You’ve booked your boudoir session and are super psyched about it. You can’t wait to feel like an absolute goddess and be seriously pampered by our hair and make-up team for the day. You are looking forward to sipping on a mimosa and jamming out to your favorite playlist. Sometimes, clients know exactly the looks and outfits that they want and even share their Pinterest vision boards with me. But other times, clients have no idea the look they are going for and can feel overwhelmed with all the details. The clothes, the hair, the poses, and the makeup. Have no fear, I'm here to help guide you through everything!
When it comes to make-up, there are a lot of looks to choose from, but these are the three I recommend for boudoir.
Enhanced Natural Beauty:
If the look you are going for is still looking like you, but an enhanced version—this makeup look is ideal. The camera tends to eat up color, so you will be wearing more makeup than usual. Try a matte natural or nude lip color. Maybe some nude eyes, with fake lashes to help make them pop. After your makeup is finished you will have bright eyes and more of a neutral lip, but you will feel glammed up and beautiful!
Sexy and Dramatic Vixen:
This is your look if you really want to transform yourself into the ultimate glam girl. Maybe you are thinking old Hollywood, retro pin up. Sultry, smoldering, dramatic eyes, and a sexy red lip? Hello beautiful! This look really plays up your eyes, which is perfect because they are the focal point to create so many stunning images.
The Girl Who Wants to Try it All:
Stuck between the different looks? Want to be bold and glamorous, but the sexy and dramatic look is too much for you? Especially when you’ve never done anything like this before. How about somewhere in the middle of these glam looks? Think similar to an enhanced natural look with a neutral lip, but then builds up be more dramatic with a bold lip. This is one of my favorite options as it gives your album a fun transition.
If you have other makeup ideas, feel free to bring them in. The ultimate goal is that you feel beautiful and sexy. I can’t wait to see your gorgeous self.
Maybe you’ve been checking out our website. Maybe you belong to our VIP Facebook group, or maybe your best friend showed you her fabulous, drop-dead gorgeous boudoir photos. You are curious about it.
It would be fun to get dolled up, to put aside the yoga pants and t-shirt and wear sexy lingerie. But it’s a lot of money and maybe you’re worried you won’t look stunningly beautiful. It is an investment in yourself, but one you won’t regret! You will feel and look beautiful. You will feel totally confident, and shockingly—you won’t look awkward at all, in fact, you will wish you had done this much sooner.
Should you take the plunge and book a boudoir session?
Yes, yes, and absolutely yes!!!!
But if I haven’t convinced you yet, there are plenty of reasons why boudoir is definitely for you:
Whether it’s your first anniversary or thirteenth, a boudoir photo album or canvas will make the perfect anniversary gift for your spouse. I can’t possibly think of a better way to spice up things in the bedroom and rekindle your love and passion than images of you looking stunning and super confident. Make him fall in love with you all over again!
Maybe you are getting married in a few months? Boudoir makes a wonderful wedding present for your honey, but also is a great way to celebrate this milestone in your life before you say “I do”. Maybe you are thinking of having a baby soon. Boudoir is a way to celebrate your sexiness before you prepare for motherhood and embrace a whole new kind of sexy. Starting a new job or going through a divorce, or even just newly single? Sure, boudoir is about feeling beautiful, but even more-so, it’s about celebrating the transitions in your life and feeling confident about who you are on the inside and outside.
Weight Loss Journey:
Boudoir is for every body type, regardless of your body size. I truly, in my heart of hearts, believe each and every body type is sexy and beautiful. But if you’ve just gone through a weight loss journey is something to honor your journey. Boudoir is an opportunity to show how far you’ve come and to celebrate your success. It’s an incredible confidence booster to show off that sexy woman that maybe has been hiding for a while.
This is by far my favorite reason for boudoir! We are crazy-busy, badass women, who conquer the world each and every day. But a lot of the times, our needs tend to come last. It can be overwhelming working, taking care of all the people in our lives—it is oh-so easy to put ourselves last. You are beautiful and sexy and deserve to be pampered.
So, what are you waiting for? Let me create the perfect gift for your spouse, boyfriend, or significant other—or maybe just for you. Every woman deserves to feel like the goddess she is. You won’t regret this experience.
Boudoir changes lives for the better, but many women still feel cautious about the boudoir experience. You may worry that you can’t pull off being sexy, or that it’s too much money for just some professional photos. It could be that you haven’t lost the ten pounds you keep telling yourself that you would before you do boudoir. Whatever your reason may be, all my convincing may not make you feel any less vulnerable about boudoir. But maybe hearing a real person’s experience would enlighten you about boudoir so that you can see for yourself just how beautiful, sexy, and confident it will make you not just feel, but actually be.
This particular client is like so many women I know. Heck, sometimes she’s me too! She is a wife, mother to three kiddos and two fur babies. Not only is she super mom, but also works full time from home. Like so many women, she is always on the go! What I connect to from her story so much is how busy her life is and wanting some much needed “me time.” While the boudoir was originally a b-day gift for her husband, it ended up being a much-needed confident booster. “I wanted to do this so I can be my own hype girl because somehow I lost her along the way.”
She dove in headfirst, her vision for the session was an enhanced natural makeup look, incorporating her hubby’s favorite team with some Braves jerseys, and finish off with a tasteful bodyscape. She said, “After the first picture it was like I found myself. I just felt so good about myself for the first time in a long time.”
It’s moments like these that just make me smile. Not only do I get to take beautiful pictures, but I get to help people find their inner and outer goddess once again. I hope you take the plunge; I can’t wait to watch you shine.
As you can imagine the one area that makes women the most nervous about doing a boudoir session is: What to Wear.
It’s definitely the subject I get asked the most questions about, but don’t worry I am here to help! I send all my clients helpful guides about wear to shop, how to pick pieces for their body type, and even send links to my favorite pieces. But even better, I have a full client closet of beautiful outfits I’ve collected over the years in a variety of shapes, colors, modesty levels, and sizes XS-6X.
If you need a few ideas to get the ball rolling, here are my (and my clients) 3 favorite looks:
My personal favorite is to incorporate each of these looks in this order, so your final album tells a little story (and if it’s for a gift…..leaves their jaw on the floor).
Want to know more about our Boudoir experience? Let’s set-up a time to chat and I would love to answer any questions you have!
Brittany is the camera, heart, and soul behind Haute View Boudoir in Chattanooga, TN. Her mission is to empower women to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin.