Q : Will my images be shown on your website or on social media?

Your images will never (EVER!) be posted online without your ok. After your shoot we’ll show you the images that we’re interested in posting and you can say yes or no. We’re totally cool either way! There won’t be any pressure to share your personal images anywhere.


Q : I'm nervous and awkward! Am I going to look good in my photos?

Everyone says this! It's totally normal to worry about how the photos will turn out, but let us reassure you, we are pros! We know all the right angles and lighting to make you look your very best. If it's your first time doing a boudoir shoot, we recommend choosing a package with at least 60 minutes of shooting time. This allows you to sufficiently warm up in front of the camera and feel good about your experience. We do offer a 30 minute session, however that package is better suited to those who are already confident in front of the camera.

It's our job to ensure your experience is fun and uplifting, so don't worry about a thing!


Q : How do I choose my outfits?

Choose outfits that make you feel sexy and comfortable. Whether you prefer bra and panty sets, boy shorts and a sweater or garters and a bustier, pick outfits that you love, in colours that are flattering and make sure that they fit you properly! Once you book your shoot and pay your deposit, you’ll receive an email outlining all the details on how to prepare for your shoot and wardrobe ideas.


Q: What about hair and makeup, do I do it myself?

Professional makeup application is included in every full priced session, and our makeup artist will tailor your look to ensure you feel your best. Not sure what to ask for? Our go-to look is a gorgeous “Boudoir” style soft smokey eye and glossy nude lip, helping you feel like a sexy and glammed up version of yourself! Hair is an add-on option for your session, if you choose to add on hair then we’ll style your hair in big Victoria’s Secret waves to finish your look. If you choose to do you own hair then please come with your hair fully styled before the shoot.


Q: How do I prepare for my shoot?

After your contract is signed and your session is secured, we send out a very detailed set of emails with information on how to prepare, what to bring, and how to pose! This way we ensure that you get all of the info you need to make your shoot spectacular!


Q: Can I bring my friends with me to my session?

As our studio space is quite cozy and we prefer a one on one experience with each of our clients, therefore we do ask that you do not bring any friends along.


Q: I'm ready to book a shoot, what's next?

Choose your preferred package on the Pricing page and then visit our contact page to fill out your info. Our booking manager Morgan will be in touch within 24 hours to get you booked in for your shoot. A deposit of 50% of your package price is due when you sign your contract and we take all major credit cards and email transfers. We also offer payment plans!


Q: Can I split up the payments on a package?

Yes! We offer a flexible payment plan that can be split in up to 4 instalments, spanning a maximum of 3 months. All payments must be made in full 7 days before your shoot. A late fee of $25 will be applied to each payment overdue by 10+ days. All payments are non-refundable.


Q: If I am late will I still get my full shooting time?

We strongly encourage you to be on time, because we may not be able to accommodate you if you’re late. We book several clients per day and our scheduling is based on every client being on time and shooting for their chosen package. If you’re late then it will cut into your shooting time, as we have to be ready for our next client at her scheduled time.


Q: If I can't make my shoot date, can I reschedule?

We require a minimum of 14 days notice to reschedule a shoot. If you contact us to reschedule less than 14 days before your shoot or you reschedule more than once, your retainer is not transferable and we charge a rescheduling fee of $75. When you sign your contract, we block off those hours to work with you, thus turning away people interested in shooting that day and time.


Q: What is your refund policy?

Due to the custom nature of photography, the session price and any products ordered are non-refundable. You have final say on the retouching and any custom album design and nothing goes to print without your approval.


Q: Where do the shoots take place?

In Vancouver, shoots are done (by appointment only) at our studio in Gastown, located at #502 – 119 W Pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada

Erica KnoxErica Knox
01:37 06 Apr 22
Can’t say enough good things about Gloss! I was soooo nervous before walking in and was welcomed so warmly from the second I arrived. Every step of the way I felt comfortable and pampered!! So excited to go back soon!
Noelle von BeckmannNoelle von Beckmann
02:42 05 Apr 22
Amazing company. Gloss Boudoir has the most professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff who make women feel empowered, confident and sexy in a safe environment. And the photographs are incredible !! Highly recommend.
Danielle GrahamDanielle Graham
21:46 15 Mar 22
Loved my experience! I ended up signing up for the promotional emails, as I was always interested in doing a shoot but wasn't fully sure. One night after 3 glasses of wine, I got a flash sale email. Without even fully reading the email I booked it, I didn't want to overthink too much about it! And I must say, it was a lovely experience. The girls put me at ease the second I got in the chair for hair and makeup. I pushed my comfortable zone and it was so worth it, I LOVE the photos. I'll be back!
Kelsey PrimarKelsey Primar
22:58 13 Mar 22
I loved my first visit to Gloss so much that I've been back four times since. If you've been on the fence, just do it!I wanted to do a boudoir shoot for so long and when two of my girlfriends signed up, they convinced me to do the same. At first I was nervous; I didn't know how to pose and generally hated most photos of myself. I was afraid I was spending money on another blow to my confidence, but it was the complete opposite.Kelsey is a talented makeup artists that always brings out my best features, and Marcee is the embodiment of positive energy and self-love. I leave every session feeling so confident, and I fall in love with the woman I see in the final photos (which are beautifully edited and prepared so quickly!)Thank you for being a welcoming and inclusive environment where women can show their true selves and be shown their true beauty
Elyse PoElyse Po
01:17 14 Oct 21
Such a warm and supportive space! The team is remarkably professional, and still offers such welcoming, easeful service that create a comfortable environment for pros and newcomers alike! Could not recommend more!
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