Blanche's Boudoir Session | Baton Rouge, LA

©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly Blanche came in to our studio to create a boudoir book as a gift for her fiancé on their wedding day.  We created art that she loves so much she ended up getting the album AND some wall art!  I can't wait to see her images in print form!

What was your biggest fear before the session? Did your fear come true, and if not, what happened instead? I was worried that the shoot would not be tastefully done. This fear did NOT come true. I felt comfortable having both the husband and wife team there! I was worried that because the session is for my fiancé and has sexual undertones that it may be cheapened in a way. This was totally not the case. I felt confident and comfortable the whole time and felt really good about myself.

What was your favorite part of your Breathless Boudoir experience and why?I loved having all the various layouts and areas to shoot. It was fun moving from room to room because I was surprised by every setting.

 

©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly If you were to recommend us to your best friend, what would you say?I would say it was a tremendous experience that all women should do. It made me feel confident and sexy which is hard for me a lot of the time. All women need that boost.

©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max TromblyWould you do it again? Of course!

We have found that testimonials from past clients help to ease potential clients nerves. Can you take a minute to tell us about your experience as if you were talking to a friend?

From the minute you walk in you are greeted by a friendly husband and wife team who escort you to get primped and pampered. While you have your hair and makeup done, you sip champagne! They help you select outfits which will work best for them and you (so bring a ton of lingerie, stockings and shoes!) You will be truly amazed at the transformation your hair and makeup gives you and you'll be ready for your shoot to start. Once it begins you have some small jitters and insecurities but they quickly fade away while you enjoy feeling like a supermodel. They give you plenty of direction, so those of you who feel like you never know what to do with your hands or have a lifetime of being un-photogenic, don't worry! It was a terrific experience and my fiancé loved the preview picture that I sent him. It is all well worth it! Enjoy yourself!

©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max TromblyFor more information or to book your own session, call us at 225-571-3668 or visit our website at www.breathlessboudoir.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

<3 Jen

Holiday Boudoir Special!

If you've been on the fence about doing a session, or waiting for the perfect excuse, it's time now.  This holiday boudoir special IS your perfect excuse!  No more, "I just need to lose 5 more pounds".  And I don't want to hear, "I need to meet that special someone who I can do this for".  That special someone that you're doing this for, even if you have a significant other, should be you first and foremost.  Your photos being a gift for a lover is just a bonus.  And STOP the number crunching on the scale and learn to love yourself NOW.  As you are.  Because perfection is not attainable and if you're waiting for that certain size or certain number to be able to love yourself that much more you may miss the chance at loving yourself in this lifetime.  

*EDIT* This deal is now sold out!!!  But contact us to get your photos for Christmas anyways!*

This Living Social deal is available for one more week! So take advantage of this deal before it's (and we're) gone!  It's a bit of a bittersweet celebration for us as this will be our last holiday spent in Louisiana before we move on to new adventures in Charlottesville, Virginia!  We're planning on moving this coming spring.  We'll miss our friends and family more than words can describe.  Neither Max or I have been far from our immediate family at all in our lives.  We're excited for what lies ahead and timorous about what we're leaving behind.  BUT!!!  The good news is we're still coming home as often as possible throughout the year to visit friends and family and we plan on doing boudoir session as well.

This boudoir sale is perfect as a Christmas gift for your husband, OR, fellas, you could buy your wife a session as a special gift for her.  A gift that you will benefit from not only by the photos, but also by her extra boost in confidence!

Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about the special at 225-571-3668.

<3

Jen

 

"I don't think I can do sexy" she said...

But she wanted to be sexy, she wanted to do a sexy boudoir photography session.  She just didn’t think she had it in her to pose in sexy ways, or to make sexy faces.  For some reason I just love it when clients tell us this before the session starts.  I accept it as my personal challenge to prove they can be sexy. Every person has it in them to be sexy.  At a biological level we are all sexual beings, some just need a bit of guidance, and that’s what we’re here for.   Trust that we will carry you through the session and you will get exactly what you came for.  Whether that be sexy and passionate photos, or soft and beautiful photos.  I can’t stress enough not to worry about knowing how to pose or make facial expressions.  It is our job to guide you into seductive poses and direct you from head to toe!  We focus on working with everyday women, most of which have never been professionally photographed except for senior or wedding photos (and that’s a completely different ball game)!  We will tell you exactly how to pose, how to hold your hands, how to achieve the perfect facial expressions… all while making it look completely natural and effortless!  After the session almost all of our clients say they were nervous before we started, and the reoccurring theme to the cause of the nerves is almost always "I didn't think I would know how to pose".   And almost every single one of them said their nervousness melted away immediately after starting their session.  Here's what was said about our most recent session:

"I was truly worried about feeling comfortable, being "sexy", and posing in the nude. Jen and Max made me feel comfortable from the second I walked into the door, to when I left. They are both very professional, walked me through every pose, and made it seem almost normal that I was posing in lingerie on a chair or bed, as if it was an everyday thing."

