With my annual Holiday Boudoir Event just around the corner, I thought I would share a few things to Do and things to Don’t (late this week in part 2) that will help you get ready for your session.
In order to rock your session here are 10 things that you absolutely MUST do:
- Treat yourself to professional hair and makeup. Applying makeup for a photo shoot is a lot different from applying the makeup you would wear to work, or even for a night out on the town. A professional makeup artist will ensure you look your best and will be there to touch up as needed.
- Splurge on a fresh mani and pedi. I suggest a nude color or something natural like a French Manicure, but as long as your nails are neat and polished, they will look great. I do caution against bright colors and wild designs as they don’t always translate well in photographs
- Make sure to moisturize. It’s the easiest way to make sure your skin is glowing in your pictures and your makeup stays put. And moisturizing goes for your face and the rest of your body too, you will be showing off lots of skin after all.
- Wear clear deodorant. This one may sound like a given, but you would be surprised at how many girls don’t think about it until they have white marks on their pretty black negligee.
- Pack everything ahead of time. This one is important to not forgetting anything. I suggest making a list, laying out your looks, accessorizing each outfit with jewelry and shoes, then pack. I suggest that you bring your list with you as well, so you can double-check that you take home everything your bring into the studio.
- Come dressed in a shirt that buttons or zips up the front. The last thing you’re going to want to do after you have had your hair styled perfectly and your make up is just right is pull your shirt off over your head.
- Bring a sentimental item that belongs to your partner. His shirt, a favorite jersey, dog tags, what ever it maybe, we will find a way to work it into the session. Your partner will thank you for it!
- Remove tags and labels. Take a few minutes before you pack and clip the tags and labels from anything sheer. Don’t forget any sticker that may be on the soles of your shoes.
- See your colorist / esthetician well in advance. Of course we want you looking your best for your session. This means roots are touched up and possibly a facial. But its important to get theses items crossed off you list several days prior to your session. I want your color to look no so “just done” and your skin to have a chance to relax from any post-facial flare or redness that may occur.
- Take this opportunity to fully appreciate how beautiful you are. Pamper yourself with a relaxing bath before you head to the studio and plan a nice dinner out with your partner or friends afterwards. You will leave looking and feeling like a million dollars, so treat yourself to something nice.