I’m really nervous. Is that normal?
It is definitely normal to be nervous for your boudoir session, so don’t worry. Most of our clients are nervous until the session has gone on for a few minutes. After it starts, you’ll begin to loosen up. If you’re still nervous, try out these relaxation tips we’ve provided in another blog post: Click here.
Does my age or size matter?
Beauty comes in all ages and sizes. We welcome thick, thin, young, and old. We encourage you to have this opportunity to experience self-love.
Is being stressed normal? How can I calm myself down?
Absolutely! Almost everyone is nervous when they decide to do this type of shoot. It is totally expected. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere during your session. Let’s turn on your playlist and jam out to your favorite music! See all of our helpful tips here.
How do I know how to pose?
Don’t worry about posing. We’ve totally got you covered in that department. We know all the tricks to create the most flattering angles for you, no matter what shape or size you are.
Do your packages include hair and makeup?
We do offer packages with hair and makeup by a professional makeup artist and hairstylist, but you can also order them a la carte. See our full list of session packages here for pricing.
Am I allowed to bring alcohol to help loosen my nerves?
As long as you’re over 21, that’s totally fine with us. We do offer wine at your session to help you relax, but I don’t recommend overdoing it!
Do you provide the wardrobe?
We do not provide your wardrobe. This is something you’ll have to pick out and bring along yourself. If you need help choosing an outfit, we can definitely give you some suggestions, though.
I want to share these pictures with my partner, but I don’t want loose prints floating around. Any ideas for the best gift?
This is a very common concern and we totally understand. We recommend placing an order for album. This is much more discreet and will keep all of your images in one place and not floating around. We also offer folios and wall art as well. For more information on these products, just ask!
What should I bring to my boudoir session?
For our sessions, we suggest two to three different outfits and any props you may want to incorporate. Need help choosing props? Check out this blog article we’ve written on incorporating your partner’s interests by clicking here.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, you can bring a friend if you think it will help you relax. However, sometimes an extra set of eyes has the opposite effect, even if it is a friend. They are more than welcome to come, but ONLY if you are 100% comfortable around them!
Will my session be with a male or female photographer?
I’m a male photographer but I always have a female assistant with me!
Do you do touchups?
Yes, we will smooth skin and do some basic retouching on all of your portraits.
I’m not a model – are boudoir photos still flattering even if my body isn’t perfect?
Absolutely! Nobody is perfect and every woman is sexy. If you have any specific concerns, contact us and we can talk about it!
Do you do outdoor boudoir sessions?
We currently do not have our own outdoor location to do this, but if you have some private land, let us know and we’ll set something up. We do offer outdoor boudoir sessions, but only if they take place on your private property. It also has to be in a secluded area, so nobody can see us during the session. We do this to protect you and our company.
Do I have control over who sees my images?
Yes, most certainly. We will only share photos if you have given us permission and have approved the images for sharing. We respect your wishes and won’t post or share any images if you’d prefer they stay private.
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Hey it’s me! I own and run Sub Rosa Boudoir. I’ve lived in Austin since 1996 and have been a photographer since 2006.