Portrait Photography Gift Certificates

Portrait Photography Gift Certificates

Have you thought about what we do here at the studio? Have you wondered how your girlfriend or wife or mother would like to enjoy a photoshoot with us? If you’re a man looking for a great gift for your lady or mother, you’re at the right place.

Legacy photos live forever, women who get those photoshoots have always expressed that they love themselves more because of the experience. If you’re a woman and you want a family or mother’s day or even a Christmas gift to your family, what says close family better than a legacy photoshoot?

We sell gift certificates that you can gift your significant other or your family or even yourself. Contact us at the studio and we’ll make sure to take care of your family portrait needs.

Boudoir Photography Workshop Laguna Beach Orange County

Boudoir Photography Workshop Laguna Beach Orange County

Are you a photographer? Have you taken photography classes? Are you interested in the art of boudoir and portrait photography?
If photography interests you and you know the basics of camera and lighting, then this class is for you.

This is a one-day intensive learning experience. Our boudoir photography workshop objectives are to help you build your portfolio. As a result of this class, you’ll get competent with lighting and posing especially we’ll be sharing techniques on how to get “the shot”.
Posing! bed poses, standing up poses, bodyscape poses and how to get the right expression out of your client!
You will see and witness how we light a set using one, two and three lights with and without the ambient light.
We’ll teach you how to master the available light and how a simple studio setup can create stunning boudoir photographs. This experience will help you become a better photographer. You will be taken step by step to edit the boudoir photos to complement your lighting exactly how I edit my client’s photos.
You will leave with the tools and knowledge to create your own sets and set up your own lighting. And you’ll leave with 4 PSD actions to help you with the editing.

Also, We will shoot three models during the workshop. You’ll be there when they are getting ready to witness how we prep our ladies for the camera including on what to do or NOT do with the makeup. We offer a few workshops a year, pick the date and city that suits you and meet us there! Only five photographers are going to be invited to attend so book your spot now.

We have worked with photographers all over the United States and Europe, our workshops are always in English. As a result of this workshop, you’ll make international friends especially once you start traveling with us. This experience is pretty valuable. Feel free to reach out before you book and ask questions.

How to Prepare for a Boudoir Photoshoot

How to Prepare for a Boudoir Photoshoot

Preparing For Your Shoot

Now that you’ve booked your Boudoir session, here are some useful tips to follow that will make your experience and photos the best they can be!

One Month Before Your Session

Inspiration

It is never too early to start planning for your Boudoir session, and this planning should be a fun part of the process!  Think about what kinds of outfits you’d like to wear and get them together.

  • We do have an extensive lingerie and boudoir props wardrobe at the studio, but you’re welcome to find clothing, sexy heels, accessories and props to use in your shoot
  • Order your outfits and accessories way early for your shoot
  • If you are using hair extensions, order them now
  • If your shoot is of a pinup or Hollywood style nature, shop for your size and order your outfits ahead of time
  • Lingerie is nice and definitely sexy, but sometimes a tight t-shirt, soft sweater or over-sized button-down shirt can be even sexier
  • Using something meaningful to your significant other is a great way to personalize your shoot: A favorite tie or button-down shirt or Sports fan jerseys, hats and gear!
  • Visit our Pinterest page @christinawehbe for inspiration and ideas we collected for you
  • Feel free to send me your inspiration photos to my email before the shoot christina@christinawehbe.com

Two Days Before the Shoot

Ladies, it’s time to pamper yourself!

  • If you wax, do two days before your shoot
  • Make sure your eyebrows are nicely shaped and groomed
  • If you’re planning on getting a haircut or color, give yourself a few days to make sure you are happy with it
  • We highly recommend a salon manicure and pedicure for a flawless finish
  • Stay out of the sun – while a base tan will be nice in photo’s, red skin will not
  • PLEASE – NO SPRAY TAN
  • Drink plenty of water for luminous skin
  • Watch your salt intake if you’re worried about retaining water
  • Try on your outfits and lingerie to make sure they fit properly; remove all tags and labels with scissors

The Day Before

Relax and Be Ready

  • Shave and moisturize
  • Double-check everything you will be bringing the night before and make sure that you leave plenty of time to get to the studio without stressing – lingerie, accessories, special bras, heels, hair extensions and props
  • Have a nice and relaxing evening with no stress and try not to have more than one drink
  • Get a good night’s sleep – Seven to eight hours is great

The Day of your Photo Shoot

Get ready for a wonderful experience

  • To avoid marks on the wardrobe Use clear deodorant or none
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing to your session to avoid red marks on your skin (no jeans, tight bra straps, tight socks or tight clothing), we do have robes at the studio for you 🙂
  • Eat something light but filling before you leave the house, protein bars are a good idea
  • Come with clean dry hair and a clean face
  • Have your final Boudoir Session payment ready (check, Chase QuickPay, or cash)
  • Stretch, maybe yoga, walk on the beach, the aim is to RELAX – it is completely normal to be nervous, but don’t worry because you are in very good hands.  Our hair stylists and make-up artists are the best in Laguna beach and orange county, and they will make you look amazing.  Your photographer Christina has several years of experience, and she knows exactly how to coach you, pose you and make you comfortable throughout the shoot.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most clients – enjoy it!

