Hey, girl! We're excited that you are here to find out what we are all about!
We know that selecting a photographer & artist for a Boudoir Session and choosing someone you are comfortable with can be a process.
Do you have butterflies in your tummy just thinking about booking a shoot? Has this been on your bucket list for so long and you are feeling like you just want to go for it, but have so many questions and hesitations? Don't worry, it's completely normal! Everyone is nervous!
Most of our clients feel this way because they don't know the process and they are not sure how things work, so let me give you the scoop, ok?
Boudoir Clients usually come to us when they want to make a jaw-dropping gift or increase their confidence!
Let me assure you of a couple things first:
#1. Most of clients are private clients, and want to keep their images private, so no worries about that. The women on our site and brochures have allowed us to share their images so that you (people looking into a session) can visualize the experience.
#2. You get to choose your experience (some go extremely conservative and some go risque, and everything in between), it's your choice to choose your comfort level, always. We want you to be comfortable and make something that reflects you or your relationship.
So now that we got those 2 major things out of the way and you feel that you can breathe now, LOL, let's chat so that you know WHO we are, and WHAT our beliefs are, and if we are YOUR people, let's get you in here, girl! :)
The Transformational Experience
From the moment you finally book your shoot till the moment you leave your ordering session with your albums and artwork in hand, you get the VIP treatment with us!
We deliver an experience like NO other!
We roll out the red carpet, make you feel like the important person that you are, and by the time you are done with the entire pampering of hair/makeup/champagne, shooting experience, you go from clammy hands to finally finding that part of yourself that you forgot you had: that inner diva that is WORTH celebrating! Yes, YOU! JUST AS YOU ARE RIGHT NOW!!!
Self-acceptance and confidence are so beautiful,
and we can't wait to show you how truly beautiful you are already!!!
What Do We Do First? First thing you do is set up a call with Richelle to get your Questions answered and give you a customized quote as everyone is truly different.
Some ladies simply want more information before deciding to book, but most of our ladies get the details and get booked into the studio over the phone! It's really up to you. No pressure!
Whether you book your session on your own online or over the phone, you'll fill out a Planning form so that all of us are ready for you and you to have the best customized experience ever!
We want to know your story, your motivation for doing the shoot, if you are planning something special, if there is a deadline, and of course... your favourite music and drink for the studio! :)
At The Boudoir Studio, clients get to decide on the experience that they want. One of the most important things to us is that you are comfortable and that you have an amazing experience! Everyone is different in what makes them comfortable, so we let our client customize her Boudoir Studio experience.
1. Be shot by the artist (Jaques) and bring a friend for support to hang out for the day and help you feel more at ease. We have a very nice change room that she usually hangs out in, drinks mimosas with you, etc. Let's face it, you'll have a blast! Regardless, Richelle will be on site at the studio working!
2. Be shot by the artist (Jaques) alone because you feel that fewer people will make you relax more and be yourself. A lot of our clients have gotten to know Jaques through our Facebook VIP group and are comfortable with him. They know that he is very professional & renowned for his boudoir and is very sought out by models & magazine publications. Regardless, Richelle will be on site at the studio working! It's a quaint, comfortable environment.
3. Be shot by Brea (our female photographer). A few limited dates are available if you prefer to be shot by a female photographer for religious, personal, or comfort reasons.
Whatever experience you choose, we know that you will have an amazing time!
The Boudoir Session Prep Guide
Preparation Phone Call With Richelle or Crystal
In-House Hair and Makeup Session
Complementary Champagne or Mimosa Service
2 hours of Studio Time
Photographed by ‘Art by Jaques’ or Brea
Four Outfit Changes
Richelle as Pre-session Consultant
Albums, Art Work, Luxury Prints and Digitals are NOT included in the session fee. collections start at $699
Products are purchased at your Private Photo
Reveal and Ordering appointment
How Do I Book a Session?
To book your shoot, we require a $249+tx non-refundable session fee. Most of that goes towards Hair & Makeup; but also secures your date, reserves your Photographer, Preparation call, Preparation Guide & Professional Posing on the day of the shoot...and not to mention your yummy Mimosa!
When you book online, you just choose your date/time/photographer with our online scheduler. Your Products/Digitals/Albums and Wall Art are Extra and will be purchased at your Viewing and Ordering Session, where you’ll be able to view and select the photos for your order. Products, Albums, Art Work all range in pricing (From $499-$3299). We can customize for you, but most clients start at least with a $699 Collection. We'll walk you through the different options on the phone consultation.
If you decide to make payments toward your product with our payment plans, as soon as the order is paid in full, we place your order with our Album and Art Work Supplier.
Our Main Goal: to make you feel beautiful & welcome!!
Once you are booked into the Studio, the fun begins, yay!
