-Make sure the brows are in check
-Avoid the sun if possible and start to even out any tan lines you may have. DO NOT spray tan. Artificial tans do not translate well in-camera and any imperfections are nearly impossible to edit out. Read more about my tanning policy and recommendations https://kbboudoir.com/2022/07/01/lets-talk-about-tan-lines/
-Drink plenty of water
-Try on all your lingerie pieces to make sure it’s exactly what you had in mind. If yes, remove all tags on the outside and inside of your pieces.
-Schedule your pre-session consultation with KB to go over final looks
Day before your session
-Pack a bag with all of the items you want to bring for your session. Don’t worry, I can steam out any wrinkles.
-Have meals that a low in sodium to avoid any unnecessary water retention
-Shave and moisturize if you did not wax and want to remove body hair
-Get plenty of sleep, you have a big day tomorrow!
-Drink lots of water! Try to avoid alcohol the day before your session
Day of your session
-Have a big glass of water when you wake up to hydrate that skin (add a lemon if you have one)
-Put on VERY LOOSE fitting clothes to avoid any red marks on your skin
-Use clear deodorant
-Put the studio address in your GPS and give yourself extra time to get to the session so you have a stress free day
-Acknowledge all your feelings. It’s okay to be nervous, anxious, excited, and energized all at once! Know there is no wrong way to feel prior to, during and after your session. You will notice a range of different emotions and they’re all welcome here. Please know that I do not expect you to be models. My job is to direct you in a way that helps you relax, feel natural, and be your true comfortable selves in front of my lens. You do not need to practice poses, study Pinterest pints or let the nerves take over. By the end of the session you will feel like Tyra Banks and be asking when you can do it again!