Things You Need To Know Before Your Session

STUDIO INFORMATION

 
SHONDY STUDIOS IS LOCATED IN OMAHA, NE.  OUR STUDIO ADDRESS IS 11138 Q St. Omaha, NE 68137.    YOU CAN REACH US AT: 402-968-1717
OFFICE HOURS ARE M-F 9AM TO 5PM

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

I HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE, HOW WILL YOU HELP ME FEEL COMFORTABLE?
First off, it helps that your photographer is a woman and knows exactly how awkward you may feel, not to mention the pressure we all feel as women to be sexy.  Secondly, your photographer will turn on music, she’ll crack jokes and make fun of the situation, she’ll ask you questions to get to know you, and she will guide you from head to toe on posing.  You don’t have to know what you are doing at all.  Within 15 minutes, most clients relax and have a good time feeling like a model for the day.
 
HOW LONG WILL MY SESSION BE?  
One hour.  Add an extra hour if you are having hair & make-up done.
HOW MANY OUTFITS CAN I BRING TO MY SESSION?
Our sessions include multiple clothing changes.  Within an hour we typically get to 3 to 4 outfit changes.
WHAT TYPE OF OUTFITS SHOULD I BRING TO MY SESSION?

Solid color clothing is recommended as it will keep the focus on the face and expressions.  Avoid logos, busy prints and patterns.  You may bring a variety of lingerie, but we also encourage you to think outside of the box and bring other pieces.  Examples: a jersey, military uniforms, whatever pertains to what you or your partner do for a living, something that relates to your hobbies, anything that is significant to your relationship, etc.

Lingerie

Bringing the right lingerie is important.  Here are a few rules to follow:

  1. Wear solid colors
  2. No babydoll outfits
  3. MAKE SURE YOUR CUP SIZE FITS YOUR BREASTS!  If your breasts are too big or too small for the cups you are wearing, it is very hard to fix while processing your portraits.
  4. Always bring heels to match your lingerie
  5. The more you get to go with your lingerie, like pantyhose and guarder belts, the prettier you will feel, and the prettier you feel, all the better for your session.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING TO MY SESSION?
 
MAKE SURE YOU BRING AT LEAST ONE PAIR OF HEELS, even if you don’t normally wear them.  They add a significant touch to your portraits.  You can also bring jewelry (pearl necklaces are nice), masks, anything significant to your relationship or to you personally.
 
HOW WILL YOUR HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTIST DO MY HAIR AND MAKE-UP?
 
There is a certain look and style we go for with boudoir.  A loose curl for long hair, no up do’s.  Your make-up must be a little darker than you would normally wear it so that the camera can pick-up on it, yet not too dark.  We like a look that is more on the natural side.  That being said, your H&M artist will take direction from you and give you professional feedback.
DO I HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO POSE?
ABSOLUTELY NOT!  Our photographer will pose you from head to toe.  Relax and know that you are in professional hands.  🙂
WHO WILL BE IN THE ROOM?
Shondy Studios is an all-female photography studio.  Only you and your photographer will be in the room.
CAN MY PARTNER COME?

We ask that your partner not attend the shoot because we feel it throws off yor mojo.  This has been the case in previous shoots and we want to make sure you feel totally free to be yourself.  They are welcome to come to the viewing session, IF you are comfortable with them being there.  Try to decide ahead of time if you want them to see the images at the same time you are.

CAN A FRIEND COME?
This again depends on your comfort level.  All we ask is that any friend in the room be female and that they let the photographer do her thang. 😉
CAN I BRING ALCOHOL?
Yes, if you need a glass of wine or beer to relax a little, please feel welcome to bring some, HOWEVER, let us caution you against having too much to drink.  It will, obviously, ruin your shoot and we will have to cancel the session.  One glass is generally enough and two glasses is generally too much.
IS IT OK TO TAN BEFORE MY SHOOT?
AGGGHHH!  Don’t do it!  The chances of you looking orangish in camera are very high!
CAN YOU TAKE OUT TAN LINES?
Some of your tan lines will come out in our processing techniques, but not all of them.  Sometimes your tan lines are very visible.
DO YOU TAKE OUT BLEMISHES?
Yes, you see only finished portraits with acne, scars, stretch marks removed to the best of our ability.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE MY PORTFOLIO TO BE READY?
Quality takes time.  Your portfolio takes 2-3 weeks to create, and they are soooo worth the wait!  Our staff carefully selects your portfolio, smooths out your skin, takes away blemishes, and adds our own touch of artistry in the final images.  Once completed, we will notify you and set-up a viewing/ordering session.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I GET TO VIEW?
Anywhere from 20 to 60 portraits.
HOW LONG IS THE VIEWING SESSION?
Generally about an 30 to 45 mins, depending on how decisive you are.  This is one of our favorite interactions with you, because we get to unveil all of your beautiful portraits from your session and witness your reaction!  We ask that you come ready to purchase, as this appointment is designed for you to choose your favorite portraits and place your order.  Please come prepared to make choices.
WHEN WILL I HAVE TO PAY FOR PRODUCT?
During the reveal/ordering session, when you place your order.
 WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept cash, check/debit cards, all major credit cards, and Paypal.  We also do payment plans.

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDER ONCE  IT IS PLACED?

Your portraits will be ready for pick up 1-2 weeks after your order is placed.
WILL ANYONE ELSE SEE MY IMAGES?
Absolutely not, unless you give us permission to use them for advertisement.  You will be asked to sign a document at your viewing/ordering session that states either your approval or objection to usage.
WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY SESSION?
 
We know that things come up that are out of your control.  We ask that you let us know 48 hours in advance.  The session retainer is non-refundable, however, should you find the need to cancel your session for any reason, if you cancel 48 hours before your session, you may apply the session fee to another session within 6 months.
WHERE WILL MY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION TAKE PLACE?
 
Our studio is currently located at 11138 Q St. Omaha, Ne 68137

WHAT IF I WANT TO MAKE A COPY OF MY PORTRAIT?

You may only make copies of digital portraits that you have bought the print release for.  You may not resale any digital portrait ever.  You are always welcome to order more prints  or digital copies at any time. Unfortunately, you may not make copies of prints you purchase.  All images are property of Shondy Studios and are protected under Federal Copyright Laws.  Duplication of any portrait in part or whole (whether by scanning or reprinting w/o print release) is strictly prohibited and will be fully prosecuted by law. This also includes posting scanned images to social media websites! Please call if you have questions about the Copyright Laws.

 

Shondy Studios | Omaha, NE | 402-968-1717 | info@shondystudios.com

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