Portrait & Boudoir FAQs

Boudoir & Beauty FAQs

Read below for my Beauty & Boudoir FAQs.

Before you book:

What do your packages include? How much should I expect to spend?

Please contact me for my full price list or any questions.

What’s the difference between branding, portraits and boudoir?

Branding sessions are more styled and have a more commercial feel. I also do not edit all your images in advance. You must select the images you want edited.

Portraits and Boudoir will have a slightly more artistic feel. All images are edited in advance and you simply select your favourites.

A portrait session may work better for you and your brand than a traditional branding session – it really depends what type of mood you are going for.

There is no difference between portraits and boudoir. Boudoir traditionally has some form of undress but I treat the sessions the same.

Where will my photo session take place? Do you have a studio?

I am super excited to provide you with an amazing, gorgeous studio space in St-Henri. It is beautifully designed and inspiring.

I’m scared as sh** – I want to do this but I’m not a model and I don’t know how to pose.

I understand you are not a model but I am a professional photographer and I promise to guide you every step of the way. I will guide you in the best light, the best post and will make you look your absolute most amazing. You do not have to know how to do anything.

How far in advance should I book my session? On what day of the week can I have my session?

I suggest booking at least a month in advance so you can start prepping. If you want a weekend date which is extremely limited I suggest 3-4 months out minimum.

How much do you edit out?

I get it – there are some bits of us we just don’t love. But while I will make your skin look your best, I keep photoshopping to a minimum. I uses poses and light to make you look your best. I will edit out blemishes, bumps, blotches, as well as brighten eye area. If something is permanent I generally keep it so you have to let me know if you want any scars edited out. If you are looking for a lot of body reshaping done post-product I may not be your gal.

Stretch marks will be lightened. If you want something more please let me know.

Do you photograph men?

Sorry bud, it’s a no.

I want to get super sexy? Will you do this?

The short answer is – not really.

If you want something a little more sexy-times/hot & heavy I’m sure there are a lot of other photographers out there who are better suited for that. I do not shoot any part of the pelvic area nor do I shoot couples.

On a scale of 1-10 of hot & heavy sexiness I’m about a 3. I prefer to think of my portraits as sensual and beautiful.

Will you use my image on your website/blog/portfolio?

I would LOVE to use every image I shoot on my portfolio, because I think they are amazing and that other women would totally appreciate it. But I TOTALLY respect your privacy and understand if you would be comfortable to share them. You MUST grant me permission and I will honour whatever level of privacy you provide. Some clients are OK with faceless images, some with everything, some with none. You let me know and I will totally respect your choice. You will get an email AFTER you receive your images requesting permission. I will not do anything until then.

I’m in – how do I book?

Awesome – contact me and we’ll find availability!

After you book:

When and how will I select my favourite images from my shoot?

I will send you all your images via a secure, password protected online gallery. You can take your time to select what you love and want to purchase. If you purchase digital images they will be sent to you via email. No USB is provided.

What should I wear?

The big one! Let me ask you – what makes you feel amazing? If you want a super glamorous, highly made up glossy session I may not be the photographer for you. If you are looking for effortless cool, I’m all over it. Ball gowns, jeans and a sweater, bodysuits, high waisted panties – I’m into all of it.

Once you’ve completed booking with me I’ll send you more details on wardrobe that will help you with all your preparations. You can also always email me or set up a phone call.

Can I have someone with me at my session?

I know – sometimes you feel so much better to have a friend there. I get you. So yes, you can definitely have one supportive, encouraging rad friend. That friend MUST be cool with not interfering with the shoot – touching you up, directing, posing, etc. That’s my job. Her job should be cheerleader! And better yet, why doesn’t she get her shoot after you so you can cheer each other on!

Boyfriends/husbands/spouses are not allowed in the room while we are shooting.

What should I do to prepare?

Hey lady! I am the QUEEN of preparedness. There is a reason why this FAQ is so long – I gotcha! You will get a prep email sent to you with all the details. Promise!

What do I wear??

It’s all in the prep guide!

I think I’m pretty good at posing myself and I know the best positions for my body.

That’s cool but you’re hiring me, remember? I’ll instruct you so that you look your best in your photo – remember in the mirror it may look amazing but in my camera it may look totally different.

How should I do my hair and makeup?

This is YOUR DAY and I strongly suggest that you let a professional hair and makeup artist take care of it on-site. If you really prefer to do it myself please consider that a camera will wash out about 50% of what is on your face and for that reason you might want to go a little heavier than usual. I do NOT recommend getting a fake tan. If there are any streaks they will be picked up in the images.

A few other thoughts:

What the hell do I do with these photos now that I have them?

First of all – congrats! You did it! I can suggest options, but I think a few blown up on your walls would be pretty awesome. You can also create an album or if you want just a few photos having them matted and put in a folio box is also beautiful. Most people purchase the digital collection and go from there.

I AM IN! What are the next steps?

Amazing! All you have to do is contact me and request availability. Once you select your time I’ll send you a full lowdown on wardrobe selection. On the day of the shoot all you have to do is show up with your wardrobe! That’s it.

Whoa… I hope you enjoyed my Beauty & Boudoir FAQs. Anything I missed feel free to contact me! You can also email me at michelle@michellelittlephotography.com