THE INDEX

Whaatttt have you gotten yourself into?! 
Let's start by clarifying: you are a QUEEN and you are going to own this session! I know you're feeling a little anxious, excited and probably just a bit terrified, but I promise we are going to make magic together! This prep guide is designed to alleviate some of the mystery behind boudoir sessions, and hopefully leave you feeling well prepared!

I have been photographing boudoir for over 3 years now, working with women JUST like you to help show them that their sexuality is like having a magical power. Feeling sexy helps you feel strong and confident in almost every area of life. Confidence radiates through you, and walking with your head held high makes everyone think: "What's her secret?!" Feeling sexy is empowering, not shameful like so many would have you believe.

Women are SO beautiful at ANY age, any size, and at any stage of life. I love being able to encourage women to pamper themselves, and there's no better feeling to me then being able to show someone their images, and have them say "Oh my gosh, I can't believe that's me!"

I promise, it's ALL you, girl. I work with natural light, shadows, angles, flattering lingerie and posing to help flatter you, and I have a personal commitment to NOT warp the shape of your body in photoshop. 

Ooohhh, girl! 

- coco chanel

the most courageous act is to think for yourself, out loud. 

my motto:

I'm going to be walking you through poses- and many of them will be very suggestive. Although everything is faked/posed, we're suggesting masturbation, so I may ask you to put your hand over your vagina, or slip your fingers in the band of your underwear. I take a very feminist and sex positive approach to my work, and  love to show a brave and proud woman who embraces her sexuality! If at ANY time you're uncomfortable with a pose, all you need to do is speak up. Everyones comfort level is different and I never pressure anyone to do any poses they're uncomfortable with!

believable!

 boudoir photos need to be 

brace yourself

You're gonna need to 

Picking your outfits is no simple process, but I don't want you to stress. Have fun and remember that not everything is going to be flattering on you. EVERYONE has a different body type- we just need to find what really, really works for you! Find something you feel amazing in. Stay patient and calm and remember that the work is worth it. You will find the right pieces for you, no matter your size!

What to wear? 

You're going to need 3 outfits

This is your little black dress type outfit. Something that covers you, gives you a bit of a warmup phase. It doesn't actually need to be a little black dress- it can be a nice chunky knit sweater, your spouse's button-up shirt, a body-suit, or even a blanket to wrap up in! 
I love when my clients bring creative pieces, like jean jackets, business blazers, 

A "Little Black Dress"

Picking your outfits is no simple process, but I don't want you to stress. I want you to have fun and remember that not everything is going to be flattering on you. EVERYONE has a different body type- we just need to find what really, really works for you! I want you to do your work to find just the right outfits for you. Find something you feel amazing in. Go to a lingerie store and ASK THE WORKERS FOR HELP!  Stay patient and calm and remember that the work is worth it. You will find the right pieces for you, no matter your size!

What to wear? 

You're going to need 3 outfits

Or something else that's kind of "cute". A simple baby-doll lingerie piece, an athletic bra/panties set... or a batman t-shirt with marijuana socks? (see queen to the right  lol) Please make sure your bras and panties are a good fit!

Matching Bra and Panties

Picking your outfits is no simple process, but I don't want you to stress. I want you to have fun and remember that not everything is going to be flattering on you. EVERYONE has a different body type- we just need to find what really, really works for you! I want you to do your work to find just the right outfits for you. Find something you feel amazing in. Go to a lingerie store and ASK THE WORKERS FOR HELP!  Stay patient and calm and remember that the work is worth it. You will find the right pieces for you, no matter your size!

What to wear? 

You're going to need 3 outfits

This is your sexiest, sexy stuff! The items that normally only a romantic partner would see. Corsets, fishnets, thongs, stilettos, thigh-high boots, handcuffs, whatever suits you! FYI: Thigh-high stockings like the model to the right is wearing are mostly just a pain in the butt! They cut in on people's legs, roll down, and just waste time! 

The "Naughty" Stuff!

Picking your outfits is no simple process, but I don't want you to stress. I want you to have fun and remember that not everything is going to be flattering on you. EVERYONE has a different body type- we just need to find what really, really works for you! I want you to do your work to find just the right outfits for you. Find something you feel amazing in. Go to a lingerie store and ASK THE WORKERS FOR HELP!  Stay patient and calm and remember that the work is worth it. You will find the right pieces for you, no matter your size!

What to wear? 

You're going to need 3 outfits

There is NEVER any pressure to do this, I work with your comfort level! However, I do encourage you to give it a try if you're feeling comfortable and good about your session! Remember, these images NEVER have to be seen by anyone else besides you and I. YOU decide whether or not I can share them in my boudoir Facebook group. We don't need to photograph nipples or your lower half at all if you don't want- we can use creative ways to cover you up, or you can strut your stuff! :)

Nude Portraits

Picking your outfits is no simple process, but I don't want you to stress. I want you to have fun and remember that not everything is going to be flattering on you. EVERYONE has a different body type- we just need to find what really, really works for you! I want you to do your work to find just the right outfits for you. Find something you feel amazing in. Go to a lingerie store and ASK THE WORKERS FOR HELP!  Stay patient and calm and remember that the work is worth it. You will find the right pieces for you, no matter your size!

