Nearly every woman who contacts me has never been professionally photographed (much less in her skivvies!), so naturally they have a lot of questions. So... what is the Brooklyn Boudoir Experience like?
You make the first move by contacting me. I'll ask you some questions as to why you'd like to do a shoot and what you envision for your boudoir photos. I'll send you a very detailed digital guide that covers what to wear and other frequently asked questions and will give you a few "homework assignments" so I can get to know you and your style better. You ask questions, I ask questions, and together we brainstorm the ideal formula for your shoot: the location, what to wear, the vibe you are going for, and your ultimate vision for products.
A few days before your shoot, I'll touch base with you to confirm the details and check on you. By the day of your shoot, you've already received so much information from me that there really isn't anything left to wonder about. You know how long we'll be together, how many outfits we'll be photographing you in, how long hair and makeup takes, and that I'll be giving you guidance along the way. When we first meet, my hair & makeup artist will start on you first. She'll already know the concept of your shoot and the look we are going for, so this is your time to relax and get pampered. She'll enhances your features and makes you look even more stunning than you already are, in a natural way that still looks like YOU (no drag queen contouring or plastic-y false lashes here!) Meanwhile, I'll check out your wardrobe options and put together looks. We'll talk, we'll laugh, we'll drink some bubbly if you fancy, we'll get to know each other some more and we'll create your first look together.
By this time you will be feeling comfortable and having fun, just like girlfriends hanging out. Our hair & makeup artist leaves for your privacy. The shoot doesn't start with any big pomp & circumstances -- it's essentially a continuation of the past hour. You might be surprised at how comfortable you already feel! It's not a "sensual" experience at all -- it's actually fun, and silly, and we'll laugh a lot. I'll put you into poses and tell you where to put your hands, where to look, how to breath and then photograph you from all angles -- you'll see me standing on the bed, laying on the floor, getting into all kinds of weird positions to get the shot, and I warn you that I will most likely fall down at some point during our shoot (it happens almost every time). I usually put myself in the pose so that all YOU need to do is copy me. I will encourage you and be mindful of your insecurities while playing up your favorite features. BUT I do insist - once we are on-set there is no negative self talk allowed. I encourage you to improvise only when you feel comfortable enough to do so. Once we've got a large variety of shots, we change looks and continue on for the duration of your shoot.
photo credits @avglacel & @karamarieboudoir
Time will FLY by. It always does! If I don't make a very conscious effort to check on the time, I would shoot all day. It's fun for me, it's fun for you, and it's over before you know it. By the time we are packing up, you'll already want to do it again (and probably will...they always do ;) ) A couple of days after your shoot you get a “teaser” image from me. Then about 2 weeks later you and I have a cocktail together while we're reviewing your enhanced images at your boudoir reveal appointment. More on THAT on the Experience Page here.