FAQ

How do I book a session?

Email me at hello@juliesocherphotography.com and I will email you an invoice for your non-refundable retainer of $500 for the Signature Session or $300 for the Mini Session and the boudoir agreement for you to sign.

What does it cost to reserve a date?

A non-refundable retainer of $500 for the Signature Session or $300 for the Mini Session is due to reserve your date and time and gets your hair and makeup artist booked.

I don’t know how to pose sexy, do you help with posing?

Of course! I don’t expect you to know how to pose sexy or practice. Leave all the thinking up to me, I will guide you into every pose and expression down to the eyelash, so don’t worry.

Can I bring a friend to my session?

Absolutely! One friend or family member is welcome to attend your boudoir experience with you as long as they remain out of the way once the session begins (and leave me in charge of directing poses and fixing hair.). In fact, if she enjoys observing your session and wants to book her own, we have an AMAZING referral program that will give her $100 off of her booking, and give YOU $100 to spend at your photo reveal and ordering appointment!

Can my husband/boyfriend come to my session?

Boyfriends and husbands that are present during your shoot actually change the overall mood of your session and may actually make you more nervous. We want you to be comfortable and relaxed so that it reflects in your photos. So this is a boyfriend/husband free zone! They are welcome to wait in the lobby during your session.

When should I schedule?

I would book your boudoir session 2-3 months in advance to make sure you get your products and albums in time but also because I’m usually booked 2 months out.

Where will my boudoir experience take place?

Boudoir sessions are done at the studio in Alexandria, Virginia. However when I travel for sessions, they are conducted in a hotel.

What should I wear/bring?

Upon booking all clients receive a boudoir prep guide along with a lingerie guide to help you narrow down some options and give you suggestions on where to shop locally and online.

Depending on the package you choose, bring 2-3 outfits that makes you feel the best. Other items include tank tops, robes, button down shirts, cardigans, heels…the options are endless. Accessories are ok too, but don’t stress about it. Simple stud earrings and your rings are good options. Sometimes statement jewelry can be distracting and I want the focus to be all you! Most importantly, bring what makes you feel comfortable and sexy! It’s up to you on how much you want to show.

What about my hair and makeup?

Pro hair and makeup is included in all sessions! Pro MUA’s know how to apply camera ready makeup and will advise on what will look best. I work with a variety of highly talented Hair and Makeup Professionals that will be onsite for your session! False eyelashes are also applied to complete your look.

How should I arrive to my session?

If styling your own hair, come with your hair done and ready to go. Otherwise, come with clean dry hair, and a clean moisturized face (SPF free). Wear loose fitting clothes to avoid any marks left on the skin and keep your nails and toes light colored.

Can I reschedule?

Yes! Your retainer is transferable to another date only 1 time. If you are unable to make the new date or forget about your appointment and want to reschedule again you must pay another retainer to hold your new date and time.

Do you edit the photos?

Yes! When it comes to editing, I like to keep you looking like you. I edit out skin blemishes, stretch marks, and do some light skin smoothing. I also fix things our wardrobe might cause like bulges on the skin.

When do I see my photos?

After your boudoir session we will schedule a date and time 7-14 days after for you to come back to the studio to view your photographs in person. This is when you will also place your order.

How long do you keep my photos?

I keep your photos 15 days after your reveal and ordering session and they are purged from hard drives after. If you’d like to see your photos again and purchase more, I can add them to an online gallery for $200 which will go towards your purchase.

What do most people buy?

Most clients typically get an album and the corresponding digital files. And there’s usually the one photo that they just love and want to put it on a metal or acrylic print so they can hang it in a spot they see everyday as a daily morale booster!

How much can I expect to spend?

Between the photo session and ordering final products, my clients on average tend to spend roughly $1800 or more on their boudoir experience. Believe us, you are going to LOVE the images and you’ll want an album and/or a piece of badass wall art.

How long does it take to receive my wall prints/album?

Wall prints can come as soon as a week, but albums and other products can take up to 2 weeks. So be sure to schedule ahead if you’re gifting your photos/album.

How do I receive/pick up my order?

When your items arrive, I’ll let you know and we can schedule a time for you to come pick them up at the studio. If you prefer to have your items delivered, that’s no problem but I do require a signature on delivery to ensure it gets to you.

Who is going to see my images?

Just you or whoever you show them to. I don’t post anything on my website or social media without your signed permission. Your privacy is super important to me!