YOU ARE PERFECT
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”
― Amy Bloom
"[Women] do not have to struggle and study to become sensual; we always were. We need not believe we must somehow earn good erotic care; we always deserved it.
Femaleness and its sexuality are beautiful. Women have long secretly suspected as much. In that sexuality, women are physically beautiful already; superb; breathtaking."
Do you shoot in studio or on location? And is there an additional location fee?
I shoot all on location. What you see in my galleries is all photographed at hotels, beautiful private properties, and other select locations. There is no additional location fee unless you want to shoot at your own chosen/rented location.
Do you retouch the images?
Yes, retouching is absolutely included. At the session, I will show you a demo of what retouching is about. Basic retouching is included (exposure and color adjustments); stuff like cellulite, blemishes, and skin-smoothing is included. Extensive retouching, such as Photoshop magic to make you lose 20 pounds, is an additional charge because of how time intensive it is. If you have a specific retouching question please email me and I will be happy to answer it for you.
How long does the session take?
A full session takes about two-three hours and mini sessions about an hour. On occasion, I will set up marathon shoots where I book shorter sessions back to back at a specified location. I know, the full session sounds like a long time, but I promise you time flies by!
May I bring a friend to my shoot?
Yes! You can have a female friend join in the prep fun with hair and makeup, but once we start shooting, there is little room to move around (especially in a hotel setting) and having to move an extra body out of shots can be time consuming. I shoot 360 so it is difficult to keep moving someone out of the background. I promise you'll have no issue feeling relaxed and comfortable for your session.
What should I wear?
I have a BEAUTY GUIDE I will send to you upon booking (or find it here). It includes many great tips and wardrobe suggestions for your session, plus it answers questions you may have not thought of.
Do you offer on-location hair and makeup?
My full session packages include complimentary professional hair and make-up. Know that your hair and make-up are as important to me as they are to you. My professional HMUA will talk you through the best suggestions for the desired style and feel of your shoot. It's extremely important to us that you are 100% satisfied with your transformation whether "natural" or "dramatic".
Do you provide lingerie for the shoot?
It is best for you to bring items of your own because they will fit you best; however, I do have a client closet that is accessible to clients. I highly recommend you try on all items (whether yours or mine) pre-shoot to ensure they fit well. Clothing that is too tight or too loose cannot be photoshopped. I will give you a suggested list of items to bring in your welcome email. You should bring more items than we will use so I can do a wardrobe consultation with you to choose the best outfits for the session. We want a decent and fun variety of outfits and looks to give your photos some real individuality.
Do you provide alcohol to calm my nerves?
Unfortunately, my insurance does not allow me to serve alcohol. Also, state laws prohibit a business to serve alcohol without a license. But you are welcome to bring alcohol with you. We can use it as a photo prop too. We just ask that alcohol intake be limited before and during the shoot to avoid any puffiness, red eyes, drowsiness or being accidentally clumsy.
Do you provide props?
I can provide some jewelry and other costume props (hand cuffs, strappy items, crops, etc), as well as other accessories like hats, flowers, belts, etc. You are also always welcome to bring small props. My Beauty Guide has some ideas on props and other items you can include.
Jessica is an absolute dream to work with! She is so creative and has a great eye for detail which really shows through in her shots. If you want to feel beautiful in your pictures, Jessica is definitely the perfect person for the job!