I bought a voucher. What should I do first?
The FIRST thing you need to do NOW even before you book an appointment is to join my private client lounge here! This is the place you can chat privately with me and previous costumers, ask questions, take a look at sneak peeks, and get ready for the shoot. It’s a member’s only group, therefore, your FB friends cannot see that you are a member or what you wrote or comment. Interacting with me it’s very important to make you feel comfortable the day of the session. Please do join!
Who are you?
Hello gorgeous! My name is Mya and I specialize in intimate portraiture for women. Women photography is my passion and my full time job for the past six years. Click here to read a little more about me.
Where in Central Florida are you located?
My sessions are held in my home in Groveland, Florida. Groveland is in South Lake County next to Clermont. We are approximately 35-45 minutes from most Orlando areas, about 1 hour from most North Orlando (Seminole County) areas, and about 1½ hours from Tampa. Our clients come from all over Florida, but mostly from the Orlando area. Visit “The Studio” page to view photos of the areas where you’ll have your photos taken.
What’s included with my Groupon or Livingsocial voucher?
Your voucher includes a fully-coached one-hour boudoir photography session plus it also includes a $50 Studio Credit you can apply towards your photo purchase OR your makeover. Bring and pose with up to three (3) wardrobe changes or looks. Photos are extra. Read below for photo pricing.
Are hair and makeup included with my voucher?
No, they are not. However, you may redeem your $50 studio credit towards glamour makeup application (valued at $75) and complimentary hair curling if needed. Make sure you choose that option when you book your appointment.
What’s the cost for photos?
I do not sell prints. I only sell high-resolution digital images with print permission. You may use your purchased digital images to get prints anywhere you wish or add any of the extras listed below to your digital purchase. Payment plan available with only $150 down.
BOUDOIR DIGITAL IMAGES INVESTMENT
(Prices in parenthesis includes 7% sales tax)
10 digital images = $350 ($374.50)
15 digital images = $450 ($481.50)
20 digital images = $550 ($588.50)
25 digital images = $650 ($695.50)
30 digital images = $750 ($802.50)
35 digital images = $850 ($909.50)
40+ digital images = $950 ($1,016.50)
PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ANYTIME WITHOUT NOTICE
How much extra for an album?
I offer affordable Little Black Books with 10 of your favorite photos for an additional (meaning you need to purchase the digital images first) $50 plus tax, a Little Black Book with 20 of your favorite photos for an additional $75 plus tax.
What happens the day of my session?
When you come in for your session, we’ll have a short consultation were we’ll go over your wardrobe, and talk about your session, expectations, and concerns. I want to make sure that you LOVE your experience as much as I want you to LOVE your photos. If you booked hair and/or makeup, your makeover will take place after the consultation. Once you are ready feeling and looking all glamorous your session begins! On average, we spend approximately 15-20 minutes per look. After your session is done, we will take a short 30-40 lunch break. You will go out and grab something for lunch to one of the many nearby food places while I download and sort your photos. When you come back from lunch, we will go over your proof gallery and you’ll make your selections at that time.
How long will the session everything take?
You will be here approximately three to five hours. Please plan your day accordingly.
How do I book an appointment?
Appointments are scheduled online only. Click here to schedule your appointment.
I have a boudoir session voucher. Can I have a pin-up session instead?
No, sorry. Pin-up sessions are structured and priced different from boudoir as they are more labor intensive and take longer to prep and complete.
Can I have both a boudoir and pin-up looks in one session?
No; sorry. These are two completely different styles and they require different styling and prep time.
What’s included with your standard editing?
Standard editing includes adjustment of color, contrast, and composition, and a light skin airbrush enhancement. Most of the photos you see throughout the website included standard editing. Standard editing does NOT include detailed removal of blemishes or body contouring. For the most part, most blemishes including stretchmarks and such are diminished considerably with the standard skin airbrush process. Advanced detailed editing is available for an additional creative fee.
Do you sell prints or canvases?
No, I do not. However, when you purchase digital images, you will receive a print release so that you can obtain prints or canvases anywhere you wish.
Do you sell single/individual digital images instead of a bundle?
No, I do not. Digital images are sold in bundles only as shown above.
If I opt for a payment plan, when do I receive my products?
Products are delivered after you’ve paid your invoice in full.
When would I need to place my order by?
All orders must be placed the day of your session.
What happens to the photos I don’t purchase?
The photos you do not purchase are deleted after your session.
How many proofs will I have to choose from?
It depends on your comfort level and how long it takes you to get ready between changes. On average you can expect to see approximately 50-75 proofs from your session.
How long does it take to get my photos ready?
Depends on our queue list and the time of the year. It could take 2 to 8 weeks. Please come in for your session at least a month or two before any deadlines to ensure delivery by your due date. If you are doing a payment plan, your photos are not delivered until your invoice is paid in full, therefore, please come in at least four months prior any deadlines.
How do I receive the digital images I purchase?
Purchased digital images are delivered electronically with a download link. Download them to your computer, then burn your own disks or drives.
How far out are you taking appointments?
My schedule is currently open until the end of 2017.
My girlfriend and I want to come in together for our own sessions. Is that possible?
No, it’s not possible. I prefer to take my time with one client at a time, therefore, I don’t schedule multiple client sessions.
How long is my voucher valid for?
Your voucher should have an expiration date.
How long do I have to make my appointment?
You need to make your appointment before your voucher expires.
Can I bring a companion?
No, sorry. It is my experience that clients have a little difficulty connecting with me, take longer to relax, and have difficulty during the posing and coaching session when they are paying attention to another person instead of me. In addition, I don’t have room to spare to keep them away from the shooting areas. Please do not bring companions to your session.
