rediscover YOUR sexy!

How It Works

Step One: Contact Us

Reach out! Let's chat about your options, and get the ball rolling! This is the hardest step usually. But, once we start talking about everything you'll be just fine, promise! Take a deep breath and just hit SEND!

Step Two: Pre-Session Consultation

Once you have contacted us, chosen your session date & paid your session creation fee, we will have your pre-session consultation by phone. We will go over the contract, talk about what you'll need to do to prepare for your session, go over your sizes so our wardrobe stylist can pull from our wardrobe closet for you & answer any questions you might have. The pre-session consultation usually takes about 25 minutes. You will also be emailed a pre-session questionnaire that will help our team get to know you and your style.

Step Three: Custom Pinterest Mood Board

Next, we create a Pinterest mood board for each and every client so that we can brainstorm the exact look and feel of your session. We invite not only our client, but also the hair + make up artist as well as wardrobe stylist assigned to the session to pin to the board. We will then refer to the pinned hair styles, make up ideas and poses throughout your session! We've found that the more you pin to your board, the more you will love your gallery. We want you to be as interactive as possible! It's a lot of fun!

Step Four: Professional Makeover + Wardrobe Styling

Torrid Boudoir's Beauty Team rocks! Sit back and relax because you are in very capable hands. While our professional hair + make up artist transforms you into a bombshell our wardrobe stylist will set up and style your 3 looks from head to toe.

Step Five: Camera Time

Elizabeth, our photographer, will confidently and professionally give you posing instruction for up to 2 hours of camera time. She will direct and guide you from head to toe throughout your entire session. Elizabeth is incredible at making her clients feel at ease and comfortable and excited during their session!

Step Six: Private Gallery Reveal

You will meet with Elizabeth for your Gallery Reveal + Ordering session within 2 weeks of your session date. You will have the opportunity to see our sample products and will be able to place your order at this meeting. We accept cash, Paypal and credit (Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover). Payment plans for prints/products are available upon request.

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FAQ

How much do you charge?

Our session creation fee is $450.  ($500 for couples)  Products are sold separately.  Please contact us HERE for detailed information on our sessions and our product menu.

See our investment information HERE.

Do you offer couples boudoir sessions?

We do!  We LOVE to work with couples!  Our couples session creation fee is $500.  Contact us HERE to book your couples session!

Do you charge sales tax?

Yes.  We add the sales tax to your total product invoice.  Our session creation fee includes sales tax.

Do you offer gift vouchers?

Yes, we do!  You can purchase a gift voucher by contacting us HERE.

How do I book a session?

EASY!  Contact us HERE.

We will send over our info-packed email about our boudoir sessions, as well as our next available session dates.  Once you’ve chosen a date and have paid your session creation fee, we will set up your pre-session consultation by phone.  The session creation fee is also a non-refundable retainer that books and holds your session date.

Where should I shop for my lingerie?

We have a beautiful wardrobe closet of lingerie with size XS to XXXL, as well as heels from size 5 to 11.  We also have a page dedicated just to where to shop!  Check it out HERE!

What should I/we wear?

You can find lots of ideas in our “What To Wear Wednesdays” series.  Click HERE to check out our series.  Also, we have a page dedicated to where to shop for lingerie HERE.

Also, checkout our Guide to Lingerie!

Where are you located?

We have a beautiful residential photography studio just north of Austin, in Pflugerville, Texas.  Your session and ordering appointment are both held here.

We are also open to traveling to you.  Please contact us HERE and we will talk!

Can I bring a friend?

Unless your friend is also being shot (couples session), we ask that you please come alone. We’ve found that having a friend there to watch really hinders our client’s ability to completely “let go” and feel totally comfortable in front of the camera.

How long does the session last??

Our sessions last 3-4 hours total. We start with hair and makeup at 9am and typically wrap up by 1pm.

Is hair and makeup included?

Yes! Professional hair styling & makeup application is included in our session creation fee.

What kind of camera do you use?

Cameras + Lenses

Nikon D700 (x2)
Sigma 35mm, 1.4 Art FX

Lighting

Westcott Spiderlite TD6
Nikon SB910 Speedlight

Do you have a referral program?

Yes, for each client you refer to us that books a session, you will receive a $100 credit toward a future photo session or products albums.  There is no limit on the amount of referral credit you can accumulate, so make sure to show off your photos to all of your friends and family and tell them how much you loved working with us!  Also, please ask them them to say you sent them to us!

Can I see all of the unedited photos?

