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Session Preparation

A Few Tips To Help You Prepare For Your Session

  • Age Verification: Please bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license, Passport, etc.). Note that taking revealing photos of underage women can lead to problems for the photographer.
  • Beauty Makeovers: Getting nails, hair and makeup done are a great idea. But trying a new facial peel or hair removal technique just before your session is not advisable. Also, trying to get that “tan” look just a few days before your session can cause problems, not to mention tan lines. Stay away from anything that might adversely affect the look of your skin.
  • Get rest, drink water: Everyone looks better after getting the proper rest the night before. Water helps add life to your complexion.
  • Be Sober: You’ll want to feel relaxed and confident for your session. However, being the star of your own photo shoot takes a fair amount of concentration and effort. The photos just won’t look right if you’re not totally coherent and not able to take direction properly.
  • Don’t wear tight or binding clothing before your session: These can leave marks and lines on your skin that take time to go away.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to arrive: When you don’t feel rushed, you don’t feel stressed. So, have everything ready to go well in advance, including hair and makeup. Then you’ll have the luxury of taking your time, with no worries.
  • Makeup: For boudoir, a more dramatic look tends to work best. False eyelashes usually enhance the overall look for the pictures too. A professional makeup artist can advise you on getting just the look you want for your pictures. Be sure to bring a makeup kit and hair products along with you for touch ups.
  • Hair: Again, we recommend styling that goes a little beyond your everyday look. Volume and style for sultry and/or playful looks.
  • Other tips: Wear clear deodorant. Light or no perfume. Also, stubble can really ruin a “smooth” look, so prepare accordingly. Look over some pictures that appeal to you (online, magazines, etc.) and practice a few poses and facial expressions that you might want to try.