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Where are you located?

The studio is in Elkhart, Indiana but I will gladly travel to Bristol, Goshen, South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, and surrounding areas for an additional fee.

What should I wear?

Wardrobe is not provided by Behind Closed Doors. You can dress in anything you feel comfortable in or anything your special someone would like to see you in. The most important thing is to wear things that make you feel sexy. A good rule of thumb: bring something that is black, white and a bright color so you can easily mix and match. A man’s long sleeve shirt is a good choice and can be used to hide or reveal depending on your mood. A corset helps creating sexy curves while a sheet and cute panties make for a beautiful picture. In addition to lingerie don’t forget shoes, jewelry and accessories.

Who will be there during my session?

The only people in the room for your session will be Crystal (the photographer) and you, the client.  If you do bring a friend, they are welcome to sit in the lobby (within hearing distance) during your actual session.

Do you do nude pictures?

Yes, but only tasteful images and I require genitalia be concealed.

What if I don’t like certain areas of my body?

It’s natural to feel nervous or self conscious. Regardless of your age or body type, airbrushing and digital retouching techniques will be utilized to make you look your best. If you have a particular concern please make me aware so we can try to pose you accordingly.

What is the cost?

Session fees start at $300, albums start at $240 and go up from there.

Can my images be kept private?

All images are kept private unless the client signs an image release form.

Do you need a deposit to reserve my photo shoot?

A $200 deposit is required to schedule your session, this money will be applied to the session of your choice when you place your order. The deposit is transferable, but is not refundable.

I would like my photos to be a gift for my significant other.  How far in advance should I book?

Plan for your Session to take place a minimum of one week prior to your gift giving occasion.

How can I view my pictures after the photo shoot?

You will view your retouched images the day of your Session. Each Session takes up to 1 hour, then you have 90 minutes of free time before we do your Peepshow (ordering appointment). You are welcome to hang out in the lobby during the break or head out and explore Elkhart. Start to finish, you will be ready to head home approximately 3.5 hours after your Session begins. Your significant other is welcome to attend the Peepshow.

Do you take credit cards?

Yes! I can accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

I still have questions…

Check out the Client Lounge at this link, it is full of information to help you prepare for your session. Please feel free to send us an email at or fill out the Contact form in the menu bar above.