Boudoir : What to Expect and How to Prepare -Holiday Boudoir Mini Sessions Tacoma Studio

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Why Boudoir?
Boudoir photography is quickly becoming popular.  The biggest reason is that these sexy photos make great gifts.  They can be given from a bride to her groom on the wedding day or as a honeymoon gift.  They can be given from a military significant other to her deployed soldier. They can also be given as a birthday, Christmas or anniversary gift, or just because.


What a lot of people don't consider is that these photos also make great gifts for you to give yourself, ladies.  Most of my clients come here feeling a little nervous and insecure about their bodies.  When they leave, they tell me that the shoot was so much fun and an awesome experience.  In fact, many of my clients let me know that they'll be back in a few months to do it again.  When they come back to view the photos, they're always in love with them.  I've had so many of my clients tell me that they've never seen themselves so beautiful.  They thank me for showing them how stunning they really are, and most of them end up getting all the digitals and a book because they don't want to leave these photos behind.  This really is a fun, confidence building experience.  I promise, you'll love it! :)

What Others Say About Boudoir with Trina:

Boudoir shoots make awesome grooms gifts, and I can get a couple more ladies in before Valentines too. If you want to find out more about the experience, watch this short video :) The boudoir studio is located in North Tacoma, but can also be done at our Mountlake Terrace studio.

Posted by PS Photography by Trina and Jonathan on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

PS Photography Boudoir FAQ's:  What to Expect at Your Shoot

A few quick FAQs:
-Your photographer will be a female :)
The shoot will be taking place at 2512 S C Street Tacoma, WA 98402
-We highly recommend all of our clients get their hair and makeup professionally done.  If you're looking for recommendations of stylists, we can certainly recommend some.  Check the bottom of this page for some recommendations.  Please come to the studio fully ready so that getting your hair and makeup ready will not take out of your shoot time.
-For a 20 minute session, we can only do one outfit.  
What people choose to wear varies greatly. Some people like to wear a cute dress, while others a corset, cute bra set, night gown, jersey, topless...  Or you can let me dress you in sheets, blankets and Christmas lights that I have at the studio.
-The turn around time is approx. 2 weeks from your shoot date, so make sure you book with enough time; however, we do have some rush processing options.  $40 for 5 day turn around and $20 for 10 day turn around time.  I likely won't go over these options, so please bring it up in an email before or right after your shoot if you know you'll want rush editing.
-You can bring a friend to the shoot if you wish, but she will need to be a female. Friends are NOT permitted to take photos with their camera or cell phone.  If I see someone taking photos during the shoot I will ask them to stop and things will probably be awkward from that point on.  If they continue, the shoot will be over and any remaining session time will be forfeited.  If you are bringing a friend to your shoot, it is your responsibility to let them know that other than the hired photographer, photography is NOT permitted in the studio at any time. 
-Once your photos are done, you'll come to my downtown Tacoma location and choose the ones you want. All photo ordering sessions happen at my downtown Tacoma office.  There are no exceptions unless you pay in advance for all the digitals or the digitals and the book.  Unless you're purchasing all the digitals, you do have to come meet in person and view them.  I do not ever release anything online that hasn't been purchased.  All decisions do have to be made at this appointment.
-All our clients love their photos.  Most clients spend between $875-$1500 on images/products for full sessions.  With this deal we will be discounting everything to 40% off.  If you decide on your package before your shoot and want to pay in full before the shoot email me at [email protected] and you'll get 50% off instead of 40% off.  You can view the full pricing guide here.  
-If you're unable to pay in full, you can set up a payment plan or use PayPal credit.  If you're interested in looking into PayPal Credit, you can do so at  They offer 6 month with no interest and no fees.
-Any images you get in a digital format are for digital use only.  Any prints you would like do have to be ordered through us.  We take great pride in our work and want you to have beautifully displayed images that have been professionally printed.
-All photos have basic retouching done, and will have skin softening. If you want advanced editing on more photos, such as more skin softening and body contouring, that can be done for $20 per edit, per image.  Certain edits may need to be outsourced and I'll have to provide a custom quote for those.  Most people love the photos with the original edits, and rarely does anyone request advanced editing, so I recommend you view the photos first, and then decide if you want to add extra editing to your package.
-I will not use your photos in my portfolio without your permission.
-All shoots, photo ordering sessions and print/album pick ups are by appointment only.  Please only show up if you have a confirmed appointment.  To schedule a shoot appointment, go to  For all other appointments, email me at [email protected]
-All scheduling happens online at  I recommend scheduling from a computer and not a mobile device as mobile devices sometimes don't finish the booking process. Once you schedule you'll get an auto confirmation in your email.  If you don't get that auto confirmation, message us at [email protected] to verify that you're on the calendar.
-Any dates showing on the calendar that do not show time slots are already fully booked.  If someone cancels for that day, the time slot will appear back on the calendar at that time.  What's listed on the calendar is my complete availability.
-If you have any questions about your appointment that have not been addressed here, you can messages me at [email protected] Please do NOT message me on Facebook messenger. I do not have it on my phone and will likely not get any messages sent through messenger.  Even if I do get a message and respond to it, please do all future correspondence through my email at [email protected]   
-If you get to your shoot early, you can text me at 206-900-1336 and if I'm free I'll let you know that you can come in. 
-There are no refunds or reschedules for this special.  Your $45 session fee doubles as a retainer to reserve your date.
-If you are more than 10 minutes late and do not text or email me, I will assume you are a no show and may leave the studio or start my next session.  If you are going to be more than 10 minutes late, you must email me at [email protected] and/or text 206-900-1336 letting me know you are still coming and we will shoot with whatever time is still left in your time-slot.  I'm a fast and efficient photographer, so even if we don't have a lot of time, I can still get a ton of amazing things, so please don't stress if you're late.  I am unable to go over time as I will likely have another appointment after yours.  If you miss your appointment or show up late, you will not receive a refund.  All retainers/session fees are non-refundable.  So please make sure to map on the address in advance and plan for traffic and other obstacles. 

