Hello, Gorgeous! LeZandra Photography Welcome Guide

Hey Gorgeous!

My name is LeZandra! I am many things, but one of my favorite things to say is that I am a boudoir photographer with a stunning studio located on the historic Granby St. in the heart of Downtown Norfolk, Virginia!

You may be feeling nervous and a bit unsure of what to expect. I am here to walk you through EVERYTHING and I can promise you that this will be an experience that you will never forget!

When I say I have been in your shoes...

Trust me. I have. And I loved my experience so much that I did it four times!

Each and every session I have had was at a time in my life that I needed it the most. The first session was for him...at least, that's what I told myself. After that I stopped pretending. This was for me and I was going to own it!

After the birth of my son, I forgot what it was to feel sexy again. I suddenly found myself in a new role, completely disconnected with the woman I once was. Rediscovering that I was more than just the roles that I play was transformative.

Before a wife, before a business owner, before a mother, I was LeZandra.

Strong. Unapologetic. Sensual.

Somewhere along this journey in life I lost sight of that.

My mission is to strip you of fear and doubt and empower you to revel in your beauty and sexuality. My goal is for you to acknowledge the expectations that society has placed on you and to shed this; instead embracing and reconnecting with who you truly are. My mission is to provide a safe, environment in which you are free to truly explore your sexuality and fuel your passion relentlessly with courage, abandoning all fear and doubt.

I want you to experience the empowering transformation that I felt when I decided to strip down and rediscover myself.

but enough about me

This Welcome Guide is here for you to get all of the details before you decide to take the plunge! The hardest step is sending that first email saying "I want to do this!". I will walk you through every step of this process, making it as easy and fun as possible.

And trust me, we are going to have a lot of fun!

Step 1: Timing is everything.

The first step of this process is nailing down a date and time. Let me know if you have a deadline and if you prefer weekdays or weekends.

I recommend having your session 4-6 weeks before you wish to have your images delivered! If you plan on gifting them, this gives us plenty of time to have all of your products in!

I will coordinate with your stylists so that we are all on the same page for your big day!

We typically shoot at 10 or 11am. I recommend planning to be at the studio for 4 hours so that we have plenty of time to capture you in all of your gorgeousness!

We do not have a time limit for your session.

This process is all about you.

I clear my day so that we have plenty of time for you to unwind, relax, and make some magic with me!

Step 2: Preparation is key!

Once we have nailed down a date and time, you have paid your session retainer, and you have signed our session agreement, the true fun begins!

You will receive access to our exclusive Client Lounge!

The Client Lounge is a website filled with a TON of information to help you look your best for your session! Here you will find advice on grooming, what to do and not to do, as well as outfit recommendations!

We do have a studio closet available for your use. The Studio Closet is filled with gorgeous items that I find photograph well. Our studio closet has over 150 pieces to help you look amazing on your big day! I find that outfit shopping is the most stressful part of this process! You are welcome to bring your own outfits as well!

We have shoes in a wide range of sizes and jewelry to accessorize with!

We can create a custom Pinterest board so that you may share your pose ideas and I can give you recommendations on what to wear.

Step 3: Get in my bed!

On the day of your session you will arrive bright eyed and flawless!

Who are we kidding? You are probably feeling extremely nervous, you may not have slept, and you will not have any makeup on. You may have had thoughts about cancelling your session (don't do it!) and you may have come up with a million excuses of why you cannot do this on your drive to the studio.

Trust me. You have this. You can definitely do it!

Don't worry! You will be greeted at the studio by myself and your styling team! We also have chocolate...and a lot of wine!

We will spend time in hair and makeup getting to know each other. It truly turns into a girls day and before you know it, we will be old friends! No, seriously. If you have made it this far, you're my kind of gal ;)

Your time in hair and makeup is the perfect time to relax and be pampered. You deserve it!

Once you are styled to perfection, we will go through your outfits, discuss any concerns you may have before we begin shooting, and look at poses you love!

Step 4: It's go time!

Now the fun begins!

During your session I will coach you through every single breath, facial expression, and body movement. I will walk you through each pose, mirroring you and demonstrating what I would like to capture.

I will work with lighting and posing to ensure that you look your very best!

I have been shooting boudoir for over 8 years and I have photographed over 500 women. Trust me. You're in good hands!

During this time you will notice that you are starting to feel pretty incredible. As we work through the session you may experience a multitude of emotions. This is normal!

We are stripping away whatever negativity you have been taught or have told yourself about your body and who you are as a woman.

We are building you into a strong, confident, and sensual woman. Trust me. You are going to feel it.

Step 5: The Grand Unveiling

After your session you will eat and unwind (there is an AMAZING grilled cheese restaurant down the street from the studio!). You will bask in your confidence and you will want to tell all if your friends about how much of a bad ass you are for doing this!

About a week after your session I will invite you back to the studio to see your images.

During your Unveiling we will go through you photos together. I will help you choose the perfect images for your products! I will show you the best product options to fit your needs.

It is during your Unveiling that you will be placing your order.

Once your order is placed I will get to work on creating!

Turnaround time for our products vary between 1-3 weeks, depending on which options you choose.

Step 6: you, as art.

Once your products have arrived you will be invited back to the studio for pickup. If you are from out of state, I will ship everything to you!

This is where you will see all of your weeks of planning and preparation come together.

My clients always say that it's one thing to see everything on a computer screen. But holding your artwork in your hands? Priceless.

These products are made to last decades. They will be around after all of these years have passed, serving as a reminder of your beauty and confidence.

Whenever you need a confidence boost, or a simple reminder of the beauty you are, you can take a look at these images and remember how much courage and strength is inside of you.

Step 7: Enjoy!

Take this time to love on your products. Gift them to your partner, if you did it as a gift. Brag to all of your girlfriends about how much fun you had and tell them about how amazing you feel!

Spread the love. Because everybody deserves to feel this good!


Individual sessions with LeZandra begin at $425 in our private Downtown Norfolk Boudoir Studio. Couples sessions are $475.

Our studio is the ONLY studio in Hampton Roads that caters to Boudoir exclusively.

Your boudoir experience includes:

  • One on one session planning in which I help you plan every detail of your session.
  • A luxury boudoir experience in our private Downtown Norfolk studio.
  • Professional hair and makeup styling.
  • Professional retouching and editing of your images.
  • In person Unveiling session and ordering appointment where you view and order your chosen way of displaying your images!
  • The average LeZandra Photography client invests between $1750-2500 on their luxury boudoir experience.
  • Individually customized payment plans are available for orders over $1000.

We accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal Credit!

What are you waiting for?

NOW is the perfect time to fall in love with yourself. You will not ever be who you are, right now, ever again. We can make all of the excuses in the world to stay inside our comfort zones. But great things happen when we decide to conquer something we never thought we could do.

It took me 3 years to finally have my session after contacting my photographer. During that time my ex-husband deployed, I had a baby, and life passed me by.

It's never too late to live a life full of confidence.

I cannot wait to create some magic with you!

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LeZandra Persinger

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