Frequently Asked Questions

Do you work in a studio?

No, at the moment I shoot out of my home when my husband and children are gone. I can also shoot in a hotel or rented home for an upgraded session fee.

Will anyone else be there?

The hair and makeup artist is present at the beginning to help pamper you. Once she is gone, if you are comfortable, I will have an assistant present. She is there to help make sure your hair is in place, lighting is right, lingerie is sitting correctly, etc. If you would prefer, I can definitely shoot by myself without the assistant.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! Please see my Investment page to get more information.

Do you offer male or couples boudoir?

Not at this time.

I’m a curvy girl, is that an issue?

Absolutely not! In fact, we love curves around here! It is not about your size or shape, but who you are and the confidence you bring to the shoot. Curves are beautiful and we love to celebrate them. Plus, we know exactly how to pose you and use lighting to show you at your best!

All of the women on your website/social media look amazing - what if I don’t look as good?

Our clients are all different sizes, ages, and body types. Nobody comes in looking perfect and we ALL have things that we are self-conscious about. The images you see on our site are of regular women who have gained the confidence though encouragement from our team throughout the session. No matter what you look like, you will leave full of confidence!

I’m so nervous! I don’t know if I can do that...

Being nervous is completely normal! From the moment you walk in, we do our best to make you feel comfortable. We’re all women here! I promise you by the time you leave, you will feel as gorgeous and confident as you truly are.

Can I do my own make-up and hair and get a discount on the session fee?

We offer complimentary hair and makeup, therefore we cannot offer a discount. However, you are welcome to do your own hair and makeup.

How will I know what to do with my arms/face/body?

This is part of my job! I will help you to relax and truly enjoy yourself. I will personally help you pose and show you exactly what to do to get the most flattering shots.

Do you remove scars/blemishes?

As part of my editing, I am happy to remove blemishes, scars, and marks. However, at Ashley Nichols Boudoir, we truly believe in celebrating the true beauty of your body as it is. I will not change the shape of your body, but will do everything I can to show your true beauty.

I don’t know what to wear! Help!

During our consultation, I am happy to offer wardrobe advice and help. You want to make sure you choose something that is comfortable for you and as long as it fits well and doesn’t dig in anywhere, you are golden! Try bringing something personal to you or your partner like a jersey, hat, shirt, or uniform.

Can I bring/use props?

Yes! Props are so much fun and a great way to add a personal touch. If you have a hobby or certain interest, bring something relating to that. You can even bring handcuffs, candy, popsicles, etc!

Will my images be used on your website or social media?

Your privacy is your decision. Images will only be used with your written approval. All of the women we showcase have given permission to share their images and experience.

What is your policy if I decide to cancel?

Each session requires a $500 fee at time of booking that is non-refundable. I only book a certain number of sessions each month, which reserves your spot on our calendar and does not allow us to book another client. You can reschedule within 72 hrs of your session at no additional charge (reschedules must be held within 6 months of original date).

How many outfits can I wear?

Your session includes 3-4 outfits plus some of our “white sheet” and nude poses if you are comfortable.

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