frequently asked questions

Are you taking bookings during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what are your precautions?

Yes I am taking bookings and I have many precautions that I follow. I have all of my COVID-19 precautions listed at the top of my Booking page.

 

When is payment due?

Payment is due at the beginning of the shoot, but you can also pre-pay if you prefer. A $100 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of booking which goes towards the total cost of the shoot. For example, a $375 shoot would cost $100 at the time of booking and then the remaining $275 is due by the beginning of the shoot.

What is your turnaround time?

Final photos are delivered in 1-2 weeks. Shorter timelines can be accommodated, please just let me know before booking if you will need the pictures faster than that, and I will let you know if I can accommodate.

Why do you offer complimentary Tarot readings for Standard and Premium session?

I have been reading Tarot for several years now and I've found that readings are a wonderful way to set a container for our shoot. Nude and boudoir photography requires a lot of vulnerability, and by giving you a Tarot reading beforehand, it is my goal to help put you into a mindset of being energized, empowered, and connected with yourself.

Where can I view full galleries of your work?

If you'd like to see a few full galleries to give you a better idea of what exactly you'll receive from a session, just shoot me an email at holly@aqueerphotog.com!

 

Will anybody else see my photos?

Typically, I post photos from each session to social media and my website, in order to promote my work and expand my portfolio. However, if that makes you uncomfortable please let me know when you are booking your shoot.

 

Can I bring my partner or a friend?

I love it when clients bring someone with them who makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed. Feel free to bring whoever you would like to outdoor sessions, as long as they wear a mask the whole time. However, because of the pandemic, I am currently asking clients not to bring anyone to indoor sessions, unless you've talked to me about it beforehand and we've reached an agreement.

 

Can I post the photos you take for me?

Yes! Post your photos anywhere you want! I just ask for credit to be posted alongside photos whenever it's possible for you.

Can I edit or add filters to the photos you take?

No, I ask that you don't edit or add filters to the photos I take; I put lots of attention and time into editing your photos and it's an important part of my artistic integrity. Cropping is totally fine though. Please reach out if you have any further questions about this!

How much retouching do you do on photos?

A big part of why I love photography is that I want to capture people just as they are. So I only minimally retouch my photos, removing temporary "blemishes" such as pimples and subtly whitening teeth if it seems called for. I don't offer any airbrushing or other types of extensive photoshopping, but if there is something small that you would like me to pay attention to while editing, please let me know.

 

What should I wear for a boudoir shoot?

It's likely we will discuss this while planning your shoot, but in general I recommend bringing a few underwear/lingerie sets that make you feel confident and empowered, and we can pick from them together if you need a second opinion. Feel free to bring some fun accessories that we can add in as well!