Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Blush Boudoir?
There are several boudoir photographers in our market, and we encourage you to do some research before choosing a studio. There are different levels of experience, talent and price, but even among the best there are also different styles. You should choose a photographer whose style matches what you are looking for. As for why you should choose Blush Boudoir, here are a few things to consider:
- Our studio has worked with over one thousand clients over the past eight years. Our photographers have worked with clients of every age, shape and size, and know how to pose, use angles and light, and how to make clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. There is simply no other photographer or studio in Ohio that has as much experience as we do, and our work is second to none.
- Blush Boudoir Hair Stylists and Make-up Artists are among the most talented in the region - they know exactly how to get you camera-ready and make you feel absolutely beautiful before your shoot begins!
- Unlike most other boudoir photographers that rely on rental studios they rent by the hour, we own our studio and it is dedicated 100% to our clients. Our historic building has been staged with multiple unique sets that act as the perfect backdrop for boudoir sessions, including our private outdoor courtyard that cannot be duplicated. (View our studio here)
- Still need some convincing? Don’t just take our word for it – read the MANY client testimonials we have on our site as well as our FB page and The Knot.
How much money should I plan on spending?
We offer several session and product options that will fit your desires and budget. Here is what you should expect to spend total on session + product:
- Premier Blush Experience
- Session Price: $1,450
- Product Price: Between $450 and $1,995
- Total: Between $1,800 and $3,345
- Ooh La La
- Session Price: $750
- Product Price: Between $450 and $1,995
- Total: Between $1,100 and $2,645
- Simply Blush
- Session Price: $450
- Product Price: Between $450 and $995
- Total: Between $900 and $1,445
All the women on your website look amazing – what if I don’t look as good?
Our clients are all different sizes, ages and body types. Nobody comes in looking perfect as we ALL have different things about our bodies that we are self-conscious about. The images you see on this website are of regular women who have gained confidence through professionally-styled hair and make-up, as well as the encouragement from our photographers throughout the shoot. NONE of the pictures you see on this website are of professional models – all are clients. It is normal to feel nervous and worry about not being a model, but we promise you that by the end you will look just just as gorgeous as the other women pictured on our website. No matter what you look like, CONFIDENCE is the best feature you can have – for your boudoir pictures and in life!
Can I purchase ALL of the pictures taken during my shoot?
The short answer: No
There are hundreds of pictures taken during the shoot, and it is expected that the majority will end up on the cutting room floor for various reasons. Some will simply be test shots before exposure and other settings are ideal. Others will be shots leading up to the perfect moment when you as the model are in perfect position. And many others will simply not be ideal shots for whatever reason. This happens with every photo shoot no matter who the photographer is or who the model is – professional or everyday person like you. (it also happens with every movie ever made)
Only the very best images will be selected for editing, and this is where you must put your trust in your photographer. Editing is a very important part of the process, and no unedited pictures will ever be presented to the client – in the same way that an unfinished gourmet dish would never be served to a diner.
What if I want beautiful pictures of myself but don’t really want to do boudoir?
Not to worry, we now offer Blush Beauty sessions – the same professional makeup and hairstyle services as our Blush Boudoir Session, but the photo shoot is not boudoir. Think of it as a fashion shoot where you will wear your favorite clothes and have fun shooting magazine-style images. The photos will be beautiful and appropriate to show all of your friends and family, whether in a custom-designed album or as your new social media profile pic. Check out our Blush Beauty gallery page for more details and a gallery of some of our past shoots.
I’d love to do an intimate boudoir session with my significant other – do you offer this?
