I don’t look like a supermodel, can I do this??
Every women is beautiful and has all the qualities to be able to step in front of the camera for a life changing experience. Cleveland Boudoir specializes in intimate portraits and this is the only thing our studio provides so rest assured you are in good hands. We work with you through the entire experience from sending you outfit guides to prep to what you need to do before you arrive on the day of. Throughout your session we coach you through the whole shoot. This isn’t a session where you make up the poses, we tell you every single thing to do down to how to lay your fingers. Believe me, you are so much more capable of doing this than you even give yourself credit for!
How far in advance should I plan my session?
Planning in advance is always the best bet. We recommend booking your session as far in advance as possible. We only take on a limited number of clients per month.
Can I come in for a consultation?
Absolutely! Consultations are a great way to meet your photographer and to take a tour of the studio. We offer consultations by apt only, Monday-Friday and times may vary as we are appointment only.
How do I book you for my session?
Just send me an email at email@example.com or fill out this booking form to get more information and reserve your spot.
Is there a retainer to book my session?
Yes, a signed contract and your full Session Fee is due at booking.
How are payments accepted?
Everything is done online via a secure client area. Payments for retainer can be made via all major credit cards. Sorry but checks are not accepted at this time.
If I cannot make my shoot can I reschedule?
Yes, however we have a $75 change fee if your shoot will take place in a different month.
What is the refund policy?
Due to the custom nature of photography, the session price and all products ordered are non-refundable.
When is the studio open for shoots?
We are open Monday-Friday with shoots typically scheduled for 11AM, 1PM or 3PM. During the fall/winter hours we cannot schedule shoots after 3PM.
Where are you located?
Our studio is located in Cleveland, Ohio in the Tremont neighborhood. Our address is 2435 Professor Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113
Can I stop by the studio anytime?
The studio is by appointment only.
Where do I park?
If you have a session during the day parking should not be an issue. There is free street parking on Professor with open spots right in front of the studio. There is also a small lot with a dedicated parking spot for Cleveland Boudoir on the small side ride next to our building. There is a larger lot located on Jefferson Ave, around the corner from our space.
IN PERSON VIEWING AND EDITING
How long before I get to view my images?
All purchasing sessions take place within 1 week of your session. We’ll schedule your viewing session at your boudoir session.
How long does it take to receive my images after the session?
Turnaround for editing and custom designs range from 4-6 weeks. If you need your product within 10 business days there is a rush fee on all lab orders. This varies based on what you are ordering.
Can you edit out acne, stretch marks, scars?
What is included in editing: Color adjustments, skin smoothing, removal of acne, light cellulite and light skin lines. We also smooth skin on all images. While we also want to keep your body true to what your body is, we only do light nip/tucking. If you are wanting to become a size smaller there is an additional fee for this at $25/hour for any large changes. At your viewing apt. we can discuss the amount of editing you’d like to receive.
Will my images appear on your website?
Your privacy is our top priority and your images will not be published on our website without your written permission.
What if I cannot make an in person ordering session?
You will receive any online gallery but there is a $300 deposit. This deposit will go towards any products purchased.
DURING YOUR SESSION
Can I bring a friend?
We understand our clients need for moral support during your boudoir session however we ask that you trust us in saying that having friends during your photo shoot rarely ends good. Typically they make you more nervous as now you have another set of eyes upon you. Friends are more than welcome during hair and makeup time but during the actual photo shoot we do ask that they leave.
Who will be there during my shoot?
We are an all female staff and because shoots are scheduled during the weekdays all of our staff will be there. We only shoot 1 boudoir session at a time.
What goes on during a shoot?
The first thing we go over when you arrive is looking through what you brought. I want to see all your outfits, any inspiration pictures you have or your ideas. Once we go over that we’ll then pick out some favorite music and get shooting. I direct the entire shoot and help you with your posed and moves the entire session. You do not have to make up posing by yourself (unless of course, you have been practicing and want to show off your hard work!) I’m also a fast shooter and keep the pace going the entire time. We joke around and I talk a lot. Be prepared to indulge some life stories!We’ll have lots of music, drinks and products to look over during the shoot as well.
How long will the session take?
Sessions last one hour in length. If you are doing hair and makeup that will be another hour. Overall, you’ll want to plan for 2.5 hours in studio.
OUTFITS AND MAKEUP
Do you provide outfits?
We do not provide lingerie for our clients due to sanitary reasons.
Do you have shoes?
Yes, we have over 45 pairs of shoes in varying styles and colors for use.
What about getting hair and makeup done?
We have a salon in studio where Ramona provides hair and makeup. This service can be added onto your booking for $125. We highly recommend everyone book hair and makeup. The service is truly amazing and really completes the experience. Ramona and I have worked together for 4 years and Ramona knows exactly what I love in hair and makeup and what compliments my work. I’d rather have you adjust your budget on lingerie than to skip adding hair and makeup onto your package- it’s that important.
If hair and makeup is not in your budget consider hiring Ramona for hair and makeup for your wedding and use your boudoir session as a trial of sorts. You get to discuss options with her, see how she works and more importantly, see how amazing she is and want to work with her again!