Lingerie Options for a Boudoir Photoshoot

Lingerie Options for a Boudoir Photoshoot

Lingerie is an essential part of any boudoir photoshoot, as it helps to highlight the natural beauty and curves of the body, as well as adding a touch of glamour and sensuality to the photos. However, with so many different types and styles of lingerie available, it can be overwhelming to try and choose the perfect pieces for your photoshoot. Here are some options to consider when selecting lingerie for your boudoir photoshoot:

  1. Babydolls: These are a classic choice for boudoir photoshoots, as they provide a touch of innocence and playfulness, while still being sexy and alluring.
  2. Chemises: Chemises are a type of lingerie that features a fitted bodice and a flowing skirt, which can be a great option for women who want to show off their curves and elongate their legs.
  3. Corsets: Corsets are a timeless choice for boudoir photoshoots, as they help to cinch in the waist and create an hourglass figure. Plus, they can be paired with a variety of bottoms, from boyshorts to thongs.
  4. Garters and stockings: Garters and stockings are a must-have for any boudoir photoshoot, as they add a touch of glamour and seduction to the photos.
Garter Belts and Stockings for Boudoir Photoshoots

5. Lace lingerie: Lace lingerie is a popular choice for boudoir photoshoots, as it is both elegant and sexy. Plus, it comes in a wide range of colors and styles, so you can find something to suit your personal taste and body type.

Lace Lingerie

6. Bra and panty sets: A bra and panty set is a staple in any lingerie collection, and it can be a great choice for a boudoir photoshoot. Choose a set that fits well and makes you feel comfortable and confident.

Bra and Panty Lingerie for Boudoir Photoshoot

7. Negligees: A negligee is a type of lingerie that is made of a lightweight, semi-transparent fabric, such as silk or chiffon. It is a romantic and feminine choice for a boudoir photoshoot, and it can be worn over other lingerie pieces or on its own.

Negligee for Boudoir Photoshoots

8. Robes: Robes can be a great addition to any boudoir photoshoot, as they provide a sense of mystery and allure. Plus, they can be worn over other lingerie pieces, giving you the option to switch up your look throughout the photoshoot.

Robes for Boudoir Photoshoots

Remember to choose lingerie that fits well and makes you feel comfortable and confident. Avoid any pieces that are too tight or constricting, as they may be uncomfortable and cause bulges or lines in the photos. Instead, opt for lingerie that flatters your body and makes you feel beautiful and sexy. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles and fabrics to find the perfect look for you. Remember, the goal is to capture your unique beauty and sensuality, so choose lingerie that makes you feel your best.

How to get fitted for a bra for your boudoir photoshoot

How to get fitted for a bra for your boudoir photoshoot

Most of us have been fitted at the Intimates store, however, the size differs from one style to another and from one brand to another. If you’re not sure and you’d like to get fitted right, can you do it by yourself? Sure, here are some tips for getting fitted for a bra:

  1. Start by wearing a bra that fits well. You’ll want to wear it during the fitting to get the most accurate measurement.
  2. Stand in front of a mirror and look at the fit of your bra. The band should be level with the front of your ribcage and should not ride up in the back. The cups should completely encase your breasts, with no bulging or gaping.

3. Measure your band size. To do this, wrap a tape measure around your ribcage, just under your breasts. Make sure the tape measure is level and not too tight or too loose. Round up to the nearest even number if necessary.

4. Measure your cup size. To do this, wrap the tape measure around the fullest part of your breasts. Make sure the tape measure is level and not too tight or too loose.

5. Subtract your band size from your cup size. Each inch of difference corresponds to a cup size. For example, if your band size is 34 inches and your cup size is 36 inches, the difference is 2 inches, which corresponds to a B cup.

6. Try on different sizes to find the best fit. Remember that bra sizes can vary between brands and styles, so it’s important to try on a few different sizes to find the one that fits best.

7. Adjust the straps for a comfortable fit. The straps should not be too tight or too loose, and they should not dig into your shoulders.

I hope these tips are helpful! If you have any more questions, just let me know.

What Should a boudoir photography contract include?

What Should a boudoir photography contract include?

