Frequently Asked Questions
your guide to The 7 oh 2
"Where will my session take place?"
SESSION LOCATION: for all sessions
Your session can take place in your hotel room or a hotel suite that I provide. The session package you choose to schedule determines your session's location so be sure to read my package descriptions. Package descriptions state whether the session will take place in your location or mine so it is easy to choose the package that best fits what you're needing.
"If you supply the session location, can you tell me where my session will be captured before I book."
SESSION LOCATION: for all sessions
The simple answer is no.
I work with a good variety of properties on and around the Las Vegas Strip. Although I can and have created beautiful galleries for clients in any and all spaces I've shot in, the properties and rooms I secure are favorites of mine that meet my space/decor/lighting needs. I reach out to properties for availability only when a session is actually booked. Whoever gets back to me first is usually whom I go with so I can finalize the session in my system.
If your chosen session package includes a session that takes place in a suite that I provide, you'll receive an email from me with the location information usually within a few days of booking your session.
"I haven't booked my hotel yet but I'd like to have my session in my hotel room. Can I still schedule my session with you?"
SESSION LOCATION: for all sessions
As long as you already know the dates you'll be in Las Vegas and available for your session, you can schedule your session with me and update me with the name of your hotel once it has been booked.
"What is the difference between a boudoir, an erotic and a media session?"
This is probably the number one question I receive and it's an important one because these descriptions vary from one photographer to the next and it's important to know YOUR photographer's description of the style of session you think you are wanting.
Please visit the Session Style Differences page of my website for a detailed explanation of the distinct differences between the three styles of sessions that I offer to determine which style is the best for you.
"Do you offer sessions for men?"
I do not.
All of my sessions are designed for women and couples because that's where my education, experience, and specialty is.
I appreciate your interest but capturing sessions for men is not a service that I offer. However, if you'd be interested in including your significant other in your session experience and booking a couple's photography session, feel free to reach out to me for scheduling.
"Do you offer themed sessions?"
If you are looking to have images captured similar to something you've seen in my portfolio or on my social media profiles, such as a bath bomb boudoir session, there's a box in the scheduling form where you can include that information so that I'm properly prepared and I'll contact you via email for more information if need be.
If you have specific things you'd to incorporate into your session, that's not a problem at all. Just make sure whatever you'd like to use in your session is available at session time. I am entirely mobile so while I have a few things I can bring, I do not supply themed props for my sessions.
Fetish/BDSM are themes I commonly shoot for couples during their erotic sessions. I am willing to capture whatever your imagination can dream up but I do not supply any of the props so you'll either have to already have them or do a little shopping to prepare for your session.
Pin-Up is a genre of photography all its own and is not a style I offer.
"Are there any restrictions on what we can do during our erotic session?"
Your session time is yours to do as you please and the only restrictions for your session are of a legal nature.
- all subjects being photographed must be 18 years of age or older
- no weapons or drug use during your session time
- all parties must consent to be photographed
With that being said, your limitation is your comfort level and these sessions generally produce sexually explicit imagery.
"Do you offer sessions for same sex couples?"
Love is love and yes I do!
When it comes to couples sessions, gender does not matter to me.
"Can we add a third (or fourth) person to our erotic session?"
Absolutely! This is something I capture often (I'm based in Vegas after all).
If you have a third person you're wanting to bring into your erotic session, as long as they are 18 years of age or older and consent to be photographed, you are more than welcome to invite them along. You'll just need to let me know so that i'm properly prepared and provide me with their name(s), since it's required by law in order for them to be photographed.
However, as my client, you should know that my photography services agreement is with you and your session images will be provided to you and you alone. It will be up to you to provide the images to your third party should you choose to and I'd advise you to make your own agreement with your third party to avoid any issues regarding the use of your images.
"Can you supply a person or model to take part in a session with us or my girlfriend/wife?"
I get this question often (multiple times a week) and the answer will always be no.
Do I have an issue photographing your girlfriend/wife/husband/boyfriend with someone other than you?
That answer is also, No.