No, we ask that you put your trust in us to choose the cream of the crop!  We like to work our magic then present the final outcome at your gallery reveal + ordering appointment.

Can I follow you on social media?

Yes, to all of them!  Here are the links:

When will my photos be ready to view?

Your gallery will be complete and ready to view within 10-14 days.  At that time we will meet again for your gallery reveal + ordering appointment.

Will my images be shown on your website or on social media?

Your images will never be posted online without your written permission and a signed Privacy Policy Statement.  During your gallery reveal + ordering appointment we will go over which photos, if any, you’d like us to include in the blog about your session – if you want a blog to be written about you & your experience with us.  You may say yes or no.  We are totally happy either way!  There will not be any pressure at all to share your personal images anywhere!  Our goals to provide you with beautiful photos of yourself, not to share them — it’s just icing on the cake if you do choose to let us share them.  Check out Our Privacy Policy HERE.

If you are in one of our “Model Call” programs, then YES, your photos will be used as we see fit for marketing – which could include, but is not limited to, our website, Facebook page, Twitter profile, sample products, etc…  When you agree to model for us, you are trading your time modeling for our time working and using the images of you for marketing purposes.

 

Can I upload my pictures to my Facebook/Instagram?

When you purchase digital negatives, you receive a limited use release.  Your release will be included with your purchased images.  Unless you purchase, or we grant you, a separate commercial use license, your photos are for PERSONAL — USE ONLY.

If you purchase one of our digital negatives collections and decide to post any of the photos online, we appreciate photo credit (“Torrid Boudoir”), a link to our website (https://torridboudoir.com) and a tag of our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/torridboudoir).

Please note that, other than cropping to fit specific social media photo dimensions or print photo dimensions, you may not change your photograph in any way, including but not limited to: altering the color, adding or subtracting elements or re-editing.

You can:

  • Post the web-sized images online, including on Facebook and any personal blog or website that does NOT receive advertising revenue.
  • Print appropriately sized images in any manner you wish (prints, canvases, albums).
  • Pin the web-sized images on Pinterest with the following identification in the comment: Photo by Torrid Boudoir, Pflugerville-Austin, Texas, https://torridboudoir.com.

You cannot:

  • Enter the photos into a contest.
  • Sell the photos to a third party or make a profit from them.
  • Use them in any commercial project, including but not limited to: business websites, and blogs that receive advertising revenue WITHOUT MY EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION IN A COMMERCIAL — USE LICENSE.
  • Post any photo online without my studio watermark without my express written permission.
  • Alter the photos in any way, including cropping (except when a social media website automatically crops an image), changing colors, adding or subtracting elements.
  • Post screenshots or reproductions of any kind of our work on the Internet, including screen captures from album proofs or scans of album photographs.
  • Scan any printed photos for any purpose, including printing additional copies or posting online.
  • Print any photo that is sized for web use only.

Do you offer albums or wall art?

Yes!  That’s what we specialize in — beautiful products!  Contact us for our product info HERE.

We love creating albums and our clients really love them too!  Albums are by far our most popular product.  They are an especially nice gift for our clients to give their significant other…or to keep all to themselves!

Do you sell the digital copies?

We do offer the digital negatives on a beautiful custom USB drive.  We archive each session’s digital negatives as well.  Our clients may request additional products from our archive at any time.  Contact us for our product info HERE.

Do you offer product packages?

We offer à la carte products as well as an “I Want It All” package.  Contact us for our product info HERE.

Do you offer payment plans?

We do offer payment plans, for up to 5 months.  Contact us HERE for more information.

How much editing do you do?

My editing philosophy is that this is a fantasy shoot — not your every day, run of the mill, yearly family portrait.  I do my very best to get the image right “in camera” but will occasionally nip and tuck a little here and there.  I  heavily count on my professional posing to guarantee that you will look your best!  Our clients always look like themselves.  My editing style is very natural looking and real,but with a glamorous touch!

Every photo you are presented will be corrected for exposure, white balance, sharpness, brightness and contrast.  Your photographs will also be edited for skin smoothness, removing blemishes and other minor cosmetic changes.  I will deliver photos that are edited to the best of my ability.  Some types of retouching may incur an additional charge, including but not limited to:

  • Removal of tattoos
  • Fixing tan lines
  • Color-correcting fake tans

If you request additional retouching at your gallery reveal + ordering appointment, you may incur a charge of $25 per image, per round of edits, at my discretion.

We do not release unedited or RAW images.