Can I bring a friend?
Um… YES!! Hell yeah. Just please let me know in advance!
Will my photos be on the internet?
I have cellulite/stretch marks/acne. Can you get rid of that?
In most cases, yes*. Removal of acne, acne scarring, stretchmarks, and cellulite is part of the retouching process. What I don’t do is put your face on someone else’s body or ‘take off’ 30lbs. If there is something you feel self-conscious about, we can use poses and lighting to emphasize your best features instead.
*if you have severe cellulite or acne, I may not be able to retouch it all out. If you’d like a personalized consultation to discuss it, just let me know.
Do your sessions include digitals?
No, they do not! Digitals + Prints are sold separately. You only buy what you love! Another reason I do this is because most consumer labs like Walmart and Walgreens will not even print boudoir images. Not only does my lab print them, I've calibrated my screen to match their printers so images come out just like you see them!
I’m older than (or not as thin as) the girls on your website, can I still book a session?
Of course! I feel bad that people even ask this question! I have shot with many women over 50 and well into the plus sizes. Not everyone is comfortable with their photos being in my online portfolio so I can’t show a lot of examples. What I can promise is that I will create images to flatter YOU and best show your personality. I believe every woman is beautiful and it’s my job to show you just how gorgeous you are.
Do I bring my own lingerie, or do you provide the outfits?
You need to bring your own lingerie to the photo shoot. Select outfits that suit your personality and body shape, and complement your skin tone. If you need help with outfit ideas, or you’d like to book a consultation to discuss wardrobe, send me an email! You can get some ideas on Pinterest as well.
What about hair and makeup, do I do it myself?
Hair and makeup is included in every package I offer (except for the Natural You Session), and my stylists have been handpicked (by me) for their talents. I want to provide an experience that makes you feel beautiful and pampered, and images that will help you appreciate the true beauty you possess!
Can I bring a friend to my shoot?
Generally, I prefer to work one on one with my clients, simply because sometimes an ‘audience’ can make you feel more self conscious. If you must bring someone for moral support, I limit it to one person. Make sure they're someone that will ONLY be a cheerleader- I dismiss any negativity!
I’m ready to book a shoot, what’s next?
Once you let me know what date you’d like to shoot, I will request your phone number to call you to set up your in-person consultation or phone consultation. If you can not meet in person, I will email you a contract. The contract must be signed and a non-refundable retainer is due to reserve your shoot day/time.
I’m not sure what I want to order yet, can I decide when I see my photos?
Absolutely. After the shoot I welcome you back to the studio to view your images and discuss product options. Once you decide on what you’d like to order (album, canvas, etc).
I can’t make my shoot date, can I reschedule?
Absolutely. Things come up and sometimes a date no longer works, so we’re happy to make the changes for you. However, if you contact us to reschedule less than 48 hours before your shoot, you forget about your appointment or you reschedule more than once, your retainer is not transferable. When you sign your contract, we block off those hours to shoot with you, thus turning away people interested in shooting that day.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the custom nature of photography, the session price and any products ordered are non-refundable. You have final say on the retouching and any custom album design and nothing goes to print without your approval.
Where do the shoots take place?
In Cedar Falls, Iowa, shoots are done (by appointment only) at my in-home studio. We also have the option to do the session outside or in your home, allowing for lots of lighting or we can rent a hotel room (client expense).
We’ve all seen the news stories of teachers, pageant queens, and budding celebrities losing their positions all because a few steamy images of them somehow found their way onto the internet without their permission. I understand that the fear that images might end up in the wrong hands can be enough to keep someone from doing a session that they might otherwise enjoy, so privacy is an extremely important aspect of how I conduct my business. I’ve set up a few safeguards to ensure that your privacy will be protected at all times, and you will have complete control over which images (if any) are released and where they appear. I don't show faces unless release is signed and says I can.
First of all, other than e-mail correspondence between you and me, your full name will never be associated with your photos without your consent. All images that you see on this website are used with permission. After your session, we will discuss which images you grant me permission to use,and how and where I will use them. I will never use an image from your session without your consent. You always have the right to keep all images private.I edited all images in private. Only my eyes see your photos.No images are ever shared without my clients written consent. The images on this site are real clients, not models. I have received consent from each woman to post her images. I do not publish any images without the client's written consent. Some clients are excited to share and show off their beautiful images and others may not be in the position to share due to profession or community commitments. No matter what you decide I will fully respect your decision.If you have any questions about my privacy safeguards, don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your situation!