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12 Aug 2018

SEXY_UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY_LAS VEGAS

When in Vegas do something you have never done before whether it is a #boudoirphotoshoot OR an underwater sexy shoot we do it all!! Out fabulous Lara has mastered the underwater amazing shoot OR a #couplesshoot .... We are commited to make some amazing art of you to definitely put a very large art piece of YOU on your wall where ever that wall might be!!!!! Give us a call 310-935-1000 to discuss your dreams...We can make it happen!!! #boudoirunderwater #underwaterphotoshootlasvegas #2018boudoirphotography #2018 https://theboudoircafe.com http://cheriefoto.com

11 Aug 2018

WHY ALL GIRLS NEED A BOUDOIR SHOOT

The reason every girl needs to do a boudoir shoot is to have that time to reset the sexy button on their life and remember that being a woman is the greatest gift in life that can be given...... We have been revered throughout history since the beginning!! Women have somehow lost their way and because history is now a thing of the past and no one seems to care the ideas and concepts that women are the amazing creatures that are Gods gift to men and the world itself is a forgotten idea. If only the girls of today would read and find the history of women and see how this is such a gift to be shared to everyone. We feel that with every woman that steps through our doors. I know the history and I know how urgent it is to spread this gift of knowledge to the women of today. We must remember and not forget and keep our gifts and be able to sweetly use them for mankind!!! We are the strength of the earth and we have the power and we must know that! I must say that I am not a writer and…

13 Jun 2018

HISTORY OF BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

WHAT IS BOUDOIR? The Origin of boudoir started in #France between 1775-85 A woman's bedroom or private sitting room where she can retire to be alone The French word #boudoir literally means to pout or sulk! At the #boudoircafe we like to think of the boudoir as a private #dressingroom for woman where she can hideout when she needs some quiet time to chill.....a woman has the right to be sexy when she wants to be. We encourage all women to take charge of their bodies and build self esteem....as we get ready for summer we want to look our best and a #photoshoot at the cafe is a great way to get started....we have custom packages tailored to your needs...bring a girlfriend between now and the end of summer and we will give you a special deal’ Hedley and Cherie PS We give them a getting ready guide after they have given us deposit … this guide gives you all the information about what to do before your studio date FROM THE DICTIONARY FOR YOUR TOTAL INFORMATION: Origin of Boudoir 1775–85; < French: literally, a sulking place (boud(er) to sulk + -oir -ory2) 1777, "room where a lady may…

06 May 2018

WHO IS THE BOUDOIR CAFE AND WHY WE ARE FABULOUS 🙂

When alot of clients come into the studio and finally meet us for their experience, There is alot of asking who we are and the story about us!! So I thought since I am bringing my website up to date and giving it a facelift I would tell our story before you get into the studio so you feel like you already know us. I find that a lot of women do say that and have read the info on us but here I thought I would put up old photos and highlights of our lives together and tell the what some call a great story for all!! W have always done boudoir photography and shot women right back to the beginning of meeting in Toronto in 1976 (yes way before you all were born!) We were total 70's kids having the time of our life! Don't be jealous but I can see how you might be. The days of Studio 54, Ibiza back in the day, Goa India, being a radio DJ and first woman photographer at a major Toronto newspaper was all part of the story! Not only that but Hedley brought alot of very cool music to…

05 May 2018

QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK ABOUT GLAMOUR VERSUS BOUDOIR

Is there a Difference Between Beauty Inspired Personal Portraits and Boudoir Style Photography? There is a difference and it encompasses an entire range of ideas and what is possible. Actually the ideas and feelings and the why we are doing this photo is endless and therefore very exciting. There is Boudoir photography and there is a portrait and between there is what is called Glamour. This leaves the stage open to anything and everything. The middle of this story is more of a Glamor shoot where you would come and have makeup done and shop and get ready for the shoot as you would for boudoir or a more risque shoot but it is in my opinion a more elegant type feeling, more hollywood lighting and style photography!! At the Boudoir Cafe we try to do al three at the same time. So you will be able to put a beautiful portrait on your partners desk or have those steamy photos for private collection only! This should be on every girls bucket list so start finding a great photographer that can capture the real you or the one that resides in you and no one knows that girl!!  Every girl…

04 Apr 2018

RETOUCHING CAN MAKE A BOUDOIR PHOTO INTO A WORK OF ART!!

