FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Marilyn Scavo, a female photographer with over two decades of boudoir photography 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 photoshoot where you can relax and have fun while flaunting your sensuality.
SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL I AM HAPPIER WITH MY WEIGHT OR SHAPE UP?
There really is no need. Makeup, posing, and lighting usually does the trick, and retouching (a.k.a "candle lighting") is always available.
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS... HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO?
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 and men, 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 photoshoot, you get to preview your images and discuss products and editing options.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION AND DO YOU SCHEDULE PHOTOSHOOTS ON THE WEEKEND?
Studio hours are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm. We generally have two sessions a day depending on the package you choose, the first session is from 10 am - 2 pm and the second session is from 2 pm -6 pm. Some packages require a full day. Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for location shoots, out-of-town shoots, and packages starting at $2000.00 and up.
HOW CAN I BE SURE THE PERSON I AM TAKING THE PHOTOS FOR WITH 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 a self-esteem booster.
WHO ELSE WILL BE AT THE STUDIO WHEN I GO IN FOR MY PHOTOSHOOT AND WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Marilyn, her makeup artist, and assistant; an all-female team, will be waiting when you arrive.
First, the wardrobe consultation; Marilyn will go over your ideas and clothing and come up with the perfect set for each of your looks. Next, if you have chosen to have your hair and makeup done with us, you will slip into a comfy robe and we will get started on your beauty makeover. Once the photos have been taken, Marilyn will sit with you to review the images and select your favorites while also showing you samples of printed products.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND?
Yes, you may bring a friend. A female friend 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 TYPES OF COUPLES DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH AND DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH COUPLES HAVING SEX?
This question may seem odd to some of you reading this, but we do receive calls and emails on a regular basis addressing this question. We work with all types of couples but we do not photograph anyone having sex or engaging in any form of sexual acts, regardless if they are in a couple, alone, or in a group. Photos may appear extremely intimate but they are completely directed and posed. We create classy, elegant, and sexy boudoir photographs, not pornography.
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 you may bring your shoes or you can borrow a pair from our closet full of red bottoms!!
HOW LONG WILL I BE AT THE STUDIO?
This depends on which product you have selected. Most packages that include hair and makeup take an average of four hours unless it is an 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! Soft curls will add body and movement to your photos.
SHOULD I BRING ALCOHOL TO RELAX?
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 (even if it is only 10 am)!
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 and download them the same day on our password-protected, online gallery. Retouched Images and 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?
See sample below.
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 "candlelight". It will eliminate minor blemishes, bumps, dents, lines, veins, and wrinkles. 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?
See sample below.
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 and may incur a $25 rescheduling fee. If you do not call to reschedule your appointment within 24 hours you will be subject to a $100 rescheduling fee. No shows will NOT be rescheduled or refunded.
SKIN SMOOTHING SAMPLE
BODY SCULPTING SAMPLE
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 sit with you to view your images, discuss editing options and show you product samples.