GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MAKEUP & HAIR TRIALS!

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You might want to book your trial for the same day as your engagement shoot, bridal shower or any other event. However, depending on when these special days are, you might not want to wait that long to book a trial with a favorite stylist as your wedding date may not be available if you wait too long.

Please ask your vendor how many people you are allowed to bring to the trial. Some have a 1 person only requirement…others will allow you to bring more than one. It is up to you whether you want to go to your trials alone, or to bring a mother or best friend. Whomever you decide to bring, please bring someone that will calmly help offer advice and suggestions and not add extra stress…and leave the fiancés at home. They have no place at hair and makeup trials and seeing you all made up for the first time should be done on your wedding day.

Now, it is important for you to be prepared for your meetings and this includes finding images of makeup and hair styles you like.

Saying to your stylist ..."I just want to look pretty" isn’t really helping us help you look your best and how you envisioned. 

I know you aren’t a makeup artist and you have no idea what you want to look like on your wedding day.  But there are thousands of photos to choose from on Pinterest and many brides now start their own Pinterest boards for hair and makeup looks they like.

I dont want to sound mean, but if you provide absolutely nothing to your vendors to work with then you have no right to be disappointed if you don’t get the' look' you hoped for.

Be realistic though, you do want the looks of the model’s in the photos you choose to have similar features as you, coloring, similar eye shape, hair type and ethnicity, etc.

It is important that you arrive on time for your trial! 
Your trial time is 90 minutes long and when you are late you are not only jeopardizing your beauty services for your wedding by now rushing the trial session, but you are also causing other clients who may follow your appointment time to be off schedule too!

Be mindful of your grooming prior to your makeup and hair trials.
This includes grooming your eye brows and other facial hair.
Failure to exfoliate dry and peeling skin only hinders the makeup application and you won’t see the flawless look you hope for.

Please don’t arrive to a makeup trial with makeup on, and please make sure you remove all traces of eye makeup. No one wants to waste time trying to remove 4 layers of caked on waterproof mascara.

And please be respectful and put your phones away during your trials.
There is nothing more annoying that a bride that is constantly moving and looking down while someone is trying to apply makeup or style her hair.
You want your liner on straight?? and your eyelashes on properly?? …then put the phone away.

Hair trials are usually best done when hair is not freshly washed for better hold so discuss this with your stylist prior to trial.

Make sure you have all hair extensions if these apply to the style you would like, and any tiaras or adornments with you.

For best results you will always want to book your Hair and Make-up consultations on the same day. This allows you to get the full visual on your desired look.

You will always have the option of booking your day with your makeup/hairstylist right after your trial. But should you wish to go home and get others opinions and think about it please note that a signed contract and retainer is required to secure your event date. 

Wedding dates are not held just because you came for a trial.
You should discuss with your stylist how long you have before your wedding date will be released and available for other bookings.

So please follow up with your stylists if you choose to not sign right then and there.

Many makeup/hair stylists will contact you a day or so after your trials or will ask you to contact them to see how everything held up and any issues that have arisen afterwards that need to be adjusted before the big day. If you provide them with no follow up information, they are likely to assume everything is OK, and your wedding day is not the time to discuss changes or any concerns.

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If you are uncertain or change your mind of your ‘look’ please get in touch with your stylist a.s.a.p.

Most things can be adjusted without another trial if they are small matters. But it is worth the price of a full retrial for a whole different look to better assess your new ideas and options compared to the first. Chancing it to the day of can lead to a disaster.

Please be open minded to your artist’s recommendations and suggestions for you.

Remember, wedding day makeup is not ‘every day’ makeup and your stylists are professionals and do this all the time. They know about color intensities and how things will read on camera and in different lighting situations.  What you may see and what a photo sees are two completely different things as well.

You are paying a small fortune for this wedding of your dreams, don’t leave your makeup and hair to chance by not choosing a professional for these services, not being prepared, and not being open minded enough to try different things, stepping out of your comfort zone to try a new ‘look’. 