I'm an open-minded woman who shoots naked/half-naked people in Las Vegas and I've been doing this a very long time. Everyone has their "thing" and I have no problem photographing whatever your "thing" may be. However, it's entirely up to you to figure your situation out.
I'm not a matchmaker.
This needs no further explanation.
"Do you have a separate erotic gallery somewhere that isn't part of your portfolio that I can view?"
No. As I state on my portfolio page...
"My erotic sessions generally produce sexually explicit images and for this reason, the majority of erotic session images will never be shared. I only allow web appropriate images captured during my erotic sessions to be added to my portfolio. Please do not contact me asking for an erotic gallery. There isn't one. There are more than enough images in my portfolio here to decide if you like my style of artistry and the quality of my work. It is because of this strict personal policy, you can feel confident knowing your most intimate session images will only be seen by you and me."
"How do I schedule a session?"
All of my scheduling is done entirely online for privacy and convenience. First, you'll want to read through the descriptions of my session styles on the Session Style Differences page of my website to decide which style is the best for you. Click through your chosen style to check out the session package options for that session style and submit an online Session Interest Form through the link on the session page.
After receiving your session interest form, I'll check my calendar for availability and will send you either the link to schedule your session package and add your session to my calendar or alternative scheduling options.
"How far in advance should I schedule my session?"
The easy answer is AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
My Las Vegas session calendar fills up quickly and I travel year round to clients for their sessions as well. If you have any date and time restrictions for your session, such as you'll only be in Vegas for three days or you need your pictures back in time to gift for your anniversary, I suggest contacting me as soon as possible to get your session scheduled. While last-minute sessions are sometimes available, I do tend to book in advance and do not want you to miss out on such an exciting and rewarding experience.
Last-minute sessions are considered to be a session that is being scheduled with less than two weeks until the session date and will require payment in full to schedule. Same-day and next-day session requests cannot be accommodated.
I always advise clients who need their pictures back by a certain date to schedule their session a minimum of 8 weeks before the day they hope to have their pictures in hand. This way, there's no stress.
If you have special scheduling needs or time restrictions, contact me for more information.
"I'll be in Vegas for 4 days. What day is best for my session?"
I do not schedule sessions on travel days. The day you are traveling to Las Vegas, the day you are leaving Las Vegas to head home, the day you are checking into your hotel and the day you are checking out of your hotel are not suitable for your session.
Delays at hotel check-in, travel exhaustion, travel stress, lack of sleep, poor eating, dehydration, and hotel check-out time constraints can all lead to unpleasant session experiences and session images that show fatigue. My job is to give you the best session experience within my power that I can and preventing you from scheduling your session on your travel or check-in/out day is the first step in doing that.
"Do you offer phone or in-person consultations."
I like to keep a written record of my client's session needs and communication because I am crazy busy and want to ensure I don't miss or forget anything important in regard to your session. With this in mind, I do not offer in-person or phone consultations. You're welcome to shoot me a text or email prior to scheduling if you have any questions for me. I usually respond the same day, unless I'm traveling or it's a holiday.
If you're wanting to know what to expect on your session day or are hoping to get advice on how to prepare for your session, I've got you! Once you've scheduled your session, you'll receive a welcome email from me with everything you need to know on what to expect on your session day and the link to my online session prep guide. My guide has some helpful hints and tricks to get you prepared for your session day, including suggestions on wardrobe and lingerie.
How do I provide my hotel information if I haven't booked my trip yet?
Many of my clients book their sessions before their trip. If your session is scheduled to be captured in your hotel room, you'll need to provide me with the name of your hotel once you've booked your trip.
It is required that you provide me with your room number no later than 9:00 pm the evening before your session. I do not schedule sessions on days that my clients are checking into their hotel so this should not be an issue. This is a listed requirement on the session interest form submitted by all clients and in my scheduling terms and conditions. Due to the adult nature of the photography services I provide, I am legally required to record session location information in my system and electronically file an expected shoot list by 10:00 pm the evening before. Failure to provide the required information in the time stated will result in a breach of contract and the inability for me to legally capture your session. You will receive an email reminder at 8:00 pm the evening before your session if you have not provided me with the information required.