View & Order Session

Approximately two weeks after your photo session, you will come back to the studio to view all of your edited photos printed and ready for your viewing on the reveal wall!  Pick out your favorites and leave with the boudoir photographs that you absolutely love. We offer albums, print boxes, portfolio boxes, and many other packages.

If you have ANY questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to seeing you!

Transformational Portraits :: What is a Makeover? What does it look and feel like?

Transformational Portraits :: What is a Makeover? What does it look and feel like?

Have you ever went through a transformation in your life? It’s letting go of an old mindset or look and embracing a new one that represents who you really are. I went through many transformations in my life. When I was a teenager I went through my first transformation that wasn’t guided or informed, and nowadays I still experience transformational experiences that change my life and makes me see and get to know who I am better.

A transformational experience is a very conscious thing to go through. At our photography studio in Laguna Beach Orange County in California, we help our clients shed their old image off and embrace who they are today, who they are becoming and show them the best version of who they are. Sometimes my clients need their photos for personal branding, sometimes they need it to create a legacy album for themselves and their families, sometimes they just need a headshot and since all of our portrait photography studio experience include hair and makeup styling, our clients always opt to have some portraits done and they absolutely love the experience.

We start with the consultation. Our consultation is an informative session. We show you what the experience is like, we get you comfortable with the studio. Most of our clients are normal people like you and me and not celebrities who are used to having their celebrity portrait done on regular bases, now that I’m thinking I can surely say that most of my clients haven’t been in front of a professional photographer in the last 10-20 years.

Sometimes my clients opt to have a celebrity style experience, it’s what we call a Vanity Fair Magazine style experience, where all of their portraits are photos that are over the board, props, makeup, dramatic sets, and poses, or sometimes they opt to have character portraits done, and that’s what they get. I personally always advise my clients to have a multi-genre portrait session. In the multi-genre session, we start with the headshots, then we move to portraits then we do one boudoir set, then I create a piece of art of them out of one set, this is the photographs that turn heads when they frame it and enlarge it on a metal print or big canvas in their homes, this is what I call their personal MonaLisa 🙂

 

 

 

A transformational portrait session isn’t about the hair and makeup styling, or about the dress or wardrobe or props, it’s about your attitude and your new you that you are ready to embrace and show off to the world. It’s about owning your powers and #OwnYourFemininity and loving who you are becoming and growing into. We often change and transform in our lives and It is fantastic to have memories of the transformation every 3-5 years. My personal transformation takes place every two years, I grow out of my old Christina Wehbe and I embrace what I’ve learned and became in the past two years and I own it. Owning your femininity and knowing the effect of your transformation is a powerful thing to know about ourselves.

Tips for the Best Boudoir Photography Session in Laguna Beach Orange County

Tips for the Best Boudoir Photography Session in Laguna Beach Orange County

Preparing For Your Shoot

Now that you’ve booked your Boudoir session, here are some useful tips to follow that will make your experience and photos the best they can be!

One Month Before Your Session

Inspiration

It is never too early to start planning for your Boudoir session, and this planning should be a fun part of the process!  Think about what kinds of outfits you’d like to wear and get them together.

  • We do have an extensive lingerie and boudoir props wardrobe at the studio, but you’re welcome to find clothing, sexy heels, accessories and props to use in your shoot
  • Order your outfits and accessories way early for your shoot
  • If you are using hair extensions, order them now
  • If your shoot is of a pinup or Hollywood style nature, shop for your size and order your outfits ahead of time
  • Lingerie is nice and definitely sexy, but sometimes a tight t-shirt, soft sweater or over-sized button-down shirt can be even sexier
  • Using something meaningful to your significant other is a great way to personalize your shoot: A favorite tie or button-down shirt or Sports fan jerseys, hats and gear!
  • Visit our Pinterest page @christinawehbe for inspiration and ideas we collected for you
  • Feel free to send me your inspiration photos to my email before the shoot christina@christinawehbe.com

Two Days Before the Shoot

Ladies, it’s time to pamper yourself!

