INFINITY BOUDOIR | FAQ

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What type of outfits should I bring to my shoot?

Bring a minimum of 3 outfits to your boudoir photo shoot as well as a couple extra just in case. It is very important that you’ve tried on all of your outfits prior to your shoot to make sure they fit properly. Bring whatever you will feel comfortable and sexy in. Depending on your goal for the shoot, you can bring outfits that are super racy and sexy, classy, sporty, casual, or whatever you feel is going to help you achieve your desired outcome. It is not uncommon for women to bring cocktail dresses, corsets, matching bra and panty sets, garters, body suits, slips, etc. Let your beautiful personality shine through and don’t be afraid to call me with questions or send me pictures of outfits you are considering. I am here to help every step of the way! Don’t forget your heels, 4″ or higher work best and thinking outside of the box is encouraged.

Should I bring extra outfits?

Absolutely!  You never know when there will be a wardrobe malfunction or something may not fit as well as it did when you first tried it on.  It’s always good to have other options.

Where should I shop for outfits?

This is a matter of personal taste.  Many women love Victoria Secret. A personal favorite of mine is Fredrick’s of Hollywood and Forever 21.  Of course there are several smaller boutique lingerie shops throughout the valley that have great selections like Secrets, Fascinations, Lingerie Superstores and Ana’s Creations. If you are looking to shop online, try Agent Provocateur, Wish and Yandy.  If buying online, ensure proper fitting before your shoot.

Can I bring whats already in my closet?

Sure, but shopping is part of the fun, especially if this is a secret surprise for your partner.  Who doesn’t love to shop for lingerie and shoes, imagining every step of the way the look on your partner’s face when you present them with your absolutely gorgeous, jaw dropping photos wearing something they’ve only seen you wearing in their dreams!  But of course if these photos are just for you, it’s still fun to shop and play dress up, after all, we’re girls and we love to feel beautiful!

Besides outfits, what else should I bring?

Feel free to bring any accessories you might want to showcase in your photos. You may also bring your favorite shade of lipstick or your preferred foundation if your skin is sensitive. Also, don’t forget your heels, 4” or higher is best. Standard colors are nude, black and red but if you’d like to showcase a gorgeous pair of zebra print shoes you just purchased, bring them. I want your personality to shine through! Personal items are always great to bring as well, a specific item of your partner’s clothing or jewelry given as a special gift. Again, thinking outside of the box encouraged!

How will I know how to pose?

I will be there coaching you every step of the way. You do not need to have modeling experience. Just relax, have fun and let me guide you.

How long will the entire shoot take?

Most shoots will last 1 to 3 hours depending on number of outfits and package choice.

Should I bring make-up?

Yes, if you have a favorite shade of lipstick you’d like the make-up artist to use or if your skin is sensitive to certain types of make-up. All sessions include make-up by a professional make-up artist, therefore you do not have to bring make-up if you don’t have any allergies or preferences. Remember to come with a clean, moisturized face.

Can I do my own make-up or have someone I know and trust do it for me?

I want you to be 100% happy with all of your images which is why all sessions include make-up by a professional make-up artist who knows how to specifically apply make-up and contour for photography. Additionally, sometimes things come up and if you are running short on time and unable to allocate enough time to apply and perfect your own make-up, it will show in the photographs. Let us take that burden from you to ensure your make-up is professionally done and gorgeous for your boudoir photo shoot. 

Should I do anything special the night before the shoot?

Yes, please visit the INFO page to get guidelines on how you should arrive for your shoot and information about things to do the night before the shoot to help you be at your best.

Where will the shoot take place?

Most shoots will take place in my studio downtown.  However, shoots can be done in the privacy of your own home or in a private hotel room if you choose. Just let me know at the time of booking and we will make it happen.

How long will it take to get my photos?

Most images will be processed for viewing within 3-5 business days.  After you have viewed your gorgeous images and have made your product selections, your photos and products will be delivered to you within 15 business days. Please let me know at the time of booking if you will need your photos / products by a certain date.

