St. Louis Boudoir Session- Why’s it worth it?

A St. Louis boudoir photography session can change your life. I know you expect me to say that right?

It’s so true though.

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A client posted this to her story following her boudoir session. “This weekend I did something I never would have done at this time last year. I gained some confidence in my own skin. Thank you @boudoir_by_tracy_lynn for the best time.”

So, what I want to talk about is how a session with me is different than anything else you have experienced and a gift you deserve.

A St. Louis boudoir session can make you feel empowered, confident, and beautiful.

The definition of empower is to give someone official authority or the freedom to do something.

With a boudoir session you are getting the freedom to feel beautiful and confident in your own body.

The natural progression of a boudoir session is being self-conscious at first and then relatively quickly shedding clothes and walking around topless in the studio. The confidence one gains in one session is crazy and amazing.

I’ve had so many clients reach out to me right after the session, before even seeing their images, just to let me know how the experience helped them feel more beautiful the way they are.

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The emotional roller coaster of a boudoir session

When you first contact me about your boudoir session, you will be nervous, but excited. Once it’s booked, you will be even more nervous. Nerves are normal!

At the session, you are going to be nervous and self conscious at first. I have designed my first 4 poses specifically to help you get more comfortable in front of the camera. We choose a specific outfit that’s easy to pose in, but you are still covered so that your self consciousness won’t show. These poses are great for EVERY body type, and once I show you a few back of the camera images, you will notice your confidence get higher.

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By the last couple of outfits, you will be walking around topless because your nervousness has disappeared, and you are feeling super confident in your own skin. As you leave, it’s like an emotional high and you want to savor it all. day. long.

At the ordering session and then later at the delivery, you will feel a range of emotions. You get to ride that high of the session day again. I’ve had clients cry because they have never seen themselves this beautiful. It’s an emotional experience but something every woman in the world should feel.

What clients have said about their session

Sarah said

“My husband absolutely loved the album…. He loves the different poses and that I looked natural and myself… 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 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 just 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!

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Heather said

“Tracy made me feel so comfortable in my own skin and the outcome was more than I could have asked for.The ordering session was great, being able to see myself through her lens in a way I had never looked at myself before. For the first time in our relationship, I know how he sees me. I have never felt more beautiful and confident in myself.The best part of this experience was that when the album was given to my boyfriend, he told me that he loved it but the real gift was how it made me feel. He saw the confidence that it gave me and he said I was glowing now.”

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 Ali said

“Tracy has a calm, reassuring aura about her that instantly put me at ease. Tracy produce beautiful work. She personifies professionalism. I am extremely grateful for Tracy and her talent. She captured me in ways I hadn’t seen myself before. It has done wonders for my self confidence. After my photo shoot with Tracy, I left her studio feeling BEAUTIFUL AND CONFIDENT- two words that I never thought I’d use to describe myself. I have a BEAUTIFUL album and wall portraits to document this chapter of my life, and I made a friend :)”

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The things most are worried about St. Louis Boudoir session and why they avoid scheduling.

Posing. Don’t worry girl. I have you 100% covered. I will pose you from head to toe, including getting the expression out of you that we want for these photos. Not once, but multiple times, I have studied with literally one of the best photographers IN THE WORLD, Jerry Ghionis. Plus I have shot 400+ sessions just since I have been in STL. I know lighting, posing for body types, expression, and how to get it out of you. You’re safe with me.

Feeling comfortable in front of the camera. Honestly, you won’t at first, but like I said above, I have designed specific poses to help you get comfortable super quickly. You’ll be fine after that first set!

Feeling comfortable with no clothes on. My studio is a judgement free zone. And guess what. We all have cellulite, weird scars, and things we are self-conscious about. By the end of the session, you will be walking around the studio topless. I guarantee it.

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One last thing.

Remember the client I started this post off with? After her St. Louis Boudoir session, she felt so confident in her photos, she posted them on Instagram! That’s like the ultimate compliment to me.