Is there an age minimum for a session?
Yes. We photograph women 21 and over only.
Do you photograph nudes?
Yes, I do.
Do you photograph bachelorette parties or groups?
No, I don’t. I’d much rather take my time with one client at a time.
Would you travel to my location or a local hotel for my shoot?
No, I don’t. I only hold sessions at my place.
Do you photograph plus size women?
Yes, I do! In fact, most of my clients are full figure. Unfortunately for me, I can’t show most of my work on my website’s portfolio. However, you many ladies will let me share sneaks from their sessions on my private ladies-only Facebook group. Please join my group to stay up-to-date on last-minute availability, chat with previous costumers, and see more of my work!
Do you photograph men?
No, I don’t photograph men. Women 21 years old and over only.
Do you photograph pregnant women?
Yes, however, keep in mind I do NOT shoot traditional maternity photos. Only boudoir. Therefore, you will be photographed in lingerie just like my regular boudoir sessions. Also, for your safety, I do not photograph pregnant women with a due date four weeks or less away.
I want to keep my photos private. Is this possible?
Absolutely! Your privacy is very important to me. All the ladies you see on my website gave me permission to share their photos. Unless you give me permission, we will NOT share your photos!
Do you provide wardrobe?
NO. You must bring your own wardrobe. Lingerie is personal and intimate and we think it should not be shared among strangers. I do have small selection of sexy heels sizes 7-11 for the gals who normally don’t wear heels and prefer not to make the investment.
What should I bring/choose for my BOUDOIR session?
- A bra/panty set
- A bralette/panty set (These are very popular now!)
- Bodysuit (my favorite and flattering for all bodies!)
- Tank top and undies (perfect for casual gals)
- Sweater/tube socks (perfect for casual gals)
- Your guy’s work shirt and tie
- Favorite team’s jersey and matching undies (preferable a female size jersey that is fitted)
- You may opt for a nude session. You can cover up with sheets or pose inside our outdoor vintage tub.
I don’t like my stomach. What should I wear?
My philosophy is ROCK your body because it’s beautiful the way it is. With that said, I understand that most of us are a little uneasy when it comes to our stomach area. If you don’t want your stomach shown on your photos, wear a teddy, a tank top w/high waist panty, a body-suit, or anything that covers it up. Skip the bra/panty look (unless is a high-waist panty that covers the stomach in FULL) and do not wear a bikini or thong even if it comes with your teddy. Also, avoid corsets. They tend to ride up and expose your stomach. Please, do not show up with wardrobe that exposes your stomach and expect me to pose you hiding your stomach all the time. Not only you will be missing out on half the fun, but when you bring wardrobe you don’t feel comfortable with, it makes your experience less pleasant and difficult.
I don’t like the cellulite in my thighs/legs. What should I do?
Purchase these right now (they take a few weeks to arrive) or these if you are plus size and wear them under your wardrobe. Trust me; they make miracles hiding cellulite!
Do you provide props?
I’m not a fan of props for boudoir as they tend to give your photos an outdated kitschy look. I do have a few masks and other sexy bedroom accessories you can use during your session that blends in perfect with that “bedroom” environment.
I have no idea how to pose for the camera; can you help?
Absolutely! Don’t worry about posing. That’s my job! From facial expressions to body posture, you will be guided down to your fingertips to look your best regardless of your body type. I wont ask you to “look” at me sexy. Instead, I will show you exactly how to accomplish that!
I don’t think I’m sexy or beautiful. How can you make me look or look beautiful and sexy?
It is normal to feel that way some insecurities about posing in lingerie. I’ve learned from leaders in the industry how to pose and photograph women to look their best. In addition, you’ll be coached from your head down to your toes, including facial expressions, throughout your session. That being said, the final result it’s up to YOU. No amount of coaching will work on a woman with extreme confidence issues and who constantly looks for the things they don’t like in their pictures. When you coming for your session, leave your inhibitions at the door, come in the right frame of mind, and get ready to have FUN and embrace your beautiful body just the way it is!
Should I tan before my session?
NO, PLEASE DON’T! Tanning tends to look orange and red in photos. Natural skin tones photograph best no matter who pale the skin is. Even out skin tones is NOT included with our standard editing.
Can you photoshop the areas in my body I’d like to change?
My philosophy is that every woman is beautiful. Instead of “photoshoping” your body, I will pose you in the most flattering way possible to make you look your best. The best thing you can do is to take your time choosing wardrobe that you love how it looks on you and that it feels sexy and comfortable. Go shopping early; if possible a couple of months prior your session. It’s my experience that if you wait last-minute to purchase your wardrobe, you will get overwhelmed and will end up purchasing wardrobe you are not 100% comfortable with or not ideal for your body shape.
Can I bring you a list of poses I want to do during my shoot?
I’d rather you don’t. To replicate a photo is time consuming. There are many factors that come together to make a photo the way it looks: location, lighting conditions, camera settings, equipment used, the subject’s body, etc. I already have my own creative flow that will result in beautiful classy images as seen throughout my website.
What is boudoir photography anyway?
A boudoir is a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning “to be sulky”. Boudoir photography is the capturing of beautiful and intimate images of women in a similar “boudoir” ambiance. Ladies book a boudoir session because they feel the need to rediscover their beauty and sensuality and feel better about themselves. Brides book a boudoir as a sexy wedding gift. It also makes a unique and often unexpected anniversary, birthday, or Holiday gift to your significant other.
How do I book an appointment?
A $100 reservation fee is required to book an appointment. The reservation fee will be discounted from your photo purchase invoice. Click here to schedule your appointment.