The Boudoir Experience

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 ourselves. 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 that 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 individuality. Each woman I photograph is different in her 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 for 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. When 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.

A few weeks after our session, we go through your gallery and you choose your favorite images for purchasing photo products and digitals. 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 or I will have them shipped.

 
 

Investment

For boudoir, I have 2 packages plus the option of doing a boudoir party. My boudoir experience starts at $500 and from there can be customized to fit your needs. Contact me here for a detailed pricing guide.

 
 
 
 
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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 have a studio space in Alexandria, VA I use 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.

+ SHOULD I GET MY HAIR AND MAKEUP PROFESSIONALLY DONE?

I think when it comes down to it you should do whatever makes you comfortable but I would recommend getting professional hair and makeup! 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. I have a great hair and makeup team that I work with who does all my boudoir sessions that I have for an additional charge to do hair and makeup that I would love to recommend.

+ 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 have your products delivered if you live within 30 miles round trip from my home in Sterling, VA or have them shipped directly to you once I have inspected the products.

+ DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS FOR YOUR BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE AND ANY ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS I MAY WANT TO PURCHASE THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN MY PACKAGE?

I do! For my boudoir experience and any additional products separate from your package, I break your payment up into two parts. For booking me, the first payment of a 50% non refundable retainer is due upon signing my contract and the second half is due 48 hours before our shoot. For products, 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.

+ WHAT TYPES OF BOUDOIR SESSIONS DO YOU OFFER?

I offer private boudoir, couples boudoir and boudoir parties.

 

 

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