Here is what happens before, during, and after a sexy or boudoir photo shoot. By reading this blog entry, you can know what to expect when you book yours.
Before the boudoir photo shoot
Several things occur before your photo session. Hopefully, you have had a good night’s sleep and plenty of liquids so you are well-hydrated. We will have sent you any paperwork you need, and you will have signed the contract. All of the batteries will have a fresh charge, and everything will have been tested to ensure it is working properly. If you are coming to one of our locations, before you arrive, my photo assistant and I will be setting up the lighting equipment, prepare props, etc.
At the beginning of the boudoir photo shoot
I will take test photos to test the lighting and ensure that the color balance of your photos will be correct. If we are working at your location, I will do these tests before we start taking photos. If we are working at one of my locations, I will have a basic lighting test done before you arrive.
When we first meet, after introductions, my assistant or I will offer you tea, coffee, or anything else that helps you feel more comfortable. We discuss the photo session, what type of photos you want, and how you intend on using them. We look at wardrobes, props and choose them for the first photos. We set up and start any music you want (from your music player). We assist you with makeup and hair preparations. If you ordered one of our better packages, you will have your hair and makeup professionally done.
Comfort and safety
Throughout the whole time, your comfort and safety are paramount. We will make sure that you are warm enough. We strive to also make sure that you are mentally comfortable. When I am photographing a woman, I always have a female photo assistant. Besides helping with lighting, poses, and props, she has your comfort as a primary responsibility.
Taking the sexy and boudoir photos
When we start taking photos, I will describe poses, sometimes even being silly and demonstrating them. We will move from pose to pose.
Frequently, I will show you the resulting photo, showing you how beautiful you look. For a given wardrobe, we will take 20–40 minutes of photos, meaning we normally go through three to six outfit changes. After one outfit, we take a break. While you change clothes, touch up your hair and makeup, we will make any changes needed to the lighting and props so they are ready for you. We then go back to work taking more photos. From a normal photo session, we will get 20–30 good photos per hour, so a two-hour session produces least 40 photos.
After the boudoir photo shoot
The photo session is all about you and showing how beautiful and sexy you are. As we do the photos, you should be feeling really energized, happy, sexy, and beautiful. A boudoir session is all about the experience and how good you feel. It is a great ego boost. It just happens that you also get great photos to preserve your beauty and sexiness.
At the end of the photo session, you will change back into your street clothes. While you are doing this, we will be packing up the lighting equipment, props, and all of the other gear. When all of us are done with these tasks, we will deal with any final paperwork and discuss the next steps. In most cases, this means talking about photo editing and when you can expect your photos and/or any other products you have purchased. Normally, you will get digital photos within two weeks. Photo products are often ready within this timeframe, but it depends on what you have ordered. You leave feeling sexy and beautiful.