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Preparing for your boudoir photography session| Dallas boudoir photographer

Updated: Mar 4, 2022

You did it! You took the plunge and made the first step toward having an amazing boudoir photography experience and photos you will cherish for a lifetime. You booked you boudoir photo session! Now what?

You're probably feeling both nervous and excited. You're worried that you won't look as good in the photographs as some of the other women you see, you're worried about looking awkward and not knowing what to do.

It's totally normal to have all of those feelings, but we are here to assure you that you have nothing to worry about!

Preparing for your session can help you feel more comfortable and enjoy the experience more. Plus, the more at ease you feel, the better your images will be!

Be sure to talk to your boudoir photographer about how best to prepare for your boudoir shoot at their studio, but these six tips on how to prepare can help you make the most of your session.

Plan your outfits well in advance.

If you’re planning to wear some items you already have, be sure to try everything on before your session, especially if it’s something you haven’t worn in a few years. And whether everything fits or not, a boudoir session is a great excuse to go shopping! Pick out several looks that make you feel sexy and bring them to your shoot. The more options you have, the better!

Do- find photos on Pinterest of boudoir photos you love. We want to make sure we bring your vision to life, and if you're not sure what you want- that's okay too! We will work together to plan your boudoir photography session.

Be sure to stay hydrated.

To make sure you look your absolute best in your images, drink plenty of water in the days before and on the day of your session. You should also try to avoid consuming alcohol or salty foods, which can have a negative impact on your complexion. You want your skin looking healthy and fresh!

Refresh your look.

If you regularly dye your hair, consider getting a touchup the week of your boudoir session to make sure your locks look luscious. A boudoir shoot is also the perfect excuse to do a little self-pampering: get a fresh manicure and pedicure and even a wax. These may seem like small details, but they’ll really pop in your images. And if you choose to tan, do so naturally and in the nude to avoid unsightly tan lines or get a professional tanning job. Don’t use any sprays, gels, or lotions that may take away from your natural beauty!

Don’t wear tight clothes to your session.

When choosing an outfit to wear to your session, pick something casual, comfortable, and, most importantly, lose. Tight clothing can leave indentations and lines on your skin that will stand out in photos, so avoid bras, socks, belts, or especially tight jeans or tops. Go for something loose and comfortable, like sweats or a hoodie, that won’t leave any marks on your skin.

Bring plenty of extras.

You’ve invested time and money in looking and feeling gorgeous at your boudoir session. The last thing you want is a rip in your lacy lingerie or a pair of torn fishnets to ruin your day. Make sure you have backup pieces, just in case the worst happens, and save yourself from stressing about a run in your tights.


Most importantly, take a deep breath and relax! Have fun with your photo session. Your photographer will do their absolute best to make you comfortable. They’re here to make you feel like the glamorous and gorgeous woman you are, so let them do their job and embrace your most sensual self.

Things not to do:

DO NOT spray tan or tan in a tanning bed. Limit outdoor sun exposure. Tan skin photographs orange, and spray tans will damage clothing and bedding. We cannot Photoshop tan lines, or orange skin.

Get a manicure/pedicure. Nails cannot be retouched.

Contact us today to book your own boudoir photography experience!

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