Preparation for Boudoir Photography Monroe, LA - Waddy J Portraiture and Fine Art Photography, Monroe, LA

Plan, prepare and relax

Allow yourself time to prepare and time before your session. Plan your clothing, accessories and everything that you will need ahead of time.

If you would like to try a new hair style have it done a week before and make sure that you are happy with the result. Choose a simple hair style with a small amount of hair spray. I love to use a fan in my sessions, it gives the hair movement. Very sexy!

Please do not use spray tans, as it gives the complexion an unflattering orange color and can also streak on the skin. Eyeglasses that turn dark in the sun can create problems with studio lighting. If at all possible, please bring glasses that are not light sensitive.

Avoid a common mistake by attempting to schedule your Boudoir session within an already busy day. Get a good night’s rest, take a bubble bath and use a skin softening body lotion. Eat a light meal and drink plenty of water. Pack a hair brush, extra makeup for touchups and body lotion. Come to your session comfortably dressed. Tight fitting clothing and undergarments will leave indentations on your skin before the shoot.

I highly recommend using a makeup artist who is familiar with professional lighting. I can arrange an appointment for you. If a makeup artist is not in your budget use a smoky color eye shadow and black eyeliner with lots of black mascara. Professionally applied eyelashes look luscious. Use a medium brown eyebrow pencil and a deep color lip pencil and lipstick. Don’t forget lip-gloss! Do not use glittery face powder, it will cause unwanted hot spots on your face with studio lights.

A manicure and pedicure is a must. Your hands and feet will be seen in many of the images. Beautiful jewelry is always a welcome addition to a portrait.

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