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 frequently asked questions to answer any queries that you might have about the services we offer and how you can be better prepared for the big day.
Will my images be shared online?
Sometimes we might want to share your images if we are really proud of them, but we will ALWAYS ask your permission first and not share anything that you are not comfortable with. We understand that you might be a little nervous about everybody seeing you dressed in barely-there outfits or perhaps you would prefer them to be for your partner's eyes/your eyes only. We will always consider your feelings before putting images of you anywhere or sharing them in any way.
Are there payment plans?
Many people want an amazing photoshoot but don't have the money to pay for it all upfront. That is fine because my booking system works in a way that you can pay it off via instalments. It is a good idea to book a few months in advance and pay for it slowly. As long as we receive the balance two weeks before the photo shoot, we are ready to go!
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 the internet 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 take my boudoir photography very seriously, and we will be providing you with full hair and makeup for your shoot with multiple looks. We care about you feeling pampered and as good as you can feel on the big day because that will make you even more confident in front of the camera. We think that a full makeover is the best way to do this for you, please let us know whether you want to go full glam or something a little more subtle. We are not going to force a style on you that you don't like, so don't be afraid to tell us about the vibe you want to portray.
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, we are 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, there will be some sort of print, so you always have a memory of your boudoir photography session. In addition to this, digital copies of images are available in the A La Carte list. These photos will be in an phone app gallery that is locked, you can then download the images and share them as you wish.
What are the types of printed products do you have?
We 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 her boudoir shoot!
I'm freaking out! How can I calm my nerves?
It would be weird if you didn't feel nervous before your photo shoot, 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 luxe 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 mush 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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