Frequently Asked Questions

Glamour and Boudoir portrait sessions are certainly not something we do every day. For some of us, it’s a once in a lifetime experience, and we want all the bases covered. The following information has been designed to cover many frequently asked questions that come to mind, from wardrobe selection to picking up your portraits. 

If you have any inquiries that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am more than happy to speak with you anytime!

What is Contemporary Glamour and Boudoir Photography?
Many women tell me the last time they were photographed was their wedding day or even their senior portraits. Time goes by; our lives change, our bodies change, we change. We forget to cherish ourselves.

Your session is a day for you and only you, to be pampered; enjoy a makeover from a professional makeup artist and a fully guided portrait session. Regardless of age or body type, we believe every woman deserves her own personal collection of stunning, modern beauty and boudoir portraits.

Where is your studio located?
My private studio is conveniently located in my home near the Plaza District Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

What Products do you offer and how much is a Session?
The $99.00 Session Fee is due the time of booking and is a non-refundable retainer. A $199 print credit is included in the fee. Collections begin at $299. Our average sale is $620. For A la Carte pricing, please send an email request to berlin@berlingreencreative.com.

What does the session fee of a portrait or boudoir package include?
I offer a variety of collections to suit your budget. All portrait and boudoir session fees include:

  •  An initial consultation to discuss your ideas and design your portrait session
  •  The Beauty Guide, which is full of tips and suggestions to help make your experience amazing
  •  A professional hair and makeup artist
  •  Wardrobe & Styling Consultation
  •  A fully guided photo shoot
  •  2-3 hours of photo shoot time
  •  Comprehensive artistic retouching and editing
  •  Reveal and Ordering Session

Will my images stay private?

Privacy is taken seriously, and your images will not be used in any way without your consent. I respect your privacy and will only share images on our blog, website or social media with a signed model release.

Do I provide wardrobe or lingerie for the shoot?
We will talk all about styling and the necessities in your consultation! I encourage you to bring any wardrobe items that you love!  I offer a small selection of wardrobe and styling accessories to choose from, and I adore Rent the Runway and often utilize their gorgeous gowns for styled glamour sessions.

How do I prepare for the session?
I will send you our Beauty & Lingerie Guide upon booking an appointment. It includes many great tips and wardrobe suggestions for your session, plus it answers some questions you may not have thought of yet.

I’ve scheduled a Boudoir Session, but I’m not comfortable with nudity, how do I decide how much to show?
All of our sessions are customized and tailored to you. Your comfort level dictates how much you reveal. We completely respect that and never pressure you to go beyond it. We also don’t discriminate if you’re looking for something a little more provocative. Some boudoir clients prefer artistic nude photographs and fabrics, while others prefer to wear lingerie and less revealing outfits. I have an amazing Lingerie Guide designed to help you find what works best for you.

I am not a model. This is my first studio photography!
Of course! I am here to guide you every step of the way and find the perfect poses that flatter your body and shape. Don’t worry about “modeling.” My mission is to give you the most beautiful photographs you have ever seen of yourself. My goal is to ensure that you feel comfortable, relaxed, pampered, beautiful and confident.

I would like to take similar images/poses that I saw in your portfolio. Can we do that?
Yes, we can, let’s Pin it!  I’ll create a mood board filled with images and colors to theme your session. We will include poses and scenes that we love!

Can I bring someone with me to my boudoir of portrait session?
Absolutely! I want you to be at your most comfortable. Please feel free to bring a friend, significant other to your session. Please note that cameras and outside photographs (including cell phone photography) are not permitted during your session time.

Will I get all originals from the session?
A USB with the retouched images is only available with collections. A digital file is included with each 8×10 or larger, print purchased. Unusable images are discarded. RAW and unedited images are not available for release.

Can I just right-click and print my preview or proofs from my gallery instead of purchasing them from you?
It’s a common misunderstanding that it’s okay to right-click and save proofing pictures to your computer for personal printing or online sharing. However, it is illegal to download, copy, print or reproduce the images in any way. I spend a great deal of time after your session in our digital darkroom, retouching and perfecting your portraits. I ask that you respect what I do for a living, and the laws set in place to protect my art. My pricing has been carefully structured to be able to maintain my business and the quality services and products I can offer. If I allowed theft of my images, I would not be in business and able to offer this beautiful service.

What is the turnaround time?
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It typically takes 1-2 weeks to finish your photographs. As soon as retouching is complete, I will contact you to set up your Portrait Reveal and Ordering Session.

I have something I don’t like about my body, can you fix that?
I want you to have an incredible experience, and to treasure your photographs. Beautiful magazine-style retouching is included in your session, so you don’t have to worry about any imperfections like blemishes, stretch marks, and certain body contours.

What if I need a slight touch up on a final image?
I want you to be 100% satisfied with your final images, therefore the additional touch-ups are included with your session fee.

Will my final images be in color or black and white? May I purchase prints/album from you?

Your final images will be delivered in color unless otherwise requested at the time of your session. If you would like black and white edits of your images, I can provide that service for an additional fee.

I encourage my clients to order all print products through me. All of my portraits and products are printed at professional labs, using archival quality ink and paper, to ensure that your memories stand the test of time.

Do you travel outside of Oklahoma City?
Absolutely! I can make beautiful portraits ANYWHERE! Locations outside of Oklahoma are subject to travel fees.

What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept all major credit cards, checks and cash.

I hope this selection of Frequently Asked Questions has given you the answers you were looking for. If not, please do not hesitate to email me at berlin@berlingreencreative.com

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