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PREPARING FOR YOUR PHOTO SHOOTAdvice and Tips for a Great ShootAppeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Dear Client,We’re delighted to welcome you as a client and look forward to awonderful photo shoot!We’ve designed this guide to help you prepare for your shoot andhope you find it helpful. If you’re like the vast majority of ourclients, you’ve never done a boudoir photo shoot before and mayhave a few butterflies. If that’s the case, don’t worry! We’ll guideyou through the process, step-by-step. As you can see in ourreviews, our clients ultimately enjoy their shoot and emerge feelingbeautiful and empowered.Every photo shoot we do is unique,tailored to each client’s needs anddesigned to capture her uniqueness while emphasizing her beauty.Most important, it’s a collaboration and we welcome your ideasand creative energies in the process.Thanks so much for choosing Appeal Photography. We look forwardto working with you!David GuggenheimFounder & Lead PhotographerAppeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Page 4Studio ArrivalStudio Location and DirectionsIf you’ll be shooting at our studio, please note that our studio address is different from ouroffice address!Our studio is nestled in a lovely residential Capitol Hill neighborhood. It’s Metro-convenient, a5-minute walk from Eastern Market Metro on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines, located at 415BWalker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003. (Walker Court is an official DC road, but it’s essentially analleyway. Look for the “StudioWerksDC sign and the wooden carriage doors, pictured below.)Free parking is available directly in front of the wooden carriage doors. Please park parallel tothe doors and do not block traffic.If we’re shooting at another location (outdoors, hotel, etc.) we’ll send you directions by email.Don’t Be Late or Too Early.Please arrive on time for your appointment. Also, please do not arrive too early as we may befinishing an earlier shoot or may be enroute to the studio ourselves from our offices acrosstown. Arriving 5-10 minutes early is fine. If you’re lost or have questions en route, feel free togive us a call at: (202) 930-2299.Appeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Page 5When You ArriveYou’ll be greeted with a smile by yourphotographer. Our makeup artist and/orhairstylist will also be on hand to greet you ifyou requested their services. Ourphotographers typically work alone but mayoccasionally have an assistant or trainee onsite.If you are doing your own makeup you arewelcome to use our well-lit makeup station.We’ll have a table ready for you to lay outyour wardrobe and we’ll discuss choices andfinalize the plan for your shoot. Ourrestroom can be used as a changing area.The Studio’s Makeup StationWhat to Bring Wardrobe changes (see Wardrobe below) A robe (for between shot setups) Makeup and styling materials (we do not have any on site unless you requested amakeup artist) Non-oil moisturizer A few “inspiration shots,” i.e., examples of the types of shots and poses you’reinterested in. If you can, it’s best to send these in advance of your shoot using this s/ It’s best to keep your wardrobe and jewelry simple as they can serve as they can get inthe way and/or be a distraction. Your favorite playlist. If you’ve got some music to model by, bring it along! We can plugyour phone or tablet into our stereo system with a regular headphone jack. Water, snacks, etc. Sorry, but we usually don’t have snacks or beverages available, soyou’ll need to bring your own. We encourage you to bring a water bottle and to stayhydrated. The studio has a small refrigerator, microwave and sink.What Not to BringWe don’t encourage your bringing friends/family to the shoot as it can be distracting and makeyou self-conscious. We don’t allow boyfriends/husbands to be present during the shoot for thisAppeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Page 6reason. If you’re more comfortable, it’s OK to bring a female friend with you just let us know inadvance.WardrobePlease bring your own wardrobe. We do not provide wardrobe as what you wear is a verypersonal choice and it’s important that it fits you well. Your wardrobe should express who youare and we encourage you to dress how you feel sexiest. Your choice of wardrobe dependsupon you and the type of shoot you are posing for. In the end, remember that the point of theshoot is to feature you, not what you’re wearing. If you’re doing a shoot as a gift for yoursignificant other, you might want to bring an article of his/her clothing to wear or one of yoursthat’s one of his/her favorites.To save time