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Answers to your most frequently asked questions are listed below. I think you'll find it to be a pretty darn "beefy" Q&A! Should your particular quandary not be answered, don't hesitate to email us at hello@andrealiora.com

Q: Where will my photo session take place?

A: Sessions take place in my private, all-female studio located in Oakland, CA. Because I am originally from Austin, I travel to Texas throughout the year. Any Texas availability will be announced via my email list, and typically on Instagram.

Q: Do I have to use your makeup artist and hairstylist, or can I do my own?

A: Pro hair and makeup are included in most of my sessions. Makeup for boudoir & beauty photography is much different than the makeup you use for everyday life. It is also a way for you to relax before your shoot and feel pampered before we get into uncomfortable feeling (yet great-looking) poses. My local makeup artist will work with you to create the perfect look for your portraits. Not sure what type of look to ask for? Check out my Pinterest board for some ideas!

Q: Will you use my boudoir images on the Internet?

A: Boudoir images are sensitive to many people. I completely understand if you don’t want your images displayed on my website, blog, social media, studio samples, etc. I do not use your Boudoir photos ANYWHERE unless you have granted us permission to do so.

Q: Who will be at the shoot? Should I bring a friend?

A: We are an all-female studio. That being said, you can absolutely bring one girlfriend with you (as long as you'll be comfortable posing in front of her). I ask that your friend not interfere with the shoot, snap photos of her own, or try to assist with posing you. Please understand, we do not allow partners in the studio while we are shooting, or at reveal sessions. That's a firm policy.

*UPDATE: Covid-19 Participation is currently limited to: photographer, hair/makeup artist, and the person being photographed. We will be following all state and local guidelines to keep you and our studio team safe. We will update this section should anything change. Thank you for understanding.

Q: I need my images by a specific date. When should I book my shoot?

A: I recommend women have the date of their shoot scheduled about 3 months before they need finished products in-hand. As soon as you’ve decided you want to go on this journey with me as your photographer, book your session.

Q: How Much DOES A SESSION COST?

A: All in-studio session fees are $350, which includes wardrobe consultation, prep guide, professional hair/makeup, 60 - 90 minutes of shooting time, step-by-step posing, professional editing of images, and a local (in person) viewing session. All images and products are purchased separately. My clients invest between $1050 - $3,800 on collections of digital portraits, printed albums, and wall art.

Q: Do you provide lingerie at the studio?

A: For sanitary reasons, I do not offer a client closet. I keep a few accessories on hand, like sheer skirts and other items you may wear over your lingerie. You are not alone in selecting your outfits! Depending on what you describe feeling sexiest in, we'll discuss options together and plan your looks accordingly. I also provide all of my clients with a wardrobe guide, including an extensive list of online and in-person lingerie retailers. I curated this list with every body type and cup size in mind :)

Q: Can I choose to go nude for some of my photos?

A: Of course! In fact, I encourage adding tasteful nudes to your image collection. Doing an elegant white sheet set or choosing to go nude for one of your three "outfits" can add some stunning portraits to your album collection AND save on the cost of lingerie or other wardrobe options. I will photograph exposed or partially exposed breasts and tushies, but no bare pelvic area will be visible in your images. If you're looking for something a bit more erotic, I respect what you're hoping to create, but I do not photograph in that style.

Q: I'm not comfortable being photographed nude or in my underwear. Can I still do a boudoir-type session?

A: Heck yeah! Bodysuits, sweaters that expose your shoulders, and slips are all excellent options.

In fact - black, long-sleeved bodysuits are my favorite wardrobe option for every woman!

Q: Do you photograph men or couples?

A: No. Posing men or couples together (regardless of gender) is just not my background or specialty. Please note - We do not allow partners in the studio while we are shooting; or at your reveal session. That's a firm policy.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: Yes. We now offer flexible pre-payment plan options for those looking for an All-Inclusive Package. Plans include a 5% product discount. Your album package can be broken down into 2 or 4 payments with any remaining balance due 10 days before your session date.

I accept all major credit cards through my digital invoice system.

Q: How long will my session take?

A: Sessions are approximately 3.5 - 4 hours. The first hour and a half will be dedicated to hair and makeup, with the final time dedicated to getting your supermodel on.

Q: Do you offer discounts, mini's, or group sessions?

A: I believe every woman deserves my full, undivided attention. Because of this, I do not offer group sessions. Any promotional offers, Studio Ambassador opportunities, or mini session availability will be announced via Instagram or through my monthly newsletter. Sign up below!

Q: IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT FOR YOUR BOUDOIR SESSIONS?

A: Clients must be at least 21 years of age to book a session with Andrea Liora Boudoir Photography. All Studio Ambassadors must also meet this age requirement to be considered.

Location

5570 Lowell St. Oakland, CA

Hours

*By Appointment Only*

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