© 2019 by  Melissa Lesly

Luxure Boudoir

North Carolina Boudoir Photographer

What do I need to wear?

You can quite literally wear ANYTHING you want to a Luxure session! Seriously, I've seen it all! You can rock your significant other's favorite button up shirt & some cute undies; or a matching bra & panty set; I've had women break out the full-on lingerie complete with the thigh-high tights & corset tops! It's totally up to you. And of course, whether you do indoor or outdoor can help us figure out your wardrobe as well.


How does a session work?

First things first - you get to be pampered and all dolled up by the amazing LaVida Frieson, my favorite makeup artist. After that, you and I meet up at the session location. We talk about what you're wearing & what poses you like/don't like. Let me know if there are any particular areas you're sensitive or insecure about {I can work around that with posing!}. You'll get dressed in your first outfit, and we get started! We can turn on my fantastic Pandora station and rock out to the Spice Girls & Journey too. But only if you promise to sing Don't Stop Believing with me at the top of your lungs. We shoot around a bit in each outfit you bring, and before you know it, we're all done! And probably best friends now too.


What is your turnaround time for the images & album?

I generally get galleries to you in 10-14 business days. These galleries contain your images that have been retouched, nipped/tucked & all prettied up for you. From there you'll get to choose your images to go in an album if you'd like, and the ones you want as digital files on your USB drive. The pro lab I use for your albums ships fairly quickly, so after you've chosen your images, you'll have the finished product in your hand about 7 business days later.


How much will you edit my images?

I do what I like to call, enough. I tone down the fine lines & wrinkles, hide the stretch marks if you want me to, I tuck things in here & there, but at the end of the day, when I'm done with these images, you still look like YOU. I don't Photoshop anyone into a supermodel because that's not real life. I don't make your face look plastic. I do brighten your eyes, whiten your teeth & lightly airbrush your skin. If you'd like to see some before/after images, let me know! I have a private gallery available for serious inquiries to view before and after images.


What if I'm not a size 2?

Ladiessssss. Sizes are just numbers. What's really important for these sessions is that you feel beautiful in your own skin. I've worked with women of all sizes, and to be perfectly honest, it doesn't matter to me whether you're a 2 or a 20. I can't tell what size anyone is just by looking at them! It's just a number. All it comes down to is posing. There are certain poses that work better for those with a smaller figure, and others that look better for those with more curves. Again, I have full galleries available for private viewing and they are of women of all different shapes & sizes!


I think I want to wait until I lose those last 5 pounds...

DON'T. I hear this ALL the time, and my answer is the same every single time - DON'T WAIT. Want to know the amazing reason why? Because you'll never be happy after those 'last five pounds' are gone. You'll always want five MORE pounds gone! But if you can do this type of session when you're not feeling 100% about yourself, and you see the images and go WOW, that's me!? You'll appreciate yourself that much more!


Can I drink during my session?

If you feel like you'd need a drink or two during your session to loosen up and have a good time, by all means, be my guest. My only request is that you have a friend drive you home. I don't want anything to happen to you! I don't supply alcohol for the sessions, but you are more than welcome to BYOB.


Do I need to bring a friend with me?

You definitely can, but it's not a requirement! You're more than welcome to bring your bestie or sister or whoever you want with you to your session. And if she wants to do her own session that same day, you each get a $50 discount on your session fee! It's totally fine to bring someone with you to help fluff your hair & tuck your tags in the back or help you attach those weird strappy things on to the thigh-high tights, but if you don't have someone to be there with you, that's what I'm there for! I'm always happy to help you with any part of your outfits!


Will you post my images on social media?

There is only one circumstance in which I would post your images online: If you give me express written consent to do so. Otherwise, your images will never see the light of day. I do get some detail shots and images without your face in them, so those I will ask permission to post, and it is totally at your discretion. If you say no, they don't get posted. If you are comfortable with it, I share them in a limited way - usually just to advertise the next Luxure event. If at any time you'd prefer I remove a shared image, just let me know & I'll be happy to take it down! These are your private images - you shouldn't be forced to have them made available to the public on social media <3



These are the most common questions I get from clients, but if I missed anything, feel free to let me know! Send me an email, or give me a call! I look forward to hearing from you!