Category: Boudoir
August 4, 2020
Fuck it. I'm booking myself a boudoir shoot.

As women, we are taught to behave. While some of us straight up reject that mentality, many of us internalize it and have a hard time letting loose. I think this really is something we need to un-learn. Because, I'm sorry (not sorry), but what society tells us is “perfect” is friggin boring to me.

Boudoir portrait with red lingerie
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June 11, 2020
2020 Connecticut Portrait Mini Sessions
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April 9, 2020
This Photographer, in Quarantine

Wake up (Sleep in), slowly make an overly indulgent breakfast, take kids for walk/bike ride (or four), think about doing more than an hour of work (but don’t), think about doing a home work out (but don’t), try not to check the news, actually keep the house tidy because...

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March 29, 2020
2019 Holiday Mini Sessions

2019 HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS I was on the fence this year.Should I offer only Boudoir Minis, or family sessions too? As soon as I decided out loud that I wouldn't be offering them...I got FOUR inquiries... ...So here we are!And I'm not mad about it. I'm officially excited. 2019 Minis are NOW IN SESSION We'll […]

Holiday Mini Sessions by Christina Wesley Photography
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February 10, 2020
Visiting Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons: What you should know before you go

This wasn't our first time camping through National Parks Last July, my husband Dave and I flew the kids down to Florida to stay with the grandparents for a week while we whisked away to camp through the National Parks. The first time we did this was in 2018 and that time we went to […]

The Grand Tetons by Christina Wesley
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October 15, 2019
15 Reasons Why You Deserve Your boudoir photography session

I’m going to begin this blog post of the reason why you deserve your own boudoir photography session with an excerpt from a previous blog post. [A few weeks ago] I was photographing a woman in her 50s who broke down right before her session was about to begin. She said to me, “Who am […]

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October 12, 2019
What Really Happens at a La Femme Boudoir Photo Shoot

Boudoir photo shoots are kind of a new thing for the general public. A Boudoir Photo Shoot for Models and Actresses is a Thing of the Past Throughout the past, models and actresses were the only ones you’d see posed intimately in a professional photography setting. The model and actress life, in and of itself, […]

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September 17, 2019
A glamour photography session that puts you center stage.

When you think of glamour photography, what pops into your head?   I’ll tell you what comes to mine: the 1990s, big hair, bright makeup, a boa or a big string of pearls, star filters, and JCPenney. Here’s a snapshot of google image results. Bahaha-- kinda dyin’ right now. Luckily, personal style and also photography […]

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July 24, 2019
Your guide to your sexy boudoir shoot

So you’ve just booked your boudoir photo shoot with the perfect photographer, and now you’re wondering how to go about planning for it. What should you do before your photoshoot, and what are the big no-nos?  It’s taken many years of photographing boudoir sessions to come up with the advice on my Boudoir prep sheet. […]

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July 16, 2019
What makes a photo sexy?

As a boudoir photographer, I am constantly faced with the question of, “What makes a photo sexy?” It’s not that people are constantly asking me that exact question, but I have to answer that for myself every time consult with a client, every time I go into a shoot and take a photo, and every […]

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July 1, 2019
Why a Bridal Boudoir Album is the Ultimate Groom's Gift

Imagine this: You’re trolling Instagram one day and you came across a picture of a woman, not someone who would you would consider complete supermodel material, but she looked incredibly beautiful. The way she’s posed, the naturally sexy expression on her face, the lighting… and she was a normal chick. Bridal Boudoir Photos as the […]

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June 4, 2019
New Studio & Boudoir Session Giveaway!

La Femme Boudoir Studio has moved to Hartford, CT! Hey guys, we moved!! And our new boudoir studio is located at 56 Arbor St, Hartford CT and is incredible. Three HUGE floor to ceiling windows filling the room with natural light. String lights through the ceiling beams, carefully curated furniture, minimalistic... everything we've ever wanted. […]

La Femme Boudoir Photography Boudoir Shoot Giveaway on Instagram
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May 7, 2019
Preparing for a Portrait Mini Session

Mini Sessions are a bit different than traditional, longer sessions. Our time is more limited, and we work more under pressure. That being said, less time can allow for the best kinds of photos! Less posed, real moments. This is a chance to let personalities shine. But sometimes that pressure can lead to a bit […]

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April 29, 2019
LinkedIn: Why Having a Professional Headshot is More Important Than Ever

So a couple months back I signed into LinkedIn for the first time in years. I started going through them and other suggested connections and I was astounded at how many professionals and entrepreneurs were using cell phone photos as professional profile photos. Nevermind the ones where they just cropped their own face

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April 18, 2019
Preparation & Advice for Mini Sessions

It's that time of the year again! Celebrate this holiday with a portrait of you & your favorite people ❤ Reserve Your Mini!   Are you a mother, spouse, friend, son, daughter, or parent looking for the perfect gift to give this holiday season? 🌷 If you're a husband, trust me when I tell you […]

Family Mini Session outdoors by Christina Wesley
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April 3, 2019
Posing Tips for your Boudoir Session

WONDERING WHICH BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY POSES ARE RIGHT FOR YOUR SESSION? I GOT YOU, GIRL. Posing for a boudoir session can be one of the most daunting parts of the whole process. Just the thought of not knowing what to do can stop you from going for it, and it’s actually one of the main questions […]

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March 27, 2019
How to Prepare for a Boudoir Session

How to Prepare for your Boudoir Session: Read about how to pick the right Boudoir photographer, choose location, and outfits for your upcoming boudoir session.

Model in Boudoir Lingerie
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December 12, 2018
Self Care: Rising Tide Society & A Welcome Change

I did a thing yesterday:  I realized something big. A few things actually. I came to a big realization about myself and I discovered a few new ways to help overcome it. I didn't imagine I would have this kind of a day when I woke up. Anyone who knows me knows I'm not usually an anxious […]

Tina & Sam
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July 26, 2018
An artist’s work: Allison Gray

Allison Gray. Adventurous, an avid runner and Hash House Harrier, a dog lover, as good natured as they get, and super freakin' talented. I worked with Allison for the first time in 2017. When we met to get acquainted and talk about our approaching session, she humbly and simply told me that she was an […]

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June 16, 2018
The Journey of Baby Lucas & His Incredible Family

​About 3 years ago I had the honor of meeting and getting to know Justine Timbro (then, Spada.) She was about to be married to the love of her life, Jordan, and was as excited as could be to embark on their new journey together. About a year and a half ago, they welcomed their […]

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