Boudoir Bringing Sexy Back
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCIA CINTRA
It all started a few years ago when one of my brides asked if I would shoot her boudoir session and I fell in love with this type of photo shoot right away. It became one of my passions to find the beauty in others and most importantly, helping them see it too. From planning and personalizing the photo shoot, going over outfits and hair and makeup ideas based on how youâ€™d like to be photographed, the entire experience is always so much fun! You will feel pampered, sexy and empowered from beginning to end. It has been so fulfilling to help women see how beautiful they truly are! And thereâ€™s no better feeling than to be able to give them classy and timeless images that will forever show their true essence and personalities into gorgeous photographs. Book now for a makeover and boudoir photoshoot. You deserve to feel special and I would love the opportunity to give you an amazing experience!
The Full Experience What to expect: Please take a moment to browse through this magazine and my online portfolio at www.luciacintra.com/boudoir to learn a little bit more about the session and examples of my work. Contact me with any questions you might have along the way. Below you’ll find detailed information on what’s included with the session fee:
Boudoir Session - $250 • • • • • •
Includes professional hair and makeup 1.5 hour session Three to Four outfit changes Professional retouching of every final image Complimentary wardrobe & beauty consultation Your Reveal and Ordering session
Based on how you’d like to display and/ or keep your images, different packages and ‘a la carte’ items such as print and products are available for you to choose from. Please see page 16 for detailed pricing.
Preparation: Once you book a shoot, you’ll receive a welcome email from me containing a link to a personal and private Pinterest board, agreement, model release and invoice for the photo session. The session must be paid in full before your date is reserved and the agreement and model release signed at that time. The Pinterest board created just for you will be shared with my hair and makeup artist and where we will ask you to pin your favorite images for hair and makeup so we can best personalize your photo shoot. That will help me create your dream boudoir experience when we go over the session at a complimentary consultation. You will also receive a link to my private boudoir portfolio and Pinterest boards with fun ideas for wardrobe, hair and makeup. Important things to remember: • I would advise against tanning beforehand since orange toned, tan lines and sometimes flaking skin from it does not look good on camera and there will be an additional fee for extensive retouching if needed. • If you plan on waxing or having your hair cut/ colored, do it a few days in advance to make sure you are happy with the results. • Plan on getting your nails done, since there might be a few close up shots that will include your hands, especially if you are a bride. • Hydrate and moisturize your skin. • If you plan on wearing hair extensions or false eyelashes, please let me know ahead of time. My makeup artist can also provide false eyelashes and they are so worth it! What to Wear: Prior to your photo shoot I will help you put some ideas together as to what to wear based on how you’d like to be photographed. You can wear whatever makes you feel sexy, from just a long sweater or T-shirt to a little black dress or beautiful and barely there lingerie. You can reveal as much or as little as you want.
How about hair and makeup? Just as we will cover your wardrobe, I will also go over ideas with you about your hair and makeup that would best match the type of photos you are looking to have. My team of hair and makeup artists are the best at what they do. They understand that photography makeup differs from normal makeup and they know just how to make you feel sexy and confident for the camera. At the studio: While you are getting glamoured up, we will go over everything that you brought and I will give you suggestions on what will look and photograph the best on you for the type of look you have in mind. After the shoot you will feel glamourous, confident and sexy! Your viewing and Ordering Session: About 1 to 2 weeks later, we will meet again for your viewing and ordering session. You will get to see your own customized slideshow with all your gorgeous, fully edited photos. From there, we’ll go over your images together and choose which products you like best. I will have different samples of albums, folio and glass boxes, metal wall art or canvas, among other options, so you can choose the style and sizes that are most appealing to you. One ordering Session: There is only one complimentary viewing and ordering session. Please make sure ALL decision makers are present as this will be your time to purchase product and prints and any images not chosen that day will not be archived. Payment is due upon ordering and I do offer payment plans. Your order: Once you’ve made your selections, I’ll take care of creating any needed designs (if an album is ordered) and submitting your order to my labs. I only use the best high quality printing labs so rest assured that everything you receive will be the finest print and/ or product in the industry. Deliveries usually take between 5 - 10 business days after full payment is received. 7
â€œTo love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.â€? Oscar Wilde
FAQ I’m nervous about the photoshoot. Do you have any advice? Being nervous is totally normal and my clients always comment on how comfortable they feel and how much fun they are having while shooting. Your nerves will dissapate in 5 minutes into the shoot, I promise. Can I bring a friend to the photo shoot? Only females are allowed in the studio during the session so feel free to bring a friend or better yet, book a session together and you can have fun watching each other’s shoots and have a girl’s day at the studio. Males are only allowed during the order appointment if you want him to help choose his favorite images and products.
