In short, Boudoir photography a sensual portrait session that celebrates you as an individual and helps you build confidence and reconnect with yourself. Boudoir photography does not mean you have to strip naked. It truly means having a session that allows you to get glam'd up and pampered for a few hours. The boudoir photo shoot will allow you to create timeless, sexy, fun, and sensual portraits that you can cherish forever.
There are so many misconceptions about boudoir photography. First off, boudoir photos can be sensual, romantic, spicy and suggestive and don't have to be indecent and scandalous (unless that is what you are into).
So is a boudoir shoot for you? Yes!
I have heard it all and after the session most of the excuses are replaced with "why didn't I do this earlier. Thank you."
Need a confidence boost? Let me empower you.
Getting married? This is the perfect wedding gift.
New mom? Let’s embrace that new body!
Birthday coming up? Let’s celebrate!
Been working on your body? Let’s document that!
Recently Divorced or single and want to love yourself? Heck yes!
Pregnant and want to showcase how amazing your body is? Come on in!
In one word. Fun...
If you need more, then it is a sensual experience that focuses on loving yourself. You will spend your time discovering your sexy and rediscovering your confidence.
Boudoir sessions in my metro Atlanta studio start well before you arrive on the day of your shoot. The planning for your shoot starts from the moment we first speak on the phone.
All sessions with me are crafted to be unique experiences for each of my clients. I learn about what you love about your body, what you want to achieve, and how you want to be photographed. This is an experience uniquely tailored to you.
Before your session, I will provide you with a detailed wardrobe guide to help take the stress out of picking the perfect outfits for your boudoir session. It will also include information on things you should and shouldn't do before your shoot.
On the day of your shoot, you will be pampered from the moment you enter the door. Your comfort level and experience is important to us. You will enjoy a relaxing hair and makeup session while I finish preparing the studio for your session.
After hair and makeup is done, you will be guided through the entire session so you don't have to worry about thinking about poses. I have you covered.
Once your session is done, we will schedule your ordering appointment and you can go out for a night on the town because you will feel amazing after your session.
I have heard women say things like "I used to be pretty once", "I used to have great boobs before kids", and "I used to have my own identity, now I am just a mom". I am here to tell you are so much more and a boudoir shoot with Jacqueline Carlton Portrait will help you reconnect with that part of you that you have lost, learn to love your body as it is and regain your confidence.
As mentioned before, all women, no matter their age, deserves to experience a boudoir shoot. If you need a purpose to do the shoot, then I can come up with 100s of reasons, but the best reason of all is to do it because you can.
Here are a few others if you just need to find a reason for a boudoir shoot.
1.You deserve it
2. You earned it
3.Life is too short to live with regrets
5. Ditching an old baggage
6. Celebrating a new accomplishment
7. Feeling empowered
8. Want a new experience
Whether you want a pin-up shoot, fun and playful, fine art, or a little naughty, there are so many types of shoots and all can be customized to make a special session just for you.
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about what type of shoot you would love. A lot of the themes and styles are really decided by the mood created and the lingerie that you bring.
My motto when it comes to boudoir shoots is keep it simple. Women can be sexy in anything. However, to get the best out of your session, you should choose items that flatter your body.
What items you choose to bring will depend on your comfort level. Some of my clients choose to start with a super sexy dress to build up their confidence. If you want to go with the laid back and relaxed vibe, you can do an over-sized sweater, pajama set, or a t-shirt.
Of course lingerie is always a great option. I tend to advise my clients to avoid baby doll style items because they don't flatter all body types.
When you come to a shoot, I always advise to bring more options than you need. Also, don't be afraid to be colors other than black. Remember, now is the perfect time to spice up your look.
Here a few other items that work great in a boudoir shoot.
6. Body Chains
8. Sexy heels
9. Of course, your birthday suit!
I try to limit the amount of editing done to your body because I want you to love the skin you are in. With that being said, I do minimal retouching unless additional retouching is requested. All images presented, will be edited and basic editing includes the removal of acne, blemishes and bruises. Cellulite and stretchmarks are minimized.
Before your scheduled shoot with my studio, I will send out a preparation checklist. This checklist will give you a timeline on completing certain sets before your shoot. It will also give you a list of do's and don'ts to ensure you are able to get the best images possible.
The beauty of shooting with me is that I will fully direct your entire shoot. You don't have to worry about posing because I will pose every part of your body from your head to your toes.
That's fine because it is my job to take great pictures of you. Getting ready for the photoshoot is where your focus should be. Once you are in my studio, I will take control and guide you through the process to get the best images of you.