Dream Shoot Planner To Help you plan the perfect shoot

About the Photographer

Leah Paige

A few things about me, I am a family person with a lovely fiancée and two beautiful children. I’ve spent some time in the military which allowed me to live in many different places around the world. One of the things that have kept me grounded is photography. I have turned to photography into my creative outlet. I have been on the client side of photography many time with my kids and myself for my own boudoir shoot. So believe me I understand the different thoughts that might run through your mind.

As your photographer, the first thing you should know about me is that I love photography and I love working with people. It is always my goal to bring out the person in the image – to create images that tells a story and really show their personality.

When it comes to the quality of the images, I have been a professional for more than 10 years constantly studying light and new ways to manipulate it to produce stunning and creative images for my clients. I have photographed many weddings, high school senior portraits, family portraits, images of sports, etc. My goal is to provide you with valuable prints that will last a lifetime. That is why I decided to open Arabella as a premier boudoir studio in Jacksonville.

Table of Contents

  • Don't Worry Be Happy
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Planning Your Outfits
  • Posing
  • Retouching
  • Your Session
  • Day of Your Shoot
  • Your Order
  • What To Expect After Your Photo Shoot
  • Price To Purchase Portraits
  • Q & A

Don't Worry be Happy

Once you arrive for scheduled appointment, you will be whisked away to our very own in house professional hair/makeup artist, who will be ready to create your perfect look. We will help your with your outfit selection once you book, we use flattering lighting/retouching, and we will pose you down to your fingertips! As you can see there's nothing to worry about, we've got your covered!

With our all female staff you're in good hands and we can't wait for your shoot!

Hair and Makeup

Professional hair and makeup services are included with your photo shoot experience! Once you book your shoot, we'll send you a fun questionnaire where you can tell us exactly the look your going for! The day of your shoot, your stylist will be prepared to create the perfect look for you! We will review this chart with you the day of your shoot. Your stylist will also discuss makeup colors and styles based on your final outfit selections.

Professional hair and makeup is such an essential part of the boudoir photography experience; it can make or break your photo shoot and that's why we only work with the best makeup and hair artists!

Do you have a specific look in mind? In addition to your questionnaire, feel free to create a pinterest board and send us the link info@arabellaboudoir.com

Planning Your Outfits

We advise you to make a pinterest board with outfit ideas that you love! From there we can always guide you towards the best websites, which outfits are flattering, etc.

If you have lots of ideas and outfits and you're having trouble narrowing them down then we always recommend you bring a suitcase full of stuff.....what?!

Yes, I'm not joking. We recommend you brings lots of things when you arrive and we can help you narrow them down once you arrive for your shoot.

Suggestions on Where to Shop for Boudoir Outfits

  • Hips and Curves | www.hipsandcurves.com
  • True&Co. | www.trueandco.com
  • Adore Me | www.adoreme.com
  • Yandy | www.yandy.com
  • Forever 21 | www.forever21.com
  • BHLDN | www.bhldn.com
  • Lane Bryant | www.lanebryant.com
  • Agent Provocateaur | www.agentprovocateur.com

Posing

Leah has photographed hundreds of boudoir photography sessions with overjoyed customers and she knows exactly how to pose you down to your fingertips! You don't need to worry about a thing, all you need to do is just show up for your session.

She has years of training in posing to ensure that you are always posed in the most flattering ways and under the most flattering lighting. Once it's time for your shoot she will just ask you to do simple things such as: "bring that shoulder towards me, bring your chin forward a bit, now look up at me with your eyes, gently place your hand here, etc." It's super simple and again you don't need to do anything to prepare for this.

Retouching

You can rest at ease knowing that we've been in business for over 5 years and our customers love how we do this! They love it because we're not heavy handed, we're not going for a plastic Barbie doll skin look. We're simply removing those unwanted blemishes, etc. and leaving the image looking like your beautiful self!

Each image you order will come skin retouched (removal of any blemishes, scars, cellulite, stretch marks, etc.)

Your Session

The Shoot Timeline

  • 60 minutes hair/makeup
  • 60 minutes shooting
  • 60 minutes reveal/ordering session

When will I receive my final portrait order?

You will receive your final order in 2 weeks or less. If you have a specific date that you need your photos by please let us know ahead of time and we can make that happen for you.

Pre-shoot Preparation

Once you book your shoot you'll receive our welcome email and questionnaire. In our welcome email we'll share with you tips for preparing for your photo shoot. It's all optional and super easy stuff like "drink more water, arrive with a clean face for makeup application, etc." We'll also send you out super fun questionnaire. This will help us to tailor your photoshoot to be the photoshoot of your dreams. We also LOE when our clients share images that they love! IF you have time, create a pinterest board and pin some photos that you're drawn to. Once you're done you can send us the link to your board! IF you don't have time, no worries at all.

When you arrive for your shoot, I'll show you photos and you can tell me which looks you love best. This will help us tailor the shoot to your exact needs.

The Day of Your Shoot

Helpful tips on how to arrive so we can best do your hair/makeup, select your outfits and give you the best session you could ever imagine.

Once you arrive for your shoot you'll walk in the studio and notice you love the music playing. That's because n the questionnaire we ask you who you favorite artists are and we used Pandora to create a unique music station just for you drying your shoot! We want to make sure you're 100% comfortable while you're here at the studio.

Once you're all settled in Leah will ask you which outfit you're most comfortable in and we'll start with that one first. Next Leah will show you to your private dressing room. This rom is stoked with a place for your outfits, toiletries, accessories, etch. We've thought of everything to make sure you're 100% comfortable. The most important thing to know is that you're 100% comfortable.

