Traveling boudoir? Here's where we'll be (UPDATE) | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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Will OWN boudoir ever step out of our Atlanta boudoir bubble and head to a city near you? Why yes of course!! In fact, we travel to multiple cities for boudoir. So, if you're unable to come to Atlanta for your boudoir session (or you just feel like going on a trip that doesn't really require clothes), then we've got some options for you!

 

2018 Boudoir Travel schedule (UPDATED)

CHICAGO- (One spot left!!) August 2-6, 2018

ALBANY, NY- August 21-24, 2018

MIAMI- (Labor day weekend) August 30-Sept 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO- (One spot left!!!) September 21-24, 2018 

DENVER- (One spot left!!) November 2-6, 2018

 

And there we go!!! We're bringing our lights, camera, and action on the road a few more times this year! We've just added San Francisco and immediately booked it up, so these dates are going fast. Ready to see us in one of the cities above? Interested in booking with us but don't see your city listed? 

Get in touch and claim your spot :) 

Contact us here!

 Here's an image from our trip out to Los Angeles this Spring! The Roosevelt hotel was a gorgeous backdrop :) 

Here's an image from our trip out to Los Angeles this Spring! The Roosevelt hotel was a gorgeous backdrop :) 

"Stop saying 'I'm sorry'!" (a personal post) | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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"Stop saying 'I'm sorry' for things that you have no control over!"

Those are the words that my boyfriend repeated to me at least 4 times last night (and once this morning at 4am as I was dropping him off at the airport). 

He had just spent 7 hours at the Atlanta airport, two of those being on the tarmac, watching his flight get indefinitely delayed. After they deplaned he came home, understandably frustrated, and parked on the sofa. I greeted him with a hug and a kiss and an "I'm sorry about your flight". He hugged and kissed me back and we proceeded to order pizza and scrounge up some clean underwear for him to pack (since we also have no idea where his bag is at this point). 

For the remainder of the night I said "I'm sorry" for a variety of things. 

"I'm sorry about your laundry"

"I'm sorry that we couldn't get the pizza that you like"

"I'm sorry about the mess at the airport"

"I'm sorry you have to get up so early for your flight"

"I'm sorry they don't know when your flight is going to be"

I think I was about to bleat out my 87th "I'm sorry...." when Frank finally stops me and sternly says "Stop saying 'I'm sorry' for things that you have no control over". 

Of course my knee-jerk response was "I'm sorry" (but I used my willpower and refrained). What he had said really struck me. It wasn't because I felt like he wasn't hearing my empathy for his situation, but because I knew the "I'm sorry" reaction was indicative of a few bigger issues.

One issue of course is that I'm too lazy to more specifically express how I feel... hence using "I'm sorry" for when Frank's flight was delayed and also using "I'm sorry" for punching someone in the face (obviously two totally different things, and also the punching is hypothetical).

The second issue is that I realized my immediate response to ANY kind of inconvenience, especially when it happens to someone else, is to apologize for it. I swear, I would say "I'm sorry" to someone that backed into MY parked car. I find myself apologizing for getting bumped into on the sidewalk by someone not paying attention. I've probably apologized to an ex because HE cheated on me.

You see what I mean? 

This whole "sorry" problem came from somewhere, and I have no idea where. I honestly think that most women suffer from chronic "I'm sorry"-ness and we rarely recognize it (unless of course someone calls us out on it). It wasn't until Frank had to AGAIN say to me this morning "Stop apologizing for things that aren't your fault!" –after I apologized for having to take him to the airport– that it finally clicked. 

So, you've heard it here first folks.... I'm vowing to stop saying "I'm sorry" to things that aren't my fault, and promising to put more energy toward using other expressions to express empathy and understanding. 

If you suffer from "I'm sorry"-ness then STOP (as Frank would say). Take ownership of your existence and stand up for yourself. Also... if you come up with other expressions, like: "That's unfortunate", then please send me a list. I'm going to need all of the help I can get.

Sorry for the long post :), 

Sarah

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The scar of infertility: a testimony | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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**While I've mentioned our personal project what seems like 2843 times this year, I'm going to continue to mention it as it is completed. 

"See these lines across my face, they tell you the story of who I am..."- Brandi Carlile

The first official "Scars of our OWN" story is up on our instagram (@scarsofourown). For convenience I've reposted the images and the narrative below. 

