Boudoir Sessions

Frequently Asked Questions about Boudoir Photography!

*Boudoir FAQs*

Check out my list of FAQ’s below for common questions and concerns regarding Boudoir Sessions! These are the most asked questions that I receive and I am constantly adding more to this list as I get more of them! These sessions are so much fun for both myself and YOU!

I’m really nervous. Is that normal?

It is definitely normal to be nervous for your boudoir session, so don’t worry. Most of my clients are nervous until the session has gone on for a few minutes. After it starts, you’ll begin to loosen up. By the end of the session you will feel like a ROCKSTAR!

How do I know how to pose?

Don’t worry about posing. I’ve totally got you covered in that department. I know all the tricks to create the most flattering angles for you, no matter what shape or size you are.

Always great to capture a few smiles during a boudoir session!

Do your packages include hair and makeup?

I do offer add-ons with hair and makeup by a professional MUA. See our full list of session packages here for pricing.

Am I allowed to bring alcohol to help loosen my nerves?

As long as you’re over 21, that’s totally fine with me. 

Do you provide the wardrobe?

I do not have hundreds of pieces for you to choose from, but I do have some bodysuits, accessories, as well as sheets! I will also purchase items that are to be used for your session as well! I strive to make sure this is an awesome experience for you and once that you will LOVE!  If you need help choosing an outfit, we can definitely give you some suggestions, though.

I want share these pictures with my partner, but I don’t want loose prints floating around. Any ideas for the best gift?

This is a very common concern and I totally understand. I recommend ordering an album or mobile App. These are much more discreet and will keep all of your images in one place and not floating around. I also offer folios and accordion albums as well. For more information on these products, let me know and I can set up an appointment with to show you my sample products!

What should I bring to my boudoir session?

This is honestly unique per session and package purchased. The minimum I will suggest regardless of package is 3. This is just so we can get a variety of images and poses! I have gals come to their session with a suitcase FULL, and that is awesome!  I will also ask that you bring COLORS! Do not limit your attire to just black or white. Everyone looks great in maroon as well as other colors as well! If you need help on picking colors for your skin tone, let me know and I will make some suggestions! Please also bring any props to your session! These can be hats, jerseys, button up shirts, uniforms, jewelry, books, etc. Anything you would like to make this more about you and more personal! 

Showcasing sometimes all you need if a tank top for your Boudoir session!

Can I bring a friend?

Of course! If you want to bring someone to touch up your hair/make-up or just to help you gain some confidence that is totally OK! I may ask them to do some behind the scenes photos while they are there!! 🙂 

Will my session be with a male or female photographer?

My team is composed of all women! 

Do you do touch-ups?

Yes, I will do some skin smoothing edits and basic editing on your photos! I never change who are you and you will still shine threw your photos. If you are wanting more intense edits that are done after the first round, there will be an additional charge as we will set up an appointment to go over these items. we will smooth skin and do some basic retouching on all of your portraits.

I’m not a model – are boudoir photos still flattering even if my body isn’t perfect?

Absolutely! Nobody is perfect and every woman is sexy. If you have any specific concerns, contact me and we can talk about it!

Do you do outdoor boudoir sessions?

Have you seen my portfolio? Of course! These are so different and so unique and offer a different background and emotion to photos! These do have to be planned at least 6 months in advance so I am able to lock down a venue and of course these are dependent on weather!

And of course, I do also offer In-Studio sessions! 😉

Do I have control over who sees my images?

Yes, most certainly. I have 4 different options when it comes to releases. I know this may seem like a lot but I really try to make sure everyone is comfortable and you get just want you want! We go over these options during your pre-consultation and there is never any pressure to share! I will only share photos if you have given me permission and have approved the images for sharing. I respect your wishes and won’t post or share any images if you’d prefer they stay private. This also applies to my make-up and hair team as well!

Have a question that’s not listed here? Contact us and we can answer it for you.

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Picking Out Your Boudoir Session Outfits!

Trying to figure out what to wear at your boudoir session? We’ve got a few tips to help you out:


  1. Wear what makes you feel sexy. Boudoir sessions are all about bringing your sexy side, so if you put something on and you feel uncomfortable, move on to the next option. Consider it sort of like searching for the perfect wedding dress. When you put it on and can’t help but spin in front of the mirror or think, “Heck yes, I’m sexy!” then that is the piece you should wear on shoot day.


  1. Consider what your spouse likes, too. Maybe they love you in the color red, or still talks about that baby doll number you wore a couple years ago. If their into sports or a certain hobby, play into that, as well.


