FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN WOMEN?
We love helping women feel good in their own skin. We know that women are notoriously never happy with themselves. Always wanting something to be different. We understand that. We love you exactly where you are. You don't have to lose more weight, not have stretch marks, have a perfect nose or any other "not good enough" statement you have been saying to yourself. We have put our hearts into studying how to photograph, pose, apply hair and makeup and dress women so they feel beautiful. We regularly hear from our clients that they never have felt more beautiful as they do when they come for a Bookout Portrait Experience.
DO YOU ONLY PHOTOGRAPH WOMEN?
We also photograph men, boys, families, babies and children while focusing the studio around our speciality of women.
WHO DOES THE HAIR AND MAKE-UP?
Heather Bookout, our photographer, is in charge of your hair and make-up. She leads her team in specific techniques that enhance and make you look your best in pictures. Another perk about Heather doing your make-up is that you will have the chance to get to know her before your shoot and that makes your shooting experience more at ease and fun!
WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE THE HAIR AND MAKE-UP?
We understand. If you don't like it we will adjust it. It is most important to us that you love it. We do several things to make it easier for us to achieve the look you want. We formulate with you a make-up and hair plan during your CONSULT so we know exactly what you want for your look. And then we have you in front of the mirror the whole time so you can see your self being transformed. You will be a part of the whole process and if you want it changed we want to change it for you.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY FOUNDATION COLOR OR MY OWN MAKE-UP?
We have all the colors for foundation for everyone's skin type. The only time we use a client's make-up is if they have an allergy issue. But we use our make-up 99.9% of the time.
DO YOU USE FAKE EYELASHES OR DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN?
Every client gets to use fake eyelashes that we provide. If for some reason you don't want to wear them you do not have to.
WHAT TYPES OF CLOTHES DO YOU HAVE IN THE COUTURE CLOSET?
We have mainly women's clothing, but we have several options for younger girls. We do not carry clothing for men or boys, but we can make great recommendations for you.
WHAT SIZES DO YOU CARRY IN YOUR WOMENS CLOTHES?
We have clothing from size 0 to size 22. The majority of our sizes are in the middle. We can usually use a dress that doesn't fit you by clipping it tighter or clipping it so it is wider. That is awesome because it gives you more options and it will look like a perfect fit in the pictures.
DO I HAVE TO USE CLOTHING FROM THE CLOSET?
No, you do not. We have the closet to give you more options, but we love it when clients bring in their favorite things. We have CONSULTATION days before your session so you can try on clothes and make a wardrobe plan for your session.
I HAVE GAINED A LOT OF WEIGHT, SHOULD I WAIT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED?
We recommend that you come and have the portrait experience now. The experience builds your self esteem and helps you feel better about yourself now. We believe that weight does not define your beauty. How you feel about yourself is one of the most important things and we can help you feel better.
MY SKIN IS NOT THE BEST AND I HAVE A LOT OF BREAKOUTS, SHOULD I WAIT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED?
We have got it covered. We use a great combination of make-up and photo editing to achieve perfect skin. What's even greater about that as we don't charge extra to fix it in editing. It is included!
I WANT TO DO A GORGEOUS SESSION BUT I AM UNCOMFORTABLE WITH BEING COMPLETELY NUDE IN THE PICTURES, ESPECIALLY WITH MY TROUBLE AREAS, CAN I STILL DO THIS?
We understand. There are a couple of options. Most of the women that come to us have those same "trouble areas". Remember, we don't demand perfection to be photographed. We can remove stretch marks, rolls, excess skin in photo editing (for no additional charge). We also have creative ways of camouflaging those trouble areas with clothing, make-up and positioning in your session. We can make great recommendations during your consult to ease these concerns. Also, many of our clients wear full clothing for their experience. You don't have to be naked to be sexy.
I AM/WILL-SOON-BE A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR - WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY PORTRAIT SESSION?
We recommend the summer before your senior year. Usually, yearbooks will want your senior ad in at the beginning of their senior year. Many of our seniors use some of their pictures from Bookout for this. We also photograph quite of few girls at end of their senior year. So we are flexible with your schedule.
WHAT IS YOUR SENIOR SPOKESMODEL PROGRAM?
This an awesome program that juniors can apply for. We open applications in December - January of their Junior year. Our program gives them a chance to get discounts on their own senior pictures, appear in our annual Upper Class Magazine, partake in a fun fashion-inspired group shoot, go to two different parties, win contests where they may be featured on the cover of our magazine and lots of other little perks.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT?
We stay booked out for 3 months. We recommend getting something on our books right away to give you plenty of time to plan and prepare for your session. We try to squeeze you in for special circumstances.
I AM PREGNANT, WHAT MONTH DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR PHOTOGRAPHS?
We recommend to be photographed in your 6th to 7th months of pregnancy. We have photographed women the day before they delivered and even earlier at 5 months. We are flexible.
I LIVE IN A DIFFERENT STATE, DO PEOPLE TRAVEL TO YOU FROM OUT OF STATE?
Yes! We regularly have clients drive or fly in from out of state to our studio. Our studio is within walking distance to the DoubleTree Hotel. They have an airport shuttle to and from Huntsville International Airport if you are flying in.
I WANT TO LEARN MORE, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
We offer studio tours by appointment. You can call our client coordinator and we will set up a time for you to visit us. Our number is 256-881-3151.
I WANT TO BOOK A PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE. HOW DO I GET ON YOUR SCHEDULE?
To get on our schedule for your portrait experience we will take your session fee for $185 over the phone to reserve your spot. We will schedule your consultation and session time and get you on our schedule. You can reach our client coordinator at 256-881-3151