Hands and Nails. Your hands will be visible in most of your photos, so you want them to look good. Consider getting a manicure. When choosing a colour, it's important that it matches your lingerie and any other outfits you might use on the day. Because of this I always recommend either French tip as it's timeless or pale pink. But if you're going for a strong passionate look a classic red will surely set you on fire!
Your nail polish should match your toes. This is a great time for that pedicure you've been dying to have done! I say any excuse is a good excuse to have my tootsies pampered! Make sure your feet are also clean on the bottom, not only does this keep my backdrops clean and protected, but there’s also nothing worse than having beautiful photos taken with dirty feet.
Look after your skin. Stay well hydrated to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh. If you're using a makeup artist, make sure you speak to them about preparing your skin for them. Some prefer you to have a clean dry face and others like you to put your lotion on before you come to them. Facials should be done several days prior to your shoot in case of blemishes and redness.
Shaving or Waxing. If you're waxing, make sure you have it done at least 3 to 5 days prior to your photoshoot. Shaving can be done the morning or night before your shoot. Make sure you pay attention to your underarms, bikini line and legs.
Tans. Please don’t get a fake tan. My Photography style is to warm up your photos. If your tan isn't perfectly even it can take me a lot longer to edit your photos and, in some instances, may require an editing fee. If you want to have a natural sun-kissed look just let me know and I will ensure when editing to give you that look without all the chemicals or harsh sun.
Bring your favourite pieces
Grab that special jewellery that makes you feel extra special. If you have some gorgeous heels don’t forget to pack them and make sure they’re nice and clean.
If you’ve never been fitted properly for a bra this is a great time to do it. So many of us are walking around in ill-fitting underwear. You want something that will flatter your shape. Make sure you wear something that fits you correctly or underwear that cuts in. If you have some areas that you want hidden and we ALL have them, make sure to discuss that with me prior to the shoot. Don't forget to tell me all the things you love about your body and want to show off.
Tags & Ironing
Check your outfits for tags and cut them ALL off. We don’t want them showing or making odd shapes in your clothes. Keep all your outfits wrinkle-free and bring them on separate hangers.
A two-piece set of black, white and/or red lingerie bra and underpants.
A body suit, teddy and/or properly fitted slip
A garter belt and stockings are a nice addition
Of course, something makes you feel beautiful and sexy.
Stay away from stripes, busy patterns, neon colours and anything too busy or too small.
I have a huge range of items in different sizes and colours that you are able to use on the day. This is included in your session. Underpants however are not provided due to health and safety reasons. Please bring a black, a white a skin coloured pair of undies.
Importantly, don’t feel like you need to spend a whole lot of extra money being on lingerie. If you’re on a budget pamper yourself at home. Shop at places like Bras and Things, BigW and Kmart. Shein has a huge range, and the quality is very good. Just allow yourself time for the postie to drop everything off in time.
I recommend a trim a week before your shoot if you need one. Otherwise, wash your hair the morning or the night before. If you have hard to manage hair you can use a volumising mousse when blowing and drying your hair. Don't use hair spray as it stops your hair from moving naturally. It's better if we are able to change your hairstyle a little with each outfit change. hairspray won’t allow us to do that.
I highly recommend using a Qualified Makeup Artist. If you're going to spend all this time and money on gorgeous photos, then spending the extra is well worth it.
I can recommend this service to you or you can use your favourite HMUA.