COMMON BOUDOIR Q&A
How do I book a session? The best way to schedule is to give us a call at the studio at 919.349.6512. We will go over any questions that you may have and match up calendars to make your reservation. Our schedule changes daily with new appointment bookings which makes it difficult to schedule via email. Standard packages require a 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve a photo session and the remaining balance is due the day of the shoot. If your package is on special then the full amount must be paid at the time of scheduling, and once again is non refundable. Looking for a bigger package but not in your budget right now? Ask about our payment plans! You deserve it!!!
What is your rescheduling and refund policy? All deposits and payments are non- refundable. This guarantees that your reservation is held just for you as well as that we are only booking clients who are serious about showing up for their sessions. If for some reason you need to reschedule you have 30 days to do so without forfeiting your deposit. Any additional extensions will only be made with owner consideration and an extension fee may applied.
What payment methods do you accept? We accept cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard, Discover and AMEX. Payment Plans are available but must be paid in full prior to your session or prior to receiving ANY prints or products. Please contact us for more details.
Where are the sessions done? Most sessions traditionally take place at our main studio in Raleigh, North Carolina or at a location of your choice. Additional fees may apply to on location sessions. Revolution Studios additionally hosts on-location Boudoir Photography events with limited reservations available. For more information about upcoming events please contact the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be put on a contact list to receive that information .
When are you open? We are open Monday thru Friday and take our first appointment at 9:30 and our last at about 3:30 depending on session type.
Can I bring a friend? You are free to bring with you anyone who you feel may add to the enjoyment of your session, but will not distract you or the photographer. Please keep in mind that most tend to relax more in front of the camera when there are no observers on the set. If you can see yourself practicing your best face in front of your friend then great! If not then you may want to save the sharing to when you show off your amazing shots! Children or anyone under the age of 18 are not permitted to ANY boudoir sessions.
What do I bring? The amount of changes you should bring depends on which package you select. We always advise to bring more than you think and then we can help with the final selections at the studio. Items to not forget would be shoes and jewelry as they help your "look" be more complete. While we do not keep an abundance of generic props here we do encourage items from home that you may want to incorporate into your shoot to give it a personal touch.
How do I select photos from my session? Depending on the time of your photo session as well as our availability we may be able to conduct your post print consultation within minutes after your shoot. Simply let us know at the time of scheduling if you are interested. Otherwise we will schedule your post print within 1-2 business days. A standard post print consultation is provided by a client services representative and takes between 45-60 min. During this time we will showcase all of the images from your shoot, present to you our pricing as well as assist you in narrowing down your selections for whatever prints or products you would like to purchase.
Can I purchase digital files? Finished, high-resolution, digital files are available individually or at a discounted rate for the entire collection. All digital images come with a copyright release form for printing and web usage. Pricing varies based on package selected.
Can I snap a few with my camera? We DO NOT allow ANY personal photography during your session including but not limited to digital cameras, cell phone cameras and video. Violators will be asked to leave immediately and will forfeit ALL deposits, certificates, and coupons and may only reschedule with owners consideration.
What happens when I arrive for my session? When you show up to your session, we will take a few minutes to talk, look at the outfits you’ve selected, and quickly organize a shoot outline. We will conduct the session in a very professional matter and will instruct every pose and offer direction in facial expression. So leave any worries on "what to do" at home!
Should I come early? Revolution Studios sets up appointments based on the studios availability with built in time for items like getting settled, administrative paperwork, etc... that won’t interfere with your shooting time. While we need you to be on time to your session please know that we book our appointments back to back so you may have to wait in our waiting area if we are not quite ready for you.
What is your cancellation/rescheduling policy? All cancellations or rescheduling must be done with a 1 week notice otherwise a $25 rescheduling fee will be applied. Due to our back to back scheduling, please note that any client who is 10 or more minutes late, will automatically be rescheduled with our rescheduling fees applied. Clients who do not show for their appointments, forfeit their deposits, certificates, and coupons and may only reschedule with owners consideration.
Do you offer hair and make-up services? Hair design and make-up artistry services are available for an additional fee to enhance your final product. Let's face it...we are not all experts in make-up or how to enhance our look while working against strong lights and flashes. Not to worry…we have experts that can help! Our stylists apply your make-up specific for a photo session to ensure your final product is WOW!!! Please plan on arriving to your session with clean and dry hair and face including no face lotion! It is ok to apply your normal hair products however our stylists reserve the right to reschedule should you not be “styling ready".
Should I tan before my session? While spray tanning or fake baking prior to your session may bring a confidence, please keep in mind that this enhancement may actually be holding us back. Modern technology gives professionals great tools such as filters, digital airbrushing, and skin softening processes, which make skin tones look their absolute best. That being said, tanning of any sorts in excess may make you appear very orange in your photos. Moderation is the definitely the ticket! Be confident in our techniques and as they are a much better enhancement choice!
Who does Boudoir Sessions? At Revolution Studios we see clients of all ages and shapes and sizes. While our average client is 25-45 we have photographed 18-82!!! A boudoir session is not only a TON of FUN but a very empowering experience that is great for your self confidence and self esteem. Clients who visit our studio often are doing the session for a Wedding Gift, Anniversary Gift, Valentine's Day Gift, Birthday Gift, or just for themselves!
But I don’t look like a super model… You do NOT need a “perfect body” to look stunning in your photographs! We all have imperfections or areas that we are insecure about! We have mastered the art of creative lighting and posing to flatter any figure. Additionally, after the shoot we would be happy to work with you to “touch up” any problem areas you are concerned about.
Boudoir For Men??? Yes, at Revolution Studios we offer Sexy Male Photo Sessions!!! So whether she likes you in jeans and a muscle T or just your Underroos.... we've got it covered GQ style.
What is a Couples Boudoir session? This type of session includes lovers in an intimate setting while we document things such as a kiss, caress, and an embrace. These sessions are always fun, never intimidating, uncomfortable or obscene. The idea is to leave much to the imagination but to capture a special moment with your loved one.
Can I do any shots topless or nude? Revolution Studios permits topless photography however does not offer sessions involving complete nudity or "bottomless". That being said we can provide creative posing implying nudity. It is a policy that we are not willing to compromise.
Can I bring a bottle of wine? Revolution Studios does NOT permit ANY drugs or alcohol of any kind inside the studio. In addition, those who come under the influence will be asked to leave.