Here is everything you need to know about our Boudoir shoots. If after reading these FAQ’s you still have questions, our phone number is at the bottom – and make sure you “LIKE” us on FACEBOOK, for all of our updates!
YES, I AM READY TO EMBRACE MY FABULOUSNESS! HOW DO I SCHEDULE MY SHOOT?
Shoot us an email to get the ball rolling. Be sure to give us a head’s up if you have a specific date in mind for presentation of your final book – your wedding, an anniversary, birthday, Valentine’s Day, etc.
<! On the big day, please arrive at least 15-20 minutes before your scheduled shoot time for check-in and changing. If you’re opting to have hair & makeup done by our incredible crew, please arrive ONE HOUR before your shoot time to allow for sufficient pampering.>
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY BOUDOIR SHOOT?
Pin-Up Parties are held in swanky downtown Boston hotel rooms (hotel varies by season, but are always gorgeous), or you can host one at your house. We also do photoshoots in our huge, light-filled private studio. We provide several different sets dressed to impress. We bring our equipment: cameras, lighting, fans, sequin pillows, luxurious fabrics, hair, makeup and INSPIRATION! You bring your best smile and bedroom eyes, and be ready to have a blast. You can get a really great sense of the shoot right here in this little video!
WHO WILL BE IN THE STUDIO WHILE I’M HAVING MY PHOTOS TAKEN? CAN MY FRIEND AND I SCHEDULE CONSECUTIVE SHOOTS?
Your session is completely private. The only other people who will be in the studio space – in areas separate from the actual shooting sets – are our team of assistants and stylists. You can certainly bring a friend, if you’d like! The more, the merrier.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? CAN I BRING PROPS? HOW MANY OUTFITS CAN I CHANGE INTO? HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO BARE?
What do you bring? Anything goes! You may bring as many outfits as you like, and will shoot as many as time allows. You may have also noticed we like to keep it classy. If you’d like to bring a few options to get our opinion of what works best on camera, we’re more than happy to help! Here is a short list of some recommendations:
– high heels
– fish net stockings
– bra & panties
– your beau’s favorite sports team jersey
– plain white T shirt or tank top
– little shorts
– business attire : white-collared shirt
– anything retro pin-up inspired
Personalize your shoot! Do you love photography? Maybe bring a vintage camera! Does your beau LOVE the redsox? Maybe red panties and a baseball glove will do it! Veil, lace gloves, football, guitar, hats: You get the idea!
I’M NOT A SUPERMODEL. WILL YOU HELP ME WITH THE POSING?
Of course we will! While Studio Nouveau isn’t all about posing to the high-school-senior-portrait degree, we have no problem giving direction and still keeping it light and fun. We know what poses work with different bodies, and we want you to have a great time working with us – that’s how you get the best, most honest shots of every kind of beauty.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SHOOT? HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN SEE MY IMAGES?
3-5 weeks* after the shoot you will receive a link to your password protected online gallery of images. There are about 25 fully retouched images in the gallery. You may share the link and password with whomever you choose.
You may order professional prints through that website, and albums and other products can be ordered though the Studio directly.
Once you have selected the files you like, please email and notify us. We will email you these files in an effort to reduce waste, however, if you feel you need the files on a CD, that can also be arranged. Further instructions on products will be emailed to you along with your image gallery.
*If you’re working on a tight deadline for wedding presents, etc. please notify us. We’ll do our best to accommodate!
DO YOU GUYS RETOUCH THE IMAGES? CAN YOU WORK WITH MY INSECURITIES?
All women have hang-ups! Don’t love your stomach? Like your left side better than your right side? Please let us know this before we start shooting. We do our best to pose and shoot you in the most flattering angles and light. And what nature gave us, Photoshop can enhance 🙂 but we won’t know what you’re shy about unless you tell us!
ARE MY PHOTOS KEPT PRIVATE? WILL YOU BE BLOGGING MY SHOOT?
Your photos are kept private in a password protected gallery, you will be the only person given that password. You can rest assured that unless we specifically ask your written permission about a certain image or two, your bombshell shots will not show up unexpectedly anywhere, EVER!
I BOUGHT A PACKAGE WITH HAIR & MAKEUP, WHO WILL BE DOING THAT?
For the past four years we have been consistently working with Danielle Coates and her amazing team. You can see her at work in the video at the top of the page, and ALL hair and makeup you see in our Boudoir Gallery on our website is her work. She’s the bees knees.
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS!
Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lara & Kate at the Studio (617-855-5272) and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. And be sure to check out our very special behind-the-scenes/in-front-of-the-camera blog post!
We cannot WAIT to meet our new Bombshells!!
lara & kate