You might want to snag this up... | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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We’re nearing the end of the year, and that means we have a few changes coming up!

If you’re wanting to get on our schedule before we retire our 2018 pricing then you have until December, 31, 2018 to book your session and lock in our current 2018 prices for the 2019 season! That’s a lot of dates to throw out at you, but basically what you want to do is GET ON IT!

Let’s make 2019 your OWN year!


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A gorgeous couple's boudoir session | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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***This is a revisit to a past post showcasing one of our first “official” couple’s sessions of 2018. We often get asked about whether or not we photograph couple’s boudoir. The answer is “yes” we definitely photograph couples! The catch is that you won’t see many of them on our website because of privacy requests. For that reason I wanted to share this session, which we gained permission to share. Yay for couple’s! Want to have your own couple’s session in 2019? We’re game if you are!

Here is a glimpse into one of our first couple's boudoir sessions for 2018. 

 

One of our biggest announcements for 2018 was that we were OFFICIALLY offering couple's sessions as an option with our boudoir packages. We're a few months into 2018 and we've had SO much interest in bringing two significant others together to document their intimacy. Here is a peek into our very first couple's session of the year. 

 

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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Get featured on our website! | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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Are you interested in featuring your boudoir images on our homepage? You can be an Atlanta boudoir client, a Chicago boudoir client, a San Francisco client, a boudoir client from Mars....  it doesn't exactly matter.

 

Last night we sent out a mass email to our past boudoir clients asking if they’d like to be featured on our website! If you’re a past client and did NOT get that email (but would still like the grace the pages of our website) please let us know! 

 

See, it’s been a hot neon second (which is a term I definitely just made up) since I’ve added new images to the homepage of our website. We update our blog and instagram constantly, but that first page hasn’t been updated in about a year and a half. 

Cue the “slacker” comments, because OMG I know. Sorry folks. It’s not like it takes up that much more time than a blog post (like this one), it’s just that I have such a hard time knowing what to feature! 

This is where my brilliant idea came in to let my past clients have a say in what get’s featured. As a photographer I of course have my favorite images, but a boudoir experience isn’t about me creating images for myself. A boudoir experience – your boudoir experience – is about you and creating images that you love and that elevate you. 

SO. 

Are you a past client that did not see our email but would absolutely like to be featured? Let me know! I can’t wait to showcase the new homepage!

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Check out the new piece debuting in our boudoir closet | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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When you're preparing for your boudoir session it can be quite overwhelming to try and find the perfect pieces that will make the perfect photograph. Insert the studio boudoir closet. 

Over time we've curated quite the collection of items for clients to choose from that we KNOW will photograph perfectly. Having this closet of wardrobe unmentionables saves you a little bit of time and stress during boudoir planning, and don't we alllllll want to be saved from those things? We've got shoes, corsets, handcuffs, button-down shirts, tank tops, etc. Occasionally we'll switch things over, especially as styles change. No one needs to bring in that hot-pink rhinestone bra from Victoria's Secret circa 2002. 

A brand new veil just arrived in our Atlanta studio via Amazon (holla at me, Amazon, if you want to sponsor us)! For a solid $24 we've got the most beautiful veil, accessible to any boudoir client that wants to use it. This is perfect for brides that don't want to (or can't) break out their own veil for their boudoir session. Plus it's just fun to play dress-up with! 

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A look back in time | Atlanta Boudoir photographer

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Occasionally I'll look back at my past work to see just how far I've come, but also to revisit some of my favorite boudoir session. 

Looking back on my past work is definitely eye-opening. I can see how my style has evolved over the years and I can also ask myself WTF I was thinking when I edited a photo in a certain way. Luckily I have resisted most of the editing trends over the last 5 years and so my past work is more consistent with my current style than when I was first starting out as a boudoir photographer. We love to get in touch with our past clients and have recently started congratulating clients on their 'Boudoir-aversary'! When we reach out to celebrate boudoir-aversaries I tend to look back at those past sessions. I say this to say, I've now gone down an insane rabbit hole of past sessions and I'm currently deep into the year 2013. 

As I've gone down this boudoir photography rabbit hole I have pulled a few of my favorite images from the past! Here are just a few boudoir images that I vividly remember taking. I've got about 40K final images to go through, so this was definitely just a quick skim :) 

Side note: We're having a little shindig on July 15th! This is for past clients, current clients, and future clients alike! Come say hello, see some favorite images, drink our drinks, and win some prizes. Link for (free) tickets: HERE

This session is back, for one week only!! | Atlanta Boudoir Photography

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Are you a bride getting married this summer or fall? Bridal boudoir sessions are some of our most popular sessions to date, and while we no longer offer a specific "Bridal Boudoir" package, we ARE bringing that package back for one week only!!! 

