The Boudoir Experience
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Welcome to The Shaina Lee Boudoir Experience! I'm so excited you're here to learn all about what a boudoir session has to offer. One of my favorite things about being a boudoir photographer is helping women of all ages and any body type to obtain a sense of empowerment and self love so they can see themselves confidently as the beautiful person they are in this very moment. Most of us women struggle with self image. Why do we struggle with this? Because we internalize the unrealistic physical expectations that are portrayed through the media and often feel inferior. I'm here to tell you that you are lovely. Do you know you're beautiful? Are you still trying to fit into an impossible mold, thinking you could be perfect if you could just fix one little thing? You are perfectly beautiful now. Rest assured that you will feel relaxed and enjoy plenty of laughter, because these sessions are stress free and fun!
What to Expect During Your Boudoir Session
I know having your photo taken with fewer clothes on than you're used to might be a bit unnerving! When you first arrive, we're not going to dive head first into the photography portion of your session. I'll put on your favorite Pandora station, then we'll take some time to chat and catch up. You'll also have a few minutes to change into your first outfit and I'll explain some of the core poses I use!
The location of your boudoir session is up to you! I work out of a beautiful studio flooded with plenty of natural light in a historic industrial building. If you'd prefer a different location, that works too! If you need help deciding on a location, I'd be more than happy to recommend a few (there are plenty of great hotels and Airbnb spots around the state!). I will challenge you to think outside the box, and brainstorm unique locations that you might have special access to that most people don't. For example, maybe you, or someone in your personal or professional network, can secure permission to a location that would otherwise be off-limits, like a penthouse or private estate. In-home sessions are also a wonderful option, as it is a place where you're most comfortable.
Your session includes my travel time anywhere within a 30 mile radius (60 miles round trip) of my office. If you'd like to conduct your session somewhere outside of this area, I'm always up for an adventure! The travel fee for locations outside my regular area of coverage is $0.75 per mile. I love traveling and am on the road quite often, so I'd love to make it work! If you would like me to meet you in a destination outside of the Connecticut or New York City area for your boudoir session where I don't already have plans to visit, just let me know and I can give you a custom quote.
The Heirloom $1149
1-1/2 hour session | private online gallery | digital delivery of images | 10x10 20-page Heirloom Album
The Keepsake $799
1-hour session | private online gallery | digital delivery of images| 8x8 20-page Heirloom Book
The Elegance $599
45-minute session | private online gallery | digital delivery of images
A travel fee of $0.75 will be added for photo locations outside the 30 miles radius of the 06851 area code.
A la Carte
available in 8x8, 10x10 & 12x12
20 pages..........$750 / $950 / $1200
Additional spreads..........$40 each
Debossed Front Cover..........$30
available in 8x8, 10x10 & 12x12
20 pages..........$400 / $475 / $550
Additional spreads..........$20 each
Debossed Front Cover..........$30
Foil Stamping Front Cover..........$15
Canvas Gallery Wraps
includes 18 mounted prints
prints are mounted on styrene board, which is not affected by humidity or moisture
minimum order is 15 prints
4x6 & 5x7 (Gift Print)..........$20
Investment prices are subject to change without notice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are boudoir sessions for?
Shaina Lee Photography boudoir sessions are for women of any age, size and shape! Whether you're a bride-to-be looking to give a beautiful gift to her future spouse or you're single and looking for a confidence booster, boudoir sessions are a fit for women in any stage of life.
Can I visit the studio before my session?
Absolutely! I love to invite my clients into the studio before their session. This allows us to meet in person and create a certain level of trust and comfort before their session date.
Will I receive any digital photos?
Yes. Photos are delivered to you in a private, password protected online gallery for immediate download. Galleries are available for two weeks, and can be opened again upon request for a fee of $25 per week.
Do you edit the images yourself?
Absolutely! After a boudoir session, I narrow down the images to present to you, which are then professionally edited by myself. I do not provide unedited photographs to my clients, as it would be similar to buying a car that is only partially assembled. You deserve only the very best!
Do I need to have my hair and makeup done by a professional?
By no means should you put any pressure on yourself to have your hair and makeup done by a pro (I love creating natural portraits of my gorgeous clients featuring their natural beauty). If you do want some recommendations for professional hair stylists and makeup artists, feel free to reach out! I've worked with some of the best in the industry, and would be more than happy to send you their information.
What outfits should I wear?
There are endless choices when in comes to boudoir outfits. Some women like to stick with a sexier look (lace lingerie, baby dolls, bodysuits, etc), while others like to go with a cozier vibe (a chunky knit sweater, knee high socks, an off the shoulder cotton shirt, etc.). I personally love when my clients come with a huge mix of outfits, because it allows us to narrow down some of your favorites together! For a bit of outfit inspiration, check out my Boudoir Outfit Pinterest Board.
Do you travel?
Yes! I LOVE to travel, especially if my photography is bringing me to new places! I am available for destination sessions worldwide. Shoot me a message for destination session pricing.
Do you offer payment plans?
Payment plans are available upon request. Since each client is unique, I'm happy to create a payment plan to fit her needs. Final balances must be received two weeks before the session date.
I'm ready to book. What's next?
To reserve your session date, I require a signed contract and a non-refundable retainer fee of $300. Once I have received both from you, your session is officially booked!
For additional details and questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know you have unlimited options when it comes to choosing a boudoir photographer. It means the world that you have considered me to create the beautiful, elegant and intimate portraits you deserve!