Boudoir Photography Blog

Hello Revealed Revelers and thanks for stopping by. This isn't just a boudoir photography blog.  This is a self-affirming community, a place of positivity and empowerment.  Whether you're interested in boudoir photos, a little creative inspiration, or just fodder for the awaken spirit, we're happy to have you! 

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Anything but basic boudoir photo shoot

October 24, 2017 Boudoir

How to get extraordinary results from your boudoir photo shoot

When Ms. E came in for her session, we asked her if there was anything she had in mind for her photo shoot.  A professional in a creative field, we knew she had killer taste and experience on sets of photo shoots.  Her only request was for an anything but basic boudoir photo shoot.

We happily welcomed this request, eagerly leaning into the challenge. So what goes into creating a “anything but basic” smokin’ hot boudoir session?

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Boudoir Style: 

Put some thought into your style. Take some time to browse our website and other sources of inspiration (Pinterest, movies, magazines). Consider what sets you apart as a person and own it. Maybe it’s your signature cat eye. Maybe it’s your killer salsa moves. Maybe, like Ms. E below, it’s your love of layered gold necklaces.  Whatever the case, embracing your tastes can lead to results that really represent YOU.
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Bare it all:

No, we don’t mean get naked. What we’re referring to is opening up emotionally. Let yourself go a bit.  One of our favorite women in the world is such an inspiration in this category.  Diane Keaton is always so charming and captivating in any role she plays because she really connects in whatever role she performs.  We know how hard it can be to let your guard down, (in fact, we’re dedicating an entire future post on ways to work on this), but magical results come when you trust yourself and trust us.

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 boudoir photo shootCreative Freedom.

So you’ve committed to your session, your looks are chosen, and you’re killin’ it at savasana.  What else makes for incredible boudoir photos?

Giving your photographer creative freedom is really one of the best things you can do for yourself. Trusting your photographer instills confidence and creates room for creativity.  We want nothing more than to make remarkable pictures, not just for our clients, but for ourselves.  We love this work and we often get as excited about our client’s photos as they do.  
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Two thumbs up to this stunner

September 27, 2017 Boudoir

Testimonial for boudoir photos

“How do you get us to do all that?  All of your photos look like the women mean it and that’s my favorite part…”

Last week we posted the first set of photos from Jen’s photo shoot.  Today we’re excited to share the rest.  The first person to see these pictures was the subject of course.  On a quiet Friday evening, Kelly sent the link to Jen via a text message (the two have been friends for some time now).  Her response was such a charming testimonial. ”

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Channeling the greats: Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor

September 20, 2017 Boudoir

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Inspired Boudoir Pictures

When Jen showed up for her boudoir session she brought with her a bag that brought to mind those mini-cars at the circus somehow magically stuffed full of a dozen clowns. From it, she pulled out kimono after kimono until a pile of more than twenty lay crumbled on the bed like discarded tissues after a cry fest. “Gurrrl, first of all, that’s a lotta kimonos. And second, how did you fit them all in that one tiny bag?”
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What’s with all the kimonos?

We learned during her session that kimonos were part of her regular lounge wear while relaxing at home. Thus, why she had so many. We also learned, a bit more significantly, that this year is the longest she’s ever been single in over a decade.
This was significant for us because she attributes the solo time to a sort of blossoming of spirit.  She said right now she’s deeply embracing herself—her unique style (charmingly retro), her independence (like taking trips to starved rock to camp with her only pup Betty as company), and her voice—both figuratively and literally (she’s an amazing singer and song writer).
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curvy figured boudoir photographyJen’s unencumbered presence was a gift to photograph. She said she was nervous and like all our sessions, there was an open bottle of bubbly for some extra encouragement.  But truly, you’d never know there was a question of confidence from the way she moved. The best way to describe it is “in the moment.”
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Channeling the greats, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe

We hope you enjoy the first collection of images from her photo shoot in which she channeled Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, followed by a free-spirited dance wearing, wait for it, a pink kimono 😃
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Too see ALL the kimonos she brought, check out our Instagram here and be sure to check back next week for the second set of images where Jen looks the spiting image of the late, great Marilyn Monroe. curvy figured boudoir photography


September 13, 2017 Uncategorized

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