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F.A.Q. 2018-05-23T19:52:31+00:00

BOUDOIR

WHO CAN DO A BOUDOIR PHOTO SHOOT?

Mothers, sisters, wifes, and individuals of all ages (18+), heights, body shapes and sizes.

WHERE DOES THE BOUDOIR SESSION TAKE PLACE?

Most of our photo sessions take place in my studio in Vaughan, Ontario. It is set up in a way that gives you various sets so you get a variety of images. I have also photographed clients in Hotels and studios all over nationally and internationally. I travel quite frequently, so let me know where you are interested in doing your shoot and I will do my best to make it happen!

WHAT ARE THE BOUDOIR SESSIONS LIKE?

They are a lot of fun! I create a stress-free and inviting environment that is both discreet and filled with laughter. Usually it is just me and you during the shoot.

WHAT DOES THE ENTIRE BOUDOIR PROCESS ENTAIL?

When you arrive to your shoot, you will be greeted by me! I will show you to the make-up and wardrobe area. We will take a look at all your gorgeous outfits/accessories, and organize them so we know where we are shooting each outfit. Once we have a game plan, we will begin your make-up and hair (which will take about 45-60 minutes). Once you check yourself out and take some make-up selfies because you are totally feeling your look, we will begin the photo shoot. During the shoot, we will photograph as many outfits as you’d like (depending on your package) and touch up your make-up to create several different looks (again depending on your package). Your session time is unlimited in order to avoid rushing and to make sure we create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. After the photo shoot, I will send you proofs within 1-5 days for you to choose from. From those photographs you will be able to pick the ones you absolutely love (with my guidance if requested) and will decide which form you would like to receive them – digital images, in an Album, a canvas, a specialty product, a wooden transfer, or as an Art Print. All additional products  are available as add-ons and can be added to your package. Once we place the order, it takes about 14-30 days to arrive in your hands.

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A MODEL TO DO A BOUDOIR SHOOT?

All of our clients are regular people who have absolutely no experience and almost all of them have never been in front of a professional camera. We have clients of all sizes, ages, and experience levels.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS/PRODUCTS?

This period will take about 2-30 days depending on your products. 7-14 business days for retouched digital photos.

DO YOU SUPPLY ANY BOUDOIR OUTFITS?

Yes! I have several slips, dresses, and some some accessories, but we do not carry lingerie outfits for all body types.

DO YOU SHOOT WITH PROPS?

Yes, we can throw in some fun/personal props, but keep in mind that I am not solely a prop shooter. Please keep musical instruments, jerseys, sports equipment, private toys (etc.) at home.

THIS IS MY FIRST SHOOT, WILL YOU SHOW ME HOW TO POSE?

Of course! I will give you direction throughout the entire process. I have experience with people of all walks of life – some with absolutely no experience in front of the camera. Trust me when I say that your photos will look like you’ve been doing this your entire life – all you need to do is have fun and be yourself!

“I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH SKIN I WANT TO SHOW”

Implied nudity is always an option, but it is your decision if you are comfortable showing nipple and/or doing full nudes. We definitely recommend it, but it is 100% your decision.

DO YOU HAVE TO PUT MY IMAGES ONLINE?

We aim to be private and discreet. It is your choice if you want them to be posted online. I love showing off my clients, but I hold your privacy above ALL else. If this is the case, no one other than the photographer and the client will ever lay eyes on the photos.

DO YOU DO COUPLE SHOOTS?

Yes we do! We love couple’s boudoir shoots, they are such a wonderful and private experience two people can share.

“I WANT TO GIVE MY PHOTOS AS A GIFT TO SOMEONE SPECIAL”

We suggest booking 1-2 months before you need the images depending on what time of year you shoot, especially if you would like an album. But we can also accommodate last minute sessions, so don’t hesitate to contact us even if you’re on a tight time line.

DO YOU SHOOT NUDES?

Tasteful ones, yes.

CAN A BOUDOIR SHOOT BE A GIFT TO MYSELF?

Why not! This is the best gift you could ever give yourself — a snap shot of your confidence and empowerment!

PLUS-SIZE

I DON’T THINK I’M IN ENOUGH SHAPE FOR A BOUDOIR SHOOT

There is no right size, age or shape for boudoir – anyone who wants to do it, can! It’s time to celebrate you!

I AM PLUS-SIZE/CURVY. CAN I DO A SHOOT?

Absolutely! Anyone can rock a photo shoot!

