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See below for our most commonly asked questions and concerns.
Will you have a drink ready to calm my nerves?
hahaha, we actually hear this a lot. I can’t provide drinks b/c of licensing and liability, but you are very welcome to bring your own. In fact, everyone does!
What should I bring?
I’m not a big fan of having every outfit come from victoria secret or be strictly lingerie. I like a mixture. One of my girls was married to a doctor so I suggested his lab coat and stethoscope. One of my girls was marrying a lawyer so I had her bring his work shirt, tie, and his law books…oh and some super sexy glasses. I generally suggest a tank top we can cut, boy shorts, etc. So just start thinking out of the box. When in doubt, just bring what you want and I’ll help you choose the day of! Also bring lots of shoes, jewelry, etc. Because these are mini sessions, the amount of outfits will be limited, but I like to have lots of stuff to choose from.
I don’t have a sexy face…
Yes everyone says that. Don’t worry, I’ll coach you ever step of the way. I’ll tell you how to stand/lay, where to put hands, how to hold your face, etc. It usually takes a few minutes of shooting to calm down and get comfortable, but once you hit the look I’m trying to get you to achieve, I show you the camera so you can be excited about what we got. From there on out, it’s a breeze b/c you can see with your own eyes out hot the photo is.
I want my photos kept private.
Yep, I do too. Boudoir photography is not something I even market. I maybe post one or two photos from every other ten sessions? Maybe? I don’t want husbands looking at my website or blog for research on family sessions (yes, men book me too) and come across a half naked picture of a woman. I don’t want my husband seeing that, so I try to keep my boudoir photos on the blog and site to a very minimum. ALSO, obviously people want their private photos kept private. I NEVER post any photo of any person without their consent. They are all locked on my server, hidden, and password protected. I’ve done sessions for school teachers, city officials, pastors wives, etc. I’m a firm believer that this is a gift to do for yourself and your husband and should remain private!
I’m not skinny with big boobs.
Yeah me neither. I’ve always kept an active lifestyle and go to the gym regularly, but even still I don’t typically get smaller than a size 8. It’s just not my build to be tiny…never has been. I’ve had to learn to be okay with that, but not being a skinny minny definitely helps me knowing how to and how to not pose people. I get questions from people asking me if I can try and hide their tummy for instance. There are definitely poses that certain body types can’t do unless they want rolls hanging over. I know this from my own personal self so it has always helped me in knowing how I can pose other people. Plus there are tricks. I will often remind you “deep breath in”. If you take a deep breath in, it tucks in your core and lifts up the chest. Boom! Seriously I have your back so don’t worry!
Should I do anything to prepare for the session?
You know your body so if it’s going to make you feel bloated to eat a cheeseburger the night before, then don’t do it. I’ve read that fried food makes your belly pooch so I would stay away from that. I know of many people that sing the praises of the body wraps that literally take off inches. One of my past brides is a seller if you’re interested: CLICK HERE Some girls get a mani/pedi the day before a session, Definitely don’t get out in the sun and get horrible lines! We did have that last year, and it was tough to edit sunburn tan lines.
Do you photograph the session? Will it just be females around?
Yes, it’s only me doing the shooting, and nope – no boys around. My assistant is around too. And hair and makeup folks are girls only.