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1. Will I have a female  photographer?
Yes, your boudoir photographer is always Nicola.

2. Who will do my Make-Over and how long will it take?
We have a team of highly professional make-up artists, depending on the day of your shoot you have Michelle Sisson, or Sarah Lousie Elliott . Allow 1.5-2 hours for your Make-Over.

3. Do I have any say in the types of shots I want?
We have a chat before the shoot about your fave types of photos and we’ll discuss what is most suitable for you

4. Do you do traditional leather albums instead of the Photobook?
Yes, we can do leather albums, these are slightly more expensive but very luxurious!

5. Can my friend come with me?
You are more than welcome to bring a pal and one female friend can even sit in for the shoot with you.

6. How many photos do you take and do I choose the ones I want for my Album?
I take about 200-400 photos spaced over the number of poses stated for the package you have booked. I then pick out the very best ones from each pose to edit. You then see your final edited images in your gallery.

7. If I need to change the date of my booking is my deposit transferable?
Yes, if you rebook within 3 months. Your deposit is non-refundable if you cancel or don’t turn up.

8. Do I need to bring my own outfits?
Not necessary, we have loads of fabulous corsets, waspies, stockings, veils, gloves etc, you’ll need to bring your own black knickers and some high shoes - thats all!  If you’d rather bring your own outfits then we have lots of advice about what to buy.

9. I’m very shy and not sure I’m brave enough for a Boudoir Photo shoot?
Everyone is shy and very nervous! - you’re only human! We do understand how scary it can be but we promise that as soon as you arrive you’ll forget your nerves and have a great time!

10. I’m a teacher, can you assure me that no images will go online?
We always seek express permission from you before we put any images online, its totally fine if you’d rather keep them private.

11. Shall I have a spray tan?
No! Caucasian skin always photographs much better the paler you are - believe me - it does make a HUGE difference to the quality of your images - step away from the tan!

12. I really need to lose weight - what's the ideal size for a shoot?
Any size!!!! If you’d feel better losing a few pounds then go for it but its not necessary at all for us to achieve a gorgeous look!

13. Can you get rid of my tattoos?
Yes, no problem at all - we can also smooth scars too if required

14. How long do the shoots take?
A Le Boudoir 12  shoot will take approx 3.5 hours from the start of the Make-Over until you leave.

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15. How many changes of lingerie should I bring?
Each package has its own number of suggested outfits to bring. You are welcome to bring more and we can chose together. If you want more outfit changes then we can always upgrade you to a bigger package.

16. Can I bring my hair extensions?
Yes of course! Our Make-Over artists will attach them and style in with your normal hair.

17. How much re-touching do you do? I still want to look like me!
We are very proficient at re-touching and editing - in fact this is what makes us stand out from other Boudoir photographers. We pay special attention to lumps and bumps, spots etc but we never change you so much you’re unrecognisable! You’re just a smoother more polished version of your usual self - don’t forget that make-up and lighting go a long way to achieving our final look too.

18. All the girls on your website are gorgeous, are they all models?
No! Only about 5% of my shoots are with models - they are mostly normal everyday girls just like you!

19. Can I pay off my balance in instalments?
Yes, as long as the full balance is paid by the day of your shoot

20. Can I pay by credit card?
We don’t accept credit cards at the present time but you can use your card to pay by PayPal. We also accept cash, cheques or bank transfer.

21. Are you qualified?
Nicola is a fully qualified Licentiate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and has been a professional photographer for over 12 years.

22. I’ve seen much cheaper boudoir photographers advertised online - why should I choose My Boudoir?
Gosh, where do I start! If you’re looking at one of the more popular ‘chain’ boudoir photo studios then they do offer ridiculously cheap shoots - of course when you look into this, the photos/albums/discs are bought separately at very inflated prices. They make their money from their products and they do persuade you to buy more. These shoots are always more expensive than MyBoudoir in the end - the photos are lovely but as you want them all it can cost you a small fortune! At MyBoudoir we include everything you want up front - stunning Make-Over, Albums or Discs.

If you’ve seen a fabulous ‘deal’ on one of the discount voucher sites such as Groupon, then do be VERY careful. Groupon is a great place for advertising your new foray into Boudoir and to get some clients for your new Boudoir portfolio - however the photographer makes virtually next to nothing from each shoot (even after heavy discounting Groupon take 50% of money made from each booking). If you were that photographer how much effort would you be putting into working for free? Would you pay a top-notch professional make-up artist? Would you buy the best Albums or editing software? Would you spend a lot of time on skilled editing? Would you care about customer service? Probably not. Unfortunately the wedding forums are littered with disappointed brides who never received their Boudoir photos in time or were un
happy with the way they looked. Most girls only come for a shoot once or twice in their lives - so pick carefully!

We use the best make-up artists and have an excellent eye for making the very best out of what you’ve got - you can see the quality for yourself! We have been photographing Boudoir shoots for over 5 years and have done literally hundreds and hundreds of gorgeous shoots, this all means you can be assured of a totally professional dedicated service!

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