Experience Information

Who will be at my photo session?

The photo session will be at The Mt Hood Photography Studio which is completely private and accessible only to scheduled clients. Only you, the photographer and the hair/makeup stylist will be present during your session. 


Can I bring a friend?

Yes, you can! You are more than welcome to bring a female friend if it makes you feel more comfortable.  We do not allow men in the studio while shooting.  


I feel a little nervous, what can I expect?

You are COMPLETELY normal! In fact, every single client has said that they are nervous when they book their appointment. You will be coached through the entire photo shoot, you will be told exactly what to do, how to pose, and what expression to give.  I won’t leave you guessing on what to do next.

Do I need to bring my own outfits for my boudoir shoot?

Yes, you may bring up to 3 of your own outfits to the studio. Something you feel comfortable in and have tried on. Make sure all items fit.  We will discuss what “look” you’re interested in, in our pre-shoot visit.  Feel free to explore online/Pintrest and share your ideas. 


Will you post my Intimate photos on your website or social media?

No. Our client’s privacy is a high priority. Images used for our web site, social media or for promotion of products have all been copyrighted and we have been given exclusive permission and model releases to their use. We will never post images without written consent.


How soon will my photos be ready?

Your images will be ready within 30-45 minutes of your shoot. A light edit and slide show presentation will be done following your session so you can view and order your choices immediately! All chosen images will be fully edited for color correction and any further blemish removal etc. before being sent to print.  Products usually take up to 4 weeks to arrive once the order is paid in full and finalized. Products are not ordered until paid in full. Please schedule your appointment 4-8 weeks in advance keeping these times in mind.  If you anticipate wanting your products earlier, rush fees will apply starting at $50. 


Lets talk investment-money- this looks expensive, what are the costs?

The studio time is $375 this covers shoot time, editing , reveal production and design and formatting of  product purchases and delivery. Hair and stylist fee is $120 to the stylist. The investment page will give you more detailed pricing of product items. We offer pre-shoot payment plans; book your session and make monthly payments for a predetermined amount of your choosing. It has the added bonus of locking in your product price and you have the freedom to choose effortlessly at your reveal. We also take all credit cards. Most sessions have an average product sale of $1,500-$2,500.


D0 you retouch my images?

Yes. I will lightly touch up images from your session. Touch up includes –  skin softening, reducing the appearance of cellulite and wrinkles, as well as blemish removal. I will pose, light, and style you to flatter YOUR figure.  Additional editing such as tattoo removal, tan line removal, clothing fix etc. will incur an additional fee. No “photo shop” changing will be done.


Do you offer in studio hair/makeup/lashes prior to my session?

Yes.  Stylist services immediately prior to your photography session are mandatory. I work with a fabulous professional who will set us up for success. She comes to the studio and works her magic on you in house, so that you’re at your best look for the camera. $120 is paid directly to the stylist by cash, check, card or PayPal.  


Is it OK to tan before my shoot?

I do not recommend spray or artificial tanning 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. Be aware of tan lines and how they will show once your unclothed. Excessive editing out of tan lines is an extra fee.


Do you offer outdoor or on-location photo sessions?

The studio is in rural Sandy and we have access to many outdoor locations on the property where I love to shoot. Depending on weather and timing we co-ordinate these shoots a bit differently to ensure a comfortable and successful shooting environment. Please contact me if you would like more information on boudoir on-location photo shoots.


Do I have to show a lot of skin?

This is completely up to you! You can go super-sexy, with lingerie, or bring in one of your partner's white shirts, or go a little more conservative – a sexy dress or a plain white t shirt can look amazing! After all, it’s your photo shoot and I want you to be completely comfortable. You can change your mind as you go even!

What is your cancellation policy?

To be able to cancel your shoot without losing your deposit money, you must cancel within 72 hrs (3days) before your scheduled time.  You can reschedule ONE time only by contacting me.  If it becomes necessary to reschedule again, the deposit becomes forfeit and a new deposit will be required to secure your next booking.


How do I see my final images?

Your reveal and ordering will occur directly after your shoot. All images from the shoot will be available for review then. Images are presented in person to you only as part of your experience. You are under no obligation to purchase any products. Although your going to want to- I promise!

Do you photograph men or offer other types of photography?

Mt Hood Photography-Intimates is focused on women's portraiture.  Although we want to empower all members of our community we find we can best serve our clients by focusing on Boudoir images.  So we do not provide other services at this time.

40774 SE Trubel Rd | Sandy, Oregon 97055 | kathy@mthoodphotography.com | Tel: (503) 810-3633

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