Where are you located?
Our studio is located in downtown Sacramento California. Your photographer will be local to the Sacramento area, your session will be totally private, and we do not shoot out of hotels.
What hours are you open?
We shoot mostly natural light in our studio. For best light, we prefer scheduling session between 10am to 2pm. Please plan ahead when booking your shoot. We prefer to book on weekdays. Weekend session may require an additional fee.
Do you provide outfits?
We do have a very limited supply of outfits and covers up in the studio. Since we get women of all shape and sizes in the studio it is hard for us to stock up on all items to fit every women. If you would like to use the items we have, we suggest that you bring a simple bra and underwear set and then you can help yourself to any of the coverups we do provide.
Otherwise, we would be happy to help you with outfit inspiration if you prefer to bring your own or check out the question below.
What should I wear?
Being comfortable and feeling sexy should be your priority. Every woman is different so we suggest that you think about what makes you feel sexy. Some ideas from what women have done in the past: a silk nightshirt, jeans and a bra, boy-shorts, off the shoulder sweater, lace overlay shirts, anything sheer or nothing at all. Adding accessories such as jewelry, gloves, hats, ties and heels! Being creative and personal is very important.
Outfits that we have found to be very flattering are: push-up bras, lace overlay shirts and cheeky underwear. Size is also very important, it is best if your outfits don’t hug too tight or create any extra lines on your body, this is common with thigh highs because they need to be tight to stay up, we suggest the ones that are held up with a garter belt (plus they add a litttle sass). It is best to bring a few options so your shoot will have lots of variety.
Also, consider outfits that are timeless. A black wedding with stocking and heels will never go out of style.
Can I bring props to my shoot?
Props in the studio are fun, especially if you are trying to achieve a specific theme. Many brides bring in bouquets or veils, or as a birthday surprise we have had women bring in cakes and party hats. Although, we encourage props, we do suggest bringing at least one outfit that does not require it to keep some of your photos timeless.
Do you offer hair and make-up?
We do have a wonderful and talented hair and make-up team that can be provided on site for your session. Please inquire about our hair and make-up rates.
What should I expect for my shoot?
Expect fun! Boudoir Photography is about dressing up, being creative and getting in touch with your inner model. You have it in you! We will start off slow and get as risque as you feel comfortable. We guide you every step of the way and help you with posing that will flatter your body type. Your comfort is most important so you can shine in your images!!
How long will the shoot last?
Most sessions last approximately two hours. Hair and make-up can take up to 60 to 90 minutes. Shoot time for up to 4 outfits will be an hour.
How should I arrive to my session?
Come with clean, fresh, moisturized face and clean, dry, hair. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, so there are no extra markings on your body.
I am very nervous, will it reflect in my pictures?
We have all types of clients, from all walks of life from models to stay at home mothers, even grandmothers. Almost everyone is nervous at first, but as soon as they walk in the door they feel at ease. Our shoot is one on one with just you and the photographer in the room. We do everything in our power to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Women are beautiful and it takes the eye of a woman to see this. Most of all you need to do it for yourself. One thing we tell all our clients is this will be something you can look back on for years to come and remember what a beautiful strong woman you are!
I’m not a model, will my images look just as good?
We have shot many women of all different shapes and sizes. Just because someone is a certain size, doesn’t necessarily mean they will always take a pretty picture. We absolutely believe that posing, hair and make-up, outfit selection and lighting can transform a person. Therefore, we offer personalized pose coaching and will pose you to flatter your body type. We want your photos to look as good as you want them to. Believe us, when we say we ant to make you look and feel sexy!
What should I do to prepare for my shoot?
Get pampered. Get your nails done and hair trimmed. All this makes you feel very good mentally and physically. Get plenty of rest the night before to avoid puffy eyes and give yourself plenty of time to arrive so you don’t stress out.
Do you retouch the photos?
We do offer retouching on all final image selections. Retouching can and may include: blemish and stretch mark removal and skin smoothing.
Can I purchase digital images to post online or for personal viewing on my computer?
Yes, we offer a wide range of products. From just digital images for online posting, or an album of your favorite photos to a canvas for your wall.
What size are the retouched digital images?
All digital images at printable up to 20×30. We do provide a print release for you to be able to print your images for personal use. Because of the intimate nature of your images, we do suggest ordering any necessary prints from our studio to maximize the privacy and quality of your images.
Can I order an album?
Of course. We offer a wide variety of products to choose from. You can expect to spend between $350 – $1000 on an album with retouched images.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes of course! We encourage to bring a friend especially if you are uncomfortable, females only please. And please limit it to 1 friend. It helps take off the pressure and makes it fun.
Can my husband come and watch the shoot?
Due to the nature of our business we are an all female staff. We do not allow men to attend shoots. However, we do not offer male boudoir and couples boudoir. We do not do pornography. If you are interested in a couples boudoir or if you are a man looking to do boudoir images please inquire.
Can I drink before and during my shoot?
We dont mind you have a drink or two but we do not allow anyone to be drunk in our studio. We are confident though that you will feel you won’t need it once you get started. Keep in mind when you drink that you may do things you won’t be happy with later and most peoples eyes get red and lazy when they drink. Please make sure if you are drinking that you bring a driver.
What is the turnaround time for images?
After your shoot proofs will be received within 14 business days. If you plan on ordering, products such as albums or prints, We usually suggest shooting 6 to 8 weeks before you’ll need your products.
Do I need to tan before my session?
We actually dont recommend tanning before your shoot. If its something you have always done then thats fine. If you want to tan please be sure to be aware of tan lines and make sure to keep your skin moisturized. PLEASE do not spray tan! Streaks, and mix mached skin tones can not be fixed in photoshop.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes we do! Please inquire We want you to have your beautiful images and we are more than happy to work out a payment plan that will suit your budget.