Sarah McDaniel Studio 2021 Welcome Guide

I am so excited that you are taking the next step in your Self Love Journey! I put together this Welcome Guide to allow you to go over some information to help prepare yourself for your session! I get it, trust me, Boudoir & Maternity Sessions can be intimidating. But I promise you, you will love every second of your session! So take your time, read over this information, and let us know if you have any questions!

Are you Ready......Get Set.....Go!

Our Artist Statement

At Sarah McDaniel Studio we have a different outlook on Photography. We document the Human Form showcasing the mental and physical strength that we have within us. We invite all walks of life into our studio regardless of their ethnicity, sexuality, or background. Having a session with us is more than just having your photos taken, it is allowing yourself to have a restart on how you see yourself. So thank you for trusting us in documenting your new chapter in your life. I can not wait to meet you!

Tell Us Your Story

First Off, What inspired you to want to do a Boudoir Session? I love getting to know all of my clients and their empowering story. Regardless of your decision, just know that you are welcomed in our studio. Considering surprising your significant other with an Album? Wanting to celebrate an accomplishment? We got you. 99% of our Clients have never done a session like this before. So, we understand how this can make you nervous. Just realize that at Sarah McDaniel Studio is here to document your empowering journey. Your story and inspiration behind doing a Boudoir Session is important, and we are glad you are here.

What Is Included?

Each Client gets their own Hair & Makeup Artist, Private One on One Session, Posing Coach, Option to use the Gothic Studio or Early Renaissance Studio, Client's Closet full of 300 different sizes and styles of Lingerie, Personalized Prep Guide before Session, 45 Unique Photo Sets to choose from, a Fitting Session for the Lingerie, their own 3-4 Hour One on One Session in one of our Two Studio Locations, and a private Ordering Session for Products and Images.

What Type of Experiences Do We Offer?

Maternity Sessions

Maternity Sessions are one of our favorite sessions to document. Each Maternity Session is uniquely customized for each Client. From the Hair & Makeup to the flowers for the Milk Bath Tub, we take every detail into consideration. Each Client is given the chance to have their dream session to document their beautiful transformation. Within the Maternity Sessions the Client has the choice to do Solo Boudoir or Couples Boudoir all within their Maternity Session.

Milk Bath is an additional add on of $150, which will allow for our team to customize your Flower Selection, Allow for you to choose from our two Clawfoot sets, and allow for your time to be a beautiful, and safe experience.

Boudoir Sessions

Boudoir Sessions with us focuses on the Mental Health of the Client. We allow the client to showcase their strength in an artistic and elegant way. Each Session allows the client to choose their own themes, lingerie styles, sets, hair & makeup design, and mood. We go over everything prior to their Session to ensure that their vision is brought to life.

We offer clients the option for Shibari add on, BDSM add on, Erotic Boudoir add on, and a Milk Bath add on.

Couples Boudoir & Couples Maternity

Considering bringing in your special person? Thinking about documenting your intimate moments in the studio? Couple's Boudoir and Couple's Maternity is something special we offer for our clients. Each session allows for the clients to document the side that reminds them of why they fell in love. Want to bring in the hobby or activity you do together? Do it! We have clients bring in their guitars, motorcycles, toys, floggers, and even their music. Allow us to document a once in a life time moment to share for years to come. Couple's Boudoir or Maternity is not an additional fee.

What Should I Wear?

Your can wear whatever you want honestly. Wear what is comfortable, or take a step outside of your comfort zone. For both Maternity & Boudoir we offer different styles of Lingerie for each client to consider. We have around 250 different styles, sizes, and colors of lingerie. Want to see them all? You will! We give you a tour during your Meet & Greet and at your Fitting Session. But I promise you, you will love everything about the experience, plus the lingerie! Want to bring your own? Do it! Want to wear just sweat pants? Do it! Want to be fully nude covered in silks? DO IT!

So, which Studio would you Prefer?

We love being able to customize every clients desires, so....we opened a new Studio. Each studio is on the same property, so you do not have to worry about driving back and forth. We have a Gothic Renaissance Studio, and also an Early Renaissance Studio for clients to choose from. The Client does not have the choose their desired studio space until the day of their session.

So, Lets Walk You Through The Process..

Once you have finished reading everything on this guide, let's chat! We will schedule you a time for your Phone Consultation and go over everything! If you already have done that great! During Your Phone Consultation we will go over any questions you might have, and go over the process with you then! The Session Retainer (Fee) will be paid during this and your Session Time & Date will be scheduled! We will also look at options for your Meet & Greet as well!

