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Frequently asked questions about BQS



Q: How is BQS practicing safe procedures?

A: At BBQP there's only one photo appointment a day. When coming in contact during hair and makeup gloves and masks will be worn by the stylist. Please bring your mask as you enter the building, once in the studio you are free to take it off. Every surface, makeup brushes, hair combs, etc that comes in contact with a client will be cleaned and sanitized before and after every session.

Q: What is your policy on bringing friends or my partner?

A: Due to the size of the space we're shooting in it is highly recommended that no other parties attend the photo shoot appointment besides you and Bethany. Please, don't bring anyone else to your session at this time.





Q: "You only shoot in black + white?"

A: Yes! But only boudoir. Bethany thinks everything looks best in black and white. Fine Art Maternity + Equine Portrait is photographed in color + black and white.

Q: How far in advance should I schedule my photo shoot?

A: If you have a deadline, it’s recommended that you schedule your session 2-3 months prior to your deadline. 

Q: “Do you shoot weddings?”

A: As much as BQS loves weddings, no Bethany does not. Bethany would much rather be a guest than a photographer at a wedding. But, you should check out our friends Ivan and Louise.


Q: “What exactly is it that you do?”

A: BQS is a boutique b+w boudoir + maternity photography studio located in Indianapolis, Indiana. BQS creates hair and makeup model for a day experiences. (We go on location for equine portrait sessions.)


Q: “All of your clients look like models, how much editing do you do?”

A: Why, thank you so much! Bethany does very little to no editing. BQS wants you to look like yourself, not some made up version of who you think you should be.


Q: “Am I too old to do this?”

A: I want you to say this out loud, “I AM NEVER TOO OLD TO DO ANYTHING….ANYTHING!” Rinse and repeat.


Q: “I want to have this experience so bad, but I’m not photogenic/ hate to be in front of the camera.”

A: Honey, you are BQS perfect client! Bethany will guide you through natural poses from your head to your toes.


Q: I’m pretty shy, how many people are on your team?

A: A typical shoot consists of Bethany and hair/makeup stylist. The hair and makeup artists leave once they've completed your look.

Q: Who will be present during my boudoir session?

A: Bethany (of course).

Q: What will you do with the images I don't choose?

A: The images you discard are deleted immediately. We take privacy very seriously.

Q: What happens if there is bad weather?

A: All shoot are conducted in a studio setting. If for some reason there’s inclement weather, you can reschedule outside of the 48 hour window.

Q: What happens if I need to reschedule?

A: Be sure to do so 48 hours prior to the photo shoot experience. Rescheduling is an additional fee.



Q: How much do you cost?

A: The retainer fee is $490. It covers the shoot itself and a professional hair and makeup artist. It does NOT include any images. You purchase those separately at the ordering appointment a few days after your session. Collections start at $2,200 and the investment can go up from there depending on what you order. Everyone is different. Most clients spend in the $3,500-$5,600 range, but what you buys completely up to you; there is no hard sell. Bethany will walk you through the entire processs. You won't know how many images you want until you see them for the first time. At that time we take credit cards, cash, and accept monthly payments with Afterpay. Start the process by filling out the form on the  'Contact' section. We'll respond within 48 business hours. If you don't see us in your inbox, please check your spam :)

Q: Do you offer discounts?

A: We believe in our worth and prices are set based on that. We do not offer any discounts ever.


​Q: “How do I book with BQS?”

A: You can go here to book! Fill out the contact form and we'll be in touch!

Q: "What is your cancellation policy?"

A: The retainer fee is non-refundable, but if you need to reschedule your shoot for another time, we are happy to do so for an additional fee. If there are no appointment slots left, you will be the first in line to have access to our books when they are open again.



Q: “How many outfits can I bring?”

A: Three to five outfits. Let us know if you want to bring more! We've had people bring half their closet. Granted, we won't shoot every single outfit. We love variety!


Q: “Can I bring a friend or my partner?”

A: This is a session for ladies only. At BQS we ask that your partner stays home. We wouldn't want to ruin the surprise of sharing your images with your partner. It's more like a day out with your besties and if you need their opinion for outfits or some hype women, BQS absolutely welcomes them.

Q: How long will my shoot be?

A: The entirety of the session is about 2 1/2 hours, no we’re not shooting the entire time. 


Q: Who will be doing my hair and makeup?

A: A professional hair and makeup artist from the team. Meet Nikki and Jessica from Beauty Haven.




Q: When you say “makeover” what do you mean exactly?

A: A dry hair styling and natural makeup application that's true to you. You can tell the stylist where your comfort level is with makeup heaviness.


Q: What do I wear to my session?

A: We can help with that! Bring as many outfits that you are for sure wanting to be photographed in and some that you're not as sure. We can go through the looks together and make selections. Also, have you seen the blog? There's a lot of info on wardrobe.


Q: When do I get to see my photos from the shoot?

A: Before you leave the studio, we'll schedule your ordering appointment 2-3 weeks after your session. we'll prepare your images for you to see and make orders based on only what you love. All the images you see will not be retouched, until you make your final selections.

Q: When can I expect my order to come in?

A: Allow 6-8 weeks for us to prepare, order, and ship. We'll keep you posted along the way. We can also drop ship your order if you prefer.

Q: Can I order prints at a later date?

A: All purchasing decisions are made the day of the ordering appointment, however if you wish to add on to an already existing order, please notify us.

Q: “Do I get digital files?”

A: Every print product you purchase comes with it's matching digital file.


Q: “What print products do you have?”

A: At the moment BQS has portfolio collections, album collections, and wall art.

Q: What are the most popular print items?

A: The Onyx Booking Collection and 30x40 metal wall art.

Q: What is the turnaround time on printed products?

A: Once the photo session is paid in full. You’ll receive your retouched images 2-3 weeks after your session and print material will arrive 6-12 weeks. (It’s coming from Italy, where their culture is leisurely, but they produce very high quality gorgeous custom work! And the wait is so worth it!) It will come to the studio for quality control and you will be notified when it comes in to pick it up. Payment plans: This timeline applies once the final payment is received.

Q: Can my products be shipped to me?

A: Yes.

Q: What is your retouching philosophy?

A: We do a light skin retouching, getting rid of anything that’s not permanent.

Q: Can I request certain editing techniques?

A: It depends on the technique. 90% of the time the editing team can do just about anything. But this must be decided during the ordering appointment.

Q: Can I print my photos myself?

A: Yes, but I would err on the side of caution, clients who have done this in the past have had issues with a printer keeping images for themselves and also producing lower quality printing. Print at your own risk.

Q: Can I post my photos on social media?

A: Absolutely and tag us! @BethanyQuinnStudios

Q: Will you be publishing my photos online?

A: Only if you give permission. 

This is a living FAQ. If you have a question that you don’t see here, fill out the info below and we’ll add it to the list!


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