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Jane’s Boudoir

Jane was a wonderful girl to work with – she had only been married a few days when we worked together, and the session was for her new husband, to be given to him as a gift on their honeymoon. Jane made a great decision in choosing studio rental to add to her package, which gave us a fabulous space to work with – and every time I shoot in that studio I do something just a little different. In Jane’s case, some of the most beautiful photos I took were some nudes of her, standing in a wash of beautiful white light. There’s a few other gorgeous images of her in some sexy red shoes, too. Because Jane has a professional need to maintain the privacy of her images, I was really pleased when she allowed me to add her images to my password protected gallery.

Ladies (and only ladies), if you’re interested in getting some boudoir images done and want to see some more images, I’d highly recommend contacting me for the gallery password – there are nearly forty images in there now, and more coming all the time as I do more private sessions.

Feathers, Flowers, and Bright Eyes

Cupcake Girl‘s Cousin had some amazing boudoir shots at the Matrix Hotel. This feather-loving girl also chose the Deadly Boudoir package. She had some incredible shots that I really love, with those intense blue eyes and her languid lounging! The three of us girls had a blast together. I was totally in love with some of the amazing props – like the pink feather fans – and lingere. Not only that, but her initial glamour shots also turned out amazing. I’m loving every minute of editing these photos!

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This session is an example of the Smokin’ Boudoir package.

Seven Deadly Sins has you covered.
Or maybe not so covered!

Cupcake Love

I had a blast with two awesome ladies at the Matrix Hotel, and they both had some amazingly fun stuff planned!

I do have to do a shout-out to one of my new business partners, Sam from Sam’s Makeup in Edmonton who consulted with this cupcake-lovin’ girl to create her beautiful smokey-eye makeup for our session. If you’re considering boudoir photos with me, add Sam to your day to make your makeup incredible.

Pretty much my favourite quote from the day was, “I’m going to make sweet love to this cupcake right now.” It did look pretty delicious! And when we’re talking about delicious, I should mention that the Food Network was playing in the background the whole time, even though I warned her that my attention would be divided.

The best part about this shoot is that our gorgeous subject said she never likes photos of herself. Lets see how she feels about these!

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Are you thinking about getting some boudoir photos done?
Seven Deadly Sins has you covered. Or maybe not so covered!

Danger Girl

Okay, so this girl had some pretty sweet gear on her for our session together – from a completely custom Motorhead corset to some femme fatale accessories, the first half of this shoot was pretty dangerous – and then we switched gears a bit and made the most dangerous part of the second half of our session getting soap in your eyes. Or maybe falling in the tub! From danger to bubbles in one easy step! It’s always awesome to be able to explore more than one side of a person in their boudoir photos, and this is one of the most interesting combinations yet!

Also, please enjoy the introduction of the new storyboard format from Admire Studios for images on Seven Deadly Sins!
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Thanks to Amanda for bringing her awesome friend in for a fabulous session! Don’t forget that there’s a $25 discount reward for each person who books with me on your recommendations!

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Boudoir Stagette – No Shirt, but Shoes!!!

These ladies were just FANTASTIC to work with, and they were exactly the kind of girls who make a boudoir stagette sizzle! Make sure you check out some of their individual images as well. These photos were taken at The Matrix Hotel in Edmonton, which I would highly recommend to anyone interested in having their boudoir photos taken in a hotel room. Each of the ladies had a great sense of style, which made each of them unique to work with. They each took turns putting together an outfit and then spending about 5-7 minutes with me – a bit longer for the lucky bride, of course – and these awesome photos were the result.

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Look for three more posts coming soon with some of the ladies’ individual images!

Do You Love Your Body?

I’ve been doing some great new work lately! Stay tuned for my second “dudoir” shoot with an awesome punk-rocker. He told me he read through my whole FAQ and felt like he’d gotten to know me enough to trust me with his photos. It was good to hear – I took a lot of time to write that FAQ and so it’s glad to hear somebody took the time to read the whole thing!

