The Boutique Boudoir Experience
Most of the women that enter our studio are experiencing boudoir photography for the first time and I understand making the decision to book your very own boudoir session takes a bit of courage and above all trust. Our studio is a safe place where we focus on self-love and embrace femininity through tasteful intimate imagery. I am a female photographer and our makeup artists are also women - we will always respect your right to privacy and promise to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Here is what to expect - but if you still have questions feel free to reach out to me here.
Styling and Wardrobe
Your boudoir session can be as simple or as sexy as you want it to be. Choosing your wardrobe and styling your session are what set the tone for your final images. Planning and shopping for your session can be exciting! Before you begin choosing outfits it is a good idea to have a style of boudoir in mind. This can be anything from romantic and elegant to sensual and seductive - or both if your planning multiple outfits/looks.
If you are unsure, that's OK. You will be invited to the studio for a one-on-one consultation where you will have an opportunity to ask questions view mood boards together and talk through the details of your session.
At your consultation, it is recommended that you bring in your own examples of what you love for inspiration from our website, magazine clippings, or images found online. We can even collaborate on a Pinterest board to help to create a visual guide of how you hope to be photographed. Wardrobe assistance will be provided as I will also walk you through the types of outfits that can flatter your figure. But, at the end of the day what you wear is entirely up to you as the best outfits will be those that you are comfortable wearing and make you feel sexy. Accessories, props, and colorful patterns are permitted as they bring character to your images and can be a ton of fun, but keep in mind that at least one outfit should be simple and timeless. Solid and subtle colors and pieces that hug your curves are ideal!
Photo-focused Hair & Make-up
When it comes to hair and make-up it has little to do with "transformations" and everything to do with getting pampered, relaxed, and enhancing your natural beauty. There are some things in our normal make-up routine that may look fabulous in person but may not translate well on camera. We will discuss this at your consultation as well as your personal preferences for how you'd like to be photographed and the right hair and makeup style for your shoot.
If you have a special request (e.g. pin up, theater make-up, less is more) or are not sure if going all out with hair and make up is "your thing" , our preferred hair and make-up artists are my go-to experts in this department. I'd be happy to connect you with the stylists that will be scheduled to pamper you at your shoot. They have worked with me directly on boudoir shoots for numerous occasions, are happy to answer any of your questions or concerns. I can and will advocate that they have what it takes to complete your boudoir experience! And while it is not required to use our in-house hair and make up artist services for your session, this service is included at no additional cost.
Because, when you look good you feel good. Am I right?
Expert Posing, Editing & Custom Products
As your boudoir specialist, I believe that every woman is deserving of such a self-affirming experience. I want you to see yourself as sexy as you are. Honestly, you don't have to be a model to receive magazine style images. Your boudoir photographer is an expert at boudoir posing, lighting, and editing techniques to create the most beautiful portraits of yourself you've ever seen. So if you are feeling a little nervous rest assured that I will coach you through posing from head to toe.
After your session I will begin to prepare the best of your images for viewing. These images are all edited BEFORE your ordering appointment, so that you can see what your final images will look like before you submit your final order - this includes any color corrections, blemish removal, and beauty retouching to your liking.
About one to two weeks after your session you will be invited back to the studio for a photo-reveal and boutique ordering experience (ordering appointment) where we will view a slideshow of all of your final images and select x number of images from a fully edited and curated gallery of finished prints. Depending on what suits your fancy your selected images will be crafted into your choice of fine art box, custom album, or other fine art products.
SPOILER ALERT: Fine art boxes are always available to take home on the day of your ordering appointment (custom finishing and products such as albums generally require additional time for design, ordering, and delivery to our studio)
If included in your selected package, final images are also delivered digitally as high resolution digital files, however many of our clients choose to add on wall art or other keepsakes during their ordering appointment. Click here to see all of our beautiful product offerings.
Ready to book your very own boudoir shoot? Have additional questions about our packages or boutique services? Please contact us here for more details.
The Bella Jade Collection
316 W. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85043
By appointment only.