In Short, Yes.
However you should consult an accountant (which I am not), to tell you the specifics of how to do this in a legal manner. Some variables to consider are the country in which you operate and are taxed, and what method of accounting you use.
One possibility is repaying yourself for prior expenses once the company has formed, has a bank account, and has money in said account.
The best advice I can give you is keep your receipts so you can determine what is a proper business expense and what is not.
Hope this helps,
Yes. Business expenses or activity in advance of becoming an LLC/Corporation are really just sole proprietor expenses. With this viewpoint you're asking about expenses incurred as a sole proprietorship prior to organizing as an LLC.
I'd recommend LLC or Corporation? by Attorney Anthony Mancuso (I just noticed it is 40% off until April 15th). While the book is about setting up an LLC vs. a corporation, there's some good background information about sole proprietorships (pre incorporation if you will) and sections about converting a sole proprietorship to either entity.