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That’s what she said…
What was your biggest fear prior to your session?
Fear is something I try to acknowledge and allow myself to feel. My fears prior to this photo shoot consisted of not being able to let go and be sexy on camera. I’ve only had one photography look my whole life-look straight at the camera and smile! I also feared that the photos would not be perfection. I’m a life long perfectionist and want everything I do to be just that way. Once the clothes came off and the photo shoot started, my fear of not feeling sexy vanished and I focused completely on Jen’s directions. I had to release the perfectionism and embrace the real me in that moment. Was I perfect? No but I was still stunning.
What was your favorite part?
It is cliche to say but it is empowering. To know that I am capable of oozing sexuality and showcasing excellent physical condition at my age is uplifting and motivating-hopefully not just to me, but to others as well. I also loved the creative aspect of the photo shoot and experimenting with the human form.
How would you describe your experience to your best friend?
I would say you just have to do this for yourself. Every woman and man should…the experience can not really be described. I would say though that the resulting photographs tell a
story and the process allows you to love and accept your body and spirit completely.
Would you do it again?
In a heartbeat. I want to explore outdoor scenic boudoir photography!
*Baton Rouge Boudoir*
“You seriously blew me away and I just left thinking like “Why didn’t I do this sooner?!?!” You are an amazing human being with a keen eye for tapping into a women’s inner sensuality and capturing it on film. More women should do this, for not only their significant others, but just for themselves. And they should definitely experience themselves in this light with you. You are a gem. I will definitely be throwing my friends your way for photo sessions. I can’t tell you enough how great of an experience that was. And you made me feel and look beautiful. Ahh! I can’t wait to stare at the photos again! Other than my wedding day, I’ve never seen myself look so beautiful in photos. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done to make sure I receive this in time. If you’re brand wasn’t already stellar in eyes, you’ve definitely set the bar even higher for any company I’ve ever worked with. I will definitely be writing all sorts of reviews for you once the cats out the bag and sending everyone I know to you. You never cease to amaze me with your talent, professionalism, and customer service!”
What was your biggest fear before the session?
Did your fear come true, and if not, what happened instead? My biggest fear was dropping my mask. And believe it or not, my fear did come true but I was liberated for it. When I was in my early 20s, I was more in tune with my sensuality and sexuality. But in today society, being so comfortable in one’s skin gets you labeled as a “slut” or “easy.” So as an adult, I’ve tucked that side of myself away and have become more conservative to become a “lady.” Because this session leaves it all to bare, you really can’t hide behind anything because all there is IS your skin. And it forced me to ask myself the hard question: “Why hadn’t I been comfortable in my own skin earlier?”
What was your favorite part of your Breathless Boudoir experience and why?
Jen! As an artist myself, it was fascinating to see her creative process. She’s extremely talented in giving the most mundane directions like “tilt your head, open your mouth wider” and it translates into the most sensual shot.
Hair & Makeup by Chey Esposito
You can check out more testimonials HERE.
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Hello my lovelies! I just wanted to post this quick travel notice to let you all know where I’ll be for upcoming shoots. If you’re looking for an adventurous shoot, pick the Destin or Bali location and let’s plan some magic!
July 5-8 – Destin Florida, Beach Boudoir
July 22-24 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August 29-31 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
November 6-18 – Bali, Indonesia
In between these dates I’ll be doing shoots in Washington DC, Charlottesville & Richmond, Virginia. (and wherever else the wind takes me).
Hello my lovelies!
The fall weather has descended upon us and I don’t know about you guys, but I am loving it here in Charlottesville, Virginia! This will be my first fall living in Virginia. The leaves are already starting to change and the night air is crisp and cool. I started wearing pants again… I went the entire summer in skirts and dresses, refusing to wear pants! Ha! “Unfortunately”… and I use that word lightly… I’m not going to get to see the full spectrum of fall because our Fearless Italy Boudoir Retreat officially starts this Sunday. I know what you’re thinking, poor me, right? Tough life but someone’s gotta live it! These ladies need to feel empowered and sexy!
The trip to Italy this year will leave me limited on how many session I can do in time for the Christmas holidays. But don’t worry, I’m prepared to work to fulfill your gift giving needs! I’ll be back in Louisiana November 7-16 (probably escaping the cold). Most of the sessions are already filled up by the early birds (you know what they say about those early birds), but I have three (read: three) spots left. So fill out the contact form below or give me a ring at 225-571-3668 (yes, I still have my LA phone number. I’ll probably never change it 😉
These sessions can be your time to explore your sensuality solo, or you can bring your partner for some steamy couple’s boudoir. You could even bring a friend and share your boudoir experience together (and get half off of both your sessions!). Hair and makeup will be provided. Sessions are $450, products start at $1,000 and my average client spends between $1,900-$3,500. I can also set up a custom payment plan.
