kendra's 2021babe prep guide
WHAT TO WEAR
I do not provide any outfits or pieces for your session as to keep everyone as unique and original as they are! What I love about boudoir is that you can wear whatever you want! It doesn’t all have to be lace and lingerie! Boudoir, at the end of the day, should really be called, BoudYOU. Wear what YOU feel most comfortable in. If you want to feel oober sexy and on absolute, damn fire, then get some lingerie! If you want to feel more stripped down and natural, then bring your favorite bra and undie set. If you have a comfy pair of Calvins you love, bring em! That cotton nighty you feel oddly sexy in, bring it! Your parter has a favorite tank of yours they like? BRING IT!
Always bring more than enough if you are having a tough time deciding what to wear! I can help you decide and narrow down the best looks for you and for your session.
But, we all know that when it comes to boudoir, lace and lingerie are pretty dang great. Here is a list of places ranging from the cheapest lingerie I have come across, to some of the most expensive, like down payment on a car, extra, boujee lingerie.
If you have no idea what you want to wear for your session I highly recommend doing a little stalking. Pinterest stalking, magazine stalking, Instagram stalking! Take a look and see what other people are wearing and take notice of what you could possibly see your self in/want to see yourself in for you session!
Jewelry and accessories If you plan to bring some, make sure you bring the stuff you feel the best in! If you feel like a queen in that statement necklace, then bring it! You don’t have to bring any accessories if you want to keep things more minimal, but if you do, bring your absolute favs.
When you arrive to the studio and or your home make sure you are wearing loose/baggy clothes. Wearing jeans or even bras and underwear that are tight can leave lines on your body and we don’t want that before your shoot! Sometimes braletts can leave marks as well, so just keep that in mind! If you added on hair and makeup from Kendra K, you will arrive and get yourself all done up before we begin shooting! When you arrive at the studio located in ID Seattle, (brick building, big silver door, behind the Shell Station) shoot me a text and I will come and grab you! Once you’re in the studio we will go over your looks and then you can begin to change into your outfits!
If you are showing up with your hair and makeup done, make sure you give yourself enough time in the AM to get that done professionally or to do it yourself. (Or have a friend help) You can go as full glam as Kim K, or as minimal as Alicia Keys. But if you are picturing your boudoir images to be a little more glam, then I highly recommend doing your makeup or getting it done! Reminder, a little more is always better when it comes to being photographed and don’t forget a simple lipstick or gloss even! Hair and Makeup can be added on for an additional fee for every session. I also encourage you to show up with a fresh face too if you want to go all natural.
How to Beauty Prep
1 week until shoot
If you plan on doing any waxing, sugaring, lazering or whatever people do these days, definitely get it done at least 5 days before your shoot to avoid any redness or irritation on your skin. Same with facials! Make sure you get them done 4-5 days before your session to avoid red/splotchy skin! And I will continue to say this, but I still HIGHLY encourage you to just show up as you are if you want to as well. I think a lot of us think that the standard for boudoir has to be lots of makeup, shaved legs, hairless pits.. etc etc. Boudoir is just being you in your body and not complying to anyones body standards. If you wanna show up with hair everywhere and no makeup- PLEASE DO. Or if you wanna show up looking like Dita Von Teese, PLEASE DO.
Make sure your eyebrows are trimmed up and looking sharp and getting a mani/pedi goes a long way! Your hands and feet will be photographed, so pretty nails or at least really clean/clear nails will make your photos looks so much better. You don’t have to get them done, you can always do them yourself!
If you plan to get any touchups done, do it! Hair trim, getting your roots colored, or even de-stressing with a massage etc. Looking your best/feeling your best is going to come across the best!
I highly recommend staying out of the sun immediately leading up to your session! A nice tan is great for boudoir photos, but red and potentially splotchy burnt skin ain’t gonna look cute! Make sure you are using plenty of sunscreen if you will be out in the sun before your session and whatever you do, DO NOT SPAY TAN. It does not look good in photos, trust me! The coloring can be very minimal and patchy all over your skin and me, myself and my camera will be getting up close and personal with your skin. I also notice vastly different color tints in arms vs. hands. Just don’t do it…. Unless you’re like a pro and do it to yourself for a living.
Make sure you are drinking plenty of water leading up to your shoot! Water does incredible things for your skin, overall complexion and hair. If you want to go above and beyond, maybe even cut out alcohol too because as well all know, that stuff just does weird things to your whole body including abnormal bloating.
Day Before and Day of Shoot
1 week until shoot
Make sure you get plenty of beauty sleep, shower, shave, full body moisturize, put on clear deodorant and double check you have all your goodies! Buy a bottle of champagne if you want a lil drink and make sure you eat something light but also filling before your session. We don’t feel sexy when we’re hangry!
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to the studio/outdoor location. As we know traffic can strike at the weirdest of times and I would hate for you to run late and cut into your session time! If you are going to the studio, there should be plenty of 2 hours paid street parking. There is also a lot across the street in front of the Uwajimaya you can park in and pay for hourly as well.
When you arrive make sure you are wearing loose fitting clothes. Preferably no bra and undies as well as to not cause any lines on your body! When you get to the studio/location, shoot me a text (206)552-1480 and I will come and let you in!
WHERE YOU AT GIRL?!
HOW DO I KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE BADASS PHOTOS OF ME? I’M NOT PHOTOGENIC, WHAT DO I DO?!
DO MY PHOTOS HAVE TO BE SHARED? MY GRANDMA IS ON INSTAGRAM..
DO I NEED TO GET MY HAIR AND MAKEUP DONE FOR MY SESSION?
HOW DO I GET MY IMAGES BACK?
* Currently I am in the process of changing over my entire system. I will no longer be just a digital photographer but I will also be offering print and album sales with every boudoir/dudeoir/couples session. Average investment in session fee and prints combined is over $997. Payment plans will be offered and you can pay off your art work for up to 6 whole months! You even get your prints/albums while you are still paying off your pieces. I can't wait to start offering what you all have been wanting, beautiful crafted after work of your beautiful self. These photos sure a shit don’t belong in the computer and your cell phone.*