Our frequently asked questions are used as a simple and precise answer to questions about our photo shoots. Hopefully you will find that other people have had the same questions as you, and an answer already exists.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY PHOTO SESSION?
We recommend you bring two outfits to your session, you are free to bring more, but two will be sufficient. Corsets are a good option if you have concerns around tummy area or even just for great support and shape. A matching bra and knicker set with suspender belt and stockings will also look great, you will also need a nice pair of stiletto heels, even if we are not shooting your feet these will give you a better posture.
You are free to bring any props that you would like us in incorporate into the shoot such as anything to do with your hobbies, job, or partner ie white shirt or tie, but this is not essential. All of this will be discussed in more detail during your pre-consultation.
CAN I HAVE A FRIEND COME WITH ME?
We understand the desire to bring along a friend for moral support; you can certainly bring someone along for your consultation. On the day of the shoot although you can bring someone with you, they would not be able to go into makeup or the studio with you, we do have a waiting area and as we are lucky enough to be in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon there are plenty of lovely cafes and shops to pass the time. You are also free to bring alone a friend to your viewing appointment as we are fully aware a second opinion can be helpful.
DO YOU POST MY IMAGES ONLINE?
We never post anything online without your permission. We know boudoir photography produces intimate images and we would never use them in our albums, on our walls, or online without your consent. All the images you see online are images that our clients have graciously allowed us to use. We will however provide you with a password protected gallery on our website where only you will have access to it.
WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME FOR VIEWING IMAGES?
We understand how excited you will be to view your images. We generally try to book you in for your viewing one week after the shoot, obviously depending on your availability.
I’M NERVOUS AND SCARED AND HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO BE SEXY! WHAT DO I DO?
We know nerves can be a concern for a shoot like this, and most of our clients do come to us a bit nervous. We want you to take a big deep breath and relax because you are in EXCELLENT hands. It is not your job to take a good picture, it’s ours. We are going to coach you, guide you, and pose you the whole time. Together we will create beautiful, emotive and evocative images that will take your breath away.
CAN I HAVE A FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER?
Absolutely! All our photographers are female.
IS IT OK TO TAN BEFORE MY SHOOT?
We would prefer you not to tan before your shoot. Tanning always shows up orange in the images, can cause tan lines, orange palms, orange heels and other odd markings on the body. It can also rub off on clothing and furniture.
HOW DO YOU PROTECT MY PRIVACY?
At Studio Stratford, we take your privacy very seriously. We know this is a very intimate affair. You and your photographer will be the only people in the shooting space during your session and the only the studio Stratford team will be able to see your images during the editing process, besides you of course. Again, we will only share your images if you give us the honour of signing a model release form, and we hope you do!
We are 100% committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment from the moment you inquire about a shoot with studio Stratford, to the day of your shoot and even after we deliver your stunning images.
AM I TOO OLD?
To date the most senior client we have had through our studio was 74 years old, NO ONE is too old. The only age limit is at the lower end where, due to the nature of the shoot, you have to be over 18.
I’VE HAD KIDS AND I NOW HAVE LUMPS, BUMPS, WRINKLES AND CELLULITE, IM WORRIED I WON’T LOOK GOOD?
I don’t worry, you will look fantastic. In fact if you have any of the above concerns you have all the more reason to book in, you might like to read what others had to say in their testimonials.
DO YOU DO NUDE SESSIONS?
Yes we do! We do keep them very tasteful, classic and SUPER sexy! We actually call them implied nudes.
DO YOU SHOOT GIRLS WITH CURVES?
Absolutely! Boudoir Photography is for everyone. We specialise in posing women of all shapes and sizes.
WILL YOU AIRBRUSH/PHOTOSHOP MY PHOTOS?
After your shoot, your images are processed and some minor soft edits are made to them by our in house editor in preparation for your photo viewing session. Once you select your final images for the products you are purchasing, our editor will perform final edits before printing your images. If there are specific edits that you would like, there may be an additional cost depending on the type of edit.
THERE’S MORE I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW BEFORE I BOOK IN?
Not a problem. Call the studio on 01789 261 007 Monday to Friday between 9.30 and 5.30 for a chat with one of our female photographers who will be happy to answer all your questions.