Boudoir Cafe are always striving to make amazing photos for our clients and this post is for you to see what can be done with our retouching!!  We first strive to do great pics in the camera while shooting so our retouching makes a great photo even better. That is our philosophy!! here is a small sampling of before and after photos and it give you an idea of what can be done. Any ideas are welcome and we love to make the dreams of our clients a reality.      

13 Mar 2018

YOUR BUCKET LIST IS REAL ◯ BOUDOIR PHOTO SHOOT SHOULD BE AT THE TOP!!

I cannot tell you how many women have come to us and told us that this #boudoirphotoshoot was at the top of their #bucketlist  !! It is something that you will never forget and will be so happy that you bit the bullet and called....Let us take iconic images of you so that you will forever have them in your treasure chest of amazing pics of yourself.... We have been busy for the past few months so blogging has taken the back burner but here are a few shots from recent amazing shoots that we have done and had a great time shooting these fabulous women on top of all that....xoxoxoxo   A note for the husbands that are looking for the perfect gift for their wives..This is the ultimate gift for her....She will have a ball and be a different woman when she comes out of the shoot..More confident and sexy!!!

24 Nov 2017

LET US HELP YOU FEEL FABULOUS ABOUT YOURSELF!!!!

Helping women rediscover themselves: Picture this: You are a woman over 40 you have 2 kids and your body does not feel like your body anymore ...everything is falling in all the wrong places.......gravity is starting to take over...you don’t love yourself and just not feeling loved anymore...your confidence is at an all time low..... Well you are a perfect candidate for the Boudoir Cafe......At the #BoudoirCafe we are equipped to takeaway all your fears... Every woman comes in with fear....it’s a natural condition we all have especially when it comes to our bodies....men and women, all have fear there’s something out of place...but nothing can build our confidence better than being able look at ourselves in the mirror....and say I look beautiful!! At the #BoudoirCafe we become the mirror...you start to see yourself through our eyes...with fabulous makeup and hair and sexy lingerie....we pamper you and wait on you hand and foot, offer you champagne and tell you how beautiful you are... We bring back your confidence.... we touch that part of your soul that reminds you....you are a beautiful woman.....take the first step... Call Cherie.....She will make you know this is for you!! 310-935-1000

28 Sep 2017

WHY YOU WANT YOUR BOUDOIR SHOOT TODAY!!!

In these days of really fast changes and memories going by so fast, and with the explosion of short videos for social media, I am really thrilled to be a still photographer…..don’t get me wrong, I find myself shooting more and more videos for clients who are asking for it but it also forces me to make more compelling images that tell a story…emotional portraits? This is what we try to portray with our Boudoir Cafe images….Cherie and I are relentlessly pursuing every aspect of the art of creating beautiful images that make connection with all of our subjects! The make up, the clothes, the lighting……..In todays photography world we are involved in every aspect… from the clients phone call or email where Cherie discusses in detail every move on how to prepare for the shoot …..from the selection of her garments to be worn, the poses, and maybe the most important question:  how the images will be viewed in the final product. Yes the times are a changing and in the era of Social Media and of the selfie and smart phones with cameras, peoples photo requirements have changed. Luckily Boudoir photography needs special gear that can’t yet be duplicated with camera phones…Cherie…

