Frequently Asked Questions about Boudoir Photography

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Boudoir FAQs

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. If you’re still nervous, try out these relaxation tips we’ve provided in another blog post: Click here.

How do I know how to pose?
Don’t worry about posing. I've totally got you covered in that department. I know all the tricks to create the most flattering angles for you, no matter what shape or size you are.

Do your packages include hair and makeup?
I typically offer packages with complimentary hair and makeup. Unfortunately I have had to temporarily discontinue this service due to the loss of my shooting space when the pandemic hit. I will be looking to continue these services in the future.

Am I allowed to bring alcohol to help loosen my nerves?
As long as you're over 21, that’s totally fine with me. I do offer champagne or wine with my full experiences.

Do you provide the wardrobe?
We do not provide your wardrobe. I have lingerie for purchase in the boutique section of this website and on-hand. You can buy these at your session, however, this is something I recommend you to pick out and bring along yourself. I may not have styles you prefer. If you need help choosing an outfit, I 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 I totally understand. I 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. I also offer albums and digital slideshows as well. For more information on these products, I can provide more information via Direct Message.

What should I bring to my boudoir session?
For a full experience, I suggest two to three different outfits and any props you may want to incorporate. Need help choosing props? Check out this blog article I’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 be sure to speak up if you start feeling uncomfortable.

Will my session be with a male or female photographer?
I am a one woman show and will only ever hire women in the future, so you will only have a female photographer for your session.

Do you do touchups?
Yes, I 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 me and we can talk about it!

Do you do outdoor boudoir sessions?
I currently do not have my own outdoor location to do this, but if you have some private land, let me know and we’ll set something up. I 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. I do this to protect you and my business.

Do I have control over who sees my images?
Yes, most certainly. I will only share photos if you have given me permission and have approved the images for sharing. I 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 me and I can answer it for you.