Your wedding photos are the only thing that will be left over for years to come to preserve these memories. 

You want to make sure you look your BEST in them.

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TIPS FOR FINDING AND HIRING A PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST

All eyes will be on you on your wedding.

Your face should reflect the happiness and glow that every bride experiences.

It should also reflect and ‘rise up’ to match the beauty of your gown and headpiece.

Do not skimp on having your makeup done professionally thinking you are saving some money.  Your photos are forever!

Also, make sure that you find a makeup artist that can see your ‘vision’ for how you want to look on your big day.

And make sure you give yourself plenty of time to find the one makeup artist that will be a good fit for YOU!!

Start searching at least a minimum 4-6 months before. But 6-9 months is more realistic.

Makeup artists specializing in bridal makeup book their dates several months to a year in advance so you want to make sure they are available for your date.

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One of the best ways of finding a makeup artist is through word of mouth. A referral from someone you know and trust who has first- hand experience is always a plus as long as your tastes and styles are similar.

Some good questions to ask the person giving the make-up artist referral are the following:

• was the bridal makeup artist reliable and timely

• was the artist friendly and accommodating

• was their kit organized and clean

• how long did the makeup last during your wedding day

• will the artist travel to your home or hotel on your big day

Ask to see photos of the makeup artist work.

If the makeup artist can’t show you photo of his/her work…move on.

When you find someone you think may be a good match for you, call or email them.

Listen to your instincts.

Are they professional in their response? Are they pleasant and courteous?

Do they take the time to answer your questions or rush you off the phone?

Do they ask questions about your skin, your makeup, your vision for your look on your day?

If an email is sent do they respond back to you in a timely manner?

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Set up a trial appointment. Some makeup artist will travel to you for your trial appointment.

Others you have to travel to their studio for the trial but will travel to your location the day of your wedding. Be sure to ask about this ahead of time.

If they are traveling to you for the trial, did he/she show up on time? Do you want to risk this on your big day? Lateness is never excusable.

Is the artist well prepared, and is he/she genuinely interested in what you want and need?

Do they want to know how you are wearing your hair, the style of your dress, what allergies to product you might have if any.

Is the artist’s kit clean and orderly, stocked with a wide range of ‘professional quality’ products and options? And is everything clean and sanitary? Brushes should be clean.

Does the makeup artist wash his/her hands before applying makeup to your face?

Once your makeup trial is completed, don’t be afraid to give your honest feedback.

If you don’t like something, say so. This way the makeup artist can offer alternatives and different options.

Please realize that as a professional we do have experience in what will look good and last but the trial is a conversation between the two of you to come up with a look that you will be happy with. DO NOT say you love it if you don’t because the makeup artist will recreate the same look on your wedding day. The trial is the time to experiment and discuss things and try different colors, etc.

You are paying for this service and have every right to say you aren’t happy.

If your makeup artist is offended or is not willing to accommodate you…move on to another.

If everything checks out and you are happy and want to hire your makeup artist make sure you discuss all the details for your wedding day.

How many total in your party are needing makeup that day.

What time do you need the makeup artist to arrive (allow 30 minutes prior to when you actually think you need them to arrive).

If there are many in your party needing makeup do you need the makeup artist to bring an ‘assistant’ or 'second artist' as well?

Be clear on what the artist payment and business policies are.

And then sit back and relax knowing you have a professional coming to make you gorgeous on your special day !!

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WHY HIRE A PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST FOR YOUR WEDDING?

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You dreamed about this day since …well, forever. So how important is your face on your wedding day?

Will you love your wedding photos when you look back on them for years to come? 

All eyes are on YOU on your wedding day.

YOU are the star of the show.

What could possibly be more important than the way YOU look?

You waited your whole life for this moment....and you are not going to use a professional? 

There is so much more to professional makeup than meets the eye.

A professional knows how colors work. Whether or not to use a certain color does not depend on trends. It depends on chemistry between one's skin, the cosmetics, and the lighting.

