Boudoir Photography Frequently Asked Questions
Here you’ll find a list of our most frequently asked questions when it comes to boudoir photography. Don’t see your question answered here? Contact Us to get an answer!
Will my images be shown on your website or on social media?
Your images will never (EVER!) be posted online without your ok. During your ordering session we’ll show you the images that we’re interested in posting and you can say yes or no. We’re totally cool either way! There won’t be any pressure to share your personal images anywhere.
How do I choose my outfits?
Choose outfits that make you feel sexy and comfortable bring at least 6 outfits. Whether you prefer bra and panty sets, boy shorts and a sweater or garters and a bustier, pick outfits that you love, in colours that are flattering and make sure that they fit you properly! Once you book your shoot and pay your deposit, you’ll receive an email outlining all the details on how to prepare for your shoot and wardrobe ideas.
What about hair and makeup, do I do it myself?
Professional hair and makeup is included in every full priced session. We’ll make you up with a gorgeous “Boudoir” style soft smokey eye and glossy nude lip and make you look like a sexy and glammed up version of yourself! We’ll style your hair in big Victoria’s Secret waves to finish your look.
How do I prepare for my shoot?
After your contract is signed and your session is secured, we send out a very detailed set of emails with information on how to prepare, what to bring, and how to pose! This way we ensure that you get all of the info you need to make your shoot spectacular!
Can I bring a friend to the shoot?
You’re welcome to bring one friend to the session, heck why not make it a girls day out and you both get pampered and have a photoshoot! Please let me know prior to your session day if you will be bringing someone!
I don’t see any semi nude photos on your website. I’m a little embarrassed to ask, but do you offer that type of photography?
Yes, I do offer semi nude options during sessions. I just choose not to display this on the web. Keep in mind that I will only photograph tasteful nudes – if it’s outside my comfort zone I will let you know. It’s my goal that you look back on the photos and feel good about them years from now. And not that you look back on them and feel weird about having shown something you wish you hadn’t!
I’m worried about acne/cellulite/ stretch marks. Do you offer retouching?
Retouching is included with every session. I remove scars as requested, acne, blemishes, stretchmarks and cellulite in addition to bruises and other random marks you may have on the day of your session!
I don’t “take off 15 pounds!” I work with clients to find the most flattering poses and lighting to highlight their best features. If there’s something you feel particularly self-conscious about, let me know.
I’m freaking out! How can I calm my nerves?
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!
I’m ready to book a shoot, what’s next?
Great!! Click here to set up your complimentary consult and we will get you on the books!
If I am late will I still get my full shooting time?
We strongly encourage you to be on time, because we may not be able to accommodate you if you’re late. We book several clients per day and our scheduling is based on every client being on time. If you’re late then it will cut into your shooting time, as we have to be ready for our next client at her scheduled time.
What is your refund policy? Can I reschedule?
Life happens! However, if you contact me to reschedule with less than 14 days notice, you forget about your appointment or you reschedule more than once, the portion of the session fee that you’ve already paid is not transferable. When you sign the contract, I’m blocking that day and paying a makeup artist to block their calendar. I’m also turning away people interested in shooting that day.
If you provide more than 14 days notice, you may transfer the portion of the session fee you’ve already paid to a future date within 60 days of your original session date.
Due to the custom nature of photography, the session fee and anything you purchase is non-refundable. I am committed to working with you to ensure you love your photos.
Do you have payment plans?
We offer a few payment options! There is a booking retainer to book your shoot and to hold your spot on the calendar. If you want more time to be able to pay off the shoot, you can schedule it a few months out, and pay it off in payments! We also offer prepayments for any albums and images you will want. Let me know if this is something that you want to set up!
Where do the shoots take place?
Shoots are done (by appointment only) at our studio in Minneapolis, MN, located at 79 13th Ave NE Studio 211 Minneapolis, MN 55413