What Should I Wear?
On the way to the shoot, I would suggest as loose fitting clothes as possible, tight clothes will cause ‘marks’, which I can edit out, but it’s easier to not start with them, so keep your underwear and clothes loose and comfortable. For the actual shoot, I can’t say I’m a follower of fashion, so I don’t have a clue about fashion, I don’t know what colours compliment your complexion, or what kind of corset is best for your body type. The best advice I can give you is :
Wear what you feel most comfortable in!
I usually say ‘If you were expecting a client for the first time and no dress code has been requested…what would you wear?’, you know what dresses/underwear you like the best, what you feel most comfortable in, so bring that along. Lots of ladies like to treat themselves to new underwear, which is great, but please try it on first, so you won’t be disappointed on the day.
I know nothing about fashion. I probably should take more notice and I do browse through the occasional style magazine or website, but a ‘dedicated follower of fashion’, I am not.
We can usually aim for 3 or 4 outfits (depending on the time), but bring a range of things…also, think outside of the box, maybe you have had a request for an outfit, cosplay or something simple, why don’t we try that on the day? Something simple, like a plain white shirt can look very sexy.
Be creative with your choices, sexy underwear is a little cliché for boudoir photos really, so bring an evening dress maybe or a secretary’s outfit or a PVC catsuit. The choice is yours, so bring what you feel best in, what makes you feel ready for a booking.
For shoes, I do know that Louboutin’s are very nice, but that doesn’t mean you have to run out and buy a pair, just bring your favourite ones. It’s best to not wear them on the way to the shoot, since you don’t want the bottoms scuffed on the day, again, I can fix that in photoshop, but I would rather not. And don’t forget to clean them, I can’t see you turning up like they’ve been through a muddy field, but a quick clean will make all the difference.
Again, it’s best to bring a few, some stilettos or other shoes that you like. I do find that stilettos are very good for helping your figure and stance. I like to do a series of ‘walking’ photos and, with nice heels, it really helps you feel your best, walk your best and get that ‘bum wiggle’, to really make you look you amazing.
If you have shoes that match your underwear, fantastic. Although, sometimes the contrast in underwear and shoes can look great as well. As I have just said, think outside of the box, maybe to try something a little different, something a little new.
Also, I know this is going to sound silly, but shoes you can walk in are a big help. They might look very sexy, but if you are falling over, that’s not going to make life easy.
As for make up, I leave this up to you. Even if you aren’t going to show your face, it’s best to do your make up, since it does make you feel better looking, if you see what I mean? Some lovely red lipstick, with a nice smile, will show on a blurred face, so it can make a difference.
Some ladies like to have their hair and nails done before the shoot, so why not. Again, something like nails, if they are chipped, will show on a photo, but can be fixed, but if they are looking great on the day, all the better.
That’s about it, other than that, all you need is yourself. As I have said in my About the Shoot page, you don’t need to worry about how you walk or hold yourself, I can help you with that, so you are relaxed, your body is relaxed and you will look your best.