Here’s what she wrote.

“So a few weeks ago, I did something completely out of my comfort zone. Primarily, this shoot was used as a wedding present for _____ but the other part was for me. I wanted to do this as something that made me proud of my body, the weight I had lost, and the confidence I’ve gained. I recommend this to EVERY SINGLE woman I know. I saw this picture and couldn’t believe it was me. i’ve come a long way in the last year. I love my body. I love the strength it gives me every day to get out of bed. I love how it has changed over time. Thank you @boudoir_by_tracy_lynn for these tasteful pictures and for allowing me to see myself for my worth. St. Louis friends, use her if you need a boost of confidence or need a great gift for your partner.”

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A Real Maternity Boudoir Session– Megan/ St Louis

What I love about my job is helping my clients celebrate themselves and their bodies. It can be so difficult for women to appreciate their bodies and all the wonderful things it can do. While I love working behind the camera, what I really love is bringing helping my clients realize their beauty, just as they are! This is why today I’m writing about my recent maternity boudoir session with Megan. Yes ladies, you CAN get a maternity boudoir session in St Louis!

Maternity Boudoir Session

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When you think about it, pregnancy is really beautiful–though pregnant women may not feel especially beautiful. Women are only pregnant at certain times in their lives. This is not an everyday occurrence, which is why my maternity boudoir session with Megan was so amazing! We could capture this special moment in time and shed a gorgeous light on pregnancy– though pregnancy may not always feel so glamorous. Beautiful belly and all, we captured some ethereal shots with her long, flowy red hair and equally flowy gowns.

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Megan’s Second Session

Megan was part of my first Girls Day Out shoot this past spring partying in the studio, bachelorette style! Shortly afterwards, she found out some exciting news. Low and behold, they were expecting a little girl! Megan is one of fitness guru Gillian Becker’s girls. Megan works out regularly with momshells.com– EVEN WHILE PREGNANT. If only I had that much drive for working out.

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Megan was kind enough to come to the studio for a maternity boudoir shoot! She has such gorgeous red hair, exquisite skin and bone structure– not to mention, the CUTEST pregnant belly! We caught a glimpse of pregnancy that is so fleeting, which is why I love photography, especially maternity sessions.

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Book Your Maternity Session!

Ladies, make it extra special by having this time in your life photographed. With hair, makeup, the right outfits, which I can help you plan ahead of time, you can truly revel in this special moment of your life! Some clients even opt to make this a couple’s maternity boudoir session. I can’t post these images publicly– if you are interested, email me hello@boudoirbytracylynn.com for more information.

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STL Boudoir Session about Self Love

Jamie came in for a session with her best friends for a fun girls day stl boudoir session a few months ago. I met with them about 3 weeks prior to her session for a consult where we discussed outfits and what she was wanting to get out of her session.

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The Consult

This session for Jamie and her friends was all about learning to love themselves as they are. During the consult, we discussed what to wear in depth to flatter each girl as they all had very different body types and styles. To feel comfortable during the actual photography session, it’s so important to wear the right outfits and feel like yourself!

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Jamie’s STL Boudoir Session

As I mentioned above, this was a girl’s day session, but during these sessions, each client still gets a full session with me individually. Jamie started in a sporty Victoria’s Secret bra and panty set that matched her style, then we changed into her black lace bralette with strappy black cheeky underwear. This outfit was very flattering for her body type!

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Jamie is sporty but girly, which I love about her so much because I can relate! After she was feeling more comfortable, she changed into this off the shoulder white tee with converse. I prefer waiting until the third or fourth outfit for tee shirts or sweaters. By the third outfit, you are usually feeling sexier so the outfit works really well!

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Jamie wore a lace bralette and super strappy underwear with black stilettos for her fourth outfit and we ended the session in the white sheets.