A professional knows which colors make your particular eye color ‘pop’!

A professional understands that shimmer reflects light and that it must be placed carefully.

Do you know what powders NOT to use so it won’t produce ‘flashback’ and make you look shiny when the camera takes your pic?

Do you know how to layer and set your makeup so it lasts all day?

Do you know what colors go with others?

A professional knows how to achieve glowing, flawless skin, chooses the best lip color for your personality, and chooses the right products for oily skin vs. dry skin, etc.

A professional is makeup educated. Regularly attends professional makeup shows and seminars and receives the latest updates and stays current on new makeup products, techniques, and news.

A professional uses only top quality camera ready cosmetics and products with the highest percentage of pigment in them…and knows the right tools to apply them properly.

But a professional isn’t there just to do your makeup, a true professional helps you with your skin care needs to get your skin in top shape.

Remember your makeup will only look as good as your skin is underneath it.

And a professional is there to keep you calm and keep you relaxed on your special day and knows how to schedule the day to make everything run smoothly.

So please keep all of this in mind when you are planning your wedding and examining your budget.

How much are you spending on your Gown? Flowers? Invitations? Decorations?

Will you be excited about your wedding album and the glorious entrance you made down the aisle?

Your makeup and hair should rise UP to your gown and flowers and décor.

Whether you choose me or another makeup artist, at least realize that ANYONE can post a profile and say they are a makeup artist....and quote you really low prices...but it is true that you get what you pay for.

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Make sure they have been in business for several years and have testimonials and references from past satisfied clients.

If someone doesn’t even have a professional website that shows who they are, their credentials, and their work.....MOVE ON!!! 

I have been called at the last minute by many a bride who was abandoned a week before her big day when a ‘fly by night’ business closed shop unexpectedly because they weren’t professional, established, or passionate about this business.

And don't ask a cousin or a neighbor to do your makeup just to save some $.

REMEMBER:

Good work ain't cheap...and cheap work ain't good!!!

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9 Tips on How To Be a Glamorous Bride

Not every girl longs to be a ‘glamorous’ bride.

There are still those who want to stay modest and demure.

But for brides looking to add a little to 'glam' their style… here are a few ideas for you. 

1. Choose a plunging dress

If you are blessed with a sexy back, the classiest way to show off some skin in a wedding gown is with a backless dress. The daringly low lines look modest from the front, but catch all eyes from the back. And it goes so well with #2

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2. A Back Necklace

This new trend pairs perfectly with idea #1.

The back jewelry is a sexy and elegant way to accentuate your back.

This is the jewelry to wear when you have an up-do or short hairstyle.

Complement that plunge with a little bit of sparkle, or my # 3 suggestion….Pearls.

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3. Pearls! 

Pearls are more than just jewels. Since the beginning of time, pearls have been revered as one of the world's most beautiful and magical gems. Today, cultured pearls are the foundation of every woman's jewelry wardrobe.

Fashionable and feminine, cultured pearls truly enhance a woman's style.

Rich, classy, and every ‘lady’ since the beginning of time has worn them.

A simple cultured pearl necklace can take a woman through every moment in her life, every outfit in her wardrobe. The possibilities are endless.

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4. Bird Cage Veil

Chic, Classic, and timeless. They’re simply beautiful and scream 'Hollywood glamour', sophistication and elegance. The fabulous bird cage veil can be worn and adapted to suit your personal style and taste. You can have the simple net veil covering your entire face, positioned just below the eyes or covering your head completely – it’s entirely up to you.

You can even dye the netting to any color you want!

Ivory, classic white, black, red, pink, yellow, etc for a ‘pop’ of color!

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  5. Gloves

The ultimate elegant accessory.

Along with pearls, it is the one accessory you will have seen EVERY Old Hollywood actress wearing.

Gloves were worn everywhere in the 1950s and completed a woman's grooming. 

Without gloves she was not properly accessorized. 

Clean gloves were also the hallmark of a lady and white or cream was the most favored. 

