Questions and Answers
I am not a model and have never done anything like this before, how does this work?
The first thing we will do is have a phone consult and talk all the details beginning with what has inspired you to want to do a boudoir session, what to wear, investment, and anything else in between!
Do I come up with the poses or do you help with that?
Posing, lighting, making you feel relaxed and comfortable during your session are all my job. I will show you the poses first and direct you as needed with each shot taken. I have been posing clients of all different body types for 20+ years and know what angles will capture exactly what we want to see.
How do I pick out what to wear for my session? Does it have to all be sexy lingerie?
The session is about what being a woman feels and looks like to you, the clothing you choose should be what makes you feel sexy and that doesn’t have to be lingerie. Maybe it’s a baggie shirt with panties, your honey’s button-up shirt and heels, bra and pantie set, satin gown, or gorgeous dress. You get 4 different looks so play with it, mix it up, the possibilities are endless.
Do you offer hair and makeup?
I do! It is optional but 95% of my clients choose to have this service. I have HMUAs that I work with who are true professionals and are amazing at what they do. Your stylist if you choose to have one will come to the studio and that will be the first hour and half of your time spent with me. One stop pampering.
Do you ever go on location to do a session or do you strictly shoot at your space?
I can absolutely do on location. I have traveled all over to photograph my clients including out of state.
What is the turn around time from session date to getting finished products?
You will want to plan on 4 to 8 weeks depending on what collection you decide to purchase.
Misconceptions of Boudoir
There are so many misconceptions regarding boudoir photography. I would like to clear those up before we go any further.
Boudoir is for every woman. Sexy is not a shape but an attitude!
Boudoir is not about doing naked photographs of yourself, it is about wearing whatever makes you feel like a confident, empowered, beautiful, sexy, real woman.
This doesn’t have to be a gift for your significant other, this can absolutely be just for you! It is okay, even encouraged to invest in yourself. You work hard and you deserve it!
There were so many things that I was concerned about
– who would see the photos, how would I feel
“modeling” for the photos, would the camera capture
the best “side” or the right angle. Having never
experience a boudoir session I had many
questions/concerns and yet Tia made me feel
comfortable, answered all of my questions, started the
right conversations to understand what I was thinking,
and she knew exactly what angle to pose me, she
asked just the right questions and knew exactly how I
envisioned beauty for myself. Once I let go a little, I
realized I was actually having fun, the laughs will
always be the most memorable and how Tia made me
feel…. I felt like a glamorous movie star!
When I saw my images honestly, I was blown away.
Tia insisted we meet to go over the photos, she did not
want to just “drop them off” as I was suggesting… I am
so glad, I was speechless with the end results of the
session, I had no idea how gorgeous these photos
were going to be. They were elegant and classy and
sexy all rolled into one, and they were all photos of me!
Tia is really empowering women in these sessions to
be true to themselves and for turning our thoughts and
ideas of beauty into reality. She is doing more than
photographing women, she is capturing who we are in
our own words and allowing us to see ourselves from a positive perspective.