Kat Grudko Photography & Exotic Boudoir Rate Card 2024

Hello beautiful!

She is a woman who knows her story, her worth and the gift that she has been bestowed upon by the universe that she now offers to the world that uplifts those around her. She has a fire within her that wakes her up daily, ready to tackle the day, to grow, to evolve and to make magic with whoever crosses her path that is open to collaborating.

She is a Goddess, enlightened and awake. She will do whatever it takes to speak her truth. That which allows her to walk fully in her power so that she can serve others to the best of her knowledge and ability.

She is a modern woman with a fire in her soul. She is a Goddamn cheetah.

“Kat's photos are like visual poetry. She shoots from the heart and in so doing, she captures beauty. My experience working with Kat has been easy, effortless and fun. She is beyond committed when it comes to the preparation process, she directs beautifully and edits her work exceptionally naturally. In addition to her professionalism, Kat has a kindness that is rare which makes working with her a very special experience. I highly recommend her as a photographer, I can guarantee you she will surpass your expectations and deliver you exactly what you need.” - Emma L

The most powerful thing in the world is a woman who knows her worth. And it is my calling to show you that you are perfect, worthy and ready to show up as your authentic self, as you are.

We have been told by our society and culture that we will not be whole until we own or do this or do that by a certain age. I am here to tell you that you do not need one single worldly possession to feel worthy and empowered. You are incredible and capable of so much right now.

My vision is to encourage you to uplift yourself, and in doing so empower the other women in your life by showing your friends, sisters, mothers and daughters exactly who you are and what you are capable of through the imagery and magic that we create together.

To show you that you can do one of the scariest things that a woman can think of doing and come out of it with more self-confidence and self-love than ever. That you can be curious, vulnerable and open to stepping out of your comfort zone and into your power.

Whether that be in a boudoir photoshoot, self love photos or a legacy portrait shoot. You will leave with images that will freeze this moment in time, images that you can look back on whenever you need to and remember how bad-ass and gorgeous you are.

You are art. Don’t ever forget that! Kat xx

How it works

"It's not about seducing men, it's about embracing womanhood"- Dita Von Teese

Prep documents & planning meetings

A document filled with tips that I have learnt over the years to help you better prepare for your session, a packing checklist & a lingerie or styling guide.

As well as an in person or online clarity call for outfit direction and planning before your session, an in person or online reveal session showcasing all of your beautiful edited images presented in a slideshow, and a purchasing session, should you decide to purchase more images or prints then is included in your chosen package.

Clarity Session

We have a 30 minute chat online where we get to know each other. I ask you questions that will help me to get to know you better. This will allow me to find out what your intentions are behind doing the shoot, as well as what you are hoping to get out of it.

I give you advice on the next steps forward as well as some homework for you to do so that we are on the same page as to exactly what you are looking to get out of your photoshoot. I will also guide and advise you on what to wear for your photoshoot.

Shoot Day

Your session starts with being pampered by one of our hair and make up artists. The number of looks and set options will depend on the package chosen and the themes that we discuss in your clarity session.

As boudoir photography is an intimate thing, outfit styling is to be arranged by you, the client. We are available and happy to give you advice on styling ideas as well as what looks good on different body types in the lead up to the shoot. This will be covered in your clarity session and in a document that I will send through after your call.

We have some wardrobe additions on set including things like kimonos, lacy gowns, bodysuits, knee high stockings, quirky socks and blankets and fabrics for you to make use of if you are doing a boudoir shoot with us.

For self-love and legacy portrait sessions we will have a consultation call in the lead-up to your shoot, once the deposit has been paid, to discuss location/s and refine outfit ideas.

Retouching and Image Reveal

I take the time to pre-select only the best of your images which are edited and uploaded for you to choose from. It is up to you which images are to be in your final selection.

Each package includes a certain amount of images. If you love your final images so much that you want more images than was included in your chosen package, pricing will be shared with you before your reveal so that you are confident in your final selection.

Turnaround Times

Digital products (digital images without prints) turnaround time can be up to 2 weeks from the date of your shoot.

A rush job of 3-4 days can be done by doing post production on the images in overtime. Rush edits cost an additional R2 500.00.

If you would like prints, most notably a photo book, please allow 4-5 weeks for design of the photo book as well as printing by my supplier.

