3 Pitfalls To Avoid That Could Ruin Your Boudoir Shoot

Getting a boudoir shoot is a lot of fun but… it can have its pitfalls.

Here are three things to be aware of so your shoot goes smoothly.

1. Tan Lines!

Tan lines in boudoir images don’t look great in my opinion. You want your skin looking silky smooth and even-toned.

They’re also extremely difficult if not impossible to fix in Photoshop. So, the best way to handle them is to avoid getting them in the first place.

Clients usually schedule their shoots at least three to four weeks in advance so there’s plenty of time to remedy this by avoiding time in the sun to the point where tan lines would form… or if you have them, for them to fade.

Now, I’m not saying you can’t tan, but if you do you’ll need to make sure your tan covers as much of your body as possible.

In other words, you’ll have to tan wearing as little as possible… (or anything at all).

If that’s at a private tanning salon that’s probably not a problem, but if you’re trying to get that overall-tan-look outdoors you’ll have to find a place that’s safe and discreet.

2. Not Scheduling Your Shoot Around That Time of the Month

Yes girlfriend, we’re goin’ there… and this comes from experience with a past client.

Make sure when you schedule your session you take into account your monthly cycle and give yourself a couple of days leeway at both ends.

Posing in intimate apparel can be delicate enough without the added pressure and distraction of “that time of the month”. 

You want your mind focused on the task at hand and that will be hard to do if you’re worried about something else.

I once had a client arrive for her session only to discover she was early… and she didn’t have anything with her… and I didn’t have anything either. She had to run to the drug store, eating up valuable time, to purchase something so we could continue.

Needless to say, I am now prepared for such an emergency.

3. Scheduling Other Things On The Day Of Your Shoot

Preparing for your boudoir shoot can cause a few butterflies in your stomach, especially if it’s your first one. You may have all kinds of things running through your head so there’s no need to add to that.

Schedule as little as possible on the day of your shoot to give yourself plenty of time to get ready, pack your outfits, and have enough time to get to the studio so you arrive unflustered and with a calm mind.

Remembering these three pitfalls to avoid can save you a lot of needless stress and worry on a day that’s supposed to be a fun adventure!

If you’d like more information on experiencing a boudoir shoot at Bella Mitri Boudoir, you can contact me through my Connect Page.

Thanks for your time and remember…

Stay sexy… and be your own work of art.

Charles Mitri

Bella Mitri Boudoir

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