Frequently Asked Questions
Who will be at my session?
Just me (Hannah)! There may be some special circumstances where there will be an assistant present, but that assistant will ALWAYS be female. I want to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible!
How does the payment process work?
I require 50% down payment when you make your reservation, and the remaining is due a week before your session. I do all of my invoicing online, but if you prefer to pay another way, like cash or check, a meeting can be arranged!
Do you provide hair and makeup services?
It is available! In my "Belle" collection, it is already included in the session fee. If you choose to go with a different collection, it is an extra $150 to work with my beloved professional beauty team! I suggest that you go with a professional for these services either way, as they are the experts at knowing what photographs & flatters you best! The time that it takes for the beauty services are not included in the session timeframe.
Where does the session take place?
I have a full service boudoir studio, complete with a wardrobe closet, refreshments, and anything you will need for a beautiful boudoir session, from start to finish. The studio is located in downtown Mesa at 54 S Center Street, Suite B, Mesa, AZ 85210. Studio sessions aren't necessarily for everyone though, so if this is the case for you, we are more than happy to come to your home to have your session in the comfort of your own bedroom, or if you are feeling adventurous, we can conduct your session outdoors! I have a few favorite secluded spots around town that we have thoroughly scoped, ensuring we are away from onlookers, for your complete privacy. Just let me know your preference!
What is the best way for me to prepare?
Prior to your session with me, make sure that you get plenty of rest! This is number one. A close second is to drink plenty of water! When you are well-rested and hydrated, your skin and hair and eyes SING! You are more in the zone, you are able to channel your inner feminine warrior. Some other things to make sure you have are: whatever outfits you would like to wear, touch up makeup (if you get your makeup and hair done elsewhere), and any little details that tell your story like love letters, jewelry, pictures, etc. A couple of last tips are if you are planning to get anything waxed, make sure you do it a couple days ahead of time, to ensure there is no swelling or irritation. If you have tan lines that you don't want pictured, stay out of the sun for a week or two (depending on the severity of the tan), and bring bronzer with you in case you are still rocking that bikini temp tattoo! Anything else really varies from session to session. Just be in good communication with me and I will make sure you have everything you need!
Do you provide wardrobe?
I can! I have been collecting pieces for a while, so that my clients can have those extra feminine touches & fine art look. You can see my inventory here. I am adding to it all the time, so if there is something that I feel would truly add to your shoot, I will let you know! Otherwise, feel free to give yourself an excuse to go out and buy something feminine for yourself.
How naked do I have to get?
This is completely up to you! Some women strip completely down, and some will stay almost fully clothed. This is all up to you and your comfort level. Just know that if you do decide to get completely nude, even if you sign a model release, I will make sure those images are never seen by the public, unless you explicitly say otherwise! Nudity is beautiful, and when done right, doesn't have to be sexual. The whole purpose of our time together is not to create something pornographic, but rather feminine and romantic. Sometimes this means your clothes are off, sometimes it means you're completely dressed. Just let me know your comfort level so that I don't suggest something you don't want to do!
Will you help me pose?
Yes! I know that chances are pretty great that you've never done anything like this before. I will guide the entire session, from start to finish, ensuring that all parties are comfortable, secure, and happy. I have a good amount of experience in posing women in such a setting, and I know what positions are flattering for different body types.
Will you shoot film at my session?
Yes! My style follows the raw, organic feel of film, and as such, film at your session is a must!
How long until my photos are finished? My album?
I generally allow up to 4 weeks after the session for all of the finished products to be delivered. As far as the album goes, once your digital files are finished, I will ask you to see your gallery and pick out x amount of images to go into the album, and design and order it for you. Fulfillment through our pro album company varies from 1-2 weeks, so how quick you receive your album is up to you and how quickly you can select your favorites!
I don't want my identity known, can you not name me online?
Absolutely! If you ask to not be named or tagged, I am more than happy to keep your identity a secret! When you are filling out the contract for our session, you will have the option to select what level of sharing you are comfortable with. Regardless, I will never name or tag you online, unless you specifically want me to, and I promise not to use any photos that show nudity anywhere in our portfolio or online without express permission.
Any other questions? Just ask!