one of the most important things to do to get ready for your boudoir experience:
TAKE THAT HAIR TIE OFF YOUR WRIST!
Okay seriously, this is one of those little details that ALWAYS gets overlooked. One of the stupidest things I see in some photos is that damn hair tie and the moment you walk in.. I'm literally going to look at your wrists. Hair ties are not pretty accessories, we don't want those in all of your photos! Trust me, your wrists will be in a lot of images, so throw that thing anywhere but on your body and let's get started.
DON'T WEAR RESTRICTING CLOTHING BEFORE YOUR SESSION
Trust me on this one pleasseee.. If you wear restricting clothing before your session, you WILL have lines imprinted on your body! I did a session where a girl had lines all over her booty! It took me hours to edit them out of every booty pic. Save your photographer's life and wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing before your boudoir or empowerment session.
DON'T CUT OR DYE YOUR HAIR LESS THAN 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SESSION
You may be thinking this is a weird one, but your hair needs time to settle after a big change! If you don't wait, your hair will not be relaxed in it's natural shapes or directions. And who wants to have pieces sticking up or into their face?
STAY AWAY FROM SPRAY OR SELF TANNER LESS THAN 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SESSION
I know that there are some people who like to add a little spice to their skin and that's totally fine! It's your body, you do you !! BUT just be wearing of when you do so. Plan ahead and add your color early. This will ensure a couple of things.
1. Your tan won't rub off onto your surroundings.
We will be rolling around, twisting, arching, crawling etc. If your ran runs onto the bedding, carpets or client wardrobe, that can mean a lot of extra cleaning after your session and maybe some ruined materials.
2. Maybe you missed a spot?
Self tanners especially, can sometimes turn out uneven or with missed spots. Leaving this time before your session to get your tan done, can ensure that you have time to fix any mistakes!
DRINK LOTS OF WATER THE DAY BEFORE
Honestly we should all be drinking lots of water daily but sometimes we just get too distracted and busy with life that we don't. But drinking water has so many benefits and can really change the way you look in your images. Drinking water before your session gives you beautiful dewy and glowing skin. It may sound counterproductive, but in reality, drinking plenty of water can help keep bloating down because it naturally flushes our systems of excess water and sodium that we might retain, helping to keep bloating down.
Make sure you stretch because babe this will feel like a workout! You will be arching your back and pushing that booty out more than you ever have before. You will also be hanging out on your tippy toes a little bit so stretch those legs! Stretch before AND after your session. Your body will ache for a little bit, but it is that kind of ache that feels good - like that refreshing achy feel after a workout.
EAT SOME DAMN BREAKFAST
Not eating in the morning will NOT help make you look thinner during your session!!!! Please eat food before your session. If you don't, you are likely to end up feeling sick and lightheaded during your session. Remember, this isn't just laying down relaxing, you will be moving around and holding positions - basically doing yoga. Working out without food and water in your system is unhealthy and can cause some serious safety issues.
Plus, who tf doesn't like breakfast foods? Start your day right and fill that hungry tummy!
BONUS. BRING YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER
Empowerment sessions are ultimately about love. So how about instead of just expressing your self love, why don't you try sharing the experience with your significant other and capture your beautiful, intimate, love! Steamy couple's sessions are so personal. Your connection is important and something you will look back upon someday, wishing you had captured more of. Steamy sessions are a whole new level of empowerment. You are in your natural and comfortable state WITH your loved one. You share these intimate moments together on the daily, so why not create beautiful art out of your love?