Nines and Dimes Boudoir
Our mission is to help women of any age, size, shape, and color feel confident and sexy by creating effortlessly beautiful images through an empowering, pampering and uplifting experience.
Boudoir photography takes place in a bedroom setting and encompasses other portrait genres such as glamour, pin up, fashion, and fine art and black and white nude photography. Lingerie is often worn but women can also wear casual items or simply cover with a sheet or prop. Boudoir photographs are often delivered as gifts, but many women want the experience for themselves.
Expert retouching is included with every image purchased. You can choose anything from pocket size books to large fine art albums, calendars, and large wall canvas wraps.
Private Boudoir Session $250
Includes a pre-shoot consultation, professional make-up and hair styling, a photo session lasting 2 hours, approximately 5-6 outfit changes, unlimited poses with my guidance.
The deposit is $150 and the remaining $100 is due on the day of the session. Call Wes at 213.864.2015 with your credit card info ready. I will need cc#, expiration date, and security code. I will also need date and time you would like to shoot.
Session with a Friend $200
Enjoy a $50 discount when you and a friend hold individual sessions back to back on the same date! Each of you will get a pre-shoot consultation, professional make-up and hair styling, a photo session lasting 2 hours, approximately 5-6 outfit changes, unlimited poses with my guidance. The only difference between this and the private session is that you’ll enjoy the experience from start to finish with a friend by your side.
I am available anytime to answer your questions via an in-person or over-the-phone consultation. Chatting ahead of time helps me get to know you, answers any of your questions about boudoir, and helps me make it a truly customized experience. Simply contact me to set up a time!
Right after you schedule a session, you will get an email from me that contains details on how to prepare for your session and what to bring.,
Day Of The Session
Makeup and Hair
If you have chosen to add hair and makeup to your shoot, your professional stylist will be there ready to make you beautiful.
You’re invited to get comfortable . We will begin by scanning your wardrobe so I can begin styling the photo sets to match. You will then have the opportunity to look at some portfolio books so I can get a sense of what you like (and don’t like). If you want some semi-nude “in the bedsheets” images, let me know so we can reserve some time at the end.
The Photo Shoot
We will start with the most comfortable items and simple poses and progress from there. Our sessions are two hours in length so be prepared to tighten your stomach, arch your back, and just have fun! I will give you easy-to-follow posing directions so no modeling experience is needed. I promise that you will love the experience!
After the photo session is over, I will go to work on your images which usually takes 24 hours. I DO NOT DO A RUSH JOB!!! I take my time and make sure that you are flawless. Next, I will call you to set up an appointment for viewing. When you return your images will be edited/enhanced and ready to view. Together we’ll pick your favorites and choose which book or product you would like to purchase. You may request additional hand retouching at this time.
Boudoir images are most often displayed in a discrete album or in a published-style book. We also offer loose prints, wall hangings, and speciality items like a calendar. They make perfect wedding, anniversary, holiday or birthday gifts, a photographic memento for those deployed overseas, or a keepsake for yourself. The product you choose will be retouched and in production for 2-4 weeks and then you’re welcome to pick it up or have it mailed to you.
What is your style?
My work is artistic, tasteful, and inspired by you! Getting to know you through a pre-consultation and discussing what you want allows me to bring your vision to life. We can create a variety of styles in one session or stick with your favorite — it’s up to you!
What does a session cost and what is included?
A Nines and Dimes Boudoir portrait experience with Wes Love is $250. The following is included:
• a pre-session consultation in person or over the phone
• use of our 5 unique Themes
• on-site professional makeup and hair styling.
• a fun, relaxed photo shoot lasting 2 hours
• 5-6 outfit changes with unlimited poses
• professional retouching and enhancements
Individual prints, wall art, photo albums, and digital images are purchased separately. Our very popular Print and Album Collections which include multiple photos and digital copies range from $300-$1000. Please contact me for detailed rate information.
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes! If you and a friend schedule sessions on the same date, then EACH of you will get a Nines and Dimes portrait experience including makeup+hair and a full 2-hour photo shoot for only $200/each! The only difference between this offer and the individual session (besides price) is that you’ll enjoy the company of your friend during the day.
Do you have a discount for those in the military?
If you or your husband is active duty, please enjoy a 10% discount on all prints, albums and products (discount does not apply to the session).
I am older and not my ideal weight, can you still get photos of me like the women on your website?
Of course! The funny thing is, the women in my portfolios probably asked the same question before their session! I’m happy to say that we’ve photographed women into their 60′s and women beyond size 28, most who have never been in front of a pro’s camera before. I hope by looking at my portfolio that you’ll see beautiful women of all shapes, ages, and sizes. If you still don’t believe me, you can view our Testimonials page to hear from past clients.
I have cellulite/stretch marks/acne. Can you get rid of that?
Everyone has areas they love more than others, so I use expert posing and lighting techniques to flatter your favorite areas and minimize the areas you like least. Second, removal of acne, blemishes, scarring, stretch marks, and cellulite is part of the retouching process and included in the cost of your purchase.
How do I schedule my session?
It’s super easy, simply Call Wes at 213.864.2015 with your credit card info ready. I will need cc#, expiration date, and security code. I will also need date and time you would like to shoot. Next, You will receive a confirmation with detailed information and we’ll set up a consultation to answer any questions you have.
If I want my product for a special occasion, how far in advance should I plan?
Schedule your session at least four weeks before the day you need the final product. If you don’t have four weeks to spare, I am able to deliver purchased digital images as soon as the day of your session.
Do we need to meet before our session?
Meeting in person ahead of the session is a great way for us to get to know each other and ease your nerves. We can also chat over the phone instead. It will help me get to know you, answer any of your questions, and make it a truly customized experience! We can discuss what to expect during the day, makeup ideas, outfit ideas, the general style/genre of photos you want, and what you want as the final result after the session (i.e photo album).
Where do the sessions take place?
I have a studio set up in my home or join me for a photo-shoot in one of the nice Upscale hotels in the area. I shoot at a hotel location twice a month I am also able to travel to your home or favorite location for a fee of $100.
Can I do my own makeup and hair?
You can do your makeup and/or hair on your own, but there is not a discount on the fee if you do so.
Do I bring my own lingerie or do you provide the outfits?
Yes, bring your own. I do not provide wardrobing at this time…
I don’t know how to pose, will you help?
Absolutely! I give you super easy-to-follow instructions and coach you from your facial expression down to the placement of your fingers. I will NOT say “look sexy” or “work the camera” or any other vague directions like that!
Do you photograph nudes?
I am up for anything from the mere suggestion of nudity to full fine art nudes. Just let me know ahead of time and we can dedicate the end of the session towards these shots.
How long before I get to see the pictures?
48-72 hours later.
How long before the prints are ready?
Your finished art work is delivered 2 weeks after the date of your session.
I do not want to be displayed on your web site. Will my privacy be assured?
I take your privacy very seriously. I often work with teachers, public figures, and professionals so I understand the importance of privacy. Everyone displayed on my website/blog gave me permission to do so.