Commonly asked Questions
If you’ve never done a boudoir session you probably have a few questions. Your most common questions are answered here, but please email us. I’m here to make your boudoir experience amazing.
Behind the Camera
I’m Mike, and I’m a boudoir photographer. I focus on creating gorgeous, empowering portraits for people of all shapes, ages, and sizes and I’ve been shooting boudoir for several years. I think it helps to know who is behind the camera, so I want to tell you about how I got started shooting boudoir and why you should trust me to make your boudoir experience amazing.
How I got started
When I was new to photography I shot everything. Travel, engagements, senior pictures, you name it. One day I got asked to do a boudoir shoot and I’ll admit I was nervous. Most boudoir photographers are women, and I felt like boudoir wasn’t really ‘for’ me. But, I agreed to do that shoot and I’m glad I did.
My client was a mom. She was in her mid 40s and celebrating her 15th wedding anniversary. She wanted to do a boudoir session as a gift to her husband and she had her sister there for moral support. After walking her through the first few poses I stopped and showed her the back of the camera. She saw the picture and immediately happy tears started streaming down her face. She told me she hadn’t felt this beautiful and sexy in so long, and it felt amazing to see herself as more than just a mom.
After that I was hooked. Seeing my art bring that kind of joy was such an amazing reward. I love helping people fall in love with their bodies and feel as beautiful as they are. I knew from that moment that I wanted to focus on boudoir.
A Male Boudoir Photographer?
It’s true that most boudoir photographers are women, but I see this as a reason you should book with me. I think the male perspective makes my work unique. It’s what brings the sultry look you’ve probably noticed in my portfolio to my work. While I always say boudoir is a gift you give yourself, if your session is going to be a gift for the man in your life then a male photographer is exactly what you need.
That being said, some women prefer to shoot with women photographers. That’s okay, and I’ll happily refer you to one.
Is Boudoir Only for Women?
Absolutely not. I create gorgeous, empowering portraits for all people, regardless of gender, age, shape, or size.
What About Couples Boudoir?
Absolutely. Couples boudoir is a great new trend and I will happily accommodate couples, or even groups of friends.
Why should I do a boudoir shoot?
Because you are worth it. You selflessly give care and love. Sometimes you might forget to take time to appreciate yourself. A boudoir experience is an opportunity to stop and do something wonderful for yourself. Boudoir is a way to take time out and remind yourself that you’re beautiful and amazing.
Boudoir is about more than just photographs in lingerie. I want you to see yourself differently and see how beautiful you really are. Boudoir is about seeing the best in yourself. It’s about knowing you’re flawed and realizing that’s what makes you perfect. It’s about conquering your fears and believing in yourself.
I’m here to help you appreciate you, and fall in love with yourself.
Why do people do a boudoir shoot?
- As a gift. Boudoir photos are a very unique and personal gift for someone special. Boudoir photos are an amazing bridal gift and they make a fantastic anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift.
Maybe you just want to give you husband a few sexy pictures, or maybe you’re celebrating an anniversary like our client Shomari and you’d like to give your husband a boudoir photography album.
“The big reveal was a HUGE success! He absolutely loved it! He said it was the best gift he’s ever received. I can’t thank you enough for helping me do this.” –Shomari
Or maybe you’re getting married. A bridal boudoir photography session is an incredible gift your future husband or wife will never forget.
Just Because. Treat yourself! Every woman should have a boudoir album that reminds them how beautiful they are.
To celebrate a special occasion. Maybe you’ve recently accomplished a fitness goal or gotten back into shape. Whatever the goal, celebrate your hard work.
How does your process work?
- When you contact us me, I will reach out to schedule a free no pressure consultation with you. During the consultation we will design the perfect session for you. We will cover all the details including:
- Your unique wants and goals
- Wardrobe, hair, and makeup
Date and time
About one week before your shoot you’ll get an email with some reminders and tips, so you’re packed and ready to go for your shoot.
On the day of your shoot, you will show up for hair and makeup about an hour before we shoot. I will guide you through your session from start to finish. Your only job is to relax and enjoy the experience.
We will meet online or in person to review your images, typically in 2-3 weeks (rush service is available).
You can choose digital images, prints and products including your favorite photos. They’ll be professionally lab printed and delivered to your door.
What if I don’t know how to pose and I’m not a model?
No one comes in knowing how to pose. That’s my job! You certainly don’t need to be a model either. I’ve shot women of all ages, shapes, and sizes and I’m an expert at making sure you look looking amazing and leave feeling confident. Your only job is to relax and enjoy the experience, I’ll handle the rest!
Will my photos be on the internet?
Only if you want them to be. Your shoot includes a password protected, TLS encrypted digital album that you control access to. If you don’t want your photos on the internet whatsoever, that’s okay as well.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, please! Feel free to bring a friend for support. They might even want to do a boudoir session as well. Why not ask about our specials for booking with a friend?
Do you offer hair and makeup services?
Yes, our session fee includes a hair and makeup session before your shoot.
What should I wear and how should I do my makeup?
Before your shoot we will do an in person or on the phone consultation. We will work together to plan your shoot and make sure you look amazing.