NERVOUS ABOUT BOOKING YOUR FIRST BOUDOIR SESSION?
“Feel the Fear and do it anyway!”
Here are some FAQ’s
Where do the photo shoots take place?
Boudoir shoots generally take place in the privacy of my home based studio in Jericho, NY. If discussed far enough in advance, shoots can also be arranged for a beautiful hotel room, your home, a studio or other dream locations of your choice.
What about hair and makeup, do I do it myself?
Professional hair & makeup application is included in every collection and full priced session fees and it adds greatly to your pampering and fun experience. Please bring photos of how you would like your hair and makeup to look (natural) means different things to different people. Plan a night out after because your session will have you will feeling like a glammed up/gorgeous version of yourself! The pampering really starts before you even arrive for your shoot! I get a lot of questions aboul nails. Please get your nails as close to the day of your shoot as possible, choose a neautral color (nude, tans, white) so your nails dont clash with your outfits. Red can work too if all of your wardrobe is black or white. If you dye your hair, you may want a root touch up before your big day!
Should I go tanning and get waxed before my shoot?
If you really want to tan, please do so at least 4 days before your shoot, a nasty sunburn can really detract from your images. Self tanners and spray tans often look orange and awful on camera, please refrain from having these done. They ruin bedding and wardrobe as well. If you are planning on waxing, please do so a few days prior to your shoot, so your skin has enough time to heal.
What do I wear? Do I bring my own lingerie, or do you provide the outfits?
Please bring your own lingerie to the photo shoot. I do have a few options, jewelry, some robes, props, etc. available, but you want lingerie you love, you know fits you and makes you feel sexy.
Whether you prefer bra & panty sets, knee highs with an oversized sweater or garters & a corset, pick outfits that you love (don’t forget some gorgeous heels). Please try it all on before your shoot! If there are parts you want to hide, pick some outfits that cover it in some way maybe a corset, bodysuit, skirt, jeans. Some clients choose to do some nudes as well, it is all up to you. I can do amazing things with just bed sheets, so no matter what we will make beautiful images! Once you pay your deposit and complete the booking process you will also receive an email outlining all the details on how to prepare for your shoot along with some wardrobe recommendations. If you need help with outfit ideas you can see some on the custom mood board I create for you or we can select things together via text or skype.
I have cellulite, stretch marks, acne, baby belly… Do you retouch the photos? Can you still make me look good?
I custom process, edit, and put finishing touches on all the images you will see. If there are things your are especially self conscious about and don’t want shown in the images for example cellulite, acne, scars, stretch marks, we will pose and light you best to minimize these areas and can arrange to remove things still seen in the images, but the photos will be 100% you, I hope to help you see the true beauty in yourself!
What if I dont like any of the photos?
So many people have asked me this and it makes me so sad to hear. I have never had any clients not like enough photos to fit an album. Of course, sometimes there are a few images they don’t love, but I promise you will love your images!Everyone is always surprised with what some great posing and lighting can do! That is why people hire me, an expereienced professional! I have learned many tricks ove the years.
Will my photos show up on the internet, your website or instagram?
I take my clients privacy very seriously. I will always ask your permission before any images are posted. It is your choice whether to sign a model release or not.
When and how will I see the images from my shoot? When can I have final products and prints?
Around 2 weeks after your session we will arrange an in-person (or remote for our out-of-town clients) photo reveal/ordering session. It takes about 2 weeks from the viewing session to see album layouts and about 2 more weeks to receive products once approved and orders are placed. Generally in 6-8 weeks is when you will have your final custom products. Nothing goes to print without your approval.
What is your refund policy?
The session fee and any products ordered are non-refundable. But have no fear, I will always get your approval on prints, albums and products before sending them to the printer. Life happens and we understand that, if absolutely necessary one reschedule will be accepted without incurring an additional fee.