❤ BEFORE YOUR PHOTO SHOOT
As soon as your session is confirmed, I’ll send you my Welcome Guide - it includes tips on how to prepare for your session, where to shop and lots more - tips and tricks I’ve put together from photographing hundreds of clients over the last 25 years!
We will also schedule a time to get together by phone or in person to talk about your session. This is a great time for you to come in with your ideas and any outfits you were thinking of for your session.
You’ll also receive emails designed to help you prepare for your session - from easy posing tips to how to style your wardrobe. And clients are encouraged to call and email with questions anytime leading up to their session.
I also recommend that clients do their own “homework.” Start a board on Pinterest with photos of clothing, makeup looks and a dozen or so poses that inspire you. Make your board private if your session is a secret! You can share your board with me by inviting me to view it before your session.
❤ GETTING TO KNOW YOU
My experience has taught me that the more we get to know one another, the more comfortable you will be on the day of your session!
You will complete a client information form that helps me get to know a lot more about you, your session vision, your favorite body parts and those you might be a little worried about.
When you come in, we’ll welcome you with wine or champagne if you’d like some, play fun music and a chance to relax and take a break from your busy life.
We talk about what you’ve brought to wear, how to style it and what order to photograph your outfits in.
❤ NERVOUS IS NORMAL!
Are you nervous? Most clients are nervous when they arrive. They tell me they DON’T KNOW HOW TO POSE! (That’s by far the most common thing I hear!) But please don’t worry - I will guide you through each pose. We are here to make you comfortable and feel beautiful!
❤ DURING THE SHOOT
I guide clients through each pose during their shoot in a style called “flow posing” - this means the poses will flow pretty naturally from one to another. Please don’t feel like you need to know how to model. The women on my website are just like you and felt the same nerves and worries - but look at them - they look like they know what they’re doing, right? That will be you, too!
I will have certain poses in mind for your wardrobe and body type and I like to try new poses with each client. We’ll also refer to your inspiration photos if you bring them or to Pinterest.
Also - sessions are absolutely private. Your photos will not be shared anywhere without your explicit permission.
❤ AFTER THE SHOOT
Your session includes a viewing of all of the images from which to order from. Clients view a minimum of 50-60 images. This is nearly twice what the typical boudoir studio shows from any session!
Once we select and place your order, I get to work to complete it. Myself and my editor will go over all the selected images, then add our "special sauce" to polish them to perfection. Most albums are designed within a few days after that, then ordered. Please allow 6-8 weeks from start to finish. If you have a special date you need your order for just let us know and we will try to accommodate your requests.
EVERY SESSION INCLUDES:
❤ In person consultation to get to know each other, and discuss the session and fine details about your expecatations
❤ Styling and pre-planning tips for the best experience possible
❤ Up to 3 hours of session time - 60-90 minutes for hair/makeup & approx. 90 minutes of photography
❤ 3 to 4 outfit changes
❤ Full posing guidance based on more than 25 years experience photographing boudoir sessions
❤ Private viewing and ordering session here at the studio
(Tip: Some boudoir photographers offer an average of 30 final images - or less. Be sure to ask how many images are provided when making inquiries about a boudoir session. You shouldn’t have to rush this investment in yourself!)