Relax and Leave it to the Pros
Relax and Leave it to the Pros! When you arrive on the set of your shoot, we will hang up your wardrobe selections and then you will be whisked off into the hair & makeup stylist’s chair while your favorite music plays on our stereo. Part of hiring a professional photographer who specializes in boudoir photography is the added bonus of being pampered by professional stylists! I have hand selected my team of professionals because of their talent and because of their ability to listen and make my clients feel special.
Just sit back, and enjoy the process! While you are being pampered I will be testing the lighting and putting the finishing touches on the set. I will check in with you occasionally and make sure that your look is coming together exactly how you envisioned it.
After your hair and makeup transformation, it will be time to get into wardrobe. We will begin with the first outfit that we discussed earlier. I know that you may feel anxious and nervous right now, but that is completely normal. Sometimes it takes a little time to warm up to the camera. I use the first 5 to 10 minutes to see how the light is falling on your face and body and to find different angles that will
compliment your body.
Take this time to just breathe and listen to my direction as I set up a few poses. You’ll soon find that there is no need to rush through the session. The feeling of being in front of the camera will start to disappear as you get more comfortable and find your confidence. If you ever have any questions or concerns during the session, please let me know. Constant communication between us will help to ensure that we are on the same page and that no one feels awkward or uncomfortable.
An awkward and uncomfortable client OR photographer does not make for gorgeous images!
That being said, keep in mind that you hired me because you relate to my work and trust my professional opinion. I will always have your best interest in mind and will work together with you to create a session of stunning images that you will love.
After we get through our selected wardrobe and poses, we will be able to wrap up our session. You will look and feel like a million bucks! Why not schedule a date night with your significant other on the evening of your shoot? Having your hair and makeup professionally done is a great excuse to hit the town! Although the main purpose of booking a boudoir shoot may be to gift a gorgeous album or print to your partner, most of my clients feel that the session ended up being an unexpected gift for them. It’s a way to reconnect with themselves and celebrate their beauty and confidence. It’s a way for them to take a break from the humdrum schedule of everyday life and be pampered and fussed over for a change. Every woman’s motivation for booking a session with me is different, but is also the same. Every woman wants to feel and be reminded that she is beautiful and sexy. The images from your boudoir session will help you remember that for years to come.
Boudoir photography is all about capturing the mood of confidence, beauty, intimacy, seduction, and tasteful provocativeness.
With a reputable photographer, this is all done while maintaining your privacy and adhering to your comfort level. In our pre-session consultation (either in person or over the phone) I will be asking about your favorite color, your favorite type of music, your favorite scent, who your favorite actress is, if you have a favorite decade, and what makes you feel sexy and confident. All of these answers will help me not only to get a feel for what you like, but how I can help to set the overall mood for the session.
On the day of your appointment, I suggest that you arrive well rested and relaxed. Try to have everything double checked and ready the night before and make sure that you leave plenty of time to arrive at our location. Come with a freshly washed and moisturized face and dry hair so that my hair stylist/makeup artist can start your pampering right away. While she is styling you to picture perfection, I will be preparing our set for the shoot and checking in with you to see how you like your look. We will go over some images I have done in the past, as well as some inspirational images I have grabbed from my favorite magazines and catalogues. My clients often find that by looking at these images before their session, they can channel their inner “supermodel” and really work it for the camera!
This experience is all about you and focusing on your beauty and grace. I can promise that we are going to have a lot of fun!