For the Military Wife — Why Boudoir Images Matter
Some of my most frequent clients are military wives. At first it took me a second to figure out why this was a trend, but then it all hit me. If you’re a military wife, then consider these six reasons why a boudoir session is a great idea:
Loving Your Body & Quitting the Comparison Game
There something that happens at almost every boudoir session I shoot, and I bet you could guess what it is within three tries. Many of my clients — no matter how beautiful each and every single one of them is — says something negative about themselves at some point in the process. Even though I understand why it happens (hello marketing and social media), it bums me out every single time.
Today, I’m challenging you to stop the body comparison game, and to do your best to be kind to yourself. Your body is incredible, you are stunning, and there’s not a single person out there like you so what’s the point of comparing in the first place? Starting today, take five minutes every day to write down one thing something positive about your physical self, and one thing positive about your non-physical self. It takes work to build ourselves up and to stop the comparison game, but it can be done and it can be transformative!
Your Hands and Feet Matter.
Though your face and other body attributes may be the highlights of your boudoir photoshoot, your hands and feet will be visible in most shots as well. The scene, clothing, or lack thereof will initially draw the viewers eye into the composition; however, your curves and body lines are what will draw the eye throughout the entire image and keep it there. Improperly posed, cropped, or cut off digits or appendages create conflict in the viewers mind and cause the eye to leave the image.
Your hands and feet are part of those lines and curves and play a significant part in the success or failure of the image. Get them camera ready by exfoliating and moisturizing beforehand or treating yourself to a manicure/pedicure the day before your shoot to give your hands and feet a flawless finish.
For a timeless look Choose a polish shade for your fingernails and toenails that matches your lingerie. For a universal fit, your safe bet is to go clear, beige, or light-pink. You can sophisticate these muted options with French manicure, or by adding nail art, or, for a bold and fierce classic look, go with red. If you’re not planning to wear high heels, be sure to pay particular attention to bottoms of your feet.
Shades of red lipstick that are fire
Let us start by saying there is a red lipstick out there for everyone, regardless of skin tone and complexion. If you think red isn't for you, stop right there. There's one out there made for you! Besides, not all shades are created equally.
Seek out these colors if you have a fair or light skin tone for a bold look!
A universal staple in the red lipstick world that makes a statement for everyone.
A timeless color that anyone can wear - if you're comfortable with something with a bang!
This color boasts peachy or golden undertones. Dreamy and glowing!
Not too bright and not too crazy. A lovely pop of color that matches so well with darker complexions.
Dark Vampire Red
A moody color choice that looks stunning on any skin tone.
Especially for fair skin tones, finding a gentle pink-red shade will compliment your natural undertone.
If you have a medium skin tone, then warm red is your friend.
Dark skin paired with a deep red lip color is a match made in heaven.
Olive skin? This is for you. The orange-based red compliments this skin tone perfectly.
Don't forget to bring!
Your favorite food. Bring it, and let's dig in! When people think of boudoir, they think of fancy chocolate-covered strawberries. You don't have to fit that bill. Bring donuts, pizza, sushi, or wine!
Your favorite pieces of jewelry. This can be your wedding ring, a sentimental necklace, or anything else to help zing your images.
Your lingerie. Such a shocker! We have a boudoir closet you are welcome to use. But if you're prepared, you'll remember these and bring them!
Your stockings or thigh highs. They are great for accentuating legs!
Especially with heels, everything looks smooth and classy.
Your props. Don't forget to bring them! You man's hat, your bridal veil, sports helmet, headphones, or even artsy props like perfume bottles. We have seen light sabers and chain mail to calf ropes and paddle boards. Bring whatever it is that does it for you or the recipient of your images to give your session and images that personal touch.
If your eyes dry out quickly and become irritated from makeup, you might want to purchase a bottle of eye drops to prevent this from happening!
Bring your lipstick. It won't last all day and touching it up is a lifesaver. For those that prefer the natural look, bring whatever you prefer to use to moisten your lips.