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  • Writer's pictureAllison Nicole

3 Unexpected Reasons Professional Hair & Makeup is Included in Your Boudoir Session

Maybe you're thinking about booking your shoot and wondering if you really need to have hair AND makeup done. Or maybe you just booked a shoot and you're wondering if it will make a difference in your experience. As with most thoughts and feelings clients have about a boudoir photo shoot, you're not alone! Below are a handful of reasons that Reclamation Boudoir includes expert hair and makeup in your session.


While I give every possible way to prepare for your boudoir photoshoot, there will inevitably be nerves as you arrive at the studio, and thoughts racing through your head. Having your hair and makeup done gives you time to relax and be pampered. while you soak up the beautiful atmosphere of the studio (we have 3 choices!). Whether your style is very glam, or natural beauty, it always feels good to be taken care of, knowing you are in the care of a talented expert!

Would we get some beautiful images? Yes of course. But you would not get anywhere near the variety I offer during a regular shoot. Furthermore, and probably more importantly, you wouldn't get to enjoy the entire experience. I firmly believe in the power of boudoir photography as a means to reclaiming your body, beauty, and sensuality. Getting into a headspace where you can experience this cannot be rushed. It typically takes time to settle into a groove during the shoot regardless, and getting hair and makeup done creates the space you need to do so.


At Reclamation Boudoir, we strongly believe that booking a boudoir session is a big deal. There are a lot of stressors, doubts and questions that a lot of clients have when they book, and some of them persist even after they confirm their booking. Boudoir gives us so many opportunities to look at ideas about ourselves and our bodies that have held us back from enjoying who we really are. Getting your hair and makeup done isn't just about looking a certain way - it's about feeling a certain way. It's an affirmation that you deserve to treat yourself, and taking action on that belief - that you deserve it - is powerful. It creates confidences that not only feels good, it emanates from you which really shows in your images.


Boudoir photography is a special and unique genre. I believe that trust in me as a boudoir photographer, and a connection is critical during the photo shoot. You're about to take photos in your underwear, and frankly, it's unlikely that a quick meet and greet is going to put you in the space where you feel amazing. We get to meet, have natural conversation that isn't forced into a 5-10 minute timeframe - we can chat, you can ask ANY questions you have. Also, I give guidance in person with demonstrations that apply to all poses, so you feel even more prepared during the shoot.

A Final Note

Everyone is nervous during the first 10-15 ish minutes of their shoot, and it only takes about that long to settle in because of all of the time you have had to relax and enjoy being taken care of, acclimate to the space, and connect with your boudoir photographer- me! Instead of spending your shoot trying to get comfortable, getting your hair and makeup done at the studio ensure that your shoot is a time where you get to reconnect with yourself in a whole new way. You get an experience you could not have dreamed of, and your choice of over 70 gorgeous photos to choose from!

Got questions? Feel free to reach out at 310-579-7698 or fill out a contact form here.

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