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22 May 2016

BRIDAL BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY AS WEDDING NIGHT GIFTS!!!

Bridal Boudoir Photography There has been a trend for gifting new husbands after the wedding that has become super popular; bridal boudoir photography. Unlike the previous photos and selfies you have sent your significant other, a professional should take your bridal boudoir photos. Many wedding photographers will offer bridal boudoir shoots as an added service, but if your photographer doesn’t offer this service, then most cities offer photographers who specialize in this boudoir photography style. Keep in mind that while these are secret gifts for your new spouse, boudoir is hardly X-rated. Think of it as PG-13 with classic pinup-inspired pictures, or what the professionals call 'implied nudes.' Implied nudes means that while you’re wearing very little (or nothing at all), you don’t show anything either. Picture shots from the back, wrapped in blankets or feather boas and even some photos taken of you on your stomach. Your bridal photographer will be able to advise you on the best poses for your intentions, comfort level and body. But if you want to do nudes that is all OK too!! Remember this is also a gift to yourself!!! You will have these iconic images of yourself forever!! While most boudoir photographers will have…

25 Jan 2016

DOING IT ALL…BOUDOIR, GLAMOUR, PIN UP, CONCEPTUAL PORTRAITS AND WE HAVE OUR OWN CLOSET!!!

Thats right... We have a closet and you can raid it... Get anything you want to make the coolest outfit ever whether it is for Boudoir, Glamour, Portraits, Sexy, Fetish, Sexy Fetish or Glam OR whatever you want to call it!!!...You can raid our closet and get that shoot you have always wanted to do......Experience being pampered, adored, loved and fussed over and feeling amazing at the end of it all and have an iconic image of yourself that you will LOVE forever!!!! When you book with us we let u come over and look and reserve anything you want for the day!!! From head to toe we have it...... HURRY!! Pull out all the stops!! Going back to our Roots!!!!! If you are a girl or a transgender wanting to be a girl or you just want to feel sexy,  we are your one stop shop....... Why stop at Boudoir!!! w  We have a closet full of sexy things from #lingerie to #eveninggowns, to help bring out your sexy. We are full of ideas but if you have an idea we will try to execute it…. Let's talk about it......We live to be creative and have fun while we create…

06 Dec 2015

BOUDOIR CAFÉ AT WPPI 2016: THE CRAZY, SEXY ART OF BOUDOIR!

More exciting news!! Hedley and I will be speaking at the 2016 Wedding & Portrait Photography International Expo! And NOT ONLY will we be speaking, we will be teaching a MASTER CLASS. The Boudoir Café’s class, “The Crazy, Sexy Art of Boudoir!”, will be in session on Wednesday, March 9 from 3:30 to 5:30PM! The WPPI expo will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from March 7th through 9th this year. This is very special because WPPI expo master classes are super intimate and super hard to come by. The master class is a two-hour, hands-on session where we will teach you everything you need to know about boudoir photography. From lingerie to lighting to makeup to posing and much, much more, you will not want to miss this! VERY fun and VERY informative. RSVP NOW to guarantee a spot! Master classes are limited to 50 participants and are add-ons when you register for the expo. Visit wppionline.com to find out more and to register. SEE YOU IN VEGAS!

MYSTIC SEMINARS_THE BOUDOIR CAFE
MYSTIC SEMINARS_THE BOUDOIR CAFE
02 Nov 2015

THE BOUDOIR CAFE AT MYSTIC SEMINARS

Calling All Photographers!!!!! As we begin November, I have a very exciting announcement to make… Hedley and I will be speaking at Mystic Seminars in Portland, Oregon this January!! We are so so so excited to be a part of this wonderful selection of very talented photographers. We are teaching a 1 hour seminar specifically on boudoir photography at Mystic. Because boudoir is a rising trend, and The Boudoir Café are some of the best of the best in West, we have been selected as the speakers for the event. Not only do we feel very honored, but we are very proud to share our knowledge of boudoir photography so photographers everywhere can start spreading this amazing, inspiring, special brand of photography to lucky girls everywhere. Hedley and I will also be doing our 1 day seminar on Saturday, January 11th 2016. The seminar takes place at a Hotel close to the Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon (walking distance). All the info about it is right here, in this post! Please look at everything we are covering... •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Award winning Boudoir photographers from Beverly Hills, CA  Cherie Steinberg & Hedley Jones are very excited to offer a 1 day seminar  full…

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  

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…

27 Aug 2015

THE BOUDOIR CAFE TALKS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY AND FEMINISM!!!

Hi fabulous women of the world! Feminism is often confused with the eras of suffragist voting rights, bra-burning, and the fight for birth control. And while these ideas are important to keep in mind, the modern, third wave of feminism is something we must understand and pay attention to. In essence, third-wave feminism is marked by the goal of complete gender equality between men and women in the 21st century and beyond. That means equal pay in the workplace and equal treatment of men and women in every sphere -- including the right to have the freedom of sexual expression that men have had for centuries, while women were repressed in this sector. Yes, women's bodies have been admired and lusted over by both men and women alike since the beginning of time. But what this essentially comes down to is the fact that the semi- or full-nudity of women has in effect turned a woman's body into an object, a statue of lust. You can see it today on magazines, runways, billboards, television shows and movies; and unfortunately much of the women we personally know in our generation, including young girls. Females are pressured to keep a certain "appealing"…

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…