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Boudoir Photographer

Meet Christina Wesley

I'm a lover and seeker of beauty. I live for that moment when "it" all becomes clear. And for my family; my husband, my little guy Sam, and "Baby Lana", who provide a steady stream of inspiration & neverending beauty.  

My best of friends know that my favorite movie is from the 90s, and just about everyone I know has no idea it ever existed. One of my most favorite quotes comes from this movie, Beautiful Girls, and it goes like this:

"Supermodels are beautiful girls, Will. A beautiful girl can make you dizzy, like you've been drinking Jack and Coke all morning. She can make you feel high full of the single greatest commodity known to man - promise. Promise of a better day. Promise of a greater hope. Promise of a new tomorrow. This particular aura can be found in the gait of a beautiful girl. In her smile, in her soul, the way she makes every rotten little thing about life seem like it's going to be okay. The supermodels, Willy? That's all they are. Bottled promise. Scenes from a brand new day. Hope dancing in stiletto heels."

Gets me every time.

Capturing Your Story

I love love love studying a person's expression of their individuality. I love to get to know people and learn how they got to where they are. And I've learned that everyone, including me, continues to grow and learn new things about themselves every day.

Many have told me that I have a knack for making anyone feel comfortable within moments of meeting them, and I take that compliment with pride.  Whether it be a great friend, family member, or complete stranger--whether she is bold, shy, or somewhere in-between--she has a story to tell and I want to capture it.

It All Started with a Dark Room in my Parents’ Basement

I come from a family of pretty amazing photographers. It all started with my father. When they were in early high school, my father and his brothers built a dark room in their parents' basement.

Learning from Master Photographers

My father became his high school yearbook photographer and photographed his first wedding at 17 years old. After serving eight years in the Army he started a photography business in 1983 that is still thriving today.

He taught my mother photography and they both went on to become Master Photographers, judging competitions all over the US for Professional Photographers of America. My brother and I started helping them number prints & build proof albums at a very early age and became their wedding and portrait assistants around 14 years old. He and I both started taking our own weddings in our early 20s.

Following My Passion in Boudoir Portrait Work

He now runs their business, Photo Expressions in Southington, CT, and I went on to open my own business focusing on Boudoir portrait work. La Femme Boudoir was started in 2012 and officially became its own business in 2017.

I have a knack for making anyone feel comfortable

Many have told me that I have a knack for making anyone feel comfortable within moments of meeting them, and I take that compliment with pride.  Whether it be a great friend, family member, or complete stranger--whether she is bold, shy, or somewhere in-between--she has a story to tell and I want to capture it.

As a Boudoir Photographer I want to Create an Empowering Experience

Nikon in hand, I welcome you to unravel with an exciting, liberating  and empowering experience you'll never forget; the chance of a lifetime to reinforce the standards of real beauty. Walk away from it holding a newfound confidence and a chic custom designed collection of your most gorgeous self.

What the girls are saying

“It was an amazing experience. A woman should at least once in their life, be able to feel the way I did the morning I walked into Tina’s house for my shoot! There’s nothing that can compare the beauty & empowerment you get. Not even from your wedding day! You have to do this! And def have your makeup and hair professional done right there too!”

@cathys_artistry

“Tina is the only person (lucky enough to call a friend) I would have ever felt comfortable enough to do a boudoir shoot with. She relieved all nerves and pressure making the entire experience very fun and collaborative. Posing is harder than it looks! But thankfully Tina was phenomenal in helping me get into the right poses to make my photos absolutely breathtaking. I am so proud of her work and am so honored I helped Tina in her successful endeavor!”

Miss J.

“I was very nervous in the process but when I got into shooting it felt natural. Tina is an amazing night photographer. I wouldn’t have done it with anyone else.”

Miss S.

"Tina is a pro! I contacted her for a boudoir session and loved every minute of it. We shared ideas of different looks and she was able to capture exactly what I was hoping for. She made me feel so comfortable and had great coaching during the shoot.

When it was time to view the photos in her studio, I cried because they were so beautiful. She has a way of making photos look sexy, tasteful, and romantic all at the same time. I will forever treasure my album and would highly recommend Tina for your next photo session!"

Miss E
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"After years of self consciousness and low esteem, I am very fortunate to have grown into this place right now where I am so comfortable with my body, and I wanted to celebrate that triumph with a boudoir shoot. The shoot itself was so much more fun than I was expecting. I always considered myself as being not very photogenic, but Tina really made it feel like I was just hanging out with a friend who happened to be taking pictures. She explained everything well and gave clear directions during the shoot and the results were unbelievable. I still can’t believe these photos are of me! To anyone considering a boudoir shoot, I would absolutely recommend going for it! It’s so much fun and it’s so empowering. I’m already thinking about when I’m going to do my next one!"

Miss M
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"Tina has a special gift of not only amazing photography but especially making you feel wonderful, comfortable and BEAUTIFUL! Her work is very tasteful and I only go to her for my photography needs. I've known her for many years and she really is such an amazing gal. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone even considering Boudoir because she brings out the natural beauty in you and won't make you feel uncomfortable. I'm grateful to have pictures from before AND after having children and I'll always be incredibly appreciative for her making me feel so beautiful in such a high standard society. Love you Tina!!!"

Miss T
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"I am so thankful I found Tina and La Femme Boudoir! Her style and creativity is exactly what I was looking for in boudoir photography. My photos and album came out better than I could have expected, but the best part was how fun the experience was! I will be thankful for Tina forever."

Miss S
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"I’ve never felt more comfortable in my own skin especially with so much of it exposed! It was empowering! What a wonderful experience and Christina is an unbelievably sweet and professional photographer!"

Miss L
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"I had a lot of anxiety about doing a maternity shoot, never mind a boudoir-style one. I felt like a stranger in my body, and I didn't feel beautiful or comfortable in my skin. But it was important to me to capture this crazy, weird, amazing time in my life, and I knew the only person I wanted to do it was Tina.

She made me feel so incredible through her work, I was able to see myself in a new light and actually come to appreciate being pregnant and the incredible things my body was doing--and I'm so, so happy now to have those pictures forever. The experience of shooting with her along with the beautiful images that came out of it changed how I saw myself, and was such a meaningful experience for me during such a crazy time in my life! Thank you forever, Tina!!!"

Miss J
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"Tina is an incredible woman, not to mention incredible photographer. She helped me to see myself in a different light- she helped me to feel beautiful and unique and classy and sexy - the way every woman wants to feel. She has a way of making you feel comfortable with her right from the start and she’s so easy to work with. The finished product was beautiful ... something my boyfriend and I will cherish for a very long time. I highly recommend her! Don’t question it... just do it. I promise you won’t be disappointed."

Miss L
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"Tina was remarkably easy to work with. She is a master of her craft and used her profound talent and knowledge to create the perfect boudoir shoot for me. She accommodated my requests easily and was happy to gear the session toward my edgy interests and personality. The end results were breathtaking and exactly what I'd envisioned. From the composure to the posing, the lighting and the editing, Tina did an amazing job. On top of everything else, she made me feel comfortable, confident and striking. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the market for boudoir photos."

Miss A
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Hello, Beautiful!

My name is Christina Wesley, 

and I'm so excited to make some beautiful photographs with you! 

 

:: Be bold and soft, be exciting and subtle, be adventurous and be modest ::

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