BOUDOIR? WHAT In THE WORLD is THAT?
Historically, the word bou·doir | ˈbü-ˌdwär |; French: [bu. dwaʁ] referred to a woman’s dressing room, bedroom, or private sitting room. That place was her queendom where her own rules applied, and her secrets remained safe. Similarly, in the world of photography the genre of boudoir can be described as intimate, sensual and private subjected to client’s own level of comfort and personal wishes.
Boudoir is not just an experience. It's a journey, a discovery, a process...
My BOUDOIR PHILOSOPHY :
What is boudoir, and what can it do FOR YOU? First and foremost, boudoir is a rightful photographic art form, just as much worthy of existence as other forms of art, such as music, literature, or painting. In it, not only YOU EXIST, but you also become the very center of the artwork, its model, co-creator, and the muse that inspires it. To me, a boudoir session is not just a one-day event, or ‘experience’ as many photographers call it, but so much more than that. It is often a part of the long process of healing, opening up, regaining your self-value, establishing a connection with another person or your inner self that is based on love and trust. Gifting a boudoir session can also serve as a beautiful reminder of your perpetual love, passion and devotion to your partner.
WHAT BOUDOIR IS:
WHAT BOUDOIR IS NOT:
WORLD'S GREATEST LEGACY. YOURS
“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone”. – Coco Chanel
I BOOKED MY SESSION! WHAT NOW?
Now, it’s time to get excited about your photo session, and start preparing. No need to be nervous, my team will be with you every step of the way. We will communicate through a series of emails containing helpful information and tips to get you ready for your big day, and to help you get the most out of your photoshoot. We will make sure that you are well informed and, of course, pampered! The only thing you need to do is to get these outfits planned, – or find a perfect excuse (wink wink) to go shopping for something new and exciting to bring to the shoot…
Ahead of your session, you will receive a detailed "What To Expect" email to help you prepare for your photoshoot, with 'what to bring?', shopping and grooming tips. We will work on your mood board and shoot concept!
The day of, our certified hair and makeup stylist extraordinaire will meet you in the studio to highlight your natural beauty to match the concept of your session style. You will look and feel like you are ready to conquer the world!
All artwork orders (including wall art) placed at your ordering appointment following your session, will be delivered to you. We can even help you install it on your wall, complimentary service of the studio!
Hey There, Beautiful Human!
I AM TANYA,Your pixie cut red haired photographer,
a pretty damn good one, too. Pleased to meet you. You are here because something about my boudoir photography piqued your interest. Great! Make yourself at home, look around, scroll away. And, if you like what I do, and you want the experience of creating magic together, click the button below and fill out the form. Done!
WE CREATE ARTYou are a masterpiece. Don't settle for less.
Without us realizing it, our personal story defines the way we show up in pictures. I take it as a good thing because it reflects who we really are up close in a genuine and personal way. Your story is worthy of being told. By putting your trust in me you enable me to find a perfect way to tell it, without a single word, through a series of breathtaking images. With that, we lay the foundation of your personal legacy to be displayed in beautiful heirloom pieces of artwork.
During your session, I sometimes take as many as 250 or more photographs, so that the final selection of images chosen for your ordering appointment includes a great variety.
On the day of your shoot, we get to spend two to three hours together (no hurry!) to ensure that everything from your look to your images is absolutely perfect.
I always suggest bringing four or more different outfits to your session. That way we are not limited in our choices and can create as many looks as time and our imagination allow.
Tears of Happiness
Disclaimer: yes, seeing your stunning images for the first time during your ordering appointment can make your eyes teary. And sometimes we do cry happy tears together...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSBecause we know you wonder.
I AM NOT A MODEL TYPE.
I have good news for you! Every client I have photographed has said the same thing, - before their session... You don't have to be a model to look breathtakingly beautiful in your pictures, or feel great about your boudoir session. All I need is you and my camera to make you fall in love with every inch of your imperfectly perfect body.
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO POSE.
You don't need to! We will guide you from pose to pose, and demonstrate it for you, if you want. And, once you feel confident (and you will, I promise!), we will let you lead the way. You are going to own each and every pose my camera will be about to capture.
I AM CAMERA SHY.
Most of the 'non-models' are, and that's totally normal. Leave it to me to make sure that after your glam prep and outfit styling you feel so excited that you can't wait to get in front of my camera!
I WANT TO BRING SOMEONE TO MY SESSION.
We prefer to have you all to ourselves for the duration of your session, so that you can have our undivided attention and love. However, we can discuss bringing someone with you as long as you are feeling confident posing in front of them.
I DON'T WANT MY IMAGES POSTED ONLINE.
Your trust is extremely important to us. We will never post your images without obtaining a signed release from you. Due to the delicate and intimate nature of your photos, we fully respect your right to privacy. Rest assured, you decide who and how sees your images.
I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR.
No worries! As part of your photo session preparation we will provide you with every bit of helpful information, including wardrobe that will be planned depending on your personal session concept. We will discuss what will look best on you and where to find it.
HOW DO I CHOOSE MY LOOK?Based on your type, I will have suggestions for the style of your session. Together we choose the concept that speaks to you and makes you excited. Our hair and makeup artist extraordinaire will then skilfully create your image according to our chosen concept.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN AFFORD A SESSION?I will explain everything to you and provide you with pricing information during our first phone call. How much do you decide to invest is totally up to you. You buy only what you love, and if you have to have everything (and that happens often!), we can create a payment plan.
I AM READY! HOW DO I GET STARTED?We are excited to have you! Go ahead and fill out the contact form, so that we can reach out to you and have this party started!
JOIN THE PARTY!
Muse Secret Society VIP Lounge
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Step into the hottest VIP lounge in Austin, TX! I personally invite you to join my Muse Secret Society Facebook group. The idea of creating this safe and welcoming empowerment bubble was inspired by all of you, my past, current and future muses. This is where you belong.
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LET US TAKE CARE OF YOU,
So that the next time you think of beautiful things, you don’t forget to count yourself in.