Frequently Asked Questions
A Seriously Sexy Boudoir Session is a completely different experience than regular family portraits and it’s certainly not something we do everyday. For some of us, it’s a once in a lifetime experience and, as such, many questions may come to mind. The following information has been designed to answer some of the frequently asked questions we are asked at Seriously Sexy Boudoir - from wardrobe selection to picking up your final products. If you have any questions that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to speak with you on an individual basis.
What is Boudoir Photography ? Boudoir portraiture has been gaining immense popularity in recent years. As women, we spend endless amounts of time and money pampering ourselves with beauty products and services, clothing, accessories, fitness and even plastic surgery to make us feel beautiful. By investing in portraiture of ourselves, we can capture and document our beauty to treasure for a lifetime.
Regardless of age or body type, we specialize in offering all women an incredible opportunity to commission their own personal collection of stunning, modern boudoir portraits. Flattering your best features, Seriously Sexy Boudoir provides you with something truly unique to show how beautiful you are. While our sessions are designed to create a personal, romantic gift for your significant other to cherish for a lifetime, they are truly designed for you.
If you're like most women, you spend most, if not all, of your day caring for others. Our kids, spouses, family, friends, co-workers....they all need something from us and we're usually happy to give it! But what about YOU? Isn't it time you did something for YOU? Your Seriously Sexy Boudoir Session is a chance to focus on yourself for once! You'll leave your session energized, excited and looking like a million dollars. What better gift to yourself could you give, except the photographic evidence of how amazingly hot you really are?!
What Products do you offer and how much is a Boudoir Session ? Please view our Products gallery on our website to see what we offer. To view our current Investment Guide which outlines all of our products and pricing, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do you book sessions? Almost all sessions take place at 10am during the week. I can sometimes schedule as late as 12-1pm, but never later than that due to the quality of the light that the studio receives in the later afternoon. Limited Saturday sessions are available with a $150 weekend fee. Saturday sessions often book up months in advance, so please inquire right away if you need a weekend!
Can we meet in person for a consultation before I book my shoot?
Absolutely. I'd love to get together for coffee and chatting! I'm happy to schedule an in-person consultation with you so that we can go over any concerns or ideas that you may have about your shoot. We can talk about outfit ideas, what sets you might like, what you would like out of your session, etc. Plus we can just get to know each other a bit, which will make the session itself that much more comfortable and easy. And trust me, an increased comfort level will only make your images look that much more amazing!
I can't meet in person! What about phone consultations? Phone consultations are great, too! Not as much fun as in-person, of course, but still awesome! Get in touch and we'll figure out a good time to chat on the phone.
Can I just right-click and print my blog pictures instead of purchasing them from you ? It is a common misunderstanding that it is ok to right-click and save your proofing pictures to your computer for personal printing or displaying on the internet. However it is illegal to download, copy, print or reproduce the images in any way. There's a popular idea that anything on the internet is "public domain", but that just isn't true. Copyright laws cover material posted on the internet just as it does material published in other ways.
We spend a great deal of time after your session in our digital darkroom, perfecting your images. We ask that you respect what we do for a living, and the laws set in place to protect our work. Our pricing has been carefully structured to be able to maintain our business and feed the kiddos! If we allowed theft of our images, we would not be able to offer this unique and beautiful service to women.
My session is booked – how do I prepare ? In preparation for your shoot, please think of the following things: Hair touch-ups, waxing, eyebrow shaping, manicure, pedicure, tanning and moisturizing. Once your session is booked, we will send you our Client Guide which goes into further detail regarding preparation.
Can you provide hair and makeup services ? Yes, we can! You can choose to add hair and makeup services to your boudoir session. We strongly encourage having them done by a professional - it really makes a big difference in the final images. Plus, when was the last time you were pampered and done up like a supermodel?! Think of how amazing you feel when you leave a salon or have totally glammed up for a night out on the town. That confidence really comes across in your photos!
What should I bring to my shoot ? Do you supply wardrobe ? We don’t supply wardrobe but have some great suggestions on what you might have at home that would be beautiful and/or what to purchase and bring with you. Please bring a variety of lingerie, shoes and jewelry. We will work with you to create the look you want. When you are choosing lingerie, consider choosing more than one set to get a variety of looks.
Lingerie can include bra and panty sets, a corset, teddy, chemise, camisole, garters, thigh high stockings and robes. While black is the standard in sexy, all colors are great and give a nice variety of looks to your final images. We can give suggestions on what to bring based on what areas of your body you want to play up and which you'd rather play down! For example, if you feel your stomach isn't camera-ready, a corset might be just the thing! It can slim your stomach and your waist while emphasizing your breasts. It's a win-win! Teddies are also great for minimizing your mid-section and bringing emphasis to your other "assets"!
