FAQ: Glam & Boudoir Photography

Nashville Boudoir Photography

  • What is your style?
    My style, first and foremost, is classy. Whether your session marks a special moment in your life or a gift for your significant other, I see women as art and love to portray them as such. I tend to focus on the form’s sensual side by enhancing curves and long lines, no matter what the body type. Whether your best asset is your eyes, decolletage, or legs, I want to help you conjure a vision and show it off!
  • What’s the difference between glamour, boudoir and beauty sessions?
    These terms are often interchangeable and the differences are primarily wardrobe. Beauty, Boudoir, and Maternity shoots are all considered Glam Sessions. During a Glam Session, we concentrate on the makeover process from makeup application to hair styling to choosing what you’d like to wear. In a Beauty shoot, it might be your favorite dress. For Boudoir portraits you might choose a corset and stockings. It is completely up to you how much (or little) skin you would like to show.
  • How do I schedule a session?
  • The first step of booking your Glam Session is to schedule a consultation at La Photographie Studios in Nashville. At this meeting, I will ask you some questions to get an idea of what type of portraits you are interested in. This is also a chance for you to take a look inside the studio and try on some clothes in the fabulous wardrobe closet. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your session date.
  • What if I live outside of Nashville or cannot come to the studio for a consultation?
  • We can also do your consultation over phone or email, and you can pay your deposit online.
  • What is the session like?
  • A glam or maternity photography session with La Photographie Nashville can be summed up in one word: fun! The hair and makeup team’s expert styling will make you look and feel your best, while the session itself is relaxed and easy. If you are nervous about being in front of the camera, you will see how easy it is to be yourself. With my extensive knowledge of retro and modern posing, all you need to do is participate in the action. Boudoir photography is easier than you think!
  • How far in advance should I schedule with you?
  • I normally schedule consultations 3-7 days in advance and sessions 1-3 months in advance. Occasionally I have unexpected openings, if you need to get in sooner. If you are doing the session to commemorate a special occasion, I recommend shooting at least 30 days before the final photos are needed; a lead time of 60 days is preferred. If you are scheduling a maternity session, I recommend doing the session around 7-8 months.
  • Do I need to bring my own clothing?
  • La Photographie Studios has a pretty awesome wardrobe closet. Filled with silky vintage slips, cute dresses, lacy underthings, and fantastic accessories, choices from the wardrobe closet are available in most packages. You are also encouraged to bring your own clothing options, or use a combination of your wardrobe with mine. If your needs are more specific than what the wardrobe closet can provide, I can recommend a professional stylist who will help you achieve the look you want.
  • Note for maternity clients: I mostly recommend that you bring your own wardrobe for maternity sessions. Because the body changes so quickly, I prefer that you pick items that will fit you well and that you are comfortable wearing. I can give you further recommendations at the consultation.
  • Can you recommend someone for hair and makeup styling? 
  • Yes! I work with only the best hair and makeup stylists in Nashville. Among my preferred artists are Crystal Doughtie, Alicia Maynard, Katie-Lane Thornton, Shana Michelle Taylor, and AmyRose Wendell. Whether you choose 1940s pin up, 1920s flapper, or modern boudoir vixen, these artists will bring your vision to life!
  • How much will I invest?
  • Boudoir collections start at $800 and include the entire makeover process! Please contact me for additional pricing information.
  • Do you retouch my photographs?
  • Absolutely! I am a professional high-end retoucher with 5 years experience. Retouching is an art unto itself and it is a big part of what I do. Once you choose your favorite images, I will fully retouch them and show them to you in color and black and white. I can smooth skin, whiten teeth, and remove wrinkles, blemishes, and stretch marks.
  • How do you deliver the photos?
  • Once your session is complete, we will schedule a viewing at the studio so you can come back and see your images. At this viewing, you will choose your favorite pictures to be retouched and decide how you want them displayed. There are many options for displaying your pictures, including albums, wall art, image boxes, and folios. I have samples of these items in the studio that you can check out when you come in for you consultation or for your session.
  • I’m ready to book!
  • Great! Send us an email at stephanie@laphotographienashville.com to get the process started!