The formality of wearing gloves even continued into the sixties but sadly you don’t see much of it anymore now.

However, there are few things as glamorous as a fabulous pair of gloves.

Wrist-length, elbow length & opera-length gloves for weddings, proms, or debutante balls in silk or white leather. They add sophistication to your bridal style.

However, you are certainly not limited to traditional gloves. 

Again, a pop of color can add an element of surprise to a traditional white bridal dress. 

I love the look of black opera length gloves to complete a white gown.

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6. RED

Gone are the days where the bride must wear all white.

Hey, it’s YOUR wedding, and that means YOU get to do what YOU want....the heck with tradition.

And what can be more glamorous than walking down the aisle in a red bridal gown.

Definitely not for the ‘shy’ bride.

Red is for the bride that is confident and WANTS attention!! And believe me, she will get it.

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7. Bling!

Seriously, who doesn't love some Bling!?

Its very glamorous to shimmer, shine and sparkle. But do it in a classy and feminine way.

The possibilities are endless, from a statement necklace or bracelet, a statement hair comb, or even stunning shoes.

And when in doubt of whether to wear bling or pearls...hey, just combine the two.

Go big or go home!!

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8. Go for sultry eyes

Now, those that know me know this is my most favorite makeup look.

Smokey, glamorous eyes, flirty lashes, and a soft, pouty lip.

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 9. Wear sexy lingerie

Even if no one else sees them you’ll know you what sort of sexy underthings you have on, and it will make you feel fabulous all day. Just like wearing perfume, putting on high heels, or doing your makeup, sexy lingerie makes you feel flirty, feel sexy, feel ultra-feminine and that will make you walk and stand with confidence and come across in all your photos.  

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Avoid These Eight Beauty Mistakes on Your Wedding Day!

1. USE PROPER SKIN CARE

Make sure you start a proper skin care regime several weeks before your day to get your skin in top shape.

This includes eating right, and getting the proper vitamins for your skin.

2. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

Not getting enough water will leave you and your skin dehydrated. Water also helps you clean your system so it goes without saying that you skin will look radiant if you flush out all the toxins. And if all that wasn’t enough to make you want to drink….water is essential for losing body fat.

3. USE A WATERPROOF MASCARA

The last thing you want is to see your mascara streaking down your face in all your photographs.

4. DON'T SCHEDULE A FACIAL TO CLOSE TO YOUR DAY

Most are sensitive to getting a facial, especially if you have never had one before. Avoid the red flare-ups that are common by having your last facial at least a week prior to your day.

5. AVOID EAT SALTY FOODS and ALCOHOL THE NIGHT BEFORE

Too much salt causes fluid retention, not only in your body, but in your eyes and skin. You will wake up with puffy eyes, as with two much alcohol also. If this is the case, put a cold compress on your eyes for 10 minutes, and any eye gel with some caffeine as a main ingredient will also help.

6. DO USE A PROFESSIONAL FOR YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP

Obviously if you are not familiar with doing your own hair and makeup and your wedding day is the first time you are going to glam it up, you should definitely consult with a professional. Your wedding day is not the time to save $ on the biggest day of your life. Your photos and your memories are forever. Don’t you want to be the most confident and gorgeous?

A professional will help with the right colors, application, and tricks to make it last all day.

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7. DO WEAR MAKEUP

As a continuation to # 6…..definitely DO WEAR MAKEUP. Not just your regular everyday makeup. This is your time to ‘GLAM IT UP’ a little…or a lot.

It’s your BIG DAY….be a star.

Walk down the aisle looking and feeling ‘special’. A professional will show you how to be glamorous but still look like YOU!

And if you are not the type to wear false eyelashes or some makeup normally, then please do some practice runs before your big day so you feel confident and comfortable with everything.

This goes for artificial nails as well.

8. GET ENOUGH SLEEP

Yes we know you are excited but it is so important for you to not do anything the night before but rest, relax and just dream happy thoughts about how gorgeous you will be, and how happy your new life is going to be.

