WHAT IS BOUDOIR?
Boudoir photography is a shameless celebration of individuality...
It's a lesson in self-acceptance, and a boost to your self-esteem.
It's about embracing your quirks rather than hiding them.
About breaking free of the limitations social media has bound to us.
It promotes self-confidence and a positive body image.
It's about learning to love and express yourself as you are.
It's expected to be nervous for your first boudoir session. Let's chat about your expectations and what your looking to get out of your sessions.
I pride myself on providing a comfortable and laid-back experience that's all about you. Let's celebrate all your lines and curves and shine a new light on who you represent as a strong female.
A boudoir session is the gift that never stops giving. I will guide you the entire way through poses that look the most flattering to you and your best features. With hair + makeup by a female professional artist, you will leave your session feeling confident and empowered.
Your gallery will be ready in 1-2 weeks from your session. The day of your reveal, we'll have fun and enjoy the final part of your boudoir experience of celebrating you while we discuss our premium collections, luxury albums, and wall art.
Q: The women on your website look amazing - what if I don't look as good?
My clients are of all different sizes, ages, and body types. Let's be honest, we all have different things that we are self-conscious about. Its super normal to feel nervous and worry about not being model worthy, but I promise you that by the end of your session you will look, and most importantly FEEL just as gorgeous as any other women you find beautiful.
Q: When will I select my Favorite Photos?
It takes me about 1-2 weeks to artfully edit and curate your images. After that we'll talk collections and prints at your viewing session.
I will help provide insight into what images will pair well together in an album or which images will look stunning on the wall. You will be able to choose from luxury velvet and leather albums, wall portraits, digital images, and more.
Q: Can I purchase all of the pictures taken during my shoot?
Sorry Charlie, that's a negative.
I will take hundreds of photos during our time together. The majority of them will end up getting tossed out for various reasons. This happens with every photo session with every photographer, regardless of the model.
Only the very best images will be selected for editing. Editing is a super important part of the process, and no unedited photos will ever be presented to the client.
Q: How far in advance should I book my shoot?
I suggest booking your session 2 months prior to when you need your finished artwork. I only take a select number of sessions each month, so I suggest booking as soon as possible and would recommend at least 2 to 3 months in advance.
Boudoir sessions are something to prepare for, anticipate, and plan for.
When you book months in advance that gives you an opportunity to get your outfit ideas together, to shop and get new items in. If you know in advance that you want to grab a session date 6 months in advance, great!
Let's set it up. Keep in mind that the first time you see your edited images 1-2 weeks after your session, and then it takes a few weeks for your products to come after that. Give yourself ample time if you need your finished artwork by a certain date.
Q: when do sessions take place?
Q: WHere DO SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Q: Do you photograph couples
Q: DO my images get shared?
Q: Can I make payments?
Yes, absolutely! Just let me know if you would like to make payments for your session when you contact me to schedule your shoot. After paying your retainer to secure your scheduled date, I'll email you your balance I'll walk you through the payment process.
How often you make payments and how much is up to you, as long as the balance is paid on or before the day of your session.
Q: Do I have to use your Make up + Hair stylist? or can I do my own?
Even if you are yourself a makeup artist, I do highly recommend you use the provided MUA. Makeup for professional photos (especially boudoir) is much different than everyday makeup. It is also a way for you to relax before our session and feel pampered - it is very much a part of the experience.
Your session fees will not change if you decide not to take the provided hair and makeup
Q: I'm not a big lingerie person, what should I bring?
Not everyone loves lingerie, and that's ok! There are so many ways to feel beautiful at your session. I will give you tons of ideas in my Welcome Guide when you book your session. But some of our favorites are off the shoulder sweaters, white pressed shirt, leather jacket, Calvin Klein underwear, or nothing at all
Absolutely! You can feel beautiful and sexy no matter how covered you want to be. I completely customize your experience to your comfort level. I always suggest bringing many different types of looks. You may be surprised that by the end of your session, you may want to try something more revealing or just be wrapped in sheets. Keep an open mind as you prepare for your session!
Q: How much do you edit out?
Photoshop is definitely our friend. With that said, I want you to look like you. I do smooth the skin so you look like how you feel on the inside. My general rule with editing is to take out things that aren't permanent - a blemish, a scratch or bruise, stray hairs, soften wrinkles, etc. Posing can really help to accentuate curves and flatter your figure. I do get asked about stretch marks - and well, I believe that stretch marks tell part of your story. They represent the awesome strength your body has endured. However, if stretch marks are something you would like removed, we can definitely chat about it.