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Dallas Boudoir Photography Session | Blissful Iris Studio | Beauty Session Tips


October 18, 2018


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This Dallas boudoir session was so gorgeous! I’m also here to share a few boudoir session tips if you choose to book a session!

Preparing for your Session

If you want the full experience, the best option to make yourself look your best is to hire a hair & makeup professional. I have a professional artist that I can refer you to.  If you would prefer not to use our in house artist, there are hair and makeup artists all over the DFW area. 

Hair should be down, loose, and light on product. Loose braids can be a good variation, but in general your hair should be free-flowing. This gives us more options during the session. Clip-in extensions, & hairpieces can be a great way to glam up your hairstyle.

Makeup should fit your outfit – softer and more natural for casual attire, dark and dramatic for sexier looks. Don’t feel like your makeup should be extra heavy for photos – the way your makeup looks in person is exactly how it will photograph. Lip gloss/stick and fake eyelashes are fantastic enhancements and are encouraged! The key areas are the eyes and the lips!

Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure, but avoid facials or waxing for 1-2 days before your session as they can cause redness. Please be well moisturized and exfoliated prior to your session. I also encourage getting a bikini wax prior to the session so there’s no need to ask me to edit “down there.” Lol!

Feel free to bring a friend with you. I find that it helps make you more comfortable and they offer lots of support!

What to Wear

Wear something non-restrictive to the studio. Garments with elastic often leave unsightly lines and redness.

Invest in one or two cute panties or a bra & panty set that makes you feel super sexy and fits you perfectly. Solid vibrant colors work best. Black is a MUST!

Consider personal items from your significant other – ties, hats, sports jerseys, tees, work attire, etc – to personalize your images. For example, my husband loves to hunt, so anything camo works great!

Consider bringing a gown & lace cardigan if you’re nervous about being too revealing, though I try to make it as tasteful as I can. However, if you want to make it more sexy for the soon to be (or current) hubby, we can totally go there too.

Load up on accessories. Thigh high stockings, long necklaces, chokers, pearls, costume jewelry, hats, scarves, and most importantly – high heels! Tall leather boots or cowboy boots paired with a cute pair of panties can be an outfit all on their own.

Remember that sometimes no outfit can be the best outfit. Sometimes simply implying the lack of clothing can be very sexy by simply covering with a white sheet or pillow. Remember, it is entirely your decision how much or little you want to reveal in your portraits.

Don’t feel like you have to spend lots of money on new items for your session. Although it can be nice to have one elaborate piece of lingerie, we can create stunning images with the items you already own.

Don’t wear anything that is too small that will leave visible lines on your skin.

Please don’t tan or use spray tan prior to your session. It isn’t flattering and can appear orange in images.

Try not to bring more than one piece of over-sized clothing (men’s button-up shirts, jerseys, sweaters, etc). Although they seem cute and sexy, they make it difficult to show off your body, which is the whole point!

If you have any other questions about what to bring or how to prepare for your session, please let me (or your photographer) know. It’s ok to bring too much. We can pick out the most flattering items once you arrive to your session!

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