For the week of July 22-27 we will be bringing back our Bridal Boudoir package! 

Our Bridal Bridal boudoir package includes:

Your 1 hour boudoir session with photographer Emma

One bridal look and one wardrobe look of your choice

A little black book of 10 images of your choice, fully edited, from your session

Snacks and refreshments

The best gift you could ever give

 

 

Ready to book your Bridal Boudoir session? Get in touch here

Save the date!!! | Atlanta boudoir photography

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Save the date for our Atlanta Boudoir open house on July 15th!!!

 

Are you a potential client that has been thinking about this for a while?

  • This is a perfect opportunity to come and see images from past clients and even SPEAK to those clients. Hear their experiences. They will hopefully tell you great things, but they will also tell you details about what might not have been as great. The point is that you will get an entirely honest and informative view of OWN boudoir. 

 

Are you a past client that is basically a professional model now that you've have your shoot?

  • Come back and say "hey" and let's hang out! Bring your friends because we will have some specials going on AND we have cool things for you, too. 

 

Come meet me (Sarah), and some of the OWN Boudoir team. We will drink champagne, show off boudoir photos, meet our photographers, tour the studio, pick up a few hair and makeup tips, book your own boudoir session, win boudoir prizes, and generally have an amazing time with us! That's a long list of fun but if you want to add to it let me know!

We'll provide the champagne and snacks (get excited about the amount of cheese and cupcakes that will be there), you show up and mooch off of us for a couple of hours! We'll have boudoir door-prizes, contests to win, gift bags, BUT MOST OF ALL YOU GET TO MEET SOME OF THE OWN TEAM. It's a big deal.

When you're walking in to the studio and you're T-1hr from stripping down into lingerie that you have just bought 4 days ago it can be SLIGHTLY nerve-racking. 

So.

Come say hello.

Let me feed you snacks and give you gifts. It'll be fun and a great way to top off your weekend! 

  Here's a sneak peek of the shenanigans we'll have. Remember typing 'BOOBS' into your calculators in school using '80085'? So do we :) 

Here's a sneak peek of the shenanigans we'll have. Remember typing 'BOOBS' into your calculators in school using '80085'? So do we :) 

We hope to see you guys there!!! RSVP (and get exclusive tickets) HERE

Boudoir Interview!!!! | Atlanta boudoir

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Reading the words of past clients and hearing them talk about their OWN experience helps me (Sarah) and the OWN team know where we went right. When past clients have come in for a 2nd (or third or fourth or fifth) go around, then we REALLY pay attention... and you should to. 

We first met this lovely woman a couple of years ago (as she tells you in this interview). She was going through some things and I love that we were able to reconnect again for her second shoot with us. She brought in some custom made cowboy boots, so just wait until you see those. She also is one of the most caring and focused people I've ever met and that makes me feel so honored that she chose us again. I basically just want to sing her praises for the next 72 paragraphs, but I'll spare you and let you figure it out yourself. 

Read on, 

Sarah

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

 27 years old 

 

2) What do you do for a living?

NICU Registered Nurse 

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

My first session was 2 years ago. I was single at the time. Struggling with self esteem and self image my whole life because of constant bullying in school. I suffer from a birth injury that resulted in a alter walking gait. Of course kids always point these things out which in return made me very self conscious and shy. As an adult I have worked hard on myself to break through those emotions, however at 25 I still felt like I had so much farther to go. That’s when I heard about boudoir and thought this might be just what I need to over come my childhood insecurity and feel like  the confident, beautiful woman I had become. 

 

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

My fears were of course taking the photos and only seeing everything I hate about my body. I gained over 30lbs in college, and struggled to loose the weight while working 12 hour night shifts at the hospital. When I decided to do my first boudoir shoot I also decided to live a healthier life style and was able to loose 30lbs and feel better in the long run. 

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5) Why did you choose OWN? 

Honestly, I did a shoot with a local photographer in Rome GA. The finish product was not what I had imagined . So, I went to google and read reviews, looked at portfolios and that’s where I found OWN. 

