Preparing for your shoot…


  • The single most important thing for you to keep in mind is to stay true to yourself when you're picking your wardrobe options. We want this shoot to be a celebration of who you are, whatever that looks like for you and you alone! Visualize the clothing, sexy heels, accessories, and props you will want to wear for your shoot. Flip through your favorite fashion magazines to discover ways to pair colors, fabrics, and styles for easy runway glamour.
  • Visualize the clothing, sexy heels, accessories, and props you will want to wear for your shoot. Flip through your favorite fashion magazines to discover ways to pair colors, fabrics, and styles for easy runway glamour.
  • Shop your closet for the items you instinctively select when you want to feel (and look) your very best. Let your imagination roam!
  • Grab a style-savvy and fun-loving friend and hit women’s fashion boutiques to hunt down an ensemble that not only flatters your figure but also makes you feel comfortable, unquestionably beautiful, and relaxed.
  • Pick out lingerie that highlights your every lovely curve, but please remember sometimes a tight T-shirt, soft sweater or oversized button-down shirt can be even sexier. Let your own personality shine through.
  • Bring something meaningful to you or your significant other; this serves as a great way to personalize your shoot.


Five Days Before Your Shoot


  • If you wax, do so a few days before your shoot to avoid any bumpiness or redness.
  • Make sure your eyebrows are nicely shaped and groomed.
  • If you’re planning to visit the salon for a haircut or color, then give yourself a few days to make sure you are happy with it.
  • Be sure to get a salon manicure and pedicure for a flawless finish.
  • Stay out of the sun – while a base tan will be nice in photos, red, blotchy skin will not.
  • PLEASE – DO NOT SPRAY TAN.
  • Drink plenty of water for luminous skin.
  • Lower your salt intake and avoid alcohol if you’re worried about retaining water.
  • Try on your outfits and lingerie to make sure they fit properly; remove all tags and labels. Steam or iron your ensembles and hang them properly so they keep their shape as you travel to the studio.
  • Load up on healthy fats. Your skin will thank you for it!
  • Get lots of sleep.



The Day Before Your Shoot…


  • Bathe, shave and moisturize.
  • Remove ALL price tags, size & care labels, etc. from clothing, especially from lingerie and panties. They can ruin otherwise great photographs.
  • Double-check everything is properly packed and ready for the shoot: heels, jewelry, accessories, props. Don't hesitate to over-pack. We love options!
  • Allow yourself plenty of time to get to the location without stressing. Check weather and traffic reports to ensure you have allotted enough time for unexpected delays.
  • Enjoy a relaxed, quiet evening.
  • Plan for a good night’s sleep – eight hours is ideal.


The Day of Your Shoot…


  • Use clear deodorant, please.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing to your session to avoid red marks on your skin (no jeans, tight socks or tight clothing, for instance).
  • Eat something light but filling before you leave the house.
  • If you opted for hair and makeup, arrive with a clean and moisturized face and CLEAN HAIR (important!).
  • Have your final Cheeky Session payment ready (check, credit card, or cash). If you are planning on tipping the hair and makeup artist please bring that with you as well.
  • Most important: Take a deep breath and RELAX. It’s completely normal to be a wee bit nervous before your shoot, but please don’t worry because you will be in very good hands. We will show you exactly how to pose and work with you to get the perfect shot.


DOS AND DON'TS

make the most of your shoot

DO STRETCH BEFOREHAND - you'll use muscles you normally don't.

DON'T SELF TAN - Self-tanner, will stain or leave streaks in your armpits, feet and hands. Even lightly sunburned skin is difficult to fix in post.

DON'T DRINK RED WINE - or anything that can stain your teeth is a bad idea.

DON'T FEEL PRESSURE TO BUY LINGERIE - Don't get us wrong, we love lingerie. If you want to splurge, please do! However, there are a million simple outfits that you probably have that can be just as sexy and fun.

THROUGH MY PAST STRUGGLES WITH CONFIDENCE, I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO WALK IN YOUR SHOES. TRASH YOUR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS WITH ME. I WANT YOU TO CELEBRATE WHO YOU ARE.


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