The Dream Experience
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SESSIONS, DEADLINES, ETC.
How Do I Book A Shoot?
Your first email to us, is probably the hardest part of the whole experience! Thats right, sending that first email is a big step so you should be proud of yourself! The rest is easy because we literally hold your hand through the entire process! In order to book your boudoir shoot; simply email, call, or text us and tell us a little bit about yourself and if you have a deadline. Don't forget to tell us what location you would like to book for too. We like to get to know our clients in order to provide you with the best experience possible. Please look over the different experiences we have to offer to determine which one you would like to reserve. Next, we will send you detailed information about our packages and payment plans to determine if we are a good fit for you! Once you have decided that we are, simply respond and we will send you over all the booking paperwork online! Simple! Can't wait to chat!
Where Will My Shoot Take Place?
You will be pleased to know that we have two locations! Both studios have an all female staff who specialize in boudoir artistry. Our Chicago studio is located in the West Loop neighborhood and the other studio is located in Milwaukee, WI. Both studios are professional, private, secure and in safe neighborhoods. We pride ourselves in creating; modern one of a kind spaces. Rest assured that we do not photograph out of our homes, basements, hotels, air bnb's, old barns etc. Our studios are commercial spaces that are privately owned and operated. I designed my studios to feel like home so you will have a variety of furniture to pose you on.
I Want To Book, But I Am SO NERVOUS!!!
Don't worry babe! This feeling is completely normal!! After all, the way you see yourself is going to change forever once you complete your session! We promise that after your session, you will wonder what all the worrying and anxiety was for! We treat all our clients like long lost best friends because, that is what we see you as! We just want the best for you. During your session we gossip, laugh, and sometimes cry after you see yourself through our lens! Every woman that walks through our doors is important to us. We want you to feel safe, beautiful, sexy, and with people who you can be yourself with in a judgement free zone! You will be surprised on how relaxed and casual the environment really is with us.
I'm Not A Model, Is Boudoir Really For ME?
ABSOLUTELY!!!! Each and every woman is deserving of this life changing experience. We actually do not work with models at this time. Every woman that you see in our portfolio has been posed and guided by us! We have never had a woman walk in that was not nervous about her session. Boudoir photography is for EVERY type of woman of all shapes and sizes. We ALL have insecurities and what we consider to be flaws. We pride ourselves on being able to work with all body types and create gorgeous pieces of art regardless of your insecurities! I am also proud to say that all of the women featured are everyday women just like you and me. They are CEO's, Stay at home Moms, Entrepreneurs, Nurses, Doctors, Waitresses, Firefighters, Police Officers, Military personnel, and so much more! If you have visited the testimonial page, you will see that we turn insecurities into something you will love about yourself.
Do I Have To Go Nude?
NOPE! It is completely up to you whether or not you want to go nude or topless. I will say, that the number one regret of most clients that do not go nude or topless say that they wish they had! It is a way to really connect with your body and fall in love all over again or for the first time with the woman in the mirror. If you do go nude or topless, it does count as one "outfit" so just keep that in mind when planning your session.
Do I Have To Be On Your Website Or Social Media?
I of course would LOVE to use images from our session together to show other women your amazing photos and inspire other women to fall in love with themselves! HOWEVER, I also completely understand if you might be uncomfortable to share them for personal or professional reasons. That said, I will not share unless you grant written permission. The bottom line is: I will honor whatever level of privacy you would like. Many clients are so proud of their images that they give me full discretion to choose images to empower other women, some clients prefer that only share their faceless images, some clients prefer to choose the images that are posted, and other clients are comfortable with anything being posted. All of the clients you see in our portfolio or social media, have all signed waivers for their images.
Is Hair & Makeup Included?
YES! We believe that the first thing you experience before your shoot begins, is that you get pampered! That is why we offer Professional Hair and Makeup application with every client. We work with one of the area's most sought after and talented makeup artists! She has been published and is also an award winning artist that has worked on hundreds of women with many different skin types, styles, and ages. At your session she will do a quick consultation where you and her will discuss what look you have in mind for your glam. For your hair we like to keep things sexy and tousled. Think voluminous sexy loose curls and glowy fresh skin!
I Don't Have Lingerie, and I Don't Know Where To Shop! HEELLLP!
We got you babe! When you book your session, we send over your Dream Shoot Planner that goes over everything you will need to prepare for your shoot. We offer tips for shopping for your body type and comfort level. As well as providing you with our favorite place to shop. Look through our portfolio as well to find ideas if you are stumped!
