Q: Seriously though, what do I wear?
A: Wear anything that makes you feel empowered. I've had folks feel best in lingerie, cute undies and a Tee, a partners shirt/clothes, in their birthday suit, etc. Really, anything goes! Bring options, we will have time to shoot 3 or 4 different looks and I can help decide if you need it! Feel free to bring props if thats what you're into! There will be private space to change and a full length mirror.
Q: Should I wear make up? Get a perm?
A: Do you normally wear make up? Do you feel like a bad ass with some lush fake lashes? Wear em! Do you tend to go all natural? Great! Curly? Straight? Big? Small? It's up to you BB. Same with body hair, if ya got it, flaunt it. My only request is that when you arrive you are ready to go, so make sure you've applied, primped, and moisturized prior to our session. Touch ups throughout the session are totally fine, of course, but we have limited time and I want to make the most of it!
Q: How do I pose? What do I do with my hands?
A: Don't you worry about a thing. This is my job and one we can have fun with. Some folks research what boudoir photos look like to get ideas of shapes and I strongly recommend you do not do this. We will find shapes that feel empowering and sexy to you. So many of the boudoir photos you will find online are captured by a cisgendered dude with a very narrow scope of what is sexy. No thank you. (Patriarchy, ammiright?🙄)
Q: When will I get to see my photos and what can I do with them?
I will get you your photos ASAP and that's a promise. General turn around time is 4-6 weeks but I have a feeling you will get them back sooner. You can post them, share them with your loves, use them on your Christmas card, etc. I do ask that you give photo credit, especially when posting on social media.
Q: Why is this shoot free?
So often the financial burden of trauma falls solely on the victim. I am acuity aware that financial hardship can be a large reason why we don't seek the help we need and deserve. I will always offer sliding scale sessions for folks, which is subsidized by the folks with greater means to pay. In this way, we support one another. This shoot is also free because I am practicing a new skill and building a portfolio of work. If you are uncomfortable with me using your images on my website and social media I do ask that you contribute within your means for the shoot. We can talk more about this individually.