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How to Prepare for a Boudoir Session – Part 2

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In part one of this blog series we began going over for some tips and tricks for preparing for your boudoir session. I wanted to break up this blog into two parts simply because it can get overwhelming. Knowing that my clients are making a significant investment in this shoot – I want them to be as well prepared as possible. I don’t know about you, but the more I know going into something the better I feel about it. That’s the main reason I’m putting such a focus into boudoir sessions this year. In this blog, we’ll be focusing on the day before and the day of your boudoir photo shoot.

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1) Pack your bag.
I suggest packing all your outfit choices the night before if at all possible. If the boudoir shoot is a surprise for your hubby or fiancee you may have to be a bit sneaky about this one. When you’re packing don’t forget accessories and shoes. Sometimes a hat or jacket can be the perfect item to totally change the appearance of an outfit. The more of these items you come with the better. I love having a stack of jewelry and shoes that we can play with during the shoot. It would be a huge favor to me if you can go ahead and cut the tags out of all of your see-through lingerie. Don’t forget to bring a robe! You’ll want something you can wear between sets and we may even add it as an accessory to one of your outfits.

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2) Moisturize!
After a nice, relaxing bath moisturize everything – Especially your legs and your booty. Legs are an obvious one, but you might be surprised that the badonkadonk (is that how you spell badonkadonk? Is there an actual correct spelling for badonkadonk?) might need a once over as well (eta: I’d like to add here that I realize I have a very weird job when I’m recommending ladies moisturize their backside. But alas, it’s how I roll!) Go ahead and pack your lotion to come with you to your photo shoot. If your skin starts to look a little dry it’s nice to have it handy!

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3) Wear loose fitting clothing.
Where oversized or baggy clothes when coming to your boudoir session. Please no tight jeans or tops that will leave lines on your body that will need to be removed during retouching. Don’t forget about socks and shoes as well – sock bands are some of the worst culprits. If it’s not too chilly outside flip-flops are probably your best best for footwear. A button down top is loose and you won’t have to worry pulling it over freshly styled hair. Plus, who doesn’t love comfy clothes? You’re about to be in all kinds of clothes that, most likely, aren’t the most comfortable in your closet. If you’re coming from work or someplace you’re unable to wear loose fitting clothes, we’ll just have you wear that robe you packed while you’re having your hair and makeup done.

What to wear for boudoir pictures

4) Don’t be rushed.
Give yourself time before your shoot. Don’t schedule anything close to your shoot (both before and after) so that you’ll be able to get to the studio without stressing. We don’t want you to feel rushed. Make sure you know where the studio is located and how long it will take you to get there. (hint: it’s less than 10 minutes from almost anywhere in Tulsa). If you’ve gathered and packed your bag the night before it’ll be easy to throw it in the car and go.

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5) Relax, relax, relax!
But really…. Just relax. The more you’re relaxed the better your photos will look. I know boudoir photo shoots probably aren’t something you do most days and it’s easy to get stressed about them, but I’m going to ask that you trust me that it will be an amazing experience. When I say you’re going to feel like a hottie and feel empowered and sexy and all those wonderful things I’m not just blowing smoke up your skirt. Put your worries aside – You’re not too fat or too old, you’re not awkward, and you will look lovely in these photos. But I’m going to need you to trust me that I can bring out your very best. Let us pamper you and create an unforgettable experience.

I hope these last couple blog posts have helped you in planning your boudoir session. We’re here to help, so if you have any further questions just let us know. Call the studio at 918-488-6180 or email us at info@amurphyphoto! In the meantime take a look at our gallery of boudoir images for a bit more information.

Andrea Murphy Luxury Boudoir Photographer

Andrea Murphy is a boudoir photographer for women who are ready to step into their beauty, confidence, and power so they can tranform the way they see themselves.

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