What to Expect
Styling and wardrobe consultations are included with the boutique packages. Once you have completed booking we will connect for a one on one consultation to discuss wardrobe, location, comfort level and other important details of your shoot.
Hair and Make-up
On site beauty styling is optional and handled by my preferred stylists, whom are experienced in boudoir and ready to rock out with us during your boudoir shoot! While professional hair/make-up is strongly encouraged, the studio does not receive commission for this - we just know that getting pampered and photo-dreamy on the day of your shoot is just the right kind of stuff that gets you pumped up for an epic session!
The Photo-shoot Affair
Come in. Be yourself and have fun. I will personally coach you through posing and focus on lighting and composition so that you can look and feel your absolute best!
When you book a boutique package you get the full boutique ordering experience. Every image that reaches your eyes is pre-selected and retouched prior to your reveal to ensuring you only need to decide amongst the best of the best, and don't have to "envision" what your finished images may look like. Your reveal is a guided viewing of physical proofs where you select your favorite images to be crafted into finished artwork . You'll also have a chance to view and feel samples, and add on any personalized notes/finishings. Any additional orders are optional but must be made at that time.
Album designs and other product orders are then sent to a trusted professional lab for finishing using the highest quality products. I personally inspect and wrap each piece to be picked up or hand-delivered.
Why are you in this biz?
I love art, flowers and pretty things that sparkle. But most of all I love getting to know so many different women, all of their quirks, and building each other up through art and portraiture. Which is why every session is designed to cater to you!
What's Your Secret?
Every session is different because every client is unique. I strive to ensure that every client feels comfortable, confident, and has a few giggles. My promise is that I will capture what makes you uniquely you during our time together.
You don't have to settle for boring, mediocre, bottomless sub-par files. Everyone can walk out of the studio with artistic, authentic, genuine artwork. Your satisfaction is the number one priority. Every photograph that reaches your hands is lathered with tender loving care, retouched, enhanced, and sugar coated to your liking.
What should I wear?
Boudoir is not all about slipping down to your skivvies and posing for old men with beards. Now that I put you there - please come back to me, because guess what?
You get to wear whatever the hell you want. Best recommendations depend on your body type and the mood you wish to convey. We will talk more about hair, make-up, and wardrobe, during the pre-shoot consultation.
When do I get my photos?
Turnaround times may vary but we will aim to schedule a private photo-reveal no more than two weeks after your shoot. For boutique sessions, you will come in for a guided viewing of your proofs. Meeting in person lets us tailor your artwork to meet your needs and of-course rave about how awesome you look! Once you have placed your order, I create designs and make any necessary adjustments before sending the order out to the lab. You will notified promptly when your order is wrapped and ready for pick up.
Can I get the disc?
During your post-reveal/ custom ordering session you will be presented with several ways to display your finished artwork, including the option to purchase digital files. We prefer the thumb drive to the disc, so that you may personalize your treasure to your sweetest desire. But, you'll learn more about that later.
I understand that some of you will be so pumped that you may want to share some of your best shots with your pals and don't necessarily need the "disc". I've got you covered. Watermarked web-sized digital copies of purchased images are made available online for those special clients. Happy sharing!
Will my images be posted publicly?
All images shown online or in promotional materials are of models or approved client images. Your photos will never be shared without your permission. Your comfort and privacy is always a priority. All of my sessions are by appointment only (no walk ins). I operate in a private studio, with a separate dressing room for changing and prep. I am a woman, my make-up artists are women, and if ever I need an assistant she too will be a woman :). Even your online gallery is pin protected. I will always ask as well as request a signed release before posting anything publicly.
Do you offer payment plans?
Boutique sessions require that albums are ordered at booking. For this reason, installment plans are available if you need more time to invest in the perfect gift for yourself or for him. You will not be charged interest and there is no credit application needed. For such orders a deposit and written commitment to interim payments will be required. The remaining balance must always be paid prior to picking up your finished artwork. For more information regarding installment plans please contact Christina directly at 616-617-1891
How soon should I book?
Due to the nature of these sessions and the unpredictability of scheduling, it is recommended that you send a request to reserve your date at least 4 weeks in advance. Booking can be done in person or completed online, keeping in mind that the session retainer and signed contract must be completed to hold your date. To get started send me a note and Ill get back to you within 2 business days on how to take the next step!