Text or call us at 212.564.7430 or use the contact link up top to send us a note.
Sessions are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10am or 5pm. We can start a little later than 5pm if you need extra time to get here from work. Saturday sessions are limited and available only for 3- or 4-set sessions with Extended Hair and Makeup service.
A non-refundable retainer of $300 is required to reserve your spot. 50% of the session fee is applied as a credit toward any products you order!
Please note the turnaround time of 4-6 weeks and plan ahead when thinking about scheduling. Rush processing is available if you need your order more quickly than that, but when we have the luxury of time it is always best to take advantage and schedule well in advance.
We try to keep pricing very straightforward. Our sessions start at $300, whether you opt for boudoir, portraits, or branding, and all sessions include a $150 credit toward products. Any session may be upgraded if you want a more extensive shoot or prefer to go on location instead of using our studio.
One exception to the above pricing is our $99 One Shot Headshot session for when you literally just need one photo to use on a corporate website or LinkedIn profile. That session includes one retouched web-sized image.
Digital collections start at $750 and premium hand-crafted albums start at $950. Use the contact link above for the full details on product pricing and session upgrades.
Yes, yes, yes!
You can choose between Photo-Ready or Extended service. For $200 our artist will create a photo-ready look for your shoot and then leave before you go on set. Or for a little extra, you can have her stay on hand the whole time and change up your look between outfits. You will straight up feel like a supermodel when she jumps on set to fix your hair and touch up your lips. #slay
No, of course not – we absolutely will not force you to add hair and makeup. But we absolutely think you should!
Here's the thing. Even if you are a total pro at doing your own hair and (camera-ready! because it is different from regular) makeup or have a best friend who is, it is still a better idea to have our artist do it for you right here in the studio, moments before we start shooting.
One, our artists know what they are doing and can give you whatever look you want, whether it is a dewy "I woke up like this" natural glow and tousled waves or a smokey eye and big hair.
Two, it makes the experience super fun and pampering for you!
Three, for boudoir sessions it serves as a fabulous warm up instead of arriving and basically being in your underwear ten minutes later. Without hair and makeup, it can feel like, "Hi! Nice to meet you! Take your clothes off..." Haha!
And four, and this is a big one, I have witnessed more than one miserable client who had their makeup and hair done elsewhere before they arrived, only to get to the studio a sweaty mess from the commute or their hair gone flat or blown around by the wind or some other weird disaster. And its just not worth the stress in my opinion.
When you book just let me know your preference, but I really hope you will let us take care of you and choose either the photo-ready or extended makeup and hair!
You should wear something that makes you feel fabulous!
For boudoir sessions, you should bring your favorite pieces of lingerie along with accessories and don’t forget the high heels! Many women use their shoot as an opportunity to splurge on a few new items. If you’d like a little direction on where to shop for some exquisite new lingerie, check out the following favorites: Journelle, Victoria’s Secret, Brooklyn Fox, Dirty Dolls, Agent Provocateur, and Hips and Curves. Keep in mind, though, that you absolutely do NOT have to invest in a lot of new lingerie to have an amazing shoot a simple, flattering, black bra and panties will go with every set!
Do we ever! I am so proud to offer you access to the Dream Closet for boudoir and portrait sessions. Our closet is stocked with lingerie, robes, skirts, dresses, gowns, heels, and jewelry that you are welcome to borrow for your shoot.
If you want to use the Dream Closet, you MUST browse through it on Pinterest (link below) before you come in so that you have an idea of the outfits you wish to try on when you arrive. The sizes are listed for every item so be sure to pay attention to those as you browse.
If you do plan to use the Dream Closet, we strongly recommend that you plan to bring your own outfits even if they are just as a back up. If you get here and don’t love the look or fit of the items you had your eye on, we want you to be sure you have something to wear.
We cannot guarantee the availability of any specific items as things rotate out for cleaning.
We provide hygienic liners for all of our Dream Closet garments that have undies. You are also welcome to bring some undies in black/white/blush/nude to pair with our items if you prefer to wear your own.
The Dream Closet is fully stocked with black, nude, and white heels in size 5-10 as well as thigh high stockings and accessories (necklaces, earrings, bracelets, masks, wedding veils and garters, etc.).
We have a selection of gowns and dresses in the closet as well. Please note that the dresses are not yet pictured on the Pinterest boards. If you are interested in what we have in your size, please email email@example.com and we can chat about it.
You don't have to! Laura will coach you through the whole process, from how to position yourself, what to do with your hands, where to look, etc. She has photographed over 2,000 women and knows how to use lighting and posing to their best effects to flatter any body type.