Seeing the photos

Jamie and her friends came back to the studio the week following their STL boudoir session for the ordering appointment. After telling me how sore they were the day after their session, we went through the photos one by one. This day was emotional. Each girl was so excited about her photos and couldn’t believe the beautiful woman in the images was actually her. They each learned to love and accept “flaws” as a beautiful part of her body. One of the girls mentioned how much she now loves her stretch marks from pregnancy. She GREW A HUMAN. She deserves those battle scars.

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I love this “job”

The results of that ordering session reminded me this is why I chose this career. Last year was a huge change in my life and at one point I could tell I was getting burned out. This ordering session and their STL boudoir session was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time, so I am very thankful for Jamie and her girls.

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Have you thought about a boudoir session?

Have you thought about a session for either self love or even for a gift for your man? It’s such a great experience for yourself and even better you will have something to look back through to remember the feeling.

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Before Jamie even had her album in her hand, she had already booked her second session with me. She emailed me right after telling me how thankful she was for the session and how obsessed she is with the photos! I can’t wait for her next session!

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STL Boudoir Session//Emily

An STL boudoir session I photographed of Emily was one of my favorite ways to end 2018.  I have photographed her before, so it was super important this session to make sure the images were different than last session.

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New Found Confidence during her STL Boudoir Session

One big thing I remember when we were discussing Emily’s first session is that she wanted to be more conservative.  Her outfits were super cute, but she still wanted to stay more covered, meaning less lingerie and more workout outfits that cover more skin.

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This session, she went all out with some gorgeous lingerie from Victoria’s Secret.  She wasn’t afraid to show off the abs and booty she has been working so hard for as well as her natural curves.  Her confidence was obvious!

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Body Positivity

Something I really love about Emily is her body positive attitude.  In person and on her instagram, she is full of meaningful wisdom that you wouldn’t expect from someone so young.

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Here is a quote from her IG.

“That scar on my face? Yeah I’ve had it since I was 2 days old. My stubborn little baby self scratched myself the second day I was alive. Lol but I absolutely love it. I think of it as I’m always smiling so it’s kind of a permanent smile scar. It fits me well! I’m learning to embrace all of my stretch marks and scars, because they are part of what makes me different than everyone else. I love my little smile line honestly, and you should learn to love your scars too. ❤️”

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There is so much more on her instagram and if you want to feel inspired, be sure to follow her.

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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.

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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!)

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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.

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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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Christmas Boudoir Session

Tis the Season

In a blink of an eye, it’s November and you’re now sipping your hot Starbucks out of the notorious holiday cup. Once you book your Christmas boudoir session as your special gift for your special someone, it’s time to think about ideas for your Christmas boudoir session. This is the fun part!

Fun Christmas Boudoir Session Ideas

When I’m envisioning Christmas boudoir session ideas for my clients, the goal is not to get too cliché but to get a little creative. We can still style a wonderfully Christmas feeling shoot without Santa outfits or holiday lights. To prep for sessions, I suggest that my clients bring in about four different outfits. For your Christmas boudoir session, there are some fun options you can bring with you!

Comfy Sweater Weather

Make sweater weather sexy and bring a comfy, oversized sweater, knit socks and a cup of cocoa.

Cozy for winter. Taupe thigh high stockings with button details with an off the shoulder, deep red/wine waffle long sleeve night gown. Elevated with black nails and matching wine lips//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com St Louis

Deep Red Lingerie Set

Deep red lingerie is a sexy yet subtle way to get into the holiday spirit. St. Charles based Liviara, one of my favorite local vendors, has a gorgeous corset and lingerie set in Bordeaux, a deep rouge– perfect for your Christmas boudoir session.

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His Shirt

Take one of your man’s shirts for that oversized look. Add in a tie paired with thigh high stockings or knee high knit socks that match to perfect your outfit.

