WHERE WILL MY SHOOT TAKE PLACE?
Your session will take place at our gorgeous 7000 sq ft. New York loft style studio which is located conveniently in downtown Hayward!
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO BOOK MY SESSION?
To book your shoot, simply contact us via the form here, by phone at 510.698.1517 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you contact us, we'll coordinate a date with you, send you a booking proposal and collect at 50% deposit for your shoot. Once you sign your proposal, you're locked in!!
WHO WILL MY PHOTOGRAPHER BE?
While we can’t guarantee which one of our fantastic FEMALE photographers will be working with you on the day of your shoot, we CAN guarantee that you will have an amazing day and love your images! All of our photographers were personally trained by the owner Denise Birdsong to ensure every member of our team provides an exceptional Modern Love experience. If you decide to book either the Vogue Collection or the Vanity Fair Collection, Denise will be your photographer!
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN OUTFITS?
Yes! We recommend bringing in a bra and panty set in black and nude with thigh high stockings, garter belt and heels. We have lots more outfit recommendations but those are the basics. We do have wardrobe pieces available for a rental fee of $75. If you are doing a wardrobe rental you must bring in your own undergarments to wear under the pieces. You'll also want to bring in high heels as we do not provide shoes in wardrobe rental.
CAN I PURCHASE MORE IMAGES THAN THE ONES IN MY COLLECTION?
Absolutely! After your shoot, you'll be treated to a personal photo viewing session to review your images. At that time, you'll be guided through our product offerings to select what you would like to purchase.
CAN I HAVE A FRIEND COME WITH ME?
We certainly understand the desire to bring a friend along for moral support and you can definitely have someone join you while you are prepping for your shoot. Once you go into the studio however, your guest will have to wait in our lobby. Only you and your photographer are allowed in the studio during your session. Also, because viewing your images can be a vulnerable experience, and for the comfort of other clients we may have in the studio that day, we do not allow significant others in your photo viewing session.
DO YOU POST MY IMAGES ONLINE?
We never post anything without your permission and a signed model release. We know boudoir photography produces intimate images and we would never put up anything without your consent. All the images you see online are images that our clients have graciously allowed us to share.
WHAT IS THE TURN AROUND TIME FOR IMAGES AND ALBUMS?
Your products will be available 18-21 business days after your shoot. We'll reach out via email when you can come pick up your gorgeous images and/or album.
DO YOU DO COUPLES SHOOTS?
Yes we do! In order to have enough time to work with the both of you, you'll have to book either the Mademoiselle, Vogue or Vanity Fair Collection. Our Studio Concierge can give all the details on booking a couples session with us.
DO YOU DO NUDE SESSIONS?
Yes we do! We do keep them very tasteful, classic and SUPER sexy!
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
In order not to forfeit your deposit we require a 5 day notice if you can’t make your appointment. If you let us know 5 days prior to your session your retainer is good for an alternate date. If you cancel your shoot less than 5 days before your shoot there will be a $75 rescheduling fee due to rebook.
I’M NERVOUS AND SCARED AND HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO BE SEXY! WHAT DO I DO?
We know nerves can be a concern for a shoot like this, and most of our clients do come in a bit nervous. We want you to take a big breath and relax because you are in EXCELLENT hands. It is not your job to take a good picture, it's OURS. We are going to coach you, guide you, and pose you the entire day. Together we will create beautiful, emotive and evocative images that will take your breath away.
WHAT TIMES DO YOU TYPICALLY BOOK SHOOTS?
We shoot mostly using natural light so the timing of shoots largely depends on the time of year and available sunlight. Our first session of the day can begin as early as 9:00am. If you have added hair and makeup services onto your session you will arrive 1 hour prior to your shoot time. We shoot throughout the entire day and our last shoot of the day typically begins at 4pm.
DO YOU HAVE WEEKEND AVAILABILITY?
Yes we do! Our studio is typically open Wednesday - Sunday, but we also shoot weddings and sometimes shoot on location during weekends. Reach out to us to find out more about our upcoming our availability.
DO YOU SHOOT GIRLS WITH CURVES?
Absolutely! Boudoir Photography is for everyone. We specialize in posing women of all shapes and sizes.
WILL YOU AIRBRUSH/PHOTOSHOP MY PHOTOS?
After your shoot, your images are processed and some minor soft edits are made to them by our in house editor in preparation for your photo viewing session. Once you select your final images for the products you are purchasing, our editor will perform final edits before printing your images. If there are specific edits that you would like, there may be an additional cost depending on the type of edit.
IS IT OK TO TAN BEFORE MY SHOOT?
Please do NOT tan before your shoot. Tanning always shows up VERY orange in the images, can cause tan lines, orange palms, orange heels and other odd markings on the body. It can also rub off on clothing and furniture. If you do come in after recently tanning, we can not be responsible for tan lines in images which may result in additional editing needed. Additional charges for editing lines may be required.
DOES HAIR AND MAKEUP COME IN MY SESSION?
Our a la carte sessions do not come with hair and makeup included. You can absolutely add it on for $150. We highly recommend pampering yourself and indulging in this experience. Boudoir makeup should be heavier than you would normally wear and our artists are trained to know how much to put on for our lighting and sets. The camera wipes away about 50% of makeup you put on so it’s really important to not just wear makeup but wear it well!
HOW LONG WILL MY SHOOT LAST?
That depends which session you select. You'll have an hour of shooting time for an a la carte session and our luxe collections come with an hour and a half to four hours of shoting time. Our studio concierge will let you know exactly how long to plan on being with us depending on your shoot.
HOW DO YOU PROTECT MY PRIVACY?
At Modern Love, we take yor privacy very seriously. We know this is a very intimate affair. You and your photographer will be the only people in the shooting space during your session and our editor and proofer are the only people who see your images, besides you of course. Again, we will only share your images if you give us the honor of signing a model release, and we hope you do! We are 100% committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment from the moment you inquiry about a shoot with Modern Love, to the day of your shoot and even after we deliver your stunning images.