Top Three Things to Avoid Before Your Boudoir Shoot | Iowa Boudoir

“When nothing is going right, go left.” Unknown

Hey there Bombshell! I have always loved that quote and it is so appropriate for this post. It’s the moment- you’ve booked your dream boudoir shoot and you couldn’t be more excited then BAM! pre-shoot panic hits. Millions of questions pop into your head and you start to doubt the decision you made just a little bit.

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WELL STOP IT! You have chosen the Chrysalis Experience and I’m going to help you every step of the way. From your custom Welcome Packet that comes in the mail, the 30 page Getting Ready Guide that tackles every question you may have, and the one-on-one communication from yours truly, your nerves will be in check and your confidence built from day one.

Even with all these tools in your pocket, let’s chat about a few things that you should avoid because, let’s be honest, I can give you all the tools in the world and those little demons called self doubt and judgment can still creep in. So let’s talk about a few tried and true words of wisdom to help you remember you are perfect just the way you are!

1. Do Not Starve Yourself

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Girl eat! Just because you are going to be prancing around in your skivvies doesn’t mean you need to lose another 5-10 pounds to look good doing it. When I say you are perfect as you are I mean it and I am an EXPERT at helping you see that through my lens. I have mastered the best lighting and posing techniques through professional training. I have the skills to make you look way better than months of dieting. Seriously…..

2. Don’t Worry about Stretch Marks, Bruises, or Scars

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Remember those skills we were just chatting about? Well, I don’t just leave all my skills in the camera room. I’ve got them in the editing room too honey. I tell all my clients, their images will be 98% of the way to perfection in-camera and I mean it. Cellulite and stretch marks can be minimized through lighting and posing if you choose the right photographer. My editing room expertise will take them to 100% GORGEOUS. I’m going to remove anything that is temporary: bruises, scratches, and yes dark circles because you were up late with a sick kid last night. I can do more if you request but honestly- you don’t need it. So stop worrying- I got you!

3. Avoid Bringing Outfits That don’t feel like “You”

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Boudoir is not a one size fits all experience so don’t try to pigeon hole yourself into outfits that don’t feel like you! Half of my Getting Ready Guide (and blog) is dedicated just to help you decide what to wear and what is going to help you feel sexy. So try things out, explore different items but make sure they are a reflection of you. Boudoir is about highlighting your inner beauty just as much your outer. Let that inner goddess shine girl! Never be shy about sharing who you are.

Bonus Tip: Just don’t stress out! By now you should know, I’ve got your back. If that’s not enough to quell those nervous nellies in your tummy, I have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. I’m that confident that you are going to rock the crap out of your session!

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Together, we got this on lock down. Feel free to reach out to me directly at if you have any questions.

xoxo, Cassy

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