It is definitely normal to be nervous for your photoshoot, so don't worry. In fact, I'd wager that about 99% of my clients are nervous when they first get started. However, within the first 5-10 minutes of the session, most women comfortable, confident, and beautiful!
Absolutely. I respect your wishes and won't post or share any images if you prefer they stay private. When you book a session, we'll discuss all of this and I'll have you fill out a model release form with your preferences after you see your photos. For images I do have permission to share, I do not use clients' names or tag them on social media.
Nope, not if you don't want to! We'll style your session based on your tastes and comfort level! My session guide has tons of suggestions, and I have plenty of non-lingerie pieces in my studio wardrobe, too! I'll help you plan out the perfect outfits to flatter your figure and match your style!
Knowing how to pose is my job, not yours, so I totally have you covered here. I know all the tips and tricks to create the most flattering angles for everyone, all shapes and sizes. I'll help you pose from the tips of your toes to the top of your head, and I'll even do all the poses with you so you can see!
Don't worry, I won't give you the Barbie treatment with plastic-looking skin. I use my professional posing and lighting skills to highlight your best features and help you look and feel like your best self, but all final images do include light retouching to smooth skin and remove blemishes, bruises, etc. I want you to celebrate and love yourself for who you are, so I don't reshape your body or change how you look, but we'll discuss any additional edits at your Reveal.
You'll receive my full prep list before your session, but for most sessions, I suggest 3-5 different outfits and any shoes or jewelry you may want to incorporate. My studio wardrobe has a wide variety of styles and sizes you can wear, as well. We'll talk more about this as we plan your session together!
If you are hoping to have your photos in time for a special day/event (birthday, wedding, anniversary, holiday, etc.), I recommend scheduling your shoot for at least 2 months in advance. Product delivery times can vary by product, so it's best to give yourself a little bit of wiggle room. However, if you're on a tight deadline, we might still be able to make some magic happen, just reach out and ask!
We can schedule your Reveal to view and purchase your photos 1-2 weeks after your photoshoot. Turnaround times can vary by product, but your digital gallery is ready immediately upon final payment, albums in 4-6 weeks, and everything else takes 2-4 weeks! If you need your photos by a certain date, we can plan your session date accordingly to ensure that you have your photos in time!
The Boudie City studio is in Maplewood, MO, just outside of St. Louis city limits. It's a second floor suite near the corner of Manchester and Sutton, and there is free street parking and tons of great food and coffee options in walking distance!