FAQ – Boudoir

Q: What is Boudoir Photography?

A: They are FUN, sexy, and tasteful photos of you, usually given as a wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s gift to your man.


Q: What do I wear?

A: Typically something only your husband sees you in; something sexy, something fun, but we do require you wear something(I do not do any nude photography, though I do allow “implied nude”, where your hands, or a prop are covering areas of your body).


Q: Do I pose myself, or do you pose me?

A: Yes and yes! Just like any shoot with Salt and Light, we start posing you, but are open for your ideas and suggestions. Usually you will do something completely unintentional, and I’ll say, “Stay there! You look amazing!” Keeping the photos as natural and true to you is very important to me!


Q: Isn’t it kind of awkward?

A: A lot of women anticipate feeling a bit awkward or nervous, but part of my passion is making you feel beautiful and at ease. I’ve been on the other side of that camera and know exactly how you feel. I promise we’ll have a great time, and you will leave feeling confident and excited!


Q: Are my pictures secure?

A: Yes, very secure. Your photos will never be placed online, and are stored on a government-level hard drive, inside a vault-style safe, and are only edited on a computer not connected to the internet. We take privacy and security very, very seriously. Please do NOT book with someone who does not take your privacy seriously. Cheap boudoir sessions are cheap for a reason.


Q: What if I have stretch marks, acne, or I’m currently not in shape?

A: Though you are beautiful regardless of any of the above, I will re-touch the photos to reduce the appearances of things like stretch marks and acne, unless you say otherwise. As far as not being in shape, I always take photos that compliment your body shape, and size, no matter what type God has blessed you with!


Q: How much editing do you do? I still want to look like myself.

A: My goal is to bring out the best in you, not turn you into something you’re not. If you’re looking for someone to Photoshop the heck out of your body, you’ve come to the wrong place. However, I think you will be very pleased with the outcome knowing how truly beautiful you are! Trust me, you’ll see it and feel it!


Q: What have some of your past clients had to say?


When I got the email from Rachel about the upcoming Boudoir Marathon. I read it, read it again. hesitated. Then I hit reply. Rachel covered every little detail with me. She gave me all of the information I had requested about this awesome service she provides. She even shared resources with me that eased my mind about Christians doing Boudoir! I could NOT be more happy with my decision to do this! From her reassuring, kind-hearted, emails, to working with her that day. My experience could not have been more wonderful! Rachel is such a blessing to work with. All your nerves melt away. No awkwardness, no judgement, no wondering. Rachel is a genuine person, who simply wants to help ladies see themselves as beautiful and wonderful as their man does! I could not be happier with the way my pictures turned out! I am so excited to share them with my soon to be husband! ~Miss Soon-To-Be Mrs


I signed up for Rachel's first Boudoir Marathon even though I was absolutely terrified of doing it... The main problem with doing it at this time of life was the fact that eleven months prior I had just given birth...to quadruplets! When I emailed Rachel to sign up, I was half hoping she would say she couldn't work with me since I don't have the ideal body type anymore. When she emailed back, she calmed my fears by letting me know that she could most certainly work with me--and around my tummy--to help me give my husband an awesome birthday gift.
All I can say is that Rachel is INCREDIBLE! I walked into the photo shoot shaking with nervousness, but within five minutes of her camera coming out and with her gentle coaching and compliments, I felt comfortable and sexy! Then I got my photos back. Oh my word! I couldn't believe it! I was hoping for a few decent images, but she managed to get 100 awesome photos of me. She is such an amazing photographer and my stretched out tummy isn't even noticeable...she managed to work around it and make me look like a *gasp!* model! Anyone who is looking for a Boudoir Shoot should definitely consider using Rachel as their photographer. She is professional but very fun and definitely is an artist with her subjects. Seriously, ask to see her portfolio! I bet you can't pick out the quad mom from the photos she shows you...she's just that good! ~A Delighted Mrs


[The pictures] are absolutely breathtaking without showing "too much". In the shot I love the most, I could hardly believe it was me! ~Anonymous


My husband was absolutely blown away. He had no idea these types of photos even existed! The look on his face was priceless. ~A very happy Client