Welcome back to the Le Boudoir Studio blog! Grab a glass of champagne and get cozy, because today we’re all about Brides! We absolutely love helping brides put together that extra special gift for their soon-to-be husbands, and of course themselves. Not to toot our own horn, but were pretty good at it and have put together a list of some key elements that will help you build your perfect bridal boudoir session!

LOTS OF LINGERIE

Aside from utilizing our stellar Hair and makeup artists, the single most important aspect of a bridal boudoir session is the choice of lingerie. You can never have too much, so don’t be afraid to bring more than you need to your session. We love full bridal on our Princess and Exclusive sets. The white on white is a classically beautiful way to express yourself. Paired with high-heels and thigh highs, you’ll look every bit the part of a blushing bride. Head to Pinterest or Instagram for some ideas on how to style your bridal shoot. We love this handy guide on choosing beautiful bridal lingerie. If the full bridal look isn’t for you, or too on-the-nose for your tastes, never fear. Many colors and patterns look great on our various sets, and flirty accessories like adding a bridal veil or sexy garter can add a little bit of bridal flare, even if it is the only thing you wear!

 

PERSONAL TOUCHES ADD FLAVOR TO YOUR SHOOT

Soon-to-be Mrs. T had so many ideas for her gorgeous bridal shoot! From sentimental, personally gifted jewelry, to her custom, cathedral length veil, it was easy to see T’s personality within her shoot. For her photos on our classy Exclusive set, she paired her sexy, cozy sweater with a cute pair of bridal sneakers she had fallen in love with. “They were too cute to pass up,” she told us with a smile. We love when the gals that come through the studio give creative input on the style and feel of their sessions. She even went all out with expression and posing, letting us know which expressions she can do best and even prompting a sultrier pout for some photos on our moody noir set she knew she’d love. What a perfect example of a Supermodel For A Day!

YOUR SESSION, YOUR RULES

The single most important thing to remember when planning your session here with us at Le Boudoir Studios is that this is your session and that means that you make up all the rules. You can be as sweet or as sexy as you like. Take it all the way up to a full bridal look, or tone it down with a sexy sweater and cozy thigh high socks combo. We want your session to reflect what makes you feel sexiest! Additionally, the gals in the studio are always happy to help you build a session that works best for you. Call us today at 480-495-5455 We can’t wait to meet you, and capture an amazing session for you!

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Welcome back to the Le Boudoir Studio blog! Today, we are going to talk about pin-up photography and why it could be one of the most empowering experiences. Named because the photos were meant to be “pinned-up” instead of framed, the pin-up is over 100 years old. Origins can be traced back to as early as the Victorian era. However, the term “pin-up” didn’t come to be until the 1940s and has since become a popular way for plus-size, curvy and women of all sizes to confidently showcase their beautiful bodies, and their playful, sexual side.    

Why We Love Pin-Up Photography

One of the main reasons we love curvy pin-up photography is that it’s all about female empowerment and body positivity. Whether you are a size two or are plus-size, it’s time to embrace your inner, playful, sex kitten. Curvy women were the ideal of pin-up photographers for years, so it’s time to have fun and embrace your beautiful body.

5 Elements of Pin-Up Photography

Creating the pin-up look, unlike many other stereotypical portrait photography, is aimed at having fun, while inhabiting calculated poses, using props, and embracing vintage forms of playful sexuality and style. Below are five elements to expect of every plus-size pin-up photography session.

It’s All About You

Being a pin-up isn’t about trying to fit an ideal: it is all about you. When you decide to do a pin-up photo shoot with our Phoenix boudoir studio, we meet with you ahead of time to find out not only your ideas for the shoot — poses, styles, and outfits — but also we will discover more about  your personality, as well as what you love about your body and what you see as favorable. As we envision your shoot, we will take all of this into consideration to create a photo shoot that shows off your many assets. Bottom line: being a pin-up is all about being confident in your own skin.

Fun & Playful

When you do a pin-up photo-shoot it’s time to bring out your fun and frisky side. Pin-up photography throughout history has always been about being playful with a strong undercurrent of sexual energy and confidence. Don’t stress about being provocative, just channel your sexy, playful side and have fun. Through the use of props, makeup, and costume, we will help create a fun atmosphere that will make having a good time easy.  

Props & Poses

Though having fun is one of the main elements of a pin-up photoshoot, no true pin-up shoot is candid. Each pose is carefully calculated and formulated by your plus-size pin-up photographer to accentuate your beauty. As you work with us, we will help you find the most flattering poses. Another main element of a pin-up photoshoot is the props; anything from lollipops and pizza, to classic cars and vintage phones, can be a part of your shoot. The options are endless — have fun!

Pin-up hair & makeup brings out your best features for perfect boudoir pictures!

Makeup & Hair

Ladies, it’s time to glam it up! Pin-up photography is all about glamorous vintage hair and makeup styles. Lipstick and winged eye-liner are stereotypical of a pin-up shoot as well as vintage style hair with victory-curls, baby bangs, and ringlets. We can often add a modern flair and other style elements that bring out your own personality. Also, there are many different styles that you can embody as the star of your pin-up photo shoot. Search “plus-size photography” on Pinterest and talk to your photographer to learn more about creating your own look!  

Body Positive

Because pin-up shoots show some skin, it’s easy to think that you have to be a certain body type to embody the pin-up style, but that’s not the case at all! Any woman can be a pin-up — baby, it’s time to embrace your beautiful curves! A pin-up photoshoot is an empowering experience because we are celebrating your personality, your body, and your sexuality. Contact our photographers at Le Boudoir Studio in Phoenix and embrace your inner, playful, sex kitten!

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Meet Jodi Lynn and Traci, the women behind the lens and co-owners of Le Boudoir Studio. As entrepreneurs, photographers, mothers, and part-time therapists, these #GirlBosses are changing the name of the game in the industry.

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