Boudoir Photography – making it great!

Why should you choose Casual Elegance Photography for your Boudoir, Glamour, or Artistic Nude photographs? First, check our website and I think that will give you the most important answer to that question. Then read on…

I feel that the most important element to getting gorgeous results is the comfort of the client. Anyone can take a shot of a woman standing in a room, wearing lingerie, or sitting on a sofa wearing lingerie, but lately I’ve seen a lot of shots where it looks like just that – like anyone took the photos! The women look totally out of their comfort zone and there is nothing to “glam up” the shot in terms of accessories, props, sets… So the shots just fall flat. Here are some of the most important factors to a great photoshoot and outstanding photos.

Makeup, makeup, makeup! I always highly recommend that my boudoir and glamour nude clients have their makeup professionally done. The makeup artists Casual Elegance Photography uses are skilled in applying makeup specifically for our style of photoshoots. Makeup for photography is very different than “everyday” makeup. Suffice it to say that how your makeup looks can make or break the photoshoot.

The next most important part of the boudoir shoot… Sets! A beautiful set helps my clients to relax because the minute they see how the set pops up on the screen, and how gorgeous they look in it, it puts them at ease. We have thought about it at length and have purchased several different bedding sets as well as curtains, lamps, and screens to be able to build a set at a moment’s notice that will work with the clients attire. We also have accessories to add to those sets which come up beautifully in the shots and lend a “playboy” atmosphere to the photographs. We feel so strongly about the importance of the environment for a successful boudoir or glamour nude image, that we have built an entire room devoted to just that.

One of our commercial clients has even given us several varieties of new lingerie so that if something a client brings for their shoot just doesn’t give them the look they want, they aren’t stuck without any other alternatives. In later blogs we’ll discuss lighting, camera angles and other elements of a successful boudoir or glamour nude shoot.

Here is a sample of one of our sessions and one of our sets.
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Boudoir, glamour and artistic nude images make great gifts for a variety of occasions! Visit our website and give us a call to schedule an appointment soon!
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New Studio Boudoir Shoots are getting GREAT feedback!!!

After months of searching for “just the right location” for Casual Elegance Photography’s new studio, and all our hard work to make sure it gave our clients a private and comfortable environment for their photo sessions, we still held our breath when we opened the doors and started shooting there.

So we have been delighted with the feedback we are getting from our clients – in all areas. Boudoir, Glamour, Artistic nudes, B-Pics, Maternity, Headshots, Commercial – new clients and repeat clients, as well as our makeup artists, all have had wonderful things to say about our new “digs”.

If you’d like to schedule a shoot – visit our website and send us an email or give us a call.

Girls Night Out at Casual Elegance Photography!

Fantastic shoot this week with 3 beautiful women who all decided that they wanted to come in together and do glamour/boudoir photoshoots for the men in their lives. It was a fun experience for all involved – the friends supported and encouraged each other during their individual shoots, shared their wardrobes – there were clothes flying in all directions as one would try something on and decide it would look better on someone else. They had a lot of laughs, shared some great moments, and got beautiful and very sexy images for their men.

Bridal Boudoir or better known as B Pics

Wow wow wow… this latest trend has really take off. More and more brides to be are looking into Bridal Boudoir (and more) images to give their “new husband” as a wedding present. At Casual Elegance Photography we have been fortunate to have done several sessions for brides to be. I can’t begin to describe the way most of the sessions went – let’s just say that the images were hot enough to almost melt the lens! We are very honored that these great clients chose Casual Elegance Photography ® to help them create something that their love with enjoy for a lifetime.

Getting married? Give us a call and let’s discuss how we can do a b pics session for you.

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Boudoir and Glamour Nude

It’s been an interesting few weeks here at Atlanta Boudoir Photographer – Casual Elegance Photography®.  Almost every one of our Boudoir sessions have evolved into glamour nude sessions.  I realize that there’s some that don’t feel there is a significant difference, while others feel that Boudoir is normally nothing to do with nude.  But what I am finding is that clients actually want both.  I believe that it’s because they see how great they look in the lingerie or sexy clothing and start to feel confident enough to do nude images.  At Casual Elegance Photography® we work with the client to get the images they want while all the while making them feel comfortable and beautiful – and it shows in the images we capture.  

Some of our shoots have been booked as Boudoir and have turned into something quite different.  When the client arrives we go over a shoot plan for the images they want to get.  Well, lately after seeing the artistic nudes in our books they decide that they want to do a “few” art nudes.  Typically that turns into the focus of the session because they love the way they look when they see themselves on our monitors as we are shooting.  Then many ask if they can shoot some Glamour Nudes and finish up with a few Boudoir/Lingerie shots.   It’s wonderful to see the confidence and empowerment the sessions give them.   We are always flexible in our shoot plans so we are usually able to get all the different images and venues of images done in the session.

Visit our Website for samples of our work and to read our client testimonials.

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Couples nude photoshoot at Casual Elegance Photography

WOW! WOW! WOW!  Just had a fantastic artistic nude photoshoot with a couple who wanted images that they could display on the walls of their brand new townhouse.  They were wonderful to work with and their bodies blended beautifully to create some awesome black-and-white images that will look fantastic printed on silver oxide.  The symmetry of their bodies and the connection these two had, made my job as a photographer very easy.  Can’t wait to see the prints when they come back from the lab!  Unfortunately, you won’t see these pics on our site, because, as we have stated before, we never use clients photos on our site unless they request that we do so, and give written permission.  The photos we take are for our clients personal use only.  Want to see how fantastic a couples photoshoot can be?  Call us and book a session – you won’t be disappointed!
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Boudoir Basics by Casual Elegance Photography

Casual Elegance Photography Boudoir Basics

We’ve discussed many times what boudoir photography is all about, but just how do I, as a photographer get the images that impress the clients.

I feel that the most important element is the comfort of the client. Anyone can take a shot of a woman standing there in lingerie or sitting on a sofa wearing lingerie, but I’ve seen a lot of shots where she looked completely out of her comfort zone, so in my opinion, it made the shots fall flat.

Another very important factor is makeup. I always highly recommend that my boudoir and glamour nude clients have their makeup professionally done. The makeup artists Casual Elegance Photography uses are skilled in applying makeup specifically for our style of photoshoots. Makeup for photography is quite different than “everyday” makeup. But that’s a topic for another blog. Suffice it to say that how your makeup looks can make or break the photoshoot.

This brings me to the next most important part of the boudoir shoot. Sets. A beautiful set helps my clients to relax because the minute they see how the set pops up on the screen, and how gorgeous they look in it, it puts them at ease. We have thought about it at length and have purchased several different bedding sets as well as curtains, lamps, and screens to be able to build a set at a moment’s notice that will work with the clients attire. We also have accessories to add to those sets which come up beautifully in the shots and lend a “playboy” atmosphere to the photographs. We feel so strongly about the importance of the environment for a successful boudoir or glamour nude image, that we have built an entire room devoted to just that.

One of our commercial clients has even given us several varieties of new lingerie so that if something a client brings for their shoot just doesn’t give them the look they want, they aren’t stuck without any other alternatives. In later blogs we’ll discuss lighting, camera angles and other elements of a successful boudoir or glamour nude shoot.

Here is a sample of one of our sessions and one of our sets.

Casual Elegance Photography © 2007

Casual Elegance Photography © 2007

If you want beautiful boudoir, glamour nude or artistic nudes, visit our website and give us a call.
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