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Dream Shoot Planner Matt Mathews PHotography

About the Photographer

Matt Mathews | Boudoir Photographer

My name is Matt Mathews and I own Matt Mathews Photography, a premier boudoir studio located in the heart of Downtown, Birmingham. Through a passion for photography and a desire to help women to discover their inner and outer beauty, I have cultivated a strong business presence helping women in the area to truly believe in their beauty.

It’s not about how you look but rather how you feel about the way you look. Confidence is truly a beautiful thing. Confidence is what we all need. Confidence, self acceptance and personality is what I bring out in the women I photograph. I need you to know you’re perfect now. It is my job to coach and find the model within you that I know is there.

Some of us forget what it’s like to feel beautiful and strong along the way. We get too busy with our lives, our family & our job. This experience is for you to feel that again… because you truly are perfect right now.

When you Arrive

Once you arrive for your photo shoot you’ll walk in the studio and notice you love the music playing. that’s because in the questionnaire we ask you who your favorite artists are and we use pandora to create a unique music station just for you during your shoot! We want to make sure you’re 100% comfortable while you’re here at the studio!

We’ll also go through the outfits you brought once you arrive and help you narrow them down if need be. In addition we’ll also help you with any wardrobe questions.

Our professional hair/makeup artist, Casey will be ready to create the perfect look for you! We will help you with your outfit selections and using flattering lighting/retouching we will pose you down to your fingertips. As you see, there is nothing to worry about! We got you covered!

Casey Troulias | Makeup Artist

During the hair/makeup process our pro artists will ask you how you’re liking things along the way. They’ll make sure it’s not too dramatic or not to natural depending on the look you’re going for. We can always change things along the way and we promise when we’re done you’ll love the look 100%.

At Matt Mathews Photography, we provide professional hair and makeup services not to make you look better, but to help you see that you are gorgeous.

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 you’re going for! The day of your shoot, Casey 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! Not only do they know how to give you the perfect look you’re wanting, but most importantly they know how to do makeup for the particular lighting and retouching techniques I use.

Planning your Outfits

"One of the most common worries about doing a boudoir shoot is, 'What will I wear?' I'm here to tell you not to worry, we got you covered" - Matt Mathews

We have a really amazing staff that you can call or email anytime you need guidence on picking outfits that work best for you. In addition to these helpful resources we also advise you to make a pinterest board with outfit ideas that you love! Once you're done you can send us the link to your board! If you don't have time, no worries at all. From there we can always guide you towards the best websites that have flattering outfits. This will help us to tailor your photoshoot to be the photoshoot of your dreams. We also LOVE when our clients share images that they love!

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 bring lots of things when you arrive and we can help you narrow them down once you arrive for your shoot.

Inside of our gorgeous loft studio we have all of our boutique lingerie pieces and apparel that you can purchase from us as well as another closet full of lingerie that you are welcome to use at any time during your session. We also have gorgeous shoes, body chains and thigh highs waiting to help complete the perfect look for your shoot. You can purchase any of our lingerie in the studio or by clicking the link to my online store below.

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Your session:

The shoot timeline

  • 90 minutes for hair and makeup.
  • 60 minutes for shoot time.

Location:

2321 1st Ave N, Suite #311 Birmingham, AL 35203

Posing

Once it’s time for the shoot we’ll ask you which outfit you’re the most comfortable in, that’s the outfit we’ll start with. We want to make sure you’re comfortable 100% of the time you’re at our studio. The most important thing to know is that you should not be worrying about posing or facial expressions at all! That’s our job and we know just how to coach you through it in a super easy way.

We have photographed hundreds of boudoir photography sessions with overjoyed customers and we know exactly how to pose you down to your fingertips! You don’t need to worry about a thing, you just need to simply show up for your session.

We have 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 we 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, put your hand here, etc.” It’s super simple and again you don’t need to do anything to prepare for this.

"Simply show up for your shoot, let us pros take care of it and you will love the results" - Matt Mathews

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?” We’re super clear on exactly what to do and we’ll even show you photos along the way so you can be confident in knowing how amazing you look! Once we’ve gone through all the outfits and different sets we want to shoot with it’s time for us to edit your gorgeous photos. You will come back to the studio usually between 4-5 days after your shoot for you personalized reveal and ordering session.

