Thank you for considering Nutmeg Photography as you plan for your very special photo shoot. As you do your research, you will see there are a lot of styles out there, from ultra-glam to the more subdued. The look you’re going for will determine who you choose as your photographer. Our boudoir photography style is sexy and sophisticated, our posing will show off your best personal assets in the most glamourous & flattering of ways. We capture a mix of semi-posed and candid photos to give you a truly unique and natural-looking set of images. How little or how much you show off is up to you – we will discuss with you before and during your session what poses and level of exposure you’re comfortable with. We take the time to be sure you’re relaxed and feeling your best for this intimate portrait session. Our final images will showcase your best you – a girl you recognize and admire. At Nutmeg, you have a professional, all-female team dedicated to making your session an empowering & enriching experience. Our editing & retouching techniques are gentle and flattering – you will not come out looking over-done or plastic.
A gift for your partner…a gift for yourself…
Boudoir albums are popular among brides looking to give their spouse a special gift the morning of the wedding. They are also ideal for birthday, anniversary, holiday and Valentine’s Day gifts. However, consider this session a special gift that you’re also giving yourself – every woman deserves to have gorgeous photos of herself. Get out there, pamper yourself and be that confident & sexy woman you know you are!
Our Nutmeg Boudoir Collection ($795) is a stunning one-of-a-kind gift for you and your partner. Your investment covers your shoot time (typically 1-2 hours), hand-editing & retouching, a private online gallery, your finished digital files in high-resolution on a USB drive and a custom Nutmeg “Little Black Book”. This presentation album arrives beautifully boxed and contains 10 pages/20 sides of your chosen images printed directly on archival-quality hardbound pages. You’ll have your choice of cover colors, material and engraving as well as input on which photos are included. Turnaround time for your finished online gallery is approximately 2 weeks. Album production begins as soon as you receive your gallery password and is usually complete within 3-4 weeks. Canvas and/or print packages can also be added in to your Collection upon request. Hair & makeup is not included in your Collection price.
Where are sessions held?
The location choice is yours – sessions are often held at our cozy Litchfield studio during daylight hours. We use both studio lighting and natural light during your session. We can also hold the session at one of the many local Inns or other tasteful venues (additional charges would apply). Or let us come to you – your own home is a wonderful option – it’s a comfortable and familiar environment where many women feel more relaxed. Please note that due to the mature nature of these sessions, we cannot permit children to be present during the photo session.
Hair & Makeup Preparations
You are welcome to visit your own salon and arrive to us “camera ready”. For your convenience, hair & makeup packages are available with our professional partner stylist, please inquire for details. If you choose to be styled at our studio: please arrive with no makeup, hair should be washed & air-dried the night before, please do not apply product or use heat/curling irons. Please be sure nails are tidy (mani/pedi), hair has been removed from anywhere you don’t want it and moisturizer has been thoroughly applied to your body. Minor skin blemishes are usually fixed with makeup and/or a little editing magic so don’t stress about a rogue zit appearing at the last minute 😉
Wardrobe/What do I bring?
We don’t insist on specific items of clothing but we do suggest soft, silky materials suiting your taste and body type. Solid colors are recommended. Busy or bold wardrobe patterns are distracting, since they take the attention off your natural beauty. Many women take this opportunity to purchase gorgeous lingerie or use favorite pieces they already have. Proper fit (especially with bras) is key, so if you’re unsure of fit or sizing, consider scheduling a professional fitting at a trusted lingerie store. Bra and panty sets are sexy traditional choices. For those preferring not to expose their midsections: delicate nighties, teddies, tanktops and robes work nicely as do corsets and bustiers. Feel free to bring as many outfits as you’d like – we can help you choose the ones that will flatter and photograph the best.
Other props are typically minimal but you may want to consider bringing heels and jewelry that can be used to accent photos. Getting married or celebrating a wedding anniversary? Bring along your veil! Avoid tight bras or other restrictive clothing for several hours prior to the session because straps, seams and closures can leave unsightly marks on the skin. Clothing/lingerie should be free from wrinkles and lint. Price tags and visible labels should be removed prior to the session.
Who sees my pictures?
Boudoir Photography is a delicate & intimate experience. We value your privacy and will NOT post images anywhere without your permission. Your online viewing gallery will be password protected. Whether you decide to share your password with others is entirely your choice.
Interested in seeing some of our Boudoir work?
In order to respect the privacy of our past clients, please contact us and we’ll get you login credentials to view our password-protected portfolio gallery, found under the “Clients” tab on the home page. If you’d like to learn more about us or our sessions, we would be happy to set up a consultation meeting where you can view a sample album, ask questions and chat details with us. Looking forward to hearing from you!