Boudoir Album Versus Digitals/ STL

In this modern age of 2018, it’s tempting to forgo printing photos and just get your photos digitally. The problem with that? Digital files can disappear (well, not if you get photos with me– I back them up in 6 different places, 2 hard drives, my computer, and each have their own cloud backup). Regardless, I highly encourage my clients to  allow me to create and deliver a boudoir album after your session. I learned that lesson the hard way.

scarf and black lace panties/ black heels/ white fur rug/ chaise lounge/ Boudoir by Tracy Brown/ St Louis

When Digital Goes Wrong–

I heard once that this generation is going to be the most photographed generation with the least to show for it. I don’t think I have ever heard a more true statement.  We’re all guilty of it. Between Snapchat and Instastories, we are all taking photos. We rarely save the actual photos and if we do, it’s on our phone where we can easily lose them.

I have heard of clients who had their wedding photos given to them in digital format. They didn’t print them at the time, thinking they would get around to it eventually.  Ten or fifteen years later, things happen.  Maybe they lose the CD in a move, or just misplace it, but still they never end up printing their images. Now, there isn’t even anywhere to print the photos on considering it’s on a CD!

Isn’t it sad to think that some of us may not have images of our own lives to show our grandkids?  Didn’t you love looking at these of your grandparents?  I know I did and still do.

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The Lesson–

As technology changes rapidly, those digital files don’t always keep up. Remember when people used to get pictures on CDs? My Mac doesn’t even have a disk drive! Thumb drives and CDs can get damaged, files can get distorted, and digital images get lost. While digital can be a decent backup if you have a very sturdy hard drive and some cloud storage, prints are, in my opinion, the way to go. (Again, though, if you’re my client, you don’t have to worry about my hard drives crashing as I have them carefully backed up to 6 different places!)

boudoir album//photography album//classy//tastefull//see more at boudoirbytracybrown.com

This is why I HIGHLY recommend my clients and friends get an album and prints of their photographs, from any session or photographer, whether it be your wedding, family photos, or a boudoir session. Really, we hire photographers to have tangible souvenirs of certain magical but fleeting moments of life. Digital files are not tangible and can become outdated. Print photos, if stored safely or displayed in a nice frame, can last.

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Boudoir Album– It’s all about quality

Also, I would recommend that you get your prints through your photographer. For me, I am very serious about the quality of prints for my clients and thoroughly assess prospective vendors before I choose to collaborate with them. My lab is professional quality and I carefully hand picked it because of the high quality of their photo processing. That being said, getting prints through your photographer will be of a MUCH better quality than if you go to the grocery store or drugstore’s photo developers.

Sheer Red Sexy bralette with Dark Lace Details/lavendar hair/light pink nail polish/ glossy lipstick/ Boudoir by Tracy Brown/ STL

So, when you have a professional photography session, make sure you have something to take away. Digital files probably won’t last. Make those memories tangible. Learn from other’s mistakes and just go ahead and get those albums and prints.

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Bridal Boudoir Video // The Perfect Groom Gift // STL Boudoir Photography

bridal boudoir/white on white/ photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com/ st louis

While a bridal boudoir photography album is often used as an excellent wedding gift for your groom, there are other options to add on to that gift. Have you ever given thought to a bridal boudoir video? Perhaps you’ve never even heard of such a thing! It is the perfect gift for your groom in addition with your boudoir photos.

bridal boudoir/wedding veil/photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com/ st louis

Element of Surprise

If you check out my previous post you will see the reason you should do a bridal boudoir photography album. Now, while your bridal boudoir album may be a surprise and exciting thing to him, a video will surely knock his socks off! I love to suggest my clients send their groom a text or email while he’s getting ready on the big day. In it, include your saucy, sensual bridal boudoir video. He will be floored by your initiative to surprise him; and of course, he will love the boudoir video itself! Just make sure, if you do send it while he’s getting ready, none of his groomsmen are around!

bridal boudoir photography/white sheets/ white outfit/photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com/stl

Excitement

Boudoir photos are already provocatively arousing, but a video is all the more exciting! If you were to send him your boudoir video before you actually walk down the aisle, it would heighten his anticipation and excitement. I think this idea is so fun and unexpected! It’s not every day you take off your clothes in front of the camera, and he knows that. A boudoir session will make you feel powerful and sexy, and he will think it is a considerate for him. He will be all the more ready for your first night as a married couple when he gets to see a preview of what awaits him.

White sheets/ bridal boudoir photography/ photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com/stl

Uniqueness

A boudoir photography session as a gift one unlike any other. It shows your fiancé/husband that you took a bold step and embraced your body. And your body is definitely something he appreciates, to say the least! Giving a boudoir album as a bridal gift is special and unique; it is not the average bridal gift and there’s no way he won’t love it. He’ll love seeing your confidence and sensuality. Adding a bridal boudoir video will be the icing on the cake. Images are one thing; video brings things to life. He’ll love the initiative you took to give him something different than just the average gift. Because with a bridal boudoir photo album and video, you’re giving him you!

Contact me today and we’ll set up your boudoir photography session and create a boudoir album and a bridal boudoir video that will have your man’s heart racing! Talk to you soon.