I would like to know how many women would love to do a boudoir session more than anything, but just feel like they wouldn’t do well and don’t have enough confidence to just bite the bullet and call me.  I’d be willing to bet that number is pretty high.  If you are one of those ladies that have been following our work for a while now and just haven’t called yet, I’m talking directly to you right now.  You have nothing to fear.  I promise you.  If you are afraid that you will not like what you see, I can promise you will fall in love with yourself in ways that you didn’t know were possible.  You will see yourself in a new light.  It’s not that we’re going to transform you completely into someone you’re not, you will still very much be you.  It’s just that you will see the best version of you, a fully comfortable in your skin and sensual you.

If you really want to do a boudoir session, but aren’t sure that it’s for you, do me a favor... call me.  Let me know what’s going on in your head, be straight forward and completely honest with how you feel.  Even if you don’t know what to say, just call and say, “Hey Jen, I want to do a boudoir session but I’m crazy nervous”.  There will be no regrets in making that call, but you may regret passing up the opportunity to do a session.

 

The following photos are from the lovely woman who said, "I don't think I can do sexy."  So you tell me, can she "do" sexy, or what?!

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Erica's Boudoir Session | Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Erica is an extraordinary woman whom I found very inspiring.  She has been through some really rough stuff, but was given a new chance at life and has not taken it for granted.  Her personality had so much spunk that it inspired me to try new things with her, particularly in the fine art nudes section. ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly

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I would definitely recommend Breathless Boudoir to anyone. Any shape size style of person. It's completely customized to fit you.  Jen and Max do an amazing job of making you feel totally comfortable and beautiful. As well as incredible photos that will last a lifetime.

 

To schedule your own boudoir session, or for more information, call us at 225-571-3668 or visit our website at www.breathlessboudoir.com.  Hope to hear from you soon!

 

 

Lacy's Baton Rouge Boudoir Session

"This shoot and the photographers single handedly made me feel like I was a work of art! Luckily they captured these artful and beautiful moments so I can share it with someone special! It's not just a session that the only result is beautiful photographs... It's a experience that gives you enough self confidence to last a lifetime!" Lacy

©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly   "My favorite part was just a heightened sense of confidence that I felt just as we began to shoot. I felt a feeling of artistry, raw feminine confidence, and honestly I felt like I looked hot!" ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly"Right after the shoot wrapped, I called my best friend! I told her it was the best photo shoot experience of my life! Better than the feeling I got from doing my bridals! My original intentions were for this to be a gift to my husband, but the experience from the shoot and the new gained confidence I have, I think it is a gift to myself as well!" ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly ©2014 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max TromblyTo book a session or for more information call 225-571-3668.  You can also visit our website at www.breathlessboudoir.com

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Not so cute... but oh so sexy! A fellow boudoir photographer's session.

"I don't want to be cute.  I'm always cute."  That's what Sharelle, a fellow boudoir photographer from Shreveport, told us when we set up a shoot with her at her studio.  She wanted something that would "wow" her husband.  We scheduled a shoot play date with her because she wanted to push herself a little further in her work to get tastefully provocative images.  Max and I gave her some tips, photographed her so she would know what it feels like, then she photographed me so she could practice.  (I'll post my photos next week, stay tuned!) Check out her blog about it here (and you can cheat and see my photos a week early).

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Rediscovering Beauty | Baton Rouge Boudoir

©2013 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly"I don't think many of us realize how often we look at ourselves in the mirror without really seeing ourselves.  I put on makeup every day and see eyes, nose, lips, a belly that I think is too big... but this experience showed me an image of myself as a complete individual.  The photos captured a spark that's in me, that I had forgotten I have.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, that remembrance is worth a thousand pictures."  -Sarah I couldn't have said it better myself.  We don't truly see ourselves as others see us when we look into the mirror or at a photograph.  We always see what we perceive as "flaws" first.  Our eyes go straight to that stomach pouch, or the cellulite that has accumulated on our thighs over the years (when did that get there?!).

