The thought of a boudoir session can be scary! When talking to women about their session, I get asked all kinds of questions. So here is a list of my most frequently asked questions to give you some insight on preparing for a boudoir session with me!
Our number 1 priority making sure our clients are comfortable, especially with boudoir! It can be a life changing experience, but that also makes it nerve wracking! Sometimes, you are learning how to love your body and you aren’t quite ready to share the images with the world, or sometimes these photos are specifically for your spouse aren’t for anyone else’s eyes. These are all great reasons for not sharing your photos, and it all depends on your personal preferences! You are given the option to choose what level you are comfortable with, and we respect it, 100% of the time.
You definitely don’t have to specifically wear lingerie, it depends on your personality! There are a BUNCH of outfit ideas other than lacy little things!
You can wear an oversized sweater and leggings, just a sheet, or even your significant other’s favorite jersey, etc. I’ve even had clients come in with Renfair garb and cosplay! There’s no limit!
YES! Actually, almost all of our clients opt to pay their collection before their session with our flexible pre-payment options. Don’t want to set up a plan before your session? That’s okay! You can pay in full up to 30 days before your session! We don’t offer payment plans after your session, so plan accordingly.
YES! I work with a fabulously talented professional hair and makeup artist Nicole, our head stylist. We also have a team of amazing stylists, Sarah and Alissa! Hair and Makeup styling is included in the Session Retainer Fee and a part of the Boudoir Experience! I think it’s really important for you to feel pampered, and having your hair and makeup done is a great way to do that! Our amazing team can help you complete your look, whether that’s “I just woke up like this” or Full on glam!
We do slight retouching! What I mean by slight is we smooth your skin to make it radiant and glowing, we bring out highlights & shine in your hair, bring out your eyes and makeup, throw a little extra attention on those gorgeous tattoos if you’ve got them! We remove any acne, bruises, scars (we always ask if you want this!), etc!
Our method of retouching brings out YOUR natural, beautiful features. We never alter your body in any way or make you look like somebody else. When you come in for your reveal, our goal is to show you that beauty you’ve been having a difficult time seeing yourself.
Rest assured, you will look like a Goddess.
Part of the process of accepting yourself and seeing your beauty also means not photoshopping out parts of yourself you don’t like. If there are parts of yourself that are learning to love and aren’t thrilled about, that is okay! We are skilled in posing and lighting to make you look your absolute best and brings out your shine!
There are a few places to buy outfits from and it depends on what you are getting and the style of your shoot! Here is a long list to choose from with different style and sizing! Victoria’s Secret – Forever21 – Adoreme.com – Torrid – eberjay.com – Aerie – Shein – hipsandcurves.com – jasminestaceycollection.com
Still struggling to find things? We actually have a HUGE selection of lingerie sizes 6x-xs right at the studio for you to borrow at your session, and its free to use.
We have scoured the earth for the most beautiful and luxe albums there is to offer, and we offer those. Choose from different, but all stunning material covers, add a stunning diamond image to the front, and your favorite color for your gilded pages. These beautiful albums are hand bound by an all female team, and are heirloom style albums that scream, “I AM ART”. We also offer a variety of other gift products and we adore our Metal Print wall art! Another client favorite add on is our super spicy, Naughty Magazine.
Although our primary products are the luxury albums, we know you all love to have your images in digital format, so we do offer some digital options. Our most common collections include digital images and our popular “mobile app”!
Nerves are all part of the experience! I always say that it would probably be weird if you WEREN’T nervous. The nervousness in the beginning of your shoot make your moment of “WOW” seeing your photos for the first so much better!
Literally everyone is nervous at their shoot! I photograph every-day women, not models, so it’s totally normal to feel nervous at your shoot. There is no pre-requsite to getting a boudoir session done- it is for EVERYONE, every body type, every age (over 18 of course!). You will have a great time though and when you see your gorgeous images, it will totally be worth it.
I am NOT expecting you to know what you’re doing at all. I guide you from HEAD to TOE, will coach you on expressions and what to do with your hands and even feet. I got you. I will even show you how to do a pose by doing the pose myself. All you have to do it show up, get pampered, and have fun!
You should always plan on getting to your shoot about 5-10 minutes early so we can talk about your outfits and colors and make a plan for hair and makeup!
We are located in the old Hot Topic space at Lakeview Square Mall in Battle Creek, Michigan!