1. You'll be sent a Confirmation Email and Prep Guide to get yourself ready
2. You'll be sent a link to book another Prep Call with Richelle (if needed)
3. You'll start preparing your outfits
Planning your outfits & accessories
A well-planned shoot makes all the difference in the final images. Planning it can be a little time-consuming on your end, but will be so worth it, trust me! We usually suggest 3-4 outfits and bring something meaningful (your wedding lingerie/his favorite jersey, etc). Don't forget to bring something for the shower (either a t-shirt, crop top or tank top), and something for artistic nudes (if you are not going completely nude, bring a g-string and bra).
Don’t forget the shoes! We love to use shoes in the shots! Some girls send me pictures of their outfits (layed out flat) prior to the session if they need advice. If you are trying to communicate your vision, feel free to email me. Most girls just leave it up to us.
The Day of Your Shoot! What's gonna happen?
1. Get pampered by our Professional Hair/Makeup Artist
2. Jaques/Richelle (or Brea) greet(s) you
3. You sign the shooting agreement
4. We help you choose the order of your outfits and vision
5. Start shooting
When you arrive, our amazing Professional Hair & Makeup artist will greet you with your favourite music and preferred beverage. She will do a small consultation with you to determine the feel you are going for, and start creating an incredible look for you.
We reserve 2 hours for this pampering service so that you do not feel rushed. Finally, she will finish up by applying gorgeous lashes. Professional Hair & Makeup is such a crucial part of Boudoir. It accentuates your beauty and creates the most amazing images, and this is why it’s included in your Session Fee. We want to make sure you look and feel amazing, and at the same time, we want you to have an incredible experience!
What Days Do You Shoot?
We usually book clients in the studio on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday mornings. We always get you in at 9 a.m. so that once 11 a.m. hits and we are ready to shoot, the natural light is beautiful and dreamy coming through the studio and you are going to look ammmazing!
The best part is, our Makeup Artist is very familiar with Jaques' shooting style and will make sure that your makeup looks perfect for these darker-styled images, so that you don't look like you have racoon eyes, LOL.
When Jaques & Richelle (or Brea) arrive(s), we greet you, and get the studio ready while you are finishing up with the stylist.
Next, we’ll help you choose your outfits and accessories. Yay! That's fun. We choose according to which areas of the studio will match with each outfit and your vision.
Then, we bring you into the studio and start shooting
Everyone’s comfort level is completely different and we respect that. We have some girls who don’t mind what is exposed and some are very conservative. It's YOUR shoot!
It’s important to us that we respect your boundaries and we always discuss this prior to the shoot, at the Preparation Consultation, as well as in your initial Questionnaire.
We’ve got you covered.
Jaques' Boudoir shooting style is Dark and Moody. He gets a balance of well lit photos and dramatic images to make you look your best. The studio is actually designed in such a way to have the perfect light and make you look amazing!
Like a true artist, he makes use of highlights and shadows to contour the female form in order to bring mystery to the image; as well as to keep certain aspects hidden...just enough to make you intrigued.
About 90% of our clients prefer to finish their session with the images that we have become known for: The Boudoir Studio artistic nudes and shower shots in order to make her images go from beautiful to OMG...amazing!
(You can choose to leave your bottoms on if desired or even bring a shirt)
After The Session
1. Our Goal is to get these Curated/Edited/Retouched Images in your hands as fast as possible. We don't want you waiting and worrying they didn't turn out. Because they did, girl; they did turn out!
2. Once edited (usually within that week), you receive an email to book your Viewing Session so that we can help you customize your amazing gifts or keepsakes & get them to you as soon as possible (especially if you have a gift deadline).
Our goal is to celebrate YOU, so don't worry, these images will look like YOU. We don't alter your body.
Your Viewing & Ordering Appointment!
At the Viewing & Ordering Appointment, you and I (Richelle) will have an amazing time!!!
1. We look at your rocking images! Everyone's reaction is different (some giggle because they are so surprised they look so good, some soak it in, and some get tears).
2. You select your favourite Images to purchase and choose your Products which will become amazing pieces of art for you. They become amazing customized gifts or incredible reminders that you are a beautiful and confident woman!
We discuss if you want your images kept private or not.
If you decide to allow us to use any of your images so that we can show our work, you’d sign off on the specific photos we are allowed to use at the Viewing appointment. If you are keeping them 100% private, that is totally your choice, and we respect that, always.
After the payment, we then Design your Art Work/Products for you. We will send you a proof via email for you to approve before we send off to the printer so that we know you are 100% happy with the layout :).
Payment plans are available if you opt for a Collection that you really want, but need to make a couple payments to assure you can get it.
For most women, this is once in a lifetime; they are here,
they might as well get what they really want!
We always love when our clients are so excited that they refer their friends to us!
We offer a program which gives you and your girlfriends both a gift when you send them our way. We love referrals because our client speaks highly of us prior to their friend even showing up. It’s definitely a win-win.
This is going to be the BEST Investment you have ever made to increase your Confidence and to remember WHO you are, girl!!!