Boudoir Opportunity -Maryland Boudoir Photographer

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I have a special boudoir opportunity available for an exclusive six fearless women. The average American boudoir session costs nearly $1,000 making boudoir photo shoots a big decision for many women.

My recent boudoir sessions have all been 100% confidential. Being a conservative gal myself I completely understand the reasons why a woman would want to keep her personal boudoir images private, especially if the pictures are a surprise for a special some one. However, I am looking for six fabulously fearless women to add to my online and printed boudoir portfolios.

If you or a friend would like an affordable and professional boudoir session then this is the perfect opportunity. Normally my boudoir packages start at $800. In exchange for permission to publish the photos taken during your boudoir session like previous women featured on this blog (such as the lovely Lauren pictured here), your boudoir investment would be only $450! The complete boudoir package includes your pre-boudoir consultation, your boudoir session, professional editing and retouching of your images, a custom DVD and case with your edited image files, and a free 5″x7″ print. That is over $350 worth in savings. Book your session by March 5th and receive an additional $50 off of your session.

With your permission, the images would be featured on my website, facebook, twitter, pinterest, and in my album samples. If a friend of yours signs up for this exciting boudoir discount and mentions that she was recommended by you, you will both receive an additional free 8″x0″ print of your choice.

Please share this post on Facebook and Twitter and with friends who may be interested in a boudoir photo shoot at a very affordable price. You can be one of the exclusive six women for this special offer, but sign up quickly because space is limited. 
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Top 10 Tips for [Hotel] Boudoir Sessions -Maryland Boudoir Photographer

  Top 10 Tips For [Hotel] Boudoir Sessions

If your own home is not boudoir worthy or easily available and a studio session is not your style, a hotel room is an obvious solution for your boudoir ambiance. Or is it? When you think of the rooms from hotels past, how beautiful were the rooms that you have stayed in? Take a moment to picture in your head the pattern of the comforter, the color of the carpet, or the generic pictures on the wall. Does luxury come to mind? Beauty? Do not lose hope yet. I have compiled a master list of my own top 10 tips for making your hotel photo shoot as gorgeous as you are.

blog 71.If you can aford to, pay for the best room that you can. If you are investing in a luxurious photo shoot you want the atmosphere to be the best that it can be. It is the back drop for your photos after all. In off-season months hotel room prices are lower.

blog 52. Cannot afford a four or five star room? Don’t be discouraged because there is plenty more you can do. Inns and Bed & Breakfasts often have beautiful and affordable options. Ask if they have discounts for using the room for just a few hours instead of a full day and night. Smaller businesses like Bed & Breakfasts are easier to negotiate prices with. In exchange for free advertizing on your photographer’s blog post they may consider a decent disocunt. It doesn’t hurt to ask.

3. If at all possible, look at photos of the rooms online or through a brochure before you decide so you will know what to expect and what you may alter when you arrive.

blog 44. Invest in looking your best. The location is important, but you darling are the centerpiece. If your session does not include a professional hair and make up artist then consider hiring one for the duration of the photo shoot or visit a salon. The way the location looks comes in second place to you so pick out various clothing otpions and langerie that flatters your figure and makes you feel confident. Trying new things is great, but if it makes you uncomfortable it will show in the photos so stick to what you know that works.

5. The atmosphere of a room may be easily altered. Remove ugly wall decorations during your session and replace them when you are done. Your may also bring in some decorations of your own such as a screen divider, a chair, or something beautiful from your own boudoir.


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The bed is a very important prop so do not neglect it. If the comforter leaves much to be desired bring in your own. The most simple way to change the look of a room is to cover the bed with a beautiful blanket and some gorgeous silky pillow cases. The bed may be one of your best back drops.

blog 17.Do not worry if you do not have the best blanket to bring along. Most hotel beds have white sheets and pillows. Simply remove the hideous top layers and use the classic white sheets like the movie star you wish you were, this is your photo-op after all.

