Boudoir sessions are all about getting pampered, feeling empowered, and seeing yourself in a whole new light! It’s exciting and nerve wrecking at the same time, am I right?! Well don’t worry love, I got you covered. I’m excited to share a quick checklist for your boudoir bag and an overview of how to prepare for your session.

Boudoir Bag Checklist

1. 2-3 Outfits + a Few Extras

I’ve been there, outfits can be hard to narrow down! Bring your favs and allow your photographer to narrow them down based on what will photograph best.

2. Accessories

This is an area where less is truly more. Simple jewelry, knee-high socks, oversized sweaters, button-down shirt, veil, robe, + any additional accessories you may like will make for great accessories!

3. Lotion

Moisturizing is always a great idea! Bring your favorite lotion to feel amazing in your skin.

4. Water + Snacks and Lunch

If you’re anything like me, getting hangry is a real thing. If you’re being pampered with hair and makeup, plus sippin’ mimosas, you may find yourself a little hungry. Bring a granola bar or some fruit and maybe a salad or sandwich for lunch. Our Sessions do tend to last close to whole day so we want to make sure you are covered.

Preparing for a Boudoir Session

4-6 Weeks Prior

1. Begin dreaming about your ideal boudoir outfits, with our help of course. We will brainstorm ideas and create a plan for your outfits together.

Shop your closet for your favorite pieces you already own and look at magazines and brands you love for inspiration. A few of my favs are Madewell and Anthropologie.

2. Go shopping!
Ask a girlfriend to join you and help you find pieces you not only look good in, but feel good in! Think outside the box and don’t be afraid to try something that’s a little out of your comfort zone. You never know, you could love a new piece!

3. Choose Outfits by narrowing down
Begin to narrow down your outfit choices based on the whether your package include 1, 2 or 3 favorite outfits. Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine!

4. Think Beyond the Session
Think about how you want to preserve your photos. An album and prints are my favorite way to show off my boudoir photos!

3-5 Days Prior

1. Wax or shave and moisturize.

2. Avoid spray tans or tanning lotions. No matter how natural tanning sprays and lotions may seem, they create an orange glow that cannot be retouched after your session.

3. Drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin.

4. Remove all price and sizing tags from lingerie. Even the permanent ones.

5. Finalize accessories for your outfits.

1-2 Days Prior

1. Get a fresh manicure! Avoid bright colors, neutrals are best.

2. Avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin!

3. Moisturize your skin.

4. Pack your boudoir bag the night before to ensure the essentials aren’t forgotten.

5. Double check your list, relax, and get ready to be pampered!

Boudoir Session Day

1. Arrive with a clean and moisturized face. Our team will pamper you with hair and makeup.

2. Moisturize your entire body!

3. Wear loose fitting clothing and undergarments to avoid impressions on the skin.

4. Eat a light meal that will ensure you’re satisfied but not bloated.

5. Allow plenty of time to arrive a few minutes early. You’ll feel at ease and ready to slay your boudoir session!

Our group on Facebook is a place for women to talk about boudoir photography, it’s a safe place for women to lift each other up and encourage one another.

If you are a client or thinking about doing a session this is a place to be. We also run contest a special sales in our group from time to time and you don’t want to miss that!

Ready to experience how transformational a boudoir session can be for you?

The next step is to schedule a complementary phone call with our girls so we can go over how experience works, what is included into your session, answer your questions and see if we are meant for each other!