Choosing the perfect gift for your fiancé for the wedding day may be challenging, because you want it to be special and memorable. That’s why if the idea of a boudoir session has ever come to your mind, I would say “JUST DO IT”! Honestly girl, it is the most fun an “model-experience” you would ever have. This is the time where you feel like a Victoria’s Secret model and nothing or no one is more beautiful than you. Besides I am 100% sure that your significant other will totally go crazy with that gift!
[And between you and me is kinda a gift for both of you because you are the one living THE experience.]
I know that for some people a boudoir session may be overwhelming, because there are many things to consider before your session asides of posing in underwear in front of a camera . But I’m here to make your life easier so I have put together a list on what to eat, drink and do before your photoshoot.
DRINK YOUR BRIDAL ELIXIR
The BRIDAL ELIXIR works wonders! It helps you slim down by boosting metabolism and aiding in digestion, reduces bloating, promotes a stronger immune system and helps you achieve the most glowing skin ever!!! All you need is:
- Warm water, 1 cup
- Organic apple cider vinegar [with mother: the little non-appealing brown things that sink to the bottom], 1 Tbsp.
- Organic raw honey, 1 tsp.
- ½ lemon [squeezed]
Mix all the ingredients together and drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach at least for one week.
To be honest, I’m completely addicted to this elixir, I have posted it on Instagram and I have talked about it in the past like a thousand times. A definite MUST try!
DRY BRUSH YOUR SKIN
Brushing your skin is also a MUST on my everyday routine. It helps you get rid of dead cells in your skin making it smoother and younger. It also helps reduce cellulite and promotes detoxification, helping you achieve that GLOWING look we all want for our photoshoot.
DRINK TONS OF WATER
Keeping yourself hydrated will improve the way your skin feels and looks. Plus it will help you reduce bloating by promoting a good digestion making you feel lighter; water may also aid in weight loss because it keeps you full for longer periods, reducing the hunger sensation and the need for sugar-y cravings.
AVOID FOODS THAT PROMOTE BLOATING
- JUNK FOOD: yes I know pizza, fries, doughnuts and chips are really appealing, especially when you’re stressed, but sadly these foods slow down your digestion. Plus they make you retain water because their salt content is really high. Sooo if you want to avoid bloating at all cost I would suggest to avoid eating them a week or two before your photoshoot [or ever LOL].
CARBONATED BEVERAGES: Those bubbles that give drinks that special fizz are doing the same thing to your body. By releasing all that carbon dioxide, you’re left feeling gassy and bloated all at once.
RAW CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES: veggies like cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, and broccoli are veggies that if eaten raw the promote the release of gas [like beans] promoting bloating and discomfort in some people.
- ALCOHOL: refrain from drinking the week before your wedding. Why? Because alcohol makes you puffy the next day! So you know what to do if you want to avoid feeling like a marshmallow the next morning!
- BEANS: if beans are not cooked enough, then they may cause gas and discomfort.
- DAIRY: not everyone is sensitive to dairy however why chance it??
- GUM: Chewing gum increases the chance for having a bloated stomach.
If you book your session far in advance, then you’ll have time include collagen in your smoothie, coffee or tea everyday. This will not only make your skin smoother by reducing the appearance of fine lines, but it will also make your nails and her stronger and healthier.
BOOK YOUR SESSION AWAY FROM THOSE DAYS
We all know that 5 days before and during our period we tend to retain water, making us feel heavier and bloated. My advice for you is to book your shooting away from those days.
REFRAIN FROM SPRAY TANNING
The only thing spray tanning is going to do is that’s going to make you look orange and it’s going to make you look aged since it makes fine lines more evident. Embrace your natural colour, I promise you’ll look GORGEOUS.
Use your session as an excuse to have some “me time” [not that we need one] but go and get a mani and a pedi [make sure your nails and toes match, looks way nicer], try some face masks and have a detoxing bath! And, before your session use your favourite moisturizer to make your skin even more radiant.
WEAR FALSE EYELASHES
I honestly don’t love using fake eye lashes, they’re a bit uncomfy and in person you can totally tell they are fake. However in the photos they make a HUGE difference because they accentuate your eyes and give them a gorgeous almond shape.
You will probably never do a session like this in a while so really make an event out of it. Treat yourself to some beautiful lingerie. Not only will this make your photos more interesting, it will boost your confidence, making you look your best.
THE DAY OF THE SHOOTING
📷 by Sam B. from Seaweed & Diamonds
Avoid fainting or feeling like headed by eating something before your shoot [just avoid the foods mentioned above]. Also don’t do anything drastic like a cleanse or fasting. Posing for a boudoir sessions is kind of similar to a yoga session because you’ll be holding muscles you normally don’t.