About the session
What about hair and makeup?
Hair and makeup is not included in this deal, though may be available as an add-on. Please inquire about this when you book your session so that I can check schedules with my preferred hair and makeup artists. Hair and make up are in range of $70-$115 depending on the artist that you would choose to work with.
Where will the session take place?
Your session will take place at the studio in Manchester. 50 Windsong Avenue, Manchester, NH. Free parking is available on the street.
Pool sessions are available May-September
Are outfits and/or lingerie provided? You will bring your own outfits and lingerie as they are not provided by the studio. I do have a small assortment of jewelry and accessories which can be used. Please check platform of your shoes. They need to be clean (no stickers). We are going to do some poses on the bed with legs up and shoes are going to show
Who will be there during my session?
The only people in the room for your session will be Marina (the photographer) and you, the client. You’re welcome to bring ONE female friend along with you, if you’d like. If you do bring a friend, I just ask that they not disrupt the session in any way and that you focus your attention on the photographer during the entire session.
There no males are allowed in the room during shooting for any reason, including spouses and significant others.
How long is my session?
Your session is 60 minutes long, which generally is about 30-45 minutes of shooting time. The first 15 minutes are set aside for you to settle in, to give us time to chat and go through your outfits and for you to get dressed. After we finish the shoot, you’ll have a few minutes to wrap up and get changed into street clothes. I ask that if you have any in-depth questions after the shoot to please schedule a phone chat with me to go over them so that I have time to be ready for my next session.
What should I wear TO the shoot?
Please wear loose fitting clothing that will not leave marks on your skin. Be mindful of the bra you wear as bras often leave red marks or indentations on your skin. If you do wear clothing that leaves marks, these will not be Photoshopped out without an extra charge.
How sexy do I need to go?
Only as sexy as you feel comfortable! For some women, that’s “implied nudity” using a white sheet or sexy lingerie. For some, it’s a tank top and boy shorts. For others, maybe it’s a sexy dress. In any case, I’ll NEVER pressure you for a level of sexiness or undress that’s not right for you. I believe wholeheartedly that sexiness has nothing to do with how much skin is showing.
Will you airbrush/retouch my photos?
Yes, digital retouching is standard in all of my packages, unless you’d rather I not. Most retouching begins and ends with skin smoothing as that’s all most women need. Retouching does not mean I’ll be changing the basic shape of your body or making you look like someone you’re not. I don’t get rid of freckles and beauty marks (unless you request that I do) because that’s part of what makes you who you are. And you’re beautiful the way that you are! If you’d like more intensive retouching, I can do that for an additional fee. I have an album showing before and after retouching images, so during your consultation, you’ll be able to see exactly the level of retouching that’s standard for my clients.
I’m super nervous and don’t know if I can be sexy in front of a camera. Help!
No worries! Pretty much everyone’s nervous in front of the camera, especially when it’s such an intimate session. There’s nothing really to be nervous about. By the time you come in for your session, we’ll have already had an in-person or phone consultation, so you can think of me as a friend and not a stranger with a camera. =) Plus, we’ll take a few minutes when you arrive to chat and let nerves dissipate.
Most women don’t automatically know what poses and expressions are sexy. That’s okay! I’ll help find the most flattering poses for you. I’ll help coax those sultry expressions out, even if you’re feeling silly or nervous. =) I’ll get into the actual poses to show you and will pretty much move you around like a Barbie doll to get the most flattering angles for you!
Between now and your session, I recommend checking out magazines, lingerie catalogs and anywhere you might find inspiration for poses you might like to try. Also, try practicing expressions in the mirror to see which ones you like. It’s so easy for an expression we think might be sexy to actually look angry! That’s why I’m a firm believer in good music and lots of laughter during your session.
Please feel free to bring your iPod or mp3 player with a rockin’ playlist to your session. I love music! And how can you feel uncomfortable with your favorite songs playing?
Will my images be posted on your blog/website/Facebook?
