I booked a shoot, now what? How do I prepare?
A frequently asked question I get when my clients book is “what do I need to do to get ready for my Bodyscape Boudoir Experience?” So I put together a some helpful tips to help you prepare for your luxury experience!
Breathe, you got this! - Doing a boudoir photoshoot is a very vulnerable and raw experience, so I understand how nerve wrecking the thought of finally booking your shoot can be. You are doing this shoot for yourself and it is time to celebrate your beauty. I am there with you every step of the process to help you feel at ease. My goal is to walk you through everything from your free consultation, to showing you poses during the shoot, all the way to helping you select your printed products. My goal is to have you walking away from your experience feeling confident and more sexy in your own skin!
Bring lots of outfits choices - The more the better! My favorite part about when my clients are prepping for their Kansas City boudoir experience is the shopping! I mean, who doesn’t like to shop, I know I do. At your free consultation, if you decide to move forward and book, I send you a guide for some of my favorite places to shop. This is helpful if you don’t have your outfits yet or need a good starting point for where to look. I suggest clients bring between 4-6 options for outfits. For outfits you should also bring options that are both in and outside of your comfort zone. After all, this is something that’s probably out of that comfort zone to begin with, so embrace it and have fun!
Get your body ready - Not only does the welcome guide I give to clients have link for outfits, but it also has a mini guide on how to prepare your body. It lists off what to do 7 days out, the day before, and the day of. Things like tanning are fine if that is your normal routine. If you are going to try any drastic changes, I always suggest attempting them a few months out, that way if you don’t like that new tan or waxing irritated your skin, you have plenty of time to let those things fade. If you shave then shave, and if you wax then wax. Other things to consider are the details! Take lots of time to hydrate, rest up, and take care of that skin in the weeks leading up to your photoshoot! Even finger and toenails are important to remember. Avoid really bright colors. French tips, neutral solid color gel, and deep reds photograph best.
Start stretching - A common theme I hear from clients the next day is “you were so right, I can’t believe my muscles are so sore”. As little as 5-10 minutes a day can make a huge difference, and your body will thank you for it. This will really help you with poses as well.
If you have more questions or are reading this and considering booking your free consultation, fill out our contact form! A boudoir shoot can seem intimidating at first, but with these tips, you will walk in feeling confident and ready!
XOXO - Jessica
Owner of Bodyscape Boudoir