You booked a Boudoir Session! What's Next?

Updated: Apr 14

You are so nervous! You just made the jump and books a boudoir session. What in the world do you do next? Before Your Session here are a few things you should do.

  • Skin- Drink plenty of water for glowing skin. Lower your salt intake a few days before your shoot and avoid alcohol if you're worried about retaining water. DO NOT get wasted the night before. It will show in your hair, skin, and all-around body the next day. You want to be on point for your shoot!

  • Tanning- Don't tan the week of your shoot, it will not look natural and adds an unwanted color to your skin in photos. If tan lines turn you on, then TAN AWAY but remember that unless you 1. Tan naked or 2. Tan with the exact outfit you will be wearing you WILL have tan lines. Even if you can't see it the camera WILL pick it up and photoshopping tan lines out can get very expensive. All skin tones are SEXY!

  • Wax- If you plan to wax, be sure to do so at least 4 days prior to your shoot to avoid any bumps or redness. Use a professional! Check out my preferred vendor list if you don't know where to go. Don't be worried about razor burn or in-grown hairs; we've all had it and it won't show in your photos. Make sure your eyebrows are nicely shaped and groomed.

  • Nails- Get a salon manicure and pedicure for a flawless finish. If you don't normally do your nails or don't want to tip your significant other off, you can pick up cheap press on nails at your local stores. I usually keep a few extra pairs just in case. If you need a quality nail tech make sure to check out my trusted vendor list at the bottom of this blog. Also!!!! Keep the bottom of your feet clean! You would be surprised how quickly your feet will get dirty and no matter how many times I sweep and mop it will happen. Bring a pair of slip-ons to walk around the Owlet Room in, or wear while you are getting your hair and makeup done (remember no socks).

  • Relax! It's completely normal to be slightly nervous, but don't worry - I'll guide you through every pose. Friends are always welcome to come with you and be your cheerleader as long as they don't get in the way. If you can, take some IBP right before or right after your shoot. You will be bent in positions your body isn't used to.

  • Do Spend Time Trying On and Testing Outfits- It’s no secret that our bodies change over time, we gain weight, we lose weight, we have children, we spend more time at the gym. Some things that used to look great on us just won’t anymore, and some things that we couldn’t quite fit into we will rock now. Also, lingerie that has been in the closet or in the drawer for a while, depending on the material, will change with time - thanks to humidity and gravity and us not wearing them. And your style changes over time! So, if you bring an outfit for your session that you used to love but haven’t worn in a while, you might be in for a surprise. The more you have to bring the better, because options are always good, but you don’t want to make the mistake of bringing a lot of things that aren’t right for you anymore. The day of your shoot, you want to feel confident, sexy, and on top of the world. So, bring those outfits and leave the rest at home. And if your closet doesn’t bring that va-va-voom you’re looking for, maybe it’s time to go shopping. I have an Amazon list I will include at the bottom for some great ideas. You never need an excuse to go shopping, but it’s nice to have one. Your upcoming Boudoir session is definitely an excuse. I also have a "Client Closet" so if you don't want to buy or bring anything make sure to communicate with me before your session to make sure I have something in your size and style before you shoot or you may be in your B-Day suite for the shoot and that is fine too! Feel free to send me photos of outfits you are thinking of getting or wearing and I'll give you honest feedback.

DAY OF - During Your Session

  • Wear loose fitting clothing. Skip the bra, skip the socks, skip the watch, and forget that belt, those tight jeans, and anything else which could leave an impression in your skin. It may seem like a small thing, but these lines can dampen the look of great lingerie. Besides, you want to relax and feel confident, and tight clothes are only going to restrict you.

  • Eat something light. Before your session or while getting hair and makeup done eat something light. Protein shakes are great, quick, and easy. We have a meal replacement store at the front of the neighborhood, (Foxbank Nutrition is in the same strip mall as Domino's pizza and The ABC store). Stop in and get a protein shake before you arrive. Your shoot will require lots of breathing and back arching...I don't want you passing out! Feel free to bring a snack and water with you. I will have limited drinks and snacks available. Here is a list of MY trusted vendors for your hair, makeup, wax, and everything in-between! Make sure to tell them I sent you! Trusted Vendors | Diandra Dellucci Photography | Moncks Corner ( Here is my Amazon IDEA List! I am not affiliated with Amazon or the vendors! So check reviews and shop at your own risk!

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