You've got questions. We've got answers!
Most questions you might have are probably listed below but if you have others, please let me know! I love talking to women about what we do here at Onyx. Your questions are never silly. This is a big deal for a lot of women. I really do understand.
I'M A LITTLE NERVOUS TO DO THIS. CAN I TALK WITH YOU ABOUT IT FIRST?
Of course! That's what the consultation is for. Complete the form below and I will reach out to schedule a time we can hop on a call or video conference. I will answer all of your questions for you. But there's no need to be nervous. This is a wonderful experience you will NOT regret! Let's start with some conversation first!
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW HOW TO POSE? IS THAT A PROBLEM?
No worries at all! Most women have never done this before and don't know the first thing about how to pose correctly. That's what I'm there for. This is a very fun experience and I will patiently walk you through everything and even show you exactly what I'm looking for as we go along. We will start off very simple and move forward as you feel comfortable. You will feel amazing and leave your Experience having so much more confidence than when you arrived.
AM I TOO OLD FOR THIS? AM I IN GOOD ENOUGH SHAPE?
You are NEVER too old for this and YES, you are in perfect shape right now! This Experience is something you can do more than once, so celebrate the woman you are in this moment. You can always do it again in the future if you wish. Do you go to the spa once in your lifetime or do you treat yourself several times a year? This Experience is no different. I work with several clients who have been photographed more than once.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ANYONE TO GIVE THESE PHOTOS TO?
Believe it or not, most women don't give their photos away as a gift. They choose to book an Onyx Experience for themselves. This is an empowering opportunity that helps a woman feel more comfortable in her own skin. Consider this like an elaborate spa day with lots of bells and whistles! This is for YOU and you don't need to have a reason to do this other than giving yourself the gift of self-indulgence and pampering like you deserve.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY EXPERIENCE?
The short answer is, whatever makes you feel most comfortable! Our resident fashion expert, Jennifer Ginty, will be doing a phone consultation with you to help you choose the perfect options in your closet. Some women like to bring shear blouses, crop tops, boy shorts, lingerie sets, teddy's, loose sweaters, camisoles, button down shirts, short robes and the typical, bra, panties, corsets, stockings and of course, heels. I always recommend the ladies bring five or six options. We will use three during our time together.
SHOULD I WEAR JEWELRY?
Jewelry is optional. Some ladies like to add a sentimental piece of jewelry, a wedding band or ring, a simple necklace and pretty earrings. Sophisticated beads are a very nice touch, especially on the wrist. We offer beautiful options for sale at the studio. A portion of the proceeds go to a mental health charity.
SHOULD I PAINT MY NAILS?
I shoot a lot of detail work and your hands may be included in some of the poses. I recommend having your nails painted a neutral color. A French manicure is always an elegant touch and my favorite of all!
IS HAIR AND MAKEUP REQUIRED?
Yes, this is a glamour experience. Hair, makeup and lashes are included in the package.
WILL MY PHOTOS BE ON THE INTERNET?
Not unless you give me permission to use them! I would love to share a few photos from your Experience, because it helps other women understand what this is all about. It is absolutely not required however, and you will never be pressured to give your permission if you'd prefer your images be kept private.
DO YOU OFFER ANY IMAGES IN COLOR?
My trademark style is black and white but I can definitely can offer color as well. Let's discuss this during your consultation call!
CAN YOU AIRBRUSH OUT MY PROBLEM AREAS?
Of course I can, but I actually prefer not to make any of my beautiful models look different than they are in real life. The idea behind this Experience is to show you how beautiful you are without extreme retouching measures. You will see the images with gentle retouching during your Onyx Reveal, at which time, you can decide if you feel additional retouching is necessary. Most women are pleasantly surprised with their natural images!
WHAT'S AN ONYX REVEAL?
The Onyx Reveal takes place one week after your Onyx Experience. You are invited to a virtual meeting via Zoom, to go through your images one by one. This is when you will choose your favorites for the package you've chosen.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND WITH ME?
Yes, of course! I often recommend you bringing a close friend or family member who can give you some support if you are still feeling a little nervous. It is very normal to bring a friend along and many times, they book a session for themselves after watching your Experience, and will ask you to come back and support them!
WHAT DOES THE STUDIO LOOK LIKE?
If you haven't already read the studio description on THE ONYX EXPERIENCE page, please do! I hope this gives you a clear vision of what you can expect when you visit the studio.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I RESERVE MY EXPERIENCE?
As soon as you are ready to do this, reserve your session. The stylist is currently only available on Sundays so we book up very fast. Many women are opting to schedule in advance, which allows them to pay in installments over a period of 2 or 3 months. Inquire for details.
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