I can't believe I never wrote this blog post, in my ten years of blogging and boudoiring. (yes I am inventing that word)
What goes on a Boudoir Shoot?
Lot's of giggles that's for sure. And depends on the photographer but pretty much this is the drill:
Most people come with more than it is needed, just in case - the extra pretty pink set, and the loose sexy underwear in the drawer. It goes on the bed, and we sort it, so I can plan your shoot:
"This outfit for the window, this one for the black background, this one for rolling around the bed and this one to take off".
Now I get your butt in the makeup stool, depending on how much makeup you use on a day to day basis, we can go from natural: make your eyes pop - to glam smokey eye.
This will feel like a lot of makeup if you are not used to any, the thing is, photography makeup is more than the everyday stuff, we need to highlight your eyes as much as possible. And hopefully, it will bring out your inner stripper :)
Now you got your full face on, we retouched the hair if needed, it is time show me the goodies! Kidding. We start we the most covered outfit, maybe even some headshots to easy you into the sexy part. And it is nice to have a PG photo for social media with all your makeup done anyway.
Well, I won't reveal all my secrets, but there is a lot of instruction, showing you what to do first, showing you the basic poses and lot's of laughs. Because honestly, this is "the most ridiculous thing" you will ever do in front of a stranger. But the results are awesome! I do show you some photos along the way to show you what I am seeing. Most reactions are like: wow! I did not think I could pull this off!
I like to finish the sessions with a couple of shots between the sheets. To me, those are the most "real" and after tossing your hair and rolling around, you truly do look like you have been busy :)
And this is pretty much what happens in all the sessions at my place. You come in a little bit or a whole lot of nervous and that is perfectly normal. And then you forget you are prancing around in your underwear.