What to expect
your boudoir session prep guide
First of all, you can expect to feel a little bit nervous. This is totally normal. After you get those butterflies out of the way, you can expect to have an amazing experience. I want you to leave your session feeling like the boss-ass bitch that you are. I have a rule that I take very seriously during my boudoir sessions. I will not tolerate any negative self-talk. None of it.
What to Wear
Something for you
Pick something that you feel freaking amazing in. Whatever that looks like. It could be your favorite piece of lingerie, a cute pair of panties that make your butt look superb. Something that highlights your favorite parts of your body. Do you have legs for days? Bring your favorite pair of f*ck-me heels.
Something for them
If you are gifting this session to someone other than yourself, what do they think is sexy? An article of their clothing. They love your butt in a certain pair of panties, wear that.
I love this one. This is something like a white tee and boy-cut panties. Or like a cozy cardigan with just a bra and panties on. Like what? Am I sexy right now? In this old thing? Wink wink.
Ok. So think about how naked you want to get. Full nude but totally covered up? Boobies out? Think about your body as a work of art. Because it freaking is.
Get some rest
Please eat something before your session. Especially if you are drinking. I’ll have some light snacks that I will provide as well. But seriously, eat something.
Have your different looks gathered together and planned out. But wear loose and comfy clothing before your session to avoid lines.
That is the whole freaking point! Have fun! Relax! Get into it! This is your time to shine baby, and shine like the goddess that you are!
Drink your water and some sleepy tea and go to bed early the night before your session.
Take this as an opportunity to pamper yourself. Go get a mani-pedi, wax, exfoliate and moisturize. And don’t forget to rub lotion on your booty too! Do whatever self-care things you do to feel sexy. And indulge in it.
“ If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?’
Added bonus! Make a playlist or check out my BOUDOIR VIBES playlist on Spotify!
Do I have control over who sees my images?
I'm really nervous. Is that normal?
Yes, most certainly. We will only share photos if you have given us permission and have approved the images for sharing. We respect your wishes and won't post or share any images if you’d prefer they stay private.
It is definitely normal to be nervous for your boudoir session! Most of my clients are nervous until the session has gone on for a few minutes. After it starts, you’ll begin to loosen up. And by the end of the session, you won’t want to stop!
How do I know how to pose?
Do your packages include hair and makeup?
Don’t worry about posing. I've totally got you covered in that department. I will guide you through your session and show you how to do the poses myself. I’ve got you!
Yes! All my boudoir collections include makeup and hair! I will book you an appointment for the day of our session. Get ready to get pampered and dolled up by the best!
I’m not a model – are boudoir photos still flattering even if my body isn’t perfect?
What should I bring to my boudoir session?
Absolutely! Nobody is perfect and every woman is sexy. If you have any specific concerns, contact me and we can talk about it! I am here to show you the beauty in you that you might not always see yourself.
I suggest bringing three to four different looks, any accessories you might want to wear, shoes, maybe a cozy robe to stay warm, and an open and positive mindset!
Do you do touchups?
Am I allowed to bring booze?
I do some skin smoothing in my editing process, yes.
Duh! But you can leave it to me! I will have Champagne & some na bubbly water options for you as well.
Can I bring a friend?
If you want to bring your hype person with you, do it!
After your session
After your session, I will get to work on culling your images down to the very best of the best (typically between 40-60 images/session, then editing those images and getting them up into your gallery. Once they’re ready, I’ll be in touch to schedule your 24-hour slideshow window. When you get the slideshow link, I encourage you to make an event of it! Pull it up on your tv or a large computer screen. The first time you see your photos is always the best. Once you’ve selected and paid for your collection, your gallery will open for thirty days, preloaded with your print credit, and set for you to download the number of files that corresponds with your collection.
Downloading your files
Once you’ve decided which images you’d like to use for your download credit (no need to choose if you go with collection C), I’d encourage you to do that immediately. The process is simple: select the images and use the down arrow in the upper right corner of your gallery – click on that and the system will walk you through the download process. The images will download as a zip file, which you can double-click on to expand. I suggest you make a second copy of the expanded files, then save the two copies to two different locations – I generally recommend that one copy be saved to an easily accessible drive (either on your computer or on an external hard drive), and that the other get saved to the cloud (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.).
Copyrights (and wrongs)
Once you’ve got your digital files in hand, you are free to print them when, where, and as often as you wish – you can use them to make holiday cards, share on your social media pages or personal blog, etc. The only things you can’t do are related to the resale of your photos or use for commercial/business purposes. For instance, if you authored a book, you’d need additional permission to use one of the photos on the dust jacket, and you wouldn’t be able to enter one of the photos into a contest and win prize money for it. Otherwise, you’ve got free reign.
Printing your images
While everything that I offer in my store is printed in professional labs and guaranteed to be beautiful, I also recognize that you may want to print your images yourself, and thanks to those digital files, you absolutely can! I recommend mpix.com for online prints. Be sure to de-select any color correction options, and be sure to upload the original files you downloaded, not copies.