One of the number one comments I hear from potential boudoir clients is that they are nervous before their boudoir photo shoot. I thought it would be helpful to share boudoir advice from previous clients about their experiences. Sometimes hearing other women’s stories or suggestions can help put you at ease before your very own session.
10 women share boudoir advice from their experiences
Advice from KL:
Plan ahead! Buy a few pieces of new lingerie for your photoshoot. Follow the prep guide. It will save you so much time and headache over worrying about what to bring. It really explains everything. Critsey will tell you to eat something the morning of your shoot because the shoot is like a workout. She is not kidding! I wish I would have eaten more but I was worried about looking bloated but now I know how silly that was.
Advice from JD:
The mistake I made was not scheduling my photo session around my time of the month! I was so embarrassed to need to reschedule because my periods are super heavy. Critsey was so kind and understanding. My other advice would be to buy a lingerie set that you normally wouldn’t wear. I had never worn a garter and thigh highs in my life but purchased the full set for my shoot and it was by far my favorite outfit (and now my husband’s too!) Don’t sweat being nervous, it is much easier than you think. I had so much fun at my session and I can’t wait to do another one. Oh, and I highly recommend booking Critsey. She is an absolute dream to work with.
Advice from TM:
I was really nervous about my session but preparing for it helped me get excited and calm my nerves. Be sure to Hydrate, exfoliate and get a mani/pedi. And do the damn session! Just do it!!! It is empowering! It will make you feel amazing. I am an introvert and if I can do it so can you! Do it girl! You got this!
Advice from BR:
Plan a date night on the day of your session because you will love your hair and makeup and why not go out on the town looking hot! As for advice for the session itself, Critsey really covers everything in her beauty guide so I cannot add much more. The best boudoir advice I can give is to trust the process and to have fun! You will love the photos!
Advice from BWH:
Whatever you’re worried about will disappear behind Critsey’s lenses. Beyond her talent as a photographer, she has the unique ability to reveal the beauty you struggle to see. Take full advantage of the opportunity and go all in – buy the pretty things you always talk yourself out of purchasing, grab a glass (or two) of champagne, enjoy the beautiful hair and makeup session before the shoot, and trust the artists. It’s magical!
Advice from AK:
I would highly recommend anyone to do a boudoir session with Critsey. She was amazing at giving me all sorts of direction, was very professional, and obviously has TONS of experience in her field. Thank you for making this 48-year-old woman feel like a sexy goddess!!
Advice from LR:
Read everything Critsey sends you! It will help you feel more relaxed and confident in doing your shoot. I was so nervous about the shoot and Critsey helped me see there was really not anything to worry about. She was amazing to work with and my photos are gorgeous!
Advice for EK:
I was really nervous before my session. Critsey made me so relaxed and I felt confident in myself quickly. I love my photos and I have a new appreciation for my body. If I can do it so can you! I can’t think of any advice that isn’t already in Critsey’s beauty guide. It was so helpful and literally full of great tips and suggestions for the photo shoot. Maybe one thing I can add is; You will love your hair and makeup so make plans that evening to go to dinner. I made last-minute plans to go out with friends and got so many compliments on my hair and makeup. I even booked the stylist to do my makeup again for our anniversary dinner this Fall.
Advice from LK:
Literally, do it, but only do it with Critsey, I am 100% absolutely certain no other boudoir photographer would have made me feel anywhere near as comfortable and would not have captured anywhere near as good pictures, nor edited them in a way that I could see the best version of myself but still feel like it was ME.
Advice from MH:
The photos will be creative and beautiful – just take a breath and let Critsey do her magic. Critsey is incredibly prompt and helpful with all questions throughout the process. I cannot recommend her enough! My best advice is to relax and enjoy the experience!
I hope you found this boudoir advice helpful! When you book with me you will also receive my Beauty Prep Guide. It is filled with so much great information on how to prepare for your photoshoot. In the meantime, if you have any questions please check out my FAQ Page.
About Couture Boudoir
Critsey Rowe of Couture Boudoir is an experienced, internationally published, and highly regarded boudoir photographer who has dedicated her career to helping women feel confident and beautiful. With the help of female-only hair and makeup stylists, Critsey creates a zen environment for her boudoir sessions. She celebrates the uniqueness and intimate beauty of every client and takes truly flattering, tasteful, and gorgeous boudoir photographs.