Shower, listen to soothing music, sip some tea.…(no alcohol remember?), and just relax. Mediation, yoga, poetry, whatever it is that will get you to dose off for a full 8 hours.

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Even Barbie has had a 'GLAM' shoot...what are YOU waiting for??

When I first started my business I intended for it to be a combination of 'boss women motivation' along with 'beauty inspiration'

Your self-love begins to externalize itself in many forms, and one way that I've found to boost your self- love is seeing the outer beauty in yourself.

That in turn gives you the self-confidence and motivation to go out and rock the world and be a boss woman.

At its core value of what I stand for…I am passionate about women feeling confident and empowered.Empowered women can change the world!!!!

Whether a bride, a CEO of a big company, or a teenager just starting to wear makeup, I want you to shine.  

To see your Goddess like qualities. 

To see and ‘feel’ your POWER!!!

Glamour photography celebrates and worships the feminine mystique,

as well as the beauty and sensuality of the women.

And EVERY celebrity…

male and female, young and old, Old Hollywood and New Hollywood, has had one.

Here are 25 reasons why YOU need to do one too!!!

Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner
Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood
Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
Britney Spears
Britney Spears
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
Beyonce
Beyonce
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
Anjelina Jolie
Anjelina Jolie
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
Betty White
Betty White
Marilyn
Marilyn

My goodness.....even BARBIE has had a GLAM shoot!!!.........wearing 'faux' fur of course.

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See yourself that way just once and you ‘get it’...it is life changing and life affirming.

We spend our lives worshiping other females and putting others up on a pedestal admiring and wishing we could have their bodies, their lives, their clothes, and their ‘stuff’.

We follow celebrities on Instagram, we buy magazines they are on the covers of.

We are always seeking approval of some kind and searching for validation in all the wrong places.

We are always seeking ‘something’, though never really finding it.

In new shoes, new hand bags, in a new lipstick.

In a new ....’something’.

But the truth is you will never find it outside yourself.

And we somehow ALWAYS manage to come up with the money for all these ‘other’ things.

We always seem to find the money for this and for that.

But investing in you?  NO WAY!!!

I can’t stress this enough.

YOU NEED TO LISTEN.

These are life-altering moments and lifetime memories!!

So I ask you.....its good enough for others...but not for you ???

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.

Nobody can tax it or take it away from you”  ~Warren Bufett

And in case you still need convincing... I did my own GLAMOUR shoot...at 60!!!
 

My gift to myself for turning 60 this year.

My gift to myself for turning 60 this year.

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A BOUDOIR SHOOT?....you know you want too!!

BOUDOIR:

A woman’s dressing room, bedroom, or private sitting room.

A boudoir session can be the best gift for the love in your life ...or just for yourself.

Just imagine a little black book that reflects the beautiful, confident and sexy side of you.

Boudoir portraits are for all women of any age, shape, and size and ‘beautiful’ or ‘sexy’ doesn't just fit one mold.

We are all beautiful and sexy in our own way. Having confidence and believing in yourself is what makes fantastic pictures. Don’t keep putting it off till you are the‘perfect’ weight.

Hey, curvy looks best in this type of photography anyway.. (and in real life in my opinion!)

Boudoir is for all age ranges and personality types. Whether you are softly feminine, a naughty devil, or a sultry, glamour diva, boudoir is for ALL women.

But let’s face it; most people don’t enjoy having their photos taken. So you can imagine how that discomfort must increase when they decide to do a boudoir shoot in their underwear. Never fear, I am here to give you a few simple tips on preparing for your boudoir shoot.

First of all, Boudoir has gained a reputation for being trashy or common but this isn't true.

Boudoir done right is sexy, tasteful, and very sensual......... as it should be.

Boudoir does not necessarily need to mean lingerie shots or showing a lot of skin, and your photographer will be able to make you look sexy in even a pretty dress or sweater, exposing not to much.

