FAQ - JamesTarver

Here are some answers to the most common questions we receive. If you don’t find the answer here, just call us 512-695-1757.

Q: Where do your sessions take place?

A: Sessions take place either in your home, my studio space, or a boutique hotel or bed & breakfast. I'd be happy to discuss the merits of each with you, and we can decide which location best fits your needs, budget, and vision.

Q: Will my photos be kept private?

A: Your name and all your photos will be kept completely private in your own private gallery on my site and off my site and social media unless you give me express written permission to share them. However, I do ask all my boudoir clients to consider allowing me to share a few of their images, even if only the ones that don't reveal identity

Q: Are the digital files of my photos included with your sessions?

A: The answer here will depend on which Experience option you wind up choosing - all options include digital files, and you will also have the opportunity to order additional items from our a la carte menu.

Q: Will anyone else be in the room with us while we're shooting?

A: Just you and me and occasionally a female assistant

Q: Can I bring along my husband/boyfriend/best friend?

A: I prefer not to have men in the room during your boudoir sessions but you can have a girlfriend along for moral support providing it does interfere with you being able to truly open up to the camera and get out of your comfort zone. Sometimes having a friend along can actually make you MORE nervous!

Q: Do you shoot nude photographs?

A: I am fine with incorporating tasteful nude and implied nude images into your session.

Q: Do you photograph couples together in a boudoir setting?

A: In short, no. My specialty is working one-on-one with other women, and I prefer to stick with what I'm good at and most comfortable with.

Q: How do I prepare for my session?

A: After booking, I will send you over lots of tips, tricks, and guidelines on preparing for your session, as well as a little homework in the form of a questionnaire that helps me get to know you better!

Q: How do you edit your images? Will you fix my problem areas?

A: I take a very natural approach to editing and prefer to alter your images (and YOU!) as little as possible. Most of my edits concern the technical aspects of a photo (exposure, contrast, coloring, etc), however I do make the occasional "tuck" here and there, and I also perform light skin edits as needed (on things like under eye circles, blemishes, and noticeable cellulite). My goal is always to utilize the most flattering light, angles, and poses so that tons of post-processing isn't necessary, and I will also advise you on the most flattering outfits for various body types! Many boudoir photographers edit their subjects to the point that they are almost unrecognizable, with plastic-y skin, glittering eyes, and not-quite-natural curves. I am committed to capturing who you ARE, not who I think you should be, therefore you will find my edits do not change you, but simply lightly enhance.

Q: How long does it take you to edit a session? What if I'm in a hurry to get the photos back?

A: We typically have your Photos completed and ready to reveal around 2 to 3 weeks after your shoot; however, if you're in a hurry, do let me know and if my schedule permits it, I'll expedite the process a little.

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