Hey there! If you’re considering a boudoir photoshoot session, or even just curious about the process, there’s an important aspect we need to talk about: legal compliance. As a boudoir photographer, it’s my responsibility to make sure everything we do is above board, and that includes following US Code 2257.

Why US Code 2257 Matters

First things first – what is US Code 2257, and why should we care? This law is all about ensuring that everyone involved in producing sexually explicit content is over the age of 18. While boudoir photography isn’t necessarily explicit, it can sometimes fall into a gray area, so it’s better to be safe and follow the rules.

The ID Verification Process

Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how we stay compliant. Here’s a step-by-step look at the ID verification process:

  1. A Valid Photo ID: Before we even discuss your boudoir session, I’ll need to verify your age. This means you’ll need to bring a valid government-issued ID, like a driver’s license or passport. This step is crucial and non-negotiable – it’s all about ensuring you’re over 18. At the Free Consultation about your potential session, I just need to see your photo, name and birthday on your ID, you can cover everything else.
  2. Signed Contract: When you decide to book a boudoir session, you’ll be asked to verify your age again, and then when you come to your session, please show me your photo ID and let me make a copy of it. It might feel a bit too formal, but it’s just to ensure we’re following the law right from the start.

Why This Matters for You

You might be wondering why this is necessary, especially if you’ve never encountered this process before with other types of photography. Boudoir photography can sometimes blur the lines between artistic and adult content, so adhering to US Code 2257 ensures that we’re protecting both your rights and mine. It’s about creating a safe, respectful environment where everyone involved knows that everything is legit and above board.

Privacy and Respect

Your comfort and privacy are incredibly important to me. All the information you provide is handled with the utmost care and confidentiality. The goal is to create a safe space where you can feel comfortable and confident.

Following legal guidelines like US Code 2257 might seem like a hassle, but it’s a crucial part of maintaining a professional and respectful boudoir photography practice in Bella Sky Photography. By ensuring we verify ages and keep accurate records, we’re fostering a safe and legal environment for everyone involved.

If you have any questions about this process or anything else related to boudoir photography, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here to help and make sure your experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Looking forward to creating something beautiful with you!