Your Shoot – Q & A
Where will my shoot take place?
Your session will take place at our gorgeous 2500 sq ft. NYC warehouse style studio which is located conveniently in downtown London. We do almost all of our sessions here, but we can also explore other possibilities, with shoots that can be done on location in hotel suites (additional fees do apply) or outdoor boudoir shoots in nature too.
What do I need to book my session?
To book your shoot, simply contact us via the form on our contact page OR by phone at 226.980.6685 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you contact us, we’ll coordinate a date with you and send you a booking proposal. You will be required to send a $350 non refundable deposit to confirm your booking for your shoot. Once you sign your proposal and send your deposit, you’re ready to go!!
Do I need to bring my own outfits?
Yes! As a starting point, we recommend bringing a bra and panty set in black with thigh high stockings(black), garter belt and heels. But we also say…BRING WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL SEXY! We will have lots more in the way of outfit recommendations for you and we can discuss this in more detail once you have your session booked.
Can I bring a friend with me?
We certainly understand the desire to bring a friend along for moral support and we would definitely like you to bring someone with you while you are prepping for your shoot if you need to. However, once you are ready to start your session, your guest will be politely asked to leave. From this moment on, it will be you and your photographer, your hair and makeup artist and our wardrobe stylist/assistant.
Also, please note, when we do your viewing session, we know that this can sometimes be a vulnerable experience and for this reason and for the comfort of our clients, we do not allow other individuals, including “significant others” to accompany you at your photo viewing session. That is our studio policy.
Do you post my images online?
We never post anything without your consent which is in the form of a signed model release which gives us the option to release your images for promotional purposes. We have strict guidelines surrounding this, so please be assured that anything that you do not want online will remain that way. We know boudoir photography produces intimate images and we do give you the option to either remain anonymous, share a little or share a lot. All the images that you see online are images that our clients have graciously allowed us to share, so while we would LOVE for you to allow us to do the same with your images, the choice is completely yours.
What is the turnaround time for images and products? And how do I order?
Your online gallery will be ready for viewing approximately 21 days after your session. From this, you will make your selections. Once this is done, we will schedule you in for your viewing and product selection session. You can purchase items from our A la Carte menu or from one of our collections. Please email us for more details.
All our products are delivered to you within 4 weeks of placing your order providing our manufacturers schedules are on target.
What if I need a session and album done as a gift? Will it be ready in time?
If you are doing your session as a gift for someone, we recommend booking your session at least 6 weeks prior to your intended date. This will give us the time frame we need to get your shoot completed and your products through post production. If you need your images sooner, please let us know and we will see how we may be able to accommodate your request.
Do you do couple sessions?
Yes we do! We love couple sessions!! There is something so totally sensual about a couple coming in to share in this experience together. We can give you styling options and ideas to truly capture your relationship in a unique and intimate way.
Please note, during these sessions, things may tend to “heat up” a little, but please know, we do not and will not photograph you and your partner in the act of sexual intercourse in any way. We remain professional at all times and request that our clients respect our studio policies surrounding this matter also.
Do you do nude sessions?
Yes we do!! These are our Fine Art Nude sessions and are completely 100% tasteful, sexy and classy!
What is your Cancellation Policy?
If your unable to attend your session and need to cancel, we require a minimum of 7 days notice. If, for unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to give 7 days notice, unfortunately you will forfeit your $350 deposit. If you need to reschedule your session date, we will always endeavour to reschedule your session to another time if possible. Your deposit will be non-refundable under any other circumstances.
I’m nervous about my session and I don’t know how to be sexy…what do I do?
We know boudoir sessions can sometimes be nerve racking for some. Many of our clients start their session feeling nervous or anxious, it’s natural! It’s our job to put you at ease. To make you feel relaxed, sexy and beautiful and we will! So don’t worry….you are in EXCELLENT hands. Throughout the session we will guide, couch and pose you and together we will create beautiful, emotive and evocative images that will leave you feeling empowered, inspired and amazing!
What time/days will my shoot take place and how long will it be?
We shoot mostly using natural light so the timing of shoots largely depends on the time of year and available sunlight. Our sessions typically start at 10:00am with pre-shoot hair and makeup. This is where you will enjoy getting pampered and can sit back and relax and talk out your session with your photographer.
Sessions generally take between 3-4 hours (this includes 1.5 hours for hair and makeup). Shooting time is approximately 2 hours depending on the number of wardrobe changes and looks we do with you.
We do many of our Boudoir sessions during the week, due to our busy weekend schedule, but we may book in these session on the weekends if we have availability. Feel free to request a weekend day and we will do our best to accommodate you.
I’m worried about my body shape and size? How can you make me look sexy with my figure?
Boudoir Photography is for everyone and we pride ourselves and posing men and women of all shapes and sizes. Our goal is to find out what you love most about yourself and to accentuate those features for you while still embracing every beautiful physical aspect about you!
Will my images be Airbrushed or Photoshopped?
After your shoot, you will receive your online gallery and the images you will see will have been processed with some minor soft edits. Once you have made your selections from your online gallery, our in house editor will prepare your images for your in-person photo viewing session. This is your opportunity to discuss any final editing requirements before your products go into production. If there are specific edits that you would like to have done, there may be an additional cost depending on the type of edit that is required.
How should I prepare myself before coming to my session?
Once you have booked your session with us, we will send you an extensive Preparation Guide which outlines all the things you will need to do or bring for your session. This is a lengthy document, but we provide it to you so that you can come to your session fully prepared and so there are no surprises. If at any time while reading through this document, you have questions for us, please let us know and we will be happy to go over them with you.
How do you protect my privacy?
The Boudoir Lounge takes your privacy very seriously. We know this is a very intimate affair that you are undertaking and we want you to feel confident that we will do the right thing by you. Our styling staff and photographer will be the only people in the shooting space during your session. Our editor and proofer are the only other people who will see your images, besides you of course. Again, we will only share your images if you sign a model release allowing us to share your experience with our audiences and other potential clientele, and we hope you do! We are committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for you from the time your make your inquiry, to the day of your shoot and once you have received your images and products.
I’m ready to book!
Fantastic! We are so glad and couldn’t be more excited to have you on board! To book your session, please head to our Contact page and enter your details or you can email us directly at email@example.com and we will make arrangements for you. We are thrilled that you have taken your first step towards an experience that you will truly enjoy. We can’t wait to photograph YOU!