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helping you Prepare For Your boudoir EXPERIENCE

In an effort to enhance your photo shoot experience, please see all of our important ideas and details.

Preparing for your boudoir photo shoot is all part of the experience so take this time and have fun!

Here are pointers from us to guide you along the way.

Online Shopping
Here are some excellent suggestions from our clients:
Adoreme.com
Reasonably priced, quick shipping & have a lot of styles
Hautelook.com
Worth checking into
Lanebryant.com
Nice variety, all true to size - worth looking into for curvy sizes
Yandy.com
Has a bunch of lingerie, bodysuits, stockings, garters, etc.
Hipsandcurves.com
Tons of variety, all true to size - worth checking into for curvy sizes
Barenecessities.com
Nice selections in variety of styles and wide range of sizes
PoshMark.com
You're buying mostly from private sellers
Some sales are in original packaging and available in different sizes
In-Person Shopping
Many clients have had luck shopping at:
Marshall's
Yes I know, surprising
Forever 21
Yes, they have a intimates
Lane Bryant
Good fit for curvy sizes
Victoria's Secret
They are changing their business model and beginning to limit the variety in stores
Nordstrom
They have a beautiful selection of sexy lingerie
our Favorite Stockings
OUTFITS

Our favorite sheer thigh high stockings are by the brand Conquette.

We love these stockings because they do not squeeze your thighs as much as Victoria's Secret and other popular brands, plus they are inexpensive so you can bring more colors and extra's to your shoot!

Here is a website link to purchase them, the style is 1706.

Another cool stocking I find helpful for added support if you're not comfortable with the appearance of traditional style stockings is a brand called Pretty Polly. See if their Shape It Up tights or Curves Suspender tights appeal to you.


what to bring :)
OUTFITS

Please bring (1-2) extra outfits beyond the number of outfit changes included in your session.

Also, pack at least (1) extra black or nude bra and panties.

As a reminder:
Our 2.5 hour Session includes 5 outfits
Our 1.5 hour Session includes 3 outfits


HOSIERY

Never underestimate hosiery!

There are many types, from fish-nets and stockings to thigh-highs and knee-highs all which make any outfit sexy.

Please bring a back up pair in a different color/style.


SHOES

Need we say more?

4-5 pairs is a good idea.


JEWELRY

Sometimes less is more - feel free to bring 3 to 4 of your favorite necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, etc.

We do have a selection of Chloe & Isabel pieces within our dressing room, which are yours to try and enjoy.

We do not provide earnings for sanitary reasons


PROPS / ACCESSORIES

We welcome you bringing something of his your partner's or something that represents a hobby you both enjoy.

For example: a sports jersey, guitar, something from your wedding, work-boots, tie, skis, etc.


YOUR FAVORITE LIPSTICK, MASCARA, ETC.

Even when getting your hair and makeup done professionally, we encourage you to bring any product(s) you have a strong attachment to.

Let us know if you have any allergic reactions to specific products.


SNACKS / REFRESHMENTS

Watch what you eat a day or two before your session. This is not the time for crash dieting, but it’s worth avoiding anything that makes you feel bloated or you know will make you break out. On the day of your shoot, you MUST eat, but aim for small healthy meals.

Hydrate! Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your photo shoot. It makes a world of difference to the appearance of your skin and eyes.

We have all the coffee, water and snacks you may want.

Please feel free to bring your own snacks as well!
$ $ $

As a reminder your remaining balance is due the day of your session.

Your entire make-over is included within your quoted session fee. I just ask that you pay my stylist separately in cash. I will provide a final breakdown for you closer to your session.

I can accept cash or a check for the remaining portion of final balance.

Should you want to add 2-3 extra photos within your album they are $35 each (just an FYI)
what not to do
TRYING ANYTHING CRAZY / NEW

Be careful with the side effect of new medication.

Try new skin or hair treatments well in advance (3-4 weeks) of your scheduled photo shoot.


THE SPRAY TAN

Avoid ‘Spray Tanning’ as it does not reveal even skin tones head to toe.

When photographing under a variety of lighting - Natural skin is best!
Even if you tan all the time and are use to it.

We have not seen a great spray tan in 7 years.
We constantly run into: "OMG" panic calls the day before our clients session, stating: "this has never happened to me before."

Tanning naturally with mother nature - watch out for sunburn and your tan lines.

Any required photo editing to correct spray tan errors, sunburn or natural tan lines will require extra editing fee's.


personal HYGIENE & how to arrive
CLOTHING

Wear a button-down shirt, tank top or low cut or v-neck t-shirt for makeup application and hair prep.

Loose fitting clothing is best - no skin impressions or marks.


YOUR FACE

On set in the fashion world, the term is called Clean - Clean.
Arriving with clean hair and clean face. The same applies for your boudoir shoot.

Clean face, free of makeup and moisturizer.

Bring your own moisturizer with you, if you like.

Be sure to tell us ahead of time if you are allergic to or sensitive to any makeup and/or skin-care products.

Eyebrows. We’ll do some killer makeup for you, but we don’t have time to tweeze.


YOUR HAIR

Clean, dry hair

It is very important to have your hair completely dry when you arrive.
It doesn’t have to be a perfect blow-out, just 100% dry.

DO NOT flat-iron your hair.

Worth mentioning, we do not have a large sink for washing your hair.

Let us know if you are allergic to or sensitive to specific hair-styling products, have a hair or scalp-related medical condition.

If you color your hair, get your roots done ahead of time.


feeling nervous ?
It's to be expected