Boudoir Photo Tips

13 Nov 2015

BOUDOIR PHOTOS: THE CHRISTMAS #GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

Alright, we know Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Which means… That’s right, so is #Christmas! The Boudoir Café knows how difficult it is to pick out a #gift for your special someone. After all, what do you get someone who already has everything? (And, by “everything,” we mean you, darling.) Shopping on Black Friday poses the risk of injury. Buying a #gift on another day during the holiday season is just tedious. Plus, there is always the risk that you get a #gift that your partner won’t even like. It happens. We know. But it doesn’t lessen the sting of giving your soul mate something they did not like. The Boudoir Café has a pretty awesome #Christmas #gift suggestion: a special, sexy, boudoir photo package. Girls, this is definitely a #gift he will love; and, with The Boudoir Café experience, it is a #gift that you’ll have fun giving, too! And guys, if you get her a Boudoir Café photo package for Christmas it is a double #gift for you too! Not only did you buy your girl a pampering and beauty day to make her (and you) so happy – but you also bought unique, lust-worthy photos to…

06 Nov 2015

HOW TO LOSE THOSE LAST FEW POUNDS

Okay, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: curvy is beautiful. Girls, your curves are the reasons men drool after you. Men don’t have curves. They’re all angles, squares, and straight lines. The soft curves of your body are fascinating to them, they crave to get to know the wonders of them. That being said, sometimes we want to tone up. Sometimes, we don’t feel too comfortable with every single centimeter of our curves. And that isn’t a problem. Yes, mainstream media has put this idea of the “perfect female body” into our head. But we’re smart enough to know that that is a bunch of hocus pocus. All of our bodies are already perfect. But, self-confidence often relies on what makes us feel comfortable within our own skin… And sometimes that means dropping that last five to ten pounds of that little bitty weight that is clinging onto us. Now, our healthy and body experts here at The Boudoir Café have a completely easy way to lose that last 5-10 pounds easily! (A piece of advice and self-care which is only one of the many little extra dashes of sweetness that keep us as the #1 Boudoir Photographers in LA and…

30 Oct 2015

THE POWER OF HIGH HEELS

I think we all remember the first time, as little girls, when we tried on high heels. We stumbled like baby giraffes, trying to emulate the way we saw our mothers walk. And later, as teens, it was runway models we had in mind as we slipped on strappy stilettos. And, of course, there is a reason for this. When we saw our mothers walk in high heels, we admired her stature and her grace as our first role models. And then super models became our idols with their smirking, pouty lips and quick and confident strut. Ever since we were dreamy young women, heels have been a symbol of power and adulthood. And for good reason! We now know that when we put on high heels, they lift us above our normal height; in the workplace they lift us above men and above the glass ceiling; and when we down the street (whether it be to the office or to the club) the smart noise the heels make against the concrete assures of our womanly strength. When we wear a pair of heels, we keep our head high and our hopes higher. We are the beautiful and accomplished women…

16 Oct 2015

THE BOUDOIR CAFE IN THE DAILY BEAST

Exciting news, boudoir fans!! The Boudoir Café was featured on the popular current news website, The Daily Beast! :   Journalist Samantha Allen was kind enough to contact me and The Boudoir Café team as prime contributors to her article, “How Boudoir Photos Are Redefining Sexy.” The article itself is lovely, and has a lot of good words to say about boudoir by those who have participated and been changed by it; and by boudoir photographers (including Hedley and myself!) who have found a great passion and art in capturing such intimate and beautiful moments.     Do yourself a favor and read it! Just like a boudoir photoshoot experience itself, it promises not to disappoint. Xoxo, Cherie  

09 Oct 2015

A “SPA” BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT EXPERIENCE — WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT!

Hi beautiful, boudoir divas! The Boudoir Cafe photoshoot package doesn't just include a photoshoot. It includes a full hair, makeup, and general pampering! It's what we call our Queen for a Day session and love treatment! We all work so hard, every day, that we deserve to treat ourselves and relax. Guys, there's no reason to gift her just a regular spa day. And girls, there's no reason why you should settle for even giving yourself such a small, few-hour lasting treat. A Queen for a Day, Boudoir Cafe session includes fashion tips, posing advice, general beauty, makeup, and health advice -- and, of course, sex tips! The Boudoir Cafe team, including Hedley and I, just wants you to feel comfortable, relaxed, and happy! We gossip with you like your best girl friends, and even give out some relationship advice and playful couple tips... We're like a real-life issue of Cosmo, right in front of you, all day!! A Boudoir Cafe "spa" day and photo session truly lasts forever -- in the photographs! Our Boudoir Cafe team pampers you from head to toe, making you feel your most beautiful and sexy. This feeling really comes out in your photos. So guys, give…

17 Sep 2015

A HUBBY SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE AMAZING RESULTS OF BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

