New Orleans Boudoir Photography & Testimonial

"Every woman should do Boudoir AT LEAST once. EVERY WOMAN. Sexuality is, and always has been such an important part of who I am, but I always felt like it wasn’t okay to express it unless I looked a certain way. In a way, I was in hiding. And my heart breaks for all other beautiful women who feel inhibited by shame or guilt because they feel like they don’t look the “part.” Once I realized I will never look like American culture tells me I should, I started to allow myself to experience what sensuality feels like in my own, unique body. And it is that allowing of experiencing and expressing that is more liberating than I have words to describe. Working with Jen is so profound for this reason. She puts you at ease and is extremely established in her craft, so you get the sense that everything is taken care of and you can just have some fun! At this point you are able to come out of hiding and say, “Hello world, Here I am in all my glorious me-ness!!!” So not only do you get that visceral experience of what it feels like to express yourself sensually, but after the fact when you see the pictures, you see yourself in a way you never imagined. You realize, “Hey, I’ve been sexy all along! Look at my curves how beautiful they look bathed in light!!” I truly hope more women experience working with Jen!!! And learn how to fall in love with their bodies. It is a powerful thing reflecting on this session, and realizing how important of an event it is for my journey towards self love and acceptance."

-Jackie

Coming to New Orleans in February!!!

 

 

Boudoir sessions will be available in New Orleans February 5-10.  Call now to book your date, or fill out the form below.  MAKE SURE you enter your email address correctly so I can get back to you! Sessions are limited to what you see above, I'll try to keep this up to date as much as possible but I'll be traveling for the next month.  Helloooo SUNSHINE!

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New Orleans Boudoir coming in August!

Helloooooo my sweet southern gals!

I'll be back to my original stomping grounds in August!  Half the sessions are already booked, but I still have a few left so I thought I'd make a post and let you guys know about it!  These shoots will take place at the MOST FABULOUS New Orleans boudoir photography studio, Loft Studios Nola <--- (click it to see!).  Gorgeous exposed brick, flowing sheer fabric and a vintage couch are just a few of the things that make this studio so spectacular.  Not to mention light that is just to die for!!!  Below are a few photos from some lovely ladies that I photographed there last time.

I can't wait to be back!

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An amazing boudoir session with Emily!

Before and after makeover transformation©2013 Breathless BoudoirThis is Emily.  She is an absolutely amazing person and probably one of my favorite people I've ever met.  She's a full time mom to her adorable little girl, Emma.  Sometimes being a mom can take over a woman's time leaving no time for herself.  Emily came to us for her 30th birthday.  She wanted to feel beautiful again, and she wanted to scratch off a boudoir photo shoot from her bucket list.  She also wanted to give her husband an album as a gift, so it was a win win win situation. Here's what Emily had to say about her session,

Jen and Max,

I just wanted to say to both of you again how much FUN I had today, and how much I appreciate your professionalism, attention to detail and most of all your talent. Your work truly does speak for itself, and I noted that when I first came across your website. I felt amazing today-not just the way I looked in the photos, but the way I felt alive and beautiful and confident on the inside. That is a priceless feeling that I won't soon forget.  I can't wait to see the book and give it to my husband. What a shocker of a gift!!! Thank you both from the bottom of my heart for an amazing experience, and I am totally sending my mom to you guys ;)

P.S. Apparently I was unofficially the "least likely" of any of my girlfriends to do a boudoir session, as my reactions have been mostly "what? YOU??" hahaha. I made them all promise to call you guys if they decided to do a session!

