Let's talk | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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While this boudoir image was taken in New Orleans, I immediately ordered a corded phone for my studio here in Atlanta. There's something about a corded phone that adds a bit more sensuality to this photo than an iPhone would... though we've definitely used an iPhone before (see a few posts below!!).

Welcome to the boudoir session prop-drawer, Mr. Corded phone. I can't wait to  photograph you in some questionable situations ;) 

 

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New lingerie additions | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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Well hello there! If you've been reading and following for a while then you know that here at the Atlanta based boudoir studio we have an entire closet full of goodies for you to borrow!!! If you have been around for a while and DIDN'T know that, then... hey, wtf? Pay attention! hahahaha

If you're new to following us, well then there is some very important information that you should know. That information is: HEY, we have a full closet full of shoes/corsets/bras/body chains/thigh highs/robes/ furs/etc for you to borrow for your boudoir session. If the follow- up question has something to do with dry-cleaning then the answer is "Yes, and often." :) 

For now I wanted to share some new pieces that we've gotten in the studio (and that have been used for boudoir sessions!). I have a few pieces that have NOT been used, yet.... so go ahead and LINE UP!!! 

I just got this set in from Agent Provocateur and I loved it SO much that I have purchased one for myself. Let's just say: It works ;) 

I just got this set in from Agent Provocateur and I loved it SO much that I have purchased one for myself. Let's just say: It works ;) 

I love this corset, which has also been purchased from Agent Provocateur! The corset has been purchased in a size that has the most versatility... so I can use it on straight/narrow body types as well as curvy (like myself!). This particular corset fits sizes 2-14. Hell yes.

I love this corset, which has also been purchased from Agent Provocateur! The corset has been purchased in a size that has the most versatility... so I can use it on straight/narrow body types as well as curvy (like myself!). This particular corset fits sizes 2-14. Hell yes.

That kinky side | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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Let's incorporate a little (or a lot of) 'kink' in your boudoir session. Requests have been coming in lately for clients to channel 'Eyes Wide Shut' or that little quiet series that no one has ever heard of: 50 Shades of Grey. :) We've got the props and plenty of suggestions for where to find your own... 

 I love the idea of implying that on the other side of these image there lies something a little untamed. No matter if your in Atlanta for your boudoir session, or another city we've been to (hello Chicago, Houston, Oklahoma City, and New York!). There is a certain intrigue lately for our clients to go.... kinky? Of course these are some of the more tame images that we can show, as privacy is of the utmost importance. 

Let's dive in... 

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Spray and Play | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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It's pretty often that one of the #1 questions we receive during the planning stages of your boudoir session is: "How do you feel about props?". Of course this can go a few different ways because, let's be honest, there are some pretty – cough– specific –cough– items that could be brought in. :) I can honestly say that I've seen a LOT. Personal props are an incredibly creative way to add a bit of your OWN personality to your boudoir session and will absolutely set your images apart. 

Last week we had this unique prop brought in to enhance the individuality of her images (and a bonus was that HOTDAMN the room smelled great afterward). 

Oh snap, if you know anyone at Dior tell them to call me :) 

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Casual Friday | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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Happy Friday, ya'll. Let's all take off early, put on something gorgeous, and have a great time. 

After a full week of boudoir sessions here in Atlanta I am heading out to Chicago! Photography will be a secondary task for me this weekend, but I promise to post (sometimes inappropriate) pics. :)

Have an incredible weekend!

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Celebrating '50 again', late-life divorce, and seeing yourself | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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One of the best parts about photographing boudoir for individual women is that I get to bring you stories of life and purpose that will hopefully resonate with you. Boudoir photography, while resulting in killer imagery (especially at my new studio here in Atlanta!), is still a product of a journey for most of my clients. 

We have events in our lives, milestones, relationships, random Tuesdays, etc that shape our views of ourselves (for better and for worse!). It's incredible to watch a new sense of OWNership and love-of-self take over after the boudoir experience. This lovely woman came to me out of celebration and I loved reading her story. Check it out below!

 

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

I just celebrated my ’50-again’ birthday in December

 

2) What do you do for a living?

