I recently had an amazing session with this lovely woman! I met her for her consultation at a local Starbucks and we were friends right away! For this blog post, I am basically copying her questionnaire form I sent her 100% – usually I pick a few fun ones from the form to focus on, but her answers were all so good I thought’s I’d just send you her form! With a few boudoir pictures sprinkled in…
1)How would you describe your overall boudoir session experience?
My experience with Angie was fantastic. By the third outfit change any inhibitions I had went out the window and it was just two good friends spending time together. She made me feel so special and completely comfortable.
2)List the outfits you brought and where you bought them.
I went a little overboard! I literally brought a suitcase full of anything from trashy lingerie bought at Lover’s to a pink fur coat I purchased at JC Penney’s just for the shoot. I made my appointment far enough in advance to give me time to collect the wardrobe I wanted to bring. Much of it I purchased for next to nothing on Amazon BUT be careful because you really do get what you pay for. Don’t forget to bring jewelry and any shoes you want to showcase even though Angie’s shoe collection is pretty extensive.
3)Who did your hair and makeup? What are your thoughts on these vendors?
I paid the extra and Jessica did my hair and make-up. I would never have been able to make my eyes look as amazing as they did with Jessica doing my make-up. She’s awesome.
4)What kind of vibe were you going for? Do you think we pulled it off?
I wanted sexy but not trashy with a movie star pin-up from the 40’s-50’s era. It’s funny because I really didn’t tell Angie about the movie star piece of it but both she and Jessica just got it right and I got exactly what I wanted! Be sure to think about this prior to your consultation and your shoot. This piece can be very important to help Angie give you the pictures you want.
5)Were you nervous about anything the shoot beforehand? If so, what? Did you become more comfortable after the session started? If so, what helped to relax your nerves?
I am not overly comfortable with nudity and I wasn’t too sure what to expect but Angie made me feel so at ease that the nudity wasn’t even an issue after the first few pictures. Angie doesn’t take trashy photos so you can throw those thoughts right out the window. What you are going to get it tasteful, beautiful, and YOU. Angie just has a way of putting you at ease.
6)What advice do you have for others getting their boudoir pictures taken?
Plan ahead. Think about what you want. Start purchasing outfits several months out. Read all of Angie’s advice that she sends to you. Do you want to look like you usually do in the pictures or do you want to look completely different? Think about all of these things and discuss with Angie at your consult.
7)What was your reason for doing the boudoir session? (a gift for him, yourself, wedding present, anniversary, etc.)
I saw a Ted Talk from a rather large woman who was offered one for free and she took it. The picture she showed was tasteful, sexy, and beautiful and this woman is NOT small. I wanted to see what I would look like if made-up and put in front of a professional photographer. Angie did not disappoint. I think I wanted the pictures as much as I wanted them for him.
8)What are some of your favorite pastimes or hobbies? What about skills?
I work at a mental health hospital so my job can be very stressful. My favorite things to do are puttering in the garden, walking in nature, reading, and lounging in a hot bath.
9)What was your favorite part of the session?
The camaraderie and bantering with Angie. I feel like we’ve known each other all of our lives!
10)Why did you choose the location where the session was held?
It’s Angie’s studio and she has numerous back drops, posing furniture, windows, etc. for photographing.