Studio Services

Hello Gorgeous!
Bookout Studios is a team of fabulous ladies (led by Heather Bookout) who are here specifically to make your experience AWESOME!  You are about to enter a loving, judgement-free atmosphere with caring and warm individuals whose life mission is to make you feel beautiful! 

Here is what makes our studio different than most.  Our main focus is to make sure that you feel good emotionally - every step of the way.  Of course, you will be breathtakingly beautiful in our photos, but we want you to know how much we value you and want this to be one of the best experiences that you've ever had.  Our studio is set up to give you the ultimate spa-like experience complete with your own private lounge/dressing room.  We do INCREDIBLE hair and makeup here at the studio (included with every studio photo-shoot), and we help you plan out your wardrobe weeks before the photo-shoot.  We custom design each set/background according to your style and personality.  We have a sought-after, signature look in all of our photographs that is easily recognized as a ''Heather Bookout Image''.  We feel like all these things really set us apart.  We simply built our studio around our natural talents - the things we love to do - and we do them in a way that we would want to experience them if we were the client. 


When you book with us, we will get to hang out with you 3 different times during your Bookout Studios Experience:


1. Consultation

2. Photoshoot

3. Order Appointment.




YOUR CONSULTATION: [Designing Your Photo-shoot]
Your consultation is where we get to find out all about you in order to design a photo-shoot that is inspired by you.  You will come and meet us for a studio tour and we will help plan out your wardrobe, your hair & makeup, your custom set or location and the look & feel you want for your images.  We also utilize Pinterest.com where you can pin pictures that have the “feel” you want for your own photo-shoot. And we have put together our own Pinterest boards to help give you lots of ideas.  

In planning your wardrobe, we can help you put together your own outfit, and you will also have the option to try on clothing from our Couture Closet.  We carry a large variety of beautiful dresses! Our selection includes women's sizes 0 to 22. We carry several baby and children's dresses as well. 

Upgrade Options:
-We offer Custom-Designed dresses where Heather will design and make you your own dress here at the studio.  
-We even have a Shopping Option where we will do all the clothes shopping for you and assemble your outfit for the photo-shoot.
-Custom Flower Crowns
-Custom Smashcakes (perfect for 1st birthdays)
-Custom accessories (IE  blankets, cloaks, crowns, head dress, hair ties, banners, dream catchers, artwork, backgrounds)
-Fantasy Make-up & Hair (IE mermaid, princess, vintage, etc)

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YOUR PHOTO-SHOOT
Your photo-shoot will start off in our Client Lounge where we will do your hair and make-up! This is when the fun begins as we will spend about an hour getting you ready for your photoshoot. You just need to show up and we will take care of the rest. We have had more than one client say they wish we could live in their closet and get them ready every morning! We will all have a great time!!!

Our make-up and hair is done by Heather Bookout (photographer and owner of Bookout Studios) and her assistant. We have found this puts clients at ease as they really get to know Heather before their shoot. Heather sees it as a main part of her job – discovering how the client feels and to move her into a place of feeling relaxed, beautiful and confident.  We know that being photographed is a very vulnerable position to be in.  Heather is so warm and “safe” and super-encouraging and knows how to reassure you all along the way.

Once your hair & make-up are finished, Heather will guide you in a fun, encouraging photoshoot!  Do not worry about knowing how to pose - Heather is the BEST at posing you and making you feel like a model. She is naturally encouraging and will do everything to make sure you feel emotionally secure all along the way. You will not have to worry about anything and we will take great care of you!


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YOUR ORDER APPOINTMENT
About a week after your photo-shoot, you will come back to the studio for the best part - SEEING YOUR FINISHED WORKS OF ART!!!   At your order appointment, our Design Consultant, Britney, will sit down with you and help you select your favorite images and help you decide what to order.  It is a very fun time and you will LOVE hanging out with Britney (its not high-pressure sales of any kind).  We have an amazing software that will guide you through the process as stress-free as possible.  

We have many amazing products that you will probably not see anywhere else.  In addition to our highest quality prints and canvases, we do custom-designed Coffee Table Books, Image Boxes, Layered Art Pieces, Custom Announcements & Christmas Cards, modern & classic frames, and Heather can even turn your photograph into a beautiful, timeless painting.


