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Top Boudoir Questions Answered

Do you have questions about boudoir photo shoots? YOU'RE NOT ALONE!


Most of our clients have a ton of questions for us before they ever even walk into the studio. And you know what? We'd actually be a little surprised if you DIDN'T have questions for us!


Today I'm going to share our answers to some of the most common questions we get asked. You might even be surprised at some of the answers!



Common Boudoir Concerns



I'm really nervous. Is that normal?

It is definitely normal to be nervous for your boudoir session, so don't worry. Most of our clients are nervous until the session has gone on for a few minutes. After it starts, you’ll begin to loosen up. If you’re still nervous, we encourage you to let us know so we can offer some relaxation tips!


How do I know how to pose?

Don’t worry about posing. We've totally got you covered in that department. We know all the tricks to create the most flattering angles for you, no matter what shape or size you are.


Do your packages include hair and makeup?

Our boudoir packages do include complimentary hair and makeup by an Oregon licensed Cosmetologist and professional MUA. See our full list of session packages here for pricing.


Am I allowed to bring alcohol to help loosen my nerves?

As long as you're over 21, that’s totally fine with us. We do often offer your choice of red or white wine at your session to help you relax. Just let us know when you book your session!


Do you provide the wardrobe?

We do have an extensive wardrobe with many styles and sizes for our clients to use. Of course, half of the fun of a boudoir photo shoot is shopping for your lingerie! So we always encourage clients to go out and try on some outfits and find some things you feel amazing in! If you need help choosing an outfit, we can definitely give you some suggestions as well.


I want share these pictures with my partner, but I don't want loose prints floating around. Any ideas for the best gift?

This is a very common concern and we totally understand. We recommend booking a photography package that includes one of our stunning albums (Gold or Platinum packages). This is much more discreet and will keep all of your images in one place and not floating around. Just let us know if you’d like to know more about our albums!


What should I bring to my boudoir session?

For our sessions, we suggest two to three different outfits (include shoes and accessories if you have some you wish to wear) and any props you may want to incorporate.


Can I bring a friend?

Yes, you can bring a friend if you think it will help you relax. However, sometimes an extra set of eyes has the opposite effect, even if it is a friend. They are more than welcome to come, but if they are making you uncomfortable, they may have to wait out in the lobby.


Will my session be with a male or female photographer?

Our photographer and studio owner, John is a male with over 25 years of photography experience and an extreme amount of professionalism. In addition, there will always be a female assistant there to assist you at every step during your photo shoot. We encourage you to please voice any concerns prior to your photo shoot so that we can do our best to ensure you are totally comfortable!


Do you do touchups?

Yes, we will often smooth skin and do some basic retouching on all of your portraits. We typically don't do more in-depth retouching, such as scar removal, unless asked by you.


I’m not a model – are boudoir photos still flattering even if my body isn’t perfect?

Absolutely! Nobody is perfect and every woman is sexy. If you have any specific concerns, contact us and we can talk about it!


Do you do outdoor boudoir sessions?

We currently do not have our own outdoor location to do this, but if you have some private land, let us know and we may be able to set something up. We do offer outdoor boudoir sessions, but only if they take place on your private property. It also has to be in a secluded area, so nobody can see us during the session. We do this to protect you and our company.


Do I have control over who sees my images?

Yes, most certainly. We will only share photos if you have given us permission and have approved the images for sharing. We respect your wishes and won't post or share any images if you’d prefer they stay private.


Have a question that’s not listed here? Contact us and we can answer it for you.


Sensually Yours,

Angelica

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