Boudoir sessions are typically a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your portraits are an investment that only gain value over time. Choosing a boudoir photographer is a very personal choice and should be based on style, quality of photos, and the amount of experience your photographer has with the boudoir genre.
On the day of the session, if you’ve added on hair and makeup, you’ll arrive at the studio 90 min before your session time with clean, dry hair and nothing on your face except your normal moisturizer. I absolutely recommend adding hair and makeup to your session — not because you need it, but because there’s nothing better than being taken care of by a styling team! You are welcome to bring in inspiration photos if you’d like, or you can leave it up to us. Our go-to move is earthy, natural tones, smokey eyes and false lashes, very subtle contouring, and flat-bottomed, beachy waves for your hair. Our goal is to celebrate the kick-ass human that you are, so makeup and hair styling is geared toward bringing out your assets while keeping you looking like your beautiful self. This is a perfect time to relax, sip some wine, listen to music, laugh, and get in the right mindset for feeling and looking amazing.
Planning what to wear can be stressful, so I make it easy on you! First, once you’ve booked, I send out a wardrobe guide that helps you choose the best pieces for your body and points you in the right direction for where to shop. Here’s a preview of things you’ll find in the guide: For shopping in person, Victoria’s Secret is a classic of course and I really love Flirt Boutique in St. Paul as well. Urban Outfitters is great for the flat-chested crowd like me, and Hips&Curves, Torrid, and Identity of She for a fuller frame. If you are looking for vintage styles, check out What Katie Did and Unique Vintage. AdoreMe and Aporei are an excellent mid-range price site, and for budget pieces that look great, check out Amazon, Shein, and Yandy (Shein has the best range of sizes available of these three).
Marathon boudoir sessions can be done in a hotel or AirBnB , but most of my clients choose to do their sessions at our beautiful studio in Elko/New Market. Our late 18th century building has high ceilings, huge windows, wood floors, brick walls and the most inviting and warm atmosphere. We can create the bedroom set to be white, neutral, or dark according to your preference. You will love love love this place.