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Props are important. Whether it is something big like a screen divider or a beautiful chair or small like a basketball or your man’s favorite tie, props add variety to your photo shoot and gives you new pose possibilities.

9.Use an empty wall as a backdrop or ask your photographer to bring in some back drops of her own. If the room is very small or not very pretty this will allow you to change the scenery and get a greater variety of images. They can be serious or playful. Different colored sheets and fabrics taped to the wall (with Painter’s tape) will do the trick just fine. Get creative!

blog 610. Lights, camera, action! Lighting drastically changes the look and mood of a photograph. Ask your photographer what lighting they plan to use. Window light, strobes, off-camera flashes, umbrellas, soft boxes, and beauty dishes all provide different looks. Suggest some of your favorite styles, but also trust your photographer when she comes up with some suggestions on the spot. She may see something you cannot see being on the other side of the camera. Variety is important. Also show your photographer examples of photos that you have seen and would like to use similar lighting, poses, or props.

Were these tips helpful? Tweet Lovely Lens and let me know as well as share tips of your own @LovelyLensPhoto #MyBoudoirTips. Any questions? I would be happy to answer them!

 

-Courtney

Outdoor Owl Inspired Boudoir Part 2 -Maryland Boudoir Photographer

Finally, without further ado, I present you with part two of Rebekah’s out door owl inspired boudoir photo shoot. I did not have power for almost a week because of Hurricane Sandy (I hope that all of my readers were safe and warm!) and then I had to play a lot of catch up. Life comes at you fast! Good news is that I finally got a new used car. (The last one broke down miserably two days after I bought it!)

So here it is, the long over-due images. Enjoy! Please leave some constructive criticism as a reply and also let Becca know how amazing she was! These photos were all taken at the lovely Gunpowder Falls State Park. Make up and styling by yours truly. To see more images from the photo shoot visit Lovely Lens Photography on Facebook and find the album.

Owl Outdoor Boudoir Part 1 -MD Boudoir Photographer

Rebekah allowed me to have complete creative freedom with this outdoor boudoir shoot. The photo shoot was inspired by fashion, owls, and the beautiful autumn weather. Her only request was that the photo shoot, although boudoir, was to be conservative, especially because of the out door location. Together we came up with these gorgeous images:

For these corn maze photos we paused between images because we had a hay ride audience drive by about every 10 minutes. Rebekah was shy of the crowd, but she braved it out for these photos at Brad’s Produce in Churchville, Maryland. I bought this mask over a month ago and knew exactly what I wanted to use it for. Thank you for trusting my vision, Rebekah!

 Part 2 of Rebekah’s boudoir shoot was taken at Gunpowder State Park. Those photos will be up by next week. Please leave a reply for Rebekah and tell her what an amazing job she did modeling!

Lovely Look: Outdoor Owl Inspired Boudoir -Maryland Boudoir Photographer

Coming up some time today or early tomorrow except part 1 of Rebekah’s owl inspired outdoor photo shoot. The first half of our shoot was at Brad’s Produce in Churchville, MD. We used the corn maze for this lovely back drop.

Part 2 we traveled to Gunpowder Falls State Park and used the beautiful scenery of the trees for our photo shoot. I have so many photos to share!

Have a lovely day!

 

Laura’s Dance Boudoir -Maryland Boudoir Photographer

I am so excited to be posting Laura’s dance/ boudoir photos on the blog today! I had so much fun working with Leah and Laura. I took the photos of Leah and Laura at the same time and we had a blast in the studio! Although the theme was similar I tried to get different photographs of each of them to make their photographs reflect their style and individual personalities. Here are some of my personal faves! I wish that I could jump like that! To get this coloring I gelled the strobes with a purple gel and I got this awesome black light effect:These ghostly images are among my personal favorites: 

Laura is graduating college with me this coming weekend. This photo shoot was such a fun way for the both of us to unwind from the stress of senior project and our finals. Congrats, Laura! I also owe Leah and Laura a big thank you for trusting me in the studio with all of the crazy lighting I set up as well as the flour adventure we had. Honestly, they were both amazing and let me try every idea that came to mind, no matter how long it took. I could not have gotten all of these fun images with out their patience and willingness for adventure.