While the majority of our sessions are with individual women, we have on rare occasions photographed couples in intimate shoots. It isn't something we offer in our list of available packages nor do we advertise this, as it is not something we do with just anybody. So how do we determine who we'd offer this session to? It starts with having a connection with the woman, which happens during a solo boudoir shoot where we have an opportunity to get to know the client on a more personal level. While we form some kind of connection with almost all of our clients while we shoot them, we cannot say that we'd be willing to do a couples shoot with all of them. But we can say that doing a solo boudoir shoot with a client is the only way we can know if we will be able to truly visually capture the intimate feeling between her and her significant other. Just as importantly, this works the other way around too. Many (if not most) of our clients can be quite nervous the first time they do a boudoir session, and understandably so - we're capturing your beauty in the most intimate and vulnerable way possible. ALL of our clients lose their nervousness quickly once we start shooting, and they walk out of the studio with new energy and confidence that they didn't have before - it is that confidence that is needed to truly make a couples session magical. Your partner will benefit from your confidence as well, as he will probably be just as nervous the first time.
Can I make payments?
Yes, just let us know if you’d like to make payments for your Blush Boudoir session when you contact us to schedule your shoot. After paying your retainer to secure your scheduled date, we’ll email you an invoice with the balance that you can make payments toward with our easy-to-use online payment system. How often you make payments and how much is up to you, as long as the balance is paid on or before the day of your shoot.
To see what your suggested monthly payments would be per Blush session package, visit our package page and scroll down to the Payment Plans section. You can select a package and month you'd like to do your shoot and it will tell you how much your monthly payment would be. The further in advance you book, the less your monthly payments are - it is great for those clients on a budget, or those who would like to keep this a secret with smaller payments.
You can also make payments on your product order. After you pay 50% down, you will have six months to pay the balance due. Products can be picked up or delivered 7-10 days after your final payment is made.
Where can I find some ideas for clothing, poses, etc.?
Check out our Boudoir Ideas board on our Pinterest page, or see hundreds of pictures in our Blush Boudoir Galleries where you can find many ideas for different poses, outfits, looks and more. During your shoot we will coach you, so do not worry if you have never posed in front of a camera before. The key to a great shoot is to RELAX and trust your photographer.
Do I need to buy new outfits?
Although shopping is fun, using some of your favorite items that you already have can make you feel even sexier – like a button-down shirt, your favorite t-shirt or a cardigan with cute underwear and killer shoes. Or a strategically-placed scarf or tie with your favorite jeans. With boudoir, sometimes less is more. Fancy lingerie is fun but you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a new wardrobe for your shoot. Think of things that are sexy and subtle.
Do I have to use your makeup artist and hairstylist, or can I do my own?
Even if you are yourself a makeup artist, we require you to have our professional makeup artists work with you. Makeup for professional photos (especially boudoir) is much different than makeup you use for everyday life. It is also a way to for you to relax before your shoot and feel pampered – it is very much a part of the overall experience. Our makeup artist will work with you to create the the perfect look, whether you want natural or glam. You can feel confident that you will look flawless.
For hair-styling, we highly encourage you have our professional hair stylist work with you (if your session includes hair), but if you prefer to style your own hair then let us know when booking your session.
Who will be at the shoot? Should I bring a friend?
We are an all-female staffed studio, and the only people present will be the photographer, makeup artist and hair stylist (for sessions that include hair style). We recommend you come alone for the best experience, as the best photos come from the one-on-one interaction between you and the photographer. But you are welcome to bring a female friend if she doesn't mind sitting in another room during the shoot.
I’m a curvy girl, is that an issue?
Absolutely not! In fact, we love curvy girls. It is not about size, it is about who you are and the confidence you bring to the shoot. Curves are beautiful and we love to celebrate them. Plus we know exactly how to pose you and use lighting to show you at your best. Check out our Curves Are Beautiful photo gallery and see for yourself!
What is the average age of your clients? Do you photograph older women?
Our client base varies from 21 to 65, with the average age between 28 and 40. We welcome women of all ages to come enjoy the experience of celebrating YOU. Some of our favorite clients are older women, and we have lots of experience with women of all ages – so don’t feel discouraged by age. It is all about confidence and being yourself. Check out our Stunning 40+ photo gallery and look at the beauty we capture with women over 40!
“Being sexy is all about attitude, not body type. It’s a state of mind.” – Amisha Patel