So lets talk boudoir! Well I have been doing these shoots for a little over 10 years. I have been a photographer for 17 years but boudoir really wasn't a thing until about 2008/2009. Before that I think Glamour Shots was probably the closest thing we had to sexy photos. Do you remember Glamour Shots. They were in all the malls. Women love dressing up and being glamorous. So much so they had a franchise. Eventually that died out. But women still wanted to feel beautiful. Boudoir became the next best thing but in a more modern way. Women slowly began feeling comfortable taking photos in sexy lingerie. The main reason was they now had a reason to do it. Brides to be giving it as a gift to their future husbands. Also The Knot had just started to really become popular around this time. Boudoir spread like wild fire in the group boards, I was pretty lucky in the NYC Knot Boards. We will come back to that in a little bit.
My first studio, I rented a space in a hair salon. It was perfect for doing boudoir shoots. My first shoot, was a bride to be. She brang her mom. Imagine my surprise to that. Then I practiced with my sister and friends. I had to see if this was something I was comfortable doing. As a kid, I played with my barbies. Dressing them up was my favorite thing to do. So as an adult dressing women up and posing them was natural. I loved it. I loved making women feeling beautiful and great about themselves. I mean we are all so hard on ourselves all the time but for one hour, I got to make these women feel amazing and create something they could look at forever. Feel great about themselves.
Back to the Knot. I became very popular on the The Knot NYC Boards. So naturely I would have to go to NY to do shoots. My second home became the the Ritz Carlton in White Plains, NY. It was the perfect spot. High end, lux and glam. The ultimate pampering for the Bride to Be. Fast forward I am still in touch with all my beautiful NY Knot Brides. I have photographed some of them over the years. From Trash the Dress to their Families. Even a second marriage. I love these ladies so much!
Here we are today so many years later. I am still doing Boudoir shoots but I decided just do them for my clients. Weddings had taken over for a long time and that was first priority. Along with the fact that my kids needed more of my time. I did feel that boudoir shoots had to take a back seat. But I still loved doing them. Good news!! I am ready do get back on this horse and do them again for everyone.
Here is a small sample of what I am doing these days.
Huge Thank You To Steph! For allowing me to post these images.