ABOUT AFTER DARK
BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO • COLUMBUS, OH
Owner & Photographer, Picture the Love AFTER DARK
For a long time, I’ve had a desire to love my body, document it, and be proud of it – even at times when I wasn’t feeling my best. I’ve spoken with so many people who’ve shared a similar desire. So, in 2018 I opened Picture the Love AFTER DARK, my private boudoir studio in my Upper Arlington home.
My mission was to create a space where every shape and figure is embraced and celebrated with beautiful photography – a space where you can feel sensual, be provocative and flirtatious.
When you book a session with me, you will see beauty in your body that you have never seen before.
I will pose you.
I will light you.
I will guide and direct you.
And you will be FLOORED by how smoking HOT you look in your images.
So let’s go!!! Let’s make a KICK ASS documentation of this part of your journey, no matter where you came from and no matter where you are going. You’ll never be RIGHT HERE again. EVER. And I want to photograph you and show you how truly BEAUTIFUL you are.
The after dark Boudoir photography studio
The Private Home Studio is located in Upper Arlington, Ohio (near Columbus).
The boudoir studio is cozy and beautifully lit.
It has a variety or furniture pieces for posing including a leather sofa, bed, long bench and egg chair.
The floor space and walls are kept open to allow us to move anything around as well as change out the tapestries as background use.
Our client closet is packed with a variety of unique lingerie as well as jewelry for you to take advantage of.
A booking fee of $199 is required to secure a date on my calendar.
The fee does not include hair and makeup, or images.
My suggestions is to Bring 3-6 outfit options.
- Bodysuits, fishnets, thigh-highs, garter belts, high-waisted panties and extra lacy lingerie are all welcome!!!
- Bring something that fits your style and something totally outside of your comfort zone.
- Make sure you plan time to order, shop and try on your lingerie. Buying a few new pieces is all part of the fun!
- Be sure bras and panties fit correctly and do not have holes or stains.
- Unique, interesting lingerie pieces are a great way to make your photos really incredible.
- Bring a tiny black or nude string thong if you plan to borrow anything from the client closet.
Some of my favorite places to purchase from are:
Sessions typically take place in my home studio in Upper Arlington, Ohio.
We’ll provide the address once your session is booked.
If you would like your session to take place outside of my studio (in your space), please let me know! We’ll work together to book your session date/time.
Hair & Makeup
You should arrive hair & makeup ready!
I highly recommend Kelley Marginean for hair and/or makeup. Kelly will gladly come to you or meet you at the AFTER DARK Studio in Upper Arlington for your hair and makeup appointment.
Contact her after we pick a date and time.
We’ll start by looking at your outfits or through my client closet and begin narrowing them down.
We’ll get you dressed then start with some simple, comfortable poses and go from there.
Don’t worry about knowing how to pose or what to do, I will pose you and guide you every step of the way. I’ll also bring out all kinds of beauty you never knew you had… I promise!
Frequently Asked Questions
My suggestion is to bring 3-6 outfits. I have created my “favorite places to purchase from” list on my site and I always recommend stepping outside of your comfort zone when you shop. Buy the strappy, lacy, garter, thigh-high, fishnets and bodysuits that you’ve always fantasized about.
I also have a client closet of over 50+ pieces in all sizes to look through as well.
YOU DON’T NEED A PARTNER to do a session. In fact, over 50% of my clients are single. You deserve this experience and these images. For you.
I will pose you 100%. All I ask is that you come stretched, relaxed, and completely open to my instructions.
Please read our blog for some excellent testimonials about the experience!
I will do light retouching where needed. I understand that every person has skin imperfections like acne, bruises, bumps, and cellulite. It is my job however, to photograph you in the best light and using the best angles to show the best version of you!
Sessions take about 90 minutes but I recommend you plan 2 hours to spend with me.
Not necessarily BUT payments for your session are split into 3 parts which you pay over the course of our time together; at booking, at the session, and at image delivery time, which can typically take about a month total.
All clients are required to sign a release clearly stating whether they want their images shared or not and at what capacity.