A boudoir photography contract is a legally binding document that outlines the terms and conditions of a boudoir photography session. It is important for photographers to have a contract in place to protect their rights and interests, as well as to clearly communicate the expectations and responsibilities of both the photographer and the client.

Here are some key elements that a boudoir photography contract should include:

  1. Information about the photographer and the client: This should include the full names, addresses, and contact information of both parties.
  2. Description of services: The contract should clearly outline the services that the photographer will be provided, including the duration of the session, the number of images to be delivered, and any additional services such as retouching or printing and deliverables like albums and folio boxes.
  3. Payment terms: The contract should specify the total cost of the session and any additional fees, as well as the payment schedule and methods of payment.
  4. Cancellation and rescheduling: The contract should outline the terms and conditions for canceling or rescheduling the session, including any fees that may apply.
  5. Model release: This one is debatable, most clients don’t want their photos online but if you’re shooting for your portfolio and you’re not charging the client, the contract should include a model release that grants the photographer the right to use the images for their portfolio, marketing materials, and other business purposes. The model release should also include a clause stating that the images will not be used in a manner that is harmful, offensive, or defamatory to the model.
  6. Copyright and ownership: The contract should state that the photographer retains the copyright to the images and that the client is purchasing a limited license to use the images for personal use.
  7. Liability and indemnification: The contract should include clauses that protect the photographer from liability in the event of any accidents or injuries during the session.

By including these elements in a boudoir photography contract, photographers can protect their rights and interests, as well as clearly communicate the terms and expectations of the session to their clients.

Happy shooting!

How to have a successful Boudoir photoshoot?

How to have a successful Boudoir photoshoot?

Boudoir photography is an intimate and personal experience that can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Here are some tips for having a successful boudoir photoshoot:

  1. Choose a photographer you feel comfortable with: It’s important to find a photographer who makes you feel at ease and who you feel comfortable being vulnerable in front of.

2. Plan your outfit and accessories in advance: Selecting the right outfit and accessories can help you feel more confident and comfortable during the photoshoot. Consider bringing a variety of options so that you have choices.

3. Build a connection with your photographer before the boudoir photoshoot. Ask them questions and listen to what they advise you to do.

4. Communicate with your photographer: Let your photographer know your comfort level and what you are and are not comfortable doing. It’s important to feel in control of the photo shoot and to have a clear understanding of what to expect.

5. Relax and have fun: Above all, try to relax and have fun during the photoshoot. Boudoir photography can be an empowering and confidence-boosting experience, so try to embrace it and enjoy the process.

Busting Excuses

Busting Excuses

Why you deserve a boudoir experience

When we get nervous, we make excuses. We can make up any excuse not to take care of ourselves and not to love ourselves fully. We all have busy lives, we are too consumed with work, we have someone to drive somewhere that we don’t wanna be… Sometimes it’s more important to spend time with your partner… We make up excuses like “I’m not photogenic” or “I wanna lose weight first” or “I cannot afford it right now”. I am sharing this to show you all that no matter the excuse, you CAN do it! Let me show you that no matter how you think of yourself, you are worthy of your self love.

“I don’t have enough time for myself”

It’s also important to remember that if you aren’t taking care of yourself emotionally, if you’re not blossoming and blooming, you’re not going to be able to handle taking care of anyone else. Which makes sense but it’s much harder said than done. Sometimes I am the WORST at attending to my own needs, emotional needs, sometimes I don’t even stretch for a full week, we all know how that end up feeling! I always give myself mental health breaks when I feel I need to stop and take a break, otherwise, I’ll forget what my life is about, I’ll forget my purpose and my calling and be consumed with life’s rat race, and I don’t want that! I did it in my twenties, now in my thirties I’m done with that and I’m a new me who takes care of herself physically, mentally and emotionally.

The reason I’m sharing this with you guys is sometimes I need someone to look me in the face and say, “SLOW DOWN, give yourself a break, stop moving, breath for a minutes”.

At a boudoir shoot you are able to breath, and able to love yourself for a few hours. Think of all the energy you’ll save on a daily basis if you stop comparing yourself to others, or stop worrying about what other people will think of how you look. You get to see where your beauty really comes from and this lifts such a huge emotional weight and prepares us for a healthy mentality.