 

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

It was nothing like I expected! My first session with another photographer I had to bring my own lingerie and come up with my own location and posses. That photographer didn’t really encourage me or couch me. It was a very awkward experience, so I was very nervous that that was just how these sessions would be. However, from the first email with Sarah the experience was completely different. She was very responsive, encouraging and knowledgeable. She also took care of everything from make up, hair, backdrop, and poses. She made me feel like a very important super model. A strange yet empowering experience. That’s when I realized it’s not about the pictures, it’s about the entire experience that gives you that confidence you are looking for. 

 

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

My favorite part was shooting and of course seeing the images. The sessions were both just so much fun, but of course nothing beats the excitement of seeing the finished product where it super hard to only pick a few imagines to take home. 

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8) How has the response been to your images?

At the time of my first image they were just for me. Not long after the first session I found a great guy who I am not engaged to two years later. He loves those first pictures I did. He uses one as my contact photo on his phone. He has not seen my bridal picture yet, however after hearing his responses to the first photos. I was able to really focus on the things he loves about me physically in the bridal session. I can’t wait for him to see those at our wedding. 

 

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

Just do it! Like Nike, haha. You will not regret it. Especially, if you struggle with self image or scares those seen and unseen you need this. It will allow you to see the real you not just the altered version of yourself that can be painful to look at . When you have this experience and have those photos it makes those ruts we all get into thinking about how we wish we looked like a celebrity that much easier to get through and realize you are one of a kind and beautiful just the way you are. 

 

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

I have always struggled with a mentality that I assume everyone only sees my disability. I always get theses feelings that people are not

Going to like me or think I’m beautiful  or sexy because of my birth injury. My 2 sessions have really helped me over come those feeling of feeling like I am never good enough and that is with more then any therapy I could have experienced. 

 

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Her husband chimed in, see what he said to us! | Client interview- Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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I'd like to take this opportunity to request that any RECIPIENTS of boudoir photos take the time to write in to us right now! Once your read this interview you'll know exactly why. When boudoir is given as a gift I rarely get to hear the opinions of the recipient! My favorite part of this session, outside of having an absolute blast with this client and really being able to create a gorgeous set of images for her is that she let her husband chime in on some of these answers. We are getting a GEM of information, and just try not to 'awwwww' as you read his words. 

When this lovely women walked in to my studio I knew she was nervous, but most clients are! We had been planning her session for a while and even though she was nervous she told me that she was down for whatever because deep inside she knew that she 100% trusted me! Her images reflect that trust, and no matter what kind of medical history or physical history she had she knew that she was in great hands. Her session was so much fun and by the time she walked out of the door you never would have known she was even a tad bit reserved about having a boudoir session. 

Read her interview (along with her husband's comments) below,

-Sarah

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

32

 

2) What do you do for a living?

I work in business development in the healthcare industry .

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

A few years ago my girlfriend started looking into a session as a gift for her fiancé for their wedding. I thought it was a great idea (obviously!) but more than that thought it would be an incredible experience. Since then I’ve been looking for a reason to book a session. 

 

When I got engaged I thought ‘This is it! I’m booking!’ It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for myself for a long time and I would encourage anyone remotely interested in the idea to not wait. It’s so empowering. 

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

Sure! Everyone has their own insecurities. My weight has fluctuated throughout most of my life in part because of health issues. Doing this shoot was an important reminder to me that my goal should always be to be proud of the body that I have. Sarah did an amazing job bringing out that confidence in me. 

 

5) Why did you choose OWN? 

Sarah highlights the beauty in each person that she photographs. I found myself looking on her Instagram several times a day leading up to the shoot. And every picture she posted I loved more than the one before.  She truly brings the best out in people. 

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

I had a feeling it was going to be a great experience. And it was.  The only thing that might have been different from what I expected was how comfortable I felt as soon as the shoot started.  I thought it might take me a while to feel at ease with the process but that didn't happen.  I thought "I've been waiting for this for a long time and I just need to enjoy every minute of it.  No need to be nervous!" And of course Sarah made it easy. She makes you feel like you've known her forever and has personal touches that instantly make you feel more at home...music you like, food you enjoy and your favorite drinks!

 

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

The shoot for sure! I was definitely nervous the morning leading up to the shoot but once I got there it was just a blast. Getting makeup and hair done is always so fun and then shooting the pictures was such a unique experience. It is something I've never done before and having Sarah show me some of the pictures as we went along was awesome!

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8) How has the response been to your images?

I went straight to the source and asked my new husband for his thoughts...