Most of our sessions take place in our studio in 29th Street in Manhattan. We can customize a location session for you, as well. The most common shoots we do on location are for branding sessions but a boudoir or portrait session can also be arranged at the location of your choosing. Travel fees will apply as well as any rental fees for your desired location. Get in touch to start planning!
We have over a dozen backgrounds available in the studio for you to choose from. Peruse the options here:
We love parties! Our studio is quite cozy (aka small) so we have a limit of 4-5 people for an in-studio party. If you want to have a larger group, we can discuss renting a hotel suite or larger studio space. Please reach out to find out more information on planning your boudoir or portrait party.
Your partner may join you for a few poses but our sessions are meant to focus on YOU so we do not typically shoot entire sessions as a couples session.
While our studio is obviously catered toward women, men are welcome to book branding and headshot sessions. Men are also welcome to join portrait, maternity, and boudoir sessions as part of a couple. And we welcome drag queens for boudoir and portraiture as well!
Not really. We do offer "generations" portraits for several women in the same family (eg, Grandma, Mom, Daughter, and Baby in one image), and we can grab a group shot if you are here as part of a boudoir or portrait party, but we do not offer formal large group portraits such as large families.
It’s totally fine to bring a friend or two for moral support. Your BFF or sister can help you feel more comfortable and can also be a great help while you are getting ready. Just make sure you are bringing someone you know will truly be your cheerleader and no one who is going to make you feel self-conscious or who tends to micro-manage things. I have seen friends bring the vibe down and that’s just the worst! #goodvibesonly
Yes, you may. A lot of clients find it nice to have a little liquid courage before their shoot. Please strictly limit your consumption to two drinks before and during your shoot, as we want to avoid "drunk face" at all costs! Believe me when I say that I learned this the hard way!
Just you and me! And the makeup artist if you booked the extended hair and makeup option. Our studio is very cozy and very private, and there will be no extra people (that you didn't invite) hanging around the set.
The very same day! I believe in instant gratification, so we offer in-person photo reveal and ordering sessions immediately following your shoot. We LOVE helping you select your images and find that sitting down together to go through them and show you all of the albums and other product options in person is the least overwhelming and most fun way to make your photo selections.
Yes, we do! Photoshop can be very controversial, but we do believe in using it to a certain extent.
Our philosophy is to keep it as real as possible, with very natural skin clean-up and removal of things like stray hairs, errant garment tags or muffin tops. We also give the overall image some oomph with color and contrast adjustments and background cleanup that makes the whole thing look magazine-worthy.
We will NOT significantly change your body unless you request us to, and we never want to make you look like someone you are not.
You will be surprised at how amazing the images look straight out of the camera! Professional hair and makeup and expert lighting go a long way to making an image look a big step beyond your every day snapshot.
I definitely hope you don’t need to reschedule/cancel your session! But I understand that things can come up. There are a few different fees that may apply to a reschedule, depending on the time frame:
- Rescheduling/canceling less than two weeks in advance of your appointment incurs a $100 rescheduling fee.
- Rescheduling/canceling less than one week in advance of your appointment incurs a $150 rescheduling fee.
- Same day rescheduling, cancellation, or "no-show" incurs a $300 fee.
- Excessive rescheduling (3rd or more instance) will incur a $50 fee per request in addition to other applicable fees described above.
Clients who reschedule or cancel and pay any applicable fees are welcome to use their retainer on file toward a future date (within a year of their original appointment date). A client who "no-shows" forfeits any retainer and requires a brand new retainer in order to reschedule.
Rescheduling, cancellation and "no-show" fees are NOT credited against retainers on file, future retainers or products.
Rescheduling, cancellation and no-show fees are sadly very necessary for a variety of reasons. Appointments are in high demand and by holding a spot for you, I am turning away other clients who inquire about the same spot. Rescheduling or cancelling without adequate notice costs both me and my hair and makeup artist significant expected income.
These fees are not something I ever want to have to collect, so thank you in advance for your understanding and respect of why they are necessary and non-negotiable.
All session retainers are non-refundable but are valid indefinitely. If you need to postpone your session, rest assured that your retainer will be on file and ready for you to use whenever you wish.
All sales during photo viewing sessions are final.
At the end of your session, we will complete a form about privacy where you decide what images, if any, are allowed to be used. Some clients give us free reign to use whatever images we'd like, while others would prefer not to allow the use of their images or something in between. Whatever you prefer is fine by us, and we assure you that your choice will be respected. I used to be an attorney, so trust me when I say I take your privacy very seriously!