FAQ'S

WHERE WILL MY SHOOT

TAKE PLACE?

 

Your session will take place at our  gorgeous natural light studio located in a private loft in Downtown Papillion, Ne.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO BOOK MY SESSION

 

In order to book your session we require a $150.00 reservation fee as a non-refundable retainer. This can be paid by either check, cash Venmo or PayPal.

 
WHO WILL MY
PHOTOGRAPHER BE?

 

I (Erin Bard) am the owner and sole photographer at Erin Bard Boudoir.

When you reserve a session with our team, I will be the person photographing you every single time! 

 

DO I NEED TO BRING MY
OWN OUTFITS?

 

Yes! A good go-to basic is a black bra and panty set with thigh highs and a garter belt or the super trendy lace body suits! If you need help figuring out to wear Pinterest has SO many ideas!

I also have plenty of suggestions so feel free to ask!

I love when clients think outside of the box, get creative and have fun, but most importantly bring wardrobe choices that make them feel sexy and beautiful!

If you bring more outfits than we will be able to use, I will, of course, help you narrow it down!

Also, bring high heels for your outfits as well as any

accessories you may want to incorporate, jewels, shoes, props etc!

 

 

 what types of packages

 ARE AVAILABLE?

Package information is available  on this website.

All you have to do is click HERE.

 

CAN I PURCHASE MORE
IMAGES THAN THE ONES
IN MY PACKAGE?

 

Absolutely! After your session, we will schedule a time to get together and view your images. At the time of your viewing you will have the opportunity to add additional images to your package.

do you have
payment plan options?

I don't currently offer any lines of credit or payment plans through Erin Bard Boudoir. I do have a solution for those of you looking for options though.

Some of those options include linking an existing credit card to a Paypal account and paying for your session this way.

 

You can also apply for a line of credit through Paypal. All our sessions can be paid for through Paypal, so this can effectively fiance your boudoir session. With these options,  you are essential able to create your own payment plan with out Erin Bard Boudoir's involvement.

If you're interested in utilizing this as a way to pay for your session, you can apply by clicking here. 

Erin Bard Boudoir is not affiliated with Paypal.  

All credit line payments would be made direction to Paypal.

 

CAN I HAVE A FRIEND
COME WITH ME?

 

Yes and no. If you are feeling nervous and would like to bring a friend for support you may do so, but please consider that this WILL take

away from the ultimate boudoir experience.

I understand that friends can bring out a level of comfort some clients feel like they need but trust us, you will be at ease before the stylist even gets her hands on your gorgeous locks!

 

DO YOU POST MY
IMAGES ONLINE?

 

We never post anything without your permission. We know boudoir is private in nature and we would never post anything without your consent.

All the images you see online

are ones our clients have graciously allowed us to use.

 

WHAT IS THE TURN AROUND TIME FOR FINAL IMAGES?

 

Your fully edited finalized digital images with be delivered to you

7-14 business days from the day you place your order.

 

DO YOU DO COUPLES SHOOTS?

 

We don't currently do any couples or male boudoir.

 

DO YOU DO NUDE SESSIONS?

 

Yes we do! We do keep them very tasteful and classic and SUPER sexy! 

 
WHAT IS YOUR
CANCELLATION POLICY?

 

In order not to forfeit your retainer fee we require a

5 day notice if you can’t make your appointment.

If you let us know 5 days prior to your session

your retainer is good for an alternate date.

If you cancel your shoot less than 5 days before your shoot

there will be a $75 rescheduling fee due to re-book.

Also, if the date you are re-scheduling for is more than

3 months in the future, there is also a $75 dollar

rescheduling fee regardless of how far in advance we are notified.

Because we use natural light for all sessions,

I have the right to reschedule, even on the morning of the session,

due to inclement weather that would not allow the portraits to

meet the quality expectations of our work.

I will do everything I can to accommodate your schedule and get

you booked as close to your original date if this is what happens. 

I’M NERVOUS AND SCARED AND HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO BE SEXY! WHAT DO I DO?

 

I know nerves are a big part of your shoot… and that is totally normal!

