frequently asked questions

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FAQ

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. Once you have your session, it takes approximately 2-3 weeks for your products to ship + be delivered. It's always best to plan far in advance just in case of high priority times (Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc...) where my pro lab is in high demand with orders from all over the globe. During wedding season, sessions may take a little longer to get out and ordered.




How do I schedule a session?


First, you can fill out the contact form here. Then we will schedule a 15-30 minute phone call to go over all the details. I will also answer all your questions and make sure everything makes sense. During the consultation, we will also choose a date for your session. All sessions start at 11:00 AM and end around 4:00 PM. You will also be asked to pay the session fee over the phone to hold your date and time. You will then be sent the contract to look over and sign - you will have 24 hours to do this. Once you have signed and paid your session fee, you are officially booked!




What is your cancellation policy?


Once you have scheduled your photoshoot, paid your retainer and signed your contract, 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.




Where will the shoot take place?


If you are choosing to have a studio session, all shoots take place in my home studio in the West End of Ottawa, Ontario. The full address is only given out to those who book to protect my privacy as it is in my home. If you choose to have an outdoor session, I have a few places as options but only disclose them after you have fully booked.




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 2-3 with you just in case something in my closet doesn't work out and you have something you absolutely love with you to wear! If you opt to use anything in my client wardrobe, I ask that you please bring a nude and black seamless g-string or thong with you to your session for sanitary reasons. Each collection includes between 2-6 outfits depending on which one you go with. If you opt for an a-la-carte purchase, you are able to have 2 outsits.




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! In addition to posing your body, I also tell you what to do with your face. If you need to fix your face, I'll tell you.




Can I bring a friend?


Short answer, No. **Due to COVID-19, friends or partners are NOT permitted to be present with you for any time in order to maintain proper social distancing, unless it is a couples session.** Most people find it more difficult to find their inner goddess with an audience, so I recommend that you don't bring anyone with you. No friends or partners are allowed in the studio at the time of your session. They may come with you to drop you off and wait outside, but they will not be permitted to stay in the house during your session. If you want to meet with them for lunch you are more than welcome to do that. As long as they are 1000% encouraging, positive and empowering, they may come back with you to your viewing. If they say anything negative during this time, I will kindly ask them to leave. Unless it is a couples session, then partners are permitted.




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 and props. Tan lines are also not something I will edit out and never look good in photos. Embrace the beauty of your natural skin tone and your photos will turn out so much better!




Will you edit my photos?


Absolutely! I go through all your photos, choose the best ones for your gallery and lightly edit them before you see them at your viewing. Once you choose your favourite photos, I will go through your chosen images and do the fine tune editing before sending you your album proof. I do not do any body modifications AT ALL. The goal of a boudoir photo session is to show your true beauty - we still want you looking like you in your photos! My editing process is: - Skin Smoothing - Blemishes - Bruises - Acne - Colour Correction If you have any specific things you would like edited out (scars, stretch marks, etc.), you must tell me at the time of your viewing. My rule of thumb is if it's not going to be there in 3 weeks, I remove it.




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 and definitely not for everyone. I am a true believer that you should invest in yourself and building your confidence with a boudoir session is a great start! I offer pre-payment plans in order to help off-set the cost and help you pay off your dream boudoir experience. Paying off a collection before your session helps to ease your mind and you also get to choose some added bonuses too! Most of my client opt for a payment plan and book up to 9 months in advance. Once you see the smaller numbers broken down, it makes it easier for you to manage fitting it into your monthly budget. All it takes is a bit of planning and not buying that Venti tripple whipped skinny caramel machiatto from Starbucks every day!




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. Helping other women gain the courage and confidence to have their very own boudoir experience by showing your images is a huge part of women empowerment. Showing off your confidence shows that other women who are just like you, who may be a bit scared and not sure if they should do a shoot, that boudoir is for EVERY BODY and not just models. Everyone deserves to be a fearless badass! Just like how you have found me and seen my images, these women have given me permission to show off their beauty. You have 4 options for usage of images: - Full release (all images - including nudes) - Full release (all images - excluding nudes) - Partial release (images that do not show your face) - Private release You can decide after you view your photos at your reveal if sharing your images will be fine with you!




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! I also ask in your pre-session questionnaire your size and I will pull some things from my closet to show you if you wanted to wear any of them during your session. If you did want to borrow any of my outfits, I ask you bring a nude and black seamless thong/g-string with you to wear underneith the garments for sanitary reasons. Some outfits are more revealing that others, so I also have sanitary liners available to wear in replacement of a thong. I'm also here if you need me. I am more than happy to help you decide what would look best! I always encourage you to send me photos of what you are planning on getting or what you want to get and I can tell you if it would work or not.




Waxing? Shaving? What do I do!?


It's your body and your choice. Do not do anything you normally would not 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 and 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, don'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 and, if possible, avoid wearing a bra to prevent marks and lines on your skin. Depending on your hair, you may want to get a quick trim and 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. Relax and enjoy your boudoir session! YOU'RE GOING TO ROCK IT!