Questions, Tips & Resources


QUESTIONS


BOUDOIR


I’m excited to do a boudoir photo shoot. But I’m a little apprehensive about my body. What can you do to help me get over that feeling?

a. We understand that you may be apprehensive. A boudoir shoot is an intimate, exciting experience. However, realize this: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and you deserve to have sexy pictures of yourself to remind you of that! As far helping you get over your hesitancy, it’s our job to make you feel comfortable—at the shoot and with your posing. If there are areas that you’d like to make less noticeable, there are ways to do so. If you have questions about the shoot, give us a call at 732-931-6004. No question is silly. We’re here for you—all the way.

What should I wear to a boudoir photography session?

a. This is one of our favorite questions! Steer clear from flowing lingerie and go for something that will be more form fitting and flattering! Bodysuits are always great to wear. They shape and smooth the figure and look great in photos. For inspiration on what to wear on your boudoir shoot, visit our Pinterest page. One of the coolest places to shop online is Bluebella. They have an array of cute, sexy and naughty niceties! Also, you may want to check out a few stores such as Forever 21, or Cacique. Another fabulous place to shop online is the Burgundy Fox. If you’re looking for something extra sexy, they have lingerie ranging in sizes from XS to 6X. If you have a particular outfit in mind and need advice, we’re always here!

Should I tan before a boudoir photo shoot?

a. It’s not recommended to tan or use a tanning salon or products prior to your boudoir shoot. Doing so can turn the skin an orange color and will not look flattering in your pictures. No amount of editing will rectify this.

Can I bring a friend with me to my shoot?

a. Other than my assistant, anyone not directly involved with the session may not attend. Here’s why: Shoots require concentration and focus. Boudoir is a very intimate type of photography. Most of our clients are already nervous. As your photographer, we’re here to establish calm and trust and that can’t be done effectively with other people in the room—no matter how supportive they want to be. Our uppermost concern and focus must be on our client and their comfort. This practice allows us to get the best pictures possible.

Can my boudoir shoot be done at another location?

a. Yes. We want you to feel comfortable. If you’d like to schedule a shoot in your bedroom, that can be done. We would have to ensure that the lighting and surroundings are optimal in creating the best photos possible. Most shoots are done in a few trusted hotels and /or B&Bs that we know are safe and offer the type of accommodations we need. We work hard to make sure the lighting and atmosphere meet our expectations for your shoot!

How far in advance can I book my boudoir photo shoot?

a. Since our weekends fill up quickly, (especially around Christmas) it’s always a good thing to book at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance, particularly if you’re planning to order a customized, album. After your shoot and post consultation photo selection, it usually takes 4 weeks to receive your luxury album. Clients usually welcome the time to get their bodies, outfits and minds in gear for their day of empowerment!

Do you offer couples and/or men’s boudoir shoots?

a. We love our men. However, our shoots are designed for women. While men work hard, women often carry the load of care giving, working, sacrificing and making sure that everyone else in their universe feels loved. Therefore, we devote our time and attention to the “Wonder Women” in this world—the women who need to feel empowered, appreciated and loved. The women who need a kick of confidence to go out there and continue to kick ass and take names. Women like you.

HEAD SHOTS & PORTRAITS


How often should you get a professional head shot/portrait done?

a. Considering appearances (hairstyles, weight loss/gain) may change often, as a rule of thumb, professional head shots should be taken at least every two years.

Why do I need a professional head shot? I can take a selfie.

a. True. You can take a selfie. In the beginning of your career, an acting or modeling agency may not require professional pictures. However, at some point, they will require that you get professional photos and/or portfolio. Business professionals want to look approachable to attract job prospects and draw clients. Professional photographers are able to capture nuances of individual personalities that just can’t be captured with a selfie.

Do you offer family portraits?

a. Yes, we offer family portrait sessions as well as senior, engagement, graduation sessions. Helping you preserve your legacy is very important to us.

TIPS

For great senior graduation pictures, here’s a tip to finding the best photographer for you.

At such a busy time in your life, it’s easy to choose a portrait photographer based on what a BFF or classmate recommends. But your senior graduation portrait is about YOU! So find a photographer whose style suits you. To do this, review and research a variety of portfolios and images to determine what you like – and what you don’t. While someone parasailing or taking a reflective walk through the woods may make a great photo, would you want that to be YOUR image? Does that tell YOUR story? As you peruse images, don’t stop until you find something that speaks to you. — Professional Photographers Association

RESOURCES

Wedding Photographers


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