06 Aug 2017

HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL BOUDOIR SHOOT

WHAT YOU NEED FOR A SUCCESSFUL BOUDOIR SHOOT There are always things that look amazing on film and so I thought I would write this blog to explain how it works…. Certain props and attitudes have to come with you on the day of…. My first recommendation whoever you shoot with is to get professional makeup…Makeup artists are just that Artists…They spend their life thinking about how to make you beautiful and the best products and contouring…..which is good for all of us…LOL… Boudoir photography is all about being sexy and beautiful so when you pick the photographer make sure you feel comfortable with them and feel they can do for you what you want…. It is an experience like no other…I will transform you and make you feel like the sexy thing you were meant to feel….This is a gift for yourself and your partner….It will end up being the thing that is looked at the most by both of you….for years to come….. So when picking outfits for the shoot the key is do you feel sexy and beautiful in it…Remember and outfit could be nude too…There are those women who totally feel sexy nude and why not…We…

01 Aug 2017

I KNOW YOU ARE NERVOUS TO DO A BOUDOIR SHOOT BUT DO IT ANYWAY!!!!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BOOKING A BOUDOIR SESSION WITH US!! IT IS TOTALLY OK TO BE NERVOUS....Most girls are because after all most of us are not in front of the camera for a living...!!  Also you are going outside of your comfort zone!  I promise you that once you get to our studio and talk to us for a few minutes the nervousness will totally disappear and it will blend into OMG I am having the time of my life!!! 2.   YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LOSE 5 - 10 POUNDS TO DO THIS SHOOT!! We ALL have hot spots that we do not like and if you are in a session with a great photographer they will know what areas are of concern and posing will take care of that in a flash!!  Also picking the right lingerie is important as well!! BUT posing with a pro is the key!!   3.  DRESS HOW YOU ARE!! If you love sexy revealing lingerie shoot in that BUT if you are an old shirt kind of girl wear that!! 4. PHOTOSHOP THAT OUT PLEASE!   Want you all to know that photoshop cannot take out everything!! And…

14 Jun 2017

Best Boudoir Photographers Los Angeles

Here at The Boudoir Cafe we are very excited that through our photography we also work on empowering the women that we shoot. We know that most of the photos on our website look like models but the truth is they are just regular women of all backgrounds and sizes!!  From start to finish we pamper our clients make them feel totally beautiful. From our expert makeup artists to picking the finished very high end products it is all a really amazing experience. Look forward to being adored and loved!! We are considered some of the best boudoir photographers in LA...BTW From the moment you enter our studio it is another world of playing and dress up and fun!! We have a lot of very fun and exciting accessories and beautiful lighting and sets. We have an amazing guide for getting ready for your shoot and lots of info on where to shop and how to get ready. Once in the studio we are experts at helping you put the outfits together. We also have a lingerie store in Beverly Hills that has the greatest lingerie for shooting and we are happy to go shopping with you!!! We make custom…

06 Jun 2017

SUMMER BOUDOIR SPECIAL…CALL ASAP…

We have been shooting a lot and posting so little 🙁   Sorry busy making artwork of our amazing clientele and sending it all over the world!!!...Such an exciting thing to do iconic images for our girls and then making art of them to be printed and placed on many a fabulous wall around the globe.... We have been shooting so many new clients and interesting things are from couples boudoir to many girlfriend experiences where we get fabulous calls from the boyfriend or husband and then they send their girl to us for an experience of total custom pampering, beauty and fashion overload then onto the boudoir photography shoot portion where every girl after a few maybe awkward moments becomes the sexy siren that we all knew was there..... We are doing a few summer specials so please call as soon as you can to be able to book within the next few weeks....We are doing specials if we have any few days left..... Send your girl or come in for your partner for the best time in LA...It is unforgettable and every girl that shoots with us leaves and usually writes after that their lives were changed and they…

20 May 2017

OUR BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY REALIZATIONS….