As a boudoir photographer I am honored to work intimately with clients. Both photographing them in intimates and listening to the intimate details of their lives. Working with clients has made me crack up to the point of tears and also feel empathy to the point of tears. Part of what has inspired the scar project is the sheer variety of scars, of stories, that my clients bring in to their boudoir session. Some scars, like the ones below, are physically visible. Some scars, also like the ones below, make their marks on the heart. 

Read on for a personal testimony of a beautiful woman and her experience with infertility, 

-Sarah

 

"My scars represent my 7 year struggle with infertility. With over 15 surgeries, countless Drs appointments, infections, injections, miscarriages and left with one ovary and one mangled filopian tube. Every month you grieve when you get  the negative test. It represents my fight, my endurance, my relentlessness, my hope, my tears, my prayers and my faith in God.

I know that infertility is a struggle that can go silent. It's more common than you think. No one wants to say anything and as a woman you struggle with the fact that it's  challenging for you to bring life into the world and you can't get your body to act right like a normal female yet everyone asks "when are you guys going to have a baby?" It's a rough ride. These scars tell my story. It's a part of my fabric now, molded into my character. May is also infertility awareness month. 

I want to encourage and inspire those in the same struggle to hold on and know you are still gorgeous in the fight. 

[To those with scars, I say} Own it. Be proud of it. Know that you are wonderfully made and the journey has made you fearless." 

Flashback Friday? | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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I looked back at some of the past boudoir photos that I've taken (and my past boudoir studios here in Atlanta) and I noticed that I missed a few things... and one thing in particular. 

 

 Can you spot it?

Can you spot it?

 What about now?

What about now?

 Here it is....

Here it is....

Was I subtle at all? I was probably a bit all over the place... but guys, I tried. 

The thing I missed? These grey sheets!!!! I forgot how much I absolutely love working with grey sheets. They make all skin tones look absolutely amazing. There is some sort of velvety goodness that really fits with your boudoir photos (especially when we're dealing with that harsh Atlanta summer sun). White sheets are beautiful, but can be REALLY bright sometimes, and can also be more expected. I love photographing boudoir with grey sheets and I forgot how much I loved it. Once I started looking back at my old boudoir images I asked myself why on earth I had ever stopped using the grey. I also needed to figure out where the hell I put the sheets. 

Fast forward to this week...

I've found the sheets and clearly had my way with them. It was a great week :) 

 

Happy Friday, y'all!!! 

Sarah

She's looking at herself with new eyes | Atlanta Boudoir Photography

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Being an Atlanta Boudoir photographer, and knowing how fast this city is expanding, I know that there are so many wonderful boudoir photographers for you to choose from and no reason why you should choose me. However, when you peruse the interwebz, the Googles, the Instagrams, ask your friends, and still end up with knowing I'm the best boudoir photographer for you.... that is just special.

If I turn it around on you and you come to me with a whole list of reasons why you aren't going to look great in your photos and then I show you the beautiful person inside you (that also happens to have a great butt)... that is just special, too. 

Here is a client interview that describes the feeling of seeing yourself through different eyes. It may have been a wedding gift to her fiancé, but it definitely ended up being for her OWN self. 

Enjoy! 

-Sarah

 

1. How old are you?

I am 28 years old

 

2. Describe what you do on a day to day basis (or for your job!)

I am a CT technologist for a living.

 

3. What was the reason you chose to have a boudoir session in the first place?

the who/why I finally did these pictures was for my now HUBBY as a wedding present!!

 

4. Describe your fears (if any!) that you might have had going in to this session.

Yes, I actually had a lot of fears going into the shoot, about my own body really, and esp allowing someone to photograph it!!!! 

 

5. How did you even find out about OWN, or boudoir in general?

I saw one of your pictures on Instagram, and had always wanted to do a shoot like this, but never really had the confidence until I saw your pictures!

 

6. How was your session? 

It was WAAAAYYYYY better than I ever could have imagined. you made me feel so incredibly comfortable, I felt like we had been friends for 10 years! You completely dissolved any fears that I had walking in, within the first 5 mins of meeting you!!

 

7. Tell us about what you loved the most!!

My favorite part of the whole experience was seeing the pictures for the first time and realizing that that was actually me in the photos. I loved seeing my husbands face when he opened the pictures, but the confidence that it gave me when I first saw them is unreal.

