FAQ

WHERE WILL THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?

Bella Boudoir is located at 1800 Central, Suite 201, in the Crossroads district of beautiful downtown Kansas City.  Call t816-607-1267 for a no-obligation tour!

CAN I BRING A FRIEND TO THE SESSION?

I completely understand how a boudoir shoot can be a very nervous experience. While I do not mind that you bring a friend along we do want to make sure that your session runs as smoothly and flawlessly as possible. I ask that your friend be female only and that she not take any cell phone pictures or videos during the shoot. It is also important to make sure you are completely comfortable in front of the friend you choose to bring. 

IS HAIR AND MAKEUP INCLUDED?

Not only is it included it is required! My professional, licensed hair and makeup artist will enhance your best features and bring out your natural beauty. Should you choose to use your own hair and makeup artist the session fee remains the same.

HOW MANY OUTFITS SHOULD I BRING?

For just the perfect amount of variety, I recommend 3 outfits plus a fourth look using white sheets or nothing at all. Need help choosing your wardrobe? Don't worry, my session guide will provide you with all of my recommendations on styling and preparing for your boudoir session.

HOW LONG DOES THE ACTUAL SESSION TAKE?

Sessions start at 10am and vary in length from client to client. Once my hair and makeup artist is finished working her magic, most sessions include 2-3 hours of camera time. Plan on spending the day with me.

I'VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, WILL YOU HELP ME WITH POSING?

This is my area of expertise.  I will guide you through each pose with both verbal direction and demonstration. Through posing and light, I will capture your best angles and avoid any perceived flaws.

WILL YOU RETOUCH MY PHOTOS?

Advanced beauty retouching is fundamental in creating my signature look. After your session, I select the best images for your reveal. Each image chosen will be retouched to reflect your beauty and to minimize the appearance of any blemishes.

Please note that while I do retouch all images that I include within your proofing gallery, I do not do excessive editing such as body resizing or reshaping. Tattoos or tan lines resulting from tanning beds or spray tans will not be removed or retouched. 

WHEN WILL I SEE MY PHOTOS?

Within one week of your session, your proofs will become available to you in a scheduled, private ordering consultation at the studio. Here we will discuss your options and products and samples will be available to assist in your selections. Orders are expected to be made at this time.

WHICH PHOTOS WILL I SEE?

While I may actually capture up to 200 frames during the course of our session, I only show the portraits that I have determined to have met the Bella Boudoir standard. This is part of the creative process and non-negotiable. Typically, I will show between 50 and 55 images.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDERED PRODUCT?

Handcrafted albums require approximately 4 weeks for manufacture. Other items such as wall art and digital collections can be ready within one week or your proofing consultation.

WILL MY PHOTOS BE PUBLISHED ONLINE?

Your privacy is held in the highest regard as I believe that the portraits we create are private by their very nature. Please be assured that I will not publish the images captured at your session for marketing or purposes of self-promotion without your written permission. Without consent, your images will only been seen by those necessary to produce your ordered products. Client-Photographer Confidentiality Agreements are available upon your request.

HOW MUCH?

A session with Bella Boudoir is a special occasion, and most clients choose to spend between $1600 to $3000 total to create something memorable for themselves or a loved one.

I'M READY TO BOOK MY SESSION, WHAT DO I DO NOW?

To book your session you may call the studio at (816)607-1267 or you can book your session online. Please note that the session fee serves as a retainer of service and is required at booking in order to save your session date. You can find my complete list of business policies here.