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.
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!
"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
"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!" "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!" To 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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Continuing the travel boudoir series, I had the honor of photographing my mother for the second time. Yes, you heard that right, ^ this gorgeous woman is my mother. We started off on the same rocks from the first post in this series (if you missed that post click here). Next we went to New Smyrna Beach, which is a clothing optional beach. We played in the surf for hours and walked miles up and down the beach. (Click here for more photos from New Smyrna Beach).
Then, something happened that I was not prepared for. My mom asked for the camera. I just laughed at first, but she was persistent. So I handed her the camera. The photos she produced actually blew my mind, and I'm now considering hiring her! Ha ha!
Travel boudoir is now something we officially offer at Breathless Boudoir! We will start in July with a destination boudoir shoot out at Navarre, FL. Contact me for more information! These travel sessions will have very limited availability and spots will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. Follow our blog (blue button at the bottom) to get immediate updates when we release more information about the beach shoots as well as new blogs.
Stay tuned for the last post in this series next week! The last part takes place somewhere completely different than post 1-3.
"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. It. 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!"
I'm going to be completely honest here, doing Bethany's session was just as nerve wracking for us as it was for her. The reason she was having boudoir photos done was because she was getting married. We have clients like that regularly, but the difference here is that Bethany is getting married to a fellow photographer that Max and I know. Eeek!!! We knew we could create beautiful photos of Bethany beyond a shadow of a doubt, but we really felt the pressure to do the very best job possible. In the end it turned out to be a piece of cake anyways, Bethany has such a great personality and was very easy to relate to, not to mention this woman is gorgeous!!!! After over a MONTH of waiting for their wedding day, he finally messaged me today (on their wedding day!) to thank us for the photos. Woo hoo! Mission accomplished! When I was writing this blog I found and re-read Bethany's testimonial. It made me tear up (again) because it means so much to be to be able to allow women to love their bodies and to see them as we see them. Beautiful.
"Doing a shoot with Breathless Boudoir was one of the coolest experiences ever- way beyond what I expected it to be. I originally decided to do a boudoir shoot as a surprise for my husband-to-be for our wedding. I had considered some other boudoir photographers in the area, but my fiance is a professional photographer himself, and hence a total photography snob. I remembered him months back mentioning that he knew Jen & Max- He spoke so highly of them and how much he admired their work. In addition, our amazing wedding photographer could not say enough great things about them. It was clear who I had to go to for my boudoir shoot. Though I was incredibly nervous, Jen & Max are the kind of people who just put you at ease. They are so sweet and do everything they can to make you feel comfortable. Their technical skill is only matched by their awesome personalities! Being able to see the shots after my session was incredible. I audibly gasped and had my jaw dropped when I saw them because I couldn't believe how good they were!! I had walked in thinking I needed to pick one photo that I could tolerate enough to have printed and give to my fiance. But I actually loved so many that I had trouble paring down the shots to fit into a book!! I have NEVER liked photos of myself with clothes on or liked the way my body looked, so it was nothing short of revolutionary to actually love pictures of myself in lingerie, and I entirely have Jen & Max and their artistry to thank for it! My motivation for the shoot may have been a gift for my fiance, but really it ended up being the biggest gift to myself. I would recommend a Breathless Boudoir shoot for any woman looking for the ultimate self-esteem tuneup. The confidence and smile I've been wearing since my shoot has been priceless-THANK YOU JEN & MAX!!!"
And without further ado, here's our beautiful bride, Bethany!
Time is running out for you to jump on board for our holiday special! Christmas is coming fast (where does the time go?) and dates are booking up like hotcakes. If you've had boudoir on the brain for some time now (or if you've just found out about it) this special is the perfect chance to experience the Breathless Boudoir transformational session. Not only will you look amazing and create an unforgettable gift for your lover, but you will see yourself in a way you never have before.
Drop your judgement at the door and give us the chance to show you how we see you.
See what our past clients have had to say about their experience here.
It's that time of the year again!!! We're announcing our Holiday Special!! This is our best one yet in terms of value.. These book up quick so if you're thinking about doing a boudoir session for Christmas, get in touch to reserve your spot to create the perfect Christmas gift for your husband! This year's special will be taking place in a boutique hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We will have ONLY 8 SESSIONS available. Sessions include hair and makeup, complimentary wine, and time in front of the camera for one outfit. An additional outfit can be added for $100. Each fine art book purchased will include a complimentary print from our new Signature Line (which is gorgeous!!!I). Also, our 8x8 and 10x10 books will be $100 off.
Whew.... that's a lot of savings! So if you've been waiting for the right time to do a boudoir session, now is the time! But hurry, there's only 8 sessions! Call me to book your session 225-571-3668. Or you can email us at email@example.com.
Dear Jen and Max,
I can’t thank you enough for my amazing experience with you guys through Breathless Boudoir. I had only learned about the concept of boudoir photography a few months ago, and to be honest the whole idea was foreign to me. I had dance recital and senior portraits taken of me, but those were years ago; I’d never thought to put myself “out there” in such a detailed fashion.
When you grow up associated with being “too gangly-legged” to take hip-hop class and “too skinny” to be anything but anorexic, you develop a less than stellar self-image. And shopping? Forget about it! Nothing fits quite right – how’re you supposed to feel confident when clothes hang all over you? I know, I know *skinny girl problems* right? Yoga has helped me to appreciate, rather than be envious, of gorgeous bodies, but it’s still a huge blow to the ego when you try on the latest pieces and leave without buying anything because you feel just plain ridiculous.
My role model is Audrey Hepburn and she made skinny not only beautiful, but downright sexy. These days, you don’t see anyone with less than a D cup in any of the Victoria’s Secret magazines. You’d be hard pressed to find a “sexy” model with hips so bony that they could take out a granite counter top!
That being said, I was a bit terrified of putting myself out there in all my “skinny glory”. But I had to do something for my 25th birthday to boost my confidence. You guys were so open and easy to talk to that by the time my hair and make-up were done, I wasn’t worried about my inability to be photogenic – heck, I was ready for my close up! You made me feel confident that you’d find the angles that were uniquely flattering for my body. From assuming the position yourselves, to asking me to make the most obnoxious laugh ever just to capture the natural laugh that was sure to follow, you guided me to be seductive, and dare I say it, beautiful.
The shoot itself was unbelievably fun, but I was absolutely blown away when we sat down to view what you had captured. I didn’t see an uber-self-conscious skinny girl, I suddenly saw the confident 25 year old that I want to be. So what if I don’t look like a Victoria’s Secret model – they don’t look like me! I couldn’t believe how amazing you made me look… It just goes to show you why Audrey insisted on always having Bob Willoughby as her photographer - no matter how insecure you are, when you’re in the hands of talented photographers such as yourselves, the results are nothing short of awe-inspiring.
I can’t wait to have my pictures - the confidence this shoot gave me is beyond priceless. This was only going to be a “happy birthday to me”, but after this experience, I want to do a session every year just to have fun! You guys are truly AWESOME and I can’t wait to work with you again! With SO much gratitude,
Whew.... every time I read that it makes me tear up. And I've already read it 4 or 5 times. Her testimonial is a great reminder to Max and I about why we do what we do, and what we started out with boudoir photography to do. Allowing a woman to see herself without seeing what she perceives as flaws first is the greatest gift we can give. What we do is so incredibly fulfilling to us that we owe Stefanie just as much thanks as she has given us, if not more. Our clients make our lives wonderful, and for that we are eternally grateful!
I shall stall no longer, Stefanie's photos must be seen! For her album, she did something we haven't done before... all black & white! I just love how it came out! It's classic and timeless, just like the look she was going for.