Boudoir portrait experience information


Q: Do you have a stylist, or do I have to do my hair and makeup?

I have a fantastic team of babes in my style team that I love and trust. I won’t let anyone else but these ladies work on my clients, as they know how to create flawless hair and makeup looks for my clients, so they are camera ready. You do have the option to do your hair and makeup, of course! However, I warn clients that doing your makeup or day to day makeup is not the same as photography makeup! It is a different application process and looks. After you see yourself in the mirror at the end of your hair and makeup experience, you might be shocked by how you look. But trust me when you see the photos you are going to love it.

Q: What is included in your session fee? 
The session fee of $379 includes a pre-session consult, professional hair and makeup, a 30-minute session with Heather Elizabeth and then a separate viewing session to pick your favorite photographs that you will schedule for two weeks after your photo session. 

Q: How long until I get to see my photos? 

Your photos will be artistically edited and ready to reveal approximately two-three weeks after your session date.

Q: How do I select my favorite images? 

You will select your favorite images at your separate viewing session two weeks after your photoshoot. Come back into the studio to our reveal room to see your beautiful photos and select your favorites. After we narrow it down to your MUST haves, we go over product pricing such as albums, wall art, and digital images. To see all product pricing click here. 

Q: How should I prepare for my shoot? 
My Ultimate Boudoir Guide provides my clients with so much information on prepping for their session. From wardrobe to hair and makeup to what to wear on the day of.  

Q: There is quite a range between pretty and risqué on your site… do I have a choice?

YES! What is empowering about this experience is that it is all in your control. This portrait experience is about how you want to be seen and how beautiful the world sees you. In your pre-session guide and consult, we go over what looks appeal to you so that when it comes to your session, I know exactly how I will photograph you in a way that you will love.  

Q: Where will my shoot take place?
Most of my sessions take place at my beautiful New York style loft studio located in Downtown Hayward.   

Some of my editorial style sessions are photographed on location for an additional fee.

Q: I don’t really want to be photographed half naked… but I still want

Q: What should I wear? Do I bring anything?

This is the number one thing women stress about, and I want to say that your wardrobe is the last thing you should worry about when it comes to this session! PHEW! Simple is best. Bring in pieces that you truly feel beautiful in and combined with my wardrobe…you are going to look fabulous and have fun playing dress-up. Remember, there is always the popular “in the sheets” look that requires no wardrobe! I have accessories in the boudoir wardrobe as well.

I do ask that all women bring a black bra and thong and a nude bra, a favorite pair of heels and thong when coming in for their session. That is all you need! 

Q: Can I bring someone with me? 

Due to COVID and my dedication to you and my team’s safety, you cannot bring anyone with you to your session for the time being. I am very sorry for the inconvenience.

Q: How much should I expect to spend? 

It’s important to me to accommodate all of my client’s needs, so I have a variety of collections available. Collections range from $850-$2999. Basic Session Fee of $379 includes a pre-session consult, professional hair and makeup, a 30-minute session with Heather Elizabeth, and then a separate viewing session and no photos. All products are purchased at your viewing session ala carte, and clients tend to love MORE photos than they expect and spend, on average, $1500. 

Payment Plans are available, or you can pay all in full to get your beautiful products ASAP! 

Q: Do you post my images online? 

By default, all images are private, and unless you give permission are destroyed upon final image delivery. I am so grateful to everyone who has let me share their pictures online to inspire others to have their own photographic experience.  

Q: Do you photograph couples? 

Yes! I love photographing couples. Heather Elizabeth Photography is also proud to say that we are LGBTQ friendly, so all couples are welcomed to have their intimate, sweet, and sexy connection documented. To ensure that I have enough time, my couples sessions require a minimum of an hour-long portrait session. 

Q: Do you have payment plans available? 

I believe all women deserve this kind of experience, so I have customizable payment plans to make that possible. Payments are automatic and set up on the day of your reveal and product purchase. 

Q: How much do you edit photos?

I do a minimal amount of editing to my images. Blemishes, bruises, tan lines, anything that wouldn’t be visible in two weeks are edited out of your final image selections. If it is permanent, it generally stays unless you otherwise request.

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