FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Find out everything you need to know about your boudoir photo shoot with Cindy Sabrina. Based in Lake Charles Louisiana, now serving Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
I’M NOT COMFORTABLE SHARING MY IMAGES ONLINE. IS THAT REQUIRED TO WORK WITH CURVES BOUDOIR?
Sessions are 100% private and images are NEVER shared anywhere without your permission. There’s NO requirement to share images in order to book a session.
I’M WORRIED ABOUT ACNE/CELLULITE/STRETCHMARKS. DO YOU OFFER RETOUCHING?
Retouching is included with every session. I remove scars as requested, acne, blemishes, stretchmarks and cellulite in addition to bruises and other random marks you may have on the day of your session!
I don’t “take off 15 pounds!” I work with clients to find the most flattering poses and lighting to highlight their best features. If there’s something you feel particularly self-conscious about, let me know.
I’m Self-Conscious About My Stomach/ Arms/ Legs. Can You Get Rid Of Rolls And/Or Cellulite?
I will do my best to eliminate any imperfection, including roughness in your skin or rolls - wherever they may be! This boudoir experience should make you realize that your beauty is irrelevant of cellulite or extra jiggle room. Allow yourself to be free of self-deprecating thoughts and power yourself with a self-love mindset
Will You Photoshop Me?
Throughout this entire experience, you’re going to feel like a goddess. Once you see the pictures, you’re going to be amazed at just how gorgeous you are! I use Lightroom to apply color adjustment to the image as well as to soften your skin and minimize any imperfection. No Photoshop here because I truly believe in celebrating your natural beauty.
I’M OLDER THAN (NOT AS THIN AS, ETC.) THE WOMEN ON YOUR WEBSITE. DO YOU THINK I CAN STILL HAVE A GOOD SHOOT?
Absolutely! I don’t work with models! (Some other boudoir photographers have a lot of models on their websites – true story!)
I regularly work with women over 40 and up. As you can understand, not everyone I work with wants their photo on my website, so you may not see someone who looks like you. But I photograph women of all ages and sizes. The women on my website are real women just like you who went through makeup and hair, put together thoughtful wardrobes and trusted us to help them create sexy, beautiful images. We can do the same for you. Boudoir photography is for EVERY woman.
ARE MAKEUP AND HAIR INCLUDED? CAN I JUST DO MY OWN AND SAVE MONEY?
Every session includes full makeup and hair styling. Getting your makeup and hair done sets the tone for your session. It gives you time to relax, get to know us better and feel pampered. But more importantly, having a professional do your makeup means they know how to do camera-ready makeup that will truly make you feel and look boudoir sexy! Honestly, you will want to have a professional makeup artist go with you everywhere once you experience this luxury!
If you have a very specific hair style in mind, or ethnic hair or simply want to come with your hair fully styled, that is fine.
DO I BRING MY OWN LINGERIE? DO YOU HAVE SOME I CAN USE?
I encourage clients to primarily bring their own selection of outfits. That’s the best way to ensure everything fits really well and that you love the way you look in your outfits. New for this year – I also offer the Curves Boudoir closet to my clients! I have closet and several drawers full of options for client who would like to borrow them. If you’re thinking about wearing something from my Curves Boudoir closet – I recommend you try on options when we meet prior to your session so you can see what the outfits look like on you prior to session day. Select outfits that match your body type and suit your session goals. I also have a selection of necklaces and accessories.
I DON’T SEE ANY SEMI NUDE PHOTOS ON YOUR WEBSITE. I’M A LITTLE EMBARRASSED TO ASK, BUT DO YOU OFFER THAT TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
Yes, I do offer semi nude options during sessions. I just choose not to display this on the web. Keep in mind that I will only photograph tasteful nudes – if it’s outside my comfort zone I will let you know. It’s my goal that you look back on the photos and feel good about them years from now. And not that you look back on them and feel weird about having shown something you wish you hadn’t!
I’m Engaged And Would LOVE To Give This To My Future Hubby As A Special Gift. When Should I Book My Shoot In Order To Have The Pictures Ready Before The Wedding?
First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You’re engaged! Bridal boudoir sessions are extra special because they celebrate the beginning of one of the most important stages of your life. For all my clients, including those interested in a bridal theme, I recommend booking a session for 2 months before the desired date of product delivery. So, as soon as you’ve decided you want to go on this journey with me as your boudoir photographer, book your session! No matter how early on it is.
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO POSE. I’M NOT A MODEL. HELP!
This is by far the biggest concern for my clients! Don’t worry – as I’ve said before, I work with clients through every pose during their session. Note that posing will NOT feel like just another afternoon of lounging around on your bed. I tell my clients that if the pose feels a little weird, they’re probably doing it right!
There are classic poses that most clients want to incorporate and new poses that clients wants to try. And I try to find several new poses for each session.
I’m Pretty Shy. How Do You Expect Me To Strip Down In Front AND Feel Comfortable Enough To Look Sexy?!
Ha! Here’s something I bet you didn’t think of – when it comes to stripping down in front of other women, we are ALL a little shy. We’ve been accustomed to a society where women often put other women down – but that stops here. I am your biggest fan and will make you feel comfortable by being your friend, your cheerleader. I will reassure you of how beautiful you look, how well the colors we chose accentuate your skin and how STELLAR the pictures are looking throughout the shoot. I may even let you peak at the back of my camera to see for yourself!
I’m Traveling To New Orleans For My Bachelorette Party With My Best Girlfriends. Do You Offer Any Girl-Party Options?
YES! How much fun is this? You can’t even begin to imagine. I’ll set up the scene for you: champagne/ mimosas, hair + make-up getting done, your favorite music, lights, camera, ACTION! Get in touch with me and we can discuss all options :)
Do You Offer Any Special Rates?
I sometimes offer special rates to commemorate certain seasonal holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Summertime, etc. Make sure to follow me on your favorite social media platform (Instagram, Twitter, and/ or Facebook) to stay up-to-date with all my promotions!
Year-round, however, I always honor a Friend Referral discount. If one of your friends books a boudoir shoot with us, I'll give you a 10% discount on your shoot!
Do you still shoot weddings, families, etc??
I still adore weddings and find great joy in lots of different types of photography. I will still consider wedding and other types of photo shoot bookings but preference will be given to my wedding and boudoir schedule, which is super full-time therefore highly unlikely to allot for other types of bookings.