La Femme Boudoir Photography

Boudoir Photographer

Meet Christina Wesley

I'm a lover and seeker of beauty. I live for that moment when "it" all becomes clear.
I have a beautiful, crazy, adventurous family who provides 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 DAD’S 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.

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
  • “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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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

HELLO, BEAUTIFUL!

My name is Christina Wesley,
and I'm so excited to make some beautiful photographs with you!
GET STARTED

:: BE BOLD AND SOFT, BE EXCITING AND SUBTLE, BE ADVENTUROUS AND BE MODEST ::

INTERESTED IN BOOKING A BOUDOIR SHOOT?

First, please read through the FAQ here,
and if you'd like move forward with a phone or studio consultation to discuss a session further,
please fill out the form below!

Tell me everything you envision in your Boudoir Shoot.

What are you most excited to capture & celebrate?

I will get back to you within 24-48 business hours!

How Much Do Album Collections Start At?

Album Collections start at $999. Each collection includes a beautiful custom designed 20 page leather album.

How Much Is Required To Lock In Your Session?

$500 is required to lock in your session date, and payment plans are available.

Are Payment Plans Available?

Yes, payment plans are available! I'll help you plan your payments so you can stay comfortably within your budget.

I'm So Nervous! Is A Boudoir Session For Me?

Girl, everyone goes into this being nervous in some way, shape or form. If you weren't nervous I'd be surprised. I'd be nervous! The good news is that those nerves will dissolve within minutes. This session is all about you. We work together to stay within your comfort level, focus on the aspects of you that you're most proud of, and the whole session will feel like a woman-to-woman hangout. You're going to be stunned at how beautiful you look through my lens, and I can't wait to see your reaction! I work with mothers, single ladies, newly single ladies, brides, nurses, girls in their 20s, women in their 50s, and everyone in-between. I'm even hired to photograph other boudoir photographers! A boudoir session is for you, and your grandma too. Read 15 Reasons you deserve your boudoir session if you need more convincing.

How Long Have You Been A Boudoir Photographer?

I've been surrounded by photography my entire life. My parents are Master Photographers, and my brother is also an amazing photographer who specializes in weddings. (You can read more about this in my bio.) I started photographing weddings with my parents when I was a young teenager, and from there I fell in love with portrait photography. Especially portraits of women. I find it so interesting that each woman I work with is so different than the last but at the same time we share so many similar experiences. I knew I wanted to photograph intimate portraits of women long before boudoir photography became a thing. I focused on women's portraiture in early 2011, started La Femme boudoir in 2012, and the brand officially became an establishment in 2017. I've photographed hundreds of women and it never gets old. When I'm not photographing women, I'm photographing past boudoir clients' families and new babies, and I wouldn't change that for anything. You can see some of those non-boudoir portraits here.

What Is Your Retouching Process Like?

While Photoshop is our friend, I’m not going to over-retouch and make you look like someone you’re not. I will use lighting and posing to accentuate your best assets and make you look like the best version of yourself. Photoshop is there to rid the eye of distractions, minimize flyaway hairs, get rid of a light switch or two, and other non-life-altering functions. I will also use Photoshop to smooth out skin, minimize pores, and get rid of lint & wrinkles within reason. Once we narrow your images down to your favorites for your album, we'll go over my retouching process and look at each image a bit more closely. That being said, YOU are beautiful and so are your curves. We are women, our skin is soft, and our bodies are capable of miracles. Let's celebrate all that!

Will You Help Me Prepare For My Shoot?

Absolutely! I'm here to help you from the moment you contact me until the moment you get your products, and beyond. As soon as we lock in our date I'll send you some resources I've written especially for clients of La Femme Boudoir, as well as a Lingerie Guide with tons of links to lingerie shops and blogs for guidance. I want this experience to be as fun, exciting, and stress-free as possible and I do my best to make myself available for any questions and concerns you might have. After our session, I'll have you back in to guide you through the photo selection process. Many times, this is a same-day viewing so you won't even have to wait more than a couple hours to see your images! After our viewing and ordering session, I'll design a custom album layout based on your favorite images, which you'll be able to approve prior to production. Clients have told me that my process is incredibly helpful and stress-free, and that's why they've kept me as their personal photographer since!

What Can I Expect When I Book A Boudoir Session With You?

Fun, excitement, empowerment, and a whole new sense of confidence. Jump over to my blog to read more about What to expect from your boudoir session.

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