(Closed) If you got Boudoir pictures done how much did you pay for your session?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m paying about $450, and my session will include multiple locations, 2-3 hours, and a 20 page magazine style lay out.  For another $125 I could get the high res images on a disc, but I don’t really care to have those.  🙂

I’ll probably also be investing $100-$125 in hair and make up for the day, and some money on some new naughty outfits.  🙂 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine was $550.  There wasn’t a time limit and as many costume changes as I wanted.  I am getting a 10 page black book with the pictures.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I spent $700. It included 20 pictures in their "little black book", all touched up and edited, makeup, hair, and all the goodies. I was in that studio for about 4 hours because right after you take them, you go through them. I was a little shocked at the price, but when I saw the edited pics, my jaw dropped and it was way worth it! My FI couldn’t believe I did them. Totally in shock. Loves them. I went with a studio that specializes in women’s boudoir. They told me 3 costume changes, but the lady didn’t count the ones where I took my bra off, changed into cuter undies, and did partial nude shots. I wasn’t technically naked–i was artfully covered up with tulle and my hands and whatnot . The best one is where i’m all crossed up and they edited out the sides of my undies, LoL. 

I ended up scanning in all the pics so i could "have" them to save. I also spent about $40 on a corset at Fredericks, $20 on a bra/undie set at Nordstrom on sale, and $15 on underwear at  VS, and reused a lingerie set I had. I really really wanted the classic white bridal corset, but the undies that come with them suck and are a g-string, so i wanted more of a regular thong. I found some at VS that had a lace up back that mimicked the corset and matched the color perfectly! VS and Fredericks are both having monstrous sales

As I’ve posted before, I am more than happy to share mine for ideas/inspiration if anybody wants to PM me. I photo stalked boudoir pics for months before i decided to take the plunge!!! If you do them, get a spray tan and go on a low salt diet for about 5 days before to eliminate any bloaties. It makes a huge difference since the camera can be less forgiving than we’d like it to be. They’re AWESOME 

Post # 8
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Wannabee

Ooops! Sorry about that post. I tried to copy and paste your name.

 I meant to direct my question to "ejs4y8". I was wondering if you could tell me where you got your boudoir pictures done, as it looks like you are in St. Louis, MO. Could you post the link for the place that you went? Thanks!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@dereksbride2be: Really? Have you checked out ahp photography? They live in CO but frequently travel to Seattle, where I had my b-pics done. They were amazing! Their regular price is $375 and you get 1-2 hours (they didnt keep track with me), as many outfit changes as you want, 50-70 high quality, edited pictures, and another 200 on disc if you want.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I just had my boudoir session done yesterday and it cost me $150. This was for an almost nine-hour total session including a road-trip to the Oregon coast with my photographer, almost four hours of photos in two locations, as many outfits as I wanted (I think I had a total of 4 in various stages of on- and off-ishness of pieces), and great conversation with a new friend. I’ll be getting digital copies of everything taken with the rights to do as I please with them as well as a selection of edited images for my printing pleasure and the ability to send her a proof she didn’t choose and ask for it to be edited for printing.

Granted, the young lady is a brand new photographer (6 months on the professional scene) but the images from her two prior boudoir sessions were amazing and we really connected after chatting by e-mail. After every ‘set’, she let me look at the photos and they were just amazing! I’m very anxious to get them. ^^;

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I just schuled a session.  the photographer is renting a hotel room in boston and a group of brides will have a time slot- not sure how long I think an hour and a half with a few changes for 350 plus the cost of the photos.  individula session are much pricier.  see if you can get a bunch of brides together to shar a session???

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I paid $500 for 1.5 hours and a 10 page custom book…3 outfit changes.  I think I spent about $200 on lingerie.  Speaking of these, I haven’t given my book yet (not until August) and I am EXTREMELY nervous about it…

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

**LOL** should have added this to my post above…

Luckily, I was able to save ample money due to eating very little for the two weeks prior to my shoot…  HAHA

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am doing my boudoir pics here in about a month. $200 gets me unlimited “costume” changes, about 2 hours of photography, 50 page book, and two photographers. Plus for an extra $50 I get a high res disk with all the pictures on it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

For my photog it was a $200 session fee.  And it was a great experience.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

A lot of this is dependent on what market you’re in. I would guess that New York, LA, Chicago would be pricier than smaller cities/towns.

My photographer offers a package every once in awhile that I think is $500 for the hotel room, 2 hour session, makeup artist, little black book, and the CD, which I think is a fabulous deal!

 

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