Answers to the top 10 questions I hear about boudoir!POSTED IN:

WHAT IS BOUDOIR?
My sessions are contemporary portrait session focusing on your beauty. For a lot of people, they think that boudoir is about being sexy as a gift for someone else. Even if you’re booking as a gift for someone, our sessions are tailored towards the client and what makes them feel great about themselves.

Ultimately, it’s less about sexy photos, and more about pushing you outside your comfort zone and showing you that you are gorgeous and worthy of being photographed. We will make a specific plan during your consultation, but the goal of these sessions are to make you look and feel amazing, beautiful, and confident.  If you want hear more about why I started these sessions, click here.

WHO SHOULD BOOK A SESSION?
YOU! But in all seriousness, anyone can have a reason to celebrate yourself.  Whether you’re going through a large transition in life, want to surprise your significant other, or just want to treat yourself, our sessions are for you. My clients are moms, sisters, wives, cancer survivors, nurses, teachers, and friends.

EVERYONE ON YOUR WEBSITE LOOKS SO CONFIDENT AND SEXY. I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO THAT. CAN YOU HELP ME?
Know who else thought that same thing? Every single person on our website! Nobody walks into our studio expecting to be “Caroline Talbot Studios Next Top Model”.  I direct you every step of your session, and our clients are always shocked at not only their images, but how comfortable they were in the studio.  We hear it all the time “I almost forgot I was pretty much naked!”

It’s totally normal to be nervous about your session.  I’ve been there, I’ve had the same pit in my stomach, and I can calm your fears.  By the end of your session (or really not that far into it), all of that anxiety will melt away, and you’ll feel amazing.  We’ve also got an incredible network of women, many of whom have gone through the boudoir experience in our Exclusive VIP Insiders Facebook Group! It’s like having a built in support system and cheerleading squad!

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WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
As soon as you’re thinking about a session, ! It’s best to schedule your session to be at least two months in advance to allow time for editing, your Image Reveal & Ordering Appointment, printing, and product delivery in time for any special occasions. We typically book our calendar 3-6 months in advance, so the sooner you call, the more likely we can get you on the calendar in time!

WHEN DO I SEE MY IMAGES?
About 2-3 weeks after your session, we have your Image Reveal & Ordering Appointment. That’s when you come back to the studio and see your images for the first time!  This is always one of my favorite parts of the process.  We’ll also go through your images and finalize your order.  Any balance for your product order is due at this time.  All payment plans happen pre-session, which we also walk through in your phone consultation!

DO YOU INCLUDE HAIR AND MAKEUP?
Yes! I work with awesome hair and makeup artists, and all of our sessions include professional hair and makeup in your booking fee. I only use makeup artists that I know and love, to ensure your beauty translates perfectly in camera. The time you’re in hair and makeup is such an important part of the process, and it’s where we really get to know you.

DO YOU PHOTOSHOP MY IMAGES?
This is a tricky one!  The goal for this experience is for you to see the beauty in who you are, right now. Our general rule is if it’s permanent, it stays. We will beautifully tone and edit each of your images, but we don’t do any body modifications, slimming, or excessive skin smoothing in Photoshop. That being said, if you have a rogue pimple or bruise pop up the day of your session, we’ll take care of those for you.

WHAT DO I WEAR?
Not to worry! During our planning, we’ll talk about pieces that will accentuate your most gorgeous features, without having to purchase an entire new wardrobe.  For all sessions, you’ll have full access to our client closet, provided that you wear a plain nude thong or a plain black thong under any of our lingerie pieces. We also share our killer wardrobe guide with each of our clients before their session to get you thinking 🙂

You do not need to bring an entire lingerie closet!  Boyfriend t shirts, cheeky panties, and soft sweaters always photograph well, along with bra and panty sets and bodysuits.  Of course, you can always go au naturale and not wear anything at all.

CLIENT CLOSET? WHAT’S THAT?
We’ve got well over 100 lingerie pieces in our client closet ranging from XS-3X.  Each of our clients have access to this closet for their sessions.  We’ve got a whole range of styles and sizes so you can always add on to your own wardrobe.  We still recommend bringing 2-3 outfits of your own, but you’re welcome to dig through everything we have for your session! Of course we can (and have) photographed some of our clients in nothing but their birthday suit, and they rocked it out!

IF ANYONE SAW THESE IMAGES, I’D BE IN HUGE TROUBLE!  ARE YOU GOING TO BE SHARING THEM EVERYWHERE?
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to share your images in our portfolio, but you are completely in the drivers seat on this one.  At your Image Reveal & Ordering Appointment, after we’ve finalized your order, we go through your images and you make the call on whether or not they’re A-OK, or stay under wraps.  Share them all, or keep them all to yourself, we’re totally cool with that. You’ll be surprised as to how much you WANT to share the images with the world, but I don’t make any decisions for you here!

THIS ALL SOUNDS SO AWESOME, HOW DO I BOOK?
Great! We’re so excited to work with you!  Click the button below to start planning with us!

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