YOUR ULTIMATE BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT PREPARATION GUIDE

Hey gorgeous,

Welcome to Boudoir by Naomi’s Ultimate Photoshoot Prep Guide! Me and the boss babes on my team are the minds behind this luxury studio located smack dab in the middle of Columbus, Indiana. We’re stoked to help you feel confident and empowered during your boudoir experience.

Our guide is totally comprehensive and covers everything you need to know before your shoot, like what to bring (hello, champagne!) and what to wear (think sexy lingerie, cute accessories, and killer heels). We’ve also got wardrobe inspo and resources to make sure you’re feeling like a total bombshell.

We’ve got you covered on the day of your shoot – from what to wear and expect during your hair and makeup appointment to ensuring you arrive at our studio on time with our detailed directions. We’ll make sure you look and feel like royalty!

Once your shoot is over, we’ll take care of all the details. You’ll be able to see your images immediately after your session, we will go over our image retouching policies and our photo and album pricing. The albums have so many customizable options to choose from! And if you’re a VIP Member, we’ve got a special group just for you!

We hope our guide answers all your questions and helps you have the most amazing boudoir experience ever. So let’s get glam, have some fun, and capture memories that will last a lifetime, babe!

XOXO,

Naomi

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BEFORE YOUR SHOOT

Reservation and Rescheduling:

  • Your session date and time have been reserved just for you.
  • If you need to reschedule your appointment, please contact us immediately.
  • Rescheduling will incur a $25 reschedule fee to your credit card number held on file.
  • Reschedule requests with less than 14 days’ notice, and additional rescheduling requests will incur a $100 reschedule fee.
  • Rescheduled dates must be within 90 days of your original session date.

Sales and Cancellation:

  • Session fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Due to the custom nature of our photography services, all sales are final.
  • Cancellations within ten days and no-shows will forfeit the entire session fee ($370).

Photo Contract:

  • Be sure to electronically sign the photo contract that will come to you by email.

Contact Information:

  • If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].
  • Due to high volume, we cannot always see or respond to DMs on Facebook and Instagram.

Preparation Tips:

  • You got this girl.. I’m here for you! You’re going to have such a great time during your session!
  • We recommend getting a salon manicure and pedicure for your shoot – your hands and feet will show in many of your images.
  • We recommend getting your eyebrows shaped and having your hair recently trimmed and colored.
  • If you like to wax, we recommend waxing a couple of days before your session to avoid redness or irritation.
  • Stay out of the sun to avoid tan lines and sunburns.
  • Avoid exfoliating your face or using any products that contain AHA/BHA for at least 3 days before your shoot.
  • For most people, we do NOT recommend getting a spray tan.
  • Clean the soles of your shoes – the bottoms of your shoes will show in many of your images.
  • You do NOT need to reschedule your photoshoot if you are on your period.
  • Come to the studio ready to feel empowered and with your best energy.

Retouching:

  • Most retouching of your photos is included in your session fee (meaning that there is no extra charge).
  • However, photoshopping out sunburns and/or tanning streaks is not included in your session fee (can be accommodated at $25 per image).
  • If you have a tattoo that you do not want to show in your images, consider bringing wardrobe items that cover it.
  • Retouching to remove tattoos is not included in your session fee, but can be accommodated at $25 per tattoo per image.

Lastly:

  • Of course, make plans to go out on the town the evening after your session – you’ll look stunning, feel empowered, and want to celebrate!
  • Need a reason to explain why your hair and makeup look so fabulous? Just say you stopped by the mall to return something, and they gave away free makeovers!
  • Yasss! You’re going to be so proud of yourself!!! I know I am proud of you! Let’s do this!!!

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What to Bring to Your Shoot

We want you to feel confident, comfortable, and sexy, so we’ve put together some tips and tricks to help you choose the perfect outfit.

First things first, think about what makes you feel good. Are you more of a lingerie kind of person, or do you prefer something more casual? It’s essential to wear something that represents you and your style. Next, consider the type of photoshoot you’re doing. Is it more playful and fun or sensual and seductive? This will help you determine what kind of outfit would work best. A cute bralette and shorts set would be perfect for a fun and flirty shoot, while a lacy bodysuit would be great for a more intimate shoot.

Another thing to keep in mind is the fit of your outfit. Make sure it hugs your curves in all the right places but also allows you to move around comfortably. You don’t want to feel restricted during your shoot. When it comes to colors, think about what compliments your skin tone and hair color. Jewel tones like emerald and sapphire look great on all skin tones, while pastels can be an excellent choice for a softer, more romantic look. Don’t forget about accessories! Killer heels or some statement jewelry can take your outfit to the next level. And if you’re not sure what to wear, bring a few different options to your shoot and let our photographer help you choose.

