Elevating Your Boudoir Experience: A Refined Timeline

Indulging in a boudoir photography session is akin to embarking on a luxurious journey of self-celebration and empowerment. Whether it is a personal voyage of self-discovery or a thoughtful gift to a loved one, a meticulously planned timeline can enhance your experience and create lasting memories. In this guide, we will take you through the refined process of a boudoir session, from inception to its exquisite conclusion.

Initial Phone Consultation

The journey commences with a complimentary phone consultation, where we will discuss your aspirations, desires, and any specific visions you may have in mind. It is an opportune moment to establish your session date and align your creative visions.

What to Wear (2-3 Weeks Before)

Now, let’s dive into wardrobe choices. It’s time to raid that lingerie drawer or hit up your favourite shops for some fabulous outfits. Feel like a lace-clad goddess? Want to rock your comfiest loungewear? It’s all fair game – just make sure it fits like a dream.

Hair and Makeup (On the Day of the Session)

Professional hair and makeup can enhance your natural beauty and make you feel like a true goddess. Plan to arrive at the studio with clean, dry hair and a clean face, ready for the experts to work their magic.

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The Boudoir Session (1-2 Hours)

The actual boudoir session can take anywhere from one to two hours. During this time, your photographer will guide you through various poses and settings to capture your best angles and expressions. Don’t be nervous; your photographer is there to make you feel comfortable and confident throughout the process.

Relaxation and Posing (During the Session)

Remember to relax and enjoy the experience. Your photographer will provide direction on posing and help you find your most flattering angles. Feel like a fish out of water? No problem! We’ll guide you into the most flattering poses and make you feel as comfy as your favourite pair of pajamas.

Editing and Retouching (2-4 Weeks After Image Selection)

Once your session is over, we will begin the editing and retouching process. This can take a few weeks, depending on the number of images and our workload. The final images will be polished and enhanced to bring out your natural beauty while still looking like you.

Reveal and Image Selection (1-2 Weeks After the Session)

Now you get to see all those gorgeous images we created. When you come back you’ll get to see all those gorgeous shots fully edited. It’s like opening presents on your birthday, but even better. You’ll pick your favourites and craft a bespoke album or chose something for to showcase on your wall.

Product Delivery (4-6 Weeks After the Session)

Finally, you’ll receive your edited and retouched images, they may arrive as digital treasures, exquisite prints, or within a bespoke album, depending on your package. These images are a beautiful reminder of your empowering boudoir experience.

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A boudoir session is not just about capturing sensual and alluring images; it’s also about embracing your self-confidence and celebrating your unique beauty. With proper preparation and a clear timeline, you can navigate the process smoothly, from the initial consultation to the final product delivery. Remember, the most important thing is to enjoy the journey and revel in your newfound confidence.

P.S. Curious what you can expect from a photo shoot with Lux Boudoir? Download our complimentary Dream Photoshoot Planner instantly by clicking HERE

If you would like to find out more information about booking your boudoir shoot, you can simply email us at info@luxportraits.ca or text 778-743-4773

September 21, 2023

What to Expect with a Boudoir Session: Your Ultimate Boudoir Session Timeline

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