Helpful Q & A

What is boudoir photography?2021-05-13T18:40:35+00:00

Our definition of boudoir photography is sensual, sexy and elegant portraits. These photographs bring out your beauty and femininity, leaving something to the imagination and wanting more. Because everyone’s definition of sexy is different, it is our goal to reveal your interpretation. Our boudoir photography is all about helping you feel comfortable in your own skin, and capture your most beautiful you.

Why should I choose Chateau La Femme for my boudoir experience?2021-05-13T18:40:35+00:00

No other boudoir photography can offer you a real Victoria’s Secret photographer and a celebrity stylist with over 20 years of experience in the business. We want all women to have a chance to experience this for themselves, and we offer our skills to you. We understand how the light works with your bone structure and your body angles, how to highlight your best features and work around imperfections. Just as we’ve done with supermodels and actresses, we work magic with our trade secrets, all to capture your individual beauty in compelling photos.

In addition, Chateau La Femme offers all -inclusive pricing and there are no up-selling or hidden costs. The photo session, custom gifts and products are all included for one price.

Who should get a boudoir photo shoot?2015-07-14T13:45:00+00:00

Women of all ages deserve to look and feel beautiful. At Chateau La Femme we want to celebrate your femininity and natural beauty, and express them through alluring and playful photography.

Boudoir photography offers you a sense of fantasy that can boost your self-esteem. Capture a moment in time, or remind yourself or someone you love of your sensual and flirty side. If you are a wife, mother, or workingwoman, this experience will inspire and transition you out of the female warrior mode and into your most feminine coquette. Brides who want to indulge themselves with a pre wedding photo shoot will create lasting memories and give the most alluring “grooms gift” ever!

You can give the perfect gift for yourself to feel empowered and to enjoy this unique experience, or surprise someone special for an anniversary or birthday.

How much will my boudoir shoot cost?2015-07-14T13:44:27+00:00

At CLF, we strongly believe in price transparency. To assure you that there are no hidden charges, we have thoughtfully put together All-Inclusive Photography Packages starting at $1200, and $1850 for our Party Packages.

Every CLF boudoir shoot receives the same attention to detail and energy it takes to produce a high-end photo shoot, no matter which package you choose. Our package pricing is based on offering you different options in how your retouched photographs are presented. We have created a great selection of special gift products and keepsakes. Choose the package that best fit your needs.

• If you wish to purchase additional items not in your package, you may do so by choosing from our gift Items and A LA Carte page for selections.

• If you wish to get only a photography session and purchase the products à la carte, please contact us.

Why does CLF seem more expensive than other boudoir photographers?2021-05-13T18:40:36+00:00

We may appear to be more expensive than other boudoir photographers because we include items in our price that others would later up-sell you once they get you through the door with a lower price tag. We do not believe that’s good business.

What sets CLF apart from the others is:

• An exclusive selection of keepsakes and gifts as part of our packages. From Signature Italian handcrafted photo album to luxurious monogrammed gift box, these stunning presentation of your photos perfectly compliments and showcases your beautiful images.

• There also is no other company where you can shoot with a Victoria’s Secret photographer and a celebrity stylist.

• We retouch each photograph individually. Not just run all of your pictures through a skin smoothing software.

All of this is included in your photo experience. You truly won’t find a better value anywhere else.

What does all–Inclusive Mean?2015-07-14T13:42:56+00:00

All-Inclusive means you pay one price for everything. Our packages includes a pre-shoot consultation, an exciting location, on set stylist, professional hair and make up (if you choose), the use of CLF accessories closet, the photo session, assistance in your photo selection, private viewing gallery, artful retouching, plus your choice of gifts and products with each package.

(Shipping and tax are not included and are calculated based on your order)

Please see Pricing Overview for details

Do you offer payment plans?2015-07-14T13:42:23+00:00

Yes we do! Email us at info@ChateauLaFemme-photography.com or give us a call at 310 480-3402 and we can give you information on our payment plans.

Do you offer A La Carte photo sessions and pricing?2015-07-14T13:41:45+00:00

Yes, you can purchase a photography session without any products. Then, select from our A La Carte page to purchase gifts and products of your choice.

If you can be flexible with your booking date, we have certain dates assigned for A La Carte sessions. Enjoy the full photography experience now and later decide which gift and product presentations suite you.

If this is a better way for you to book your experience, just ask us.

And, sign up for Chateau La Femme’s A la Carte photo session specials, updates and special offers. Go to the home page, sign up and we’ll keep you posted.

Can I purchase additional gift items not included in my package?2015-07-14T13:40:44+00:00

Yes, please view our A LA Carte page for any additional gift items and products you may wish to purchase.