I am an Information Technology Manager

 

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

Divorce after 25 years of being married, relocating to Atlanta, starting a new job, new life – [I] wanted to celebrate me and all I have become

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

LOL, like most people, I’m sure, I was concerned about how this body really looked!

 

5) Why did you choose OWN? 

After seeing the pictures on the website and the tasteful, sensuous, artistic expressions of all types of women, I knew Sarah was a skilled professional

 

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

It was much more personalized and casual and relaxing than I expected….it was like spending the afternoon with a good girlfriend! The way Sarah directed me to pose was incredibly easy but produced magnificent results!!

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

Hard to pick a favorite; the entire experience was uplifting and confidence building. Probably the most surprising and pleasing part was seeing the images and thinking “ damn, is that really me?!”

 

8) How has the response been to your images?

Very consistent – gasp of air, jaws dropped, then “WOW”

 

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

DO NOT WAIT, do it now!

 

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

Absolutely. More confident. I am gorgeous

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Getting the help you need | Guest post | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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***today's post is a guest post by our lovely client manager, Kelsey! While she lives in Charleston, she still does a mean job of perusing the internet and shopping for all of our clients! Since she is originally from Atlanta she also knows the city's best shops and restaurants for all of our ATL boudoir clients!

You did it, you booked your boudoir shoot!! Maybe it is your first shoot or your 100th (I haven't had anyone that's done 100 boudoir sessions, though some are well on their way!), either way once your boudoir shoot is booked and your questionnaire is answered, you will get a fun text from me, Kelsey- Sarah’s client manager extraordinaire. Once you book, you may be thinking "NOW WHAT!?!?", "How do I dress myself to ultimately be UNdressed?", "Will the makeup artist make me look like Mimi from the Drew Carey show?", "Where the heck to I park in Atlanta, or in ANY city for that matter?".

That is where I come onto the scene to set your nerves straight and help you snap out of it. Your first contact with me will be a “welcome text” (or phone call! It's your choice) in which we will begin getting to know each other so that I can better help you with the styling process.

To begin, it is always nice to see your inspiration. We'll go over any ideas, themes, motivations, or images you love and want to use as a focus/inspiration for your upcoming shoot. You can even send me ideas that you ABSOLUTELYDONOTWANTEVEREVEREVEREVER. This gives me a great idea of what you are looking for and will lead us in a great direction for choosing lingerie. 

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In addition to wardrobe, hair and makeup, I am avaliable to answer any questions you may have. Think of me as your own personal “ok google” or “Alexa”… “Alexa, where can I buy thigh highs?”, “Alexa, where is the best place to get a spray tan?”…etc. Basically ask away, I am here to help and if I am not sure what the answer is, I will do my best to find the answer or direct you to our incredible studio manager, Larissa, or photographer, the amazingly talented Sarah! 

While you are sending me gorgeous images that have inspired you, if you are comfortable, a picture of yourself is a great addition to images you can send me. You can send your Facebook profile picture, bathing suit shot, or your favorite picture of yourself. An image of yourself is important because it allows me to get an idea of your unique hair color, eye color, and body shape. Sending a headshot of you to our makeup/hair stylists also allows them to tailor any preparation advice that they might have for you. Your photo allows me to personalize your wardrobe by sharing what pieces will photograph best on your body type and which colors to use/avoid. I promise NO ONE, except myself, Sarah, and your stylist, will ever see these images! These images are used to help create your OWN personal shoot that is geared towards your OWN personal style. 

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Once I receive your images, I will help you decide on which pieces will look best on your body-type on camera. I will also send you a list of tips/tricks and shopping advice to help steer you in the right direction. Victoria’s Secret is great, but there are SO many other amazing lingerie stores out there just waiting to be discovered. Here in Atlanta we LOVE AnnaBella Fine Lingerie in Alpharetta. Pam (the owner) is fantastic at finding different styles for your body and budget. While you are shopping, totally send me images of the pieces you are thinking about and I can help you narrow it down. You can send me website links, pictures of your lingerie— no need to try it on, laying it out on the floor will work just fine— you can even send me images from the dressing room! I am here to help you look and feel your best. 

