Boudoir Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the FAQ page, where you’ll find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our boudoir photography services. Whether you’re considering booking a photoshoot for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to feel confident and excited about your experience. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly.

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Boudoir FAQs

How long will my shoot be?

Makeup application and light hairstyling is about an hour to an hour and a half, and are session is the same, about an hour to an hour and a half. 3 hours you devote to you, un-interrupted.

Where will my shoot take place?

Your shoot will be held at my custom built boudoir studio on our country property in Smithville Ontario. I call it Grimsby Mountain.

What types of photography do you offer?

98% of my clients are boudoir clients. But I also offer, portraits, family sessions, headshots and personal branding.

How far in advance should I schedule my photo shoot?

I am usually booked out for at least 3 months, but do leave a bit of wiggle room for those last minutes, I need to get in sessions! But typically if you want your images for a certain timeframe, you’ll need at least a month prior to the final product.

How much does a photo shoot cost?

There are 3 collections to choose from when booking. I’ve made it easy for you, with no overwhelming product choices,  After 12 years of shooting boudoir, I know what my clients want! These collections have been curated with the products that are the most popular with clients. 

How should I prepare for my photo shoot?

Not to worry! Once you book, you’ll receive my intensive 30-page Boudoir Prep Guide that will hold your hand and walk you through all the preparations you need! Also, I’m here to answer any and all of your questions. We work together because I want you to know EVERYTHING you need to know before you have this amazing experience.

What should I wear/bring?

First, you need to bring your kickass attitude because this is so much more than just wardrobe choices. Then your wardrobe, which will be 3 outfits. Again, I’ll help you with that by using Pinterest, and chatting before our shoot. The studio wardrobe has some pieces you can borrow as well, and then there is always a white sheet!!

Will we plan the look of the shoot together?

Absolutely! I want to know as much as I can about what your expectations are so that I can deliver the best experience! Plus, when you receive your Prep Guide, you’ll see there’s homework. Yup. Homework.

What printed products do you offer?

Albums, prints, wall art, and my famous Boudie Girl Magazine. Your images deserve to be displayed, not just on a thumb drive.

What is the turnaround time on printed products?

Once your ordered in placed, you can expect your product(s) to arrive in studio between 2-3 weeks. 

What are the most popular print items?

My albums are the most popular, then in a close second is my custom Boudie Girl Magazine. It’s my version of Playboy, but way better.

When/how will I view my photos?

3 weeks after your session, you’ll receive a link to your private, password-protected online viewing gallery where you’ll be blown away at what we created together. This will be the time to choose your images (or all heehee) and place your product order.

What is your re-touching philosophy?

It’s pretty simple and minimal. Now, don’t be scared. After 12 years of shooting boudoir, I get it right on camera. I know all the angles and the best light. I won’t make you look 10 years younger, or 10 pounds lighter. It’s not my jam. Why over editing a thing of beauty? Of course, blemishes and such will be removed, and anything else that you would like, maybe that tattoo you had long ago and regret? Yeah, we got you there.

Do you offer both colour and black and white?

Absolutely! If I could, I would shoot all black and white, but you will get both. Usually, one set is black and white and the rest are coloured.

Can I print my photos myself?

I’m not sure where. Definitely not Walmart! You are worth so much more than that. That’s why print products are so popular. You do have full printing rights when you purchase the digital collection. I STRONGLY advise that you print through my studio, with my professional lab for quality and privacy. Who knows what those Walmart kiosk dudes do with the files? yikes!

Can I post my photos on social media?

Oh hell yeah! I sure hope you do. I just ask that you credit your photographer. Spread the good word!

Will you be publishing my photos online?

Only with your signed approval on my model release form. Your privacy is my number one priority! I only post about 25% of my clients. These can be for your eyes only, or to share with the world. The choice is only and always yours.

Can I bring a friend with me to my photo shoot?

For sure! But I can assure you, you won’t get a better hype girl than me.

Can I request certain editing techniques?

You can. But I have a pretty good editing philosophy. It’s also my art, so I tend to keep it to the style that has become my own. That’s why you come to see me!

What happens if there is bad weather the day of my photo shoot?

We reschedule!! No sense in risking your safety to get here.

What happens if I need to reschedule?

Your deposit is non-refundable, but I do allow one reschedule because life happens! But nerves, or you chickening out isn’t a reason! I got you … you got this!

Will hair and makeup services be provided for my photo shoot?

Oh yes!! That’s the start of your experience. You’ll receive a full pampering session. Professional makeup application with false lashes and light hair styling from one of my amazing makeup artists. I only have the best of the best, be part of your experience.

Can my products be shipped to me?

Sure can! I have many clients that travel to see me (forever grateful) and sometimes you just can’t make the extra trip to pick up your finished products. Not gonna lie though, my fave part is seeing you flip through your products in awe. Warms my heart!

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