5 Things You Need to Do to Prepare for a Boudoir Shoot

If you’re looking to show off your feminine power or let your inner confidence shine, a boudoir photoshoot could be a perfect option for you. Whether it’s your first boudoir session or you’ve had multiple before, getting prepared is a must. A lot of women can feel nervous before their boudoir session, so knowing how to prepare for a boudoir shoot beforehand can help calm the nerves. With these tips on how to prepare for a boudoir shoot down below, you’ll be able to head into your session excited to embrace your beauty from every angle.

5 Things You Need to Do to Prepare for a Boudoir Shoot

Prepare for a Boudoir Shoot
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Hands and Feet 

Prepping your hands and feet might not come to mind when getting ready for your boudoir session. However, there will be plenty of shots with your hands and feet in them. Therefore, pamper yourself with a manicure and pedicure. Choose a matching nail color for your fingernails and toenails. If you want to match your nails to your lingerie set or whatever you wear, pick the same color. If you have different outfit options that are different colors, go with a nude, neutral color, or a classic french manicure. Don’t neglect to get a pedicure either. If you’re always on your feet or your feet are in rough shape, you will want the calluses and dead skin to disappear. Double-check the bottom of your feet and book an appointment to treat yourself. 

If you don’t have time to run to the nail salon, no problem, you can still do your nails at home. Soak your feet in the tub, and your hands in the sink with warm water. Trim your nails and clip off any hangnails. Paint your nails with a good quality nail polish and let them dry. Once dry, exfoliate and moisturize your hands and feet, then you’re all set to go! 

Hair Care

Updating your color, resolving any hair issues, and deciding on which hairstyle you would like to have for your shoot are all important to figure out before your session. If you are struggling with a hair health issue like hair loss, you should try to find a solution or treatment that is right for you. Consider scheduling a telehealth visit with a primary care physician who could prescribe spironolactone online for hair loss. Be sure to do this weeks in advance so the medication has time to work and get fuller-looking hair in time for your photoshoot. Being confident with your hair is essential when it comes to shooting boudoir. 

You will also want to schedule an appointment for a touch-up on your highlights or color. It is always a good idea to have your roots looking fresh for photos. Once you arrive at your session my hair and makeup artist will discuss how you wish to wear your locks whether you want soft sexy loose curls or straight and sensual. The look is totally up to you!

Skin Care

Without a doubt, you will want your skin to look amazing for your boudoir session. That being said, prep your skin from head to toe before your photoshoot. Take the time to exfoliate. Exfoliating your skin allows the dead skin cells to fall off and reveal your youthful-looking skin. After exfoliating, it is essential to moisturize. Be sure to moisturize your skin every day leading up to your photoshoot and the day off. Moisturized skin will give off a shimmery and glowy look in photos. 

You will also want to shave, wax or thread any necessary areas. You will want to avoid doing this on the day of your shoot in case you experience any irritation. You will also want to avoid using any unfamiliar products that you could be allergic to. It is best to stick to your ride or die skincare routine. Cleanse your skin daily, use your sunscreen, and do any anti-aging practices. Use an ice roller on your face the morning of your boudoir session to reduce puffiness and inflammation. This will give your skin a youthful and brightening glow. 

Prepare for a Boudoir Shoot
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Lingerie of Choice

Your wardrobe for your boudoir session can be hard to narrow down and pick out. A tip for choosing your lingerie is to try it on before your shoot. It’s better to find out your lingerie is too tight or too big before your session. If this is the case, you now have the opportunity to shop for some new pieces. Having multiple options for your session is great for when you can’t decide which to choose. So, have fun and purchase a few pieces of lingerie. Be sure to try them on and cut off any tags. Choose pieces that compliment your body type and that make you feel confident and comfortable. You can find some great lingerie options, here. 

Hydrate and Eat Healthy

To achieve glowing skin, drink lots of water to stay hydrated. In order to keep the skin hydrated, you’ll want to avoid taking in lots of salt. You will also want to limit your alcohol intake as well. When it comes to food, don’t forget to eat. Since boudoir shoots can last a while and you won’t have time to stop for a meal, make sure to eat a snack before your session. This helps you keep your energy up and last during the entire session. 

Summing up…

A little advanced preparation can go a long way and make all the difference. So don’t stress! You’ll be ready to go into your boudoir session relaxed and prepared for a fantastic experience. Hop in front of that camera and come alive. Elevate your confidence today by booking your next boudoir session. We hope these tips on how to prepare for a boudoir shoot are helpful!

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.