Apr 19, 2022

How to Prepare for a Boudoir Session: Our Top 9 Tips

So, you scheduled your first Spark Session with Lindsay Hite, founder of Show Your Spark Photography, and now you are wondering…How do I prepare for a boudoir session?  

We firmly believe that every woman is ready to show up as their full self in front of the camera, as is.  However, we want YOU to arrive in our studio as your most confident self. 

With that in mind, here are our top 9 tips to prepare for a boudoir session.

How to Prepare for Boudoir Session; Woman in black lingerie on couch; boudoir photography by Lindsay Hite

1. Schedule beauty appointments.

We recommend that as soon as you book your Spark Experience, you immediately schedule anything in your beauty regimen.  This way, you will have more success coordinating appointments with your hairstylist, manicurist, and esthetician with the date of your scheduled Spark Session.  

2. Freshen your hair with a safe haircut.

A fresh haircut and color can do wonders for your confidence levels. However, now is not the time to consider drastic changes, like getting bangs for the first time!  

We want your haircut to reflect you. Your Spark Session is not the place to trial run anything new.  We hope you will treasure and look back fondly on your artwork, fully able to recognize yourself in the images.  

If you desire to try a new hairstyle, by all means, go for it!  But, give it six weeks to a month before your session so you can see how you like it and have time to make adjustments if needed. 

blonde headshot in black bra; women's empowerment photography by Lindsay Hite; how to prepare for a boudoir session

3.  Attend to any personal grooming practices.

Personal grooming is an individual decision.  We support you in any choices you make in this area.  Some clients wax, some shave, some laser, and some don’t do anything.  

If you require an esthetician appointment, you will want to time it properly, so the redness has time to clear out before your session.

woman in black lingerie, boudoir photography by Lindsay Hite, a pivotal moment; how to prepare for a boudoir session

4. Pamper your nails.

We recommend having your nails done because your hands will be in a lot of pictures.  Choose a style that feels good for you.  We’ve seen dark hues, French manicures, neutrals, gemstones, reds, greys, you name it, gracing our studio!

brunette in peach lingerie in bathtub with rubber ducks; reinvented boudoir photography by Lindsay Hite,  how to prepare for a boudoir session

5. Stay Hydrated.

Drink lots of water for at least a week leading up to your session so that you are well hydrated and your skin looks and feels good.  

6. Fuel Properly

Take care of your physical body by eating foods that make you feel good the morning of your session.  We also suggest you pack a lunch and snacks to keep your strength and energy levels high during your session. 

Our physical state is linked to our mindset.  When we feel physically weak, we can lose our confidence and energy.  We want you to be able to show up for yourself in mind, body, and spirit. To that end, we provide our clients access to our fridge and microwave to store any lunch or snacks they might need during the day spent with us.  

blonde in rose colored lingerie, on teal sofa; boudoir photography by Lindsay Hite

7. Skincare

Show up as you are! We want to see you in your natural skin.  Now is also the time to exfoliate and moisturize your skin.

Please, avoid spray tans or sun exposure with highly patterned suntan lines.   Your skin is most beautiful when it is most authentically you.

Side by side, brunette in teal lingerie boudoir photography by Lindsay Hite

8. Stretch

If you are a yoga fan, go ahead and do some yoga before leaving your house in the morning.  Our sessions are physically and emotionally full days.  Stretching before, during, and after your session can help loosen the body, release the nerves, and help you tap into deeper layers of body awareness.  

boudoir photography boston; woman in black lingerie in power pose; empowering luxury portrait experience; Lindsay Hite Photography

9.  Pack your Bags

Make a list of all your wardrobe “must-haves” and “maybes”, including your accessories and shoes. The day before, pack your bags to make sure you have everything you need.  Pack any food or snacks you might need during the day.  If you are a journaler, grab that, as well, to record the experience and your emotions throughout the day.

Show YOUR Spark!

Most of all, come as you are, in your confident self, ready to have fun.  It’s going to be a party!  We can’t wait to have you in the studio! Contact us today to start your Spark Experience!

You are powerful, courageous, and one of a kind! Show your Spark!

woman in front of CD Wall; Time to Celebrate, boudoir photography by Lindsay Hite

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