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While we're in the shopping-stage of planning, I will not only help you narrow down which pieces will look best on your personal body type, but I will also help you narrow down your choices so you’re not bringing your entire closet into the studio. I am also always willing to help you browse the internet to find the “perfect” piece. Is there a piece of lingerie you love or a specific look you want, but you can’t find it on the world wide web? I am here to be your own personal google and help you find just what you are looking for, or at least something similar! 

 

Once we have narrowed down your ideas, theme, and wardrobe, we will begin discussing hair and makeup ideas. Should you be having one of our hair and makeup artists doing your 'beauty' prep, we will discuss what “look” you would like. Do you want more pin-up? burlesque? natural? rhinestone eye shadow? big eyes? dark lips? The sky is the limit!!! This is another point where sending images comes into play. The more images you send, the better; please do not feel bad that you are overloading my phone, I love it, keep the images rolling in! These idea images are great to send to your stylist before your shoot so they have an idea of what you want and they can plan accordingly. 

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If you are doing your own hair and makeup outside of the studio, I will remind you to have hair and makeup completely done before your shoot. I will also send tips/tricks to make sure you are taken care of because the lights and camera are bright and we want the best you to shine through! 

This is a special time for you, this is a shoot designed and planned just for you and your OWN personal style. I am here to help you have a fun, lasting experience that will stay with you for a lifetime! Being nervous is totally normal, I mean it is not everyday you pose in front of a camera in lingerie. I am here to calm those nerves and help you see how incredibly powerful, beautiful, and amazing you truly are as a woman. No question is too “silly”, no prop is too “strange”, and nothing you can send me will ever make me “blush”. BRING IT ON, I am here for you to help you find your OWN beauty! 

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Dancing into this week like... | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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There is something about award shows that put me in a fantastic mood for the start of the week. It likely has to do with how the fashion really makes my heart go pitter-patter (I'm looking at YOU Taraji Henson) and inspires me to finally learn how to walk in 6inch heels and perfect a cat-eye. 

I get such enjoyment from watching creative individuals inspire and support each other (all while looking fabulous)... I'm dancing away with this good feeling all of the way through this week. 

...also, check out this dancer's boudoir session :) Those ballet shoes went perfectly with my Atlanta boudoir studio's windows.

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Being sexy is for single girls, too | Client Interview | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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That time has come back around... it's client interview time! Hearing back from our clients about their experience, reactions, and future plans is one of my favorite parts of being a boudoir photographer. My favorite part of THIS interview comes at the end when she realizes the very thing that I want ALL of my clients to know.

Read on to learn more about her experience...

 

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

40!

2) What do you do for a living?

Stay at home mom


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

I was going
through a divorce and wanted to do something for just me!


 


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

I was very fearful about what my stomach would look like in a photo after having
4 kids!



5) Why did you choose OWN?

I researched different photographers on the internet and I loved Sarah's style! Very classy but Very sexy!


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

I was surprised with how hard it was to hold the poses! My back hurt for three days after!

 

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

My favorite part was seeing the images! I was excited and nervous to see how they would
turn out and I couldn't believe how SEXY I looked!



8) How has the response been to your images?

The response has been incredible! I have had people ask me if I am a model because the
pictures look like they should be in a magazine!



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

That they need to do it! It is very empowering and makes you feel beautiful
and sexy!



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


 Absolutely! I did this session for myself and it made me realize that
having a husband or boyfriend is not proof that I am beautiful and
sexy! I am that on my own!

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Blue hair don't care... | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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In today's example of 'you do you, boo' we have this gorgeous self-expression of rainbow hair!!! I love it so much. My instagram is full of rainbow hair and colorful individuality.

For boudoir sessions, individuality plays a huge role in successful images. Bringing out your OWN personality/traits/sense of humor can create a better connection between you and the person you see in the images (whom I'd like for you to recognize). 

Never be afraid to be yourself... it's always for the better.

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Recovery | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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Welp... this weekend was an exciting time for Atlanta (and everyone else that hates the Patriots). The entire Sunday was full of incredible energy and spirit! Of course... that ended in a fiery crash of disappointment. Ugh. The mental hangover (and the wine hangovers) are real. 

