Ok…back up a bit. I recommend considering getting your hair and make-up done, a spray tan, maybe a mani pedi, etc….Whatever makes your feel the most confident, do it. (or just take a couple shots of vodka) Obviously you will be nervous when you arrive, but I promise that once we get rolling, it’s not that bad. So when you first arrive, we will go over what you brought to wear together. (We may even do this over a glass of champagne.) I will make suggestions, and we make an outfit game-plan. I usually start you out in a nighty or teddy because they tend to be the least skimpy option which might help you feel more comfortable at first. I also suggest that we save your favorite outfit for either last or at least towards the end. I want you your most confident in the outfit you love most, so we will never start with it.
I will give you some time to change and touch-up make-up then we will be ready to roll. I usually have my boudoir playlist going. (think Beyonce, Brittany, and Gaga-I’m always open to requests) You will start laying in the bed, flat on your back mainly because that’s an easy pose to nail. You aren’t really doing much but adjusting where you look, which helps with the nerves. From there, I will work you into some more poses, and before you know it, we are ready for outfit number 2. The first 10-15 minutes are generally a bit awkward. Even if you were my sister, it would still be a little weird, but it gets better.
Keep in mind that I have done a lot of these sessions. I love shooting them! The whole process is very rewarding for me, and I love presenting you with images of yourself that you probably never imagined having. I studied nude photography during my schooling, and shot plenty of my own nude studies while there so I really am quite comfortable with boudoir photography.