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boudoir session faqs

All tHE WOMEN ON YOUR WEBSITE LOOK LIKE MODELS. I AM NOT a model... CAN I still DO THIS??

We get asked this question so many times, but the truth is.. NONE of the women on our site are models! But one of our superpowers is making women feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. We coach, guide, and encourage each and every one of our clients every step of the way! We're actually your biggest cheerleaders and by the time you leave you're going to feel like you can conquer anything!! 

WHAT DO YOUR boudoir PACKAGES INCLUDE? How much should I expect to spend?

WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?

Our studio is located in the Heart of Buckhead Atlanta in the Buckhead Village!

Our Boudoir Session fee is $500 and includes:

-In-person (or online) consultation to design your dream session and prepare for your day

-Our complete session day preparation guide

-Professional make up and hair

-Additional touch ups throughout session

-Fully guided photo shoot with Melissa & Raven

-Access to our exquisite wardrobe and accessories

-Private viewing and ordering session

-Custom magazine-style image editing



All images are purchased separately and are not included in the $500 Session Fee. We offer Collections, as well as A La Carte Sessions so that we are able to fully customize your day with us leaving you with the best products for your lifestyle. Our pricing begins at $1500 and goes up from there with various options available. We offer all of our clients interest free payment plans up to 12 months to make any experience “budget friendly.” 


WHEN AND HOW WILL I SELECT MY FAVORITE IMAGES FROM MY SHOOT?

A few weeks after your photo session we will schedule your in-person or virtual photo reveal appointment. This will be the very first time that you get to see all of your gorgeous images and pick out your favorites for your album, keepsakes, or wall art! 

This is by far our most favorite part of the whole entire process!


DO YOU OFFER EDITS IN COLOR OR ARE YOU STRICTLY BLACK & WHITE?

YES! While we have a love for all things monochrome and black and white is our "thing", we do show our clients a range of images from their session in color as well!

DO I HAVE TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED NUDE?

Absolutely not! Because our maternity sessions are customized to the wants and needs of each client it is absolutely your choice/preference as to how you want to be clothed and photographed! 

CAN I HAVE SOMEONE WITH ME AT MY SESSION?

Yes and no. (lol) We know that with boudoir sessions comes a lot of nerves and we want you to feel as comfortable and confident as possible, so we allow you to bring one female friend with you! However, we do ask that your friend not interfere with your shoot like touching you up or directing you in poses. 

Also, it is a requirement for boudoir sessions, that you leave your boyfriend/husband/spouse at home. That’s a firm policy. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE?

This is where we've got you! Right after you book your experience we will send you the complete MLC Welcome & Preparation guide! We fill the more informed our clients are, the better photoshoot experience you will have! We will cover everything from head to toe! 

SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT EXTRA WEIGHT (CHIN, ARMS, THIGHS) AND STRETCH MARKS?

No girl, we've got your back here!! Professional retouching is included in your session so you don’t have to worry about blemishes, stretch marks and certain body contours. Our attention to detail makes you look and feel as if you came straight out of a fashion magazine.

I'M A SCHOOL TEACHER/I HAVE A HIGH PROFILE JOB/ i just don't want my pictures on the internet... IS THIS SECRET SAFE WITH YOU???

We take your privacy VERY seriously. Although all of the images that we shoot are tasteful enough to be placed anywhere we totally get it. We understand that you may not want your images shared with anyone and we 100% respect that! You can be certain that your images will never see the light of day without your express, written permission.

If you would like us to sign an NDA we are happy to do so! 

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH MEN?

We only photograph men for portraiture, headshots, and maternity with their spouse. We absolutely do not photograph men with boudoir. This is a firm policy.

THIS IS MY FIRST STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE. WILL YOU GUIDE ME AND HELP ME POSE?

We hear this from so many of our clients. We absolutely do our best to be sure you feel comfortable, relaxed, and confident! During your shoot we will guide you through every pose and focus on the angles that flatter YOU the most. You will never have to wonder what to do or where to place a finger!

On which days of the week can I have my photo session?

We accept shoots 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. Appointments always start at 10:30am to allow for the best natural light our studio has to offer. Weekend sessions are available for an additional fee!

Will you use my images on your website/blog/portfolio?

What we show and use on our website/blog/portfolio is something we totally leave up to our clients! We personally would LOVE to show off your gorgeous images, but we understand and respect your right to keep them private. We will not share a single one of your images unless you grant us the permission to do so. If you would like some, but not all of your images, shown you are able to choose specifically which ones you are comfortable with.

Can i save money if i do my own hair & makeup?

Professional hair styling and makeup is included in the session fee. This is a complimentary service so if you choose to do it yourself the price is still the same.

how long will my session take?

Generally our full portrait session can take anywhere from 4-6 hours (including getting ready time) depending on number of outfit changes, etc. Basically, just plan to spend the day with us :)

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