With Valentine Boudoir Minis right around the corner I thought it would be great to do a little blog post about Boudoir Sessions and answer the most frequently asked questions I get from clients or people interested in booking a boudoir session but who may still be a little nervous about taking the leap and booking! I am so excited to be relaunching our Boudoir side of the business this year Perfect. Sexy. You.! I love shooting newborns, maternity, and families but I also LOVE being able to make mommas and brides feel gorgeous and sexy about themselves!
WHY Boudoir sessions?
Boudoir photography isn't just about taking "sexy" photos or even necessarily for your partner it can also be just for YOURSELF! For me boudoir sessions are about empowering you as a woman and making you feel FIERCE about yourself no matter your size, shape, or "flaws" you feel you have! Believe me I am not a small gal and when I got all dolled up and did a boudoir shoot for Matts wedding gift I felt so sexy and beautiful and it was really an empowering feeling!
I'm really nervous. Is that normal?
It is definitely normal to be nervous for your boudoir session, so don't worry. Most of our clients are nervous until the session has gone on for a few minutes. After it starts, you’ll begin to loosen up.
How do I know how to pose?
Don’t worry about posing. We've totally got you covered in that department. We know all the tricks to create the most flattering angles for you, no matter what shape or size you are.
Do I have to get naked?
OF COURSE NOT! If you don't feel comfortable stripping all the way down to your birthday suit you don't have to! Clients are usually surprised how many poses we come up with where you may be topless but we don't show that much skin. Sometimes showing "just enough" is even sexier than
bearing it all on camera.
Do your packages include hair and makeup?
We do offer packages with complimentary hair and makeup.
Am I allowed to bring alcohol to help loosen my nerves?
As long as you're over 21, that’s totally fine with us. We do offer champagne or wine at your session to help you relax.
Do you provide the wardrobe?
We do not provide your wardrobe. This is something you’ll have to pick out and bring along yourself. If you need help choosing an outfit, we can definitely give you some suggestions, though.
I want share these pictures with my partner, but I don't want loose prints floating around. Any ideas for the best gift?
This is a very common concern and we totally understand. We recommend placing an order for our little black book. This is much more discreet and will keep all of your images in one place and not floating around. We also offer folios and accordion albums as well. For more information on these products, just ask.
What should I bring to my boudoir session?
For our sessions, we suggest two to three different outfits and any props you may want to incorporate. Need help choosing props? Check out this blog article we’ve written on incorporating your partner’s interests by clicking here.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, you can bring a friend if you think it will help you relax. However, sometimes an extra set of eyes has the opposite effect, even if it is a friend. They are more than welcome to come, but if they are making you uncomfortable, they may have to wait out in the lobby.
Will my session be with a male or female photographer?
Our team is composed of all women, so you will only have a female photographer for your session.
Do you do touchups?
Yes, we will smooth skin and do some basic retouching on all of your portraits.
I’m not a model – are boudoir photos still flattering even if my body isn’t perfect?
Absolutely! Nobody is perfect and every woman is sexy. If you have any specific concerns, contact us and we can talk about it!
Do you do outdoor boudoir sessions?
We currently do not have our own outdoor location to do this, but if you have some private land, let us know and we’ll set something up. We do offer outdoor boudoir sessions, but only if they take place on your private property. It also has to be in a secluded area, so nobody can see us during the session. We do this to protect you and our company.
Do I have control over who sees my images?
Yes, most certainly. We will only share photos if you have given us permission and have approved the images for sharing. We respect your wishes and won't post or share any images if you’d prefer they stay private.
Have a question that’s not listed here? Contact us and we can answer it for you.