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 photos that have been lightly retouched. Then I'll send your purchased photos to my editor for the full deal. This allows you to see your photos much sooner (within days 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?
The Signature includes 3 looks--any mix of lingerie, fine art bodyscape, and sheets. The Mini includes 1 look--lingerie, or fine art bodyscape, or sheets.
Do I provide my 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?
Professional makeup (with lashes) and dry hair styling is complimentary and required with the Signature session. Minis can add pro makeup & lashes for a fee, paid directly to the artist. I use only licensed hair and makeup artists. Your luxurious makeover happens at my studio and gives you time to relax and feel pampered.
Can I bring Someone else to my boudoir shoot?
Nope. Having people who are not being photographed at your session 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 person to your ordering appointment. But only one.)
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 7-10 days after your session, you'll return to my studio for your reveal and ordering appointment*. You'll need to finalize your order at this session, including full payment unless you decide to enter into an installment plan.
*If you don't live in metro Denver, we may be able to do your ordering appointment via video conference.
How much should I expect to spend?
If you're booking a Signature Session, you'll spend at least $1200+ tax ... but realistically, plan to spend about $2200 total on your session and photos. If you're booking a Mini Session, you'll spend at least $450 + tax ... more realistically, plan to spend $900 on your session and photos.
I accept cash, credit, debit and PayPal Credit (look into this before your ordering appointment--no interest and no payments for 6 months). I offer strict installment plans for product purchases of $1200+ (50% down, 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. I can do an all-digital order within 1 week if you're a last-minute planner, or printed products can be ordered on a rush (fees will vary).
Well, let's get in touch with each other, why don't we?