What to Expect the Day of your Session
Your boudoir experience will be a total of 5-6 hours.
Complimentary hair & makeup and same day photo viewing and ordering make the process quick and easy! Our sessions consist of the following three steps:
Hair & Makeup Artistry
Relax & be pampered as one of our trusted artists prepares you for your photo session! Our artists can create a custom look for you based on your style & preference – whether it’s soft & romantic, glam, vintage pin-up, or something in between!
Boudoir Portrait Session
You get to have fun while we work our posing and lighting magic! We will guide you throughout the whole experience telling you exactly how to pose and look!
Same Day Ordering
After your photo session we will break for 45-60 min while we prepare your images. Then, you will return to the studio to view your portraits and select your favorites for your heirloom products. Products will be ready 1-2 weeks after the session (custom framing may take longer).
The photos are beautiful, artistic and tasteful…And I love myself for embracing the moment and putting myself out there. Go for it! ~s.b.
Want more details? If so, read on!
Our sessions are held at our studio in Minneapolis. You bring all of your own outfits to the session. Our session fee includes professional hair & makeup, a 60-90 minute boudoir session, and an in-person image reveal & ordering appointment. To reserve your session we require a pre-paid session fee and we accept cash, check, or credit card.
Before Your Boudoir Session
Upon reserving your session you will receive detailed information about where the session is held, what to bring, and tips for making your session fabulous. We recommend bringing three to five outfits of different styles. You do not have to wear only lingerie, how much or how little you wear is up to you! Your favorite dress, sweater, or jeans can also look great in photos. If you are unsure about something bring it along and we can help you determine what will work best in photos. We also can do “just the sheets” for one of your outfits – the photos always look fabulous!
Day of Your Session
When you arrive at the studio the pampering begins with hair & makeup with one of our trusted artists. After, we will lay out all of your outfits, shoes, and jewelry and create a plan for how we are going to photograph them.
Once we begin the session, your only job is to relax and have fun! We will pose and guide you every step of the way, telling you exactly where to look and how to position your body. We are experts at creating the most natural and flattering poses for any body type. The photo session will take approximately 60-90 minutes.
Our goal is for you to leave a blush Boudoir session feeling empowered, confident, and beautiful!
Image Reveal & Ordering Session
After your photo shoot is completed, you get a 45-60 min break while we prepare your images for your reveal.
After the break, you will return to the studio for your image reveal & ordering session. Some people include their spouse or partner at their ordering appointment, that is completely up to you!
During your inage reveal, you will see a slideshow of your portraits and select your favorites. We take credit cards and offer payment plans if needed. Our ordering sessions take approximately one hour.
Product Design & Image Retouching
After receiving payment for your products, we begin designing your album and/or working on the other products you may have ordered.
All photos you choose to purchase will be fully retouched to your specifications. We use a light retouching method that allows us to ensure the photos look natural and realistic. We want the photos to represent you and we promise to not make you look plastic or fake.
Before sending products to the lab, we show you a digital draft to get your approval. We want you to LOVE all of the photos you select and do not order anything without your approval. Once the products arrive, we schedule a time for you to pick up your products at the studio. We can also meet you to drop off products or have them shipped if you are out of town.