Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where will my boudoir pictures be taken?
A: At our studio in Huntington Beach. We will provide the address when we discuss your booking date.
Q: How many people will be present for my Boudoir shoot?
A: Your privacy & comfort are most important to us. The only people present in the room or on set at your shoot are your photographer, Jeni, and possibly Sarah, the make-up artist and assistant.
Q: I am not supermodel size. I'm self-conscience and shy - is this really for me?
A: Of course! It’s for women of all shapes and sizes. It is our job to make sure you feel comfortable and look amazing at your boudoir sessions, and we take our job seriously. Our goal is to capture the personality & spirit of each woman. We've learned over the years, coming into the session with nerves is a good thing. Going out of your comfort zone is thrilling and part of the whole life-changing experience. We promise you will leave the session feeling excited and looking flawless.
Q: How old are most of your clients?
A: They range between the ages of 25-55, mostly. You must be over 18 to have a session with us, though.
Q: Do you retouch the images?
A: Yes. All the images you see will have post work done and slight skin retouching. But we will NOT change your body image with Photoshop. We work the lighting and posing to help with slimming effects, not the computer. We also do not take out scars unless you ask us to.
Q: Will you use my images on the Internet?
A: No, unless you give us written permission to do so, we will not use your images for any of our marketing. We understand & respect your need for privacy. All of the women featured on this site or in any of our social media sites have given us written permission to share their images. Also, your full name will NEVER be associated with your photos without your consent.
Q: I don’t really know how to pose… will you help me?
A: Of course! We do not expect you to know how to pose! Jeni will coach you throughout your photo session. Just come with your outfits and we'll take care of the rest. We coach you down to your fingertips, show you breathing techniques for great facial expressions, and use only the most flattering poses. We also play your favorite music during the session to help you relax as well.
Q: Can I do my own make-up?
A: We strongly recommend that you do not do your own make-up. This is why our session fee includes hair & makeup. The talent and expertise that Sarah brings to the experience of a boudoir session are just as important as Jeni behind the lens. Sarah is very talented and she knows how to bring out your best features. She also knows what works best for studio & natural lighting, etc …
Q: I have a friend (or friends!) who want to do a session, too. Do you offer discounts if we come in together?
A: Yes! Doing a boudoir session with a friend is a great way to share a fun experience and cut costs! If you and your friend book back to back sessions, we will deduct $50 from the session fee for EACH of you!
Q: What should I bring to my boudoir shoot?
A: After you book a session, we will set up a Pinterest board for you that will help with wardrobe ideas. We also send you a client welcome and prep guide that answers most of the questions you may have about lingerie - including stores we love to shop at! And, of course, we are just a phone call or email away for any of your questions.
Q: Should I bring accessories?
A: Yes, accessories are always great for boudoir photography. Bring shoes, hats, scarves, jewelry, stockings or anything you’d like to incorporate. We also will have a few accessories and we will help you choose.
Q: Do I get the high resolution images?
A: You have the option to purchase all of your images on a flash drive in our A La Carte items. We also have collections that include digital images, as well.
Q: How long after my Boudoir Shoot do I get to see my portraits?
A: One week after your shoot, we will meet again for your reveal session. If you need your viewing session sooner, just let us know. We can make that happen.
Q: How long does it take to get the finished product?
A: You can walk away with your flash drive of the images the day you purchase it. It can take 2-3 weeks for albums & products after you approve the design(s).
Q: How do I pay for my session?
A: You may pay online via PayPal or with cash, credit card, or check.
Q: How much should I expect to spend for this experience? A: Our non-refundable session fee is $299. This includes the photo shoot, professional hair & makeup, retouching & editing of your photos, and a personal viewing & ordering session for you to order your products a la carte. Please add $100 for weekend rate. Clients tend to spend between $800 - $1600 on average for their session and products they desire. We offer interest-free payment plans through the studio OR financing through Paypal - which means you can purchase your products and enjoy them right away and take 6 months to pay it off (interest-free!). This makes Grace and Lace Boudoir's experience an affordable one for everybody! And, believe us...it's worth every single penny.
Q: What are your cancellation/rescheduling policies?
A: We are very flexible and realize that life can get chaotic, so if you need to reschedule, please let us know a few days in advance or as early as you can. Your session fee will then be used for a future date. After 2 reschedules, your session fee will be forfeited unless they are dire circumstances. We're reasonable people, but please do not take advantage of us. A no-show will forfeit their session fee completely.
Q: After my order is placed, will I be able to purchase more from the shoot in the future? A: No, we do only one viewing and ordering session. With storage constraints, we only keep the images you purchase.
Please arrive on time so that we have ample time to prepare and choose the best outfits. Also, please treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure before the shoot since your hands and feet will be in a lot of the boudoir portraits. Most importantly, is to have fun and enjoy being pampered!