Boudoir & Glamour Portraits

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” -Hafiz

Our studio prides itself in our professionalism, attention to detail and the ability to make you feel absolutely at ease throughout your session. Past clients have expressed to us that they were nervous — naturally! — at the beginning, but warmed up quickly. We laugh, we get serious, we have fun. And we promise you this: you’ll walk away not only feeling more confident in your own skin, but absolutely beautiful.

Some of the details you need to know about Ley Michelle’s Boudoir and Glamour Photography packages will be right here on these pages. But we would also love to speak with you in person! I’d love to take you to coffee and discuss a few details you’d like to see in your photo session. And of course, answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you have questions and don’t prefer a face to face meeting, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email or give us a ring!

Since 2013, Ley Michelle has worked with all sorts of women at various stages of their life. We do lots of bridal boudoir photography, as soon-to-be-married women find photos of themselves a particularly thoughtful gift for their other half.

That’s just the beginning, though. In the past, we’ve done Boudoir and Glamour Photography for women celebrating their new figures, women who want to give a special birthday or Christmas gift to their partners, and women who simply feel beautiful and sexy and want to relish in that.

There’s a fine line between the two styles of Boudoir and Glamour but the overall feel of the session is very similar.  It’s all about alluring the camera and expressing your inner confidence. For this reason, you may often see the two styles marketed as one style.

Who finds glamour fascinating? In our experiences with glamour photography over the years, we have noticed that, curiously, an unexpected number of women from all walks of life are fascinated and intrigued by the idea of being a glamour model. And sure, why not? Glamour models are often regarded as celebrities (even minor ones), for better or worse, and there has never been a shortage of people who find being a celebrity fascinating. For every woman that I have met that blanketedly dismissed glamour models as “wrong” (or whatever critical term they care to use), I’ve met 10 other women who tell me they imagine casually about what it would be like at times. We firmly believe that every woman should experience a Glamour and/or Boudoir Photography session!

Glamournoun
1. the quality of fascinating, alluring, or attracting, especially by a combination of charm and good looks.

Chances are you probably have a general idea about what boudoir photography is, but here’s your chance to learn all the details.

Let’s start with the word “boudoir” itself.  Boudoir is a French word that literally translates to “bedroom” or “sitting room.” In other words, the photographs are taken in a private space, typically somewhere with a bed, chaise or settee for the woman to lie down on, and typically (but not always!) feature lingerie. We do many of our boudoir sessions in our private studio, but we can also photograph in hotel rooms or we can come to your choice location, as well. Here’s a little known fact that may surprise you: provocative photography featuring women in their boudoirs has been a thing for nearly 100 years. Yep — before quick film developing, before digital cameras, before women could vote and, get this: before it was even legal!

I’ll spare you all the historical details and just tell you that women have been posing for the camera in their sexiest lingerie (sometimes sans clothing at all!) since the early 20th century. And, as you’ve seen in art class, many have posed for the paint brush and painter even earlier than that, as well.

For that reason, we here at Ley Michelle consider Boudoir Photography a rite of passage; a gift to not just your significant other, but to yourself! It’s a celebration of you, your womanhood, your beautiful body and your sense of spirit. Some may even think of it as an homage to the many women of all shapes and sizes who’ve posed before them.

Boudoir and Glamour Sessions are an opportunity to capture sensuous images of yourself for yourself. And your significant other may want to take a peek, too…

Dallas Boudoir Photoshoot

 

As you likely know, these pictures taken in a women’s boudoir are often provocative. It’s just the mood that gets set when a woman’s wearing lingerie or is workin’ it in sexy poses! Do note, however, that there’s a difference between provocative, inherent sexiness and tacky or overtly risque. We’re all about bringing out a woman’s wiles and showcasing her face and figure and never push things overboard. We keep it ultra classy, ladies.  And we believe that boudoir doesn’t have to mean lingerie, either!  Our goal is to bring out the confidence in a woman, and that requires HER feeling confident.  We have created some gorgeous images in oversized sweaters, uniforms, or sports jerseys.  Ultimately, this session is about YOU and what makes you feel incredible!

What you wear in your boudoir session depends entirely on what you feel comfortable with. At Ley Michelle, we don’t shoot fully nude photographs, but sometimes nudity is implied based on the way you’re posed or the way a bed sheet is draped over you. Of course, we only shoot what you’re comfortable with.

You didn’t think we were going to leave you hanging, did you? No way! Half the fun of a session at Ley Michelle is the part where you get pampered!

We bring in a hair and makeup artist to get you looking — and feeling — absolutely gorgeous from head to toe. This is a complimentary service that’s included in your package.   You’ll work together with our artist to come up with the most flattering hairstyle for the shoot. We promise those tresses will be ultra glossy and nothing short of perfect.  As for makeup, our artist is all about emphasizing all your gorgeous features without overdoing it. Based on the theme or vibe of your boudoir session, she’ll work with you to create the best look. She always brings lots of goodies, so you’ll have plenty of flexibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m really nervous. Is that normal?

It is definitely normal to be nervous for your session, so don’t worry. In fact, I’d wager that about 99% of our clients are nervous when they first get started.  The whole point is to be doing something a little out of your normal routine though, so don’t fret too much! Within five or ten minutes of the session, most women not only feel comfortable, but confident and beautiful.

How do I know how to pose?

We’ve totally got you covered there. We know all the tips and tricks to create the most flattering angles for women of all shapes and sizes. Don’t you worry about posing, we’ll help you pose everything from your toes to your chin.

I want share these pictures with my partner, but I don’t want loose prints floating around. Any ideas for the best gift?

This is a common concern and we totally get it.  We suggest our little black book, which is discreet and keeps all of the images in one place. We also have gorgeous custom designed leather albums you’ll be able to take a peek at!

Am I allowed to bring alcohol to help loosen my nerves?

If you’re over 21, we are A-OK with you bringing a drink.

What should I bring to my boudoir or glamour session?

For our normal sessions, we suggest two different outfits, three if you’re feeling it, and any props you may want to incorporate. Props run the gamut from hair accessories to masquerade masks. If you want some ideas, let’s talk!

Do you do outdoor boudoir sessions?

At this time, we only do outdoor boudoir sessions if they take place on your private property in a secluded area where nobody can see. We do this to protect you and us.

How long does it take to get my photographs back?

We work to have your images to you within four to six weeks of your session date.

Do I have control over who sees my images?

Absolutely. When you book a session, we’ll discuss all of this. We respect your wishes and won’t post or share any images if you prefer they stay private.