Hello Beautiful! So, you are interested in booking a boudoir session! They are so much fun and so rewarding! I hope to answer all of your questions here. If you still have questions feel free to contact me so we can discuss it in more detail!
How do I schedule a session?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, message me through the contact link on my website or call 708-254-0435.
How far in advance should I book my session?
If you plan on giving your photos as a gift I recommend booking your session approximately 4 weeks before you plan on giving them as a gift. During non busy seasons I sometimes can make it work in less time so it never hurts to ask!
I’m nervous, what can I expect?
Most of my clients are nervous when they get there. Boudoir is pretty much out of everyone’s comfort zone. When you first arrive we will sit down and talk about what you are looking for, discuss how the process works and take a look at the lingerie pieces you brought with you. This gives us a little time to get acclimated and get to know each other first. I promise you, within the first few minutes you will be feeling much more comfortable!
I’m worried about cellulite/acne/stretch marks. Do you you do any retouching?
Retouching is included with every session. I am able to remove blemishes, wrinkle, stretch marks, and smooth skin if needed.
Where does the session take place? What if I want to book a different location instead of the studio?
Your session will take place in my home based studio near Plainfield, IL. I have two rooms that I shoot in and you will literally feel right at home! I don’t normally shoot on location but we can discuss it and see if your place in an option.
Do you include hair and makeup?
Hair and makeup is now available as an add on for an additional $125
How long will the session take?
There’s no exact time for boudoir sessions. It all depends on how many outfits you bring, how comfortable you are and how fast we move. The average session takes about 1.5 hours.
Can I bring someone with me to my shoot?
I prefer not. I find that even a best friend can be distracting and people relax much better when it’s just the two of us. If your friend or partner wants to meet me to be sure I’m not a crazy person, they are welcome to come and meet me as you’re arriving.
Do I bring my own lingerie? How many outfits can I bring?
Yes, bring some lingerie with you. I do have some robes and gowns in studio but do not have any bra and many sets so be sure to bring those. I usually reccomend you bring at 2-4 outfits with you. One piece body suits work for lots of body types. I always suggest bringing at least 1 bra/panty set as well. Feel free to bring heels and jewelry with you as well. Think outside the box…. an off the shoulder sweater, a tank/panty and crop tops can all be super sexy!
I have no clue how to pose!! Will you help?
I will demonstrate every pose and give you guidance along the way. You do not have to be a model to do a session. I promise to be there with you every step of the way.
What is the cost and what is included?
Feel free to look under “Investment” on my website or email for more detailed pricing.
How do I pay? Do you take payment plans?
Cash or check is preferred. I can take credit cards as well. If needed we can work out a payment plan!
I’m not the age/size I used to be, can you still get good photos of me?
Of course! And I can assure you almost every other woman I’ve photographed felt the same way! I shoot women of all age, shapes and sizes. They all are amazed by how beautiful and hot they are when they get their portraits back!
Who will be present during my session? Who is photographing me?
Most of the times it will be just you and me during the shoot! I do all of my own shooting. On occasion my female assistant helps out.
I don’t see many semi nude or nude photos on your website? Is that something you offer?
Yes, I do offer what I call “Artful Nudes”. They are done tastefully and artfully. If this is something you are interested in we usually do it near the end of the session so we are both comfortable with each other by then.
How do I prepare for my session?
Please consider hair touch ups, waxing and mani pedicures prior to your session. Nails- avoid chipped polish. Soft pink, nudes or classic red works well for nails. Wear loose fitting clothing the day of your session so that you do not have lines from your clothing on your skin.
When will I get to see my images?
We will schedule a reveal session 7-14 days after your session. You’ll come back to the studio for your Image Reveal and Ordering Appointment to view a sexy slideshow of your images and to see the rest of your images. We will work together to find your favorites and to pick out what products would work best for you!
Sarah Jane Boudoir is based in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago serving Plainfield/Naperville and surrounding areas.