Do you offer payment plans? Yes, payment plans are available and I would be happy to discuss them with you during our meeting. Your total can be split in 2 to 5 installments after a down payment of 25% is received. Please keep in mind that I can’t place any orders until everything is paid in full. All sales are final. How long will it take to see my photos? Once your photos are edited, I will meet with you for an ordering session as soon as one to two weeks after the photo shoot. How long does my order take? Orders take between 5 - 10 days. If you need it sooner, a rush fee will apply.
Is there a minimum amount I must spend? Prints and products are sold a la carte and are an additional fee. If you don’t love your images you don’t have to purchase anything, but don’t worry, that never happens. The session fee is due to book your appointment and it covers my time and the makeup artist.
What if I have to reschedule my appointment? I understand that things come up so I have a 48 hour cancellation policy for the photo shoot. Rescheduling in less than 48 hours will incur a non-refundable $125 rescheduling fee.
Most clients spend $500 and up on their portraits, but it’s entirely up to you what you’d like to spend. All decision makers must be at the appointment as all unordered images will not be archived. Digital images are not included with the photo shoot and will only be available for viewing at the ordering session. If order appointment needs to be rescheduled, a fee will apply. Payment plans are available to make it easy on all budgets.
The ordering session can be rescheduled with a 24 hour notice, however, once you’ve had your ordering session and no prints or products were purchased, images are not archived so all orders must take place at the ordering session, no exceptions.
QUICK LIST OF LINGERIE STYLES BRA & PANTY SETS There are so many different options out there for sexy bra/panty sets. When shopping for these, proper fit is extremely important. Be careful of push up bras as they often make you look unnatural. Make sure the area near your armpit looks nice and smooth and you are not coming out of the cups. That makes it more flattering in camera. CORSET Corsets are meant to cinch your waist and give you killer curves. They usually have ties in the back that help create your shape. They are hard to put on, but don’t worry - I can help you! BUSTIER A bustier is similar to a corset in coverage, but it has cups built in that give nice breast support. They don’t normally cinch the waist like corsets do, but there are some hybrid styles out there that combine a little waist cinching and breast lifting. TEDDY A teddy is a garment that covers the torso and crotch in one garment. It is a similar style of garment to a onepiece swimsuit or bodysuit but is typically more sheer and definitely sexier. BODYSUIT A close-fitting, one-piece stretch garment for women. They are considered clothing, but they are great boudoir too! BABYDOLL A babydoll is a short, sleeveless, loose-fitting nightgown. It sometimes has formed cups called a bralette for cleavage with an attached, loose-fitting skirt falling, in length, usually between the upper thigh and the belly button.
GARTER BELTS, GARTERS & THIGH HIGHS A Garter Belt is a belt worn around the waist or hips with attached garters or fasteners to hold up stockings. Sometimes Garters are built into Lingerie so a belt isn’t needed. The stockings they hold up are called Thigh Highs (because they pull up to the thigh). There are two different types of thigh highs: Some have a rubber material on the inside to help them stay up. This is REALLY important to know. If the stockings have the rubber inside they are NOT meant for garters. They are meant to be worn without them. The rubber allows them to stay up on their own. If you try to pair these stocking with garters. they are very hard to attach because of the thickness of them. Stockings without the rubber are much more desirable for garters. There is an art to attaching the stockings. Again. don’t worry, I can easily help you and teach you how it’s done. SHAPEWEAR Shape wear is a type of tight-fitting underwear intended to control and shape the figure. There are many beautiful options out there these days. (Not the ones that are meant to be hidden. but styles that flatter and are also pleasing to the eye). SLIP Think of them as dresses that are meant to be worn under a dress, often with cups built in for support. Some slips can fit into the shape wear category but many do not. CLOTHING Clothing is a fantastic option for boudoir! It might sound counterintuitive but think about a hot Leather jacket: or ripped jeans and a sexy bra: or off the shoulder sweaters: or a sheer T-shirt. There are so many options for clothing that can be just as sexy. if not sexier than Lingerie. You can also mix the two. Try a beautiful bra with a full skirt. a tank top with a Lacey thong or high socks. Why not have fun and be creative?!
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Collections ~ Sultry Collection: • 10x10 Photo Book (up to 20 images) • High Res Files of ordered images • 16x24 Wall Art Canvas • DVD Slideshow • 10% off ‘a la carte’ items
~ Flirty Collection: • 8x8 Photo Book (up to 12 images) • 12x18 Wall Art Print • Social Media, watermarked files of ordered images • 5% off ‘a la carte’ items
~ Tease Collection: • Petite Folio Box • Two 7x10 Fine Art Prints
~ All images are professionally edited ~ (Prices subject to change without notice) ~ Payment Plans Available
A La Carte Boudoir Photo Books Item: 10x10 Photo Book (20 page) 8x8 Photo Book (10 page)
Boudoir Digital Files (all files)
Boudoir Digital Files (individual)
Glass Folio Box These glass folio boxes are an unique keepsake for your photos if you are looking for a vintage and elegant feel. It holds 12 mounted 5x7 prints, beautifully displaying your very favorite at the top.
