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How to Choose a Boudoir Photographer

I get asked a lot about boudoir photography. What’s a session like? Who books these kinds of boudoir shoots? How exactly does it work? What do you photoshop – can you make me look smaller? What should I wear? Etc, etc, etc. I also get asked about what separates a good boudoir photographer from the rest and what kinds of questions you should ask when booking a session with a boudoir photographer. I hope to answer those questions in this post.

First and foremost, I think a boudoir photographer should be passionate about working with and photographing women. If you’ve found a photographer who shoots boudoir because they love creating an amazing experience and beautiful photographs for their clients, then you’ve started your search in the right place. I see many photographers who have begun shooting boudoir simply because it’s popular. Boudoir is more than just booking sessions for a paycheck and shooting sexy images. It’s about empowering women and celebrating femininity, our curves and our inner beauty. Finding a photographer who understands that and knows how to leverage their passion to create stunning images is super important.

If you’ve found a photographer who loves boudoir and is excited about his or her work, next you need to find out how much experience they’ve had. Shooting boudoir is more difficult than most would think and requires more skill than the average photographer has. In addition to boudoir, I also shoot maternity and I find that shooting portraits of only women or in the case of maternity, women and their family, it’s best to find someone who specializes in these styles of work. Having had years to build a portfolio and work with a variety of women and body types has allowed me to create a solid understanding of what it takes to capture a beautiful boudoir image. Still, with all of those sessions and training under my belt, I am challenged at every shoot to create a better image. To provide a better experience for my client. To make my shots more believable. To master that one pose that makes every woman’s body look amazing. I love that. Your photographer should feel similarly.  Don’t settle for less!

When it comes to the specifics about a photographer’s experience, there are a few important things to consider. How long have they been shooting boudoir? About how many sessions per month or week do they book? If you’ve found a photographer who is just starting to get into this business, I recommend that you continue your search. Experience in posing women is crucial to an amazing boudoir portrait. An inexperienced photographer will likely pose you in unflattering positions and shoot from the wrong angle leaving you with cheesy looking images. Posing isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s not just about having a woman lying in a bed with her hair all spread out around her, or a shot of her booty or of her chest. It’s about body language and creating a believable image. It’s about creating an image that tells a story. The goal is to create an image that conveys who the woman is on the inside and what she’s thinking. An experienced boudoir photographer understands how and why to pose the body a certain way. Ask your photographer to explain how he/she approaches posing during a session. If their response sounds well-thought out and practiced, you’ll be in good hands. If the response sounds wishy-washy, or they say that they “go with the flow,” or if the tone behind the answer is uncertain, it would be in your best interest to continue your search.

I personally have been photographing women for 11 years and specializing in strictly maternity and boudoir for 7.  I used to offer sessions for the newborns of my pregnant clients but became so moved with joy at empowering women through boudoir portraits that I decided to dedicate my business strictly to photographing women in 2010.

Denver Boudoir Photographer

 

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DeLanda Licata has been photographing women and boudoir photography since 2010 and specializes in women of all ages, shapes and size.  Specializing in modern, playful, sexy boudoir portraits for women in the Colorado area.  Contact the studio for more information or visit my website at http://www.denverboudoirphotographystudio.com

Loveland Colorado’s leading boudoir photographer offering discounted sessions and packages through the holidays. Every boudoir session is customized to fit your personal portrait needs. The boudoir studio is filled with items for your boudoir session such as designer boudoir shoes, boudoir jewelry, and more. Serving all of the Colorado area!

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DeLanda Licata has been voted #1 boudoir photographer for four years in a row by Thumbtac! Featured on the cover of various magazines and on Chanel 7 News for her boudoir and maternity work in the Colorado area. Call the boudoir studio for more information.

DeLanda Licata is Fort Collins’ #1 modern boudoir photographer offering creative boudoir sessions at affordable prices!

Fort Collins, Colorado Boudoir Photographer is now offering limited time discount session fees for all Fort Collins area!!!
Just e-mail or call the studio:)

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For a limited time you can schedule a mini boudoir session! Call the studio today for details :))

Be sure to visit my Facebook page for the latest sneak peeks! https://www.facebook.com/Licata.Photography.maternity.boudoir.Colorado/

Denver Boudoir

April 30, 2014

Another transformation to “Boudoir Beautiful”!

Denver Boudoir Photographer, specializing in modern boudoir photography. Full studio with strobe area, plus full-size boudoir fully decorated boudoir bedroom. Denver Boudoir Photography Studio

I think this client’s husband is going to love his anniversary gift…a boudoir album!

Denver Boudoir Photographer, DeLanda Licata, specializes in modern boudoir for women and has the only studio in Colorado offering a full strobe area, full size fully decorated boudoir bedroom, numerous backgrounds, props, and more, plus large waterfall outdoors on the studio grounds and nature areas right next door. Visit http://www.denverboudoirphotographystudio.com for more information.

Denver Maternity Boudoir Session {beautiful

Love this maternity portrait of my client taken in the boudoir room of the studio! Makes a great addition to your maternity studio portraits!

Denver’s leading maternity and boudoir photographer, DeLanda Licata, offers a large variety of custom maternity gowns, lingerie, clothing, props, and more for your maternity and boudoir session. Visit http://www.denverboudoirphotographystudio.com to view the boudoir galleries and http://www.denvermaternityphotography.com to view the maternity galleries.

Denver on location outdoor maternity session

DeLanda Licata Photography, owner and photographer for Denver Maternity Photography, LLC, and Colorado Maternity Photography, LLC, is the only studio in Colorado offering a full studio with strobe area and a full-size natural light romantic boudoir bedroom, plus beautifully landscaped grounds and large waterfall on site, and nature areas right next door to the studio. For a maternity session that’s unlike any other offered in Denver, Colorado, and the Front Range! Studio plus outdoor on location for variety in your artistic pregnancy portraits.

A quick sneak peek from a client’s outdoor maternity session at the studio yesterday after we finished her inside studio session, plus images taken in the natural light boudoir bedroom.

Colorado’s leading maternity and boudoir photographer for women! DeLanda Licata, specializes in photographing women and is not a general portrait photographer. Her studio is the only studio in Colorado built and remodeled to offer women the most options available in their maternity and boudoir sessions, by combining a full strobe area, sitting area for guests filled with fainting sofas and props for your session, a large full-size boudoir bedroom with large natural light window, and then beautifully landscaped grounds around the studio including a large waterfall, plus nature areas right next door! Visit any of her sites for more information. http://www.coloradomaternityphotography.com or http://www.denverboudoirphotographystudio.com

Colorado’s leading award-winning boudoir photographer, DeLanda Licata, offers four boudoir sessions to choose from and all are on discount package special for a limited time! Visit http://www.denverboudoirphotographystudio.com to view her galleries and for more information.

Boudoir sessions can be as simple and conservative or as sexy as you prefer. The choice is up to you! My boudoir studio offers the best of both worlds with a studio area, boudoir bedroom, and beautiful outdoor space right next to the boudoir studio in Boulder.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give me a call and we’ll visit about your boudoir session details.