 

8. How has the reaction to your photos been?

The response that I got from my husband was "WOW!!" He absolutely loved them and could not stop looking at them!

 

9. What advice would you offer to those considering a boudoir session (not just with OWN!)?

My advice to anyone thinking about doing a boudoir photo shoot would be absolutely, hands down, 100% DO IT!!!!!!!! It is something that I put off for a long time (thankfully I did because I found THE BEST photographer to do it) but I am so happy that I finally chose to do it. It gave me a confidence that I haven't had In a long time!!!

 

10. Looking back, is there anything that has changed since you walked through the door of the studio?

I honestly do look at my body different now since after the photo shoot, I feel as if I have a confidence that I didn't quite have before. and if it is at all possible, I even feel that my husband looks at me a little differently now too. We both will cherish these photos forever!!!

What REALLY goes on in your boudoir shoot? | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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Here’s a little look into Atlanta boudoir photography and what really goes on in your boudoir session! Check out Sarah with OWN boudoir as she describes the details behind boudoir sessions!

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Here's the deal on keeping your boudoir images private | Atlanta Boudoir photography

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Your boudoir images are really the very definition of "sensitive material", and we totally understand. We have a variety of privacy options for our clients so that each boudoir session can be done without any question of how your images will be seen!

I will say I'm a bit surprised that we don't get MORE questions about our privacy policy when it comes to boudoir images! I'm flattered of course that our clients are coming into their sessions ready to share their images with the world. However, for those that have a few more reservations about their images being seen we've got a few options for owning your digitals in confidence. 

When you book a boudoir session with OWN boudoir, whether you're coming in to our Atlanta studio or we're coming to you, we sign a contract to set the expectations for the shoot! Our standard contract outlines what is included in your session, any additional fees, the location for the session, etc. It also lets you know just how your images will or won't be used. For our standard contract (the one that goes out to everyone, unless you ask specifically for a different one) your photos are shareable ONLY if they are anonymous. 

Anonymous photos by OWN's definition are those photos that don't include any full faces, personal tattoos (like those that say your name or anyone's name), company logos, or very specific physical traits (example: birthmarks, prosthetics, etc). 

Most of our clients choose this contract for their shoot because they WANT to show their images off, but want to make sure their high-school students, work friends, or nosy relatives don't have a conniption. 

For clients that would like to make sure that there are no photos shared ever ever ever everrrrrrrrr, we have a version of our contract that is so creatively titled as the "Non-Sharing" contract. When we sign this together, OWN waives the right to share any of your images from your session, no matter how anonymous they are. We can even go a step further and opt-out of back your files up to the cloud or sending you a downloadable gallery. 

What if you don't mind sharing all of your boudoir images with our future clients? We ask for a written statement saying that you give permission for us to use your images. This way all of us are on the same page (and also so that I don't have a panic attack trying to make sure that I'm following your preferences). 

While these three options for your images are what is pretty standard here at OWN boudoir, if you have a specific request or question about your boudoir images then let's talk! Creating your perfect boudoir session can't happen unless we talk! 

Send me all of your demands, 

Sarah 

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Follow our SCARS project | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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Starting in January 2018 we began a personal project that focuses on telling the stories that leave their marks on us. 

This week (finally) the project has a name. It also has an Instagram. 

So....

Follow our personal project, taken from our interactions with over 1000 women during boudoir sessions. See the marks that our stories leave. Be a part of these stories. Send the stories to those that need to hear them. Know that we're all in this together. 

Currently you can find the Scars of our OWN (yes that's the name!!!!) project at: 

@ScarsOfOurOWN on Instagram

Interested in participating? Get in touch with us here

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Our first Associate boudoir session, photographed by Emma | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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If you've been following along for the past few months then you know that OWN boudoir has added an additional photographer to the team! 

(cue loud cheers and boudoir themed balloons)

Emma has been with OWN boudoir for the last month and has booked a series of sessions for clients that are interested in working with OWN, but that hadn't found a package that was attainable for their budget!

As our associate photographer, Emma conducts sessions in our Atlanta Boudoir studio. The entire OWN team takes care of the logistics and booking, while Emma takes care of creating an amazing set of boudoir images for you to enjoy! 

