What To Expect After Booking Your Boudoir Session

So, you just booked your boudoir session, yeah baby!  You're feeling excited yet nervous because you've never done anything like this before and you're probably thinking..."this is so out of my comfort zone!"  Welcome, what you are feeling is completely normal...I can assure you of that!  Every client that comes to me almost always feels exactly the way you do. I want to reassure you that you are in good hands.  I have been shooting boudoir photography for nearly 9 years (hard for me to believe), and I have the expertise needed to deliver an amazing experience, calm your nerves, and reduce fears and anxiety while getting killer shots. This article discusses what you can expect after booking your boudoir session.

Part of what goes into delivering an amazing experience is providing my clients with the all the information they need to feel prepared for their session. Once your appointment has been confirmed, you will receive a welcome letter containing everything you need to know and what to expect after booking your boudoir session. A detailed guide filled with gorgeous images (for inspiration) outlines places to shop for lingerie, how to prepare your skin, face and hair, as well as prepping the morning of your session. It also outlines details about what to expect once the photo shoot is over...like "when will I get to see my images and  order my album?" For the privacy and safety for myself and clients, the address to my home studio is not published on this site. You will be give the address once your session is booked. You will also receive a lingerie guide to help you select the best lingerie possible for your body type/shape, personality and style...and of course, I'm always available to answer your questions! The most important thing about lingerie is getting a proper fit and how it makes you feel while wearing it.

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Once you arrive to my home studio, I will lead you to the "getting ready room" and introduce my stylist. Together we will discuss how you would like your makeup  and hair styled. Next, we will look over the items you brought with you and lay them out. This is your time to relax and rid yourself of any anxiety you might be feeling. I'll have music playing, candles lit, and offer you a beverage of your choice. Hair and makeup takes on average 90 minutes, so you'll have plenty of time to relax in the getting ready room before we begin shooting. 

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Once you are happy with how your hair and makeup looks, we'll select your first outfit and begin shooting. I like to have a little "pep talk" before we get started. Clients are nervous to get started and tell me they "don't know how to pose." I tell them that posing is my expertise and I don't expect them to know how. I will demonstrate each pose and give directions on where to place your arms, hands and feet, as well as where to look while coaching for facial expressions. There are times during the session where I like "go off script" and encourage my clients to express their own unique personal style and give them the freedom to express themselves in any manor they wish. Whether it be fun and playful, a little flirty, or down right sexy! It's fun to see them come out of their shell and get out of their comfort zone, and trust me...I get some great shots that are truly unique and one of a kind. Here's what my clients say about their experience.

I'll spend roughly 45 minutes photographing you in each outfit. The total amount of time you can expect to be photographed is 2-2.5 hours...plenty of time for you to get comfortable in front of my lens. I like to end each session in the dark room on black satin sheets with a fan blowing your hair ever so slightly for some great close ups! 

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Remember, this day is all about you! After your session you will look and feel amazing inside and out. Do not waste it, make plans to go out with your girlfriends afterwards and tell them about your experience! With my referral bonus, a friend of yours is a friend of mine! 

But I don’t know how to look sexy

Confidence Is Sexy

What I hear most from people who want to have a boudoir session but hesitate to book right away is "I don't know how to look sexy" or "I don't know how to pose like those models." Well, I'm here to tell you that it's not your job to know these things, nor would I ever expect my clients to know. It's a photographers job to direct the client into each pose then coach for emotion and facial expression. I have been shooting boudoir photography for almost 8 years now and I have a ton of experience and expertise in posing, lighting, coaching for expression, setting the mood, and creating a stress free boudoir experience.

The girl next door

My clients are everyday women like yourselves...the girl next door, layers, nurses, teachers, mothers, and other professionals, none with modeling experience. Clients just want to look and feel beautiful, inside and out and walk away from the experience with gorgeous images of themselves. I hope to give them something more than what they were expecting: confidence, self-acceptance, empowerment, and self-love. As a boudoir photographer, it is my responsibility to guide you...even if it means getting down on the floor with you and demonstrating each pose! 

I'm so in love with the images from this session. The black and white really accentuates the powerfulness of the images while the simplicity captures the focal point and beauty of my client. I could definitely see several of these images hanging as wall art in my clients home, above a bed, dresser or vanity. 

Behind The Scenes Video

Due to circumstances beyond my control, the behind the scenes video is no longer available. Here are some beautiful images we captured during her session.

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Holiday Boudoir Event

Holiday special going on now through December 20th.  Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your spouse or partner? Mia Boudoir has the perfect selection of gifts to choose from. We are offering a variety of packages guaranteed to add a little sparkle to this year's holiday season. To book click here. 

Package One $199 30 minute boudoir session, 2 outfits, 5 digital images for download

Package Two $279  30 minute boudoir session, 2 outfits, 8"x 12" acrylic wall art

Package Three $299 45 minute boudoir session, 3 outfits, 4"x 6" glass photo box with 10 prints

Package Four $349 1 hour boudoir session, 4 outfits, playbook video slideshow with 15 images 

Package Five $399 1 hour boudoir session, 4 outfits, 5"x 5" little black album with 10 images

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Boudoir mini session

I'm currently offering boudoir mini sessions for women who want to experience what a boudoir session is like without breaking the bank. This is an amazing opportunity to come in and have some beautiful photo taken while giving your confidence a boost. Hair or makeup can be added to your session for an additional fee. Afterwards, you'll enjoy sipping on a glass of champagne while we look through your images and select the ones you love. Warning...you may fall in love with more than 5 included with your session, but don't worry, you can purchase additional photos from your session if you choose. You will also receive a print release if you wish to print your images up to a size 8"x12". Don't miss this opportunity, it only comes around once a year! (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

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Offer includes...

  • 30 minutes of capture
  •  private session
  • 1 outfit
  • 5 digital images fully retouched
  • Glass of champagne
  • Print release

Package add on's...

  • Additional capture time $100/hour, time includes additional outfits
  • Hair and/or makeup $75/service 
  • Additional images $49/each
  • 20% off all albums and wall art

To schedule your session, simply fillout the contact form below and I will get back to you shortly