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Three Things to Avoid When Preparing for Your Boudoir Shoot

You’ve finally taken the plunge and officially decided to do a boudoir photoshoot for yourself. You’ve booked the perfect appointment and you can’t wait until the day comes. 

But then the pre-boudoir panic sets in.

You suddenly have a million questions. What should you wear? Do you need to hit the gym? What happens next?!  

We’ve all been there. 

The first thing you need to know is that confidence is the key to success. A confident woman is a beautiful woman; and while you might feel like you’re going to botch the whole thing, here are a few things you can do to rock your shoot and look like the glam goddess you are.

1. Don’t Choose Flowy Outfits

Flowy lingerie, like babydoll negligees, may seem gorgeous on the hanger. But when it comes to your photoshoot, you should stay as far away from them as possible. Not only can these have an unflattering effect on your body, they’re also much harder for your photographer (me) to retouch. If you accidentally bring one, don’t worry, I’ll just be sure to tie it back.

*Pro Tip: Need tips on where to buy inexpensive lingerie? Check out my recent blog post, Five Myths About Boudoir, Debunked.

2.  Don’t Survive Off Lettuce

One of the biggest mistakes that women make when they book a boudoir photoshoot is to starve themselves in order to make it ‘work.’ Honey, the only thing you need to make work is your badass bod. You might not think it, but posing is a lot of effort and you’ll be burning calories the whole shoot. Believe me, the last thing you want is to have to end early because your blood sugar drops.

3. Don’t Hit the Gym To Punish Yourself

You don’t need to start working out five times a day because you scheduled a photoshoot. To be honest, the real beauty of boudoir is up to the photographer, and heavily depends on lighting, angles, and poses. That’s why it’s an art form! Take my advice and avoid the stress. Trust me, I can make you look better than you would after six months in the gym.

And remember, above all else, boudoir is as much about highlighting your inner beauty as it is your outer. Follow these three rules and you’ll be well on your way to making the absolute most of your photoshoot. For any further questions, feel free to reach out to me directly! 

Xoxo, Amber ULeda