Here are some of our favorite images from Emma's first session with OWN! She's killer, and if you're interested in booking an Associate Photographer session with OWN then you should get in touch!!! 

 

Thanks for being here with us every step of the way,

Sarah (owner and lead photographer of OWN boudoir)

Here's a new way to get information about your boudoir session! | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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We may be a few months late (or....maybe we are right on time), but I've finally figured out a great way to make it easier for you to access specific information about boudoir sessions with OWN! 

Check out our Instagram, but more specifically check out our Instagram Highlights. 

 

Instagram highlights are a version of Instagram Stories, but think of them as more specific versions of our stories. If Instagram Stories are the overall novel of our day, the Highlights are the chapters within the novel...only those chapters can stay around for as long as I decide, regardless if the entire rest of the novel is missing. 

(Honestly this is the best way I can describe it, so I hope it helps! )

Our Instagram Highlights are centered around four subjects that are specifically related to OWN boudoir (or boudoir photography in general). These boudoir stories are a perfect way for you to find out very specific details on a variety of subjects when you're planning your boudoir session. If you don't feel like reading through 6 years of blogs for information, then these stories are for you. 

(Although, 6 years of info is a LOT fo info, so if you've got some time on your hands or just feel like being extra prepared then you should start reading now. )

Here's what you can find on our Instagram Highlights:

So... come see me on my stories. ;) I promise to be a really entertaining booby-booty photographer.

 

Interested in booking your OWN boudoir session? Check us out and get in touch!

You definitely want to have breakfast in bed with us | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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For all of you that are mothers, mothers-to-be, for those that are hard at work trying to become mothers, and for those that have ever had a mother.... we've designed a special boudoir session for you just in time for Mother's day. 

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You dream of taking a break to be pampered, and now is your chance!

Plus, this pampering includes a boudoir session so that you can remind yourself about the gorgeous woman that lives inside of you. 

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We are so excited to offer this new promotional session for the summer!! Interpret "Breakfast in bed" as you wish.
Bring in a big fuzzy bathrobe a la fancy hotel, flaunt those bunny slippers, steal one of his button-up-shirts for a great morning-after look, or go completely nude and wrap yourself in sheets! This session is about YOU and we can really have a lot of fun with it! 

Breakfast in Bed sessions are available to book until May 31, 2018 and must be completed by August 31, 2018! 


Sessions include:
A one-hour boudoir shoot photographed by OWN's lead-photographer Sarah
Time for two outfit looks (so bring your birthday suit, your robes, your bunny slippers, your mud masks, you lingerie....we're open!)
Breakfast in Bed themed snacks (think champagne, fruit, cinnamon rolls, waffles...)
Your ultimate playlist for a fun morning
10 full-resolution digital images, fully edited, with a print release (plus web-resultion if you'd like to share or save on your phone!)

Total: $1000
A deposit of $200 is due to hold your date!

 

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Spotlight on BlueBella | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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Wondering about an alternative lingerie brand for your boudoir session? We've got suggestions! 

Let's introduce you to Bluebella lingerie! Lately we've had a plethora of clients bring in pieces from this brand for their session. Bluebella has soft fabrics, unique designs, and is prices at a mid-point for luxury lingerie. You can find bodysuits (like the piece shown below) for $60-80, and their have gorgeous bra sets too!!  

Locally (if you're shopping for your boudoir session here in Atlanta) you can find Bluebella at Trashy Diva Lingerie and Annabella Fine Lingerie. We lovveeeeeeeeeeeee the brand and it's a welcome breath of fresh air from Victoria's secret!

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"I feel pretty" ...a kind-of movie review | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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Having wine and carbs and seeing a lighthearted movie together is basically the most OG of the girl's nights. When all else fails, laughter and a little fermented grape will mostly do the trick! 

 

Last night myself and two girlfriends did just that. We'd planned this in advance in order to make sure none of us were all booked up (because, you know, life) and made a pact to get together at 5:30pm on a Friday night. We're all adults here and so we were realllyyyyyy trying to hit those early-bird specials. 

On the agenda? Dinner-ish and a movie! The movie we picked? "I Feel Pretty", the new Amy Schumer film about a woman that bumps her head at Soul Cycle and wakes up thinking that she is the most beautiful woman in the world. 

Now... spoilers ahead, so if you don't want them then don't read this...although you could probably guess how the movie resolved.

