Your boudoir shoot will take place in studio or in another location of your choosing.
The cost for a full session and 30 images is $99 + tax all inclusive.
A shoot will typically last at least two hours and depending on the scene, could take more time to reset lighting, scene set up and wardrobe changes (model shoots typically last between 2 & 4 hours). The latest professional lighting and equipment is used. I have a leather and lingerie lending rack with all sizes available for you to use depending on your level of modesty. My lingerie is very sheer and some is very revealing and it all beautifully accentuates your body and adds a very sensual vibe to the image. I have many props available in the studio to add to any fetish or fantasy theme that you or the intended recipient of your images may have. Feel free to contact me and inquire about any theme that interests you.
The cost for a special mini session and 15 images is $50 + tax all inclusive
I offer mini sessions at various times of the year. These are typically around holidays or celebrated events like Valentine's Day, 4th of July and Halloween. These are abbreviated sessions that typically last about an hour with the studio being decorated in the particular theme.
All of the images from the shoot are placed in a private proofing gallery for your review. You choose your favorite 30 images from your session for retouching and they are processed and placed in a private password protected gallery from which you can download them and/or order any prints, albums or any other photographic merchandise that you would like from a store within the gallery. The gallery store is serviced by three different major professional photo labs. They typically process and deliver your order to your front door in three days. You are certainly welcome to download and print your images locally, however by using an outside lab you are assured that the local guy from Walmart or Walgreens isn't giving you the look when you pick up your photos. There is certainly no obligation to purchase anything and it is merely a service available to you. You can also send your gallery link to those that you wish to let view your portfolio.
No Cost Model Option
I am always happy to consider collaborations with models or aspiring models to mutually expand our portfolios or to capture creative themes. Models play are a very important part in the creative outcome and bring their own ideas and creativity to the process. I do not charge for this and the model receives their finished images to use for personal or promotional purposes. In turn the model grants me permission to use the images for portfolio and advertising purposes. Images that contain nudity are only used as examples with clients when they book their shoot and are not published on social media. I am currently in need of erotic models and artistic nude models for Light painting portraiture; however, all genres are always considered based on body type needs at the time. This option is a great way to build a portfolio or expand and diversify your current portfolio. Models enjoy all the perks afforded to all clients to include behind the scenes video of their shoot if they choose. I get clients of all shapes and sizes and look for the same in my models. My models are very near and dear to my heart and I frequently bounce ideas off of them and seek their help to develop and shoot more creative content.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. The information below may also answer many of your questions regarding Boudoir so please read before making your decision.
Turn Up the Heat
Turn up the heat on your session by adding video and make your gift a music infused video. We will use both still and video cameras to shoot your session and combine the results into a video you are sure to love. There is no extra cost for this service, but it will add extra time to the shoot :)
The two most common comments I hear from women are "I don't think I have the body for boudoir" and "I am a bigger woman/I have put on several pounds and I don't think I will look good". Boudoir is a celebration of self. Every style of boudoir is for every body type. We are who we are and we should celebrate that. I use light, shadow and wardrobe to maximize your outer beauty and use your curves, expression, and personality to bring out your inner beauty. Boudoir has an amazing power to transform how you feel about yourself and your body. It is great for giving you extra confidence, which you can take away with you and build on.
The term “Boudoir” is French and was originally coined as the name for a woman’s dressing room, bedroom, or private sitting room. At some point, it also became the descriptive moniker for intimate lifestyle photography. The setting for these types of photo shoots is almost always a bedroom or a private setting but more and more often they are not limited to just indoor locations.
I have heard Boudoir called so many names, from “erotic lifestyle photography” to “a sexy photo shoot” and they all mean the same thing. It is a shoot in which you are most vulnerable, in your most private under things or just in the nude. Where you bare it all and give into loving and worshipping yourself. It is about accepting your beauty and flaunting it, celebrating the little things that make you so uniquely you. Capturing all the secret things that make people fall for you. Acting out those deep dark fantasies you have in the back of your mind. Boudoir is a bold expression of your sexuality and sensuality.
Boudoir is not restricted to a bedroom setting. It can also be shot in the outdoors in a variety of settings. This style is less common but has as much, if not more, impact. Interest in outdoor or natural boudoir has skyrocketed and I believe it is because there is something so ethereal and goddess-like about a woman in an outdoor location that cannot be replicated in a bedroom.
This is a very bright, high-contrast style, dominated by light and bright tones. Shadowed areas are minimal but still, exist, this style is really beautiful if shot in black and white. Sometimes the skin is exposed brightly enough to lose some texture and definition, and that’s OK. I love this style for more romantic and playful looks.
Just about the opposite of high-key; it’s an image style dominated by dark and black tones. Often uses hard lights to give a crisp definition, including using hard backlights to outline the edges of the body. Shadowed areas – including skin and body features – are often allowed to fall into complete darkness. Bodyscapes are a good example of low-key boudoir. These images can be very moody and dramatic.
Bridal boudoir photography is a growing trend with new brides as a deeply personal and intimate expression of love and desire to her groom. Like traditional boudoir photography, bridal boudoir may feature the bride in lingerie and / or nude, wearing wedding-related accouterments such as a garter or wedding veil.
Uses a vintage, retro, or 40’s/50’s style of makeup, clothing, posing, set, props, and processing. The lighting can be very simple; often one large light source will work just fine. This allows the photographer and model to focus more attention on posing and composition. These sessions are the most tiring in terms of work that the client and I will be doing. It’s a lot of posing and holding poses and feeling those thighs burn, but the end result is always worth it.
Implied Nude is just what it sounds like: images where nudity is suggested, but the viewer can’t be certain precisely how undressed the model is. The remarkable ability of the human brain to fill in blanks and to follow paths to their natural conclusion means that even if it can’t be sure that someone is naked, a suggestion of nudity will lead it to assume she or he is.
Fine Art/Artistic Nude
In fine art nude photography we use light, shadows, posing and creative expressions to bring out the beauty of the subject and the human body in a more dramatic artistic style.
A couple's shoot is where the sexy and playful and or super sexy and intimate come together to create a beautiful keepsake. It’s an exploration of sensuality celebrating their love and the steamy connection they have for each other.
Although the word fetish sometimes elicits visions of BDSM, leather, latex, restraints, masks, and the like, It is much more diverse than that. It is a very personalized subject that typically incorporates the likes of the person's partner. This style is definitely for the more adventurous.
I can stylize your session with any one or any combination of several of the styles listed above. Most importantly make your session about you. Explore and challenge your level of confidence, empower yourself to freely express. Have fun preparing for your shoot by exploring examples on line. It will give you a feel for what appeals to you. You are always welcome to ask anything you like of me and I certainly welcome you to send any images of previous shoots whether it be professional or a cell phone image in the mirror of your work as well as any examples of looks you found that you like.