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Cozy Coverups

You can even forgo a full lingerie set for a few photos. Cover up with a fur throw (I love this one from West Elm and this one from Bed Bath and Beyond) and pearls for a sophisticatedly sexy look. Or a white scarf (both Target and Etsy have cute ones) with a red thong will create a beautiful contrast and truly give that holiday look.

Bodysuits are a perfect addition in your outfit rotation as they’re a slightly more modest counterpart of little negligées. While I’ve shot bodysuits for other occasions, I’m envisioning some more season-specific garments. A red, lace, long sleeved body suit, like this one from Forever21, would be perfect with white high heels with the classic touch of pearls. Or a more casual approach with a gray bodysuit would also be great for your holiday boudoir session with red high heels. Free People has a nice option in a lot of different colors or Aeri has a great assortment of cozy but cute winter bodysuits.

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Props

While I tend to not use many props in my sessions, there are a few that come to mind that would work really well!

  • The obvious choice, a Christmas tree! I already have this in the studio!
  • A dark red throw –I do already have a blue throw at the studio that would also look great.
  • Wrapped gifts in a classic, shiny gold wrapping paper.
  • A large coffee cup with “Cocoa” on it. Here’s a shot below of a cute mug that makes for a fun photo. Instead of a light pink, summery mug, I would try something like this cocoa find on etsy or a mug from a St Louis favorite of mine, Mrs Shoppe on Etsy.

Here are some ideas to get you started! There are so many ways you can make a boudoir session feel like the holidays. Getting creative with the styling and direction of my shoots is one of my favorite parts of a boudoir session.

Have you booked your holiday boudoir session yet? Email me today at hello@boudoirbytracylynn.com to secure your spot!

5 Things about Your Boudoir Session/ STL

So you are interested in taking the leap and booking your first boudoir session. Maybe you’ve seen some great boudoir sessions and you’re starting to envision yourself in the studio looking stunning and sexy. But you may have a few questions before getting started. I’m here to tell you that a boudoir sessions is worry-free and FUN and address 5 questions you may have wondered about your boudoir session.

Five things you may have wondered about your boudoir session–

1. Hair and makeup– Who does it how long does it take? How will she know my style?

My makeup artists are AMAZING. You can tell them what you are wanting and they will deliver! If you want, you can check out my Pinterest board for some inspiration to get you started. And I really recommend loose waves for hair. It screams sexy bedroom hair and that’s what we are going for here. You will get your hair and makeup styled up exactly as you want it in my studio before we start your photoshoot.

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2. Who else will be there during the session?

Just me, the makeup artist and you. You can also bring a friend if you’d like, or book a session together and make it a girls’ day out! Occasionally I will have my next client in hair and makeup while we are shooting your session, but it’s no boys allowed in the studio!

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3. Do I need to research poses for the session?

Nope! I have you covered here. I will pose you from head to toes, including your hair. I am bossy when it comes to posing, so be prepared to be sore the day after your session from arching your back and pointing your toes! Consider your boudoir shoot as your workout of the day. I promise it will pay off and you will look like your best, sexiest self!

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4. How many outfits should I bring?

Depending on your session, 3,4, or 6. But I would recommend bringing more, simply because some outfits may photograph better than others! More is always better and then we can pare down from there if we need to. Check out my what to wear blog series for some ideas and inspiration!
Part 1– Comfy
Part 2 – Sexy
Part 3 – Plus Size

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5. Will I be nervous?

Understandably, first being in the studio, you may be a little nervous but the nerves will wear off quickly, especially with the help of a mimosa! After the first outfit, most girls are feeling their sexiest and ready to rock the next outfit– once that mimosa kicks in and once you realize how amazing you look! It is easy to get comfortable in front of the camera when you have makeup and hair done and are feeling gorgeous and sexy! And I will show you some photos as we go along so you can know for sure that the images are looking great!

