boudoir enquiries & FAQ
Frequently asked questions.
Boudoir photography - common questions
Boudoir photography is a genre of photography that features women in an intimate setting. It could be in a bedroom, in the bathroom, or even the beach. It’s all about tailoring the experience to you and whatever you want from it. It’s not about what anyone is doing but it is about what you desire because this is your day! We will send you a questionnaire which will help you set the tone for your own unique experience. We will capture the comfortable, empowered and confident side of you so that you may can see yourself as we see you.
No, unless you give us permission to use them in our portfolio. We have written permission to share the photos and videos that you see on our website & social media. If you choose to keep your photos and/or videos private then we will delete them shortly after they are delivered and approved by you.
Yes, we can work with a professional hair and makeup artist. It is however often easier for our clients to organise this service themselves, or do their own hair and makeup because this way they’ll get exactly who they want. Just let us know what you want and we’ll work with that.
Unless they are a professional hair and makeup artist, or a posing director then from our experience 100% of the time the shoots are more relaxing and the results are more beautiful if there isn’t someone watching because the woman being photographed does not feel judged and the photographer, the posing director, and the makeup artist (if present) do not feel interference from the visitor. A guest also often ends up taking time away from your shoot because you will most likely feel that you need to talk to them or get their input out of respect. They may also feel that they need to make comments or suggestions to justify their presence. So we strongly recommend that you refrain from bringing your friends or your partner with you.
Having said all that, if still you MUST bring someone then they have to be over 18 years of age and respect the fact that this shoot is between the photographer (and any other professional present – if any) and you. We ask for all questions, comments and anything else to be saved for after the shoot is finished because otherwise we cannot deliver outstanding results.
Yes. After the shoot, we will send you all the images that turned out (watermarked) for selection. After you’ve finished selecting the ones you would like to purchase, the photographer will edit them and send them back to you as finished art pieces, digitally.
You do not need to wear lingerie for the shoot. You are welcome to be nude for your photos or videos and they will turn out to be beautiful. We will send you a questionnaire before the shoot and you will be able to choose whether or not you want to be nude for the entirety or perhaps for a part of the shoot.
You will get the photos for selection within 48 hours at most and after you’ve selected the photos you would like to keep, we will have then ready within 2-5 business days. It depends on how many images you’ve selected and whether or not there’s video footage as well.
– $265 per hour of shooting.
– $50 per image. (you will be able to select your own images)
– $499 for the video.
You will get complimentary 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the shoot to chat, share your excitement, lay out your lingerie, get comfortable, have beverages if you want to and just take in the amazing energy that you’re experiencing.
If you need hair and makeup done, then it’ll simply be as much as the hair and makeup artist charges. We do not charge anything extra on top of that. The cost depends on the hair and makeup artist and we suggest you find someone who’s style you love. This is a very individual thing. You are also welcome to do your own hair and makeup before the shoot.
You do not need to lose 5 pounds, get a tan before the shoot, or wait for some pimple(s) to go away. You are perfect as you are.
If you want nude shots, try not wearing any tight underwear or jeans because that’ll leave marks on your skin which are hard to remove in post production.
Wear something light like sweatpants, overalls, a jumpsuit, shorts, or anything else which won’t leave marks on your body.
If you want to, find inspiring photos online if you’d like to show them to the photographer. It will not be possible to create exactly the same photos because everything from you to the camera to the location is different but finding some photos you love can definitely help the photographer understand you better.
Please don’t put on tanning lotion before the shoot because it’ll leave marks on your clothes, the set and mainly it’ll leave streaky lines on your skin.
If you go tanning the day before the shoot or on the day of, then you may end up having red skin. Know your limits.
Yes we do. We shoot New Zealand wide and are open to world-wide commissions. A travel fee does apply to any shoot outside of Auckland.
We do not photograph men, or couples, because we are not specialists in this area. Anything else involving ladies, we do shoot.
It depends on the shoot.
We shoot out of luxury Airbnbs, at gorgeous beaches, or in the comfort of your own home or a location organised by you. Either way, there’s no extra cost to you.
Our photographer is very easy to talk to and has years of experience in empowering women just like you through this amazing experience. You’ll soon get so comfortable that you’ll want to pose for the camera in your own way, feel playful and have a few laughs! We make it fun and freeing, plus you’ll grow from it!
Yes please because we don’t provide any lingerie or props. A prop can be an effective aspect of storytelling and can help you focus on something while posing. You may want to bring something that you or your partner enjoy 🙂
We do! If you think that a woman you care about would love to indulge in an experience like this, you can excite and delight her with a gift certificate! Just email us – [email protected]
Nothing is off limits. We will photograph about 3-4 different looks, which can include nude or topless. It all depends on your level of comfort and what you’re looking for. Bring in any accessories or props that you have if you want. Feel free to bring more than you will use because it’ll be fun to choose from.