Hi, I’m Noel Nichols. I recently moved to Atlanta from the Gulf Coast of Florida. I’ve been a professional photographer for seven years, and for the last five of those, I’ve been specializing in boudoir photography. Boudoir is my favorite genre of photography because I love getting to help show you how amazing you are. The reaction when people first see their photos is my absolute favorite part of the process!
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
You can find me on instagram on my boudoir account @atlantaboudoir or my general account @noel_nichols
What is boudoir photography?
Boudoir photography (pronounced boo-dwah or boo-dwar) is intimate photography celebrating your unique beauty and personality.
Your session can be as revealing or as modest as you want, from lifestyle portraits to tasteful nudes.
Why should I have boudoir photos taken?
Do you really need a reason to have gorgeous photos of yourself?
Well if you do need a reason, here are some awesome ones:
Celebration of reaching a fitness goal
Wedding gift for your future spouse
Birthday present (for yourself, or for someone else!)
Just because! You are beautiful and deserve to have photos that show it!
What should I wear?
You should wear something that makes you feel sexy and confident. Most women bring several lingerie outfits, a "girls night out" outfit, a few pairs of high heels, sheer stockings and jewelry, but if that's not your style, I will help you pick out the perfect outfit. You can check out my Pinterest board for more ideas! I am always available to my clients that would like extra guidance on outfits for their session.
How much does it cost?
Sessions are $350 and include a two hour photo session with full pose coaching by me, professional hair styling and glamorous makeup application in the style of your choice, and access to my exclusive client wardrobe. No images, digital or print, are included with the session fee but are available at any additional cost. Products start at $350 and I provide a full price list on request.
What should I do to get ready for my session?
Professional hair styling and makeup are included with your boudoir session. A local professional makeup and hair artist will be on-site at the session to give you a glamorous makeover. Other services that you might consider are hair cuts or color, manicures, pedicures, massage, facial and/or body hair waxing.
What should I bring with me?
I have a whole packing guideline that I send you once your session is booked!
May I bring a friend or my significant other?
Yes! You are welcome to bring a guest. While I recommend leaving your S.O. at home, if they will make you feel more comfortable, you are welcome to bring them.
Will my photographer be female?
Yes! I am a 29-year-old female photographer, and only use female assistants and stylists for boudoir sessions.
How do I know that you're the right photographer to hire for my session?
You won't know for sure until you meet me; I provide free consultations where we can meet and talk about what you want out of your session. If you decide not to hire me for your session, I can always help you find another local photographer.
What if I don't look like a model?
You don't have to look like a runway model to do a boudoir shoot. Boudoir photography is for any woman, no matter your shape or size. The photos are about you and celebrating your individual beauty.
Will you airbrush the photos?
Skin-smoothing and blemish-removal are standard with every shoot, but more retouching can be done by request, and at an additional cost. You can also request to have no retouching done. You should still look like yourself when I am finished!
Will my photos be posted online?
Your digital photos are posted in a private, password-protected gallery for your convenience, but they are NEVER shared with others unless you give your permission. All photos on my website and social media are from sessions where the client gave me permission for posting them.
What if I don't like the photos?
I hope that you love your photos, but if you don't, I have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. I can re-shoot your session, within one month of your original session, with no additional session fee.
How will I know how to pose?
I will show you some amazingly flattering poses that you can do! I will guide you through the posing throughout your session, and make sure you look your absolute best.
How long will it take to get my photos?
Depending on which package you order and the amount of requested retouching, it can take between 2-3 weeks for your prints to arrive. Rush orders are available for an additional fee.
Can I bring an alcoholic beverage to calm my nerves?
Alcohol is a liability that I cannot and will not be responsible for. It is in my contract that clients must not have had alcohol in the 12 hours previous to their photo session. This will protect you from making any decisions during your shoot that you are unhappy with later. I will not photograph you if you are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
FAQ: THE FREE CONSULTATION
Let's talk about the free consultation; I won't pressure you into buying something you don't want, or make you feel uncomfortable with any decision. The consultation should help you make the decisions that will make your session unique to you, and settle any concerns you might have going into it. We will go over every step of the process during the consultation, so there are no surprises when you come back for your session.
The consultation is to help you figure out a few things:
Do you really want to do a boudoir session?
Sometimes after a consultation, a potential client will decide that boudoir photography isn't something they really want to do. That is perfectly okay with me; I will not take it personally if you decide it's not for you. I do offer women’s portraits in addition to boudoir, if you still want nice photos but prefer to keep it simple.
If you do want a boudoir session, do you feel comfortable around me?
The connection between a photographer and the client is super-important, and you should feel comfortable with me. I can always recommend other local photographers if you decide that another photographer might suit your needs better.
What kind of session do you want?
The type of session that we do is completely up to you. You can show as little or as much skin as you want--it's all about getting real, beautiful photos of you. Do you want something fashion-inspired? Or maybe pin up style? Glamorous? Sexy? Casual? We will make a plan for your session so there are no surprises.
What do you want out of your session?
We can talk about what you're hoping to come away with after your session. The free consultation is a great time to ask questions and customize your boudoir session.
Whether you want to do your session in a few weeks or a few months, you can schedule your consultation via the contact form below, or by calling me at 850.356.4833. I can usually be reached Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm. If I don't answer right away, I'll be sure get back to you within 8 hours. You can also email me at email@example.com