Salty Charlie Studios | Boudoir Experience FAQ

boudoir |FAQs

What does Boudoir even mean? 

A French word for a woman's private sitting room or bedroom.  It is also a term used to describe a genre of photography dating back to the 1920s.  Boudoir is defined by each person differently, so whatever you decide Boudoir is for you is perfect and cannot be disputed.  Boudoir photography encompasses genres such as glamour photography, fine art nude photography, erotic photography or simply beauty portraiture.  Salty Charlie Studios features all types of Boudoir:  Bridal Boudoir, Maternity Boudoir, Fitness Boudoir, Couples Boudoir, Pinup Boudoir, Nude Boudoir, Erotic Boudoir, Artistic Boudoir, Outdoor Boudoir, High End Editorial Boudoir even Pizza & Beer Boudoir.  These are meant to embrace one's sensuality and sexuality without shame, but instead in an intimate celebration of sorts of one's true self and individuality.

I've never done this before, I'm NOT a model, is a Boudoir session really for me?! 

I genuinely believe that every person should experience an Boudoir session.  It is for EVERY type of person, every type of body, every age (well 21 & over) every walk of life.  Read our Love Notes section for some recent Client testimonials.  I absolutely adore finding the beauty in every Client of mine and interpreting that through my photography.  For once, they get to see themselves through another person's eyes.  Show me your beauty, your sexy and I will make the most incredible images of you that you will have ever owned.  A momento to have for years to come, to trigger you back to the amazing experience of your Boudoir session, where you stepped outside your comfort zone and left it all at the door and let go of any insecurities and decided to stretch your boundaries to empower and love your stripped down self.

How far in advance should I book? 

I recommend that my Clients have their shoots scheduled about 2 months prior to when they need the finished product in hand.  It's never too early to get booked with me.

Can I bring someone to my Photo Session or to my Reveal Session? 

Sometimes a best friend is exactly what you need to calm your nerves and give you the reassurance that you need to get started with your session, and I do not mind that, I may put them to work though holding a reflector or fan ;)  Females only please, simply notify me the week of your shoot.  If you want more than one friend, consider doing a Girls Day Out or Boudie Babes Bash instead... so much fun, ask about group rates!!!  This would make an unforgettable and unique gift for a Bride from her Bridesmaids!

Where will my Boudoir session take place? 

I welcome travel.  We can choose from Airbnb, Bed & Breakfasts, Motels, Outdoors, even a lifestyle shoot in your home.  I also have partnered with other local photographers and have studio options available.  I like having the choice and not being limited to only one space.

What should I wear? 

This is the most asked question I get.  I have created a document, SALTY PRIMPING GUIDE, that I will email to you once you complete the booking process, that talks about wardrobe, makeup & other important details.  Don't stress about it too much, the key is to choose something that you feel AMAZING and comfortable in.  You will also have access to "Charlie's Closet" which is full of lingerie, heels, headpieces, body jewelry, furs in a wide range of sizes!  Even if you show up with nothing, we would have an epic shoot, trust me.

How many images are taken? 

Typically around 50 images are captured and artistically edited during full sessions.  That includes detail shots such as well as full bodyscapes.  It does not take into consideration if there are B&W versions of color images.

What if I want to get a little more, ummm, risqué? 

Get it, girl! (or guy)  I have shot plenty of risqué scenes but limit my online showcase simply due to the privacy of my Clients.  It is a personal thing and I want to keep it intimate for the people that my Clients choose to share their images with.  But I am game for anything legal, you will not make me blush.

How much can I expect to spend and on what kinds of products? 

Prices subject to change.... Creative Booking Fee is 299 for individuals, 399 for couples.  Minimum Ala Carte is 500, most items are 250.  Packages begin at 600.  Most Clients spend from 700 - 1400, simply depends on their product choices.  I offer Luxury Leather Albums, Heirloom Boxes with Fine Art Prints, Metal Wall Art, High-Resolution Digitals and more.  Easy, no interest Payment Plans are available.  I accept PayPal and credit cards also. *6% sales tax will apply

Does everyone have to see my images? 

You're the BossBabe, so only if you consent, do I share images I see fit to.  If you see an image on my website or Facebook, or anywhere else, that means that I have written permission from that individual to use their image in my portfolio.  I have two levels of Model Releases, either an Anonymous Shots Only or Full Model Release.  You secret is safe with me, I know that there are professions that do not allow for this type of thing.  You can rest ABSOLUTELY assured that your images will never be shared by me if that is what you choose.  I do not use an outside editor, I do all my own editing by hand.

Send me a message if you have any questions!