The boudoir session price is $2,500 (plus tax), and in order to reserve your session you need to pay a 50% non-refundable retainer deposit. This will get you officially booked and on the calendar. The remaining 50% is due two days before your session
At your in-person photo reveal and ordering appointment (which will happen about two weeks after your session date) you will get to see your beautiful images (all of which are fully edited) which you where you will choose which images you would like to purchase to go into an album, digital image collection or as wall art.
The women you see on my website are my clients, and although they’re pretty freaking awesome human beings, they are not models. One of the things that may have led you to believe they were models is that they all look super comfortable in their skin, confident, and like they’re always in front of the camera. This is because, in addition to beautiful light and expert posing, I guide my clients through every single pose. You will be coached, posed, encouraged, and celebrated every step of the way! Zero modeling experience or knowledge whatsoever is needed to rock out a Courtney Engle Photography photo shoot!
I recommend that you book at least six weeks out from when you will need your finished products/images. This gives us time to book your photo reveal appointment where you will select the products/images you would like to purchase, plus plenty of time to have your products printed, prepared, and shipped from my lab.
The boudoir session fee includes a one and a half hour boudoir session, three outfit changes, professional makeup application, prep guide with tips and suggestions on how to have the absolute best session, expert posing throughout your entire session so we get all the gorgeous shots, and a 8x8 luxury leather album with 20 of your favorite images.
(On average, my clients spend a total of about $3,000-$3,800 on their session, products, and images)
Clients are almost always shocked by how many photos they cannot live without from their session! They think they are going to be the one client that just doesn't get any good photos...and I’m always thrilled when I prove them wrong!
This will be done at your photo reveal and appointment approximately two weeks after your photo session back at the studio. Meeting with clients at their photo reveals might be my favorite part of the whole photo shoot experience because I absolutely LOVE getting to see the look on a clients face when she sees her photos for the first time....it's always magical and so beautiful!
At this appointment you will decide choose which images you would like to purchase to go into an album, digital image collection or as wall art. I will be there to help you (if needed) decide between images, showing similar images side by side for easy selection, plus I can assist you with getting great variety. I will be getting LOTS of amazing images of you, and it can be overwhelming to navigate the photos on your own, so I am here to help you!
Your boudoir session will take place at my studio located in historic Downtown McKinney, which is north of Dallas. With the beautiful wood floors and buttery soft natural light, it is literally the perfect spot for boudoir sessions!
My artists maintain an extensive hair and makeup kit to accommodate all skin types and shades, plus they are experienced with African, Asian, and Caucasian hair profiles. If you have skin sensitivities or conditions, or if your hair takes longer than average to style, please shoot me an email ahead of time so that my hair and makeup artist can have the proper tools on hand and also block out the appropriate amount of time.
You can also definitely do your own hair and makeup! If you decide that you want to do this simply let me know at the time of booking and I will adjust your package and give you a few photography-specific tips to consider when getting prepared for your session.
Some ideas: a bodysuit, an oversized sweater, cropped sweatshirt and high waist panties, a robe, oversized silk shirt, plus of course that lingerie piece that makes you feel freaking awesome! Also, many clients choose to do a nude set during their session. In a one hour photo session, you will typically have time for up to 3 “looks” or outfits (and "nude" counts as an outfit). Once you've completed the booking process with me, you will also receive a VERY detailed shoot guide that will help you with getting ready for your shoot, including wardrobe ideas.
Sometimes your best friend is exactly what you need to calm your nerves and give you the reassurance you need to get started with your session! I don’t mind at all if there is one friend with you! I DO ask that the friend not interfere with the shoot (running in to “touch you up” in between every shot, directing your posing, etc) as I will handle anything along those lines that needs done. Also, it is a requirement of mine that boyfriends/husbands/spouses NOT be in the room while we are shooting.
Want to do one better than having a friend there for moral support??? Why don't you book your shoots back to back so you can both enjoy the experience together?! (Availability pending, of course.)
I only shoot on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00am. Because of this my schedule books up very quickly and very far in advance. So please keep this in mind when considering booking a shoot with me, as I ABSOLUTELY want to photograph you!!!!!
Prep Guide which is emailed to you shortly after booking your session. This will cover exactly how you should prepare your face, body, and mind for your photo shoot, as well as a complete list of resources for beauty appointments and wardrobe for your photo shoot! I try to cover all questions that get asked, but if there is something I miss you can always email me!
I, of course, would LOVE to use images from your session to show other women your amazing photos, and more importantly, share your testimony about how your experience was shooting with me! HOWEVER, I also completely understand if you prefer to keep them private. That said, I will not share anything at all unless you grant permission.
The bottom line is: I will honor whatever level of privacy you would like. Most clients are so proud of their images that they give me full discretion to choose images for my portfolio and social media, while some clients prefer that only their faceless images be put in my gallery or to choose the images that are posted, and other clients are comfortable with anything being posted, as long as it’s after a certain date (after they gift the images). Just let me know where you stand on the topic and I will honor your wishes!
First, I think that anyone seeing your Courtney Engle Photography photos would result in nothing other than "Dang girl, you look AMAZING!!". However, I can TOTALLY understand if you don't want your images shared with the public! You can rest absolutely assured that your images will NEVER be shared without your permission. As soon as your session is complete, I retouch your images in-house. I do NOT send your images off to an outsourced editing company leaving them vulnerable to being stolen. Then you will see them directly during your in-person photo reveal appointment.
In the event that you love your images and want to show them off and DO allow me to use them on my blog and website, your real name will not be used, and I will NEVER tag you on any of social media accounts. If you would like to keep your photos private, your secret is safe with me!
I am also more than happy to sign NDA's should you need one from me because of your profession or public visibility.