"How will we communicate?"
The CLIENT is considered to be the person whose information (name, email, phone number) was submitted on the session interest form. An account is created for the session using the submitted information for that person. All client communication is done in writing and session-related information, such as scheduling and reminders, is done exclusively through the email address used to create the session's account.
For couples' sessions, a session partner must be listed on the session interest form in order for them to take part in the session experience. Either the CLIENT or the session partner can sign the Photography Services Agreement for the requested session. Payment can be made by either the CLIENT or the listed session partner in the session's account. However, all communication from The 7 oh 2 will be through the email address and phone number provided for the session's account and it is the sole responsibility of the CLIENT to relay session-related information to their session partner.
"Can I purchase a session for my wife/girlfriend?"
Yes, you can! Please contact me for more information on that.
If you already have a trip to Las Vegas planned and you're wanting to surprise her with her very own boudoir session (meaning you're not going to be photographed with her), you can purchase a gift certificate and gift it right away. Boudoir sessions take some preparation for the woman being photographed and she'll need to sign a consent to be photographed and so she'll need to be informed of her session before her session day. I will not be able to photograph her without her signed consent, which needs to be recorded prior to session day and so same-day session surprises are not something that is available.
"What should I wear and/or bring for my session?"
Once you've scheduled your session, you'll receive a welcome email from me with the link to my online session prep guide. My guide has some helpful hints and tricks to get you prepared for your session day, including suggestions on wardrobe and lingerie.
Ultimately, wearing whatever makes you feel sexy is the best option but I've shot entire sessions with just a bedsheet so the wardrobe for a session is not something I like my clients stressing over.
If after you receive my guide you have some questions, just reply to my email and I'd be happy to help.
"Is professional hair and makeup required?"
I pride myself in highlighting natural beauty so I do not require any of my clients to have professional hair and makeup prior to the start of their session.
All I request is that my clients do what they need to feel their best during their sessions, regardless of session style. If that means having your hair and makeup done professionally, then I'd encourage you to do that but it is not necessary. I offer two boudoir and two erotic session packages which can include professional hair and makeup so be sure to book one of those options if hair and makeup are important to you.
"Can I bring a friend to my session?"
The way you feel during your session greatly affects the overall look and feel of your final images. My job is to ease your nerves and help you feel as comfortable as possible so that you have an enjoyable session experience and a beautiful photo gallery. One of the most important things that I have learned over the last decade or so is that less is more and while most people think that having a familiar face in the room during a session they are nervous about would be helpful, this actually isn't so.
Outside influences can change the feel of the session, interrupt the flow of the shoot and break my concentration. Working one on one with a client or couple allows me to concentrate on you and be more productive. Because of this, I have a closed session policy. This means that I work one-on-one with my clients to ensure a private experience and only the person(s) being photographed are able to be present during the session. I encourage you to have a friend or loved one stay with you until I arrive at your location or have them accompany you to my location if that makes you more comfortable, but it will just be you and me when it's time for your session to begin.
"I can't make it to Las Vegas. Can you come to my city?"
I travel year-round to my clients for their sessions and I'd love to come to your city. When traveling, I provide my clients with a session experience either in a hotel local to the area or in the comfort of their own homes.
Sessions are available worldwide. Travel fees do apply. Contact me for details.
"How can I get a quote for you to come to my city?"
If you're unable to make it to Las Vegas for your session I'd be happy to send you a quote to have me come to your area. My travel session quotes are all-inclusive (your session package, my travel fees, permits, etc.) so there are no hidden or unexpected costs. Because the cost of travel can change daily and is entirely dependent on the dates required to travel, I would need the city/location you'd like to have your session captured in and the date you'd like to have your session captured on to provide you with a quote.
Contact me with the city and requested session date to receive your quote.
"Can I make payments on my travel session? What happens if I have to cancel or reschedule?"
