What a great gift to surprise your new partner with!
Imagine giving them a book of your session as a wedding gift and having the exact outfit on the night of your wedding. OutdoorsPics specializes in a classier, artistic style of boudoir photography. You can choose a location of your choice for this session, including our studio. Enjoy a few hours of being pampered before you arrive.
We provide you with a professional for your hair and make-up before your session. Once you arrive at our studio you will be accompanied by one of our photographers and our Artistic Director to begin your session.
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you show up for your shoot we’re going to have an old-school girl gab fest. We’ll drink some coffee, maybe a mimosa, eat a little breakfast and talk. (We do these shoots first thing in the morning.) We might talk about your wedding, your fiance or husband, your family, hobbies, car, who knows what. Chances are you’ll leave knowing a whole lot more about us too. After we’re done chatting and getting to know more about each other we’re going to look through all the cool stuff you brought and see what will work best for our shoot. Once we’ve gotten to know more about what you want, what you’re nervous about, and have shared some laughs we’ll pick up the cameras and get started.
WHAT TO BRING
Don’t worry about what to bring with you. Bring whatever you want, bring tons of different options – it’s better to have too many options than too few. Men’s shirts, sports uniforms, ties, lingerie, bra and panty sets, heels, robes, fishnets…whatever you think might be interesting—bring it!
Women come in all shapes and sizes and we’ve photographed them all. At the end of the day, they all look amazing. We know which angles are not flattering and which ones are. We know which spots people are scared of. If you’ve thought of it so have we. We promise we aren’t going to make you look fat, show cellulite (everyone’s got it), or give you a double chin. You’re going to look smoking’ hot and your lover is going to drool over these pictures… and you’re going to be amazed that you’re the woman in the photos. Not only do we shoot boudoir we’ve had them taken too. We walked away feeling more beautiful, sexy, and empowered than we did walking in. We bet you will too.
WHAT YOU GET
Luxurious Boudoir Collection
Session Fee: $1,500 for a 2-3 hours photo session on studio.
For an extended photo shoot, additional hours are billed at $250 per hour.
- Complimentary Professional Hair and Make-up ( Value $250 )
- CD With All the Images in Your Boudoir Album ( Value $600 )
- Online password-protected gallery with digitally enhanced images to choose from
- 2 Prints 8×10
- 4 prints 5×7
- 10×10 handcrafted Leather album with 20 of your favorite images
- Complimentary Wine or Prosecco
- Online video slideshow in the gallery.
Do you offer retouching? Can you remove bruises, scars, blemishes, cellulite, etc?
Each and every image that goes out is fully edited – sometimes this includes getting rid of moles, stretch marks, or scars. Occasionally we can reduce (or remove) cellulite. HOWEVER, clients need to be realistic about their images – we cannot make you look like someone you’re not (and we don’t want to make you into someone else). PhotoShop is not going to make everything you don’t like about yourself disappear. It is our job to make you feel relaxed so your best self, shows through and to use correct poses, angles, and lighting that is flattering to you.
When will my pictures be ready?
After your session, we will take a couple weeks to go through your images and finish the best photographs. Then we will sit down together, live or on-line thru your online password-protected gallery if you choose, to go through your pictures and place your product order. Depends your choices you’ll get the final product on about 4 weeks more.
How far in advance should I book my session?
It’s best to book as soon as you know you want to do it. Though your images will be ready the same day as your session your products will take a little bit of time to come in, if booking this session for a special occasion make sure and allow for plenty of delivery time before the date you need it by. And don’t wait until you’ve lost weight or met another outward goal, boudoir isn’t about your body it’s about your beauty.
How do you pose?!!!
I don’t expect you to have any clue how to pose, honest! To help you get a little more comfortable with the idea, We will send you some helpful tips when We send your reservation confirmation details. On the day of your session, We will pose you from start to finish. We will work through a variety of poses that you’ve picked as favorites as well as poses that We know will look amazing on you. We guide everything from where to look to what to do with your hands and feet.
Nervous about Photos/underwear/stranger!?
