Sarah McDaniel Studio 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!

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, Client's Closet full of 250 different sizes and styles of Lingerie, Personalized Meet & Greet, 15 Unique Photo Sets to choose from, a Fitting Session for the Lingerie, and their own 3-4 Hour Session.

The Client also gets to choose between the Gothic or Greenhouse Studio to document their session. Two Studios, One Location. Each Studios can be represented in this Welcome Guide, and each client gets to see them the day of their session so they can choose.

Interested in Scheduling a Phone Consultation or Meet & Greet? Click Here!

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 customizable lingerie just for Maternity, 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 bring their Partner/Partners in as well.

Milk Bath is a Separate Add On for 2021. Each Client will get the choice for more exotic set ups, Clawfoot Tub Designs, Bath Bombs, Flowers, and themes.

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 at the Meet & Greet before 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, Milk Bath add on, and the option for Outdoor Boudoir.

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.

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 400 different styles, sizes, and colors of lingerie. Want to see them all? You will! During your Boudoir Session we do a Fitting Session to make sure everything looks, feels, and empowers you perfectly! 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!

Each Client gets the choice of 2 Outfits Changes and the Option of Nude.

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 Fee will be paid during this and your Session Time & Date will be scheduled!

Interested in Scheduling a Phone Consultation? Click Here!

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 two outfits! Want to be naked? We totally got you, that would just be considered an Outfit! We also have BDSM harnesses, Pasties, Tape, and other accessories! The only accessory we do not provide are shoes and body jewelry.

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 Three Studios to play around in. In our Greenhouse Studio we have the Bed, Couch, Tub, Egg Chair, Brick Stair Case, Tub, and Windows! In the Gothic Studio we have a wall of Mirrors, A birdcage, Victorian Floor Mirrors, Darkened Brick, and a ton of candles. So, basically whatever vision you have, we can bring it to life. Regardless if you choose the Gothic or Greenhouse studio, you are going to have a ton of fun! 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 45-60 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! The Client will then have their customized Digitals, Albums, Keepsake Boxes, or other Products delivered to them within 3-4 weeks of their session!

Due to the Nature of the Session & Personalized Products, all Sales are Final at the Ordering Session. And any photos that are not purchased are deleted.

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 our Creative 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

Pre-Session Payment Plan: The Prepayment Plan option allows for clients to book further out, and pay a Monthly Payment towards a desired Package. We offer this for clients that are booking further out, and wish to have their Products paid off by the time of their Session. This is our most commonly used Payment Plan option aside from the PayPal Credit Option.

In-Home Payment Plan (Layaway Program): This option is our in-home option for clients for after their session. We ask for a minimum $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 schedule a time and date to come pick them up!

The Session Fee is $350 and it includes:

  • The Option of the Gothic or Greenhouse Studio.
  • Fitting Session for Lingerie
  • Full day of Empowerment & Pampering
  • Professional Hair & Makeup
  • Professional Editing of Images
  • Access to the VIP Clients Closet of 400 pieces of lingerie
  • Prep-Guide to prepare for the Session
  • One on One Posing Coach
  • Private Ordering Session to purchase products.


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, 8x8 Luxury Album, or Keepsake Box with 20 Images
  • 20 Digital Images
  • Option of 20 Extra Digital Images or Two Luxury Wall Prints
  • $350 Studio Credit
  • Complimentary Session to be Booked within 12 months.

Package 3: $3500 (Valued at $7500)

  • 8x8 Standard Album with 10 Images
  • 10 Corresponding Digital Images (Same Images that are in the Album)
  • 16x24 Wall Print

Package 2: $2600 (Valued at $3500)

  • 8x10 Glass Keepsake Box with 10 Matted Prints
  • 5 Digital Images
  • 16x24 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: $150 Each

  • One on One Shibari Rope Sessions
  • BDSM Wax Play
  • Pheonix or Black Ash Angel Wings
  • Milk Bath (Maternity or Regular Boudoir)
  • Faux Shower Set

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


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

Wall Prints

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

Digital Collections:

  • 10 Images: $2,000
  • 20 Images: $3,000
  • Full Gallery: $4,000 (Cap 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 one of our Two Luxurious Studio 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