frequently asked questions

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WHY GO WITH A BOUDOIR STUDIO?
 That’s a great question! Our response: Since we specialize in boudoir, our sole focus is capturing all that’s gorgeously and gloriously you.

WHY PHOTOGRAPH BOUDOIR?
We believe in celebrating being feminine, self-love, female beauty, sensuality, and being a woman. And you know what else? We love helping liberate women from the social and cultural expectations of beauty and sexiness. It’s a privilege to see our clients being unabashedly themselves. Like we said, it’s a girl thing!

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Sensual, feminine, editorial, and fine art. Our style is influenced by fashion photography and it’s constantly fine-tuned to reflect the feminine nature of the female form. Our makeup and hair artists have the same style. The goal is that all our clients look and feel like they just stepped out of Vogue magazine!


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WHY SHOULD I HAVE BOUDOIR PORTRAITS TAKEN?
Because every woman should feel beautiful and love her body. Even when you’re feeling a little bit unsure, we’ll show you yourself in a new light: flattering, lovely, and truly, gorgeously you. Boudoir photography showcases your beauty in a tasteful, luxurious way and encourages each woman to embrace and love their body!

SHOULDN’T I WAIT UNTIL I LOSE WEIGHT?
Good question…and if you’re asking our opinion, we think the answer is NO. It doesn’t matter if your cups (or muffin top) runneth over; there’s no better time than now. Forget what magazine covers want you to believe are the benchmarks of beauty. True beauty is shared in a smile, an attitude, and through a little help from flattering posing and lighting—all reflecting your ultimate, unique gorgeousness. So many clients confess after the session that they’re so glad they didn’t wait!      

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HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?
 Because we meticulously craft each order specifically for our clients, our photographs, albums, and other products typically require 10-12 weeks for delivery from the date of your session. Be sure to book with this in mind and allow plenty of time, based on your needs.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
 All our bookings and payments are done online. Once you sign your contract our client concierge will schedule your session. We will then send you a questionnaire and guides for getting yourself prepared with tips that include outfits, styling, and even the nitty gritty like when to wax and tan. We will get to know each other when we style your boudoir session.

I AM READY TO BOOK, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
First off, congrats on deciding to pamper yourself with a luxury boudoir experience! We love that you are celebrating YOU and want to be a part of it! Contact us and we will handle the rest. Trust us when we say you are in good hands.

about the process

I’VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, WILL YOU HELP ME PREPARE FOR THE SHOOT? Of course! We want you to feel comfortable and confident, and know what to expect ahead of time. Whether we meet in the studio or over the phone to discuss your vision, you’ll receive plenty of information to help prepare for our session and ensure a glamorous experience. We’ll talk about styling your looks and putting together an inspiration board for your shoot so we can customize your experience and make sure to bring out the very best version of you!

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Styling is a key part of our amazing services. So feel free to come with bags of accessories, shoes, clothes, and props and we'll take care of the rest! 

As part of our boudoir experience, we have a Client Closet at our disposal should you need extra pieces for your boudoir session. While we strongly suggest having your own pieces to pamper yourself with, we are always ready to pull some of our favorites from our lingerie closet for your session.

DO I NEED LINGERIE?
Nope! We think women’s bodies are fabulous, as is. But that said, we’re happy to take photos of you in everything from cute swimsuits to yoga gear, darling dresses, your partner’s work shirt, leather, or nothing at all. Want recommendations? We’ll share some of our favorite clothing choices (and, yes, we photograph fetishes, if that’s your thing!)

SHOULD I GET PROFESSIONALLY DONE HAIR AND MAKE-UP? All our sessions include professional makeup and hair. Makeup for photography is specialized and will do wonders for your session and self-confidence. Plus, why not pamper yourself? You deserve it! While we think all women are naturally beautiful, we also know there’s nothing like being spoiled with a little professional preparation so you feel your most glam! For this reason, we only work with the best local makeup and hair artists to make sure you look (and feel) your best.                                        

about the day of session

I HEARD YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Absolutely! We suggest calling our studio so we can go over all the options.

MAY I HAVE THE DIGITAL FILES OF MY PHOTOS?
For sure! We’re happy to offer different products and collections to meet your needs, and some of them include digital images for your own use on a USB jump drive.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST POPULAR COLLECTION?
We find our clients prefer our 10×10 luxury album, wall galleries, and a USB jump drive of all session images.

CAN I PURCHASE AN ALBUM FOR MYSELF AND ANOTHER FOR MY PARTNER?
Yes, and in fact, we have a product collection just for this! We call this the Theirs and Hers.

WILL YOU BE EDITING MY PHOTOS?
Every selected photo will be edited and retouched personally so that you will only have the very best finished boudoir portraits. All your photos will be available to view and order by the time you join us in the studio for your complimentary viewing and ordering session. However, we insist on not altering who you are or your body as we think it is important for all women to love themselves. For this reason, we only lightly edit your photos.

HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE?
We curate your photographs only to deliver the best ones to you. Each photograph is individually edited and we hand-select only the best ones to make it to the final selection. Our motto here is quality, not quantity. We deliver on average about 10-12 photographs per outfit or look. All of our clients trust our expert choices and appreciate that they only get to see the best photographs and are not overwhelmed by redundancy or unflattering ones.

WILL YOU POST MY PHOTOS ONLINE?
Many of our clients are so thrilled with their photographs, they’re proud to display their session portraits online. We’re just tickled pink to be a part of that experience and admit we fall in love with your images, too. But we’ll only share session images with our client’s permission, promise!

HOW DO I VIEW MY PHOTOS?
After your session, you will have a complementary in-person viewing of your photos led by one of our girls. This will also be your product ordering sales session where you can select your products privately. We will be working together to select your absolute best from your shoot and the perfect products to showcase your boudoir portraits.                     

about after the session

HOW MUCH DOES YOUR TYPICAL CLIENT INVEST?
Our ladies absolutely love their boudoir photos and choose to invest in their photos. On average, our typical client invests approximately $3000-4500 in their collection.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH COUPLES BOUDOIR?
We only focus on women's boudoir in our studio because our mission is to empower women. We are more than happy to send referrals to other boudoir photographers who photograph couples.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH KINK?
We have photographed kink selectively and are open to a discussion. Olin personally photographs bondage props and accessories. We believe that every kink is unique. Please call the studio to discuss your vision and needs.

WHAT ABOUT WOMEN WITH DISABLITIES?
We believe that every woman is beautiful and would love to help you celebrate and embrace your disability. While we welcome any woman, our historic studio has limited ADA access. For sessions requiring ADA access, we reserve a different location. Please call the studio to discuss your needs.




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