Are Sessions Private?
Absolutely. It’s just you, the hair & makeup stylist (who will always be female), a female assistant & any friends you bring along. When we shoot on location I make sure it’s private. I have a pop up changing tent so we can be in the middle of a field or on the beach and you can change in privacy.
I do not post images online that you have not personally viewed or given the okay. If you don’t want any blogged I completely understand and won’t post any. If you love the images and want to share how amazing you look, that’s great! We can also post what are called “anonymous boudoir” images that do not show your face, they are often detail shots or shots from behind that give potential clients an idea of my photography style without showing your face, these can be in my private boudoir facebook group (only current & former clients have access) or on my blog. Let me know if you want a beauty style headshot for facebook or twitter that shows you all glammed up.
I mainly photograph in natural light, it creates a dreamy, soft look and looks more natural than flash. I will use flash, studio lights and reflectors as necessary to get a certain look. Because I use natural light I don’t overprocess my images, just a few tweaks and facial retouching if needed. I do not heavily photoshop my images, I don’t take you from a size 16 to a size 2, I believe you’re beautiful the way you are! If you want further retouching will be $50 an image.
I will also do styled sessions that allow me to be creative and try out different lighting & moods, like a vampy noir session, outdoor boudoir session or a vintage styled session.
How long does it take to get photos back?
You will receive your images in 3-4 weeks. I know you’re dying to see how gorgeous you look so I try to have them back to you in a timely manner. When your images are ready I will schedule a private viewing session. This gives you (and your significant other) a chance to go over all your final images (20-30 maximum) and decide how you want to order your images. You can order collections or a la carte. It will take 3-6 weeks for your final products to arrive, Keep this timeline in mind if you’re planning for an anniversary, birthday, wedding or valentine’s day.
But I Don’t Know How To Pose!
I photograph women exclusively which gives me an advantage, I am intimately familiar with the female form, I know how to show curves and accent all the parts you love & hide the ones you don’t. I will walk you through every step of the session! I always recommend perusing pinterest and creating a board of images you like, it helps prepare you for the shoot. I also have a boudoir only pinterest account with wardrobe ideas, posing ideas, how to hide things you don’t like (like your tummy or thighs) and what accessories to bring. Also, Practice in the mirror! You will be sore after the session, holding some of the poses can be difficult but the results are worth it!
What do I wear?
First, raid your own closet! sheer tops, anything with lace, soft oversized sweaters, black & nude heels are all great. I have created pinterest boards for wardrobe and I will guide you towards the right style and I have a wardrobe stylist available. If you’re not comfortable in lingerie there are plenty of ways to be sexy and sensual and be modest with slips, little black dresses and boho free people style clothing. I also suggest staying away from mens dress shirts, babydolls and oversized jerseys. Your curves get lost in them and it just isn’t as sexy as you could be. If you want to include a sports team buy a tight women’s shirt with the team logo and pair it with cute panties. I give each client guidance on the right kinds of wardrobe to purchase for their particular body shape and comfort level. I do have some wardrobe and lingerie options available for use for a small fee. Still can’t decide what to wear? We do have wardrobe stylists available for $75/hour.
Where do will my session be?
Sessions are either in a hotel or your home. I also offer B & B, outdoor & styled sessions in different interesting locations around Charlotte. There are some amazing spaces like old mills that have been restored and historic hotels like The Dunhill and The Duke Mansion that make stunning backdrops for boudoir photography. You are responsible for all location fees, which can vary from $50-500+. We always suggest our clients use the hotel room as a “staycation” and enjoy a romantic evening with your man! I can also book the hotel for you.