From start to finish this session is custom tailored to you and your goals for the session. These sessions are always celebratory in one way or another. The most common reasons for scheduling a session are:
- Wedding + Anniversary Gift -
- Showing the world what a badass you are -
- Getting out of an unhealthy relationship -
- Reaching a weight loss goal -
Having boudoir photos taken is bold! Whether it is your first time doing a session like this or even your first time being in front of the camera, use this guide to ease your nerves and help prepare you for your empowering experience.
The best way to reach out is through email. In that email, share with us the reason for wanting the shoot, what package or packages you are most interested in, and your overall vision for the shoot - Do you want fun and playful, super sexy, both?!
Once we get your session booked, I will send you a new client form to fill out. On that form you will have the opportunity to tell us about yourself, share your vision for the shoot, describe your body type, and let us know if there are any specific features you would like to highlight. It also allows you to link a pinterest board with photos that inspire you. It is important to take some time filling this out because it really helps us tailor the shoot to your unique needs.
At the end of the new client form, you will be prompted to pay a deposit to reserve your session. The deposit is non-refundable and goes towards the total cost of your shoot.
Confidence is key with boudoir shoots, so you want to choose outfits you feel confident in. Go to a store or order a bunch of different outfits online and try them all on. See what flatters your body most and makes you feel the most confident. Not every outfit has to be revealing lingerie either. Oversized sweaters, pj sets, and overalls can all make for some very fun and sexy boudoir photos.
Try to bring looks that showcase different sides of your personality. It is great to bring accessories, shoes, and jewelry too. If you are unsure what to wear, bring a few looks with you, and I will help you put together looks that will photograph well and highlight your assets.
The most important thing is to choose outfits that fit properly - to achieve the best results make sure clothing items are not too large or too small.
*** If you are planning to do our “Implied Bridal Portrait” package, you only need to bring a pair of heels, a veil, and yourself.
Having boudoir photos taken is a big milestone. We highly recommend making a full day of it. Take the day off to fully embrace the experience. Make sure to get plenty of sleep the night before. Stay hydrated. Paint your nails. Consider getting your hair + makeup done. Pack your bag with your outfits the night before. You want to feel your best the day of the shoot so try to eliminate any extra stress you can.
Avoid wearing any tight fitting clothing or undergarments the day of your shoot as they can leave marks on your skin.
We encourage you to bring a robe to cover yourself as we adjust lights or the set.
When you arrive at our building, give us a call and I will come out to greet you. We will lay out all of your outfits and finalize the looks. I’ll help you decide which order we should photograph them in, and then we will get started!
We will blast Beyonce or whatever music you love to help you relax! I start every shoot by taking a few test shots to help ease you in and get you feeling comfortable.
Good lighting is everything! David will professionally light each scene to highlight every curve and help make you look your best.
I will guide you through each pose and give you specific instructions on your facial expressions and body movements. Don’t be surprised if I lay on the floor myself to demonstrate things! I will be your cheerleader throughout the entire session giving you plenty of feedback and direction. We will work through a series of different poses to create diversity and find your most flattering angles.
Standard turnaround time on our shoots is 3 weeks, but if you need them faster than that you can pay a rush fee and receive them as quickly as 24 hours after your shoot. Images from your session will be color corrected and lightly retouched. The goal is to make your photos look flawless but still keep it natural and virtually undetectable.
You will receive your images via a password protected online gallery. You will be able to easily view and download both the high-resolution and the web-sized version of the photos.
You will receive personal printing rights to the photos, so you are welcome to get these printed on your own. We are happy to provide recommendations for the best places to have these images printed.