Flawsome Boudoir Session Guide
This guide is going to walk you through the process of what a boudoir shoot is and how the process works over here at Flawsome Boudoir by Tassay. I am excited to get you in the studio! If you have any questions after reading this, please feel free to reach out and we will get back to you as soon as possible! Our studio hours are Sunday and Wednesday 4 to 8pm, I typically respond to emails quickly. This guide is very thorough…which means its long! Sit down, grab a glass of wine and read this until the very end! I have been doing boudoir for a little over a year. Boudoir is so precious to me because I love helping women feel better about themselves, inside and out. We all struggle with self image, and I want to help women overcome as much of that as I can. I love the WOW factor. I love delivering images to women and having them say, “I can’t believe that’s me! I have never felt so beautiful in my entire life!” It means so much to me to be able to offer that to women, and that women of all ages trust me to provide them with this experience. You don’t need to lose 15 pounds to do a session with me. You don’t need to be Beyonce curvy. You just need to be you. Have fun. And enjoy this moment. You won’t regret it!! This business of mine has BLOSSOMED in the last few months. I currently have a studio out of a new house that is so cute and perfect for this genre of photography.
Thank you for being here and for supporting our amazing business – we can’t wait to meet you and create some of the most gorgeous photographs of yourself that you will ever have.
Where am I located?
Our studio is located at 1610 Downing Dr. Lebanon OR. We have a cozy 200 sq ft Studio. Don’t let the size fool you though I have with multiple sets available, a makeup and wardrobe area, and a fabulous sales area full of samples and a television from which you will view your images during your reveal.
So, what is boudoir? Boudoir technically is a French word which means ‘a woman’s dressing room or bedroom’, but I like to think of it as just a fancy word for women’s intimate portraiture. Boudoir is NOT pornographic. Boudoir can be fun, ﬂirty, beautiful, cute, sexy, feminine, intimate, candid, posed, or really anything else you want it to be. If you have not already joined our private VIP group on Facebook, I highly suggest that you do!
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What would I do with boudoir portraits?
I actually believe that boudoir is the best gift you can give YOURSELF, to capture your essence as you are now. When you need a reminder of the strong, beautiful woman that you are, you will have a collection of amazing portraits to look upon. I love it when women come to me for themselves. The images we create together will boost your self esteem and your conﬁdence, and that should be celebrated by YOU! It will help you reclaim your femininity, your sexuality, two things that are often lost as we get consumed with our lives, our jobs, our families. Put that pep back in your step, and reﬂect on the bodacious babe you are. Celebrate the body that you live in!
“I don’t look like the women in your portfolio!” There is no such thing as the perfect body. You are never too big, too small, too old, too young (well, I only accept boudoir clients who are 18+) to do a boudoir session. Boudoir is for every BODY. Let me show you.
Can you make me look thinner?
I want to help you feel beautiful now, just the way you are. We ﬂatter you with hair and makeup styling, a wardrobe that compliments your ﬁgure, and amazing lighting and posing techniques to highlight your best ass-sets (see what I did there?). I do not believe in heavy photoshopping. Don’t get me wrong, we will gladly remove all of your bruises and pimples, but we don’t want to over manipulate your body to make you look like someone you are not. We already live in a time where we are consumed with unrealistic bodies in the media, I want to show you that you are beautiful at this very moment.
What about retouching?
We are happy to retouch your images! All of our images will have pimples, bruises, scratches, and under eye circles removed. We also offer retouching on things like cellulite, scars, small tattoos, stretch marks, etc that you may want removed. Honestly, most of our clients are WOW-ed at how amazing their images look straight out of camera and opt for less retouching than they thought they needed. It’s all a very personal decision, and one that we leave up to you once you have viewed your images. We do not remove tan lines or correct skin tone from tanning beds or spray tans, so proceed with caution.
What will I wear?
I have created a beautiful and comprehensive wardrobe guide that should give you the 411 on how to look and feel like a bombshell for your session. My policy is always “when in doubt, bring it”! You are welcome to make a Pinterest board and share it with me, so I can help you make your dream shoot a reality. I have a client wardrobe that you can borrow from for your session with pieces to choose from (sizes S – 3X) that you are MORE than welcome to browse through.
Do I get to talk to you before my session?
Before your session we will have a consultation over the phone so that we can prepare you for your session and get to know you better. We are here for you every step of the way to make sure that you feel prepared and comfortable during this whole process. If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Email is how we communicate with clients, you can email us any time at BoudoirbyTassay@flawsomeboudoir
Who is going to be there the day of my session?
