I met Krystyn back in 2012 when my friend Briana (amazing hairstylist) and I were booked by her to do a shoot for a model. At first meeting, I thought she was super fun, sweet, and extrememly talented. Over the next few years we have worked together many times for Boudoir shoots and this year she finally opened up her Studio and Boutique. I decided to do a quick Q and A to dig a little deeper.
What started you out in Photography?
My mother was a photographer for a talent agency they owned and I grew up being fortunate enough to have a dark room in our basement! I have always been involved in the arts and went to school as a music major. In 2010 I finally decided to pursue my dream and turn my hobby into my business. It was the best decision I have ever made!
What made you focus in on doing primarily Boudoir?
I strongly believe that everyone woman is uniquely beautiful. After spending years fighting my own body image issues and watching the lovely ladies in my life go through the same thing I realized that I had an amazing opportunity to help empower women! Celebrating just who you are is so important. I get to watch these incredible women going through the process of hair & makeup, choosing lingerie and watching their faces light up when they see their photos...it was a no-brainer that this was what I am meant to do.
What can clients expect from you before, during and after a Boudoir session with you?
Prior to your shoot we will discuss all the options available to you for your shoot and talk about the styling. Once you book your package you will receive a booking packet that has tons of information on what to expect from your shoot, tips on getting camera ready and the process of image selection and post-production.
Generally your edited images will be ready in 1-2 weeks but we do offer promotional packages that includes same-day photo viewing. I offer my customers an experience and we offer packages that can include everything from a personal shopping trip with a professional stylist, a custom made piece of lingerie by one of our designers or a video short of their day in the studio.
What prompted you to open your Boutique in conjunction with Boudoir sessions?
I sat back and listened to what my clients were telling me. Everyone seemed to want something unique that you can't necessarily walk into Victoria's Secret and find and my clients come in all shapes and sizes and I wanted to be able to offer them something that is really different. Boudoir photography and lingerie go hand in hand so why not make the process a little easier by offering hand-made designs, jewelry and garters?!
Tell us more about Flash and what you offer there?
Flash embodies everything that is lavish and girly. The space is complete with a lingerie boutique in the front, and a large photo studio with a great deal of set choices in the back. You get to sit back and be pampered while you get your hair & makeup done and sip a glass of wine or bubbly if you wish.
In the lingerie boutique we offer lots of beautiful lacey lingerie, garters, sequin clutches, lace necklaces, swarovski crystal bras, and we can custom order you something just to fit your body. You can work with our amazing designer and even have a custom piece of lingerie made just for your shoot!
Thank you Krystyn!