IS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ME?
Feeling nervous is completely normal! The fun part of the Beausoleil Boudoir experience is that it really is for the everyday woman! We believe confidence is the number one key to getting what you want out of life. A woman plus confidence, watch out! Whether your shoot is for that special someone or simply for your eyes only; you will never regret the end result! We have so much fun with you during the day of the shoot and once you see your amazing pictures, you'll be so happy you did this!
IS MY PHOTOGRAPHER A WOMAN OR A MAN?
You have a choice with the Beausoleil Boudoir! Everyone has their own unique style, as do our photographers. We urge you to choose your photographer based on their style and photography type since both Christie and David have a knack for putting clients at ease and a talent for boudoir. During your session, whether you shoot with Christie or David, your boudoir stylist will be there for touch ups and posing guidance.
WILL MY PHOTOS BE ON THE INTERNET?
Not unless you say it’s ok! Every client featured on this website and blog has given explicit permission to post her images. If you aren’t comfortable with any images being shared, we completely understand! Read our complete policy about client privacy here: Our Privacy Promise
I HAVE SOME IMPERFECTIONS. CAN YOU GET RID OF THEM?
In most cases, yes. Removal of small blemishes and skin softening is all part of the retouching process. Please note: We do not do extensive body reshaping as part of retouching. We want you to look as natural as possible. If there is something you feel self-conscious about, we can use poses and lighting to emphasize your best features.
WHAT IF I LOOK NOTHING LIKE THE GIRLS ON YOUR WEBSITE? I’M OLDER THAN, NOT AS THIN AS, MY SKIN DOESN'T LOOK FLAWLESS LIKE THE WOMEN ON YOUR WEBSITE, CAN I STILL BOOK A SESSION?
Waking up and rolling out of bed looking fabulous said no one ever! All of the girls on the website are everyday women just like you. With the use of hair, makeup, lighting, posing and sexy outfits; we've got you covered!
And remember not everyone is comfortable with their photos being online. We photograph many women over 50 and well into the plus sizes. What we promise is that we will create images to flatter YOU. We want to your personality to show.
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO POSE!?
We never expect you to pose yourself. We will be guiding you on poses to accentuate your best features. We will be instructing you on where to look, where to put your hands/feet; the whole thing! Tina has YEARS of boudoir experience both behind the scenes and in front of the camera - she will be at your session to help pose you and guide you through the process and make sure you look your best!
DO I BRING MY OWN LINGERIE, OR DO YOU PROVIDE THE OUTFITS?
You need to bring your own lingerie to the photo shoot. Select outfits that suit your personality and body shape, and complement your skin tone. Not sure where to start with that? We have friends in sexy places to help you - our wardrobe stylists can help with outfit ideas, or if you’d like to book a consultation to discuss wardrobe, send me an email!
WHAT ABOUT HAIR AND MAKEUP, DO I DO IT MYSELF?
Hair and makeup is included in every All Inclusive Package we offer. Our stylists have been hand-picked for their talents and professionalism. We want to provide an experience that makes you feel beautiful and pampered.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND TO MY SHOOT?
We love to keep the focus on you so we recommend that you set aside your boudoir time as "me time". If you feel more comfortable with a friend coming along, you are more than welcome to bring them. But, please limit guest to 1 per shoot and we will ask them to enjoy our lobby while we shoot. (There are plenty of bars, museums and entertainment around if your guest wants to check out our space before we shoot and needs something to do while we make you glamorous!)
WHERE DO THE SHOOTS TAKE PLACE?
In New Orleans at our luxury studio loft : studio loft NOLA. We have created the ultimate pampering boudoir location for our clients in our bright and airy space (Check it out HERE). We are also available for travel to your hotel in New Orleans and surrounding cities, shoots are done (by appointment only) in luxe hotels, architecturally distinct historic buildings, beautifully restored Victorian mansions and other hand-selected locations. Location will be chosen based on consultation and confirmed and sent to you prior to your shoot. We do offer in-home sessions at private residences as well. Just let us know beforehand!
I’M READY TO BOOK A SHOOT, WHAT’S NEXT?
Once you let me know what date you’d like to shoot we will send you a booking proposal and contract. The contract must be signed and a non-refundable retainer is due to reserve your shoot day/time. The remaining balance is due on or before the day of your shoot. But, as always I also offer payment plans if you need a bit of flexibility in order to purchase the package you really want.
I’M NOT SURE WHAT Á LA CARTE ITEMS I WANT TO ORDER YET, CAN I DECIDE WHEN I SEE MY PHOTOS?
Absolutely! After the shoot we will have a personal viewing session to view your images and discuss product options where we will choose your best images together and pick the perfect product for them. Once you decide on what you’d like to order (additional albums, individual prints, canvases, paintings etc), 50% of the total is due to begin work on the design and the remaining balance is due when you pick up your order. We do not release product orders without full payment.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
Due to the custom nature of photography, the session price and any products ordered are non-refundable. You have final say on the retouching and any custom album design and nothing goes to print without your approval.