Boudoir/Glamour Session Details
313 7th St
Hello! I’m Trina and I’m so excited to be shooting with you. I’m going to give you some info just so you understand the process and what to expect. Please do not hesitate to message me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions not answered in here.
First, I would love to tell you a little a little bit more about myself. I’m an award winning wedding and portrait photographer. I have studios both in North Tacoma and Mountlake Terrace, WA. In addition to being a photographer, I’m a military wife, and a mother to four beautiful children ages 8, 6, 4, and 4 months. My family and my business are my life and passions. I love getting to know my clients better, so feel free to add me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/trinaheppner if you haven’t already. I talk about my life and family and may even touch on politics and religion at times, so if you decide to send me a friend request, please respect that it is my personal page and these personal things will be posted :)
In addition to Trina Maria Boudoir, my husband and I run PS Photography, with our specialty being in weddings and engagements. Feel free to check out our PS Photography pages at:
Okay, enough about me. Let’s get into those shoot details.
First, here is the contest post, just to remind you of what is included in your package. "45 min shoot for them self and a friend (at least one of them must be engaged). The shoots will take place back to back and each will be 45 minutes. Each lady will get their favorite two images in 4x6 prints. There's no pressure to get anything beyond what is won, but digitals and additional prints can be purchase separately if wanted."
Table of Contents:
1. A Guide to Posing
2. How to Find the Studio
3. Hair, Makeup, Wardrobe and Tanning
4. Wardrobe Changes
5. Having a Friend at the Session
6. Time Limit, Proofing and Editing
7. Rush Ordering
8. Cancellation and Rescheduling
10. Purchasing More Images
11. Package Add-Ons
A Guide to Posing
I know you may be a little nervous about this shoot. Most women who come in for these shoots are, but when they leave, they all agree that it was fun and a great experience. I know you probably haven’t done a shoot like this before (or at least very often), but relax and come have fun and get awesome photos.
As far as posing goes, I will guide you through poses, unless you prefer to pose on your own and request me not to pose you. If you don’t request otherwise, I will guide you through the whole session. Some tips I’ll remind you of at the shoot are to always have purpose for your hands. Your “go to” spots for your hands are your thighs or hair when lying down or sitting, and hair or smallest part of the waist when standing. When your hands are on your waist, you can throw out the hip a little to add more attitude to the pose. Avoid putting your hands on your belly, as it draws attention there, and most of us don’t want attention drawn there. Arching often looks very sexy, especially when you’re lying on your back. If you’re lying down, and I ask you to look back at me, focus on keeping your forehead relaxed. Most people’s foreheads want to wrinkle when they look back, so I might ask you to focus on relaxing your forehead if I see that happening.
How to Find the Studio
Our studio is located at 313 7th St, Tacoma, WA. We’re located in an orange building. If the door is locked, that is because I’m with another client. If you have any troubles finding the studio or find the door locked at your shoot time, feel free to call or text me at 323-447-3069. That is my personal cell number, so please only use it on the shoot day.
Hair, Makeup, Wardrobe and Tanning
The contest shoots do not include hair and makeup, but I can recommend some amazing stylists if you're interested. I highly recommend all my clients get their hair and makeup professionally done if able. If you choose to spray tan before the shoot, please do it a couple days before the shoot so you know the color and will have less noticeable blotches if anything went wrong.
We do have outfits that you can borrow for your shoot; however, we don’t have every size and style, so we recommend you bring your own outfits and then you can use some of ours if you find something you really want to shoot in. Your shoot comes with up to 2 wardrobe changes. Please do not bring more than 2 outfits to shoot in. If you buy new outfits or stockings for the shoot, I recommend trying them on before the shoot as I’ve had clients try their new outfit or stockings on at the shoot only to find that it didn’t fit or was damaged. Please choose the outfits you’ll be using in advance instead of bringing tons of outfits and trying to make those decisions during the shoot. The types of outfit vary from fully dressed in a regular outfit, to bra and panty sets. If will you will be wanting to wrap in a sheet as one of your wardrobes, please bring your own sheet. You can check out the boudoir section on our PS Photography site at http://psphotography-video.com to get an idea of what other women have worn to their shoots. Some outfits have tags that don’t want to stay in, so either be prepared to keep tucking them in, or you can cut them out in advance. Feel free to bring a couple pairs of cute shoes, or you can borrow one of our pairs J
Having a Friend at the Session
Boudoir photography has become a very social thing. A lot of women bring friends with them, and sometimes two women will schedule their sessions back to back. However, I am not comfortable having males at these shoots. You’re more than welcome to bring a female friend or two, but I cannot have males present during the session. If you have a friend at the shoot, they can help you get dressed, and can help with encouragement and support. Friends cannot take photos with their own cameras during the session and need to stay out of the way of photography. Any interference such as this will be detrimental to the final product. Thank you so much for understanding.
