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5 tips to Prep for your Boudoir shoot

Hey guys! So, you've finally taken the leap and booked a boudoir session, WOOHOO... or you are considering it.. (come on you can do it) but wait, now what?

Don't worry ladies, once you've booked your date you'll get an prep guide to help prepare you for your experience so you're not feeling lost, but I wanted to share our top 5 tips with you all! This is obviously geared towards an individual women's session. If you have booked a couples session, it may be a little different, BUT you get the point ;)

1. RELAX

Literally, take a breath and calm down! You're probably feeling nervous, excited, scared or intimidated but I promise you you're in the right hands! On the day of your session it's just your job to show up and relax. When you walk into the door you're getting pampered until the second you leave. It's not your job to take a good photo it is ours, pose or do anything other than follow our simple directions and come with an opened mind. We will take care of the rest. We can sip on a mimosa while you're getting hair and makeup done and after that, we got you girl 

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2. COME READY FOR HAIR AND MAKEUP

All of our sessions include amazing hair and make up sessions or have the ability to add it on. TRUST ME YOU WON’T REGRET IT. It's super important to come with clean, dry, straight hair AND a clean, moisturized face. The makeup artist will be ready to go once you've arrived so having these two things done will make the process go smoothly! When moisturizing your face it's important to use a product that does NOT contain oil, as that causes the makeup to slip off and not stay in place. As for hair it's so important to have your hair DRY and straight. It doesn't have to be completely straight with a flat iron, but cleaned either the night before or morning of and blow dried completely. If you have naturally curly hair that you would like to keep curly, just let us know ahead of time and we'll just run some fresh curls through your hair if you'd like! Make sure to have your hair cut/colored 2-4 days before your session, if that is something you prefer. Our artist are here to dry style your hair.

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Any other hair concerns, please just let us know before you arrive so I can make sure the artist is prepared! 

3. TRY ON YOUR LINGERIE

As most of you know we have a lingerie client closet, We encourage client’s to bring 1-2 outfits that they know fit them well as we can’t guarantee all sizing.. shopping for this is part of the fun and hey you can even wear the outfit again when you hand your special someone the gift… Just make sure to try on the pieces to make sure they fit well. We suggest bringing a variety of your own bottoms and 1-2 good fitting bras so we have something to work with. We will can also have some pieces of lingerie pulled for you from our collection if you'd wish to go that route.

FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP

BOOHOO

FOREVER 21

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SOMA

LANE BRYANT

TORRID

YANDY

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4. GO COMMANDO

The morning of, please don't wear any tight fitting clothes. Come without a bra/undies if you can. They will leave a red impression on your skin that does not photograph well. Come in a button down shirt or easy pull-off dress to make things easier. We know it feels weird leaving the house "naked" underneath and no face make up but it will all be fine

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5. STREEEEEETCH (and hydrate)

Seriously, stretch before and after your session. You are basically doing boudoir yoga and holding poses longer than you would normally hold them. Also you'll be sitting, bending, kneeling and arching for a couple minutes while we get various shots, so please make sure you are ready to go! TRUST US.. A LITTLE YOGA WITH ADRIENE BEFORE YOUR SESSION AND YOU WILL BE SET. Also, HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE. Plenty of water will make a world of difference on your skin.

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Loving Yourself. Jen is winning the battle!

    This is Jennifer's testimony. She is a disciple for loving yourself. Her Boudoir shoot was just one step on the path to inspiring others. She's already inspired me and I can't wait to shoot with her again! I am in awe of you girl. 


        "Hating your body and wanting another is a waste of who you are. When you hate your appearance, you hate yourself. It’s that toxic, sickening, self-loathing demon that creeps up on you with every page turned in a beauty or fashion magazine. It’s the intense scrolling through your Instagram news feed that warrants more comparisons than compliments. So much of what we do and see as humans is external first, internal later. What a horrible premise to start our lives on! 

For the last few years, my soul felt uninspired. Up until recently, I had no motivation to figure out what my life’s mission was. My personality just never found the correct outlet, the correct platform to allow my spirit to truly shine.

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A little over two months ago, I wrote my first blog post and publicly announced my battle with anorexia, eating disorders and body issues. It was the second most mentally, emotionally and spiritually freeing thing I had ever done. Simply by writing down my thoughts, I felt like my cage was open; I had found my purpose.

The only problem was, I still didn’t love myself. I think this is something I will work on, in some way or another, for the rest of my life, but I am happy to say that I stopped body shaming myself when I saw your images for the first time. When I sat down to review the images that were taken of me only a day prior, I didn’t know if I wanted to laugh or cry. I looked good…I mean reeaalll good! The most profound part about it was that I believed it. I believed it. There is no thing or no one who can take away the feeling I had when I was able to click through those images.

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I used to criticize every image of myself. Every. Image. After I left the studio and got in the car, I texted my boyfriend immediately, “Don’t ever let me talk bad about my body ever again.” I haven’t since. Sure, I might say I ate too much and curse the food baby in my belly that makes me have to unbutton my pants, but that’s about it. Can you remember the last time you criticized your body? If you can, then it’s been too recently. Stop it.

To love yourself, wholly and truly, is the most wondrous gift you can ever give yourself. When you love yourself, you become happy and transform the environment around you. While I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to apply and become the Confidence Ambassador for AdoraLee Photography, this is much more than just my application. This is a calling for all women, just like me, to be so confident in yourself that it oozes from your pores and makes the suitors come crawling. Ya know what I’m saying, ladies? And yes, I said suitors. Winky face.

I’m at the point in my life where I know that this opportunity will take me places and help me transform the lives of young women. Every one of us has a story to tell, and this is mine. I consider myself lucky to have realized at such a young age that I am absolutely magnificent with the genetics, DNA, flaws and perfections that I have right now. Some women will never come to this conclusion, but I have made it my personal mission to help women (and men) alter their thinking, change their mentality and transform their poison into medicine. 

To me, a Confidence Ambassador truly needs no title. A Queen is still a Queen, even if you don’t call her by that name. A woman so confident in herself will be strong, courageous and fearless no matter where she is or who she is with. A confident woman will turn heads and break necks (I’m going for extreme confidence here, folks). A confident woman lets no negativity fall on her shoulders and let’s no one talk her down. Confident women, above all else, are equals to all other women. I will never say that I am better than someone else, ever. The first step in accepting myself just as I am, was to accept others as they were. What if someone out there wanted the body I hated? WOW, the day I sat and thought about this, it truly blew my mind. I had spent so many years hating my body, my canvas, my sacred temple and never stopped to think that some other woman out there might be wishing for my long hair, my curves, my tan skin, etc. I have so much to offer, and so do you! I hope as the 2015 Confidence Ambassador, I can help others come to this realization. Title or not, I'm in this for the long haul.

While I have a long way to go and much of my life will change, I know that there is one cause I will always dedicate my heart to and a conversation that I can always personally speak to. Damn…there’s something magical about a woman who knows her purpose. Doesn’t she just shine?"