Boudoir FAQ's

I have a specific location in mind for my session, can we use it?
Absolutely, however most sessions are done in a private Canton, Marietta or Woodstock based studio. I can conduct sessions in alternative locations such as hotels, on farms, in private households or AirBnbs (at your own cost).

 

I don’t even know you, can I meet you before I decide to book? 

Absolutely! We can meet in person, over the phone or via Facetime time to discuss any concerns or questions you may have - as well as review any inspirations images you have so I can get a better idea of what you have in mind for a shoot.

I like your work, how do I book my session?

If you have a specific time and date in mind, please give me a call or shoot me an email to confirm availability - but you can schedule online. A 50% non-refundable retainer is due at time of booking. 

 

Can I cancel my session if something comes up?

Sure, but I would be heartbroken! Sessions can be rescheduled without penalty - however, within 24hrs of your shoot date only 50% will be applied towards a future date, and within 12 hrs, 0% will be applied.  This is to compensate the studio as well as the makeup and styling artist for blocking off your shoot date. I recommend rescheduling your session instead of cancelling, but understand that sometimes things just don’t work out.

I have a few “inspiration” images, can I send them to you?

Absolutely. Please send me any images that inspire you. While I do not duplicate images, I do use your inspiration images to give me direction as to the style and posing you love! This way you have one-of-a-kind images that line up with your vision.

 

What do I wear for my session?

Traditionally the wardrobe associated with boudoir sessions is centered around lingerie. As boudoir gains more popularity, the wardrobe associated with the sessions is evolving! Are you not a lingerie person? Bring in an oversized sweater, a slinky dress, a sheer robe or go nude!

Who will be at my session?

Your boudoir session will be a closed event. You and I will be the only people at your session. Your hair and makeup artist will be there for a few images in the beginning to make sure that everything looks great on camera!

When will I get to see my photos?

During your session you will get to see your photos as we take them. Following the day of your shoot, I will send 1-2 images of my choice to see just how great things went. Within 1-2 weeks of your session, your final retouched images will be ready for view via a secure on-line password protected gallery. 

I'm not a size 4 or 6.  Can you flatter all women?

Yes! You could be a size 2 or 22.  Size doesn't matter!  This experience is for any everyday woman to feel beautiful.

Can I bring a friend or my significant other?

I ask that you do not bring any friends or significant others to your session. My ability to focus on capturing gorgeous images of you will be interrupted and definitely lacking.

OK, so no friends. Can I bring my friend Champagne? 

Sure! 

 

I’m super awkward in front of the camera, how do I overcome that for this shoot?

Take a breath, you got this! That nervousness and awkwardness will likely be there in the beginning, but will soon fade away. As we go from pose to pose, you will start having fun and forget about the nerves! Feel free to bring a bottle of wine, champagne to drink while you’re getting ready in the hair and makeup chair or during your session.

 

Do I need to know how to pose?

Absolutely not! You’re hiring me, remember? I’ll instruct you the entire way, giving you specific directions on what to do with your body/hands/face/ etc.

 

Will you photoshop me?

It depends on what you mean by photoshop. Would you like for me to smooth out your skin, remove a few blemishes, or a remove a tattoo… I can absolutely do that!

 

Can I do my makeup and hair or bring my own stylist?

Absolutely! I do offer discounts for this - please call to inquire!

 

Are you going to post my images?

I respect your privacy. You will need to give me permission in order to post. This is contractual agreement signed before the shoot. 

 

I don’t even like being naked in the shower, do I have to get naked for my shoot?

Not at all. You can reveal as much or little of yourself as you feel comfortable.

How long does a session last?

My boudoir sessions last about 2 hours (excluding hair and makeup time). I would plan on 3-4 hours from start to finish.

Why does it cost so much?

There are a number of factors (and people) that help make your shoot successful. This includes your hair and make-up artist as well as the studio location. There also is considerable amount of time editing following the shoot. With each session you get the following:

  • On-site Professional Make-up and Dry Hair Styling

  • Professional Posing and Expression Coaching

  • 20 Professionally Retouched Digital Images w/ Print Release (additional images are $25 each)