Frequently Asked Questions About Matthew &
In this section, I answer several questions about myself and my photography business.
My anxiety was getting the better of me, and I was looking to push myself outside of my comfort zone while also helping others. What drew me to boudoir was its ability to help other people overcome their own self-doubts and boost confidence. I have passed on what I have learned personally about self-confidence to the woman I photograph.
It’s important to me to continually evolve and improve. I always want to be better than I was yesterday.
With Belle-Vous Photography here are a few things you should consider:
I have photographed 100s of woman. I've worked with woman from ages 18-56, every shape and size, and I have spent years learning how to pose, use angles and lighting. Most importantly, how to make my clients feel comfortable in front of the camera.
Unlike other photographers that book multiple clients per day and have a strict session time limits. I only book one client per day, so you have my full attention and no rushing through poses. My shoots are fun, relaxing day. At the end of the day, I guarantee you will have authentic and sexy boudoir photos.
Here we find out more about my style of boudoir photography and what make me unique!
My style has changed from these day but these cameras and the style of photography still influences me to this day.
The Cost & Products
In this section, I answer questions about my session pricing and booking.
The deposit covers everything my team and I do on the day of your photoshoot. The deposit also allows me to lock in your session date with my team.
I do offer payment plans if you would like to go that route. They are available before and after your session. Let me know if this is something you'll love to set up and we can get ready to go!
I don’t use this time as an upsell opportunity. My boudoir pricing is fully transparent, and during your pre-shoot consultation, we will discuss what you are looking to buy and work out what will be best for you.
Make-up & Preparing
In this section, I answer several questions about makeup and how to prepare for your session.
Top 13 Questions To Ask Your Boudoir Photographer
A boudoir photography session is heaps of fun, but it can be a little nerve-wracking too. Here you can find some answers to frequently asked questions about boudoir sessions with me.
Will my images be shared online?
My number one priority is making my clients comfortable! I understand that you might be a little nervous about everybody seeing you dressed in barely-there outfits. Sometimes you are just starting to love your body and who you are and are not ready to share your images. Or perhaps you would prefer them to be for your partner's eyes/your eyes only.
Sometimes I might want to share your images if I'm are really proud of them, but I will ALWAYS ask your permission first and will not share anything that you are not comfortable with. I will always consider your feelings before putting images of you anywhere or sharing them in any way.
Are there payment plans?
Yes, I offer a few payment options! I have a booking retainer when you book your shoot. And the balance of your session is due 2 weeks before your shoot date. If you would like more time to pay off the session, you can schedule the shoot a few months out, and pay the balance off in instalments.
Will I have to wear lingerie for the shoot?
Many people do their boudoir photoshoot in lingerie, but if you feel comfortable in something else, that is fine. Why not search my Pinterest for inspiration for other cute outfit ideas?
Where should I buy my outfits?
There are several shops to purchase outfits from, and it depends on what you are getting and the style of your photoshoot! Here is a long list to choose from with different style and sizing! Bras N Things, Honey Birdette, Big Girls Don't Cry Anymore. Have a look at this list of local and online lingerie shops. If you are looking for something in particular that you can't find, let me know, and I might know where to get it!
Will my hair and makeup be done for me?
I provide you with hair and makeup (including false lashes) for your shoot. For my team and
Do you Photoshop the images?
While we will touch up your images slightly just in order to make the lighting, colouring perfect - nothing will be edited out or into the photos to change the way you look. Boudoir photography is about making you feel confident in the skin you are in, not about changing the way you look. Don't worry, I'm very skilled in positioning, lighting, and everything else to make you look the best version of you possible.
Are digital images available?
No matter what package you choose, you will be able to save the memory of your boudoir photography session. Digital copies of images are available. These photos will be in an phone app gallery that is locked, and you can then download the photos and share and print them as you wish.
What are the types of printed products do you have?
I have a diversity of albums and luxury folio boxes with prints in them! The handmade boutique folio box with the 8×10 matted prints is my favourite. I absolutely love the feeling of a physical printed copy; it's so surreal to see yourself like that!
20 beautiful and glossy pages from the boudoir session that I flip through myself all the chances I get. I think I look at them more than he does. It's a daily reminder that my self-image has totally transformed after having my boudoir shoot." –Katie, on her experience at Belle-Vous Photography!
I'm freaking out! How can I calm my nerves?
It would be weird if you didn't feel nervous before your photoshoot, but we guarantee that once you ease into the session, you are going to relax and feel like a million dollars. I will do their best to make you feel at ease and that feeling when you first see your photos for the first time is going to make it all worth it.
How many outfits should I bring?
How many outfits you bring depends on the package that you have booked. For the blush package, you will need 1-2 outfits, for the glam package you will need 2-3 outfits and for the Platinum Package, you will need 3-4. You are more than welcome to bring more if you can't decide what to wear and we will help you out with the tough decision.
Why should I pick a male photographer? Aren't you only doing this so you can see naked women?
Haha, Let's be honest here if I was only a boudoir photographer because I wanted to see some boobs. There are much easier ways for a guy to do that. I wanted to shoot boudoir because I genuinely wanted to help people feel awesome about themselves.
Now why pick a male boudoir photographer over a female one? It really comes down to just two things. Do you love the style of photos a photographer takes and do you feel comfy stripping down in front of them? T first part is easy, simply check out their portfolio and see if you fall in love with their work. Feeling comfortable comes down to personal taste. Some women feel more comfortable with a male doctor than a female one, or maybe you have lot's of male friends, and you just feel more natural to you to be around males. I'm pretty much the same, I spent most of my life with close female friends, and I just find it easier to be myself around women than I do with men.
Should I get to my shoot early?
It is always best to arrive at your shoot at least ten minutes before the agreed time. This way, we can talk about outfits, any other questions you might have and come up with a plan for the hair and makeup.
Where is your studio located?
My studio in Bellbowrie. I love this place, It's so close to the city (20min drive), but it feels like we are out in the country.
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