Travel session quotes are good for 24 hours (after that, the cost of travel may change) and fees are due in full at the time of booking so I can secure travel/permits/etc. On a rare occasion, I'm able to split the vendor fees and can offer a 50% down, remaining balance due 2 weeks before session day pay plan.
Travel session fees are nonrefundable because the travel rates I secure are nonrefundable as well. However, should you find the need to cancel/reschedule your session I would credit your account in my system for a Las Vegas based session.
Contact me with the city and requested session date to receive your quote, ask about the 50% down pay plan and get more information.
"We'd like to have an erotic session during our vacation. Is that possible?"
Absolutely! My sessions are available worldwide.
"How and when will I get my photos?"
PHOTO & VIDEO
Your image delivery and the time it'll take to receive them will depend entirely on the session package you schedule. Be sure to read the session package descriptions and choose the one that best suits what you're needing.
"Do you offer video?"
PHOTO & VIDEO
I'm not a videographer by any means but I have an excellent camera and an excellent eye. Video clips can be captured and are an option with most of my erotic sessions and one of my media sessions. If video is what you're looking for, you'll want to make sure the session package you schedule states that video clips can be captured if requested in the description.
"Do you offer photo gifts or prints?"
PHOTO & VIDEO
Two of my boudoir photography session packages come with a gorgeous boudoir album designed with session images and a custom-designed USB loaded with all of the session's digital images. If you're in need of additional photo gifts, such as wall art, please let me know and I can get you a quote for what you are in need of.
Two of my erotic photography sessions come with a custom-designed USB loaded with all of the session's digital images. My erotic sessions are limited to digital files for privacy.
"If my session comes with an album or USB, how will I receive it?"
PHOTO & VIDEO
All of my client's photo orders are shipped in an unmarked box from my name, rather than The 7oh2, to protect your privacy. An email will be sent out once your order has shipped with a tracking number so you know when to expect it.
"I know that the session itself is just you and me but who all will actually see my session images?"
Unlike other professionals in my field and specialty, I work out of a locked home office and handle all of my session images from start to finish. I capture, cull, and professionally retouch all of my client session images. I'm also the one who creates all of my client galleries, which are password protected and pinned for privacy. Only you and I have access. I never send out my client images to be retouched by other professionals or a retouching company. It's all done by me, in-house.
Half of my sessions include complete privacy of session images, meaning they'll never be used or published in any way. There are a couple of session options that allow you to choose the level of privacy you'd like your session images to have. If you do not want any images shared in any way, you can indicate that when submitting your session interest form. Please read the description of the session package you're interested in scheduling. It states the level of privacy the images will have.
Boudoir session-related photo gifts are designed by me and produced by a female lab technician that I've been working with for all of my client orders for the last 8 years.
I ship all client orders in an unmarked box with tracking from me, rather than from The 7oh2, for an additional level of privacy.
"You say you only publish certain session images on your website. What does that mean?"
As I'm sure you can understand, potential clients need to see a portfolio of work before deciding a photographer is right for them. Every image shared on my website are images that were captured and retouched for a client. I am proud to give my potential clients a good representation of what they can expect from a session with me, which is why I have always opted to share client images rather than hire professional models.
I will never publish or share an image on my website that shows a full female nipple, a vagina, or a penis. However... bare bottoms, cleavage, side-boob, backs, stomachs, and sexually suggestive images are frequently shared and are not something that I consider to be offensive.
If you are planning to schedule a Boudoir or Erotic session with me and are concerned about image privacy, just be sure to select the level of privacy you're comfortable with when submitting your session interest form if your session package doesn't already include the copyright.
"I really want a session but I'm worried that if someone finds out it could jeopardize my job. What can I do to ensure privacy?"
I have been offering these services for over a decade in Las Vegas and have a long list of high-profile clientele (government officials, celebrities, professional athletes, etc.) that need complete anonymity. That is why I created the privacy options I have and include the session's copyright in many of the packages I offer.
In addition, I feel that an intimate session is an experience that everyone should have (at least once) and the thing holding most people back are privacy concerns. I designed a way to eliminate that problem!
I will NEVER share client names or information, regardless of which session package is booked.