BOUDOIR PRICING

  • BRONZE
  • $400

  • 2 Outfit Changes
  • 5 Retouched Photos
  • 1 Hour
  • Location Shoot
  • SILVER
  • $600

  • 3 Outfit Changes
  • 9 Retouched Photos
  • 2 Hours
  • Location Shoot
  • GOLD
  • $900

  • 4 Outfit Changes
  • 12 Retouched Photos
  • 4 Hours
  • Location Shoot

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions on boudoir/glamour shoots below including booking, prep, shoot day, proofing, retouching, and more. Don’t see your question answered below? No problem – just send it via our contact form.

BOOKING & PAYMENT


HOW DO I BOOK A SHOOT?

Just fill out the booking form at the bottom of this page, or go to our Contact page.

DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?

Yes. A shoot is considered confirmed only after the deposit is received. I accept PayPal, and deposits are refundable up to 48 hrs prior to shoot date. 

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept cash, PayPal and major credit cards. No checks please. Please be advised that PayPal/credit card transactions shall incur and additional 3% fee. 

PREPARATION


What do I need to prepare for the shoot?

Prior to the shoot, you can send me ‘inspiration’ images to review so I can see the look you are going for. I’m available by phone at 310-210-5216 to discuss your ideas as well.

do you provide a location?

I do not keep a full time studio here in Los Angeles, and prefer to shoot on location.  Background is a big part of boudoir photography, so I recommend that you book a hotel room, private residence, or Air BnB with enough working room that suits your taste and budget. I am also happy to shoot outdoors, weather permitting. Please contact me for further details.

WHO DOES MY HAIR AND MAKE-UP?

Even if you are yourself a makeup artist, we require you to have our professional hair/makeup artists work with you. Makeup for professional photography (especially boudoir/glamour) is much different than makeup for everyday life. Our hair/makeup artist will work with you to create the perfect look, whether you want natural or glam. You can feel confident that you will look flawless. We have several different artists we work with at several different price points. Please contact us for more details. Please arrive with your nails freshly manicured. Please do not spray tan immediately before the shoot. If you choose to do so, please do it 2-3 days before the shoot.

WHAT DO I DO ABOUT WARDROBE?

Bring SEVERAL of your favorite outfits that you feel best in – dresses, lingerie, club wear, swim wear etc. Don’t forget shoes and accessories! When in doubt, bring everything – it is much better to have everything and not need it than to show up with one outfit that doesn’t work. Our hair/MUA/stylists can assist you in coordinating your looks. Please cut the tags out of your lingerie in advance. 

SHOOT DAY


What is shooting with you like?

I strive to create a relaxed, fun, collaborative environment where you, me and the stylist team do our best to make you look amazing. No matter how much or how little experience you have, rest assured that you will walk away from your shoot with pictures worthy of a magazine page. 

WHO IS PRESENT AT THE SHOOT? CAN I BRING SOMEONE?

I try to keep my crew small. Shoots are typically myself and the hair/MUA. Full days and/or elaborate shoots may require one additional assistant. I recommend you come alone for the best experience, as the best photos come from the one-on-one interaction between you and the photographer. If you do a bring a friend I will be happy to meet them, but request that they wait in another room during the shoot.

HOW LONG DOES THE SHOOT LAST? CAN I ARRIVE LATE?

Please refer to the pricing packages for shoot length. Please strive to be on time and arrive prepared. Late arrivals that cause our shoot time to be extended shall be charged an additional $100/hr. 

SELECTING YOUR IMAGES


WHO WILL SEE MY IMAGES?

Your images are kept private and shared with only you via a private sharing system.

HOW DO I SELECT THE IMAGES FOR RETOUCHING?

The day after our shoot, I will send you a link to a private, secure, online proofing system. You select the images you want retouched as per your package. I will let you know my favorites as well, but the choice is up to you.

CAN I GET ALL THE RAW IMAGES FROM MY SHOOT?

It is my policy never to release the raw images of a shoot as I have no control over the retouching process. No exceptions. Additional retouched photos can be purchased however (see below).

I LIKE MY SHOTS SO MUCH I WANT TO GET MORE RETOUCHED? CAN I DO THAT?

Absolutely. Additional images can be retouched for $25/ea.

WHEN DO I GET MY PHOTOS?

Typical turn-around time for retouched images is 7-10 business days from the time I receive your final selections. If you need your images sooner, please contact me regarding rush fees.

RETOUCHING


WHAT DOES RETOUCHING INCLUDE?

  • Cropping
  • Skin smoothing / blemish correction
  • Color/exposure correction
  • Light figure correction
  • Black and white version

Please note that the retouching service included with the shoot packages is a basic retouch service. Should you require additional work please see the FAQ’s below.

I NEED MY TATTOO REMOVED. I WANT EXTENSIVE FIGURE CORRECTION. I WANT A HIGH LEVEL COSMETIC BEAUTY RETOUCH OF MY FACE. CAN YOU DO THAT?

Of course! We can provide extra extensive retouching for $25/image.

HOW ARE MY IMAGES DELIVERED? CAN I GET PRINTS?

Your final images will be delivered digitally as high-resolution TIFF files suitable for large prints. We do not offer prints ourselves at this time.

VIDEO


CAN YOU PROVIDE A VIDEO OF MY SHOOT AS WELL?

Absolutely. We shoot videos for our clients using high-res cameras complete with music, effects, and titles. This can be as simple as a “behind the scenes” look at your shoot, or a full narrative film. 

HOW MUCH DO YOUR VIDEOS COST?

Video production costs can vary widely due to length, lighting, crew, and overall complexity. Please contact use with your vision using the form below and we will send you a customized quote.

MISC


I WOULD LIKE TO TO DO AN INTIMATE COUPLES SHOOT. CAN YOU MAKE THAT HAPPEN?

Absolutely. We love couples shoots. Please contact us with your vision and we will send you a customized quote.

I HAVE THIS CRAZY ELABORATE IDEA I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO. CAN YOU HELP?

We love crazy elaborate ideas! If your vision doesn’t fit into one of the packages above, feel free to fill out our contact form and we will send you a customized quote.

CONTACT FORM


JAMES C HUGHES PHOTOGRAPHY

Fashion, editorial, boudoir and glamour photography based in Los Angeles, CA

FIND US AT

215 W. 6th St. #1102
Los Angeles, CA 90014

CONTACT

213-935-8235
info@jchphoto.com