This is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions.
If you do not see the question/answer you are looking for here please contact me.
Will my photos be used on the web?
Your images will NEVER be shared anywhere without your permission. If you think you may be willing to share some images, let me know! We love to keep our portfolio updated. I will ask for permission to use specific images so you will even know which ones I want to share and you have final say in exactly which images you choose to share – IF any. There’s NO requirement to share images ever
Can you remove stretch marks, bruises, scars, blemishes, cellulite, etc?
A basic retouching is included with every session. I remove blemishes, stretch marks and cellulite in addition to bruises and other random marks you may have on the day of your session. Please let me know if you would like to keep or remove any particular mark. Moles will only be removed upon request. *Please note: I do not do extensive “body reshaping”. I may remove some lines/rolls. I am very strategic with your positioning during the shoot to find the most flattering poses for your shape.
I always feel/look awkward in front of the camera, is boudoir for me?
Don’t worry! I will guide you through every pose..The women on our website are real women, they went through hair/makeup, put together wardrobes and trusted us to help them create these beautiful images. I will do the same for you. Our clients range from early 20s through 70s, with every body type.
Can I bring someone with me to my shoot?
You can absolutely bring a friend. You can even schedule a shoot together (with advanced notice), at the same time. Please be sure if you bring someone that they are supportive and positive- you don’t want a bad attitude ruining your fun day! While I do not have a strict policy against bringing a significant other, I highly recommend that they have plans to leave during the shoot. It is my experience that you will be more relaxed and have a better shoot, without extra eyes on you. Besides, you don’t want to ruin the magic we will carefully create in the photos! We are located Downtown Walnut Creek, there are plenty of shops, restaurants and cafés within walking distance.
Makeup and hair included, can I just do my own?
Our sessions include full makeup and hair styling. Getting your makeup and hair done sets the tone for your session. It gives you time to relax, get to know us better and feel pampered. You are more than welcome to do your makeup as you like before you come in- I can add the extra PIZZAZ (lashes, contour, highlights), if needed to get you camera-ready. **If you have a very specific hair style in mind, and want to come with your hair fully styled, that is fine too. This is your day!
How long will the session take?
Full hair and makeup take between 45mins to 1hr. The photo session also takes an hour to an hour and a half. So plan for about 2.5hrs. We will not rush you.
What should I bring to the session?
We have a beautiful selection of jewelry, shoes, corsets and other wardrobe items for you to use. Please bring at a minimum; a black bra/undies combo and a white bra/undies combo, for under anything you might borrow of ours. Although we have a lot to choose from, it is highly recommended that you bring as many of your own things as you can. This insures proper fit and styles, that best suit you. Here are some things you may want to bring: – 3 to 4 outfit changes like a mix of lingerie, special items (like significant other’s favorite button down shirt or jersey, hat, helmet, veil etc.) – Accessories – jewelry, the sparklier the better. I love bling for these photos! Do you have a special necklace or bracelet? – Sexy shoes! Even if you cannot walk in them, now is your chance to wear those stilettos. -Stockings. Fishnets and Thigh Highs. These can make an outfit. Do not worry about the bulge that can happen at the top, to those of us that have a little more thigh than the box model.. ( I have tricks to give you a long lean look).
Can I do full nude photos?
Yes. It is up to you and your comfort zone/photo desires. I keep it classy, no matter how much you are wearing or not wearing.
When will I see my session images? How long does it take to get everything back?
Editing can take 5-10 days after your shoot, I will show you a few images as we go, so you can get a good idea of what your photos will look like. To save your a trip back to the studio, I send you an online gallery.
Do you offer Birthday or Bachelorette Parties?
Yes! Because group sizes/needs vary, it is best contact me directly to discuss details.