Botox Party in St. Louis, MO

The botox party in August 2018 was such a hit that I decided to host another one! Nurse Lauren will be back in the studio again in March 2019 and I am so excited. Lauren is AMAZING at what she does.  I personally had botox done on my forehead during the last party and LOVED the results, plus I didn’t feel a thing during the procedure.

Who is Nurse Lauren?

She is a registered nurse with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree. Lauren has always loved cosmetics, skin care, and helping people feel good about themselves. She specializes and is certified in Aesthetic Injections and aging prevention in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Also, her skin looks AMAZING, which it should right?

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What is Botox and when should I start?

New studies say your mid 20s is an appropriate age to start Botox to prevent wrinkles from causing permanent creases due to aging and expression over the years. As in all things, it’s easier to prevent than to correct these wrinkles!

Botox targets the underlying cause of your lines/wrinkles from frowning and squinting over the years reducing muscle activity for visible smooth lines.  It is recommended for preventative measures to get Botox treatments at least twice a year.

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When and where?

The Botox party will be held in my studio March 23, 2019 from 3pm-6pm.

Here are the details.

  • $15 ticket
  • $10 per unit for Botox. Normally priced at $14/unit in the St. Louis area.
  • Giveaways
  • Champagne and snacks

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To secure your ticket, click here!

One other great thing to know is I will have 1/2 price sessions available that day AND I will have a giveaway for a session and a $100 print credit.  I will be securing other giveaways in the mean time, so stay tuned!

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Wedding Day Timeline//STL

A lot of my clients are brides who’ve recently gotten engaged. By the way, congratulations.  Little known fact, I use to photograph weddings.  I thought it would be good to discuss a wedding day timeline so you kind of have an overview of how the day may go.

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First things first.

I recommend having your wedding planner and your wedding photographer help refine your timeline. They will know the time they need and the small details right now, though, you just need an overview of how the day will likely go so you can start making the bigger wedding day decisions.  That’s the purpose of this blog!

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Wedding Day Timeline

Let’s say your ceremony starts at 5:30 during the month of May and it’s a 30 minute ceremony.  You will plan the rest of your wedding day around that start time. This is based on 10 hour wedding day coverage for the photographer.

  • 1:30 Photographer arrives
    • Hair and makeup done and the bride ready to get dressed.
    • Detail shots of the dress, shoes, rings, etc.
  • 2:00 Grooms/ Groomsmen portraits and getting ready photos.
  • 2:30 Bride gets dressed.
    • The bridesmaids are dressed and ready to be in the background of the photos
  • 3:00 Bride and Groom wedding day gift exchange.
  • 3:30 Bridal Portraits
  • 3:45 Bridesmaids Photos
  • 4:00 First Look
  • 4:10 Bride and Groom Photos
  • 4:40-5:15 Wedding Party and Family Photos
  • 5:30 Ceremony
  • 6:15 Cocktail hour
  • 7:00- sunset photos
  • 7:15 Dinner
  • 7:30 Grand entrance and First Dance
  • 7:40 Welcome toasts and dinner
  • 8:30 Bridal Party Toasts
  • 8:45 Parent Dances
  • 9:15 Cake cutting/Bouquet Toss/Garter Toss
  • 9:30 Open Dance Floor
  • 11:30 Grand Exit

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Things to Change

Obviously, there are a lot of things that can change in the timeline.  I definitely recommend adding buffer time to be sure you don’t run late throughout the wedding day. Depending on the time of the year, you may need to adjust the time of day as far as sunset photos, and the ceremony.  All of these are things to discuss with your wedding planner and your photographer. They will help you make the best decisions to be sure your day is absolutely perfect!

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Body Confidence//Loving Yourself//St. Louis

Boudoir photography is typically thought of as something a woman does for her man.  I see it as something you do for yourself with the additional perk of gifting your fiancé, husband, or boyfriend a beautiful album in the end. Body confidence is my end goal.

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Body Confidence and Loving Yourself

I think all women, no matter the size, struggle with body confidence.  It’s just something we all deal with.  We have a certain angle we prefer with selfies. We have a better side or we hate our profile.  Most of this is in our heads and no one else actually sees it, but we still deal with it every single day.

The most important thing you can do is not compare yourself to others! You are beautiful just as you are! Boudoir photography can show you this.

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Testimonials

I have had so many women see a huge change in their mindset after their session.  During a recent session, I had a client cry seeing herself in the photos, not because she hated what she saw.  She cried because she LOVED what she saw.  This client has a daughter and in her photos she saw the stretch marks that came from pregnancy and creating life. It was so powerful!

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I have had clients see their cellulite and realize that it’s not a bad thing! It’s something we all have (yes even tiny models). Clients with scars specifically ask me not to remove them in the photos because they make them who they are.  Some hate one side of their profile so much, but when they see the images, they don’t even notice their profile. I seriously love seeing clients learning to love themselves after sessions.  It’s why I do what I do!

