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How do I schedule a session?
First, you can fill out the contact form here. Then we will schedule a 15 minute phone call to go over all the details + I will answer all your questions! During the consultation, we will also pick a day + time for your shoot. To officially book your session, you will need to sign a contract + pay the session fee retainer. This ensures that day + time is reserved just for you!
What is your cancellation policy?
Once you have scheduled your photoshoot + paid your retainer, it is non-refundable. If you need to cancel or reschdule your session, there are different fees depending on how far away from when your session is. All fees are outlined in your contract.
How many outfits can I bring?
I have started a client closet that is yours to use as part of your session fee. I still always recommend you bring 3-4 with you just in case something in my closet doesn't work out + you have something you absolutely love with you to wear!
Can I bring a friend?
**Due to COVID-19, no friends or partners are permitted to be present with you for any time in order to maintain proper social distancing.**
Should I tan before my photoshoot?
Nooooooooooooo!! In photos, tanning tends to turn into an orange hue. Also, it can rub off on furniture + bedding. Tan lines are also not something I will edit out + never look good in photos! Embrace the beauty of your natural skin tone + your photos will turn out so much better!
Waxing? Shaving? What do I do!?
If you plan on waxing any problem hair areas, make sure to do so a few days before your session to give your skin time to heal + loose any redness. If you prefer shaving, make sure to do a close shave the morning of your session. Honestly, you know yourself best so just prepare the same way you would for a big date or a day at the beach! Also, do't forget to touch up those eyebrows!
What else should I do to prepare for my photoshoot?
Drink plenty of water leading up to your session, eat breakfast the day of, wear loose clothing to the photo shoot + if possible, avoid wearing a bra to prevent marks + lines on your skin. Depending on your hair, you may want to get a quick trim + touch up your roots. If you plan on dying your FULL head, please do this a week before in case it doesn't turn out the way you want.
I have no idea what to wear...HELP!!
Don't worry babe, I got you! After you've booked your session, I will send you a complete guide to help you shop for the perfect outfits. It is only a guide so feel free to be as creative as you wish - this is your boudoir shoot after all!
Where will the shoot take place?
All shoots take place in my home studio in Ottawa, Ontario. The full address is only given out to those who book to protect my privacy as it is in my home.
What if I can't relax? I'm so nervous!
I am a complete goof behind the camera while photographing clients! Within the first 15 minutes, most of my clients are walking around naked. Your experience is completely private and relaxing. You will feel like you got a workout by the end but it feels so DAMN GOOD to walk around without giving any f*cks cause you just rocked the sh*t out of your shoot!
Will you edit my photos?
I go through all your photos, choose the best ones for your gallery + lightly edit them before you see them at your viewing. Once you choose your favourite photos, I will go through + do the fine tune editing before sending you your album proof. I do not do ANY body modifications AT ALL.
Will you use my photos for your website, marketing, etc.?
Due to the nature of boudoir photography, I want you to know that I take your privacy very seriously. Your photos will not be used anywhere unless I have a signed model release from you to do so.
How far in advance should I book my session?
I highly recommend booking your session approximately 6-8 weeks before you need your products. The service I provide is not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am done in a week situation. It takes time for quality service and products to be provided.
This is quite the investment, I'm not sure I can afford it.
Look, I get it, this isn't a cheap investment. Boudoir is a LUXURY experience + definitely not for everyone. I am a true believer that you should invest in yourself + building your confidence with a boudoir session is a great start!