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#21 ~Katie~

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    Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:11 PM

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    Here are 10 tips I found, because I think we ALL think about these things.
    Ten Tips on How to Feel Relaxed & Sexy when being Photographed

    1. Focus on Having Fun
    Make your goal to have fun, not to get great shots - that’s my job :) Everyone looks their best when they’re genuinely having a great time.

    2. Visualize
    I know this is very Tony Robbins of me, but he’s not the only one who recognizes the power of visualization. Make it a practice to see the experience of having a great time, feeling sexy, everything going smoothly, seeing the photos and loving them. Be specific and visualize from your point of view, as if you’re in it.

    3. Get Inspired
    Look at movies and art for inspiration, tear pages out of magazines and begin to recognize your style and sensibility… what is sexy to you? This will help you communicate with your photographer and help guide the shoot.

    4. Show Up With All You’ve Got
    When I say show up, I don’t mean to just show up. Bring it. And be open. Karen deserves all the credit for the success of her shoot, because she showed up, really stretched way outside her comfort zone and gave it all she had.

    5. Be Sensual
    Use your five senses during the shoot: play music, have a bite of chocolate, a sip of wine, put on a favorite scent, wear a kick-ass outfit you feel great in, and think of memories that make you blush, smile, and sweat… Do everything and (well, almost) anything that gets you hot.

    6. Be Silly
    Any shyness tends to go right out the window after the first few minutes or so of being silly. I am the biggest ham during a shoot, and I embarrass myself frequently (not always on purpose), but this serves me well as it usually puts everyone at ease. Just goof off and have fun! See how outrageous and silly you can be - it’s easier for the photographer to tone you down, rather than fire you up!

    7. Create Movement
    I often hear but I don’t know how to pose. Well that’s good, let’s not do that! Create a little action, however, so there’s energy in every shot. C’mon you all know how to flirt! If you’re on a shoot with me, I can show you some sexy moves (hey hey).

    8. Remember the Context
    The sheer fact that you’re in front of the camera being photographed is damn sexy… it’s powerful and vulnerable at the same time, which is an unbeatable combo - enjoy it!

    9. Fake It
    I’m not telling you to fake the real deal, but if you don’t feel 100% confident and sexy while on a photo shoot, FAKE it. Works every time.

    10. Be Yourself
    Honor who you are, in this moment. Don’t wait to lose a few pounds. (Besides, I’m a pro at retouching, and Photoshop is the best personal trainer in the world - more on that in another post!) But it’s important that you FEEL sexy, so if working out for a few weeks is going to do that, then great. But let’s not wait for all the planets to be aligned and your bangs to be the right length. The time is now. You are sexy and beautiful just as you are.
    Wow, thank you so much for sharing that as well...I'm going to print that out a few weeks before I go so I know them off by heart! Brilliant advice :)

    #22 RonNMel

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      Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:45 PM

      Some tips posted on the blog of a photograph I'm considering using for my BD shoot:
      (It's in French so I"m loosely translating)

      - Get your make-up done by someone who knows how to do make-up for photoshoots. Your photograph may have someone to recommend to you.
      - get your hair done by your hairdresser if it makes you feel more sexy and confident.
      - Think about the look your FI likes, even borrow some of his clothes
      - Bring accessories, even silly ones. Who knows what theme/feeling you and photograph decide to create...
      - Pluck your eyebrows the night before to avoid any redness
      - Don't forget to shave! (obvious, but then again so easily forgotten )
      - It's better to bring too many clothes/accessories than not enough.

      And finally, trust your photograph. You may not know how to pose because you've never done shoots, but it's their job and they are there to help you!

      #23 bahiabride2010

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        Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:21 PM

        Here are some tips that I just found on the internet:

        Wardrobe - Try to have at least 8-10 changes. Sometimes, a nice dress shirt belonging to your fianc©/husband/boyfriend is nice and makes the photos very personal. Also, jerseys from a favorite team either he himself, or both of you share. If he is into any certain sports like hunting, golf, snowboarding, etc. possibly bringing some sort of prop to identify this sport will be good. Additionally, fun little outfits such as corsets, heels, lacy lingerie are always a favorite wardrobe choice when doing boudoir photographs.

        Hair – Wearing hair down is always best for this type of shoot. Because you will be moving around so much and laying on your back, holding your head up by your hand (which puts your hand in your hair), and even possibly getting your hair wet in a pool or bathtub… it’s always best to wear it down so you are not constantly fixing it during the shoot.

        Makeup – I encourage all of my models to go heavy on your foundation, powder, bronzer, and blush. You’ll also need your powder throughout the day to reduce the shine that develops as we work. Additionally, I suggest that you go very heavy and dark on the lids of your eyes and either do light liner or no liner at all on the lower lid. Heavier than usual on the mascara is always good too. Lastly bring several different shades of lipstick; dark mattes, frosts, and glosses are the best.

        Most importantly, when doing boudoir photography, you want to have fun and feel relaxed. The more comfortable you are, the better your photos will turn out!


        I've booked my shoot for March 27th! Time to hit the gym hard and eat clean! I think I'm going to do a cleanse for the month before! Very exciting but nerve wracking a bit too!

        #24 SouthernSweetie

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          Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:50 PM

          Wow Guys, this is some great advice! I'd never considered doing a boudoir session before reading this post, but this sounds like a great gift for my FI!

          #25 ~Katie~

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            Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:57 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by bahiabride2010
            I've booked my shoot for March 27th! Time to hit the gym hard and eat clean! I think I'm going to do a cleanse for the month before! Very exciting but nerve wracking a bit too!
            Thanks for the great tips! and well done on getting your shoot booked! mine is the 24th March - we can be nervous together!! But from the feedback I've had from people they all say it's great fun and nobodies come back saying don't do it.....so we should be fine!! :)

            #26 ~Katie~

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              Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:59 AM

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              Wow Guys, this is some great advice! I'd never considered doing a boudoir session before reading this post, but this sounds like a great gift for my FI!
              I hope we're going someway to convincing you to join the masses!! I started this thread for the soul purpose of just getting tips from people who have done it before - they are the experts after all - and if it's proving useful to others too then GREAT!!

              Let us know when you're booked up!!

              #27 finleys7

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                Posted 04 February 2010 - 06:18 PM

                So my BD was on Monday and it was GREAT! So relaxing and really enjoyable. My photographer was AWESOME! She tells you exactly what to do and where to look and to RELAX. It's all about confidence. Work it like you own it and you'll be fine. ;-)

                I'll post teasers when I get them.
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                #28 mbarnes04

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                  Posted 04 February 2010 - 07:48 PM

                  Go to Claire's for some sexy, fun jewelry... they have awesome fake diamond bling... earrings, choker, bracelet. And cheap!

                  #29 jplovesme

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                    Posted 04 February 2010 - 07:54 PM

                    I saw this thread, and with the Feb Siggy challenge of posting your boudoir photos, I am totally on board to get this done! Thanks so much for the tips!

                    If anyone lives in Southern Cali, here is a link to an AWESOME studio (award winning) that specializes in these photos (they have makeup artists, stylists, and all the extra costumes you'll need)

                    San Diego's Premiere Boudoir Photography Studio

                    #30 KittenHeart

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                      Posted 05 February 2010 - 02:33 PM

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                      Originally Posted by finleys7
                      So my BD was on Monday and it was GREAT! So relaxing and really enjoyable. My photographer was AWESOME! She tells you exactly what to do and where to look and to RELAX. It's all about confidence. Work it like you own it and you'll be fine. ;-)

                      I'll post teasers when I get them.
                      I'm so glad to hear that!!! Can't wait to see your teasers :)




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