Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Blush Boudoir?

Blush Boudoir ExperienceThere are several boudoir photographers in Ohio 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 and 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 two thousand clients since 2010. Our photographers have decades of boudoir photography experience between them and have worked with clients of every age, shape and size. They know how to pose, use angles and light, and how to make clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. In other words, you are in good hands at Blush!
  • 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.
  • 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 Google.
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.

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 normally offer 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 female half of the couple, which happens during a solo boudoir shoot where we have an opportunity to get to know the client..   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 - we offer prepayment plans for our session fee and if you choose to prepay for a product collection, you will get a 10% prepayment discount PLUS additional edited images to choose from. Don't worry, you can always add or upgrade during your Image Reveal if you'd like.

We do not offer post-payment plans for product collections at this time and full payment is due before or at the time of ordering.

Where can I find some ideas for clothing, poses, etc.?

See hundreds of pictures in our Blush Boudoir Galleries and in our private FB Group where you can find many ideas for different poses, outfits, looks and more.  During your shoot your photographer 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?

 

We have an extensive selection of items in different sizes in our Blush Closet that you are welcome to borrow for your shoot, but we recommend you do bring your own outfits if you have any that you'd like to include.

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.

Honestly though, as long as you bring a few pairs of sexy undies then you will be good!

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 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?

The only people present for your session will be the photographer, makeup artist and hair stylist, and once the shoot begins it will only be you and your photographer (unless we have an assistant which we will let you know about prior to your session). We do not allow anybody else to be in the studio during your session.

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?

The only age requirement we have is you must be 18 or over. We welcome women of all ages and have worked with clients as old as 80 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