The women on your website all look like models. Do you shoot everyday women?
Yes, Absolutely that is my specialty. All of the women you see in my portfolio, except one, are everyday women, can you tell who the model is? My guess is no, you cannot and that is my goal. You need absolutely ZERO modeling experience or knowledge to rock out a photoshoot with Barton Portrait. Your experience is FULLY GUIDED. You will be coached, posed, encouraged, and celebrated every step of the way. We make client-comfortability our top priority.
Do you offer more than boudoir?
Yes, I offer any style of shoot for women and young girls including beauty, boudoir, maternity, legacy, personal branding, high school seniors, etc.
Are you going to put my boudoir pictures online?
Not if you don't want me to, I absolutely respect your privacy and will Not put your images online in any capacity without your written permission. All clients on my website and social media have given me written permission to do so. My model release has a few options to choose from. You can choose to give no permission, give some permission or give all permission. You have complete control of your images. All options are discussed in detail in your prep guide and again at your reveal appointment.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes, I do offer payment plan options. This is a fulfilling, powerful, and beautiful experience and I want to make it easy for you to say yes to YOURSELF. Don't let cost deprive you of taking time for yourself! There are several ways to pay for your products including in-house financing for those with less than perfect credit. Payment plans are explained in more detail in your prep guide.
Will there be any men at my shoot?
Barton Portrait consists of an all-female team. Our goal is to make you look amazing and feel completely comfortable. The photographer, makeup artists, and hairstylist will always be women, so you can feel completely safe and comfortable. On occasion, I may want another experienced male photographer friend to join me, but ONLY with your prior written permission.
Where do we shoot?
Most sessions take place in my private home studio in Taylor, MI but we can shoot almost anywhere, the possibilities are almost endless. You can choose to shoot in your own home, at a local hotel, a bed & breakfast, the beach, a park, or most any other location. I do Not charge an additional fee for on-location sessions within 10 miles of my home studio. Locations outside of 10 miles will be charged according to the distance. If you choose a hotel, B&B or any place that charges a fee, you will be responsible for the additional cost including any parking fees for you and for me. If you would like to shoot somewhere other than my studio, please be sure to mention it during our consultation.
What do I wear?
First, that will depend on the type and style of shoot you choose. I have a studio wardrobe with elegant dresses and boudoir pieces. We will discuss wardrobe during your planning consult and your prep guide also has a few pages dedicated to the wardrobe. I also offer a complimentary fitting appointment so you can be sure everything looks and fits exactly as you want before shoot day just like a dress rehearsal. I like to do this appointment about a week or two prior to your shoot so you have time to make any last-minute changes if needed.
Do you supply the lingerie for a boudoir shoot?
Due to the intimacy of lingerie, I have a limited supply of lingerie. I do have some items and items meant to compliment the items you bring. Believe it or not, you can be very sexy in many items right from your own (or his) closet. You do not need to buy lingerie to have a boudoir session. BUT, with that said, if you want to buy a few bombshell lingerie outfits, there are many options. Your session prep guide has a couple of pages dedicated to what to wear and where to get it. I also offer a complimentary fitting appointment several days before your session where I can help you choose your outfits and make sure everything fits just right before your big day.
What type of boudoir images can I expect?
As you can see in my portfolio I like to keep things sexy, classy, and tasteful. We will discuss in detail the overall feel and style of your desired session during our planning consultation.
Do you do nude photos?
Nudity is not part of my regular shooting routine, however; by request, I will do 'fine art' nudes and 'implied nudes' (implied meaning you look nude but are not). I will not photograph any private parts with the exception of the classic tush shot, upon request. Nudity is entirely up to you. I can pose you nude to show off your female form without showing any genitalia. If you would like to shoot nude, I will photograph you in a comfortable, tasteful way that showcases your beauty and leaves much to the imagination.
How much retouching do you do?
I believe in retouching to enhance your natural beauty. I will make you your most beautiful without making you someone you are not. We will discuss the level of retouching you want during your consultation.
How do I get my images?
Approximately 2 weeks after your session you will return to the studio to see your finished images and make your purchase. Some products will be available to take home that day and others will need to be ordered that can take up to 2-3 weeks.
How far in advance should I book my session?
The sooner the better. Due to the growing popularity of this genre, my calendar tends to fill 3-6 weeks in advance. Plus you will want this time to prepare. With that said, don't hesitate to check with me if you need something sooner. I can sometimes get you in sooner.
Can I bring anyone with me to my 'boudoir' shoot?
This is a comfort-level question. I understand that you would love to have your friend there and think that it would make you feel more comfortable, but I have found that having guests present on some photoshoots actually makes you more nervous and uncomfortable. I like to keep it as comfortable as possible so you don’t feel pressured to perform. In addition, clients have told me that they were more able to relax without an audience. With that said, if you truly feel more comfortable with your bff, sister, or another 'female' friend, then by all means, yes, you may bring one female guest. Absolutely, No children, pets, or men allowed during a boudoir shoot, Ever! Exceptions can only be made in very few circumstances such as a model's manager and must be pre-approved in writing and in advance.