Top 10 Questions we hear about Boudoir

February 5, 2019

Here’s some top questions we received from some of our inquiring babes through the years about boudoir and what to expect with your time with us.

What is boudoir? 

You’ll find varying definitions of boudoir based on who your photographer is. To me, it’s a celebration of beauty and self. While lingerie is often noted as appropriate boudoir attire, it’s more about the essence of the woman in our studio and finding out what makes her feel sexy and confident. We want all women we work with to define “sexy” for themselves, and we help them do that with this luxury service. 

Who should book a boudoir session? 

ANYONE! Granted they are 19 years or older (PA law). We specifically focus on women’s boudoir as a part of our greater mission to empower and lift up local women. Confident women change the world, and we’d like to help facilitate that, even if it’s just the tiniest bit.  

Do you help me with posing, and what the heck do I do with my face? 

Girl- this one is BIG! We get this question daily from our inquiring babes. I will pose you down to your tiniest finger tip. Once we get rolling, I’ll encourage you to give me some of your personality, but I’ll always give you a foundation to build on by demonstrating each pose, moving your body parts if you are unsure, and mirroring you to help you move in the ways I’m coaching. I also will show you how to relax your facial expressions to get those steamy looks! For most women, we are not born with the Tyra Banks Smize, but in very little time, I will help you get there! 

When should I book? 

NOW! Shoot us an email to inquire about available dates. At peak times we could be booked out solid for 3-4 months in advance, so it’s best to inquire as soon as possible to get your booty on the schedule. Especially if you have a celebration you’d like to gift your album for. We suggest booking your session two months before your special date to ensure all products are back from the lab in time! 

What is an Image Reveal and Ordering Appointment? 

This is part 2 of your boudoir experience. After your session, we’ll send you off to lunch for an hour. When you return, your ordering gallery will be prepped and ready to be viewed. This is where you’ll purchase your images and product collection if you have not previously completed the pre-payment plan program. 

Do you include hair and makeup? 

Yes! Luxury boudoir should always include the best of the best, and we have found that in our exclusive, in house makeup artist. That’s right- in order to have your face done by Alisha, you must be an RJS client. THAT’S how good she is! 

Can I bring a friend? 

Yes and no. We welcome friends to attend your Image Reveal! This is the second half of the day, so they can certainly join you for lunch then come back with you to see all your gorgeous photos.

What do I wear? 

We have some awesome prep guides to get you started on navigating the world of lingerie! From our Lingerie Guide (styles and how they relate to your body type and level of comfort) and our Where To Shop Guide (a curated list of lingerie retailers and why we love them). During your Planning Consultation, we’ll talk about how shopping is going and direct you to specific styles if you are unsure of what to buy! 

If anyone saw these images I’d be in huge trouble. Are you going to be posting them all over social media? 

10000% times no way, babe! This choice is completely in your hands. We have a very flexible social media release form that you’ll fill out to let us know where the images can and cannot be shared. And if you choose to waive your release and keep this experience a private one, we totally support you in this decision!! 

Do you have payment plans? 

Girl, you know it! We want to make this luxury experience as accessible as possible to as many women as we can! We’ve got an amazing pre-payment plan program that will allow you to book up to 8 months out to make your payments a little more manageable for your wallet. You’ll also be able to rack up some awesome bonus items and products along the way. Alternatively, if you are in need of a financing option but don’t want to wait that long for your session, PayPal credit is our third party financing option of choice! They offer zero interest for 6 months and will allow you to  make easy flexible payments on your own.

Have any other questions about the boudoir experience? Or are you ready to rock your boudoir session? Let’s get the process moving! It all starts with a lil’ old email to us. Click on the button below to chat!

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Located in Shillington, PA


Rachel Jasmine Studio serves the Greater Reading Area, Berks and Lancaster Counties, and Eastern Pennsylvania as a dedicated Boudoir & Beauty photography studio. Helping women fall in love with themselves every single day with a luxury experience that will change your life.