Questions & Concerns
Thank you for your interest in Mad Banana Boudoir Photography! Boudoir Photography is more than taking pictures of scantily clad women. It’s capturing the beautiful, seductive and sensual side of any woman that often gets hidden behind a kitchen apron, a baby food stained shirt or the many hats she wears on a daily basis. It’s a moment when she’s not a "taxi cab" driver, a "master" chef, a PTA organizer or a businesswoman. Boudoir Photography is about capturing the moments when she’s confident in her own skin. Those early morning minutes before anyone in the house is awake, or the final minutes of the day when she’s finally able to let her hair down and relax.
It’s my desire to make women feel comfortable and sexy in the skin they are in.
Boudoir Photography is a very personal experience and can raise many questions and concerns. Some of the more common questions are addressed below, however, I’d like to address all of your questions, so please feel free to contact me.
Where will my session be? Can it be in my home?
Perhaps! Give me a call and let's talk about it!
I’m nervous enough about having my picture taken; do I have to be in lingerie?
No, not at all. Anything you feel sexy in is perfectly acceptable. You could wear your husband’s oversized shirt and a pair of shorts, or a dress that makes you feel particularly beautiful. The goal is for you to feel good about yourself and what you are wearing, or not wearing! All of my boudoir sessions are done in my home studio. I live in Yomitan, about 10 minutes north of Kadena Gate 1 or Kadena Gate 3, depending on which is easiest for you!
What about wardrobe and hair & makeup?
Wardrobe is usually left up to you. If you would like, I can offer suggestions. Some clients have brought several different outfits to a session and, together, we decided on which one would work best.
Hair and makeup are also left up to you. Wear your hair & make-up the way you feel most confident.
I don’t look like a lingerie model; I’m too short/tall/heavy/skinny/etc. Should I even be thinking about boudoir photography?
Absolutely! Boudoir photography is about you! Anyone can pick up a Victoria Secret catalog and see lingerie models; only your significant other gets to see your boudoir photographs. I’ll highlight your best features with the proper posing, wardrobe and lighting.
Do you provide photo retouching?
Basic retouching on any ordered prints is included with your photo session fee. Typical retouching includes stretch mark, acne or scar removal. More advanced retouching and photo manipulation will be quoted on an individual basis.
Are my photographs going to end up on this website?
No! Nor will I sell them to another website, magazine, or any other kind of publishing. Your privacy and your trust are both very important to me. Your photos will never be published without your specific permission.
Can nude photography be part of a boudoir session?
You’re the boss! I will photograph you in any way that you desire. The limits of a session are determined by you. If you want to pose nude, semi-nude or fully clothed, it’s entirely up to you. We can discuss the entire scope of your boudoir photo session long before we even begin so there will be no questions by the time we start. There may be limitations placed on us (for example, if we’re on location), but the direction of the session all depends on your comfort level.
Can I purchase a boudoir photography package as a gift for someone else?
A photo session and prints can be a wonderful gift for someone. Due to the sensitive nature of boudoir photography, I ask that the session itself not be a surprise.
Do you offer payment plans?
Mad Banana Photography is happy to set up a payment plan for both session fees and prints! Just let me know you're interested in this and we can discuss your options.
Is there an age restriction?
Because of the sensitive nature of boudoir photography, these services are limited to people who are at least 18 years of age. If needed, I may request that you provide proof of age.
Can I bring a friend with me to the shoot?
Boudoir Shoots are not like regular Family Shoots! For this reason, I do NOT allow anyone other than client to come to a shoot. This includes friends, boyfriends and husbands. Children are also NOT allowed at the shoot. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
I do provide a Doubles Shoot option for friends who would like to have a shoot together. Book with a friend for the same date, time and location and you’ll both receive 20% off your session fee.
How long will it be before I see finished prints?
In most cases, a few days after the session I’ll post your proof images in a password protected gallery on my website, www.madbananaphotography.com. You can then make the decision as to which images you’d like to have printed. Digital images can also be purchased for an additional fee. Your gallery will stay activated for 1 week. At the end of the week, if you have not placed an order, the images will be taken down and discarded. Any orders placed should take about 2 weeks to come in.
How do I get the process started?
Contact me! Call, e-mail, write, carrier pigeon, whatever! I’ll discuss the specifics of what you would like me to do for you. Tell me what you have in mind. And I’ll work with you from the beginning to the end.
I love capturing each woman's own intimate beauty. For me, the session is about more than providing high-quality portraits - it is about giving each client a priceless look at how beautiful and sexy they are with images that will last a lifetime.
All the images on this site are of actual clients. I have received consent from each woman to post her image(s). I do not publish any image without the client's consent.
Mad Banana Photography understands the importance of personal privacy, and wants to be certain that you understand the steps that will be taken to protect the confidentiality of the professional images taken. When Michelle Delaney of Mad Banana Photography photographs you, certain measures will be taken to keep your photos private. Images will be placed on a professional password protected website for you to view.
If you decide to decline to share your images on the Mad Banana Photography website or other marketing, please be assured your images will be kept private.
Mad Banana Photography uses the up most industry measures to protect the confidentiality of your personal images, including the use of professional online viewing, professional labs and album binding to protect against unauthorized reproductions.
A Word About Copyrights:
All of the images that I publish on this site and its affiliated sites (www.facebook.com/madbananaphotography) are copyrighted by me. I retain exclusive copyright over all images, client or otherwise, unless expressly noted.
As an artist, I create and edit images I take based on the story I want to tell and the medium through which to do it – whether it is online or print. I optimize images for use online or print. Please do not scan or alter the photographs that are in your client gallery. You are more than welcome to purchase web sized images and post them in your Facebook or MySpace profile but you must keep the watermark intact. None of the images online either in your gallery or on Facebook are suitable for printing.
I offer high resolution digital images that come with a limited print release. This release allows you to print as many pictures as you need of the images you purchase. Please inquire for more details.
If you have any questions or if there are other uses like contest entries, please feel free to contact me and we’ll explore your options!
Thank you for your support and understanding.