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Luxe Boudoir Session: The Gorgeous Miss “E”

Luxe Boudoir Session: The Gorgeous Miss “E” Miss “E” is one gorgeous woman and one of the most recent we have had the opportunity to work with in the Luxe Boudoir studio. We are honored she chose our studio to be her Charleston Boudoir Photographer!

Why do women choose to do a boudoir photography session? There are many reasons, most often women do boudoir photography for their man. While there are also many women who simply choose to do a boudoir photography session for themselves–we have to agree this is one of the best gifts a woman can ever give to herself! The Luxe Boudoir studio’s mission is to provide each woman with an experience that empowers her and makes her realize and express her inner and outer beauty. We are oh so happy to help women discover and capture what makes them unique, beautiful, and special and very much worth celebrating with our camera! Miss “E” is one of those clients who decided to choose the Luxe Boudoir photography experience as a gift to herself. We had so much fun working with her and presenting her with images she can look back on and enjoy forever. The images captured her inner and outer beauty and personality in a tasteful and timeless way.

Women visiting our site or looking at images of professional models may think there is no way they could ever look as good or be as pretty! This couldn’t be further from the truth! Professional models are “everyday” women who happen to have access to entire teams of professional hair and makeup artists, photography and lighting crews, and let’s not forget the illusions created of ideal beauty and unrealistic “Hollywood” standards through the use of extensive Photoshop editing, contouring, and airbrushing of the images you see in print media such as magazines.

The “everyday” women who you see in our galleries who have done a Luxe Boudoir session have been prepared for their session by our amazing professional hair and makeup team, and our photographers have used their expertise to use appropriate lighting, posing, and camera angles to show off each client’s unique beauty and features in the best way possible. Our staff editors simply use minimal photo editing tools to lighten and brighten your images, correct color balance, and sometimes manipulate backgrounds in order to put the primary focus in an image on certain details in the image. The Boudoir Charleston Photographer team at Luxe Boudoir works with you to create beautiful images without the use of aggressive and unrealistic editing and airbrushing. With Luxe Boudoir images by our Charleston Boudoir Photographer team, what you see is simply each beautiful and gorgeous client who has been pampered and coached to bring out the “inner bombshell” that exists in every woman.

Clients and potential clients may be nervous they won’t know how to act or pose for the camera during a Luxe Boudoir session, but you can be confident that your Charleston Boudoir Photographer will coach you and help you to feel at ease, relaxed, and have fun during your session! We love helping clients learn to give just the right look or expression that says “I am the most beautiful, confident, special, and sexy woman in the world, right here, right now and always.” The Luxe Boudoir team loves to make our clients laugh and love who they are and celebrate that with our cameras resulting in timeless images that capture each client’s personality and inner and outer beauty. So, while presenting boudoir images as a gift to a significant other is always exciting and a great idea, we hope that those women also look back on their Luxe Boudoir experience as one of the best gifts they’ve ever given to themselves as well! What are you waiting for? Give our studio a call, and treat yourself to a fun experience you will never forget and images that capture and celebrate your strength, beauty, and confidence as a woman.

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Unique Boudoir Photography | Sexy, Sassy and Classy Birthday Present | Charleston, SC

Unique Boudoir Photography | Sexy, Sassy and Classy Birthday Present | Charleston, SC This latest session is SOOOOOO HOT! We don’t toot our own horn too often, but this might be some of our best work ever! If we do say so ourselves! :-) Miss M contacted us to do a boudoir session as a birthday present for her man, and boy is he glad we did! Look at this hotness! We’ll post more soon but check these previews out! Hot hot hot!

We took a few fun cupcake shots (lit candle and all!) And, for a little unique boudoir photography twist, check out this one with a gun! (Yes, it’s real!)

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Charleston Boudoir Photographer | Sexy Anniversary Photos | Paper Anniversary Gift

Charleston Boudoir Photographer | Sexy Anniversary Photos | Paper Anniversary Gift Traditionally, your first anniversary is your “paper” anniversary, right? What better “paper” gift to give him than a book of beautiful photos of the sexiest woman in his world: YOU!

One of the things I love about boudoir as a gift most is how intentional it is. You’re not doing boudoir just to do boudoir…each image says “I love you, specifically” – you are wearing the ring he gave you in each image, saying, I’m yours forever and ONLY yours, forever.

We just chose a few for this blog, but WOW this session was amazing, with every detail in each piece of lingerie she brought…including her Christian Louboutin heels! (They’re even more special to her to use in the shoot since he bought them for her!)

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Charleston Boudoir Photography | Mrs. H’s Anniversary Session

Charleston Boudoir Photography | Mrs. H’s Anniversary Session Another few sneak peek images from Mrs. H’s Anniversary session. Her sister was also in the room (just attending) and between the three of us, we can definitely say we laughed the whole time!

Our Charleston boudoir photography is not photoshopped or edited…because there’s no need. We celebrate each of our clients just as they are: naturally gorgeous! All of our clients come from all walks of life, different ages, life stages, sizes, shapes and personalities…and each of these things is what makes each client unique, special, strong, confident…and beautiful!

Can you tell we loooooove what we do here at Luxe Boudoir? :-)

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Charleston Boudoir Photographer | Miss B – Bride-to-be | Bridal Boudoir

Charleston Boudoir Photographer | Miss B – Bride-to-be | Bridal Boudoir We have been truly SLAMMED lately with gorgeous bridal boudoir clients….which means one thing for our Charleston Boudoir Photographer studio: it must be time for SPRING WEDDINGS!

Meet Miss B. Actually by the time you’re able to read this, she’s a Mrs. now! We are very capable and do coach our clients through every step of the boudoir process (lingerie advice, posing instruction, even how to make “that sexy face”…we got ya covered!)