Last but not least, remember that confidence is key. Whatever you wear, wear it with confidence and own it! You’re beautiful, sexy, and deserving of a great photoshoot. So go out there and slay!

Wardrobe Ideas

Bombshell Tips and Tricks

Wardrobe Tips:

  • Bring your own wardrobe items, including lingerie, and try everything on before coming to the studio to make sure they fit properly.
  • You can bring a variety of outfits, and your photo session comes with camera time for 1-3 outfits. Additional time can be added for $99 per outfit.
  • If you love a wardrobe piece, bring it! If you don’t love it, don’t bring it.
  • Almost anything can look great on camera, so don’t worry if you’re not sure what to bring.
  • Keep tags on items you might want to return.
  • Bodysuits or corsets that cover your middle can be just as sexy as a bra and panty set, and items with a little texture (such as lace or mesh) photograph well.
  • Black lingerie is classic and sexy, and jewel tones also look good on almost everyone.
  • Matching bra and panty sets are guaranteed to look great in your photoshoot, and panties with some coverage usually photograph better than a G-string.
  • Bodysuits are highly recommended, as they are flattering on any body type and photograph well.
  • Shapewear can help lift and sculpt your curves, and next-to-nothing or implied nudity is also an option.
  • Consider corsets with built-in cups or those intended to be worn with a bra.
  • Bring wardrobe items that make you feel sexy! We are very LGBTQ+ friendly.

Bra and Panty Sets

Romantic Red

Romantic Red

Green Jewel Tones

Red & Strappy

Black & Red

BodySuits and More

AnyThing can be Sexy!

Wardrobe Resources

Here are some of our favorite places to get bombshell awesome lingerie. Shop to your heart’s content at any of the links below. Also, feel free to check out our epic gallery of previous clients to get the creative juices flowing. You’re going to look amazing.

Stores in Columbus, IN:

Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret, Dillard’s, Lover’s Lane

Online:

Mentionables, Adore Me, Venus, La Senza, Marie Mur, Honey Birdette, Fashion Nova, Savage X Fenty

Budget picks:

Yandy, H&M, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Forever21

Bridal lingerie:

BHLDN Bridal, Claire Pettibone

Sites with inclusive sizing:

Playful Promises, Torrid, Harlow & Fox, Hips & Curves, Burgundy Fox, City Chic

Other places to check out:

ASOS, L’Agent (by Agent Provocateur), Oh la la Cheri, Anthropologie, For Love & Lemons, Free People, Badstar Lingerie, Anya Lust, Thistle & Spire

Amazon items:

Amazon Red Open Back Halter, Amazon Lace Babydoll Deep V Chemise, Amazon Dark Green Teddy, Amazon Sexy Two Piece

DAY OF YOUR SHOOT

What to wear:

  • Wear loose clothing (such as a loose dress or yoga pants). Avoid anything that will leave red indentations on your skin, such as tight jeans or socks. Take hair bands off of your wrists to avoid lines. Wearing a zip up hoodie is a great option so that you can change your clothes easily after your glam session with our awesome makeup artist and hair stylist.
  • Use clear deodorant and come with unstyled hair and no makeup.

Arrival:

  • Plan to spend about 5+/- hours at the studio. Arrive at your appointment time with your outfits, shoes, accessories & ID. We’ll take care of the rest! Your confirmation email shows your arrival time, so you do NOT need to arrive early, as we may be with another client.
  • Late arrivals may reduce your time in front of the camera. Arrive with a clean face and clean, dry hair (more information about professional hair and makeup below).
  • Make sure that you eat something light and drink plenty of water before your session.
  • Don’t forget your ID. This is needed for liability purposes.
  • Bring cash or a credit card to purchase your photo package (no personal checks). If you need to keep this purchase a secret, consider buying a Visa gift card or bring cash. Because we offer in-person viewing and ordering of your photos, plan to make your photo purchase on the day of your shoot.
  • Once you arrive we will give you a tour of our luxury studio. Then we will get you into hair and makeup. While you are in hair and makeup, we will discuss your preferences for your shoot, look over your outfit choices, and discuss final details for the sets.  After you are all dolled up, we will give you time to change into your first chosen outfit. You will have complete privacy for your session.

During the shoot:

  • Remember to take a deep breath and relax. It’s perfectly normal to feel nervous before a boudoir photoshoot. You are in great hands, and we will be with you every step of the way!
  • Don’t worry, we’ve got you. We will show you exactly what to do and how to pose. We will tell you exactly what to do with your hands and face. You don’t need to practice posing. It doesn’t take long, and soon you will find yourself comfortable and having a blast being a bombshell. A lot of people even start to play with the set and props. We will make you look fabulous no matter what. If we put you in a pose that hurts or you feel uncomfortable, tell us right away. We can always modify every pose. You’re going to do great!

