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Are you an all-female team?

We absolutely are.
Very rarely, Johanna’s hubby visits on ‘non shoot’ days as our maintenance guy (diet coke break?)
Other than that we’re all girls together, all carefully handpicked – the best in the industry.

Will you share my portraits?

ONLY with your written/signed permission.
We are very used to being commissioned by professionals, whose portraits must never be seen in the public domain.
Your portraits are even saved on a locked away, password protected server (not cloud) under a number, not your name.

How do your clients know how to pose? They look like models!

Thank you so much! We work very hard to ensure that every portrait has a touch of finesse.
We will pose you down to your little finger, even pose your hair!
We know how stupidly awkward we suddenly become when a camera is pointed at us. “What should I do with my hands”?!

When should I book my session?

Don’t wait, that’s our advice.

There may never be a tomorrow and waiting to shift a little weight or waiting to feel confident, may never happen.
Did you know, we’re good for a stone just in posing? Not that it should matter, but it may be reassuring to know that
Confidence? That comes during and after your journey with us.
We’ve got you!

You can find out all about our shoots and collections here!

Your boudoir photoshoot prints and wall art are displayed in our studio

How will I select my chosen collection?

You will have your Reveal Session a minimum of 10 days after your big shoot day.
You can choose between ‘in house’ or via a Zoom online meeting.

We are absolutely happy with either for you!

We often book your Reveal Session at your design consultation so you know when this will be and can plan accordingly.
We don’t save unordered photos, so you are strongly advised to book this at the best time for you.

Collection details can be found here, we will be planning your shoot to suit you.
For your convenience, we do take PayPal Credit  AND we have partnered with Klarna.

Must I choose between your styles on my shoot? Can I have any in one shoot?

This is what the design consultation is all about! We really want to know what’s important to you.
What you need most.

It can be empowering, confidence-boosting boudoir with a dash of legacy portrait, or the other way around.
Or you can focus on just one style.

Do I HAVE to wear lingerie or go nude in my shoot?

Absolutely not! It’s all up to you.
Your outfits are planned around the styles you love the most and your wishes.
Artistic studies of the nude are indeed popular, sometimes a little ‘spicy’ too. Chat to us about what you’d love!
If you’re feeling brave, we usually work up to what you want to do, depending on how you feel.
Be assured, it’s entirely up to you!

What can I wear?

We will go through all of this with you at your consultation, lots of advice is given!
We have A LOT of gorgeous props and accessories, so the only thing we insist on you investing in, if you’re opting for a boudoir style, is your lingerie. It needs to be a fabulous fit.

Are you LGBTQ+ friendly?

We welcome everyone into the studio.
We’ve helped many members of the LGBTQ+ community explore and create the most incredible and emotional portraits.
You can be assured of a non-judgmental and safe space, with a dash of excitement!

When are your shoot days?

For studio shoots, our diary is usually open a month in advance and we shoot on weekdays most of the time.
(Weekend shoots are available for our top collections)

Design consultations and reveal sessions can happen on a Saturday.
On-location shoots are slightly different, they take planning – so reach out asap!


How can I prepare?

The team will send you a handy ‘Preparation Guide’ that literally maps out all the bits you need to consider on the run up to your big day.
We truly do hold your hand every step of the way!

How long does the shoot last?

For your ‘Studio’ shoot, you are with us for 2-3 (ish) hours. It may seem ages, however it goes super-fast!
‘On Location’ shoots can be most of the day.
If you have makeup, this takes under an hour and then it’s all shoot!

It’s a workout, so make sure you’ve eaten, you’re well rested and do your stretches afterwards.

Johanna Elizabeth signage

Can I bring a friend?

You are welcome to bring whoever you love most to your Design Consultation or Reveal Session.
Your shoot is a very private affair, so we have a closed room on your shoot day.
We don’t have the facility for anyone to wait, however the pub opposite is fabulous!

How much retouching do you do?

As much as you’d like really.
We don’t change you into someone else though.
Your makeup artist will compliment your look in a polished way, what’s not to love about that?
We create your portraits beautifully ‘in camera’ with gorgeous posing and flattering lighting (we wish a softbox could follow us around all day!) then they receive a final polish in post-processing.
Rachel can remove scars/blemishes and most tattoos on request, just ask.

I’m travelling across the country to shoot with you, where can I stay locally?

We are lucky to have some very lovely hotels close by and Airbnb. Our area is a popular holiday destination!
Details can be provided on request.

Why do I need to pay a booking deposit?

We take a £50 redeemable booking fee at the time of booking, to secure our diary from changes!
Mainly, it’s because we’ve booked you a makeup artist to travel in JUST for your shoot.

Also, we know (despite our attention & support) how nerves can bubble up on the day.
You’d be amazed how the concern of our cancellation fee (also £50) can give you the final nudge in the door 😉
Our cancellation rate plummeted to almost zero when we introduced this years ago! Yay!

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