"There was never a doubt from myself or anyone that's met her that my wife is absolutely stunning both inside and out. Her personality, smile and beauty light up any room she walks into. Sometimes it might be hard for her to see what others do from her own perspective, but the pictures from the shoot served as an affirmation that allowed her to appreciate how beautiful she is in a way that everyone else sees on a daily basis. It re-instilled a confidence that truly needed no affirmation to begin with, but once in a while it's ok to have a reminder that we need to appreciate and love ourselves and our own beauty, and these pictures allowed her to do that in a very positive way"

 

 

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

Do it.  Just do it.  Start to finish it is such an empowering experience. I know I've said 'empowering' several times in answering these questions but it is the best word to describe a shoot with Sarah.  She's the world's best cheerleader and makes you feel completely comfortable with yourself.  You leave feeling like you're on top of the world. 

 

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

I have my album out on the coffee table!  Sarah made me feel proud of myself and my body. I'm incredibly thankful for this experience. 

 

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Even her friends had something to say.... | Atlanta Boudoir Photography

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Of course we love hearing the feedback that our clients get from their significant others when they show off their boudoir photos. When that feedback includes some serious comments from your friends, we love that even more! 

A couple of months ago this stunner came in for her boudoir session in our Atlanta studio. She was referred to us by another client, which is one of the biggest compliments that we can ever get! We cracked up the entire time, but you'd never know it by looking at these images! If you're thinking of having a boudoir session for your wedding gift take  look at these images, and this interview! You can also read this interview if you're not thinking of doing a boudoir session, you're an adult so you can do what you want :) 

-Sarah

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

31

 

2) What do you do for a living?

Marketing

 

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

I saw my friend Kate's photos with you and was blown away. I didn't realize it was a "thing" brides even started doing for their husbands, but I figured, why not?! I'd already been working hard on my body for the wedding, I wanted to capture it in photos not only for Bryan but for ME to have forever!!!

 

 

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

I don't really see myself as sexy, so I was nervous if that would show through in the images, and if I would feel awkward trying to pose. You made those go away!

 

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5) Why did you choose OWN? 

Seeing the instagram page of beautiful images, and my friends' pictures!

 

 

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

It didn't feel awkward!

 

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

Makeup was fun, getting to know you and sipping champagne , seeing the images while you were shooting was really cool and empowering. Of course seeing the final result was awesome too!!

 

 

8) How has the response been to your images?

Obsessed. "I want to have sex with you right now" - from a girlfriend even LOL.

 

 

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

DO IT. It doesn't matter if it's for a [significant other] or not, it's awesome to do for yourself!!

 

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

Yes, I felt a bit more empowered and feminine. 

 

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New work from our associate photographer! | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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Our associate boudoir photographer, Emma, has been KILLING IT lately with her boudoir shoots! She takes over our Atlanta studio with a vengeance and cranks out gorgeous boudoir photos that are unique to her style, and also compliment the entire OWN brand. She is incredibly talented and is such an asset to the OWN team. Boudoir sessions can be intimidating, but she has such a great energy when it comes to making our clients comfortable!

Loving these boudoir images from her! If you're looking for an amazing set of images, our associate photographer is a great alternative option should our lead photographer packages not be what you're looking for! 

Ready to book? Emma's availability is extremely limited for the weekends, so get in touch now! 

Contact us here!

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 :) 

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)

"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

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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A major announcement RIGHT NOW! | Atlanta Boudoir photographer

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We are excited to announce an alternative option for OWN boudoir clients! Starting in April, in addition to being able to book your boudoir session with OWN’s owner and lead photographer, Sarah, clients will now have the option of booking with OWN’s new associate photographer Emma. 

Emma has been working as a photographer in Athens for a few years and has had her OWN boudoir session with Sarah! We’ve recently brought her on as an associate photographer in order to provide an alternative budget option for clients that prefer OWN's unique style and wouldn't want to go anywhere else!

Having been photographed by OWN and Sarah before, Emma brings a unique knowledge and experience to our team. Clients that book with Emma will have a photographer that knows first-hand how to make sure you see your own beauty! She’s encouraging, incredibly easy going, and extremely particular with posing (a major detail!).


Our associate photographer sessions are $550 and include a one-hour session in studio, two wardrobe looks, and 10 high-resolution digital images with print release.

A deposit of $225 due at the time of booking to hold your date and the remaining $225 is due on the day of your session!

All boudoir sessions will take place in our beautiful Atlanta studio where we have hardwood floors, brick walls, and a ton of natural light! 


