Frequently Asked Questions
Where will my boudoir session take place?
Our boudoir photography studio is located in Somerville, MA. It's a beautiful corner studio that has so much natural light! We've designed our space with a modern minimalist style and added vintage pieces to bring it all together. Take a sneak peak by clicking the link above!
When should I book my session?
We typically recommend that women have their shoot date scheduled around 2 months prior to needing the finished product in-hand. Day and time slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Your photo reveal appointment will be approximately 1-2 weeks after your photo session, and your finished product (depending on what you order) will arrive between 3-4 weeks after that.
How much do I need to pay when I book my session?
We require a non-refundable sitting fee of the session of your choice in order to reserve a spot in our calendar. Either $350 for the popular Full Session or $210 for a La Petite Session. All products are purchased A La Carte or packages at your viewing/ordering session. We want you to see your stunning photographs before making a decision on what package or product to take home. We'll send you a complete product list when you contact us and say hello!
Do you provide hair and makeup?
Yasssss! Full sessions include professional hair and make-up to get you glammed up for your shoot.
Will there be anyone else present besides Melissa at my session?
It will be just you and Melissa once you get your hair and make-up done. We want you to be completely comfortable so rest assured you'll have all the privacy you want.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, however your friend can only hang out with us while you get your hair and make-up done. He/she will have to wait outside once we start shooting unless you need special assistance from your companion. Based on our experience we see that the best photographs are taken when you have the space to really express yourself and fully let your guard down.
Will you be editing the photos?
Absolutely, we'll retouch the images to look like your best self. We'll narrow the set of photographs for your viewing/ordering session. You'll choose from the best photographs during your shoot when you come back to place your order.
I want to keep my photos private and not to be seen by anyone online, will you put them on your site?
A big NO! Your privacy is very important to us. The only times we feature clients online are when they have given consent to share their images. Let us know if you're cool with sharing your beauty and we'll give you a discount for your courage and confidence!
Do you provide wardrobe? What should I bring?
The secret to a sexy lingerie is the perfect fit! Clients are responsible for bringing their own wardrobe that accentuates their curves and style. A full session allows for three outfit changes while a La Petite session includes two outfits, so please bring anything that you FEEL fabulous in... robes, bra and panty set, bodysuit, duster, birthday suit and the sexy list goes on! Always bring an extra outfit, just in case.
What if I need to reschedule my session due to unforeseeable situations?
No sweat! We know life happens. We're flexible, just let us know at least 3 days before the shoot and when you'd like to reschedule and we'll work with you. Note that the session fee is not refunded/applied to future shoots if you cancel your session instead of rescheduling.
I'm a wee bit nervous! What should I do?
Not to worry, you're going to rock this! A lot of women we photograph feel the same way in the first few minutes of the session. How awesome do you feel when you mastered a new skill, finished a daunting project or exceeded a goal you've been working towards? Ahhhhmazing I bet, the bigger the challenge the more fulfilling it is. Same reason we don't discourage nerves for your boudoir session. It makes the entire experience much more powerful. Just like bungee jumping or sky diving, it seems daunting but once you've done it you'll feel invincible!