YOU’RE NERVOUS. I GET IT.
Whether you’re doing this for yourself or as a gift for your partner, my number one goal is to make you feel like a GD queen. Everyone walks into their session with apprehension and everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) walks out feeling like Beyonce.
shadows are your new best friend.
While I encourage you to love your body just as it is, I use shadows in an intentional way to highlight what you love and hide the shi! you don’t. No fake news here, folks.
“Holy shit. I’ve never seen myself like this before. My husband was speechless and sends his thanks. I am just blown away by your work. The little time we worked together, I felt like we’ve known each other for awhile. Seriously, Lauren...thank you so much.”
-SH, Private Session
“Lauren, stop! You are a WIZARD! These are incredible. Thank you for making the process so easy - I was so nervous at first but you made the whole shoot feel so comfortable. I’ve been raving about you to ALL of my girlfriends!”
-ML, Boudoir Party
“I did this as a gift for my fiancé for my wedding but as much as I know he’ll love these photos it has honestly been the best gift I could have ever given myself. Thank you for this experience and for bringing out a confidence in myself I didn’t know existed!”
-SM, Private Session
“Girl! I am literally crying at work. Thank you for bringing together the most perfect group of women — I have not been able to stop raving about how fun and beautiful and EMPOWERING yesterday was! It was nothing short of magical.”
-NC, Boudoir Marathon
I know. You still have questions.
And I’m here to answer every last one of them. Browse through these first then email me with anything else ya got.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I don’t shoot “light and airy” like everyone else. I shoot boudoir in a way that’s real, sexy, and authentic. Shadows are your best friend- while I encourage my clients to love their bodies as they are, I do my best to use shadows in a creative way to highlight what you love about yourself…ass, boobs, whatever you got girl.
WHAT KIND OF SESSIONS DO YOU OFFER?
There are two different ways for you to book a boudoir session with me. You can schedule a Boudoir Party for you and your girlfriends or you can schedule a Private Session just for you. Both include similar offerings, however, by booking a boudoir party, you’re saving a bit of $$ because you’re all using the same hotel room. For booking a private session, there are also a couple of added extras in the collection including more time in front of the camera and all of the digital files. Click here for our full list of offerings.
SHOULD I GET MY HAIR + MAKEUP DONE?
If getting pampered the morning of your session is going to make you feel like Beyonce, then yes please! We recommend using Glamsquad. If you're a first time Glamsquad user, use referral code lmiller9606 for $25 off. (If entering the code doesn’t work, use this link.)
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Black, Red, Jewel Tones, and Whites photograph best. Avoid neon at all costs. // Straps, High Cut, Mesh and Lace are always visually pleasing. // Body Suits, Body Suits, Body Suits. (Did I say Body Suits?) // Naked looks good, too, but only if ya wanna. // Check out The Great Eros | For Love + Lemons | Bluebella | Thistle + Spire // Pro Tip: Wear loose clothing the morning of your shoot as tight leggings or ankle socks can leave unflattering marks on your skin.
WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE?
All sessions are photographed at a hotel in Washington DC, usually The Line or The Why Hotel, depending on availability.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO I GET AND WHEN DO I GET ‘EM?
If you book a Boudoir Party, you’ll get your pick of 30 edited, high resolution digital files to keep from your gallery with the option to purchase more. If you book a Private Session, you get to keep them all. Each gallery, no matter the session, includes about 75 images. Private sessions are delivered within two weeks. Boudoir Party sessions are delivered within 4-6 weeks.
WHAT ABOUT BOUDOIR MARATHONS?
I offer Boudoir Marathons four times/year - these do sell out fast, however, so make sure you get on our email list to be the first to know about the next scheduled date.
CAN I ORDER PRINTS + ALBUMS?
Totally. We offer prints directly through your online gallery as well as hand-designed, leather-bound layflat album options in an 8x8, 10x10, or 12x12. Due to the nature of the photographs, we work with a small album design company that only works with professional photographers to ensure your privacy.
DO YOU HAVE A REFERRAL PROGRAM?
Yep. If your friend books a private session with me, you’ll both receive a $50 album credit to put towards an album. If you and your friend want to book your private sessions on the same day and share the hotel room, you’ll both receive $50 off your private session fee.
WILL MY IMAGES REMAIN PRIVATE?
More than likely, a big part of you booking a session with me is because you were able to see my portfolio. That being said, I totally understand how intimate boudoir is so you’ll be able to decide how you’d like your photos shared from none at all, all of them or just images that don’t show your face. If you choose “all of them” or “images that don’t show my face” you’ll receive album and print credit.