What happens if I feel nervous?
Our approach is very friendly and relaxed…we also understand this is not your everyday experience, so we don’t expect you to be a confident supermodel! All our clients are everyday people and usually haven’t had a photo session before. After your makeup, styling and a bit of girly chat, you will be guided throughout the shoot. We dedicate our sessions to making you feel as comfortable as possible. Don’t worry about a thing you’re in safe hands!
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What if I’m not keen on a part of my body?
Everybody is the same! Some its bums, some tums…but we will do our very best to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. The positioning of the lights and flattering posing all help create your perfect photographs.
Do I need to lose weight before my shoot?
No! We want you to celebrate who you are, so please don’t worry about this. We love to capture curves and regularly photograph ladies up to a size 24.
Am I too old for a boudoir shoot?
Did you know my average client is around 60 yrs old? You may have seen a few women in the galleries, but not even noticed their age!
Are make-up and hair included?
Yes, all photo sessions include professional camera-ready makeup and simply styled hair, so you will look and feel your best on the day…plus is a nice pamper treat! If you have any hair products, tongs or your favourite lippy you prefer to use, feel free to bring them along.
Can I have skin retouching/airbrushing?
Yes, all clients will receive fully retouched images (in a natural way) unless you request otherwise.
Will my images be published online?
No, we respect your privacy and we do not use any images unless you have given Louise full permission to do so. Louise sometimes likes to showcase her images, for magazines and competitions so you might be given the option to take part, with no obligation.
How far in advance should I book?
We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, so you have plenty of time if you have a special occasion to prepare for. However, if you are in a hurry please contact us and we can see about meeting your requirements.
How do I book?
All sessions are for women aged 18 and over, proof of age may be required before your shoot
1. Check availability – contact us to see about a suitable date or day
2. Secure your booking with a deposit or pay in full
3. Receive your booking confirmation and a link to our “Secret Dressing Room” – packed with hints and tips on how to prepare for your shoot.
What should I bring?
To help you decide what to bring we have put together “Secret Dressing Room” where you can find full hints and tips, on what to bring and how to prepare. Once you have booked your photo session you will gain full access to this, but in the meantime, we do recommend you bring a range of items that you are comfortable in and that fit you well.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, of course. We recommend one female friend to avoid too much distraction. Due to space, we may require them to stay within the lounge area while the photo shoot is taking place.
Does Secret Boudoir provide clothes for the shoot?
Unfortunately, we don’t offer this service it’s hard to cater to everybody’s shape/size and taste for the photo shoots…so we feel it is best if you bring your own outfits to the shoot. You don’t need to spend a small fortune and you’re welcome to bring as little or as much as you like. Don’t forget we are on hand to help style you on the day and help match your outfits, make-up and sets. More info about how to prepare and what to bring will be provided with your booking confirmation.
How long before I can view my images?
Same day viewing is available upon request and will extend you session by 2hrs.
- Photo Session
- 1 hour break – where you can pop out for lunch or a coffee
- 1 hour viewing session – You will have the chance to request any editing requirements
Alternatively, we can arrange a suitable day for you to come back around 10/14 days after your photo session. Viewing your images usually takes around 1 hour, but there is no rush. In this time, you will be able to purchase additional images and request any editing/colour changes.
What is the turnaround?
Albums and Wall hanging turn around can take between 3-4 weeks before delivery.
A deposit of £50 is required to secure your photo session then the remaining balance will be required on the day by either cash/card or cheque. Alternatively, you can pay your session before your shoot, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are want to make any adjustments or cancel your photo shoot, we require 1 month’s notice. Please contact us as soon as possible – Cancellations made after the month’s notice or no shows will result in a loss of the deposit as our makeup artist requires it. If you are running late, please call, as this may eat into your photo session time. If you need further directions, please call us on: 075116 38011.
Terms and conditions
Copyrights to online viewing galleries…If you are presented with an online gallery, please be fully aware that this is a privilege to our customers, allowing them to view/order in the comfort of their own home rather than coming back to the studio. In return, Louise asks of full respect not to copy or save any of the images as the full copyrights only remain with Louise Young. People that ignore this will incur a large fine due to copyright law, plus any social/website hosting will not tolerate images without copyright rights – this may result in the page/site being taken down. If you would like any images for social networking/web, please ask Louise, she will be happy to put together something for you.
Digital copyrights…All digital images come with a copyright permission to use and reprint for personal use. Full copyrights remain with/ and are the property of Louise Young. Customers are not permitted to resell any images for profit gain unless an agreement has been made with Louise prior to purchase. This includes 3rd party use i.e. magazine and newspapers.
Website copyrights…All text, images and artwork stored, printed or copied remain full the property of Louise Young and are subject to copyright. A content copy checker regularly checks this site, do NOT copy.
Pricing and website changes…The SecretBoudoir.co.uk website and pricing is subject to change without notice. If prices do change after booking, your session still will remain the same throughout. Secret Boudoir & The Vision Studio are both owned by Louise Young.
Printing colour accuracy…All our images and products are printed at a professional lab, so colours are as accurate as possible. Other printing company’s colours may differ due to ink/paper quality. Colours from screen to print may also be different due to different computer settings, Louise cannot be held responsible for any of these colour differences, but is happy to advise on this and where to get prints.
In the unlikely event…That images are lost, damaged or deleted due to circumstances beyond Louise’s/suppliers control, including fire, power outage, weather conditions, injury and sabotage Louise shall not be liable.
Illness: If Louise has to reschedule due to illness or injury then a suitable date will be given or a full refund offered.
Postage: Louise shall not be liable for any lateness, loss/damage due to shipping problems that are out of Secret Boudoir’s control.