How to Prepare FAQs
Q. HOW DO I BOOK?
A. If you find that I am a great fit as your photographer, you may either fill out a contact form to email me, or personally give me a ring and we’ll set up a consultation. Whatever is convenient for you, we can chat over the phone or we can meet for coffee to plan out your perfect boudoir session.
Once we decide on a date, I’ll send you a client portrait contract which also includes a model release to sign. If you do not feel comfortable with your photos being shared on my website and social media, then you can skip the model release. I respect your choice to keep your images private but know that I LOVE to brag about my beautiful clients by sharing a blog post about our amazing time together.
Q. WHERE WILL THE SHOOT TAKE PLACE?
A. If you feel that your bedroom is very picturesque, and has a lot of natural light, we can shoot at your home, or I will rent a space. Either at a photography studio or a hotel. Or.. if you’re feeling adventurous, we can shoot outdoors in one of my more private locations around Kansas City.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Please arrive anywhere from 15-20 min before your session. This will give you time to bring in your things, we’ll discuss your first outfit, change and take a moment to breathe. Maybe do a stretch or two. Trust me, the best poses are sometimes the most uncomfortable and you may be sore the next day. Depending on the package you booked, your session will last 1 to 2 hours. It may seem long, but you’ll have a blast and it’ll fly by. I also shoot about 30 min per outfit. It’s ok to bring extra outfits and accessories, but don’t be upset if you didn’t get to wear them all. It’ll just be nice to have options and we may pair up items that you didn’t think of from the beginning.
Q. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
A. Boudoir sessions are all about revealing your inner beauty, being comfortable in your skin and showcasing your personality. You’ll want to bring 2-3 outfits, or 4-5 if booking my Indulge package. These outfits need to be outfits that are all about who you are and how you want to show off your assets. They also need to comfortable and fit your body perfectly. That is one thing I can not fix in post, are outfits that look ill fitting on your body. You can bring a very sexy teddy or one-piece lingerie, bra and matching thong/boy shorts/underwear, and a casual outfit for example, long socks, off the shoulder sweater and cute undies. The possibilities are endless. And if you’re feeling stressed out, simplify. Nothing is more sexy than a simple outfit. Oh and side not, I love to shoot implied nude. So…just a sheet can count as an outfit :)
During our consultation and anytime in between, I am always available to help with suggestions. I also have a specific boudoir pinterest board that has some amazing ideas for outfits for your session.
My boudoir idea board on pinterest:
And here are some great sites to order lingerie from:
www.birdiespanties.com - local kansas city boutique
As taking care of your outfits is important, taking care of you skin is just as equally important to your session. Please hydrate your skin the day before and the day of your session. This will help with dry spots that would be visible on camera. Also, if you plan on tanning or getting a spray tan, please do so about 3 days before your session. This allows your skin to settle and you can scrub off the areas that turned orange. Nothing is worse than dealing with burnt or orange skin in post. That is something I refuse to fix in photoshop, along with tan lines if you choose to lay out in the sun. Please do not request it!
FIGHTING THOSE NERVES:
It’s very common to be nervous before your session. Every girl goes through it but as you’ve seen on my site from the past girls, you could never tell. Make sure to get plenty of sleep, bring some music, and if you feel inclined, you may bring alcohol to help with your jitters (only in moderation, never a good look to be drunk in your photos) But also, just remember, it is my job to make sure you look amazing in front of the camera. I will do everything in my power to make you feel comfortable. You’re going to ROCK IT!!
Q. DO YOU OFFER DIGITAL FILES AND OTHER PRODUCTS TO PURCHASE?
A. I do. After your session is complete I will upload all of the edited images to your own online password protected gallery. The images will be water marked, so this is for proofing and choosing of your 5 favorites to instantly download (included in your package). If you want to order the entire gallery to download, usually between 50-100 images, you’ll pay the digital download fee of $250 which includes a printer’s release. Or you can order prints and enlargements right from your gallery.
Prints are high quality paper and are printed and shipped within 48 hours. Super fast :)
Albums are a custom service that you and I would work closely on. You choose your favorites to fill either a 10, 20 or 40 page album and I’ll customize the layout. The albums are of high quality and are bounded with a leather cover.