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STL Boudoir Photoshoot

STL Boudoir Photoshoot

Jennifer, a wife and mother of one, decided to have an STL boudoir photoshoot a few months ago to treat herself. What better way to do this than with a day of pampering, hair and makeup, champagne and mimosas, and girl time with me?!

 

Meet Jennifer

Jennifer is a beautiful woman inside and out. She is a dance instructor at Pink Lemon Studios and an estetician. She started modeling and is going back to school. On top of this, being a mom and wife is a full time job in itself. She is one busy woman! Her dance classes are getting more and more popular everyday.  Right now, she is teaching a Brittney Spears dance class. It looks like so much fun, even for this girl with no rhythm!

black scarf lace underwear and heels//stl boudoir photoshoot//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

black scarf lace underwear//stl boudoir photoshoot//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//stl

Her Album

Jennifer ended up gifting herself with a beautiful album. It is out of the exclusive Crystal Album Collection I offer.  This is a secret collection and by far one of my favorite albums I’ve created. It’s a 13×9.5 album that comes with 30 GORGEOUS images. This large album collection comes with two 5×7 hardback albums. You can have one for your man and one for yourself.
lace shirt, blonde hair//stl boudoir photoshoot//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//st louis
 

lace shirt, jeans, blonde hair//stl boudoir photoshoot//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//st louis

I asked Jenn what some reasons she wanted to book a boudoir session. Here is what she said. 

sexy red lingerie//stl boudoir photoshoot//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//st louis, MO

sexy red lingerie//stl boudoir photoshoot//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//st louis, MO

Testimonial

“Because I have always had such a hidden seductiveness about myself that I wanted to expose. I thought it would be a great idea to express my sexuality to my husband through a custom designed album. When a woman feels sexy it sets precedents to a healthy and beautiful marriage… Doing this session empowered me.”
sporty blue sweater, thigh high socks, thong//stl boudoir photoshoot//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//st louis, MO
“I chose Tracy for my STL Boudoir photoshoot because she has great ratings. A friend referred me, and Tracy exceeded my expectations! She was very professional. Still to this day, she continues to carry herself with such professionalism. She knew I had never done anything like this before. Tracy greeted me with a hand crafted champagne glass filled with a light mimosa. Not to mention her studio was so beautiful! Tracy offers a lot of natural lighting which makes the quality of photos extra special. We worked and we worked hard! She stayed completely engaged and was patient with me the entire time. Ladies, I recommend Boudoir by Tracy Lynn. She will provide a great experience while still feeling safe and comfortable. Dignity in private💜.”
sexy black dress//stl boudoir photoshoot//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//st louis, MO

Photos of the Album

Here is Jenn’s album.  Isn’t it GORGEOUS!?!
high end crystal boudoir album//stl boudoir photoshoot//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com// St. Louis, MO high end crystal boudoir album//stl boudoir photoshoot//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com// St. Louis, MO
Curvey girls check this post out from Ashley’s recent session!

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Wedding Day Gift// St. Louis Boudoir Photography

What would your groom want most as a wedding day gift?

A flask, a watch, cuff links…. or maybe an album of you in a lot less than your wedding dress?  I am pretty sure a boudoir album would win in most, if not all, cases as a wedding day gift. Bridal boudoir albums are becoming a trend in the wedding industry with good reason. They document a time in your life when you are looking and feeling sexy.white sheets// bridal boudoir// wedding day gift// boudoir by tracy brown// st louis mo

Do all the images have to be serious/sexy?

NO!  I like to incorporate your personality into the images.  Fun flirty, sporty, comfortable and sexy can(and should be) incorporated as well.

fun and flirty bridal boudoir// wedding day gift//boudoir by tracy lynn// stl//boudoirbytracylynn.com

Some of my very favorite images come from bridal boudoir images and they have NOTHING to do with bridals! I want your personality to shine through.  Your groom knows you and he wants to see you being you. That’s who he fell in love with and who he is marrying on this special day!

stl cardinals//flirty boudoir//boudoir by tracy brown

How do I give him the images?!?

There are many different ways you can go about this, but the most popular is what’s commonly known as The Little Black Book.  That’s not what I call it, but we have all heard of them.  Find out more about sessions with me here.

The best time to give him the images are the morning of the wedding when your wedding photographer is there to capture his reaction.  You won’t be there so you need to be able to see what he thinks right???

By the way, do you have a wedding photographer yet? If not check out Laura Ann Miller Photography.  😍sexy bridal boudoir//wedding day gift//st louis mo//Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//boudoirbytracylynn.com

Where do I shop?!

I am going to go in to more detail in future blog posts(probably in the next week or so), but for now, email me to request my Exclusive Session Planning Guide. 

Some places to shop are below:

Victoria’s Secret

Marie Angelique Lingerie

American Eagle and Aeri

Kiss Me Lingerie

TJ Maxx— calvins are usually priced well here

Forever 21- for body suits

Hot Topic- for Knit socks

Bridal boudoir//sexy wedding day gift//boudoir by tracy brown// stl

If you have ANY questions, contact me! I am here to help. 🙂