5 Simple Ways to Prepare For Your Boudoir Session

So let’s say you’ve booked your session… now what?! I’m sure you are feeling a ton of emotions right about now: excited, nervous, ready/not ready, but most of all – feel accomplished!

You took the first step, and now we’re here to help you rock it.

Your boudoir experience is an investment, so of course you want to put extra time and effort into prepping before your session to ensure the maximum boudie experience. (…oh, and if you’re doing a couples session – you and your partner can definitely prep together. It’s more fun with two anyway!)

Start drinking more water.

You’ve heard it a million times. More water = glowing skin. And well, your mama was right! Besides giving you more energy, it will make your skin glow and help to flush out any yucky toxins.  To some, water is their easy go-to beverage of choice. But to others, it can be hard to drink such a bland thing. Try jazzing it up with some lemon in a cute bottle that you can refill throughout the day – or even use a water additive like Mio Water Enhancer or Propel Powder. If you are like me, you need a reminder to keep that hydration going, and guess what? There are some pretty amazing things out there to do just this. Check out this article on smart ways to help you get your hydration on.

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It’s all about the skin, baby.

Start moisturizing regularly before your session.  Trust me – no one wants scaly skin in their photos. We love glowing skin! Be mindful not to try any new skincare products for a few weeks before your session, in case you have an allergic reaction.

In our studio, body hair is natural and a personal choice! You can show up to your session with as little or as much as you’d like. If you want to wax, feel free, but make sure if this is your first time to give yourself at least a week to heal before your session. We want to limit any redness or bumps where possible.

Start Stretching!

Stretch for 5-10 minutes before bed and/or when you wake up in the morning. Give yourself a good 2 weeks of solid stretches. I’m going to be putting you in a bunch of bendy poses with your back arched, your arms holding you up, and curving your body in the best ways.

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Here are some of my favorite (and super easy!) stretches that will help you to be a limber and flexible Siren on your session day:

  • Seated Spinal Twist: this one will stretch your hips, back, and glutes. It’ll also help you practice that sexy peek over your shoulder
  • Extended Cobra Pose: this pose will help you gain some upper body strength while also increasing your overall back flexibility
  • Thread the Needle:  looking for a full upper body stretch? Thread the Needle is great for not only stretching out your lower back, but also for helping to lengthen your arm stretch to increase blood flow and make you feel more relaxed
  • Downward Facing Dog: this stretch does wonders for deeply stretching the back and building some upper body strength. If you’re not comfortable with a full downward dog, you can modify by leaning your heels against a wall to help balance.
  • Child’s Pose: this yoga pose is great for right before bed. It really stretches out the lower back and relaxes any anxieties you might be feeling.

Do any stretches that you are comfortable with to get you prepped and ready to stretch yourself out for your session. In the case of extreme procrastination, stretching the morning of your session is mandatory! You want to be sure you are at your most limber!

Get your beauty rest.

You deserve it and you know you need it! Besides helping with things like puffy or dark circles under your eyes, having a good night’s sleep will also do wonders for your energy level in the shoot. It’s a looong day so you’ll definitely want to be well-rested.

Join our Facebook Group!

Join us over in our VIP Facebook Group and feel free to invite your besties to join it too! We love to share session sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes with the group, and you can also share your images there too. It’s a super empowering place and you will totally feel like a goddess. Soak up that positivity, babe!

Note: The VIP group is for female-identifying folks only.

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Don’t worry, I’ll be sending info to your inbox to pump you up before your session and remind you of the do’s and don’ts all the way up to your session date!