Not unless you sign one of SSB’s model release allowing me to use your images for promotional purposes. You’ll be able to hand select which images you feel comfortable sharing, so you’ll never be surprised by seeing an image anywhere that you weren’t expecting! A MODEL RELEASE IS NEVER REQUIRED FOR A PAID SESSION AND I WILL NEVER PRESSURE YOU TO SIGN ONE!! My clients’ privacy is the super important to me.
Do I own the copyright for the images from my session?
Marina Zinovyeva retains ownership and copyright of all images, however clients will be granted the right to personal, non commercial use of the images and files that they purchase. Images may not be copied, sold, or published by the client without written agreement by Marina Zinovyeva.
How do I book my session?
Read all the way through these FAQs. There’s important stuff in here!
Click this link to shoot me a message with your contact info, your preferred session date/time and any questions or comments that you have.
That’s it! Easy peasy. =)
Can I give you a call to book my shoot?
I’m more than happy to answer any and all questions that you may have via the phone or email.
How soon can my session take place?
Please keep in mind that sessions are booked due to availability and I only offer a limited number of sessions per week so that I can give each client the personal attention they deserve. I expect that I will book up quickly, especially for weekend sessions, which are extremely limited. So be sure to book your session date as soon as possible and well in advance of any gift giving occasion.
I would like my photos to be a gift for my significant other. How far in advance should I book?
Please book your session at least three weeks prior to the event
What if I need to reschedule?
We know things come up, we will be happy to reschedule your session one time without a fee and this must be done with a minimum of 96hr hours notice.
What if I’m late for my appointment?
We will allow a 10 minute grace period from the time that the session is scheduled. After that, the clock starts on your session. Therefore if you’re 15 minutes late you’ll receive a 30 minute session. 30 minutes late is a 15 minute session, and so on.
How long after my session can I order prints?
After your session, we will schedule a date for your Studio Unveiling to take place within a few days of your session date, if at all possible.
How do I place my order?
You will be able to place your order at your Studio Unveiling, which is held at the studio. We’ll go through all of your images individually and I will show you all of the different product options. I’ll help you every step of the way to help you get the products that suit your needs.
If you’d rather opt for online ordering than ordering in-person during a Studio Unveiling, I can load your images onto my online proofing gallery.
How many images from my session will I get to choose from?
You will have 20+ images at view at your your Studio Unveiling from which you can choose. I shoot many more than that during your session, but after throwing away any with closed eyes, movement blur, etc, I keep only the best of the best for your viewing. If you’d like more images from which to choose, you can add additional clothing selections for just $75 each. Each clothing selection will add 15-20 minutes of shooting time and 5-10 images in your Unveiling gallery.
Am I required to place a minimum order or purchase anything in addition?
No, absolutely not. But I feel that you’ll love your images so much that you’ll want more. =)
What if I’d like more than 60 minutes and more clothing selections?
I’m happy to upgrade your deal to better suit your needs. You may add additional clothing selections for $75 each. Each clothing selection will add an additional 15-20 minutes of shooting time and 5-10 images to your ordering gallery.
When and where can I pick up my order?
Orders may be picked up at the studio. I will give you a call when your order is in and we can schedule a time for you to pick it up.
How soon will I be able to pick up my prints once I have place my order?
Prints and most products will be ready to pick up within 1-2 weeks of placing your order. Certain products, such as albums, may require another 1-2 weeks before pickup. Please keep these time frames in mind when scheduling your session. Rush service may be available for an additional fee, if needed.
Can I purchase my session files on disc?
Absolutely! Chat with me to get a copy of my price guide.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard), paypal, cash and checks. If paying by check, your order will be held until the check clears the bank. There is a $50 returned check fee if the check bounces. All orders must be paid in full before I will place the order with my vendors for your prints and products.
How soon after the shoot can I see my images?
Your Studio Unveiling will be ready within one week of your session, so you won’t have to wait long! I recommend scheduling your Unveiling before your session so that you can get in as soon after your session as possible. By scheduling ahead, you may be able to come in as quickly as the next day!
I still have questions…
Please feel free to shoot me a message via my contact form or give me a call at 603.396.3541. I’ve set aside large chunks of time this week to answer your questions and help you book your session when you’re ready. I’ll be bringing my best customer service to the table, so be ready! =)