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why i started offering boudoir sessions

today’s post is the third installment of my blog series about boudoir! if you missed posts one and two, you can find them here and here.

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as a wedding photographer, i know first hand what it’s like to witness a groom seeing beautiful intimate portraits of his soon-to-be bride, for his eyes only. boudoir portraits are a great gift to yourself or to your special guy during any time of the year–whether they are a wedding gift, a valentine’s day gift, a birthday gift, a holiday gift, or something special “just because.”

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an added bonus is that after your session, your hair and makeup will be done and you’ll look and feel fabulous for a date night or girls’ night out!

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if you’d like an exclusive, ladies-only space to ask questions, gain boudoir session ideas and inspiration, and connect with other women who have done a boudoir session or are considering the boudoir experience, join the boudoir by paulina facebook group here: http://bit.ly/boudoirbypaulina. (there’s also a 3rd boudoir session giveaway only for members of the facebook group!)

xo

what is a fine art boudoir portrait session?

yesterday, i announced that i am offering fine art boudoir portrait sessions! however, some of you may be wondering, what is a boudoir session? this week, i am writing a mini-series where i share more about the boudoir experience, and if you’re wondering more about what a boudoir session is, today’s post will answer just that.

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the boudoir by paulina experience

a boudoir session is an opportunity for you to feel pampered and most of all, to feel confident and beautiful. my philosophy behind boudoir is that it’s an intimate experience where you get to embrace your femininity, sexuality, and all the aspects of yourself (inner and outer) that make you you– all while feeling glamorous.

we’ll create elegant, refined and tasteful fine art portraits that are reflective of how lovely you are.

after your session, you’ll have the option to display your portraits in the form of albums, print boxes, wall portraits, and more.

here’s a look at a boudoir session with me:

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if you’d like an exclusive, ladies-only space to ask questions, gain boudoir session ideas and inspiration, and connect with other women who have done a boudoir session or are considering the boudoir experience, join the boudoir by paulina facebook group here: http://bit.ly/boudoirbypaulina. (there’s also a giveaway only for members of the facebook group!)

xo

// hair & makeup pictured above: rebecka jabobs

// fine art boudoir photography: photography by paulina

inspired monday: mysteries of the earth

rachel carson quote

i’m so glad it’s finally warming up over here so i can do just that– dwell among the mysteries of the earth. can you believe it snowed yesterday?? it actually snowed here in DC, which was a bit of a shocker considering the forecast only called for rain, lol. but i’m super excited about warmer weather because it means i can shoot outside again!!

i recently acquired a new lens and did a test shoot this weekend…. because of the hail/rain/snow mix that happened yesterday, i had to shoot indoors. here are some sneak peeks from the indoor portion of my bridal boudoir inspired shoot! it’s amazing to see how much i’m growing… every shoot i learn something new. my experiences, good, awesome, and less than, along with the practice of shooting…of learning how the body works and where light shines and how shadows fall and how to bring feeling into my images all make me a better artist day by day. and i couldn’t be happier about that. i’m so grateful. these are all self-portraits and they for sure were not easy, but oh so worth it. (i also have been asked to write about my self-portrait process and it’s on my to-blog list! so if you’d like to know how i shot these and wants some tips for you to shoot your own, stay tuned for that! ;))
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i can’t wait to shoot the outdoor portion of this shoot soon!

xxoo

(p.s. are we friends on instagram yet?? head on over there to see more sneak peeks!)

 

 

cynthia | a sneak peek

diamond necklace portrait photo

i don’t think she believed me when i told her she could be a model.

but i saw this with my eyes that day & edited it on my screen last night,

& i sat there and smiled to myself and thought, i can’t wait ’til she sees this.

cynthia,

you’re absolutely gorgeous.