5 Mistakes You’re Making Before Your Boudoir Session

Although boudoir photography is rapidly rising in popularity, it’s still not incredibly common place for most people. Maybe you’ve never had boudoir photography in Columbus before, or perhaps you’ve had a session many years ago.

Either way, it’s easy to make a mistake or two that could impact not only how your session goes, but how your final images turn out.

Here are five mistakes you should avoid making prior to your boudoir shoot:

1. Not resting leading up to your shoot.

Not getting full rest in the days before your shoot can result in images that are a little lackluster. Dark circles will be enhanced, fine lines will be deepened, and overall your skin will have a sallow and tired appearance. Getting a good night’s sleep will help brighten your complexion and reduce puffy eyes.

2. Not eating the night before and morning of your shoot.

Many women think starving themselves before their shoot will make them look thinner, and that’s just not the case. Not eating won’t only affect your energy levels, but it will affect your attitude as well. The last thing you want is to look hangry in your final images. If you’re concerned about bloating, eat something light but nutritious, like fruits, vegetables, and lean protein.

3. Not drinking enough water in the days before your shoot.

Being dehydrated can have a similar effect as not sleeping enough, and can really wreak havoc on your skin. Skin will appear heavy, dry, and any fine lines will be enhanced. Be sure to drink the appropriate amount of water for your body weight in the days leading up to your shoot so you’re fresh faced and glowing.

4. Going too heavy handed with your makeup.

At Lucidaré Studio, a boudoir photography studio in Ohio, we strongly believe in natural beauty. Heavy makeup can age you in photographs, and can come off cakey and unnatural. We encourage our clients who choose not to utilize our makeup services to keep it light and avoid shimmer. Enhance your natural features with soft matte eye makeup, glossy lips, and a subtle blush and glow.

5. Getting a spray tan.

Even if you spray tan regularly, do not get a spray tan in the days leading to your boudoir shoot. No matter how excellent the tanning solution is or how great it looks in person, it will not come off that way in your images. Spray tans (and other tanning products) are notorious for clinging to drier areas of your skin, like your knees, ankles, and wrists. It also tends to wear off on the hands, feet, and face before the rest of your body, creating a very uneven looking skin tone contrast.  All areas will be highly visible in your photographs, and are typically too contrasting to properly edit and smooth out.

Just like with your makeup, your natural skin tone always photographs best.

If you’re interested in boudoir photography in the Columbus area, Lucidaré Studio is the place for you. We’re a boudoir photography studio based in Ohio, and we would love to capture your natural beauty.

Contact us today to schedule your boudoir session. Reach out online or give us a call at (614) 763-5001. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have before your shoot!

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