That's where boudoir photography comes in.  We focus on accentuating your best assets while minimizing what you perceive as flaws.  We give you the chance to see yourself as others see you.  For some, it may be the very fist time they truly "SEE" themselves.  Especially with clients who have reached a major weight loss or fitness goal.  If you're used to being a significant amount heavier, a lot of times it's hard to see the progress you've made without critiquing your physique.  A lot of women (men as well) still see the overweight version of themselves even though that person doesn't exist anymore.  It's such an amazing feat to be able to sit across from someone who has never seen themselves and watch them re-discover their beauty.

<3

-Jen

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We couldn't contain the tears...

©2013 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly"Oh my God" she said, then a sharp intake of air.  A sniffle from Max.  I knew the waterworks were knocking on my eyelids.  Karen had her hands to her face almost the whole time she was seeing her photos for the first time.  As she wiped her eyes my tears spilled over.  I glanced at Max to see him wiping away tears as well. ©2013 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max TromblyIt. Was. Intense.

Karen came to us with an amazing weight loss story.  She's a 40 year old mother of 2 and has lost 98lbs!  THAT... is life changing!  Not only did she look absolutely incredible, but she was a wonderful person.  It felt like we had been friends forever!

The day after her session she sent us this email, and the waterworks started all over again!!

"Hello Jen and Max....
I cannot begin to tell you how amazing y'all made me feel! I have wanted to do boudoir photos for several years, and my experience with y'all far exceeded anything I could have ever imagined.   From the moment that my appointment was booked, to the minute I walked in the door of your studio, I was so very excited about my session!  I honestly did not have the slightest idea how very different I would be when my shoot was over and I had seen myself from your side of the camera! The hair, the makeup, the music, the posing....I truly felt like a supermodel.  Both of you made me so comfortable! I was not nervous at all! It was so much fun!  When I returned to the studio to see my pictures, I was completely in awe! The first image of me appeared, and it was breathtaking.  I was absolutely beautiful!  As each new picture came on the screen, I was awed even more.  I cannot say enough times how amazing I felt, and even more about how your photos made me look.  I am still speechless, and every time I tell somebody about my experience, I get choked up and my eyes well up with tears.  I am eternally grateful to the both of you for giving me the opportunity to do this.  My life is forever changed by my experience with the two of you and my session at your studio. Every woman should experience that at least once in their life! I am so proud to be a Breathless Boudoir client!!
Grateful, speechless, and in love with my pictures!"
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It took a lot of trust and vulnerability for Karen to be able to open up to us, and that means the world to us. Intimacy is something we keep hidden in the bedroom, so it takes soo much bravery to be able to show that to a couple who you just met.
But like I said, we had already been friends forever from the moment we met.
It's really an amazing feeling to be able to give that gift to women.
Now it's your turn, what are you waiting for?  Let's chat!  225-571-3668
With love always,
Jen
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Boudoir session to keep the intimacy alive!

Meet Bobbi, she's "a wife, mom, and a high school math teacher, so I am very, very busy. We also have a farm, so I also keep busy taking care of the animals."  She did her session as a gift to her husband, he's an offshore worker and they spend a lot of time apart,so her session for him was a way to keep their intimacy strong.  She had been wanting to do a boudoir session for two years!!!  It was our before and after shots that finally made her do her own session because it showed her "how they can look with real people".©2013 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max Trombly

"I was extremely skeptical about this process. I am tall, have a big frame, and more baby fat and stretch marks than I could ever want, I did not think this would go well for me and I was dead wrong. These guys are true professionals and did everything they could to make me feel comfortable and sexy throughout the shoot. Then when I saw the pictures....holy cow!!! I never expected them to turn out so well! I felt more sexy than I ever have and I barely recognized myself. By the 3rd picture I was in tears. It may be a little pricey, but by the end it was all worth it! This will be something great for my husband to keep forever and I will never regret the experience."
And here is what she has to say to YOU! "Have faith in Max and Jen, they are amazing! It is so worth it even if you're not a size 2! Be honest and upfront

about what you want and don't want, and follow their lead, they will not let you down!"
So what are you waiting for?!  Give me a call and let's chat about the details of your session! 225-571-3668
~Jen
www.breathlessboudoir.com