Do You Provide Alcohol?
We do not allow alcohol in the studio at anytime. I also ask that you do not drink the night before your session! Your safety is our first priority and some women get tipsy one one glass of champagne, and to let you drive home would be doing my clients a disservice and is irresponsible. It is also illegal to serve alcohol without a liquor license and alcohol insurance. Some women turn red in the face after drinking, some women get a little sloppy after a drink... and I would NEVER want your photographs to look anything less than who you are. Trust in us that I we are the professionals and specialize in Boudoir Artistry. You will not NEED alcohol to loosen up or make you less nervous. Don't believe me? Just read through the Testimonials section for yourself! We hold your hand through the entire process. From the first email to outfit selection, to makeup, to posing, to the delivery of your products. You are guided by our expertise. Out of all the hundreds of women we have worked with, not ONE client has ever needed alcohol before or during her session. This is an experience, and I want you to be 100% present in the moment to witness it. I don't want you to think you needed alcohol to get through one of the best experiences of your life. You got this!
Who Is Going To Be Present At My Shoot?
We like to keep our team as small as possible to make you feel the most comfortable! During your shoot you will have your professional photographer and possibly an assistant. Your hair and makeup artist will be there too, however she does not stay for your shoot. We have an all female staff that specialize in Boudoir Artistry. Specializing in this field, means that we do not photograph any other genre. We do not photograph; weddings, events, businesses, families, babies etc. This allows us to provide women with the best luxury life changing boudoir experience the area has to offer!
Does The Experience Fee Incldue Digitals or Products?
Digitals and Products are sold separate and you can make your final decision the day of your session. Where you will view your images and place your product order. We think that you are better than a digital file left to rot in a desk drawer. We want you to see your artwork like it is meant to be seen...in print! That is why we offer a variety of luxury handmade products. You choose what speaks to you and what works for your budget. Our luxury albums are our best sellers as they are the best way to tell your story of your life changing day. We have samples of everything we offer so you can hold and feel them in your hands.
What Can I Expect At My Viewing & Ordering Appointment?
Following your shoot, we take a short break while we go through your images and prepare them for your viewing. After our short break you will be shown a slideshow of all your images from the day. After the slideshow you will go through the images one by one and decide which ones you can not live without! When you book with us, you have the option to either have your products shipped (small fee) directly to you, or schedule a time to come back and pick them up. What this means is that you do not have to come back for multiple appointments! We can ship your products directly to you. That allows you to only have to block out your schedule for ONE appointment! YAY!!! We know how valuable your time is and want to make the most out of our time together.
I Have a Deadline, When Should I Book?
Please book your shoot at least 4 weeks prior to your deadline. We do book up fairly quickly so we suggest booking well in advace for your session. Booking in advance also allows you to set up your Boudie Bank (our prepayment option where you can save money towards your digitials or products).
Do You Offer Payment Plans?
YES! We offer every client a few different options as far as payment plans. Please email us to find out more detailed information regarding these plans.
Will You Remove My Scars, Cellulite, or Tattoos?
This is a very personal decision we have decided to make as advocates for women. We do retouch your images and do a light skin smoothing in post production. As a general rule, we will remove temporary things like blemishes and bruises and leave things that are permanent. We do not do any body morphing, removing of stretch marks, scars, tattoos, or cellulite. Correct posing and lighting helps with these concerns, however we do not remove anything that is permanent to you. I know A LOT of other boudoir studios promise you to remove your past and road maps of your life and make promises to make you look like someone who you aren't. We are just NOT one of those studios! Our mission is to empower you to love yourself just as you are right now. We do not want you to invest in this experience just to look at your album or artwork every day wishing you looked like the over photoshopped version of yourself in your day to day life. What sets us apart from other studios is that we want to celebrate you, just as you are and show you that you are worthy of loving your body without chaning it. After all, isn't that what this whole experience is for?
Do You Photograph Couples
At this time we reserve couple's shoots only to past clients. Please inquire for additional information.
Who Is My Photographer?
Laura Lynne is the owner and photographer of Laura Lynne Boudoir and splits her time photographing and filming between our Chicago and Milwaukee location. She is the one that films all of our Vixen Films. Krissy is our lead associate photographer and also splits her time between both locations. Krissy is an experienced photographer that has also been personally trained by Laura Lynne. Both of their work is posted all throughout our website, social media, and informational packets. Having both women photographing sessions means that we are able to service more deserving women.