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Fine Art Boudoir Experience

CELEBRATE YOURSELF, LIBERATE YOURSELF

A lot of women don’t understand the purpose behind a fine art boudoir portrait session and I get it. It is an intimidating thought to get in front of a camera in a state where you feel most vulnerable. It is hard to be able to love your body when there are so many impossible beauty standards out there making us feel critical of every inch of our body. Celebrating yourself can feel like a strange concept but let me tell you that I believe every woman should celebrate her body and feel empowered by their beauty. Boudoir its one of the most liberating things a woman can do. It is a chance to fully embrace your body for what it is and capture the very essence of you. As a boudoir photographer, I believe in celebrating individually. Each women I photograph is different in their own beautiful and unique way and I strive to capture that during our time together. I find so much beauty in human body and I want to help the women I work with see it in themselves by providing them with a luxury experience that is all about them. 

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HOW IT ALL WORKS

STEP 1 | INQUIRY & CONSULTATION

Upon inquiring, you will be sent my pricing guide and boudoir questionnaire along with all of the details you will need to know about my fine art boudoir experience. Once I get the questionnaire back from you and filled out, we set up a time to chat. On the phone we go through the answers on your questionnaire and discuss things such as a location fr your shoot, your wardrobe, professional hair and makeup, posing, etc…. You will also have the opportunity to ask anything else you want to know my fine art boudoir experience. To officially seal the deal, I will lastly send you a proposal and contract to sign and request a 50% non refundable deposit. Once you get those all back to me, then you are officially booked and we can start planning your shoot so we can make your fine art boudoir experience magical!

STEP 2 BOUDOIR DAY

Finally its time to celebrate the queen you are! Plan to dedicate about 3.5 hours for our time together. Hair and makeup takes between an hour to one and a half hours and we will shoot for up to two hours together. 

STEP 3 | REVEAL SESSION

A few weeks after our session we set up a time to meet in person (if you are local) or on the phone. We go through your gallery and you choose your favorite images for purchasing photo products. You will have a selection of various photo products to purchase to display your art on including albums, prints, and canvases.

STEP 4 | PICKUP

Once your photo products have come in and I have inspected them, we will schedule a time for you to come pick them up.

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FINE ART BOUDOIR FAQ'S

WHAT TYPE OF SPACE DO YOU RECOMMEND WE SHOOT IN?

When searching for a space, I recommend my clients to consider the following. Look for spaces with lots of natural light, have a larger space and a couple furniture options for us the utilize. Also consider how you would like the decor of the space to look. Personally I love modern spaces, brick walls and spaces with couches and chairs to pose my clients in for variety. I have a list of my favorite local Northern Virginia and DC hotels and in home studios that I am happy to send you!

DO YOU PHOTOSHOP YOUR CLIENTS?

No way! I am proudly part of team #realisbetterthanperfect and body positivity! A photoshopped body is NOT you and certainly is not a celebration of you. The only time I edit anything but color and light is if there is skin discoloration, small blemishes or a distracting item in the background. If you get your photos back and do not like how you look, they can be sent off to a professional editor for an additional fee.

WHERE SHOULD I BUY MY LINGERIE FROM?

There are so many great options out there to look into for purchasing your lingerie. My favorite options I have shot I have come from H&M, Urban Outfitters, Victoria Secret, Target, Calvin Klein, Aerie, and Amazon

DO I HAVE TO GET MY HAIR AND MAKEUP PROFESSIONALLY DONE? 

Yes, I insist that for my fine art boudoir experience. Since my fine art boudoir experience is a luxury experience and I want my clients to feel like queens in front of the camera. There is nothing more frustrating and stressful for my client coming into a session where they are already a little nervous not feeling confident and beautiful in front of the camera because they are worried about how they look.

CAN I GET A BOUDOIR SESSION WITH A PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST THAT IS NOT ON YOUR LIST?

No. I am incredibly picky about the hair and makeup artists that I work with. I can rely on the professionals that I work with to do hair and makeup that photographs great. It makes my job easier and I love working with other professionals that I personally know and trust.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECIVE MY PHOTO PRODUCTS?

Once you order and I design your photo products, it takes up to 4-6 weeks to deliver for you to have them in your hands. You can choose to pick up your products or have them shipped directly to you once I have inspected the products.

HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO PURCHASE PHOTO PRODUCTS?

You will have up to six months from the date of your reveal session to purchase photo products. After that, they will be deleted off my cloud and external hard drive storage to make space. 

DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS FOR PHOTO PRODUCTS?

I do! When you order products I break your payment up into two. The first payment of 50% is due upon ordering and the final 50% due once I have inspected your products for quality and you come to pick up your items or have them shipped.

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INVESTMENT

A fine art boudoir session with Brooke Silverman Photography includes:

  • A personal pre-session consultation

  • Up to two hours of continuous coverage

  • An reveal session over the phone or in person if local

  • Professional Hair and Makeup

The session fee is $550. This does NOT include digital prints or products. The average fine art boudoir clients invests between $1,200 and $2,000 on their commissioned boudoir experience. Please contact me here for a complete list of my photo products and their prices.