How to Prepare for Your Boudoir Session

Figuring out how to prepare for your boudoir session may seem tricky, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret:

At Images with Carol, we make it easy!!

All you have to do is take a deep breath and read the following tips…

Determine Your Desired Look

Do you want to go nude, partially nude, wear lingerie or a favourite t-shirt? Do you want your shoot to be full-on sexy or sort of sweet? Your desired look for the session will help me work out details like location, wardrobe, and props. Not sure?? Let’s get together for coffee, a chat and a look at some ideas to help you out my treat!

Find a Specialist

Boudoir portraiture is a niche art form, so you must be very discerning when choosing a photographer. It’s crucial to do your research, I am happy to show you my folios and read client testimonials. Since boudoir is such an intimate and vulnerable experience, it’s essential you find someone whom you trust and feel comfortable around, and I THANK you for considering me (and will do a happy dance when you book!)

The right outfit can not only MAKE you feel awesome, but give you great images as well.


Start by shopping your closet for the items you instinctively select when you want to feel (and look) your absolute best. Don’t stress over this. If you feel lost, just bring one bra/panty set, one bodysuit, and one wildcard (like something from our Client Closet or your birthday suit). Have fun with it! Colours are always a favourite, and we DO keep a range of great sizes and styles in the studio wardrobe for you to choose from

Dont’ be afraid of colour in your boudoir sessions, and remember, leopard print not only brings out the animal in you, it looks awesome with EVERYTHING

Prep Mind, Body, and Skin

Drink LOTS of water. Lower your salt intake and abstain from alcohol for a week before your shoot to avoid water retention. Treat yourself to a mani/pedi. Bathe, shower, and moisturize. Enjoy a quiet evening and get a full night’s sleep before the day of your session. MAKE SURE you have breakfast, it will NOT make you look bloated, I promise!

Beautiful skin will make you feel much more confident at your session, and it will show in your images.


Take a deep breath and relax. It’s completely normal to feel nervous before your shoot. We promise, it will be a fun, stress-free day that’s all about YOU. Trust us, you’ll be coming back for more!

If you would like more information on booking a session, please email and ask about our current offers!