Erin Martin Photography - How to plan your Glamour Photography Session

Planning Your Glamour Photography Session

July 12, 2018

If you’re having a case of nerves about your glamour photography session, you aren’t alone—but you don’t have to be nervous! I want to help you get ready for your session, prepare yourself to have fun, and build yourself up so that you’ll be able to enjoy your special day. From preparing your wardrobe


ahead of time to exactly what you can expect on your big day, I want to offer you a road map that will help you enjoy every aspect of your shoot.

Getting Started: Why Glamour?You’re Worth It

The #1 thing many of my clients say when they book a glamour session is, “I’m so nervous!” You’ve heard amazing things about how a glamour shoot can make you look and feel, but right now, you’re feeling self-conscious, nervous, and even downright afraid. I’m here to tell you, you’re doing something amazing for yourself—and you are worth it! Sure, it’s a little intimidating to dive in with a glamour photography shoot. Here’s the good news: you aren’t doing it alone! I’ll be here with you every step of the way. As we start on your session, I want to give you an idea of what to expect so that when your day arrives, you’ll be ready to let your beauty shine through! Let’s take a look at some of the biggest questions my clients ask me when they’re setting up their shoots.

Who Can I Be Photographed With?

This is your photo shoot. My goal is for you to feel beautiful, and I want the people around you who will make you feel beautiful for the camera. Like in a boudoir shoot, you can be photographed by yourself for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to focus on yourself and what makes you beautiful; you can be photographed with a special loved one or friend who helps bring out that natural beauty in you; you can be photographed with your entire family or a group of friends. It’s all up to you and what makes you feel beautiful!


Keep in mind that you’ll get multiple looks in a single session with no extra charge to you. You can have a portion of the session that focuses just on you, a mother/daughter shoot that brings in the loveliest young lady in your life, or add on a portion of the shoot that focuses on two entirely different families. It’s your time to shine, and I’ll let you customize your shoot according to your desires. Try some of these great ideas:
Bring your best friend along. Do you feel your most beautiful when you and your best friend are goofing off and having a great time together? Bring her along for the shoot so that you can have fun and laugh. I can get solo pictures of one or both of you along with some amazing “best friends” shots that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Make it a mother/daughter day

Your daughter is one of the most beautiful people you know, but she, like so many other young woman, probably struggles to believe it! Having a glamour shoot together, however, will allow you to reinforce that sense that she is lovely inside and out—not to mention giving you some gorgeous pictures to look back on together.

Go all in for family pictures

Do you find that for normal family pictures, you find yourself spending more time and energy on your husband and kids than you’re able to spend on yourself? With a glamour shoot, you can get family pictures while you’re dressed your best. That means memories you’ll love looking back on for years to come!

Take a private shoot

You want to create an album for someone special in your life—even if that someone special is you! By doing a solo shoot, you’ll learn more about how to feel comfortable in your own skin while getting some incredible images that you’ll cherish forever.

Where Will the Shoot Take Place?


I do all of my glamour shoot at my photography studio. This environment provides a number of key advantages:

-It’s a controlled environment, so there’s no need to stress: no uninvited guests, no unpleasant surprises, just a pleasant place for pictures.

-A great air conditioner means that you can spend your session in comfort, rather than sweating. This is a particular plus if you’re doing your glamour shoot with men!

-My personal lighting setup will have you looking your best every time. You won’t have to wait for that all-important “golden hour” outside or find yourself shooting fast in order to capture the fading light; instead, you can set your portraits at a time that’s convenient for your schedule.

-There are no bugs, no heat, and nothing to worry about! In South Florida, both bugs and heat can quickly turn an amazing glamour shoot into a frustrating, sweaty mess. An indoor session takes all the sticky mess out of the equation!


My studio is located at 7450 Wiles Rd, Coral Springs Fl 33067.

The studio is centrally located just south of Boca Raton and West of Pompano Beach. Located just 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale, the studio is easily accessible from sawgrass expressway. If coming from the north near West Palm Beach you can take I95 south or turnpike to sawgrass. When coming from Miami,  access I95 north, turnpike north or sawgrass expressway. Once on sawgrass take 441 south or University drive as your exit.


How Should I Prep for the Shoot?

My goal is to take all the stress out of preparing for your glamour shoot! Before you come in for the shoot itself, we’ll meet several times. I want you to be completely prepared for all the details of your shoot!
Wardrobe Consultation: We’ll give you a step-by-step guide for putting together your wardrobe for the shoot, but that’s not all we offer. We’ll also provide you with access to our studio wardrobe, with a full fitting consultation to see what looks best on you.

Hair and Makeup: We do hair and makeup for all the ladies in the party. We have a great hair and makeup team on staff, included in every session we do. When Mom feels great, everyone gets to feel like a winner!
Prep Guide: As we lead up to the session itself, we’ll provide you with a great prep guide that will allow you to take care of all the important details that go along with your session. I know you don’t want to leave anything out, so I’ll share my experience with you and let you put together a better plan for your shoot.

What Does the Day of the Shoot Look Like?

I typically accept clients from the South Florida area: Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Parkland, and more. If you’re in that area or going to be in that area for vacation, you’re in the perfect range to show up in time to enjoy your glamour shoot, rather than feeling pressed for time.

On the day of your shoot, you’ll arrive at your scheduled time, your face and hair clean and ready to go. Sit back and enjoy champagne while we beautify you! Ideally, we want the females in your group to come first and get ready to go before the men come in, since they tend to be in a rush and not understand just how much effort goes into helping you relax and feel your best.

During the shoot itself, I’ll take care of posing from the tips of your toes to the top of your head. Don’t worry about whether or not you’re “photogenic!” My goal is to take all the guesswork out of the process. Take a look at some of these before and after shots for yourself. If they can do it, you can! Glamour shoots aren’t just for models. They’re for any woman who wants to look and feel beautiful—and I have the tools to capture you at your best.


We’ll work together to capture the pictures you have in mind when you imagine your glamour shoot. Whether you’re looking for amazing boudoir shots that you can share with that special someone in your life or use to improve your own confidence or you’re after a stunning glamour shoot that includes your entire family, I’ll do my best to capture your vision for the session. From poses you fell in love with checking out my gallery to the pictures that will make you feel your sexy, beautiful best, I’m here to make you look and feel amazing, then capture just how stunning you are.

How Do I Look at My Pictures After the Session?

Just like I walked you through everything before and during the session, I want to keep walking you through the process while you view your pictures. Once I’ve had a chance to edit and print your photos—usually about two weeks after your session—you’ll come back in to the studio. There, you’ll be able to view your fully edited images in print form.Erin-Martin-Photography-South-Florida-Fort-Lauderdale-Glamour-Photographer

You’ll get to touch them, feel them, and look over your final images. We’ll talk about the collections and wall art that best suit your needs, including where they’ll be placed in your home and how you’ll want to display them. We have a variety of custom frames and custom wall art available in the studio to allow you to create the display you’ve envisioned with your pictures. The beautiful leather keepsake boxes are hand crafted in Italy by

Your glamour shoot is an incredible experience that will have you feeling your stunning best. If you’re in the South Florida area, whether in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, or the surrounding area, contact me today to learn more about what I can offer or to set up the key details of your shoot. I love providing modern fashion photography for the everyday woman: a chance for you to look and feel your best, then capture it on film forever.

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