fine art photography
SHOULD I GET MY MAKEUP DONE PROFESSIONALY OR CAN I JUST DO IT MYSELF?
We HIGHLY recommend a professional makeup artist when doing one of these sessions. Not only is it fun to be pampered for the day but it really does add some extra drama to the shoot. My makeup artists know my lighting techniques and will make sure to provide an outstanding experience and flawless skin for the perfect shoot! You want to look like you stepped out of a magazine and that is exactly how you will feel.
I AM FEELING A LITTLE SELF CONCIOUS!! DO YOU DO ANY EDITING?
Don't you worry your pretty little face!! Blemishes will always be edited out. And any extra editing that you are wanting can be discussed. I do ask that you embrace all your beautiful flaws and most insecure body parts. You still want to look like yourself. I know exactly how to position you to make you look your best. And we will focus on everything you love about yourself!
I'M SO NERVOUS!!! I'M NOT SURE THIS IS FOR ME. IS IT NORMAL TO FEEL THIS WAY?
It's completely normal to be nervous. I think I almost canceled my very own shoot about 3 times because of nerves and self doubt. But I promise you it will go away the minute you step in front of my camera. You are so focused on how I am posing you and telling you what to do that you wont even have a chance to be scared or nervous. Plus we are listening to your favorite music and laughing and having such a great time. I want this experience to be a fun one for you. So I definitely am not only your photographer but your friend. Most women laugh because they say they are more comfortable walking around half naked in front of me than their own significant other! I guess I just have the natural knack of making someone feel comfortable in their own skin. I ask all my ladies to leave their insecurities at the door. And just focus on what they love about themselves most. Be positive. Thing about all the amazing traits that you have. Beauty runs deep, it does not linger only on the outside. It starts from within. So reach deep down inside and find what you love about yourself. It's so easy to nit pick on the things we don't like about ourselves that we tend to forget what is most important.
I WANT TO DO A SESSION BUT I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT FIRST!
If I had a dime for everytime someone said this to me I would be a millionaire!! Seriously. I would be relaxing in Bora Bora with my umbrella drink and enjoying the good and free life. :) I am guilty of feeling this way as well. It's natural. WE as human beings are so easily discouraged and nit picky about our worst features that we forget to embrace our beauty and flaws that make us who we are. Beauty is from within. The skinniest girl will also find flaws in her body. Its just natural. But I am here to tell you that I bring out your inner beauty. And I know EXACTLY how to pose you in ways that flatter your gorgeous curves!! Trust in me and I will blow your mind!! We can discuss clothing options that will work best with your body type and get you into something that will be stunning and show off all the right stuff. I'm here to help you along the way. You can call me anytime and ask anything you wish. I know it's a scary thing. Being vulnerable in front of someone is not easy to do. Loving yourself is not easy to do. But I strive on having you walk out of a session feeling refreshed, revived, confident and amazing!!!!
I DONT KNOW HOW TO POSE OR MAKE THAT SEXY FACE. DO YOU HELP WITH THAT?
I am there to help you throughout the entire process. I know you are not a professional model - even though you will feel like one when my makeup artist is done with you! I will direct you and tell you where to put your hands, your legs, your eyes so that you look natural and we can accentuate all those lovely curves! I'm not gonna lie, you might feel a little sore the next day. I will probably put you in crazy positions. But it will be well worth it. Just think of it as a mini yoga or palates class! :) Ha ha. I think the most sensual of all poses is you being yourself by looking down your body line, breaking eye contact with the camera and acting shy, bashful, running your hand delicately across your collar bone, or down your thigh, playing with your hair, giggling, playing with your bra straps or necklace. Giving you actual actions to do so that it looks natural and feels natural are always my favorite images! You will be a pro when I am done with you.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Oh there are soooo many different ways to dress these days for a session. I guess it just depends on what type of feel you are going for. Because you can book me for glamour as well as boudoir the sky is the limit! You can wear that sexy black dress that sits in the back of the closet or you can wear the hottest bra and panty set you have had your eye on all month long! Whatever you decide to do, I say wear what makes you feel beautiful. Make sure you get fitted for the correct bra size. I thought all along I was a 36C and the lady looked at me like I was crazy. So she measured me and I was a D!! Ha. Well I was a bit surprised. So get fitted that way the clothing looks amazing on you. We can have a consultation on what you are looking for and how you want to portray yourself in your photos and I can create you a pinboard of inspiration to help you find the exact outfit you love and will be proud of. You can also find me on pinterest. I am a very big Pinner!!! I love looking for inspiration. I find it everywhere. Follow me at http://www.pinterest.com/denisenicole and here is my boudoir outfit board http://pinterest.com/denisenicole/what-to-wear-boudoir-fun-romantic-sexy-chic-timele/ and my glamour board http://pinterest.com/denisenicole/glamour/. Enjoy!!!!
