Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
— Sophia Loren


Your session fee is due in-full at the time of booking. Our Couture Boudoir Experiences have limited availability, and this ensures your slot is booked. I totally understand that booking a boudoir session takes trust, and am so grateful that you are considering D. Selbak Photography for your Couture Boudoir experience! 


Do your best to avoid excessive sun exposure or sunless tanning 2-3 days before your session. 

If you are planning on getting waxed, please do so 3-5 days prior to your session. If you are planning to shave, please do so 2-3 days prior to your session. We want to avoid any bumps or redness.

Be sure your eyebrows are nicely shaped and groomed.

A manicure and pedicure is a must, ladies! You can do this at home but make sure nails are clean and manicured.

If you are a bride gifting these photos to your future-husband, get your ring cleaned prior to your session for that extra sparkle!

Start practicing your model face in the mirror. I know it sounds silly, but it will pay off! Check out Pinterest for inspiration. 

Increase your water intake, and lower your salt/alcohol intake in the days leading up to your session. This will ensure luminous skin and minimize water retention. 

Most importantly, know that I am here if you have any questions at all! Please be sure to call or email anytime – I want you to be as comfortable as possible! 


THE day before your session

Bathe and moisturize.

Remove all price tags, size, and care labels from clothing, lingerie and panties. 

Make sure your bag is packed and all your outfits and accessories are ready to go! What to bring: corsets, lingerie sets, sexy heels, stockings/suspenders, a chemise, your favorite jewelry/accessories, perhaps something belonging to your partner (tie, shirt, chef’s jacket, lab coat… get creative!). Brides and wives, don’t forget your ring(s)!

Get that beauty sleep!



Eat something light and filling before you leave the house! Also, don’t forget to keep hydrated. Being sexy takes a lot of energy. 

Please wear loose fitting clothes (to avoid marks on your skin), and if possible wear a button-up shirt. This will make it easier to get dressed while keeping your beautiful hair + makeup intact!

If you opted to add professional hair + makeup to your session, please arrive with a clean and moisturized face, and clean hair. Otherwise, please arrange to have your hair and makeup done prior to your arrival, and be sure to bring any lip products for touching up.

Feel free to bring a friend! Even better: book with a friend (we'll schedule you back-to-back so you can support each other) and you both get 10% off!

Arrange to arrive a few minutes before your scheduled time, and leave your inhibitions at the door! This will give you time to sip on some bubbly, relax, and let the music get you into a sassy, sexy mood. I create a place where your true beauty can shine through and you feel every bit of the gorgeous woman you are. 

We'll take a few minutes to chat, plan your outfits, and answer any questions you might have. Most important: take a deep breath and RELAX. It's normal to feel a bit nervous, but I can't wait for you to feel transformed by the end of your session! I'll guide you every step of the way.