behind the scenes boudoir photoshoot with lexi murzea

What can I expect from my boudoir photoshoot?

I treat each session like a custom art commission. This means nothing is standard or cookie cutter. I have created a finely tuned process that allows you be to completely involved in the planning of your photoshoot and feel self-expressed, comfortable and taken care of each step of the way. I see myself as an artist with a camera and aim to create one of a kind work for one of a kind clients.

What is included in the boudoir photoshoot?

A boudoir photoshoot includes an in-person pre-shoot planning session, professional hair and makeup artistry, and 90 minute photoshoot (typically 3 outfits) with complete posing guidance and direction, and same day post-photoshoot ordering appointment.

Where will the photoshoot take place?

It’s up to you! Most clients opt for their photoshoot to take place in my private downtown loft studio in Seguin, Texas. It has elevator access, tall ceilings, original wood floors and is dripping in natural light. I also love to photograph clients outdoors when we have access to a secure location. I’ve even worked with clients at their own homes, bed and breakfasts and Airbnb’s. We can discuss which location will be ideal for you at your planning session.

What does the photoshoot session cost?

The photoshoot is $1290 and includes a $1000 image credit to spend however you’d like. Because this experience is not one-size fits all, you decide exactly what you’d like to purchase once you see your images. Most clients end up investing more than their included credit of $1000 and spend between $2500-$5000 for their photo art.

I love the idea of printed, physical art but what about digital images?

All art includes the corresponding digital negative. So if you purchase a 25 image album, you will receive those same images on USB. If you purchase large scale wall art, you will receive those same digital negatives as well.

I don’t know how to pose! Will you help me?

Absolutely! Most of my clients have limited camera experience and no idea how to pose. As a photographer with acting and modeling experience, I know how to gently guide and coach you throughout your entire session. I even get into the poses with you and show you exactly what to do.

What kind of experience do your hair and makeup artists have? Can I do my own makeup?

My trusted hair and makeup artists have extensive experience with clients of all ages and ethnicities. They maintain a full kit to create a complete and custom look just for you. My clients appreciate the time to relax and get pampered before their photoshoot. An artist is also available to stay on set for touch ups and changes if you’d like additional styling. If you have any particular requests, feel free to send your ideas prior to the shoot so we will be totally prepared for you.

If you’d like to do your own styling, I’ll give you some tips and advice for preparing for your session at our in-person planning session prior to your shoot.

Do I have to pose nude?

Definitely not. Your photoshoot is yours and together, we will plan the ideal session for you. However, most of my clients do request at least one nude look because it is one of my specialties. I‘m often told that these images are their favorites. You wear as much or as little as you’d like.

Can I be photographed with my partner/best friend/mom?

Absolutely! Most clients want to have the experience to themselves but I love opening up the studio to include your most special relationships. I suggest we spend most of the photoshoot on you and invite your guest to come toward the end.

When and how do I view the images from my shoot?

After your photoshoot, I invite you to take about an hour and half to have lunch and come back to the studio for your same day ordering appointment. I will prepare the best of your session to view on a large screen TV. I’ll have product samples to show you the different possibilities of how you can enjoy your images.

What is your approach to editing and retouching?

I have an extremely gentle hand when it comes to retouching. I do not do excessive slimming or smoothing of skin nor do I want my images to ever ‘look’ airbrushed. As an artist, I aim to create images that are as finished as possible through careful crafting and designing. I often spend most of my editing time softening any elements of the images that may distract from you.

What kind of products do you offer?

I offer Queensberry albums and books and wall art in a variety of mediums. At your ordering session, I will have samples for you to see and touch.

I’m not sure I want to be featured on your website/online. Will you make sure the images stay private?

Client privacy is of utmost importance to me. It thrills me to share my work with the world but your comfort will always be priority. I will always ask for your permission before any images are shared with anyone. I assume by default that clients want to keep their images private and I am delighted when I am given permission to share images. Because boudoir is so intimate, much of my work is not shared publicly and this allows my clients to feel totally comfortable in the image creating process.

What days can I book my photoshoot?

Photoshoots take place Monday through Friday and start at 11am for optimal natural light.