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Everyone is Nervous.

Just know that almost every client is nervous before their boudoir photography session. It’s normal! I have mimosas. My studio is a judgement free zone.  And we will most definitely have a blast!

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Outfits for 2019 Boudoir Sessions

Fashion is continuously changing, which means my what to wear guide for boudoir outfits needs to change, too. Thankfully with boudoir, it’s a minimal change, so you can still check out some of my previous what to wear posts.

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Boudoir Outfits

There are a lot of things that are still the same from what I recommended before as far as outfits go, but there are things that have changed as well.  I’ll cover both. 🙂

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Things that have stayed the same.

Cheeky underwear, thongs, and high heels are still a must in the lineup for boudoir outfits. Be sure your underwear are about one size too big to prevent those skin indentions. Your high heels need to be really high!

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Body suits are still my favorite to start the session off with a bang. The biggest thing to watch is to make sure they fit well, not too tight or too loose.  You also want to be sure they are thongs or cheeky with a high leg line. We want those legs to look super long!

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I still love off the shoulder baggy sweaters with thigh high socks and Calvins, but I also love the same baggy, off the shoulder sweater paired with heels and lace underwear.  Both options look super classy and beautiful.

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A timeless option is borrowing your man’s button up shirt and pairing it with sexy lingerie and thigh high stockings and heels.  Maybe grab some pearls or his tie as well.

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Things that have changed.

Probably my favorite thing, which isn’t really a change in the lingerie/fashion world, only in my shooting arsenal, are silk or lace robes.  I love that it gives you something to do with your hands. It also covers up areas you may not want to show, plus it looks timeless and classy.

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Jewelry can be a nice touch, especially pearls.  I was always anti jewelry before, but if we pose you just right, jewelry can look super classy.  Pearls are always a timeless addition!

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Soft/neutral colors are still a favorite in the studio, but I’m liking bold colors now as well.  A big thing is to stay away from really bright colors.

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Anyway.

No matter what, the photos will be amazing, so don’t worry.  I have a lot of experience posing different types of clients and different types of outfits. Preparing your outfits is just a small step in the process!  For more tips, check out this post.

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Valentine’s Day Boudoir Session

I mentioned booking back in early December that Valentine’s day is quickly approaching! If you want to schedule your session with time to gift it to your man, your session needs to be scheduled by January 22, 2019.

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The Valentine’s gift for him is also for you!

I want you to understand that although the album that results from this session will ultimately be in his hands, this is a gift for you.  So many of my clients’ lives have changed after having a boudoir session with Boudoir by Tracy Lynn. Here are a few reviews below:

“I just want to say that Tracy totally blew my expectations out of the water with my album. I seriously cannot stop looking at it. It makes me feel so confident and sexy and I can’t wait to give it to my fiancé at our wedding on Saturday.  ❤️❤️❤️”

                                                              – Maddie

P.s. Join my private Facebook group to see Maddie’s husband opening the boudoir album. So cute.

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“Hi Tracy,
We are back from our honeymoon! Mark absolutely loved the album. He didn’t know what to expect really and was impressed by how professional they turned out. My new husband loved the different poses and that I looked natural and like myself. He also appreciated the album with the two pictures. It’s currently on his nightstand! 
I’m super happy he loved them, but let’s be honest I literally can’t stop going through them! I’m so happy I did the photo shoot and I loved every minute! Hopefully, I’ll be able to do it again someday maybe for a maternity shoot. Thank you so much for your professionalism and for being a genuinely nice person! You made everything so easy and relaxed. I’ve been telling all my friends they need to do it!”
                                                              -Sarah
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He will love it though. Especially your new found confidence.

I mean what guy wouldn’t want  sexy photos of the woman he loves? It’s seriously the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

“The morning of my session, my significant other watched me run around the house preparing everything I needed for his birthday gift. On the way to the shoot, he took my hand and told me not to be nervous and that he hopes the photos show me how he sees me every day.

I judge myself harshly and don’t take compliments well, but Tracy made me feel comfortable in my own skin. The outcome was more than I could have asked, and I’ve never felt more beautiful and confident.

The best part of this experience was when the album was given to my boyfriend, he told me that he loved it. The real gift, though, was how it made me feel. He saw the confidence it gave me, and said I was glowing now.

It’s amazing how a photo session can change your whole life. The session inspired me to work towards becoming a personal trainer and a fitness model. All of this is because Tracy gave me confidence through something that wasn’t supposed to be about me at all.

Thank you so much for changing my life and showing me that it’s not about all the little things that I see as flaws. It’s about how beautiful I am as a whole and how it makes me unique.”

                                                             – Heather.

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Reminder!

Like I mentioned before, the last day to photograph your Valentine’s Day session is January 22, 2019.  I have limited shooting days left, so contact me ASAP!

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