Boudoir is a killer awesome opportunity to take some "me time" away from work, the kids, or your wedding planning to get back to who you are.
It's difficult in the "everyday real world" getting through the day and feeling beautiful. I love these sessions because they mean more than just capturing gorgeous images to give to your husband, fiancé, boyfriend/girlfriend, or whoever you want - - - they are about giving back YOU to yourself.
It doesn't matter what size you are, you can have a boudoir shoot and feel as glamorous and gorgeous as you imagined you would.
I personally had one done for my husband, and I was incredibly uncomfortable at first. I was in Aruba for a photographer workshop and it happened to also be my 5 year anniversary that year. A friend of mine at the workshop offered to photograph me for them; I was like, what, me... I'm 210 lbs. and I have twins and another baby... this isn't going to be good... but it turns out, I felt so good after them. I didn't feel like I looked like a mom, or photographer, or personal driver to my kids... hahaha... I felt gorgeous... and it felt good!!
Anyway, most of my clients are getting married and do these sessions for their future husbands, but they have the same reservations. They want some gorgeous photos to give as a gift to their fiancé but its also that fun experience to gift to yourself! HEY! You have to have a makeup and hair trial with your beauticians on your wedding day anyway, why not schedule that for the same time as this session?!
I have a masters degree in School Counseling from Loyola University and I am very person centered and believe in uplifting and creating a comfortable atmosphere for all clients. You'll come into the studio and feel like you're coming to my home and I don't make you pose in any weird movements or anything, you pose how you want and how comfortable you feel with it. If you have suggestions, let me know! This is your session!!!
I'd love to talk with you further,!
especially if you read this long essay that I just wrote ahahaha!!!
Private + Confidential
The ladies you see on my site all signed contracts stating I could use their images for promotional use. I am VERY strict on privacy and confidentiality. My clients need to trust me with these photos and I take it super serious. You don't see many photos in my portfolio online for a reason -- I don't ask my clients if I can share their images and I keep everything password protected.
So no worries about keeping your boudoir private!
Which is literally what boudoir means, a private woman room hahahaha.
Pricing + Options
Session Time: 20 Minutes
Outfit Choices: 1
15 Edited Images with a Personal Use Release
*mini sessions are available only on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10A-2P
Session Time: 75 Minutes
Outfit Choices: 3-4
60 Edited Images with a Personal Use Release
Twenty Page 5X5 Little Black Book with up to 25 images
On Site Professional Makeup
Session Time: 90 Minutes
Outfit Choices: Unlimited
75 Edited Images with a Personal Use Release
Twenty Page 8X8 Little Black Book with up to 40 images
THE DETAILS AND FINE PRINT
THERE IS A 10 DAY TURNAROUND ON ALL IMAGES FROM YOUR SESSION
ONCE IMAGES ARE CHOSEN FOR YOUR BOOK OR PRINTS PLEASE ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL 6 BUSINESS DAYS FOR YOUR ITEMS TO SHIP TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED
ALL PRINTS/LITTLE BLACK BOOKS INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING
Session Time: 45 Minutes
Outfit Choices: 2
30 Edited Images with a Personal Use Release
Session Time: 60 Minutes
Outfit Choices: 2-3
45 Edited Images with a Personal Use Release
Ten Page 5X5 Little Black Book with up to 15 images
These clients modeled for me and allowed me to use their images for use online.
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Interested in a Boudoir Shoot?
HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT....
Baltimore Maryland Boudoir Photographer
Don't be intimidated, I know what you're thinking... you're nervous because you may not be comfortable in your skin?
BUT you want to do something fun for your husband/fiancé/partner but unsure of you ability to pose and be sexy?
Just so you know, these are normal and everyone that walks in the door to do a boudoir session has these feelings, YES, everyone!
I have a background in counseling and my goal isn't just to capture your outer gorgeousness, but also to make you feel comfortable with who you are.
I haven't had one client who has been completely comfortable in their skin, I know I'm not; but the goal is to not "make you" feel comfortable but for you to "be" comfortable. i'll ask you at your session what your comfortable with and what your insecurities are so that I can pose you accordingly.
WHAT TO wear
BLACK HEELS & STOCKINGS
ONESIE or TEDDY
CUTE BRA/PANTY SET
always bring a "safe" outfit. something you are most comfortable in to start. once you get "warmed up" you can put those more scandalous outfits on!
okay, here's how it goes.