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Why a Boudoir Session is the Perfect Christmas Gift//STL

How is it almost autumn already? Time is flying by and before you know it, it will be Christmas. So now’s the time to start thinking about getting the perfect Christmas gift– but what to get your guy? Instead of spending hours scouring the internet for the perfect, romantic gift, consider a boudoir session. There’s still time to schedule one and I’ll tell you why a boudoir session is the perfect gift for Christmas.

Why a Boudoir Session for Christmas

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It’s a gift for you and for him!

Who says pampering yourself is a bad thing? Exactly, no one! You get a day all about you full of blissful pampering with hair and makeup, mimosas, and feeling like the most beautiful woman in the world. And I think you’ve earned yourself some quality girl time– and you can get even more girl time if you book a session with a friend and make it a girls’ day out! Most importantly, once the session is over, you leave with a renewed appreciation of yourself and see yourself for the sexy, beautiful woman that you are. I love watching my clients strutting confidently and feeling empowered and gorgeous after a boudoir session.

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Not only will you feel amazing, but he will also get a thoughtful gift and a well-planned surprise! Because, really, he can order that shirt online or at the mall anytime. A boudoir session is not quite as predictable as a bottle of cologne!

And if you’re looking for a gift that will outlast that bottle of cologne, look no further. Your husband will have an enduring souvenir of your beauty, captured in this very moment in time.  Imagine giving your husband a gift that he can look back on many years from now. When you are both old and gray, he will still have your thoughtful and timeless gift.

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You get new clothes!

You get to go shopping for cute new clothes, and maybe even some new lingerie. And now you have the perfect opportunity to get some cute new sweaters. An oversized sweater can be sexy and perfect. And to complement your new sweater? Those adorable knit socks that you’ve been wanting, like these super cute ones from aerie. Get some more inspiration from other boudoir sessions here and then get to shopping!

And new shoes!

Let’s not forget the shoes! You finally have an excuse to buy those really sexy heels you have been eyeing. What’s a better excuse for sexy heels than a sexy boudoir session?

It’s something he probably won’t expect

Do you find yourself getting your man the same thing every year? I do too– no worries. This is something that he won’t expect and believe me, he will be pleasantly surprised and excited! Sexy surprises are the best kind of surprise.

Are you convinced yet?  Contact me today to book your Christmas boudoir session at heello@boudoirbytracylynn.com.

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Girls’ Day Out Boudoir Photography Session // STL Boudoir Photography

We all know girls just want to have fun! This is what Vi had in mind when she booked with me for a STL boudoir photography session. She knew a girls’ day out would do wonders for getting away from the business and stress of work. So, she grabbed a few of her closest girlfriends and we had a blast while I was taking pictures and they were sipping on champagne; a day full of laughs and beautiful pictures!

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About The Ladies

Vi Ho is who initially contacted me about the shoot. She’s a good friend of mine, and I knew from the start this would be a blast. She is a model and a jet-setter; she is bright & vivacious and knows what she wants! Her personality is so electrifying. It was exciting to have a boudoir session with her. She’s always been a supporter of mine, so I’m glad we were able to do this together. I’m also glad I got to meet her gorgeous friends!

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First, there’s Ainsley; she’s a bombshell blonde who models, barrel races, and goes to school for being a chiropractor (that’s quite a resume!) We had a lot in common and getting to know her and the rest of the girls was a real treat. Next there was Kendra, who is an author who resides in STL. Don’t let her being a bookworm deceive you; she is charming and sexy all the way. Her gorgeous skin photographed so well! Alex and Madi are also from STL, and their fun and vivacious personalities really enhanced the whole experience from all of us.

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The Shoot

We met in my Downtown St Louis, MO boudoir photography studio on Washington Avenue. It was a sunny, gorgeous day outside and the girls totally brought that in with them. Their sparkling personalities and awesome positivity was inspiring for me as a photographer. Our boudoir photography session started by passing out the champagne and snacks– we opted for delicious fruits. As the ladies began getting pampered and sipped on their champagne, I got to snap some gorgeous photos right of the bat.