in the studio, please remove all visible tags from your clothing. Check the bottomsof your shoes, which can be visible in boudoir shots.Traditional BoudoirIn boudoir photography, the subject is photographed insuggestive, sensual poses, usually in a home setting, such as abedroom or living room, partially dressed, in lingerie or nude.Lighting tends to be natural and is generally softer and lessbrilliant than in glamour/pin-up phtoography. Boudoirphotography emphasizes the aesthetic qualities and artisticcraft of the photograph, as opposed to other forms of purelyerotic imagery.Traditional boudoir is predominantly about lingerie andrevealing clothing and sexy accessories. You may consider: Plain white tank top and white pantiesMatching lacy bra and panty setWell-fitting jeansHigh boots, classic stilettos or sandals with straps/lacesFishnet stockings, garter1Negligee, sheer nightiePlain boy shorts matched with a baby-teeSensual fabric to drape a nude body1Garters can be incredibly sexy and we love to photograph them. However, they can be maddeningly difficult andtime-consuming to put on. If you’ve just purchased a set of garters, we strongly encourage you to practice first!Appeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Page 7For boudoir photography we encourage basic, muted colors (black, white, deep red). Brightercolors don’t usually work as well in traditional boudoir and are more appropriate forglamour/pin-up photography (below).Glamour/Pin-UpA glamour photo shoot is designed to bring out a model’s alluringbeauty, charm and sex appeal. Glamour photos are typicallybrightly colored, captured in bright lighting and enhance thenatural beauty of the model in a range of outfits, from fully clothedrunway-style shoots to more revealing outfits or nude. Forwardrobe you may consider: Swimwear, bikiniSimple dresses, including a “little black dress”Lingerie (more brightly colored is appropriate here)Workout gearTank top and pantiesWell-fitting jeansHigh boots, classic stilettos or sandals with straps/lacesFishnet stockings, negligees, sheer nightiesPlain boy shorts matched with a baby-teeSensual fabric to drape a nude bodyCostumes (cosplay, superhero, etc.)A pin-up shot of June in her veryfirst photo shoot!See Our Portfolio: http://www.appealphotography.com/portfolio/Appeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Page 8Fine Art NudeFine art nude photography is a genre of fine art photography whichdepicts the nude human body with an emphasis on form,composition, emotional content, and other aesthetic qualities. Eroticinterest, although often present, is secondary to artisticconsiderations, In a typical fine art nude photography session, themodel is photographed in a variety of unusual poses underunconventional lighting conditions in thestudio.As the name implies, most fine art nudephotography requires no wardrobe at all. Theunusual lighting angles create beautiful effectson the body, highlighting its musculature andcurves. It’s not imperative that you’re nude forthis type of photography, but if you decide to wear something we suggestit be minimal, such as a low-profile bra, thong, etc. Also, as most fine artphotography uses a dark or black background, we suggest black or darkcolored garments.Specialty ShootsFor our specialty shoots you may want to consider some additional items to bring: Bridal Boudoir: Bridal veil, corset, white thigh-highstockings, garter, etc. (We have veils and a corsetavailable for your use.) Contemporary Erotica: Fetish-oriented wardrobeand accessories, BDSM items (restraints, ropes),etc. (We have some wardrobe and light restraintsavailable for your use.) Alternative Modeling: Jewelry options forpiercings, hair extensions/wigs for alternativecolorations. If doing a “hopeful set” for Suicide GirlsTM you may want to bring somepersonal items that reflect you and your personality to put a personal touch on theshoot. Outdoor “Nude in Nature”: Coverup (robe, sweats), hiking boots, sunscreen, insectrepellent, water, snacks.Appeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Page 9Where to Buy LingerieWe are often asked by our clients to recommend sources of lingerieand other intimate wear for boudoir photo shoots. We are pleased torecommend the following intimate wear providers in the GreaterWashington DC area. Each of these providers has strong customerratings and reviews and has positive feedback from our clients.A quality lingerie boutique will help you find items that fit. And they’llwork with you to find items that you absolutely love wearing. You’ll feelgreat and more confident. We encourage you to shop for your lingerieat these highly-regarding locations and please let them know you werereferred by