Gearing up for a boudoir session? I’ve got you covered! I know you’ve already got your outfit planned and your makeup inspiration look pulled, but have you checked off these boxes?
- Come Up with an Empowering Mantra: Having the nervous jitters before your shoot is completely normal, but I’ve found that one of the best ways to pump yourself up is to repeat an affirmative mantra or positive phrase! Maybe it’s “I’m sexy and I know it!” or “I am grateful for all that I am,” or “May I be kind to myself today and always.”
- Make Yourself a Fun Playlist: Great music can really set you up for a killer shoot. Choose 20 to 30 of your favorite songs (I recommend mostly upbeat pieces to keep energy up) and be ready to press play the day of your shoot. No playlist? No sweat. I’ve got a few to choose from!
- Model the Heck Out of Your Outfit: Reserve 30 to 60 minutes sometime between now and your boudoir session to put on your outfits. The more comfortable you are in the outfits, the more comfortable you’ll be on the day of the shoot! Also, tell yourself how awesome you look in each one and call out your favorite physical feature in each outfit.
- Write Down Why You’re Doing This: Take a good 15 to 20 minutes to write down the reasons why you decided to do a boudoir shoot. Maybe it’s to embrace your body or you want to give a milestone gift to your partner. Whatever the reason, this session is a celebration of those reasons, and we’re going to have a heck of a time.
Hey it’s me! I own and run Sub Rosa Boudoir. I’ve lived in Austin since 1996 and have been a photographer since 2006.