How to prepare for your session

For many of the gorgeous ladies who grace the other side of my camera this is the first time in a long time (if ever) that they’ve done a session like this.

Believe it or not, these beauties are (extra)ordinary women just like you.  They do laundry, run errands and work day to day.

But for an afternoon, they came into our studio for a little glam treatment, and you can too!

We will pamper you with hair and make-up, and photograph your lovely self!

Here are a few tips to prepare for your session!

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what to bring:

your favorite 3 blouses (the ones that make you feel younger, sexier and fashionable)

a gorgeous gown or two (especially if we are doing a beauty or fashion shoot)

jewelry…gold, silver, diamonds…your favorite pieces (especially if they coordinate with your outfits)!

black, beige and white panties or thongs (they photograph well under your outfit or by themselves)!

your favorite bedroom attire, especially if you’re coming for a boudoir session (corsets, baby dolls, and matching sets are all welcome)

a fitted black camisole or tank top

high heels / fabulous shoes

props…for boudoir: his hats, ties, jersies and dress shirts; thigh-highs, fishnets and furs

props…for beauty: silk robe, glamourous gloves, scarves / sashes, headpieces

your confidence

your smiles

your sexy self

your best girlfriend (she’ll be a great cheerleader)

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what to do:

get enough sleep the night before

come with clean dry hair…the stylist will take it from there

take extra good care of your skin; drink lots of water and moisturize

lotion your body the morning of your session…your skin will thank you and it will show in your photographs

get a mani/pedi…your hands will be used to frame your face and body, you want them to look and feel good

schedule any waxing appointments for one week before your session…whether it’s facial or body waxing, one week will allow any redness or irritation to disappear but will not allow hair to re-appear

be sure all tanning (whether it’s spray or bed) is done one to two weeks before your session: it will look better if it has faded into your skin a bit (note: please don’t feel like you need to tan – you’re beautiful just as you are)

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what not to do:

tan just before the session

drink too much (alcohol) the night before

stress…this is meant to be fun and relaxing!

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