Your boudoir session is all about having fun, getting glammed up, dressed up, letting your hair down and forgetting about little insecurities.

Treating yourself to new lingerie and beauty treatments before the session is a definite excitement and confidence builder!

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How to prepare for your Boudoir shoot

Do your nails and toes. It’s a good excuse for a spa day. Get a good mani/pedi.

Chipped polish is not sexy.

Your nails don’t have to be long, just a nice manicure. Color is optional. It’s usually best to stick with a color that’s fairly neutral, so it doesn’t clash with any of your outfits.

But if it is your personality to love bold colored nails…go for it!!

Hair. It’s best to have a cut you like and to be mindful of your roots. Make sure you have timed your appt with your stylist correctly. Depending on your hairstyling, this could be either the day before or directly before your photography session.

Don’t change your style or color right before a session.

If you tan, the most important thing is an even skin tone. But don’t overdo!

You will not feel sexy with a painful sunburn!

Do apply lotion.

By keeping your skin super moisturized, you will create a natural glow to your skin.

Please make sure you exfoliate your skin...all over from face to toes...a day or two before.

Get a professional eyebrow waxing...also a few days prior, not the day before.

Shave your legs and take care of your bikini area.

You may not be exposing this area…. but YOU will feel sexier, and THAT will show in the photo.

If you normally work out or are active, you know what activities will help you to feel sexy and lean. Do that the day before, but not the day of. Your muscles actually swell after a heavy workout.

Schedule your session taking into account your ‘cycle’ .

You will feel sexier without your monthly visitor.

If you’re worried about your mid-section, watch what you eat and drink.

There are certain foods and drinks that can cause bloating so try to avoid those for a day or two before your shoot. Limit your sugar and salt intake. Salads and fish a few days prior.

Limit your carbs....pasta, bread ...as these retain water.

It is good idea to have a little something in your stomach before the session.

Also, if you want a glass of wine/champagne to relax you, you really need to eat a little.

What to Wear to Your Boudoir Shoot

Don’t wear any tight clothing especially underwear. These will leave pressure marks in your skin and they take awhile to disappear.

The best thing to wear is a but­ton down shirt so your make-up and hair will not be messed dur­ing wardrobe changes. You can slip in and out easily.

Arrive with a clean face with no makeup on.

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What to bring to your shoot

Everybody has different tastes in lingerie and this can be very personal to some people.

Always bring what you are comfortable wearing as being confident and comfortable has a big affect on the outcome of your images.

Look at magazines to see what you like. Go through your closet and your friend’s closets!

What does your partner like? What do you like about your body?

Use lingerie and other clothing to show off.

Treat yourself to some pretty lingerie.

You will probably never do anything like this again so really make an event out of it. Treat yourself to some beautiful lingerie. Not only will this make your photos more interesting, it will boost your confidence, making you look your best. Be sure to try the lingerie on beforehand, and maybe bring a friend with you to the dressing room that will be totally honest.

Plan on three or four outfits changes for a two hour session. (Discuss this with your photographer before hand)

  • Corsets
  • Killer push up bra
  • Boy shorts
  • Stockings/garter belts
  • High Heels
  • Men’s white shirt
  • Shawls
  • Bikinis
  • Brides tiaras, veil, wedding lingerie
  • Gloves
  • Fishnets
  • Hats
  • Jewelry
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Bring extra shoes

Bring the appro­pri­ate shoes to com­plete an outfit but also pack extra shoes.

You never know what may occur with shoes in regards to the heel.

Fur­ther­more, if the shoes hurt halfway through your session then have an alter­na­tive option avail­able with you.

But remember...stilettos..stilettos...stilettos.

Nothing makes you feel or move sexier than a sexy high heel show.

Hair and Makeup

Unless you know how to do camera-ready make-up on yourself, then professional make-up for your boudoir shoot is a must! Having the hair and make-up stylist is a fantastic experience, and it is nice to be pampered, especially if you are going out afterwards!

Makeup can be as natural and fresh, or sexy and smoldering as you wish.

