Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE COST?
The complete 3 hour boudoir experience is $400 which includes hair and makeup, access to our incredible client wardrobe, a photoshoot with full posing assistance, and a private viewing and ordering session where you get to see all of your images on the big screen and feel like a Hollywood movie star. Images are not included in the Boudoir Experience session fee, but can be purchased separately in a variety of printed and digital formats. We offer Collections, as well as A La Carte Sessions so that we are able to fully customize your day with us leaving you with the best products for your individual lifestyle. Our product pricing begins at $1200 and goes up from there with various options available. Typically our clients invest anywhere from $2500-4500 in their Experience with us, but we do have many other options available and we offer all of our clients interest free payment plans to make any Experience “budget friendly.”
DO YOU EDIT ALL OF MY IMAGES?
Editing is included in our image pricing, but you are going to be amazed at how great you look with our “less is more” approach. All of the final purchased images will receive the custom Elevation edits that make our images POP! We can edit out things like pimples, bruises, scratches, undereye, skin texture or redness, etc. We can do some nip-tuck, but with our expert posing and lighting skills it is usually not necessary. We do offer additional retouching services at no cost on things like cellulite, stretch marks, and scars, but we always leave those decisions up to you. You are beautiful just the way you are, no matter your age or size and we want to emphasize your natural beauty. Posing is key, as is communication. We all have our self perceived flaws, so let's work together to help you look and feel your best!
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Heck yes! You can split the $400 Session Fee into 2 payments of $200, the first is due to book and the second you can pay up to a month later. In regards to your image or Collection purchase, we offer interest free payment plans for up to 12 months! They’re super simple and flexible to set up and we can make your dream session a reality even if you kind of got sticker shock reading about our pricing. We are always happy to discuss payment plan options on the phone prior to booking if you would like! All you have to do is set up a consult on our “Contact” page! No obligation required.
ARE YOU GOING TO SHARE MY IMAGES?
Obviously once you see your images you will fall in love with them and want to share them with the world, but unless we have your written permission your images will forever remain private from any public forum. If at any time, however, you change your mind one way or the other, let us know and we will be happy to cater to your request.
DOES THE SESSION FEE GET APPLIED TO MY IMAGE PURCHASE?
The Session Fee is your non-refundable/non-transferrable retainer to reserve private use of the studio. It also covers your pre-session consultation phone call, professional hair and makeup services the day of your session, access to the Client Wardrobe so we can style you for your session without you having to stress about bringing anything, the actual 60 minute photoshoot and posing/facial coaching, and the 1 hour Image Reveal & Ordering Appointment.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?
That’s easy! You can just reach out to us as soon as you are ready, and we will go over all of the information, pricing, and availability with you and get you on our calendar ASAP. Once you pay the Session Fee, your date will be locked in and good to go! Click here to get started.
SHOULD I GO TANNING?
Please, no spray tans 4-6 weeks before session!! It stains our white bedding and rugs, and it does not photograph well. We also discourage the use of tanning beds 2-3 weeks prior to your session because it doesn't photograph as well.
I AM SO NOT A MODEL, WILL I STILL LOOK GOOD
It's ok, you will be after this! HAHA. But seriously, we will show you all the poses and the coach you into them, as well as move you all around. Not one person in any of our images is a paid model, they are normal women like you.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Our private in-home studio is located in Northport, AL "By Appointment Only". We are exactly 15 minutes from Tuscaloosa, 60 minutes from Birmingham, and 90 minutes from Montgomery. We do offer select locations for outdoor photoshoots on a limited yearly basis if you are interested in shooting outside of the studio.
WHEN WILL I SEE MY IMAGES?
You will see your images within 3-7 days after your shoot! At your Reveal we will go through all of our sample products, and then show you a slideshow of your gorgeousness! Then we do the selection and design process for your printed products and place your order. This is the one and only time we will meet to see your images and order, any images not purchased are deleted permanently.
HOW DO I PREPARE?
We are going to send you a detailed prep guide a few weeks before your session that will go over all the details. Mani's and Pedi's are a small detail most forget! Come with a clean face and hair. Take care of your skin a few weeks out to prevent any breakouts, get lots of sleep and DRINK WATER! This will reduce dark circles/puffy eyes and reduce bloating. Make sure you eat so you have lots of energy the day of! Don't stress, this is going to be FUN. We have the best team and have been doing this for years.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY SESSION?
Most clients bring the bare bones minimum and nothing more. We require each of our clients to bring 1 nude thong and 1 black thong. That is it! You wear these under our Client Wardrobe for an added layer of protection. Some optional items we love to photograph that you can bring are thigh highs, fishnet stockings, and clothing options like sweaters, t-shirts, etc. Shoes and jewelry are also a great way to add some personality to your session, so we always love when people bring those too!!
WHAT ABOUT WARDROBE RECOMMENDATIONS?
Simple is best. Too much pattern or weird colors take away from your beauty. Mix it up, simple bras/panties set, camisole, mens tee, and corsets are some of the most popular outfits. Of course, we are always up for something new! We will never push you beyond your comfort zone, but many clients like to end the session with a 'sheet' set, we can explain that to you when we do your pre-session consult!
CAN I BRING A FRIEND?
In theory this sounds like it would be fun, but we find that sometimes when there is an audience, our clients hold back. We really want you to let loose, have fun, and enjoy this time and not worry about entertaining your guest. We promise that you are in the best of hands and you will feel so comfortable in our space! If you must bring a friend, make sure it's a fellow hype girl who will be your cheerleader. Please leave the signifiant others at home.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK A SESSION?
Our studio usually books at least 6-9 months in advance, if not more. When selecting a date to book, we always recommend booking at least a month in advance of the date you need your images for (like a wedding, holiday, etc). For instance, if you are getting married in October we would recommend coming in no later than September for your session! Our calendar fills up fast so we always tell people to grab a date as soon as they can so they don’t miss out on any deadlines. We can rush orders for clients who find themselves in a bind, but we’d rather plan in advance so your experience is stress free!
IF I DON’T WANT HAIR AND MAKEUP, CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?
This is a step you DON’T want to skip! Amazing hair and makeup goes miles for your transformation, and it will make you FEEL like a million bucks! It’s also a lot of fun to be pampered for a bit before your session, it gives you some time to unwind with us and get comfortable in the studio. Proper makeup application and hair styling also saves us oodles of time during retouching, because you will already look flawless.