HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR BOUDOIR SESSION-
To prepare for your session keep in mind that your body will be photographed so be nice to it! Pedicures and spray tans are nice, but try not to get bruised or scraped up, as large marks are difficult to retouch. Try to avoid tan lines and remember that your nails will show in the photographs.
WHAT TO WEAR? –
Clothing and lingerie are provided by you because you will always look your best in your own clothes and your own size. I can recommend lingerie stores to get you started. Don't be afraid to ask a professional if you aren't sure what will look good on you. I always refer clients to lingerie specialty stores because they can help you not only find something that you love and that is camera ready, but also something that fits your body. Bring lingerie that you are comfortable in and that highlights your (or his) favorite features. You can't go wrong with a great matching bra and panty set!
HAIR AND MAKE-UP-
I refer my clients to DeMaj Salon and Spa in Erie for Hair and Make-up (303) 665-2700. They do a beautiful job and if you mention Girls Only Portraits, they will give you the current special. The ladies there will be more than happy to relax you by chatting about their previous experiences with Girls Only Portraits.
Once you get to your session CONGRATS! The hard part is over! You and I will be the only people in the room and I will walk you through all the posing so you won't have to do a thing. Many people don't know how to pose and that is fine. I will talk you through each step so that you feel relaxed and comfortable. Most people say that they were scared before they got there, but that it was so much easier and more fun than they expected! After your shoot, I will chat with you about scheduling an ordering appointment and whether or not you want your images shown on our website or in our promotional materials. I never use models. Every image you see is a real woman. I would love it if you were comfortable with me sharing a few of your images on my website but I understand if you would prefer to keep them private.
When you schedule your session, you will also be scheduling an ordering and design appointment for approximately one week after your shoot. At this appointment we will view all the images from your session, and walk you through the ordering process. All final selections will be made at this time. You also will be able to choose the images for your album and upgrade if you wish to other sizes or products. Should you wish to archive your images, I suggest purchasing our Archival Disc of Images. Your products will be ready in 4-5 weeks and you can choose to have them shipped directly to you.
Where do your boudoir sessions take place?
Most of our sessions are shot in a private luxurious hotel suite in the Denver/Boulder area that I book approximately once a month for this purpose. I am also able to do sessions in my studio if you would prefer that look. Typically photo shoots have a bedroom feeling, thus the name boudoir!
Women of all ages...
Every woman is sexy. I promise to bring out your natural and unique beauty at any age. Sexy is a state of mind with no age limit associated with it!
Do you do Retouching?
Yes, yes, yes. This is where I add the magic and glamour to your shoot! As any image in a magazine is retouched to make the model look her best, I will do the same for you! I want you to look and feel like yourself, but on your best day. I do skin smoothing, blemish/wrinkle removal, and any enhancements as desired. I will also choose a few of your images to add fashion retouching which adds some fantasy and that Hollywood glow!
Can I be nude?
Clothing, sexy pj's, lingerie, hinted nudity, and your birthday suit are all sexy. No matter what you wear (or don't), I will make you look and feel great! Just let me know what makes you comfortable. I keep all my photographs very tasteful and never too provocative. I will make you look beautiful in whatever you are wearing.
Setting the mood...
Want to set the mood for your shoot? Ease your nerves and let loose by bringing your iPod loaded with your favorite stuff! One glass of wine or champagne can help as well, but please limit it to just one.
I will guide you into poses that flatter everything you like about yourself, and draw attention away from your not-so-favorite features. You just need to relax and have fun and I'll make sure you look great! Have an idea for a pose, or a picture you want to mimic? Just let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate you!
How do I set up a session and how long does it take to get my images?
Setting up a session is easy! Just give me a call or shoot me an e-mail asking about my upcoming dates and I'll get in contact with you to set it all up. You can also find this information on my calendar page and then I suggest contacting me for availability. I'll ask "is this a single shoot or a group?" and "what kind of look do you hope to achieve?" We'll have a consult on the phone and you will be given all the information you'll need to have the best boudoir photo shoot! Your non-refundable session fee is due at the time of booking to hold your date. You may apply your session fee once to another date if you are unable to make your shoot. Please give me 72 hours' notice if this is the case.
If you have a Living Social voucher, please let me know at the time of booking.