Should I Bring My Own Lingerie? What Brands/ Sites Would You Suggest?
As lingerie is something extremely personal and unique to individuals' bodies, we recommend bringing your own lingerie that makes you feel VA VA VOOM. There are plenty of brands I am in love with, including La Perla, For Love & Lemons, Impish Lee, Cosabella, Veronika Pagan, Edge O'Beyond, etc. I'm also a huge fan of using "normal" clothing and spinning them into something fashionably sexy. What I'm trying to say is you can wear anything really, and if it makes you feel sexy, it'll be sexy.
Will You Photoshop Me?
Throughout this entire experience, you’re going to feel like a goddess. Once you see the pictures, you’re going to be amazed at just how gorgeous you are! I use Lightroom to apply color adjustment to the image as well as to soften your skin and minimize any imperfection. No Photoshop here because I truly believe in celebrating your natural beauty.
I’m Self-Conscious About My Stomach/ Arms/ Legs. Can You Get Rid Of Rolls And/Or Cellulite?
I will do my best to eliminate any imperfection, including roughness in your skin or rolls - wherever they may be! This boudoir experience should make you realize that your beauty is irrelevant of cellulite or extra jiggle room. Allow yourself to be free of self-deprecating thoughts and power yourself with a self-love mindset.
I’m Pretty Shy. How Do You Expect Me To Strip Down In Front AND Feel Comfortable Enough To Look Sexy?!
Ha! Here’s something I bet you didn’t think of – when it comes to stripping down in front of other women, we are ALL a little shy. We’ve been accustomed to a society where women often put other women down – but that stops here. I am your biggest fan and will make you feel comfortable by being your friend, your cheerleader. I will reassure you of how beautiful you look, how well the colors we chose accentuate your skin and how STELLAR the pictures are looking throughout the shoot. I may even let you peak at the back of my camera to see for yourself!
I Don’t Want My Pictures Displayed Online. How Do You Go About Protecting My Images?
Boudoir images are sensitive to many people. I totally understand. If you don’t want your images displayed on my website, blog, social media, etc., they will not be posted. Simple as that. This is something we go over and will legalize it by signing a contract that stipulates it in detail. If, however, you want to be featured across my platforms (which I greatly appreciate!), you can select which ones you feel comfortable with and I will only use those.
I don't know how to pose! Will that come through in the images?
First of all, don't stress yourself over this. Posing is something that only big-time models have perfected; and even they often when tons of direction during shoots! I am going to guide you through this process and make you look (and feel!) your best during the shoot.
How should I do my hair & make-up? Who do you recommend?
I love everything from natural to glam! I definitely recommend using professional services because it makes a HUGE difference when getting photos done. I've partnered with some of New York’s top industry professionals and would be more than happy to set up this service for you. The stylists come to the shoot location and work with us to create the exact look we planned. There are various tiers of professional services you can book, from the ultimate experience of having the stylists come to the shoot, to paying extra for me to coordinate it all and, lastly, you always have the choice of taking care of it on your own. If you’d like to set up your own hair + make-up service, we can discuss ideas to make sure you’re camera-ready the day of your shoot.
How many outfits should I bring to my shoot?
Once we start shooting and moving around, things happen pretty quickly. With that said, I recommend bringing between two and four outfit options so as to have many options to choose from later! The more outfits you bring, the more "looks" you'll have to build customized products with!
What products to you recommend?
In the years of my experience with boudoir photography, there are a couple products that prove to be top sellers. A small album that you can discreetly stash in a nightstand table is an all-time favorite (for women AND men!) especially when it's stored in the leather pouch. For the more do-it-yourself aficionados, purchasing 4x6 or 5x7 prints to build your own book is a creative and personalized option!
I’m engaged and would LOVE to give this to my future hubby as a special gift. When should I book my shoot in order to have the pictures ready before the wedding?
First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You’re engaged! Bridal boudoir sessions are extra special because they celebrate the beginning of one of the most important stages of your life. For all my clients, including those interested in a bridal theme, I recommend booking a session for 3 months before the desired date of product delivery. So, as soon as you’ve decided you want to go on this journey with me as your boudoir photographer, book your session! No matter how early on it is.
I’m traveling to New York City for my Bachelorette Party with my best girlfriends. Do you offer any Girl-Party options?
YES! How much fun is this? You can’t even begin to imagine. I’ll set up the scene for you: champagne/ mimosas, hair + make-up getting done, your favorite music, lights, camera, ACTION! Get in touch with me and we can discuss all options :)
Do You Offer Any Special Rates?
I sometimes offer special rates to commemorate certain seasonal holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Summertime, etc. Make sure to follow me on your favorite social media platform (Instagram, Twitter, and/ or Facebook) to stay up-to-date with all my promotions!
Year-round, however, I always honor a Friend Referral discount. If one of your friends books a boudoir shoot with us, I'll give you a 10% discount on your shoot!
What payment options do you accept?
I currently accept personal checks, cash and electronic payment via Venmo. If you’d like to set up a payment plan, let’s chat! I’d love to customize a plan for you to be able to go through this experience without breaking the bank.