There are many location ideas available for boudoir sessions! Most "studio" rentals run around $100 and are not usually time sensitive. Studio spaces make great boudoir locations because they offer limited clutter, white walls, clean fresh linens, and tons of room to play around in! Most offer tons of natural light as well, which is vital for creating gorgeous images. I have shot in several "studio" type spaces, as well as BnB locations, and personal homes.
If you are interested in using your own home as a backdrop for your boudoir session, just send me some images of your room when there is the most natural light available and we can discuss if it will make a good location for your session! I always recommend having at least two windows, or one large window in the room, along with white walls and neutral linens in place for your session. This allows most focus to be on you in the photographs and limits distractions elsewhere. Any studio or hotel rental fees will be added to your invoice, and I will handle the booking process.
Locations I have shot at:
Blue Hill Farm bnb, Waterford, VA
Photographer's Studio, Alexandria, VA
The Hunt Box at Sylvanside Farm, Purcellville VA
Other location ideas:
The Line Hotel, Washington DC
Quirk Hotel, Richmond, VA
718 Venue, Fredericksburg, VA
Air BnB Rooms/Homes in your location!
Body suits are hands down, my favorite item to photograph! Body suits are flattering on pretty much any body type, and can hide some areas of your body we may be more self conscious about. These come in all sorts of colors and styles - so wear what you feel most beautiful in!
Corsets, Balconettes, Bustiers, and long line bras are always a good idea! These provide the perfect push-up effect, while still keeping it classy. I always recommend pairing with a cheeky panties for ultimate class!
Bralettes and lace panties make the perfect pair! Most bralettes come in a gorgeous lace, so pairing them with cheeky panites, or a thong is easy and beautiful!
I always recommend finding flattering colors for your skin tone, and keeping it soft and sweet. Avoid bright colors like red, or hot pink as these can photograph harsh. Also, less is more when it comes to boudoir - no props or excessive jewelry needed!
Neutrals and pastels are always a good idea!
Only if you let me! And even then, they will be classy images with minimal faces shown. If you opt to not have any images shown at all, that is totally okay! I will 100% respect your privacy and not share anything from your session. There is a portion of your contract to select your sharing options.
As always, any images shown from any session are used to help future clients understand my aesthetic and shooting style.
It can be done two ways! The first way is: you choose the images you'd like in the album, and I will create the spread and send you the preview for you to make and adjustments to.
The second way, is trusting me to select the images to put your album together! I will still send you the preview to view and adjust, but I would be in charge of selecting the best images!
You can choose your album fabric color, along with any embossing you'd like put on the front. Then the album will be created, and sent to me for quality control. I will then send the completed project to you!
** Please allow for 1 month for album creation, so plan your session date accordingly if this is meant to be a gift!**
All of your edited images will be sent to you via an online gallery. This gallery has no expiration date, and an unlimited amount of downloads, so you will have access to the gallery forever! Regardless, I always recommend downloading all of your images right away, and backing them up for safe keeping!
The booking process is simple! All I ask is a $150 retainer to secure any rentals necessary and to hold your date. The final payment can be split up however many times you're comfortable with! Most payments are split up twice, but can also be paid in full if you prefer!
All payments/contracts/conversations will be hosted through my payment software, HoneyBook, to keep everything in one place. Credit card payments and bank transfers are accepted!
Here is a list of my favorite places to get lingerie!