About Session: Boudoir

what to expect
I believe that everyone, regardless of their age, photographs best in their natural element. With this in mind, most shots won’t be posed; however, I often hear that my clients don’t know how to pose for this type of session so I will have you do what feels comfortable and guide you to creating the most flattering angles for your body.  Often times, extending your hip, shoulder, or neck towards the camera feels uncomfortable but looks flattering.  Do expect me to say, “oooh, do that again!” and to run up and smooth your hair or shirt at least once. It’s ok to be nervous; most clients are! But please don’t worry – I will guide you through each pose and I am here to make you comfortable and feel beautiful!
I believe makeup and hair are an essential part of a successful boudoir session. My personally hand-picked makeup artists are professionally trained and I work with only the best in the area. They’re also loads of fun – they’ll help you relax and make you feel pampered on the day of your shoot! While they are not mandatory for your session, professional makeup and hair styling is recommended and available through my beauty partner for an additional charge.
When you arrive for your session, you will be pampered with a mimosa, glass of wine, or chocolate while you get dolled up and ready, while listening to some of your favorite music.

session times/location
KelCC Photography specializes in natural light photography and also has a portable studio for in-home backdrop sessions.  Most boudoir sessions are in your home with the portable studio, which are best during the brightest time of the day and need to be in a room with adequate indoor lighting and enough space to move around/set up. They will also occur in your bedroom on your bed, and any other part of the house you’d like. Some have fun taking the pictures in flirty places like their kitchen in an apron. It simply depends on the look you’re going for!

what to wear/what to set aside for the session
Plan on a few different and versatile outfits such as silky nighties or lingerie… preferably whatever you feel most comfortable in! Many of my clients like to do a unbuttoned dress shirt shot.  Also prepare jewelry accessories such as long necklaces, heels, a silk or cotton robe, and anything else you’d like to utilize.
prepping for the session
Please complete the Boudoir Session Questionnaire that helps me get to know a lot more about you, your session vision and your favorite body parts and those you might be a little worried about:

I also recommend that clients do their own “homework.” Start a board on Pinterest with photos of clothing, makeup looks and a dozen or so poses that inspire you. You can set this private and invite me to view it if your session is discreet! Speaking of discreet…
Boudoir sessions have the maximum discretion to protect your privacy. The sessions are absolutely private. Your photos will not be shared anywhere without your explicit permission. I will upload the gallery of your photos onto a private page that will only be accessed by both a private link and your personal password. Printing may be done through my professional printer who is familiar with professional photography sessions, including boudoir, and who is also extremely discreet. Advertising will only be of pictures that do not show your face or identifying markers, unless you otherwise give me permission to share any of your favorite photos.

after the session
About two to three weeks after your shoot (often sooner, but never later), I will send you a link to your online password-protected gallery to view your final images.

If you purchase digital files, they will be made available upon final payment via instant download by online gallery. This saves the environment – no need for a disc or thumb drive unless you request one – and saves you time as you can instantly download your images as soon as you’ve paid for them! This can be very helpful if you’re on a tight turn-around to create something special.

If you’ve purchased other items such as an album, canvas or prints, we’ll go over your order together and you will see a proof before it’s ordered About a week later, your gorgeous purchases will arrive at your doorstep.

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