What to Prep when You're Expecting (to take your clothes off).

  • Moisturize! Inside & Out! Make sure to keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water and moisturizing your skin all over. Hydration is super important to looking and feeling your best.
  • For any skin treatments, from facials to lasers to injections, give yourself at least 2-3 weeks between your procedure and your shoot, and talk to your Dermatologist.
  • Hair Removal-I recommend shaving the night before and waxing a few days prior. You want to allow your body to heal and any redness to go away before your session. Hairy areas can be distracting, and you know your body hair best. Pay attention to limbs, face, neck and bikini regions.
  • Hands & Feet play a larger role in your boudoir session than you might think. I would prepare your hands and feet with a mani-pedi the day before, and make sure the color fits the look and feel you're after. 
  • If you are having your make-up done, come with a clean, exfoliated and well moisturized face. And don't scrub your face until it's raw or red-be gentle.
  • You know your hair, so if you have super oily hair that tends to grease up, wash your hair the day of the session. If you're hair functions better with a day or so between washes, wash your hair the day before your session.
  • If you are having on-location hair and makeup, prior to the shoot, send us a photo of yourself, a photo of what you want to look like and a description of your hair type and we'll tell you how to best prepare!
  • Get plenty of sleep the night before. I know you are probably nervous, but if you are well rested, you're session will be that much more awesome. We don't want you to fall asleep and force us to Weekend at Bernies the shoot, so get plenty of shut-eye.
  • Bring lots of outfit options. The more you bring, the better! We may see something completely different than you do, so it's always good to be over prepared in the clothing & lingerie department. 
  • Avoid clothing with stains, pils or rips, and iron/steam any items that are super wrinkly. To avoid wrinkles, you can bring items on hangers in a garment bag.
  • Be mindful of accessories and props. Bring one or 2 pairs of your favorite heels and be thoughtful when selecting accessories and jewelry. If there is something super specific to your shoot, please let me know ahead of time so I can come prepared.
  • Don't get drunk! A lot of women think they will feel better with a few glasses of champagne, but you want to avoid getting drunk, since that is rarely a good look. No one wants a session full of duck lip drunk blink portraits, so if you drink, drink responsibly. 
  • Enjoy the experience.  This is an opportunity to relax, let go and have fun!