I can’t think of a better way to say, “Welcome home.” Shaunnah’s husband returned from deployment to the surprise of a lifetime! Here’s what she had to say about her boudoir photo shoot:
“I highly recommend Christina, she did such an amazing job. I wanted to give my husband something very special for our anniversary and for his homecoming from overseas military deployment. As soon as I saw some of Christina’s work I knew it would be perfect! She made me feel very comfortable and beautiful. She has so many options within her studio and her creativity makes her pictures unique and gorgeous every time. Thank you so much Christina for helping me give this gift to my husband!”
Thank you, Shaunnah, for being so wonderful to work with and for your amazing review! I’m glad your hubby is back home safe and sound :)
Huge news! We are moving to a new studio!
Since Boudoir by Wallflower kicked off back in October 2010, we just have not stopped growing! From our humble beginnings in our small home studio to our current beautiful space, the demand for top-quality boudoir imagery in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Nebraska has skyrocketed (and I like to think Boudoir by Wallflower had a little something to do with that)!
To meet the growing desires of our incredible clients, we are going all-in to provide you with the very best. Starting on June 1, we will be relocating just a couple blocks away to 151 S. Laura (formerly Roots & Bloom)! The new studio will be 11,500 sqft! And we thought our 4000 sqft studio was huge…
We have a lot of plans for the new building that we’ll announce as they become more tangible, but we are excited about the number of ways we’ll be able to create an even more amazing experience for you! Be on the lookout for some new sets, new styles of images, and a whole new level of pampering.
What won’t change is how we already do everything. I (Christina) will still shoot all boudoir sessions, and will personally meet with every client before their session. My husband, Aaron, will continue to grow his glamour brand for anyone looking for beautiful portraiture that isn’t boudoir-oriented (check out www.aaronpatton.net for more!). We are more-than-ever 100% dedicated to creating the best experience in photography that the Midwest has to offer. Hundreds of women have brought us this far, and we’re anxiously awaiting the thousands more to come!
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I met a LOT of women at the Women’s Fair this month! It was wonderful to get to share just a little about what boudoir is and why I’ve built the studio the way I have: all about women, all about beauty.
However, it made me sad to hear the reactions of so many women who don’t think they could do a boudoir shoot! I just wanted to say, “That’s why you NEED to come in!” Instead, I thought I would write a little about some of the most common phrases I heard and why boudoir really is for every woman.
1. If I looked like her, then maybe…
Ladies, we have to stop comparing ourselves to everyone else! YOU are beautiful! The women in my sample images do look absolutely stunning…but they are ALL everyday women just like you. They had no idea they could look that good :) That’s why I’m here. The everyday woman is stunning and gorgeous and beautiful and sexy – they just don’t get the opportunity to feel that way or show it off often enough. Through my posing, lighting, and expression coaching (and with the help of my AMAZING make-up artist and stylist), it is my job and my passion to make you feel the way you deserve to about yourself. A lot of my clients are in tears as they see their images for the first time – you absolutely deserve to feel that beautiful!
2. If I had that butt…
Again, stop! ;) Seriously, though, most women have a pretty negative view of their booty…but most women don’t have a posing coach around when they’re looking in the mirror! In my studio, I’m right there every step of the way to make sure you’re accenting your assets.
3. I’ve never done anything like this before.
Great! I do have repeat offenders, but the vast majority of my clients are first-timers. No experience necessary :)
4. I don’t know how to look sexy.
It’s a tragic reality that there are tons of photographers out there who expect you to show up, do your thing, and let them snap photos of it. That’s not how I do things. I have photographed hundreds of women just like you, and I know how to bring out your best!
5. But, I just don’t take good pictures.
I do, though! ;) Snapshots can be unflattering, expressions awkward, angles wrong…but don’t let a few cell phone snaps kill your self-image! I LOVE my clients that come into their consultation saying, “I don’t like how I look in pictures…” and leave their ordering session saying, “I can’t believe that’s me!” Happens all the time :)
6. I’d be way too nervous.
It’s natural to be nervous. You’re kinda putting yourself out there, right? I’ve structured my studio and my sessions to make you feel absolutely comfortable and just enjoy your shoot! This is a place where you can just let your hair down and enjoy being you. Consultations are free, and I’d strongly encourage you to take that step – come in and talk with me and you’ll see that there’s really nothing to worry about :)
7. If I was ten years younger…
Ten years from now, you’ll be wishing you’d have done this now! I’ve photographed women in their early twenties and mid-sixties – there’s no wrong time to do your boudoir session. There’s no age limit on beauty :)
8. I can’t afford it.
A wise photographer/mentor of mine said it best: “You can’t afford not to.” It’s true that professional, high-quality photography is an investment, but it pays back in so many ways. I have a canvas of one of my images hanging outside my bathroom so that every morning as I’m getting ready, I can look at that and think, “I am beautiful!” I even offer weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly payment plans (interest free, ahh!) so that you can get everything you want without breaking the bank :)
9. Well, you just have an answer for everything…
I do! :) I do because I so strongly believe that boudoir is for every woman. As Jan from The Office said, “There are always a million reasons not to do something.” Don’t let those things get in the way of what could be one of the best experiences of your life. You’re worth it.