Let's all just hope we look this good as we recover. 

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An Oklahoma adventure | Atlanta Boudoir photographer

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Oh hey there, brand new week!!! After an exciting weekend visiting the plains and oil fields (just kidding, I didn't visit an oil field) I wanted to share a sneak peek of one of our gorgeous boudoir shoots from Oklahoma City! Shout out to the 21C Hotel in Oklahoma for providing an incredible backdrop, and for Torrid for the incredible lingerie!!! 

Here's a look at only a fraction of what we were able to capture! 

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Strap up for the weekend | Atlanta boudoir photography

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There are some weeks that come together in the oddest and most unique ways.. 

For this week, every client brought in something related to straps. Now, this could have been a strappy bra (as seen below), a set of straps to *ahem* use in the bedroom, a pair of ridiculously gorgeous and strappy heels that would have dominated on the red carpet (and also made my feet fall asleep)... or simple a motorcycle helmet that my client had to STRAP on. Obviously I was reaching for that last one. 

Regardless, I love it when a week's full of boudoir sessions comes together under one common theme. 

So, in the spirit of the straps: buckle-up, strap-up, whatever... and enjoy your weekend!!!

 

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Client Interview | Atlanta Boudoir photographer

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One of my favorite lines from this client interview is that she said "All of my fears were put to rest".

We work really hard to make sure that you don't leave nearly as terrified as you probably were when you walked into the studio. From showing you images THAT DAY to making sure you were heard in the weeks leading up to the shoot, we are serious over-communicators and over-complimenters.

Don't believe me? Send us an email. Count the exclamation points. Print out the paragraphs. I think we write every client a novella. All of this is for you, so that you have the same (or better!) experience than you'll read about below. 

Read on... :)


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


I was 40 at the time of the photo shoot


2) What do you do for a living?

I am a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist)
 

 


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

At 40 years old, I finally feel confident and sexy in my own skin and I wanted to document this year for myself.  Surprising my husband with the book of sexy photos was another fun reason too!!


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

I was a little nervous about how comfortable I would feel being semi and/or fully nude in front of someone I had just met.  All my fears were put to rest, though, once I met Sarah.  She was like a good friend I had known forever!  I was also concerned that I wouldn’t be able to “have that sexy look” without laughing or looking goofy, but Sarah knows exactly how to coach you through the process and ends up with the most AMAZING photos!!  


5) Why did you choose OWN? 


I chose OWN because of the obvious quality of the work I saw online.  I loved the classy studio, the way that each of the clients looked in their photos, and the obvious comfort that each person had.  I couldn’t wait to see what kind of magic she produced during my session! 
 


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

I was WAY more comfortable than I thought I would be!!  I think the champagne helped a little too….that was such a treat.  Also, the session itself was tiring.  I have a new respect for lingerie models now.  Getting into some of the poses, and holding them while Sarah shoots the photos is an actual workout!  Now I know why she advises people to eat before they come.  It is hard work and you will need your energy…..but SOOOO fun at the same time!!


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

Doing the shoot was super fun (I felt sexy the rest of the week after it was over), but seeing the images when they were finished was definitely the BEST part.  My husband’s face was a close 2nd when I presented him with the photos!!

 

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8) How has the response been to your images?

Every single person I’ve shown the images to has asked for the name of the person who did them.  They have all said that these photos could be used in a magazine!  


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

Just DO IT!!!!  Don’t wait until you lose 10 more pounds, or have a little tan, or wait until your hair grows out a little.  Do it right now!!  Sarah is a magician and will make you look amazing, despite any little imperfections that every single woman worries about.


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


Seeing myself in some of these photos made see myself in a different light.  Seeing the different angles and shape of my body from a different perspective was eye opening and has made me have more confidence in myself.  I honestly never knew I could look like that!!

