10 boudoir photography tips

26 Aug 2018

GLAMOUR ~ VERSUS ~ BOUDOIR ~ VERSUS ~ PORTRAIT

Is there a Difference Between Beauty Inspired Personal Portraits and Boudoir Style Photography? There is a difference and it encompasses an entire range of ideas and what is possible. Actually the ideas and feelings and the why we are doing this photo is endless and therefore very exciting. There is Boudoir photography and there is a portrait and between there is what is called Glamour. This leaves the stage open to anything and everything. The middle of this story is more of a Glamor shoot where you would come and have makeup done and shop and get ready for the shoot as you would for boudoir or a more risque shoot but it is in my opinion a more elegant type feeling, more hollywood lighting and style photography!! At the Boudoir Cafe we try to do al three at the same time. So you will be able to put a beautiful portrait on your partners desk or have those steamy photos for private collection only! This should be on every girls bucket list so start finding a great photographer that can capture the real you or the one that resides in you and no one knows that girl!!  Every girl…

28 Sep 2017

WHY YOU WANT YOUR BOUDOIR SHOOT TODAY!!!

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…

01 Aug 2017

I KNOW YOU ARE NERVOUS TO DO A BOUDOIR SHOOT BUT DO IT ANYWAY!!!!

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…

08 Apr 2017

HOT MOMS ALL NEED A BOUDOIR SHOOT AND THEIR HUSBANDS NEED TO GET THEM IN!!

We have so many hot moms these days so a little Queen time and no kid zone is important for mental health!! Why do hot moms need to do a boudoir shoot, because it helps them remember that they are HOT!! The day is an experience for getting your makeup done and feeling very sexy in your hot lingerie and high heels which is not the normal get up on your daily activities.... So be bold and get the hubby to get you in...You know they will love the pics and you will feel differently after the shoot...Jump start you love life with this boudoir shoot and feel all the love you had for each other like before the kids came along....

25 Mar 2017

WHY HUSBANDS WANT TO BUY A BOUDOIR SHOOT FOR THEIR WIVES

We always say that all men want their wives and girlfriends to do a boudoir shoot whether the girls know this or not is just education! The answer is a YES!! The men love love love to have these little goodies on their phone to look at them while the day drags on or traveling is a must have. So men we know you want it so lets get on it!! We will make the best package possible to make your girls feel beautiful, loved and adored!! We will make them a Queen for the day.... Call us today to get the ball rolling...it is one of the most fun things you can do for your women and they will have a ball...... From our Husband Ryan: "The best money I ever spent for my girl." xoxoxoxox Cherie 310-935-1000 Lets talk :)

02 Mar 2017

ANYTIME IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR A BOUDOIR SHOOT!!! BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES

YES IT IS TRUE....TO DO A BOUDOIR SHOOT AND GET ICONIC ART IMAGES OF YOURSELF IS A MUST...A TOTAL BUCKET LIST MUST!!!  WITH WELL OVER 50 YELP TESTIMONIALS OF WHY THIS IS AN IMPORTANT THING FOR ALL WOMEN TO DO THE QUESTION IS WHY HAVEN'T YOU!! I KNOW BECAUSE YOU FEEL YOUR BODY IS NOT UP TO SNUFF, YOUR FEELING FATTER THAN NORMAL, YOUR CONFIDENCE IS NOT THAT GREAT, YOUR ARE NERVOUS AND SCARED TO GO TO PHOTOGRAPHER AND TAKE IT OFF....THESE ARE NOT REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT DO IT THESE ARE ALL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT...I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW EVERY WOMAN THAT COMES INTO DO A BOUDOIR SHOOT HERE IN LOS ANGELES WITH US SAYS THAT IT WAS WITHOUT THE BEST THING THEY HAVE EVER DONE...THEIR CONFIDENCE LEVELS SOARED AFTER THEY SAW THEMSELVES LOOKING SO STUNNING AND BEAUTIFUL AND FEELING SO GREAT ABOUT THEMSELVES.....MOST GIRLS HAVE NEVER HAD THEIR MAKEUP DONE AND THEY JUST CANNOT GET OVER LOOKING IN THE MIRROR AND FEELING SO BEAUTIFUL!!...SO TAKE THE STEP AND MAKE THE CALL....TALK ABOUT YOUR DREAMS AND DESIRES FOR WHAT YOU WANT AT THE END OF THE SHOOT AND DO IT FOR YOURSELVES...NO ONE ELSE......LET US…

30 Dec 2016

HERE’S TO THE BEST YEAR EVER AND A SEXY BOUDOIR SHOOT IN 2017

This is the year to celebrate yourself....After seeing all the images we took for our clients in 2016 we are convinced the very best way to do something amazing for yourself, make a lifetime of cherished pics, make a gift for your husband or boyfriend and bring back your sexy this year this I am convinced is the best way for a woman to feel fabulous about themselves!!! So get those high heels and give us a call and ohhh yea...have the best year ever!!!! Happy New Year.... Looking forward to seeing you do your boudoir shoot with this Los Angeles Boudoir Photographer!!!! “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  - Maya Angelou

30 Sep 2016

WHY EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO HAVE A BOUDOIR PHOTO SHOOT

Why every Woman needs to have a Boudoir Photo Shoot at least once in her Life Boudoir photo sessions are about making you feel sexy and beautiful, so it would make sense that every woman needs to experience this at least once. Unfortunately in this day and age, women are made to feel that they must look a certain way by society standards but with boudoir, the real you is what makes the photos sexy, not what society says. Boudoir photographers are trained to know how to capture your best assets and angles and make you realize how beautiful you really are. A recent Boudoir client Yvette of Malibu said “I think every woman should do this for herself! Talk about feeling empowered! It was worth every penny.”   In addition to feeling beautiful you should also have a boudoir photo session at least once in your life for these reasons: Encourages you to love yourself Its an excuse to buy cute and sexy lingerie It makes a great gift for the man in your life It will make you feel empowered You will have a memento of your true outer beauty Boudoir sessions are also a great way to celebrate…

07 Jul 2016

TOP 10 BOUDOIR PROPS FOR SIZZLING IMAGES ~

Top 10 Boudoir Props to Enhance the Beauty of your Boudoir Photos As explained in our post about the history of boudoir photography, props and accessories started to be incorporated into the images and tasteful photography around the 1940s. The list of boudoir props is endless but we composed a list of our top 10 favorites that are most easily used during glamour photo shoots, but easily accessible. While a boudoir photo of a female with a horse or elephant may create an beautiful image, most of us don’t have horses of elephants conveniently available. Lace or Silk is a stable in boudoir photography. Lace can make any image sexier just by covering the right areas of skin. The tease and anticipation of what is underneath is enough to keep even the most hesitant gazer intrigued. The use of silk is beautiful as it can delicately drape over the female form, accentuating every curve and your natural beauty. In addition, if caught at the right angle, it can even reflect light and catch the glimmer in your eyes. Items representing your significant other’s favorite hobby are becoming more common in glamour photography as a man loves seeing his leading lady…

NEW ARTWORK AND IDEAS FOR OUR CLIENTS

Here at The Boudoir Café we are always striving to do new and exciting things in the form of making very cool artwork for them!!!  Actually doing this kind of work has also attracted galleries from around the world that love our work and are not selling it worldwide......With all that said it really started with our desire and excitement to make exciting things for our clients..Not just the same old boudoir shots and poses...and photos...So with that said here are a few things that we have been working on to enhance and make the original photos into artwork and totally work on any wall in any home....The way I see it!! Some new ideas....So think about this and think how you would I know love to have some images of yourself that you can have forever....