Where do your sessions take place?
Most sessions take place at my home where I can ensure beautiful furniture, accessories and lighting to make sure the imagery is stylish. However, if you prefer to host your shoot in your own home or on location travel is available.
The women in your galleries are beautiful, are they models?
Nope! The women featured in our galleries are everyday women. They are moms and lawyers and doctors and entrepreneurs. Our goal is to make each woman that walks through our door look and feel like a supermodel. We will coach and pose you down to your fingertips! You may feel silly during, you definitely will feel sore after, you will wonder how it is possible that this could possibly look sexy- and then you will see your photos!
Is hair and makeup included in your pricing?
Hair and makeup is not included in our package pricing. We have plenty of wonderful referrals to suit all budgets. Unless you know how to do supermodel hair and makeup on yourself, we highly recommend using a professional. Professional hair and makeup artist know how to adjust in a way that will best show off your beauty with the professional lighting set ups and post production contrast adjustments. It is much heavier then you normally would apply to keep you from looking “washed out” in the lighting setups.
How much will my boudoir shoot cost?
Professional photography is an investment in your life and memories. I believe that photography is meant to be printed and presented beautifully so that you may have a gorgeous lasting memory to look back on and enjoy for years to come, to remind you of this time in your life. Shoot cost starts at $450 and can range all the way up to $5,000, with plenty of options in between. Please contact the studio for our full menu of services.
Is photo retouching included in your pricing?
Yes, yes, yes! Photo Retouching is essential in the creation of our imagery and is included on any images that are ordered (albums, wall art, basically anything that leaves the studio). Retouching includes skin perfection, airbrushing, eye brightening, and a little something I like to call 'Photoshop Spanx'. If you have additional requests or specific instructions about things you would like enhanced or altered we are happy to oblige.
How soon should I book my boudoir shoot?
We tend to book up super quickly- most of our clients book their shoots about 2-3 months in advance. But sometimes we are able to accommodate a last minute session, so don’t hesitate to contact us even if you’re on a tight time line. If you are ready to book your shoot just give us a call or write us an email and we would be happy to schedule you with our next available appointment time. We book photo sessions Tuesday through Friday, our weekend appointments are reserved for our Experience packages, but if you are booking a smaller package and are in need of a weekend date please ask about our availability and we will do our best to accommodate you if possible.
Do you provide wardrobe, what should I bring?
Only you know what makes you feel truly beautiful. As such, you are required to provide your own wardrobe. However, The Atelier offers have plenty of fabulous accessories and props for you to play with!
What is your cancellation policy?
In the event that you need to reschedule you must let us know with ten days of your shoot date, otherwise your deposit is forfeited. Unfortunately we never make an exception for this policy, as we have staff booked and ready to accommodate you that would not be there otherwise. In order to maintain our small business’ existence this policy is necessary. We truly appreciate your understanding.
Will you post my images on your website or social media?
No. Our client’s privacy is our number one priority. The clients you see have give us exclusive permission to use their images. We will never post your boudoir photos without your consent. We understand the sensitive nature of boudoir photography and we have the utmost respect for your privacy.
Who will be there during my shoot? Can I bring a friend?
The only people present at your shoot will be you, the photographer and your hair and makeup artists (if should you opt for them). While the actual the shoot is in progress, just you and your photographer will be present. You are more than welcome to bring a friend for support, but they will not be allowed to observe the actual shoot. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible imagery and we find that easier to accomplish when you are relaxed and concentrated on your shoot (without additional eyes to make you feel nervous or self conscience).
Do you photograph men or couples?
Not at this time. We specialize in photographing women and do not offer couples boudoir at this time.
I found a local boudoir photography deal for $100 and that includes a disc of all of the images. Will you price match or do TFP (trade for photography)?
Unfortunately, we can not offer our services for less or do TFP (trade for photography). We limit our client bookings so we can ensure the best possible results for each and every client. We will always strive to provide superior imagery, top- of- the- line products and fabulous customer service, and will not lower our standards and/or cost to subsequently make more money or turn more clients. We will always opt for quality over quantity. We love what we do and want to keep doing it! Therefore, we need to charge adequately for the superior service and products that we provide.
I am shy or worry that I won't photograph well.
Real beauty comes from within. A boudoir session is the perfect opportunity to embrace your individuality and celebrate your body. We have photographed woman of all shapes, backgrounds and ages. It is the celebration of self, along with a healthy dose of confidence, that creates beautiful images. And our unique approach and style of photography assists in our ability to bring out these qualities in each woman we have the honor of photographing. We will coach you through the whole shoot with poses that flatter your body to guarantee you look your absolute best!