Archive for October, 2012

Everyone asks, “What is boudoir photography?”

What is Boudoir photography and why is it so popular? Everyone seems to have their own ideas about what boudoir photography is. Well, let’s start with what it isn’t. It isn’t sleazy, it isn’t degrading, and it doesn’t mean you have to be nude. I offer Conservative Couture Boudoir photography. I do not offer full nude, or soft porn boudoir. I offer very tasteful boudoir only. 🙂
So what is it all about? It’s about you and who you are on your more personal side. It’s about your own special beauty and sensuality. It’s about the experience and how it can make you feel about yourself. A boudoir session can be very empowering and FUN while preserving your experience for years to come.
Boudoir sessions have become very popular and fashionable because every woman wants or needs to know she is beautiful in her own way. Women want to express their uniqueness!
Sensual, flirty, romantic, sophisticated, the choice is yours! My Conservative Couture Boudoir sessions are for the discerning woman.
Some women are now treating themselves with this experience after a milestone achievement, weight loss or recovering from an illness or even divorce. It is also common now for brides to surprise their future husbands with a boudoir book on their wedding day. Many women who are military wives or military fiances are taking boudoir images to gift to their military significant other to have while they are away from home.
Now what to wear? Well that will depend on your personality. Basically, what are you comfortable wearing? A sexy robe, lingerie, boy shorts, corsets, fancy bras, stockings, heels, boots and jeans, jeans and a bra, bra with a wrap around your shoulders, etc., remember you don’t have to show skin if you don’t want to show skin, so maybe you just want to wear your husband’s favorite team tee. It’s all about you and your personality really so we will talk one-on-one in our phone consultation and decide on what works best for you.

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I’m offering a limited number of Couture Boudoir Photography sessions at a discounted price. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful! Please call or e-mail for more information.

I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂

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Denver Boudoir Photography {discount session package

Editing images from the sweetest little newborn baby I photographed last week. I keep stopping to post a sneak peek because her images are all just so darn precious! 🙂

Denver baby photography {absolutely beautiful

Denver, Colorado baby photography expert, DeLanda Licata, specializes in unique custom portraits of your newborn baby. Visit her website at http://www.delandalicata.com for more information

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Denver maternity and baby photography {beautiful

It’s difficult to believe that Jennifer is expecting baby #2! Seems like just yesterday she came in for her maternity portraits with Skyler. I’m always so touched when clients make a long trip for me to take their maternity and baby portraits. 🙂

Denver‘s first choice for maternity and baby portraits. DeLanda specializes in artistic images of maternity and baby photography that’s always creative and unique capturing the beauty of your pregnancy. Sessions book months in advance so call the studio if you are interested in a maternity session. To view DeLanda’s portfolio visit her website and also her Facebook page for the latest sneak peeks!

Since I specialize in newborn baby photography, I’m always being asked certain questions quiet often by first-time parents that haven’t been in for newborn baby portraits. I thought I’d write a quick post on my blog to help everyone better understand when and how to get the best newborn baby portraits from your session.

First, it’s very important to schedule your newborn baby session months in advance. I personally, book six months in advance, even though sometimes I’m not sure of my schedule I can still put your down on a first-come first-serve basis waiting list.

Second, do not, I repeat, do not, trust your newborn baby portraits to a photographer that is building their portfolio! I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve heard through the professional grapevine of infants being injured due to an inexperienced photographer. What they don’t realize is some of the shots we take are a little bit smoke and mirrors and should never be taken “as seen” of a newborn! Never! These are tiny little delicate newborns that need the utmost care and their safety should be the first priority!!!!!! It is very upsetting to see an image of a newborn hanging from a tree or prop just for the sake of some unexperienced photographer to get a shot! So I repeat, only trust an experienced photographer with these tiny precious little beings. If a photographer doesn’t have experience they need to intern with a seasoned photographer. I have five years experience in photographing newborns and my clients can tell you that I take absolutely every precaution necessary!

Third, your newborn should be photographed in the first two days to ten days after birth. Their sleep cycle starts to change after the first two weeks, and even though you would think it would be just the same to photograph a two-week-old baby or three-week-old baby, it’s not the same by any stretch of the imagination. You can only get the curled up poses in the first two weeks. After that the baby will most likely be awake and their arms and legs will be moving, which doesn’t exactly make for a great image.

Fourth, be sure to discuss your desires for the session with the photographer. If you both have a clear understanding of what’s to take place and what props are your priority the better chance you have of images you’ll be pleased with from the gallery.

I personally offer a combination of images of the newborn baby alone, and with each parent individually and together. I encourage parents to focus on timeless classic newborn baby photography portraits, and not get overly concerned with the props, because trends come and go, but classic portraits will be treasured for a lifetime.

Be sure to feed the baby before you leave for the studio. A full baby is a happy baby! 🙂

I keep my studio at a very toasty heat so the newborn will feel comfy. I’ve spared no expense on setting my studio up for newborn portraits with special wiring to run the additional heaters in the shooting area. This ensures a happy baby.

You’ll want to coordinate your clothing and most likely take a change of clothing to the studio too, because there is always an accident during a newborn session that leaves mom or dad soaked from baby’s tinkle! I’ve captured a couple of hilarious shots of newborn baby boys like this! LOL!

Try to get a good night’s sleep, but that’s probably easier said than done at this early stage. A professional photographer will offer edits to help you appear rested so you look your best in your images with the newborn baby. I offer these free-of-charge to my newborn baby photography clients. After all, I want you to look your best!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. That’s what I’m here for 🙂

This little angel slept the entire session! What a sweetie to photograph. :0

Denver’s first choice for newborn baby photography. For more information visit my website to view the baby portfolio.

Had such a wonderful time working with this sweet Denver, Colorado family photographing their newborn baby girl!

Denver’s leading newborn baby photographer, DeLanda Licata, specializes in newborn baby portraits for babies two days old to 10 days old. Visit http://www.delandalicata.com for more information.

Denver baby photographer {daddy’s little princess

Denver baby photographer, DeLanda Licata, specializes in artistic portraits of newborn babies for the Colorado and Front Range areas. Sessions book months in advance so be sure to visit http://www.delandalicata.com for more information.