how do i book a session?

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 $300 session fee retainer is required to reserve your spot. $150 of the session fee is applied as a credit toward any products you order!

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?

Our calendar can fill up pretty far in advance, so it is never too soon to reach out and get on the schedule. We recommend scheduling your session at least 6-8 weeks before you need your finished products in hand. When you have the luxury of time, always add it into the schedule! 

That being said, we can get things done in a hot minute for you when we need to! See a few questions down for our turnaround estimates and info on guaranteed delivery dates and rush processing. 

how much does this cost?

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.

The average client spends around $2000 on their products although it is possible to spend much less or much more than that - it all really depends on what you love and your budget. We are happy to offer payment plans to make it easier for you to have all of your favorite images and products. 

Use the contact link above for the full details on product pricing and session upgrades. 

when will i see my pictures?

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. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDER?

Our estimated turn-around time is a MINIMUM of 3-4 weeks for Digital Collections, 4-6 weeks for standard Albums, and 5-8 weeks for Seamless Luxe Albums. This is a one-woman operation focused on providing exquisite attention to detail in your orders, so these estimates cannot be guaranteed.

If time is of the essence, for a nominal fee of $50 we can make a Guaranteed Estimate for you of our fastest minimum turn-around time (3 weeks for Digital Collections, 4 weeks for Standard Albums, and 5 weeks for Seamless Luxe Albums) to be absolutely sure you have your order in hand for a special occasion.

Rush Processing is available if you need your finished products even more quickly. With Rush Processing, we can turn around Digital Collections as quickly as 24 hours, Standard Albums as quickly as 1 week, and Seamless Luxe Albums as quickly as 3 weeks from the session date. 

Having the luxury of time is always a plus, which is why we recommend scheduling your session 6-8 weeks before you need your finished images in order to maximize flexibility and minimize stress and costs on turnaround time. 

do you offer hair and makeup? 

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


IS hair and makeup required?

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 rain 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! 

what should i wear?

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 clients plan out their sets so that each one has a different silhouette – perhaps a corset for one, a bra and panty for another, and something soft and flowy in another, etc. That being said, this is all your personal preference, so if you want to wear a bra and panty or a corset in every single set, that is fine!  It can be fun to use your boudoir shoot as an opportunity to splurge on a few new items. 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!

For portrait sessions, you may also want to consider different silhouettes or styles to give variety - a flowy gown in one set and a sleek little black dress in another. Think about your personality and how you want to feel in the outfits and when you look at the finished product. Are you going for more fantasy or more real life, for more glamorous or more simple, for an heirloom wall portrait or an online dating portrait?

For branding sessions, think about your overall brand and how it ties to your personality. Think about how you want people to feel when they look at your photos. Are you going to accomplish that in a formal suit? Or a cute dress? Or jeans and a top? Think about what your ideal clients will resonate with. 

DO YOU PROVIDE WARDROBE?

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 the Dream Closet galleries before you come in so that you have an idea of the outfits you wish to try on when you arrive. 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.).

BROWSE THE DREAM CLOSET

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WHAT IF I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO POSE?

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.

WHERE WILL MY SHOOT TAKE PLACE?

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! 

what backgrounds do you have?

We have over a dozen backgrounds available in the studio for you to choose from. Peruse the options here: 

SET LIST

do you offer parties?

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.

Do you photograph couples?

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. 

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH MEN?

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! 

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH FAMILY GROUPS?

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. 

MAY I BRING A FRIEND?

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

MAY I BRING ALCOHOL?

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! 

WHO WILL BE THERE DURING MY SHOOT?

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.

Do you retouch the photos?

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. 

what if i need to reschedule or cancel my session?

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. 

what is your refund policy?

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.

what if i don't want my pictures on your website?

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!