HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?

To book a consultation or session with Laura, you can call us at 212.564.7430 or use the contact form to send us a note. Our calendar fills quickly and is frequently booked up to several months in advance, so please plan ahead when thinking about scheduling.  Saturday appointments are reserved for Sex Kitten and Ultimate packages.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

You should wear something that makes you feel SEXY! You should bring your favorite pieces of lingerie along with accessories and don’t forget the high heels! Many women use their shoot as an opportunity to splurge on a few new items. If you’d like a little direction on where to shop for some exquisite new lingerie, check out the following favorites: Journelle, Victoria’s Secret, Brooklyn Fox, Dirty Dolls, Agent Provocateur, and Hips and Curves. Keep in mind, though, that you absolutely do NOT have to invest in a lot of new lingerie to have an amazing shoot a simple, flattering, black bra and panties will go with every set!

You may also borrow items from our Dream Closet. Please keep in mind that time in the dressing room counts toward the 30-minute maximum time allowed per set, so if you plan to rely on our closet be sure to browse online before coming in. That way we can help you by pulling your selections for you quickly.

WHAT IF I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO POSE?

You don’t have to! Laura will coach you through the whole process, from how to position yourself, what to do with your hands, where to look, etc. She has photographed hundreds of women, knows how to use lighting and posing to their best effects to flatter any body type.

WHEN WILL I SEE MY PICTURES?

Your photo viewing will be the VERY SAME DAY as your boudoir session! We will sit down together about thirty minutes to an hour after your shoot ends to go through the un-retouched images together and select which images you would like to have retouched. This is also when you can decide on whether you want to add an album of your images or other wall art or prints. Please note that this is the only time allotted for viewing and ordering photos. All unselected images will be deleted after your session.

DO YOU RETOUCH MY PHOTOS?

Yes, we do! Photoshop can be very controversial, but we do believe in using it to a certain extent.  Why shouldn’t you be able to see yourself as if you were in a magazine and realize that you can look just as amazing as a model? Our philosophy is to give you a little help (think of it like adding virtual spanx to your image), but we will NOT significantly change you or make you look like someone you are not. 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDER?

You will receive your digital download approximately 4 to 6 weeks after your shoot. If you have ordered an album, it generally takes six weeks from the date of your shoot until you have your finished album in hand. If you need your album by a specific date, it is best to schedule your shoot about two months in advance. Rush processing fees are available. You can opt to rush your entire order or just one or two images to use as a teaser gift. Pricing depends on the time frame.

WHAT IF I'M ALLERGIC TO CATS?

No worries! Our honorary Studio Supervisor, Kiki, isn’t here all the time. In fact, she is kind of a diva and skips work a LOT. If you are allergic or otherwise not into having her here, please feel free to let us know in your booking questionnaire.

MAY I BRING A FRIEND?

Yes, you are welcome to bring a friend! Your BFF or sister can help you feel more comfortable and can also be a great help while you are getting ready. For liability reasons, we cannot allow your guests to come into the set area. They can hang out with you in the dressing room and watch the shooting from the makeup area. We have to strictly enforce this rule.

MAY I BRING ALCOHOL?

Yes, you may. A lot of girls find it nice to have a little liquid courage before their shoot. Please strictly limit your consumption to two drinks before and during your shoot, as we want to avoid “drunk face” at all costs!

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT MY PICTURES ON YOUR WEBSITE?

Each client consults with Laura as to what images, if any, are allowed to be used. Some ladies give us free reign to use whatever images we’d like, while others would prefer not to allow the use of their images or something in between.  Whatever you prefer is fine by us, and we assure you that your choice will be respected.

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?

If you need to reschedule your appointment for any reason, we require at least one week notice. One advance reschedule is permitted without any rescheduling fees. Additional reschedules incur a $50 fee each. Rescheduling prior to your appointment date but less than one week in advance incurs a $75 rescheduling fee. Same day rescheduling incurs a $200 fee. No shows will be charged the full price of their session.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

All session retainers are non-refundable but are valid indefinitely. If you need to postpone your session, rest assured that your retainer will be on file and ready for you to use whenever you wish.

All sales during photo viewing sessions are final.

© 2010-2017 OWN YOUR SEXY | LAURA BOYD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  FORMERLY KNOWN AS RUE BOUDOIR. OWN YOUR SEXY IS A LUXURY BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO IN NEW YORK CITY, FOCUSED ON WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT AND CELEBRATION. OWNED AND OPERATED BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF MANHATTAN IN A PRIVATE STUDIO. WE PHOTOGRAPH WOMEN OF ALL SHAPES, SIZES, COLORS, AND AGES. FOUNDED IN 2010 BY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER LAURA BOYD, WE BELIEVE ALL WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL, ALL WOMEN ARE SEXY, AND ALL WOMEN DESERVE TO OWN IT. OWN YOUR SEXY©, RUE BOUDOIR™, AND THE BOUDOIR DREAM CLOSET™ ARE ALL TRADEMARKS OWNED AND MAINTAINED BY LAURA BOYD.