01. Come into the studio
So, you decided on doing this thing, yay! You'll arrive at my studio in Cockeysville or Baltimore and come through the door. Whew. You made it.
Once in the door, you'll meet me, we'll talk for a few seconds, I 'll share stupid stuff about me and talk about my kids and you'll share about you blah blah blah.
02. Come into the studio
You'll start by laying out all the outfits that you brought to wear and we'll talk about them. Talk about why you chose them, which is your fav. and most importantly we will talk about you!
I want to hear about things you LOVE about yourself and things you are insecure about. That way I can better accommodate you for the session. Also, I have a boudoir "cheat sheet" I have you fill out before so I can help you better!
You'll start off with your most COMFORTABLE outfit first, break the ice a little.
03. Posing + Doing the Boudoir Stuff
Obviously by now you can see how formal I am, "doing the boudoir stuff". I REALLY REALLY try to be as "myself" as possible so that I can help all my clients feel comfortable.
I DO NOT expect that you will pose yourself. If you want to, then SWEET! But, if not, I can move you into flattering positions for your body type. I don't ask that you are going to do cartwheels or crazy cirque du solei moves.
"I keep it simple. Focus on the 'looks' and I want you to feel real.Not somebody else."
04. End of the Session
Just kidding. Before you go we talk about the next steps, which are getting your private/confidential online boudoir gallery, downloading your images, and favoriting your images for the book *if purchased*.
Payment isn't collected after the session, you will pay the final balance once the photos are finished and before you receive them.
We'll talk, hug, and you'll tell me "how amazing you feel" and "wow that was so much better than I thought it would be!"
Legit tho, EVERYONE says that!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my images be shared online?
Nope. Never. I will share your images with you via a password protected online private gallery (that's how you will chose the images for your boudoir book). The images you see online and in my portfolio are strictly from individuals who modeled for me for the purpose of sharing online. I did boudoir for my husband and if my photographer ever shared them I would be MORTIFIED. So confidentiality is important to me!
Can I bring a friend to the session?
YES! I encourage all my clients to bring a friend for moral support. You certainly don't have to, but if you did they are amazing for that extra support.
Do I receive ALL the images from my session or do I have to purchase them extra?
You will receive all the edited images (specified in the amount in your package). Those are just a minimum, sometimes I deliver over 100 edited images to my clients. I don't make you purchase your images after the session and since the photo album is included, you won't have to purchase that either! Its all inclusive! I feel like when photographers charge extra after the session it can feel a little deceitful which is why I don't do that! ;)
What should I wear?
Well, that's totally up to you. I want you to be comfortable. You can check out this page for suggestions WHAT TO EXPECT. I always suggest a cute bra/panty set, a one piece suit, a teddy, or bring his/her shirt to wear to personalize your images with something that belongs to him!
When should I book my session to receive everything before my wedding?
I recommend booking your session (if you are using it for a wedding gift on your wedding day) at least a month before your session. Within 3 days of your session you will receive the online gallery with all of your available to download edited images. From there, you need to select the 25 or so images you want included in your photo book (if you included that) with your package. The only package that doesn't include the book is the digitals collection, and you are more than welcome to order your own products with your personal use release. The benefit to getting a boudoir book with me is that it is all through a professional printing company that only works with professional photographers. So you can trust your images are safe.
What is your style?
I like to think of my boudoir work (like all my photography) as dark and moody with edge. I really want my work to feel instead of just look sexy. Meaning, I like to specifically use natural light in all my boudoir work in such a way that creates shadows in the right places, moving your eyes to certain spots that create more of an involved experience with your boudoir photos. This is great for whomever you are sharing your boudoir with!
I'm nervous, is that normal?
YES! Everyone, I mean EVERYONE comes in nervous. But I do about 4-5 boudoir sessions a week and EVERYONE (for the past 4 years) has left the studio feeling comfortable and confident with themselves. I really strive to make my clients feel at ease. My studio feels more like a house (my desk is a dining table) and I want everyone to be themselves with me. I will pose you throughout the session so you don't have to feel obligated to pose or move yourself in an unfamiliar way.
I wanted to share this email I received from one of my clients regarding her session. This is EXACTLY what I want all my clients to feel like when they leave the session!!