Updated: Jul 19
Boudoir is all about expressing the beauty of an individual. It isn’t about being perfect or having a supermodel’s body. It is about celebrating how beautiful you are and having photos put together for either yourself or your partner to help remind you of that.
Shooting with my friend Tracy Lynn is always something I have to look forward to when we plan a session at her set in Downtown, St. Louis. It’s an absolute joy being in the studio with her because we have an incredibly fun, yet productive shoot, I leave feeling carefree and even pampered - Not to mention, the results are stunningly marvelous, to say the very least.
And although most know Tracy for her photography, I want you to know that she also does much more than that. She is an entrepreneur, mentor, leader, coach, and friend - boss babe, girlfriend, dog mom, and total badass. Tracy is a dental hygenist by trade but quit her job and now travels full-time, runs Boudoir By Tracy Lynn, and helps business owners create six-figure incomes!
In Dream Biz Glow Up, her newest course, she assists business owners in building their dream life with a proven strategy. It includes everything from pricing and attracting clients you love, to automating your marketing - so you can work less, make more, and live a life you adore. Did I mention Tracy's method requires less than forty hours per month? Talk about a dream gig, right there. You can kiss your nine-to-five job goodbye! When it's time - and be sure to use her Full-Time Formula! (This element is featured in her Dream Biz course, by the way)
If you're not ready to build your dream life yet, but are interested in booking a session with Tracy, I've included a link to her site at the end. Also, you will find links to her business pages - be sure to check those out as well.
Now back to my go-to pre-shoot prep routine when working with this entrepreneurial badass of a woman!
5 STEP GLAM PREP FOR A FLAWLESS SHOOT
Be Strategic in Your Outfit Selection.
Support your local Nail Gang.
Get a Custom Airbrush at Bronze Tan.
Lashes by Tiffany Blair
Hair & Makeup by @TBRMUA the day of the shoot
STEP ONE: BE STRATEGIC IN YOUR OUTFIT SELECTION
For my June shoot, Tracy & I wanted outfits that were different, which is why I chose to bring my Fashion Nova apparel; I paired my favorite pieces with tennis shoes or a pair of Calvins. I like to bring a variety of options but plan select outfits in advance to make for quick changes and a more productive session.
STEP TWO: SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NAIL GANG
Nails are the one thing you can get in shape without having to exercise. So after deciding what kind of vibe I'm going for, I determine how I'm going to get my nails done. I usually go for neutral tones with subtle accents, a french manicure, or a pop of color depending on the style of shoot. For Boudoir, I like to think that less is more - I'm going for a clean finish with a style that compliments both my outfits and skin tone.
STEP THREE: GET A CUSTOM AIRBRUSH TAN AT BRONZE TAN
I've said this before, but I'll say it again - I will airbrush religiously before any shoot or event at Bronze Tan in Clayton - until the day I die. The team at Bronze Tan is both kind and accommodating. In this laid back environment, it truly isn't awkward to be fully nude in front of a stranger coming at you with some tan in a can. The girls will even contour any focus areas upon request! To seal the deal, I like to opt-in for their infamous moisturizing spray to lock in my newfound color and leave my skin feeling nourished. Use this link when you're ready to pay them a visit. PS, it's only $35 with this New Client Offer. Are you an airbrush newbie? That's A-OK! Use this link to prep for your sunless session, and don't forget to tell them that Destiny sent you!
STEP FOUR: LASHES BY TIFFANY BLAIR
My friend Tiffany does my lashes regularly, but I make a point to get them filled a day or two before each shoot to ensure they're Kim K fluffy and looking extra fresh.
I go to Tiff because she's the most skilled at what she does, is consistently up-leveling her areas of expertise, and she delivers jaw-dropping results every time. What more could you ask for in a lash artist? Oh, and did I mention she's the queen of microblading? She is responsible for my face! Look her up on Instagram @TBRMUA. And if you're thinking about getting lash extensions, please send her a message on Facebook or Instagram. You can also contact her through Loco Yocco (which I designed, by the way, but nbd). Anyway.
STEP FIVE: HAIR & MAKEUP BY @TBRMUA
I trust Tiffany with my glam routine because she not only takes the time to create a custom look that highlights my best features, but she is also very familiar with my face, as you now know. She is fast, professional, and is a delight to be around. I can without a doubt count on her to kill my hair and makeup any day, and I always leave her chair ready to slay my shoot.
When you book a session with Tracy, Tiffany Blair comes as part of the package. However, if you find yourself needing hair, makeup, brows, or lashes otherwise - please find her on Instagram and send her a message. You'll be glad that you did!
Book a Session with Boudoir By Tracy Lynn
Tracy Lynn Business Education Page (Facebook)
Dream Biz Developer (Facebook)
Dream Biz Glow Up Challenge
Tracy Lynn 6 Figure Biz Freebie
New Airbrush Client Offer
Sunless Prep & Maintenance
Book a Custom Airbrush
Shop Loco Yocco