Overall, if you are interested in prints the best timing to book your photoshoot is at least 6 weeks before the deadline date to make sure that there is enough time for the shoot, post production printing & delivery of your products to the studio.

"Kat’s incredible direction, talent and professionalism made my boudoir photo shoot feel as natural as breathing. Her passion for what she does is felt through every step of the process, from planning to the actual shoot, and her perfectionism and consideration makes you feel like you’re the safest hands possible. Thank you for making that experience something I can’t wait to do again!" - Laurie B

Let's Talk Deposits & Payment Plans

As the experience is a part of the shoot our rates include a HMUA (hair and make up artist). The full rate is alongside each package listed below.

HMUA is not included in the Raw Package.

We ask a deposit to secure your booking. This is needed to secure your date. The deposit amount will be discussed in your clarity session. If you would like to pay the fee in full up front we appreciate it.

There is also a payment plan option. Let me know if you would you like to hear more about this option in your clarity session.

Custom Made Packages & Release Forms

Custom made packages are an option. If you have a specific set of requirements and budget in mind please let me know and I will see what I can put together to accommodate your needs and budget.

A release form will be sent after your shoot, once you have seen your images. Here you will be able to outline if/how you would like your images shared on social media. Should you wish to keep your images private there is this option on the release form.

Let's Talk Pricing!

Fantasy Package

Investment R35 000.00

Hair & Make Up Artist for up to 3 looks

6 hours total shoot time

Up to 4 outfits

30 digital high resolution retouched edits *with an option to upgrade to up to up to 50 images*

Your choice of location. Or photo studio (in Woodstock) for 6 hours. Or an Airbnb for the afternoon of the shoot & the night thereafter to make a day of the experience to the value of R7 000.00)

1 x ultimate luxury photobook (30 x 30 canvas, linen, leather) OR folio box OR framed / canvas print to the value of R3900.00

Bubbly throughout the experience.

Travel up to 100km round trip (for photographer and HMUA).

Prep documents for the shoot including the following; A document filled with tips I have learnt over the years to help you better prepare for your session, a packing checklist and a lingerie or styling guide. As well as a clarity call for outfit direction and planning before your session. A reveal session (in person) or an online call (if in person is not possible) showcasing all of the images presented on a beautiful slideshow. As well as a purchasing session, should you decide to purchase more images or prints then is included in your chosen package.

Full Photoshoot

Investment R17 500.00

Hair & Make Up Artist for up to 3 looks

5 hours total shoot time

Up to 3 outfits

20 digital high resolution retouched edits *with an option to upgrade to up to 50 images*

Shoot prep documents & meetings. These will help keep the nerves at bay knowing that you will arrive properly prepared for your shoot to get the most out of your photoshoot day.

Half Photoshoot

Investment R12 500.00

Hair & Make Up Artist for up to 2 looks

3,5 hours total shoot time

2 outfits

15 digital high resolution retouched edits *with an option to upgrade to up to 50 images*

Shoot prep documents & meetings. These will help keep the nerves at bay knowing that you will arrive properly prepared for your shoot to get the most out of your photoshoot day.

Raw Package

Investment R6 500.00

1,5 hours total shoot time

1-2 outfits

Window light (no fancy lighting or gear, just you, me and natural light).

10 digital high resolution retouched edits *with an option to upgrade to up to 30 images*

Please note: This package does not include the price of a HMUA, prep documents, a clarity session or a reveal session.

"Not all photographers have both the skill of directing everyday humans or novice models into getting the perfect position, as well as the authentic editing skills of a master. Kat managed to capture my heart for authenticity, my vision for a surprise gift, and my beauty - all within my budget. Thank you Kat!" Candice

We offer personal branding, self-love and sensual portrait photo sessions, as well as legacy portraits for those who would like something a bit more reserved than a sensual photoshoot. The below images are examples of some empowerment portrait sessions we have done for some Queeeeens along the way. If you are interested in this option pop me an email on katgrudko@gmail.com.

Hi! I'm Kat. With 16 years experience photographing the beauty of women around the world, my calling is to show all modern and empowered women, regardless of shape, size or ethnicity, their beauty. I look forward to walking this journey with you to find your magic!

Get in touch on katgrudko@gmail.com to set up your clarity session.