Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Why choose Bad Kitty Photography?

A: We are the best in San Diego! Simple as that. And we aren't afraid to toot our own horn *BEEP BEEP*! We are fun, energetic and REAL. We only specialize in erotic and intimate photography - it's what we live and breathe everyday since 1997! Keep it classy, make it sassy or get down and dirty - the choice is yours and we'll rock it for ya!

You will LOVE our staff of incredible all female photographers. Not only will you have breathtaking photos (that you will want to show to EVERYONE) but an experience with us can be empowering and life changing! It's fun!!!! Come play with us :-)


Q: Will my photos ever be sold or used without my permission?

A: Absolutely not! Your privacy is very important to us and your photos will never be viewed by anyone else unless you want them to. All of our photos on this site are used with the documented permission of our clients. Your set will be held in the strictest of confidence and will NEVER be used inappropriately!


Q: How are the photos processed and is it safe to print them? How long do you keep them?

A: Your photos are completely safe with us. They are stored on encrypted hard drives, kept in a locked office. The entire building is wired with security alarms. We keep them forever, so you can get them all, or get a few and come back later and get more!


Q: What are your hours? What about the Holidays?

A: We are closed Mondays (April - October) Open on Mondays (November-March)

Administration/Office Hours

Weekdays: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Weekends: Noon - 4:00pm

Studio Shooting Hours

Tuesday - Friday

morning shoots start at 9, 9:30 or 10

afternoon shoots start at 1, 1:30 or 2

evening shoots start at 5, 5:30 or 6


morning shoots start at 10

Afternoon shoots start at 12 and 2

We are closed July 7th (Our birthday), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve/Day & Boxing Day, New Years Day. Half days on most other holidays.


Q: What is the Blacklight Session?

A: Blacklight sessions are shot entirely in the dark, completely nude with your entire body covered in neon, day glow body paint. Beyond cool. It takes about an hour to apply the body make-up. Before you leave, you'll want to take a quick bath/shower to get most of it off. Bring clothing with you that you don't mind paint getting on!

Q: How long does it take to proof and receive my photos?

A: General turn around time to view your photos is 3 days. You will be invited back to the studio to view them with a kitty crew member, or, if you prefer to view them online, this is a service available to all who pre-pay for their package. Your photos will stay online for one week

After you have decided what you are going to do with your photos, general developing time for prints or books is as follows:

Ready Same Day (usually within an hour)

Ala Carte Prints size 4x6, 5x7,8x10 and 11x17.

Gallery Folio, Little Black Book, Peek-A-Boo Albums, Signature Series Albums & Digital Files.

Ready 7-10 Business Days

Everything Else :-)


Q: Can I take a tour of the studio prior to booking?

A: Absolutely. Please call us to set an appointment where we will give you a full tour of our studio and speak to one of our awesome photographers. It is not recommended to simply "walk in" or stop by unannounced as it is a very busy, yet private, facility. You wouldn't want someone interrupting YOUR session, would ya? Nah, didn't think so.

Alternatively, we have a video tour on the "Kitty Videos" page.


Q: What's the best time of day to go to the beach?

A: For the beach, we like to arrive no later than 12 noon. The sun and the tide seem to be perfect at this time. Weekdays are less busy than weekends.  


Q: Do you provide airbrushing and photo re-touching?

A: Damn skippy! If it's good enough for every celebrity and instagram model in the world, we want it too, LOL!!! (And it's included with your session fee) That being said, we prefer to rely on our bomb ass photographer skills by posing you correctly, emphasizing the good and minimizing what you don't want seen as much. A lot can be said for perfect lighting and properly fitting lingerie!

We run a basic skin smoothing program to blend minor tan lines, minimize cellulite and soften stretch marks. Decide to have a breakout right before your session? Those will be removed.

We then ask YOU how much more you think you will need. We can keep it very light for a more natural look or go heavier for a more magazine/model finish. Your choice!

Tattoo removal - if you have a tat that you wish you never did (been there, done that) and it's relatively small - yes, we can remove it easily and at no cost. Now, if you have a full back piece and want us to remove it, that takes HOURS of editing time and you will be billed at $50 per hour. Or just use a corset.... :-)


Q: I'm visiting from out of town, how will I view and get my pictures?

A: If you are able to shoot and view during your vacation - better. However, not everyone can do this! We will show you all of the package options while you are here so that you can decide the type you want to do. We will then put your photos online in a private, password protected gallery for you to view. You will then call or email us with your selections and we will FedEx them to you.


Q: This is something I've never done before and I'm really nervous!

A: Everybody is nervous at first! You will find once you arrive, our environment is very relaxed and positive. By the time we select your lingerie and sets and get to know each other a little, you'll be energized and your nervousness will be transformed into excitement. Plus, the photographer will keep talking and dancing around to the house music until you are comfortable before shooting :-) It's less stressful than you might think and hella fun! 


Q: How sexy does the photo session get and do I have to pose nude?

A: Your session is always under your control - YOU decide what YOU want to do! You can shoot fully clothed, topless or fully nude. It's very difficult to shock any of us, so be honest about what you want to do. #NoJudgement - The level of freaky is your choice & we'll never tell :-)


Q: What about the Makeup?

