Female Photo Session with a Bit of Personal Touch

March 28, 2019 / Boudoir

I cannot say enough how much I love my job. Every session brings something new and fascinating. Every session is unrepeatable because my clients are very special and unique in the way they present themselves in front of the camera and the way they express their inner beauty and sensuality. Today, I’d like to share with you a very unique boudoir session that I had a pleasure of shooting this week.

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Women often ask me how they should prepare for the session. They want to know what kind of outfit or lingerie they should wear. They ask for advice regarding make up or hair style. Even though I always encourage them to find pieces that make them feel comfortable and sexy, I sometimes tend to give them a few universal tips. One of those tips was no props. I always discouraged the idea of using props during my sessions because I felt they were taking away from the elegant and classic vibe I tried to create.  

And then I met Laura. She arrived at the studio and per usual, we were getting ready for the session. I noticed she brought a violin case with her. It turned out that Laura was a professional violinist and was teaching a class right after the shoot. Laura took the violin out of the case and something magical began to unfold. The gracious shape of the instrument resembled the curves of female body. It fitted so well into the intimate atmosphere of the session that we decided to use it.

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We created something very beautiful and personal during that session. The violin added such an unusual and intimate twist to the session. Boudoir photography is personal in itself but it felt like we have reached a whole new level of intimacy. The violin not only looked fabulous with its sleek silhouette but seemed an integral part of Laura’s life and who she was.

I realized that every session I have with a client is a magical experience, an opportunity to learn, grow, expand. I welcome those experiences with excitement and open mind.

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Maternity Sister of Boudoir. Intimate Photography during Pregnancy.

January 7, 2019 / Boudoir

Maternity sister of boudoir.

Pregnancy is a very intimate and personal experience, and this is what makes it a lot like boudoir.

A boudoir photography session during pregnancy allows to explore and integrate the two powerful elements of femininity- sensuality and maternity. Although some women feel like these two concepts are mutually exclusive and they have a difficult time accepting their bodies during pregnancy, others find this time to be exceptionally alluring and seductive. 

In the last few posts, I discussed various reasons why women decide to do a boudoir session. Today, I will continue to explore this topic and focus on one of the most beautiful forms of boudoir photography- that is the intimate maternity session.

A maternity session is a wonderful opportunity to capture and celebrate your body as it changes in the most beautiful and miraculous way. Chances are that your body has never looked this way before and chances are it may never go through a similar transformation again. So why not celebrate it the way it is right now? 

Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman’s life. So many things change rapidly during this remarkable manifestation of womanhood. Women often struggle to find balance between preparing for the new experience and maintaining their sense of self including the sense of sexiness and lust. Sometimes the physical and hormonal changes that they experience affect the way they perceive their own physical and sexual attractiveness. They may be concerned about a few extra pounds or stretch marks that now start to appear on their bodies.

Your pregnant body may not be perfect but it is without any doubt miraculous and worth celebrating. 

A boudoir maternity session may help you re-connect with your inner sense of beauty and attractiveness. And as with any other session, you define your comfort zone and how much of your pregnant belly you want to show in pictures. 

You have 280 days to experience the miracle of pregnancy. Pick one of them to celebrate your body and all the changes it is going through. Let me capture its unique beauty before it goes back to its regular, ordinary self. 

A Holiday Gift to Yourself.

November 24, 2018 / Boudoir

A Holiday Gift to Yourself – Boudoir Session. 

The holiday season can be tremendously busy. Caught up in the hustle and bustle of preparation and shopping, and, preoccupied with the idea of making others happy, we often forget about ourselves.

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When was the last time you thought about getting yourself a heart-felt gift? Not a new lipstick, a new pair of gloves, or a fancy perfume… Not a purse or even a new car. These are all nice but they are just things- tangible, useable, disposable. I am talking about something meaningful and lasting… Something given with love, from you to yourself. How about a boudoir photography session?

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A boudoir session can be an unforgettable experience that will help you feel more comfortable with your body, elevate your sense of self-esteem and beauty. My clients often say that the boudoir experience exceeded their expectations in terms of how liberating and therapeutic it was. Even though it can be a wonderful celebration of your physical body, it is an invaluable boost of confidence and self-acceptance. And unlike a tangible gift, it has a lasting effect.

I encourage you to pause during this busy season and reflect on your inner needs and desires. Think of what you deserve and why you deserve to have it. Give yourself only the best. Be good to yourself. Reward yourself with a unique experience of boudoir.

Happy Holidays to all the amazing beautiful, precious women out there from Pure Boudoir!

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Chicago Creative Boudoir and Portfolio Building

October 25, 2018 / Boudoir

Chicago Creative Boudoir and Portfolio Building.

As much as I love working with clients in my studio, I also enjoy projects that are geared more towards professional development. Free style creativity and skill building experience. And if I can help someone build an interesting modeling portfolio as a result, I am satisfied beyond words.

I wanted to share with you a glimpse of rather an unusual boudoir session that I had a pleasure of shooting at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago. For those of you who are not familiar with this venue, it is a truly unique antique store with some extraordinary objects and memories of the past.

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As an artist, I continue to look for new and unique forms of expression. I like to combine styles, genres and visions that may seem disconnected in order to build new visual forms. The Architectural Artifacts is a truly magical place that allowed me to experiment with an intimate genre of photography in a very non-intimate setting. An antique store full of old and intriguing objects and vintage mannequins is probably an unusual location for an alluring boudoir photo shoot. I really wanted to do something different this time and the results were astonishing. 

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There is nothing more rewarding for an artist than to play with human form and reach new levels of creativity.

I had the pleasure of working with two stunning and extremely talented models. Aside from shooting boudoir with my clients, working with professional models is something I truly enjoy. There is something extremely gratifying about portfolio building. Settings such as Architectural Artifacts can provide a unique perspective and background for anyone who is looking to enhance their modeling portfolio. I will be more than happy to help you with that process.

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Make-up by : Iza Maka

Location: Architecture Artifacts 

Wedding Dresses : Laurel Bridal Salon