Beauty and Boudoir -Maryland Boudoir Photographer

    Last week I had the privilege to do two studio boudoir/ dance photo shoots at once. Leah and Laura are sisters and we had quite a party in the studio last Sunday. Both Leah and Laura are dancers so I had the amazing opportunity of photographing them as they danced (and pulled off incredible jumps!) aside from taking boudoir photos. The photo shoot turned into more than a boudoir session. These are some of my favorite photographs of Leah from last week. How amazing are her eyes?!Incredible!All colored effects are from using tinted light gels over the studio strobes. For this one I covered a spot light and aimed it at Leah while I had two soft boxes set up to blow out the back ground. Now for the fun part. I have always wanted to do something a little messy in the studio (lots of people have done glitter so I wanted to avoid the shiny substance. Plus, it sticks to the studio surfaces for months) so I opted for flour. I know that it is a little cliche, but I had to give it a chance. It ended up being a lot of fun!This fun little behind the scenes out take was too cute to leave out of this post!This photograph reminds me of star dust. At the beginning of next week I will be posting Laura’s photos. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. This was the first time I have done a conceptual shoot in a long time. I would love to hear your advice! 

Sneak Preview: Studio Boudoir/ Dance Photo Shoot

I have been doing so many different photo shoots this past week. Two senior collections and two boudoir/ dance sessions! And an engagement session is coming up next weekend. Now that Spring is finally here I feel so refreshed! Here is a sneak peak of one of my latest photo shoots. This is a dance/ boudoir photo shoot that will be up by the end of the week.

Today I had my last college class at Cazenovia. It feels incredible and unreal at the same time. Spring is a time for fresh starts. This photo shoot marks the end of my college career and the beginning of my professional life. Still caught in the winter haze? Go out and try something new. Challenge yourself and reawaken your creative and adventurous side! Have a fabulous week, everyone!

What is Victoria’s “Secret”?

Who wouldn’t want to feel like a Victoria’s Secret super model? After all, American society views the models for Victoria’s Secret as the epitome of beauty. However, I feel that there is a bigger secret than Victoria’s: you do not need to be about six feet tall or super thin to be beautiful or to feel like a model. You just need to feel confident being you. The other week Sabrina did just that. I am so thankful that she is letting me post her photographs because I believe she looks simply stunning and it was such a great experience to see her gain confidence in front of the camera as the photo shoot progressed.
Girls just want to have fun! This awesome balloon was just hanging out in the studio so we brought it into the photo shoot. (This balloon belongs to my friend Sasha. She has been doing an amazing photo series using the reflections of mylar.) Sabrina was having fun and joking around when I snapped this cute one. I love it!Sabrina’s new tattoo is simply lovely. Sabrina also allowed me to take this recent photo from her Facebook page because I wanted to show you a photo of her out of the studio in every day life. Sabrina works with horses (how cool is that?) I thought that this photo was super cute!

Every woman can do a boudoir photo shoot, all you need is a little confidence in yourself (maybe thats what Victoria has been hiding from us all of these years.)Please leave a comment. I always appreciate constructive criticism of my photography and would love to hear what you think, however, I do not accept any criticism about my lovely subjects. Thank you.

Linda’s Hollywood Glam Boudoir: Part Two

As promised, I present to you the second part of Linda’s boudoir photo shoot! This one is so exciting because we photographed this boudoir session at a local theater. (I loved the piano that was on the stage!)

This session was more daring and exciting. I am even more thrilled that Linda allowed me to post these images. We took several pictures using a large format 4″x5″ camera and these are the digital images that I took along side. I may post some of the large format black and white images in the future. So here it is, Linda’s Glam Bouodir photo shoot: