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The Biggest Mistakes People Make Before Their Boudoir Session


July 8, 2021

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Trust me — I totally understand that baring all (quite literally) in front of a stranger is not exactly
the easiest thing to do. You’re putting yourself out there, and you have every single reason to
feel a little bit nervous or unsure about what to expect. I promise you, though, that I’m going to
make sure that you don’t just look amazing in your boudoir images, but that you feel amazing
before, during, and after the session.

To help ensure things go smoothly at your upcoming boudoir session, I thought it’d be helpful to
share some of the biggest mistakes that clients make so that you can avoid them:

Getting Drunk: A little bubbly is a nice touch, but it can sometimes be easy to go too far when
you’re caught up in nerves. Remind yourself what your alcohol limits are — something only you
know! — and stick to them.

Not Eating the Day Of: I’ve seen this happen a few times. It’s an honest mistake, but it’s also
one that sets you up for a lackluster shoot. You need sustenance to keep your mental and
physical energies up, so don’t starve yourself the day of (or in the days leading up to) the shoot.
Eat colorful, whole foods in moderation.

Obsessing Over Others’ Boudoir Images: It’s OK to find a little inspiration on the web, but
don’t let yourself fall down a dark hole of self-comparison. I think it’s best to come into a shoot
without a ton of others’ images swimming around in your head. You’ll feel better, trust me!

Engaging Negative / Apologetic Self-Talk: This happens almost without fail during every
session, and it’s always a bit of a bummer to hear a client talk badly about themselves. It could
be something as simple as “I’m sorry I didn’t get something that fits perfectly!” or “Can you
make me look skinnier?” or “I hate my thighs!” I know that we live in a world that makes us
focus on our self-perceived flaws, but I challenge you to only think and utter affirmative words
before, during, and after your session

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