FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where does my session take place?
Your session will take place in my home studio in Torrance, CA. I have two rooms dedicated to studio space and you’ll literally feel right at home! If you prefer to shoot at your home or a hotel room, we can discuss that as well. My goal is that you feel as comfortable as you can during the shoot and I am happy to come to you.
Can I bring someone with me to the shoot?
You’re welcome to bring a friend to the beginning portion of your session, and makeup session, if you are opting for it. Keep in mind that for the shoot itself, even a best friend or family member can be distracting because the attention isn’t completely on you. While I’m photographing your session, I prefer if there are no others in the room – so while we shoot, your friend can relax in my home or grab coffee and shop just a couple of minutes away.
If your friend, partner or husband wants to meet me to ensure I am not a crazy cat lady with bad intentions, they are welcome to come in and meet me as well!
Is makeup included or can I do my own?
I offer full makeup with my sessions upon request, it is not included and why my sessions are so affordable. With that said, I work with an amazing make up artist who has over 17 years of experience with beauty makeup. She charges $100 per session and will spend 1 hour with you prior to the shoot. Let me add that getting your makeup done sets the tone for your session. It gives you time to relax, get to know us better and feel pampered. If you have a very specific style of make up and hair in mind, and would like to save on cost, I recommend you come with hair and make up already done.
I am not a model, I don't know how to pose like one and I don't look like one
From my experience as a photographer, this is one of the biggest concern for my clients. But I am here to tell you, DO NOT PANIC! I work with clients who have never done any modeling or even a photoshoot of any kind before. I will guide you through every pose during our session. There are classic poses that most clients will love and new poses that will be just right for you. And every client I have worked with is always pleasantly surprise with how easy and fun it is to pose for boudoir. So relax and know I am be guiding you throughout your session to ensure you love the way you look! I gotcha you!
When will I be able to see my session images? How long does it take to get my fully retouched images back?
About 1-2 days after your shoot, I will send you a link to your online gallery so you can view your images from the shoot. You will have 7 days to complete your order (choose the number of image and which images you would like me to retouch) and pay for it. I have a online payment system or you can pay in person.
If you purchased digital files, they will be made available upon payment via instant download by Google Drive. I will also mail you a USB drive with the retouched digital files you’ve purchased 7-10 after you have made your selections.
If you’ve purchased other items like an album, canvas or prints, we’ll go over your order together and you will see a proof of the item before it goes out to be created and delivered to you. About a week to 10 days later your gorgeous purchases will arrive at your doorstep.
I am older and not as thin or feel as pretty as the women I see on your site. Do you think I am a good candidate for boudoir and can I have a successful shoot?
100 PERCENT! I don’t work with only model-looking women, I work with everyday women, from working moms, to housewifes, to CEO's, women from all walks of life. I also regularly work with women over 40 and up. As you can understand, not everyone I work with will want their photo on my website, so you may not see someone who looks like you. But I photograph women of all ages, shapes, races and sizes. The women on my website are real women just like you who went through makeup and hair, put together thoughtful wardrobes and trusted me and my makeup artitst to help them look and feel sexy. My images are impeccably and carefully retouched to bring out the best in you. I will do the same for you. Boudoir photography is for EVERY woman and I am certain you will love the results!
I am concerned about my scars, cellulite, dark circles and stretch marks. Can that be fixed with retouching?
Retouching is included with every session (the number of images that get retouched will depedend on the package you choose). A la carte retouching is also available (ask me during our session). I remove scars as requested, acne, blemishes, stretchmarks and cellulite in addition to bruises and any other marks you may have on the day of your session! And yes! I do fix dark circles too! And If there’s something you feel particularly self-conscious about, let me know during your session and I will do my best to work around it!
Is sharing my session images online required in order to work with Aline Boudoir Photography?
My boudoir sessions are 100% private and images are NEVER shared anywhere without your permission (I have a photo release for those clients who choose to share their images on my Website and or Social Media). But there’s absolutely NO requirement to share images in order to book a session.