Sessions are 100% private and images are NEVER shared anywhere without your permission. There’s NO requirement to share images in order to book a session.
Retouching is included with every session. I remove scars as requested, acne, blemishes, stretchmarks and cellulite in addition to bruises and other random marks you may have on the day of your session!
I don’t “take off 15 pounds” or do “body reshaping.” I work with clients to find the most flattering poses and lighting to highlight their best features. If there’s something you feel particularly self-conscious about, let me know.
I work with normal, hard-working, wives, moms, grandmothers etc. just like you! As you can understand, not everyone I work with wants their photo on my website, so you may not see someone who looks like you. But I photograph women of all ages and sizes. The women on my website are real women just like you who went through makeup and hair, put together thoughtful wardrobes and trusted us to help them create sexy, beautiful images. We can do the same for you. Boudoir photography is for EVERY woman.
Sessions take place in my private studio in Vernon NY. We keep the windows covered and there’s a lock for the door so that you have complete privacy.
I prefer to work with clients individually so they have my full attention. Sometimes having someone with you – even a best friend – can be distracting because the attention isn’t completely on you.
If your friend, partner or husband wants to meet me to ensure I am not an ax murderer, they are welcome to come and meet me as you’re arriving!
YES! Getting your makeup and hair done sets the tone for your session. It gives you time to relax and feel pampered. But more importantly, having a professional do your makeup means they know how to do camera-ready makeup that will truly make you feel and look boudoir sexy! Honestly, you will want to have a professional makeup artist go with you everywhere once you experience this luxury!
Don’t worry! It looks like a lot of makeup in person but it will look just right in-camera. Keep the mirror at least three feet away from you when you look at your makeup – the camera will never be closer than that. Remember that some of the makeup naturally “falls away” in the natural light, the processing and retouching of your images.
However, we want you to be happy, so speak up if you want to make an adjustment. The makeup artist is happy to talk with you about making any adjustments to the makeup after you’ve had some time to get used to it. Your happiness with your look is really important to me.
The photographic session takes an hour to an hour and a half.
I will provide you with suggestions on things to bring to your session in an email “tip sheet” you’ll receive upon reserving your session.
In general here are some things you’ll want to bring:
– 3 outfit changes like a mix of lingerie, special items (like a favorite shirt of his or jersey) and any other options you’d like
– Accessories – jewelry, etc
– Sexy shoes!
– If we are doing a same day viewing and ordering bring cash, check or credit cards.
You will have time for 3 outfits and a selection of “white sheet” poses. Some clients can get 4 outfits if they have one or two “simple” outfits that don’t take too much time to change into. If you’d prefer to do 4 outfits and no white sheet photos we can do that.
If you want to add more outfits to you session, you may do so for $75 per outfit. The $75 includes photographing additional photos in that outfit as well as processing and providing the final images in that outfit in your online gallery. You MUST arrange this with me PRIOR to the day of your session because it impacts my schedule and may impact my family’s schedule since I shoot in my home.
You will need to bring your own lingerie because I want to be sure you’ve picked items that fit you perfectly and that you absolutely LOVE! Select outfits that match your body type and suit your session goals. I do have a small studio wardrobe started of gorgeous pieces for you to borrow. I strongly recommend that you bring a black and nude thong.
This is by far the biggest concern for my clients! Don’t worry – as I’ve said before, I work with clients through every pose during their session. Note that posing will NOT feel like just another afternoon of lounging around on your bed. I tell my clients that if the pose feels a little weird, they’re probably doing it right!
There are classic poses that most clients want to incorporate and new poses that clients wants to try. And I try to find several new poses for each session.
You’ll be able to see your images the SAME DAY. We will break after your session for about an hour and I will create your gallery and edit your images during that time. You will receive your gorgeous images no later than 2 weeks after your session, that is so FAST!
YES! Just let me know ahead of time that this is something you would like to arrange and we will set up something that works best for you!
Keep in mind, I do not deliver any products until full payment has been made.
Yes, I do offer semi nude options during sessions. I just choose not to display this on the web. Keep in mind that I will only photograph tasteful nudes – if it’s outside my comfort zone I will let you know. It’s my goal that you look back on the photos and feel good about them years from now and not that you look back on them and feel weird about having shown something you wish you hadn’t!
Life happens! However, if you contact me to reschedule with less than 14 days notice, you forget about your appointment or you reschedule more than once, the session fee that you’ve already paid is not transferable. When you sign the contract, I’m blocking that day and paying for the session space. I’m also turning away people interested in shooting that day. (Yes, I make exceptions occasionally! Unfortunately due to past experiences, I’ve had to put this policy in place.)
If you provide more than 14 days notice, you may transfer the portion of the session fee you’ve already paid to a future date within 60 days of your original session date.
Due to the custom nature of photography, the session fee and anything you purchase is non-refundable. I am committed to working with you to ensure you love your photos. You’ll have final say on all retouching and you’ll see all album layouts before they go to print.