What NOT to do before your boudoir session – Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

Worried about what not to do before your boudoir session? We’ve got you covered. Read on to be prepared for your session.



what not to do before your boudoir session


Don’t Party Hard

I know it’s tempting to spend every minute of the weekend partying all night with a drink in hand. But this may have a negative effect on your boudoir experience. You may be tired or irritable and it can show up in your photos (think dark under-eye circles). Consider waiting until after your session to celebrate. You’ll be glad you did.


Don’t Get Drunk

The perfect follow up to the previous suggestion. Please, please, please do not show up to your session drunk or hungover from the night before. I cannot stress this enough. We don’t even need to go into detail about this one. I will say that I have emetophobia. And if you puke in front of me as a result of a hangover, we fightin’……………Okay, I’m joking. I won’t fight you. But we will have to cut your session short. We can’t continue trying to take sexy photos if you are feeling ill.


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Don’t tan/spray tan

I know some of you ladies LOVE to do this and in other photo situations, this may be a great thing. However for a boudoir session, this is one of the worst things you could do. Why? Because my editing style is a bit on the warmer side. So I will already be adding a bit of warm undertones to your skin during post-processing. Also, tan lines are hard to remove when editing and it is possible that they will still show up slightly in your photos. On top of that, spray tan gets everywhere sometimes. You don’t want to risk damaging your outfits or damaging the furniture and bedding in the studio. Pass on this one!


Don’t wax/shave

I’m not saying not to do any hair removal at all. Just do it about a week before your session, especially for those intimate areas. You may experience some unexpected skin irritation, bumps and redness. This can show up in your photos and can feel downright uncomfortable as well. Doing it 5 to 7 days before your session is perfectly fine.


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Don’t make any drastic changes to your look

If it hasn’t been done before the 2 weeks leading up to your session, postpone it until afterwards. Things like hair color, lip fillers, botox, tattoos and such can cause skin reactions that may not resolve before your session if not done far enough in advance.


Don’t stress

I know this is much easier said than done. But please do not worry about not being able to pose or look sexy or any of that stuff. I am going to be guiding you through the whole entire experience. Leave the posing and logistics of the session up to me. All you have to do is show up! Focus on having fun and celebrating your beautiful self! You can also try some of these amazing grounding techniques to help you relax the day before your session.


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Karice Danae is an award winning, published boudoir & beauty photographer based in Roswell, Georgia about 20 minutes north of Atlanta.

Her work can seen in issues of Looks Like Film, Toffee & Honey, Retro Lovely Magazine, True Self Magazine and Venus Cult Magazine.