Las Vegas Boudoir Photography Blog

Questions - Your Session

  • Where are you located?
    Haute Shots by Stacie is based in Las Vegas, NV. Stacie is also available for destination sessions as well and can travel to you worldwide. For information on destination session please comtact us.
  • Where are the Haute Shots photo shoots done?
    We prefer to use luxury hotel suites with fashionable decor suitable for stylish shoots. The studio inside Hera Beauty shop is another option. The desert makes for an amazing setting as well..
  • How many people will be present for my shoot?
    Your privacy is always respected before, after and during your boudoir shoot. The only people on set are Stacie and Kat and Whitney or (Rachel) of Hera Beauty. Hera Beauty leaves after they do your hair and makeup, unless they are staying for a second look, your shoot requires an assistant, or it is at the studio or desert.

    This is your time to shine and we don't want anything or anyone interfering with that. Extra eyes can make you feel a bit more self conscious, so I try to limit that for your comfort level. This also applies to anyone you might consider bringing to your session. Husbands and boyfriends are not allowed, sorry. Trust me on this one, it never works. I need your full attention and they have a tendency to pull it away. Plus it honestly makes Stacie a little nervous since we are normally working in small spaces (like hotel rooms), so you can imagine that would be bit awkward for me.
  • Can I bring a friend to the shoot with me?
    Yes, but only if you have both scheduled a shoot. While bringing a friend might sound like a good idea, it usually makes the subject matter (you) more self conscious, unless the friend is doing a photo session as well and has prepared the same way you have.
  • I found this really great picture from a magazine and was wondering if you can get a shot like that of me?
    Yes! We want your session to be a collaboration of your ideas as well as Stacie's so if you find inspiration online or from a fashion magazine, please email them to Stacie or bring them to your session. Please know that Stacie will not duplicate a photo exactly though. The lighting and style of the photo will be Stacie's vision but we can work on similar poses, expressions and wardrobe styling, etc. Feel free to look through Stacie pinterest boards for inspiration:
  • I looked over your collections but I can't find information on pricing? How much does this cost?
    Our rates are incredibly fair for professional photography and our price list is available to all who inquire. Please email us and we will be happy to address any questions that you have and provide you with a current pricing structure.
  • Do you ever run specials for sessions?
    We occasionally do! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay updated about new specials and promotions.
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  • How do you pronounce the word boudoir anyway?
    People say it different ways in America but Stacie and Hera Beauty pronounce it similar to how the French would say it: ‘BOODWAH’.
  • What is the difference between a beauty session and a boudoir shoot?
    The main difference is your wardrobe. Beauty sessions showcase your beauty in gorgeous attire such as dresses (from casual to formal), although pretty slips look amazing as well. Boudoir sessions are geared more towards lingerie. Beauty sessions are generally just for the woman being photographed, while boudoir sessions are more often than not, gifted to a man. Beauty sessions are great for your Facebook profile or dating web sites and are a complete celebration of your beauty. Most beauty sessions take place at the studio, while boudoir sessions are normally in a hotel setting. Both beauty and boudoir sessions show you at your very best.
  • I would love to do a sexy boudoir shoot but I do not want my face to be displayed on your web site. Will my privacy be assured?
    Your privacy is held at the highest regard. Haute Shots owns the copyright to all of the images Stacie shoots (this is non-negotiable). For boudoir sessions, you decide whether your images are to remain private, anonymous or can be used in Stacie's portfolio of work. This option will be presented to you in writing when your sign your model release form before your shoot.
  • Are the girls in your portfolio all models?
    Stacie has only done one or two shoots with models so you are seeing real clients on her website and blog! However, she has a knack for making the girl next door look like she walked off the pages of a glossy fashion magazine. In fact, after doing a session with her, don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to model for real! Because of this, most of Stacie’s clients come back for shoots again and again. It’s quite addictive!
  • Is it normal to be nervous?
    Yes, most clients are a bit nervous leading up to their session. This is perfectly normal. It's really excited energy though and you can rest assured that you will be surprised at how quickly the nerves are put to ease during your session. Being pampered by Hera Beauty is the first step towards relaxing you, then you will be in good hands with Stacie during your shoot. It's fun, you'll see!
  • I don't know how to pose. How will I know what to do?
    We know modeling is new for our clients and are skilled at directing you to look your best. Rest assured, Stacie will be there to guide and coach you throughout the entire shoot.
  • I am not a size 2, is Boudoir for me?
    Of course it is! Boudoir is for women of all shapes and sizes. Every woman has a unique beauty that Stacie is thrilled to capture. She has a deep understanding of how to pose women in their most flattering angles and uses lighting and retouching techniques to highlight your best assets. Don't wait until you drop a dress size or two. Celebrate yourself now.
  • Will my photos be retouched? And what exactly does that mean?
    All photos ordered for product will most definitely be retouched. Stacie does not allow unretouched photos out of her control. Digitally retouching adds certain magic to the photos. It’s the finishing touch on your work of art. Retouching not only enhances your beauty but also reduces imperfections. We are flooded with retouched images of perfection on a daily basis by the media. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to see themselves this way too! Stacie does not believe in heavy retouching though. She wants the real YOU to shine through loud and clear. Skin will be smoothed (blemishes &/or cellulite will be removed), bulges from undergarments will be nudged in, eyes will sparkle, and the image will pop. If you require extra retouching, such as removing items in the background or fixing spray tan color shift, tan lines, or removing tattoos, there will be an extra charge for this, as it is incredibly time consuming.
  • How long before I will receive the prints from my shoot?
    All sessions are processed in the order that they are taken. It takes up to 2 weeks to process all of the images and create your personal viewing gallery of proofs. You then select your final images for products then digital retouching takes 1 week to complete. Product vendors take approxiatemely 2-4 weeks depending on the product ordered. If you are just ordering prints our lab takes approxiatmely 1 one week or so to print and ship it back to us. We use one of the top professional print labs in the country and there are many printing options that are available including UV coating, metallic photo paper, album and calendar printing. Stacie will show you examples of these options at the time of your shoot.

    PLEASE NOTE that these are the average processing times and factors such as my shoot schedule and time of year may increase processing times. If you need your photos in shorter time peroid there is Rush Service available for an additional fee. Please contact us for details.
  • Are having prints made required or can I just get photos that I can use online (web ready)?
    You do not need to have prints made, although nearly all of our clients that thought they would not want prints changed your mind after seeing the shots from the shoot. Haute Shots owns the rights to all photos and you may only publish photos with our watermark on the web or anywhere else unless you have expressed written permission from us. 
  • I need pictures for a web site or other commercial venture. Do you offer photos without your watermark?
    Yes, we do offer special packages that include my release for commercial, or web use. The images delivered to you will not have the Haute Shots watermark on them. Other conditions may apply so please inquire.