What To Expect on my Boudoir Photo-Shoot
Boudoir photography means something different to everyone. It can be sexy and sensual. It can be beautiful and styled. It can be flirty or playful. It can be a combination of many of those things and it might even be all of them. Whatever you want it to be, Unbuttoned Photography wants to make you feel safe enough to explore it all.
Unbuttoned Photography consists of an all-female team. Our goal is to make you look amazing and feel even better. The photographer, makeup artists and hair artists will always be women, so you can be completely comfortable.
Every session begins with styling services from our hair & makeup professionals. They’ll help quell those last-minute jitters. And even if you’re still nervous afterward, don’t worry! Once we start shooting, you’ll begin to relax and feel at ease. We will direct you and show you what to do, so you don’t even have to think about it. We will always find your best angles and lines to ensure that you look amazing!
How To Prepare for your photo shoot?
- A few days before the shoot, you may want to treat yourself to a mani/pedi (and of course don’t forget to wax/shave).
- Make sure and get your hair color done, you don’t want any roots showing.
- We suggest not doing a fake tan, as it can make you look orange on film. Definitely don’t go suntanning, as tan lines can be hard to hide. And avoid sunburn at all costs.
- The night before the shoot, do a scrub and moisturize right before the shoot.
- Don’t worry about putting on any makeup, but do show up with clean, dry hair.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing in the day leading up to the shoot, to make sure there are no marks on your skin. A loose robe is perfect if we’re shooting in your home.
What To Wear
Now we’re at the fun part!
Plan a shopping trip with your girlfriends and find some lingerie that you love and feel sexy in. Pick out some varied looks, especially in different colors (not just three different black looks). Don’t be afraid of color!
Good options to choose from include bra/panties, garters and stockings, corsets, teddys, sexy silk robe or a slip dress. You could even wear a bikini by the pool if you have one.
Don’t forget to think about accessories, such as necklaces, earrings, hair accessories, scarfs, hats or a man’s shirt.
And of course, don’t even think about showing up without some sexy heels!
Hair And Makeup
You spend enough time worrying about your hair and makeup, take a day off and let Unbuttoned Photography handle it for you. We include hair and makeup in most of our packages, so all you need to do is show up with hair that is clean and dry and a moisturized face. We believe that professional hair and makeup makes all the difference in achieving perfection. We work with only the most talented artists in the beauty industry.
If you do have your own hair and makeup artist that you prefer, we can discount the package.
Nudity is entirely up to you. Each photo shoot is tailored to fulfill your specific wants and needs, there is no pressure or expectation. Like everything else, you get to choose. If you would like to shoot nude, Unbuttoned will photograph you in a comfortable, tasteful way that showcases your beauty and leaves you (and anyone else) stunned.
Unbuttoned believe only in enhancing what you have, so the only retouching done to the selected images is:
- Removing blemishes/scars
- Skin smoothing
- Softening wrinkles
We do promise that you will look amazing!!
Where Do We Shoot?
We shoot in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Unbuttoned customizes each setup, shoot and experience to fit with your own personal space in order to make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible. We create a studio in your home that we promise will look super stylish. You make sure it’s clean and tidy and we will style the rest.
There is now an option to shoot at my home studio in Westchester, CA
If you prefer, we can also shoot in a cute, boutique hotel locally, You would be responsible for booking and handling costs independently.
We understand that you would love to have your friend there and think that it would make you feel better. However, we have found after having guests present on some photo shoots that most people get more uncomfortable having someone there. Clients have said that they were more able to be free and let go without someone else watching the shoot.
After completing the shoot, images generally takes about one week to process. Once we have edited the images, we arrange a viewing/ordering session at my home studio.
Once you let us know which images you want printed or made into other products, such as book, calendars, etc, please allow 3-4 weeks for arrival.
When we reserve the date of the shoot, we request a $300 deposit. Depending on which package you choose, the remainder is due 3 days before the shoot.
Please give us 7 days notice of cancellation or rescheduling. If you cancel later than the 7 days prior to the shoot, the deposit will be forfeited.
There is only one reschedule allowed.
All of the women in the images on the Unbuttoned Photography website have signed a model release, allowing us to use their images. Your privacy is important to us and so no images will be used for marketing or advertising without your consent.
Please email us and we will provide you a with a list of our current packages