February 22, 2018

Boudoir FAQ: Answers To Your Most Asked Questions!

Nerves. They can play a huge role when it comes to booking a boudoir photo session. And more often than not, they can lead to racing thoughts and questions like…

“What if I don’t feel comfortable in front of the camera?” 

“What if I’m having a really bad hair day?”

“What if I don’t know how to pose?”

“What if I chicken out!?”

Ladies, believe me… I know how you feel. I have been in front of the camera too and it can certainly be intimidating at first. But trust me when I say that you won’t have any of these things happen at your photoshoot. You are going to love every minute of it so much, that you’ll leave wanting to do it again! To show you how awesome a boudoir shoot can be, I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 Frequently Asked Questions that I receive from clients before they book. As you can see from my answers, the shoot isn’t a scary experience at all. In fact, it’s one of the most exciting, empowering things you ever can do! Have a look…


Question #1: How am I supposed to relax when a stranger is taking intimate photos of me? 
Ok, this is one of the first questions I usually hear from new clients. And let me just say that by the time we start taking photos, we’ll really feel like old friends. Before you even show up for the session, we’ll chat on email or by phone about your expectations for the shoot. We’ll talk about what inspires you, what you’ll wear, and your hair and makeup. Most clients do book my incredible makeup and hair stylist, and so once you arrive, we’ll spend about 90 minutes getting makeup and hair done. This gives us time to get to chat and bond some more. We’ll take a look at the outfits that you brought and talk about what looks best. I’ll also show you samples of all the amazing albums and images you can get when the session is done. When it comes to the session itself, all you really need to do is follow my direction and enjoy! It is really that simple.


Sexy intimate photography session in NYC

A boudoir photoshoot with a sexy lingerie model


Question #2: Where can I have my boudoir photos taken?
It’s all about location, location, location! To me, a key element of an amazing boudoir session is where you take the photos. When you book a session with me, we’ll choose a top luxury hotel in or around NYC for your shoot. There’s nothing sexier than capturing the beauty of the female body against a city backdrop, or the clean lines of a trendy, modern hotel suite. The whole experience will feel so luxurious, that you will be totally relaxed and immersed in the beautiful surroundings.


A woman posing for a boudoir shoot in a New York City hotel

An intimate photography shoot in Manhattan


Question #3: Should I practice posing before the photoshoot?
There’s no need to practice posing before your shoot, as I’ll be posing you the whole time. So no worries at all! If you do want to get an idea of just how I may pose you, take a look at how I worked with Self Magazine writer Lindsey Lanquist to perfect her sexy poses.


A model posing for a boudoir session in NY

A nude model posing for a boudoir photo


Question #4: I’m not happy with my weight. Do you think I should hold off on booking until I lose 10 more pounds?
My answer: Absolutely not! There’s simply no better time than the present to do a boudoir shoot. Putting off things that you want to do because of weight or other reasons won’t make you feel better about yourself.  I would say – loose your mindset, not your weight.  You are a strong, beautiful woman today and you need to take advantage of that. Boudoir will teach you to embrace every curve you have, and love yourself no matter what the scale says the morning of your shoot!


A woman posing in a sexy outfit for a photoshoot

A sexy black and white boudoir photo


Question #5: Aren’t I too old to have boudoir photos taken?
Again, my answer is no! There’s no age limit on boudoir. Period. Whether you’re celebrating turning 21 or you’re getting ready to retire, boudoir is really about one thing: YOU. As women, we are sexy at every age. The older we get, the wiser and more experienced we get… qualities that make for some super sexy shots!


A sexy up close boudoir photo

Boudoir is for women of all ages

Ready to say “yes” to boudoir and let go of your fears?

Then let’s get started! I can’t wait to get to know you and hear about your dreams for an incredible photoshoot. Contact me today, and let’s make them happen!