Freakin' Babe | Boudoir
Chicago Boudoir //
featuring the babe, Morgan.
When snow is coming down outside and it’s roughly -10 degrees most people resort to curling up on the couch with bae to Netflix and chill. Buuut I have other plans. During the dead of winter, I call up my bombshell friends and bribe them to do a boudoir session. Because that’s normal...right?
Enter, Morgan. She’s awesome. Her chill personality just fills the room with this crazy presence that is hard to put into words. She’s totally the girl you want to be your best friend. She's also the girl that guys want to take home to their moms and introduce to their best friends. Yes, she’s that cool.
When I called Morgan to see if she wanted to work with me on a shoot, she was 110% down. However...
Not everyone is like Morgan.
I’m not even like Morgan. I feel like a badass babe until the second I step in front of a camera (hence why I am behind it). So I totally get it if you are camera shy. Yet, A LOT of camera-shy women just like me are curious about boudoir photography. They want to do a shoot for their SO or maybe even for themselves, but they don’t think they “have what it takes”. You guys, I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.
Every woman has what it takes. Boudoir photography is about showing the REAL you. The you that comes out when you're alone, strutting around in front of the bathroom mirror and Bootylicious comes on Spotify. It’s about being in your own skin and being so damn confident about it that you radiate a strong, sexy energy that no one can deny----I know, I got really deep there...but you needed to hear it.
So, let me tell you about how we can make a boudoir session the most rad experience ever.
We’re gonna pop bottles. You choose. White wine or red. Jager or Jose. Blue Label or Jack. You name it, I’ve got you covered. I’m not in a hurry, you need to relax, and I have found that there is a nothing a little liquid confidence can’t fix.
Music. Will. Be. Loud. My bluetooth speaker is my number one traveling buddy and partner in crime. It can play whatever I tell it too. So, whether you want throwback Britney or some Queen B, I’m ready to go. Don’t worry, I would never let you dance alone...and I’ll call you a “freakin’ babe” about a million times.
Takin’ it slow. I mean, if you have somewhere to be I’m not going to hold you back, but I’m definitely not rushing you through the session either! I want you to be comfortable during the session and happy with your final product. I like to capture a carefree, confident vibe, so it’s best if we just go with the flow.
I don’t do airbrush. When I capture your boudoir session, it’s gonna be so real. I don’t do a fake airbrushed look. All the textures, freckles, and intimate details are what gives your S.O. goosebumps when they think about being close to you. These are the things that make you genuinely freaking sexy. But don’t worry, if you show up with a zit or some insane bruise - I can definitely remove small, temporary blemishes, no one but you notices those, but I don’t want you to stress about it!
Location. Lookin' at you Seattle, Portland, Denver, and Chicago babes. You're all in my market and I'd love to shoot you. We can shoot anywhere there's light. Your place, a rad airbnb, the middle of the woods, or occasionally I host “boudoir marathons”, where I pick the location and you just come have fun!
Your pictures are YOURS. In our contract there’s an optional section for you to accept or decline a model release. This puts all the power into your hands of whether you want to share your photos or not.
Some notes: I definitely appreciate it when you sign them because I love being able to share my work, and luckily people like Morgan were down for this so that you could get a good understanding of how awesome a boudoir session can be! But at the same time, there is zero pressure, if you accept the model release I want you to be stoked to be featured on my account, not terrified!! So there is no pressure either way <3
Also, everything I post from boudoir sessions has to meet social media’s nudity standards. Aka, Instagram hates women’s nipples so I will never post topless nude photos that would show nipple. Aaaand facebook hates fully nude butts. So this means if you strut your stuff in your birthday suit in front of my camera, it’s not getting posted anywhere that you yourself publish it. The extent of what I will ever post is on this blog, and on my boudoir page.
What are you waiting for. Every chick wants to rock a badass boudoir shoot. We just all think there needs to be some perfect reason for it. I went ahead and found a whole list of holidays for you to celebrate with a boudoir shoot, my favorite being March 7th, National Cereal Day. But seriously, I want to capture your ultimate cool girl, sexy self. Send me a message. Let’s get together and do this thing.