Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE DO YOUR SHOOTS TAKE PLACE?
Sessions take place in an all inclusive loft studio in Greensboro, NC. If you choose, we can also shoot in your home or the home of a friend, a hotel room or bed and breakfast. All additional costs for rooms at hotels/ bed and breakfasts must be paid for by client.
HOW LONG WILL OUR SHOOT LAST?
I would allow around 4 hours from start to finish. Makeup application will take about an hour and I spare a little time for travel and relocation. My shoots generally last for about an hour and a half to two and a half hours.
DO YOU HAVE TO POST MY PHOTOS ONLINE?
Absolutely not! While your boudoir experience is very laid back and fun, I completely understand one wanting their photos to stay private. I am completely understanding of this and there will never be pressure to have your photos shared anywhere online. Just let me know you would rather your images stay private and no one, online or offline, will see them! All boudoir photos are stored on my computer in a password protected folder and are only posted online after I have been given permission from my clients.
DO I BRING MY OWN CLOTHES AND PROPS OR DO YOU BRING THEM?
While I do have an extensive wardrobe that is available for clients to use, it is up to you to provide your wardrobe and then use my pieces as y0u’d like. If you have a specific idea for a look but don’t own the proper things then feel free to ask me what I have because I might just have what you’re looking for. Please note that everything I bring is washed after each session and if you choose to wear a pair of panties or bottoms I have then you must also wear a pair of your own under them for sanitation reasons.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND ALONG?
Of course you can! I know you may be a little nervous and want to have a friend there by your side to make you smile or share an inside joke with. I have no problem at all with you bringing your friend or sister or mother to our shoots! I just ask that because of the nature of the boudoir shoot, that your friend is a female and is someone you are comfortable with, so you are even more relaxed at our shoot, and not more uptight and worried.
DO YOU HAVE A CONTRACT?
There is a contract that I have all of my clients sign. It basically protects both of us against fraud or negligence. In short, it states that all images remain copy written to me and that neither of us will sell or make profit on the images without prior written consent of the all people involved. It also states that no poses or ideas were forced upon client or photographer. The contract is signed at the time of booking and returned with your 50% deposit.
DO YOU SHOOT COUPLES BOUDOIR?
I do not shoot couples boudoir. It is a personal preference and while there are other photographers out there that do and may be a better photographer for you, I have chosen not to shoot couple’s boudoir.
DO YOU SHOOT BOUDOIR FOR MEN?
1777, “room where a lady may retire to be alone,” from Fr. boudoir (18c.)
By definition, boudoir is naturally a setting for a lady. When it comes down to basics, I suppose it doesn’t matter what name you put on it, though. In short, I do not shoot “boudoir” for men. It is a personal preference and while there are other photographers out there that do and may be a better photographer for you, I have chosen not to shoot men’s “boudoir”.
CAN MY FRIEND BRING A CAMERA ALONG AND TAKE A FEW PICTURES DURING THE SHOOT, TOO?
Because of the nature of this shoot and because I am under contract with my clients, I respectfully ask that no other type of camera is allowed during the shoot. Cell phone camera, point and shoot, video camera, etc. Please respect the client and photographer when it comes to this decision.
(You may see behind-the-scene photos here from time to time and it is important to know that this was discussed with my client beforehand, I was given full permission and the person documenting the shoot behind the scenes is part of my team as a photographer. All photos are posted, as always, with my client’s permission).