1: What to wear to the photo shoot?
If it were solely up to me I would only let people wear black, white, red and hot pink. Pastels remind me of ice-cream. Uhm, well maybe that is a good thing. Avoid fussy prints, and flower motifs. I encourage animal prints.
Bring a special dress and two lingerie items. One can be a simple t and cool boy shorts and another one something more naughty. Transparent, lace, vinyl, leather, all welcome.
2: What should I bring with me?
If you are having your makeup done by me I encourage your own foundation if it's really awesome, and your own mascara. But I have lot's here, I am an addict.
Jewelry the bigger the brighter the better. Necklaces, Pearls, his tie.
Shoes- the newer and the sluttier the better. Clean them really well, even bottoms.
Your outfits of course.
3: I have a pouch/flabby area. I'm worried about x not looking nice in the portrait.
Guess what, me too! And all the women I see here. I highlight the nice bits and I am on the look out for anything that wouldn't be a nice composition.
4: What's the extent of the retouching? Can I have my head on Demi Moore's body? (jk)
I did that once though, for a friend's baby shower I put her head on that famous vanity fair, pregnant shot of Demi. It was funny.
Anyway, the retouching is to enhance the portrait, not complete change it. The final prints will be retouched for skin blemishes, extra folds (self explanatory I think :), brightening of the smile and eyes and some extra little things I call the Marlen touch. Yes, that is exactly what I call it.
5: Can I bring my friend/boyfriend/assistant with me?
Sure. If you are sure you could squeeze your boobs in front of that person, I have nothing to complain about. Some start in the bedroom and then decide to go to have a beer at Murphy's Law down the street or wait on the couch. If your other half is coming we could even do a some couple shots. Topless works for me.