To inquire about booking with our associate photographer, Emma, please click here

 

 Image taken by Emma, associate photographer at OWN boudoir

Image taken by Emma, associate photographer at OWN boudoir

Trusting the process.. | Atlanta Boudoir Photographer

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Sometimes the process of having your boudoir session is just as important as the resulting images. Yes, you look beautiful. Yes, the angles and lighting and champagne were ALL a big fan of you. However, sometimes it's the process itself that means the most. 

 

Reading through the words of my clients is one of my favorite things to do. While we get to talk and connect at your session, reading what clients have intentionally put on to paper (or...you know, a virtual paper) is incredibly special to me. Those words are chosen, thought about, and given to me. They create thoughts of joy, excitement, criticisms, nervousness, revelry, and humor!

Receiving the "client interview" back (which is what we call it here at the studio since we are soooo creative) is exciting because we get to read through intentional thoughts. The "client interview" is exciting for YOU guys, as clients and potential clients, because you have the ability to listen to someone else's experience and possibly find a commonality, ever how small, that speaks to you.

This current interview is full of a very real approach to the process behind her booking a boudoir session with OWN (and at all!). She is amazing, and I'm so lucky to have been able to be the catalyst to her finding the "beautiful person [that] has been lurking underneath".

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

42. I'm less embarrassed by my age than what I was listening to at age 14. :)

 

2) What do you do for a living?

I'm a freelance writer and Pilates teacher.

 

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

I've probably been wanting to book a session for at least five years, maybe more. I have Pinterest boards dedicated to it. I just never knew who to go to or had the confidence to go for it. A friend of mine booked a session for her 40th and shared a couple of her photos, so I decided to book a session for myself. Having a mutual friend recommend services was key.

 

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

I grew up doing choir and theatre and work in fitness, so had no issues about my body or being in front of something else half naked. My main concern was about posing, and the photos not looking contrived or silly or unnatural. But Sarah's directions were so precise, everything felt natural and easy and comfortable.

 

5) Why did you choose OWN? 

A personal recommendation from a friend, plus the message of body acceptance--more than acceptance really. Celebration. Of embracing who and where you are right now. That sense of empowerment plus the stunning images really sold me.

 

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

Posing was hard! At least holding the poses. It was kind of like being in a yoga class, but in lingerie. Also, I'm surprised I managed to look so sexy when I was really laughing the whole time!

 

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

Actually, the shoot itself. It was so fun and empowering. I had the best time. Even seeing the preview of the shots was enough for me. I loved the final images, but for me, embracing the process was the height of my experience.

 

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8) How has the response been to your images?

Well, they were my most liked photos on Instagram in 2017! Hahaha. Some people said that they thought it was an ad when they were scrolling through. Mostly, it made me want to put on lingerie, drink champagne, have my hair and makeup done, and take sexy photos every day!

 

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

Go for it! Don't wait until you feel you've lost those last five pounds. Embrace who you are right now. Or as I say, now that I'm in my 40s, you're never going to be as young and hot as you are right this very moment! But really, it was a super empowering and confidence boosting experience I think everyone should embrace.

 

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

For sure. I have struggled with disordered eating most of my life. I teach fitness and am a fairly competitive runner and STILL find ways to beat myself up or bash my appearance almost daily. Seeing myself from afar--through the lens of another, literally--made me realize that beauty and confidence aren't about the size of your jeans or your age or the number on the scale. Beauty is confidence and embracing who and where you are in the moment. And yes, it was nice to have someone do my hair and makeup and shoot my best angles, but that beautiful person has always been lurking there underneath. I just needed to find her. 

 

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Where in the world is OWN? | Atlanta boudoir photographer

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Wondering if OWN boudoir will be near you? Here is an update on our travel schedule for 2018! Take a look to check out the opportunities for you to schedule your boudoir session outside of Atlanta! 

 

So far for 2018, we'll be boudoir shootin' in these areas!

March 27-29th, 2018- Los Angeles (Long beach area), CA

April 7-9th, 2018- Dallas, TX

August 2-4th, 2018- Chicago, IL

August 15-16th, 2018- Albany, NY

August 20-24th, 2018- Lake George, NY

November 2-5th, 2018- Denver, CO

 

Are we in your area? Know someone that would jump for joy to know that we are in their area? Then give us a shout! 

 It's a perfect time for you to take advantage of how close we will be! Plan your boudoir session now and get a head start on your gifts (to yourself or to someone else!) for the year. 

Stop saying "someday when...."

 

Contact us here!

 

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