We are taking it very seriously! Both Laura and the hair and makeup have been fully vaccinated. If you have been, too, we can proceed without masks if you are comfortable with that. If you have NOT been vaccinated, please let us know and be prepared to wear a mask when not actively in hair and makeup and shooting.
We are being vigilant about disinfecting the space between sessions, and we also have plenty of hand sanitizer on available!
As our space is really cozy, no guests are allowed during your session or photo reveal to keep exposure limited.
Please use the contact link in the menu to send us a note.
We have very limited spaces per week. All session start at 10am.
A non-refundable $1,000 retainer is required to reserve your spot. We have a very easy online booking process with a contract and payment form that we will invite you to complete once we decide upon the date and time of your shoot.
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.
The Own Your Sexy Experience is $2,850 and includes a pre-shoot zoom session, a customized recorded meditation, professional hair and makeup, a 90-minute photo shoot in a professional photo studio in Manhattan, up to 4 outfits, coaching throughout the experience, a 5x7 Seamless Luxe Album with 20 images (or an equivalent Digital Collection) and a same-day photo reveal and ordering session.
The very same day! We 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! Whether you want an extremely natural "I woke up like this" glow or a full bombshell makeover, Professional Hair and Makeup is an essential part of the experience and is included in our photo package. Our artist is skilled with and maintains a kit for all skin tones and types of hair. She will stay on hand for your entire session and can 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
You should wear something that makes you feel fabulous!
For boudoir sessions, you should bring your favorite pieces of lingerie along with accessories. 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 pantie set or bodysuit 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.
We do not provide wardrobe, but I will bring a selection of robes, accessories and jewelry that you are welcome to borrow during your shoot.
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 a professional studio in Manhattan. We also have other locations available for an additional fee. Get in touch to discuss the options if you are interested in something unique.
No. This experience is all about YOU.
Not really. We do offer "generations" portraits for several women in the same family (eg, Grandma, Mom, Daughter, and Baby in one image), but we do not offer traditional family photography.
We are not currently allowing guests due to Covid-19.
Please note that there is NO alcohol or smoking allowed at the shoot location. Violating this will get us kicked out, so save that celebratory drink for after the shoot! ;)
Just you, Laura and the makeup artist! The studio is very private and there will be no extra people hanging around the set.
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.
Your appointment has been reserved just for you and that includes booking a hair and makeup artist and reserving and paying for a shoot location. Rescheduling or cancelling without adequate notice costs both me and my hair and makeup artist expected income and incurs costs and fees with the shoot location. These rescheduling/cancelation 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.
With that being said, I understand that unavoidable 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 three weeks in advance of your appointment incurs a $150 rescheduling fee in addition to any fees/costs incurred with rescheduling/canceling the booked shoot location.
- Same day rescheduling, cancellation, or no-show incurs a $350 fee in addition to any fees/costs incurred with rescheduling/canceling the booked shoot location.
- Excessive rescheduling (3rd or more instance) will incur a $100 fee per request in addition to other applicable fees described above.
A no-show 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 or applicable toward any products.
All session retainers are non-refundable but may be applied toward a future session should you be unable to keep your initial appointment. If you need to postpone your session, rest assured that your retainer will be on file for you. Please note, sessions must be rescheduled within one year of initial booking to receive the services listed in your contract – after that time your retainer is still available to use but will be applied to whatever pricing is current at the time of the new booking.
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. You may also opt to have us destroy all of our digital copies after you receive your final images and album. Whatever you prefer is fine by us, and we assure you that your choice will be respected. Laura is a former attorney and takes your privacy very seriously!