To be honest, I came in to the movie thinking it was going to be more on the lines with the Jack Black film "Shallow Hal". I was prepared for that.

What I wasn't prepared for, and what I loved SO much about the movie is that the entire movie is really about falling in love with who you are at this very moment int he world. 

Unlike Shallow Hal, you never see a different body type that is portraying an "ideal" that Amy Schumer's character thinks she has become. Instead, the bump on her head symbolizes the smack-in-the-face that we all need sometimes when it comes to how we view ourselves. A kind of a wake-up-call that resets our views. 

Her character wakes up and has so much love and appreciation for her OWN self. As you watch her take on new friends, boyfriends, job opportunities, etc you can't help but be inspired and wonder "What if we all walked around with as much confidence and love for ourselves as we deserve". 

I love that you see Amy's character as herself the entire time, the only thing changing is her self-confidence. The message of the movie is inspiring and reminds me so much of the purpose of OWN boudoir. During the movie one of my girlfriends whispered over to me "this is exactly how you make people feel every day". Cue tear-shed. 

So... I would absolutely recommend this movie, if not only for the message but also because Michelle Williams in a comedy role is the absolute best and everyone really needs to see that, too.

I feel f***ing hot, 

Sarah

Check out our new studio piece... | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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I've wanted a new piece of furniture for our boudoir studio for a while. However, I knew that any new piece I added would need to have a function to it. Storage is all that I could come up with, until I saw a neighborhood posting. 

 

While growing up my parents made my brothers and I (there are three of us all together) take piano lessons. I say "made" because we would kick and scream in order to avoid practicing, and my parents would watch us (or close the door) until we stopped and reluctantly touched the keys again. 

Fast forward to many years later (mannnyyyyyyyy years), I have a new appreciation for piano and I actually miss playing. I miss playing so much that I knew immediately that my new piece of "furniture" would actually need to be a piano. A piano neeeeeeeded to be in my life. I could not only revisit a semi-beloved creative outlet, I could have a killer prop for the boudoir studio. Plus, I'm of course going to teach my clients piano lessons during their boudoir sessions. Duh. 

Well, my dreams came true and my habit of perusing internet yard-sale sites paid off. 

I found a piano. 

The story of how I actually GOT this piano and was able to move it in to my studio (I think it weighs 700lbs) is something that you'll have to ask me at your boudoir session. 

For now, it's working as a great addition to our studio and my musical brain. 

La la la la la, 

Sarah

 

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Here's when you should book your boudoir session | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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"When should I book my boudoir session?"

 

Outside of the rest of the questions that you have about booking a boudoir session, the question of "WHEN?" should absolutely be at the top of your list. Picking a date and time is definitely step one because we're going to need to figure out when you should show up (duh!). It'll also give you a good idea of how long you have to freak-out before stepping foot into the studio ;) 

Unfortunately, all too often we have to turn clients away because we are fully booked. I absolutely love when clients are so eager to have us photograph their session, but I hate having to disappoint when we can't accommodate a deadline. 

The answer to the big question?

You should book your boudoir session at LEAST 3-6 months in advance, especially for holiday deadlines (our busiest time of the year!). Booking your boudoir session in advance gives us ample time to plan out the personal aspect of your session. Poses, wardrobe, music choices, etc. are all planned separately in the months leading up to your session. 

Hoping for a miracle that we'll be able to squeeze you in? Please always ask, but just between you and me these aren't the kind of squeezes you'd typically enjoy. 

Ready to make your first step?

Contact us today! 

Can't wait to meet you!!!

Sarah

 

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Confidence doesn't always come with a bodysuit ... |Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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First of all, if your asking about this bodysuit the let me just say: it is the best bodysuit ever. It photographs incredibly different of each body, had the perfect elasticity, and OH YES that see-through fabric. It’s from Maison Close and it’s the bomb for boudoir (and the shower and just walking around in general sensuality).

Now on to the main event.


This gorgeous client came in to see us with intentions of giving the gift of a boudoir session to her long-distance boyfriend (edited to add he is no longer long distance!). She ended up giving us the gift of a perfect eyeshadow (it’s a metallic glitter shadow from Stila) and an open mind for her session. Read her words, see her life, the variety of wardrobes, and how client interview (like this very one!) helped her make her decision for OWN! 

