I'm here to help and want to give you the best boudoir experience imaginable. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from clients.
THE WOMEN ON YOUR WEBSITE LOOK LIKE MODELS. I CAN'T LOOK LIKE THAT!
Oh if I had a dollar for every time I heard "I can't look like that!". All the women you see in our images are REAL women, just like you and me. They are stay-at-home moms, nurses, doctors, veterinarians, brides-to-be, etc. They are women on a weight loss journey, wanting to make a gift, wanting to prove to themselves that they are still sexy after having kiddos, or looking for a self-confidence boost (and let me tell you this ALWAYS happens whether you are looking for it or not). There is no shape, size or age that you have to be to have a Boudoir Session. It is literally for every woman and we firmly believe that every woman DESERVES to feel beautiful, sexy, confident and empowered.
I've heard everything from "I'm not pretty enough" to "I'm too fat," and we have no doubt that you can do this. Even if you've never done anything like boudoir photography before, we are here to make you feel comfortable every step of the way.
Ladies, you are enough. I promise you that. These sessions are all about loving yourself. Let me show you how beautiful you are, how gorgeous your body is, and how amazing you truly are! Boudoir does not have a specific size or look – it is for every woman.
Do I need to know how to pose?
I will pose you from the tip of your toes to the way your hair lays. I will do all the hard work for help you from start to finish. You do not have to worry about a thing and I promise we'll make your experience stress-free and empowering. I know exactly how to pose all types of women to look their very very best. I will direct you every step of the way, from helping to you prepare for your boudoir shoot with wardrobe and grooming tips, to posing every inch of you, to coaching your breathing through the session. You just need to show up and TRUST ME.
Can I bring a friend?
Sure! You are more than welcome to bring a female friend if it makes you feel more comfortable. I DO ask that the friend not interfere with the shoot (running in to “touch you up” in between every shot, directing your posing, etc) as I will handle anything along those lines that needs done. I do not allow any more than 1 friend in the studio. We do not allow men in the studio while shooting. That’s a firm policy.
Do I need to bring my own outfits for my boudoir shoot?
Yes, I recommend that you do bring up to 3 of your own outfits to the studio. Something you feel comfortable in. Please visit our what to wear page for ideas.
Will you post my boudoir photos on your website or social media?
No. Our client’s privacy is our number one priority. The clients you see have given us exclusive permission as without your written consent we will NEVER post your boudoir photos publicly. We understand the sensitive nature of boudoir photography and have the utmost respect for your wishes to keep them entirely private and secure.
How soon will my photos be ready?
Your photo reveal appointment will be approximately 1 -2 weeks after your photo session, and your finished product (depending on what you order) will arrive between 2 - 6 weeks after that. Please schedule your appointment 8 weeks in advance keeping with these times in mind. If you need sooner, rush fees will apply.
Will you retouch my images?
Yes. I'll retouch all of the images from your session. Every image includes our standard retouching – which is skin softening and the removal of temporary blemishes, scrapes, bruises, etc. We will pose, light, and style you to flatter YOUR figure. Additional editing such as tattoo removal, tan line removal, clothing fix etc. available upon request for an additional fee. All images are retouched in house personally by Lanett Franko to insure privacy and quality.
Is it OK to tan before my shoot?
We do not recommend tanning before your shoot. Tanning always shows up VERY orange in the images, can cause tan lines, orange palms, orange heels and other odd markings on the body. It can also rub off on clothing and furniture. Fixing orange skin is not part of our standard retouching and will incur an additional fee.
Do you offer styled outdoor, water or on-location photo sessions?
We offer these sessions under our Beauty + Boudoir Experience (not valid with current promotions). Please contact us if you would like more information on our boudoir on-location, outdoor or water photo shoots (add on to Beauty + Boudoir Experience only).
Do I have to show a lot of skin?
This is completely up to you! You can go super-sexy, with lingerie, or bring in one of your partner's white shirts, or of course you can always go a little more conservative – even a sexy dress could look amazing! After all, it’s your boudoir photo shoot and we want you to be completely comfortable.
What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that in order to be able to reschedule your boudoir shoot without losing your deposit/voucher or incurring an additional fee, you must reschedule 14 days before your shoot. You can reschedule within this time frame ONE time only on our online scheduling form or by contacting our studio. We never make an exception for this policy as we have our photographer booked and ready to accommodate you in advance that would not be there otherwise. We truly appreciate your understanding.
Do you photograph men or offer other types of photography?
The Beauty and Boudoir Studio is exclusively dedicated to women's portraiture. Couple Sessions are reserved for returning clients only.