8 essential tips from a NWI boudoir photographer

8 essential tips from a NWI boudoir photographer

These 8 tips from a NWI boudoir photographer will help you prepare for your boudoir photoshoot! Get ready to feel sexy and beautiful!

1. Drink tons of water before your NWI boudoir photoshoot

For the week prior to your boudoir photoshoot, be sure to drink plenty of water. This will keep away the bloats and keep your skin looking great!

2. Get enough sleep

Try to get 8+ hours of sleep the night prior to your session — puffy eyes and bags are not sexy!

3. Be sure to get a mani and pedi

There is nothing sexy about chipped nails and toes showing in pictures. Also make sure your feet are super clean without any ground in dirt if you are a girl who loves going barefoot! If you do not want to spring for a mani/pedi, be sure that your fingernails and toes are tidied up and looking clean. No polish is better than chipped polish. This is easy to overlook! Also, be sure that all the dead skin is gone.

4. Don’t do the spray on tan

Spray tans often look orange in photos. Plus, it looks streaky 90% of the time and can stain your clothing. This can’t be fixed in Photoshop! I personally dislike a tan of any type. I love natural un-tanned skin. Tan skin of ANY KIND has the possibility of looking orange or red! Please reschedule your shoot if you are sunburned.

5. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

Moisturizing will give you a beautiful, natural glow and reveal skin that is not dry and flaky. Keep that lotion handy the week before your shoot!

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6. Try on your outfits beforehand

Please make sure your clothing fits properly! Outfits that do not fit are not attractive in photos. lease be sure you feel 100% comfortable in the outfits you are bringing. Not every outfit is good for every body type. Please wear outfits that accentuate your figure! Nothing can ruin a boudoir photos session faster than an outfit that does not fit you. If you are looking for outfit choices, please be sure to visit my boudoir gallery to see examples

7. Be sure your outfits are wrinkle free!

Wrinkles easily ruin the look of your sexy lingerie. Iron your outfits ahead of time and bring them in on hangers. 

8. Practice being naked or wearing little clothing

Getting comfortable with our body takes practice. Get familiar with your body, paying particular attention to the parts you love. Walk around your home naked or partially clothed. Appreciate and admire your body from all angles. Focus on the good stuff. I know this sounds weird, but it will help make you more comfortable being only partially clothed during your shoot.


Have questions for me? I’m a NWI boudoir photographer and always ensure that my clients have a positive, stress-free boudoir photoshoot.


Have a look around the blog and make sure to contact me ASAP! Let’s get your session day on my calendar, and let’s create memories that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

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