Polishing and perfecting photos is what we like to call it. Usually there’s a lot of care that goes into getting yourself photo shoot ready, but sometimes there’s a thing or two that need a bit of polishing ..here’s our list of all the things we can help with after the pictures are taken to make you feel even more confident!
The most important thing to consider when choosing a boudoir photographer…
This is more important than you think. Connecting with your boudoir photographer is essential to have the best experience possible. You want your boudoir session to reflect who you really are and being comfortable during your session is essential to making that happen…especially with how intimate a boudoir session is.
Connecting with your photographer is even more important than location and price. The entire session depends on how comfortable you are.
Since you’ll most likely be wearing lingerie, you will definitely want your photographer to feel more like a friend instead of a stranger. And you will want your session to feel fun, pampering and empowering.
Based on this, our studio makes comfort the priority with our boudoir experience. Our all-female staff is passionate about helping empower women and make their boudoir experience the most amazing time ever!
So, when you’re deciding which boudoir photographer you want to use, remember, if you don’t feel connected and comfortable with your photographer, you won’t end up with the images you want…and you should get what you want.
You’re worth it.
Have you heard of a boudoir party?
Boudoir parties are all the rage these days. What’s a boudoir party you may ask? This is where we host you and at least 4 of your girlfriends during a block of time and all of the slots are filled by you and your party. Parties with 5 or more get a discount too!
You and your ladies arrive at our studio(we close down the studio for boudoir sessions so you can have the place to yourselves!) you can bring food and drinks, you can touch up your hair and makeup (in our private changing room), drink wine and just have a good time while you’re waiting for your session.
Each of you will then have your own private 30-minute session (upstairs using our collection of furniture and backgrounds) and can choose from our two boudoir packages. We also offer a little black book you can get printed for your sweetheart.
Sounds fun, right? Don’t miss your opportunity to throw your boudoir party. Contact us today to set your date!
~Flawless skin. Skip the self tanner and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! To ensure your skin is flawless, make moisturizer your best friend all week leading up to your boudoir shoot and make sure you bring lotion to apply for the session as well!
~Hydrate. That means swap out caffeine and alcohol with water in the days leading up to the session! Trust us, your skin will thank you! Wait to break out the bubbly until during the photoshoot 😉
~Wax. If you decide you want to get rid of some of that unwanted hair with a wax, make sure it’s a few days before the shoot. This way you can avoid redness and skin irritation.
~Sleep. Of course we know sleep is important but it makes a huge difference in how a person looks/feels! Make sure you get plenty of rest especially the night before the session!
~Eat. Make sure you eat something light before your session. The experience is more fun if you’re not hangry!
~Smooth skin. Wear baggy clothes to the session that won’t leave red marks on your body.
~The Makeup. Makeup for photographs is very different than your everyday makeup. Consider splurging and hiring a professional. It adds to the fun of the experience, minimizes stress and increases confidence!
~Heels. They are a must in our book! Heels add an elegance and sexiness to boudoir sessions no matter what you wear.
~Lingerie. It doesn’t have to be extravagant lingerie. We think special lingerie is fun but sometimes black underwear and a simple black bra can be just as sexy! Also consider something else…think about what makes you feel sexy. A favorite pair of shorts? Even a simple fav. T-shirt by itself can be sexy…we also love to play around with different fabrics too.
Check out our boudoir gallery to see more of our favorite boudoir sessions!
Our boudoir sessions are empowering. Treat yourself to an experience that will make you feel strong, beautiful and pampered. We walk you through the entire process so you feel confident and know what to expect. Through expert lighting and posing, we guarantee we will capture you in the most flattering way possible…you’ll absolutely love your images!
Visit our Facebook Blush/Boudoir Page HERE
Unless the friend is a legitimate photographer and has a thriving professional business (even then we’re not so sure), we do NOT recommend this. Here are a few reasons why…
FRIEND ROLE VS. WORKING ROLE
First of all, if they’re a good friend, you want them to be a guest at your wedding, not serving a working role.
YOU DESERVE TO HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS
Let’s say your friend has a nice camera and is a pretty legitimate photographer… what if you’re not totally happy with the pictures? Or with them? Or their style? Hiring a good professional who is not your friend will ensure that you can interview them, review their work, lay out all of your expectations and make sure you love their style before hiring them.
It will ensure that they WILL:
~be there and not cancel 1 month before
~they will be on time
~they will be working taking pictures for an agreed on amount of time
~they can professionally custom design an album to preserve the day with the images they took
~ they won’t miss anything!
With a friend, you can’t make those same requirements without seeming like you don’t trust them. And, since you’re not paying them, you don’t feel like you have the right to make any demands or set your expectations.
IT’S YOUR WEDDING DAY
You only have one way to preserve it. Your wedding photos are all you’ll have to remember the day. Saving money isn’t a good excuse to gamble on a photographer for a day as important as that. The wedding day should be about what YOU want. Not about hurting a friend’s feelings by rejecting them or making things in the future awkward because a friendship is strained by business.
When it comes to your wedding photographer, 9 times out of 10, you get what you pay for…or didn’t pay for.
Go ahead, make photography higher on your wedding budget priority list. We promise…it’ll pay off.
How to coordinate outfits to get the best look in your photos
Not sure what to wear to your engagement session? We can help! You should bring two to three outfits to your session so we can get a variety of different looks for you. We suggest the following:
It’s not every day you get to get all dressed up with your sweetheart and take photos together. Use this session as an excuse to really go all out and get fancied up! We’re not saying you have to wear a gown and tux (unless you want to!), but maybe a dress or skirt for you, and a suit or nice slacks and a button up shirt for your fiancé. This outfit will be great for save the date cards, or the wedding announcement in your local newspaper.
We also suggest you bring a more casual outfit. This outfit is ideal for your more fun, relaxed photos. Tailored jeans and a nice shirt are always a great choice, especially if we are going to be walking around in nature a lot. Make sure to bring shoes specifically for this outfit, too.
The most important thing to remember is to coordinate. You don’t want to be matchy-matchy, but you want to coordinate. Choose similar colors and styles that photograph well together. For example, you don’t want to wear jeans if your fiancé is wearing nice dress pants in the same photo. Also remember to dress for the location. For example, if you are doing a natural, rustic or vintage session, you’ll want to stay away from bright colors and opt for neutrals instead.
– Logos, unless we’re doing a sports session and you’re wearing jerseys, etc.
– Patterns – Try to stick with solid colors or minimal patterns. Plaid shirts are fine as long as your fiancé isn’t wearing stripes or polka dots. It’s a good rule of thumb to only have one partner wearing a pattern at a time.
– Fluorescent colors – These don’t photograph well and also can cast bright color tones on your skin.
Always remember, if you have any questions at all or want to discuss your outfits, you can contact us any time~we love to help! Service@KishelPhotography.com