Nervous? What to Expect

Feeling nervous about boudoir is totally normal when thinking about doing a session. Unless you have spent a lot of time in front of the camera, most people fell a little intimidated. However, nerves generally go away in the first five minutes! I do everything possible to make you feel relaxed and comfortable before and during your session. Here is what you can expect the day of your shoot.

nervous about boudoir

Your session will take place in the privacy of my 3000 sq ft home, located on a cul-de-sac in Tualatin. When you arrive, we will get your things in and get you settled in the main shooting room and the bathroom that is exclusively for your use. If you have chosen either the Pampered or Perfect Beauty session, one of my amazing makeup artists will be here and will get started as soon as you are ready. Only myself and the artist will be in the house. We’ll have some music playing and you can choose wine, champagne or sparkling water to sip on as you get your makeup and hair done. Once you are happy with the results, we’ll get started!


We begin by laying out your outfits, shoes and accessories. I generally chose an order to go in, from the least revealing to the most. Once you have changed, we will get started shooting. There is no need to worry about “knowing” what to do. I will give you very easy and specific instructions to get you posed perfectly. Things like “bring your chin up a little”, “move your right knee a little closer towards me”, and “glance down at the bed”. It quickly becomes very easy even though you may feel a little awkward at first. I will always ask you if it is ok to adjust your hair, straps etc. If you would prefer to make adjustments yourself, that’s just fine too. Your comfort is the most important thing.


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If you are ever uncomfortable with a pose, you only need to say. I never use the more graphic, sexual poses (you know the ones I mean!) unless you request them. They can look awesome, but it has to be the right fit for your comfort level. If you have ideas of poses you’d like to do, just let me know! If you have sent me a Pinterest board of some ideas you have, I will have those up on my iPad for use to refer to during the session. The amount of skin you want to show is completely up to you also. You’ll probably find once you get started that it’s a lot easier than you thought!

Once we are finished (usually after 2-3 hours of shooting), you will get your things packed away. You will have the opportunity to look at all the products I have available, including cover colors, album designs, the Portfolio Box, frame selection, etc. Your images will be ready usually within two business days. I will send you a private, password protected link and directions on how to select your favorite images.


Have more questions? Ready to reserve your session time?

email me or call/text 503-310-9083