Miss B, however…was a natural! She dove right in and showed our cameras what’s up! Here are a few of our favorites from her smokin’ hot session:

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Charleston Boudoir Photographers | Maternity Boudoir

Charleston Boudoir Photographers | Maternity Boudoir As you may know, a “certain someone” in our Luxe Boudoir by Valerie & Co. office is expecting! We got a little creative in our boudoir studio yesterday afternoon and our staff worked together to take these. Let’s just say that the client-owner-ographer is so thrilled to have these pics and such a wonderful and fun staff! (And we think her hubby will love them too of course! 😉

We may share more in the future but thought we’d post a little teaser for now! At 38 weeks 4 days pregnant, this baby could come any day! (And you bet we’ll be sharing baby photos on our family blog as well when the time comes!) Check out our family site here: www.charleston-family-photographer.com

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Charleston Boudoir Photographer | Sexy Tattoos

Charleston Boudoir Photographer | Sexy Tattoos Here at Luxe Boudoir, we love celebrating your gorgeous self…and and your amazing tattoos!

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Charleston Couples Boudoir – Couples Boudoir as an Artform

Charleston Couples Boudoir – Couples Boudoir as an Artform Charleston Couples Boudoir sessions are some of our favorites. Artistically celebrating love.

Together, you have that buzz, that connection that you’ve never had with anyone else. It strikes you to your very core, and when you’re together, nothing else matters. That magical feeling of togetherness: what a beautiful, wonderful thing to capture in a photo.

True love is so rare, and yet somehow against all odds, you have found it. It’s more than just sexy couple portraits, it captures who you are at your strongest despite feelings of vulnerability.

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Want a Happy Marriage? Try Boudoir

Want a Happy Marriage? Try Boudoir
There are so many advantages to having a boudoir photography session. One of the biggest ones is that it makes for a happy marriage! Whether you’re going in for a boudoir session alone or with your husband, your pictures are sure to please the both of you.

Maybe you haven’t gotten married yet- maybe you’re thinking about giving boudoir photos to your fiance on your wedding day. This kind of gift showcases your fun and flirty side and lets your man know what you’re capable of. Or maybe you want to bring a boudoir photographer into your honeymoon suite the morning after your wedding. Couples are obsessive about photographing everything else having to do with their wedding day, so a few photographs in your hotel room isn’t really that strange of an idea. Remember that boudoir isn’t pornography- it’s about capturing emotion. Your session can be as modest as you want it to be.

Perhaps you’re thinking of doing a boudoir shoot as an anniversary gift to your man. A boudoir album could be just the thing to ignite a long-forgotten spark in your marriage. Your husband will be moved by your thoughtful gift and will look for ways he can spice up your marriage as well. What’s more, a boudoir session gives you a reason to shop for new lingerie for the both of you to enjoy later.

If your husband is overseas, a package in the mail full of boudoir photographs might be just the thing to lift his spirits while he’s away. He will look forward to your reunion even more after seeing your willingness to try new things.

A couples boudoir session would provide you and your spouse with a one-of-a-kind bonding experience. Seeing intimate photographs of each other together will make you realize how good you look together. Imagine pulling out your boudoir album thirty years down the road and remembering how good it felt to be so open and intimate with one another.

Marriage doesn’t have to be the end of sexy. A boudoir session won’t magically fix your marriage, but it will remind your husband that he’s amazingly lucky to have you. Not only will boudoir photography bring you closer together, but it will boost your self-confidence and make you realize how beautiful you are as a woman- and self-confidence is very attractive to a man. The next time you need a gift for your spouse, whether it be for Valentine’s Day or his birthday, give him a gift that won’t easily be forgotten.
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Choosing Outfits for Your Boudoir Session

Choosing Outfits for Your Boudoir Session
When you think about boudoir photography, what types of clothing come to mind? Do you think of bold, skimpy undergarments? Pretty, dainty pieces? What about more unique outfits with themes and complementing props? There are so many options to consider when shopping for your boudoir session. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular ones:

1) Lingerie and matching undergarment sets– These are probably the first articles of clothing that come to mind when you think of boudoir. They are sexy, fun and full of variety. When shopping for these items, be sure to take your unique body shape into consideration, as some items look better on specific figures.

2) Your partner’s clothing– Whether it’s his favorite shirt, his uniform, his jeans, or his overalls, bring your man’s clothing for some surprisingly sexy photographs.

3) Themed outfits– We’re not talking about cheap Halloween costumes- think more along the lines of early 20th-century fur coats or vintage pinup shots. Props are quite useful in pulling together your theme of choice, so start gathering them!

4) Casual wear– Ever wonder how models make tank tops and blue jeans look sexy? Here’s your chance to find out! A good photographer will be able to make you look attractive in jeans, tank tops, pajamas, loose knit sweaters, and even sportswear. Bring your favorite outfits!

5) Sexy little dresses– You really can’t go wrong with a nice dress.

6) Corsets and bustiers- Although they aren’t made for comfort, corsets and bustiers are incredibly sexy when worn right. Bustiers offer a breast lift while corsets tend to flatten the chest, so shop for your body type.

7) Nothing– If you’re feeling up to it, having a couple of nude or mostly nude shots will really spice up your collection. Your photographer will be able to use props and lighting effects to cover all of your essentials. The result will be artistic and tasteful rather than pornographic.

These are just a few options to consider when shopping for your boudoir session. Make sure you shop for your unique body shape and choose pieces that you will feel comfortable wearing during your shoot. When in doubt, bring pieces that you know your man appreciates on you. Having so many options might seem daunting, but have fun with it! This is a unique opportunity to showcase your real beauty, so enjoy the whole experience!
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