She shared with her partner, she shared with her friends, and now she is sharing with you! Take this privilege and run with it, just like she did. Never hide how beautiful you are!

Text me for the link to that bodysuit, 

Sarah

 

 

1) How old are you... or if you prefer, who were you listening to at age 14 :)?

25

2) What do you do for a living?

I'm an Account Executive for a software company 

3) What/who made you decide to book a boudoir session?

I've always admired boudoir photography and been interested in booking a session. Once I saw Sarah's pictures, it was a done deal!

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4) Did you have any obstacles or fears about boudoir?

No, I felt confident in working with Sarah and her wonderful team. They helped me plan my outfits/ideas for the shoot and made it an overall seamless experience.

 

5) Why did you choose OWN?

Sarah's pictures speak for themselves! Her work is absolutely beautiful.

 

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6) How was the actual session different from what you expected (if at all)?

Based on all of the client interviews I read before my shoot, it was exactly what I expected. The day was extremely fun and laid back- there was great music going, Sarah had snacks out, and taking the pictures was so fun. I was sad when it was over and am already looking forward to another shoot in the future!

7) What was your favorite part of the entire experience? (priming, the shoot, seeing images, giving the images..etc)

This is a hard one! The entire experience was absolutely amazing. I think my favorite parts were getting ready and seeing the images. It was a blast getting ready with Sarah and Hope- so relaxing and the conversation was great. And then of course I was completely blown away during the viewing!

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8) How has the response been to your images?

Everyone has loved the images so much! I have at least 10 girlfriends who are interested in booking their own boudoir sessions now!

9) What is your advice for women interested in such a session?

BOOK IT! You will not regret it! The images are sure to be beautiful and the day is one for the books! 

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10) Did anything change about the way you see your own beauty as a result of this session?

Yes, it made me feel much sexier! 

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'Tis the (bridal boudoir) season | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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Spring is here, spring break has (or is) happening, April weekends are full of sunshine, pollen, and bachelorette parties. What comes after the bachelorette party? The wedding!!!

What comes before the wedding (and is quite possibly the best gift to ever exist in the history of gifts)?

Your boudoir session. 

 

That's right, folks. Wedding season is upon us and is in full swing. Each week we cover the studio in veils, garters, white lace, and dreams of getting the hell out of Atlanta and on to the honeymoon. Bridal boudoir is the perfect way to kick off your wedding festivities and you've got the added benefit of having a collection of beautiful images of you to remember this time in your life. Oh....AND they make a great gift for your fiancé ;) 

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Lately we've had brides give their fiancés a collection of boudoir images as wedding gifts... but they are choosing "alternative" times in order to present the gift! 

A few alternative situations which our ladies are giving their boudoir images?

  • Before the bachelor/bachelorette party
  • The night of the rehearsal dinner
  • During a private moment in-between the wedding and the reception
  • Texting one or two photos a day for the week leading up to the wedding (and not saying a WORD when asked about the photos ;))
  • Secretly packing their boudoir album in their fiancé's suitcase for them to discover on the honeymoon. 

 

Have you booked your bridal boudoir session yet? Do you know someone that NEEDS to have this done? 

Get in touch right here!!! 

Putting the "honey" in honeymoon,

Sarah

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When vanity makes you do this... | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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"You're so vain", but who cares (especially when it comes to boudoir)

Sometimes vanity pushes us in the most positive of directions and that direction can lead us down an instagram wormhole that puts out out at my studio's doorstep. I don't really know how many times that actually happens to people, but I can count a few. This gorgeous human walked into my boudoir studio as a result of her husband's encouragement and on her OWN damn volition. We had such a fantastic time cracking up while trying to make the "sexy face". Spoiler: we succeeded in the sexy face but the bloopers are hilarious. 

I am so proud of her for being so open with us during her shoot, with you that are reading this, and with the future readers. She has an amazing joy and air about her... plus she is pretty F***ing hot. 

Read on ( preferably while blasting Metallica),

Sarah

 

1) How old are you... or if you prefer, who were you listening to at age 14 :)?

33 and Metallica!!

 

2) What do you do for a living?

Nurse

 

3) What/who made you decide to book a boudoir session?

 I did it for myself.. vanity baby!!

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4) Did you have any obstacles or fears about boudoir? 