  • If you wax, do two days before your shoot
  • Make sure your eyebrows are nicely shaped and groomed
  • If you’re planning on getting a haircut or color, give yourself a few days to make sure you are happy with it
  • We highly recommend a salon manicure and pedicure for a flawless finish
  • Stay out of the sun – while a base tan will be nice in photo’s, red skin will not
  • PLEASE – NO SPRAY TAN
  • Drink plenty of water for luminous skin
  • Watch your salt intake if you’re worried about retaining water
  • Try on your outfits and lingerie to make sure they fit properly; remove all tags and labels with scissors

The Day Before

Relax and Be Ready

  • Shave and moisturize
  • Double-check everything you will be bringing the night before and make sure that you leave plenty of time to get to the studio without stressing – lingerie, accessories, special bras, heels, hair extensions and props
  • Have a nice and relaxing evening with no stress and try not to have more than one drink
  • Get a good night’s sleep – Seven to eight hours is great

The Day of your Photo Shoot

Get ready for a wonderful experience

  • To avoid marks on the wardrobe Use clear deodorant or none
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing to your session to avoid red marks on your skin (no jeans, tight bra straps, tight socks or tight clothing), we do have robes at the studio for you 🙂
  • Eat something light but filling before you leave the house, protein bars are a good idea
  • Come with clean dry hair and a clean face
  • Have your final Boudoir Session payment ready (check, Chase QuickPay, or cash)
  • Stretch, maybe yoga, walk on the beach, the aim is to RELAX – it is completely normal to be nervous, but don’t worry because you are in very good hands.  Our hair stylists and make-up artists are the best in Laguna beach and orange county, and they will make you look amazing.  Your photographer Christina has several years of experience, and she knows exactly how to coach you, pose you and make you comfortable throughout the shoot.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most clients – enjoy it!

View & Order Session

Approximately two weeks after your photo session, you will come back to the studio to view all of your edited photos printed and ready for your viewing on the reveal wall!  Pick out your favorites and leave with the boudoir photographs that you absolutely love. We offer albums, print boxes, portfolio boxes, and many other packages.

If you have ANY questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to seeing you!

What is #OwnYourFemininity and Why?

What is #OwnYourFemininity and Why?

 

For Years we have used #OwnYourFemininity in our social media and printed material, the hashtag is a very personal one for me. As women, we struggle with the mixed and confusing message we get from the society around us. Are we fit enough, are we smart enough? Are we feminine enough? Are we strong enough? are we confident enough? are we overconfident? Are we emotional? Are we too emotional? The confusing and conflicting tips of how to “be a woman” is just overwhelming. Having five nieces has taught me at a young age that I have to get my attitude together asap and figure things out for myself because I saw how influenced they are by my lifestyle and the way I carry myself. I didn’t choose to be a role model, my position in the family as one of seven siblings and being an aunt for five fine young boys and five magnificent young girls are such a responsibility.

I had my own struggles with my confidence, self-love, self-value and self-image. Those days are long gone now but I remember being a teenager and not knowing who I was. I reached a point where I had to love myself, value myself and encourage myself for whatever I was at that time of my life.  Owning my femininity was coined after I came to peace with my body type. I was told a top-heavy body type and I’ve heard so many remarks ALL THE TIME as if having any body type is a permit for people to comment on your body. I started being conscious about my body type when I was a teenager and I got the wrong attention from the wrong people, I learned to hide my body because it brought me feelings of insecurity and I felt I have to be guarded to protect myself. I hit my 20s and I started exploring with traveling, falling in love and achieving goals, it felt liberating to learn to navigate the conversation from my body to what I’m doing and my dreams and aspirations and the steps I was taking to achieve them. The art of handling people didn’t come to me naturally, it comes with experience. Nowadays it is much easier because people are more aware, I think in my circles at least but I’ve been owning my body type and femininity for a long time now and I didn’t realize I did it until my nieces hit teenage years and I saw the struggles they are going through and it reminded me of my own struggles at that clueless age. Owning your femininity is loving yourself (whatever self you have right now) regardless of your age, size, color, or confidence level. Confidence and happiness come after you love yourself, heck all kind of magic happens after you start loving yourself, so here’s my advice to everyone who is judging themselves too hard: Would you be hard on your best friend like you’re hard on yourself? Don’t love others more than you love yourself, Love your self every day, every moment and in any self-image you have and love yourself NOW.

You don’t have to have boudoir photoshoot done to learn about loving yourself and owning your femininity but it absolutely is the icing on the cream. I’ll write another blog post about boudoir photography and how it helps my clients own their femininity but for now, I’ll leave you with this: Love your self… Love your self.

CHAMPAGNE PARTY

Get invited to our montly Champagne and prizes party at the studio in Laguna Beach

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