Boudoir Photo Tips

11 Aug 2018


The reason every girl needs to do a boudoir shoot is to have that time to reset the sexy button on their life and remember that being a woman is the greatest gift in life that can be given...... We have been revered throughout history since the beginning!! Women have somehow lost their way and because history is now a thing of the past and no one seems to care the ideas and concepts that women are the amazing creatures that are Gods gift to men and the world itself is a forgotten idea. If only the girls of today would read and find the history of women and see how this is such a gift to be shared to everyone. We feel that with every woman that steps through our doors. I know the history and I know how urgent it is to spread this gift of knowledge to the women of today. We must remember and not forget and keep our gifts and be able to sweetly use them for mankind!!! We are the strength of the earth and we have the power and we must know that! I must say that I am not a writer and…

04 Apr 2018


Boudoir Cafe are always striving to make amazing photos for our clients and this post is for you to see what can be done with our retouching!!  We first strive to do great pics in the camera while shooting so our retouching makes a great photo even better. That is our philosophy!! here is a small sampling of before and after photos and it give you an idea of what can be done. Any ideas are welcome and we love to make the dreams of our clients a reality.      

13 Mar 2018


I cannot tell you how many women have come to us and told us that this #boudoirphotoshoot was at the top of their #bucketlist  !! It is something that you will never forget and will be so happy that you bit the bullet and called....Let us take iconic images of you so that you will forever have them in your treasure chest of amazing pics of yourself.... We have been busy for the past few months so blogging has taken the back burner but here are a few shots from recent amazing shoots that we have done and had a great time shooting these fabulous women on top of all that....xoxoxoxo   A note for the husbands that are looking for the perfect gift for their wives..This is the ultimate gift for her....She will have a ball and be a different woman when she comes out of the shoot..More confident and sexy!!!

28 Sep 2017


In these days of really fast changes and memories going by so fast, and with the explosion of short videos for social media, I am really thrilled to be a still photographer…..don’t get me wrong, I find myself shooting more and more videos for clients who are asking for it but it also forces me to make more compelling images that tell a story…emotional portraits? This is what we try to portray with our Boudoir Cafe images….Cherie and I are relentlessly pursuing every aspect of the art of creating beautiful images that make connection with all of our subjects! The make up, the clothes, the lighting……..In todays photography world we are involved in every aspect… from the clients phone call or email where Cherie discusses in detail every move on how to prepare for the shoot …..from the selection of her garments to be worn, the poses, and maybe the most important question:  how the images will be viewed in the final product. Yes the times are a changing and in the era of Social Media and of the selfie and smart phones with cameras, peoples photo requirements have changed. Luckily Boudoir photography needs special gear that can’t yet be duplicated with camera phones…Cherie…

06 Aug 2017


WHAT YOU NEED FOR A SUCCESSFUL BOUDOIR SHOOT There are always things that look amazing on film and so I thought I would write this blog to explain how it works…. Certain props and attitudes have to come with you on the day of…. My first recommendation whoever you shoot with is to get professional makeup…Makeup artists are just that Artists…They spend their life thinking about how to make you beautiful and the best products and contouring…..which is good for all of us…LOL… Boudoir photography is all about being sexy and beautiful so when you pick the photographer make sure you feel comfortable with them and feel they can do for you what you want…. It is an experience like no other…I will transform you and make you feel like the sexy thing you were meant to feel….This is a gift for yourself and your partner….It will end up being the thing that is looked at the most by both of you….for years to come….. So when picking outfits for the shoot the key is do you feel sexy and beautiful in it…Remember and outfit could be nude too…There are those women who totally feel sexy nude and why not…We…

01 Aug 2017


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BOOKING A BOUDOIR SESSION WITH US!! IT IS TOTALLY OK TO BE NERVOUS....Most girls are because after all most of us are not in front of the camera for a living...!!  Also you are going outside of your comfort zone!  I promise you that once you get to our studio and talk to us for a few minutes the nervousness will totally disappear and it will blend into OMG I am having the time of my life!!! 2.   YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LOSE 5 - 10 POUNDS TO DO THIS SHOOT!! We ALL have hot spots that we do not like and if you are in a session with a great photographer they will know what areas are of concern and posing will take care of that in a flash!!  Also picking the right lingerie is important as well!! BUT posing with a pro is the key!!   3.  DRESS HOW YOU ARE!! If you love sexy revealing lingerie shoot in that BUT if you are an old shirt kind of girl wear that!! 4. PHOTOSHOP THAT OUT PLEASE!   Want you all to know that photoshop cannot take out everything!! And…

14 Jun 2017

Best Boudoir Photographers Los Angeles

Here at The Boudoir Cafe we are very excited that through our photography we also work on empowering the women that we shoot. We know that most of the photos on our website look like models but the truth is they are just regular women of all backgrounds and sizes!!  From start to finish we pamper our clients make them feel totally beautiful. From our expert makeup artists to picking the finished very high end products it is all a really amazing experience. Look forward to being adored and loved!! We are considered some of the best boudoir photographers in LA...BTW From the moment you enter our studio it is another world of playing and dress up and fun!! We have a lot of very fun and exciting accessories and beautiful lighting and sets. We have an amazing guide for getting ready for your shoot and lots of info on where to shop and how to get ready. Once in the studio we are experts at helping you put the outfits together. We also have a lingerie store in Beverly Hills that has the greatest lingerie for shooting and we are happy to go shopping with you!!! We make custom…

06 Jun 2017


We have been shooting a lot and posting so little :(   Sorry busy making artwork of our amazing clientele and sending it all over the world!!!...Such an exciting thing to do iconic images for our girls and then making art of them to be printed and placed on many a fabulous wall around the globe.... We have been shooting so many new clients and interesting things are from couples boudoir to many girlfriend experiences where we get fabulous calls from the boyfriend or husband and then they send their girl to us for an experience of total custom pampering, beauty and fashion overload then onto the boudoir photography shoot portion where every girl after a few maybe awkward moments becomes the sexy siren that we all knew was there..... We are doing a few summer specials so please call as soon as you can to be able to book within the next few weeks....We are doing specials if we have any few days left..... Send your girl or come in for your partner for the best time in LA...It is unforgettable and every girl that shoots with us leaves and usually writes after that their lives were changed and they…

20 May 2017


It suddenly occurred to me as we were shooting our most recent clients this week, that Cherie and I have a very unique shooting style> We shoot side by side with different cameras and different lenses and we get two different perspectives at the same time using a combination flash and continuous light…we are constantly pushing to get the next great shot…all the while making the clients get over their fears of being the subject and being photographed we create a party atmosphere with great music and drink …. …..our last clients were a couple that came to us for a boudoir shoot and we had to think about how to add a man into the mix We have not been shooting couples so this seemed like a good opportunity to explore further #couplesboudoir . Traditionally the men are never on the boudoir set unless he is the photographer….in this case however the man in this couple was very much in love with the woman so the emotion was already there….they had great fashion sense which made our work a little easier  They brought samples of images they were interested in and Champagne with glasses…I could get use to this! Lighting is…

24 Apr 2017


We have been getting a lot of men calling us and asking for us to shoot their wives and girlfriends...And it has been really a great feature for us....We love connecting with the recipients of these shoots and hearing from them...We like them being involved if it is not a surprise and hello boys you all know that you want these pics for yourself.....I have many male clients that have totally gotten their girls into it!!!And then they want to shoot their girls over and over and start shopping for them :) We have amazing Gift Certificates and every girl melts at getting it.....I must say it is amazing.....So get on board give us a call and find out about it all....Happy to talk....Cherie