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TRAVEL INFO
If you are traveling to us from afar, Huntsville International Airport (HSV) is 20minutes from us (Birmingham and Nashville airports are 2 hours away).  There are 3 hotels within walking distance from our studio:
Double Tree Huntsville South
Hampton Inn Huntsville-Arsenal/South Pkway
Hilton Garden Inn Huntsville South/Redstone Arsenal/span



 

SESSION TYPES:

GORGEOUS (for women) | The Gorgeous Portrait Experience is designed for each woman according to her style and comfort level.  You can choose to wear beautiful clothing or more revealing with lingerie.  We meet with you to plan out your experience about a month before your session.  This ensures your portrait day runs smoothly and more comfortably for everyone.  During your photo-session, you will be guided and directed in a very fun and comfortable way into the most pleasing poses. Make-up and Hair is included with all of our experiences and access to our Couture Closet for wardrobe options.  

 

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS | This portrait experience is for the Senior who wants one-of-a-kind pictures that look like they're from the pages of Vogue or Glamour Magazine. We meet with each Senior (about a month before the photo-shoot) to plan out your fashion-inspired experience.  During your photo-session, you will be guided and directed in a very fun and comfortable way into the most pleasing poses. Cutting edge Make-up & Hair is included with all of our experiences and access to our Couture Closet for wardrobe options. 

GLOWING GORGEOUS for MATERNITY & NEWBORNS | The Glowing Gorgeous Portrait Experience is designed for each woman according to her style.  We love to capture the beauty that happens when a woman is expecting (ideally in her 6th to 7th month).  We meet with you to plan out your experience about a month before your session. This ensures your portrait day runs smoothly and you know what to expect. During your photo-session, you will be guided and directed in a very fun and comfortable way into the most pleasing poses. Make-up and Hair is included with all of our experiences as well as access to our Couture Closet for wardrobe options. 

LOVESTORY | This portrait experience is for couples that want to celebrate their relationship.  Whether you are engaged, dating or married this experience will showcase your love for each other.  We meet with you about a month before your session to plan everything out.  We learn about what makes your love special and design around that.  During your photo-session, you will be guided and directed in a very fun and comfortable way into the most pleasing poses. Make-up and Hair (for her) is included with all of our experiences and access to our Couture Closet for wardrobe options. 

A MOTHER'S LOVE | This portrait experience is for Mothers and their children who want a portrait to display the love they have for each other.  We will meet with you about a month before your session to plan out your experience.  During your photo-session, you will be guided and directed in a very fun and comfortable way into the most pleasing poses. Make-up and Hair is included with all of our experiences and access to our Couture Closet for wardrobe options. 

FAMILY PORTRAITS | This portrait experience is for the mom who really wants a beautiful picture of her family.  This has been on her to-do list for years and she is finally ready.  We will meet with you about a month before your session to plan out this special portrait experience. During your photo-session, you will be guided and directed in a very fun and comfortable way into the most pleasing poses. Make-up and Hair is included with all of our experiences and access to our Couture Closet for wardrobe options. 


HEIRLOOM | This portrait experience is for a child.  They will be photographed in a timeless way, and the images will become family heirlooms to pass down for generations.  We meet with you to plan out exactly how you want their images to feel.  Then during the photo-session we interact and play with them to make the experience fun for them which insures amazing images. Make-up and hair comes included with all of our experiences and access to our Couture Closet for wardrobe options.

 

 

ABOUT OUR STUDIO

AND PHOTOGRAPHER

Bookout Studios is a gorgeous 3400 Square Foot Studio, located in Main Street South Shopping Village across the way from the DoubleTree Hotel in Huntsville, AL.

Heather Bookout, our photographer, started Bookout Studios in 2001.  She and her husband Ben live in Huntsville, AL with their 2 wonderful little girls.  Heather has been featured in the International Photography Magazine, Better Photography, alongside Anne Geddes.  She is a sought-after national photography speaker who has traveled the country to speak at photography events.  Heather has personally trained over 200 photographers who have traveled to her studio from all over North America.  Heather's clothing designs have been featured in two runway shows for Alabama Fashion Week.  Clients regularly travel to Bookout Studios from Atlanta, Nashville, Mobile and Birmingham. 

 

BOOKOUT STUDIOS

256.881.3151

7500 Memorial Parkway SW, Suite 110 Huntsville, AL 35802
in the Main Street South Shopping Village