Boudoir Tips – Common Boudoir Questions

February 26, 2014

common boudoir questions

This business has really been a labor of love for me, and I want nothing more than for my clients to see the value in what I do, so it has become very clear that educating clients on the process and what to expect is mandatory!

I want my clients to feel as informed and comfortable as possible, as it gives them the ability to be an educated consumer. Then, hopefully, they clearly can see the value in what we do here at Boudoir Los Angeles and trust that I’ll give them the best experience imaginable.

These are the most common boudoir questions:

Q: Can you make me look like the “models” on your site?

Most of the women I work with aren’t professional models. This includes the photos on the website.  These women are real people — mothers, daughters, wives, fiancées, girlfriends, etc. — with dreams and insecurities, just like you and me, and every one of them is beautiful and unique. Boudoir photography is designed to bring out the best side of you, so that you look fabulous in your photographs.

Q: Can you make me look twenty pounds lighter in a sexy boudoir photography shoot?

Am I able to make you look twenty pounds lighter in your boudoir shoot? The honest answer is yes, I can. As a professional photographer, I know how to pose and which lighting to use to make you to look your best. I have been retouching photos for more than a decade, so I have a few tricks up my sleeve, but I am a firm believer in the natural beauty of women, and I am convinced that your dress size has nothing to do with how attractive or sexy you can be.

With that in mind, I retouch the photos in a way that only enhances them. I have been shooting fashion and editorial work for years, so I’m not going to lie, I LOVE retouching! Every photo needs some retouching, and every photo we see on the newsstands and in the magazines has been retouched. Retouching can do amazing things.  Yes, it can be abused, but I don’t believe I am guilty of that. Seeing as we compare ourselves to who we see every day and are somehow convinced that we can’t look like that, I am here to show you, YOU CAN!

It’s time to level the playing fields and show you that with the right photographer, lighting, equipment and tools you can be just as glamorous.

A boudoir session with me is guaranteed to bring out your fabulous most sexy self, and although I will help you become the most beautiful person you can be in these photographs, I will not transform you into someone who you’re not. Through my photography, I want to help you appreciate the unique radiance that already exists inside of you, not create something else that isn’t real.

Q: I’m normally very shy and conservative, so will I look nervous in the photos?

Boudoir photography is an incredibly empowering experience, and although the session may not transform you into a daring vixen, it will help you be come more confident, which will show up in your finished photographs. Also, you’re not doing this alone. Our team will be there to help you pose and relax, and you’ll probably have more fun than you thought you would. I love what I do, so most can’t help but feed off of my enthusiasm and have a good time as well! Okay, the champagne helps, too!

Q: Are your packages very expensive?

For top-of-the line customization, the value meets the price. We maintain a dynamic range of products and unparalleled services at our custom photography studio.


  • Offer the finest portraiture services available.
  • Create timeless images that match our high standards.
  • Provide photographs which are professionally edited, color corrected and retouched.
  • Keep you and your total experience in mind.
  • Offer our specialty fine art products that you will appreciate for a lifetime.

Q: Do you provide the outfits?

No, but I can advise you on what looks best. You will have a design consultation when you book the session, and we will send you a list of stores I love as recommendations.

Q: What type of outfits do you recommend?

Outfits that you feel confident in. Every woman is different, and a sexy panty/bra set may work for one person, while a slinky off the shoulder sweater may be best for another. If you have any questions about an outfit, don’t hesitate to ask during our consultation. We also have stylists that can be booked for a day of styling at your request.

Q: Do you offer hair and makeup?

Marisa Leigh Photography works with world-class celebrity make-up and hair stylists which are available for your session.

Q: How far in advance do I need to book a boudoir appointment?

The sooner the better. Usually a minimum of 2-3 weeks before your chosen date is optimal, and weekends fill up faster than weekdays. Keep this in mind if you are giving this as a gift. It can take up to six weeks to get your album or image box.

Q: I am a plus size woman and all the girls on your website look skinny. Can you work with me?

Of course! Just because my samples may not seem to be very diverse, I work will all woman regardless of dress size.

Q: Who is Marisa?

I am! Read more about me in the Bio section of my website.

Book a session with us today!  You won’t regret it!


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