The Day of Your Session

So, its happening, its the Day of Your Session. Nervous? Excited? Somewhere in between? We got you. The Day of your session can be literally the most emotional and empowering day of your life. Your Session will start around 9am. The first hour is dedicated to your Fitting Session. During this session we look over all the lingerie. Yes, literally all of it. We have around 200-250 pieces. Typically clients try on 15-20 outfits, but you are more than welcome to try on more! After you try everything on we look over your "contenders" and your overall vision. Then, we choose three outfits! Want to be naked? We totally got you! We also have BDSM harnesses, Pasties, Tape, and other accessories!

Hair & Makeup

Most of our clients have never had their Hair & Makeup done. Maybe for prom or for their wedding, but never just for them. Our HMUA, Chelsea, is a licensed Cosmetologist that focuses in TV and Theater Makeup! She is also certified in Skin Care, so if you are worried about allergies or sensitive skin, she is PERFECT! Oh, and she also is certified in nails, and can do more Fantasy Makeup as well! Chelsea is such a down to earth type of person, she will also reach out to you before your session to go over everything, which I absolutely love. Because, you know, we have questions! After your Fitting Session we will walk you over to the HMUA station! And she will go over everything for you! We supply everything, so you do not have to worry about bringing foundation! But if you have questions, Chelsea will gladly go over everything with you!

So, Whats Next After Hair & Makeup?

So, then we take some bomb ass photos, and just hang out. We have a ton of different locations in our Two Studios to play around in. In our Greenhouse Studio we have the Bed, Couch, Tub, Egg Chair, Brick Stair Case, Tub, and Windows! We also have the Warehouse and Elevator Shaft! So, basically whatever vision you have, we can bring it to life. During this time, which is around 2 hours, we help pose you, help guide you, and literally hype you up. Everyone is nervous about this part, and we get it. That is why we are here for you. AND, we also show you photos on the back of the camera. Because, damn, look at you.

The Ordering Session

After we are done playing around in lingerie, we have you go grab something to eat. During this time I edit the images for you. So guess what? You can literally walk out looking like a bad ass, Feeling like a bad ass, and having photos of you as a bad ass. We usually tell clients to come back between 30-45 minutes. When they come back we look over the images, narrow some down, and then decide on if you want to buy a package, a wall print, album, or digital images! We also go over and accept Payment Plans, Financing Options, Debit, and Credit Cards! So yes, everything is done in the same day. You are the only client that day as well!

So what is the next part? What do I do next?!

Well, you need to officially sign the contract and place your Session Fee down. This fee holds your time and date for the session, and is nonrefundable. We often book clients months in advance, so both the contract and retainer fee needs to be completed!

The Products & Images are sold Separately. Your Session fee allows for us to create a Unique Experience and pay commissions to the Florist and Hair & Makeup team! Within this Session we will produce beautiful images for you to be able to purchase during your Ordering Session! Clients typically spend between $3500-$8000 on their products.

Payment Plan Information!

We get it, numbers are scary. At Sarah McDaniel Studio we pride ourselves in giving clients a ton of options to be able to afford their amazing photos! We have Three Options for Payment Plans!

Paypal Credit: This Option can be pre-approved before the Session. Paypal Credit is a financing option that allows the client to receive their products while they pay it off! This option is a credit card, not a loan. It also allows for 6 months no interest! Apply Here!

PrePayment Plan: The Prepayment Plan option allows for clients to book further out, and pay on their own time. We have a ton of clients do this, and pair it with another payment plan option!

In-Home Payment Plan: This option is our in-home option for clients. We ask for a $500 Down Payment, Two Cards saved on file, and we allow for 3-4 month options! Once the Products are completely paid off, the client can come pick them up!

The Session Fee is $350 and it includes:

  • A Phone Consultation to discuss, plan, and chat about your session!
  • Allows for our Creative Team to customize your amazing session and experience
  • Option to Choose Between the Gothic Renaissance or Early Renaissance Studio.
  • Fitting Session for Lingerie
  • A Complementary Optional Meet & Greet to meet myself, Chelsea, take a tour of the studio, go over products, and see the VIP Clients Closet!
  • Professional Hair & Makeup
  • Professional Editing of Images
  • Access to the VIP Clients Closet
  • One on One Posing Coach
  • Private Ordering Session to purchase products.

Our Luxury Packages

Package 5: $8000 (Valued at $12,500)

  • 12x12, 10x10, or 8x8 Luxury Album with 30-50 Images
  • 30-50 Digital Images
  • Option of Full Digital Gallery or Three Luxury Wall Prints
  • $500 Studio Credit
  • Complimentary Session to be Booked within 12 Months.

