Frequently Asked Questions:

Will my Photos be published online?

No. Your privacy is of utmost concern to me. The only way your photos will be online is if you choose to allow their use for my portfolio, or social media. If you choose to allow this, you will also have control of which ones used. Any photos you see on this site, or social media have been agreed upon by the clients, and myself.

I have never done this before, and have no idea how to pose. Can you help?

Absolutely! I have specialized in this type of posing, and now how to guide you into what looks the best for you. You'll probably also get the experience of me demonstrating poses, which is always good for a laugh.

Can I bring a friend to my photo shoot?

The whole idea of a boudoir photo shoot can seem very intimidating, and I want you to be as comfortable as possible. That being said we do want to make sure everything goes smoothly with few distractions. To that end, I request if you are going to bring a friend, they be limited to one female guest. This also needs to be someone you are going to be very comfortable posing in front of.

How long will my session take?

This will vary some, but typically expect 2-3 hours. I don't like to rush anyone, and allow you to get comfortable at your speed.

How many outfits should I bring? I don't have anything I think is good, what can I wear?

Usually it is going to be better to limit yourself to three outfits. It is better to work through a progression of images in three outfits, this allows you to get comfortable with the process.  As part of my retainer, we will do a pre-shoot consultation where you get to know me a little better, and we discuss what will be good for you, and what you are comfortable with.

Do I get professional retouching for my photos?

Every photo gets some sort of retouching, from minor light, and color enhancements, to blemish removal. I don't do any retouching to change body shape or remove tattoos, tan-lines, etc. The types of changes are always visible, and distract from the purpose, which is being comfortable with the real, beautiful you!

Ben Messer

Photographer