Frequently Asked Questions
What is Boudoir Photography?
The term "Boudoir" is a french word for a woman's dressing room. Boudoir photography is photographs of women typically in lingerie, however it can be anything the woman feels comfortable in. Boudoir portraiture has been gaining immense popularity in recent years. Women spend endless amounts of time and money pampering themselves with beauty products and services, clothing, accessories, fitness and even plastic surgery to make them feel beautiful. By investing in portraiture, you can capture and document your beauty to treasure for a lifetime.
Do you do touch ups?
I touch up or "retouch" every image I deliver to you.
I have a little problem area that I don't like about by body - is there anything you can do?
Regardless of age or body type, I specialize in offering all women an incredible opportunity to commission their own personal collection of stunning, modern boudoir portraits. Every woman is very different and has something incredible to capture. Every detail is covered from wrinkles to acne, scars, cellulite and stretch marks. You don't have to worry about these little imperfections. I have everything covered. However, I won't make you skinnier, bigger breasts, bigger butt, or any other physical alteration to your body. You are beautiful just the way you are, own it.
Do you provide hair and makeup services?
Yes! Hair and makeup is included with all boudoir sessions and is part of the boudoir experience.
Are boudoir pictures still flattering for someone without a model type figure?
Yes! I have photographed women of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Boudoir pictures are flattering for everyone.
I'm a little uncomfortable about nudity.
Nudity is certainly not necessary and I WILL NOT push you to go further than you feel comfortable with. Sexy isn't always about how much you show, it's all about how you show it! Most men feel that leaving something to the imagination is much sexier than baring it all.
Will my session be with a female photographer?
No. I am a loan male photographer. However, I WILL NOT do your session without a personal friend along with you for comfort and safety, (yours and mine). Your comfort is of utmost importance to me. I am very professional during these sessions and you will not be asked to do anything you do not feel comfortable with. I know many women prefer a female photographer, however, something to think about...a male knows what is sexier to a male, than a female does. Also, NO significant others are allowed during your session, yours and mind. This is very important for comfort reasons, yours and mine.
Where does the Boudoir session take place?
All sessions are done at Hilton hotels. The price is included in the session.
Do you need a deposit to reserve my photo shoot?
Yes, I require a “retainer fee” and a signed agreement to reserve your photo shoot. Easy online booking is available.
Do you provide the outfits or is that something I would provide?
I highly recommend that you bring your own outfits for your photo shoot because it will fit correctly and it will fit your personal style. I do not provide any outfits for your shoot for sanitary reasons.
How many prints are included with a boudoir session?
A session is for the photographers time and talent. I do provide you with 15 custom edited images via digital download. Prints are available to purchase a la carte after the shoot.
How far in advance should I plan if I want to give the photos as a gift?
I recommend doing your photo shoot 2-3 weeks before you plan on giving it as a gift if you are only going to deliver them as flash drive. If you wish to purchase prints or albums to deliver as a gift, please book 4-6 weeks out to allow for editing, ordering, and delivery.
How do I book you for my boudoir shoot?
Fill out the contact form please.
Do you give the client the rights to the pictures?
I give you the right to print them with a print release but I do not give you a copyright release. With high resolution images via digital download, I give my clients permission to print from the drive. Also, my high resolution files are always free of any watermark or logo.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes! I take all major credit cards.
Do you edit all of my photos?
No, I only edit the 15 images you want edited. Additional images can be edited for an additional charge.
Will my images be shown on your website?
The images shown on my website are shown with the client's permission only. At the time of booking you will be given an optional model release. You can decide to share approved images or to keep all of your images private. If you choose to keep your images private then your images will not be seen by anyone other than myself and you. I fully understand and respect the privacy of my clients.
Sounds great - but I'm feeling nervous about my shoot!
Feeling nervous or self conscious about having a boudoir session? There's no need worry, it's natural to feel this way. I will guide you through each pose and know exactly which angles to capture for all body types to make you look like the beautiful woman you are. I'll even show you how to get those sexy poses which makes for a very comical experience. My sessions are designed to allow plenty of time to relax and feel comfortable which really shows in the final images. So leave everything up to me, just relax and enjoy yourself!
How many images will I have to choose from?
Many images are captured during your session. Afterward, each image is put through a careful selection process. You will see only the images that meet my standards. Images that do not meet these standards are deleted permanently during the selection process. As a general rule you will see about 50 images for every hour of shooting.
My session is booked - how do I prepare?
In preparation for your shoot, please think of the following things: Hair touch-ups, waxing, eyebrow shaping, manicure, pedicure, and moisturizing. Once your session is booked, I will send you my Client Guide which goes into further detail regarding preparation.
I'd love to give a session as a gift. Can I do that?
Certainly! Gift Certificates are available for session fees and/or products.
I have a question that isn't listed above.
If your questions haven't been answered here, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am more than happy to speak with you on an individual basis.