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How Long Does a Boudoir Shoot Last?

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You may be wondering how long does a boudoir shoot last so that you can make plans for the rest of your day! The entirety of the shoot will last 4-5 hours, but we encourage you to plan this entire day around you because let’s be real. You deserve a day just for you. Let’s walk through the entire session so that you know exactly what to expect and can prepare for an unforgettable day of pampering and fun!

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When you arrive for your boudoir shoot, you’ll be greeted warmly and given a chance to settle in. Feel free to bring a drink and a snack! Take a deep breath and get excited for the fun we’re going to have together! Boudoir sessions are all about pampering and celebrating you, so leave any worries at the door.

Glam Session

Next, it’s off to your glam session! Hair and makeup generally takes anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours. If you’re in St. Louis, this will be in-studio with Tiffany, while in Denver, it’s done at the hair and makeup artist’s studio before heading to the photography studio. This part is a blast—there’s lots of chatting and laughter. It’s your time to relax, with no kids to chase after and no job responsibilities to stress over!

During your glam session, your photographer will show you an album of your custom flow posing so that you know what to expect. During this time, you can mark any must do shots or don’t want to do shots, too!

Restroom Break and Outfit Selection

Once your hair and makeup are flawless, we’ll have you set out all of your outfits, and then you can take a quick restroom break before we get started! When you get back, we’ll spend about 10 minutes going through your outfits, making sure everything is just right and planning the looks for your session. Then you’ll change into your first outfit!

The Boudoir Session

So how long does a boudoir shoot last? The actual photoshoot typically lasts around 90 min – 2 hours. During this time, we’ll move through your custom flow posing guide, ensuring we capture the most beautiful and flattering images of you. If we’re feeling super inspired, the energy is high, and nobody has anywhere to be, sometimes we keep shooting beyond the 2 hours. The goal is to make sure you feel amazing and get as much variety as possible!

Wrap Up

Once we finish up, you’ll get dressed while we clean up the studio and pack your things. We’ll walk through our products and price list again so that you’re prepared for your viewing with Tracy, and then we’ll have to sadly say goodbye (until next time)!

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So the answer to “how long does a boudoir shoot last” is technically 4-5 hours, but we really encourage you to spend the entire day doing things you love. Maybe make plans with your best friends since you’ll look beautiful already! Treat yourself to dinner. Schedule a massage. Get a hotel room, starfish out, and sleep with zero distractions. Or if it’s not a secret, have a sexy date night! No matter what, you’re going to rock this, and it’ll be so much fun!


TK Boudoir is a luxury boudoir studio with locations in St Louis, MO & Denver, Colorado for all women seeking to rediscover their beauty, just as they are.

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