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The Boudoir Blog and Casual Elegance Photography

We started this blog to compliment the Casual Elegance Photography Blog.  Lately we have concentrated on the other blog but let me assure you that we are very linked.  Please check our other blog to see the latest updates!

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B-PICS – BRIDAL BOUDOIR — A growing trend!

In the past few weeks we have booked at least 4 Bridal Boudoir shoots. This trend seems to be growing and we’re happy to see it. The feedback we have received from the brides who have shot with us is “WOW – he was floored!!!” “His jaw dropped and he really loved them, especially the one we shot last, you know the one I’m talking about” “He absolutely LOVED THEM”. In a typical B-Pic shoot we try a bunch of poses – teasing ones, pure sexy ones, fun ones, and classic ones. Sometimes the bride to be wants to do a striptease as we capture the stages of it. Other times just the placement of the lingerie or props such as sheets can tease and create a feeling of wanting to see more. It’s all a matter of what the bride to be wants to say in the shots. We have had brides bring in their veil and shoot with it and nothing else or with some white lingerie. Again, it’s all a matter of personal preference. We’re loving this new trend. Call us or email us today to schedule your Bridal Boudoir Shoot!

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.

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.

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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.

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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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Nude Portraits – Casual Elegance Photography

I had a client ask if I did nude portraits. I really never thought about what a nude portrait was until then. She explained that she and her husband wanted a typical portrait done but they wanted to be nude in them. I immediately thought “Art Nudes” but then thought a little more about it. A standard portrait in my opinion would be done with a backdrop and a classic look. So to do one with nudes would be something of a twist. I told her that it was a first for me but if she liked my samples on the Casual Elegance Photography site, then we could try it with her idea.

We plan to meet for a consultation and then take it from there. If all goes well we can add “Nude Portraits” to the list of services that Casual Elegance Photography provides.

I also got thinking about it and why not do Boudoir Portraits for couples? Her in her lingerie, him in a nice satin smoking jacket with satin pants (Hugh Hefner style?).

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Boudoir Photography Myths and Misconceptions…

Let’s dispel some myths many people have about boudoir photography. Having boudoir photographs taken does not mean that you have to be nude. You can wear lingerie, clothing or you can be nude. It’s up to you.
The term boudoir is defined as a woman’s dressing room, bedroom or private sitting area. A time honored art form, boudoir photography is a romantic, sensual, and sexy type of photography. It is not porn! Boudoir images capture the essence of beauty and femininity – soft and romantic – flirtatious. The poses are sexy and inviting, not “in your face” or pornographic.

Instead, boudoir photography teases the viewer and allows the imagination to fill in the blanks.
Your boudoir photo session can be simple or complex in nature. It’s up to you and your personal preferences. You may want your boudoir photographs taken against a simple backdrop, or you might choose to have a whole set to enhance the images or the feeling you want to convey – be it playful, sensual, romantic – your imagination is the key, and we love working with you to achieve the exact look you want, and to infuse the photographs with your personality!

At Casual Elegance Photography we believe that the human form is a beautiful piece of art in itself. Whether clothed or nude, we will capture your sensual, sexy, and romantic side with beautiful photographs that you and your special someone will love!

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