Frequently Asked Questions
Who are your typical clients?
Some need a boost in self-esteem. Others need a reminder of the powerfully sexual beings they are, and don't often get to show it. Some love the idea of getting dolled up and taking romantic images. Some want images that show more skin and are already proud of their bodies, and many want to see just how great their bodies CAN look. Maybe they're getting married and want a gift for their new partner? An anniversary gift? Or, maybe they've gotten a divorce or bad break and just want to feel beautiful again? But my favorites are the women that are doing it purely for themselves!
OR, maybe they just want to document how amazing you look right now at this stage of their life. Some are 25 and some are 55 years of age. But, ALL of them are in for an amazing and fun experience! What type are you?
How long is a session?
Your session will last 2-3 hours. (We always allow for 3). We'll take care of your makeup, and light hairstyling, and help you pick your outfits too! Since we never rush a session, you will be more relaxed, and it will show in your photographs.
How many outfits should I prepare?
We generally suggest 3-5 outfits, and some incidental extra pieces. Different bras and panties, corsets, garters, etc. BTW, if your outfit includes garters, don't forget the stockings too. High heels are important for these sessions. The higher and sexier the better! But hey, you might think bare feet is sexier. It's up to you! Have a selection of everything!
Need help with your outfits? We can help. You'll get a full Lingerie and Prep Guide when you book!
Do you photograph nudes?
Yes, and No. Implied nudity is common, and sometimes you’ll be gently urged out of your comfort zone- but you’ll never be uncomfortable! You call the shots. But as you can see from my samples, there are occasional "implied" shots that suggest it, but doesn't necessarily show it. If you want them, we can do them! It's up to you!
"I love the full nude with hair across back btw-- that style is my favorite of yours. I'd love to do this style again. You're my absolute favorite, ESPECIALLY for stuff like this. You create such beautiful images-- a master of light! I'm 100% happy with the photos you did for me. They're fantastic." Rachel Agosto, West Hollywood, CA
Can I bring a girlfriend?
Absolutely yes! However, you must be very selective. That person cannot interfere with the flow of the shoot. They must be someone you deem "very supportive"- we recommend a 'best friend' but never a boyfriend, husband or significant other. If you have questions about this, please let us know before the day! What you need is a literal cheerleader for you! And, as mentioned before, there is ALWAYS a female makeup artist and assistant here to make you look stunning, and add to your comfort level. You must be comfortable, in order to get great images!
*Spouses and significant others- We kindly request you leave your spouse at home. There are very specific reasons for this. Often they want to watch over my shoulder. This is a distraction as you’ll be constantly looking to them for approval. I also tend to move quickly and I can’t be worried about tripping over someone or backing into them. Next, believe when I say, you will NOT feel as free to follow directions, or make proper eye contact with the camera with an audience. Another big reason is that we’ve had some husbands try to direct the shoot, and interact with the subject. But they are not looking through my camera. They do not see what I am seeing. If there is no other choice but to bring him along, we may have them wait at the pool area or business center while we’re working, as they are simply not allowed in the shooting areas. This will not be fun for him or for you. Leave the hubby at home. This experience is for you and no one else. Sure, your spouse may benefit from the resulting images, but they just won’t be as good if you’re worried about their approval. Also, I’m very sorry, but we do NOT photograph couples sessions.
But I don't know how to pose.
Not to worry! That is not your job. We will direct you, and gently guide you into poses that are alluring, and flattering.
Did you know that the right poses can actually make you look much slimmer? I can remove about 15 pounds with posing alone. AND, if you'd like, I can personally demonstrate each pose for you! (I usually do!) Nothing breaks the tension like seeing me do these poses. If I can do it, trust me, you can!
Do you do other types of photography?
Boudoir is our specialty! By focusing only on this one style, we're great at putting you at ease and helping you relax, so that you'll get truly SEXY images of yourself. The boudoir photos we create for you will scream mystery, intimacy, voyeurism, and even danger -(adjectives often used to describe the type of images we make).
We know you want these photos to be beautiful, but it should go beyond cute and pretty pictures.
You should think and feel ‘intimacy’ when you see them. A little tingle of excitement!
How will I see and order my photographs?
I present all images personally, and you will want, and need me there for this part of the process. This ordering appointment helps you to make an educated decision, and is equally vital to you LOVING your images.
The ordering appointment is just as important as the session itself.
Within 1 to 2 weeks of your session, you will come back for your ordering appointment. This is the time where you will view all of your images, wall decor options, and finalize your book/album designs. This is when you'll place your order.
If necessary, we can do same day viewing/ordering appointments. But, please arrange that in advance.
A Little About Pricing
Your Boudoir Experience always includes a 2 - 3 hour Boudoir session, complimentary makeup and light hair styling, and your ordering appointment where we'll help you select your images and design your album, book or wall decor.
Because of the time and preparation involved in each session we can only accept a few sessions per week, and NEVER more than one a day. Make no mistake, this is a luxury experience!
The $400 retainer covers the session, makeup and the 1 hr ordering appointment. Album collections are sold separately.
What will YOU order?
Well, everyone's situation is different. Some want the full-on gorgeous Leather Bound Album, some want
one of our signature Boudoir Collections, and some want wall art displays to decorate their walls.
What you invest is completely up to you, to fit your individual needs and desires. We have several popular package options, canvas and metal wall art, and even some pretty extravagant collections (if you really want to pamper yourself!). You decide what you'll spend, but only after you've seen, and fallen in love with your images.
There's also a display of all the popular print sizes from 10" to 40" (larger sizes available upon request up to 60")
Currently, our Album Collections start at just $999.
We invest much time and effort into every session to provide you with an experience and images that will, frankly,
leave you speechless. When booking a session, my time is reserved, and my makeup artist's time is reserved- the day is reserved for you, and you alone! For this reason, we do take a retainer to hold your date. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to set up a brief phone chat to learn about pricing, and to see if we are the studio for you!
Is There A Guarantee?
With us there's NEVER a risk! We'll make sure you're thrilled with your photos, or you won't want to own them. We know that if you love your photos, you'll want to purchase them. And, when you do make a purchase, if for any reason you are not completely thrilled with your finished photographs, we'll remake them to your satisfaction, or your money will be returned with no questions asked. No kidding! We simply want EVERY woman to leave here thrilled with their order.
Interested in a Boudoir Experience? Please use the form below to contact us today!