Dana Laymon is a boudoir photographer for the girl next door. A lifelong photography enthusiast, Dana left her corporate life behind years ago to pursue her natural talent. In that time, she’s established herself as one of Wilmington’s leading boudoir photographers and founded Wilmington Weddings and Events, the ultimate guide to getting married in Wilmington. Many brides today are opting to do a boudoir session as a gift for their husband-to-be. Read her advice on choosing the right boudoir photographer for you below!
what style do you want to project?
Do you want soft and romantic? Bold and sexy? While the outfits you choose are important, the way your images look will ultimately be dependent on the photographer that you select. Every photographer has a style that they specialize in. This style should be evident on their website or in the work they send you.
where will the session take place?
The location of the session will also play into the look and feel of your images. Most importantly, you should always feel completely at ease and safe during a session. Ask photographers if they have a studio, if they’ll be shooting in your home or if you’re expected to rent a hotel room. Sometimes the expense of a hotel is an additional cost that you’re expected to pay for, but it also may be included in the price of your session.
is hair and makeup included?
Not always. Most photographers have you arrange your own hair and makeup before you get to the photo session. I always include hair and makeup for my clients. I also take care of scheduling the hair and makeup artist and allow all of this to be done at my studio as a part of your session.
will they post my images anywhere?
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