Frequently Asked Questions
What do you mean by includes "Hair and Makeup"?
We have professional hair and makeup artists that will style your hair with your preference of style and makeup artists that will apply coverage to compliment your session. We have them always add fake eye lashes (unless you have extensions) to make sure your eyes "POP" in the photos. All of our packages include hair and makeup to insure you love your photos.
I have a hair and makeup artist of my own. Do I have to get my hair and makeup done through you or can I get a discount if I don't use yours?
Because of the lighting that I shoot with, I highly recommend doing your hair and makeup through Beauty In Boudoir. We know exactly how much and what to apply to get the perfect boudoir look you see on our website. If you are doing a hair and makeup trial for your wedding, I can work with you on using the hair and makeup credit toward an upgrade although it is not recommended.
What does the $399 "Session Fee" include?
Your session fee includes professional hair and makeup, 3 sets/3 outfits and 100+ images to choose from for your products.
Can I add an additional set/outfit to my session?
You sure can! Each session includes 3 sets and 3 outfit changes which will give you 100+ images to choose from, but you are more than welcome to add as many sets/outfits as you would like. We have 15 sets to choose from and adding an additional set would cost $100 additional and give you about 30-40 additional photos to choose from.
Does my session include any products?
No, the session fee does not include products, you will select any products at your reveal which is about 1-2 weeks after your session date, products start at $249.
I am over 50 years old, would this be something for me?
Oh yes it sure is! I cannot tell you how many women over 50 I have worked with, I have shot with women in their 80's. My best day ever would be to shoot Betty White in boudoir! This is for women of all ages, I believe BOUDOIR IS FOR ALL WOMEN.
Do you edit my photos?
Absolutely, we edit all photos that will be in your print products. When you do your reveal, you will select the images you love the most for your products and those will be fully retouched.
Is your studio discreet?
YES. I make sure that when you arrive for your session that it is private, discreet and no one has to know. I make sure that there is privacy film on all of the windows to ensure your privacy.
Do you shoot evening or night sessions?
No. I specifically shoot in the morning due to optimal light in our studio. Occasionally I will shoot afternoon sessions although it is not typical. We only shoot one session per day to allow more quality time for you!
How long will my session take?
Depending on which package you choose, it would vary. Hair and makeup services are generally around an hour to an hour and half and each outfit you wear we shoot for generally 25-40 minutes. All in all you will be in the studio for a total of about 4 hours.
Would if I have flaws I don't want shown in my photos?
We send out a questionnaire that asks about what you like and don't like about your body to make sure we are aware when shooting, if needed we will do a edit on something if it bothers you (for your print products.
Should I get a spray tan?
Absolutely not. Spray tans not only photograph bad, but they also make all of our furniture and bed linens stained and unusable. We promise you will like your creamy skin on the photographs but if you insist on being tan, try to do it naturally. We do not edit out tan lines as a normal process, it would cost additional to edit those out of your photos.
Should I wash my hair prior to getting my hair done?
Yes, a clean head of hair will shine and make the hair stylists job much easier. Make sure that you do not flat iron (unless your hair is naturally curly) or come in with wet hair on your session day.
Can I bring a friend with me to my session?
Yes, any female friend or family member over the age of 18 is welcome to come to your session with you, although generally we do not allow men in the session room during your shoot generally.
Do you do boudoir shoots for men?
We shoot couples boudoir involving men, but we do not shoot men by themselves in boudoir. It is for the comfort level of our clients and photographers.
Do you have a client closet?
Yes! We have many items to choose from in our client closet anywhere from size S-XXXL. If you would like to wear anything in the client closet, make sure to bring a pair of nude and black panties to wear underneath.
What products can I purchase?
Some of the products we offer are: Calendars, Custom albums, Metal prints, Acrylic Wall art, Canvases, Digital collections and prints. You will choose your products at your reveal which is about a week-2 weeks after your session date. Including our session fee, the average client spends between $849-$1699.
Are any men going to see my images?
No. We are a woman owned, woman run business and the only men who will see your images would be the one you may show it to. Our editors, owner and associates of Beauty In Boudoir are all women for the comfort of our clients.
Do I bring my own outfits?
Yes. We ask that you bring your own outfits including panties/bra sets, lingerie, heels, jewelry or any props you would like to incorporate into the session. We do have some items to borrow at the studio including robes and sweaters, though we do ask you bring things that will fit your body the way you like it. We have a variety of high heels to choose from ranging from size 6-10, although you are welcome to bring your own.
Would if I cancel my session last minute because I get to nervous?
Please call us before you cancel, we promise that you will meet us and be relieved that you went through with it. Your retainer is non-refundable so we can transfer it to a different date but we do not refund your retainer once it is paid. Cancellations within 7 days of your session date are subject to a $75 fee, unless of an emergency or due to exposure to Covid-19.
What forms of payment do you take?
We accept cash, Venmo, checks and credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex and Discover)
What is a model release? Do I have to sign it?
A model release is a document that allows Beauty In Boudoir to use your images for promotions including website, social media or print advertisements. NO you do not have to sign one, it is totally up to you but you will never be pressured to sign it.
How long will it take to get my products back?
Generally you will receive your products back within a month from your session, sometimes it takes less or more time depending on the product you order, viewing dates and approval of proofs. We cannot guarantee a specific time, although make sure to shoot and allow yourself enough time needed.
I have never done this before, can I meet you first before I get naked in front of you?
Absolutely! We are able to do consultations both over Zoom/Facetime or in person with you prior to booking, just give us a call at 636-577-8583 or text to get an appointment scheduled.
I don't know what to wear, can you help me?
Yes! Think simple, body suits, bra/panty sets, jerseys from sports teams, robes, teddies are all great ideas. We also think that oversized sweaters, tank/panty, business shirts and corsets can be awesome! This is your session, wear what makes you feel good! I also send you a list of vendors I recommend to shop with.
Do you shoot outdoor sessions?
I do shoot outdoor sessions, based on weather, season and optimal light. Inquire about my outdoor sessions for more info. There is an additional charge for outdoor boudoir sessions.
How do I see my photos when the session is over?
We will schedule a reveal about 1-2 weeks after your session to have you come back and pick your photos for your products. We put together a slideshow of our favorite images and help guide you to choosing your favorite images.
Can I do my reveal online instead of coming back to your studio?
I highly recommend coming back to the studio for your reveal, to be able to choose your products in person and see all of the options available.
In the event you cannot make it back to the studio, I do offer an online viewing via Zoom and I will share my screen for you to select your images for an additional fee of $75.00.
Do you offer discounts to groups? I am having a Bachelorette party and think this would be so much fun prior!
Yes, we love when our clients come in with their friends! We offer group discounts, call us for a customized quote.