I have never done this before! I am nervous.
We completely understand the nerves that can go along with a boudoir session. We do everything we can to make you feel relaxed and comfortable during your session. Enjoy a mimosa while you relax in hair and makeup and when it's time to start the shoot, we'll turn the music up and have a great time! We are here to help you with posing, direction and to bring out that playful diva in you.
I don’t know how to pose sexy! Will you help?
YES, ma'am!! We are going to direct and guide you through the entire session. We get into the pose to show you how it looks, and then we help you get into the pose. We help you every step of the way, from your fingers to your toes. We will direct and coach you throughout the entire session to ensure that we capture your most natural poses, movement, and expressions of emotion.
Will my images be made public?
We understand the delicate and intimate nature of your images and we respect every client's privacy. Every client has the choice to either decline the model release, keeping her images off the internet and inside the studio, or release her images to be used outside of the studio. If you choose to release your images, your images may be posted to Facebook (don't worry, we will never tag you), on our website, in our blog posts and featured on our marketing materials. If you choose to sign a release, we NEVER use your name on any posts and we do not tag you on Facebook in your images. Your gallery and images stay anonymous on our end. You are more than welcome to tag yourself in any image posted and share from our website and Facebook page as long as the watermark stays present.
Do you offer hair and makeup?
Yes! Hair and makeup is included with The Adore Girls Dream Shoot and the Gold, Platinum and Ultimate Collection. Our very talented professional hair and makeup stylist will transform you into the ultimate bombshell! You will spend approximately one hour in hair and makeup before we start your session.
Do I bring my own wardrobe or do you provide it?
You bring your own wardrobe. When you arrive, we will lay out all of your wardrobe and go through it with you helping you choose the perfect pieces. We do suggest bringing a few extra options. We have black heels in sizes 6-10, so if you don't have black heels, don't feel like you have to run out and buy a pair.
I have very specific ideas and props for my shoot. Can we do that?
If you have very specific ideas, multiple props to use for your session or want to do more than four wardrobe changes, your session will be considered a custom shoot and have special pricing. We block out the studio for the entire day to accommodate all of your ideas and bring them to life. We do not shoot props or themed ideas during a regular session.
Do I have to be nude?
Absolutely not! Your session is all about you and your comfort level. If you wish to be nude, all of our nudes are very artistic and classy. There is always the option to do implied nudity or you can choose to stay covered up! We will go over all of the options in the studio on the day of your session.
When should I book if I need my order back by a specific date?
When an order is need back by a specific date, we like to have you booked at least four to six weeks in advance of the date the order is needed by. This ensures plenty of time for processing of your session, editing, your image debut, designing of your product and production. We do have the occasional reschedule or cancellation, so always check with us to see if we can get you in earlier.
What is the turn around time for my order?
From session to order in hand, we are averaging about 3-4 weeks depending on what album is included with your order. Little Black Book and 8x8 has a 5 day turn around, 8x12 Collection has a three week turn around. Once your session is complete, your images will be ready for your image debut about 7-10 days after your session. If you pay in full you will receive your images immediately and we will place your album for production and have it back within 5-19 business days again, depending on what album is included. If you choose a payment plan we hold all images and albums until paid in full.
I'm so pale! Should I tan for my session?
Short answer: NO. Honestly, we would much rather have you come in pale or with a very light tan. Self tanning products, whether it's lotion or a spray tan, can leave you blotchy. Also, if your tan is too deep, your skin can come through with an orange tint in your photos. Even a tanning bed or natural sun can leave heavy tan marks or white spots where the sun doesn't hit. If you decide you would like a little color for your session, try to lightly spray tan 4-5 days before your session so it has time to fade a little. Please watch the areas around your ankles, knees and wrists. If you frequent the tanning bed, watch the area under your bottom and arms, where we usually see white areas. If you do come in with blotchy areas, deep sunburn or heavy tan lines, we are not responsible for evening the skin and removing any problem areas.
May I bring a friend with me?
We would rather you not. We need 100% of you to be present with us during your photo session, meaning we don't want you to hold back because you are not comfortable posing and feeling sexy in front of whomever you brought to the studio with you. If you have to bring someone with you they are required to stay in the hair and makeup room and are not allowed in the shooting areas.
May I bring my husband or boyfriend with me?
Unfortunately, we do not allow men in the studio during a session. They are more than welcome to accompany you to your image debut.
Do I have to place an order at my Image Debut?
Yes, your initial order must be placed at the Image Debut & Ordering Session to receive the complimentary products. If no order is placed at the Image Debut, images are deleted 5 days later. Once your order is placed, all sales are final and cannot be downgraded. Future orders do not include complimentary products. Images and products are included with our Collections.