Boudoir: Some things to remember in preparation for your photo shoot:
People of all shapes and sizes are beautiful. The fear or doubt of ones personal image can sometimes get in the way of doing something special for yourself or someone you love. Please do not be intimidated or nervous. Everyone has a beauty about them and we have a special talent of bringing that out in people!
Select clothing that makes you feel beautiful. Come to the shoot in loose fitting clothing to avoid lines pressed into your skin prior to changing into your intimate apparel. Avoid busy patterns and horizontal stripes or lines. Bright colors are welcome.
Ladies, wear heavier makeup. Lighting in photos can wash out color, therefore more makeup than usual is recommended. Bring your makeup with you for touch ups throughout the shoot.
Bring accessories such as jewelry, scarves, hats, etc.that you may want to wear. Most importantly - heels for the ladies. Accessories are nice because they can easily be removed or added for a completely different look.
If you plan to wax any part of your body, please do so at least two days prior to the shoot to avoid redness and/or breakouts.
If you prefer shaving over waxing, please use a new razor to avoid the chance of razor burn.
Do not tan the day before or the day of the shoot. We prefer your current, natural color. If you are set on additional color, we recommend using a self tanner. Be sure to wash hands, elbows, knees, and ankles well. Those dryer skin areas tend to darken more than other areas. Remember - we go through and retouch the images, so we can always adjust coloring to darken or lighten- however it is much more difficult to edit redness or an orange tint.
Apply lotion to your entire body. Dry skin can be enhanced in photos.
Ladies, if you color your hair, please make sure your roots are fresh or touched up.
Both guys and gals, be sure to have your toe and fingernails clean and trimmed.
For those of you who are doing a boudoir session: If you would like to indulge in a cocktail to help you feel relaxed prior to the shoot, you are welcome to. We ask that you limit your alcohol consumption so that your photos are not affected. We are pretty good at what we do - but we cannot photo shop drunk out of anyone's face! ;-)
We want you to feel comfortable and at ease during your shoot. We understand there may be some nerves, but rest assured that after a few minutes, you will begin to feel relaxed and the photos shoot will come naturally.
We look forward to working with you!
Lauren & Randy