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Q & A

How far in advance should I book my session?

I recommend booking your session date 6-8 weeks before you need your products. This gives us time for the shoot date, editing, reveal appointment, product design, Lab Production and shipping time.

How can I pay?

A $350 retainer is due to book your session and cross your date off of the calendar. If you are choosing a collection the remainder of your balance is due the 7 days prior to your session date. Cash and credit card are accepted.

When and Where does the session take place?

My sessions will take place on location or in my studio. Due to the privacy and safety of my clients the address will be disclosed before the contract is signed. All shoots take place on week days from 10:30am to 2pm.

Will my images be share publicly?

I take privacy very seriously. You are trusting me with a very intimate moment in your life. I will never share your images without written consent from you and a signed model release form.


Do you airbrush my images?

Yes!  When you come back for your Reveal/Ordering Appointment we will go over heavy and light retouched images. I let you decide how much you think is right for you. I generally remove or lighten things such as stretch marks, blemishes, bruises, wrinkles, cellulite, scars,  etc...


Do your provide the outfits?

I advise all clients to bring their own outfits to match their style and personality. After signing your contract I provide a lingerie guide to help you choose the outfits that best fit your body type.


How do I prepare for my session?

I am a full service photographer. This means that I walk you through every step, from the moment you book to the day you receive your products. We will be in touch 100% of the time.  After we book your date I send you an email full of information that will help you with common questions, hair and makeup decisions, lingerie selection, and more.

I even include a packing list with common items that are used at most sessions. If you have more questions or concerns along the way I encourage you to call or email me.


How long after my session do I receive my images and products?

You are required to make an appointment within 3 weeks of your session, to come back to my location and go through your images for final selections. I will have gone through your images, narrowed it down and done a light edit on your very best shots. Images will be completely ready 2 weeks from this appointment. If you are ordering an album please allow up to an additional 2-3 weeks for album design, ordering, processing and shipping. Online galleries are not provided for any sessions.



Absolutely! Only one female friend is allowed during  your session. The question to ask yourself is....

Will you be comfortable in front of your friend? If the answer is yes, bring her along.


Do you offer payment plans?

I do offer payment plans. The session fee retainer is always the same to hold your session date and cover pre-session preparation. Paypal and Square both offer a great program that you can apply for. I do offer in house payment plans up to 4 months that we can discuss if needed. However, sessions will not take place until the session or collection price is paid in full. No printed products will be ordered until paid in full.


I am excited and ready to book my session, what do I do now?

Fill out the contact form and I will call you to chat, or better yet just give me a call at the number below. We will do a short phone consult or set up an in person consult if you are more comfortable meeting.

We will go over everything and decide which date works best for you. Once that is set, a contract must be signed and a non-refundable retainer is due to reserve your session day. The remaining balance is due 7 days before your session. I also offer payment plans if you need  some flexibility in order to book the collection you really want.


What is your refund policy?

Due to the custom nature of Boudoir/Beauty photography, the session price and any products ordered are non-refundable.


What if I need to cancel or reschedule my session date?

I understand life happens and things come up, so I am happy to reschedule your session date for you. However, if you need to completely cancel, reschedule less than 7 days before your shoot or you reschedule more than once, your retainer is not transferable. When your contract is signed, I completely block off that day to work only with you, thus turning away other ladies interested in booking that day.



I am sure you will have many more questions! These are just the basics. We cover a lot during our consult

and even more in the days/weeks/months leading up to your session.




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NW Illinois Boudoir Photography

Lake In the Hills, IL


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