What should I wear to my boudoir photo shoot?

Wear loose fitting clothing.  Try not to wear undergarments to reduce the appearance of elastic marks and lines on your skin. Wear something comfortable and easy to get in and out of.

How should I wear my hair to my boudoir photo shoot?

Wear your hair down or in a loose ponytail.  Please do not come with wet hair.  Ensure your hair is clean, conditioned, free of products and dry before arriving.

Are there any skin considerations I should make you aware of?

Absolutely!  If you are sensitive to certain types of make-up, please let me know ahead of time (preferably at the time of booking) so that I can let the make-up artist know. Please bring your own foundation if you feel your skin might be irritated by the brands we use.

How much editing/retouching do you do?

I do light editing and retouching.  My goal is not to change you or the way you look, my goal is to make  you look like “YOU” but on your very best day!

Can you remove scars and tattoos?

Yes I can but to a minimum and only upon request.  I would never remove something that is a permanent part of you unless you asked me to. I will not remove intricately large tattoos as it takes too much time.

Do you shoot nudes?

Of course beautiful! I will always strive to shoot to your comfort level and if that’s in the nude, even better.   Fine art nudes can be absolutely stunning!

Do you shoot Pin Up style boudoir?

Of Course but, while I think pin up boudoir can be super cute, sexy and fun, I’m more interested in bringing out your very own unique sexiness! But this is your shoot and we can do whatever your heart desires.

What is your cancellation policy?

If for some reason you are unable to attend your session, please call to reschedule or cancel a minimum of 7 days prior to your scheduled session to receive a deposit refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. Any cancellations inside of 7 days of your scheduled session will result in forfeiture of all deposits. Expo and tradeshow bookings are non-refundable.

Do you book the hotel or do I?

If you choose to have your photo shoot done in a hotel room, I will typically book the hotel so that you are free to focus on getting ready for your shoot however, if there is a special place you have in mind that you would like to book, please let me know upon booking. (Add $150 to deposit for hotel room booking)

Do you take payment plans?

Yes, our session fee is $399.  If you would like to set up a payment plan, please let me know upon booking your shoot.  The $399 can be broken into 3 payments of $133 and must be paid in full prior to your boudoir photo shoot. Your first payment is made at the time of booking.  All 3 payments must be paid in full within 10 days of your photo shoot to avoid automatic shoot cancellation or reschedule.

What forms of payment do you accept? 

We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express credit cards.

What if I’m self conscious about a particular area of my body?

Have no fear, we all are self conscious about something. I want to focus on what you love about your body.  My goal is to highlight your best attributes in a private and comfortable setting.

Do you collect a deposit before the shoot?

Yes, the deposit to reserve your date and time is $150 paid at the time of booking. The remainder session fee is due the day of your scheduled session.

Should I get my nails done?

Absolutely! Don’t feel the need to go overboard, a simple mani and pedi is all that is needed.  A neutral color or red polish will do the trick!

Should I tan or get  a spray tan?

No, please do not try anything new prior to your boudoir photo shoot.  If something goes wrong or you are not happy with your results, it can ruin your confidence and remember, I want you at your best! Haircuts and color should be done a minimum of 2 weeks before your shoot so that you will have time to fix if it something goes wrong.

Please no tan lines.  If you do botox, facial peels or micro-dermabrasion a minimum of 2 weeks is required before your shoot. If you normally wax, a minimum of 1 week if required prior to your boudoir photo shoot, 2 weeks if it is your first time.

Can I bring my own music?

Absolutely, I encourage it! I want you to be comfortable and in your element when we start shooting.  We can step outside your comfort zone later in your shoot if you wish! Bring your music either on your phone, iPod or Mp3 player.

Will I be able to view my photos online?

I typically like to schedule a 2nd appointment so that I can show you your images in person but I do realize that we are all very busy.  If you are unable to attend your image viewing with me, I will make your images available online in a private password protected gallery.

Anymore questions? Please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email or give me a call. I’d be happy to answer any of your questions and/or address any of your concerns!

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