The average cost for a boudoir photographer is $150 per hour. Hiring a boudoir photographer to take intimate photos of you, you will likely spend between $100 and $300 per hour. The price of boudoir photography can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). Get free estimates from pros near you.
Boudoir photography is usually intended for a private audience, and the goal of the session is to produce photographs that are suggestive rather than explicit.
Many do it as a present for their romantic partners, often marking a romantic occasion or an upcoming long separation. Other do it so they can see themselves in a different, more desirable light.
The cost of your boudoir session will depend on a number of factors, including the breadth of experience of the photographer, studio costs, location, and the final number and type of images you want.
Nancy-Jo Photography in Wake Forest, NC, charges $100 for a 50-minute studio shoot. Packages start at $400.
James Corwin Johnson Photography in Sarasota, FL, charges a flat $100/hour for shoot time and post production. The Studio in Stoneham, MA, charges $300 for an hour’s studio portrait sitting. The price includes $100 toward your print order. He offers photo packages or a la carte prices.
It will always work out cheaper to buy a package rather than single, a la carte photos; unless you only want one or two photos out of the session.
Sweet Plum Photography in Tamps, FL, says session prices start at $150 with packages at $600, and she states, “The typical clients spend about $1,200 for their session and artwork.” She also offers discounts for military families and rewards referrals.
Jessica Crawford Photography in Raleigh, NC, has a package for $350 which includes “phone and/or e-mail consultations, up to two hours of shooting time, unlimited wardrobe changes, ten hours of creative editing and retouching, and 20–25 artistically edited images, as well as unedited images.”
Christina Houser Photography in Bristol, CT, offers all-inclusive, one-hour boudoir shoots at $175, to include styling, set, and wardrobe changes and 40 high-res images to view online.
Sarah J Photography in Weymouth, MA, charges a $300 portrait session fee for an hour’s studio portrait sitting. The price includes $100 toward your choice of prints and products and complimentary web resolution files for all purchased products.
Expect to have to wait anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to get your final images, because any good photographer is going to do some retouching work on your boudoir photos. Lighting, skin tone, and any other issues with each image are fixed, and photographers will send you the final selection to choose from, or you can see them in person at the studio.
Depending on how many images you signed up to receive, you can choose your favorites and receive them as prints (in the sizes quoted), digital downloads, or in an album.
Your photographer owns the full copyright on all your images and may use them on websites, print books, etc. as he or she pleases. While it’s highly unusual for a boudoir photographer to do this because of the private nature of the images, mention this if it’s not something you are comfortable with in advance.
In order of average cost, photos can be delivered in a number of ways:
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