Boudoir Makeup Service – A Must!

All reputable Boudoir Photographers offer an option for makeup and hair artists to doll you up before your photo session. In fact, some require that you have a seat in the makeup chair before the shooting begins. There is good reason for this.

First of all, as photographers, we have established relationships with makeup artists that we trust. These artists understand what we do and what we need from them. It is imperative that the makeup artist understands how makeup for photography differs from everyday makeup.

From the right colors to the perfect false eyelashes, Boudoir makeup professionals are your best friend (aside from your photographer). If you are not accustomed to wearing makeup, it might be a bit of a shock to your system. Often it seems very heavy. Never fear, typically the camera reduces about 30% of what you see. What might appear over done in the mirror ends up looking perfect in the final pictures. It is a good rule of thumb to trust the professionals and let them do their work.

When booking your boudoir session, make sure a makeup artist is available for you. There is typically an additional charge, but it is well worth it.

Keeping it Casual….

by Jeremy of Tampa Boudoir Photography

When you think of Boudoir Photography do you think of extreme amounts of lace and frills? Maybe so. But Boudoir Photography can be so much more! Many of my clients feel awkward in such attire. At home you are more likely to find them in cotton bottoms and a t shirt. So why not show that off in a boudoir photo session? Believe me, men find a woman relaxed and in cotton as sexy as in lace, if not more so. This is a great look to begin your session as it tends to put you in a comfort zone right off the bat. Being in front of a camera can be a daunting experience to be sure, this is a way to ease yourself into it. From pajama bottoms to his favorite sports team tshirt, it all works if photographed in the correct tone.

So when you are packing your bag for  your boudoir photography session, don’t forget the comfy clothes. Adding a real variety to your session will only enhance the experience!

Courtesy Tampa Boudoir


Preparing for your Boudoir Photography session

What needs to be done before your Boudoir Photography session? Well, its really all not that involved, but there are a few things to take note of.

  • Be sure to stay hydrated. This will give you the best looking skin on camera.
  • Decide on the tone you would like. Bring in examples you enjoy and would like inspiration from.
  • If using our makeup/hair service, be sure to arrive with clean hair and clean face, she will handle the rest.
  • Wear loose clothing to your shoot! This is so very important. If you wear jeans to your shoot we will end up sitting for half an hour before the skin impressions go away. Warm up pants and a tshirt are best.
  • Do not starve yourself. A day’s worth of starvation will make little to no difference on camera. I would much rather have you happy and energetic. The lighting will do the rest. ;)
  • If you are waxing, give yourself couple of days for irritation to go away.
  • Take a deep breath, and enjoy!

Choosing a Boudoir Photographer

So you are ready for a Boudoir Photography session, but who should you hire to conduct the shoot?

There are many Boudoir Photographers across the US and chances are one is located near you. A quick Google search will surely give you a list of available photographers who would want your business.

When browsing web pages, it is important to notice the consistency and quality of the photographer’s work. Is there a variety? Do their images look as if they belong in a magazine. Do they have reviews? Can they provide images that will be pleasing to both yourself and your boyfriend or husband? Do they offer any advice on preparation and wardrobe? These are just some of the important questions you should ask yourself when considering a Boudoir Photographer.

Above all else, make sure the photographer has a style that you think fits the purpose of your photo shoot.

What is Boudoir Photography?

You have heard the term “Boudoir Photography”. You have heard a few of your friends have done it. But what is Boudoir Photography exactly?

Boudoir Photography is at type of Glamour Photography and is a growing trend amongst women who want to celebrate themselves through the medium of photography. Typically it is shot in a glamorous tone with lingerie or other revealing clothing as the attire. While the term boudoir is French for bedroom, boudoir photography can be located just about anywhere. In the bedroom, out of the bedroom, indoors, outdoors, wherever the client and photographer agree upon.

There are many variations within the Boudoir Photography genre. Some give a more airy and pretty tone, others give a more seductive and sexy tone. It is important to locate a Boudoir Photographer whose style meets your own vision for your photo shoot.

While some women choose to take part in a Boudoir Photography sessions for the man in their life, others choose to do so as a gift for themselves! Boudoir Photography is a giant ego boost and will leave you feeling beautiful.


Courtesy Charlotte Boudoir Photography