20 Questions To Ask a Boudoir Photographer
Here are my top questions to ask a boudoir photographer
When it comes to choosing a boudoir photographer, research is key. For most women they’ve never booked a professional photographer before, and knowing what questions to ask a boudoir photographer can be a bit of a fog.
I'm here to help you understand the industry better so that you can make a decision that's right for YOU.
Most boudoir photographers are freelance or self employed and pretty much every photographer has their own:
- Photography style
- Pricing structure
- Privacy standards
- Way of working and
- Studio set up
Knowing the right questions to ask a boudoir photographer
Hi I'm boudoir photography expert Alexandra Vince. I've run my boudoir photography company FOR YOUR EYES ONLY PORTRAITS for 20 years and we've photographed over 20,000 women and appeared on the BBC.
I’m here to help you through the maze of different options for boudoir photography studios in the UK. I’ve written a list of useful questions that you can ask on your journey of selecting the perfect boudoir photographer for you. Let me be your guide! The questions will help you find a boudoir photographer you can trust with a style of photography that’s perfect for you.
Run through my list of useful questions to ask a boudoir photographer when you're doing your reseach... or book a no obligation 15 minute call with me to go through any questions.
20 Questions To Ask a Boudoir Photographer
Top 3 questions
- Are you the person who will be photographing me? (Make sure to find this out and If possible speak with your photographer on the phone before the shoot. It will help you to relax before your shoot and on the day.)
- How many boudoir sessions have you shot? (Ideally you want someone who knows what they’re doing - the main thing here is their experience in directing.)
- How long have you been a boudoir photographer? (It doesn’t matter how long they’ve been shooting boudoir, but this should be reflected in their price, the less experienced should be cheaper.)
4./ Is boudoir photography all you do? / Do you specialise in boudoir sessions? (A lot of photographers have started to add on boudoir photography to their 'general photography' portfolio, i.e. they also shoot families, business head shots, pets etc — which is a sign they’re not an expert in boudoir photoshoots. You deserve an expert, not a jack of all trades.)
5./ Can you describe your boudoir studio experience from start to finish? (This is important so that you can visualise what’s going to happen. It’s also important because it may highlight areas that affect your comfort during the shoot, especially if you’re nervous.)
5./ Who is in the room when I’m being photographed? (In my experience it’s best when you are alone with a female photographer. A friend or chaperone can make you focus your attention on them, which will affect your studio experience and the resulting photos.)
Questions to ask with confidence
6./ Is boudoir photography all you do? / Do you specialise in boudoir sessions? (A lot of photographers have started to add on boudoir photography to their 'general photography' portfolio, i.e. they also shoot families, business head shots, pets etc — which is a sign they’re not an expert in boudoir photoshoots. You deserve an expert, not a jack of all trades.)
7./ Can you describe your boudoir studio experience from start to finish? (This is important so that you can visualise what’s going to happen. It’s also important because it may highlight areas that affect your comfort during the shoot, especially if you’re nervous.)
8./ Who is in the room when I’m being photographed? (In my experience it’s best when you are alone with a female photographer. A friend or chaperone can make you focus your attention on them, which will affect your studio experience and the resulting photos.)
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9./ Why do women choose you over other photographers, what is your unique selling point? (For example, my unique selling point extends past my artistic photographic style — it’s also the trusted confidence boosting studio experience I offer women, (as seen on BBC), my skin smoothing flattering studio lighting, my vast knowledge of directing women into flattering studio poses, and the guaranteed all female private and confidential service. In short, my USP is the empowering photographic experience, and my reputation as leading boudoir photographer in the UK, and my trusted confidential service.)
10./ Will you direct me into all the poses?
11./ What should I bring to wear?
12./ Where is your studio located, is it private?
Questions to ask with confidence
13./ Can I see your price list?
14./ Do you sell the digital images?
15./ Is airbrushing included in the price?
16./ What happened to my photographs after my shoot?
17./ Who airbrushes my pictures?
18./ Do you use a large lab to print my pictures or are you printing them yourself?
19./ Can I bring a friend?
20./ Do you use my pictures on your Instagram Facebook or on your Website?
21./ Who owns the copyright to my pictures after the shoot?
22./ Which category describes your style of boudoir photography best? — 1./ artistic 2./ glamour 3./ pornographic 4./ sexy 5./ tasteful nude 6./ modern lingerie. 7./ classy
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We promise to get the absolute best out of your body shape and make you look and feel sensational!
Boudoir photography expert Alexandra Vince
My ethos is to have fun and love your body.
Over the years, I've worked with lots of women who have lost their sense of femininity. I help them by showing them it's ok to be whatever shape they are with my photographic portraits. I give them that fresh persepective they need to see their body in a more positive light.
Over the last 20 years of working full time in my industry I have seen how women can disconnect from their bodies, I help them by creating photographs that make them feel seen and loved.
My particular area of expertise is in my boudoir poses, which I have developed here in the FYEO studio with the help of over 20, 000 clients. I have trained photographers in the art of boudoir photography since 2005 - collectively our work has appeared on the BBC and been featured for the confidence boosting artistic photography which we consistently deliver clients from our comfortable boudoir studio setting.
My name is Alexandra I am an expert boudoir photographer and I know all the secret questions to ask a boudoir photographer!
I pioneered boudoir photography for women back in 2002 and my boudoir photographers here at FYEO have now photographed over 20,000 women!!
I trained 20 female photographers to do the most amazing studio work and collectively we’ve photographed women of all ages, shapes and sizes.
Back when I started in 2002 there were no other boudoir photographers to compare to, or get inspiration from. So I was starting from scratch. The only photographers shooting naked women were glamour photographers. In the world of professional glamour photography the photographers were mostly male and their view of women was somewhat old fashioned, which I can’t stand!!
- self discovery
- a safe private studio with no interruptions or violation of privacy.
Why choose FYEO Portraits?
The FYEO® Studio Guarantee — you'll be one to one with a female boudoir photographer in a private studio, you'll be fully directed into beautiful photographic poses which are guaranteed to flatter your body.
Our promise of confidentiality is guaranteed by our all female team — your pictures are airbrushed exclusively by the FYEO® Girls.
The FYEO® boudoir studio experience offers you a unique body sculpting boudoir photo shoot, only available from the trademarked FYEO® studios. Each studio features the FYEO® body sculpting platform, professional boudoir lighting and glamorous wind tunnel for your hair.
At FYEO Boudoir we'll get the very best out of your body shape, we promise. You won't believe how amazing you'll look. That's guaranteed, or we'll shoot you again.
See You soon.
The FYEO Girls