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False Lashes!!

You may think they look somewhat fake in real life and you may feel weird wearing them.

However, in the photos they make a HUGE difference. You actually don’t really notice them in the pictures, but you will notice their effect. They accentuate your eyes. These are a must-have.

Trust me…they will make you feel glamorous and sexy!!

Most women will have never seen themselves styled; posing in beautiful lingerie, hair and makeup done, so you have to be prepared to see yourself in a different light.

Arrive early

Pack your costumes, lingerie and any props the day before. No rushing around at the last minute packing your bags.

Leave the house early the day of the shoot. You do not want to arrive fran­tic and stressed from deal­ing with traf­fic for these emo­tions may carry over into your pic­tures. You want your images to relay a pos­i­tive energy not a stren­u­ous facial and body expres­sion. Your body should be relaxed and not tense.

Some boudoir photographers will allow you to bring a friend with you to your shoot. Be sure you ask your photographer to find out their policies. You could also ask about boudoir parties.

HAVE FUN!!!!!

A boudoir shoot is about YOU!!

Enjoy it to the fullest. Embrace the glam­our behind it and chan­nel your inner sen­sual diva mak­ing the pho­to­graph a com­plete success.

As the client, you have full control over how much skin you do (or do not) want to show off.

You can bare as little or as much as you wish, remember, a good photographer knows how to hide your flaws.

You will of course be a little nervous about your photo shoot. Most women feel a little trepidation when they are thinking about their boudoir session because this is something that is completely out of their comfort zone.

You will start with some easy poses. This will help you relax and gain confidence. As your photography session progresses you’ll do more elaborate posing. You’ll be surprised how easy it is. You can be as tame or bold as you wish.

Don't be nervous.

I promise you, you will look FABULOUS. Your insecurities will melt as you get in front of the camera. This is your time to feel sexy so you need to relax and have fun! Nervousness and lack of self-confidence will show up on your photos. Just remind yourself that no matter how you THINK you look, you will look amazing in the end. Again, your photographer knows how to hide your flaws.

Do push yourself to go a little bit outside of your comfort zone during the shoot.

Some girls think they will stay totally covered up during the entire shoot. Of course, you can if you want. But many girls, once they are in the swing of it and having fun, decide to get a little naughty. I’m not talking about totally nude or anything, but maybe a hint of nudity. You want your photos tasteful and classy, but some of the best shots come when you let down your guard a little. And remember, your photos would never be posted without your permission.

Lastly, you’re mental ATTITUDE! It will show in the photos.

THIS is the key to good Boudoir Photography.

You have to feel good about yourself.

You have to feel sexy.

You have to trust your photographer.

Need some ideas on how to pose??

Just Google

Old Hollywood pinups or Gil Elvgren,the great American ‘pin up‘ artist or just go on Pinterest and type in Boudoir.

Remember these words as you pose:

tease,flirty, playful, sultry, sexy, glamour, sensuous.

Look at this as a once-in-a-lifetime investment.

Most of you will never do anything like this again so the photos you receive from it will be a keepsake that should last forever. How fun will it be to show your daughter/granddaughter (when their older of course!) how beautiful you looked and what a nice gift you gave to your husband!

I’ve never met a lady who said, “Gee, I wish I didn’t get gorgeous, sexy photos of myself taken!”

I had a blast when I did mine, and I would do it all over again in a heart beat. If I could do it every month I would...hey, there is so many different outfits, lingerie, shoes, and jewelry to choose from.

So treat yourself to a confidence boosting shoot today that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

It is empowering ...and you will look at yourself differently when you see how gorgeous you are.

No matter who you are doing this boudoir shoot for, deep down it is really for YOU!!

They may be going to someone else, but the experience itself is ALL yours.

Have fun, tease, flirt…. and WORK IT!!

Interested in doing a shoot??? YAY!! ...Just get in touch with me!

www.deevabeauty.com

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Photographer credits:

Al Ojeda

Diego Molina

Marjorie Raggo

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