Frequently Asked Questions




What type of photos do you shoot?


We provide Luxury Glamour Sexy Photos & Videos designed to target only top-quality luxury clients. Or photoshoots are well planned with particular attention towards you. We personalized your wardrobe styling and location to help you stay unforgettable. Our ultimate goal is to help your business generate more income.



Who is SexyLuxStudio for?


My ideal client is a savvy businesswoman that values high-quality service and clients. She's ready and willing to invest the time needed to plan out her shoot because she's focused on the quality results that bring success. She might not be a model, but inside she's a goddess, and she deserves professionally styled, sensual luxury photos similar to a fashion magazine photoshoot.



Who is SexyLuxStudio Not for?


Not a good fit for you if:

You are targeting low-end clients.
You want a simple, quick shoot.
You want a casual shoot with no wardrobe styling or wardrobe planning. 
You are just getting started in your business, or you are not ready to invest. 
You will not follow my steps to booking a shoot.






Where are you located?


I'm based in Miami, Florida.


Where are your favorite locations to shoot in Miami?


I love shooting on location and using the various fabulous Miami locations that include South Point, the Design District, Ocean Drive, South Beach, Haulover Beach, Lincoln Road, and Brickell. Miami's modern boutique hotels also provide a perfect setting for an indoor glamour shoot, including the world-famous Versace Mansion.
Because of its natural beauty, its beaches, and architecture, Miami is called the Magic City. Photographers worldwide come to shoot catalogs, music videos, TV series, and movies here. 
There are endless spots around the city that are great for photoshoots. Most locations are photography-friendly, and the city of Miami Beach allows topless at the beach. 



What hours are you open? When do you shoot?



Although I can shoot anytime around your schedule, I schedule my shoots Monday through Thursday to avoid the weekend, tourists, and local crowds.
Also, hotels are more affordable Monday through Thursday.
All Outside Day Shoots are best early in the morning for flattering sunlight and cooler temperatures since every outside location are relatively empty from sunrise through about 10 am.
Inside shoots can be at any time, and I usually schedule your shoot in the afternoons after your hotel check-in.
If we are shooting both inside and outside, I'll photograph the exterior looks first in the morning and then the inside.
I highly recommend avoiding weekends, holidays, and weeks when there are special events.



How much do you charge per look?


My rates are by photoshoot packages, which start from three to eight looks.  I don't change to the next outfit until I have several excellent photos that capture the theme from each look. 
The first look tends to go the slowest as we both warm up, but it's about 30-45 minutes per look on average. Please see my Photo Packages for details.



How many edited photos do I get?


Each package has a set number of included edited images. See Photo Packages.


I have never had a professional shoot, or it's been a long time. Will you help me with the poses?


Absolutely, this is what being a dedicated professional photographer is all about. I take my time finding your best angles and adjusting the light so that you look as glamorous and sexy as possible. Plus, I gather information about what's important to you on my Pre-Shoot Questionnaire.



What happens if I need extra time after my package time is up?


One Extra look is $300 per hour, plus an extra three edited photos from your original package.  You can always upgrade to the next package.


Do I get all the unedited photos?


I'll send you the good unedited photos via a download link to save to your computer together with your edited images included in your package.  These are the images that, once edited, will look wonderful. Please view the Photo Packages Page to have the details on your package.

Please save your unedited photos in a secure location such as a free dropbox account or any other cloud service. Due to the high number of files, I will only keep all your photo files for a maximum of 6 months.


Can I get the unedited photos in High Resolution?


You can purchase the high-resolution photos from each look for $999, but I don't recommend it.  Part of my photography is in the editing, and the final results of my images are not complete until they are edited.  To keep a consistent quality output of my photography, I rather provide edited images in high resolution.


How long after a shoot do I get the edited images?


Edited images included in your package are delivered via email 14 business days after your shoot. If you need your edited photos sooner, I an expressed editing service where your edited images are delivered three business days after your shoot. Please let me know this at the time of your shoot.


