frequently asked questions:
How do you pronounce Boudoir?
There is a little bit of controversy over the proper pronunciation of this word. The word actually means a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room and originally derives from the French verb bouder, meaning “to be sulky” or boudeur, meaning “sulky.” For this reason many people prefer the European pronunciation of the word with a silent R at the end, boo-dwa. In America, we have adjusted it a little and add that hard R sound, boo-dwaar. I pronounce in the American way. 🙂
How much does a boudoir session cost?
There are many options and price points that can work for a session like this. Please refer to the investment page for some more details on the starting points and feel free to click on the contact me area if you have questions about the specifics.
Do I provide my own wardrobe?
Yes. I firmly believe that what you choose to wear for your session is so personal and individual to who you are as a woman that it is important that you choose it. When I get a chance to see what you have chosen for your wardrobe it guides me into posing and general feel of the session. I suggest while you are choosing wardrobe to think beyond the “matching bra and panty set.” Those are great and for sure have a role in boudoir but so does a gorgeous dress you look fantastic in or a slouchy shirt or dress shirt of your significant other. Whatever makes you feel amazing is what you wear for a session like this!
I am not a model. Can I still have a boudoir session?
My goodness, YES! I actually don’t have any models in my portfolio. Every woman I have worked with so far is a normal gal. All women and all body types can do this. I even love to say that you can do this session just as you are today. There is no need to change who you are or be something you are not to do this session.
Do you Photoshop the images?
Yes. Every image you will see in your final gallery will be color corrected and edited to optimize the image. Beyond that I do some skin retouching and other general Photoshop work. A lot of body work is also done in posing and lighting. My goal is to focus the images on your assets, the parts of you that you love. The rest all fades away.
How do I book a session with you?
The first step is to email me through the contact me link on this website. From there we can start to talk about when we can schedule your session. Once we have chosen a date for your session, I have a contract I email over to you to review and sign. There is a deposit required to reserve your date as well.
If I am booking the session as a gift for a special event, how far in advance should I book the session?
I typically suggest that you should book the session around 8-10 weeks before you need the images for a special event (birthday, anniversary, or wedding). Depending on my schedule it can be up to 2 weeks before I have an opening. You should expect about 4-6 weeks from session to album delivery. If you need everything sooner there are possibilities of expedited shipping and service and some products have a quicker turn time. These are guidelines and every situation is unique. Let me know in your initial inquiry if you need your images sooner than the timelines suggested here.
Can I bring a friend along for the session?
Of course. It is so fun to have a friend with you for this kind of session. I feel like having someone there to support and encourage you can only help you to rock the session even more. If you would prefer not to, that is totally fine too!
Do you do other types of sessions besides boudoir?
I actually do. Since starting Studio Six Photography in 2009 I have had a variety of different types of sessions. I am open to weddings, families, kids, babies, and commercial work. My specialty is boudoir but I am open for other projects. You can see my other portrait work here: portrait blog.
Who designed your logo and branding?
Tiffany from On the Spot Studios did my logo and some of the marketing materials. Tiffany is great to work with, I highly recommend her if you are looking for a logo or marketing materials. She is top notch!