The Do’s and Don’ts of an Intimate Photography Shoot

December 6, 2013

If you are thinking about scheduling an intimate photography shoot with Le Boudoir Studio-first of all BRAVO and second of all, you may have some questions or perhaps some pre-conceived notions of what to do or what NOT to do. As experts in the business, we wanted to help our fellow ladies out so we’re all on the same page! When we got to chatting about the list; it was actually pretty funny! We hope you enjoy this blog!

What to do versus what not to do in regards to intimate photography

DO: Wear sexy panties – doesn’t matter is they are covering your booty or are barely there. Make sure they fit nicely, are in good condition and are a material that makes YOU feel sexy and confident.

DON’T: Wear granny panties! Granny panties are for comfy times- in your bed, at home! Not for your intimate photography shoot.

DO: Have your hair and make-up professionally done by one of our fabulous artists! This will ensure you have the right look and amount of glam to look good under the professional lighting at the studio! Plus it’s more time to feel pampered and who doesn’t want that?! Check out our blog dedicated to why professional hair and make-up is essential for your boudoir success!

DON’T: Look on Pinterest and decide to get creative with your own hair and make-up. Let’s leave the experiments for home and girl time! We want to ensure you feel and look your absolute best the day of the shoot!

DO: Exfoliate/shave your legs, arm pits, bikini area etc! You want to feel silky and smooth after all

DON’T: Accidentally forget to shave! Ahhh!

DO: Come with natural or lightly sun kissed skin.

DON’T: Use spray tans (booth or professional) or self tanner, we definitely do not recommend the use of either one. If you opt to use either a spray tan or self tanner; you may forfeit the use of certain sets for risk of the solution bleeding on to our beautiful sets. Please note that spray tans and self tanner do not photograph well in most cases.

DO: Wear outfits that you feel and look sexy in. You want to ensure the outfits fit nicely also.

DON’T: Wear outfits that are too tight or too baggy – you get the idea 😉

DO: Come to your shoot alone ready to be pampered and have a day dedicated to you!

DON’T: Bring your mama, your bestie or your baby to your shoot. They will be distracting and will take away from the boudoir experience!

DO: Opt for a mani/pedi- French tips work nicely as it is a classic look and will not clash with anything you decide to wear/not wear!

DON’T: Get too excited with patterns, dark/bright colors. We do not want your nails distracting from your beautiful face!

The list that will ensure your intimate photography is a success!

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Should you still have questions, feel free to check out our FAQ! We look forward to working with you beautiful ladies; contact us soon!



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