Boudoir props: It's not science. | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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Top (hat) o’ the week to ya! Say that in whatever accent you choose :)

But, no, really.... Miss B brought a TOP hat to her session (that was a first, but I loved it!). I wondered if it had special meaning to her, if she was a part-time magician, etc., and she simply said “Saw it on my floor on my way out the door and thought it looked cool!’. I mostly have US Weekly and bubble wrap on my floor, but I’m sure we could find some way to make it ‘hot’.  The point is, the thing you bring doesn’t have to be special and you don’t have to overthink it.. it can just be something fun, simple, and random. 

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Of course... there are manyyyyy additional props that have been brought in to studio outside of this top-hat number. For instance... check out this corded phone (wait, WHAT?! yep, they still exist).

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Part of booking your session with us is getting to go through your wardrobe with our client manager, Kelsey. She'll not only assist you with arranging your session wardrobe, she also helps when it comes to prop ideas! Never be afraid to run an idea past us... if it is personal to you it will mostly likely work well for the session.

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Here are just a few items we've had clients bring in:

Guitars

Helmets

Bikes

Balls (all kinds ;) )

Riding crops

Body jewelry

Masks

Ropes

Handcuffs

'Toys' :)

Books

Liquor bottles

Feathers

Flowers

Food

Sunglasses

Cigars

... and more :) 

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"I'm going to be the one woman that you can't photograph." | Boudoir confessions

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When you're feeling like a boudoir session will never be for you because you aren't that 'kind of woman'. You're so wrong. Boudoir can be for every woman. 

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Do I have to go nude for my boudoir shoot?

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‘I don’t want to show anything’

‘Do I have to be nude?’

‘I cannot be nude for my shoot, just in case these ever get out… My family/church/kid’s teachers/law firm would freak the F*** out.’

‘No nudes, please, I’m not that comfortable. I know that I look better in clothing.’

‘My fiancé hasn’t seen me naked yet, and I want to wait for that.’

‘My C-section scar shows and my boobs are more than deflated, I would prefer to be a bit covered.'

These are some of the word-for-word sentences that I see every day from clients. There are more, but generally they say the same thing: “Please don’t make me be naked!!!!’. 

I realize that boudoir photography has a tendency to not only excite you because ‘HOLY S*** THAT CAN BE ME’ but also terrify you because ‘HOLY S*** THAT CAN BE ME!’. It’s easy to see images on Pinterest, on Instagram, and even on my website that you lovelovelovelovelove aside from one thing: nudity. That 'nudity' thing has you hesitating and questioning whether or not you can or should even consider a boudoir session. After all, after seeing 938 images of Pinned nude women (maybe covered by a dish towel), it is hard to imagine your boudoir session including any kind of clothing at all. 

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You know what? 

It’s possible!!! 

Yep, for sure. Totally do-able, and not ONLY it is do-able…. it can actually be MORE than do-able (just do-able sounds like a compromise). No-nude boudoir is STUNNING.

Suggestion is everything. 

Let that shoulder shine.

Oh lady, your LEGS!!

Whoa your boobs look great in that bra.

Holy shit your hosiery hits you just right.

Damnnnnnnnn that robe is suggestive.

Your corset is incredibly flattering. 

Nudity is not a requirement. 

Let that sink in, and let it calm you. 

Nudity is NOT a requirement. You and I will work together, along with Kelsey (my client manager and wardrobe designer extraordinaire) to design a wardrobe set that highlights your best assets. We’ll instruct you on colors and fabrics, cuts and silhouettes. I will never pressure you to be nude, and honestly….. nudity is not always the best option. 

After your session is booked you’ll have a questionnaire from me that asks about your preferences for nudity (among other things, like snacks). If you ask me to push you then I WILL push you, because that’s what you asked for. However, I will never force you into a position or exhibition that you are not comfortable with. 

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So, that being said. Be honest and be you. A completely covered confident woman is better than a nude and shaking nervous woman. 

Love you guys. 

(For the record, I only want to be nude about 300 days after my last cheese-dip consumption or 1 day after my last Hot Yoga class….which for the record has not occurred in the last 15 years). 

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**Have you heard? I'm on tour this year! That's right, this Atlanta boudoir photographer is headed your way (probably). I'll be photographing women for their boudoir sessions in Vegas, Chicago, New York, London, Miami, and New Orleans. Are you looking to make a trip? Turn it into a long weekend... or maybe plan your vacation around me! Know someone in those areas? Give them my info. You'll be loved forever. 