Package 4: $5500 (Valued at $11,500)

  • 12x12, 10x10, or 8x8 Luxury Album with 20-30 Images
  • 20-30 Digital Images
  • Option of Full Digital Gallery or Two Luxury Wall Prints
  • $350 Studio Credit
  • Complimentary Session to be Booked within 12 months.

Package 3: $3500 (Valued at $7500)

  • 10x10 Standard Album or Glass Keepsake Box with 20 Images
  • 20 Corresponding Digital Images
  • 16x24 Metal Wall Print
  • $300 Studio Credit

Package 2: $2600 (Valued at $3500)

  • 8x8 Standard Album with 10 Images
  • 10 Corresponding Digital Images
  • 16x24 Metal Wall Print

Package 1: $1,800 (Valued at $2600)

  • 8x10 Keepsake Box with 10 Matted Prints
  • 8x10 Metal Wall Print/Desk Print

Session Add On:

  • One on One Shibari Rope Sessions: $150
  • BDSM Wax Play: $150
  • Phoenix Angel Wings $150
  • Amber Ash Angel Wings $150
  • Milk Bath & Flowers $150

Package Add On:

**These can only be purchased with a Package**

  • 6x6 Companion Album: $950
  • Vintage Viewfinder with 7 Images: $450
  • 8x10 Metal Wall Print/Desk Print: $500


Keepsake Boxes (Wooden or Glass)

  • 8x10 Keepsake with 20 Matted Prints: $3500
  • 8x10 Keepsake with 15 Matted Prints: $3000
  • 8x10 Keepsake with 10 Matted Prints: $2000

Standard & Luxury Albums

  • 12x12 Luxury Album (20 Images): $5,500
  • 10x10 Luxury Album (includes 20 Images): $4000
  • 10x10 Standard Album (Includes 20 Images): $3000
  • 8x8 Standard Album (Includes 20 Images): $2000
  • 5x5 Little Black Book (8 Images): $700

Wall Prints

  • 30x40: $2000
  • 20x30: $1500
  • 16x24: $1000
  • 11x14: $800

Digital Collections:

  • 10 Images: $2,000
  • 20 Images: $3,000
  • Full Digital Gallery of Images: $4,000 (Cap is at 80 Images)

Frequently Asked Questions:

What If I am Not A Size Two?

One, Fuck What They Think. At Sarah McDaniel Studio we do not judge based on how society sees woman. We welcome men and woman of all shapes, colors, and sizes into our studio. We also have a VIP Clients Closet full of 150 different pairs of Lingerie that are sizes XXS-7XL. Documenting your self love journey is something we take very, very seriously. During the Meet & Greet we go over all of the lingerie together. We also go over any concerns, questions, and show you around the studio. You are more than welcome to purchase your own lingerie, and we have websites provided if you need assistance!

Where Does The Session Take Place?

Your Session will take place at our Two Luxurious Studios in Norfolk Virginia! Our Address is 2501 Fawn Street Norfolk Va! We are right by the Norfolk Zoo! If you are booking from far away we can travel to you!

Is Hair & Makeup included?

Yes! Each Experience with Sarah McDaniel Studio provides the client with their own Hair & Makeup Artist! The Hair & Makeup Artist will contact the client 1-2 weeks before their Session. We pride ourselves in taking the time to make sure that each clients vision of their Hair & Makeup is perfection! The Hair & Makeup will be done at our Luxurious Studio in Norfolk Virginia the day of the session!

What if I am Awkward, Will you help me pose?

Yes! Trust me when I tell you that we will do everything for you. I help you pose your feet all the way to your face. I do this for numerous reasons. One, because you look amazing. Two, because it takes the stress away from you. And three, because I want you to look and feel amazing. I will show you the poses, pose you based on how comfortable you are, and then show you the photos on the back of the camera. Right? I am the type of photographer that I want you to see how Bad Ass you look behind the lens. And get this, it wont be photo-shopped. So you get to see how you ACTUALLY LOOK, which is AMAZING.

How Much Am I Looking To Pay?

The amount that you are looking to pay is all based around what YOU would like to purchase! All Sessions have a Session Fee of $350, and digital images and products are sold separately. The average client invests between $3500-$8000 on their overall experience. However we offer a wide variety of packages and payment plans for clients!

Are You Ready?! Let's Do This!

I'm so excited to get to meet you and provide this unique opportunity and experience for you! You truly will never regret it! Please contact me so we can start planning your session and let me know in the message if you read over this guide!

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Sarah McDaniel