Hi, I'm Shalee

Your Norcal Boudoir Expert. You did it and took that nerve wracking first step and booked your boudoir photoshoot! Yay!! You've sent the message, secured your date, and finally on your way to a pampering boudoir experience that will leave you feeling like an incredible, renewed, supercharged woman!

This guide will walk you through what your day will look like from start to finish and how to prep ahead of time.

If you have any questions or concerns at any point, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Your comfort and confidence in yourself are my top priorities, and I'm here to ensure you feel 100% at ease and ready for your upcoming shoot.

Let’s get started!




Shalee Hansen
Impressions Studio

Presession Prep Guide

1. Eat - Please ensure you eat a satisfying meal before your session and stay well-hydrated. You'll be engaging in a 5+ hour experience that requires plenty of energy.

2. Hydrate -In the days leading up to your session, make an effort to drink ample water. Well-hydrated skin radiates beauty.

3. Limber up -Believe it or not, you may experience some muscle soreness, so consider stretching beforehand.

4. Hair Care -Wash your hair the night before your session and allow it to air-dry naturally. Avoid straightening if possible, and please don't arrive with wet or dirty hair. If you plan to style your hair yourself, ensure it's ready upon arrival.

5. Clean Face -Cleanse your face before your session. You can apply moisturizer, but please refrain from using makeup.

6. Sun Care -Steer clear of spray tanning and self-tanning lotions for 3-5 days prior to your session. Avoid heavy sun exposure to prevent sunburn and uneven skin tones.

7. Loose Clothes -Wear loose-fitting clothing 2-3 hours before your session to prevent any lines on your skin.

8. Accessories -Bring along your choice of shoes and any desired jewelry, earrings, bracelets, rings or whatever you’d like in your photos.

9. Visuals -If you have specific pose or makeup ideas, feel free to share screenshots with us. It's not mandatory but can help us tailor the session to your preferences.

10. Outfits -Bring 1-2 outfits that you love or just a simple bra and panty set just in case. Some ladies like to include something of their partners like a hat, boots, their favorite shirt, uniforms... not necessary but adds a personal touch.

11. Nails and Toes -Tidy up your finger nails and toe nails. We don’t get too many close up shots but detail shots capture everything.

12. Gratitude Matters -Don’t forget to show your appreciation by tipping your stylist and masseuse.


Hair and Makeup


We kick off your boudoir session with some serious pampering, courtesy of our fantastic hair and makeup wizard Krista Schafer. She is truly one-of-a-kind, with skills and talents that are off the charts.

Whether you've got a specific look in mind that you're aiming for or if you're drawing a blank on your desired style, fear not, she's got you! Krista has been in the beauty industry for 15+ years and has perfected her talent for all skin and hair types. She knows what will look best for you or match your dream look no problem.

Lingerie Closet


Once you've indulged in some well-deserved pampering and are radiating some confidence, it's time for the next exciting part – outfit selection! We'll take a close look at the wardrobe you've brought along and explore the Client Closet, which offers an extensive range of sizes from XS to 4X and a variety of lingerie styles to cater to your unique taste and comfort.

Whether you lean towards some this sweet and simple, or more on the kinky side, you’ve got options that will make you feel stunning, regardless of your size or style preference. Together, we'll curate the perfect outfit lineup, choosing outfits and colors that complement each scene setup. Our goal is to ensure you feel incredibly beautiful in every single pose throughout your boudoir session. Your confidence and comfort are our top priorities, and we're here to make your experience unforgettable!

Picture Time


And now, let the fun begin!

Brace yourself for a fun af adventure as we dive into your boudoir session. I'm here to not only guide you, I show you every pose, we will laugh a lot, and create unforgettable moments along the way.

Worried about not knowing how to unleash your inner sexy? Fear not, my friend! I've got you, girl! We'll walk through each step together, ensuring that you feel confident and empowered throughout the process.

Got a specific body part you'd like to keep a bit mysterious? No problem at all – we can work that magic too. But rest assured, whether we're highlighting your favorite features or capturing your entire gorgeous self, I’ll make sure every angle reflects your undeniable beauty. Let's celebrate you, inside and out!

Picture Time


And now, let the fun begin!

Brace yourself for a fun af adventure as we dive into your boudoir session. I'm here to not only guide you, I show you every pose, we will laugh a lot, and create unforgettable moments along the way.

Worried about not knowing how to unleash your inner sexy? Fear not, my friend! I've got you, girl! We'll walk through each step together, ensuring that you feel confident and empowered throughout the process.

Got a specific body part you'd like to keep a bit mysterious? No problem at all – we can work that magic too. But rest assured, whether we're highlighting your favorite features or capturing your entire gorgeous self, I’ll make sure every angle reflects your undeniable beauty. Let's celebrate you, inside and out!

What's Next?


In Studio Photoshoots Only: After we finish your photoshoot,

I'll send you off for a well-deserved break. Grab some lunch or indulge in a relaxing massage or facial with your chosen package. Meanwhile, I'll dive into your images, narrowing down the best choices.

When you return, we'll create a "favorites" folder and select your final images for your Personal Mobile App, Custom Album, and Prints per package choice. Yes, you get to choose your photos on the same day!

When you choose an album package and you’ve picked your favorites, we start customizing your album by choosing the cover for your album! You have over 50 cover options and to make your album truly unique. You can choose to add Acrylic Cover, Gilding and Foil Stamping with your favorite saying, anniversary, date, your name… The possibilities are endless!

Once all the details are squared away, you are free to leave your boudoir sessions feeling AMAZING! I get your images finalized for your Mobile App within 48 hours and sent over. With albums I will send you a short video of your album layout before I send out for printing. Once approved, your album is typically printed and shipped within 48-72 hours. Metal prints may take up to 4 days, but in most cases, you'll have all your products within 10 days from your session date!!

I take great pride in delivering both speedy and exceptional service because, let's face it, nobody likes waiting around for something as exciting as this!

Thank You!!

Thank You so much for choosing Impressions Studio for your Luxury Boudoir Photoshoot – a decision that will empower you and leave you with memories to cherish forever! My mission is to make this experience not just memorable but truly empowering, because you deserve nothing less!

Your journey with us is about to become a memory you will hold and look back on for many years to come.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns; I'm here to support you every step of the way. My commitment is to make you feel beautiful, accepted, and celebrated, regardless of age or size.

After your session, you'll walk out of the studio with an extra bounce in your step, ready to conquer the world.

Welcome to the Empowerment Revolution, where you're not just a client – you're a cherished member of the Impressions Studio family.

With love and empowerment,


Shalee Hansen

Impressions Studio

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