You – Of course
ME! – the photographer
McKayla – hair and makeup artist!
Please, no props, no spray tans, and absolutely NO WEAPONS will be allowed in the studio at any time.
We also do not allow anyone under the age of 18 in the studio, ever. Also due to the size we ask that you don’t bring anyone with you to the shoot.
What types of boudoir session do you offer?
Yes, there are different types of boudoir sessions you can book!! And OOOH girl, we are ALWAYS changing it up! We are currently offering the following types of sessions:
- Traditional Studio Sessions
- Couple Boudoir Sessions (you+ yourpartner)
- After-Dark Sessions (everything is soft, candle lights Nov. to Feb. Only)
- Outdoor Boudoir Sessions (June to September either the woods or waterfalls)
- Destination Sessions
- Customized Fantasy Sessions
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
Have something else in mind? Just ask, we are always up for new adventures!
How do I choose what kind of session I want to do? Most people for their ﬁrst time will opt for a Traditional Studio Session, but we can discuss this more during your No-Obligation Phone Consultation, which BTW you can book you phone consult here:
Head over to our website and check out the “Sessions” dropdown menu to see what we have for our portfolio of sessions!!
How does this work?
Your entire experience will last 3- 4 hours. You will receive complimentary hair and makeup, access to the client wardrobe, and much more! Your photographer is going to pose you from head to pointed toe, and help you with a variety of facial expressions! Prepare to be sore after your session, we do a LOT of bending and twisting (it’s quite the workout!). Studio Sessions begin at 9AM we then schedule a time for your Image Reveal & Ordering Appointment! We will select which images you would like to purchase and how you would like to display them at home! Ordering appointments take approximately 1-2 hours! Come prepared to pay in full at your viewing session unless you are taking advantage of our payment plans (more info on this coming to you soon!).
How long does it take to get the albums and prints back? You will receive your images in about 6-8 weeks once your ﬁnal payment is processed! We usually drop ship everything directly to you in order to keep this process as simple as possible. We do not offer online galleries or multiple appointments for your reveal, all ordering decisions must be made at your reveal appointment.
So how do I book?
The Session Fee is $500 and is required to reserve a space on our calendar. Our Session Fee can be paid in full or split into 2 payments of $250.
If the payment is split, the ﬁrst half is due to reserve the session space on the calendar, the second half is due within 30 days of the ﬁrst. Failure to complete the payment in 30 days will result in forfeiture of the session payment.
The Session Fee includes:
- 30 Minute Pre-Session Consultation Call
- Private use of the Boudoir Studio
- Professional Hair and Makeup application
- Access to our client wardrobe
- 60-90 minute session (this depend son your collection chosen)
- Complete Posing and Expression Coaching
- Wardrobe changed depend on the collection chosen.
- 2 hour private in person reveal and image ordering appointment.
I need my images by XX date, when should I book?
Our studio books up 3 to 6 months in advance and our printed products can take up to 8 weeks for delivery. If you have a special occasion coming up or wish to book a holiday appointment, I recommend booking 8-12 months in advance of that date.
Can my spouse/friend/mom come to my session or my ordering appointment? We do not allow guests to be present for any portion of the time you spend with us. Our services are best delivered in an 1-on-1 atmosphere with your complete undivided attention. With the small studio space there is also just no room.
What can I expect to spend at my reveal & ordering appointment?
Before we have created your images, it is hard for me to give you an exact ﬁgure as to what to expect. Some women come to me and just get a basic album, others come to me and want it all and invest several thousands on a variety of products. Keep in mind what you spend is up to you. You can purchase from our Collection Menu or the A La Carte Menu, both which will be sent to you immediately following the completion of your booking process. What I can say is this, if you are looking for a “quick shoot” or “just a few images,” this is not the session for you. We offer an entire day experience and will show you anywhere from 50-100 ﬁnal images that will be printed on luxury products. It is certainly an investment, one that is worth its weight in gold. You’ll never tire of looking at your images or forget the way the session day made you feel.
We know that this experience is an investment and therefore we offer several different payment plan options. You can split up the cost of any of our products via our interest free in-house payment plan and make smaller monthly or weekly payments towards your purchase leading up to your shoot (usually 6-12 months) or you can get ﬁnancing through one of our payment plan companies by using the links below to apply.
I offer payment options using the following:
- PayPal Credit
- Square Installments
- Payment Plans in house (most popular option!)