I’ve been noticing a lot of interesting articles about body image lately, and particularly about body image as regards sexuality. There’s a great post in a blog called “Curvy Girl Guide” that talks about the latest Victoria’s Secret campaign.

I don’t have a single positive thing to say about Victoria’s Secret. I thought they might be coming around when I saw that poster this summer, but instead of changing their lineup of models to fit the (seemingly obvious) implications of the slogan, “I Love My Body,” the company swept the entire campaign under the rug and kept the waif brigade.

The fashion industry has it out for the human form, and has for a good many years now. But my question is, what can we, as people do about it – and more importantly for me in this profession, what can boudoir photographers do about it? This is a real question, so please, post any thoughts or possible answers if you have them. I mean, I have a few thoughts. We could decide to bite our tongues when others try to involve us in body-bashing conversations – or better yet, say something else. We could choose a part of our bodies that society is teaching us is inadequate – just one part at a time – and re-examine it with love rather than loathing. Maybe there’s an end to all of this and one day we can be back the beauty we see. And I see hope for this around us! In the popularity of the singer Adele, for instance, her voice is beautiful, as she is. I happen to think she’s very sexy. I see plus size women wearing much better clothing – most of them used to wear what amounted to sacks due to low availability of nice clothes. There are good things in all of this, things to be celebrated – like that we are human, and there is hope that we will change for the better. Sometimes, we do.

This photo of Marilyn Monroe would never have survived the culling and editing of a fashion photographer in 2011. But it should. And we should try to make it happen again.

What to Prepare and Wear to Your Session

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted to the boudoir side of my business (Fall Family Photos just keep going and going this year!) but I’ve got some information to share to help you prepare for your shoot with Seven Deadly Sins!

What Will the Photographer Bring?
Myself, a key ingredient… A camera and lenses (obviously) and lighting equipment with extension cords. If you don’t have a lot of natural light in your home or bedroom, these will come out! If you feel like your house is pretty dark or any of your spaces are, keep in mind where your plugins are for me. Finally, a selection of very simple, pretty universal props – various kinds of sensuous cloth, fake red rose petals for those who like that look, pearl strings in a few colours, and occasionally other things. I don’t bring outfits, and hair and makeup are not included in session fees.

What Do I Need?

If you have lingerie you like, compile a selection of 1-3 outfits to choose from while we’re working. If you’d prefer to just use sheets/cover-ups and a few simple props, that’s fine too. Cute PJs are great for an innocent look! Pick out a few pairs of your favourite heels if you have a collection, but bare feet are nice as well. OR, Think Theme! Check out Persuasion Boudoir in Hampton Roads, Virginia for some unified ideas – there’s a new post every “Thematic Thursday” to help you check out ideas that could create your look.

IDEAS! If you are getting boudoir photographs done as a gift (even for yourself!), then can you include some aspect of your relationship or your personality in the photos? ]Are there any stories from you and your lover’s history together that you might want to consider? Anything you’ve been told is sexy? Here’s a great site I found for a U.S. photographer who posts theme ideas for shoots. If you are doing this as a gift for a loved one and he cheers for any sports teams that there’s a jersey hanging about for, or if you have a favourite book in common, if there’s any hobby stuff of his that we could use as a prop (model car, gaming controller, etc.), those would be great things to bring! Fur coats are very luxurious if you have one or access to one, and leather coats are an option as well. And if you saw a boudoir photo or two you truly love on your hunt for the right photographer, we can try to recreate something similar for you

How Do I Set Up The House?
Get rid of as much clutter as you can! Clutter even includes neatly kept storage stuff that will possibly appear in the background of your photos – the least distracting view possible is best, so we can make YOU stand out, not your stuff! Typically, we’ll work in the bedroom, the living room. If you want to be a bit more adventurous, you might try something different: the kitchen, the office space, if you have a cool claw-foot tub or jaccuzi/pool in and around your home that’s also an option. Think outside the box for something really unique, and I’ll make suggestions too.

Hope this post has been a helpful journey! Any questions or other ideas can be left in the comments, I’d be happy to speak with you about your ideas any time.