(Closed) Boudoir Experiences/Cost

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@katydid271:  I did one, and I had an incredible experience!!! I’d say it was well worth it…it cost me around $1,000 with hair & makeup and everything included, but I’ve seen groupons out there for $80-$150. 

Post # 4
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine was about $600 + tip + outfits for a photography package (including hair, makeup, hotel, professional photo book on cardstock). I loved it!

Post # 5
4173 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I do these with a photographer friend of mine for ladies of all walks of life and for all kinds of reasons….we always strive under the manta, “If a woman feels beautiful, she is!”

I know that costs vary by where you are, but a reputable photographer with a good editing program and nice studio are worth the money, just like a makeup/hair artist is worth every penny!

Post # 6
2706 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

OMG I didn’t realize they were that expensive!  How are they any different than any other photo shoot?!  (excluding the hotel expensive of course)

Post # 7
8067 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine is $450 for hair/makeup, 1 hour of shooting time, 2 sets (it’s in her studio), and a 6×6 album (which I might upgrade to an 8×8). Disc instead of album was $400.

It’s a boudoir marathon though so it’s a little cheaper, I think normally it is $575+ (for the same, but 90 minutes shooting and 1 extra set; with a disc instead of an album)

Haven’t done it yet so I can’t tell you the experience!

Post # 8
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

I did a boudoir session and I loved it – it gave me a lot more self-confidence, I got to know our wedding photographers better, and it really was a perfect present for my DH. It cost $400 for a 1-hour session, and I also had to book a hotel room (I booked one through Expedia for $100). The $400 package included a disc with 100 edited images, and I had full rights to them, so I made my own photo book through Shutterfly and with a Groupon, the book was, like, $10. If you’re getting an expensive quote, shop around – but make sure it’s with someone you’re comfortable with. Both of our photographers are women, and I had already done my e-session with them so I felt comfortable with them. I’m not sure if I’d be okay doing a boudoir session with a man I’d never met. 

Post # 9
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I havnt done mine yet. However im really excited to! All mine is going to cost is the outfits becaust my friend whos a photographer is doing them for me for free! Which is amazing, and makes me feel alot more comftorable being half naked infront  of someone i know. The only problem is i dont know what to wear haha 

Post # 10
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My photographer did “mini” sessions – like a weekend marathon session. She booked a hotel room and had one after another, hired a hair/makeup artist. She charged $250, but gave an early booking discount to $185.   I spent probably $100 more on accessories/lingerie. I wore a silky nightie, corset/underwear and also a dress. I did a sexy pinup look. I felt so great about myself afterward. 

This was actually a gift to myself and I loved them. My fiance loves some of them, but thinks that I’m too made up (well that was the look I was going for), but there were options to do natural or whatever.  Sooo, I’m trying to book w/my photog a separate session to do for him for the wedding, but I’m hoping she doesn’t charge a ton. I told her I’d do my own hair/makeup or I’d go get it done myself and that I’d find a place, hoping to keep the costs down.

Post # 11
24 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

I did one 400 for 2 hours included 20 photo album with touch ups. Loved it and plan on doing it again

Post # 12
682 posts
Busy bee

I do boudior for clients. I suggest them to bring a friend or two and some champagne 🙂  Make sure you find a female photographer, you’ll feel more comfortable.  If you are going to spend the money – make sure you like their work and it’s artsy and not trashy 🙂  Album, Makeup and hair included also.


Post # 13
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I did one when Fi was deployed – my photographer was just out of college though, so it was about $250 all said and done.  I felt great and highly recommend it.

Post # 14
6386 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine was “free” (part of my wedding package), I did the shoot at my house.  I designed and printed the album at home (digital scrapbook), the photo paper was probably $15.  I paid to get my hair done (this doubled as my hair trial) and that was about $90 (shampoo, cut and style), so total cost for me was $105.  Like other PPs have said, get a good photographer that knows how to shoot boudoir.  I LOVE the way my pictures turned out and I can’t wait to give the album to my Fiance as his groom’s gift.

Post # 15
49 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m getting a sort of boudoir shoot for my Fiance, but it’s a pin up session (: it’ll cost me about 400 dollars but they do my make up, hair, dress me up, and I get a cd of pictures. I’m super nervous. I keep having NIGHTMARES about it. 

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