Q: What's the difference between a bodyscape, nude or boudoir photo session?
A: It's really a matter of semantics or interpretation. We use the word "bodyscapes" in the same way nature photographers refer to their photography as "landscapes". When we started BodyPhotage Studio, no one else was doing black and white, artistic nude portraits for the average person. From day one, we used the phrase "fine art nude" to describe our style of photography and we worked diligently to separate our artistic style of nude photography from what people used to call "boudoir" photography, which had the connotation of pink feather boas, poufy hair and too much make-up. Today boudoir photography is used as a catch-all term to describe photography that is nude or partially nude but typically incorporates some lingerie or fabric covering. Boudoir is often more playful and sexy than fine art nudes. We often combine styles (nudes and boudoir) in one photo shoot. It's your choice.
Q: Do you retouch or airbrush the pictures?
A: The answer is "YES!" Everyone, (male and female), has body issues. Of the 7,000+ people we've photographed, only one person said they wouldn't change a single thing about their body. We want to open your eyes to all that is wonderful about you. We're going to pose you in ways that flatter your body and use lighting that shows off your assets and minimizes your perceived flaws. Trust us - you'll look a whole lot better than what you see in your bathroom mirror; and isn't that where we stand and critique ourselves every single day? Example 1 Example 2
Q: Who is your typical client?
A: Our typical nude or boudoir client is female, between 30 and 45 years old. We photograph more intimate couple's portraits than we do of males by themselves. However, the diversity and motivation of our clients would be surprising to most people. Many people do a shoot for their partner or spouse as a gift, only to discover it's an even better gift to themselves since they're the one who goes away with the new self-confidence and body image.
Q: Are your nude photographs always in black and white?
A: Our nudes are primarily finished as black and white photographs because it has a more timeless, artistic look than full color nudes. However, since we actually shoot in color, we can finish any image in black and white or color. Partially-clothed, intimate portraits, or those with props sometimes look better in color. And of course model portfolios and headshots are more often in color.
Q: Do I have to worry about my pictures showing up on the internet?
A: We don't show or use your pictures without a signed model release from you granting us permission to use your pictures.
Q: How quickly can you get me in?
A: We'd like, when possible, to have you call one month in advance for your shoot because we get pretty busy and weekends typically fill up first. Around the holidays, the sooner you call the better. For maternity photographs, we will always do our best to fit you in since timing is critical, and it's just such an important event for you and your baby.
Q: How long does it take to get pictures back?
A: That depends. We can have your proofs ready the same day if need be, though typically a few days later is best. Waiting a day or two gives us time to retouch a sample image from your photo shoot. This really helps you pick out your favorite pictures from your photo shoot and visualize beforehand what your finished prints will look like. Getting your print order finished depends on the number of other orders ahead of yours and, of course, the size of your order and if framing is involved. We can talk more about this at the consultation.