You have questions about boudoir photography. We have the answers! Just scroll through our boudoir FAQ.
Every client comes to us from their own, unique perspective, and everyone has questions. We’ve put together this boudoir FAQ so you don’t let that stand in the way of booking an amazing, luxury boudoir photography experience!
Are you anxious about even scheduling a phone consultation? Or have you already booked your session and want to know what to expect? (besides awesome images)
Well, Diamond Girl – that’s why I’m here!
I pride myself on being an open book when it comes to the boudoir FAQs that future Diamond Girls have about their photo session with me. I’m more than just your photographer – I’m your biggest fan, your sounding board, your personal lingerie stylist and your partner in creating images to bring out your best, most beautiful and truest self.
Here are some of my clients’ favorite Boudoir FAQs
I want to book a shoot but I am so nervous!
Everyone is nervous! It is normal! That’s your body reminding you that you are ALIVE! But you can relax because our guided process is designed to take the guess-work out of your boudoir photo session and get you as comfortable as possible. We guarantee that you will have a great time and when you see your gorgeous images, it will totally be worth it!
I don’t know how to pose, will you tell me what to do?
Do you see all the gorgeous ladies on this website? They are all regular, everyday women with zero modeling experience. You can do this! We will absolutely tell you how to pose and where to look. We’ll even demonstrate poses and coach you through expressions. All you have to do is show up and have fun!
Where will my boudoir session take place?
Sessions take place in our residential studio off Nicholasville Road and Wilson Downing Road, near the Fayette Mall in Lexington, KY. We have multiple sets to choose from. Professional hair and makeup styling is done on site, as well!
There are some clients who would like to shoot in a hotel or other location. If that is the case, please let Kat know what you are considering. The client is responsible for location shoots. We often travel for boudoir sessions and would love to chat with you!
As a plus-size woman, should I still schedule a boudoir photo shoot?
ABSOLUTELY, YES! I photograph real women of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages with my goal being that each woman leaves their session loving themselves – AND their images.
While planning for your session, we’ll choose the outfits that will flatter you most, and during your session I will work with you to pose you from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. It’s my job to find what makes your body look amazing, and to push you a little bit out of your comfort zone – so you can see yourself as the total bombshell you are. If you’re still having some doubts about your body or how to move to a place of body positivity, check out my blog post on the subject, here.
I don’t buy or wear lingerie. What should I wear for my photo session?
I gotta give some love to my VIP Group here. These ladies are a GREAT resource for outfits for sessions that fit all body types from XS-6X. If you are not yet a member of my VIP group on Facebook, click the links below to join. Hips and Curves,Yandy, Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s, Amazonand Adore Me are some favs if you’re looking to invest in a piece or two. In addition, our In Studio Boutique is fully stocked and contains HUNDREDS of gorgeous, brand-new pieces that we purchase from wholesalers. You can also learn your specific body type and how to dress to look your best by clicking HERE
Do I have to get my makeup done for my boudoir photography session?
OMG…Yes! And here’s why – this is the ultimate self-love experience. You deserve to be pampered and to have your features accentuated by a professional. When you work with my staff, you’ll find that my hair and makeup artists are amazing and strive to create a look for each of my clients that is in step with their style and plays perfectly on camera. If you’re a minimal/no makeup kinda girl, it may be a little jarring when you see how much product is going on your face, but don’t worry. If you desire a more natural look, my makeup artists know just how to apply what’s needed to help even out your skin tone, without looking over done. Plus it’s part of the experience. Your session is meant to show off your assets, but also as a way to pamper yourself. You should consider your time in the stylist’s chair as an opportunity for you to relax and get comfortable with the whole process.
Check out our boudoir transformations HERE to see some of the before and after images our clients have asked us to share.
Do I have to share my images online?
Absolutelynot. If you want to share your images, I love that. Many of my clients love their images so much that they ASK to share them in my VIP group, on my website and in the studio. Images are never shared without expressed, written permission by the client. And if you choose to share your images and your situation changes in the future, you just need to let us know.
Do you only photograph women?
YES. Ladies only – no couples, no men. My photography is completely focused on women and helping them to embrace their beauty and to feel empowered. This includes transgender women and those who identify as women.
I have my outfits picked out…now what?