Hello world! So we are all aware of the awesome effects a boudoir photoshoot has on a woman. But what about a significant other she is sharing the photos with? What are their reactions, before, during, and after the process? I spoke with the greatest hubby ever, Tim, to see what he has to say about boudoir photography, The Boudoir Cafe, and our wonderful team. Tim had a lot to say about how it felt to be there during the whole process, as well as some helpful advice to guys considering boudoir! Q:  How did you find boudoir? What did you think about it at first? A: Honestly, I think that the first time I heard about boudoir photography was through a social media advertisement for a wedding photography business that offered this option for brides to consider for their husbands as a wedding gift.  First and foremost, as a guy, I was intrigued from the beginning and saw this as a quite creative, sexy, and edgy gift idea.  I immediately asked myself how I could get my wife to do the same for me.  However, my wife and I had long since tied the knot, so a wedding gift…

05 Sep 2015

ANY WOMAN CAN DO A BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT

Hi darlings! Here in LA we have a saying: "Any woman can be a porn star." I think this is a little much. However, if you analyze what it is trying to say, you realize that there is not only much reality behind it, but much reality as well. In essence, the saying means this: inside every woman, there is a sexual goddess. There is sexuality in every woman. And every woman has the right, and the ability, to explore, embrace, and flaunt this part of herself. But not every woman does. In fact dear reader (as you may know) most women can't even think of themselves as beautiful, nonetheless sexy. Hedley, me, and the team at The Boudoir Cafe thinks this is a real problem. Women deserve to feel gorgeous, to feel sexy. They should be able to look in the mirror and say: "Yes, I look good." They should be able to walk down the street the same way. They should feel this way naked, clothed, or in between. The Boudoir Cafe is devoted to making every woman discover this part of herself, and embrace this part of herself. Here at The Boudoir Cafe, we know it takes…

The best lashes on the planet, Best Lashes LA!!
The best lashes on the planet, Best Lashes LA!!
20 Aug 2015

STRONG, LONG BEAUTIFUL EYELASHES — NATURALLY!

Hi boudoir beauties! As you may know, The Boudoir Cafe does a full hair and makeup session just for you before your boudoir photoshoot. During makeup, one question Hedley, me, and our makeup artiste always get asked is, "Where in the world do you, and the girls you photograph, get such long, full, amazing lashes?" Usually, for most boudoir photo sessions, our team at The Boudoir Cafe sees girls come in asking for fake lashes; or have gotten eyelash extensions beforehand (especially if it's for a special occasion like a wedding.) Our makeup artiste personally prefers the fake eyelashes. They add volume and sexiness in a pinch! You can bat those beauties at the camera for hours! But, while both fake eyelashes and eyelash extensions have both been on the market for quite a while (and have some proven great results -- as you can see from many of our photos) they do have their downsides. The thing about these two products is: 1. Fake lashes are just that: fake. They are glued on, and they fall off. Yes, they will stay on for the duration of your shoot (and probably for the rest of the day); and The Boudoir…

14 Aug 2015

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PIN-UP VERSUS BOUDOIR!!

Hi loves! The Boudoir Cafe team always gets asked this question: what is the difference between pin-up and boudoir? Understandably, it's easy to get confused between pin-up and boudoir. They are both sexy, tasteful photographs done in a fun photoshoot environment, and they are both meant to help you find that sexy side of yourself. Except there are a few key differences between pin-up and boudoir. When we say pin-up, we are taken back to the early 1900's, when these photos first became popular. As a result of the sexual repression of the previous eras -- and the dawning of this first sexually-accepting one -- pin-up photos became popular. "Pin-up" refers to photos of women that are meant to be pinned up on walls, to be admired. It was burlesque performers who first started this trend of posing for pin-up photos, in order to advertise themselves. The pin-up photos of course did not bare too much nudity, as this was still a taboo. The girls were mostly clothed (though the outfits are noticeably tight and formfitting) and were usually in a playful pose; and instead used a certain glance (usually one of surprise) to signify the true, underlying meaning of…

QUESTIONS THAT EVERYONE ASKS ABOUT BOUDOIR AND THE BOUDOIR CAFE!!!

Hello beautiful ladies (and gents!!) Boudoir photography, along with bridal boudoir and pin-up photos, are spreading across California and waaaaaaaay beyond, with so many different styles of boudoir from classic pin-up style to glamorous to tease to kink, The Boudoir Cafe has made a name for itself in class, glamour, and a unique style that caters to every woman's (and man's) inner desires. A little bit more about us (if ya didn't already know)... Boudoir photography, pin-up photos and bridal boudoir photography by The Boudoir Cafe of Beverly Hilla, California is a popular, professional boudoir, pin-up and bridal boudoir portrait photographers company serving a majority of the Cali area. We specialize in boudoir portrait photography, and strive to branch out in this genre. Our specialized team of boudoir photographers (including my partner Hedley and I) strive to give a classic pin-up and boudoir look with every photography session, but also look to create a special look based on your body type, level of comfort, and the poses you feel the most beautiful in. It is our professional, Boudoir Cafe ~ boudoir portrait photography that gives women a personal, boudoir look into their most feminine, beguiling side. From noir to sexy to tease and beyond, we capture your inner boudoir girl in every boudoir portrait photography session. We do so many lovely services here at The Boudoir Cafe, that it understandably makes a lot of people's head spin. That's why I decided to create this helpful little list of commonly asked questions! Below, you should find a list of answers that me, my partner Hedley, and my team are more than happy to provide just for you. Q. Do we provide the lingerie for the boudoir shoot? A: No we do not provide lingerie for hygienic reasons. But we do provide…