Frequently Asked Questions About Boudoir Photography
I get a lot of questions about Boudoir Photography. Hopefully this FAQ helps answer them!
What, exactly, is boudoir photography?
I describe boudoir photography as sexy, but not sleezy, photography. There are a few examples on the booking page that should help to give you an example of what I mean - of you can simply Google "boudoir photography" for some great examples.
What outfits do I bring? Do you provide any?
Unfortunately, I don't do boudoir enough to provide outfits so you'll have to bring your own. But don't let that scare you! Almost all of my clients not only have some amazing lingerie and bra and underwear sets, they get very creative and unique! I've had some wear firemen gear, some wear police gear, others wear their significant other's favorite sports jersey...the options are limitless! Even a nice pair of jean shorts unbuttoned and unzipped can be extremely sexy! If you're stuck for ideas, don't hesitate to contact me and we can brainstorm together!
But - But - I don't know how to pose!
Don't worry, most people don't! Surprisingly most find it nowhere near as hard as they though tit would be. Some people are natural posers (and never knew it!) and for those who struggle more, I'm right there with you helping you to land in poses that show off the best assets you have.
Do you do retouching?
Absolutely! But keep in mind that I won't edit you to look like someone you aren't. Touching up acne, stretch marks or cellulite is definitely something that I'll do in the editing process. If you have something specific you'd like, don't hesitate to ask!
I'm not a size 8 - I'm too big for boudoir photography.
Bologna! Phooey! Poppycock! And every other word that means "um, nope!" I've had women who are size 0's during the shoot. I've had women over size 20 for the shoot. I've had women of all sizes, shapes and colors and the one thing that I've found that's true is this: every woman has insecurities, no matter what size they are. The point of boudoir is to remind you that you're definitely a sexy and amazing woman!
But what if I don't want to get fully nude?
You don't have to! I've had women stay in shirts and underwear and I've had people get completely naked. I'll never push you further than you're comfortable going.
How do I prepare for my session?
After I receive your contract and deposit you'll receive information on how best to prepare for the shoot.
Are the sessions private?
Absolutely! For most people it's just you and me in the room for the shoot. If you'd like to bring a friend along, feel free! Some of the most fun shoots happen when friends come.
Can my friend and I book sessions together?
You can book adjoining sessions, meaning that while one of you is in the shoot, the other is in hair and makeup. But I do not currently photograph more than one person at a time.
You didn't answer my question!! Jeez!
I'm sorry! If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!