We understand that you are probably going to be nervous on the day of your photo shoot, and that is totally understandable. After all, you are going to be showing up to a place you’ve never been before and allowing a virtual stranger to photograph you wearing lingerie! So, we get it whenever a client asks if they can bring a friend or family member for moral support during their photo shoot, but there are a couple of reasons why we strongly prefer that you come to your boudoir session all by yourself:
Inhibition – Our main goal as photographers during each boudoir session is to create a “sexy safe space” where our client can let her guard down, feel vulnerable, and really connect with us. It is through that one-on-one connection that we are able to work together to create beautiful photos that capture our client’s true inner AND outer beauty. However, if a client brings someone else to her boudoir session, she can sometimes feel inhibited and not take the photo shoot as seriously as she might if the other person was not there. Therefore, in order for us to do our best work, we need you to give us 100% of yourself during the photo shoot, which cannot happen if you feel distracted by, silly in front of, or even slightly judged by the person you brought with you to the studio.
Time Management – While we always want our clients to have fun and enjoy their time in our studio, we also have to be mindful of the time, especially if there is more than one appointment scheduled on the day of a session. With another person present in the studio, there are usually more conversations taking place while the client is in hair & makeup, and the client can sometimes take a little longer when changing outfits between sets. All of that extra time can eventually add up and cause the photographer to feel rushed during the photo shoot.
Again, while you might initially think that having someone accompany you to your photo shoot will help calm your nerves, we can assure you that this isn’t actually true or necessary. (Your nerves are going to go away SO much faster than you think!) Not only that, but having an extra person in the studio on the day of your boudoir session almost always ends up being more of a distraction for both you and the photographer (regardless of how wonderful and supportive that person may be). Therefore, in order to get the absolute most out of your boudoir experience, we highly recommend you do not bring anyone with you on the day of your photo shoot.