Frequently Asked Questions
I have (bruises, stretch marks, acne, dark spots, acne scars, dark under eye circles, cellulite, mosquito bites, etc. etc. - can these be "edited" out?
In most cases, yes. Removal of acne scaring, stretch marks, etc. is part of the retouching process. I pride myself in making my clients look their absolute best IN CAMERA (meaning before the retouching process) through the use of posing & lighting to highlight your best features and diminish focus of those features you're not so crazy about. That being said my goal is to deliver images that look like YOU, not an overphotoshopped version of you! If you have an area of concern let's chat about it before your shoot so we can ensure you look and feel your best!
What should I wear for the shoot? Where do I find things to wear?
My number one piece of advice is always - wear something you feel great in! But for more specific thoughts and ideas I've got a whole blog post about this! Check it out here: http://jetadoreboudoir.com/2018/10/what-to-wear-for-boudoir-photo-shoot-lubbock-texas-boudoir-photographer/
I'm not as "thin" or "young" as many of the girls I've seen on your site...Can I still book a session? Have you photographed women like me before?
ABSOLUTELY! I've photographed women of ALL ages, shapes & colors! Boudoir is for EVERY woman and that means you! From newlyweds, to moms of young toddlers, to women celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary or their husband's 50th birthday! I've done it all and I know exactly how to pose and light every body type to make you look your absolute best!
Where will my shoot take place?
9/10 shoots are shot at my private studio in downtown Lubbock! On occasion I will shoot in a client's home (upon request) or when traveling to different cities the shoots will take place in a hotel room! But if you're coming to Lubbock to do your shoot with me, the shoot will happen in my studio! The address is 1001 Main Street Ste 804.
What should I do to prepare for my shoot?
As a Je-T'adore Client I've got you covered on this! I'll send you a full guide for preparing for your shoot shortly after you book your session! The guide outlines in detail even the smallest things to consider in preparing for your shoot! :)
Is Hair and Makeup included in the package?
Hair and makeup is included in a few of the full service packages! It's highly recommended and if you're doing one of the basic packages you can add on hair and makeup for $100. I'll book it in for you and depending on the date it will either take place at the studio or at the hair and makeup artists' salon!
If I do my own hair and makeup, any tips for looking my best?
For sure! I'll always recommend hiring a professional to do the hair and makeup, especially for this type of shoot - but I also understand that for some girls - hair and makeup is something fun you love to do yourself or it just doesn't fit in the budget! So I say go with loose waves for your hair and always wear more makeup than you think you need and likely more than you normally wear! Do your best to do a little highlight and contour and then a natural smokey eye looks best with neutrals and browns (over silvers & blacks!)
When should I book my shoot?
The sooner the better! Dates are first come first serve! You can reserve your date with a $100 retainer. I suggest planning your shoot at least 4-6 weeks before you need your products in hand!
I don't want anyone else to see my photos! How do you handle privacy?
Privacy is SUPER important to me! I take the greatest precautions in keeping these photos private for my clients! Any of the images you see on my website or social media I have a signed consent from my clients to be able to use them! I send a model release to everyone with several different options from using all of the images to using none and I respect each one! I will never pressure you to use your photos!
When and how do I select my favorite images for a book or prints?
I offer photo reveals two ways! One is in person in the studio. We will go through the images together and I'll help you choose the best ones for your album or prints! If you are out of town, or just unable to make it back to the studio I will put the photos in a secure password protected online gallery for 3 days. You must make your selections within those three days so I can then delete the gallery from online!
Can I bring a friend with me to my session?
Boudoir parties/pricing is available if you want to make a girls day of it and come with your friends (for groups of 3 or more)! Just ask! If you're just wanting to bring a friend along for "moral support" my suggestion is to think about it! I'm not going to tell you that you can't bring your friend along, in my experience sometimes having an "audience" for your shoot can make you feel more self conscience than just working with me one on one!
Which days of the week can I schedule my photo session?
I shoot boudoir on M/W/F with a few select Saturday's sprinkled in throughout the year!
Do you shoot anything else besides boudoir?
Yes! I do! I started my photography career in 2008 with my hubby shooting weddings and we still shoot weddings and portraits and even commercial photography now! When I decided to dive into boudoir I separated it from the rest of our photography because I just didn't want brides, or parents of High School seniors to feel weird about going to our website and seeing boudoir photos! You can check out more of our work at www.aricandcasey.com
Do you provide the outfits, or do I bring my own?
Due to the nature of lingerie sizing being so unique to each individual's body type and considering that the fit of lingerie is SO important we do not provide outfits for your shoot. We do have a few pieces in the studio that can be worn as "accessories" (i.e. garter belts, stockings, robes etc.) I love to help my clients choose their outfits for their shoot! If you’ve got any questions or need any help at all I’m just a phone call away! You can also check out my pinterest board for wardrobe ideas & inspiration! www.pinterest.com/jetadoreboudoir