12 Questions You Should Ask Your Boudoir Photographer

boudoir photographerAre you looking for a unique gift to give to your future groom for your wedding? Or maybe an exclusive gift for your husband on Valentine’s Day? Well, why don’t try to undergo a boudoir shoot and give the pictures as a gift?

In a boudoir photo shoot, a woman gets to be photographed wearing her lingerie or any sexy outfit inside a bedroom or bedroom-styled studio. This kind of pictorial is gaining more and more popularity among ladies who want to try something new or give something unique.

It is normal for some women to have some apprehensions on whether this boudoir shoot is worth trying out. There are surely questions that pop into your mind and the only person who can give the exact answers is of course the professional boudoir photographer that you will hire.

Since there are quite a lot of photographers now who are offering boudoir services, it can be confusing on who to hire. You can ask recommendations from your friends and relatives especially those who have tried it before and also ask questions to the potential boudoir photographer.

Here are the 12 questions to ask a boudoir photographer.

  1. What packages as well as payment terms do you offer?

Packages and payment terms vary from photographer to another photographer. Know the prices and details of each package and compare them before deciding on what to avail.

  1. What do I need to bring?

Ask for suggestions on outfits, accessories, and shoes to bring. How many outfit changes are there going to be during the shoot? Do you need to buy new lingerie? What does the photographer suggest that you wear in going to the location?

  1. Do you have outfits and accessories I can borrow?

Some photographers offer outfits for their clients to use. You have to know if you need to bring your own outfits or are they going to lend you some. Inquire also if they have the outfits dry-cleaned after someone uses it.

  1. How many hours will the shoot lasts?

Depending on the package you availed, the shoot will most likely last between 2 to 4 hours. You will have to clarify it with the photographer.

  1. Should I hire a hair and make-up artist or can I do it on my own?

Some boudoir photo packages include the service of a hair and makeup artist while others do not have. Clarify this with your boudoir photographer and if he/she won’t provide any, then you can hire one or do your own hair and makeup if you are quite good at it.

  1. Do I need to bring my own props?

Most studios provide props for clients to use but if there is a specific props you want to use, then you can bring it.

  1. Where will the shoot take place?

Ask ahead where the location of the shoot will be. Boudoir photo shoots are usually done in the client’s bedroom, in a posh hotel room or in a photo studio setup to appear like a bedroom.

  1. Can I bring a friend to the shoot?

If you feel uncomfortable being alone with the photographer, the presence of a friend will make you feel more relaxed. Ask ahead if the photographer will allow you to bring a friend to the shoot. If he/she does not allow it, then find another photographer. A good boudoir photographer will make you feel comfortable and is open to suggestions.

  1. Are you going to keep my pictures private?

Most boudoir photos are kept private and this should be stated in the written agreement that you will be signing with the photographer.

  1. Can you retouch and remove bruises, scars, etc on my pictures?

In general, boudoir photographers edit pictures of their clients to remove ugly marks like scars or bruises. By retouching the images, you will look better and more appealing in your pictures.

  1. When can I get my photos?

Since the photographer needs to edit the pictures, it might take 7 days up to 2 weeks for him/ her to finish. Make sure you ask about this.

  1. Are you going to give me rights to my pictures?

This will depend on what is agreed but a professional boudoir photographer will normally give you copies of your images without their logo or watermarks on them. They will also not share your photos on their website without your permission.