If you haven’t already…book your boudoir photo session! You can schedule your free phone consultation HERE. If you are already scheduled, I send weekly emails to help you get ready, and I’ve shared a ton of other information about how to prepare for your session in other blog posts. Check this one out HERE. I can’t emphasize enough that you need to HYDRATE and STRETCH! Diamond Girls always tell me after their session that their calves ache or that they weren’t expecting to use their back muscles so much. And it’s true! So, do yourself a favor, and stretch. You can learn more HERE.
BUT – if you have physical limitations, we can always modify poses the ensure your comfort. This is YOUR photo session – so we’re all about making sure you love every moment.
How do you help you clients get comfortable?
Let’s be honest…you’re getting half-naked with a complete stranger. I get that. My job as your photographer is to make the session as comfortable for you as possible. I am relaxed and silly, and I will get you to laugh as much as possible so that you feel at ease. Ask any of my previous clients – sessions are FUN!
My goal is that before you even set foot in front of the camera, we have met in person and planned your session, and that I have an understanding of your personal style and why you are doing your shoot. This will ensure that you get comfortable and relaxed in our environment. Then, we let the magic happen!
Can I bring a friend to my photo session?
Is your friend your biggest hype-girl? Then yes – absolutely. Positive vibes only, please. 🙂 Having a friend with you while you are in the stylist’s chair getting your hair and makeup done can help calm your nerves. I get it. They can also help you to amp up your sexy and to get you ready to step out of your comfort zone. Once we step into the studio, space can be a little tight. I simply ask that everyone listen and respect what we need to get stellar results.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! I have an in-detail blog post about your payment options Your boudoir photo session is an investment and I understand some clients need a payment plan. We offer in-house payment plans (the Diamond Reserve!) as well as Paypal Credit and Affirm. Take a peek at the blog post on this topic and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
When do you schedule boudoir photo sessions?
I schedule boudoir photo sessions Monday – Thursday. We start our day at 10AM, with professional hair and makeup styling, and wrap things up around 2-3pm. During your session I’ll show you the back of my camera from time to time, so that you can see the amazing images we are creating. But you’ll view all of your finished photos and choose your products about a week after your session, during your ordering appointment.
Keep in mind that we only schedule one client per day, and only 2-3 clients per week. We set aside your date JUST FOR YOU, so when you book your session, you’ll know we are totally focused on you for the day. With that in mind, please be respectful of our time, ensure the date you select is the best for you and your schedule, and if you need to make changes, get in touch with us as SOON as possible. Because of the preparation that we put into helping our clients get ready for their photo sessions, filling last minute openings doesn’t really work for us.
Why should I choose to work with Diamond Moon Boudoir?
Our in-home studio is comfortable, with lots of different sets.
We have a HUGE selection of brand-new lingerie in our In-Studio Boutique, and each client gets to take one outfit home with them. (Sizes XS – 5X)
Kat is Lexington’s TOP RATED boudoir photographer. Just check out the raves left by past clients HERE
We offer a full, LUXURY experience including wardrobe consultation, professional hair & makeup styling, expert posing guidance for EVERY figure and a custom image reveal and ordering session.
Our LUXE Closet – filled with glamorous props and accessories including red-soled stilettos, Hollywood-style dressing gowns, a stack of tiaras to make a Disney princess jealous and four (4) distinctively different sets of gorgeous angel wings.
Our products! Kat has searched the WORLD to find the most luxurious products that are exclusively available to professional photographers. When you see our hand-made albums, you’ll be in LOVE.
Payment options – we offer lots of ways to pay for your products, including credit cards, third-party financing and an in-house payment plan.
Will my images be retouched?
Yes! While we rely heavily on wardrobe selection, posing and figure-flattering angles, we do smooth skin and perform natural retouching of all of your images prior to your ordering appointment.
What types of products do you offer?
We work with some of the world’s most exclusive production labs, offering luxurious products available only to professional photographers.
Most of our clients cherish an album. Our luxury collections – hand-bound in Portugal, with dozens of customization options, are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Wall art, digital products, wall and desk calendars, Polaroid fine-art prints and retro viewers are all popular options.
How soon should I book?
We suggest securing the date you want as soon as possible. Our studio typically books 6-8 weeks out and gets very busy September – November with clients wanting gifts for the holidays, and in December/January leading up to Valentine’s Day. If you need images, products and prints by a specific date, we prefer to schedule your photo session 6-8 weeks prior to that date, to ensure stress-free delivery.
Still have questions about boudoir?
We’re here for it! Just fill out the contact form below, or head on over to schedule your free phone consultation HERE
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