BAP Boudoir Studio
The studios recent renovation has made the interior design resemble a posh, five-star hotel. Antique furnishings include an original 1960’s tufted headboard, and a mid-century wing-back chair has been reupholstered with luxurious white velvet. Soft bedspreads and pillows accent the furnishings. A peacock-colored velvet chaise lounge sits on a white carpet. The studio’s palette is neutral, with white drapes and sheer curtains. Gold accessories are scattered throughout the boudoir’s nooks and crannies, while the overall space is open and airy. The studio is also equipped with a variety of other color choices. It is a dreamy, safe haven for boudoir photography.
The Barbara Alessandra Photo boudoir studio is located off the Telephone Rd off-ramp in Ventura.
Contact us to set up your boudoir shoot date. Most shoots are booked via email. Once you have booked your shoot date, Barbara Alessandra will arrange a meeting via phone to discuss your personal boudoir shoot. On the day of the shoot, you will have the opportunity to meet with Barbara while you get your hair and make-up done. A retainer fee of $100 is needed to reserve your studio time, photographer and make-up artist. The retainer can be paid by mail via check or by phone via credit card. After booking, I will email you detailed info on how to prep for your shoot. On the day of the shoot we will arrange another meeting for you to come back in and view your images. The process from start to finish takes about three hours (assuming you are doing a one-hour shoot and you are returning on another day to view your images.)
Please note: We are booked at least two weeks out. So please do not wait to book your shoot — make your reservation ASAP.
Preparing for your private boudoir photo shoot
For a one-hour photo shoot you will have time for three wardrobe changes and possibly a fourth. Feel free to bring some items you may be interested in wearing for the shoot — items such as jewelry, accessories or other fun props that have special meaning. Most importantly, bring a pair of high heels! Hair and make-up info: Please come with clean and fully dried hair. Your face should be clean and have only moisturizer applied. Feel free to bring any fashion magazines or photos you would like us to emulate. Don’t forget to do your mani-pedi too. 🙂 Important: Please be sure to drink plenty of water the day and night before the shoot, and get plenty of beauty sleep.
What to expect on the day of your boudoir photo shoot
Please come into the studio wearing loose clothing. I recommend wearing a pair of cozy yoga pants and a loose shirt with no bra. Expect to have a lot of fun! The beginning of the shoot is all about relaxing. I include complimentary champagne with every session. I will look through your wardrobe and narrow down the top three outfits. Once we begin shooting, I will help guide you through all the poses, from fingers to toes, making sure you’re looking beautiful. All sessions are tailored to your comfort level. Your boudoir photographs will portray the sensual and glamorous woman you are in a comfortable and fun environment.
NOTE: You are going to be feeling and looking especially sexy on the day of your shoot, so plan ahead and make a date with your partner for later in the day! If your shoot is top secret, then we suggest you be prepared to explain to your significant other why you are looking so glamorous.
After your boudoir photo shoot, what’s next?
On the day of the shoot, we will make an appointment for you to come back in three to seven days. Your sexy portraits will then be ready to view, and you may order any boutique packages that include items such as albums, books, digital files, prints and more. Please note, I will not keep images past our sit-down viewing meeting! We highly recommend not showing the images to the person whom you’re gifting until the finished product is ready, so please do not bring your partner to the viewing. I will be there to help you make the best choices for your album or book. Please contact us for boutique package pricing.
Depending on the finished products you select, it generally takes two to eight weeks to receive your order. A fee is applied to “rushed” orders.
If you are serving in the military a five percent discount is applied to your entire package order.