A: Photographic make-up can look very drastic, but you have to remember that only HALF will actually show in the photos because of the lighting. We want the make-up to be fresh and sleek, not caked on, so please let us work our magic! 


If you love the look of thick lashes, (and who doesn't really?) We love the fake ones and are experts at putting them on!! They are including in the price of the make-up. 


Can't stand the idea of not doing your own? Please bring all the cosmetics you used with you & put it on heavier than usual. You MUST use foundation - powder or bare minerals will not be enough. AND, girls, please match your face to your body - a totally different color head on a body is just weird looking AND we can't fix it in Photoshop!


My beautiful women of color, this is for you: Yeah, we're white, but we know how to do your make-up and don't worry, we got your foundation color! 

Q: How should I wear my hair?

A: Your hair should be styled in a way that would normally do it for an evening out. It is best to look like YOU! If you need some help making the best "You" come out, we provide hair styling services. We can do big fluffy hair, super sleek flat ironed styles, spiral curls, pin-up retro styles - we got mad skills.


Q: Do I bring my own lingerie and what kinds of item do you provide?

A: We have a variety of women's lingerie in many sizes from 0 - 20. If you have items to bring, we can mix and match your items with our items for the best result. We have lots of shoes and jewelry to help accessorize. It's always fun to bring props, military jackets, guitars, surf boards, cowboy boots, etc. If it's fun, it's in! If it's naughty even better!

It's always a great idea to bring your bras with you, just in case ours don't fit totally right.


Please bring your own nylon thigh highs please :-) We stock them, but they get ripped easily and we'd hate to not have good ones available on your day!  

For the germophobes: yes, we clean and sterilize everything that is used at our studio :-)


Q: How far in advance should I reserve my appointment?

A: There are 4 of us photographers and we're open 6 days per week, so we are able to give you the time you need usually! During our "Off Season" schedule, (April - October) we can usually get you in the studio within a couple of days of your initial call.  Weekends fill up faster than weekdays.

During our "Busy Season", (November - March) plan to book ahead at least 1 week from the day you wish to shoot on, as the schedule fills up fast and we usually start a waiting list! "Busy Season" holidays include Christmas and Valentine's Day and it is VERY VERY BUSY.


Q: Can I bring a friend or partner? What about kids?

A: We love friends, they can be fun, but they can be distracting too. Some friends are helpful and positive, others can be overbearing and anxiety inducing! Choose wisely who you bring!

Your FEMALE friend (just 1 max please) can stay with you during the make-up and outfit selection, but once the shoot begins, they will not be allowed to watch the photo shoot, especially if it makes you feel uncomfortable or more nervous. If you are ok with it, so are we.

However, please note that if your friend is distracting, bossy and/or irritating the crap out of your photographer, they will be asked to leave.

Typically the studio is buzzing with lots of women doing shoots and proofs and walking around, so men are not allowed in the studio. If you were there and some guy you don't know walked in, I'm pretty sure you'd feel uncomfortable so we simpy no longer allow it.

If you would like him to view your photos, you can put them online and share with him in the comfort of your own home :-)


Do NOT bring children to the studio. It is NOT okay. Adults only, 18 and older.


Q: Do you photograph transgender women?

A: Why wouldn't we? FCK H8.


Q: Do I have to pay for everything up front, what are the fees if I reschedule?

A: Your session fee is prepaid in full, up front in order to get on the calendar. You can do so over the phone with a credit or debit card, online via our Square account or in person (with an appointment) at our studio.

Packages are purchased on your proof appointment day - after you see how hot you are!


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

There are no refunds on session fees even if you cancel your appointment. You may reschedule your appointment once with no penalty if you call us within 72 hours. To reschedule after that will cost an additional $40.00 each time you reschedule. Same day cancellations will forfeit your session fee and you will be required to pay for an entirely new session! Be sure of your dates ladies!


Q: Does the session fee apply toward the packages?

A: No. They are 2 separate charges. The session fee is for the actual photo shoot and editing of your masterpieces. The packages are the actual photographs or album you want. There is no minimum purchase on your prints, you just get the ones you can't live without :-)


Q: Do you give special discounts?

A: Active Military and spouses of active military receive 10% off all our packages, with valid ID. It does not apply to the session fees.


Q: Do I tip my photographer?

A: If you want to! We will not be mad at you! Hahaha! You are not expected to tip your photographer, however, if you feel they went over and above, and rocked your session, we love shout outs on our Facebook & Yelp Pages.

Thank You Cards - OMG! We love them and we collect them in the studio office and have them thumb tacked all over the office walls! Or, you can add to the graffiti messages on the bathroom wall, you'll understand what we're saying when you see it!

 And I have to add, we have the most awesome bathroom in San Diego :-)


Q: What about alcohol? 

A: If you are over 21, feel free to bring wine or champagne to the studio to enjoy while you are getting ready. Keep consumption light, otherwise you will look drunk in your photos!

It is not recommended to bring hard liquor, it seems to go down too easy, and then you will be drunk for your session! If we feel you may have had too much, you will be cut off :-)


If you have any other questions that we didn't think of here, please give us a call at 619-589-6494 and ask away!  

You can also email us in our general mailbox at jenna@badkittyphotography.com