It suddenly occurred to me as we were shooting our most recent clients this week, that Cherie and I have a very unique shooting style> We shoot side by side with different cameras and different lenses and we get two different perspectives at the same time using a combination flash and continuous light…we are constantly pushing to get the next great shot…all the while making the clients get over their fears of being the subject and being photographed we create a party atmosphere with great music and drink …. …..our last clients were a couple that came to us for a boudoir shoot and we had to think about how to add a man into the mix We have not been shooting couples so this seemed like a good opportunity to explore further #couplesboudoir . Traditionally the men are never on the boudoir set unless he is the photographer….in this case however the man in this couple was very much in love with the woman so the emotion was already there….they had great fashion sense which made our work a little easier  They brought samples of images they were interested in and Champagne with glasses…I could get use to this! Lighting is…

24 Apr 2017

GIRLFRIEND SEXY PHOTO SHOOTS

We have been getting a lot of men calling us and asking for us to shoot their wives and girlfriends...And it has been really a great feature for us....We love connecting with the recipients of these shoots and hearing from them...We like them being involved if it is not a surprise and hello boys you all know that you want these pics for yourself.....I have many male clients that have totally gotten their girls into it!!!And then they want to shoot their girls over and over and start shopping for them 🙂 We have amazing Gift Certificates and every girl melts at getting it.....I must say it is amazing.....So get on board give us a call and find out about it all....Happy to talk....Cherie

08 Apr 2017

HOT MOMS ALL NEED A BOUDOIR SHOOT AND THEIR HUSBANDS NEED TO GET THEM IN!!

We have so many hot moms these days so a little Queen time and no kid zone is important for mental health!! Why do hot moms need to do a boudoir shoot, because it helps them remember that they are HOT!! The day is an experience for getting your makeup done and feeling very sexy in your hot lingerie and high heels which is not the normal get up on your daily activities.... So be bold and get the hubby to get you in...You know they will love the pics and you will feel differently after the shoot...Jump start you love life with this boudoir shoot and feel all the love you had for each other like before the kids came along....

25 Mar 2017

WHY HUSBANDS WANT TO BUY A BOUDOIR SHOOT FOR THEIR WIVES

We always say that all men want their wives and girlfriends to do a boudoir shoot whether the girls know this or not is just education! The answer is a YES!! The men love love love to have these little goodies on their phone to look at them while the day drags on or traveling is a must have. So men we know you want it so lets get on it!! We will make the best package possible to make your girls feel beautiful, loved and adored!! We will make them a Queen for the day.... Call us today to get the ball rolling...it is one of the most fun things you can do for your women and they will have a ball...... From our Husband Ryan: "The best money I ever spent for my girl." xoxoxoxox Cherie 310-935-1000 Lets talk 🙂

09 Mar 2017

THE ULTIMATE BOUDOIR SHOOT PACKAGE….LOS ANGELES BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

Hello this is Hedley Jones, Cherie Steinberg’s partner and husband at the Boudoir Cafe. Our style is that we shoot side by side and are a part of the show! It’s 2017 and we have been shooting at The Boudoir Café exclusively for about 4 years at our studio in #beverlyhills but we are also very much open to destination shoots. Our local area of travel from Los Angeles includes  Las Vegas and San Fransisco but we are open to any romantic getaway that our clients might suggest. So what is the state of boudoir in 2017….from a mans point of view? When I shoot at the boudoir cafe alongside Cherie,  our clients have the unique experience of two cameras and a female/male perspective. This is one of the things that gives us an edge in the industry. …you get double the fun!!!! Also two different angles and lenses which make for more selection. In the past all our marketing was geared to women and their needs, but recently we have been paying more attention to the men….every man wants their woman to be sexy and with the easy access to sexy images on the internet every woman faces stiff…

02 Mar 2017

ANYTIME IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR A BOUDOIR SHOOT!!! BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES

YES IT IS TRUE....TO DO A BOUDOIR SHOOT AND GET ICONIC ART IMAGES OF YOURSELF IS A MUST...A TOTAL BUCKET LIST MUST!!!  WITH WELL OVER 50 YELP TESTIMONIALS OF WHY THIS IS AN IMPORTANT THING FOR ALL WOMEN TO DO THE QUESTION IS WHY HAVEN'T YOU!! I KNOW BECAUSE YOU FEEL YOUR BODY IS NOT UP TO SNUFF, YOUR FEELING FATTER THAN NORMAL, YOUR CONFIDENCE IS NOT THAT GREAT, YOUR ARE NERVOUS AND SCARED TO GO TO PHOTOGRAPHER AND TAKE IT OFF....THESE ARE NOT REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT DO IT THESE ARE ALL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT...I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW EVERY WOMAN THAT COMES INTO DO A BOUDOIR SHOOT HERE IN LOS ANGELES WITH US SAYS THAT IT WAS WITHOUT THE BEST THING THEY HAVE EVER DONE...THEIR CONFIDENCE LEVELS SOARED AFTER THEY SAW THEMSELVES LOOKING SO STUNNING AND BEAUTIFUL AND FEELING SO GREAT ABOUT THEMSELVES.....MOST GIRLS HAVE NEVER HAD THEIR MAKEUP DONE AND THEY JUST CANNOT GET OVER LOOKING IN THE MIRROR AND FEELING SO BEAUTIFUL!!...SO TAKE THE STEP AND MAKE THE CALL....TALK ABOUT YOUR DREAMS AND DESIRES FOR WHAT YOU WANT AT THE END OF THE SHOOT AND DO IT FOR YOURSELVES...NO ONE ELSE......LET US…

30 Dec 2016

HERE’S TO THE BEST YEAR EVER AND A SEXY BOUDOIR SHOOT IN 2017

This is the year to celebrate yourself....After seeing all the images we took for our clients in 2016 we are convinced the very best way to do something amazing for yourself, make a lifetime of cherished pics, make a gift for your husband or boyfriend and bring back your sexy this year this I am convinced is the best way for a woman to feel fabulous about themselves!!! So get those high heels and give us a call and ohhh yea...have the best year ever!!!! Happy New Year.... Looking forward to seeing you do your boudoir shoot with this Los Angeles Boudoir Photographer!!!! “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  - Maya Angelou

30 Sep 2016

WHY EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO HAVE A BOUDOIR PHOTO SHOOT

Why every Woman needs to have a Boudoir Photo Shoot at least once in her Life Boudoir photo sessions are about making you feel sexy and beautiful, so it would make sense that every woman needs to experience this at least once. Unfortunately in this day and age, women are made to feel that they must look a certain way by society standards but with boudoir, the real you is what makes the photos sexy, not what society says. Boudoir photographers are trained to know how to capture your best assets and angles and make you realize how beautiful you really are. A recent Boudoir client Yvette of Malibu said “I think every woman should do this for herself! Talk about feeling empowered! It was worth every penny.”   In addition to feeling beautiful you should also have a boudoir photo session at least once in your life for these reasons: Encourages you to love yourself Its an excuse to buy cute and sexy lingerie It makes a great gift for the man in your life It will make you feel empowered You will have a memento of your true outer beauty Boudoir sessions are also a great way to celebrate…

25 Aug 2016

EMPOWER AND LOVE YOURSELF WITH A PHOTO SHOOT~BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

Whether you come to us for a sexy boudoir shoot or a looking fabulous personal portrait the results are the same!!! We are here to empower and make you feel so special and beautiful it is a crime not to do this for yourself!!! Society seems overloaded with images and ideas what it means to look perfect, sexy and beautiful. Just because you are not a size 2 or weigh a certain amount doesn’t make you any less beautiful than another person. Beauty is so much more than skin deep; it is our personalities, experiences, self-confidence and outlook on life that truly makes us beautiful. Lets find the things you love about yourself and focus on those features. When you draw attention away from your “flaws” and focus on your best attributes, you will see your own beauty easier than if you were to focus on your “flaws”. For the record, flaws are only flaws if you make them into something negative. Let us help you turn all that around!! Have a photo shoot for yourself. No, you aren’t conceited in wanting a sexy boudoir shoot for yourself or a fabulous, amazing portrait; in fact you’re showing your inner strength…