What to wear? 

I also encourage at least one pair of killer heels! The sexiest heels you can get your hands on... the higher, the better! They elongate the legs and help lift the glutes. However, I understand that many people really hate heels, so I don't force them on anyone! ;-)
Regular old "pumps" are the way to go. Heels with a strap around the ankle will make your legs appear shorter! 

Stilettos

I really, really encourage people to have their makeup done professionally. If you're not a makeup wearer, then please don't worry. I've done sessions for people with absolutely no makeup more than once, however if you want makeup and aren't well versed in doing it yourself, then please invest in a professional! Often times I have people who just get their friend to do makeup, and equally as often they end up hating their makeup, stressing, scrubbing it off, and going without makeup. 

Makeup Professionals: Jenny Goreham (Woods Harbour) Dianne Deveau (Meteghan) Katrina Foster (Barrington) Heidi Fleming (Annapolis Valley) Desiree Coulliard (Yarmouth) 

Hair: Please arrive with clean hair (washed within the last 24-48 hours) Style it loosely and don't worry about making a hair appointment, as we're likely going to mess it up by moving it around anyway. Easy on the hair spray! ;-)

If you prefer to have your hair done, here is a list of people I recommend: 

Hair: Chelsea Thibodeau (Yarmouth) , Joanna Goreham (Woods Harbour), Paige Walsh (Pubnico/Yarmouth) Crystal Shand (Yarmouth), Kayla Forbes (Barrington) Adele Nickerson (Cape Sable Island) Jenny Goreham(Woods Harbour)

Hair and Make-up 

Picking your outfits is no simple process, but I don't want you to stress. I want you to have fun and remember that not everything is going to be flattering on you. EVERYONE has a different body type- we just need to find what really, really works for you! I want you to do your work to find just the right outfits for you. Find something you feel amazing in. Go to a lingerie store and ASK THE WORKERS FOR HELP!  Stay patient and calm and remember that the work is worth it. You will find the right pieces for you, no matter your size!

What to wear? 

You're going to need 3 outfits

Or something else that's kind of "cute". A simple baby-doll lingerie piece, an athletic bra/panties set... or a batman t-shirt with marijuana socks? (see queen to the right  lol) Please make sure your bras and panties are a good fit!

Matching Bra and Panties

Picking your outfits is no simple process, but I don't want you to stress. I want you to have fun and remember that not everything is going to be flattering on you. EVERYONE has a different body type- we just need to find what really, really works for you! I want you to do your work to find just the right outfits for you. Find something you feel amazing in. Go to a lingerie store and ASK THE WORKERS FOR HELP!  Stay patient and calm and remember that the work is worth it. You will find the right pieces for you, no matter your size!

What to wear? 

You're going to need 3 outfits

This is your sexiest, sexy stuff! The items that normally only a romantic partner would see. Corsets, fishnets, thongs, stilettos, thigh-high boots, handcuffs, whatever suits you! FYI: Thigh-high stockings like the model to the right is wearing are mostly just a pain in the butt! They cut in on people's legs, roll down, and just waste time! 

The "Naughty" Stuff!

Being more than 15 minutes late will result in loss of session time. If something comes up, be sure to call or text and let me know.

05. arrive

Clothing impressions on your skin can be rather tricky to edit out!  

LOOSE CLOTHING

04. arrive wearing

I know it's not possible for everyone, but get as much sleep as you can to help feel your best on the day of your session.

8 HOURS OF SLEEP

03. aim for 

This will help give your skin a little glow, and also help reduce bloat, and make the posing easier. Go the extra mile and moisturize, too! 

WATER INTAKE

02.increase your

It's not a super huge deal, but I don't want bloat to kill your confidence. Keep meals on the day of your session small and healthy! Remember: wheat and dairy are HUGE sources of bloat for a lot of people, so if you find yourself sensitive to either of those, maybe try cutting back for 48 hours prior.

big meals

01. try to avoid

ON TIME 

06. please have

payment ready

I ask that if you plan to pay by email money transfer, you pay 24 hours in advance of your session. If paying cash, please pay at the beginning of the session. 

THINGS to remember

a few important

Be sure to shave 24 hours before to reduce the appearance of any razor burn. Waxing should be done at least 36 hours prior to an appointment as well, unless you're extra sensitive, in which case make sure it's 4 days or more before. If you're an au natural type of girl who prefers to let body hair grow, then that's A-OK too, just remember that body hair will likely show up in your photos, so it's according to what you want for your photos. 

HAIR REMOVAL

02. PLAN YOUR

Fake tans will make you look orange, no matter how expensive the spray tan is. Dramatic tan lines in the summer are almost impossible to edit out, although if theyre a week old or so, they don't look terrible. If you've got a sunburn- we're rescheduling. 

tanning!

01. aboslutely no

You'll find me at:

311 ABBOTT'S HARBOUR ROAD, WEST PUBNICO

My studio is in the upstairs of the garage, so park right beside my car (the white toyota!) and come on in! 

final things

just a few

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