frequently asked questions

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Can I purchase a gift certificate?

A gift certificate can be a meaningful gift for someone you believe deserves a day of pampering and an empowering experience, this gift will continue to give and will truly last a lifetime! You can purchase gift certificates HERE, or call us at 218-308-6399 to purchase one and we’ll mail it to you directly! We can arrange to have you pick it up if you prefer!

How do I schedule a session?

You can either book HERE, OR, You can call us at 218-308-6399 or email us right from the website! Leave us the best time to call you, along with your phone number, so we can contact you to schedule your session!

Where are you located?

We are in downtown Bemidji, in our very own studio!! You are able to see our logo on our door facing 3rd street! 

When should I arrive?

Please arrive no later than 5 minutes before your scheduled session to give yourself time to relax and change. Keep in mind, there might be someone finishing up before you so relax on the chairs in the waiting area!

What should I expect the session to be like?

Expect to feel nervous! You will be changing in an area that is private but not a bathroom! There are bathrooms in the location where your hair and makeup is done and not in the location of where the session takes place. We will take time to talk about everything we are going to do, what you can expect during the actual shoot, how we will be coaching you, and picking out which outfits you’ll wear first! Oh, and you’ll probably laugh and feel like a supermodel too.

Do I need to pay my session/creative fee before the session takes place?

Yes, we do not confirm your appointment until you have paid your session fee.  We take your payment over the phone or you can pre-pay your session fee HERE!

What is the process to get ready for the shoot?

We will email you after you book your session with all the things you need to do and prep before your big day.

What do I need to do in the days before the shoot?

RELAX & be on the lookout for emails and/or text reminders. We don’t expect you to remember EVERYTHING in one email!

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I’m a hair and makeup artist, can I do my own hair and makeup?

At Boutique Boudoir Studios, we believe getting pampered is part of the experience. We are open to you doing your own hair & makeup, however the price does not change and we will review your makeup and make sure it’s good for photos before we start 🙂

I never wear/barely wear makeup! Am I going to look like myself?

In short YES! Our makeup artist is a true professional and can bring out everything from a natural look to the edgy vixen in you! You can also show us a “look” you’re going for and we’ll do it!

Do you offer outfits / clothes / shoes / wardrobe?

At Boutique Boudoir Studios, we believe every woman is unique and beautiful! The style of clothing for each woman is extremely personal and we recommend you make a FUN time out of shopping for your own outfits.  We will even support you in shopping and choosing your outfits via text!

At the same time, in our Bemidji Location, we have a full wardrobe that includes outfits for XS-5XL, shoes in size 5-11, and accessories!  We want you to feel STRESS free about your experience, so know that once you arrive, we will look at both outfits you brought and what we have in stock as necessary to give you the absolute best looks!

What should I bring to wear? Can you help me pick out my outfits?

Bring what you love and want to wear, bring nude and black panties/thongs so you can use under our outfits from wardrobe.  Yes again, we walk you through our wardrobe and help you choose the best outfits for YOU!

Can I bring someone with me to my shoot?​

We do not allow guests at your session!  We believe this time is for you to be pampered and focus on YOU with no distractions!

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I don’t know how to pose, will you help?

Absolutely! We give super easy to follow instructions and will coach you on everything from facial expressions down to the placement of your fingers. You will be guided through the entire photo shoot and will not have to guess anything!

I have scarring, stretch marks, tan lines, acne or cellulite. Can you get rid of that?

We airbrush all skin for the images you purchase! Usually the light airbrushing, in conjunction with the way we take photographs and our lighting, softens a lot of skin textures.  We will show you your edits before anything gets ordered to make sure the edits are to your liking.

When will I see my photographs?

You’re able to see those beautiful images the same day as your session! After your session you will get a little break and we will let you know when to come back and see the supermodel, I mean you!;)

How much is this going to cost me?

Our session fees start at $295 and include full hair and makeup, access to our wardrobe, shoes, accessories, and cover the creation fee for your images! Our packages start at $1000.  

We pride ourselves on customized options that fit your needs, thus, we cannot give you a final quote until we go over what your needs are and what you’re looking for. Since 99% of our clients have NEVER had a boudoir shoot before, we offer you a video consult or in person consult in our office to go over the experience and build the package of your dreams and budget.  

You can schedule your consult HERE and we will be more than happy to help you!  

This all sounds great, and I really want to do this, but I’m afraid I can’t afford this ... Do you offer payment plans?

Thank you for asking! We are proud to say that we in fact DO offer in house payment plans!  Please go HERE and see if you prequalify!  It will not impact your credit score to prequalify, and you will know your spending power with us if you choose this financing option.

We believe that the investment you’ve made by experiencing an empowering boudoir and beauty session is worth it, and you are worth it! You deserve to put yourself first and show yourself some love by taking home a collection of YOUR images! So, celebrate yourself and get what you really want! Your chosen product will be YOURS for a lifetime, not to mention, the experience of finally seeing a portrait of yourself you LOVE will elevate your confidence for a lifetime! 

On the other hand, you can PREPAY for a package so you are completely paid up by the time your session date arrives!  We can discuss this during your consult.  

Ready to chat?  Book your consult HERE!

If I want to surprise my significant other with photos for a special event (Wedding day, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, etc.), how far ahead of time should I book my session?

Your album may take 3-4 weeks after your session to be delivered. There are variations for this, but it is a general estimation. It is always best to call us as soon as possible when planning a surprise shoot! We can discuss your unique needs and see if we can accommodate your special occasion!

I do not want to be displayed on your website or social media platforms. Will my privacy be insured?

YES! We NEVER show images unless clients have signed a model release stating we can use their images for advertising, our webpage or social media platforms, etc.

Do you utilize backdrops or studio lighting?

We use natural light for most of our sets.  We do have studio lighting and backdrops for our legacy and boudoir after dark sets.

I am not the age/size I used to be, can you still get good photos of me?

We are not lying when we say we believe in the beauty of every person!  This is why we have women from all over the country coming to our studio!  Let us show you really are, not who you think you are!  From your makeup application to your photos, we will bring out the best YOU that you have ever seen!! You do you and we’ll be there to translate via photography.

I don’t see any semi-nude or nude photos on your website. I’m a little embarrassed to ask, but do you offer that type of photography?

YES!!! Our studio is a NON-JUDGMENT zone! We are in the business of helping women from all walks of life, all ages and sizes, love and embrace themselves for who they are! We are here to reveal YOUR sexy, whatever that means to you!  We’ll go over all your options and desires after you book!

What is your style?

I like to think of our team as coaches: we partner with you to distinguish who you are, and what you want to express, and we support you in getting there!! Through our unique relationship building process, we make it possible for you to connect with the woman inside you – you know,  that sexy, happy, confident, strong, dreamer, peaceful and powerful woman inside of you. Every woman is a unique diamond and it’s our job to shine the light on YOU!

Ok, I’m ready to book… How do I book?

Awesome!  2 options:

Book your video or in person consult HERE 

OR you can click HERE and prepay your session fee and we will call you ASAP to find the best day for you to have your boudoir session!

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