Tracey Hill Photography | Boudoir FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Boudoir Photography?

The term "Boudoir" is a french word for a woman's dressing room. Boudoir photography is photographs of women in lingerie.  By investing in portraiture of ourselves, we can capture and document our beauty to treasure for a lifetime.

Who does Boudoir, do women always do it for their loved one?

No! I would say 50% of my clients do it for themselves, my favorite this is when clients see their images and cry, and realize how gorgeous they are, and now have something physical to prove it to themselves. 

I have a little problem area that I don't like about by body - is there anything you can do?

Regardless of age or body type, I specialize in offering all women an incredible opportunity to commission their own personal collection of stunning, modern boudoir portraits. Every woman is very different and has something incredible to capture. My beauty retouching includes skin perfecting, body contouring and feature enhancement. Every detail is covered from wrinkles to acne, scars, cellulite and stretch marks. You don't have to worry about these little imperfections. I have everything covered.

Touch ups are done on all printed products such as large prints, calendars, and albums.

Do you provide hair and makeup services?

Yes! I have a wonderful Hair and Make up Lady I work with. Her services are included in specified packages and can also be as add on service.

Where will the shoot be?

I typically shoot in my studio South Lyon, Michigan studio but I also shoot at your home, a secluded location outdoors.

I'm a little uncomfortable about nudity

Nudity is certainly not necessary and I will not push you to go further than you feel comfortable with. Sexy isn't always about how much you show, it's all about how you show it! Most men feel that leaving something to the imagination is much sexier than baring it all.

Do you need a deposit to reserve my photo shoot?

Yes, I need a non-refundable session fee and a signed agreement to reserve your photo shoot. Easy online booking is available.

Who is on set?

Tracey Hill Photography is a women only environment. During your session—only you and I. During the prep time, if you have requested there will be your Makeup/Hair stylist. I also have a assistant, Melissa,  who sometimes works with me. 

Do you provide the outfits or is that something I would provide?

You provide your own outfits, I do have a few items that we can use. I usually suggest at least 2 different sets of lingerie, and heels, even if you can't walk in them! Make sure everything is comfortable.

What should I wear?

Well, it depends on what you type of session you book. Your session style is completely up to you We will spend A LOT of time together discussing the look and feel of your shoot. Also, check out pinterest where you can get inspiration for your wardrobe.We want you photos to be very personal, so we will spend a lot of time together talking about what looks will be best. Here are few of my favorite places:


Try  Anthropologie, Free People


Try Modcloth


Agent Provacateur, La Perla, Journelle, Fredricks of Hollywood



Try Hips and Curves or Simplybe.


Try Forever21, Traget, Amazon,H&M




Try Harps Lingerie of Birmingham,  Finders Keepers Vintage Store in Plymouth, Lovers Lane, TK Maxx, Victoria's Secret,Sunny Jays of Plymouth. Pretty Things Lingerie of Grosse Pointe, or


How far in advance should I plan if I want to give the photos as a gift?

I recommend doing your photo shoot 6-8 weeks before you plan on giving it as a gift. 

Do you edit all of my photos?

Yes, the photographs are fully touched up.

Will my images be shown on your website or in your studio?

The images shown on my website, blog and in-studio displays are shown with the client's permission only. At the time of booking you will be given an optional model release. You can decide to share approved images or to keep all of your images private. If you choose to keep your images private then your images will not be seen by anyone other than employees of Boudoir by Opie. I fully understand and respect the privacy of my clients.

Sounds great ,  but I'm feeling nervous about my shoot!

Feeling nervous or self conscious about having a boudoir session? There's no need worry, it's natural to feel this way. I will guide you through each pose and know exactly which angles to capture for all body types to make you look like the beautiful woman you are. I'll show you how to get those sexy poses and sultry looks. My sessions are designed to allow plenty of time to relax and feel comfortable which really shows in the final images. So leave everything up to me, just relax and enjoy yourself!

My session is booked - how do I prepare?

In preparation for your shoot, please think of the following things: Hair touch-ups, waxing, eyebrow shaping, manicure, pedicure, and moisturizing. Once your session is booked, I will send you my Client Guide which goes into further detail regarding preparation.

I'd love to give a session as a gift. Can I do that?

Certainly! Gift Certificates are available for session fees and/or products.

I have a question that isn't listed above.

If your questions haven't been answered here, please feel free to contact me at I am more than happy to speak with you on an individual basis.I look forward to speaking to you soon.

How and when do I book you?

I tend to book up rather quickly. Please try to book your shoot at least 6 weeks ahead of time. If you are ready to book or have questions, please complete the contact form.