First thing's first - feel confident with your boudoir photographer.
Choosing the right photographer matters. You want to bond with them and feel comfortable at your body's most vulnerable in front of the camera. So choose someone who's excited just as much as you are!
1. Get to know the photographer
Hello...*wave* it's me. Your photographer ;-)
Hang out with them (join the Facebook VIP group here!), talk over the phone, and truly get to know them! If they are experienced and know what they are doing, they'll know exactly how to make you feel comfortable. Don't be afraid to ask any questions! Check out their portfolio. Do you like their style? Is there diversity in their work?
No, I am usually not that glamourous during your photoshoot :))
2. Stay in close communication.
Together, you can plan for your boudoir and how you envision it. What type of boudoir style are you aiming for? What types of lingerie are you thinking about? Do you want to incorporate any accessories or props? Or do you want to highlight a specific part of your body? (just like the image below)
At The Pin-up Rebels, you will receive a questionnaire for us to know you a little more and get a better idea of your vision and ensure that we are on the same page.
So, please share your ideas with me! This is how we build up a relationship. Boudoir photography is a huge investment of yourself and your time, and I will be on this journey to bring out your best and give you the most memorable self-love experience of your life!
3. Kick-off those nerves!
Don't stress about your weight or how you look! Instead, eat smarter and healthier meals without overly trying. This will give you more energy without feeling blah all day! Please avoid the fad diets out there beforehand. Instead, choose better meals and increase your water intake! Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Oh...and please avoid alcohol. It would be best if you did not arrive with a massive hangover. It will not be a pleasant experience for all of us!
4. Have fun.
Seriously - invest in self-care weeks in advance. Sure, you'll have the chance to get pampered and glammed up around the day of your session. But in the weeks leading up, take out time for yourself. Have a nice, long bath with a glass of wine. Start using body scrubs and face masks. Have a spa day!
All in all, have a blast and start loving yourself, then show up for your session!