Frequently Asked Questions
I’m not a model, do you only photograph women who look like they are?
Nope! The women featured on our site are everyday women. They just had a bit of help with posing. ;)
Do I have to get naked?
Not at all! Some of the sexiest pictures taken can actually be while fully clothed. Your level of undress is completely up to you! Also, if it makes you feel more secure, we are an all female staff. Please note that Abeille Studios does not photograph overtly sexually explicit images.
Can my pictures remain private?
Of course! A release of your images is not required at all. You can choose to share some, all, or none of your photos from your session.
What's the booking process like?
First, we set up a quick 15-minute call to go over what our sessions are like and answer any questions you might have, we select a date for your session, and then we send you a link to complete your session fee and sign your contract. After that, the fun starts and we’ll begin planning your shoot!
I am not great in front of the camera... can you help with that?
Umm, yes! You don’t need to have ANY experience in front of a camera. I’ve been told that I’m super chill and easy to be around. I’ll help you out with great poses and even demonstrate them myself. Let me know your favorite music and I’ll make sure we’ve got great tunes for your shoot!
Can we do something different than what you show on your site?
Of course! I absolutely love themes! Do you love boho vibes or are you more preppy and girly? We have a number of props and options to choose from.
Can I do an outdoor session?
Yes! These tend to need a bit more planning, but are totally doable. Bonus tip: sunrise beach shoots are to die for!
I don’t know what to wear, can you help?
We’d love to! After you book your session, I send over a super helpful wardrobe guide that also has links to my favorite items as well.
What’s included in the session fee?
The $500 Session fee includes hair and makeup from a professional hair and makeup artist (she’s amazing!), studio time/the photoshoot with Melissa, professional retouching, and your in-person ordering session. Products, including albums, digital images, and wall art are purchased separately starting at $250 for mounted wall art prints.
Are you a women-owned business? I’d be more comfortable in front of women.
100% women.
What sort of products do you offer? I’m really thinking about doing a photoshoot as a gift for my significant other.
We offer luxury albums in linen, leather, and vegan leather, vivid metal prints, canvases, image folios, folio boxes, and other specialty matted prints. Basically, if you can dream it, we can make it!
What if I don’t like my pictures?
If for some reason you are not satisfied with your images, you are not obligated to purchase! We truly want to make sure you’re in love, which is why we are so involved with the planning aspects of your shoot. You’ll feel prepared and confident that we’ll capture great images.
How long does it take to get my pictures?
Our current timeline is about 4 weeks after your ordering session. On some occasions, we can accommodate a faster turn-around on certain products.
How far out do you book?
12 months.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we offer pre-payment plans with awesome bonuses (from diamond blocks to free sessions).
Where is your studio located?
My beautiful studio is located in Downtown San Clemente off of El Camino Real (in Orange County, CA) and occasionally we hold sessions in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and beyond. That said, I am available for travel and have some great ideas brewing. Just ask!
Have more questions before you book?
That’s what our free consultations are for! Seriously. Let’s talk about it. We love boudoir and want every woman to experience what it’s like to have a boudoir photography session!

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