Absolutely! Hair and Makeup are provided as part of the session fee. Natural may be your everyday look, but in the studio, makeup is Queen. If you're not used to wearing makeup, don't worry! Our hairstylist and makeup artists are all professionally trained, and know how to apply makeup without causing you to not look like "you". They work with your bone structure to find the best look for you. We don't 'one size fits all' here.
As a follow up, yes! you do have to have makeup. And here’s why – this is the ultimate self-love experience. You deserve to be pampered and have your features accentuated by a professional. My hair and makeup artist is amazing and she works hard to create a look that portrays well on camera. Plus it’s part of the experience. These sessions are meant to show off your assets, but also as a way to pamper yourself.
Oh, and hair and make up are our time to get to know one another before our session. Consider it a way to clear up your nerves.
Don't sweat it! I've got you covered. Literally. I have a client closet with a range of sizes (00 - 28). So don't feel obligated to bring all 3 looks to your session.
However, I definitely suggest you finding and bringing at least 2 pieces you really love on your body. This way you have some of the items from your images on hand if you're wanting to recreate the feel you got from your session.
Not sure what would look good on you? Not a problem. When you book a session with me you'll get a 24-page 'What to Wear' guide that gives you tons of options, as well as what NOT to wear for your session.
I have to give some love to my VIP Group here as well. The Siren community is a GREAT resource for lingerie that fits all body types from XS-6X. If you haven't already joined, you should.
When I edit your images, I will automatically do these things: smooth your skin, remove blemishes, bruises, and anything not permanent. Stretch marks and scars I leave up to each client whether they want them removed, lightened, or left alone.
BUT, I’M NOT GOING TO MANIPULATE YOUR BODY IN PHOTOSHOP TO MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE SOMETHING YOU’RE NOT.
As a professional, it’s my job to help you see yourself as the woman you are beyond all the makeup and clothes. It's extremely important for me, and for you, for you to see yourself as you truly are.
Manipulating your body shape in your photos does you a disservice. What kind of body-love promoting photographer would I be if I thought your images looked better if you didn't look like yourself?
NOPE! In fact, if you bring me in printouts from Pinterest with a bunch of poses I'm gonna throw them in the trash.
Not because I don't want your input, but because YOU hired ME. You did this for a reason: because you trust me. I'm going to pose you in a way that looks good on you. I'm not going to put you in positions that aren't flattering to your specific body type. This is what I have specialized in. This is what my whole career is about.
Besides, I probably have way more poses in my head then you could ever find on Pinterest.
I mean, let’s be honest. You’re getting half-naked with a complete stranger. I totally get you may feel awkward.
My job as your photographer is to make the session as comfortable for you as possible. I am silly and try to get you to laugh often so you feel at ease. Ask any of my previous clients, our sessions are hilarious, with a dash of “Yas, Queen!”
My hope is that before you even set foot in my studio, we have chatted (whether in my VIP group or on the phone for your initial consult) and I have an understanding of your personal style and why you are doing your shoot.
We spend the first hour of your session chatting while your hair and makeup are perfected which helps ease your nerves, and lets you get more comfortable with me. Then, we let the magic happen.
If you are worried about your not good at 'sexy face', don't worry! It's easier then you think, you're probably just over thinking it. I'll coach you through it.
THE ANSWER IS YES. OF COURSE YOU SHOULD.
I shoot women of all shapes, sizes, colors, and sexualities with my goal being that you leave your session loving not only your images, but yourself more in the process. I will work with you to pose you from the tippy top of your head all the way down to your toes.
It’s my job to find not only what makes your body look more bangin,’ but also pushes you a little bit out of your comfort zone so you can see yourself as the attractive woman you are. If you’re still having some doubts about your body or how to move to a place of body positivity, check out my blog.
Is this even a real question?
OF COURSE I DO.
I also work with polyamorous relationships, and those in the bdsm scene. Really, the only thing I don't photograph are holes and bodily fluids. If that's what you're looking for, I do know a few erotica photographers and would be happy to refer them.
I do! The very first email you will receive from me after your contract is the Prep Guide. It's extremely detailed and thorough. I'm updating it often! It covers everything from tanning, to body hair, to stretching to hydration.
I would never want my clients to feel unprepared for their session with me.
Yes! I have an in-detail blog post about payment plans. Your boudoir session is an investment and I understand some clients need to save up or would prefer financing options. We offer in-house payment plans as well as Paypal Credit or Affirm Financing.
We also offer Pre-Session Payment Plans a way to make payments towards your products before your session date. Some clients need to make smaller payments leading up to their session in order to not spoil the surprise of what they are doing for their partner.
Take a peek at the post and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
Anything that makes you feel sexy really. I've had clients bring in musical instruments, kink gear, jerseys, even a motorcycle.
The only thing I don't allow are weapons. The studio is a safe haven for both my employees and clients, and weapons of any type would disrupt that balance.
If you want to share YOUR images, you are more than welcome to, but it is never an obligation.
After your session, and after viewing your images, I have you sign an image release. This release gives you control of what I can and can not post: from a little to a lot to absolutely none - and WHERE I can post: online, in our VIP group, in the studio or not at all. Every client’s level of comfort is different, and I totally understand a want for privacy. I’ve worked with teachers, politicians, and doctors who have requested their images stay off the internet in every way and I respect that. I’m photographing a very private part of your life, being discreet is my middle name.
NOPE. I also shoot couples, men and gender queer people.
I love seeing the intimacy between couples and catching it on camera. There is an unspoken connection between them that is awesome to witness and even better to have in a photo forever.
Male boudoir has a certain sensuality and vulnerability about it.
Gender queer photography is for anyone who wants to play with their gender presentation, from cross-dressing, to more masculine posing for female identifying clients or feminine poses for male identifying clients.
So, this is where it gets sticky. I don’t mind if you bring a friend to the studio while you are getting your hair and makeup done. Nerves. I get them. A friend can help amp you up and get you ready to step out of your comfort zone.
However, when it comes to your actual session, I like it to be just the two of us and my assistant in the studio. And, as much as your friends mean well, they don’t see what I do, and their helpful ideas only serve to slow down our session.
Good news, there’s a coffee shop just a building over from the studio your friend can hang out at if they want to wait on ya.
If you are wanting your partner to be included in your image reveal, I am totally on board with this. SO LONG as they have seen the product guide and know the pricing for products before the come.
Yassss!!! Let’s get this party started.
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I can’t wait to see you in the studio!