The most important thing to know is that you should not be worrying about posing or facial expressions at all! That's Leah's job and she knows just how to coach you through it in a super easy way. We'll start off with the simplest pose and coach you on exactly where to look, how to smile, etc. You'll never wonder, "where should my hand be, does my face look good, or am I doing this right?"

have you ever had a photo shoot or even had a friend take your photo and you're unsure how to pose to look your best? Well, you're in great hands with Molly because she knows exactly what poses look best on which body types and you will be amazed by the results!

Leah is super clear on exactly what to do she will demo the poses which makes for a really fun experience and she'll even show you photos along the way so you can be confident in knowing how amazing you look!

Your Order

We'll show you to our viewing room where you'll have a cozy seat to sit in and we'll have snacks on the table. First we'll start out with a slideshow of your portraits so you can just sit back and enjoy them.

Once we've reviewed them all via the slideshow we'll go through and narrow them down to your favorites.

Our clients always jokes that they don't know how they're going to choose because they love them all! We think that's a good problem to have but we want to assure you that we'll totally help narrow them down to your favorites.

Once we've narrowed them down we'll figure out if you'd rather order you photos in an heirloom box or in an album. Our albums are very popular for boudoir! We also have wall canvases that are perfect to hand in the bedroom, in the walking closet, in your master bath, in his workshop, etc. Most of our clients get their photos in an album along with one or more wall canvases to display privately.

We will place your order that day and send you an email with all the details.

The details include where you can log in to make payment plan. The email also includes when your photo order will be ready. Did you know that you'll get your order in 2 weeks or less once it's paid for in full? That's super fast and out clients LOVE it! We can even speed up some orders if rush gifts are needed. Just let us know ahead of time.

What to expect after your photoshoot

Referral Program

Love your experience with Arabella Boudoir? You can earn rewards, gift cards, gifts and more by spreading the love! After your shoot you'll receive a private mobile app of your pictures. You can share it with your friends if you'd like. If those friends book a shoot with Arabella Boudoir you will earn awesome gifts from us. We appreciate you for spreading the love so SO much! As a small business, our happy clients are what keeps us going.

Spread the word

We'll also send you an email after your shoot with a super short and fun questionnaire to fill out asking about your experience with Arabella Boudoir. By filling this out it helps us to keep growing as well as spread the love via testimonials from our amazing clients. Want to spread the love more? Leave us a review on google or Facebook! Simply google Arabella Boudoir and leave us a review there, we totally appreciate it!

Sharing images

Once you arrive for your photo shoot we'll have you sign our short contract. We give you plenty of time to read this over and answer any questions you may have.

It's all super straight forward and to sum it up we need it so that we can do your hair, your makeup, and take your pictures. This does not mean that we will be sharing your photos. We want you to know that you have 100% control over whether or not you allow us to share your photos online.

If you choose to let us share your photos on Facebook so other ladies can see how empowering and amazing this experience is, then thank you! If you choose to keep your photos 100% private for yourself or your partner, that's 100% ok too! Whatever it is, the choice is your and we'll always respect your wishes.

Price To Purchase Portraits

The Experience $200 (non refundable session fee). This fee includes:

Planning appointment

Your Wardrobe Consultation

In-studio boudoir shoot

Professional makeup application to include lashes

Professional hair styling

Retouching of final images

A photo reveal/ordering appointment

The opportunity to see yourself in a new light!

Price to purchase photos

Chic Collection

4X6 Heirloom Box with 10 images

Belle Collection

4X6 Heirloom Box with 15 images

or

5X5 Brag Book with 15 images

Bombshell Collection

8X10 Heirloom Box with 20 images

Or

8X8 Pearl Album with 20 images

Plus

Images purchased displayed on a USB

Personal Cell Phone Application for 2 weeks

Covergirl Collection

8X10 Heirloom Box with 20 images

And

8X8 Pearl Album with 20 images

Plus

Images purchased displayed on a USB

Personal Cell Phone Application for 1 month

Framed Wall Art

Sizes 16X20 to 30X40

Wall Canvas Wrap

Sizes 16X20 to 30X40

Q & A

Q: I'm not a lingerie type girl. Can I still do boudoir?

A: Absolutely! Lingerie is not the only way to look and feel sexy You can a boudoir shoot wearing a dress, robe, button-up, etc. Let us know if you are interested in a more in-depth wardrobe consult.

Q: I'm not sure I feel comfortable spending money on myself.

A: I totally understand. That's why we offer payment plans to make a boudoir portrait experience manageable for any budget. This is an experience that you will cherish for your lifetime and you'll be able to look back at your pictures and cherish the memories and experience for years to come.

Q: What if I don't like my pictures?

A: After photographing women for over ten years, I'm confident that you will be thrilled with the finished product. However, if for any reason you're unsatisfied you may opt out of purchasing your photos.

Q: Can I bring someone with me to the shoot?

A: Due to our cozy shooting space we ask that you not bring somebody with you to your shoot. If this is necessary because you're nervous please email us so we can arrange for that.

Q: I don't think I can afford this.

A: We offer payment plans with no interest that we tailor to your specific needs. Would you like me to explain how that would work for you?

Q: Can I just get the digitals?

A: The corresponding digitals come with certain collections you purchase. You may opt out of the produce for just the files, but the price will remain the same.

Q: After my order is placed., will I be able to purchase more from that shoot in the future?

A: No. We do one viewing and ordering session. With storage restraints, we only keep the images you purchase.

www.arabellaboudoir.com | 910-333-6726

Credits:

@ArabellaBoudoir

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