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BOUDOIR SESSION PREP: 5 TIPS FOR YOUR UPCOMING SESSION

Updated: Dec 10, 2023

One of the most asked questions I get is all about boudoir session prep. And that’s with good reason. Most of you aren’t professional models. How would you know what to bring or how to get ready for your upcoming boudoir session?


couch pose idea for boudoir session

I’m glad you’re worried about what to bring and how to prep for your session, though. There’s nothing worse than showing up unprepared! Kind of like in showing up without your pencil for a test in school that you haven’t studied for. That gives me anxiety just thinking about it.


AND THAT’S WHY I BRING TO YOU TODAY, 5 BOUDOIR PREP TIPS TO PREP FOR YOUR UPCOMING SESSION.


posing with a satin sheet for your boudoir session



DRINK YOUR WATER.


Drink plenty of water the week of your appointment. Remove those toxins. You and I both know your skin looks so much better when you’ve drank lots of water and avoided sugar.


Water will help your skin glow AND it will remove the bloat.


Plus, don’t you just FEEL better when you’ve been drinking water only?!








bridal lingerie for your boudoir session



BOOK A SPRAY TAN.


There is something about a tan that makes you glow in the photos. But at the same time, I’m not going to promote a tanning booth for health reasons of which we are all aware.


The best alternative to add to your boudoir session prep, and honestly probably better than a tanning booth is a spray tan.


My girl, Jen, at Pineapple Bronze is amazing, so be sure you book her about 2 days prior to your session for optimal results!






COME WITH A CLEAN FACE AND CLEAN, DRY HAIR AT YOUR SCHEDULED TIME.


Hair and makeup are included in all of my sessions. And I am always asked how I want clients to show up. And by the way, the time you book is when hair and makeup starts. 🙂


As far as your face, just go through your normal routine, minus your makeup. You want to come with a fresh, clean face.


Hair on the other hand kind of depends on the person and their hair type. Does your style and hold better first or second day? Mine is best right after I’ve blow dried it. Second day hair for me is not ideal, but that totally depends on the person.



IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, BRING IT.


I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. It’s always better to bring too much than not enough. If you book the full day experience, which includes 3-4 outfit changes, bring whatever that "thing" is you're wondering about - if we can "somehow include it." Your hobby, his hobby, favorite shirt or panties -anything! (except weapons and live animals of course)



Props to bring to your boudoir session

PLAN TO BE IN THE STUDIO 4-5 HOURS.


Between hair and makeup and the camera time, you will be in the studio 3-4 hours. Lunch break is 90 minutes and then you return for your gallery reveal, so if you need to find an excuse or make arrangements, be sure to do so! I want you to be able to 100% enjoy your experience without worrying about getting back to real life.


This is YOUR time!










DO YOU FEEL READY AFTER THESE 5 BOUDOIR SESSION PREP TIPS?

If so, I would love to chat with you more about creating your dream experience! Schedule a consult at this link. 🙂




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Jessica is a boudoir photographer for women in the Westport, MA area looking to level up their confidence and build on their self-love journey.






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