What is the purpose of boudoir photos?
The purpose of boudoir is just like any other photography session, you want to preserve your memories, celebrate an occasion, just because and many more different reasons!
A few of the things ladies have come to my studio for are:
Why is boudoir photography so popular for gifts?
Boudoir sessions are GREAT ideas for gifts, whether it’s for you or for a significant other, or both! Boudoir sessions can be done at any time for any reason, just make sure you leave at least 6 weeks before you need them for our session & product ordering!
Why is boudoir so expensive?
The amount of time involved in your boudoir shoot is much more than just the hour of shooting. Personally, we have complimentary hair & makeup (who we hire), we have an extensive client closet (with qualifying access), we have custom angel wings (yes like the ones the VS angels wear), we have several sets, and much more. Boudoir photography isn’t just a quick outdoor session and some edits. It involves all of the before mentioned things, the time, skill, and software for professional retouching of images, custom album and product design. This all still doesn’t even take into account the cost of gear, general software, backup storage of images, studio maintenance, education courses, business legalities, and more. If you’re really curious on the actual costs, feel free to check out this in-depth blog post here!
What should I eat before a boudoir photo shoot?
This depends on your body completely. I personally eat breakfast every single morning, and I am NOT myself if I don’t eat! If you are typically a breakfast person, you should eat! If you’re not a breakfast person, maybe try eating something light and drinking water before you go! Don’t change it up too much, the last thing you want is your body to have a reaction that upsets your stomach during your shoot.
Example, if you haven’t eaten bread for breakfast in months… don’t eat a bagel for breakfast… maybe try some yogurt and fruit!
Do not starve yourself. You want to feel great and look great, and you look the best when you feel the best! Always, always, drink a lot of water!
When should i take boudoir photos? / Why should I take boudoir photos?
NOW! I have heard many, many reasons of why people want to wait to get their photos done…
How much do boudoir photos cost?
The cost of a boudoir session varies by photographer, just like any other type of photography. My biggest suggestion is to find a photographer who’s style you love, and reach out to them! Ask about payment plans (most offer them) and what costs are.
I (like many) have a session fee and collections at an additional cost. This allows everyone to have the same experience, while being able to choose what products they walk out with.
While asking about fees, make sure things you want are included (wardrobe, hair & makeup, etc.).
The average amount that clients spend on my collections are $3,500. Payment plans are definitely available at my studio and most clients do take advantage of this rather than paying in full the day of, so there is no reason to feel embarrassed for using them!