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HAIR AND MAKEUP

HAIR

  • Arrive at the studio with clean and dry hair. Clean hair is easiest for the stylist to work with. If you typically do not wash your hair every day, day-old hair is fine, but make sure the roots of your hair are not wet or greasy, as it can be difficult to style. Squeaky clean hair is actually easier to style than greasy hair.
  • Loose, beachy waves are the most common look for boudoir hair. To achieve this look, the stylist will use dry styling, hair products, and hot tools such as curling irons and flat irons. Do not plan on having the stylist blow-dry your hair.
  • If you want an up-do hairstyle, this is not included in your session fee, but can be accommodated for an additional fee. Contact us at least 7 days before your shoot to purchase.
  • If you have very curly hair and want a super straight look for your shoot, let us know in advance so we can budget extra time for your hair styling.
  • If you plan to bring clip-in hair extensions that are more than 12 inches long, let us know in advance as this may add extra time to your hair styling.
  • If you plan to bring a wig, only 100% human hair wigs can tolerate the heat of a curling iron/flat iron. Look for authentic Remy 100% human hair wigs with an intact cuticle layer. Test the wig at home with a curling iron before bringing it to your shoot. If you are unable to curl the wig at home, the stylist won’t be able to curl it either.

MAKE-UP

  • Arrive at the studio with a clean, makeup-free face.
  • Let the makeup artist know upfront if you have any allergies, sensitivities, or special requests. Feel free to bring inspiration photos to help guide the artist to the look you love. The signature look for boudoir photo shoots is a subtle smokey eye, eyeliner, sun-kissed cheeks, and a pink or red lip.
  • The camera and lighting we use at the studio require a heavier makeup look than what you may be used to wearing. The hair and makeup artists are experienced in using the right kind of makeup for a boudoir shoot and will make sure you look fabulous for your shoot. This is your chance to glam it up a bit! Don’t worry if you have blemishes or small bruises showing in your photos – whatever can’t be covered with makeup can always be photoshopped out.
  • If you would like to schedule a second makeup look, such as a natural look and a super glam look, contact us at least 7 days before your shoot to schedule (additional $75).

LASHES

  • False lashes are key to getting that super glamorous look in your boudoir photos. Keep in mind the following tips:
  • If you’ve never worn temporary lashes before, they may feel heavy at first. After the lashes are fully dry (about 5-6 minutes), you will hardly notice they are there.
  • To remove the lashes, just rub gently with warm water and/or makeup remover and they will slide right off.

One more thing…

While we cover the cost of your hair and makeup, feel free to tip your stylist in cash if you think they went above and beyond! They have no idea this is in our guide, so it’ll be our little secret! 😉 You’re not required to tip since we’ve covered their fees, but they’d be thrilled if you slipped them a little extra. Our girls are amazing and always do an excellent job on all our clients!

DIRECTIONS TO THE STUDIO

Our studio is located in a beautiful historic home in the unforgettable architecture hub that is Columbus, Indiana.

We are minutes away from attractions, restaurants & more!

Boudoir By Naomi is located at 624 3rd St Ste 101

Columbus, Indiana 47201.

PLEASE PARK AGAINST THE HOUSE ACROSS THE ALLEY FROM DQ (THIS IS THE STUDIO -624) AND CALL US ONCE YOU ARRIVE, WE’LL COME OUT TO GREET YOU!!

If you’re early, we ask you sit to wait for your scheduled time, as we’re getting the studio ready for YOU! 🙂

Photo by Sarah Franklin

PHOTOS, ALBUMS, AND PRICING


Right after the shoot, you’ll get to view a slideshow of your images at the studio for instant gratification. Take a look at the amazing Collections, Wall art, and A La Carte options below get an idea of what you want to purchase on the day of your shoot. We have samples of all of our photo products available at the studio. You will want to touch and droll over these beautiful pieces!

Click here to be taken to our Pricing Guide.

Payment Methods:

  • Pay for your photo package in full on the day of your shoot using cash or credit/debit card. We accept all major credit and debit cards, as well as cash. Please note that we do NOT accept Venmo, Zelle, or personal checks.
  • Apply for financing through Afterpay, Affirm, or PayPal Credit. Afterpay allows for 4 interest-free payments, while Affirm varies with payments depending on credit. We will provide a link to apply for these through our studio financing account when requested. PayPal Credit offers 6 months of interest-free payments. If you plan to use PayPal Credit, create a PayPal account and apply for PayPal credit before your photo shoot by searching for “apply for PayPal credit.”
  • Please note that due to the custom nature of our photography portraits, all sales are final. The session fee paid at booking is separate and does not apply towards your photo package purchase. Prices do not include sales tax and a collection credit expires after 60 days.