Appeal Photography!Le Bustiere is a fresh European inspired lingerieboutique offering diverse brands, styles andsizes. We are passionate about comfort and fitwithout compromising on fashion forwardstyles. Hard to fit sizes is our specialty. Wehave a wide range of sizes. All fittings arepersonalized to our clients needs and areperformed by professional certified fitters andstylists.If you are looking for functional bras, fine Parisian lingerie, swimwear, corsets, hosiery andloungewear Le Bustiere Boutique is the place for you. Our certified fitters are on staff sevendays a week to assist you. We also have many bridal under garments such as corsets andstrapless bras. Please visit our website www.lebustiere.com or call 202-745-8080 to schedule abra fitting, or lingerie styling it will change your life.Le BustiereAddress: 1744 Columbia Rd NW #2Washington DC 20009Phone: (202) 745-8080Website: www.lebustiere.comBusiness Hours:Monday: 12:00 PM to 7:30 PMTuesday-Saturday: 11:00 AM to8:30 PMSunday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PMAppeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Page 10A woman-owned lingerie store in the Washington, DC area withforty years of experience, Sylene is synonymous with the best inintimate apparel. Sylene specializes in the finest designer lingerie,bras, panties, swimwear, sleepwear, post-surgical items,accessories, and gifts. We are fit experts, known for personal,individualized attention, and are here to guide you, whether it‘syour first bra, a wedding trousseau, vacation swimsuit, nursing bra,or mastectomy prosthesis. We guarantee you the perfect fit. Wetake pride in our quality, selection, and personal service, and you can be assured that yoursatisfaction is our number one priority. A woman’s intimate apparel wardrobe is as unique asshe is, and we believe every woman can experience the special pleasure of style, beauty and agreat fit. For more information, please email us at [email protected] or visit us at our intimateapparel store in Washington D.C.SyleneAddress: 4407 S. Park Avenue, ChevyChase, Maryland 20815Phone: (301) 654-4200 (877) 953-6332Website: www.sylene.comBusiness Hours:Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00PMSunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMClosed Sundays in AugustAppeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Page 11Looking Your Best It’s obvious, but make sure you’re well-groomed the day of the shoot, especially yourhair. We recommend you stick with your normal routine and don’t experiment withanything new before your shoot. Get plenty of sleep the night before. Avoid the sun if you can as tan lines are very difficult to remove in the editing process.(And besides, the camera loves pale skin!) Wear loose-fitting clothing before the shoot to avoid lines on your skin from elastic, etc. Use a non-oil moisturizer before your shoot. Bring some with you. (The camera alsoloves smooth, silky skin.) If you plan on waxing, please do so more than 24 hours in advance to avoid any residualredness/skin irritation. Practice a few poses; peruse our portfolio, Pinterest, other sites and magazines forideas.MakeupWhat sort of makeup looks best when you’rewearing lingerie or perhaps a bit less? For the vastmajority of our clients we recommend a natural ornude look. For lingerie and nude shots, too muchmakeup can overpower the shot and detract fromits artistic quality, so less is more. In post-productionediting we often use techniques to enhanceeyebrows, eyelashes and lips if necessary.There are exceptions, of course. If you’re going for aforties-style pin-up girl look, break out that bright red lipstick. For our clients who are doing“alternative modeling” such as Suicide Girls, that edgy, tattooed and pierced look goes wellwith dramatic smokey eyes or unconventional makeup.If your face tends to get shiny, a bit of powder can help reduce reflection from the lights.Since the camera will be seeing more than your face, what about the rest of your body? Werecommend you use a non-oil moisturizer before your shoot and feel free to bring some withyou. The moisturizer can give your skin a beautiful, supple sheen. (We recommend moisturizerfor men as well for our couples shoots.) We do not recommend going to the beach or tanningbed before your shoot. Tan lines are very hard to remove in the editing process.Appeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Page 12Do you need a professional makeup artist? A professional can do wonders with makeup andtake your look to another level. That being said, if you’re a makeup master and comfortabledoing your own makeup, you’ll be just fine. There are lighted mirrors and makeup tables in thestudio for