boudoir & beauty

 

A boudoir portrait taken in Newport, RI, 2014.

boudoir & beauty

The photography services that I am most passionate about by far are boudoir and beauty. Transforming a woman from the everyday to bombshell is a powerful feeling. I love showing women how beautiful they can be both inside and out.

So what is the difference between a boudoir and beauty session? Glad you asked. Both include hair and makeup application and approximately 1 hour of photographing time. I schedule sessions for approximately 2.5-3 hours in order to complete makeup, hair and photographs. This allows for any relaxation time or nervousness to subside (and possible consumption of mimosa (s)). The primary difference between the two sessions is the attire (or lack there of). With beauty, the focus is primarily on the face or waist up and the client is more covered in terms of clothing. With boudoir, I have an “anything goes” attitude – if you want to be more (or less) risqué the choice is yours. I am here to guide you and allow you to open up and show your sensual side.

what to expect from your session ~

As a photographer and a woman, I understand first hand how nerve-wracking it is to be photographed, let alone in your skimpies. My primary goal is comfort – allowing my client to open up, relax and become comfortable with my “peeking” into an otherwise behind closed doors situation. My goal is to harness and release the inner and physical beauty with each click of my shutter. Another key goal is to allow for relaxation – the more relaxed the atmosphere and the subject, the better the photographs will be.

After signing the initial contract and deposit, I will schedule a phone consult a few weeks before the scheduled photo shoot. The consult will include details about location and expectations of both the client and photographer. Many of the clients I speak have some apprehensions about boudoir and opening up on such an intimate level. I am dedicated to your comfort and ecstatic happiness with the resulting pictures.

On the day of the photo shoot come prepared with outfits that make you feel comfortable and sexy. Don’t forget about accessories, shoes, jewelry, hats, anything! If you need help putting ideas together please ask or look at my Pinterest Boudoir board for inspiration.

what to remember when scheduling your session ~

My availability is flexible with some notice, currently booking 2-3 weeks out. Generally sessions run 2.5-3 hours with ample time to rest and relax. I am determined to take as much time as reasonably needed to create the beautiful result the client is looking for. Currently, I am booking 2-3 weeks in advance. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking to secure date and time of session. The remainder is due the day of your session.  The non-refundable deposit fee can be applied toward a rescheduled session if cancellation is necessary due to illness, poor weather conditions or another urgent matter. I also reserve the right to reschedule the session due to circumstances that will interfere with creating the timeless portrait we have discussed. Please allow at least 72 hours notice for canceling when possible.

what to wear ~

Endless ideas! Whatever you want that makes you look or feel your very sexiest. This can include, but not limited to lingerie, button downs, high heels, boots, jeans, shorts, skirts, backless numbers, the sky is the limit!

location, location, location ~

Location is completely up to the client. Any place that is comfortable and allows you to open up your inner goddess would be best to ease any nervousness that you may be experiencing. Although I do not currently have a studio space, my home has wonderful light and comfortable spaces to pose in. The choice is yours!

investment ~

Individual Boudoir & Beauty Packages

Print Pricing:

  • $500 ~ pricing includes 2.5-3 hours of on location shooting including professional application of makeup and hair (up to 30 minutes of driving time, longer times additional $10 per 30 minutes)
  • 20-30 images for view online and purchase

High Resolution Digital Images Pricing:

  • $850 ~ pricing includes 2.5-3 hours of on location shooting including professional application of makeup and hair (up to 30 minutes of driving time, longer times additional $10 per 30 minutes)
  • 15-20 high-resolution digital images for print however you would like!

Marathon Boudoir & Beauty Packages

Marathon boudoir & beauty sessions include multiple women that wish to be photographed individually. I can take up to 4 women over the course of a day – sessions are shorter in prep (makeup and hair) and posing time. Pricing for marathon boudoir & beauty sessions available upon request. From time to time I do offer marathon sessions at local RI hotels. Follow me on Facebook and Heather Webster Photography Blog for any upcoming marathon sessions.