Where will the boudoir session take place?
The boudoir shoot will take place at my beautiful 2,100 sq ft loft in downtown Chicago. I can also travel to you or a hotel for an additional fee.
Will you use my images on the Internet?
Definitely NOT! Unless you give me written permission to do so, I will not.
Retouching - All of my final images are retouched to a professional degree held to a very high standard. When I retouch an image I remove things like scars, acne, redness, marks on the skin, stretch marks, etc. I also slightly smooth skin and color correct to provide an overall balanced look. I can do more dramatic changes which I delicately call "digital tummy-tucks" upon request for an additional fee. I take editing very seriously and do all of this while preserving a natural look that is undetectable.
Do I get to choose the images that will be fully retouched in my package?
Yes, I will upload a private online gallery of about 100 of your best images from the session. You will then be able to select the images that you'd like retouched. The amount of images will depend on the package you purchased. If you end up loving more than what you originally purchased, you can always purchase more.
What is your turnaround time?
If you are purchasing a package with only digital images, the whole process can take up to 3 weeks. If you are purchasing a package with an album, it can take up to 6 weeks.
How do I prepare for my boudoir shoot?
If you are having your hair and makeup done by my artists, come with clean hair and a clean face free of makeup. Don’t forget to shave, and wear loose clothing and undergarments so that they do not leave marks on your skin. It is imperative that you do not have elastic marks on your skin for the shoot.
Who typically does hair and makeup for the shoots?
I work with all agency represented makeup and hair artists. The specific artist will depend on the date and their availability.
What if I want to add on makeup and hair separately?
No problem, you can always add on makeup and hair to any package for an additional $200. If you would like only hair or only makeup, it is an additional $125 each. You can always add on extra looks for the photoshoot for $125 a look (Both hair and makeup included in this price).
Do I have to be nude?
Boudoir photoshoots can be stunning when you’re wearing anything from dresses and lingerie to nothing at all. You most certainly do not have to be nude for your shoot. Sometimes leaving more to the imagination is sexier than anything else!
What if I have never modeled before?
No worries, I work with a lot of women who have never modeled before. I will physically show you how to pose by doing the pose first and then stepping away and have you mimic me. As you are posing, I will further direct you on where to put your hands and how to move your face to get the best angles. After five minutes of shooting, you will already feel a lot more confident posing.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely! What I have found is that about 10% of my Clients will bring a friend or companion to the shoot. Some women are comfortable shooting in front of a friend, some aren’t, but it is entirely up to you.
Will I receive a disc with ALL the un-edited images from the online gallery?
No, I do not offer a disk of ALL of the images for the online gallery. You can always purchase additional edited high-res images for download for $50 each.
How do I schedule a session?
A 25% non - refundable deposit is due when signing the contract to hold the date and time. The deposit will be credited towards your total package amount. I can accept credit and debit cards, cash, check and Chase QuickPay.