Heirloom products (including digitals, albums, and wall art) are purchased separately — pricing varies on customization. To give you an idea, the minimum investment is $2,399, which includes the $399 session fee.
The majority of our clients treat this as a luxury, bucket list type of experience and like to book 8 months to a year+ into the future so they can either take advantage of my Pre-Session Payment Plan, or save up for what they really want on their own.
The Torrid Boudoir Experience…
isn’t just about the photos. In every conversation, and through your session and reveal, our team makes sure you are comfortable and relaxed. We want every client to leave their session feeling amazing, with a renewed confidence – like they can conquer the world!
When you arrive…
our team will immediately get to work. You’ll get into a robe right away & sit in the hair & makeup chair.
You can relax…
while a professional stylist takes care of your hair and makeup needs. Elizabeth, our photographer, will be prepping her gear and the studio for your session. This is your time to be pampered and enjoy yourself.
When hair and makeup is done…
Elizabeth will go over the outfits she’s pulled from our gorgeous, expansive boudoir wardrobe closet with you. Our closet has outfits in sizes XXS to 6X, and heels from size 5 to 13. We also have jewelry & accessories galore!
Earrings, bracelets and heels…
Oh my! We have several accessories to accessorize your session. Sometimes there’s nothing like a cute pair of undies and a gorgeous necklace…and nothing else.
The Big Reveal!
Two weeks after your session, you will come back to the studio for your gallery reveal & ordering appointment. You will view your photos and choose your favorites for your album or to display in your home. Upgrades are also available during that appointment.
Make sure to have a fun evening or afternoon planned!
Happy hour with friends or a date night with your partner is a great way to end your special day. After a few hours of pampering you’ll feel amazing and look stunning. If the session is a surprise for your partner, we can mastermind some ideas to explain the hair and makeup. “I was walking through the mall and the makeup counters weren’t full. They were bored and needed someone to make over!” We’ve been a part of LOTS of surprises and can’t wait to be a part of yours too!
A special gift…
just for you, on your way out. Because you’re beautiful and because we truly love our clients, you’ll receive a fun lil’ swag bag of goodies as we say goodbye.
Your nails can make or break a photograph if they’re not well maintained. I recommend neutral shades — anything from black, white, grey, nude, ombre, French or American manicures, etc… Those shades photograph the best and are not distracting. Here’s a fun article about which nude color to choose: “The Prettiest Nude Nail Polish Colors for Every Skin Tone“.
Get a good nights sleep the night before your session. You’ll be nervous & anxious – that’s totally to be expected – but you’ll feel much better if you’re well rested.
Make sure to eat a little something on your way to your session. Our sessions last about 3 hours and you’ll need your energy to hold the poses, so definitely don’t skip breakfast that morning. Trust me – you’ll have a whole new level of respect for models after your shoot. They work SO hard!
We’ll have a mimosa, water or soda waiting for you at the studio.
We have a gorgeous wardrobe closet ready & waiting for you. We also have heels and lots of beautiful accessories. If you have something special you’d like to wear, definitely bring it along. Our closet has outfits in sizes XXS to 6X, and heels from size 5 to 13.
NOT a good idea! If you get a natural tan from the sun, that’s okay. It’s the fake stuff that pulls super orange on camera & is an editing nightmare. A natural tan from the sun is fine, but please stay away from any artificial tanning.
When we decide to have boudoir portraits taken the first thing we typically panic about is our weight, but PLEASE DO NOT PANIC DIET or stress about your weight. I am an expert at posing, lighting and angles of every single body type. Also, and this may sound strange, but I would actually prefer you come to me when you feel your worst…that way I can PROVE to you that you are amazing and worthy RIGHT NOW!
TIGHT CLOTHING OR UNDERGARMENTS
The morning of your shoot, please avoid wearing super tight elastic, to avoid lines on your skin. Maybe wear a button up shirt and some loose-fitting draw string pants. Or slip on a loose dress.