Boudoir Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions for your convenience. If you have other questions, feel free to connect with us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Adam and Keli Photography?
A: There are several boudoir photographers in our market, and we encourage you to do some research before choosing a studio. There are different levels of experience, talent and price, but even among the best there are also different styles. You should choose a photographer whose style matches what you are looking for. As for why you should choose Adam and Keli Photography: Our studio has worked with over one thousand clients over the past ten years. We have worked with clients of every age, shape and size, and know how to pose, use angles and light, and how to make clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. There is simply no other photographer or studio in Ohio that has as much experience as we do, and our work is second to none.
All the women on your website look amazing – what if I don’t look as good?
A: Our clients are all different sizes, ages and body types. Nobody comes in looking perfect as we ALL have different things about our bodies that we are self-conscious about. The images you see on this website are of regular women who have gained confidence through professionally-styled hair and make-up, as well as the encouragement from us throughout the shoot. NONE of the pictures you see on this website are of professional models – all are clients. It is normal to feel nervous and worry about not being a model, but we promise you that by the end you will look just just as gorgeous as the other women pictured on our website. No matter what you look like, CONFIDENCE is the best feature you can have – for your boudoir pictures and in life!
Can I purchase ALL of the pictures taken during my session?
A: The short answer: No. There are hundreds of pictures taken during the shoot, and it is expected that the majority will end up on the cutting room floor for various reasons. Some will simply be test shots before exposure and other settings are ideal. Others will be shots leading up to the perfect moment when you as the model are in perfect position. And many others will simply not be ideal shots for whatever reason. This happens with every photo shoot no matter who the photographer is or who the model is – professional or everyday person like you. (it also happens with every movie ever made) Only the very best images will be selected for editing, and this is where you must put your trust in your photographer. Editing is a very important part of the process, and no unedited pictures will ever be presented to the client – in the same way that an unfinished gourmet dish would never be served to a diner.
What if I want beautiful pictures of myself but don’t really want to do boudoir?
A: Not to worry, we now offer A&K Beauty sessions – the same professional makeup and hairstyle services as our A&K Boudoir Session, but the photo session is not boudoir. Think of it as a fashion shoot where you will wear your favorite clothes and have fun shooting magazine-style images. The photos will be beautiful and appropriate to show all of your friends and family, whether in a custom-designed album or as your new social media profile pic.
I’d love to do an intimate boudoir session with my significant other – do you offer this?
A: While the majority of our sessions are with individual women, we have on rare occasions photographed couples in intimate shoots. It isn’t something we offer in our list of available packages nor do we advertise this, as it is not something we do with just anybody. So how do we determine who we’d offer this session to? It starts with having a connection with the woman, which happens during a solo boudoir shoot where we have an opportunity to get to know the client on a more personal level. While we form some kind of connection with almost all of our clients while we shoot them, we cannot say that we’d be willing to do a couples shoot with all of them. But we can say that doing a solo boudoir shoot with a client is the only way we can know if we will be able to truly visually capture the intimate feeling between her and her significant other. Just as importantly, this works the other way around too. Many (if not most) of our clients can be quite nervous the first time they do a boudoir session, and understandably so – we’re capturing your beauty in the most intimate and vulnerable way possible. ALL of our clients lose their nervousness quickly once we start shooting, and they walk out of the studio with new energy and confidence that they didn’t have before – it is that confidence that is needed to truly make a couples session magical. Your partner will benefit from your confidence as well, as he will probably be just as nervous the first time.
Where can I find some ideas for clothing, poses, etc.?
A: Check out our Boudoir Ideas board on our Pinterest page where you can find many ideas for different poses, outfits, looks and more. During your shoot we will coach you, so do not worry if you have never posed in front of a camera before. The key to a great shoot is to RELAX and trust your photographer.
Do I need to buy new outfits?
A: Although shopping is fun, using some of your favorite items that you already have can make you feel even sexier – like a button-down shirt, your favorite t-shirt or a cardigan with cute underwear and killer shoes. Or a strategically-placed scarf or tie with your favorite jeans. With boudoir, sometimes less is more. Fancy lingerie is fun but you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a new wardrobe for your shoot. Think of things that are sexy and subtle.
Do I have to use your makeup artist and hairstylist, or can I do my own?
A: Even if you are yourself a makeup artist, we require you to have our professional makeup artists work with you. Makeup for professional photos (especially boudoir) is much different than makeup you use for everyday life. It is also a way to for you to relax before your shoot and feel pampered – it is very much a part of the overall experience. Our makeup artist will work with you to create the the perfect look, whether you want natural or glam. You can feel confident that you will look flawless. For hair-styling, we highly encourage you have our professional hair stylist work with you (if your session includes hair), but if you prefer to style your own hair then let us know when booking your session.
Who will be at the shoot? Should I bring a friend?
A: We recommend you come alone for the best experience, as the best photos come from the one-on-one interaction between you and the photographer. But you are welcome to bring a female friend if she doesn’t mind sitting at a distance during the shoot.
I’m a curvy girl, is that an issue?
A: Absolutely not! In fact, we love curvy girls. It is not about size, it is about who you are and the confidence you bring to the shoot. Curves are beautiful and we love to celebrate them. Plus we know exactly how to pose you and use lighting to show you at your best.
What is the average age of your clients? Do you photograph older women?
A: Our client base varies from 20 to 65, with the average age between 26 and 40. We welcome women of all ages to come enjoy the experience of celebrating YOU. Some of our favorite clients are older women, and we have lots of experience with women of all ages – so don’t feel discouraged by age. It is all about confidence and being yourself.
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