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You know you want to do it - it's just a little scary.  Hey, don't worry, everyone is a little nervous.  But, I supply wine and we both have a little to loosen up.  Heck, you can even bring a friend or two to help you along. As a professional boudoir photographer in Durango CO area, your privacy is very important to me.

What is a Boudoir Session?

Lots of us spend an enormous amount of time and money on beauty products and services, clothing, accessories, and working out.  Why not also invest in portraiture of yourself for yourself and also for your significant other.  You'll love looking back at these images when you're 70 yrs old and remember how youthful and beautiful you were (and still will be at 70). 

It doesn't matter how old you are, or your body type because I specialize in making sure you look beautiful with the right outfits, poses, and lighting.  You'll be truly amazed at how gorgeous you look.  If there are areas of your body that you are not comfortable with, we will make sure to minimize those areas and focus on the areas you love.

When is the best time to do a Boudoir Session?

Any time is a great time, of course, but if you are doing this as a gift for a husband, boyfriend, etc, the most popular times are before Christmas, Valentines Day, an Anniversary, or your Wedding day (brides love to give an album on their wedding night as a wedding gift).  If you're doing this just for yourself, don't hesitate to do it now.

How much is a Boudoir Session and what products do you offer?

The session fee is 150.00 and we'll fit as many outfits as we can in 1.5-2 hrs. The most popular product for a boudoir session is a beautiful hard paged album that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift.  These vary in price also depending on the type of cover and the number of pages. 

Do you do a consultation and how can we do that?

Absolutely.  I love doing in-person consultations so I can show you lots of other images of women who have done a boudoir session.  This helps with your confidence and gives you ideas for clothing and props.  If you can't meet in person, we can speak over the phone and I can email you some of those images.  I will also give you some things to practice in front of a mirror so you will feel more comfortable knowing how you look.

Do you provide hair and makeup services?

We can definitely arrange this for you.  I have several salons that I work with and I highly suggest you get this done.  It really makes a difference in the final images.  Anyway, when was the last time you were pampered and treated like a model?  You can schedule a night out on the town with your significant other or friends for later.

How do I prepare?

Things to work on:  shave your legs and pits, have a manicure and pedicure done, get your eyebrows shaped, and moisturize.  Drink plenty of water in the days before your session.  If you're not going to use the services of a professional for hair and makeup, then watch some videos on youtube that will give you tips on how to do hair and makeup on yourself.  Try not to wear any tight clothing before the session to avoid marks from panties, bras, socks, etc.

What should I bring?

We'll go over wardrobe and I suggest you bring at least 4-5 outfits and lots of accessories such as necklaces (both long and short), bracelets, and earrings.  Bring a variety of lingerie and shoes.  Check out the lingerie and accessories at The Fallen Angel on 8th and Main in Durango.  There are many types of lingerie, including bra and panty sets, corsets, teddies, chemise, camisole, garters, and stockings.  If it's for a wedding, then bring your veil, the slip that goes under your dress, and any accessories  you are using in the wedding. 

Other items include a variety of high heels, boots, scarves, hats, and clothing from your hubby (ties, shirts, etc.)   We don't have to do any nude photographs if you are not comfortable with that, but we will probably use a sheet as cover.  You can also bring a dress that is sexy, but not super revealing, for a beauty shot.  Bring along lipstick for touch ups and to make those lips look super sexy.

Do you retouch the images?

Our advanced retouching includes skin perfecting and feature enhancement.  I will touch up wrinkles, acne, scars, cellulite, and stretch marks and do a little nip and tuck if absolutely necessary (such as skin hanging over panties).  I can show you some before and after images so you have an idea what we will do for you.

Once the session is complete, how do I see my images?

I like to go through the images right after the session so you can pick the ones you want in your album.  If this doesn't work for you, we can schedule another time for you to come back to view them.    If you can stay after the session, set aside around 3 hrs for the session and viewing.  Otherwise, plan on 2 hrs for the session and another hour for the viewing and selection.

Do you post my images on line?

I will only use the images that you approve to show other clients, post on facebook, and on my website. 

If you have other questions, don't hesitate to contact me at 970.884.5292 or karen@karenskellyphoto.com

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