10 QUESTIONS TO ASK A BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER DURING YOUR CONSULT

August 4, 2021

Photo by Elizabeth Urban Boudoir in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Model is Amy, Owner of Laced in Black Boudoir in Milton, Wisconsin.

Boudoir is an investment, not only with your money but also with your time and confidence. You must pick the photographer that’s going to work best for you and your budget. Choose a photographer that you can connect with and trust. Here are some questions you should ask your photographer to ensure they’re right for you! We’ve also included answers from Amy, owner of Laced in Black Boudoir in Milton, Wisconsin.

  • Have you, yourself, ever had a Boudoir session?
    • Amy~ Yes! I’ve booked three separate sessions for myself and have also taken my own images before. I know exactly how you feel! It’s a nerve-wracking thing, and if I’m honest, it hasn’t gotten much easier; however, because I’ve been in your shoes before, I can assure you that everything is a-okay! It’s okay to be nervous – everyone is! Once you get the first pose out of the way and see how hot you look in the back-of-camera shot, you’re going to feel incredible and wonder why you were ever nervous in the first place!
  • How much do you edit my photos? Do you do the editing yourself?
    • Amy~ Yes, I do the editing myself! In most instances, I’ll have your sessions almost finished by the end of your session! I have ten years of post-production practice under my belt, so I’ve become super quick with it! I do not edit your images to an unrealistic standard. I pride myself on being able to show you just how beautiful you are in your natural body. The only changes I make to your body are removing anything that won’t be there in two weeks, i.e., pimples, bruises, cuts and scrapes, and indents from clothing. I also tweak colors, lighting, contrast, and the overall feel of the image. No extensive editing here 🙂
  • Will I be able to sign an agreement so that my images aren’t shared online?
    • Amy~ Of course! I send a permission slip after every session that lets you choose what’s shared. You can choose between sharing anything, sharing images without your face or identifying marks, not sharing anything, or you can specify what you’re comfortable sharing. I will never share any of your photos without your written and signed consent. 
  • Can you discuss pricing with me?
    • Amy~ Of course, I would never expect you to book without knowing what you’re getting! For detailed information or to ask any questions, click here.
  • What should I expect on the day of my shoot?
    • Amy~ Expect to have a BLAST, to be pampered from head to toe, lots of laughs, me throwing aggressive compliments at you, and to feel way more confident than you did walking in! In a more technical aspect, you can expect professional hair and makeup, a 60-minute photoshoot, a 60-minute massage (if you choose), and a 30-60 minute same-day reveal of all of your images! After you book and pay your deposit, I’ll send over a prep guide that gives even more details on what to expect.
  • What is your experience as a boudoir photographer?
    • Amy~ I’ve had a camera for ten years; however, I’ve only recently become a boudoir photographer in March of 2020. I had my very first boudoir session in 2019 as a gift to my husband. It made me feel so incredible about myself, and I swear the confidence from that session remains today! Shortly after, I did a boudoir session for a friend of mine. I could see what that session did for her confidence and self-esteem and decided right then and there that this was what I wanted to do with my life. Boudoir has been my passion ever since!
  • Will you be walking me through how to pose?
    • Amy~ Yes! I’ve shot women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. No one is born knowing how to pose, but I promise you’ll leave our studio feeling incredible. I’ve invested a lot of time and money into learning proper posing to help you look and feel your absolute best. I’ll also get into the poses myself to give you a visual! 
  • Can I bring a friend to my shoot?
    • Amy~ Of course! We love a cheerleader! HOWEVER, you must bring someone who’s going to uplift and empower you. These sessions are incredibly vulnerable, and you must have the proper support and encouragement. If I feel that your friend is distracting you or causing you to feel unsafe or insecure in any way, I will ask them to leave.
  • What does my session include?
    • Amy~ SO MUCH. Every session comes with professional hair and makeup, outfit and styling guidance, and 60-minute photo session, expert guidance on posing, and a same-day image reveal and ordering session. That’s not all! You’ll also receive a prep guide that helps you get prepared from head to toe for your session. It includes things like what to wear, where to shop, what to do to prepare the day before, etc. You’ll also receive a 60-minute massage if you choose! Lastly, you’ll receive the proper care, guidance, and 10+ years of experience as a photographer. You’re in safe hands 🙂
  • What do I wear?
    • Laced In Black~ There are unlimited options for you to wear during a boudoir session! Ultimately it comes down to your comfort level. Boudoir photography doesn’t have to be exclusive to just lingerie. Toss on your favorite t-shirt, a sweater, steal your significant other’s button-up dress shirt, that fancy dress you bought last year but haven’t had a chance to wear; the possibilities are endless. Regardless of what you wear, I promise you’ll leave our studio feeling like the bad bitch you are. 

We hope these questions helped you pick the perfect photographer for your boudoir session! We are so excited for you and cannot wait for you to feel the effects that a boudoir session can bring. 

 

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