Boudoir Marathon VRP
Sunday March 10th
PLEASE READ THIS ALL THE WAY THROUGH!!!!
ARRIVAL TIME // Please see your email for your specific time. If you arrive before your allotted time, please be respectful of the privacy of the woman being photographed before you.
GUESTS // Guests are NOT allowed at the shoot to respect the privacy of all participating women.
PHOTOGRAPHY // Photography of any kind unless done by participating photographer is not allowed. This includes cell phone shots, or any other type of photography in the shooting areas.
LOCATION // 100 Pocahontas Street Petersburg VA 23803
* Please note. This is a public location outdoors, HOWEVER, the area we will shoot in is in a little nook that is hidden by trees and nature covering.
WARDROBE // Please arrive with your wardrobe already on underneath easy to remove clothing. We recommend wearing sweats and a non-formfitting tank top so that marking doesn’t occur on the skin on exposed areas. Jeans, jeggings, leggings and other tight fitting clothing may leave markings or indents on skin that will be visible on camera. There is not anywhere on the premises to change into your wardrobe.
MAKEUP + HAIR // We recommend having your hair and makeup done professionally. Hair and makeup are very important aspects to a boudoir shoot and help you feel confident for your camera time. If you would like a recommendation of where to have this done, we would love to send those to you!
TARDINESS POLICY // Time is crucial to making this marathon a success so make sure you arrive on time to the shoot location. Anyone arriving more than 1\5 minutes late will not be allowed in the shoot and a refund will not be given. Fees are to cover all that it takes to make this happen.
INCLUDED IN PURCHASE // Each participating woman will receive:
20 minutes of private camera time
A special thank you gift
All images professionally retouched
All images uploaded into a password protected gallery
Printing rights to your images
PRINTED ALBUM // If you wish to purchase a printed 5x7 spiral-bound album featuring all of your images, the cost is typically $125, however, these are on sale for $55 until Friday March 8th. If you’d like to reserve yours, simply let us know and we’ll send you a PayPal invoice for it! Invoice will include a $3.50 shipping fee.
TURNAROUND TIME // Turnaround time for images is 7-10 business days. Printed albums will be ordered after this time for those who have reserved one and shipping takes 3-5 business days.
NAILS, SHOES, UNDERGARMENTS, JEWELRY & PROPS
NAIL POLISH // We highly recommend painting your nails to add an extra touch to your images. Some of the best colors to consider for boudoir are: black, red, french manicure, rose gold, blush pink, charcoal grey or white. Don’t forget to match your toes and fingers!
BOTTOMS // Below are examples of the colors + styles of undergarments we recommend for boudoir! PLEASE NOTE THOUGH: YOU ARE WELCOME TO WEAR ANY KIND OF BOTTOM OR BRA THAT YOU WISH. THESE ARE JUST A RECOMMENDATION FOR WHAT WORKS BEST FOR BOUDOIR!
PLEASE NOTE: Bright, Camoflauge + Neon colored or extremely tight fitting undergarments and wardrobe DO NOT photograph well so please avoid these!
SHOES // Shoes are not required but are suggested! Here are some of our favorite styles to photograph for boudoir!
PROPS // Props can be used to bring your shoot to life. These help set the tone and mood for your images. For a look at what we suggest to bring, see below. Props are optional. We suggest things such as coffee mugs, fresh flowers, riding crops, fishnet thigh-highs, etc.
JEWELRY // We recommend bringing jewelry pieces that are sentimental and mean something to you. These add special touches to your images. Avoid jewelry that is tiny or dainty, as it does not photograph well and may not be seen in your photos. Avoid multicolored jewelry or pieces that do not match the overall feel that you are going with for your boudoir. Here are some examples of what works best for boudoir:
How to Prepare
THE WEEK BEFORE:
Wax, bleach and/or shave any unwanted hair. This includes facial, arms, legs and private areas.
Make a hair appointment if you prefer to get your hair done before the shoot. (Do not try any new hair cuts that you may regret during your portrait session.)
Get your hair and/or roots touched up if needed.
Make an appointment for a pedicure if your feet have visible dry skin and/or cracked skin.
THREE DAYS BEFORE:
Pluck away any hairs that may have grown back in.
Give legs one final shave-over. Moisturize VERY well after.
Begin moisture regimen on skin. Full body.
THE NIGHT BEFORE:
Get PLENTY of rest! Any lack of sleep will show up in your portraits.
Drink plenty of water.
Remember to not eat ANYTHING that may make you feel gassy or bloated for your portraits.
If your cycle has started, please reschedule your session for another date.
Pack items needed: WARDROBE, SHOES, JEWELRY, PROPS, LIPSTICK FOR TOUCH-UPS, A ROBE FOR PRIVACY IN BETWEEN SHOTS.
THE MORNING OF:
Wash and moisturize face.
Moisturize ENTIRE body and bring additional lotion with you to session.
Paint finger and toe nails the same color.
Remove any and all jewelry to leave at home that does not match the theme of your session. VRP is not responsible for lost or stolen pieces you have brought with you.
*PLEASE NOTE: If your cycle has started, please reschedule for a different date.
RAIN POLICY // Here at VRP, we have a “40% Rain Policy” in effect. What this means is if there is a 40% or more chance of rain the day a marathon or styled shoot is scheduled, we will move our shoot to our scheduled rain date. We also will reschedule if there’s a call for rain at least 1 hour before a marathon or shoot is to begin. The reason for this is, we want our clients to get every bit of what you’ve paid for in your session. If we were to keep the shoot and rain were to start, you may only get a couple of images instead of a full set if there were no rain. So we always try to be respectful of our clients and the investment you have placed into your portraits. It’s always our goal to deliver quality images and because we are natural light photographers, the weather directly effects this. If a reschedule is needed, you will receive notification via email the night before the session is to begin OR the morning of so it’s VERY important you frequently check your email leading up to our session. We appreciate your understanding of this policy!
I am so excited you have taken this step for yourself! Boudoir is not only sexy and fun but it is also empowering and freeing! You get to step in, put yourself into our hands and allow us to pamper you for the day and help you to feel and see how beautiful you truly are!! I am so very excited to work with you and look forward to meeting you in person if I have not had the pleasure of doing so just yet! Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, as my team and I are here to help in any way possible! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you have any questions, hesitations or reservations about Sunday!
I can't wait to see you!