Retouching

You can rest at ease knowing that we’ve been in business for over 8 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!

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

Night Sessions

Ever thought about your session at night? We offer exclusive night time sessions overlooking the gorgeous lights of Downtown, Birmingham. These sessions step up to a new level of sexiness. Add $150 to your session fee for after hours shoots.

YOUR ORDER:

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 joke 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 you narrow them down to your favorites.

Once we’ve narrowed them down we’ll figure out if you’d rather order your photos in an heirloom box or one of our luxury album. Our albums are very popular for boudoir!

We also have wall art such as metal and acrylic prints that are perfect to hang in the bedroom, in the walk in 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 prints to display privately.

We’ll place your order that day

If you choose our payment plan option you have 6 months to pay for you products and your payments will be automatically charged on the 1st of each month to save you the hassle of making payments. WANT MORE TIME TO PAY BUT WANT YOUR PRODUCTS RIGHT AWAY? We also accept PayPal Credit, all major credit cards, cash and checks.

Paypal Credit is also an amazing 6 month no interest/no payment option. You are able to pay for your order in full upon approval and get the products you love right away

The Citi Bank Card is also a great option for clients interested in making payments as it will also pay us in full allowing you to receive all of your products up front and making payments back to Citi for 21 months NO INTEREST.

Did you know that you’ll get your order in 7-10 business days once it’s paid for in full? That’s super fast and our clients LOVE it!

We can even speed up some orders if rush gifts are needed.

Just let us know ahead of time.

Boudie Bank Account

Been wanting to save for your boudoir experience but find yourself spending your money as quick as you make it? With our Boudie Bank account you can book your session and then pay monthly installments before your shoot allowing you to have your products paid for by the time of your reveal resulting in you receiving your products after your reveal instead of waiting to complete your payment plans. Just ask us to set up your account and we can get you set up.

Sharing Your 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 yours and we’ll always respect your wishes.

Price to Book your Shoot

To book your boudoir photo shoot with Matt Mathews Photography we do require up front a $300 ($400 for couples) non refundable session fee. Then $150 will be paid the day of your shoot to our makeup team. This fee will cover our prep, booking your pro hair/makeup artist, time photographing, time editing, customer service, etc. Please note: You may reschedule your session with no late fee applied up to one time prior to your session. After rescheduling once if there is another reschedule a new session fee will be required. A cancellation fee of $100 is required for all last minute cancellations. No shows and cancellations within 48 hours will still be required to pay for hair and makeup.

Choose from one of our top 3 collections put together with all of my favorite things. You may add any of the a la carte items to any collection to really personalize your experience.

*all prices subject to change without notice. 9% sales tax will be added to each order

EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION

3000

($6000)

12x12 Fine Art Album

20x30 Metal Wall Art

High Resolution Gallery

Luxury Heirloom Box

Retro View Finder

Slideshow

Mobile App

LUXURY COLLECTION

*MOST POPULAR*

2000

($2800 value)

10x10 Fine Art Album

16x20 Metal Wall Art

Slideshow

Mobile App

ESSENTIALS COLLECTION

1500

($2000 value)

8x8 Fine Art Album

11x14 Fine Art Print

3- 8x10 Fine Art Prints

5- 5x7 Fine Art Prints

You can also build your own collection from our exclusive A La Carte Menu, listed below

(*1000 min. purchase for the A La Carte Menu)

Fine Art Prints

30x40 - 175

20x30 - 150

16x20 - 125

11x14 - 100

8x10 - 75

5x7 and under - 50

Metal Wall Art

Metal Wall Art images are printed on a high quality aluminum for a clean modern finish. These gorgeous pieces display your favorite images on a smooth metal, with ready to hang wall brackets. Perfect for your bedroom or bathroom

30x40 - 1150

20x30 - 750

16x20 - 550

11x14 - 450

*NEW* Acrylic Wall Art

30x40 - 1250

20x30 - 850

16x20 - 650

Fine Art Albums

Our top of the line leather bound albums are the perfect way to preserve your boudoir photos for a lifetime and are sure to be your partners favorite.

