Frequently Asked Questions
"people also ask"
Boudoir Photography Experience
1. Why Bohemian Boudoir?
2. Who is “Boudoir by Andy Martin”
We have over 15 years of experience with fine art portraiture. We have the experience and the know-how to make you look and feel beautiful. If you want a session to boost your confidence, then choose us to photograph you at this stage in your life. Read the online reviews to hear what others have to say.
We make women look and feel amazing. Having a fashion background, we know how to pose you, how to light you and know exactly how to photograph you to bring out the very best features and hide the things you may not be so confident about. It is our job to produce the most flattering images of anyone that comes to our studio.
You don't have to know how to pose, how to dress, or how to style… that is our job and we take it very seriously. We will guide you every step of the way, from preparing you for your photo shoot with wardrobe ideas, to posing every part of you.
We've got you every step of the way.
3. Why should I book a Bohemian Boudoir shoot with Anne & Andy?
We have several Bohemian style "scenes". We don't mind at all if you can bring any jewelry or personal items such as hats, scarves, lingerie... this can personalizes your photography session and makes you look and feel great.
4. Do you supply any props?
If sexy were a statement "Bohemian Boudoir" is the exclamation point!
- Bohemian is fun
- Bohemian is free spirited.
- Bohemian is a Boho Chic fashion statement.
- Bohemian is aesthetically eccentric.
- Bohemian is sexy and artistically tantalizing. We love everything about Bohemian Boudoir.
Bohemian Boudoir is colorfully sexy.
Will your statement be quietly bold or wonderfully expressive?
We are Tabitha, Anne & Andy. Tabitha is our hair and makeup girl. Tabitha will also stay with you during the shoot to handle any needs that you may have. She is a quality individual. What her video introduction on the video page.
In your consultation and shoot design session we discuss how you would like to be photographed and what outfits you need to bring. We do have accessories and some Bohemian pieces in our studio for clients to wear.
Wear whatever you feel beautiful in: a crop top and jeans, swim wear, a robe and lingerie. We will often use items from our closet such as fabrics, throws, hats and more to add to what you bring. Creating amazing looks is our thing.
5. What will I wear for my Bohemian Boudoir photography session?
The little details go a long way in creating amazing images. Having a manicure and fresh nails with polish can greatly improve your look. We highly recommend the use of moisturizer for your skin.
Wear loose fitting comfy clothes when you come in to our studio so that there are no wear lines from your undergarments. Skip the bra, skip the socks, skip the watch, and forget that belt, those tight jeans, and anything else which could leave an impression in your skin. It may seem like a small thing, but these lines can dampen the look of a great negligée. Besides, you want to relax and feel comfortable, and tight clothes are only going to restrict you.
6. How do I prepare for a boudoir photo shoot?
Yes! We want you to enjoy your makeover experience. Our professional makeup artist is amazing.
7. Is makeup included?
Anywhere between 2-3 hours, depending on the client.
8. How long will my Boudoir Session last?
Your privacy is important. We understand that doing a boudoir session totally gets you out of your comfort zone. The only people present will be Anne, Andy and Tabitha the hair and makeup artist.
9. Who will be present for my Boudoir Session?
It's not your job to know how to move in front of the camera. We will demonstrate and guide you through the most flattering poses for your body type. Your job is to relax and enjoy the photography and makeover experience.
10. I don’t know how to pose. Will you help me?
It is important that you do NOT spray tan. It always looks fake and it is difficult for the makeup artist to blend . Your skin wants to be hydrated and moisturized. In the morning follow your usual skin routine. Don't apply SPF cream. Hair should be clean and dry. Double shampoo your hair like your hairdresser, rinse well and condition mid length to ends. Do not wax closer than four days before as makeup doesn't adhere to freshly waxed skin.
11. How do I prepare my skin and hair?
Yes, you can choose the style of professional makeup you would like for your shoot.
12. I don't wear heavy makeup. will I still look like me?
At the end of your boudoir session we schedule a viewing appointment. The appointment is normally set for a time within two weeks of your shoot. The reveal session takes place back at our studio. This is where you get to choose and purchase your photographs.
13. When will I get to see my photos?
All of your finished photographs are professionally retouched. We find many women may have a part of their body they are more self-conscious about and want that area taken care of in a natural way.
Our aim is to capture you, in your own natural and beautiful essence. We are masters of lighting and posing techniques that will play up your features and accentuate your favorite parts of yourself. We are all about natural, imperfect beauty… In all its glory! In saying that, if you wake up with a monster pimple on the day of the shoot don’t stress! We will be happy to touch up a blemish here and there or get rid of a piece of hair that’s decided to pull an ‘Alfalfa’ on you. On the other hand if we change your nose shape or trim down your thighs then little by little you start looking like someone else and we want to help women celebrate themselves, not add to the ‘perfection’ culture.
This is where trust comes in. You’ll be surprised at what lighting and posing can do to play up your features.
14. Do you “Photoshop” the images?
Our Boudoir retainer fee is $300 and includes professional makeup. Prints and albums are sold separately. There is no hard sell. The final cost depends on you. Most of our clients will spend between $1100 - $2500.
15. How much does it cost? What should I expect to spend?
A digital copy of each image will come with the photographic prints you purchase.
16. Do you sell the digital files?
We absolutely respect your privacy and will only share a photo if you grant us permission. Just let us know what you feel comfortable with after you see your images. We can show as little or as much as you like.
17. Will you use my images on your website/blog/portfolio?