Your Boudoir Experience
We can't wait to welcome you to the Captivate Boudoir Studio!
We are a small, boutique studio and we love to tailor each experience to the individual. We want to know exactly what you are looking for from your time with us, tell us how can we make this the best day for you!
Below are some frequently asked questions, however if you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch so we can talk through all your questions.
Chantal & Team x
What is the difference between a beauty shoot and a boudoir Shoot?
A Beauty Shoot is something we offer to those lovely clients who prefer not to reveal too much skin or wear lingerie but would still like a set of beautiful, luxurious images with a twist of glamour thrown in.
We suggest you bring a selection of clothes that make you feel amazing and feminine, perhaps a favourite causal look and a few glamorous evening looks. (You will be sent a full style guide once you have booked your session)
Some clients come into the studio feeling unsure about a full boudoir session, so we start with beauty shots and then as confidence and enjoyment grows the option to try some boudoir style images is always there!
How does my photo shoot session work?
When you arrive at the studio, we will sit down, have a coffee (or a cheeky glass of bubbles!) and a chat so we can find out exactly what you are looking for and create a little action plan for your shoot.
Our make-up artist will then have a full consultation regarding hair and make-up and then get you into the chair!
We will start out with a simple set up to let you relax and used to having your photo taken, feel free to bring any music you like and even a friend for support.
I'm really nervous about the shoot, is that ok?
I promise that every single client that walks into the studio will feel nervous to some extent, I guarentee that it's entirely normal. The studio is small and homely feeling, its an entirely female environment and we put on your favourite music and hand you your favourite drink so please don't worry too much!
Just come along and I promise within half and hour you will feel relaxed and will enjoy the whole process. You are also welcome to bring along a friend or family member if you wish ( as long as they don't make you feel more nervous or self-conscious of course!)
Will you help with posing?
Absolutely! We will work through different poses in various lighting set ups, I will talk you through everything and even show you the poses, believe me...this will certainly give you a laugh!
What do I have to bring?
At the time of booking I will send you a comprehensive style guide with ideas on what to bring with you, so please don't worry!
We have a range of props and outfits at the studio that you are welcome to use, but we suggest you bring a set of nice black lingerie and a set of white as well as any favourite lingerie and teddy suits you may have as a starting point.
Perhaps this is a great opportunity to treat yourself to some stunning new lingerie!
Please also bring a set of black high heels if you have them and any accessories such as stockings, sentimental jewellery etc.... Sometimes shopping for the lingerie for a shoot is as much fun as the actual shoot!
What type of boudoir photography do you do?
Our style is very feminine and sophisticated with a hint of glam....... think "Vanity Fair Boudoir" I'm always looking to creative those timeless, editorial style images you see in magazines.
The studio is predominately a natural light studio, although I may shake things up a bit by adding in some studio lighting to give plenty of variety.
It is up to you in terms of how much of your body you are comfortable to show, some like to be covered up allowing just a little flirtatious peek and some are willing to show a little more, its totally up to you, it's your shoot and we go at your pace.
Will anyone else see my images?
We never make your personal images public without your written permission first.
Often we see an image that is amazing that we would just love to show on the website in order to show other clients the type of image we can achieve, but we would always ask first and there would be no obligation to say yes.
Boudoir is a very private and personal thing, so we totally understand.
How do I book a session?
First get in touch to discuss your shoot requirements or to ask any premliminary questions here
Our boudoir sessions generally take place on a weekday and some Saturdays. We are a low volume studio which means we only generally photograph one session per day unless we get two friends booking a shoot together.
We try to start with hair & make up at 9.30/10am to take advantage of the natural light aspect of the studio.
At time of booking the full session fee (£395) will be taken to confirm your booking along with a completed booking form which will be emailed to you.
You will be invited to a private view and order session a few weeks after your shoot where you view your images and we can discuss options for purchase.
What if I need to cancel?
The photo session fee is to secure the time and date, as once I have booked you in we will be turning down other clients and confirming the hair & make-up artist. Of course life throws things at us unexpectedly so we will always be flexible and re-arrange your session and transfer the photo session fee.
Where is your Studio?
Our studio is based just outside of London in Camberley, Surrey. When you book you will be sent a photo shoot information package and all information will be in there.
We are just off junction 4 of the M3 and have 2 local train stations (Camberley, 1mile & Farnborough Main 3miles) which we can arrange for you to be collected from and dropped back to if required.
We hope this helps answer any questions or concerns you may have, if you have any more questions please get in touch and can arrange phone consultation so we can chat more!
We look forward to meeting you at your session,
Chantal & Team x
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Ginger Cottage, Barossa Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4JE Tel: 07552 129418
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