BOUDOIR – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where will the boudoir session take place?

Your boudoir session will take place at our gorgeous natural light studio in Annerley. It is perfect for boudoir. It is quiet, private and shut the studio down during our sessions to ensure complete privacy.

Who will be present for the session?

Your privacy is important. We understand that boudoir session gets you completely out of your comfort zone, so the only people present during your shoot is Nicole and her female make up artist.

I don’t wear a lot of lingerie, can I still do a session?

Absolutely! Lingerie isn’t the only option of feeling sexy. You can tailor the shoot to be more glamour focused or you can do a boudoir shoot wearing a dress, a robe, a button up shirt, his sporting shirt. If you get stuck for ideas, let us know. We are happy to help!

What do I bring to a boudoir session?

We recommend that you bring at least 3 outfits – generally something light, something dark and something colourful. But if you can’t decide on just three, then bring more and we can choose a few different options one you arrive at the studio. Once you have booked, during our boudoir per-consultation we will email you a session questionnaire and our session planning guide to help you with ideas and inspiration for what to bring.

Due to hygiene reasons, all lingerie is to be supplied by the client. If you don’t have much lingerie in your closet, then it is the perfect excuse to go shopping! And what woman doesn’t love shopping!! You are also more then welcome to bring in any personal items that you might want to incorporate as a prop.

Do I need to bring accessories?

Yes! The perfect accompany to a boudoir session is a sexy pair of heels, a gorgeous necklace, a hat, head piece or any other prop you would like to feature in your photographs. I do have a few props in the studio, but feel free to bring your own. I have had all sorts of props including a Harley motorbike, one of his business shirts and even a cowboy hat!

Does it matter if I am shy and body conscious?

Absolutely not! We understand that not everyone is used to being in front of a camera let alone in lingerie! And I know how you feel. In March 2015, I was photographed by a boudoir photographer in New York. And even I was nervous! So don’t stress, I will guide you throughout the entire session, talk to you, show you how to pose and give you lots of direction.

How old can I be to do a boudoir session?

Our clients are women of all ages. We think you can be glamorously photographed at any age. We do not however photograph boudoir or fine art nudes for any one under the age of 18.

Do you photograph couples in the boudoir genre?

Unfortunately no. We only photograph couples with their clothes on. Boudoir for me is all about empowering woman, so photographing couples in the boudoir genre falls outside of our why. We also don’t allow partners to be present during the session again, the session is all about empowering the woman. Partners however are more then welcome to be present for the viewing session.

If you are looking for some boudoir couple photographs we can recommend some other great local photographers.

Do you retouch your boudoir photographs?

Yes, we do retouch your photographs, but only to eliminate those little imperfections such as acne, cellulite and stretch marks to bring out the best in you. We always try to ensure that our photographs look realistic and like you and not too fake or unnatural. We want you to look like the best version of yourself, not like you have fake plastic Barbie doll like skin.

Will you use my photographs on the Internet?

Again, we value our clients wishes. If you wish your photographs to remain private, they will. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing or having your photographs displayed on-line then we are completely ok with this. We just ask you to fill out our booking form and tick the box that says please keep my photographs private. About 70% of our clients tick this option.

I’m not sure I feel comfortable spending money on myself?

I totally understand. That’s why we offer payment plans to make a boudoir experience affordable for any budget. A boudoir experience is a once in a lifetime experience and something you will look back on and cherish.

What products do you recommend to showcase my beautiful boudoir photographs?

Our most popular option is our Albums. They are a collection of 20 or more images from your session and sometimes we include a love letter or quote to yourself or your partner in the front. They are the perfect little keepsake to look back and remember how you felt during the session.

How do I view my photographs after the session?

At the end of your boudoir session we will book you in for a personalized viewing appointment around 2-3 weeks after the session. We will show you a gorgeous collection of 30-40 photographs handpicked in a slide show set to beautiful music. Then we will choose your favourite photographs and discuss how you would like to display and purchase them.

What if I don’t like my photographs?

I am confident that you will love your boudoir photographs and the finished products. However there is no minimum spend after the session fee, so if you don’t like your photographs you don’t have to purchase anything further.

I don’t think I can afford this?

We can help! We offer interest free payment plans. If you would like me to explain these further email nicole@nicolebarraletphotography.com

Can I bring someone to the viewing?

Yes, you are more then welcome to bring someone with you to the viewing. If you want to include your partner at the viewing that is completely ok. Otherwise you are more then welcome to come by yourself if it is a surprise!

What if I want a product that you don’t offer?

Let us know what you had in mind and we will see what we can do.

After my order has been placed, will I be able to purchase more from my shoot in the future?

Yes, certainly. We keep all of your files archived for 12 months after the shoot. If you would like to purchase more, just email nicole@nicolebarraletphotography.com

What if I have any other questions that are not answered here?

Feel free to give Nicole a call on 0409 050 422 or email nicole@nicolebarraletphotography.com and she will answer any questions you may have.

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