-Only females will be in studio/at the location during your shoot. Often it will only be me (Trina).  Sometimes my administrative assistant, Grace, will be in studio. 
-The main entrance to the studio is a garage door.  I keep it shut during shoots and typically keep it shut between shoots so we don't let all the heat out.  When you arrive, just text me at 206-900-1336 and let me know you're there.  Please only use that number on the shoot date and ordering appointment date.  Any other time, please email me at [email protected] as I only keep that phone on my on shoot and appointment dates.  If you arrive early and text me, I may not be able to get right back to you as I might be in a shoot still.
-After you text, once I'm ready I'll open the garage door and let you in. Please do not try to open the garage door yourself as if it's closed I may not be ready for you.

-To view more of our boudoir work, you can go to and click the link for the boudoir section.  Or for more recent work you can view photos in the boudoir group at
-If you have anymore questions, you can contact me at [email protected] and Grace (my administrative assistant) or I will get back to you.  
-Thanks so much, and I look forward to working with you!

Hair and Makeup Recommendations
-Most clients love their photos even more if they got their hair and makeup professionally done. I also find those that get their hair and makeup done often feel more confident during the shoot.  Here are some ladies that I have worked with and highly recommend.  If you do decide to go with one of them, make sure you let them know that you're having your shoot with me.  Please note that because I'm often shooting back to back, your hair and makeup time cannot happen at my studio.  You will have to go to your stylist's location, have them come to you if they're willing, or meet them somewhere.  Thanks for understanding, and feel free to check out these awesome ladies!

-Amanda Pierce with A Second Look

-Jessica Blondet

-Arianna Scott with Arianna Scott Makeup Artist

-Brooke MUA

-Eugenia Sh

-Irina's Glamour Artistry (makeup only)
Lakewood, WA

-Jin Mi with Miss Priss Brow and Lash

Are you Getting Married?  Brides, we do Weddings too!
-If you're getting married and want more info on our services, message us at [email protected] with your wedding date and location and let us know which of our services you're interested in. We offer photo, video, photobooth and engagements.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and check out our website!

Right now we're waiving the session fee on 45 minute engagement shoots for brides who are interested in booking the wedding with us, but want to see themselves in our work first.  The session will be free and you can decide what you want to order at your ordering session 2.5-3 weeks after the shoot.  The shoot can happen in Seattle, Puyallup or Tacoma for this deal.  There is no minimum order required.  For more info on booking an engagement shoot with us, message us at [email protected]



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