03 Aug 2016

THE HISTORY OF BOUDOIR

The History of Boudoir Photography Boudoir photography has picked up in popularity over the past several years, but there are still those who consider sexy images of the female for to be taboo or inappropriate. To understand the beauty behind that art of boudoir photos and photography, you must know the history. Boudoir art started to come about in the 1920s as an alternative to the illegal activity of nude photographs. As we know from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, “well behaved women seldom make history”, so as with most illegal activities, there were rebels. In this case, photographers got creative and really took the direction of boudoir into a new space by photographing larger women against elaborate backdrops. Then, in the 1940s the focus of boudoir turned from large women to pin-up girls. Pin-up girls would be slightly curvy and wear corsets, men’s ties and stockings. During this time, the incorporation of props into boudoir poses was started. The biggest change in the evolution of the art of boudoir was in the 1970s. It was then that glamour boudoir photography began to be accepted as “professional art” among the artistic community and society. Boudoir photography started to be viewed as more…

07 Jul 2016

TOP 10 BOUDOIR PROPS FOR SIZZLING IMAGES ~

Top 10 Boudoir Props to Enhance the Beauty of your Boudoir Photos As explained in our post about the history of boudoir photography, props and accessories started to be incorporated into the images and tasteful photography around the 1940s. The list of boudoir props is endless but we composed a list of our top 10 favorites that are most easily used during glamour photo shoots, but easily accessible. While a boudoir photo of a female with a horse or elephant may create an beautiful image, most of us don’t have horses of elephants conveniently available. Lace or Silk is a stable in boudoir photography. Lace can make any image sexier just by covering the right areas of skin. The tease and anticipation of what is underneath is enough to keep even the most hesitant gazer intrigued. The use of silk is beautiful as it can delicately drape over the female form, accentuating every curve and your natural beauty. In addition, if caught at the right angle, it can even reflect light and catch the glimmer in your eyes. Items representing your significant other’s favorite hobby are becoming more common in glamour photography as a man loves seeing his leading lady…

04 Jun 2016

TORONTO BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Hey gang... Yes it is true.. Coming to Toronto and shooting a few clients on June 15th in a downtown hotel.. Have an amazing Makeup Artist...and very cool hotel.... Please contact me directly at info@boudoirphotographer.studio  to find out more.....OR DM me on Instagram:: Boudoir Cafe Hope to see you in my city!! Get iconic images of yourself that you will have your entire life..... Toronto boudoir is the best city in the world to shoot Toronto boudoir photography!!!    

NEW ARTWORK AND IDEAS FOR OUR CLIENTS

Here at The Boudoir Café we are always striving to do new and exciting things in the form of making very cool artwork for them!!!  Actually doing this kind of work has also attracted galleries from around the world that love our work and are not selling it worldwide......With all that said it really started with our desire and excitement to make exciting things for our clients..Not just the same old boudoir shots and poses...and photos...So with that said here are a few things that we have been working on to enhance and make the original photos into artwork and totally work on any wall in any home....The way I see it!! Some new ideas....So think about this and think how you would I know love to have some images of yourself that you can have forever....

22 May 2016

BRIDAL BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY AS WEDDING NIGHT GIFTS!!!

Bridal Boudoir Photography There has been a trend for gifting new husbands after the wedding that has become super popular; bridal boudoir photography. Unlike the previous photos and selfies you have sent your significant other, a professional should take your bridal boudoir photos. Many wedding photographers will offer bridal boudoir shoots as an added service, but if your photographer doesn’t offer this service, then most cities offer photographers who specialize in this boudoir photography style. Keep in mind that while these are secret gifts for your new spouse, boudoir is hardly X-rated. Think of it as PG-13 with classic pinup-inspired pictures, or what the professionals call 'implied nudes.' Implied nudes means that while you’re wearing very little (or nothing at all), you don’t show anything either. Picture shots from the back, wrapped in blankets or feather boas and even some photos taken of you on your stomach. Your bridal photographer will be able to advise you on the best poses for your intentions, comfort level and body. But if you want to do nudes that is all OK too!! Remember this is also a gift to yourself!!! You will have these iconic images of yourself forever!! While most boudoir photographers will have…

