When Should You Schedule Your Boudoir Photo Shoot?


While we always stress that a boudoir session is, first and foremost, the best gift you could ever give yourself (whether you initially realize that or not), we do have a large number of clients who book their sessions with the intention of also giving their gorgeous photos to a loved one as a gift for an upcoming special occasion, such as a wedding, birthday, or anniversary. Whenever this is the case, it is important to make sure you schedule your photo shoot far enough in advance to allow plenty of time for the Image Debut & Ordering Session to take place approximately 1-2 weeks after the photo shoot, and for your order to arrive prior to the date when you need it in-hand.

In regards to the amount of time it takes for an order to arrive, there are a couple of factors that will affect your order’s delivery date:

  1. Full Payment Vs. Payment Plan – If you pay for your boudoir order in full at the time of your Image Debut, then you will receive all of your digital products (digital images and/or Mobile Gallery App) that very same day. If you order a boudoir album or wall art and pay for the order in full at your Image Debut, we will place the order for those products right away, but they can take anywhere from 1-6 weeks to arrive, depending on what you order. (See more about this below.)

    If you finance your order through PayPal or Affirm, those companies will actually pay for the order on your behalf in full at the time of your Image Debut appointment, and then you will simply make payments directly back to whichever company you chose over time. However, the good news is that, because these companies pay us upfront, we can then process your order as paid-in-full (exactly as described above), and you do not have to wait for an extended period of time to receive your order.

    If you choose to finance your order directly through The Adore Girls’ studio with an In-House Payment Plan, we cannot release ANY products to you (digital or physical) until the entire order is paid in full. Therefore, your delivery date will depend upon how many payments you need to make. (Please feel free to contact us for full details about any of these boudoir payment plan options.)

  2. Physical Products Ordered – The Adore Girls have chosen to work with some of the best and most reputable professional printing companies who continue to provide our clients with premium quality Designer and Luxury boudoir albums and top-of-the-line Acrylic Wall Art. However, the turnaround times for each of these companies varies. Generally speaking, after an order has been placed we can expect a Designer Boudoir Album to arrive in approximately 1-2 weeks, a Luxury Boudoir Album Set to arrive in 4-6 weeks (because these are handmade and shipped from Portugal), and Acrylic Wall Art to arrive in approximately 2-4 weeks. (If you are not able to pick up your order in person and need us to ship it to you, please allow another 1-2 weeks for delivery, depending on where you live.)

In summary, if you need to have your digital boudoir photos and/or physical products in-hand by a specific date for a special occasion, a good rule of thumb is to try to book your photo shoot around 6-8 weeks prior to that deadline if you plan to pay in full or finance through PayPal or Affirm. If you plan to set up an In-House Payment Plan, however, you should aim to schedule your boudoir session up to 6-12 months prior to your deadline (again, depending on how many payments you plan to make). These suggested guidelines will allow for plenty of time for the photo shoot and editing process to take place, the Image Debut & Ordering Session, and for the production/delivery time of any physical products ordered (such as a boudoir album).

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