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As we eased into the shoot, we were all having a great time and it only got better! Not just one, but all of their confident souls shined brightly through the makeup, clothes, and whatever else could ever get in the way. This translated perfectly into some amazing boudoir photos! We moved to the rooftops to take advantage of the beauty of the day and got some great pictures up there as well. You could tell these girls really enjoy one another, and really needed a day to appreciate one another and just get away from it all! They got to don their Arch Apparel hats which brought a fun element to our boudoir photography session.

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All in all, each girl got to unwind, let loose, and seize the day with one another. I got a lot out of the experience, too. After the shoot, they all went and grabbed dinner in Downtown STL together to round off their girls’ day out.

Why Book a Girls’ Day Out

Admit it: you work so hard for so long and are, in general, too hard on yourself. You don’t get enough “you” time, nor do you get to enjoy time with your girlfriends nearly enough. I believe in this day and age, it’s so easy to get caught up in life. The best way to unwind and get rid of lingering stress is to come to my studio and do a boudoir photography session. I mean it! You get away from the hustle and bustle; you really get a chance to find yourself and embrace your body and mind. If you’re doing it with a group, even better! You and your girlfriends can get together for cocktails, snacks, and a wonderful time together.

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Check out my previous post about what services I offer for a party of ladies wanting to do a group boudoir session. Essentially, my service for parties includes many things: champagne avec une collation (champagne with snacks) and pampering, with time divided evenly between your party (for a 3 hour session). The price is $100 per girl with a minimum party of eight, but smaller parties for different prices are definitely negotiable. The experience, though, is what’s so very priceless. You and your friends will be so glad you did it. There is nothing that will shed the stress like shedding your clothes!

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These reasons and more are why I truly believe everyone would get something out of a boudoir photography session. As you can see: Vi, Ainsley, Kendra, Alex and Madi had the best of times getting away from it all to come together for a day of fun and relaxation. And the results were stunning! I really loved getting to shoot my friend and supporter and can’t wait to work with her again. If you’re ready to book your session with your friends, or if you’re just wanting to book me for yourself, contact me here. I can’t wait to get to know you and your story.

 

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St. Louis Boudoir Photoshoot

St. Louis Boudoir Photoshoot

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Shannon hired me in May 2017 for her St. Louis Boudoir Photoshoot.  She found me through my Instagram and decided to book a session after she got back from family vacation in Disney World!  Side note- I think Disney sounds like way more fun when you are an adult and can enjoy it than when you are a kid! I still haven’t been, but it is on our bucket list. 🙂  Follow Shannon’s Instagram as well! After her session with me, she started modeling locally as well. Be sure to follow her modeling.  She is also a student and recently bought her first house! Talk about having her stuff together. I was so impressed when she told me about buying her first house already.

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Shannon’s St. Louis Boudoir Photoshoot Outfits

Shannon followed my recommendations about what to wear to a tee. She wore both sexy and comfortable and totally rocked both while still being herself! I absolutely love this Calvin Klein outfit- we al l know I love Calvin Klein.

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This cute crop top was perfect for a cozy and sexy look to her images.  I especially love that she brought the super cute light pink(and gold!) coffee cup as a prop.  It was the perfect pop of color with the neutral tones of her outfits and my studio.

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And Sexy

Shannon threw some sexy outfits in as well.  They were more laid back than some ‘sexy’ outfits that I have photographed in the past, but I love her take on it . Check out my recommendations for what to wear for a sexy photoshoot in this blog post.

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Most of my clients have  been opting to end their session with a few images in the white sheets! This has been a favorite pose from almost every session.  I LOVE how it turns out.  The perfect ending for a bridal boudoir album, or any boudoir album in general. 🙂

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To schedule your next session, contact me! I can’t wait to get to know you during our session, and I can promise we will have a blast!

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