FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When it comes to planning a boudoir shoot, there are a lot of questions that come when picking out a photographer. We’ve taken our most frequently asked questions and answered them all for you!
HOW LONG DOES THE SHOOT LAST?
The length of the shoot is up to you. Basic shoots start at 1 hour, while more inclusive shoots can last 3 to 4 hours.
HOW MANY PHOTOS DO I GET?
You can expect to receive about 50 photos per hour of your session, these will all be available to you in your private Online gallery.
HOW DO I GET THE IMAGES?
Images are delivered to you in a safe and secure digital download. Additional forms of delivery are available via disc or USB.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE IMAGES?
After the shoot we go through all images and enhance for the best quality. This process takes about 7 to 10 business days.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH THE IMAGES?
There are endless possibilities when using your boudoir images. Most commonly they are used for creating gifts such as calendars, large wall portraits, albums, etc.
Here are a couple of fun ideas...
ARE THE IMAGES PRIVATE?
Yes, all of your images are available to you in a private, password protected, Online gallery.
I'M NOT A MODEL AND HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS, WILL YOU TELL OR SHOW ME HOW TO POSE?
Absolutely! We understand this is a new thing for most people. This is something we carefully take our time with during the shoot. We are well trained in posing and positioning people to look their absolute best!
I'M INSECURE ABOUT MY BODY TYPE, HOW DO I KNOW I WILL LOOK GOOD IN MY IMAGES?
First of all, everyone has something they are insecure about! It is best not to worry about it during the shoot. Too much thought about that insecurity could show up in the end product. Our best advice is to trust our professionalism, have a glass of wine, and ROCK IT! We strive to make all of our clients feel comfortable and at-ease during the shoot. Check our our before and after page to see what we are able to do to your image.
DO YOUR PACKAGES INCLUDE HAIR AND MAKE-UP?
To make boudoir sessions affordable to everyone, we do not include hair and make-up. We do, however, work with several professional hair and make-up artists. We recommend that you use their talents to your advantage, as they can create the sexy, seductive look you are going for. They may even do something different with you hair and make-up to set you apart from your everyday look.
DO YOUR PACKAGES INCLUDE WARDROBE?
We recommend you bring your own wardrobe to your boudoir shoot. You know what style best suits you, what looks good on you, and what makes you feel sexy. Bring lingerie, but don't limit your wardrobe to just lingerie; bring some of your spouse's button up shirts, dress ties, uniforms, boots, sweaters, dresses--the list is endless. Bring more than you need; the more options, the better!
HOW DOES THE PAYMENT WORK?
A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to schedule your studio time. The remaining balance is due the day of the session. We accept cash, check, or credit cards.
WHERE CAN I HAVE MY PHOTOS PRINTED?
When you get your photos on your disc or USB, you will also get print authorization, so you are welcome to print them anywhere you like. Due to privacy issues, we do not recommend a local printer as these private photos can be misplaced or lost among many other local consumers' photos. We do advise ordering directly through us as our printing labs are calibrated to print our photos exactly as they appear in your Online gallery. We do not guarantee the quality of our photos if printed through a local print shop, as their printers are designed to print thousands of standard photos daily.
CAN I ORDER PRINTED PHOTOS OR AN ALBUM?
Your Online gallery is also where you will have the ability to choose exactly what photos to print and what size you need. All print ordering can be done Online. If you would like to order an album, we can custom design one for you and have that printed once we get your approval.
DO YOU HAVE AN ALL FEMALE STAFF?
An all-female staff is always an option to all clients. On occasion, we do have male assistants that help with backdrops, lighting, and props. At times, a male's perspective can be a handy thing to have present. All of our staff--regardless of gender--treat their job in a 100% professional manner, just as any doctor or lawyer would. If you have a preference, please let us know and we will be happy to accommodate you.
DO YOU RETOUCH MY PHOTOS?
All photos we take are individually looked at and enhanced to bring out the best quality. Some photos only require minor color correction, while others require more detailed work such as skin softening, body contouring, diminishing imperfections, removing any distractions and accentuating your positive features. View Before and After Photos
ARE THESE PHOTOS GOING TO BE USED ON YOUR WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK?
We do not use your photos Online without your written consent. If you sign a model release form, we would love to use your photos on our website or Facebook. We understand that these are private photos, so we offer several different options. Ask us about being a model for extra savings on your session.
WILL I BE NAKED DURING THE SHOOT?
Only if you want to be! All of our sessions are done to your specifications. We do not make you take any photos that you don't feel comfortable with. Exactly how much you want to reveal in the photos is up to you. There is no pressure to reveal anything in your photos. Keep in mind that sometimes as you start to relax during the shoot, you might change your mind. We respect your boundaries and want to make sure you have the best experience with the session as possible.
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BEHIND THE SCENES
WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I had my boudoir session done after I had my two kids. I am very insecure about my stomach and the stretch marks my body has now. Melissa was so understanding about these insecurities. She knew just how to pose me so my insecurities weren't exposed. I am so glad Melissa was able to capture these images for me! I could not have been happier with how beautiful she made me look and feel in these images.
When I did my boudoir session, I really wasn't sure what I was going to do with the images afterwards. However, once I saw the images, I knew they were more than just a basic portrait; these were ART. They are stunning! I am in LOVE with how gorgeous these photographs are. Thank You!!!
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