Why hire me for your boudoir experience?
We will talk about body image, injuries, relationships, mental health, scars... any pieces that make up who you are today, and work with all those pieces to showcase the real you. I will never pry, but I think that these are the things that bring us to maybe was a session... and maybe reasons why we struggle loving ourselves. I have a background in therapy, as well as my own internal struggles and know that these things can be major barriers. I want to be a tool in you healing, loving yourself and this experience!
I am not the right boudoir photographer for you if you're looking to be photoshopped and 20 years younger, and that is okay! I am the right photographer if you want to be wowed by a raw version of yourself; the version that others see. It is an incredible experience to be able to see yourself in such an intimate way through a different lens. That is what I offer, a chance to see the beauty that is you, through the lens of my camera... the lens that everyone else sees you in.
I want you to walk away and feel like you're on top of the world, bad-ass and beautiful.
This includes us developing your creative session, unlimited calls, texts and emails to help you feel ready for your session, the session itself, professional hair and makeup, use of client wardrobe, professional editing of images, lunch and an in-person reveal.
Session fee does not include any products; digital images and print products are sold separately.
What to expect
So, you finally booked yourself a session! Now what?
First, know you can reach out to me up until your session with questions, worries, outfit ideas, whatever! I am here to support you in this experience the whole time!
The day of your session we will meet at the studio, and start with a little stretching and just chat for a while for you to get comfortable and for me to get to know you and understand your goals for the session. We all have different reasons for doing this; engagement, injury, separation, babies, age, and just because you want to, dammit! It is important for me to understand the why, but also insecurities and your strengths. I want to empower each woman the best I can, and can only do this if I truly understand you!
Next, we will pick outfits out. I hope you bring a whole suitcase, because I never want women to leave thinking "I wish I should have brought...". So, bring it. Always bring it all!
THEN WE START THE SESSION!! I will pose you, I will prompt with my words and, with permission, physically move you to get you in the perfect positions. I will occasionally show you the back of the camera so you can be like "wait, that is me?! Yay!!" And I will say yes, because as cliche as it is, we are all goddesses and I am so honored I get be a part of you seeing that.
If you pick outdoor, we will take the pontoon up the Mississippi River, and adventure both in the woods and in the water!
Once we wrap up the session, we can either do an in person reveal or I will send you an online gallery - you pick!
If you chose an in person reveal, I will provide you with lunch/snacks and refreshments; whatever you want! While you relax I do a quick, light edit on your images. Then we'll go through and I will help you pick your images with you! Most women prefer this, because it can be very overwhelming... and then also you don't have to wait to see them! We'll also go through products and see what makes the most sense for you!
The other option would be for me to send an online gallery, and you pick your favorites online at home. The gallery will be available within 14 days of your session. This needs to be done within 14 days of receiving the gallery, and then we go through and make sure that you get the products you want!
Once you pick all your products I will send over an invoice, and once payment has been made in full I will begin to work on editing and creating your album or other print products! Once I have finalized, will confirm that everything is correct, and then order! You'll have your print products within 6 weeks of your confirmation that everything it right! This is the most exciting part, getting your print products in the mail!
What is a model release
A model release allows me to use images on my website, social media or print ads/product demos!
You can select a full release, anonymous (not your full face where identity is hard to determine), or none!
Do you offer discounts?
The best discount is my referral program!
I offer payment plans for sessions!
I also occasionally am looking for "models", which is if I have a fun new idea, or wanting to try out new props! These are discounted session fees, but products (prints and digitals) are all still sold separate.
Past boudoir client's get half-off mini sessions for life!
Can I extend the session on the day of?
Depending on if I have another session booked after yours, yes. It's best if you are thinking you may want more time, to let me know as soon as you are able to!
Do I have to order prints through you?
If you buy digitals, you get the print releases as well!
I can not guarantee prints if you print through a lab that is not through me. Each print lab is different, and I have my images with labs I am not collaborated with. If you print elsewhere, know I am not responsible to any print or quality issues.
If you do print through me, I guarantee satisfaction and will reprint if there are any issues free of charge.
What is your editing style?
I like to think of it as enhancing, not changing . If you're looking to have body photoshopping, I'm not the right photographer. I'll do minor skin smoothing, color edits, remove blemishes and a few other relatively minor edits - but my goal is when you look back on these images they represent the authentic you.