Look, you can wear whatever you want. With that said, there are some things that I prefer over others... Take it as you will, here are my recommendations!
Increase your H2O
Get your skin looking lush and healthy by drinking lots of water leading up to your photoshoot. Water can also help reduce bloating and give your mood a boost.
I recommend avoiding spray tans because they have a tendency to look orange, dirty and leave residue all over everything. With that said, if you are a seasoned spray tanner, go for it but be cautious.
Tan lines can be sexy and inevitable in the summer months but keep in mind that the removal of harsh tan lines from your photos will be an extra editing cost. When in doubt, avoid tan lines.
Exfoliate and Moisturize
Gently exfoliating your body is good for the health of your skin and the overall appearance. I recommend exfoliating and liberally
moisturizing for a few weeks prior to your photoshoot for optimal juicy skin including, and especially, the day of your photoshoot.
Bonus: Exfoliate and moisturize your lips! I am a big fan of the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (get it at Sephora).
If you have hair on your face or body that you don’t like, please remove it before the shoot. If you prefer waxing, I recommend having it done at least 3 days before the shoot, so your skin has time to heal if you break out and to let the redness and swelling go down.
If you do not want to see it in your photos, remove the hair that bothers you.
Hands and Feet
Fingernails and toenails should be tidied up and looking clean. Why not spoil yourself with a mani/pedi? Neutral tone colours are always a great choice and go with everything.
Exfoliate your heels with a pumice stone and moisturize them liberally. If you are wearing sandals to your photoshoot, be mindful of the bottom of your feet looking dirty.
Arrive for your session with clean, dry hair. If you have clip in extensions that you would like to add, please let me know beforehand so that I can ensure my hair stylist has ample time to complete your look.
This is no place for vanity sizing. Bring outfits that fit you. If the size classification bothers you, cut out the tags. We want clothing that fits you well and doesn't dig into your body. I promise you that you will hate an ill-fitting clothing item in your photos more than you will hate the size classification.
Bra and panty sets are timeless. I recommend bringing a few options.
Bodysuits are universally flattering. I promise. I know you don't believe me, but you should.
Lingerie of all styles is popular. I recommend bringing colours that you wear often and avoiding neon.
Nylons and fishnet tights are really interesting in photos.
Kink-wear is totally fine, bring what feels good.
Corsets are great in theory but in reality, I find that they restrict movement and you get bulging out of your armpits.
Jerseys are overdone and oversized. Instead, consider bringing a team t-shirt.
You don't have to go buy everything new but if it looks old and ratty to you, it will look that way in your images.
Feather boas and fake pearls - Tacky AF.
I bet you have some great options already sitting in your closet. Things like t-shirts, tank tops, crop tops, jackets, sweaters, and stockings can be nice to have in your photos. An oversized men's shirt can be nice too.
Bonus: I love cutting t-shirts into ultra sexy crop tops. If you have a shirt that you don't mind cutting, bring it!
I have a small client closet that you are welcome to borrow pieces from.
I suggest you bring a seamless thong and some neutral bras/panties if you want to borrow from the closet.
Wear a simple pair of earrings, and the usual jewelry that you wear every day (wedding rings, etc.). Don't go overboard with jewelry because I find that we don't use it as much in styling.
Body jewelry like gold bras are cool and recommended if that's your vibe.
Nipple pasties and tassels are sexy, unexpected, and encouraged.
Playful Promises (my fav)
Savage x Fenty
Frederich's of Hollywood