Please note: some items, such as our Signature Italian Handcrafted photo albums, will require up to 8 weeks for turnaround for delivery.

How long will it take for me to receive my products?2021-05-13T18:40:36+00:00

All of our products deliver in 2-8 weeks after you have selected your final images. The turnaround times for our products vary from product to product, and many of them are handcrafted and custom designed. At the time you book your package, please let us know if you have a time sensitive deadline and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Is shipping included in my order?2015-07-14T13:39:26+00:00

Shipping and tax are not included and are calculated based on your order. Special deadline rush orders and priority mail for any items are additional fees.

Is tax included?2015-07-14T13:38:54+00:00

Taxes are not included. We ship from Los Angeles, Ca. and taxes are 9%.

Is hair and make up included in the package?2015-08-11T01:03:38+00:00

Yes, all of our all-inclusive packages include hair and make up with the exception of the “Belle Royale” and our “A La Carte” photo sessions. If you are booking a “Belle  Royale” package or an A La Carte photo session, we can recommend stylists for you prior to your shoot.

If you are booking a session that already includes hair and make up and would prefer to go to your own stylists, please come camera ready, bring a touch-up kit, and we’ll give you a credit of $150 on your package.

(Please note: on the day of the shoot you will be paying the artist we booked for you directly, so please prepare to bring a check or cash for the artist.)

Why do you recommend having my hair & makeup done by a professional for my boudoir shoot?2015-07-14T13:37:30+00:00

Models and actresses have a team of professional hair and makeup artists who know how to bring out their best features to give them that polished look in front of the camera. Professional lighting set-ups require special make-up and techniques so the camera can capture the contours of your bone structure. We like to use our own hair and make up artists so you get the Chateau La Femme look, which is fresh, glamorous, natural and sultry.

Can you work with my schedule to book a photo shoot?2015-07-14T13:36:56+00:00

Most of our shoots take place during the week and yes; we will always try to accommodate you.

How much time in advance do you need to book a photo shoot?
Our calendar fills up quickly, but usually 2-6 weeks in advance will insure you get the date you want.

If you are planning a session for the purpose of giving a gift for a special occasion, we suggest you shoot at least 2 months in advance of the date depending on which gifts you choose to order. Some of our photo books take time for us to custom design and are handcrafted in Italy, which takes more time to make and ship.

Please contact us by email at info@ChateauLaFemme.Com as soon as possible to calendar your shoot date.

What time do you schedule the photo shoots?2021-05-13T18:40:36+00:00

Generally, you’ll either have a morning session, starting anywhere from 8-9:30 am, or an afternoon session starting around 2-4 pm. We also factor in our bookings for that day, whether you are using our hair and makeup artists or, if you are having a party with guests. Upon special request and when our scheduling permits, we do offer evening sessions which usually start between 5 and 6pm.

Give us a call when you are ready to book and we’ll work out all the details. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, between 10am-6pm. We are often busy with clients, so please allow us 24 hours to get back to you!

Can I reschedule a booking?2015-07-14T13:35:47+00:00

Yes, we allow a one-time reschedule. Each booking involves many details and the coordination of people, equipment and location.
We ask you to please notify us as soon as possible but, no later than 6pm, 14 days before your scheduled session date. Unfortunately, we can’t make any exceptions to this policy because of all the details involved in each booking. We appreciate your understanding.

What is your cancellation policy?2015-07-14T13:35:13+00:00

Once you have scheduled and paid for your session, we immediately go to work reserving the right location and stylist for you. 50% of your package price is non-refundable. If you cancel, we will reimburse you any remaining balance that has been paid.

I’m ready to book my photo shoot. What do I need to do next?2015-07-14T13:34:23+00:00

Let’s set a date and get you on calendar! Email us at info@ChateauLaFemme.com or give us a call at 310 480-3402. We’d be happy to talk with you about all your boudoir shoot related questions.

Who will be my boudoir photographer?2021-05-13T18:40:37+00:00

Linda Posnick is a celebrated fashion, beauty, and fine art photographer whose distinctive images have appeared in Vogue, Elle, In Style, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and other national magazines. Her ethereal images of Victoria’s Secret models represent one of her most recognizable styles. Linda has shot behind-the-scenes photography for Victoria’s Secret holiday commercials and fashion shows in New York and Los Angeles. Her emblematic production stills have adorned the walls of many Victoria’s Secret stores and appeared in major fashion magazines.

Linda’s compelling images capture the intrinsic beauty and uniqueness of every woman she photographs. With particular attention to the interplay of light and organic elements, she reveals the qualities that define true beauty. Learn more in our about us page.

How long is the photo shoot?2015-07-14T13:32:06+00:00

Depending on which photo session package you choose, our individual sessions are approximately 3-4 hours, and our party sessions are approximately 3-6 hours.

