Boudoir photography Frequently asked questions
The thought of a boudoir session can be intimidating. When talking to women about their session, I get asked all kind of questions. So I wanted to share with you my list of the 12 most FAQs. The answers will give you some insight on. preparing for a boudoir session with me.
Do you share my images and post them on your website and social media?
Short answer: Absolutely NOT.
Long answer: Our #1 priority is 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 those photos are specially for your spouse and not for anyone else’s eyes. These are all great reasons for not sharing your photos with the world, and it all depends on your personal preference. If there are photos that you would like us to share on our website and social media, you can let us know and we will send you a separate model release. We will never ask you to share your photos with us, we wait for you to ask us, and we will never ever share your photos without your written permission.
With that said, I want to mention that my best boudoir work is the art that isn’t published on my website, it’s on my client’s bedroom’s walls, it’s in my client’s black leather albums and it’s usually for their eyes only. When someone tells us they want to share their photos on our website and gives us a written permission we are truly ecstatic, because we will be showing off the creativity we experienced with you during your photoshoot. Some clients opt to share the non-revealing photos and keep the others for themselves and their family only, that’s cool, we love portraits and non revealing boudoir, we think seduction is in the attitude now in how much skin we show.
What is your photography style?
My photography style is timeless romantic with an edgy playboy-ish twist. You can check my boudoir style and see if it fits yours Here
Do I have to wear lingerie?
You defiantly don’t to specifically wear lingerie, it depends on your personality. There are a bunch of outfit ideas other than lacy little things! Head over to this blog about choosing outfits to see some more ideas. Your outfit can range from an oversized shirt or sweater to a linen sheet or a blanket and everything in between. heck your outfit can be an ostrich feather. We’re here to play and create so please share your ideas with us.
Do you have payment plans?
We offer a few payment options. There is a booking retainer to book your shoot, and the balance is due 2 weeks before the date of your photos shoot. 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. Let me know if this is something you want to set up.
Do you photoshop my images?
I do edit your images. We enhance exposure, skin texture when needed, color balance and contrast. I do not however dit anything “out” that is permanent! I think it can be damaging to have a boudoir session done and then edit out parts of yourself that makes you who you are. art of the process is loving and accepting yourself for who you are. Seeing your beauty also means not photoshopping out parts of yourself you don’t like. If there are parts of yourself that you are leaning to love and you aren’t thrilled about at the time of your photoshoot, that’s Okay! We are skilled in corrective posing, and creative lighting to make you look your absolute best and bring your shine out. There are tricks to correct what you don’t like in makeup, using props, lighting, posing. We use photoshop, however, your photos are not for a magazine ad, they are a documentation of the sensual you and we will show you how beautiful and sensual you are without relaying on changing who you are.
If you want your photos to be sculpted and edited like a magazine ad, we can arrange for more editing time for an extra fee. The norm now is to document who you are without filters, our filters are our magnificent lighting and creative posing and we rarely rely on photoshop to change anyone’s image. Trust me you’ll look perfect straight out of camera. However, I understand we women have our own insecurities and I personally like certain parts of my body edited and my skin smoothed so no judgement here, we will do whatever makes you happy.
Where should I buy outfits
There are a few places to get outfits from and it depends on what you have in mind and on your style for this photoshoot. Here’s a long list to choose from with different style and sizing for your convenience: agent provocateur, Victorias secret, La Perla, Intimissimi, Adoreme.com Torrid. Eberjay.com Aerie, Foreveryourslingerie.ca, Beachbunnyswimwear.com, hipsandcurves.com, jasminestaceycollection.co. if you are looking for something specific and you cannot find it, let me know and I might be able to help you get it.
What type of print products do you have
We offer a variety of album and luxury portfolio boxes with. individual prints in there. The legacy box with the 8×10 matted prints are my favorite. I absolutely love the feel of picking up a physical print. It’s so surreal to see yourself in prints. I went through this experience myself and i can tell you that my photo boxes are the best item I have in my home. Those 20 glorious and glossy pages from the boudoir shoot that I flip through myself every chance I get. it’s a daily reminder that my self image has completely changed after having my boudoir shoot done! and I’m not the only one who feels this way, all the women who we photograph experience this metamorphosis.
Do you offer digital files only?
All of our collections include some sort of print product and the corresponding digital files. Any photograph that you purchase included in the album or portfolio box comes with the matching digital file in JPG format. These digital images are delivered in a locked online gallery for you to download and share.
I’m freaking out! how can calm my nerves?
Nerves are all part of the experience! I call it excitement. Excitement to finally reveal yourself and embrace who you are. I would be nervous too because it’s a very personal experience. The nervousness in the beginning of your photoshoot makes the speechless moment of seeing your photos for the first time so much better!
How many outfits should I bring?
This depends on your package. The blush Package is 1-2 outfits, the
Is hair and makeup styling included?
Hair and makeup is included in all of our boudoir shoots! 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! You can bring any ideas you want for your makeup and we can try to use it for inspiration!
Should I get to my shoot early?
You should always plan on getting to your shoot at least 15 minutes early so we can talk about your outfits and colors and set the strategy for hair and makeup!
All of your packages include a reveal session, what is that?
This where we show you all your boudoir photos! WOO! We hold all of our reveals immediately following your session at our studio.
When is my balance Due?
Your balance for your collection is due 14 days before your photoshoot.
Where is your studio located?
We have multiple studios around the USA in California, Chicago and NYC. We also have studios in Beirut, Dubai and Qatar. Depending on your location you will be directed to the studio closest to you.
Will Christina photograph me or is it another photographer?
Yes, All of the photos and videos are executed by Christina herself. We don’t use substitute photographers for our boudoir photoshoots.