Item - Includes 12 mounted prints (5x7 size) Glass Folio Box
Petite Folio Box Choose from several fabric/leather covers or even design your own photo cover for your Petite Folio Box. Cover embossing available for leather and fabric styles.
Item - Includes 12 mounted prints (5x7 size) Fabric/Leather/Image Petite Folio Box
Luxury Folio Boxes Folio boxes are a creative way to display your favorite photos. The image or linen box will keep your matted photos safe while stored away and itâ€™s a perfect option for when you want to rotate between displaying different images at different times. Available in several sizes and colors with customizable options for a cameo image indentation, ribbon-tie closure or personalized embossing.
Item: 11x14 Folio Box - Mated 7x10 prints - 20 images
Fine Art Prints & Wall Art Fine Art Prints: High quality paper for the perfect photograph means the difference between an ordinary print and a great one. Color saturation, flesh tones, contrast and tint all come into play, no one aspect more important than the other. They all need to be exactly right. Fine Art Prints ensure archival quality that stands the test of time. Fine Art Print starts at $150 for an 8x10 Canvas Wall Art starts at $395 for a 16x24 Metal Wall Art starts at $495 for a 16x24
Metal Art Prints: These represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, your images will take on an almost magical luminescence. Perfect for those who prefers a more modern type of wall art for their homes. Canvas: A more classic way to dress up your walls with beautiful photographs of you.
Kind Words Lucia is such a talented photographer! I was super nervous about having a boudoir shoot, but she is someone who makes you feel like you are talking to an old friend. She had me so excited about the session while planning it with me and she made me feel incredibly comfortable at the session. My hair and makeup were amazing and I couldn’t stopped staring at myself. Although I’m super picky with my body,
Thank you again for making me feel more com time I actually have professional photos that ar something I will treasure forever. Lauren
From the moment I contacted Lucia for my boudoir shoot, I knew I had to work with her. Not only is her work beautiful, but she is very prompt in getting back to you and very throughout when it comes to planning the shoot. She wants to get to know you a little bit so she can personalize the session just for you and she had a lot of ideas for my wardrobe, hair and makeup, based on what I had in mind. Her makeup artist Kelly made me feel so beautiful and pampered and I had so much fun that time flew by. I felt sexy and confident and couldn’t wait to see all the photos. She is truly talented and she did an amazing job. Judith 24
Hi Lucia, those photos blew me away, I can’t be turned out. It was so hard picking just a few for love the surprise! Thanks again! Tania
s from Clients Lucia knew exactly how to pose me to make me look and feel gorgeous the entire time. I’m so in love with my photos that it was really hard to pick just one for my canvas, so I ended up also getting a photo book with it. The entire experience is totally worth it, her work is amazing and the photos are sexy and classy! I’d recommend Lucia to anyone! Stephanie
mfortable than I thought. It was so nice to have a ‘me’ time and feel pampered and beautiful! For the first re classy and that I truly love! You made me see past my imperfections and feel confident and sexy. This is
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I have to say that I was pretty nervous about the photoshoot, but Lucia has this way about her that makes you feel completely at ease. While Kelly was making me feel gorgeous with hair and makeup, we chatted about my wardrobe and talked like we knew each other for years! The end result were amazing photos of myself and my album turned out beautiful. My fiancee was very suprised and still can’t stop looking at the album. Clara 25
There’s many reasons why women choose to have a boudoir session: • Brides looking for an unique gift to surprise their groom on the wedding day (I have shot quite a few of those and the surprise and happy look on their husband-to-be faces when they see the book is priceless). • To use photographs as a gift for a significant other on a special occasion or just because. • To celebrate a milestone such as a 30th, 40th or even 50th birthday. • A fun girl’s day. • A gift to yourself, to remind you of that sexy side still in you. Life can get pretty hectic and often times we women tend to think of ourselves last. So set aside some time to enjoy a moment of pampering and let yourself feel amazing and empowered with a photo shoot that is all about you. I’ve been a photographer for close to 4 years now and I have studied and trained with the best all about lighting, body posing and composition and I can guarantee you that you will not only have an amazing and fun experience, but also will look absolutely gorgeous on your photographs. Don’t worry about losing those 5+ pounds, book now, you deserve it! My goal is to make every woman see how beautiful they are at this very moment in their lives. I’m so excited that you are interested in boudoir photography! Not only will you have an amazing and empowering experience, but you will also get to take home products that will forever remind you of how amazing you truly are!
To schedule a session, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-229-7791 www.luciacintra.com/boudoir Watch our Boudoir Video on youtube I’m looking forward to helping you have a fabulous ‘All About Me’ day!
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Published on Jul 13, 2017