We'll provide you with complete privacy, plenty of pampering, lots of fun - and a goodie bag!
Where We Shoot
Ciao Bellezza! maintains a private studio in Rockville, MD and have access to several other studios in the Washington area. Once you enter the studio, we - and our makeup/hair stylist - will be the only people you'll see, and who'll see you.
If you prefer, we can shoot at the location of your choice - your home, a boutique hotel, even a secluded outdoor location. The only limit is your imagination - and if you like, we can help you find the setting you're looking for.
What to Expect
A typical shoot starts with wardrobe review and selection. Then you'll spend an hour or so in the hands of a professional makeup and hair stylist.
While you're in makeup and on the set, you can enjoy light refreshments - including coffee, tea, cold drinks and snacks. Let us know if you have any special requests.
What to Bring
Bring a cocktail dress, lingerie, shoes and any other apparel you'd like to be photographed in - along with any special items you'd like to be photographed with (a significant other's sports equipment or uniform shirts are among clients' favorites). Again, the only limit is your imagination.
We recommend three to five outfits - and you're always welcome to wear any of the apparel or props we keep on hand. We also recommend a pre-shoot phone consultation to discuss what items you want to bring and how you want to be photographed in them.
What We'll Do
We will guide you through as many poses, wardrobe changes and set changes as time allows.
Our job is to make you look fabulous - and we love doing it! We also love variety - so you'll have plenty of images to choose from.
Booking the Shoot
Boudoir Photography is Art and it shouldn't be rushed. Once the shoot has ended, there's still a lot of work for us to do - including sorting and post-processing the images, creating disks or thumb drivers or prints, designing and printing albums and canvases. So we strongly recommend booking your shoot four to six weeks before you'd like delivery of your final products.
If you have a specific deadline or require a specific shoot date, contact us and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
Booking is easy. Just give us a call, send us an email or fill out the form on our contact page. We'll get in touch and make all the arrangements.
A non-refundable deposit equal to the cost of the shoot is required at the time of booking. A la carte products or combinations of products can be purchased in advance or after your images have been processed. Payment can be made online via this site, by phone or with a bank check.
Seeing Your Images
Editing and retouching of your images is a painstaking process and will take two to three weeks. We'll notify you as soon as they're ready and make a date for you to review them with us in person. We'll also create a private, password-protected online gallery for you to review the images. Your gallery will remain active for to two months - longer if you need more time.
Once you've selected your favorites, you've received your products and you're happy with them, we will hold on to your digital images for 30 days and then delete them - unless you ask us to archive them so you'll be able to order additional products in the future. We'll be happy to archive your images for one year at no charge. After that, a small annual archiving fee will apply.
About the Copyright
Ciao Bellezza! retains the copyright on all images they shoot. All of our products are supplied with a license permitting any and all personal, non-commercial uses of the images.