Below are some commonly asked questions about how to prepare for a Boudoir Photography session. If there are any additional questions you have, feel free to contact me directly. firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-995-5158.
How do I book?
Once you have decided to utilize our services, give me a call at 919-995-5158. We will discuss which package you are most interested in as well as match up our calendars. I have a substantial amount of information to relay in regards to what to bring and how to prepare. If you have any additional questions, we will go over those so that you are completely prepared for your session.
What should I bring?
As far as what selection of items to bring, we suggest bringing about twice as many outfits as you have scheduled looks as a good rule of thumb. This will allow your photographer the ability to recommend more flattering outfits that may complement you or the sets better or possibly just inspire the artist. As we do this all day every day, we see cause and effect and certain outfits complement certain body types better than others as well. Therefore if you would like to tap into the photographers 16-years experience, then bring more than you think you will need.
Where are the photo session done?
Most sessions traditionally take place at my residence in Cary, NC but can also be provided at a local hotel of your choice or at a private location outdoors. See our portrait packages for pricing appropriate to the location of your choice. I additionally hosts on-location Boudoir Photography events such as the beach with limited reservations available. For more information about upcoming events, contact the studio at email@example.com to be put on a contact list when events become available.
Should I come early?
Right on time would be ideal as I am currently between commercial studios and do not have a traditional waiting room. If you are running more than 10-min late, I may require you to reschedule as to not inconvenience the next clients experience. If rescheduling is required a $25 fee will be applied.
Should I get hair & make-up?
I would strongly recommend that you get the styling service. I would say 85% of my clients invest in this service due to the overall effect it has on your look. My team of stylists specialize at the art of glamour hair and make-up. As a comparison, clients whom traditionally do their own styling look as if they are not wearing any make-up at all due to the fact they simply do not compensate for the studio lights and retouching software.
What is your alcohol policy?
Clients may bring one closed container of alcohol for the session to take the edge off if desired due to client request. If we feel that the alcohol is negatively affecting the results of the session then I will hold the alcohol until after the session.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely. You are more than welcome to bring a friend or significant other along with you. My only concern is that you consider that added pressure of having a friend view, comment and possibly giggle from the sidelines. As long as they do not interfere with the session, its fine with me.
What is your rescheduling/ refund policy?
All deposits and payments are non- refundable. This ensures that your reservation is held just for you as well as that we are only booking clients who are serious about showing up for their sessions. If you need to reschedule you have 90 days to do so without forfeiting your deposit. Further you can reschedule any time without penalty if you provide at least one-weeks notice. If less time is given then a $25 rescheduling fee may be applied.
Is topless or nude photography allowed?
Both topless and nude photography are allowed. I take pride in providing professional classy photographs of the human physique. Simply request these photographs at the time of your consultation or prior to your shoot when we are discussing outfit selections.
Do you have props?
I provide fantastic sets, lighting and posing but do not provide props. If you however would like to bring footballs, guitars, firearms, ties, books, etc.. feel free to do so. If it has a special significance to your special someone then it is highly recommended.
Should I tan before hand?
Personally I think tanning or spray tanning is a great idea. My only suggestions are to be familiar with the services as well as your tolerances. If you get burned there is only so much I can do in post production. Also if you have never spray tanned before, it may be a bad idea as there is a learning curve.
Can I or a friend snap a few with my camera?
I DO NOT allow ANY personal photography during your session including but not limited to digital cameras, cell phone cameras and video. Violators will be asked to leave immediately and will forfeit ALL deposits, certificates, and coupons and may only reschedule with owners consideration.
What happens when I arrive for my session?
We will take a few minutes to get you acclimated with the environment, look at your outfits, discuss the style of session you are looking for and quickly organize an outfit to set outline. I conduct all sessions in a very professional matter and instruct every pose in detail. I even give you direction regarding facial expressions. I would suggest you leave all worries on "what to do," at home! :)
Do you provide retouching?
Absolutely!!!! I have over 16-years of professional retouching experience. All images have some level of retouching done to them prior to your viewing. Secondly, any printed product receives additional detailed retouching at no additional cost. I will always try to be sensitive to the amount of retouching you personally request as some people prefer more than others. I can also provide conceptual art like this example but additional fees will apply.
Male boudoir photography is becoming more and more popular. Whether it is for building your self-esteem or a gift for a significant other, I can blow it out of the park for you.
What is a Sexy Couples Session?
Sexy Couples Sessions are by far my favorite type of photography that I provide. It is the ultimate challenge to capture the visual chemistry between a couple. As with all of my sessions, I completely help with the posing.