What is boudoir photography?
A boudoir is a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning “to be sulky”. Boudoir photography is the capturing of beautiful and intimate images of women in a similar “boudoir” ambiance. Ladies book a boudoir session because they feel the need to rediscover their beauty and sensuality and feel better about themselves. Brides book a boudoir as a sexy wedding gift. It also makes a unique and often unexpected anniversary, birthday, or Holiday gift to your significant other.
Who are you?
Hello gorgeous! My name is Mya and I specialize in intimate portraiture for women. Boudoir photography is my passion and my full time job for the past six years. Click here to read a little more about me.
Where in Central Florida are you located?
My sessions are held in my home in Groveland, Florida. Groveland is in South Lake County next to Clermont. I am approximately 45 minutes from most Orlando areas, about 1 hour from most North Orlando (Seminole County), and about 1½ hours from Tampa. Visit “The Studio” page to view photos where your session will take place.
How long does it take to get my photos ready?
Depends on our queue list and the time of the year. It could take 2 to 8 weeks. Please come in for your session at least a month or two before any deadlines to ensure delivery by your due date.
What happens the day of the my session?
When you come in for your session, we will chat for a few minutes before we get started. We’ll go over your wardrobe and decide which outfits would look best. Then the fun begins! Do NOT worry about posing. That’s my job! From facial expressions to how to move your hands, arms, legs… all the way to your toes! Once your session is over, you will go out and grab something for lunch, and come back 30 minutes later to take a look at your photos and make your photo selections.
How long will everything take?
You will be here approximately 3 hours between consultation, the photo session, a short lunch break while I download the photos, and finally your photo selections. If you add makeup, you will be here an hour longer. If you add hair and makeup, you’ll be here approximately 4 to 5 hours. Please plan your day accordingly.
Can I bring or have another person with me?
No, sorry. It is my experience that clients have a little difficulty connecting with me, take longer to relax, and have difficulty during the posing and coaching session when they are paying attention to another person instead of me. Please do not bring companions with you. They are not allowed to join later either. The entire process from start to finish is done with the client only.
Is there an age minimum for a session?
Yes. Boudoir clients must at least 21 years old.
Do you photograph nudes?
Yes, I do photograph artistic nudes. You may request one of your looks to be a nude session.
Do you photograph bachelorette parties or groups?
No, I don’t. I’d much rather take my time with one client at a time.
Would you travel to my location or a local hotel for my shoot?
No, I don’t. I only hold sessions at my place.
Do you photograph plus size women?
Yes, I do! In fact, most of my clients are full figure. Unfortunately for me, I can’t show most of my work on my website’s portfolio. However, you many ladies will let me share sneaks from their sessions on my private ladies-only Facebook group. Please join my group to stay up-to-date on last-minute availability, chat with previous costumers, and see more of my work!
Do you photograph men?
No, I don’t photograph men. Women 21 years old and over only.
Do you photograph pregnant women?
Yes, however, keep in mind I do not shoot traditional maternity photos with spouses and children. I do have a few maternity gowns you are welcome to try and pose with. Artistic nudes are also beautiful on pregnant ladies. For your safety, I do not photograph pregnant women with a due date four weeks or less away.
I want to keep my photos private. Is this possible?
Absolutely! Your privacy is very important to me. All the ladies you see on my website gave me permission to share their photos. Unless you give me permission, I will NOT share your photos!
Do you provide wardrobe?
No, I don’t. You must bring your own wardrobe. However, I do have small selection of sexy heels sizes 7-11 for the gals who normally don’t wear heels and prefer not to make the investment.
WARDROBE IDEAS FOR BOUDOIR:
- A bra/panty set
- A bralette/panty set (These are very popular now!)
- Bodysuit (my favorite and flattering for all bodies!)
- Tank top and undies (perfect for casual gals)
- Sweater/tube socks (perfect for casual gals)
- Your guy’s work shirt and tie
- Favorite team’s jersey and matching undies (preferable a female size jersey that is fitted)
- You may opt for a nude session. You can cover up with sheets or pose inside our outdoor vintage tub.
I have no idea how to pose for the camera; can you help?
Absolutely! Don’t worry about posing. That’s my job! From facial expressions to body posture, you will be guided down to your fingertips to look your best regardless of your body type. I wont ask you to “look” at me sexy. Instead, I will show you exactly how to accomplish that!
Should I tan before my session?
NO, PLEASE DO NOT TAN! Tanning tends to look orange and red in photos. Natural skin tones photograph best no matter who pale the skin is. Even out skin tones is NOT included with our standard editing.
Can you photoshop the areas in my body I’d like to change?
My philosophy is that every woman is beautiful. Instead of “photoshoping” your body, I will pose you in the most flattering way possible to make you look your best. That being said, we all have concerns about how we look in lingerie. The best thing you can do on your end it take your time choosing wardrobe that you love how it looks on you and that it feels sexy and comfortable.
What’s included with your standard editing?
Standard editing includes adjustment of color, contrast, and composition, and a light skin airbrush enhancement.
How many photos will you take?
It depends on your comfort level and how long it takes you to get ready between changes. On average you can expect to see approximately 50-75 proofs from your session.
Can I extended the session time to have more proofs to choose from?
I do not schedule sessions longer than an hour. It’s my experience that the client (and I) start getting tired getting closer to the hour and any additional time spent will result in less quality photos.
How much is a session?
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