If you’ve been following my work for some time or have had your own boudoir photoshoot with me, you know that I work with some fantastic hair and makeup artists in the Capital Region. Not only are they great with their skills, but they’re genuine women that are really good with helping me make my clients feel at ease before their boudoir shoots. Even before I made the official move to New York, I booked my first two clients. My problem was that being new to the area, I didn’t know where to turn to to find a stylist that would be available for these back-to-back shoots. So, I did what any sane person would do… I posted on Criagslist for any leads on a great hair and makeup artist. In no time, I received an e-mail from a gentleman (who happens to be a local photographer) saying that his girlfriend (at the time) may be interested and to contact her. The rest, as they say, is history. I have worked with Miss R for nearly 5 years now, and I am so thankful for her work and friendship. It’s absolutely amazing that it’s taken all of this time to […]
When Miss J contacted me about booking her boudoir shoot, she wanted to create an unforgettable gift for her husband on their 2nd wedding anniversary.
If you've been following me for a while now across various social media platforms for my Saratoga boudoir studio, you'll know that for the past (almost) 2 years, I've been on a serious path to change my awful habits. Ever since I could remember, I've been overweight and have struggled with making healthy decisions. As I'm sure many of you have, I've tried every single diet fad and product out there. I hoped beyond hope that there was some kind of miracle that would help me.
First of all, I absolutely love all of my clients. I get to work with some of the most amazing women I've ever met. Women that inspire me to be the best me that I can be. That said, Miss C is a super special client because I've known her for over 22 years. She's one of my best friends, and as far as I'm concerned, she's family.
I've been a boudoir photographer for over 8 years now, and I will never get over how many women put their trust in me to create beautiful boudoir images for them. It is especially flattering when other boudoir photographers (or photographers in general) want to work with me in my New York boudoir studio. Such was the case with Miss N of Lilac & Fern Photography.
Something that I am very proud of is the fact that women from all over New York have chosen me as their boudoir photographer. I have clients that come in all the way from Buffalo and NYC just to shoot with me, and I am absolutely humbled and honored that they love my work so much that they're willing to make the trip.
Working with New York bridal boudoir clients is so much fun for me. I can basically feel the excitement in that first e-mail. Women are always so thrilled about their upcoming nuptials, and they're so eager to tell their stories. To me, this is THE BEST. I'm a big proponent of love, so when I get to hear couples' love stories, it makes my heart absolutely melt.
Aside from preparing yourself to get in front of my camera at my Saratoga boudoir studio, one of the most nerve wracking aspects of prepping for your boudoir shoot can be finding the perfect pieces to wear for your shoot. Not only do you have to think about the fit, but what type of pieces will photograph well. I know that when I was planning my boudoir shoot, I spent 4 months scouring online shops for the perfect outfits to wear.
If you know me, you know that I absolutely LOVE my clients. I love working with so many fantastic and strong women in my Saratoga boudoir photography studio because they motivate me to be a better person. Every once in a while, though, I get to work with someone that is truly unforgettable. This was the case with Miss L. Her session will go down in the history books as the session that I almost busted a gut from laughing too much!
You've been planning your boudoir photoshoot, you have scoured lingerie shops locally and online, and you've found the perfect pieces for your boudoir photoshoot. Now, to pull your look together, it's time to figure out what accessories to pair with your look. Whether you already have jewelry and other accessories that you'd like to use, having that extra sparkle will surely complete your look for your photo shoot in my New York boudoir studio.
The biggest compliment that anyone could give me is to rave to their friends about their boudoir experience with me. The majority of my clients find me through their friends, who also happen to be clients of mine. That's how Miss T found out about my Saratoga boudoir studio. She was out to dinner with a friend, who I happened to photograph (who also heard about me through another friend who I photographed). At first, she wasn't so sure about the idea; however, after some encouragement from her husband, she took a leap and booked her boudoir photo shoot with me.
When I speak with women who I haven't worked with before, I often hear, "That's something that I've always wanted to do! I just wish I could afford it!" Yes, a quality boudoir experience is an investment. I've setup my sessions and product offerings to reflect the needs of the majority of my clients, which can be out of reach to some women who really want to work with me. So, for a limited time (because I really believe that every woman deserves a quality boudoir photo shoot), I'm going to change things up a bit.
I often get messages from clients who are struggling to find that one last outfit to round out their boudoir looks. My advice? When all else fails, wear nothing at all! Too scared to bare it all? Have no fear, it's my job as a boudoir photographer to make sure that all of the things that you want hidden in your images stay hidden.
We're near the end of my What to Wear series, and today, I'm talking about bridal looks. As you may know, bridal boudoir season is in full swing here at Cheeky Boudoir in Ballston Spa, NY. While my brides love to bring a variety of different outfits to their boudoir photo shoots, almost everyone brings in at least one white or off-white lingerie set for a bridal look. I love that because it serves as a reminder of the time of their life that they're choosing to do their boudoir session!