Hello!

Thank you for your interest in Boudoir by Erica. I just wanted to give you a little information on boudoir photography and why it is not only my speciality but truly my passion. My mission is to empower women one session at a time.

 

Why I chose Boudoir:  Boudoir is not trashy or inappropriate in any way. It's about empowerment and loving yourself and feeling sexy and comfortable in your own skin. I have struggled with body issues most of my life as I'm sure most women do. My clients tell me what they hate about themselves at their shoots and it breaks my heart because I can so relate. Here's the thing though. My husband loves me unconditionally no matter what size I am. My kids love me unconditionally no matter what size I am and my friends and family love me unconditionally no matter what size I am. As long as I'm healthy, why obsess over a number on the scale or a little wiggle here and there? How am I going to teach my girls to love themselves if I'm always bitching about my weight or appearance? Why couldn't I take my own advice? It's not about my weight. It's about loving myself. It took me years to finally accept and love myself no matter what size I am in large part to my amazing husband. I had to finally see myself through his eyes. He doesn't see any of the imperfections I see. Part of the boudoir experience is helping women to embrace themselves and all their curves and imperfections. They are what make you well, you after all. I want women to realize that they are beautiful today, right now. Not when they lose those 10 last pounds or finally have that "perfect" body. If you are always planning ahead for the future and what might be down the road, you don't stop and enjoy the present moment and just how freaking amazing it is. Not to sound corny but that is why I love boudoir photography. I want you to see just how gorgeous you are and feel that way as well. That is my mission.

 

What is boudoir photography? Boudoir is defined as a ladies bedroom or private sitting room Boudoir photography is capturing tasteful and sensual images of women (ages 18 and up) in lingerie and/or being partially clothed or wearing anything that makes you feel beautiful. When you feel beautiful, you are beautiful. Clothing suggestions are listed below. It is more suggestive and not as much revealing. My emphasis is on making you look as beautiful and desirable as you really are. Your comfort level is my utmost concern. I never want you to do anything or pose in a way that makes you uncomfortable.

 

When to do a boudoir session?  Boudoir photography is often done by a bride to be. She will present her husband with an album of her images on their wedding night. Other times for boudoir photography are Anniversaries, Valentines Day, Birthdays or ANY time you want to give your significant other a very special gift he will never forget! Some women also do it just for themselves as well. These are my favorite sessions! Sometimes they have lost weight or reached a fitness goal. Other times they just want to document this stage in their lives. Nothing makes you feel more beautiful than getting your makeup and hair done and having a boudoir/beauty session! Whatever your occasion my mission is to make you feel beautiful and capture images you will look back on for many years to come.


What can I expect?  Boudoir is defined as a woman's sitting area or bedroom. The majority of my sessions take place in my private home studio that was specifically designed for beauty/boudoir sessions. For an added fee I can also come to you and do your session in your own bedroom or other location. Wherever your session takes place, I want you to feel totally comfortable and at ease. It is natural to feel a little nervous in the beginning. Pretty much everyone does. I am not judging you at all. I want you to have a great experience and amazing images. Once we get started I promise you that you will have a great time! You will have the freedom to truly express yourself during a boudoir session. Your emotions and personality are expertly captured. Your final images are retouched according to your preferences. 

Some clothing suggestions are listed below:

  • lingerie
  • swimwear
  • bikinis/boy shorts
  • the little black dress with high heels
  • thigh high stockings with garter belts
  • tank tops/camisoles with pretty panties/thongs
  • corset or bustier
  • the simple "white sheet"
  • If you are getting married your shoes and wedding veil are great to bring!
  • Or even raiding your significant others closet works too! Items like his favorite sport jersey, boxer shorts, dress shirt and tie, his hat, etc.

 

I am here to guide you through the entire process. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. We can even start a private Pinterest board with ideas/inspiration for your shoot. My user name is https://www.pinterest.com/ericapeerenboom/.  Thank you for your time and interest in Boudoir by Erica.

 

Peace and Love,

Erica xoxo