Preparing for the Perfect Photo Shoot

You are no doubt a bundle of nerves not knowing what to expect at your Houston Area photography shoot at Heights Boudoir studio! Here are some suggestions for Preparing to make this the best experience possible.

Hair and Makeup

Nice clean product free hair and no makeup please! The makeup artist needs a nice clean pallet. If you elect not to use the Makeup Artist at Heights Boudoir, then whoever is providing this service will also need you to be squeaky clean.

This is not the time to get a new haircut you may or may not love. Nor is it the time to try a new color!


The day before your boudoir shoot take a nice bath or shower and shave. Use clear deodorant please.

If you wax, do so a few days before your shoot. This will avoid bumpiness or redness. Eyebrows should be nicely shaped and groomed.

Most importantly, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!  Thus, lets get that skin soft for the camera!  Importantly, do moisturize heavily the morning of your shoot.

Wardrobe to the Boudoir Shoot

This is key to assuring that your skin is smooth as silk! Wear loose clothing to your shoot. A nice loose dress or cover-up will do great. Be comfortable. Wear a strapless bra if being sans bra is not to your liking! Thus, preventing unnecessary marks on your skin.

Also, make sure you have tried on all the items you bring to the shoot. No surprises please. Ill-fitting lingerie should be kicked to the curb. Why have a bra in your wardrobe that doesn’t showcase the girls optimally! Clothing that doesn’t work for me needs to move on to the next person. I hope you choose this lifestyle also; I have no room in my closet for anything that may make me feel poorly about myself!

And finally, as far as wardrobe is concerned, cut out the tags. There is nothing more annoying that large tags on skimpy pieces of lingerie.  Therefore, be careful but do remove those tags/labels.

Drink Water

HYDRATE! A boudoir shoot can be a taxing affair, drink lots of water! This will help moisture your body, prevent circles and bags under your eyes, and give you a healthy glow. By all means, you may wish to lower your salt intake and avoid alcohol if you are concerned with retaining water.  However, do not eliminate water in the hopes of eliminating fluid!


Do get a mani/pedi a day or two before your shoot. Keep in mind the outfits that you have selected so nothing clashes!


Just one word – NO! Please, tanning does not transfer well in photography. Please avoid any last minute tanning. Also, tan lines can be distracting in your photographs; please do not acquire them for your shoot!


It will feel impossible, but this is the most important step in preparing for the perfect photo shoot! A good night’s sleep will go a long way in helping you relax. Enjoy a relaxed, quiet evening. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the studio without stressing. Check weather and traffic reports to make sure you have allotted enough time for unexpected delays. By all means, we at Houston area Heights Boudoir are not clock-watchers. Most of all, we just want you to be as relaxed as you can be when you arrive for your boudoir photo shoot.  Importantly, when you arrive you will be pampered in the makeup chair!  Remind yourself that this is all about you!

Finally, go ahead! Give yourself the time of your life! Schedule a boudoir shoot to commemorate the times of your life!  Most importantly, have fun in the process and celebrate your sexy self shamelessly!

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Houston Boudoir Photography Studio in the Heights

Houston area newest boudoir studio is Heights Boudoir Photography Studio.  At Heights Boudoir we  providing intimate portrature in a safe environment in the shadow of downtown Houston. For intimate portrature in Houston contact Heights Boudoir at (832)630-8081 or email to begin the adventure of your lifetime!

Celebrate your sexy self – shamelessly!


Heights Boudoir Photographer Jan WatsonHi!  If you would like additional information like a pricing guide, our handy guide to preparing for a boudoir session, or just some information if a boudoir session might be right for you, drop me a line!  I’d love to hear from you!  Naturally, there is absolutely no obligation!  Hey Jan, I’d like some information . . .  



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