Boudoir Faux Pas – What to avoid when planning for your boudoir shoot:
BAD TAN LINES/ SUNBURN
Take extra precautions with your tan lines, especially during the summer months. Having a natural tan is excellent as long as you don’t overdo it. Peeling skin and sunburned skin are both huge boudoir faux pas. Also, be aware of strap lines. Spray tans should be avoided because they don’t photograph well. Your complexion will appear uneven and orange in your boudoir photography. This is our biggest pet peeve because it’s so challenging to fix in Photoshop. Although we know that you adore the tanned appearance, models don’t use fake tans for a reason.
Adding a more natural-looking sun-kissed effect in Photoshop is more superficial than applying it straight from the bottle.
AVOID GETTING DRUNK
Avoid drinking before or during your boudoir session. You may end up with bloodshot or drooping eyes. I do not photograph people who have been drinking. (I wouldn’t want you to use “liquid courage” during your shoot to make decisions you wouldn’t ordinarily make while intoxicated.)
CHOOSING THE WRONG-SIZED OUTFITS
Choose undergarments that are the ideal size for you. You don’t want baggy clothes that don’t offer your body any shape or that just cover up your lovely curves. On the other hand, clothes that are too tight and underwear won’t be attractive either. Try everything on beforehand so you may make any necessary size changes rather than missing the opportunity to photograph that outfit you were really looking forward to for your boudoir photography session.
Booking with our makeup artist for your session is highly advised. However, if you intend to apply your own makeup, you shouldn’t apply it too heavily. It’s more about highlighting your natural characteristics and enhancing your beauty.
DON’T FORGET TO SHAVE/WAX BEFORE YOUR BOUDOIR SESSION
Always remember to shave or wax any exposed area that needs to look smooth and sexy. The way that I use lighting to sculpt those beautiful photos will usually accentuate stubble hairs or peach fuzz.