q & a
Q: Are First Blush Boudoir photo sessions shoot in a studio or on location? Are those fees included?
A: All sessions are photographed on location. What you see in Galleries is all photographed at private residences, hotels and other select destinations. Some of our packages are designed so that you can be photographed in the privacy of your own home, others are designed specifically for sessions at hotels or other exotic locations where the location fee is included in the package price. Upgrades can be made to any package; we’re always happy to accommodate your specific needs.
Q: Are hair and make-up services available?
A: Yes, all packages include the services of an on-site professional hair and make-up artist. Know that your hair and makeup look is as important to us as it is to you. The day of your shoot, a professional will consult with you about how to create the perfect look for your photographs. We want you to love the way you look!
Q: Is lingerie provided for the shoot? What should I wear?
A: It is best for you to bring items of your own because they will fit you best. We will give you a suggested list of things to bring but ideally you should bring more items than we will use the day of your shoot. All boudoir sessions include a pre-shoot consultation to discuss your specific tastes and goals, and a day-of-shoot consultation to finalize outfits and session details. See Links We Love for a list of some of our preferred designers and vendors.
Q: Who is the actual photographer? Will any men be present?
A: First Blush Boudoir has one principle photographer, Carrie Rodman. You can read more about her here. Stylists and assistants are also usually women. If a man will be present, this will be cleared with you ahead of time.
Q: What if I’m not sure how to pose? Will you help with that?
A: We will help you create poses that celebrate your individual lines and curves, no need to worry about “modeling.” We know this kind of shoot can be intimidating, but we’ll help you unleash your inner Diva. By the end of the shoot, you will feel like a celebrity.
Q: Will my photos be on your website?
A: Your privacy is of our utmost concern. First Blush Boudoir will not share or use your images without written consent from you. After the session, your images will be placed on a secure, password-protected website for viewing. As an added security measure, we release your First Blush Boudoir photographs only to you, for your eyes only. It is at your discretion that the secure website and password are shared for others to view.
Q: Can I bring a friend for support?
A: Yes, of course! You are welcome to bring a friend, but rest assured First Blush Boudoir offers a complete pampering experience that will have you feeling comfortable and confident all on your own.
Q: Do you retouch the images?
A: Yes, basic retouching is included and fixes things like cellulite, blemishes and skin smoothing. Extensive retouching, such as Photoshop magic to make you lose 3 dress sizes, is an additional charge because of how much time it takes. If you have a specific retouching question please email Carrie and she’ll be happy to answer it for you.
Q: Do you provide Champagne or other cocktails to calm my nerves?
A: Unfortunately, insurance does not allow us to serve alcohol. Also, state laws prohibit a business to serve alcohol without a license. However, you are welcome to bring alcohol with you. We might even use it as a prop.
Q: How much does a session cost? How long does it take? What does it include?
A: We offer 7 packages starting at $1400.00. All First Blush Boudoir sessions include a pre-shoot consultation to discuss your specific tastes and goals, a day-of-shoot consultation to finalize outfits and session details, and an online private photo gallery for viewing images. If you’d rather customize your experience, we’re happy to accommodate your specific needs.
Our basic package, Flirt, is anything but basic. You are sure to feel like the strong, powerful, beautiful, sexy person you really are in no time at all. This package includes:
• Up to two (2) hours of photography time on location in the privacy of your home
• Hair and make-up artist to make you look and feel beautiful and sexy on the day of your shoot
• Up to two (2) outfit changes
• 10 loose 4x6 prints
We also offer lots of Tantalizing Frills and A La Carte options such as personal shopping services, body bling, photo albums, custom prints and folios.