Our Boudoir sessions are like no other in Thunder Bay. We include in-studio hair and make-up with our hand picked stylists and qualified MU artists. We hold your hand every step of the way from the pre-shoot consultation to plan your perfect session, 2 hour guided posing in front of the camera, and a premier viewing session, right through to designing your amazing leather bound archival quality album to present to your partner or just for yourself to enjoy!
Call the studio 2-3 weeks ahead to book your in-studio pre-shoot consultation. The consultation takes 20-30 minutes and can often be done over a lunch period. After you book your session you’ll receive a 20 page magazine to take home with you to help you prepare for your shoot. If you have a certain date or occasion you’d like your album for please allow 5-6 weeks for completion.
A few FAQ’s that may help you with your queries…
I have cellulite/stretch marks/acne. Can you get rid of that?
In most cases, yes. Removal of acne, acne scarring, stretch marks, and cellulite is part of the retouching process. What we don’t do is put your face on someone else’s body or ‘take off’ 30lbs. If there is something you feel self-conscious about, we can use poses and lighting to emphasize your best features instead. The correct lingerie, the perfect lighting and Izabela’s posing know-how will make you the best version of yourself with minimal photoshop magic! We can discuss concerns during your pre-shoot consultation.
I’m older than (or not as thin as) the girls on your website, can I still book a session?
Absolutely! Izabela photographs women of all ages, shapes and sizes. But not everyone is comfortable with their photos being online so we can’t show a lot of examples. What we can promise is that we will create images that flatter YOU and best show your personality. We believe every woman is beautiful and it’s our job to show you just how gorgeous you are.
Do I bring my own lingerie, or do you provide the outfits?
You need to bring your own lingerie to the photo shoot. We do have some accessories and garments available, but lingerie is your responsibility for the best fit and for hygiene. Select outfits that suit your personality and body shape, and complement your skin tone. We can discuss your outfits during the pre-shoot consultation.
What about hair and makeup, do I do it myself?
Hair and makeup is included in every package we offer, and our stylists have been hand-picked for their talents. We want to provide an experience that makes you feel beautiful and pampered, and images that will help you appreciate the true beauty you possess!
Can I bring a friend to my shoot?
Generally Izabela prefers to work one on one with our clients, simply because sometimes an ‘audience’ can make you feel more self conscious. If you must bring someone for moral support, We limit it to one very supportive girlfriend.
I’m not sure what I want to order yet, can I decide when I see my photos?
Absolutely. After the shoot we welcome you back to the studio to view your images and discuss product options. Once you decide on what you’d like to order (album, canvas, etc), all or 50% of the total is due to begin work on the design and the remaining balance is due when you pick up your order. We do not release product orders without full payment. We accept cash, cheque, credit cards and e-Transfers.
I can’t make my shoot date, can I reschedule?
Yes…Things come up and sometimes a date no longer works, so we’re happy to make the changes for you. However, if you contact us to reschedule less than 3 business days before your shoot, you forget about your appointment or you reschedule more than once, your retainer is not transferable. When you sign your contract, we block off those hours to shoot with you, thus turning away people interested in shooting that day.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the custom nature of photography, the session price and any products ordered are non-refundable. You have final say on the retouching and any custom album design and nothing goes to print without your approval.
Where do the shoots take place?
We shoot in our purpose built studio in Port Arthur which allows us to provide clients with privacy and a variety of different scenes and backgrounds including a full bedroom.
What else should I know?
Izabela has almost 20 years experience in photographing women. We are a fully insured and licensed business. Izabela have been shooting professionally since 1996 and has photographed 1000’s of clients! Sessions are available to women aged 21 and over (you may be asked to provide ID). We are an all-female studio with hand picked professional hair stylists and makeup artists.