Where do the shoots take place?
My home studio is nestled in the beautiful foothills of Afton, Virginia on a private 10 acre retreat sanctuary. Indoor shoots and outdoor shoots are available at my home studio. (To see more photos from outdoor shoots, CLICK HERE.) I also do photoshoots in boutique hotels all over Virginia and Washington DC for those who have a harder time getting away. I frequently visit my home state of Louisiana for photoshoots (and friends, family & food).
I travel worldwide for boudoir photography as well. Destination boudoir photography is available on a limited basis. To see more photos from destination shoots, CLICK HERE.
What products do you offer?
Most of my clients choose a combination of wall art and a fine art book.
Wall art is a gift for your future self for those rough days that we all have. It will be a constant reminder of the confidence you gained during your Breathless Boudoir experience. Wall art comes in your choice of framed and matted prints or gallery wrapped canvases. If you're feeling hesitant about putting a boudoir photo on your wall for the world to see, ask me about the discrete ways my past clients have some up with to hang their art!
Fine Art Books
The fine art books are an exquisite way to have a collection of your photos. They are handmade from a wonderful, sustainability minded bookmaking company in the US. The cover options range from linens and silks to custom leathers and woods.
*All products I offer are photographic archival material, meaning they'll last 100+ years. These products will be an heirloom investment.
What's the experience like?
On the day of your shoot, you don't have to worry about a thing. You don't have to do your hair or makeup. All you have to do is show up and leave the rest to me. You'll have an hour to relax and get used to the space while you're having your hair and makeup done by one of my top quality artists. When she's finished with your makeup, she'll leave us so that we have privacy for your shoot. There's never anyone else present during your shoot unless you decide to do a couple's boudoir shoot, or a shoot on the same day as a friend. You'll bring three outfits for your shoot (an "outfit" doesn't have to be clothes, a nude set can count as an outfit). I'll guide you through poses that fit the look you're going for. You don't have to know how to pose on your own! Once we're finished with the shoot portion of your experience, we'll take an hour break while I prepare the photos for you to see. This is a good time for you to grab a bite to eat. When you come back you'll get to choose your photos and products, and place your order.
I recommend allotting at least 4 hours for the whole experience.
What will my investment be?
Your boudoir session will include professional hair and make up styling, up to 3 outfit changes, pose coaching & expression directing (from your facial expressions to your toes)! You will get to see your photos and place you order on the same day as your session.
The session cost is $450. Products start at $150, collections start at $1,450. My average client spends between $2,500-$4,500 on products. Payment plans are available as well. If you're interested in a payment plan let me know when you book your shoot and we can get it started right away so you'll get your photos faster!
What are my payment options?
I accept cash, check and credit cards.
You have three options for paying off the balance of your photo order:
Pay in full - You can pay the total balance in full on the day of your session. Your photos will be ordered immediately and you'll get them within 2-6 weeks (turnaround time depends on the products ordered).
Payment Plan - We can set up an automatic monthly payment plan for up to 6 months. Once the balance is paid in full your photos will be ordered.
Installments - A new option is to pay in installments through my credit card processor (Square). You must apply, and if you're accepted your photos will be ordered immediately and you can continue paying off your order through Square.
What should I wear for my boudoir session?
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Do you photograph same sex couples and trans people?
Absolutely! It's honestly a shame that this question still has to be asked.
Your privacy is very important to me. In order for me to be able to stay in business as a trusted boudoir photographer it is imperative that your photos are safe and secure. Photos are not uploaded to the internet (except to secure vendors to order books and prints) unless you sign a model release giving me legal permission to share your photos. All of the women and couples on this website granted me permission to share their photos.