Let’s do this! I can’t wait to meet you!
I can’t even describe the sound I made when I took the first shot on the “new” set of black on black. It was somewhere between a gasp, a squee and a moan. It was barely audible, but she heard it. Then I had to explain myself. “I’m sorry, I don’t know what that noise was… I’m just really excited about this!” There were sporadic gasps and “Ooohhhh my god!!!” throughout the rest of the shoot. And laughing. Yes, lots of laughing.
The whole setup of using our black backdrop with black sheets on a bed was actually Max’s idea, but he loves me so he let me shoot it when he saw how excited I was (like a kid on Christmas morning). Throughout the whole first set I continued to coo and moan at how smooth her skin looked against the stark black sheets and backdrop, and how amazing the contrast was. What I like most about this style is that the woman is the main focus, nothing else in the photo matters. Your eyes are drawn to her and everything else falls off into the background. Love I tell ya, this is love!!!
We could not have asked for a better client to test things out on than Jamie. She was willing to try anything and was patient as we were testing new territories. She also brought her own ideas! Her and her husband love to read together, so she brought a bunch of books. She brought an apple and was telling us that she has a thing for apples. When we were deciding what outfits to shoot we said we would do a nude set with the apple and she agreed to it. It wasn’t until later that we found out she brought the apple as a snack, not a prop!
Here is what Jamie had to say about her experience:
“I was nervous in the beginning – of course, but, again, I was surprised how comfortable I was hanging out in all my glory.
You have a lot of direction, so you kind of forget why you are there. Nothing felt forced. Jen and Max were extremely
professional and pleasant to be around. I was in shock to see my photos in the end; they were amazing.
I felt like we were able to create something together – as a team.”
Ready for your turn? Click the “book a shoot” button on the top right of the screen! (or click here) Call me if you have any questions! 225-571-3668
(and don’t forget we have a killer holiday special going on right now here!)
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If you’ve been on the fence about doing a session, or waiting for the perfect excuse, it’s time now. This holiday boudoir special IS your perfect excuse! No more, “I just need to lose 5 more pounds”. And I don’t want to hear, “I need to meet that special someone who I can do this for”. That special someone that you’re doing this for, even if you have a significant other, should be you first and foremost. Your photos being a gift for a lover is just a bonus. And STOP the number crunching on the scale and learn to love yourself NOW. As you are. Because perfection is not attainable and if you’re waiting for that certain size or certain number to be able to love yourself that much more you may miss the chance at loving yourself in this lifetime.
*EDIT* This deal is now sold out!!! But contact us to get your photos for Christmas anyways!*
This Living Social deal is available for one more week! So take advantage of this deal before it’s (and we’re) gone! It’s a bit of a bittersweet celebration for us as this will be our last holiday spent in Louisiana before we move on to new adventures in Charlottesville, Virginia! We’re planning on moving this coming spring. We’ll miss our friends and family more than words can describe. Neither Max or I have been far from our immediate family at all in our lives. We’re excited for what lies ahead and timorous about what we’re leaving behind. BUT!!! The good news is we’re still coming home as often as possible throughout the year to visit friends and family and we plan on doing boudoir session as well.
This boudoir sale is perfect as a Christmas gift for your husband, OR, fellas, you could buy your wife a session as a special gift for her. A gift that you will benefit from not only by the photos, but also by her extra boost in confidence!
Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about the special at 225-571-3668.
“This shoot and the photographers single handedly made me feel like I was a work of art! Luckily they captured these artful and beautiful moments so I can share it with someone special! It’s not just a session that the only result is beautiful photographs… It’s a experience that gives you enough self confidence to last a lifetime!” Lacy
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These are a few photos from playing around with photographing pole dancing, aka pole fitness. This was just a practice run to see how it would be to light it. We’re planning on offering a pole photography day in the near future, so contact me if you’re interested in doing a pole session!
And if you’re interested in taking some pole classes (which I highly suggest every woman try at least once) you can book classes at Teaze Fitness through their website and you can find them on Facebook.
Katy applied for our model call. In her words, it was a “what the hell, it couldn’t hurt” kinda thing. Later she said that she didn’t expect to get picked at all (which is what everyone has said so far, lol). It was an immediate yes for us. Her reasoning sold us completely on the idea and we wanted to help her in her mission to educate people that just because she’s in a wheelchair doesn’t mean she’s not sexy. She is HELLA sexy! As shown in the photos. 😉 Continue reading →