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 my services, call 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?
I would suggest your reference my web gallery to look at what others have done. This will assist you brainstorming possible outfits you may already have that you had not thought of. I believe variety is the spice of life and will provide you with more diversity of images. Also certain outfits will match better with certain sets. I would also suggest you do not limit yourself to just lingerie. You can bring daisy dukes, cropped wife beaters, costumes, skirts, dresses, knee high socks, uniforms, jerseys, etc..
As far as the number of outfits, I would suggest to bring about twice as many outfits as you have scheduled looks, as a good rule of thumb. This will allow me the ability to recommend more flattering outfits that may complement you and/ or the sets better.
Where are the photo session done?
Most sessions traditionally take place at my Downtown Wilmington Soho styled loft studio, but they can also be provided at local hotels or at a private location in or outdoors.
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 15min 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 stylists are well versed in the art of glamour hair and make-up. As a comparison, clients who do their own styling, traditionally 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. If you do your own, then make sure you come photo ready the day of your session.
What is your alcohol policy?
Clients may bring one closed container of alcohol for the session to take the edge off, if desired. If I feel that the alcohol is negatively starting to affect the results of the session, I will advise you of the fact, and give you the option of forfeiting the beverage, or stopping your 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 24hrs notice. If less time is given then a $20 rescheduling fee will 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?
I 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 manner and instruct every pose in detail. I will even give you direction regarding facial expressions. You are hiring someone who has specialized in Boudoir photography for over 11-years. No experience is required. The only thing I require is a little faith, and I will handle the rest to ensure that you look your absolute BEST!
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. They usually consist of glamour attire and/ or lingerie, with couples posed in beautiful arrangements. For me, it is the most inspiring type of photography that I provide, because I must capture the visual chemistry between a couple. As with all of my sessions, I completely direct both parties to the minute detail to ensure perfect results.