Honestly, and we're not even close to exaggerating here, wardrobe is really not that crazy important for the way that we shoot. Please, please, please don't stress out over wardrobe. Don't feel the need to run out and buy all new things. We can do a completely versatile and awesome shoot with a single scarf, or sheet, or sweater. Truly. Don't stress about it.
Here's some wardrobe tips to calm your nerves and help you decide what to bring.
The Number one wardrobe rule is:
Do not bring outfits that you don't love! we can't tell you how many women show up with outfits that prompt them to say "I really don't like the way I look in this one, but I'll leave it up to you!". If you don't like the outfit, it's likely that you won't like photos of you in the outfit. Leave it at home.
Lingerie is not a must for Boudoir:
Don't be afraid to get creative! For a boudoir style shoot, a garter belt and thigh high fish nets would go great with a cropped sweater or graphic tee. A gorgeous bra can be paired with no pants. A sheet can be used for everything. Your 20 year old favorite tee shirt paired with cheeky bottoms will get the job done just perfectly. This is about you and your authentic personality, not about being someone you aren't.
For Beauty or Portrait:
Structured and/or statement pieces work amazing. Your favorite blazer or jacket, a cocktail dress with an interesting neckline, or just a bodysuit and jeans..... We want you to look and feel like yourself (Just on your best day).
When in doubt, just bring in some of your favorite wardrobe items and let us style them for you. It's part of the service and we're happy to do it.
Avoid tiny busy patterns & neon colors.
They are often harsh on-camera and a bit unflattering so try to avoid them.
Have several outfits picked out.
We can go through them together before your shoot to determine what will photograph best. We will have time for 1 outfit (nude counts as an outfit, if you're wondering) for every 30 minutes you are scheduled... so that is 3 outfits for our typical package.
Try to incorporate a variety of pieces into your wardrobe selections.
Having 5 different bra and panty sets won't allow for a whole lot of variety on your photos. Rather, have something formal, something casual, something super textured and fun, something more modest, to something black and sleek.... you get the idea.
It doesn't have to be complicated.....in fact, we welcome simplicity!
We love to work with pretty scarves, sheets, white button down shirts, jackets and coats, or anything you love.
Pressed and Pretty
Make sure your wardrobe selections aren't wrinkled, and cut all the tags off your sheer items before arriving.
Unless it's your second shoot with us, or unless you're super crazy confident and comfortable! Props and uncertainty go together like... like.... awkward school portraits. ;)
Consider Artistic Nudes
For a super easy, low maintenance, and FREE wardrobe option.
Our Shoot Style
Is very "Saturday morning casual!"! We go for the "I woke up like this" look as often as possible. For that look, wardrobe is even less of an obstacle.
Structured Pieces & Solids
Look great on camera as well as items with texture, and those that are form fitting to show your figure.
If your wearing thigh-highs, buy them 1-2 sizes big according to the size chart on the back.
Buying them in a size that supposedly "fits" according to the package size chart will likely result in the stockings giving a bit of a thigh muffin top ;)
We can get them to stay up for each "pose", or you can wear a garter belt to keep them from slipping.
Have yourself properly fitted for lingerie
We recommend going to Naughty or Nice, Vacaville's local lingerie boutique to have yourself properly fitted.
Or if you're interested in online ordering, True&Co. has a really amazingly helpful website and quite that will help you to determine what styles and sizes work best for you. https:/trueandco.com/quiz/intro