How to book a Boudoir Experience with me?
I always like to talk with my client before booking a session, hence is no automatic booking service on my website. It is important for me to know why you want to do this and other small details about you.
So.. if you want to book a session with me please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me a bit about why you want to book. Examples, a boost of confidence, a wedding anniversary, celebrating a big birthday, registering your bump, getting out of an abusive relationship, etc.
Once you get in touch we will decide on the date together. We will choose a date that suits us both. I work Monday to Saturday, but I don’t shoot every day of the week. I shoot 3-4 days every week. On the other days, I am editing and looking after costume service. I have morning, afternoon, and summer time I also have some evening slots.
The session lasts up to 3hrs, 1hr for hair and make-up (done by a professional) and another 2hrs for us to chat, change, and the actual photos. We are never in a rush. We have plenty of time to relax, chat and create beautiful photos together.
To guarantee an appointment a 50% non-refundable deposit is required for the package you decide to get. You will find info about packages and prices on my website www.boudoir.ie/prices so when you send me an email to book an appointment it will be best if you already have which package you want to get in mind.
Please keep in mind if you can’t decide between the packages you can go for the Standard package(€190 deposit €95) and upgrade it after you see the photos as you will have a better idea of how many photos you want to get.
To guarantee the appointment you pay the 50% non-refundable deposit. On the day you pay the balance and in case of getting extra photos, you pay when you choose. The total, package, and extra photos, must be paid in order for me to edit the photos and send them to you for approval.
How does it work?
Let’s say you already got in touch, paid your deposit and we arranged a day together. What now??
You will receive a confirmation email with a Prep Guide explaining everything you need to know including ideas for outfits. It is a great idea to read it thoroughly as new questions might come up and you can send me an email. Remember, there is no silly question.
In my Prep Guide, I suggest creating a Mood Board on Pinterest. I suggest it because it is a great way for you to start getting involved with your experience and also it is a great way for me to get to know you a bit and get to know your preferences. Please note we won’t recreate any of the photos. They only serve as an inspiration and as a way for me to get to know you. If you don’t use Pinterest you can save screenshots on your phone and we will have a look at them together on the day of the session.
So on the day, you should get there 5min before the time we decided. The Makeup artist will be there waiting for you. You will get into a nightgown to avoid marks from your clothes and we will have a quick chat about your makeup and hair preferences.
Once you are camera ready we will go to the studio area and we will have a look at the outfits you brought. We will chat about it, look at your Pinterest Mood Board (or screenshots), and decide which outfits we will use. I will suggest an order then I will give you privacy to change into the first outfit.
During the session, I will direct you the whole time. I will tell you where to look, what to do with your hands, if you should smile, etc. Hence the reason I say you don’t need experience. We will create 2-3 poses for each outfit and I will create a few different photos, full body, portraits, details, etc. So we will have a lot of options for each outfit.
I photograph in colour and change to B&W on my computer so we will have good choices of B&W and colour. I will also create beautiful bright and semi silhouettes photos.
How long does it take?
The Boudoir Experience takes up to 3hrs. One hour for the hair and dry styling hair and another 2hrs for chats, changes and actual photos.
Should I bring my own make-up?
You don’t need to bring your make-up as the professional has everything, but feel free to bring if you really prefer to use your own products, or you have some kind of allergy and you need to use certain types of products.
I am not a model, the women on your website look like models… Can I do this?
The answer is YES! The women on my website are not models and they also had the SAME doubts you are having right now. I have more than 10+ years of experience photographing women. I know what I am doing. You can trust me! You will also look like a model.
You don’t have to know what you are doing in the slightest. I will direct you every step of the way, from helping you prepare for your photoshoot with wardrobe tips, to posing head-to-toe. You just need to show up and TRUST ME.
How far in advance should I book?
The rule of thumbs is at least 5 weeks in advance. WHY!? It takes a week for you to see your photos after the photoshoot and another 2 weeks for the final product to be ready, BUT sometimes I can accommodate urgent cases – depending on the urgency a fee would be applied. For availability and questions please get in touch email@example.com
How much does it cost? How much should I expect to spend?
On average most of my clients spend around €450+.
The basic package is €190, which includes one A4 print (and the same photo in Digital). But, to be honest, no one comes in for only one photo and they end up upgrading to a bigger package… YES!!! When they see the photos they are so surprised they can’t get only one photo.
You can learn more about prices and packages here.
When and How will I select my photos?
We have 2 options for you… You can come back to the studio for a viewing session and I help you to choose your photos and/or products OR I can send you a private online gallery (with a password and watermark on the photos) for you to choose the photos on your own. Both options will be a week after your photo experience.
I am a very private person. Will my photos be published?
I respect my client’s privacy 100%. No photo is published on my website or social media without my clients (or models, by a model I mean women who pose for me in exchange for photos when I need content to show my work)) giving me permission by signing a model release. Some of the printing is done in-house, but I also have some very professional trusted suppliers for special products like the wall art and High end (weeding like) albums. If you are not coming to the studio for your viewing, instead you will get the online watermarked gallery to choose your photos and the password for that gallery is sent on a separate email and only you will have access to it.
It always makes me happy when a client allows me to publish their photos as It helps me to empower other women however I don’t pressure you at all to allow me to use your photos. It is totally up to you!
Where will my Boudoir Session take place? Do you have a Studio?
Yes! I do have a beautiful studio located on 68 Dame Street, 2nd floor, D2, right in the middle of Dublin town.
What should I wear?
This is probably the most popular question I get….and the answer is simple…whatever you feel beautiful in. A bodysuit, an oversized sweater, cropped sweatshirt and high waist panties, a robe, a sleepshirt…anything you feel comfortable in. Some clients opt for lingerie. And many clients choose to do a nude set during their session. In a 1-2-hour photo session, you will typically have time for up to 5 “looks” or outfits (“nude” counts as an outfit)! Don’t stress too much about wardrobe. I could (and have!) spend an entire hour shooting a client with no other wardrobe than the bedsheets and the photos look amazing!
For more info make sure you check out www.boudoir.ie/info .. Here you will also find info on how to get ready for your photo session.
Can I bring someone with me?
Yes! Of course, you can bring a friend with you.
Please make sure your friend is a good friend .. you know what I mean! 😀 The last thing you want is a jealous friend ruining your experience.
I do ask your friend to not to interfere with the photoshoot in any way – no directing, touching up, etc – as I am there to guide you throughout the whole experience.
How much retouching do you do!? What is your policy about Photoshop/Editing?!
I wish we lived in a world where women didn’t think about editing or didn’t want to be retouched BUT I totally understand if you want me to retouch your photos (to any extent).
I am a professional totally capable to make the photos look like from a magazine so you don’t need to worry about the little bits you don’t want to show and you will be able to add comments to each photo telling me exactly what you want me to edit.
Please discuss with me if there is anything specific you want me to change.
Do you photograph men?
No! I don’t offer a Boudoir Experience for men. I do however photograph couples.
I am also not prepared to offer the experience to T-girls.