For brides, consider bringing your favorite white lingerie. If you already have your veil, that would be make for some beautiful and classic images!
Other items to bring include a variety of high heels, high boots, jewelry, scarves, hats, ties. Feel free to bring anything with you to accessorize your shoot and make it a more personalized experience. A piece of your mate’s favorite apparel – shirt and tie perhaps or a sports jersey – he’ll love it ! Have a look through our galleries for inspiration.
I’m a little uncomfortable about nudity Nudity is certainly not necessary and we will not push you to go further than you feel comfortable with. Sexy isn’t always about how much you show, it’s all about how you show it ! Most men feel that leaving something to the imagination is much sexier than baring it all. For most sessions, implied nudity (via sheets or carefully arranged posing) is as risque as we'll get.
Sounds great … but I’m feeling nervous about my shoot! Feeling nervous or self-conscious about having an intimate session? There’s no need to worry, it’s natural to feel this way! When I had my own boudoir session done, I was crazy nervous!! We guide you through each pose and know exactly which angles to capture for all body types to make you look like the beautiful woman you are. You don't need to know how to pose, you won’t have to do any performing and won't be put on the spot. We’ll show you how to get those sexy poses and sultry looks. Our sessions are designed to allow plenty of time to relax and feel comfortable which really shows in the final images. So leave everything up to us … just relax and enjoy yourself!
I have a little problem area that I don’t like about by body – is there anything you can do? Regardless of age or body type, we specialize in offering all women an incredible opportunity to commission their own personal collection of stunning, modern boudoir portraits. Flattering your best features, Seriously Sexy Boudoir provides you with something truly unique to show how beautiful you are. Every woman is very different and has something incredible to capture.
Our advanced retouching includes skin perfecting and feature enhancement. Every detail is covered from wrinkles to acne, scars, cellulite and stretch marks. You don’t have to worry about these little imperfections. We have everything covered.
If you have a particular problem area that you're not happy with, let us know. Our advanced posing techniques are designed to emphasize the positives and disguise problem areas. Almost every woman I've had the pleasure of working with has felt that their stomachs were areas that they'd like to play down in their images. That's easily done with skillful posing to our clients' great satisfaction! So no worries...we're great at focusing on the things you LOVE about yourself and down playing the things you don't.
Will my session be with a female photographer ? Yes! With such personal portraits, it may be reassuring for both you and the man in your life that Seriously Sexy Boudoir is an all female team.
I’ve had my session – what a blast! When do I get to see my images? When you schedule your session, we’ll also schedule your ordering session. In most cases, your order session can be as soon as the day after your session! We're really that good. =) At your ordering session, you'll view your image proofs. The proofs are artistically edited and lightly retouched, but are not finished or "art-ready" images. Once you've placed your order and selected your images, we'll take each of your ordered images and will go over it with a fine-tooth comb for blemishes, wrinkles, scars, distracting stray hairs, etc. We want your final images to be perfect. So if you notice a blemish on your proofs, don't worry that it will appear on your gallery wrapped art canvas!
How many images will I have to choose from ? Many images are captured during your session. Afterward, each image is put through a careful selection process. You will see only the images that meet the standards of Seriously Sexy Boudoir. Images that do not meet these standards are removed permanently during the selection process. That said, we aim for 30-60 images from which to choose.
Will my images be shown on your website or in your studio ? The images shown on our website, blog and in-studio displays are shown with the client’s permission only. Either before your session or at the end, you will be given an optional model release form that is completely voluntary to sign. If you choose not to sign the release, your images will not be seen by anyone other than employees of Seriously Sexy Boudoir. We fully understand and respect the privacy of our clients. Keep in mind that you receive a discount when you opt to sign a modeling release, though, and you'll always be able to veto images that you feel are too personal before they're shared with anyone.
I have a friend who is excited to book an intimate session as well! For each new client that you refer to Seriously Sexy Boudoir who books a session, you will receive a credit towards an additional session for yourself. Take advantage of the referral program as often as you like by spreading the word!
Credits are awarded after the new client's session. Credits have no cash value and can only be used by the original referrer and are not transferable.
I’d love to give a session as a gift. Can I do that? Certainly! Gift Certificates are available for session fees and/or products.
I have a question that isn’t listed above If your questions haven't been answered here, please feel free to contact us at hello@leilawylie or fill out the form below. I am more than happy to speak with you on an individual basis!