Frequently Asked Questions
Marilyn Scavo, a female photographer with 23 combined years of photography and teaching experience will coach you into sexy poses and ensure that you’re comfortable throughout the shoot. Though she is more than secure behind the camera, it’s her job to make clients comfortable in front of it. You will experience a welcoming, positive environment during your boudoir photo shoot where you can relax and have fun while flaunting your sensuality.
Should I wait until I'm happier with my weight or shape up?
There really is no need. Makeup, posing and lighting usually do the trick and retouching (a.k.a "candle lighting") is always available.
How will I know what to do once I get there... It's my first time doing something like this?
It may be your first time but it’s not hers!! Marilyn will guide you every step of the way. With her years of experience photographing women Marilyn has worked with every body type and personality.
First she will take a look at the outfits you brought and get an idea of what you are looking for. Then Marilyn will get to know a bit about you during hair and makeup. Later she will guide you step by step into each pose. She will tell you where to look, when to smile, even what to do with your hands.
After your photo shoot you get to preview your images and discuss editing options. If your package includes a CD you get to take it home the same day.
How can I be sure the person I am taking the photos for will like them?
You can't go wrong with a gift like this. It is original, intimate, personal and it is the gift of you! What's not to like? Besides this should also be a gift for yourself, you deserve it! The experience is also quite ego boosting.
Who else is in the studio when I go in for my photo shoot?
Marilyn, her makeup artist and assistant, an all-female team, will be waiting when you arrive. Marilyn will go over your ideas and clothing. If you have chosen to have your hair and makeup done with us, we will get started on your beauty makeover. Once the photos have been taken, Marilyn will sit with you to review the images. All editing and printing is done in-house so the images never leave the studio.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, you may bring a friend. Female friends will be able to stay during the photo shoot if it makes you feel more comfortable. Male friends and spouses may come in and stay until makeup is complete and will be asked to step out when shooting begins unless it is a couples shoot which should be discussed in advance.
What should I bring?
Bring along a selection of lingerie, sexy tops, or something unique to you. Although less is more, don't worry about bringing too much. A minimum of two outfits is suggested and don't forget your shoes!!
How long will I be at the studio?
This depends on which product you have selected. Most packages range anywhere from one to two hours unless it is an outdoor shoot or all day package.
What should I do with my hair?
Fix your hair the way you would for a night out or have our amazing stylist do it for you!
Should I bring alcohol to relax me?
Not necessary but if you feel you must, then bring it... It's 5 o'clock somewhere!! We don't judge, as a matter of fact Marilyn might join you for a mimosa, glass of wine or shot of whisky (even if it is only 10am)!
When can I see my images?
Instant Gratification!! Right after the shoot you will sit to view your images. If you chose to purchase digital images you will receive them the same day. Albums will take 3-4 weeks from the date you select your images. All images will be placed on a private online gallery for 30 days if digital proofs were not purchased.
What is Skin Smoothing?
Skin smoothing is a filter that can be applied to all of the images while viewing and discussing your photos. The charge for this filter is minimal for the results and some packages already include it. The filter was created by Marilyn herself and she likes to call it "candle light". It will eliminate minor blemishes, bumps, dents, lines, veins and wrinkle. Although it is magic, it doesn't do nips and tucks!! But don't worry, there's more...
What is Body Sculpting, Photo Retouching, Photoshop?
We told you there was more!! Body Sculpting, Photo Retouching, Photo Shopping (however you prefer to call it) will nip, tuck, shape, take away, or enhance. Marilyn prefers to keep it as natural as possible but... It's really up to the look you want.
What happens if I can't make it to my appointment?
All cancelations/reschedulings require a 24 hour notice. If you do not call to rescheule your appointment within 24 hours you will be subject to a $100 rescheduling fee. No shows will NOT be rescheduled or refunded.
What to Expect: In a nutshell
• Arrive 5 minutes before your appointment to discuss your outfit and any ideas you may have.
• You need to arrive with your hair and makeup ready to go if you did not wish to have us do it for you.
• If we are going to do your hair and makeup, please arrive with clean dry hair and a clean face.
• You will be guided into the most flattering and sexy poses. (Don't worry if you think you are not photogenic, that is the photographers job!)
• After the shoot Marilyn will download and discuss editing options.
• Any products you chose will be printed professionally in house.
Ideas of what to bring or bring nothing at all, it's up to you!
Men's Shirt or Tie
Wedding lingerie, veil and tiara
Contact us if you have any other questions!