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Bra Fitting 101

As boudoir photographers we see a lot of undergarments.  A LOT.  Soooo we have an pretty good idea of what works best for photo sessions and what doesn't.  The number one problem that we see with lingerie is FIT!  8 out of 10 women wear the wrong bra size.  If something is not fitted properly it doesn't give you the support you need in the right places.  You either have a muffin top or your bottoms are loose and baggy (which is not flattering in the least!).  Your cups runneth over and (heaven forbid) there's the dreaded back fat, or there's a canyon sized gap between the bra and your breast. The most common mis-fit we see is items that are too small.  Trust me, I get it, we all want to fit into that smaller number or size!  The problem is you're doing yourself a disservice.  If your clothes don't fit you properly, then you end up looking larger than you actually are due to the bulges. Something for small chested ladies to look out for is if you want to get a bra with padding to give the ladies an extra perk, make sure the cup size is correct!  Often times ladies come in with stiff, padded bras that are slightly too big so when the breasts settle down into the cups there is a gap between your breast and the bra.  This is especially a problem during a boudoir session when we shoot from angles above your head.  Honestly, padding isn't necessary and a lot of times you will end up looking sexier just wearing a bra that goes with your natural shape (we can help with cleavage, trust me ;)

"Another issue with fit that we see is just a basic all around wrong size bra. If ladies aren't wearing their proper bra size then their boobs are not getting the right amount of support. Often we help a woman go down a bandwidth size and go up a cup size. Sometimes even a few cup sizes. One clue that your bra isn't fitting right is that your band is sliding up your back. Huge no no." - Bonjour Lingerie

I highly recommend heading over to Bonjour Lingerie in New Orleans on Magazine St.  Their selection varies from practical to super sexy, as well as super sexy practical!  The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable, they can get you fitted in the right lingerie with ease.  If you are planning on doing a boudoir session, don't skip this step!  Tell them you're doing a Breathless Boudoir session and you'll get a discount.

This video shows a simple tutorial to follow on sizing yourself.  You can visit the website HERE for more information. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoqXCnYOwCI?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

WARNING: This post is extra spicy!

Meggan was another (very exciting) addition to the "Breathless in New Orleans" special.  Her session was extra hot!  Think 50 Shades of Grey, but even hotter! I'll just let the photos speak for themselves...

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Monique's Boudoir Session in New Orleans!!

Where do I even start with Monique?  She jumped on board the Breathless in New Orleans promotion and we instantly fell in love with this woman!  She is so full of personality and genuine awesomeness!  She had great spunk and the best ideas the whole time.  From 70's style shorts and sexy sunglasses to vintage inspired styling, she rocked it!  We were tickled to find out she blogged about her experience.  (You can find her blog here.)

"This month I did a photo shoot with Max and Jen of Breathless Boudoir.  I’ll be more posting pictures soon! Once I arrived at the hotel, I felt like a Movie Star. The makeup artist sat me down to do my makeup and then it was hair and outfits (or lack thereof). Before I go any further, I’m sure a lot of you are wondering ‘what boudoir photography even is’. Well, from the lovely Wikipedia, here is an explanation: Typically shot in a photographer’s studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set of sensual or sexually suggestive images of women (and occasionally men and couples) in “boudoir style”. The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit. Now that you know what the hell I did, I can explain to you how SPECTAC Max and Jen were as a duo! I don’t mind being naked, so I wasn’t really too nervous but they still made me feel so comfortable. I believe every person should do a boudoir photo shoot. It’s not at all just putting on lingerie and posing in front of a camera. It’s not a playboy shoot. It’s fun. It’s sexy. Most importantly, it’s self-enriching. I suffer from depression. I’ve accepted it. I take medicine for it. No medicine in the world could give me the confident and happiness I got when I did this photo shoot. They take every flaw you’ve ever thought you had and make you see it as beautiful. You truly come out a new person after the session. It wasn’t just the luxury hotel suite or the hair and makeup stylists; it was when I saw the pictures. I had no IDEA my tits looked that amazing or I can be THAT sexy. I don’t really like my legs but they look BEAUTIFUL. After seeing those pictures, I saw that I not only have a beautiful personality but I am also a beautiful person outside. I am truly blessed with beauty.. each and every one of us are and shouldn’t think any less."

It's clients like this that give us the drive to do what we do (and make Max and I BOTH tear up like babies!!)  I couldn't imagine having a more fulfilling job in the world.  I feel like we are giving women permission to see themselves as beautiful, and to flaunt it.  Most of all, we are giving women permission to feel comfortable in their own skin.