Frequently asked questions updated for 2022 shoots
1. What should I bring to the session?
I answered that one perfectly right here
How many outfits you may ask? minimum 3 but bring a variety – lingerie is not that heavy to lug around 😉
2. How long does the shoot last?
One hour, once the camera starts rolling and the first outfit is on it goes really fast, please come ready.
3. Do you help with the posing?
Why yes I do. I show you all you need to do. Check out my tips on how to pose standing up.
I think its funny. And for the close ups and what to do with your hands:
The best thing you can do is practice your facial expression in front of a mirror. It feels silly, but you will feel silly here anyways.
See? lie down twisty and hold boobs.
4. Can I bring a friend/sister/hubby?
Yes, but sometimes it is easier to let loose when no one you know is watching
5. How many files do I get?
Digital… I kind of miss the good old glamour shot days that you had 16 shots and you had to choose your 5 best one from there. You blinked- you lost a frame. Nowadays for each session I have about 300 files. Dang it. A lot of the images are similar so that just helps me decide on which one has a better focus. You have two options: I send you about 50 (depending on your package) so you can choose your top 20-30 for me to edit or you let me choose the best ones for you and you only see the final selections. Up to you.
6. What do you do with the other 250 files?
If they did not make the cut for the best, I delete them – I need hard drive space. All the session are available for purchase at an additional cost
7. How long till I see the proofs?
Low season – meaning not too close to Xmas or valentine’s day – you get a link of your proofs usually within 24 hrs. High season – when I have more than 3 bookings per day is about 36 hrs. I will let you know an estimate at the end of the session.
8. What is the extent of the retouching?
Depending on the package you get- you get high res retouched digital files. Retouching includes:
- background – any cable – carpet piece
skin smoothing- stretch marks, lumps, bumps, bruises, blemishes
face- under eye area- skin and teeth brightening
figure- tuck in the waist a bit and if you are sitting or bending funny, smoothing extra skin, aka the “roll”
aaaannd my toes:
I tend to have a light touch. It is still you but a bit enhanced. You can request more retouching after you see them.
9. I am plus size, and most samples the women look to be on the thin side. Any tips for plus size posing?
I shoot any bra size and any shoe size, what you see are flattering images around my blog and sometimes at request of the client I do not post any – so I may lack a bit in the plus – sized samples. But not too worry! you are in good hands. I really look for your best angles, I want you to love your pictures.
A good tip is to make sure the lingerie you get fits you properly, and skip the thigh highs if you can’t find the ones without the elastic. Some great choices are corsets, bra sets, camisoles and sexy lacy robes. Anything lacy and see trough.
An article I wrote about this