Frequently Asked Questions:
Where are we located?
117 Lackawanna Ave, Olyphant PA, USA
Makeup / Hair
1. Is Make-Up and Hair part of the deal with every package?
Yes, It’s Complimentary
Not My Comfort Zone
2. Pinup / Boudoir is way out of my comfort zone, do you think I can do this?
Yes! That’s exactly why you should do this! Some clients do it for celebratory reasons like hitting a weight loss goal. Some do it to surprise their significant other. Some do it just because they’ve always wanted to try. Others do it to try and feel comfortable in their own skin again. (And guess what? It always works!))
Posing, will you help?
3. I’m not great at posing, will you help?
Of course! That’s part of our job and part of your experience. We will pose you every step of the way and if there’s a part of your figure that you are self-conscious about, we will pose you in a way that won’t highlight that area.
4. What sizes do you carry in your wardrobe?
We carry sizes XS to some 5x. We can’t possibly carry every size though we do try to provide something for the most common sizes we shoot. If you are smaller or wear a size larger than what we carry, please don’t be discouraged — we can point you in the right direction on where to find items you may like to wear for your session or offer other ideas! We will help you pull together a fantastic look if you’re willing to do a little shopping to purchase a terrific outfit!
5. When can I come in for a wardrobe consult and discuss my session?
After a deposit is placed. Our wardrobe isn’t for the world to try on and play “dress up” in, we want our items to remain in great condition for those serious in doing a session. To guarantee this, we only make our wardrobe accessible to those who have placed a deposit.
Why do I need a consult?
6. Why do I need to come in for a consult before my session?
Because we care and want you too look fabulous! We care about your over-all experience. We care that you are able to find something to wear for your session and have it be spot on. We want you to have a blast! We’ll discuss wardrobe, what theme you’d like to do for your session (boudoir, classic, modern, etc) and go over any questions you may have. You’ll try on items in our wardrobe so that when you come in the day of your session, you’re ready to get down to business which is HAVING FUN and being pampered! Consults are also a great ice-breaker!
Phone / Email Consult
7. Can I do a phone / email consult?
We can accommodate this request if you are traveling more than an hour to shoot with us. Otherwise, no exceptions.s.
Can I bring a friend – Consult?
8. Can I bring a friend to consult?
Sure! But we request that he / she offer no distractions and let us get down to work with you in regards to wardrobe etc.
Can I bring a friend – Session?
9. Can I bring a friend to my session?
No. No exceptions. We have found that guests offer too much distraction and we need you to focus on your session. In addition, we’ve also found that a lot of times our clients feel a little more inhibited with their friends watching them pose..
10. What if I’m late to my session?
We know things happen such as traffic, etc. That’s why we strongly urge you to leave with plenty of time to encounter these things and still arrive on time. More times than not, we have sessions immediately following yours — please respect our time, our other clients time and take your session seriously. If you’re more than 15 minutes late there’s a good chance you’ll be asked to reschedule, if you aren’t able to reschedule by your own choice, you’ll forfeit your session fee in full. At the end of the day, please make every effort to be on time.
11. Can I bring a bottle of wine (or any alcohol) to my session?
No please. Wine is offered complimentary with a couple of our longer sessions, otherwise, it creates potential issues we care not to deal with.
I just want one photo, thanks!
12. What if I just want one photo, do I have to purchase an entire package?
This is a ridiculous question, but we have been asked, so we’ve included this. Yes you have to buy an entire package. There’s a lot that goes into our sessions — consults, wardrobe, makeup and hair —- shooting just one image wouldn’t make it worth the time or effort for any of us.
13. How do you accept payments?
To place a deposit, we need a valid email address where we can send an invoice. From there, you can pay the invoice with any major credit card or via Paypal. (If you prefer to pay with PayPal — please be sure you send us the email address you use for Paypal.)
I don’t want my photos online!
14. Do I have to allow you to post my photos online?
Of course not and you will sign a release at your consult granting or denying that permission. But we do appreciate when we are permitted to share our clients photos as it allows other women to see our work and find inspiration to book their own session!
15. How old do you have to be to shoot with you?
10 years old! As of 2017, we’ve started offering age appropriate sessions to teens!
I’m no spring chicken!
16. I’m not a spring chicken anymore, do I have to be under a certain age to shoot?
No! Women of all ages want to feel beautiful and empowered and we refuse to set an age limit on that.
17. Do you photograph couples? Engagement sessions?
Yes, however if you want traditional shots, we’re probably not be the photographers for you. Couples / engagement sessions have their own pricing which depends on what you’re looking to do. But couples need to “bring it” just like our pinup models. We won’t photograph a couple if both parties aren’t into it and willing to do what it takes to nail the shots. That makes it no fun for anyone. Message us to request more info.
18. Do you ever photograph kids (17 and under) alone?
YES! As of 2017, we’ve started offering age appropriate session to teens — 10 years old through 17!
I want to shoot with a car!
19. Can I do my session with a classic vehicle?
Unless you have a car of your own, car sessions are specialty sessions and only done spring through fall when we schedule them. To book one of these sessions, you need to keep an eye on our page for when we post a flyer announcing such a session. Keep in mind they come with very limited availability and sell out quickly.
20. What about Military Discounts?
As of May 1, 2016 we offer 20% on all of our regularly priced packages (not valid for specialty or promoted themed sessions) to all those in the military or those who are a spouse of someone in the military with a valid military I.D. It is the responsibility of the client AT THE TIME OF BOOKING before the deposit is paid, to disclose they’d like the military discount. The military I.D MUST be shown at the scheduled consult. In the event the I.D. is not presented at the consult, you must arrange to present it to us before the balance is due. If this isn’t possible, you’ll be responsible for the full regular package price, non-negotiable..
Repeat Client Discount
21. If you’ve shot with us once and you book a second session, you are a repeat client which means, for your second shoot (and every one thereafter) you’ll receive $40 off your package price!
What is the difference between being a repeat client and a VIP client?
A repeat client is someone who has booked with us more than once. A VIP client is someone who has booked with us 5 or more times over the course of time.
Are there perks to being a VIP client?
23. YES! For starters, VIP clients have their own exclusive package pricing that extends far beyond the $40 repeat client discount. VIP’s are offered exclusive sets available only to them. There’s so much more, but we can’t give away all the secrets here!
Why don’t you offer Mommy & Me sessions anymore?
We do! But, they are exclusive to VIP clients only! Our studio is female-centric where we want to focus on the empowerment and confidence boosting effects that pinup / boudoir sessions can have. Small children don’t fit into that focus. However, many of our VIPs are those who have shot our Mommy & Me’s in the past, so as a result, we are still willing to offer it to them as one of the VIP perks.