your use.Posing Practice facial expressions in the mirror and review yourselfies to see what works best for you. Practice relaxing your face and letting your lips naturallypart slightly in the middle, an especially sexy look. Practice “smiling with your eyes.” Your eyes can conveytremendous emotion, so practice making them expressive. Tilt your chin down slightly to provide nice shape to yourface and slimming your neck. Usually a slight angle to the right or left looks better than astraight-on look. For glamour shots, try to “find the light” to be sure yourface is evenly lit without unwanted shadows. Try a variety of poses. Look for examples you like online, inmagazines, etc. Experiment with a range of poses standingup, sitting down, laying down, kneeling. If you havefurniture and/or props available, try a variety of poses,such as draping yourself over a couch or chair or leaningagainst a door. During the shoot, let your poses evolve,moving slowly from one to another. By elongating your neck, you will appear taller, leaner, and more confident. Don’t slouch or go limp. You should always pose with tension in your body, from head totoe. Arch your back when standing. The tension in your body will give the camera goodmuscle tone and your body will look especially strong and alive. Don’t forget to express yourself. Be yourself and let your personality show!Appeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Page 13Working TogetherWe view each photo shoot as a collaboration where we’recreating beautiful art together. We’ll guide you through theprocess and help you pose, but we try not to “over direct” andgive you space to explore and be creative. This results in imagerythat’s more natural and organic that doesn’t appear stiff,mechanical and too “posed.” We work to ensure that the imagerycaptures the real you while allowing you to explore different sidesof yourself in a fulfilling and empowering way. Please don’t beafraid to express your opinion and share your ideas!Aspiring and Professional ModelsIf you’re an aspiring or professional model and we are doing a shoot for your portfolio, pleaseremember to let us know your modeling goals and to send along a few “inspiration shots,” i.e.,examples of the types of shots and poses you’re interested in. This will help us plan the bestshoot for you. You can send inspiration shots in advance of your shoot using this s/ If this is a shoot where you will beproviding us with permission to exhibit photos from your shoot in our portfolio, etc., you willneed to bring two forms of ID and will need to complete a model release and 2257 complianceform. These can be completed in advance online if you prefer just let us know.After the Shoot1. Your Proofs: Your balance payment is due after theshoot. Within 1-3 days of your photo shoot we’llprovide you with a link to your private, online gallery ofproof images for you to review. All imagery is deliveredsecurely online via our secure server. You can selectyour favorite images for fine-scale editing and deliveryat full resolution, suitable for high-quality printing.We’ll send you a link to your private online gallery thatallows you to easily select the shots you want andprovide any special instructions/requests you mighthave (e.g., color vs. black and white, cropping, etc.)2. Delivery of Final Images: In most cases we’ll deliveryour final, edited high-resolution images within 1-5days of your submission of your selections.A Proof Image3. Photo Books/Albums, Videos & Other Products: If youorder a photo book/album or other printed products or a custom video, you’ll need toAppeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Page 14allow additional time for delivery of those products. For photo books, once you selectthe images you want included in your photo book, we’ll work with you and get yourapproval of a draft/mockup. You photo book will be delivered to you directly from thelab we use in New York. Learn more: www.appealphotography.com/boudoir-photoalbum/Ask About Our Custom Photo BooksQuestions?Call: 1 (202) 930-2299Email: [email protected]: https://AppealPhotography.comRead Our Reviews: https://appealphotography.com/reviews Appeal Photography, LLC. All rights reserved.Rev 2018.05AAppeal Photography, LLC 1921 Florida Avenue #53090 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 930-2299 AppealPhotography.comStudio Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

For boudoir photography we encourage basic, muted colors (black, white, deep red). Brighter colors dont usually work as well in traditional boudoir and are more appropriate for glamour/pin-up photography (below). Glamour/Pin-Up A glamour photo shoot is designed to bring out a models allu