Finding the perfect gift for your husband-to-be can be a seriously daunting task… until you discover my line of intimate portraiture. Christa Elyce, a local and internationally renown photographer, helps take away the guess work, sharing tips to help you feel your absolutely best. And create a magical present that will without doubt be treasured! We style for you, shop for you, find a location for you, provide makeup, hair styling, and curate a collection of images to be presented in a leather bound book… all you have to do is provide feedback along the way. Planning a wedding requires endless decision-making… let us help with one of the most fabulous and empowering photoshoots you will ever have – boudoir photography.
- Be sure you don’t fake tan or spray tan before your session (it will make you appear orange in your photos). The only tan that photographs well is a natural tan from the sun.
- When considering your attire items that are lace look fabulous. However there are some colors to avoid; stay away from overly bright colors such as red, corals, neons, etc. Do bring any accessories that would coordinate well with your outfit such as stockings, garter, and heels. Bring extra nude panties.
- Either wear a pale pink nail polish on your fingers or toes or none at all.
- Don’t wear bracelets, watches, or rings — EXCEPT for your engagement/wedding ring. Simple diamond or pearl earrings photograph the best.
- Stay away from foods that contain salt. This will help with any bloating. Use clear deodorant. And moisturize with lotion for healthy looking skin. Get a good night’s sleep.
- Wear comfortable clothing prior to arrival of your portrait session to avoid lines on the skin that tighter cloth would cause.
- Remove all tags from your panties, lingerie, and bras.
- If you wax do it 3-5 days ahead of your shoot so that any irritation has had time to go down.
Some tips from our makeup artist:
Here are some things I would like you do to before you come for your portion of the shoot to make sure you will look your best.
- Please have hair blown out (blow dry with a round brush or paddle brush) the night before. Don’t add any product, just a simple blow dry. If you have an especially oily scalp than you may do the same thing the morning of the shoot.
- Come without any makeup on. I will be moisturizing your face beforehand.
- Notify me of any topical or food allergies (Ex: latex or rose) you have so I can avoid them in the products I use on you.
- Make sure you do any hair coloring, root touch ups, or waxing of face or body several days before the shoot.
- Do not get a facial the day before, as facials can cause temporary reaction that eventually makes your skin look great, but temporarily have an adverse effect. In fact, the ONLY facial I recommend to get done is dermaplaning. It removes the hair on your face and is gentle enough even for the most sensitive skin, allowing a perfectly smooth surface even right before a photoshoot.
- Drink plenty of water several days before the shoot. Also keep any caffeine and alcohol to a minimum as it can cause redness on the skin.
- Bring a toothbrush and toothpaste as you will brush your teeth right beforehand.
- Wear a button-down shirt so we don’t have to mess up your hair when you change.
- Get some inspiration before the shoot! Get an idea of what look you would like to go with, or come up with a description of how you want to look. Celebrity photos, pinterest, etc. My goal as your makeup artist is to make you look the best version of yourself.