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How to Prepare for a Boudoir Session


Everything you need to know to prepare!

I used the specific image above to show you how unimportant your outfit choice is. Some photographers may not agree with this, but I am not photographing your clothes, I am photographing something much deeper than that, so all I ask is that you show up with something comfortable. 


Confidence is the sexiest thing you can wear, and you can't be confident if you're uncomfortable. Please read my boudoir styling guide where I cover all of the most important points of choosing your boudoir outfits

  • You will need to supply your own outfits. Comfort is key, and don't worry about how your tummy looks, I pose to flatter that area because EVERYONE is self conscious about that! (Check out my Facebook Live video at the bottom of this page)

  • Sometimes the sexiest thing you can wear is a simple bra and panties

  • If you bring a robe/partners shirt I don't consider that a change, they're props

  • Don't feel that you need to have expensive lingerie to look good

  • If you bring any outfits that are difficult to put on/take off, that change time takes away from your session time

  • You have time for two outfits during a 30 minute session and 3 outfits during a one hour session

  • Having your hair down allows us to play with it

  • You can bring footwear but it is unnecessary, we're indoors and barefoot looks more natural

  • Don't fret about blemishes and bruises, they'll be removed in post work

    • But still be mindful if you do contact sports the week up to. Removing extensive bruising can be hard​

  • Please let me know in advance if you have any visible scars that you'd like removed, otherwise I will not alter any permanent feature

  • Eat before the shoot, modeling is hard work!

  • I usually have music playing to keep the atmosphere comfortable

  • Please let me know if you have a problem with fragrances, I normally have scentsy on

  • I will have all the props that I need but if there are any specific ones you'd like to use, please feel free to bring them

  • If the session is at my studio, the address is 201-2810 48th Ave, Vernon. 

  • Trust me that I'll make you look your best!! 

  • Please remember to have clean feet, shave your armpits/legs if you care, those are things I can't edit out

  • You can not bring anyone to watch your session/kids to wait during your session

  • If it's possible, don't wear socks, a tight bra, or leggings to the session. They leave seam marks on your skin

  • Between working in healthcare for 5 years and doing over 1000 of these boudoir sessions, I am professional and comfortable with any nudity 

  • I will not do sexually suggestive photos (sexual acts), my boudoir sessions are sensual not sexual 

  • Please pay the remaining balance at least 48 hours before your session

  • You can do so by clicking "View Appointment Details" at the bottom of your booking confirmation and then "Pay $ CADX.XX" button on the page that opens

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"Had an amazing experience with Selina in my boudoir shoot, it was my first one and I was so nervous but felt so comfortable! 10/10 would recommend and I'll be going to her for any future photos I have planned!"

-- Chantal A.C. Sept. 2020


Facebook Live: What do I even wear for a boudoir?!

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