Boudoir F.A.Q.’s

 

What exactly is boudoir photography?

Boudoir photography is about creating intimate and romantic artwork of a woman , usually wearing lingerie. Boudoir is a French word the refers to a woman’s private room, which is typically where the sessions take place.

Who gets these sessions done and why?

Women of all sizes and ages choose to have a Boudoir session done for many reasons. Some are brides that want to give an album of these images to their fiance’ on the wedding day. Other women like to give a gift of boudoir images to their fiance’ or husband on anniversaries, birthdays, and other holidays such as Valentine’s Day. Many women are also having these session done for themselves. This is a great way to have a fun day full of being pampered like a model.

I really wanted to do for my boyfriend….

Unfortunately we do not offer boudoir sessions except to married or soon-to-be married couples.  Give us a call when he puts a ring on it:)

What if I am not photogenic?

Everyone stresses over this! We will work with you from start to finish to ensure you look your best. As long as you are relaxed and having fun, you will be amazing!

…but I am really nervous!

This is VERY normal. Everyone, including supermodels worry about their shoot. This is a reason we suggest having a pre-session consultation with us so you can get to know us better. On the day of your session, we plan to pamper you (this will include music, mimosas, fruit, and chocolate) to help you feel more comfortable. We also suggest to bring a friend to your shoot if you think  that would help make things more comfortable.

I really don’t know how to pose!

Unless you are a model and have been in that industry awhile you probably do not know how to pose and make yourself look your best. We will be there every step of the way as we guide you through the process. There will be times that we will explain what we would like you do to and other times that I will show you myself how to do a pose (this usually gets a good laugh). The main thing is not to worry!

Should I get a makeup artist?

Makeup and hair is included in our individual boudoir session fee. For boudoir parties, makeup and hair is highly recommended. You may use your own artist or ours for $150.

What should I wear?

Corsets, garters, bustiers, baby dolls, sexy lingerie sets, pearls and heels are always popular. Also consider his dress shirt and tie, a sports jersey or a military uniform that your fiance’ or husband wears.

Do you provide the outfits for the session?

We have some props that we use in the session but we do not provide lingerie that you would be wearing. We are always available to provide you with advice on choosing outfits that will look the best in your shoot.

Where do we do the session?

Most of our session are done in our home studio that we have setup. We can do them at other locations if you prefer. Examples of that would be your home, a stunning hotel room, a secluded field etc. We can discuss this and any related fees that might be incurred with you during your consultation.

Who will be present at my session?

I, Sheila will always be the photographer at your session. My assistant, Natalie may also be present as well. She provides a second eye to ensure the best photos possible. We both understand fully that part of our job is to make you feel as comfortable as possible and we go out of our way to make that happen.

I do not want to be displayed on your website. Will my privacy be assured?

Absolutely. We understand that not everyone is comfortable with having their images online. Any images you see on our website, flyers etc. these people have all given their consent for images to be used for those purposes. With that being said, at your selection appointment after seeing all of your images we will ask you to fill out a form that will tell us exactly what we can and cannot do with your images. This is a contract between yourself and the Studio and is binding.

How will I see my images?

Once I am close to completing the editing of your images, I will contact you to schedule your selection/ordering appointment to be held in the comfort of my home office.

Do you photograph nudes?

That is not something we are comfortable doing so we do not photograph anyone openly nude. We do a look that is called implied nudity where it looks like you are nude but all the important parts are concealed.

How old do I need to be to do these sessions?

We require you to be 18 years or older. There are no exceptions to this. We will ask for your ID if there is any question about your age.

How long does a session take?

Counting the time with the makeup artist and then your session with us, it usually takes 2-3 hours (makeup is usually 1-1 1/2 hr, session usually  takes 1-1 1/2 hr). We can assure you the time will fly by and it will feel like you were taking pictures for only half an hour.

Do you retouch the images?

All of the images you receive will be completely retouched to meet our professional standards.

Where are you located?

We are in the Kingwood area north of Houston, TX

Do you offer albums?

Yes, we offer albums that start at 3×3 mini albums and go up to 12×12.

I have some friends that would like to do this, is there a discount?

If 2-4 of you book on the same day we will give each of you a 10% discount

What if I have a lot of friends?

We are working on having boudoir parties.  Ask me I may have details ready if not posted.

How much is a session?

You can visit our boudoir investment page here for the scoop.

I like what I am reading, how do I book a session with you?

Click the the contact button below and let us know!

 

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