Frequently Asked Questions About
Why choose Belle-Vous Photography?
Boudoir photography has been gaining in popularity in the last few year. It’s the favourite wedding gift for a lot of brides-to-be to give their grooms. I always will encourage you to do your research before choosing your boudoir photographer. There are different levels of experience, talent, style and price. You should choose a photographer whose style matches what you are looking for, and a photographer that you will feel comfortable with for such an intimate setting.
With Belle-Vous Photography here are a few things you should consider:
I have photographed 100s of woman. I have worked with woman of all ages from 18-56, every shape and size, and have spent years studying and learning how to pose, use angles and lighting, and most important how to make my clients feel comfortable in the studio and 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.
What is the cost?
My session fee is $250. The shoot fee is all that needs to be paid before to your shoot. My digital packages start at $550 and my albums start at $750.
What does the session fee include?
The session fee covers everything my team and I do on the day of your photo shoot. Makeup, hair, shooting your session, setting up the studio to match your dream, lastly food and refreshments.
How long does the photo shoot go for?
I only take one booking per day. This means you will ever feel rushed and we will have all day to achieve the styles you are wanting from your session. My photo shoots are usually around 7-8 hours long. This includes makeup and hair (1-2hrs), the photography (3-4hrs) and your image reveal and ordering (1-2hr). On average I spend over 25 hours working with each my clients. Discussing ideas, planning, shooting, editing, album designing and much more.
What is the pre-shoot consultation?
Before your book your photo shoot, we will have a chat over coffee at my studio to discuss more of the details of my photo sessions. I love taking the time to get to know you and finding out why you are looking to do a boudoir shoot. During our chat will find the perfect outfits, plan the mood and style of your shoot and figure out what will work best. are discussing these chatting can be 30mins to 2hrs long. I love going into detail and making your photos unique.
How far in advance should I book my session?
I've had some woman book sessions booked 12+ months out. However I ask that your book your session a minimum of 8 weeks before you are wanting or needing your albums/prints. This gives me time for the shoot, post production, processing and printing. My luxury albums and most of my products are handmade in Italy and sometimes can take up to 6 weeks for them to arrive back in Australia. Just remember to think ahead when booking. Before major holidays (Christmas, Valentines etc.) Printing can take longer and my schedule books up quick!
Where is your studio and do you offer shoots anywhere else?
My home studio is located in Bellbowrie, about 25 mins west of the Brisbane CBD. I also offer shoots in different locations like hotel rooms or your own home based on what you are looking for from your boudoir session. I frequently travel to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
I'm not a model and have never done this. is that a problem?
Over years of photographing boudoir sessions, I have shot women of all ages, shapes and sizes. No one is born knowing how to pose and no one comes into the studio knowing how to pose, but everyone leaves with amazing! photos. You have hired me to make you look and feel the best you ever have, and I guarantee you'll leave with a newfound confidence. Your only job: have fun and relax. I only ask that place your confidence in me. With amazing posing, lighting and direction, you will love your portraits.
I'm a curvy girl is that a problem?
Absolutely not! A boudoir shoot is not about your dress size, it all about who you are and the confidence you bring to the shoot. Curves are beautiful and I loved to celebrate them with you. Plus I know exactly how to pose you to show you at your best!
When do I get to see my photos and pick out the ones I would like to purchase?
Straight after we are done taking photos. Sounds amazing right? Why wait weeks to see your proofs? When you can see every photo from your session on the same day.
Will I get digital images of my photos?
Yes, I offer printed products and digital images. During your purchasing session, I will help you choose the best option for you.
Can I bring a friend to my photo shoot?
Yes! Please do! I highly encourage bringing a friend along to your photo shoot. My boudoir sessions are a day full of laughter and light-hearted fun. So why not invite your bff so they and enjoy the day as well. Also if you are feeling a little nervous about your shoot having someone you're close to can be a big boost of confidence.
I need help finding ideas!? can you help me!?
Yes of course! I'm always here to help. Just shoot me an email and I'll do everything I can to help. Before you decided to book a photoshoot with us you can schedule a free in-studio consultation. We will make recommendations on outfits, makeup and themes. We are here to make your dream boudoir shoot come to life!
I'm transgender, can I book and shoot with you?
YES of course! My studio is open and body positive space. My number one goal for Belle-Vous Photography is to make everybody I photograph feel beautiful and sexy.
Um... Are you a male boudoir photographer?
Understandably some women are hesitant about having a male boudoir photographer take their photos, while others prefer the male perspective. I can guarantee a relaxing, professional and amazingly awesome experience. I sure about one thing I will capture photos both you and your partner will enjoy!
I don't want to be displayed on your website. Can my privacy be assured?
I take your privacy very seriously. Most of the women I photograph want their photos to stay private. I often work with school teachers, public figures, and professionals so I understand the importance of privacy. Only a tiny percentage of the women I photograph end up on this website and everyone displayed on my website/blog/advertising has given me written permission to do so. I'd love to share your photos so other women can get an idea of what the experience looks and feels like. But I'm not pushy about trying to sharing your photos, by default your images are kept 100% private and offline.
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