La Femme Boudoir Photography
Category: Business
June 23, 2021
5 Simple Ways to Boost your Confidence

The main point I’d like you to take from this point is that confidence is not needed to do a boudoir session; confidence comes from booking yourself a boudoir session. It’s the act of putting yourself first that makes you feel more empowered and confident.

Book a Boudoir session to boost your confidence
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November 2, 2020
2020 HOLIDAY MINI PORTRAIT SESSIONS

2020 Holiday Mini Sessions by Christina Wesley Photography are now in session! Book yours today!

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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
2021 Mother's Day Mini Sessions
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March 8, 2021
International Women's Day: A Boudoir Photographer's Perspective
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February 23, 2021
The Implied Project Podcast: 12 Questions with Boudoir Photographer Christina Wesley
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September 23, 2020
What Happens When you Book a Boudoir Session: The Side Effects
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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 is for Any Woman Throughout the years, models and actresses were the only ones you’d see posed intimately in a professional photography studio setting. The life of a model and/or actress, in and of itself, is a pretty […]

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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 style […]

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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
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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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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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