Deadlines! When should you book your boudoir photo shoot?


This is a re-post from April - but the last minute requests keep coming! I will update this and re-post from time to time so it stays visible.


How far in advance should I book my boudoir session?

Plan for a MINIMUM of 6-8 WEEKS before you need your product in hand! Read more for a full breakdown of the process.

I get a fair share of last minute requests. A version of this message hits my inbox pretty frequently: “I’m getting married in 3 weeks and would love to have boudoir photos to gift to my fiancé.” I have even received requests with less than a week to the wedding day!

The planning, executing, editing, designing, and ordering takes up anywhere between 15-20 working hours - a difficult amount of work to cram into a 1-2 week deadline. Not to mention that high quality products alone take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to be delivered. This experience is not one that you should rush.

The last thing I want is for you to miss your chance to have this experience because you don’t have all of the facts. I’m going to give you a peek behind the process so that you know exactly what kind of timeline you are looking at for your boudoir experience.


A portrait session with me is a fully customized experience. When someone decides to book their photoshoot, my work begins planning. I create an individualized style board, ask you questions, and set up my studio space specifically for you and your goals. This planning & communication typically takes place over 1-2 weeks.


After your boudoir photography wraps, I get to work selecting and editing photos for your viewing and ordering appointment which takes place 1-2 weeks after your session. This is where you select your photos.


As soon as you select your images and products, I place your order. Depending on the products you select, this order can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to arrive. 

This timeline excludes existing clients who have already planned ahead and snagged a date on my calendar! Lots of hours and expertise go into creating your one-of-a-kind experience. This isn’t something you want to rush, so take your time preparing and asking questions so that you can schedule your session in time for whatever milestone you are celebrating!

Stephanie Toland

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