With this complete Boudoir & Glamour Preparation Guide, I can share the best tips and techniques I have learned from taking beautiful and intimate glamour & erotic portraits for five years now.
My name is Sandra, and I am a female boudoir photographer based in The Netherlands. I am passionate about creating elegant, creative and sexy Boudoir, Glamour, and Erotic Photography.
My goal is to capture beautiful images that reflect your personality. I think simplicity is key, and I like to approach photography with energy, sexiness, and fun.Sandra Herrero Photography
Boudoir & Glamour Preparation Guide
With this Boudoir & Glamour Preparation Guide, I’ll give you tips on how to make your looks that will enhance the wonder, the sensuality, and the natural beauty that comes with you during your boudoir & glamour session:
Five days before your boudoir shoot…
- Forget about the fake tan! Fresh fake tans do not look good in photographs. There is nothing wrong with the way your skin looks the way it does, any imperfection can easily be fixed in Photoshop.
- Make sure you don’t go out in the sun – while a base tan will look nice in your photos, red, blotchy skin will not.
- In order to avoid any bumpiness or redness during your photoshoot, I highly recommend waxing a few days before your session.
- Make sure that your eyebrows are nicely groomed and shaped before your session.
- Make sure you pamper yourself and get a manicure and pedicure done at the salon you will look your best. It is always a good idea for boudoir photo sessions to keep it simple and elegant with a French manicure. Soft pink and nude colors can also be great options as in the event that you wear different colors of lingerie sets, the nails will also match them perfectly and help keep your outfit in-tune.
- Be sure to stay hydrated! Make sure you drink a lot of water for glowing skin.
- If you’re worried about retaining water, you should reduce your salt intake and stay away from alcohol.
- Make sure that your outfits and lingerie fit properly before you wear them.
- Get some boudoir inspiration and ideas from this website. You can also take a look at my Portfolio to see some of my most recent work and find some inspiration there. Check out some of the images that you can find on Google images and on Pinterest for inspiration. If any of these images and poses appeal to you, show them to me so that we can recreate them for you.
One day before your boudoir shoot…
- It is very important that you wash your hair, take a bath, shave, and moisturize the night before your shoot.
- Take some time to relax and enjoy a quiet evening.
- Getting a good night’s sleep before you start shooting will make a huge difference in how well you perform. Ideally, you should get 7-8 hours of sleep.
- Make sure that you remove ALL price tags, size labels, care labels, etc. from clothing, especially from lingerie and pants. It can be very frustrating to have them ruin good photographs some times depending on where the tag is located, I might not be able to use Photoshop.
- Make sure each and every item is properly packed and prepared for the shoot: heels, jewelry, accessories, props.
- Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to the photoshoot without being stressed. Check the weather and traffic reports before you leave home.
The day of your boudoir shoot…
- Please refrain from wearing tight clothes two hours before the shoot and especially jeans as the lines left on the skin by jeans will be visible.
- Make sure you use clear deodorant.
- Be sure to eat something light and filling before you leave the house.
- Be sure that your face is moisturised and clean when you arrive.
- I always recommend booking a 2 hour shoot for my clients, in most cases they can appear wearing 5-6 outfits in that timeframe. In terms of fashion, it’s very important not to over-pack your suitcase. My recommendation is to pick around six outfits at a time, but anything more than that may make you feel rushed.
- The most important thing to remember is to relax and breathe deeply. The fact that you might feel a little nervous before taking photos is completely normal, but don’t worry because you are in very good hands. You will be shown exactly how to pose for your photo and I will work with you to make sure that the shot is perfect.
- Here is the last but not the least important tip for your Boudoir & Glamour Preparation Guide. Be on time and ready for your photo shoot so that we can get the best boudoir experience. You might negatively impact the outcome of your boudoir shoot if you are running late. There’s nothing worse than having to rush, you will be flustered and I am not always able to extend the session. Especially if you have hired a hairstylist and makeup artist for the event.
Book your Boudoir Session with me!
Over 60 women have chosen me as their boudoir photographer. Some of them wanted to celebrate their bodies and have some memories to cherish, others wanted to give a gift to their boyfriends or their future husbands. I also have the pleasure of working very often with companies like Escort Agencies, and Independant High Class Companions to raise the quality of their photos and websites to a higher level. The more information about your needs, the more likely I am to be able to shoot with you!
I would be glad to provide you with assistance if you would like to experience a Luxury Boudoir photoshoot in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, or anywhere else in the world. Visit the reviews page, you will be able to read all of the kind words received from my clients. Check out my boudoir porfolio, packages and pricing. Feel free to contact me if you would like to schedule a photoshoot with me.
I hope you have enjoyed reading the Boudoir & Glamour Preparation Guide as well as finding things useful for preparing for your future boudoir photo session.
I would appreciate it if you could let me know what you think of the post in the comments. I’m always open to new ideas!
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