Frequently Asked Questions

What's included in the session fee?

Your session consultation, styling, hair and makeup, access to my client closet, studio time, professional retouching, image reveal session and reservation of your date. This is non-refundable.

How much money do most people spend?

Average clients spend around $3500. All clients have prepayment plans for their chosen collections, and you always have the option to add extras and make changes up until your reveal session!

How do I know what to wear?

I have a complete client closet with unique options for sizes 4XL-XS and its always growing! Before your session we will have a styling session and I'll tour your through the studio and show you items in the client closet that are in your size and preferred styles, to help you feel prepared for your session!

Where are you based and do you travel?

I am located in Mechanicville, NY. A small riverfront town outside of Albany NY. I do regularly travel throughout the capital region of NY, and travel sessions anywhere within the US are available with travel fees.

When will I receive my photos and products?

I love to keep my turn around time pretty quick, I usually send a sneak peek within 24 hours of your session and am ready to reveal your images in about 5 days! Products on average take 7-10 days after your reveal.

How will I know how to pose myself?

You won't need to!! I will help you pose from your face to your toes to ensure all the best final images! This takes time and patience, so listen to the prep guide and stretch and hydrate babe!

Do you have to share my images online?

Absolutely not! All the ladies that you see on my website and social media pages have given consent to be there, and LOTS of clients opt out, the session is for you first! Some women just choose to share their experience to help empower others.

What if I don't FEEL sexy?

Sexy is a word that is thrown around A LOT these days. Our idea of sexy has been refined through the years by mass media and marketing and a lot of people don't 'feel sexy' because they don't fit into the mould of what society says 'sexy' is. You know what we say? You ARE sexy because the sum of who you are makes you a beautiful person! Your personality, quirks and courage make you sexy. Done and done.

Do you edit and retouch all photos?

I don't do extensive editing when retouching your images. Trust me, you'll be able to recognize yourself in your photos. I only retouch images to enhance you and the overall image. Examples would be adding in some dramatic lighting, smoothing out some hair flyaways, or removing a pesky eyelash that maybe fell out when you were blinking, and subtle skin smoothing and blemish/bruise removals. It's the smallest touches you won't even notice. You can always request no skin smoothing if thats more your vibe!

Do you offer couples sessions?

YES! Couples sessions are some of my favorites! We have so much fun and capturing the raw emotion and connection between lovers is so inspiring. You get lost in each others eyes and the rest melts away making for INTENSE and GORGEOUS photos!

I've worked with Shayna for both boudoir photos & classic holiday photos. She is so fun to take photos with! She great at making everyone feel super comfortable --whether it's me super nervous to take sexy boudoir photos or my dog going crazy for ducks at the park during our Christmas card shoot. She captures beautiful photos where everyone looks amazing! Can't recommend enough if you are in Saratoga area

Erin G

Shayna is absolutely incredible to work with! Her space is comfortable and inspiring and we felt at ease as soon as we walking in. My husband and I did a budoir shoot with Shayna and had such a BLAST. The images were incredible and truly the icing on the cake of the overall excellent experience. If you’re thinking about doing a shoot with Shayna JUST DO IT!


I'm obsessed with my photos! The quality of the products are amazing! She made me feel so comfortable and I can't wait to have another shoot with her!

Alicia C

Shayna is amazing at what she does. I have always wanted to do a boudoir shoot but was always terrified, waiting till I was skinny enough, brave enough, pretty enough. Shayna makes you feel like you have always been way more than “enough” she makes you feel like a goddess and that’s something I will carry with me forever. I can’t recommend her enough.

Tania H

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Shayna. She made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire process! I was nervous at first because I didn't know how to pose or smile or WHAT DO I DO WITH THESE HANDS???!! Shayna made sure every little detail is perfect from literal head to toe. She gave me so much confidence, I definitely felt like a goddess!!!

Courtney H

To simply put it, Shayna is AMAZING!!! chatting and laughing with her is like being with a best friend, like you've known her forever. She made me so comfortable and confident during my shoot and was so helpful with everything during the process. I highly recommend her, if I could give more than 5 stars, I would!!!

Kaitlyn S

I had the most amazing experience with Shadow Goddess Photography during our boudoir session. Shayna was so much fun to work with! As someone who has never done a boudoir style shoot before and struggles with self-confidence, Shayna turned our time into everything I could have hoped for and my pictures came out STUNNING! Highly recommend!

Kathy K

This photographer did such an amazing job at giving me direction and making me feel completely safe and totally seen for me.

Lou O

Amazing spirt, amazing pictures.Shayna will make you feel comfortable and make you look and feel gorgeous!! Getting your pictures done by her is a one of a kind experience. I can't recommend it enough!!

Rachel S

I met Shayna for the first time when I was invited last min to a coven shoot with my friends. WOW! That was fun! Shayna made me feel so comfortable, confident and just really good. At the end of our shoot I pretty much new then that I needed to book a Boudoir Goddess session. I thought about it for a while and then went a head and booked a session during one of her sales. A payment plan was offered and I jumped on it 😁. So it comes time for me to have my shoot and from the time I walked in, Shayna was SO sweet and welcoming. I was nervous for sure, but Shayna helped make that feeling go away. When getting ready she asked questions but also made suggestions, she really wants YOU to be happy and feel your best. And don’t worry if you picked out outfits, props, poses ahead of time in your consultation, and then you get there and it’s just a whole new vibe. Shayna goes with the flow and does not make you feel like you HAVE to stick to what you picked. She’s actually very much like, yeah let’s just try some things and see what you like. Then the actual photo shoot started and she shows you the first picture and you’re like “damn” I look so good and it was all excitement, fun, loving myself and feeling hot from there. Now the hard part choosing which pictures you want because you are going to LOVE just about every single one. But again don’t worry you can buy more than what you already paid for 😉. By the time I left the studio I was feeling fierce, hot, sexy, beautiful, powerful, confident and all the things that are good. On top of all that, you up you gain a great friend and a new love for yourself   .  Go Book Now! You won’t regret it.

Trish W

Shayna made me feel so comfortable and in my element during my pregnancy Boudoir. Perfectly Capturing my essence during my ninth month for my partner who was gone and missing this special time. Shayna also photographed the home birth of my second daughter in July. She drove hours to get to me as soon as I told her I was in labor. She got here with plenty of time to spare. She was more than a photographer, she became part of my birthing team, making the transition with out my partner there feel comfortable and graceful again. She is very gifted at reading subtle energies and knew when to chime in and when to butt out. Her energy was calming, her approach is tasteful. The pictures captured the whole day with such raw elegance. The pictures of those first moments are breathtaking and incomparable to any other photos I have ever seen. She even got pictures of what was going on in the rest of the house while my labor went on. Including my 4 year old finger painting, and later napping during my active labor. I am so Grateful for this wonderful woman. She is pure LOVE and MAGIC! <3

Kate M

I've worked with Shayna for both boudoir photos & classic holiday photos. She is so fun to take photos with! She great at making everyone feel super comfortable --whether it's me super nervous to take sexy boudoir photos or my dog going crazy for ducks at the park during our Christmas card shoot. She captures beautiful photos where everyone looks amazing! Can't recommend enough if you are in Saratoga area

Erin G