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1. So how is BGB different than other boudoir photographers?
BAD GIRL Boudoir offers a luxury style of studio boudoir photography: sexy boudoir with a touch of modern pinup, vintage and artistic seduction. These are the kind of photos you--AND your lover--will enjoy...classy, tasteful, sexy, confident and artistic.
We want you to enjoy your whole experience. We are an all-female staff--We are young, hip and personable ladies who want you to feel like you are just hanging out with some girlfriends, letting us doll you up, and playing dress up in outfits you don't get to wear everyday.
2. How do I schedule a session?
To schedule a session, check out our upcoming available dates/times on our Book Now page or email us to inquire about other dates. You will then be instructed to fill out the Pre-Shoot Questionnaire and secure your appointment with a retainer payment. We require a non-refundable minimum of 50% of your selected session up front to fully reserve your date. You will be prompted to pay via PayPal or you can request to mail us a check or money order. We book up months in advance certain times of the year, so it is important to secure your date.
You will be emailed our Pre-Shoot Consultation Packet to help you prepare and plan for your shoot. Also, if you'd like, we can schedule an in-person consultation prior to your shoot date so you to view the studio and help with your outfit planning.
3. Can you walk me through a typical shoot?
When you arrive for your photoshoot, we will greet you with a tour of the different BGB sets and show you all our shoes, accessories, photo book samples, other products, etc. Then we want to see all the goodies you brought! We'll go through and pick out the which outfit you will wear with what set. Next we'll get you all dolled up, doing your hair and makeup.
Once you are all glamorous, we will begin your first set. We'll have a quick posing and facial expression lesson, and I'll act out some of the poses for you. We'll do some test shots and I'll show you the photos on the back of the camera so you can see how you're doing (I'll be coaching you throughout the shoot so don't worry).
You'll notice I take a ton of shots during your shoot. The slightest change in your pose, facial expression, my angle, how I'm cropping the photo, etc, changes the photo completely. I like to have plenty of photos to choose from when your photos go through post production, that way we are bound to get plenty of spectacular shots! Sometimes even the lighting test shots end up being really great because you're just practicing and you don't feel as much pressure, so you look more relaxed and natural. We'll do several different poses in each set, then we'll move on to another set with a different outfit. You'll have a blast and you'll be pleasantly surprised with how easy it is!
4. What’s your policy on nudity?
Your session will be shot entirely at your comfort level. You can reveal nothing, a little or a lot. We will photograph nudity when requested. However, we do not shoot any porn-like or graphic images. Any photo involving nudity is posed, stylized and edited as a tasteful fine art portrait.
5. I don't want my photos displayed online...
We respect everyone’s privacy and understand that these are very personal images. We will not display your photos anywhere, online or printed, unless you agree to sign our model release. And if you do agree to sign the model release, we do not display any nudity online, we do not tag you on Facebook and we keep your name anonymous.
6. What do I bring to wear?
Bring any style of lingerie or cute clothes you like. We have some accessories, shoes and jewelry but it is always good to bring your own wardrobe so we know everything fits properly. We don’t care if you bring a suitcase full of clothes! We can help you pick out the hottest outfits. And keep in mind, you don't necessarily have to show a lot of skin to have sexy boudoir photos...
Full-Figured Ladies: Some of our full-figured clients have asked us how they can hide or down-play their tummy areas, so we always suggest playing up other areas (boobies! push-up bra ladies!) while wearing lingerie dresses to down-play the tummy area. We suggest trying some black lace babydoll dresses!-- super sexy! Corsets are also a hot choice!
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7. How long will the session take?
Depending on the session experience you choose, and including your hair and makeup, the whole session will take about 2 hours. Why so long? It takes time for hair and makeup, changing outfits in between changing sets, plus the lighting setup and rearranging. It may also take you a little while to relax. Most clients aren't used to lounging around in front of a camera wearing skimpy clothing, so your first few shots may look a bit stiff and "deer in headlights," as I call it. We'll help you with this and you'll get more comfortable, we promise!
8. What is the turn-around time to get my photos and photo book?
After your shoot it will take about 3-4 weeks for your photos and book to be complete, again, depending on the package you selected. If you are trying to get everything done by a certain date, please let us know so we can schedule you with plenty of time. We prefer to schedule you way ahead of time so we can spend the quality amount of time on the retouching of your purchased photos. Rush processing is available at times, please inquiry.
9. But I'm NOT photogenic at all...
We hear this all the time and we love proving our clients wrong. You'll be surprised what a little professional makeup, pro equipment and posing techniques will do. With all the right elements and Lindsay's coaching, you have no choice but to take beautiful photos. But let's be honest--it is unrealistic to think that you will love every single final photo. Our goal is to get a good amount of photos that you do love.
10. I’m nervous!
You’ll be nervous at first and feel awkward, but I promise you it gets easier as we go along. We’ll coach you through poses and the process. Don’t worry about any areas that you feel insecure about, we’ll discuss with you how we will disguise those areas when you arrive at your appointment. Feel free to have a friend come along (with a little bubbly if you want) to help you feel comfortable. No men or children please, this is a women's only experience.
11. Do you Photoshop out any blemishes and skin imperfections?
Yes--Each purchased photo is carefully enhanced and retouched when it goes through final post-production. Examples that can be Photoshopped: stretch marks, bruises, arm pit folds, love handles, small tattoos, scars, etc. However, you won't be edited in a way that makes you look plastic, overdone or unrealistic. You will look absolutely flawless! And most importantly, we want the photos to still look like you! Just let us know if you have any specific editing requests.
12. Where is your studio located?
Lindsay has a private, residential studio in St. Augustine, Florida just east of the outlet malls and I-95 on SR-16. The address is given out after you schedule your session for privacy purposes. There is a private bathroom and changing area available to clients that is attached to the studio area.