I want you to take a BIG breath

and relax because you are in EXCELLENT hands.

I tell all of my clients that it isn’t your job to make the

portraits great… it is mine. You won't be asked to come up with ideas or poses or just 'go be sexy'.

I am going to coach you, guide you, and pose you for beautiful,

emotive and evocative images that will take your breath away.

You just need to have a great time!

 

I WORK DURING THE DAY,
CAN I DO AN EVENING
BOUDOIR SHOOT? 

Our session availability is Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays with limited availability for other weekdays and VERY limited availability for weekends.

Because I exclusively use natural light for all portraits

our session times are limited to daylight hours between 9a-1pm CST.

 

WHAT TIMES DO YOU TYPICALLY BOOK SHOOTS?

 

My first session of the day begins at 9:30am.

Hair and makeup services start right when you arrive and

photography will begin after that.

Your start time will vary depending on what our

previously booked schedule was when you

contact us for your appointment.

We of course will do our best to accommodate your schedule as well!

We shoot throughout the entire day and our last shoot of the day begins in the early afternoon, leaving us plenty of time before the sun sets and our natural light availability is limited.

 
DO YOU HAVE WEEKEND AVAILABILITY?

 

Yes we do! We are open for sessions on LIMITED Saturdays

when I am not photographing weddings or

spending time with my daughter. 

These sessions are very limited and require a

250$ weekend reservation fee rate,

instead of our basic reservation fee rate of 150$.

 

DO YOU SHOOT GIRLS WITH CURVES OR PLUS SIZE WOMEN?

 

Absolutely! Boudoir is for everyone. I, myself, am a plus sized woman and have a lot of experience working with women of all sizes. I also understand what women (plus sized or not) find themselves being insecure about and have spent years learning how to emphasize the parts you love, minimize the parts you don't and help you LOVE your entire self! 

We specialize in posing women of all shapes and sizes! 

AM I TOO OLD FOR BOUDOIR?

 

Absolutely NOT!!

Again, Boudoir is for every single woman in the world.

We work with women ages 19-infinity!

Don't get in your own way. Age is nothing but an excuse

to not live your fullest life.

 

WILL YOU AIRBRUSH AND
EDIT MY PHOTOS?

 

Yes! After you have finished your session,

I will take all of your images and pick out the very best!

With in approximately 7 business days, we will set up a meeting

to view and order your digital images for your package.

At this meeting, we will discuss, in depth,

what can be done to make sure that the images best represent YOU!

We will also discuss any touch ups you may want included. This is at no additional cost. If after you receive your images you request additional editing, there is a cost based on time/type of edits requested.

 

IS IT OK TO SPRAY TAN
BEFORE MY SHOOT?

 

We highly recommend NOT tanning or spray tanning right before your boudoir shoot. It can come out very orange in the images,

can cause tan lines, orange palms, heels and other

odd marking on the body and can rub off on clothing and furniture.

If you choose to tan we can not be held responsible for

tan lines or discoloration in images.

 

IS HAIR AND MAKEUP
INCLUDED WITH MY SESSION?

 

All of our sessions come with professional hair & airbrush makeup services with Katie Patera, Professional Hair + Makeup Artist. 

On the rare occasion Katie is unavailable I have a VERY

talented roster of women that I use as substitutes.

We offer this because a huge benefit of this experience

is pampering and indulging yourself.

Also, boudoir makeup should be heavier than you would normally wear

and  my artists are used to knowing how much to

put on for our lighting and sets.

The camera wipes away about 50% of makeup you put on

so it’s really important to not just wear makeup but wear it well!

Plus, who doesn't love BIG sexy hair that

only those professionals can achieve!

 
HOW LONG WILL MY
SHOOT LAST?

Hair & Makeup takes about 1 hour and the photography

takes approximately 60 minutes during a full session.

Our Souvenir sessions include only 30-45 minutes of photography. 

I also talk a lot, so don't forget to include chit chat in your timeline.

On average, a session from start to finish is about 2 hours.

Enough with all of these questions, LET'S DO THIS!

Hopefully all of this information helped you make

the decision to book your very own experience.

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