My session shooting with Cheshire was nothing short of amazing. I loved how my favorite sexy songs were playing in the background of my shoot. All in all my session was classy, luxurious, artistic, and did wonders for my self esteem.
the boudoir experience
For most clients who come to me, it's their first time doing something like this. For some people, it's their first time being photographed by a professional at all. They're excited but also a little nervous. If this describes you at all, you're probably wondering how your experience will unfold. Get to know me and find out how we'll create your beautiful images.
hello! my name is...
Hi, I'm Cheshire. What drives me most as a photographer is that I love to help people feel great about themselves and the things they're passionate about. In addition to boudoir I shoot headshots, food, fashion, and other subjects, but boudoir is the most emotionally rewarding part of my profession. So many times people come away from their session with more self-confidence than they came in with, and it's such an honor and a thrill to be part of that transformation.
planning your session
Once you've decided to have me do your photos, we'll figure out what kind of session is best for you based on what you want to have as finished items. We have both shorter and longer sessions available based on how wide a variety of looks you want to have. More details are on the Sessions page.
After we've set a date for your session, you'll pay a deposit to hold your appointment, and I'll also send you a planning questionnaire in which I'll ask what kind of tones you want for your images (playful, teasing, seductive, erotic, etc.), how physically revealing you want to be, even what kind of music you'd prefer — I'll make a custom playlist just for you if you like!
I designed a guide that goes through the planning process in much more detail and answers many questions clients have asked me over the years. Even if you decide to go with another photographer, please feel free to download and use the guide — I hope you find it valuable!
during your session
I'll have a variety of refreshments for you upon your arrival (and please don't hesitate to ask if you want something specific!). If we're shooting at the studio, I'll show you around and get you comfortably set in our cozy dressing room. If you're having makeup done at the studio, that's next. We'll find out exactly the kind of look you're going for, from completely natural to going-out glamorous, and our makeup artist will take exquisite care of you.
Then, for the next 1-3 hours depending on the length of your session, we'll have a blast capturing your beautiful images. I'm very gentle as I guide you to find the poses and expressions that work best for you, and soon you'll get into the rhythm of the session, and time is going to race by like you wouldn't believe.
after your session
Your gallery of proofs will be available generally about a week after your session unless you have a particular deadline that we've discussed beforehand. We'll work out whether it makes more sense for us to meet again and view your proofs in person or have me set up a secure, private online gallery for you to view at home.
Now you'll confirm what you'd like for your finished items, and I'll get those done for you. We'll discuss timing at that point, though we can also plan in advance if your timing is tight.
Then it's just a short wait for your gorgeous finished items to arrive, and we'll follow up to make sure they're everything you hoped they would be.
other questions you might have
If you have other questions that aren't answered here, please don't hesitate to ask!
Cheshire not only did an amazing job at making sure the pictures came out great but he also made sure I felt comfortable and he was able to talk me through the poses to make sure they turned out the way I wanted. I went with 2 other girls and we each took our turn in front of the camera and I would highly recommend doing a group session. It was so much fun and there was so much energy in the room which showed in the pictures.