Persimmon Images Seattle Wedding & Engagement Photographers »

Masthead header

Category Archives: Boudoir

Black Lace & Pearls | A Boudoir Photo Teaser for Miss B

Miss B scheduled a last-minute Valentines Day boudoir session as a present for her boyfriend. We had a great time in the studio creating some images that show off how sultry she can be.

As a boudoir photographer, I love seeing clients who are initially nervous really come into their own during a photo shoot and start to let their personalities shine. Miss B was one who definitely went for it and tried some fun and challenging poses, with great results. My favorite part about boudoir sessions, though, is how gorgeous everyone looks in their photos… and especially hearing the ladies who insist they’re “not photogenic” (it’s a lie!) delight in their own real beauty. It feels good to give that gift!

A classic pinup boudoir photograph of the lovely Miss B wearing a long, wrap-around strand of pearls over black lace neglige, her curls cascading down from her shoulders.

Miss B, you’re a beauty. I hope your man enjoyed his Valentines Day surprise!

The Super-Sexy Ms. S | Seattle Boudoir Photography

Right in the middle of the holiday season, the lovely Ms. S took the time to come down to my studio for some smokin’ hot boudoir photos. She wanted to give her hubby-to-be something special in his stocking. I retouched and edited some of my favorite images in record time to make sure she got her prints by Christmas. She says he loved them… they were his favorite gift!

(An aside: Most women think of boudoir photos as a great wedding gift for their future husbands (and they are!) but guys love boudoir photos any time: Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, Valentines Day, days that end in “y”, you name it! Boudoir photography has its origins in wartime pin-up photos that ladies sent to their men overseas, and given that we have lots of troops deployed right now, this is still a pretty popular practice. I’ve also known women who have just had boudoir sessions done for themselves… to celebrate their bodies, their femininity, their sexuality, and their courage. That’s why boudoir sessions are some of my favorites!)

Enjoy the photos!

View full post »

Boudoir Photography | Before and After

I’m in the middle of editing a recent boudoir session and I’ve got boudoir on the brain. So it’s time for another b-pic post!

I’m still waiting on the go-ahead to publish images from the awesome shoot with Miss S (I never use boudoir photos without permission) so I’m going to use a photo from Miss O’s boudoir session for this post. The topic: retouching!

Boudoir sessions are the same length as my typical portrait sessions but involve a whole bunch of unique elements. For the ladies, a boudoir session means getting used to posing in front of the camera in their skivvies… a new, different, and FUN experience. For me, a boudoir session means setting up my studio and lights, coordinating with hair and makeup artists, laying out the cool props and lingerie, making my guest(s) comfortable, and figuring out the best poses for each lady to express her hawtness. Then, after each session, I retouch each image to look just right.

For portraits shoots and weddings photography, I edit all images (for color, exposure, and ambiance) but I only retouch my favorites and any that are ordered for albums, canvasses, or enlarged prints. Complete session retouching is exclusive to my boudoir sessions. It gives those intimate images an extra-glamorous kick!

When I retouch an image, I remove blemishes, hide dark circles, smooth wrinkles, highlight eyes, and give skin tone a gorgeous luminance. I also rework the photo to bring out the best details and hide any distracting elements. It’s a really fun process, even though it takes a lot of time!

Here’s an example from the smoldering Miss O’s session:

Boudoir photograph taken in the Seattle studio showing before retouching and after retouching

The “before” photo is what the image looked like after minor adjustments for exposure, contrast, and color. The “after” photo has had filter effects (“actions”) applied in Photoshop and digital retouching.

I love doing retouching that’s subtle and natural (an extra challenge!). My goal is to give you retouching that you’ll only notice it if you look at the two images side-by-side: Retouching that makes you look like you, in your best light. Everyone gets a blemish now and then, or a poor night’s sleep, and I think everyone deserves not to be reminded of that fact when they look at their sexy boudoir photos.

So… yeah! That’s about it for the “retouching” FAQ. I’ll share other before & after images if you’re curious to see more.

And, in case you’re curious, every boudoir session results in between 40 and 60 retouched images, with a copy of each in black and white in color. (Getting two copies of each image is another special bonus for boudoir… other sessions result in a mix of both.) I upload all images to a private online gallery, where you can decide which you’d like to purchase as prints, in an album, or on a disc.

I’m hoping to complete a boudoir FAQ soon. What questions do you have that you’d like to see included?

Ladies! If you’d like to give your man the gift of boudoir for Valentines Day, be sure to book before January 20th.
All V-Day sessions include a free 5×5 framed photograph, perfect for his desk (if discreet!) or dresser drawer.

Tails & Ties | Boudoir Photography with Miss A

Meet Miss A. She’s expecting her first baby (a girl!) and wanted some commemorative, sexy, hard-bodied photos before she started showing. Isn’t she stunning?

Showing a cute smile for a boudoir photo in jeans and a lace bra

Miss A was already expecting in these photos, so early that she’d only shared her pregnancy with her closest friends. She’s a teeny-tiny athletic girl, so I have no doubt she’ll get right back into shape after she delivers. View full post »

K + J
R e v i e w s
F o l l o w   U s
S u b s c r i b e