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What is Boudoir Photography?
Boudoir is a type of Photography that involves an intimate setting to create empowering images of you. Most commonly you would be wearing lingerie some opt for bodysuits. Also it has become a self-love movement. (my favorite) Nothing feels more empowering than loving yourself just the way you are - sexy, confident, beautiful and smart.
Who gets boudoir images done?
Woman who are looking for beautiful images of them-selves or to feel empowered and embrace their femininity. Anyone who wants to give an intimate gift for special occasions. Some of the most popular are for anniversaries, birthdays, and wedding presents, celebrations, and holidays and just for the fun of it. Who doesn’t love to be surprised.
Boudoir bachlorette group shoots
I want to do a session with my friends do you do that?
Yes they are called Bachlorette or group parties. These are female only parties for you and your friends. Please inquire in the contact tab for more information about custom packages. Generally these sessions are anywhere from 3-6 girls including yourself and range in investments depending on how many friends you would like to involve. The sessions are still private and can include hair and make up. Just think sexy and classy photos of yourself with a few cute group shots!
Scheduling & What To Expect
What forms of payment options are there?
I accepts cash, cheque & e-mail money transfer. If a cheque is provided there will be a holding period and no material will be given out until the check has been cleared. *All bounced checks are subject to a $50 admin fee*
Payment policy
A $300 retainer is required to hold your scheduled date and time, this is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are unable to show up or cancel your session, your retainer is forfeited. If you choose to do a pre-payment plan all payments are non-refundable / transferable. They are applied to your session date and time. *please see rescheduling policy.
How do I book my boudoir session?
The most common way to schedule a session is to select the "Contact" tab and to complete the form or to call Sarah directly at 403-837-4614. A retainer is required to hold your scheduled date & time, this is non-refundable and non-transferable.
How can I get organized for my session?
I will provide you with a complete list of suggestions and examples of outfit ideas once your retainer is received and your session is confirmed and booked. Here is a few ideas to get you started: Try to steam or iron all of your outfits prior to your session – I suggest using hangers &/or garment bags to transport your outfits to reduce wrinkling. Remember to wear loose fitting clothing and skip undergarments before your session so that when arrive you don't have red marks or indents on your skin. Bring outfits that you feel your best in; confidence is key. The better you feel in what you are wearing the better result you will have in your images. If you are getting hair and make up done please make sure to blow dry your hair and moisturize before running out the door – also remember to skip the make up.
Hair and Makeup - What should I expect?
You should expect an amazing result. I only use professionals when booking hair and makeup artists. In saying that the reason why it is important to use a professional is due to the fact photography lighting has a much different effect on make up then daily wear. Generally there is a different application method and it assures that you will get the best result for photography.
Do you shoot topless images? I dont see them in your portfolio so I thought I would ask.
Yes I do, I keep all images tasteful and classy. Also a bit spicy! If you wish to have your full chest shot just ask or let me know. I don't post those images on my website unless I am specifically given permission.
I want to do a Boudoir session with my husband/boyfriend/partner, Do you shoot couples photos?
I do! They are 100% classy! No full nudity. Vibe: cute and sexy but not erotic. Slightly spicy! If you would like to see examples please e-mail me at info@sarahpukin.com
Rescheduling Policy Boudoir
If you need to reschedule due to COVID please reach out for the COVID rescheduling policy. If you need to reschedule your session 2+ weeks before your session takes place there is a $150 rescheduling fee for the first time. If you need to reschedule your session a second time there is a $300 rescheduling fee. All paid in full or pre-payment payments will be moved as long as your session takes place within 12 months of the date you originally booked in on. Thank you for understanding that due to the nature of how far in advance people book a boudoir session it might not be possible to rebook your session date - so minimal rescheduling fees apply. Please note if you no show to your session your payment is non-refundable or transferable. But please reach out to discuss options.
How many outfits should I bring?
In the prep guide you will receive it goes over details of what to bring and what not to bring! I suggest 3 - but we will go over this in detail!
Do you supply anything clothing or accessory wise?
I have simple necklaces and rings you are free to use. I have a client closet you can add on to your experience - to view options and sizes available in the client closet please reach out! I think shopping for your session is one of the best parts leading up to it so most of my clients still bring their own outfits and use 1 or 2 from the client closet if they wish.
Where should I buy my outfits?
I will provide you with a prep guide to help you get ready for your session after you are booked in. In the prep guide there is links to my favourite places to shop for outfits!
Will others see me naked during the session?
No one other than you, me, and my camera will be there.
Are you allowed to post my images online?
I respect everyone's personal wishes. Due to the nature of boudoir photography, some images you might not want to share with others and some you might not mind. I always leave it up to you what images you’re comfortable with me posting on my online portfolio. I have three options: Anything (with in my own desecration), Face cropped off or looking away and do not post! When you sign the liability waver I will ask you and add it to your client file!
What if I am not as thin as I would like to be?
You are unique and that is beautiful! It is my job as a photographer to figure out the best poses for your body shape and size to ensure that the best areas are emphasized and the areas you are not fond of are minimized. If you have an area you are not to fond of let me know ahead of time so I can make sure you feel the best you possibly can! I personally believe that overly photoshopped images have really done a disservice to us as women. I think real bodies are beautiful, they show our life experiences with their stretch marks, cellulite and other signs of a life well lived and should be celebrated as the natural beauty they are. It’s what makes us unique and real. I don’t photoshop you so you look like a different version of yourself. Let’s embrace our bodies and celebrate our unique figures!