Boudoir and Beauty FAQ’s

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This Boudoir and Beauty FAQ’s has been created to help you through the whole boudoir process. It is always my intention to provide nothing but the best service. If there are any other questions about the boudoir and beauty faq’s that I haven’t answered here, don’t hesitate to contact me at (734) 513-8100 or Toll Free  (877) 640-8150

If I order image files, prints or albums, how long does it take to get my finished product?
Do we meet before our session?
Do I have to have my images retouched?
What do I need for my session?
If I send you sample images I found online, can you copy them?
I understand that Memorable Moments retains the copyright, do I have to allow my images to be used for your portfolio?
Are digital files included?
Is hair and makeup included?
Who will be present during my session?
What days are available to book a session?
How and when will I get to see my images?
Can I combine session styles?
What is the difference between a “Light” and a “Dark” session?
How do I schedule a session?
Where do the sessions take place?
What does my session fee include?
How much are your boudoir sessions?
Which session is the best choice for me?
If I want my product for a special occasion, how far in advance should I book my session?
Do I have any input into the fine art album design?
How do I pay for my session? Is there a deposit required?
I would like an album, do I have to pay for that upfront as well?
Do I have any protection that I will receive my product?
What happens if I want to re-schedule my appointment? What if I don’t show up?
After my session, do I have to come to the studio to pickup my files, albums or prints?
Are there any other things I should know to make my session go smoother?