We won’t be a stranger for long. When you arrive we will pour you a mimosa (or anything else you’d like!), put on some music you love and just hang out. We’ll chat about just about anything and everything while you’re getting your makeup and hair done. It’s a good hour and a half or so for us to get to know one another. And if you’d like to come by and meet us or get coffee before your session and talk about session details, just say the word. You will probably relax within the first few frames We capture. Honest. It will almost feel natural to be posing in your underwear in front of the camera. 🙂
I don’t see any semi-nude photos on your website. I’m a little embarrassed to ask, but do you offer that type of photography?
Yes, We do offer semi-nude options during sessions. We just choose not to display this on the web. Keep in mind that We will only photograph tasteful nudes – if it’s outside our comfort zone We will let you know. It’s our goal that you look back on the photos and feel good about them years from now. And not that you look back on them and feel weird about having shown something you wish you hadn’t!
As much as We liked watching “The Girls Next Door” We just don’t do Playboy-style nudes! 🙂
Is my session private? Do you share my images?
Sessions are 100% private. The only persons present at your shoot is myself (your Artist Director) and our photographer. Images are NEVER shared anywhere without your permission. If We think you may be willing to share some images, We will ask for permission to use specific images so you will even know which ones We want to share and you have final say in exactly which images you choose to share – IF any. There’s NO requirement to share images in order to book a session. A release would be required to use your private online password-protected gallery.
Can I bring someone with me to my shoot?
Please give us a heads up before bringing someone with you. While We’re photographing your session, there are no other folks in the room – otherwise we’d be playing musical chairs throughout the session making sure they don’t accidentally photobomb your photos! Please chat with us ahead of time if you’re coming to an on-location session – some locations don’t provide space for additional people. 🙂 If your partner or husband wants to meet us to ensure I am not an ax murderer, they are welcome to come and meet us as you’re arriving!
Are makeup and hair included? Can I just do my own and save money?
Every boudoir session includes full makeup and simple hair styling. Getting your makeup and hair done sets the tone for your session. It gives you time to relax, get to know us better and feel pampered. But more importantly, having a professional do your makeup means they know how to do camera-ready makeup that will truly make you feel and look special and sexy! They know the secrets of cheekbone contouring and other wonderful ways to take your natural beauty and highlight it. Honestly, you will want to have a professional makeup artist go with you everywhere once you experience this luxury! If you have a very specific hairstyle in mind, or ethnic hair or simply want to come with your hair fully styled, that is fine. We believe that all women feel more comfortable when they look their best and one of the ways that we look our best is with a little bit of make-up on. Feel free to bring your own make-up artist, hair stylist, or friend with you to your session, notified us in advance but it would not have any impact on your cost.
What should I bring to the session?
We will provide you with suggestions on things to bring to your session in an email “tip sheet” you’ll receive upon reserving your session.
In general here are some things you’ll want to bring:
- 3 to 4 outfit changes like a mix of lingerie, special items (like a favorite shirt of his or jersey) and any other options you’d like
- Accessories, jewelry and other items like a hat, helmet, veil etc.
- Sexy shoes!
- The address of your Pinterest idea board or printed inspiration pages for poses if you’d like!
- Cash to pay your remaining balance. We also take credit cards. (If you’re on a payment plan you may not owe the remaining balance on the day of your session.)
Do I bring my own clothes? Do you have some I can use?
You will need to bring your own outfits. It’s important that the items you pick fit you just right, so we know what you bring will fit best!
We do have lots of jewelry and a few hair accessories you are welcome to borrow from our exclusive jewelry supplier CDJewels.com! This session should reflect you and your interests. If you’re not sure what to bring, bring everything you’re considering. We always go through our clients outfits with them and help them choose from the items they bring.
Do you offer a payment plan?
In a way, our packages include a built-in payment plan and this works for most clients. We take payment for your session and A La Carte items over the course of several weeks to months depending on how far in advance you book your session. Your reservation fee ($200) is taken at the time of booking and your remaining balance isn’t due until the day of your session. In addition, you can upgrade to another package on the day of your session or when you see your online gallery during the week you have to complete your order.
Many clients will book a smaller package, pay for that on the day of their session and then upgrade to another package when they receive their gallery – it’s a great way to split up your total even more.
We do offer a payment plan that extends the payment window to 6 months. Please talk with us about a payment plan if you’re interested in setting it up. No final digital files or items are provided without full payment.