12x12 - 1600

10x10 - 1300

8x8 - 1000

The Luxury Boudoir Album

The Luxury Boudoir Album is an upgraded album from our Fine Art Albums as they have a beautiful photo hand stitched to the leather bound cover along with additional spread and images. Upgrade any Fine Art Album to the Luxury album for $550.

Luxury Heirloom Box

The luxury heirloom box is a hand crafted glass box in your choice of silver or gold. Every image from your session is printed on a 5x7 fine art luster paper and bound with a silk ribbon for easy removal.

1250

Add On Items:

(*only as add-ons to the fine art album & heirloom box, not sold separately)

Slideshow - 400

Retro View Finder - 350

Mobile App- 350

Take that childhood memory and turn it into a sexy fantasy with our retro view finder. This view finder hold 7 beautiful images projected 3-D for you and your loved one to see!

Commonly Asked Questions:

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 do 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 eight 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: Do I have to buy a collection or can I purchase my products seperatly?

A: Absolutely! A lot of my clients do not want a large collection so you can totally build your own collection and add to it what you want as long as you meet the $1000 minimum

Q: Do you include hair extensions?

A: If you’d like hair extensions you’ll need to arrive with them in and your hair artist will style them in with your natural hair.

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

A: You are welcome to bring a guest, either a friend or significant other. We ask that you inform us of the guest before the shoot, and please limit to one person as we have limited shooting space.

Q: I don’t think I can afford this.

A: We offer payment plans with no interest that we tailor to your specific needs.

Q: Can I just get the digitals?

A: The cooresponding social media size digitals come with any collection you purchase.

Q: Can I bring someone to the viewing?

A: Yes, you may bring 1 person with you to the viewing.

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

A: Yes, you have up to 30 days after your reveal to purchase additional products . After the 30 days, there is a $150 archive fee added to your total purchase.

Testimonials:

“What a fun experience! I was very excited about having my photo taken but being very shy I was a nervous wreck when I went to my session. Matt was so easy to work with and so reassuring that I was put at ease in no time. I would do it again in a heart beat. I love my photos and he made me look and feel like I was a Victoria Secret model. I also used his makeup and hair stylist. He was great and made me look fantastic. I am recommending Matt and Casey to everyone.” JACKIE

“I normally HATE getting my picture taken. Matt made it so comfortable and the session was like chatting with a friend, so relaxed and easy. He was able to catch my personality in the shots and really understood what I needed. Once it was time for the photo viewing, I thought I would be uncomfortable looking and picking out pictures of myself, but there were so many good ones to choose from I had a hard time choosing. Matt made the entire process painless. It was a great experience and I would would do it again. thank you for everything Matt!” ANGELA

“Highly recommended to any woman! I had a chance to get a shoot done with Matt and it was a BLAST!!! He was very professional, yet still laid back, which made getting my picture taken in my skivvies a breeze. He’s really great at bringing out your most beautiful attributes in a sexy and classy way. I highly recommend this to any women thinking about booking a session - it’s such an amazing confidence booster! I cannot say enough about it.” BETH

“Matt does a really great job at both making you feel comfortable and making you look like a superstar. It’s crazy to think that you an find a great photographer like him in a city like Birmingham! His photos and product are really high quality, and he is great at tailoring your shoot to look exactly like you want it!” MAGGIE

“I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed working with Matt. I of course was hesitant to do a boudoir shoot since I am not a size 2. But I thought why not..You only turn 41 once Thankfully. Matt was funny, and easy going and made me feel very relaxed. Very professional work. I LOVE the leather bound book and how the photos were arranged. This was something I did for ME and I am so glad I found Matt to make it happen!!!” LISA

“Every woman should do this at least once! Coming from someone who is famously unphotogenic, I was surprised and delighted to find that I do have a sexy and alluring side that can show through in some wonderfully classy pictures! The whole experience was incredibly fun, Matt put me at ease immediately and was receptive to my comfort level and ideas. I know that my fiance will love this gift and I’m grateful for the experience!!” DREA

“Matt was very professional and comfortable to work with. Everyone I showed my pictures to was amazed at how beautiful they were and wanted some of their own. Any questions or concerns I had were handled immediately. I would highly recommend him and would be happy to work with him again. Thanks Matt!!” BECKI

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