Boudoir FAQ's

I am not a model, and have never done this. Is that a problem? EVERYONE gets nervous before their Boudoir Experience. It is completely normal and once you get to the studio you will be just fine! PROMISE!! Over the years I have photographed women of all ages, shapes and sizes. No one comes in knowing how to pose, and everyone leaves the boudoir experience with laughter infused cheeks, and with amazing images for me to retouch! You are hiring me to work my magic so just relax and allow me to do what I’m EXTREMELY passionate about! I GUARANTEE you will be VERY pleased with your entire Boudoir Experience; your final images will leave you and your lucky partner speechless! If you start to get nervous just stop your thoughts, close your eyes and take a few BIG DEEP BREATHS!

Check out Kelsey’s boudoir experience! Kelsey was nervous, but thankfully she trusted me and my artistic boudoir photography! I’m EXTREMELY proud of this beautiful behind the scenes video!

Do you offer hair/makeup services? Absolutely! Having your hair and makeup done is an integral part of your Boudoir Experience! I include in studio hair and makeup for your session. My hair & makeup artists stays for a good part of your experience to make sure you look THE MOST PERFECT throughout your experience! Not only are my hair & makeup artists extremely talented and passionate about their artistry, the energy they brings to your experience makes it even MORE magical! They make sure every hair is in the correct place and they even change the look of your style a bit during your experience! I PROMISE you will feel like a queen being doted on for much of your boudoir experience while you are here! You might want to schedule yourself a night out on the town after your experience, as you will be feeling and looking SO STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!

I have problem areas, do you photoshop? Most of my work is done in camera with lighting, posing and all the other magical ways I have learned to focus on the things you LOVE about your body, while hiding the things you don’t love about your beautiful body. If for some reason we didn’t get exactly what we wanted in camera, of COURSE I will use my photoshop skills to a higher caliber, but that is generally not necessary! I do professionally retouch all of your chosen images. I spend time softening your skin enough that you won’t really be able to tell much photoshop has been done. I remove any acne, scars or stretch marks upon request. I LOVE to be able to show you your images on the back of the camera WITHOUT retouching! That way you can see how STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL you are without any photoshop!

Where is your studio located? I have THE most beautiful studio for photography downtown Solon, IA! It has beautiful large windows, a super amazing brick wall, a built in bar, a super comfortable bed, and even the shower is glass and is often used for the last images of your session! My studio is located downtown Solon, IA above the Solon Economist (between Red Vespa and Palmer House Stable).

Can I bring a friend? Sure! Some women enjoy bringing a friend and others prefer to show up solo. The choice is yours!

I need ideas for my boudoir experience! Can you help? YES! That is what we are here for! We will go over all those details in your pre-shoot consultation and get super excited about making your experience uniquely YOURS!

What if I don’t want you to share images from my boudoir experience with anyone other than my partner? NOBODY sees your images unless you say it’s okay! Every client I feature on my website has given me written permission to post her images. Privacy is very important to me! If you decide you don’t want them shared, that is completely fine. If you want to give me permission, I’d LOVE to share them so other women can get an idea of what the experience looks and feels like. I will have you sign a model release when you view your images at your viewing/ordering session. This way we are both protected, as we have your choices in writing!

Do I need to bring my own outfits to my boudoir experience? We will go over this at your consultation, but I do have a closet with a bunch of different styles & all sizes of lingerie (none of them have ‘crotches’ so it’s like wearing a borrowed shirt) which you are more than welcome to use during your boudoir experience. I also have some stilettos in different colors/sizes which most boudoir goddesses take advantage of so you don’t have to go buy a pair that you might not ever wear again. You can check out my selection at your pre-shoot consultation. I waited until the last minute to schedule my boudoir experience.

How long does it take to get my album for my partner’s gift? If you need a product by a certain date that falls before the 4 weeks (from your boudoir experience) it takes me to do final retouching/design your album/order your album I recommend gifting your partner the custom app I offer my boudoir goddesses. Then the actual album will be a bonus gift when it arrives and you can still have the amazing boudoir experience right NOW! We can talk more about this during your consultation.