Collections:

GODDESS – $9,999

  • 100+ images in a luxury album (choose any size)
  • Digital download of corresponding images in color and black & white + private phone app
  • $3,000 in FREE collection extras
  • FREE session fee on your next

BOMBSHELL – $6,999

  • 75 images in a luxury album (choose any size)
  • Digital download of corresponding images in color and black & white + private phone app
  • $2,000 in FREE collection extras

ANGEL – $4,999

  • 55 images in a luxury album (choose any size)
  • Digital download of corresponding images in color and black & white + private phone app
  • $1,000 in FREE collection extras

BABYGIRL – $3,999

  • 40 images in a luxury album (choose any size)
  • Digital download of corresponding images in color and black & white
  • $500 in FREE collection extras

LA PETITE – $2,999

  • 25 images in a luxury album (5 inch or 8 inch size)
  • Digital download of corresponding images

A la carte:

  • 20 digital images: $2099
  • 15 images in a luxury glass box: $1599
  • 1-10 digital images: $999
  • 8 images in Little Black Book: $799
  • Add additional image to any collection: $100

Album Upgrades: $100 each

  • Velvet cover
  • Photo cover
  • Engraving
  • Gilding

Collection Extras: $400 each

  • Viewfinder
  • Mini Accordion Album
  • Diamond Acrylic Block (4×6 or 5×7) 
    Metal Easel (5×7 or 8×12)
  • Private Photo App

Framed Wall Art

  • Small (8×12): $500 
  • Medium (16×24): $800 
  • Large (24×36): $1000
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IMAGE RETOUCHING

At Boudoir By Naomi, we believe in showcasing your unique beauty through expert posing and lighting during your photoshoot. Our goal is not to alter your appearance with excessive Photoshop or filters, but rather to enhance your natural beauty with realistic beauty retouching. Complimentary retouching is included with all photo packages, at no additional cost to you. Please note that your images will not be retouched when you view them on the day of your shoot. Final retouching will be done according to your specifications. The retouching includes skin tone correction and smoothing, blemish and bruise removal, wrinkle reduction, waist nipping, body contouring, and teeth whitening.

If you have tattoos that you don’t want to show in your images, we recommend bringing wardrobe items that cover them. Tattoo removal via retouching is not included with photo purchases, but can be accommodated at $25 per tattoo per image. Similarly, retouching to remove tan lines, sunburns, or tanning streaks is not included with photo purchases but can be accommodated at $25 per image.

If you have specific retouching requests not listed here, please let us know. Basic photo retouching requests can be accommodated at no extra cost, while extensive retouching may require a $25 fee per image.

Many women don’t want their photos retouched at all and that’s fine too. Don’t want a birthmark removed? Want to celebrate your stretch marks rather than remove them? Totally fine – just let us know!  We respect your preferences and want you to feel confident and beautiful in your own skin.

AFTER YOUR SHOOT

Heck ya, Bombshell! You did it!


You will leave the studio with an extra dose of confidence that will last for weeks to come. Enjoy that empowered feeling! A lot of people feel so much more confident afterwards. Once home, we recommend doing some light stretching and staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Your muscles might be a little sore the next day due to all the sexy posing. #worthit.

Your images will be sent to print and/or retouching immediately after your order is placed. Due to the custom nature of our work, all sales are final.

For your privacy, images that are not purchased will be deleted.

Digital images will be delivered to you in 7-10 business days via a password-protected gallery sent to your email address on file.

Photos chosen for an Album will go through a design process before being sent to our luxury European print experts. Print products will arrive on your doorstep in 4-6 weeks. Multiple items may arrive separately. Rush delivery available for $75.

Most clients choose to have their products shipped straight to their doorstep though of course you may also make an appointment to pick up your photo products at the studio. We love to see the joy on our client’s faces when they open their customized products. It’s better than Christmas!

VIP GROUP

If you’re not already a part of the VIP Facebook group, we’d love to have you join for free and fun! Join 1,300+ empowered Indiana, Kentucky and beyond women for inspiration, woman power, tips and tricks for getting ready for your boudoir photo shoot, behind the scenes info about Boudoir By Naomi, first dibs at promotions and giveaways, and ideas on how to maximize your boudoir photo shoot experience.

LEAVE A REVIEW

Did you have an amazing experience with Boudoir by Naomi? We’d love to hear all about it! Leaving a review is not only a great way to let us know how we’re doing, but it also helps other women feel confident and empowered when choosing their own boudoir experience. Plus, when you leave a review, you’ll be entered into our drawing for a chance to win a special gift from us.


So go ahead and share your experience – we can’t wait to hear from you!


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XOXO,

Naomi