Watch our boudoir experience video and find the answers to some of our frequently asked questions below!
HOW DO I BOOK?
Give us a call at your earliest convenience to book your photo shoot. You can reference our Calendar beforehand to see which dates we will be traveling to your city (or any city that we travel to), and then we can find the best time in your schedule and our own to book your photo shoot! We currently only book photo shoots over the phone, as we give you important information to keep in mind before your shoot as well as get information for your client file with us.
When you are ready to book, please call: (509) 332-2803
I AM NERVOUS! I HAVE NEVER DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.
We guarantee most of our clients have never done something like this before; our job is to make your feel absolutely comfortable with the experience. When you book with us, expect to have an amazing time! It’s completely normal to be a bit nervous. Our photographers are energetic professionals highly skilled in knowing how to make you look your absolute best and our image consultants can answer any questions you might have before your shoot.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT?
Usually around 3-4 months before you would like to have your product in hand. It’s safe to call ahead about a month before you actually would like to have your photo shoot, as we fill up quickly and generally do not have many appointments left later than around a month before a scheduled date. After that, you will give us a call to make your viewing and ordering appointment that can generally be scheduled 1-2 weeks after your photo shoot (note that during our busier seasons like November-December and May-June that it might be 3-4 weeks out). After you place your order, it takes 6-8 weeks to arrive to you. We also offer an expedited investment option of $50 if there is a special occasion or date you need your images by that is sooner than normal production times.
WHO WILL I BE WORKING WITH?
We have an amazing all female team dedicated to making you look and feel your absolute best. You can see all our lovely faces on our About Us page!
HOW LONG WILL EACH SESSION LAST?
Each luxe photo shoot session lasts approximately 60 minutes. Because we want to spend as much time as possible creating your fabulous images, we do ask that you arrive with your hair and makeup ready to go, and aim to be on location 10 to 15 minutes before your scheduled start time to allow time to get settled and changed. We recommend taking advantage of professional hair and makeup services for your special shoot!
WHAT IS YOUR RESCHEDULING AND CANCELLATION POLICY?
Our rescheduling and cancellation policy is effective from the Monday before your scheduled appointment. Changes made after that Monday would result in loss of your deposit or a $50 fee. For more policies, please visit our Policies page.
WHERE WILL THE PHOTO SHOOT HAPPEN?
We photograph out of high end boutique hotel suites, except for our studio locations in Seattle, Portland, Nashville and Spokane. We are very particular about the suites we choose and how we decorate our studios, and always makes sure it has the right look for a boudoir shoot. We use a lot of the natural setting of the room, such as the bed, furniture, near the window, etc. We also bring a few different backdrops to add even more variety to your images and give you more of a studio look! Feel free to contact us if you are curious as to which hotel we usually photograph out of in your city!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Bring up to 4 different outfits that make you feel confident and sexy. Popular choices for our clients are corsets, matching bra and panty sets, and lingerie. If you are interested in doing boudoir as a special gift, we definitely recommend bringing something personal from your special someone; an open button-down dress shirt, or even props like a football or guitar are great examples! We love when our clients get creative! We also adore accessories; stilettos add sexy length to legs, while pearls, ties (or anything else you can dream up!) instantly add a touch of glam and can be an easy and fun way to spice up any session and make it uniquely your own. If you still have questions on how to dress for your shape or what to bring, feel free to check out our Tips Tuesday and Lingerie Thursday categories on our blog!
DO YOU PROVIDE HAIR AND MAKEUP?
We ask that you have your hair and makeup prepared before your appointment time; we want you to have as much time in front of our photographer as possible during your appointment! Most of our clients will get it done beforehand professionally, but you are also more than welcome to do it yourself. We recommend you wear your makeup heavier than you might usually to enhance features like your eyes and lips and make them pop in the images. We also suggest false eyelashes, as this is a glamorous photo shoot and it helps add some drama to your images. This is truly an important step in your boudoir shoot – everyday makeup will end up looking like no makeup at all through the lens of the camera; you have to wear it heavier!
CAN I BRING SOMEONE WITH ME?
Of course! You are more than welcome to bring a girlfriend with you to help with touch ups and outfit changes; our sessions make for a fabulous girls day. However, more than one friend can become an audience, and we want you to be completely relaxed. We also recommend not bringing your significant other for your own comfort as well as the comfort of our photographers, since we do not allow men in the room and will ask that they stay in the lobby or waiting area. We do not allow anyone else to photograph during the session in any manner.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY PHOTO SHOOT?
We hope you will spend the next few days telling everyone what a great experience you had! After your session, you will call our studio to schedule your “viewing & ordering” appointment, where you will get to see your fabulous images for the very first time and choose which images and products you would like to purchase with us. You will view your images through an online screen sharing service. One of our image consultants will be on the phone with you, guiding you through the selection and ordering process. The hardest part will be narrowing down your favorites!
WHEN WILL I GET MY PRODUCT?
All of our orders take 6-8 weeks to arrive to you from the time you place them (see: “When Should I Book My Appointment?” above), but we do offer a $50 expedited investment if you have a special date you need it by.
WILL MY IMAGES BE USED ON YOUR WEBSITE?
ONLY with your consent! Every client signs a release form before her photo shoot that specifies whether to keep her images private or not. Any image you see on our website is a past client of CYS and has signed a release form granting us permission to use her images.
We also encourage you to look through the rest of our website, most importantly our Policies page, to get as much information as possible before and after your shoot.