I used to strip/do burlesque but that was before my body changed so I did feel insecure about my new body.

 

5) Why did you choose OWN? 

My husband found some images on Instagram and I loved the pictures!!

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6) How was the actual session different from what you expected (if at all)? 

It was way more fun and free. [I] didn't feel awkward at all!!

 

7) What was your favorite part of the entire experience? (priming, the shoot, seeing images, giving the images..etc) . 

The shoot!!!!!

 

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8) How has the response been to your images? 

Amazing. More than I was expecting even from my mom.

9) What is your advice for women interested in such a session? 

Just do it !!! Don't wait til you loose 5 pounds or w.e. you are concerned about. It'll be amazing regardless. We all have issues with something about out bodies and we are all beautiful!! Just do it!!!! You won't regret it. 

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10) Did anything change about the way you see your own beauty as a result of this session? 

Nothing I worry about on my body matters! F*** the haters!

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Interested in booking your OWN boudoir session (for your own self?)... Get in touch with Sarah here:

Well, hello there

Check out this unique wardrobe look | Atlanta Boudoir photographer

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In the spirit of the seasons (oh hey Easter bunnies!) I posted this boudoir image a couple of days ago! It's fitting, don't you think? 

 

Once I posted the image I knew immediately that I wanted to use it as an example for the various boudoir wardrobes we get in studio! Boudoir wardrobe don't have to be all lingerie, heck they don't have to be lingerie at all! We photograph a variety of wardrobe options and they add personality every time. 

Here are some boudoir "wardrobe" additions we've had (to name a few):

Guitars

Violins

Ass-less chaps

Fire-fighter uniform

Top Hat

Masquerade mask

Kitchen Aprons

Gun Holsters

Angel Wings

Ballerina tu-tus

 

....and the list goes on

Have an idea you'd like to run by us or a wardrobe you want to try out for YOUR boudoir session? Let's make it your OWN!

 

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Client Interview

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When your husband wants to show your boudoir photos off to every house guest then you KNOW your session was a hit. 

Meeting and photographing this lovely woman was such a wonderful whirlwind! When she called me a couple of months ago we spoke and booked her session in a matter of hours. A couple of weeks later we had her boudoir session AND her prints completed. She's a woman that knows what she wants and is one of the most decisive people that I've ever met! Because of that, I am so honored that she chose me as her boudoir photographer. We spent her shoot talking with wine and snacks, and even made the wine a prop (as you can see)! We spent her viewing session in silent shock as we went through each individual image. I'm so glad that her decision to give her husband boudoir images turned into a decision to do something for HER, too!

 

Read on, and enjoy (maybe with a glass of wine),

Sarah

 

1) How old are you... or if you prefer, who were you listening to at age 14 :)?

30

 

2) What do you do for a living?

Sales manager

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3) What/who made you decide to book a boudoir session?

It's something that I've wanted to do for a few years and you / your website seemed more legitimate (and not cheesy) in comparison to a few others.  

 

 

4) Did you have any obstacles or fears about boudoir?

Shockingly, not really. 
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5) Why did you choose OWN? 

Your website and the photos were both professional, tasteful and sexy as opposed to cheesy, cheap, and 'trying to hard'.

 

6) How was the actual session different from what you expected (if at all)?

I didn't realize you'd give me feedback on my outfit choices, which I appreciated since I had ZERO idea what would look good vs photograph well. I LOVED the fact that we had some wine and snacks just to chill me out. Despite knowing I'd taking these photos, its helpful to have liquid courage.  
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7) What was your favorite part of the entire experience? (priming, the shoot, seeing images, giving the images..etc)

Hating the priming lol The most memorable was seeing the images and thinking WOW that's me?!. I also of course really LOVED giving the photos to my husband since he was taken a back and genuinely surprised (it's difficult to keep secrets from him). I also really loved taking the photos. I don't take professional photos often so that in it of itself was a special treat. But in order, Seeing the photos for the first time, then giving the photos to the hubs, and then taking the photos.

 

 

8) How has the response been to your images?

WoW! Matt tries to show everyone that comes to our house at least 1-2 of the photos.

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9) What is your advice for women interested in such a session?

Do it sooner than later. Your body is beautiful so show it off!

 

 

10) Did anything change about the way you see your own beauty as a result of this session?

I feel more confidant.

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