The most-asked questions ... and answers
Where is your studio?
My studio is in central Aurora, Colorado, near I-225 and Parker Road. It's conveniently located near Parker, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Denver, and Cherry Creek. It's located about 25 minutes southeast of the Highlands and downtown Denver, and about 35 minutes from Boulder, Thornton, Westminster and Arvada.
You come here for your planning meeting, your photoshoot and your ordering appointment, and then to pick up your order.
Do you 'Photoshop' my photos?
YES! I think Photoshop is awesome when it is used with a light hand and in a way that draws your eye to your beauty. I work with a professional retoucher who knows how to remove the cellulite dimple on your thigh while making you look refreshed, natural and, well, like yourself. Blemishes and dark eye circles? Gone! Bruises and scratches? Gone! Stretch marks and cellulite will be softened so they're barely noticeable.
At your reveal & ordering appointment, you will see a gallery of unretouched proofs. Then I'll send your purchased photos to my editor for the full deal. This allows you to see your photos much sooner (the same day as your session instead of within weeks), and allows me to keep my costs lower.
What we don't do: Completely remove skin folds, reshape your body, remove all skin texture so you look like an alien, make you look 10 years younger. Also: removing tan lines, fixing fake tans (aka Oompa Loompa skin), and removing tattoos require an extra fee.
Will my boudoir photos be on the Internet?
How many outfits are included?
Luxury Sessions include 2 outfits—any mix of lingerie and/or fine art bodyscapes—plus white sheets.
Do I bring my own outfits?
Yes. You bring your own lingerie, outfits, shoes and accessories to your session, and then we collaborate on your styling for each look. I do have a nice shoe and jewelry wardrobe you can pull from if those are items you don't use regularly.
Who does my hair and makeup?
You have a choice: I can book an outstanding, talented, amazing hair & makeup artist to pamper and prep you for your session, who will help you relax and settle in before I ask you to drop your robe. You can book 1 makeup look and hairstyle, or 2 makeup looks and 1 hairstyle. You’ll pay the artist directly at your session. I use only licensed and insured hair and makeup artists. Hair and makeup is not required, but it’s highly recommended.
Can I bring Someone else to my boudoir shoot?
You can bring ONE incredibly supportive female adult friend if you’d like. But, I’ve found that having people who are not being photographed at your the photography part is distracting for both of us. I want you feel relaxed and focused on taking this time for yourself. (You're welcome to bring one incredibly supportive cheerleader-type adult to your ordering appointment.)
What types of photo products do you offer?
I offer albums, digital photos, and fine art wall & desk display. These are items unlike what you can find on your own--handmade fine art wedding albums, bespoke framed canvas, archival metal prints.
When do I get to see my photographs?
About 2 hours after your session! You'll return to my studio for your reveal and ordering appointment to finalize your order at this session, including full payment.
How much should I expect to spend?
At minimum, you’ll spend $775 for your session, hair & makeup, and a few photos. But let’s be realistic—it’s rare for women to purchase fewer than 30 photos, so most upgrade to a Collection and spend $1500+ total.
I accept cash, credit, debit and PayPal Credit (look into this before your ordering appointment). I offer strict installment plans for product purchases of $1400+ (50% down, 5% administrative fee, 90 days to pay).
I'm doing this for a special occasion. How much lead time do I need?
I prefer to shoot Boudoir Sessions at least 4 weeks before the date you need your finished printed photos. Expect to receive your order about 2 weeks after your ordering appointment.