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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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
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Our "rut" and a SMOKING hot Lafayette Boudoir Session!!!

©2013 Breathless Boudoir | Jen & Max TromblyNo matter what job it is that you work, or what you do in life, from time to time everyone experiences getting caught in a rut.  Well, Max and I recently found ourselves in that rut.  It happens to the best of us, yes, but we're not allowed to not rock all the time!  We have a job to do and we take it very seriously.... making women feel sexy!  We were getting bored with our studio and shooting the same stuff all the time.  We needed a change, some inspiration, that little UMPH that sparks the life into us and makes us do what we do. You see, the problem was... well... this is somewhat embarrassing for a boudoir photographer to admit.... ahem.  Well, we were... too timid.  There, I said it.  Ridiculous, right?!  I know, I thought the same thing.  We pride ourselves at making our clients' comfort our top priority.  We never.... ever ever ever... want to make a client feel uncomfortable at any point during a session.  Our clients put a great deal of trust in us and it's a huge honor for us to be chosen as someone's boudoir photographer because it's a sensitive genre of photography.  Somewhere along the lines we became overly cautious and stopped shooting photos that pushed the limits of sexy.  Our work became *gasp* tame!!!  Tame to us, at least.  We like to push boundaries from time to time. We knew some of our clients really wanted to create photos to make their husband's mouth drop open, photos that were seriously hot and steamy.  But we failed to differentiate which clients wanted what... there's so many things we can do with boudoir so we just played it safe.

Moving forward.  We implemented some changes and all of a sudden WHOA!!!  Our work got A LOT steamier!  One of the changes we made was a pre-session questionnaire asking clients a series of questions to get to know them better, and to determine what kind of session they want to do.  Questions asking what degree of undress they are comfortable with helps us know how far to push.  One question in particular has changed everything.  The question is "Is there a certain look you are going for?  For example; more anonymous shots, portraits, detail and closeup body shots, smiling & playful, seductive, tastefully erotic, black & white, etc.  We're going to get a variety, but this helps us to know what you're looking for".  I knew from the very first questionnaire we received that it was a game changer.  It allowed us to know how far to go.  You can never guess what someone wants, women surprise us all the time!  We shoot a variety of styles, not everyone fits in the same box.  Some women want glamorous, some want playful, others want sultry, and some even tastefully erotic.

This brings us to Nicole.  She was the life raft we needed to get us out of our rut.  First off, her session took place in Lafayette, Louisiana.  One of our favorite locations to shoot at!!!  So we were already super excited and inspired.  We love getting out of the studio for a change of scenery.  Nicole let us know that she was looking for some tastefully erotic photos.  Jackpot!  We knew this was our perfect opportunity to see if we could do it.  Max and I pumped ourselves up on the way to the session saying that we would create the images that we wanted to create without worrying about going to far because we knew what Nicole's limits were.  From the moment we met her til the moment she left, it was pure magic. We were able to explore things that we haven't been able to with clients before.

Here are the images to show you exactly what I mean.  I'm warning you though, they're pretty steamy!

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Stefanie's Black & White Boudoir Session | Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Before & AfterSome of our clients manage to make their way into our heart, where they will always have a place.  Stefanie has touched us in a way that will will never forget.  I'll let her tell the story:

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 modelthey 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,

Stefanie

 

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.

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Sarah's Boudoir Session | Baton Rouge, LA

Sarah did her boudoir session as a gift for her groom for their wedding.  Right before her session her bridesmaids took her to Miami for a bachelorette party and the poor thing got so sun burnt!  We pushed the session back (because lobster boudoir isn't very attractive, lol).  Our wonderful makeup artist (Tina with Verde Beauty) helped even out her skin and she looked GORGEOUS!  Absolutely glowing! We were honored to create a memorable gift for her new husband!!!

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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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Leah's Boudoir Session | Baton Rouge, LA

Leah does fitness competitions and works hard on her body (and it shows)!  She is also an enthusiastic entrepreneur owning 3 local gyms.  All that on top of being a mother of two as well as a wife!   She was really fun to photograph and super sweet! Before and after transformation makeover©2013 Breathless Boudoir©2013 Breathless Boudoir©2013 Breathless Boudoir©2013 Breathless Boudoir©2013 Breathless Boudoir©2013 Breathless Boudoir©2013 Breathless Boudoir©2013 Breathless Boudoirbreathless_boudoir_Leah_008