This is quite a common question.  It is important to note that all of these things are dependent on how fast you respond back to us.  Album designs take 7-10 days from when we’ve done your in person reveal to the point that I have a design online for you to approve.  Prints take 3-4 weeks to complete and ship to you.  Once you approve an album design it’s another 2-3 weeks to receive the finished album once you provide your approval of the design.  Therefore the entire process, depending on what you’re ordering, can take about 6-8 weeks in total from the date of your session to get finished goods.  If you are simply ordering high resolution files at your viewing, then it will be 7-10 days to receive those.  If you have ordered an album, you will get the image files as soon as it’s approved so you’re not waiting for those.  High Resolution finished image files are delivered online through Dropbox, again for the convenience of being able to get your product as fast as possible.
If you wish to do an in-person pre-consult, we can certainly do that.  If it’s easier for you, we can do a pre-consult on the phone as well.  Whatever works best for you?   VOUCHER PURCHASERS:  Pre-consults are not available.
I only release beautifully finished images.  I do not provide them without some sort of processing because I take pride in the finished product I provide my clients.  Therefore, raw, unprocessed images are NOT available.
It depends on what package you are going with, so I always suggest that you have a few extra outfits. That way I can select the best combination to give you the most variety in your images.  With a “Light” session have jewelry that is meaning full. Don’t forget those sexy shoes.
I won’t copy, but I can certainly be inspired. I feel very strongly that copying another photographer’s art is unethical.  I will certainly use the images for inspiration, but you need to be sure that you have realistic expectations.  Many images that I am sent are shot with professional models, or even are shot with women that have different body structures.  The environment they are shot in is usually nothing like mine or even lit similar.  And then not all poses are easy to recreate.  The reason models are tall and lanky is because they can typically move their bodies into unusual shapes.  The average woman cannot do this, thereby, making those “model” poses almost impossible to recreate.  So what I’m asking is that you leave the creative part to me.  Send me shots you like for general inspiration.  Create a Pinterest board especially for it and invite me to join.  My Pinterest ID is  I would love to see what you like … just don’t expect me to copy it! And more importantly, add images you find on MY WEBSITE to your Pinterest board.  It is super-duper helpful to see what you like for your style of session. Again, while I don’t always copy and use the exact same poses, I will know what style you really love.
No, you do not. We have carefully worded the contract in such a way that you have the final say as to whether or not we use your images. We understand and respect that many of our clients do not want their images online.  Copyright does however remain with the studio.
Digital versions of your images are not included other than the 3 included in the initial creative fee, unless purchased in various different ways.  Please refer to my pricing brochure for details.
Hair and makeup is $175 for both.  If you wish a second look for a second style, that will be an additional $125.
Can I bring a friend to the session?   If it will make you feel more comfortable to have a friend with you, then we have no problem with that.  However, during the photo shoot portion, they will be asked to sit in your living room and not be in the “studio” space.
Well there is you and me.  Sometimes the stylist will stay if you are getting a change of looks (a female), and I usually have a female assistant with me most of the time.
I typically only book photo sessions on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s.  We usually have a 10 a.m. as the early point in the morning and 2 o’clock in the afternoon as the latest start time.  I can only accommodate two sessions per day, however, if there is more than one of you, the schedule can be changed for your convenience. Reveal sessions are normally scheduled on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s. The studio is closed on Sunday.  IMPORTANT TO NOTE: I am usually booked about 6-8 weeks in advance.  If you need this for a special occasion, then don’t delay because you may not be able to get a date on the schedule.
Your images will be ready to view and order usually within 2 weeks of your session. We normally schedule this time with you when we do your photo session. We gladly come out to your home for the “unveiling” (it’s so much fun). So you’ll want everyone there that is part of the decision making. This method is designed to accommodate the majority of our clients for their comfort.  Plus everyone is very excited to see their images.
I have setup the pricing to allow for the ability to do a combo of styles if you desire.  You purchase one session at full price, and then any additional styled session can be added for $200 each.  Example:  You purchase a light session for $350 (or with a sales voucher), and then add a dark session for $200.  The additional session gives you 3 more additional outfits and another hour of shooting time, as part of the purchase.
LIGHT SESSIONS:  Shot during the daylight for beautiful natural light imagery. They are very light and soft, and very forgiving.  Light images are appropriate for any style of lingerie and for any age.  They are very complimentary images to any skin type as well.  Because of how I process and expose these images, they tend to produce gorgeous skin results, which I know everyone wants.  There is a lot of direct eye connection with the camera and very few “anonymous” style images. The final images you choose will receive basic retouching and are artistically finished.  They are delivered inboth color and black & white.     DARK SESSIONS: Also shot during the day with blackout material over the windows to simulate darkness.  These images are VERY DARK.  Most are shot in silhouette with a lot of back or side lighting.  The lighting used for these can be very harsh and is much harder a light on the skin.  Many of the images have a very anonymous feel to them and very few images even show you looking at the camera. I’ve addressed in another article what is appropriate to wear forthese … sometimes your birthday suit is best!!Lingerie that shows and hugs the body is best for this session.  Nothing pastel in color and boned corsets because they limit movement, are not a good choice.  Deep, dark colors work best.  The final images you choose will receive basic retouching and are artistically finished.  They are delivered in both color and black & white.
When you are ready to book, a non-refundable retainer is required of $350 (or whatever voucher is available at the time you book your session).  If you wish to book our hair and makeup stylist, more outfits and/or a second style of session, this needs to be purchased and paid upfront before the day of your session.  Albums, prints and other items are purchased on the day of your reveal, usually within 2 weeks.
Most sessions are done in the privacy and comfort of your own home. (We come to you.) However we can use any venue you feel comfortable with. Remember with an outside venue there will be the cost of the venue in addition. All of our sessions are at the location of your choice. Session times are only available week days and Saturday’s. Never on Sunday!
Session fees, for LIGHT, DARK OR BEAUTY, includes a one hour Photo session with up to 3 outfit changes, and 3 high resolution, retouched digital files.  Hair and makeup is an additional fee.
Sessions start at $350 plus hair and makeup.  Nude sessions DO NOT fall under the standard session fee.  Please be sure to check out this page for details on the Fine Art Nudes. Full details and collections are available in my custom pricing booklet.  Simply e-mail me and I’ll be happy to send you a copy.
I get this question quite a bit.  There is no right or wrong answer that I can give you.  Both sessions can be a bit nerve wracking if you’ve never done this before.  My DARK sessions, while do have some nudity, don’t have to … it’s only as far as the client will go.  The big difference between the two that will impact your choice is based on the type of light used in each session as described above.  Ask yourself what results you want.  Do you want anonymous, sexy, almost voyeuristic style images … then you’d go dark.  Do you want pretty, beautiful and softer images … then you’d go light.  Are you concerned about how your skin will look … then go light?  Do you have a strong toned body … then a dark session will show off that tone.  If you wish to discuss the choices with me I can certainly give you my opinion on what I think will best suit your needs.  And lastly, if you can’t decide …      DO BOTH!!!
We ask that you give us a minimum of 8 weeks to complete your order factoring in the time frames I’ve provided above and dependent on what you think you might order, and to always add a little buffer time is never a bad idea.
You choose the images that go in the book, and then you approve the final design.  We do not allow you to change the images once they have been picked and the design is approved, as we fully retouch the photos before the book design is done.  You will be asked to submit an approval in an online viewing area for the album.  Once you submit the approval, no further changes can be made as it will then be submitted for printing.
To book your session and confirm your date, the full creative fee of $350 plus hair & makeup $175 (if desired) is due as a non-refundable retainer to book your session (essentially the standard session fee).  Additional session styles and/or outfits will be billed to you before your session as well.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and personal checks.
All product ordered at your reveal session must be paid in full to complete your order.  As mentioned, we accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard and personal checks. Whichever you prefer. For certain larger orders we do have an easy pay option available for albums and prints only.
Yes, when you pay for your session, a full agreement is signed at that time placing Memorable Moments under an obligation to provide your product, which also guarantees delivery times as well.
If you cancel your session prior to 24 hours (1 day) before your scheduled appointment, you’ll receive one complimentary re-booking, as long as that booking occurs within your expiration date of their purchase (VOUCHERS ONLY) or 90 days from the original booked date, whichever comes first.  Further additional cancellations will result in an administration fee of $150 per re-booking.  No-shows or cancellations within the 24 hour period will result in forfeiture of your session and all fees paid.  IF YOU HAVE BOOKED YOUR SESSION AFTER A SALES VOUCHER’S EXPIRATION DATE, YOU FORFEIT THE COMPLIMENTARY REBOOKING.
Typically your order will be shipped to you.  Albums are shipped complimentary.  Files are delivered typically through Dropbox for convenience purposes.  Print orders over $250 are shipped complimentary.  Oversized prints do incur an additional charge due to their size. Shipping is only for South Eastern Michigan. Any other areas will incur an additional shipping fee that is calculated at the time of your order.
We need you to be on time for your session so that we can sort through your attire first. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Be sure to wear loose clothing that does not cause marks on the skin. Example would be tight bra straps, or creases from tight jeans. I would suggest that you wear loose sweat type clothing prior to your session if possible!! And any tight jewelry that you normally wear like watches, etc. should be removed well in advance.  We suggest you may want to also get a pedicure and manicure because your hands and feet are in many of the images.  Just keep in mind that nail color should be neutral, or bright colors such as red or pink if were doing a “Dark” session. We would discourage self-tanning products because they can appear quite orange in the photos, plus if you are tanning, be aware of strap marks.  Retouching tan marks will incur additional charges when ordering your product.