Frequently Asked Questions

Here you'll find questions that have been asked by many of our clients.

  • What should I wear?
    • There are so many bodies and so many different parts of our physical selves that we like to accentuate or mask, that it can only be answered case by case. This is one of the reasons clients love the Styling Consultation. We go over ways to make you look your absolute best while boosting your confidence with a selection of attire, or lack thereof! Until then, you can check out a few of the items I have selected for clients here. I do suggest bringing a nude or black thong to your session as well as a pair of black and nude heels!

Where are you located? And do you travel?

  • I am located north of Cincinnati, in West Chester, Ohio. I travel periodically throughout the year. You can book me to come to you with additional travel fees or come to the closest city during my travels.
  • How should I prepare for the day of my photo session?
    • After you have booked a photo session, we will have a styling consultation to go over everything that you envision for your shoot. You will receieve a styling guide and assistance two (2) weeks before for the photo session. The day before your photo session, I will be in contact with you to ensure you arrive safely and that parking is a breeze. If you have any questions prior to your arrival you can call (513) 580 - 4142 with any questions and concerns.
  • Can I bring someone with me for the shoot?
    • As much as we love having our own Hype Squad with us, Ignite and boudoir in general is intimate by nature. For you to really relax and embrace your true self and all that you are, we do not allow guests or extra parties to be present during your photo session.
  • Is hair and makeup included in the session fee?
    • Absolutely! Complimentary hair and makeup is included with each session that is held in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.
  • I don't want anyone to see my photos. Is that okay?
    • Simply put, your photos are for you. I only showcase the images that clients allow me to and if you choose not to, that is absolutely fine. You can find out more about how we keep your images safe, and your identity private here.
  • What should I expect after booking?
    • I will walk you through each stage to create your dream photo session! From the perfect outfit, the jewelry, to what photo products to order depending on what may fit your needs best. I typically start off the post-booking process with a few questions to gain an understanding of who you are as a person. I want to know about you and what energy you want to evoke through your photos. After the shoot, you will be able to see your unedited images. At this time, you will be able to select the images you'd like to purchase. During the post-reveal session, I will update you on the progress of your photos being edited. Once your images and products are ready we'll set up an appointment for you to have your images delivered to you!
  • What should I bring to the session?
    • Bring lingerie that you love, black or spunky colored heels to match, and black and skin-tone nude thongs, During your session, you will have access to my ever-growing client wardrobe which can be found here.
  • Do you photograph expecting moms?
    • Yes! I love mamas and make sure they are fully prepared for their session with stretches appropriate just for them. I also have an expanding wardrobe especially for expecting mothers.
  • Are digital images included in the session fee?
    • No. You'll be able to select and purchase the images of your choosing during your reveal and ordering session.
  • How far in advance should I book my photo session?
    • We are currently booking up to 2 months out.
  • Are pre-payment plans required?
    • Yes. To ensure that your session goes smoothly and you don't have to make any financial obligations on the day of your session. Many of our clients choose to book and pre-pay for one of our collections. For any upgrades you may decide to make at your reveal, the balance must be paid in full at that time. To ensure you get the images you loved, and didn't leave any behind, we keep all images on file for 24 hours.
  • Can I come back to purchase images after the reveal?
    • Yes! To ensure that you receive the images that you absolutely love, we keep your photos for 24 hours just in case you may have missed anything! After that, any images you did not choose will be deleted, so be sure to get them in that timeframe. This is one reason we offer payment plans, so you can get the photos that you absolutely love!
  • Do I have to pre-purchase my order?
    • No! You are able to purchase the items you desire during your reveal and ordering appointment. Opting out of a pre-payment means that full payment will be required at the time of your purchase, so be sure to bring payment with you to your session.
  • Do you offer digital-only collections?
    • Yes! Digital-only collections are available exclusively for branding clients only.
  • Can I get on a payment plan AFTER my session?
    • All purchases made during your reveal and ordering session are due in full at the time you place your order. Payment plans are not available during or after your session. Payment plans are available only before your session.
  • How do I set up a pre-payment plan?
    • I send out a brochure to your email where you are able to select the items you'd like to receive from your photo session. From there, I customize a pre-payment plan just for you with auto payments being made with the 2 credit/debit cards you authoirze for use.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    • I accept card, cash, check, PayPal Credit, and money order. At the time your pre-payment plan is established, I do require 2 forms of credit/debit payment to ensure payments stay up to date.
  • Do you photograph men?
    • Yes. I photograph men for branding sessions as well as couples and maternity sessions with their significant other. I do not specialize in "dudoir", or boudoir for men.
  • When will you have "Mini Sessions" available?
    • Photography is an intimate artform that takes time. For me to take the best images of you and your family, we both need to warm up to each other. I want to know what makes you smile, your children laugh, and your grandparents glisten with joy. I want to get to know each of my clients on an intricate level to not only provide you with the best photographs, but an unforgettable experience. To provide you with the ultimate experience, I am no longer offering mini sessions to new clients.

The Day of Your Session

Here's a runthrough of what to expect on the day of your IGNITE photo session:

 

10:00am Hair and Makeup Glam Session

11:30am Change into Desired Attire, Your Session Begins

2:30pm Break for Lunch

3:00pm Reveal and Ordering Session

4:00pm That's a Wrap!

Privacy

We value each of our clients and their rights to privacy. We commit to keeping you and your images safe and confidential, regardless of your lifestyle or career. Images are only shared by our real clients who have given their written consent. The images throughout this website, on our social media platforms, and printed on our advertisements and marketing have been approved by our clients with signed consent forms.

 

Ways I keep your photographs private:

  • No one other myself and my client(s) is allowed in the studio during their session, this includes the hair and makeup artist(s), family, and/or friends
  • I edit all images myself in the privacy of my studio space, away from my family.
  • All images that are not purchased, are deleted 24 hours after your reveal appointment.
  • Only images that have been purchased and are being edited are stored. Once you have received your images and signed your receipt of images will they be deleted and removed from my property.
  • Client images are not saved on the cloud, which can be hacked into.
  • Names are not shared for those who decide to sign the model release and ask to remain anonymous.

contact@ToriaGermainphotography.com

(513) 580-4142

Cincinnati, Ohio