I bet you've been wondering about these questions | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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Unless you're like me, chances are a boudoir session isn't something you see or do every day. Heck, I don't even 'do' a boudoir session every day. If it IS something that you do every day, then why are you reading this? You know everything! Shoo!

I kid.  

 Most of my clients, be it here in Atlanta, midtown Manhattan, or downtown Chicago have come in to a boudoir session being on the edge of clueless. Have no fear, people! We're here for ya! 

Here are some FAQ's that you may be thinking or may not think to ask that will be helpful when you've got boudoir on the brain:

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  1.  Where are we doing this?  

    • Piedmont park. Just kidding- Most boudoir sessions take place in my studio in midtown Atlanta :)  When I travel for sessions I will book a studio or a shooting space at my discretion, although anyone (here or there!) with an awesome idea for a shooting location can absolutely let me know! I've photographed at hotels (like the above image), private homes, and secluded beaches and parks. There will be music, even if I have to sing it, your beverage of choice, and a lot of awkward posing that miraculously looks like a photoshoot for Vouge. 
  2. How many changes of clothes should I bring?  

    • While the amount of wardrobe that we'll use for your session varies on the type of package we book for you, I always recommend bringing 2 additional wardrobe changes in case something doesn't work out. My client manager, Kelsey, will assist you almost immediately after booking with what to wear and where to shop. We'll curate your wardrobe for you BEFORE you arrive so that you aren't stuck backing up a U-Haul full of Nordstrom bags to my studio door. I also have a boudoir closet in-studio and that I tote with me from city to city. You are welcome to substitute your wardrobe with anything from my collection! 
  3. Will it just be the two of us during the shoot?  Assistants or anyone else there?

    • Usually it will just be the two of us, but occasionally Ryan Gosling stops by. :)
  4. How much "airbrushing" do you do?

    • I like some airbrushing, but I won't make you look unrecognizable. I am no stranger to stretch marks, c-section scars, liposuction scars, battle wounds, cellulite, pocks, or accident marks. Life throws things at us all of the time and sometimes our bodies get caught in the middle. It'll be up to you on what I do and don't take out. Once your session is booked, or even before, just let me know if there is anything you'd like for me to pay attention to.  
  5. I bought this corset kind of thing...can you help me get into it if I can't get in myself?

  • In shorter terms: Yes. It's my job to be there for you to figure out which strap goes where, whether or not your lingerie is upside down, and to staple you in to a corset if I need to. I can help you get into anything. We'll be really close by the end of the shoot.
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Question of the day: Can I bring a friend to my boudoir session?

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This is a frequently asked question, and the answer is SURE!

However... 

Your boudoir session is not the place to bring the critical (or overly honest) friend (those are awesome to have in some cases, but not in the boudoir shoot!). You want to bring a friend who will be your cheerleader, support you and encourage you! You don't want a distraction, the friend who will only be talking about their boy drama, telling stories about themselves, or making cringe faces while you're getting your makeup done because they don't like a certain eyeshadow.

Bring the friend who will make you laugh, tell you how beautiful you look, and remind you why you're doing this for yourself!

..And should she decide (in advance) that she wants to do a session as well, you can both do them the same day and each receive a discount towards your session! Party time!

And as always, some eye candy for you, just because: 

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Call it a residual effect of having spent part of Thanksgiving in Seattle... but my recent boudoir photos have been quite moody. I've found myself a bit more attached the the darker shadows, grain, and grayness. In fact, after typing that out I realize that I *must* be influenced by the Seattle vibes (Google 'Seattle' weather' for clarity). I'm ok with that.

As the winter season approaches and the gray settles in I really look forward to shooting. Recently a past client came into the studio to let me experiment with a few different settings and poses in my new studio. I've loved working with her in the past and this time she brought me a little surprise. She was pregnant! Woot woot! Let's do some dark and emotionally sensual images because WHY NOT? Start that baby off with some attitude. Since she ALSO used to work around the music industry I feel like this photography session is only making her baby way cooler. 

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