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About Shelby

I started photographing boudoir almost 10 years ago and I absolutely love working with women and creating a one of a kind and memorable experience. When someone tells me they just cant choose their images because they love so many - its the best feeling and I know I've done my job!

 

About Shelby

I started photographing boudoir almost 10 years ago and I absolutely love working with women and creating a one of a kind and memorable experience. When someone tells me they just cant choose their images because they love so many - its the best feeling and I know I've done my job!

Boudoir FAQ

I’m sure you have lots of questions, let me try to answer them here!

1. Where do you have boudoir sessions?
Sessions typically take place at the Frill studio, however you do have the option of hosting at your home or reserving a hotel room. I prefer to photograph sessions in daytime hours for a signature soft, natural looking image.

2. I don’t know how to “model”!

I will give you complete guidance throughout the photoshoot on how to pose as well as coaching you on your facial expressions. You do not need to know how to look sexy, you do not need to be young, tall, curvy or a model – all I ask is that you trust me!

3. I want to be a little more risque then I see in your portfolio, is that OK?

Absolutely! The images in my portfolio are only images I have permission to share. I have years of experience photographing every thing on the spectrum. I photograph nude and semi-nude. I will never ask any woman to do anything I feel they may not be comfortable with, so please EXPRESS your desires! If you want a topless shot – tell me!4

4. Is this private? Will my images every be shown?

Your images will NEVER be shown online or displayed without your permission. We love and appreciate when we are able to share images but respect our client privacy. All images are edited in house and we even offer the option to destroy your digital images after you’ve received product (otherwise we hang on to them for future orders!).

5. Do you have an all female team?

I am a one woman show! My makeup and hair artist(s) are also female.

6. Do you retouch?

On your final products (albums, digital files, prints, etc.) a thorough and final retouching will be done. This includes removing distracting objects, removing blemishes, smoothing skin, brightening, etc. Body shaping is done by request!

7. What should I expect?

First we choose a date for your session and you will complete a $100 deposit. We will then begin ironing out the details of your shoot and booking any necessary appointments. We usually begin straight away with hair and makeup which typically takes about an hour or more.  After that, we will sort through your outfits and begin shooting, which should take another hour or more.  I will guide you and coach you on posing and expressions the whole way.

8. Does my session include hair and makeup?

Hair and makeup is an add on, however most women choose to have my artist at their studio. Rates are typically around $175 but can vary based on location and services.

9. Do you photograph couples

Yes I love photographing couples. This is a great photoshoot to schedule after you’ve gifted your boudoir photoshoot to your significant other.

10. How far in advance should I book?

Book a date as soon as you know you want to do a boudoir shoot. I recommend your photoshoot take place at least 2 months prior to a deadline (so that means scheduling before then!), however we can sometimes accommodate shorter deadlines and quicker turnarounds. Just shoot us an email at shelby@studiofrill.com

Session Info

Boudoir photoshoots first start with planning your session. Together we will discuss what you love, done love, how you envision being photographed and addressing all of your questions and concerns.

 

Each session includes about a 1 hour photoshoot, use of our romantic studio space and a private online viewing gallery. Our most popular option is a little black book, which is a custom designed album with your favorite images. Digital negatives, wall art and loose prints are also available. We package all of our products in little black boxes, ready for gifting.

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Client Testimonials

".....HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!

I. AM. IN. ABSOLUTE. SHOCK. RIGHT. NOW!

You worked your magic BIG TIME!!! I audibly gasped like 15 times when I opened this. Seriously-you are incredible.....Again, you have no idea how happy I am with these photos and just the overall experience. I’m SO SO SO glad I did this and was able to have you capture it. "

-Lady "K" 2019

 

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Contact Us

Hi there, thanks for stopping by! Fill out the form below to tell me a little more about you. I will get back to you as soon as we can to schedule a time to get to know one another better.

 

email: shelby@boudoirbyshelby.com

phone: 4105339543

studio: Historic Downtown Frederick, Maryland

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