  1. Opt for lingerie that flatters your favorite parts. If you’ve got an impressive rack (yes, we’re going there), then choose something that really shows of that feature. Maybe you’re a fan of your own derriere and want to show him the goods, too. Choose a piece that accentuates whatever features you love most about yourself.


  1. Footwear matters, too. It’s so easy to go into a less-than-classy vibe depending on your footwear. Our suggestion: keep it simple. Patterns, baubles, bells, whistles, and more than three inches of heel can all lean “too much.” Instead, opt for shoes that scream “sexy sophistication.” And of course, always remember, shoes are optional! If you do not feel comfortable in heels, or want to bring sneakers, those are both (as well as other options!) perfectly FINE! These are about you as well! FYI: Heels can also do a lady good when it comes to posture and accentuating muscles in her legs.


Boudoir Sessions, Family Sessions, Senior Sessions

New Studio!

I am so thrilled to announce I have a NEW STUDIO!

My studio is now located in Downtown Mansfield and is the perfect location for all your photography needs! This spot is PERFECT for boudoir photos as the lighting is AMAZING!!

I have access to multiple furniture if what you see here does not fit “your style” in lines of the couches and/or chairs! The bed is something that does stay as it is, again, perfect for the bed poses! We are able to capture so many different looks and poses all in this one location and the best part you ask?

No need to worry about WEATHER! I know Texas can be very unpredictable at times, and one day it may be beautiful but the next it could SNOW! So, with my new studio, we do not need to worry about that! I now have the space to shoot 365 days a year! The best time to shoot is now during the day, so if you were unable to schedule due to the lovely “golden hour” time-frame, worry no more! I do use all natural lighting, so we would want to start while the sun is UP! This is also perfect for cake smash sessions, family sessions, themed sessions (keep an eye out for those!), boudoir, milestones, and sitter sessions!

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a consultation, please give me a call or head over to my Contact Me page and I will respond as soon as possible!

I have a feeling with this new location my time will start filling up quickly, so if you would like more info or are ready to book, now is the time!

Thanks loves and I cannot wait to share more photos and sessions from this new location with you!

| DFW Photographer | Arlington, TX | Mansfield, TX | Boudoir |

| Milestones | Cake Smash | Family | Senior |

Senior Sessions

How To Be The BEST Senior Rep Ever!

How To Be The Best Senior Rep

We are so excited to begin our journey with you! We’ve put together a few tips on how to gain the most referrals through our program. If you have found that something else works too, let us know and we’ll add it in.


Have a good online social media presence. Actively post on your social media pages – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. When we do your session, post the photos to your pages, make them your cover photos and blog about your experience. Keep the hype up by talking about your photos on your social media. Talk about your session before and after it happens. We can even stop and post a selfie during if you’d like! Tag our page when you talk about us, so your followers will link to our page.


Pass out your rep cards. We will give you personalized rep cards with your photos. Pass them out to your friends, teammates, classmates, etc.


Mention us to juniors/seniors in other high schools. If you are in a lot of extracurricular activities that allow you to be around students from other schools, be sure to pass your rep cards along to them and let them know how much you love our company. We take on clients from within a 50-mile radius of our studio. If you need a list of approved schools, just ask and we’ll send it over. The more people you talk to about the session, the greater the chance of getting referrals.


Talk about your session and how much fun it was. Whenever you show people your photos, talk about how much fun the session was. Include details from your experience to make them want to do it as well. We’re selling more than just beautiful photos, but the experience as well.
Get your parents involved. Have your parents pass out rep cards to their friends at work who have teenagers that will soon need our services.


For more information on my Senior Model Program, please click here! This is a magazine that has all the details and ins/outs for my Model Program. And when you are ready to schedule, please fill this out and I will be in contact with you to schedule our first meeting!

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Now booking – Senior Mini Sessions!

It’s that time of year again! Mary Ashton Photography is now preparing for Senior mini sessions! We have a limited amount of time slots available, so you’ll need to move fast on this offer. These sessions last for 15 to 20 minutes (15 for one outfit, 20 to include cap/gown). Please make sure when you book, to let me know which option you would like for your session in regards to outfit choices. If you are needing more time and/or more outfits to showcase your style and individuality, please contact me here to schedule a full-length session!

Dates available:

  • May 18th | 6:00p // 6:30p // 7:00p // @ Mansfield Park
  • May 19th | 6:00p // 6:30p // 7:00p // 7:30p @ Mansfield Park

Senior Now Booking
For 15 Min session, mini session price is $50, and 20 min is $75. Prices posted are before taxes. If you are needing a Senior session at an alternate location, and for booking information, please contact us at Also, make sure you stay up to date on all of my specials and offers by following me on Facebook and Instagram!