Frequently Asked Questions

-Boudoir-

I don't look like a model. Do you work with everyday women?

Not a problem! Honestly, even models often don't look like models in real life. They have cellulite, stretch marks, and acne-like every other human being. Having confidence and believing in yourself is what makes fantastic pictures. The glamour & boudoir sessions are all about having fun, getting glammed up, dressed up and letting your hair down, and forgetting about little insecurities. Treating yourself to new lingerie and beauty treatments before the session is a definite excitement and confidence builder!

I don't know how to pose. Will you guide me during a session?

Yes! You don't need to worry about a thing. I am well versed in posing and have even been known to strike a pose or two during our session together, too!.. Just don't laugh too hard. Lol. You can be sure that you always be guided to pose in a way that will flatter your features in the best lighting. During the session, you will be given straightforward directions on how to pose, such as "bring your chin forward," "look up at me with your eyes," "put your left hand on your left thigh," etc. My wife, who will be assisting you during the shoot, will also show you each poses personally, and if you allow—she will help you put a hand in the right position, fix your hair, etc.

 

I'm a plus-size woman—should I lose some weight before my shoot?

No- you are beautiful as you are right now. We have much experience working with curvy, plus-size women. What we can tell- it does not matter what your size is when it comes to posing, lighting, and photographing you in the most flattering way possible, in a way that stays true to the authentic sexy that you are. With our unique posing system, we can accentuate your curves and best features, take off some extra pounds, and disguise features you might not love, just with lighting and posing. 

 

What should I wear to my boudoir photo session?

When you book your boudoir experience with us, you'll receive a complimentary wardrobe consultation and emails that will give you ideas on where to shop, what to look for and how to dress for your body type! Preparing a Pinterest board with outfit ideas that you love is also a great idea. From there, we can always guide you towards the best choices. Sessions typically allow time for 2-3 outfit changes. You are more than welcome to bring more outfits with you, and we will help you narrow it down. It is always good to have options. But don't worry- You'll be super prepared by the time your session is here!

 

Will my photos be on the internet? Can my photos be private?

We, of course, would LOVE to share them so other women can get an idea of what the experience looks and feels like! HOWEVER, we take privacy very seriously at our studio. We will NEVER share your photos without your explicit permission, a signed Privacy Policy agreement, and a signed Model Release. We will honor whatever level of privacy you would like. Many clients are so proud of their images that they give us full discretion to choose images; while some clients prefer to choose the posted images. Some clients prefer that only their faceless pictures be put in our portfolio. Other clients are comfortable with anything being posted, as long as it’s after a certain date (for example, after they gift the images).

 

Where will my boudoir session take place?

Sessions take place in our beautiful professional home photography studio. The studio is designed exclusively for boudoir and portrait sessions. Other locations (such as hotels, airbnb's, or even your house) are available upon request and additional fees. Our boudoir photography studio has multiple sets with different lighting, backdrops, and props to choose from. Hair and makeup are done right on location. 

I have problem areas. Do you photoshop?

Professional photo retouching is included in your boudoir session. We specialize in the most comprehensive and detailed editing techniques and can enhance your images to your liking. It's important to note that we are not here to change you into someone you are not. We are passionate about creating stunning images that celebrate your individuality and one-of-a-kind beauty. 
 

A male photographer? Um...

Ah yes, the proverbial "elephant in the room." Some women are unsure about a male boudoir photographer, and some actually prefer them. I guarantee a completely comfortable, professional, and FUN atmosphere. To ensure this, I work with an all-female team. Except for me, there will be no other men on-site during your shoot.
 

Who will be at the shoot?

For all my sessions, I will have an all-female team to assist me. That being said, you can absolutely bring one girlfriend with you (as long as you'll feel comfortable posing in front of her and she is there to cheer you on). Please note that we do not allow partners in the studio while we are shooting. That's a firm policy. 
 

Do I have to use your makeup artist and hairstylist, or can I do my own?​​

Professional hair and makeup are included in all of my sessions.  Makeup for boudoir is much different from the makeup you use for everyday life. It is also a way for you to relax before your shoot and feel pampered before we get into this style of poses. My local makeup artist will work with you to create the perfect look for your photos. 
 

Do you provide lingerie at the studio?

For sanitary reasons, I do not offer a client closet. I keep a few accessories on hand, like sheer sheets and other items you may wear over your body. You are not alone in selecting your outfits! Depending on what you describe feeling sexiest in, we'll discuss options together and plan your looks accordingly. I also provide all of my clients with a wardrobe guide, including an extensive list of online and in-person lingerie retailers. I curated this list with every body type and cup size in mind. :)​
 

Do you photograph men or couples?

Not for these types of shoots. Boudoir can be perceived in several different ways, but to me, it's all about celebrating you and all of the amazing things in this life that you have overcome.
 

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! We offer different payment plans on the curated product packages you choose during your reveal/ordering appointment. Please keep in mind that We will not deliver the product until the balance is paid in full. 
 

How long will my session take?

Sessions are approximately 3.5 hours from start to finish. We will dedicate the first hour and a half to hair & makeup. The rest of the time will be for changing, shooting and just plain having fun. 
 

Do you offer minis or group sessions?
I believe that every client deserves my full, undivided attention, so I do not offer mini sessions. To me, it just takes away from the whole experience of what boudoir is all about. 
 

Do you offer discounts?

We want you to love all of your images and not feel like you have to miss out, so we offer several discounted package options at your ordering appointment. Essentially, the more images that you love and buy, the more your discounted savings will be. We also have an AMAZING referral program! 

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