BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The thought of a boudoir session can be scary. When talking to women about their session, I get asked all kinds of questions. So I wanted to compile a list of my 12 most frequently asked questions to give you some insight on preparing for a boudoir session with me!
DO YOU SHARE MY IMAGES?
Our number one priority making sure our clients are comfortable, especially with boudoir! It can be a life changing experience, but that also makes it nerve wracking! Sometimes, you are learning how to love our body and you aren’t quite ready to share the images with the world, or sometimes these photos are specifically for your spouse and aren’t for anyone else’s eyes. These are all great reasons for not sharing your photos, and it all depends on your personal preferences! If there are photos that I would like to share, I will ask your permission first, and only share what you are comfortable with!
DO I HAVE TO WEAR LINGERIE?
You definitely don’t have to specifically wear lingerie, it depends on your personality! There are a BUNCH of outfit ideas other than lacy little things! We have clients bring in everything from Jerseys to oversized sweaters.
DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS?
We offer a few payment options! There is a booking retainer to book your shoot, and the balance is due 2 weeks before the date of the shoot! If you want more time to be able to pay of the shoot, you can schedule it a few months out, and pay it off in payments! Let me know if this is something that you want to set up :)
IS HAIR AND MAKEUP INCLUDED?
Hair and makeup is included in all of our boudoir shoots! I think it’s really important for you to feel pampered, and having your hair and makeup done makes the experience that much better. Plus, who doesn't love being pampered?
DO YOU PHOTOSHOP MY IMAGES?
I do edit your images for light, exposure, and color balance. I do NOT however edit anything “out” that is permanent! I think it can be damaging to have a boudoir session done, and then edit out parts of yourself that make you who you are! Part of the process of accepting yourself and and seeing your beauty also means not photoshopping out parts of yourself you don’t like. If there are parts of yourself that are learning to love and aren’t thrilled about, that is okay! We are skilled in posing and lighting to make you look your absolute best and bring out your shine!
WHERE SHOULD I BUY OUTFITS?
There are a few places to buy outfits from and it depends on what you are getting and the style of your shoot! Here is a long list to choose from with different style and sizing! Victoria’s Secret, Forever 21, Adoreme.com, Torrid, eberjay.com, Aerie, foreveryourslingerie.ca, hipsandcureves.com, jasminestaceycollection.co. If you are looking for something specific that you can’t find, let me know and I might know where to get it! You also have full access to our client closet that has over 300 pieces in it in sizes XXS-6X so you will never have to worry about having something to wear.
WHAT TYPE OF PRINT PRODUCTS DO YOU HAVE?
We offer a variety of albums, wall art, and more! We have packages that include albums and wall art, or a create your own collection that has lots of options to pick from such as Miniature albums, acrylic blocks, playing cards, and so many other fun things :)
DO YOU OFFER DIGITALS?
All of our packages include some sort of print product, but there is also an A La Carte list that you can choose from as well! On this list we have an option to add on digital images! These digital images come in a locked online gallery, for you to download and share! We also offer a special mobile app for your photos if you so choose.
I’M FREAKING OUT! HOW CAN I CALM MY NERVES?
Nerves are all part of the experience! I always say that it would probably be weird if you WEREN’T nervous. The nervousness in the beginning of your shoot make your moment of “WOW” seeing your photos for the first so much better!
HOW MANY OUTFITS SHOULD I BRING?
We usually say 3-5 outfits for your session, but that can be any combination of things that you bring, or outfits from our client closet.
SHOULD I GET TO MY SHOOT EARLY?
Nope! Please arrive right on time as we are getting the studio all prepped and ready for you :)
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?
We are located in the gorgeous North Shore of Pittsburgh, right near the stadiums! We love this town and the old rustic feel of the building we are in! The house dates back to 1900 and has a ton of really cool history behind it.