So. Boudoir. I love that you’re here and considering a session. Boudoir is a feeling. One only a woman can have. It’s a certain confidence, a knowledge that no matter what size, shape, or color, you are beautiful, both inside and out. Just the way you are. Yes, we’ll do your hair and makeup, yes, we’ll pose you comfortably and flattering. But when you walk out of the studio, we want you to feel as fabulous as you are. You are your own worst critic, but when you leave our studio, we want you to truly feel as beautiful as you are and believe it as much as we do.
In case I haven’t chatted with you yet, I’d like to share how I do my boudoir sessions because everyone does them a little differently. First of all- I include hair and makeup for every boudoir session. I know these feel like they can be intimidating sessions (no one feels that way once we get started- they really are fun sessions) so I provide hair and makeup so you feel your absolute best going into the session. Plus, it gives us a nice chance to chat before your session and relax in the studio environment. Even if you keep your “look” minimal- you have someone trained to give you their professional opinion and provide options. I have the ladies meet us at the studio so you don’t have to go anywhere but my studio for your hair and makeup. That way, you’re looking and feeling as fresh as if you had just left the salon going right into your session.
The biggest objection I’ve heard is that you expect the session to be nerve racking. I get it. It’s not easy picturing a boudoir session being as easy as a head shot, but it is. The whole session is guided by me. I’ll literally adjust everything throughout the session. Which way you tilt your head, how you rest your hands, which outfit will work best with the poses. There will never be a time that you have to figure anything out on your own. From the moment you place the retainer, to when I deliver your favorites HGP walks you through the whole process.
Once your retainer is paid, I’ll send you a what to wear guide that will help you decide what you’d like to wear for your session. We can discuss options together, as well as poses/images you’d like to see in your gallery. Once the session is done- you’ll be able to choose your favorites out of a password protected proofing gallery to be sent to editing. After the necessary edits are made, you’ll receive a double password protected link to download your images and create either an album or artwork from the lab of your choice. In addition, I offer little black books or prints if you’d like to complete the experience with professional, long lasting artwork.
Every session includes the complimentary (but optional) consultation, hair and makeup at the studio, what to wear guide, the session itself as well as the print release to the digital images.
As a woman (and a mom, if we’re being frank), I understand the need to feel beautiful, and it’s not always something that comes easily or naturally. It’s one of the reasons I provide your hair and makeup. Not only so your pictures turn out perfect, but so that you take time for you. Sit back, relax, and let someone else take care of perfecting the already perfect you for your session. My hope is that not only will you fall in love with your images, you’ll feel empowered as you leave your session. That you feel like you rocked your session (EVERYONE to date has) and that you can do anything.
Thanks for dropping by HGP. My studio is located just outside of Decatur, Illinois in Warrensburg. I’m thrilled you are considering a boudoir session, as these are becoming one of my favorite genres of photography.
While most women do boudoir/glamour sessions for themselves, these are the perfect gifts for husbands/significant others. Whether it’s bridal, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, birthday, or anniversary, or a just because, we can incorporate yours and his favorite things.
If you’d like to have more information, please contact me and let’s chat about your session!