Dream Shoot Planner Sarah Renee Boudoir

Hey, there gorgeous!!

This guide is going to walk you through the process of what a boudoir shoot is and how the process works over here at Sarah Renee Boudoir. I am excited to get you in the studio! If you have any questions after reading this, please feel free to reach out and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Our studio hours are M-F 10 am-3:00 pm.

This guide is very thorough... which means it's long! Sit down, grab a glass of wine and read this until the very end!

Do this for you, before you do it for anyone else.

Boudoir is an expression of sexuality and empowerment. While an album makes a fantastic gift for a partner, make sure you’re doing this for the right reasons. The album might be for them, but the experience is for you. Get ready to bring out that Boss Babe and rock your session.

Allow yourself permission to be sexy and have fun. We are going to focus on these three things: BRAINS, BEAUTY + BOO---TAYY!

Where are you located? We currently rent a studio located at 1242 E49th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114. We have over 3000 square feet with huge natural light warehouse windows, a private bathroom, and a makeup and wardrobe room. Our studio is FULL of gorgeous natural light, hardwood floors, and hand-selected decor.

So, what is boudoir? Boudoir technically is a French word which means 'a woman's dressing room or bedroom', but I like to think of it as just a fancy word for women's intimate portraiture. Boudoir is NOT pornographic. Boudoir can be fun, flirty, beautiful, cute, sexy, feminine, intimate, candid, posed, or really anything else you want it to be. If you have not already joined our private VIP group on Facebook, I highly suggest that you do!

With our all female staff you're in good hands, and we can't wait for your shoot!


What would I do with boudoir portraits? I actually believe that boudoir is the best gift you can give YOURSELF, to capture your essence as you are now. When you need a reminder of the strong, beautiful woman that you are, you will have a collection of amazing portraits to look upon. I love it when women come to me for themselves. The images we create together will boost your self-esteem and your confidence, and that should be celebrated by YOU! It will help you reclaim your femininity, and your sexuality, two things that are often lost as we get consumed with our lives, our jobs, and our families. Put that pep back in your step, and reflect on the bodacious babe you are. Celebrate the body that you live in!

I don't look like the women in your portfolio! There is no such thing as the perfect body. You are never too big, too small, too old, too young (well, I only accept boudoir clients who are 18+) to do a boudoir session. Boudoir is for every BODY. Let me show you.

Can you make me look thinner? I want to help you feel beautiful now, just the way you are. We flatter you with hair and makeup styling, a wardrobe that compliments your figure, and amazing lighting and posing techniques to highlight your best ass-sets (see what I did there?). I do not believe in heavy photoshopping. Don't get me wrong, we will gladly remove all of your bruises and pimples, but we don't want to over-manipulate your body to make you look like someone you are not. We already live in a time where we are consumed with unrealistic bodies in the media, I want to show you that you are beautiful at this very moment.

What about retouching? We are happy to retouch your images! All of our images will have pimples, bruises, scratches, and under-eye circles removed. We also offer retouching on things like cellulite, scars, small tattoos, stretch marks, etc that you may want to be removed. Honestly, most of our clients are WOW-ed at how amazing their images look straight out of camera and opt for less retouching than they thought they needed. It's all a very personal decision and one that we leave up to you once you have viewed your images. We do not remove tan lines or correct skin tone from tanning beds or spray tans, so proceed with caution.

We are here for you the entire step of the way. This is a once-in-a-lifetime dream session for most of our ladies and our primary goal is to give you the experience you've always wanted. Do not hesitate to call or email with questions throughout your time with me!


What will I wear? My policy is always "when in doubt, bring it"! You are welcome to make a Pinterest board and share it with me, so I can help you make your dream shoot a reality. I have an amazing client wardrobe that you can borrow from for your session and choose from (sizes XS - 4X) that I will be more than willing to pull pieces from JUST for you and your day!!

Do I get to talk to you before my session? Sure we can definitely set up a call before your session. We are here for you every step of the way to make sure that you feel prepared and comfortable during this whole process. If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. Email is how we communicate with clients, you can email us any time at Sarah@SarahReneeStudios.com




How does this work?? Your entire experience will last roughly 4 hours. You will receive complimentary hair and makeup, access to our client wardrobe, and much more! Sarah is going to pose you from head to pointed toe, and help you with a variety of facial expressions! Prepare to be sore after your session, we do a LOT of bending and twisting (it's quite the workout!). Studio Sessions begin at 10AM Monday - Friday. Hair and Makeup is where you start to get pampered and glammed up which takes about an hour. The session itself will last around an hour and 15. We will schedule your online viewing session within a week of the shoot day. We do this so we have plenty of time to make sure your images are TOP-NOTCH before you view them. These will be your full magazine edits - meaning everything is touched up to perfection!

We will select which images you would like to purchase and how you would like to display them at home! Ordering appointments can take approximately an hour. Come prepared to pay in full at your viewing session unless you are taking advantage of our payment plans (more info on this coming to you soon!).

How long does it take to get the albums and prints back? You will receive your product images in about 6 weeks once your final payment is processed! Digital images will be delivered the same day via a downloadable gallery. We usually drop-ship everything directly to you in order to keep this process as simple as possible. We do not offer online galleries or multiple appointments for your reveal, all ordering decisions must be made at your reveal appointment.


The Session Fee is $300 and is required to reserve a space on our calendar.

This retainer is meant to book that date in my calendars and is therefore non-refundable. We often book ladies months in advance so in order to be fully booked retainer must happen!

The Session Fee includes:

  • Private Use of the Boudoir Studio
  • Professional Hair and Makeup Application
  • Access to our Client Wardrobe
  • 60 Minutes of Photography with Sarah Renee
  • Complete Posing and Expression Coaching
  • 3 Wardrobe Changes
  • 1-Hour Private Reveal & Image Ordering Appointment

**All images are purchased separately from the Session Fee at the Reveal & Image Ordering Appointment** Payment options via PayPal Credit, and In-House payment Plans are available. We accept all major debit and credit cards as well as offer a 5% discount on any cash you bring to pay for your products.


Our studio books up 6-12 months in advance and our printed products can take up to 8 weeks for delivery. If you have a special occasion coming up or wish to book a holiday appointment, I recommend booking 12 months in advance of that date.

Can my spouse/friend/mom come to my session or my ordering appointment? We do not allow guests to be present for any portion of the time you spend with us. Our services are best delivered in a 1-on-1 atmosphere with your complete undivided attention.

What can I expect to spend at my Reveal & Ordering Appointment? Before we have created your images, it is hard for me to give you an exact figure as to what to expect. Some women come to me and just get a basic album, others come to me and want it all and invest several thousand on a variety of products. Keep in mind what you spend is up to you. You can purchase from our Collection Menu or the A La Carte Menu, both of which will be sent to you immediately following the completion of your booking process. What I can say is this, if you are looking for a "quick shoot" or "just a few images," this is not the session for you. We offer an entire day experience and will show you anywhere from 50-100 final images that will be printed on luxury products. It is certainly an investment, one that is worth its weight in gold. You'll never tire of looking at your images or forget the way the session day made you feel.

Our a la carte options begin at $600 and go up from there.

Our Collections begin at $1500 and go up to $5000.