I’M AN ASPIRING CURVY MODEL, CAN YOU HELP ME BUILD A PORTFOLIO?

Of course! Just drop me an email for current rates and packages. The plus size modeling community is a brilliant, supportive place and I’d love to help you get started.

MATERNITY

I DON’T THINK I’M IN ENOUGH SHAPE FOR A BOUDOIR SHOOT

There is no right size, age or shape for boudoir – anyone who wants to do it, can! It’s time to celebrate you!

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME IN MY PREGNANCY TO SCHEDULE A MATERNITY SESSION?

28 to 32 weeks is perfect for most moms to be. This is a time frame where your beautiful belly is of ample size yet you’re not as “puffy” and uncomfortable as you may be in your last 4 to 6 weeks. Though I have shot maternity sessions up close to delivery with beautiful results, feedback from expecting moms has encouraged me to advise clients towards the earlier side where mamas-to-be are feeling their best and are more comfortable than they may be later.

HOW SOON SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY SESSION?

It’s never too early to schedule your maternity session. I usually book at least 6-8 weeks out and if you’re needing a weekend appointment it is especially important to book early as my weekend availability is limited and these spots go fast.

SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT STRETCH MARKS AND THE EXTRA WEIGHT I’VE GAINED?

I understand that you may be concerned about stretch marks and feel a little bigger all over, so removing any blemishes, including stretch marks and slimming you down a little in areas where needed through flattering poses, camera angle and expert retouching skills are all complimentary as part of your session. Just let me know what your concern is and I’ll take care of it for you.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY MATERNITY SESSION?

I have created custom gorgeous maternity gowns that photograph beautifully. Each dress is one-size-fits-most, and you can view them here. Make sure you ask for availability when booking your shoot.

GENERAL FAQs

IS IT NORMAL TO FEEL THIS NERVOUS?

Completely! Enjoy the rush and trust me, after 5 minutes you’ll realize that this is what you were MEANT to do.

I WANT TO BOOK A SHOOT AS A GIFT, CAN I BUY THEM A SHOOT?

Of course! This is the BEST gift you could ever get anyone! It’s extremely thoughtful and personal, they will thank you every time they look at their photos.

I DON’T THINK I’M IN ENOUGH SHAPE FOR A SHOOT

There is no right size, age or shape for boudoir – anyone who wants to do it, can! It’s time to celebrate you!

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH MEN?

For modeling/acting agencies, yes! I offer couple’s boudoir shoots, and I have worked with a handful of male models in the past, but for Boudoir I specialize in showcasing the female form. At this time, I am not accepting commissions for solo male boudoir photography from men who are not currently modeling and signed with a reputable agency. That said, I would happily work with all members of the LGBTQ community. If you’re a serious inquiry and wish to be photographed in a feminine aesthetic/style similar to the women you see on my website and blog, I’d love to work with you.

CAN I BRING A FRIEND?

Of course you can, but in general I discourage it for boudoir. I would prefer that if you bring someone along, it is your BFF or someone you feel very comfortable around. If you are bringing your best girlfriend or sister, please consider booking a shoot for her too – it’s a great thing to do together, and I’d be happy to give you a little discount if we can get you both in on the same day.

Here are the rules I won’t compromise on: please do not bring a frenemy, your boss, or anyone you would not trust with photographs of you in lingerie (because phones). Also, please don’t bring anyone you’re romantically involved with unless it’s specifically a couple’s shoot. The process of boudoir photography is a lot less sexy than the end result, and having a partner on set is a big distraction for everyone. Your significant other is more than welcome to drop you off, make sure you settle in okay, deliver flowers/lunch mid-shoot, and pick you up afterwards.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE SHOOT?

Once you book your shoot, I will send you the preparation guide which will help you prepare for the photo shoot. This guide will cover how to prepare your hair, face/body, body movements, clothing, accessories, etc.

I’M WORRIED ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE DOING MY HAIR AND MAKE-UP

We highly recommend to get your hair/make up done professionally at our studio. We only trust experienced artists who know make-up/hair for photography. This differs greatly from the everyday make-up you are used to.

HOW MUCH WILL THE PHOTOS BE RETOUCHED?

Our retouching philosophy is to enhance the female body and skin, not change it drastically. I don’t want to make you look like someone completely different. I only try to enhance your posture, add some highlights and shadows, and minimize or vanish any blemishes you may have.

HOW DO I BOOK A SHOOT?

Shoot me a quick email at katiuskaidrovo@gmail.com or fill out the form here.