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The Torrid Boudoir Experience

From the moment  you arrive at your shoot, prepare to feel pampered, sexy and empowered.

The Torrid Boudoir Experience…
isn’t just about the photos.  In every conversation, and through your session and reveal, our team makes sure you are comfortable and relaxed.  We want every client to leave their session feeling amazing, with a renewed confidence – like they can conquer the world!

When you arrive…
our team will immediately get to work.  We will have some snacks and beverages for you to enjoy throughout the morning.  Being a model is exhausting – you will understand what I mean by that after your session!

You can relax…
while a professional stylist takes care of your hair and makeup needs!  Elizabeth, our photographer, will be prepping her gear and the bedroom for your session.  Once she’s done she will be hanging out with you, talking and laughing.  This is your time to be pampered and enjoy yourself.

When hair and makeup is done…
our wardrobe stylist and Elizabeth will go through your outfits together with you and choose which pieces will photograph best.  You will have complete access to our wardrobe closet.

Earrings, bracelets and heels…
Oh my!  We have several accessories to accessorize your session!  Sometimes there’s nothing like a cute pair of undies and a gorgeous necklace…and nothing else.  Right, ladies?

The Big Reveal!
Within two weeks of your session, we will sit down for your gallery reveal + ordering appointment.  You can relax and view your photos and choose your favorites for your album or to display in your home!  You will place your order then.  We have payment plans available.  Once your payment plan is paid in full, your order will be placed.

Make sure to have a fun evening or afternoon planned!
Happy hour with girlfriends or a date night with your partner!  After a few hours of pampering you will feel amazing and you’ll look stunning!  If the session is a surprise for your lover, we can mastermind some ideas to explain the hair and makeup.  “I was walking through the mall and the makeup counters weren’t full.  They were bored and needed someone to make over!”  We have been a part of LOTS of surprises and can’t wait to be a part of yours too!

A special gift…
just for you, on your way out. Because you’re beautiful and because we truly love our clients.

Do

DRINK WATER
One week prior to your session you need to increase your water intake.  Well hydrated skin photographs beautifully and, has a healthy glow.

MANI/PEDI
Your nails can make or break a photograph if they are not well maintained.  I recommend that you stick with nude colors.  They seem to photograph the best for boudoir shots.  Here is a fun article about which nude color to choose: The Best Nude Nail Polishes for Your Skin Tone”.

LASHES
Consider treating yourself to some eyelash extensions a few days before your session.  I have compiled a list of local boutiques that specialize in eyelash extensions HERE.  If you don’t want to get extensions, you can always ask us to grab some falsies for you (at an additional fee of $10) OR you can grab some yourself and your Torrid Boudoir stylist will apply them for you.  Extensions and fake lashes really are a must!  The will help accentuate your eyes and make them really pop in your photos.

THOSE PEARLY WHITES
Whiten your teeth before you show that beautiful smile.  There are tons of new teeth whiteners that you can grab at your local grocery store these days!

SKIN
Moisturize you hair and skin.

REST
Get a good nights sleep for at least two nights before you step in front of the camera.

EAT
Make sure to eat a small, healthy meal just before we arrive for your session.  Our sessions last up to 4 hours and you will need your energy to hold those sexy poses!

DRINKS
Grab your favorite bottle of wine to have a glass while getting ready, if you’d like.

DE-CLUTTER
Make sure to clear out your room of as many distractions as possible.  The more plain and empty, the better!

WARDROBE
Have your outfits, accessories and any props out & ready to go!  Need help shopping for your wardrobe?  Click HERE to check out our “Time To Go Shopping” page!

Don’t

TANNING
NOT a good idea, ladies.  If you tan in the sun you are left with tan lines…unless you are an exhibitionist and tan in the nude, that is.  The natural sun dries out your skin and makes it look older than it really is.  A healthy glow is all you really need.  If you must lay out in the harsh rays of the sun, do so no closer than one week prior to your shoot.  Your skin needs at least 5 days to recover from UV exposure.  Just be mindful of those tan lines, and be very careful not to burn. Tanning in a bed at a salon may be relaxing. but it gives the skin an orange overtone.  Even if you don’t seem to see that bronzing affect in the mirror I promise the new digital cameras that we use will pick it up.  Any artificial tanning method bronzes your skin.  Self tanners are the worst for photography as they tend to streak no matter how diligent you are at applying it.For those of you who just simply must be a few shades darker: go to a professional salon that specializes in air brushing.  The professionals are trained to give your skin a sun-kissed look without the orange tone and with no streaks.

PANIC DIETING
When we decide to have boudoir portraits taken the first thing we typically panic about is our weight.  Dieting is something that can really be harmful if done to extremes.  Losing a few pounds or toning those soft areas is fine.  Just make sure you do it in a healthy way so that you look your very best.  There is nothing worse than trying to photograph a model that has no energy, no glow and looks lifeless on camera.

TIGHT CLOTHING OR UNDERGARMENTS
The morning of the shoot you must avoid wearing anything with elastic.  You don’t want to have unsightly marks from panties, waistbands or even bras.  Wear a robe or a loose-fitting button up shirt and some very loose-fitting draw string pants.  Or a slip on dress that you can pull down instead of over your head.  The red impressions that panties and bras leave behind will not go away during your photo shoot and tend to make editing a nightmare.

SEXY LINGERIE
Any favorite pieces of lingerie.  Check out our “Time To Go Shopping” page HERE for some links to local (ATX) and online lingerie shops!

ACCESSORIES
Jewelry, gloves, scarves, sunglasses, hats, etc…

HEELS
Make sure to grab the highest, sexiest pairs you own!  And we also have a closet full of heels for your use.

ROBE
To wear while getting your hair + make up done and also between set changes

HAIR ACCESSORIES
A flower, a hair clip, a birdcage veil, etc…