My direct email address is firstname.lastname@example.org - I’d love for you to get in touch :)
Before I sign off for the next couple of weeks, I wanted to share these gorgeous images from this client’s second boudoir session! She is such a sweetheart, and she really brought it to this shoot!
Don’t forget to get your consultation and session set up for Valentine’s! I will be a little slow in responding to emails until mid-January, but that will be the best way to get in touch while I am off celebrating my fifth anniversary with my husband :)
Have a WONDERFUL new year! I’m looking forward to shooting with you in 2013 ;)
She’s a country girl, through and through! For her second session with me, she pulled out all the stops – snakes, smoke, cowgirl attire, and the best attitude towards a shoot that you could ask for. Her boudoir session was anything but tame this time around!
My shooting calendar for December is completely booked, but right now is the BEST time to get on my schedule for a Valentine’s session! Don’t wait…those sessions are already going fast :)
Who doesn’t want to be a supermodel for a day? A lot of my clients find themselves at a crossroads between their work/family life and their personal life! Every aspect of your life requires attention, and I’m here to help give you some time to be you and be beautiful. When you’re feeling your best about who you are, it shows! I loved shooting with this beautiful client and getting to give her a place to let that supermodel come out to play :)
The holidays are coming quickly, so don’t wait to get your boudoir session on the books! Call today at 316.683.0620 or email me to get all set up (email@example.com).
Isn’t she just gorgeous? :) Outfitted exclusively in pieces from Frederick’s of Hollywood (they’re the BEST!), this beautiful client reminds us that lingerie doesn’t have to be over-the-top to be perfect. We talk about that at length in our “Top Ten – Outfits Edition” blog post! The bra and panty sets she chose complimented her wonderfully, and the bold and bright colors are the perfect accent!
Call us (316.683.0620) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) today to get your session scheduled!
The new “Flaunt It” t-shirts are now available for pre-order! Get yours for just $15 over at Boudoir by Wallflower and choose your size, style, and whether we’ll be packaging it up to send your way or if we get to see you in our studio :)
Pre-orders will likely run through 9/21/12, so be sure to get them while you can!
We totally understand clients being nervous to come do a boudoir session…but if this gorgeous girl was nervous, she sure didn’t show it! She came ready to have a blast, and just owned her shoot. From the red satin and lace set down to some beautiful nude shots, she never missed a beat, and projected a confidence that really shows through in her photos!
A lot of women are very shy to ask us if we shoot nudes, and the answer is…of course! Why not? :) We keep it tasteful, but we are here to make you feel comfortable and confident in your own body, not ashamed of it!
Call us (316.683.0620) or email us (email@example.com) today to set up your session!
This week, we booked our 300th woman for a boudoir shoot! So, we thought this would be a great time to look back a little and tell you a little about where all this came from. But first, let us just say, “Thank you!!” to you all for being awesome and really being the driving force behind our studio’s growth! Without your word of mouth, kind words, excellent “Confessions“, and excitement about your pictures, we wouldn’t be able to do this.
It’s been an absolutely insane 22 months since we thought, “Hey, boudoir photography…sure!” That was back in October 2010 – we were “everything” photographers in those days, and while we loved it, it just didn’t fit. Call it fate, luck, or one too many trips to Vegas…but once we found boudoir, we found who we are as photographers. After several months of working, learning, training, studying, and all of the frustrations that go into creativity, we finally (timidly) publicly said, “We…um…we, do (shh) boudoir photography…”
Let us be honest for a minute. We never intended to do this! Seriously, who would think it’s a really bright idea to dive into boudoir photography in the heart of the conservative Midwest? We were even told by some pretty major players that it just wouldn’t work…couldn’t be done. It took a lot of introspection and a lot of very deliberate discussion to even get started in boudoir…but what it boiled down to is that we are really good at making people
look feel beautiful. When we did our first test shoot, Christina was the model and we worked together through shooting it, but the way she felt afterwards sold us on the whole thing!
Wanna see a picture of Christina from our VERY first boudoir session? Of course you do :)
I still look at the images from that shoot and think, “Wow…”, and it reminds me again how valuable this is. I remember how she was just radiant with this sense of confidence I hadn’t seen before. From that experience, we just knew that it’s our job to give that to every woman that comes into our studio.
That first session (and the 199 women that followed) took place in our home studio – a small 15′x25′ room that should have been a living/dining room. We outgrew that space much sooner than we moved out of it…but by May 2012, we were finally in our beautiful 4000 square foot studio!
So now, we’re not so timid. We love telling people what we do and why we do it! We’re boudoir photographers, dammit ;) We’ve booked over 300 women from all over the Midwest! Who are these women? They’re moms from Wichita, Derby, Newton, McPherson, and Hutchinson. They’re brides-to-be from Salina, Lawrence, Manhattan, and Topeka. Wives from Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas, and San Antonio. Women of all shapes, all sizes, all ages, all occupations, and with every possible reason for coming in from Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico…even 2 from Ireland!
A lot has changed about our studio from the first woman to the 300th, but our focus and goals remain the same. We are here to create a comfortable, relaxing, and welcoming environment in which you can feel beautiful while we photograph that experience! We’re still Growing the 3%.
We’re looking forward to many, many more to come!
See you soon :)