Who & Why? ~All women & why not??!! Boudoir sessions aren't just a reason to get racy photos to give to your significant other. Boudoir sessions are for YOU, whether you plan it being that way or not. ;) Of course, if you have a significant other, I'm sure they'll enjoy the finished product as well. Book the session because you want to exude your bad ass confidence, or book it because you want to push boundaries within yourself. All women are sexy and deserve to be photographed. No two women are the same, but each women has gorgeous things about them. Age, size, shape...doesn't matter. Beautiful photographs will be created by all!
When should I book? ~I recommend booking almost six weeks before you want the finished product delivered. It takes about two weeks to receive your proof gallery, and then 3-4 weeks to get your finished products, depending on how much you order. Contact me as soon as you have a time-frame you think you'd like. I can only take a certain number of boudoir sessions per month, so it's never too early to grab a spot! I have some women book 9 months in advance!
If I'm doing a maternity boudoir session, when should I book? ~Most women book between 33-35 weeks. You want your belly to be big enough to photograph well, and this is usually before any extra swelling sets in. That being said, you know your body. If you adore the way you look around 30 weeks, then that's your time!
What do I wear? ~The options for wardrobe of a boudoir session are limitless. Lingerie pieces can be works of art and compliment the body. Naked tushies are also works of art and deserve to see the light of the camera. Some women prefer a more covered up session, which includes panties paired with slouchy sweaters, open robes, and just the white sheets. Check out the Wardrobe page to gather more detailed information.
Should I wait until I lose 20 lbs? ~Well, funny you should ask. One of my favorite feedback comments that I've ever received was this..."In my 20s, I really wanted to do a boudoir session, but I wanted to lose an extra 5 lbs before I could book it. In my 30s, I couldn't believe I had gained 10 lbs more, so I for sure wasn't going to do a boudoir session then. Now in my 40s, I'm almost 20 lbs heavier than in my 20s, wishing I would've done this a long time ago. But I also love my body the way that it is and have learned to appreciate it, even with a little bit of a bigger stomach and all. So, I went for it, and I'm so thankful I did!" The time is NOW!
I don't know how to pose sexy. ~Leave all the posing to me!! I've taken classes and learned from some of the best boudoir photographers out there. I will demonstrate every pose or movement so that you can see what I mean. I'll end up sounding sossy~bossy because I'll direct ever inch of you for the most flattering poses! I will also help accentuate your most beautiful gifts and help hide your least favorite parts if you'd like.
I see you post a lot of images on social media and your website? Are all images posted? ~No way, Jose! Images posted on my social media or website have come with written permission from the woman in them. I would never compromise someone's privacy and post anything that wasn't approved. 90% of my sessions are locked up tight and have never been shown.
Should I bring a friend? ~Surely! It's totally up to you! If you have a bestie that you want to come along and cheer you on, bring her! I'll make sure and have an extra champagne glass! But if you'd feel better in the privacy of just you and me, then of course, come alone. I'll cheer you on! ;) Unfortunately boyfriends and husbands are not allowed in the studio during your boudoir sessions.
Should I not eat before the session? ~Ummm, please eat!!! No need for a shaky body during your session! Eat light the morning of your session. We normally start early, so you won't really be super full or bloated anyhow. Also, drink lots of water the week of your session!
What if I'm nervous? ~Being nervous is normal! I know from my own experience doing a boudoir session that once you start shooting, your nerves go! We'll be laughing and having fun most of the session. The plan is for you to feel like a super bad ass by the end of the shoot!