Frequently Asked Questions
Let us put your mind at ease
If you’ve never had an intimate portrait made, you may have a few questions about how the process works, so here are some answers to some of the typical questions that our clients ask…
I’m a modest person and don’t want to pose nude? Do I have to?
No, asolutly not. If you look at the photographs on our blog you will see many with partial, full or implied nudity but all of these choices were made by the client, not the photographer.
The secret of creating a successful intimate portrait is that the person being photographed should to be comfortable. If you’re comfortable, the portraits will look better and you’ll be happy with the results. When it comes to wearing different styles of lingerie, or none at all, everyone has different comfort levels and what may be too revealing for one person is different for another, so the decision about what to wear (or not) is yours.
I’m not a model and don’t know how to pose!
Don’t worry about it, that’s our job.
Our theory about posing is simple: We start with poses that should feel natural to you. If you’re comfortable in the pose, you’ll relax as we work through variations of that pose to make you look better. We never make just one shot but explore the pose and your expressions to find the best possible look for you. This is not a cookie cutter process where you’re placed in the same pose as the last client; all sessions are different because all our clients are different.
I’m too fat, too thin, too old, too young, not attractive enough and don’t “take a good picture.”
We strongly and sincerely believe that all woman are beautiful. Our goal is to make your intimate portrait the best possible photograph it can be. If you look on our blog, you’ll see photographs of women of all sizes, weights, ethnicities, ages or sexual orientation.
We agree with what Sophia Loren once said that, “Beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
So bring your beautiful eyes, even if you wear glasses, and we’ll do the rest.
I haven’t had pictures made since high school or my wedding!
Our intimate portraiture sessions are low-key and designed to help you relax. Before a session, we’ll talk about the lingerie you’ve brought and discuss different ways that we can photograph you. Even for our one hour session, we do two clothing changes to give you the option of different looks from the same shoot. If you want more looks, an extended session costs a few dollars more more and lets you do more clothing changes.
I noticed that some of your photographs are in color and some are in black & white. Do I have to choose how the images look right away?
No. We have a special technique that lets us shoot two different images, one color, one B&W, at the same time and will show you the results on the camera’s screen so you will have an idea of how the finished portrait will look. The final result is up to you and you can even change your mind even after a session.
Will you photograph couples or me with a friend?
Yes. Because these kinds of sessions present their own unique creative and logistical challenges, we only photograph couples or “sexy friend shoots” on-location. To that end, we offer a no-cost, pre-shoot consultation to help us understand what kind of images you’re interested in creating. And in case you’re wondering, we are open and accepting of all lifestyles including LGBTQ.