Do I need to bring my own wardrobe for the photo session?2021-05-13T18:40:37+00:00

We approach our clients’ photo shoots just like we do for a model or actress. During your pre-shoot consult, we’ll discuss your wardrobe, accessories, and styling to help you achieve your goals to capture your own interpretation of sexy.

We suggest you bring 3-5 changes of clothing and shoes. It’s a great excuse to go shopping for something that you absolutely love and feel comfortable in! We will style you on set with finishing touches from our fabulous Chateau La Femme wardrobe and accessories.

When will I view the images from my session?2021-05-13T18:40:38+00:00

Within one to two weeks we will send you a password-protected edited gallery of your images so you can make your final image selections. If you have a time sensitive deadline please let us know as early as possible and we will try to accommodate you.

Will my photographs be retouched?2021-05-13T18:40:38+00:00

Yes, because of our experience with high profile models and actresses, our standards are high. Many companies say they retouch but they run all of your photos through a skin smoothing software program. With CLF, once you have chosen your favorite images, they will be individually retouched. That said, we do not over retouch –we want you to look like the best version of you

Will you post my photos on your website or on your social media accounts?2021-05-13T18:40:38+00:00

No. Protecting and respecting your privacy is our top priority. We will never use your photographs on any of our websites and printed material without your consent. The images in our gallery and marketing material are from clients who have given us exclusive written permission to use their photographs.

Can I bring props to my photo shoot?2021-05-13T18:40:39+00:00

You are welcome to bring your own small props to personalize your session. Please let us know during your pre-shoot consultation if there is a particular prop that you are considering bringing. Our photos focus on you, and not the props.

Do you photograph full-figured women?2015-07-14T13:28:47+00:00

Yes! We are all about loving ourselves and feeling confident in our own skin. No matter what size or age you are, we want to capture your most beautiful you.

Should I get a tan or spray tan before my photo shoot?2015-07-14T13:28:19+00:00

We don’t recommend you tanning before the photo session as it may cause the skin to appear too orange or cause unsightly lines. Unfortunately, we cannot be responsible for correcting spray tan discolorations or tan lines through photo retouching. Any additional retouching will result in additional fees.

What if I don’t know how to pose or look sexy in front of the camera?2021-05-13T18:40:39+00:00

It is completely normal to feel nervous or not know how to pose in front of the camera. Our goal is to help you feel empowered, sexy, and capture your beauty with every shot. Your photographer Linda will coach you during your photo shoot on how to pose, how to angle your face and body to show off the best sides of you.

Most of our clients comment on how surprisingly comfortable and relaxed they felt during their session, and were thrilled when saw how their natural sexiness came through in their images!

Do you shoot nude boudoir photography?2021-05-13T18:40:39+00:00

We are all about you expressing your femininity and beauty with images that may infer nudity but we do not shoot nude photography.

How sexy should I dress for the photo shoot?2015-07-14T13:26:35+00:00

Whether you want to wear lingerie, a sexy dress, or even be in one of his white shirts, we’ll get sensual feminine and romantic pictures of you no matter what you wear. We want to empower you to reveal what sexy means to you.

Do you offer couples photo sessions?2015-07-14T13:25:52+00:00

Chateau La Femme is photography by women, for women only. This would be considered a special shoot for us and please call us for pricing.

Can I bring a friend to my photo shoot?2021-05-13T18:40:40+00:00

If you feel more comfortable with a girlfriend coming along, you are more than welcome to bring her. We prefer not to have anyone other than you, the photographer and stylist in the shooting area and in your eye line during the photo shoot so you won’t be distracted from the photographer’s direction.

We do offer Girlfriends Day Sessions (see our  “ Girls Royale” Experience) if both of you want to have a session on the same day and share the experience.

My friend wants to book a boudoir photo shoot. Can we book our shoots on the same day or at the same time?2015-07-14T13:24:41+00:00

Yes! See our “Girls Royale” session package.

It’s the ultimate girlfriends play date, and a great way to share the experience and expenses!

Do you offer pin-up style?2015-07-14T13:23:46+00:00

Sorry, we specialize in glamorous, fashion boudoir and Victoria’s Secret Style photography.

Do you offer outdoor or on location photo shoots?2021-05-13T18:40:40+00:00

The Chateau La Femme team will go anywhere—across the country or around the world—to create any kind of photo shoot you desire.

Our personally selected dream team will work with you to create an extravagant custom photo experience. You name the place and we’ll be there, from exotic destinations in faraway locales to the comfort of your own home. If you can dream it, we can make it happen—we’ve been doing this throughout our entire careers.

Pricing is estimated individually for each custom dream photo shoot. Contact us to discuss how we can help make your dream a reality!

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