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Boudoir FAQs | Austin TX Boudoir Photographer

With Valetine’s Day just around the corner, my inbox is being flooded with questions about boudoir!! I thought I would go ahead and re-post some FAQ’s that might help field all of your questions!!

As boudoir is a newer form of photography and is so personal, you are bound to have lots of questions! I will address the most frequently asked questions here, but if you don’t see your answer, PLEASE don’t hesitate to ask!

 

{Q:} I am NOT a model! Is boudoir really for me?!

{A:} Short answer…YES! Boudoir photography is for EVERY type of woman of all shapes, sizes, and martial statuses. I do not have a “typical client”. My clients are divorcees, fiances, mothers, wives, thin, voluptuous, extra curvy, boyish, feminine, doctors, waitresses, and everything in between! I will work closely with you to play up your favorite features and camoflauge your insecurites because, let’s be real, we’re ALL real people! We ALL have insecurities and what we consider to be flaws. I pride myself on being able to work with all types and create fabulous results regardless of the client by means of strategic poses and paying special attention to each client’s favorite and least favorite features!

 

{Q:} Where will my boudoir session take place?

{A:} Most clients choose to have their photo session take place in their bedroom…after all, that IS the best setting for these gorgeous images. It is not neccessary to have a glamorous, luxurious bedroom at all for these photos! As long as you’ve got a bed, your room is de-cluttered, and some window light, I can and WILL work with it!  Some clients also choose to rent out a hotel suite for the session!  In fact, our most popular package INCLUDES the hotel suite for the duration of your session!

{Q:} What should I wear?

{A:} This is probably the most popular question I get….and the answer is simple…whatever you feel sexy in! Most clients opt for some form of lingerie. A bra and panty set, corset, silk robe, nightie, stockings, your love’s favorite jersey or office attire, or nothing at all–whatever you opt for, it will turn out fabulous! Check with me prior to your session regarding how many outfits we will have time for to make sure we get a good variety of images for you!

{Q:} What else should I have with me?

{A:} Accessories such as pearls, hair fascinators, garter belts, and fishnet stockings are always welcome and add a little extra somethin’-somethin’ to your session. But the NUMBER ONE accessory is HEELS HEELS HEELS! Bring a few different pairs of hot shoes to show off your legs and rear and you won’t regret it!

{Q:} What should I do to prepare?

{A:} Good grooming is the number one preparation tip! Get all glammed up like you are going out for a night on the town!  Be sure to schedule your waxing appointments (if desired) at least 4 days prior to your session so you don’t have any unwanted bumps in your photos!  Also, an often overlooked detail is fingernails and toenails–nothing ruins a photograph like a big ol’ chip in your nail polish!  Also, skip the tanning beds! While everyone likes to have a little sun-kissed glow, it is easy for it to be taken a little too far which could hinder the overall quality of your final product. Instead, try a lotion with a SUBTLE shimmer like Tan-tilizer or Victoria’s Secret’s “Supermodel”. Don’t forget that one perfume…you know, the one that makes you feel extra sexy! Even though you won’t be able to smell it through your photographs…you’ll be able to FEEL it while you’re posing for them!  ALSO, while getting ready or having your hair and makeup done, be sure to remove all undergarmets and wear just a robe. That will give your skin a chance to even out all of those bra marks that might show up in your images.

{Q:} How much can you “edit out”?

{A:} This is a touchy subject, but I stick to my ethical beliefs on this one.  I do NOT shave off pounds, inches, or morph bodies during the editing process in any way, shape, or form! I rely on my strategic poses and angles to play down problem areas.  I WILL edit out minor blemishes skin flaws as well as simple things like under-eye circles and small scars. My main rule of thumb is, if it’s permanent, it stays. Tattoos included.  As far as stretch marks go, most women have them—and most of the time, my skin-smoothing editing technique will buff out most average stretch marks. Bottom line–I will work with what you’ve got and prove to you that you ARE BEAUTIFUL and these will be the best set of photos you have of yourself!

{Q:} What’s the process after the photo shoot?

{A:} Typically within 24 hours I will email you 1 or 2 “teaser” images that are my favorite from your session–just so you know how incredible you looked! I will go through all of your images and eliminate the obvious “no’s!” (everyone has them–blinks, blurs, unflattering expressions) so you don’t even have to see them! I will then retouch the keepers, editing the things I mentioned in the above answer. Turnaround time for edited images is approximately 1 week for boudoir sessions.  I will then place your edited images in a password-protected online proofing gallery for you to discretely view and order anything you would like.  If your package came with a disc or digital downloads, you will also have those within 3 days of your gallery being published. I WILL NOT place your images on the website in any way shape or form unless you tell me that it is ok to do so! Some women say it’s perfectly fine for me to share their images, some prefer only the ones that do not reveal their identity be published (no face), and some would rather not have any shared! I am completely compliant with your requests!!

If you have ANY other questions  that I did not address here, please email me! I am here to help! Chick@ClickChickImages.com

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