You need to take time for yourself, why not spend it having an amazing time and getting glammed up for once?

“I’m not where I want to be physically / I don’t fit the media’s idea of a good enough size”

Did you know that the body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of females? ONLY FIVE PERCENT.

I will say this over and over again (and sorry, not sorry if you’ve heard me say it before), but WHY do you have to be a certain size to LOVE yourself? WHY do you have to fit a stranger’s messed up idea of a perfect body to love your own body? WHY are you comparing your size to everyone else, when no two women are the same?

In my opinion it’s great and essential to have goals and want to get healthy, but does that mean you hae to hate your body to do those things? Absolutely NOT! You should love yourself every step of the way. Be porud of where you are so that you can be proud of where you’re going. Have a boudoir shoot to celebrate where you are now and have one when you lose those 15 Lbs to celebrate how far you’ve come!

How many times in your life are you going to be at this age? Looking the way you do now? I don’t believe in waiting for boudoir photos. If you happen to look better in a year, then good for you, have another session done. Within 12 months of your first session I’m giving you a waived session fee just because you feel better about yourself and you want to create more art of yourself.

“I don’t feel sexy or sensual anymore so a boudoir shoot must not be for me”


This excuse is actually the EXACT reason you SHOULD  do a boudoir shoot.

Often times we lose touch with our femininity or sensuality when life gets crazy because of health/kids/work etc… there’s no shortage for excuses we give to avoid loving ourselves again is to have a boudoir shoot done to bring that spark back into us. I can show you that you have that sparkle inside you. You hide it well but not from me, and it might even ignite a spark between you and your partner as well!

Another thing to remember is that you don’t have to wear super sexy clothing/ lingerie. If you feel like this doesn’t show your personality, then there are so many other outfit ideas for you. I will gladly talk to you about them or you can check out our blog on finding outfits for your photoshoot.

“A boudoir shoot is an investment and I don’t have all the. money right now”.

Yes, a boudoir shoot is an investment. It is an investment in yourself. You are investing in your well-being and confidence as well. We do offer payment plans!  In order to book your shoot, there is a booking retainer, and after that we can set up your payment plan for the remaining so that it might be easier to book a shoot! if you have any questions about your payment plans, shoot us an email while setting up your shoot.


Laguna Beach Portrait Photography Studio Grand Opening

Laguna Beach Portrait Photography Studio Grand Opening

Chicago was the birth of CWS portrait and event photography. Moving to Laguna beach was a step necessary for me to be happier as an artist. I love the sun, I love the ocean, I am an artist, so Laguna Beach was an easy choice. When I moved here I joined professional networks that have been a treasure for me personally and to my business. The studio’s grand opening was in May and it was published live on FB, the video is still there check it out. We had 96 attendees and the credit of making it such a fun party goes to many amazing people. Some of them I want to recognize in here:

People I’m very grateful for:

  • Vaughn Fahie the mood setter and the gifted saxophone player
  • Jorge who ushered everyone into the studio
  • Luz sellers who helped all the attendees check in and mingled with the shy ones.
  • Hana Ericson who’s the life of the party with her bubbly personality and radiant smile
  • Paula Hornbuckle-Amold the Laguna Chamber’s executive director and her exquisite team from the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Sergio Prince the Community Relations Advisor, Chairman, Supervisor Lisa Bartlett’s Office
  • Nathan Searcy the Field Representative from Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’s office
  • Laura Oatman District Director of Congressman Harley Rouda’s office
  • Zack my fabulous associate photographer who documented the event
  • Kelsie who has helped us keeping everyone’s hydrated with great wines and champagnes
  • Chef Giacomo Pagano who has created the best Italian dishes and hors d’oeuvre for us

Here are a few photos from the event that shows some BTS and the spirit of the grand opening:

I am very thankful for everyone who had attended the event as they made it such a success. Because of the welcoming I have had in Orange County, therefor, it is so easy to give back to the community. Whether they were there to help make it a success, or were there as a guest, as a result the grand opening was a huge success . I’m very thankful for their support and kindness.