REQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A Boudoir Session is a completely different experience than regular family portraits and it’s certainly not something we do every day. For some of us, it’s a once in a lifetime experience and, as such, many questions may come to mind. The following information has been designed to answer some of the frequently asked questions we are asked at Kimberly Ann Photography – from wardrobe selection to picking up your final products. If you have any questions that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to speak with you on an individual basis.
How old do I have to be to schedule a boudoir session?
You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age AND out of High School to participate in a Boudoir Session and be prepared as I may ask for proof of age.
Will my images be touched up?
Advanced beauty retouching is fundamental in creating our signature look. After your session, the best images will be selected for viewing. Each image chosen for your final gallery will be flawlessly retouched to perfection in our digital darkroom to make your portraits the works of art that you expect from our studio.
Can I just right-click and print my proof pictures instead of purchasing them from you?
It is a common misunderstanding that it is ok to right-click and save your proofing pictures to your computer for personal printing or displaying on the internet. However it is illegal to download, copy, print or reproduce the images in any way.
We spend a great deal of time after your session in our digital darkroom, perfecting your images. We ask that you respect what we do for a living, and the laws set in place to protect them. Our pricing has been carefully structured to be able to maintain our business. If we allowed theft of our images, we would not be able to offer this unique and beautiful service to women.
My session is booked – how do I prepare?
In preparation for your shoot, please think of the following things:
Hair touch-ups, waxing, eyebrow shaping, manicure, pedicure, tanning and moisturizing.
Upon scheduling your session you will be emailed a guide on how to help you prepare, suggested outfits and ideas of what to bring to your session.
Do you provide hair and makeup services?
Yes, we do. All full boudoir sessions include professional camera ready hair and make-up. Occasionally we will offer a “mini” session special. These mini sessions include professional camera ready make-up only.
What should I bring to my shoot? Do you supply wardrobe?
No we don’t supply wardrobe but have some great suggestions on what to purchase and bring with you. Please bring a variety of lingerie, shoes and jewelry. We will work with you to create the look you want. When you are choosing lingerie, consider choosing more than one set to get a variety of looks.
Lingerie can include bra and panty sets, a corset, teddy, chemise, camisole, garters, thigh high stockings and robes. While black is the standard in sexy, all colors are great and give a nice variety of looks to your final images.
Also, please ask us about a shoot more geared toward a glamor session rather than just lingerie if that is what you are more comfortable with. Remember, it is NOT all about “getting naked”. It’s about showcasing the beautiful YOU.
For brides, consider bringing your favorite white lingerie.
Other items to bring include a variety of high heels, high boots, jewelry, scarves, hats, ties. Feel free to bring anything with you to accessorize your shoot and make it a more personalized experience. A piece of your mate’s favorite apparel – shirt and tie perhaps or a sports jersey – he’ll love it!
For the glamor lady… bring your favorite black cocktail dress, your favorite jeans or short shorts and an off the shoulder shirt… or maybe a swimsuit session on the beach. These types of sessions would be gorgeous outdoors at the beach, in an urban alley way up against a brick wall. Come on.. lets think outside the box. 🙂
I’m a little uncomfortable about nudity!
No worries, Kimberly Ann does not shoot nudity. Besides, sexy isn’t always about how much you show, it’s all about how you show it! Most men feel that leaving something to the imagination is much sexier than baring it all. Upon request and comfort level, we will photograph implied nude images. Sexy, sexy, sexy… and beautiful!
Sounds great … but I’m feeling nervous about my shoot!
Feeling nervous or self conscious about having an intimate session? There’s no need worry, it’s natural to feel this way. We guide you through each pose and know exactly which angles to capture for all body types to make you look like the beautiful woman you are. You don’t need to know how to pose, you won’t have to do any performing and won’t be put on the spot. We’ll show you how to get those sexy poses and sultry looks. Our sessions are designed to allow plenty of time to relax and feel comfortable which really shows in the final images. So leave everything up to us … just relax and enjoy yourself!
I have a little problem area that I don’t like about by body – is there anything you can do?
Regardless of age or body type, we specialize in offering all women an incredible opportunity to commission their own personal collection of stunning, modern boudoir portraits. Flattering your best features, Kimberly Ann Photography provides you with something truly unique to show how beautiful you are. Every woman is very different and has something incredible to capture.
Our advanced retouching includes skin perfecting, body contouring and feature enhancement. Every detail is covered from wrinkles to acne, scars, cellulite and stretch marks. You don’t have to worry about these little imperfections. We have everything covered.
If you have a particular problem area that you’re not happy with, let us know. Our advanced posing techniques are designed to emphasize the positives and disguise problem areas. In addition we can perform a little “digital liposuction” in the retouching stage. We will not however completely change the shape of your body – after all that just wouldn’t be you!
Will my session be with a female photographer?
Yes ! With such personal portraits it is reassuring for both you and the man in your life that Kimberly Ann Photography is an all female team including the photographer, assistant/retouch artist and hair and make-up professional.
I’ve had my session – what a blast! When do I get to see my images?
Within 14 days of your session, your proofs will become available for you at an in-person viewing and ordering session. We ask that you give us 2-4 weeks from your session date to complete your order.
How many images will I have to choose from?
Many images are captured during your session. Afterwards, each image is put through a careful selection process. You will see only the images that meet the standards of Kimberly Ann Photography. Images that do not meet these standards are removed permanently during the selection process.
Will my images be posted on your website or Facebook?
We are all about protecting your privacy. Upon scheduling your session you will receive a policy agreement form which needs to be completed prior to our photo session together. Within this form is a model release which you may or may not sign. The choice is yours. You may also request to see and approve the images Kimberly would like to use for her portfolio. If you choose not to sign the release, your images will only be seen by you and whomever you show them to. Kimberly will respect your request to not share any of your images if that is your wish.
I have a question that isn’t listed above
If your questions haven’t been answered here, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-492-3893. We are more than happy to speak with you on an individual basis.