All boudoir sessions begin with a short chat to go over several items. We’ll talk about the schedule to make sure we’re not rushed for either makeup or the shoot. We’ll also discuss your comfort level with nudity and various poses by reviewing some samples. And once we get the serious stuff out of the way, it’s time to start having some fun! Michelle will look at your wardrobe and make recommendations about what will go best for your session. She’ll also spend a few minutes working with you to pick out a style of makeup for your session. Then it’s time to fill up your champagne glass, sit back, and relax while Michelle preps you for your shoot. We’ll turn up the iPod or your favorite Pandora channel so that all you have to do is enjoy being pampered.
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Hair and makeup can take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes depending on the look you’re after. Keep in mind that having your makeup done by a professional makeup artist is very different than your daily routine. Your look can range from simple and natural to smoldering and sexy depending on your preference for the shoot. Some ladies worry that they won’t look like themselves or that they won’t like their final look. Beauty is always an aesthetic judgement, but in the end Michelle can give you a look that will fit well with your goals for the shoot, wardrobe and setting.
DURING THE SHOOT
Once you’re all prepped for the camera, it’s go time! Yikes! Most clients are pretty nervous at this point and that’s OK. You’d have to be a professional model to not be. We start slow by doing some simple headshot poses to get you comfortable with the camera.
After we’ve broken the ice a bit, we’ll move on to some different poses and hopefully by the end you’ll be having such a good time you won’t want to quit! While Erik’s providing direction and fiddling with lights, Michelle will also be on set watching to fix makeup or make suggestions.
All along the way we’ll be there helping you out by telling you exactly how to sit, stand or lay on the bed. We don’t expect anybody to know how to model, so poses are simple. Directions are as easy as “chin up” or “move your right hand to the left.