Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that for many prospective clients undertaking a Boudoir Photo shoot may be quite a daunting prospect and you will probably have many questions to ask before you book.
We have compiled a list below of our most frequently asked questions in the hope that most of your queries will be covered here. If you need to know anything else, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be very happy to help.
Do you “airbrush” the photos?
We will perform as much or as little retouching to your chosen images as you want us to. Spots, stretch marks, cellulite and scars can all disappear like magic…and wave goodbye to those muffin-tops forever. We prefer to keep the images looking as natural as possible, but it is down to you alone how much editing is performed.
How will I know how to pose?
One of our ladies will direct you all the way through the shoot – what to do with your arms, legs, head and even facial expressions. You don’t have to worry if you have never done anything like this before; it’s really easy and fun with lots of stretching and back-arching involved! It is also a bit like a mini workout so can be quite tiring – make sure you don’t turn up for your shoot on an empty stomach!
I don’t have a model-like figure………… …………will you be able to make me look sexy?
Our clients come in all shapes, sizes and ages. We have photographed women of all ages….20’s to 50’s++…..and size 1 to size 20. Our job is to advise you of the most flattering sets to be photographed in and to pose and light you in the best way for your individual body shape, so we accentuate your best bits and disguise the bits you’re not so keen on. We also perform retouching on your images to get rid of any lumps and bumps without major body sculpting – we prefer to give you good images to start with and not rely on heavy editing to make your shape conform to what society tells us is sexy. Many clients book their shoot a couple of months in advance to give themselves time to lose a little weight or to tone up a bit by exercising more. Knowing that you are going to be photographed in just your undies is a fantastic incentive to start eating healthily and to add a bit of exercise into your day!
How many changes of outfit can I fit in?
We generally advise one set of lingerie for each studio set you are being photographed in with possibly one or two in reserve in case we have time for a change. It depends upon which sets you choose. In each set you will get the chance to do some semi-nude shots or we may suggest a change of lingerie instead. Too many changes of outfit are best avoided as you end up spending more time in the changing room and less time in front of the camera.
I’m nervous about this! What’s your advice?
Being nervous is totally normal but we promise nerves will melt away very soon! After a few minutes of shooting you will see how fun and easy it is. We will only do what you are comfortable with during your session.
Can I bring a friend to the photo shoot?
You are more than welcome to bring along a friend or partner for moral support, but we do ask that you do not bring more than one person along with you due to space restrictions and because it can make the shoot more difficult for you (and us) if you have an entourage of extra people to worry about. We like a calm relaxed atmosphere as that will help you to banish any nerves and feel comfortable more quickly. You have the option of whether the person you bring is in the studio during your shoot, or whether they wait in the gallery room. The shoot is all about YOU and we do not allow anyone else to dictate the direction the shoot takes. If you do have your friend or partner in the studio while we are shooting, we just ask that they remain unobtrusive and quiet while we are working.
How far in advance do I need to book?
If you are giving the photos as a gift for a birthday, Christmas or Anniversary, or as a Wedding Present for your Husband-to-be, then we need to have enough time to meet your deadline. We can occasionally squeeze in the odd session at very short notice and there is always the option of giving your partner the CD with your proof images instead of the finished book or album –that way, he gets to choose the images himself! Obviously the more time we have the better. Please also bear in mind that we are frequently fully booked several weeks in advance, especially in the months leading up to Christmas so please contact us at the earliest opportunity to be sure of securing a suitable date.
Where do I get dressed?
Don’t worry you have your own changing room for the duration of the shoot. There is a bathroom a sink and several mirrors for your convenience.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes we offer payment plans on product ordering. We can split up your total into 2 to 3 payments. Your print orders will be placed in a timely matter so they will be ready for pick up with your final payment.
How long will it take to see my photos?
Within two weeks (usually less) we will have your images ready and upload proof images to a secure site. You will then choose your favorite images for your digital files, book and/or calendar. We then apply our artistic enhancements to those images. Approximately 10 days later your products will arrive and be ready for pick up. If you prefer we will meet in person at our beautiful studio for the big reveal and talk about what products are best for you. whether it’s an album, canvas or collection box.