A step-by-step guide to help ease all your boudoir photoshoot fears!

I know you’ve been thinking about this for a long time and now you’re finally ready. 

You’re probably wondering what comes next.

How do you book a boudoir photography session?

What goes into planning this special day?

If you’re thinking “Laquel, tell me everything!” then I am here to do just that.

Boudoir picture of woman in silk flower robe hands on hips looking at camera

Booking a boudoir photo session doesn’t need to be scary – but I can certainly understand your hesitation. After all, this is a really big deal! 

I promise when you work with me, you will feel totally comfortable and like your best sexy self!

So if you’re looking for a Boudoir Photographer in the Atlanta area, your search ends here.

Not only will I make everything seamless and easy for you – I wanted to share a step-by-step process of your boudoir journey with me so you can see just how simple it all is!

Step 1: Getting to Know You

The first thing you will do is fill out an inquiry form. 

As your boudoir photographer, it’s important that you get to know me too, so that on the day of our session you feel confident, comfortable, and collected. 

Once you have filled out an inquiry form we will connect for our initial call, which I like to refer to as the “Getting to Know You” call. 

During this time we will chat and decide if we’re a good fit for each other.

We’ll discuss any questions you have about having boudoir photos taken and I’ll explain the overall process. 

If you agree and want to move forward I will take your deposit –  20% of the package fee. 

Then the important thing: we will select your dates! 

Oh and I’ll give you a homework assignment too. Don’t worry!! It’s a fun one and you’ll TOTALLY enjoy it!  You’ll start creating a mood board that features your fav boudoir and portrait pics so I get a sense of the style that you like!

Full figured asian woman in lingerie

Step 2: Boudoir Virtual Styling and Wardrobe Consultation

At least two weeks before our session we will have a virtual meet and greet via Zoom!

We will talk about your outfit(s) of choice, hair and makeup, day-of refreshments – did someone say champagne? And we’ll chat about that mood board you created!

I want you to feel fully supported in this process so I include this service in all boudoir photography packages with me!

I get it. Scheduling photo shoots can be fun, but when it comes to picking out the perfect outfit – things can get a little bit overwhelming. 

It can be hard to discuss this with friends – especially if you’re trying to keep your session private. 

You can lean on me! I am an expert in this field and will be your honorary best friend that helps you choose the perfect outfit – and can also answer all of your burning questions! Win-Win!

With boudoir photography, there are so many different style directions you can choose. We will go over all of your options so you can choose what makes you feel most like you.

Haven’t chosen an outfit you love yet?

That’s okay! I can provide you with great resources for picking your perfect boudoir attire. We’re in this together!

Step 3: It’s Your Boudoir Photoshoot Day

No joking. This is the best part!

It’s time to get dolled up and ready to crush your boudoir photos!

My MUA will do your makeup and we’ll get your hair styled perfectly for your shoot. You’ll be ready for the catwalk when she’s finished, trust me! 

You’ll sip some bubbly or your favorite refreshment – good for helping tame any of those nervous jitters or simply for enjoying – we get it.

Last important step: we’ll rock out! We’ll put on some jams and just have ourselves a mini-party taking gorgeous photos.

Doesn’t this sound amazing? We are seriously going to have so much fun!

Young black woman in pink lingerie

Step 4: Show Me The Boudoir Photos!

You did the thing! 

Now you want the photo evidence. I don’t blame you.

As your boudoir photographer, I know you are eager to see your pictures as soon as possible. 

2 weeks after your photoshoot we’ll have an in-person or zoom call to review your fully edited, incredibly beautiful boudoir photos! 

Good to know: All of my photo sessions include an album and credits that you can use to purchase additional products. 

During this call, you will pick your top most favorite images to go into your album, as well as have the option to add on any additional products you desire. Payment for any additional products would be made during this call as well so that I can send everything off to get printed. Whew… we’re almost there! 

After the call, you get to relax while I go off to design your album with all your favorite images included! And don’t worry, I’ll show you the full mockup of the finished design to make sure the layout is perfect for you before I send it off to get printed!

Step 5: Signed, Sealed, Delivered – They’re Yours!

Once your album and any additional products you ordered are ready – I will hand-deliver it directly to you. 

Now you get to decide if you want to show them off or keep them to yourself – but either way, you are going to feel incredibly amazing and empowered seeing your boudoir photos in print! 

Your album brings everything to life and I just know you’re going to love the final result! 

Young woman on bed with white sheets

Recap: What Are the Steps to Book a Boudoir Photoshoot?

If you skimmed all the way to the bottom looking for simplified information, I got you. 

Here’s everything you can expect from the time you book your initial call with me – all the way to the delivery of your album!

  1. The Get To Know You inquiry call. We discuss your boudoir photography details, we decide if we’re a good fit, we pick your photoshoot date, and you’ll provide a 20% deposit for your package.
  2. Boudoir Styling and Wardrobe Consultation. This premium service is included with every package as a way to help you look and feel your best. We’ll talk outfits, hair and make-up, and what to expect on the day of your photoshoot. 
  3. Photoshoot Day! You get completely glammed up, sip some bubbly and enjoy some tunes while we take your stunning photos!
  4. Photo Reveal. We’ll have a zoom or in-person call, you tell me which photos you love the most and want to see in your album. You can also choose any add-ons at this point.
  5. Delivery! I will hand-deliver your album to you and all you have to do is sit back and be wowed! 

It’s really that simple. Scheduling and taking your boudoir photos does not have to be complicated or scary. 

I want you to have fun and most importantly I want you to feel like the confident and sexy woman you already are. 

You deserve to feel like a goddess in your own body, and I will be there to support you along the way!

If you’re looking for an Atlanta Boudoir Photographer, book your Get to Know Me call today, and let’s get you started on the journey to beautiful boudoir photos!