I'M NOT MARRIED OR DON'T HAVE A BOYFRIEND BUT WANT TO DO THIS SHOOT, IS THAT SILLY OF ME?
Ok here is the thing. THIS SESSION IS FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How many times do us women do things for EVERYONE else??!!!! I don't know about you, but I cook and I clean for my family, I take the kids to football practice, cheer practice, take my mom to doctor appointments, do homework with the children, take my friends out when they need a get away, work my butt off until I never have a single moment for myself. YESSSSSSS!!!! This shoot is for you! My entire motto is Celebrate YOU! Every woman that comes in saying they are doing this for their husband, walks out saying they never thought it would be so empowering or exhilarating and have an entirely different outlook about themselves. Their hubby's just get to reap the benefits of it all. I tell my ladies to do it for them. Because in the end don't we all want something we can have just to ourselves? Something no one else can take away? Our dignity, our strength, our inner being. I have women that come in all the time celebrating their 30th, 40th birthdays with a session. Women coming in after a divorce because it was something her husband never ALLOWED her to do, women coming in because they survived breast cancer, women coming in because they lost their self worth along the way and didn't know how to find it anymore, women who have had 3 children, drive a mini van and wear their hair in a bun and want to just feel beautiful like they used to before they became a mom, women that do it just because they are young and have the body to do it. I did mine at the age of 36 because I'm not getting any younger. I didn't hit my goal weight but I have been saying I want to lose 20 pounds for 5 years now and it just isn't happening so I just did it. BECAUSE. I. COULD. I even scheduled another session and am more motivated to work out and eat healthier to see the difference in my photos. It makes you feel empowered. It gives you strength you never thought you had. It gives you the freedom and feels so dang liberating to just celebrate yourself for all that you are. We should feel like that daily. But we don't because life takes over. Routines fall into place. Work consumes your life. So it's nice to just be still... let your walls down and surrender yourself... if only for a moment.
WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Sessions take place wherever you wish. I get bored easily. So a studio just isn't something I have ever thought of investing in. I like the world to be my studio. I find inspiration everywhere I go. I love to explore. Outside sessions are always so free, fun and liberating. We have some amazing hotel rooms here in AZ as well. We can do it in the comfort of your own home and make it a little more personal or you are more than welcome to take advantage of my all white and completely feminine residential studio that has amazing lighting and a four poster canopy bed with fresh, white, crisp linens.
DO YOU PROVIDE OUTFITS?
I do not have an entire wardrobe to choose from, however I do have a few corset pieces and tutu's that might fit to your liking. If you choose to do boudoir we can always wrap you in white sheets, put you in a nice, relaxing bath with lots of bubbles or a steamy shower adds so much mystery, its intoxicating. Or for a more editorial shoot a long flowy dress is amazing for movement and is oh so feminine. If you fit the more business chic style you can pair a blazer with a glitter top and some jeans with some pumps and pull off that amazing look. Or for bridal you can bring your veil, flowers, garter or anything that represents your love and make this session completely you! These are just a few suggestions. My favorite outfit to wear is a tank top with no bra on and lace cheekie undies. Outfits do not need to cost you a fortune. It might be right under your nose. Something you feel beautiful in. Make sure it's something that brings out your personality!
ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR TRAVEL?
We are based in Arizona but have traveled to other states to do Allure parties with you and your friends! It's always an amazing time!!! So we definitely do not mind heading to new and exciting places.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR OUT OF STATE TRAVEL?
We do charge for travel but since we love it so much, we are always willing to work with our clients to find the best travel arrangements possible.
WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENT DO YOU REQUIRE UP FRONT?
We require a 50% retainer to save your date with the full amount due day of viewing. We accept cashiers checks, credit card, or PayPal.
WHAT WE OFFER
We are pleased to offer fine art custom albums, little black books, canvas prints, digitals, an online gallery to show to your signif other and all your friends, the best hair and makeup artists to enhance your beauty and amazing direction to help you evoke emotion throughout the entire session.
We only take on a certain number of clients per month, this allows us to work closely with our clients and nurture our relationship throughout the entire process. We understand just how important this new experience is for you and we do not take our responsibility lightly. We dedicate all of our creative energy into your day to make it as beautiful and stress free as possible. Pricing starting at $350. Please inquire for a complete pricing guide.
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