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FAQ

What exactly is boudoir photography?

Boudoir portraits are sexy, tasteful and intimate.  They have become popular as wedding and anniversary presents, but anyone can enjoy them for any reason.  Our goal is to make a collection of photos that look straight out of a Victoria Secret catalog.

How much do I have to reveal?

Your portraits can be as revealing as you want.  We will never push you to pose in any way or wear anything that would make you uncomfortable.  You can be playfully sexy without showing much skin or can be brazen and show a lot, it’s entirely up to you.

Who will see these pictures?

Your privacy is very important to us. Unless you are willingly sign a release stating otherwise, only the photographer and his staff, the lab and you will see the images.

Who takes these pictures?

Lane Hickenbottom, an award-winning photographer with extensive experience in portraiture, wedding photography and photojournalism.  Lane’s photographs have appeared everywhere from TIME Magazines photos of the month and to MSNBC’s photos of the year.  His laid-back style will set your nerves at ease.

How does the process work?

If you are interested in boudoir portraits but still trying to decide, call or email us and we’ll set up time to meet for a free consultation.  We can meet face to face and answer all your questions.  Next we’ll have a photo shoot.  Then within a couple weeks you’ll be able to view the images in a private screening and place your order.

Where will the portrait session take place?

We can photograph in our studio or on location.  We can discuss the best option at a consultation.

Can I bring a friend along?

Absolutely! When picking out somebody to bring along, we encourage you to bring somebody who is supportive and will make you feel good about yourself during the shoot. Generally we discourage you from bringing your significant other to the shoot, but many of our clients have brought him to the viewing session!

Can you photoshop my…?

With any images that you purchase, we can do a little nip & tuck, airbrushing, or whatever you would like.  We can make some body parts smaller and others a little bigger, depending on your preference.  All of this is included in the purchase price.  Some alterations such as tan line, tattoo and braces removal may require extensive work and incur an additional fee.  We’ll never charge you for it without telling you first.

How much does it cost?

Click here to check out our price guide.

What should I bring?

You need to bring your own clothing.  Bringing two or three outfits for each hour of shooting is recommended.  Wear whatever makes you feel sexy and don’t be afraid to ask us for advice before the photo shoot.  Feel free to bring any refreshments.

How long will the session last?

We offer one, two and three-hour sessions. Two hour sessions are our most popular option, giving us plenty of time for a couple outfit changes and a nice variety of imagery.

How far in advance should I book my session?

Depending on the products that you choose, the process can take as long as 2 months from beginning to end. Everything we offer is done carefully and takes time to do it right. But don’t worry, you are worth it! If you need something in a hurry, let us know what time constraints you are dealing with and we can let you know what is possible.

I’m ready to book! Now what?

Get in touch with us and we’ll discuss the particulars. To reserve your date, we take a $200 deposit. Your remaining balance is due the day of your shoot. Give us a call, text or email and we’ll get the ball rolling!