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Boudoir | Session Tips + What To Wear

I am so excited about your upcoming boudoir session.

We are going to have so much fun together. I know it might be nerve-wracking and feel a little too vulnerable to be half naked being the camera and with another person. HAHA. I totally get that, but just remind yourself -I’m an artist… I had to take life drawing classes for my degree- meaning totally naked boys & girls on a daily basis while drawing them. haha. I truly see the body as a work of art and I’m paying attention to angles, curves, flattering positions etc.  It’s beautiful art and not awkward for me anymore. I will do my best to help you just have the BEST girls day you’ve ever had.

Before your session here are some ideas and tips to make everything just perfect from clothing to what to bring.

Oh Dear, What Do I Wear?

1.) Don’t be afraid

Don’t be afraid to wear what you love and showcases who you are and what your significant other loves about you! 

  • If you LOVE lingerie then let’s go all out! Find that sexy pinup doll looks, that one piece bodysuit, the sexiest set victoria secret has to offer!
  • Think outside the box if lingerie isn’t appealing. A boudoir shoot isn’t just about lingerie. I can be a bralette with a puffy skirt, short open jean shorts, tall socks, sexy underwear, braless loose sweater on top. Most of the times the more sutle the look the more natural it can feel.
  • Consider the mood of your boudoir album & the sitting’s setting. Is it a vintage kitchen/bathroom, sweet natural light, moody & dark? Do you want the album to flow as colorful & playful, or calm and monotone? 



3.) Not Too Many Options:

Most of my shoots allow enough time for 2-3 outfits. You don’t want to get overwhelmed or have too many varying options and get overwhelmed. Try to plan ahead of time which things you are going to pair to make the most of your shoot time.

4.) Feet Need Love

Bring some fun shoes! Mostly heels or tall socks

5.) Accessorize!

Hats, jackets, balloons, fresh flowers & bouquets, books, or anything you can possibly think of that tells song of the things you love. This isn’t required, but it sure is tons of fun!

I am more than happy to help when it comes to choosing outfits & I have lots of jewelry & hat options. 

You are welcome to send me ideas or questions when selecting what you will wear. I am more than happy to give you feedback

Makeup, Chapstick, and Glasses OH MY

Make Those Eyes Pop

Photography tends to flatten life, so don’t be afraid to up the ante a little! I actually recommend airbrush makeup for zero pixelation and really beautiful skin tones. But if that’s not in your budget I totally understand. So here are some tips:

Eyeliner and good mascara are a must, also do not be afraid to get some realistic false lashes! Take extra care on your mascara and really separate your lashes. Your eyes will be the most important factor in many of your images, so spend extra time making them look beautiful!

Apply your makeup a little heavy to smooth your skin. These photos are often pretty close. Apply blush & contour for sure! Angle those cheeks, one of the best parts of boudoir is dramatic makeup.

Kissable Lips

Be sure to moisturize your lips well before your photo shoot. Dry, cracked lips are really hard to touch up later in the pictures. I highly recommend using a lipstick that won’t smudge such as lipsense, also gloss is just perfect for kissable looking lips. I offer many colors if you wish to buy a set.


If you wear glasses, they could reflect light and cause glare and shadows across your eyes. Editing out glare and shadows takes an enormous amount of time and is very expensive. We don’t want you to have to change the way you look so you might consider talking to your optometrist. Most eye doctors have a spare pair of frames without glass you can borrow for your session. You will probably need to go in and see your eye doctor at least a week or two before your session to make sure they can help you and that they have a similar pair of frames in stock.


You can get your hair done if you want. Mostly curls and down is best for the boudoir. Be sure to bring some things to do quick fixes to your hair between outfits if you want to change it up(hairspray, brush, comb, etc)


Day Of Your Session

Have fun & try to relax!

I’ll take care of making you look fantastic so you just need to giggle and have fun! I realize most people are not used to being in front of a camera especially not half naked with the “sexy pout” haha. I mean we can’t all be Victoria secret models-so I will be there giving you plenty of direction and lighten the mood with my own awkwardness. Remember you are doing this to celebrate the beauty of being a women and how we were all made so very perfectly & beautifully. We are the fairer sex! So let’s celebrate that unique beauty!

I want you to remember the joy and treasure your body as it is, not how you wish it would be. We can, of course, draw attention to your favorite assets. lol. But mostly remember your body is a wonderful perfect treasure. Embracing ourselves is what Fully Alive is all about.

Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll see you soon!


Tracy Ann