I only need 30 min or just a few edited photos. Can you give me a mini session?


Even with experienced models, it takes about 45 minutes for them to relax and warm up into elegant, sexy poses. Although I am a fast shooter, I do take my time to properly pose and adjust the details in your pose so that the final results are exquisite and glamorous. To achieve the results you see here on my site, you need to plan out your shoot with the proper outfits, locations, details, and the Emerald package is my starting package.



What if I need my edited photos right away?


No problem, you can upgrade to VIP Express Editing and receive the edited photos three business days after your shoot. For additional, see details below each package.


How long does it take you to edit each photo?


After downloading all of your photos to my calibrated Apple computer, I load them into Adobe Lightroom.  I begin by reviewing your entire batch of images several times and marking your good shots.

Next, I review the good photos and narrow them down to my favorites. I then review my favorites several times and continue to narrow them down to your best images. 

I make my selections based on which images would look fabulous entirely once edited from top to bottom while paying close attention to all the details.  This part of the process takes several hours to days, depending on how many looks we have shot. 

Then, I open your photo in adobe photoshop and begin to retouch your photo entirely from edge to edge while keeping in mind what you would like to highlight and or diminish in your photos per your questionnaire replies.

This individual photo editing is 1-2 hours per photo.



How long do you keep my photo files for?


I will save your files for up to 6 months after your shoot. After six months, I can not guaranty that I will still have all your photo files.

When I send you the link to download your photos and unedited photos, please save them to a secure location such as a dropbox or a cloud account.  You can open a free basic dropbox account ( not a trial one - that one will switch over to charging you ) and keep all your photos and documents organized in folders. That way, you always have access to your photos even if you don't have your phone or computer anymore. 


Do I have to have professional make-up for the photoshoot?


To complete your investment in my photoshoot and receive my full quality results, yes, you do need professional makeup. Since Professional Hair and MakeUp is one of the critical details needed to achieve extraordinary results, each of my packages includes Hair and Make-up service.

When you do not have professional makeup, your face will look very flat and dull under the pro lights. The makeup products my professional makeup artist use is made for studio lights and HD video.  My photography is about beauty and quality, and using the proper makeup to complete your look is one of the critical details in my photography.  

Clients that value more refined things in life will notice when a woman has invested in her appearance. 


Do you have a make-up artist you recommend?

 

Absolutely, I have a team of several professional, highly experienced makeup and hair artists that I have been working with for many years. All of them are excellent and always produce fantastic makeup on all types of skin tones.


I am an African-American, and I have had bad experiences with makeup artists. Does your make-up artist have experience with dark skin?


Yes! I used to shoot for Urban Fashion Magazines, and the make-up artist team that I used are all highly skilled professionals.  Their work is what you see in my photos on my site.


Do you have a studio? Where do you shoot your  Glamour Shoots?


In general, I do not shoot Glamour Shoots in my studio; it's is only used for commercial photography with solid backgrounds where the background is too plain. 

Glamour photo themes work the best in a luxury hotel, mansion, or private location where the decor of the place will complement your shoot theme.  Your photo's location and background should complement your piece to a natural location for the outfit you are wearing.  I love to shoot on location, and this way, I can offer a wider variety of settings for my clients.  If you are not from Miami, you can stay at one of the recommended hotels that are great for photoshoots.


Which hotels do you recommend for me to stay in a while in Miami?


I have a list of hotels that I highly recommend for a photoshoot because they look great in photos and have permission from the hotel manager to shoot on the property.  Click here to see the list of recommended Miami Hotels for photoshoots.


What if I am not staying in a hotel in Miami?



There are many beautiful, accessible locations here in the Greater Miami Area.  If you would like a private inside shoot, the best options are a beautiful hotel room that complements your theme.


How do I send you my deposit?


Please contact me, and I'll send you an invoice. I accept PayPal, Apple Transfer, and Venmo. Paypal accepts any major credit or debit card, and you do not need to have a Paypal account.