Time Limit, Proofing and Editing
This shoot includes a 45 minute session. Your 45 minutes includes your shoot and any extra time you need to get ready and prepared for the shoot. I recommend that you come prepared so that most of your time can be used for shooting rather than hair, makeup and dressing. Approx. 2 weeks after the shoot I will have the images processed and ready for your viewing. All times are approximate and will vary based upon my current workload at the time of your shoot. I will contact you and let you know when they are ready, and you can schedule a time to meet at the studio and go over your images and choose the ones you want. We do not offer online galleries, so please do not request one. I will edit about 20 photos from the shoot and you’ll be able to choose from those. You’ll also receive a price list at that time just in case you want to order additional images/products. All photos will have at least basic retouching done, and some will have more advanced edits done. No additional edits will be made to the photos, unless you request it and are willing to pay $15/edit on each photo for those additional edits. I have spent years developing my style and I will provide you with a quality product you will be proud of. There will also be a variety of images and styles so you are sure to find plenty of images that suit your own tastes. Please do not request re-edits unless you are prepared to pay for them. Even in that case, I will need to determine if it's something that I am able or willing to do. Thank you so much for understanding.
If you need your photos in less than 2 weeks, we do have a couple upgrade options so that you can get your photos more quickly. I work in very high volume, and do my best to get everything out as quickly as I can; however, you may need your photos by a specific date, so I do have options to get them faster. Note that if you upgrade to faster processing, that I will not be bumping you ahead of my other clients, or making their wait time longer. Rather, I will take that time out of my own personal time, and will edit your photos during non-business hours. The options for expedited processing are 3 days and 7 days. There is a $40 fee for 3 day rush editing and a $20 fee for 7 day editing.
Cancellation and Rescheduling
We cannot offer reschedules for contest sessions.
I will never use any photos where your face is showing or where it’s identifiable as you in my portfolio without your permission. If you do not want me to use any images (even those where your face is not showing), you can let me know that through email, and I will honor that request. If you do allow me to use some of the images with your face visible in my portfolio, I will thank you by offering discounts on additional images that you may want to purchase.
With this contest session you’re getting your session fee for free instead of the normal $125 and then you’re getting 2 4x6s at no additional cost. There is never any pressure to purchase anything beyond your package; however, almost all of our clients love their images and choose to purchase more. The average client spends upwards of $400. We will send you a price list after your shoot that way you can think about what you want before you come to the consultation. We will go in the pricing in detail at your photo viewing appointment. You will have to come back to the studio to pick up your prints and products or you can pay a small shipping fee. Any digitals your purchase will be made available in a downloadable online gallery within 48 hours of receiving your payment. Online galleries are only offered for the images you have purchased. If you wish to purchase more than you're able to pay for at your appointment, feel free to ask us about payment plan options ($200 down is required for all payment plans).
We accept most forms of payments. We accept cash, credit, money order and all major credit cards, with the exception of American Express. If a check bounces, unfortunately we have to add a $35 processing fee.
Is the basic session not enough for you? Don’t worry, we have options for those who want to get the most out of their session and get their images and prints back quickly. If you want you want to add any of these to your packages, I will need to have received the payment at least 3 days before your shoot.
Extra 15 minutes: $25
If you don’t want to feel rushed or want a little extra time for touching up hair and makeup, then this add on is probably a good idea for you.
3 day guaranteed editing: $40
Processing time after the shoot is variable depending on my work load. Since I work with so many of you, the average time to view your photos is 2 weeks after the shoot. I do my very best to get them to you as quickly as I can; however, I know that many of you need these as gifts and cannot wait that long. If you want your photos edited within 3 days of the shoot, I will work on your photos during non-business hours to make sure you get them in a timely manner. Although the photos will be edited within three days, you will still have to schedule a time that week to come to the studio and view them and make your selection.
7 day guaranteed editing: $20
Processing time after the shoot is variable depending on my work load. Since I work with so many of you, the average time to view your photos is 2 weeks after the shoot. I do my very best to get them to you as quickly as I can; however, I know that many of you need these as gifts and cannot wait that long. If you want your photos edited within 7 days of the shoot, I will work on your photos during non-business hours to make sure you get them in a timely manner.
If you would like to purchase any of these upgrades, you can make the payment to email@example.com through paypal.com, or you can mail a check or money order to Trina Heppner or PS Photography at 6405 218th St, SW #203, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98405.
Trina M. Heppner