Marlen James

Starlet Package with Linda or Melissa

1. What should I bring to the session?

I answered that one perfectly right here: How many outfits you may ask? Minimum 2 but carry a variety - lingerie is not that heavy to lug around 😉 We can help you narrow down with what looks best on camera.

2. How long does the shoot last?

About an hour.  For this package you come photo ready. If you require makeup we can arrange for that at additional cost. 

3. Do you help with the posing? 

Why yes we do. We show you all you need to do. Check out our tips on how to pose standing up we think it's 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.

And we'll always give you the general idea at the beginning of the session.

4. Can I bring a friend/sister/hubby?

Yes, you can! Whoever is going to help you out and watch is fine. If they make you laugh even better.  A couple of people have even decided to book their appointment the same day so when one person is getting ready, the other one is shooting, so as long as everybody is comfortable, I am ready!

5. How many files do I get?

Nowadays for each session we 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: we send you about 50 for the Starlet so you can choose your top 10 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, we delete them - I need hard drive space. If you want them all - the private affair package includes all digital files for you to do as you wish. Otherwise, they are just deleted or sold to playboy... I WISH! 🙂

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 three bookings per day is about 36 hrs. We will let you know an estimate at the end of the session.


8. Where does it take place?

You have a choice between Marlen's place she uses you can see the tour here:


Is it her bed? Yes is not a spare bedroom, it is her bed. I do have separate sets of white sheets I use per client and then wash, but it is her bed after all. Think of it as a hotel bed. You do not know who slept there before you.

Or a location of your choice. As long as there is enough room to move around and enough light we are good to go.

9. What is the extent of the retouching? 

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  toes:


We tend to have a light touch. It is still you but a bit enhanced. You can request more retouching after you see them. Like that pimple near your vajayjay I missed (I am not looking that close! - lol - true story)

10. 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 the request of the client I do not post any samples.  So I lack a bit in the plus - sized samples. But not to worry! You are in good hands. I 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


11. Where do we print if you require them?

Well, I use for all my prints and albums. I do outsource that. Their privacy policy is tight, so I feel 100% comfortable using them.

12. Where do you store your files?

For security reasons, I do not store my files on my computer longer than three months. If you haven't ordered or there is any delay, I do store them in a backup drive. Online I use three different service that I rely on. My website is separate from my photo backup, and no personal information is stored there. The proofing site allows me another six months, but I keep deleting the proofs to save space. The FTP site is secure with only one user, and I change my passwords often.



And lastly our privacy policy... we will not post faces- lips yeah, some boobs, some butt, but any marks or tattoos are deleted to prevent recognition. I sometimes distort the faces a bit too. Only you know they are your boobs.

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