Frequently Asked Questions
What is Boudoir Photography?
Boudoir photography is an intimate photo session for any woman wishing to create a set of photos showing off her feminine beauty and body shape in any kind of style she likes.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH GUYS?
Yes I do?
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH COUPLES?
Yes I do!
Will you come to my home or a Hotel?
I will photograph you at a location of your choice, although for a fresh luxury experience I always recommend shooting at a hotel or similar. I use mostly natural light so a window is all I need. If you are located outside of London, I would be happy to travel to you, although travel fees would apply.
I HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT TO WEAR, ARE YOU ABLE TO RECOMMEND OUTFITS? SHOULD I BRING PROPS?
Once your session is booked we will chat and I'll give you loads of information for the shoot & my suggestions on outfits & props. I also have a list of lingerie shops and designers that I love and that you can use to get started with ideas.
HOW LONG DO SESSIONS TYPICALLY LAST FOR?
Sessions last around 4 hours including hair and makeup
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes I do. To book a session and reserve your date I require the full shoot fee to be paid in advance. All products purchased after the shoot can be paid for in up to 3 installments, over 3 months. No images will be released until full payment has cleared.
CAN I BUY A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR MY PARTNER?
Definitely! Gift certificates make a great gift for your partner, wife, sister, girlfriend or best friend.
CAN I PURCHASE DIGITAL IMAGES ONLY?
Of course! I also offer a range of collections and you will the receive the digital version of every print you invest in.
CAN I BRING SOMEONE WITH ME TO THE SESSION FOR SUPPORT?
Yes definitely! You are welcome to bring your best friend or sister, or bring them both - you can even turn the session into a fab girls day out. However when we are shooting I will ask your supporting cast to step out as it can be very distracting.
DO YOU OFFER MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING?
I strongly believe that having your hair and makeup done is an integral part of your experience. Professional dry hair styling and makeup is included in most Collections. So all you have to do is relax with a glass of bubbly, and enjoy being pampered! However it is absolutely fine if you would like to do your own.
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO POSE, WILL YOU HELP ME WITH THIS?
Don't worry most people don't, I will use my experience working with models and non-models to help ease you into poses that will flatter you and have visual references like a look book on hand to help the process. I also recommend that you bring some of your favourite music on your ipod or phone to get you in the mood.
DO YOU HAVE ANY POLICIES?
Yes. You need to be at least 18 years old for a boudoir shoot. Couture style portrait sessions are more suitable if you are under 18 years old. Once a session is scheduled you will be sent an email with a portrait agreement that needs to be signed & returned to the studio prior to the session. A (non-refundable) 50% deposit of the session fee is also required to hold to booking,
IS IT REQUIRED THAT I SIGN A MODEL RELEASE?
No. Permission is always asked to use images from a session on my website, ads or in the studio, so your privacy is guaranteed. A model release will only be signed at the time your permission is granted.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT MY PICTURES WILL REMAIN PRIVATE?
Upon completion of your session, we will sign a binding discretionary statement that guarantees your images remain for your eyes only.
After The Shoot
How long until I get to see my photos?
I like to do an in-person reveal and ordering session within a couple of hours of the shoot where you will see the best shots from your session, and order your book or fine art prints.