Booking & Pre-Session Questions
How far in advance should I book my session?
I received a gift certificate, now what?
Fantastic! To book your session, please contact me at 518-290-6952 or click on the "Book Your Session" link at the bottom of this page! When you've submitted your reservation form, you'll be redirected to the payment page. Go ahead and close that screen! If there's a balance to pay in excess of your gift certificate, I will send you a revised invoice.
Do you offer group packages or discounts?
If you're looking to do something out-of-the-box and extremely fun for your next Girls Night Out or Bachelorette Party, feel free to contact me about setting up a party at my studio! Group parties start at $297 per person (plus tax).
Where do photo sessions take place? Do you have a studio?
Yes! I shoot all my sessions at my private and secure studio located on Milton Ave. in Ballston Spa, NY. The address is: 207 Milton Ave., Suite 1, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.
Do you travel outside of Saratoga Springs, NY?
Absolutely! I love to travel and I try my best to do at least some shooting, even when I'm on vacation. To stay updated on my planned travel dates, visit the "Travel Dates" page on this site. If you don't see your city listed, feel free to contact me and ask about when I'd be in your area.
What if I have to cancel or reschedule my session?
It is my policy to require at least 3 days notice of any cancellation or rescheduling. If you give less than 3 days notice, you may run the risk of forfeiting your entire retainer. I do realize that the unexpected can happen, so please contact me as soon as possible to see what can be done to help out.
Is it okay if I tan before my session?
I know this is going to sound so great coming from someone who is naturally blessed with color from the islands, but please don't do it. Unfortunately, when most people tan, they turn out to be more orange and the camera picks up that color a lot more than the human eye. If you absolutely have to, please do so at least 2-3 weeks before your session and also keep your tan lines in mind. Editing out tan lines can take quite a bit of work, so if it takes more than normal to edit, you may be subject to additional editing costs.
Do I have to bring my own outfits? Or do you provide them?
While I do have a few staple items on-hand for photo sessions, I do ask that you bring your own outfits for your photo session. These sessions are to enhance your beauty and your style, so I find it imperative that you show off your individuality with your outfit choices. If you need help with finding something, let me know! I love to use pre-shoot consultations to help with picking out the right outfits. I'll even come shopping with you, if you think it'll help!
During Your Boudoir Shoot
Can I bring someone to my photo shoot?
Yes, of course! My only conditions are: (1) the someone isn't your significant other (no boys allowed!), (2) you only bring one someone, and (3) that someone has a positive attitude! Sometimes clients like to have a friend around to help calm their nerves, so I'd love to accommodate. However, when we have too many people in the studio, it can be tricky, so I ask that you only bring one other person with you.
I don't know how to pose!
It's okay, you don't have to know how to! It's my job to coach you through your session, and it'll be so fun that most of the time you won't even know I'm shooting!
How many outfits can I use in my session?
Depending on which session type you choose, it can be between 1-6 wardrobe options. That said, I do ask that you bring an extra outfit or two with you to your session. Ladies, you know how it goes, you can plan and plan and plan, but when the day comes, who knows how you're going to feel about a particular outfit? So, to be safe, I ask that you bring more than you actually need... just in case. Also, if you're doing a boudoir photo session, make sure you bring something that isn't lingerie (like a cute dress) to get some profile-picture-appropriate images, too!
I think I may need a drink beforehand, is that okay?
I'm not the police, so I can't tell you what to do. However, I do suggest that you avoid alcohol before your photo shoot. Not only does alcohol dehydrates the skin, but you should want to fully experience your photo shoot!
About Boudoir In General
I'd love to do a boudoir session, but I don't have a significant other.
It's okay, about half of my clients don't have a significant other, and the other half that do, often say that they're really doing boudoir for themselves anyway! It fills my heart to see so many women come through my studio who are booking their photo shoots for themselves because they want to empowered!
I'm so nervous!
Don't worry, you're not alone! To help calm your nerves, I do try my best to make you as comfortable as possible by providing a fun environment to help take you mind off the fact that you're in your skivvies. Along with allowing you to bring along a friend for support, I like to crank up the music, dance a little, and laugh a lot! Plus, I'll be talking you through the entire shoot so it gives you very little time to think about all the things that are making you nervous about your shoot.
What if I'm not in my 20s or a size 2?
Who says you have to be? It is my belief that every woman is beautiful, and it is my mission to show them that! All I ask is that you trust me. I will do what I can to make you look like the absolute best version of yourself!
Do I have to take all my clothes off?
Whenever I get asked this, I want to bust out in one of my favorite 80s songs that goes a little something like, "You don't have to take your... clothes off... to have a good time! Oh no!" I know that when most ladies think of boudoir, they think of lingerie or nudes, but if you're not comfortable in either, then that's okay. For example, lately, I've been obsessed with cute sweaters paired with boy shorts! Or what about a sexy dress? If you need help coming up with ideas, let me know!