Congrats on your engagement and upcoming wedding! And what an amazing gift you want to give him. I guarantee he will love this way more than a watch. The best part is, the experience is for you too!
Hello! I’m Rob, New Jersey based wedding/boudoir photographer. So, you are reading this and are probably thinking… I’m a little nervous, but excited... But really nervous. And that is totally okay! In fact, I think that adds to the fun of the experience. As soon as you see that first picture on the back of the camera it becomes one of the most fun experiences you will have.
WHY Should I Do a Boudoir Shoot?
It’s liberating. Reaffirm or acquaint yourself with you, your own beauty, confidence and self.
Forget staying in your comfort zone!! Forget excuses. I want to capture all sides of you, who you are! You are more than just one thing. There is no perfect time like the present. You wont regret it. Watch these typical excuses not to do a boudoir shoot here.
What to Expect...
First, read through everything here and feel free to contact me with any questions. We can chat about details and decide on a vision for your photoshoot. Don’t hesitate to make a Pinterest board and link me to your board!
We can have a 15-30 minute video Skype consultation with you to go over any questions you might have before your boudoir experience. Once we have your session booked we will start planning. We will tailor this session to your individual wants and needs. Remember, this is all about YOU!
I have photographed hundreds of boudoir sessions with overjoyed customers and we know exactly how to pose EVERY body type! No worrying is necessary. You simply need to arrive for your session and I will take care of the rest. Take a look and watch how you will be directed during your experience!
Preparing for Your BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE
One of the top fears when preparing for your boudoir session is, WHAT WILL I WEAR?! Don't worry, we've got you covered. If you're shopping and need help, don't hesitate to ask me, I am more then happy to help! There is no guaranteed style for any body type and what one woman finds sexy and empowering might be very different from another! Even though it is for your wedding, don't think you are limited to white lingerie. I recommend full lingerie sets along with big off the shoulder shirts or sweaters, loose tank tops, crop tops, one piece teddy’s or body suits and a few pairs of heels. If there is anything that your significant other loves for you to you wear, feel free to bring that too!
The Big Boudoir Day!
When you arrive, our professional hair and makeup artist is ready to create your perfect look. While they are glamming you up, we will have plenty of time to get comfortable with each other. We will go through your clothing options and put together complete looks. For most sessions about 2 – 3 outfits is plenty, but bring more so we have lots to choose from. I don’t like to set a strict time for this, but generally we will be shooting you for about 1.5-2 hours.
My Makeup and Hair Stylists have years of experience and are the best that at what they do. Your makeup will be a combination of your input and our talented artist's suggestions for your skin and features. Even though you've probably mastered your day-to-day makeup, a face for photography must be bit more dramatic, but I promise you my team will have you looking and feeling like a super model.
After Your Shoot
After your session, We invite you back to our studio for a Viewing Session, generally 1-2 weeks after your photoshoot (or an online gallery if you are coming in town for your shoot) where you see your images for the first time! It's time to pick out your favorites for your wedding album! Here we provide you with expert advice to help you select your favorite portraits and the best medium to preserve your custom fine art. You will have the pleasure of owning fine art that reflects your beauty now and into the future. You deserve it!
"Before the session I was a bundle of emotions: anxious, nervous and so excited. I always knew having boudoir photos done was on my "bucket list" but once the day of came I still couldn't believe that I was finally going to do it. The thought of having a male boudoir photographer never crossed my mind but it gave me so much more confidence during the shoot because who better to know what a man thinks is sexy right?! -- After the session I was on cloud nine. I was so thrilled about how everything went and I felt like the sexiest woman on the planet! I was already planning on when I could do it all over again - Definitely no longer just a "bucket list" item :) -- After seeing my photos I couldn't wait to gift them. I would peek at them every chance I got when my husband was out of the house because I could hardly believe they were me! Fortunately, I didn't have to keep them a secret for too long! -- His reaction was priceless. He couldn't believe it was something I would do and he loved every one of them. The album turned out better than I could have pictured - so beautifully done. Thank you again for everything - the whole experience far exceeded anything I could have imagined!" - Mrs. W
How Will I Receive my Photos?
You can get your favorite portraits in a few ways, the most popular are the Fine Art Albums! We also have amazing wall art and little accordion books. Albums generally take 3 weeks from the date they are ordered to arrive at my studio. We will makes sure it arrives long before your wedding day.
Q: I am not a model, and have never done this. Is that a problem?
A: Over the years and hundreds of sessions, we have shot women of all ages, shapes and sizes. No one comes in knowing how to pose, and everyone leaves with amazing pictures! See our testimonials for examples of their experiences. You’ve hired US to make you look and feel the best you ever have, and we deliver. Your job is to have more fun you ever have. We only ask that you be confident in yourself! We will pose you in the most flattering ways. You will be amazed!
Q: I have problem areas, do you photoshop?
A: Yes! We can minimize or completely remove most common issues. Most of this is done through posing and lighting. Photoshop can then be used to perfect the images.
Q: What about your studio?
A: We shoot in my studio with beautiful wood floors and a variety of backdrop scenery. This is available with no additional charge with a booked session. We are also available to shoot at your residence under some circumstances!
Q: Can I bring a friend?
A: Please do! Ask us about our group rates as well.
Q: A male boudoir photographer? Um....
A: Ah yes, the proverbial elephant in the room! Some women are uncertain about a male boudoir photographer, some prefer them. We guarantee a completely comfortable, professional, and FUN atmosphere. We find that shooting from a males perspective really adds to the gifting experience. One thing is certain, we will capture images that both you and your man will enjoy!
Q: I need ideas! Can you help?
A: Heck yes! We are here to help. Once your session is booked we can then make recommendations on attire and give you easy ways of making it all come to life.
Q: Will my photos be on the internet?
A: Not unless you say it’s okay! Every client I feature on my website has given me written permission to post her images. Privacy is very important to us. If you decide you don’t want them shared, that is completely fine. If you want to give us permission, I’d LOVE to share them so other women can get an idea of what the experience looks and feels like.
Q: I’m not sure what I want to order yet, can I decide when I see my photos?
A: Yes! After the shoot I welcome you back to the studio to view your images and discuss product options over chocolate and wine. Once you decide on what you’d like to order (album, canvas, etc), it takes about two weeks to edit the images and another two weeks for them to arrive.