Cincinnati Boudoir photographer and Boudoir instructor serving the United States
Tips to help you prepare
Before your session
Make sure you do not have swimsuit tan lines.
Exfoliate your face and body.
Consider how your fingernails and toenails look. It’s not necessary to get a manicure or a pedicure, but make sure everything is neat and clean. A clear polish will only add to your photos.
Get your eyebrows done.
Shave/wax~ you’ll want to do it at least 6 hours before your session.
Stay away from the sun in the days before your session. While a sun-kissed look is often pleasing, it won’t be in your photos. Notes on spray tanning~ If you have never spray tanned before, or experience uneven results, please do a trial run before your session. I do retouch your portraits, although sunburn and skin blending is time consuming and will incur an additional fee.
Cut tags from see through lingerie.
Day of session
Arrive with clean and moisturized skin. No makeup please.
Brush your lips with a toothbrush to remove dry skin.
Lather up with body lotion.
Wear loose clothing the day of your session. Tight – or even form-fitting – clothing will leave marks on your body, and we want your skin to be as smooth and flawless as possible. If you’re comfortable doing so, go without underclothes; this little secret of yours might even help you get into a sexy mindset.
Drink plenty of water the day of and in the days before your session. This will ensure that your skin is hydrated, which will also make sure your makeup goes on more smoothly and your skin has a healthy glow. You might even consider exfoliating (gently!) a few days prior to your session and moisturize before getting dressed on the day of.
Be sure to eat before your session. Not a huge meal, but the session will take a while and you’ll need your energy to hold some of those fantastic poses, so eat at least a light meal. And feel free to bring snacks with you (that won’t mess with your makeup).
If you use a white deodorant, eliminate it the day of your session! Your clothes and your skin will remain the colors they should be.
Things to bring
Your sexy outfits. A black bra and panty set is always classic.
Panty hose, thigh highs, fishnets, knee or thigh high socks
Satin robe, over-sized sweaters and t-shirts or a mens button up shirt is always a fun choice!
Accessories: Jewelry (pearls are always good), something of his, your wedding veil or anything you would like to wear!
Shoes: A variety of shoes, stilettos are my first pick. See ourPINTEREST BOARD for suggestions.