FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will my images be posted on the Internet?

 

Absolutely not! We will never post anything or use it on our site without written consent. The people you see on featured on our site and social media are either friends or models who are working on a TFP bases to build their own portfolios, not clients. (TFP=trade for print).

If you happen to be interested in working together on a TFP bases, please let us know, as we are always looking for an opportunity to update our portfolio and love working with new fresh faces.

I don't think have the body to do a boudoir photo shoot.....

There are very few individuals who are totally satisfied with every aspect of the way that they look. Most all of us have features we would rather not call attention to. Which makes for a easy excuse to put off doing something such as a boudoir shoot. But let us assure you, every single body type can be shoot in a flattering manner. We think its very important to look at each client as a unique individual and shoot them accordingly, rather than using an impersonal 'cookie cutter approach' with the intent to hide everything through editing. Appropriate wardrobe choices, lighting, posing along with various camera settings and lenses, are all factors in creating a fabulous and extremely flattering image that requires minimal retouching.

What happens after I book, how do I prepare for my session?

 

Excellent question! Rest assured that we'll be with you every step of the way!!

Upon scheduling your session, Tiana will contact you giving the two of you an opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations for the shoot. You'll also be able to review any ideas you might have or looks you would like to incorporate. Tiana believes you can never have too much information and that the more she knows, the better she can plan for your shoot and assist you in preparing.

 

A couple of days after your initial conversation, Kimberly will get back to you with additional ideas as well as styling and wardrobe suggestions to assist you in shopping for the perfect ensemble based on your needs. Looks that suite your overall goals and are most flattering for your body type.

 

Tiana will touch base with you and make sure you are being successful in putting together outfits and that you have all the tools you need. However, you should feel free to contact her at any point between scheduling and your actual shoot to discuss any additional ideas, wardrobe issues, or concerns you might have.

 

Then a day or two before your scheduled time, Tiana will be back in touch to confirm and review with you what you should bring to the shoot along with any last min preparations.

Click here to see our detailed preparation list and helpful tips.

 

Do you shoot nudes?

If you're comfortable, we're comfortable!

Everyone's comfort levels are different, and every client's needs and reasons for shooting are unique. We shoot whatever our clients are comfortable with and respect their wishes. Clients often change their minds in regards to their limits once they start shooting. We think its absolutely fabulous when this happens, however we never push for it or think it's necessary. 

How many outfits or 'looks' do you allow in a session?

 

Unlike some photographers, we will shoot you in as many outfits as you like during your session. However we also don't want you eating up your studio time in the dressing room. If you are wanting to 'pack' as much into your scheduled shooting time, we recommend you be VERY prepared. Plan out your outfits down to the last detail and have them ready to go. That way you maximize your studio time rather than waste it.

Is hair and makeup available?

We absolutely have makeup services! Tiana is available to do your makeup, and nearly every image you see on our site features makeup done by Tiana. If you're interested in having your makeup please let us know when you book. Our packages generally include makeup services.

 

 

How should I arrive to my shoot?

 

We prefer for you to arrive well moisturized. If we are going to be doing your makeup clean skin is best, with no makeup. 

Also, if possible, try to wear lose fitting clothing. Tight clothing and elastic bands can cause unattractive marks and indentations in the skin that could show during shooting.

Are couples boudoir sessions available?

 

We love shooting couples!!! An entire session can be as a couple or the significant other can join us half way into the shoot, allowing her to still get lots of great looks on her own as well as plenty as a couple.

Do you shoot maternity?

 

Yes, of course! While we don't have any examples included in our gallery, we absolutely love working with pregnant clients.

How long does the whole process take?

In most cases you'll receive proofs a couple of days after shooting via a private, password protected gallery.  All proofs presented to you will be low-resolution and watermarked. Proofs are NOT retouched, only exposure adjustments and cropping might have been addressed along with out takes being removed. After reviewing your profs, you can select which options and products best suit your needs.

 

The length of time before receiving your final product depends greatly on the options you select and the amount of additional retouching you wish to have done. In many cases, we can rush orders, though there is more to it than our retouching and design time. While we might be able to work overtime and get everything ready faster, we still have to contend with printing and shipping times which are somewhat out of our control. So if you're planning this as a gift for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, holiday or special event, we suggest you plan in advance and make sure to allow enough time between the shoot itself and the time you need to have the gift. We suggest no less than 4 weeks and if you are working with a deadline, please be sure to make us aware of it when you book so we can help you in making choices that expedite the process.

 

 

Are my images retouched?

While proofs are un-retouched, all images you select for purchase, use in books, prints, etc, will be fully retouched. Retouching includes things such as exposure/lighting adjustments, smoothing out the appearance of the skin and brightening the complexion, removing blemishes, scars, small tattoos or acne, adding emphases to the eyes along with many other general esthetic improvements. There is an additional charge for advance retouching such as removal of large tattoos, large scale body re-sculpting (i.e. using photoshop to ‘take-off’ the 20lbs you didn’t get off at the gym.), removal or addition of items to an image or other creative/artistic techniques that are beyond the scope of standard retouching/photoshop. 

 

 

Do I need to make a deposit to hold a time and date for shooting?

We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking which can be made through via Credit Card, or through Venmo or PayPal. The remaining balance can then be paid at the time of the shoot by credit card, Venmo, PayPal or cash. If something unforeseen should occur and you must reschedule, we ask for 48 hours notice.

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