Boudoir photography is a photographic style featuring intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of its subjects in a bedroom or private dressing room environment, primarily intended for the private enjoyment of the subject, and maybe his or her romantic partners. It is distinct from glamour and art nude photography in that it is usually more suggestive rather than explicit in its approach to nudity and sexuality, features subjects who do not regularly model, and produces images which are not intended to be seen by a wide audience, but rather to remain under the control of the subject.
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Invest in yourself
Our Boudoir Experience fee includes your 2 hour session, professional hair & makeup from our award winning beauty team, wardrobe selection, posing direction & an in person photo reveal.
Our Boudoir Collections to start include a beautiful album and desktop art. Some collections include wall prints and digital collections.
Most of our clients tend to invest $1750+ after the session fee and product purchases.
The Boudoir Experience Fee also includes:
- Session Planning & Styling Guide
- Complete direction throughout your session for posing + facial expression
- Private gallery reveal and in-person ordering appointment
- 4-6 week process from start to finish
Your session fee is due day of scheduling. This serves as the non-refundable retainer of service and remittance is required to finalize your reserved session. The Session Fee includes hair & makeup artist's time and talent, photographer’s time and talent, and image enhancing & proofs for photo reveal session. Payments are accepted via cash and debit/credit.
While your retainer fee is non-refundable. Reschedules are only allowed for true emergencies with proof of actual emergency.
**Products are an additional purchase**
Please note that Product Collectives are a separate purchase made at your gallery reveal after your session. Also all purchases and session fees well be taxed according to state laws.
Before your Shoot
As soon as your session is confirmed, you will send our Welcome Guide – it includes tips on how to prepare for your session, where to shop and lots more. We recommend that you do a little “homework.” Start a board on Pinterest with photos of the styles you like, makeup and hair looks and a few poses that inspire you. (Make your board private if your session is a secret! You can share your board with me by inviting me to view it before your session.)
When you book
Before your session we will have our Skype/FaceTime or In-person consultation to go over any questions you may have and so that we can make sure to have everything ready for you!
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Along with your welcome guide you'll get our questionnaire, this will help us tailor your session to you! You'll want to complete the client information form pre-session because it helps me get to know a lot more about you; your session vision, your favorite body parts and those you might be a little worried about.
We also get to know each other even better during the time it takes to do your makeup and hair. When you come in, we’ll welcome you with your drink of choice, some music and a chance to relax and take a break from your busy life. We'll talk about everything during that time, like what you’ve brought to wear, how to style it and what order to photograph your outfits in.
HAIR & MAKEUP
When it comes to hair and makeup, we work with the best. In New Orleans, we have Salon D NOLA. Our favorite stylist and makeup artist is Daisy Hatchett. In Kansas City, we are still currently looking for a top notch salon to partner with. This is such an intimate investment in yourself so you should look and feel your most beautiful, professional hair and make-up is included in every session and a relaxing way to pamper yourself before the shoot.
During your Shoot
Are you nervous?
Most clients are nervous when they arrive! This is something, fun, exciting and adventurous! Clients tell us all the time that they DON’T KNOW HOW TO POSE! (That’s by far the most common thing we hear!) But don’t worry – we will guide you through each pose and we are here to make you comfortable and feel beautiful!
We will have certain poses in mind for your wardrobe and body type and we like to try new poses with each client. We're here to help you pose and can even demo what the pose should look like (which is really funny when Erin poses for you on the ground!). We’ll also refer to your inspiration photos if you bring them or to Pinterest. Don’t worry about posing or feeling “funny” – it becomes comfortable for most of our clients within five minutes of getting started!
You know what you like. You know what looks good and makes you feel sexy,. This is why we ask you to bring a wide variety of wardrobe options. We tell everyone to bring their favorite lingerie, and at least one solid bra & panty set. But honestly, the only limit is our time frame. Don't just limit yourself to just lingerie. This is a time to have fun! Try something you've always wanted to wear. Be fearless, be bold! Favorite little dress, coziest sweater, superhero underwear, lace corset, latex jumpsuit, that feather headdress in your costume closet... we could keep going, but you get the idea. We do suggest you bring more than you think you will need or want, and during our consultations, we can discuss wardrobe in detail.
We have a knack for helping you find the look and feel you want for your session.
Our welcome guide has an amazing list of places to look, and we also offer shopping consultations.
After your Shoot
You'll be starving! We know hardly anyone eats before a session. So after your session you'll have a chance to grab a bite at one of the many awesome restaurants around the area before the reveal session to see your images! That's right, you get to see how good you look that day. We will take our time to go through each image with you and decide on which ones you want to create your books or canvases.
After you grab a bite to eat we will have your images ready to preview. That's right, you'll get to see your images that day! We will go through each image with you to decide which you love the most and trust me this is the hardest part, as most of our clients love EVERY IMAGES! Once we go through the images you'll choose what products you want to purchase and how you want to pay - once this is complete we'll start on your gorgeous album, canvas or prints.
The retouching style of Duke & Gunder Studios LLC is natural, subtle, and minimal. Our goal is to achieve a great image in camera with the use of lighting and posing. If it's something that is temporary, like a blemish or bruise, we can remove it.*** If it something that is a part of you, we do not want to alter you. We want you to look like the best version of yourself, but not someone else. (We embrace shapes, sizes, tattoos, and even cellulite.) After your session, we'll meet up in our studio to review your images and select your products accordingly.
Terms of Payment
Due to the intimate nature of our service, cancellations and rescheduling impact us significantly. The full session fee plus tax is due to reserve your photo shoot time and is non refundable. Please be mindful that the photographer reserves your shoot date and time just for you and turns away all other income and business for that booked time frame. If the session date needs to be changed by the client after the contract has been signed and the payment has been received then the photographer will allow rescheduling one time and the fee for professional hair and makeup will need to be paid for again. Due to the highly customized nature of these products, payment for product is due upon ordering and orders are not processed until the full payment is received. All sales are final.
***Retouches are all susceptible to additional fees.