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Our most frequently asked questions and their answers!

About your photographer

 

"What is your experience in boudoir photography?"

I have been passionate about photography most all of my life. In 2003 I landed my first job in the industry as an assistant for a local photographer back in my home town. It wasnt until 2012 that I was able to purchase my own camera and started After Dark Photography Studio Specializing in boudoir in 2014. It's been a wonderful 7 years servicing our clients from California, to new york and now georgia!

"Why do you shoot boudoir?"

I started shooting women portraits when I got my first camera (in 2012) and so many times heard them say negative things about their bodies. Women I really admired, FRIENDS I HELD DEAR IN MY HEART AND WOMEN i WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT TO BE INSECURE ALL HAD THE SAME COMPLAINTS ABOUT HOW THEY FELT OR HOW THEY LOOKED. i THOUGHT TO MYSELF THERE MUST BE A WAY TO CHANGE THIS, TO REALLY SHOW THEM WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE AND THAT IS WHEN i FOUND BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY. tHROUGH LEARNING AND INSPORATION MY PASSION HAS BECOME SHOWING PEOPLE HOW TO TEAR DOWN THEIR WALLS OF INSECURITY AND DOUBT TO LET THEIR LIGHTS SHINE. bOUDOIR IS LIKE SELF IMAGE THERAPY FOR THE SOUL AND I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU. 

I'm a little quirky, but ok with that. 

Hair and Makeup

 

"Does your studio provide hair and makeup?"

Yes! every session comes with professional hair styling and makeup services.

"wHAT IS PROVIDED IN THESE SERVIES?"

Makeup is a full face with strip lashes.  Hair is hot tool styling straightening or curls depending on the look you're going for. 

"What if I will be getting my hair and makeup done elsewere?"

"Can your makeup artist work with a variety of skin tones?"

No worries! The hair and makeup provided through our studio are complimentary to your session; if you would like to opt-out that is totally up to you. 

Yes! Our make artist is well versed in a variety of skin tones. Feel free to bring your own foundation if there is one that you absolutly love, though it is not neccessary. 

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"I can't even express my amazement with this team! I felt like a flawless goddess from the moment I sat down to the moment they were done!"

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"I can't belive that's me! When I saw myself after hair and makeup my first thought was "Oh damn whos that?!"

Wardrobe

 

Does your studio provide a wardrobe?

At this time for sanitary reasons we do not provide lingerie. We do however have a client closet with accessories and props that can be easily sanitized. 

I don't know anything about lingerie, how do i find an outfit?

At your consultation, we will chat all about your style, what your body type is and the best lingerie to bring your vision to life. When you book with us you will also get a "Getting ready guide" that provides insight on shopping for lingerie as well as references to our favorite stores. 

Do i have to wear lingerie?

Not at all! Whatever you feel your best in is what we recommend you wear. If you want to push it a little outside your comfort zone we are in total support of that too. 

Do you shoot nudes?

Yes, we do shoot nudes if that is something you are interested in.

Session & Product

 

How long will the session take?

On average our sessions run from 9 am to 2 pm. This includes your time with the beauty team, shooting, massage, and gallery viewing. 

How long will it take to get my products back?

Digital products take on average 2-4 weeks to go through retouching and physical products take 4-6 weeks depending on the complexity of your order. 

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How are the images edited?

All images are individually hand-retouched  through a professional retoucher. All non-permenant blemishes are removed excluding tan lines. Additional processing/editing available on request. Images are also treated with our studios signature color grade process. 

Do you put the images on the internet?

Our clients have full share rights to their images. If you would like them to remain private they never go on the internet. If you would like us to share your images we would have you sign an additional model release. In short, your images will remain private unless you physically sign off on sharing. 

Price & Payments

 

What does an average client invest?

On average our clients invest 2500-3000 with us but some less and some more. We require a 299 session fee to book but after that you don't pay anything until you've seen your pictures at your gallery viewing. We encourage you to buy only what you love! We sell products a la carte and would be happy to send you our current product menu on request. 

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we offer interest-free payment plans up until the time of your session. There are other no-interest rate options that we can discuss with you. 

My Session

 
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Who will be there on the day of my session?

Only our studio team. Makeup/hair and photographer will be allowed in the studio at the time of your session. 

I've never had to pose before, what do I do?

Don't worry and leave that to us! Most of our clients have never experienced a photo session quite like this before and are a little nervous in the beginning. Trust our years of experience and dedication to your session, I promise you'll feel right at home in no time!

Where will the session take place?

At our studio, unless otherwise noted.

Can I bring a friend?

As it is a really long day, we suggest that you come alone or your support person leave after hair and makeup. If you would like someone with you for the entire session just let us know so we can accommodate.

How can i prepare for my session?

After you book your session you'll get a "Getting ready guide" that will tell you everything you need to know about prepping for your session. Rest assured you are always welcome to contact our studio with questions as well. 

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General Questions

 

Do you work with couples?

Yes, it is an additional 150 to add another person but if the other person would also like hair and makeup it will be an additional 299 for services. 

DO you work with the lgbtq community?

Yes, we have no limitations on service for your sexual orientation or personal identification. LOVE YOURSELF

DO you work with men?

Yes

How "far" can we go with my session...if you catch my drift. 

We can do full nude and (very) suggestive posing but have the draw the line at insertion of any body part or object into any orifice. This type of session would require additional licenses and professionals that we do not have on staff. 

Are you ready?
I have a few more questions!

Thanks! We look forward to chatting with you soon!