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Oh…I know! You’ve got questions. Of course you do! Here’s another installment from our clients of MORE frequently asked questions.
Most of my clients have NEVER done a boudoir photo session before, and many have yet to even have a phone consultation with a professional photographer. So, if you are like any of them, you have a ton of questions. Or….you have no idea WHAT to ask.
I understand! AND I’ve created a few blog posts where I go over the questions my clients ask most often. Check the main page of my blog or visit the Boudoir FAQ page of my main site.
MORE Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose your studio?
- Our in-home studio is comfortable, with lots of different sets.
- We have a HUGE selection of brand-new lingerie in our Client Wardrobe, 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.
What ages and sizes do you work with?
The short answer is – all of them! We’ve worked with ladies ranging is size from XS to 6X and from ages 21 to 70. We truly believe that EVERYONE deserves to feel good about themselves, and we’re here for all of it!
What do I wear?
Most of our clients have no idea what to wear or where to shop, so we start with an in-person wardrobe consultation. You’ll get to try outfits from our HUGE collection of brand-new lingerie (every client gets one outfit to keep) and we’ll check out all the fun, glam props and accessories in the studio.
How long will I be in the studio the day of my session?
This is a half-day experience, so plan on being here for about 4-5 hours. You’ll start with professional hair & makeup styling (1.5 hrs) and then a full photo session, including 4-5 outfits/looks on multiple sets. You’ll be our only client for the day, so sessions are never rushed. We schedule client photo sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning with hair & makeup at 10am and finishing up around 2-3pm.
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.
How soon can I see my images?
After your photo session, we’ll pick a date for your image reveal and ordering appointment…1-2 weeks after your session. This appointment is typically done in-person, but we can arrange for an online viewing if needed. Once you’ve chosen your favorite images and paid for your Collection, digital products are delivered relatively immediately and print products arrive within 2-4 weeks of your order being placed.
When do I pay for my images?
To secure your session date, you’ll first pay a non-refundable retainer fee. Some clients choose to pre-pay for the collection of their dreams, but payment is typically made at your ordering appointment. Card, cash and third-party financing is accepted (Affirm and PayPal Credit), as well as in-house payment options. Your gorgeous products are delivered once full payment has been received.
Can I purchase just a couple of photos?
We offer a full-service, luxury boudoir experience. After a half-day photo session, it’s simply impossible to love just a couple of images from your session, so we don’t sell individual images. Most of our clients select a luxury collection of 30-50+ images that includes a custom, hand-bound album, digital files and more. If budget is a concern, we offer payment plans, as well as smaller digital collections.
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 – hand-bound in Portugal, with dozens of customization options, these lay-flat volumes are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Wall art, digital products, wall and desk calendars, Polaroids fine-art prints and retro viewers are all popular options.
What if I don’t want all art?
You may surprise yourself. 🙂 Almost EVERY client says something like this prior to seeing their gorgeous images, and just about everyone is stunned to hear themselves saying they want to display their photos. We LOVE that! While these may be intimate portraits, there will be MANY images that are modest – simply revealing your exquisite beauty. We offer wall art options because MOST of our clients choose to hang their beautiful portraits.
Where is your studio?
Our studio is conveniently located just off New Circle & Tates Creek Roads in Lexington, Kentucky. Nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood, clients tell us that our in-home studio helps them feel relaxed and comfortable. Since we live and work in this space, you’ll get to meet our furry photography assistants – Raleigh, the German Shepherd, and the kitties…tuxedo twins, Desi and Lucy, their EXTREMELY affectionate adopted sister, Lexi, and Mowgli, the circus cat. (The studio is thoroughly cleaned every day, so do let us know if you have allergies as we are happy to take extra steps to ensure your comfort.)
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. 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.