06 Apr 2016

LINGERIE FOR EVERYBODY ~ LITERALLY

Lingerie for Every Body…Literally! Lingerie is meant to make a woman feel sexier, but what happens if she doesn’t feel sexy in her own skin due to her physical appearance? The solution is quite simple, lingerie! With so many styles, fabrics and cuts there is a lingerie style for every body type that will accentuate what makes you most beautiful and help hide those things you’re less than happy with. Our friends at 3Wishes have a broad array of pretty much every style lingerie imaginable, including an extensive line for plus sized ladies. We’ve composed the 5 most common physical concerns and features that women have and suggested certain lingerie styles that either draw attention to or away those assets as you’d like. If you have less than what they can “washboard abs”, i.e. a midsection you’d rather keep hidden under a hoodie, than these lingerie styles are for you. Look for something that has sheer or lacey materials draping over the midriff. Make sure its not taught but loosely flowing. Even if you hide your tummy, there are plenty other sexy assets to show off. This red baby doll has a soft and comfortable stretch lace bodice with underwire…

30 Mar 2016

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH A BOUDOIR/PORTRAIT PHOTO SHOOT

Empower Yourself with a Boudoir or Portrait Photo Shoot Society seems overloaded with images and ideas what it means to look perfect, sexy and beautiful. Just because you are not a size 2 or weigh a certain amount doesn’t make you any less beautiful than another person. Beauty is so much more than skin deep; it is our personalities, experiences, self-confidence and outlook on life that truly makes us beautiful. While this concept is often easier said than done, there are many ways to feel beautiful again. Sit up straight and walk with proper posture. There was a study done by the European Journal of Social Psychology that found subjects who sat up straight in their chairs were more confident. Think about it, if boosted confidence is a factor of feeling beautiful and slouching decreases confidence…you should stop slouching! Find the things you love about yourself and focus on those features. When you draw attention away from your “flaws” and focus on your best attributes, you will see your own beauty easier than if you were to focus on your “flaws”. For the record, flaws are only flaws if you make them into something negative. Yes, it is that easy!…

06 Mar 2016

THE MOST AMAZING SYMPOSIUM OF OUR CAREER IS HAPPENING THIS SUMMER!!!

The Boudoir Café, Cherie & Hedley could not be more excited to be on the stage with a photo legend Yervant for the Graphi Studio/Yervant Photography Symposium, with some of the without a doubt great photographers in the photo world!!......And then they invited us!!! We cannot wait to speak about our Boudoir photography and our techniques and insights to what we do and how we do it in Seattle presenting on July 19th at the Alexis Hotel ~ 1007 First Street, Seattle.... It will really be a ground breaking group on this 6 city tour that Yervant and his partner in life and in business Anie are hosting along with the amazing album company all the way for Venice, Italy.....Some of the best photographers making some of the most amazing and creative albums and artwork on the planet!! Industy greats such as Yervant & Anie who have been inspiring and wowing us with their beautiful and sexy wedding fashion imagery, Joe Buissink the Beverly Hills Celebrity photographer, Dixie Dixon the Nikon Ambassador and sweetheart, Sue Bryce the Portrait Queen and Fashion Guru Lindsay Adler to name a few..... Here is all the info and we cannot wait to see you there!!!…

14 Feb 2016

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY ARTICLE IN ~ THE TELEGRAPH!!!

Thank you Celia Walden wife of Piers Morgan for coming in the studio and writing about our time together...First of all choosing us over many great boudoir photographers in Los Angeles was of course so flattering......and a great stamp of approval....We really bonded with her.....Celia was not only beautiful but extremely funny and we laughed our way through the entire experience!!!! Again Celia Walden Thank you for one of the best articles written about myself and Hedley and The Boudoir Café.... Was great having this article come live today!!! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/celia-waldens-boudoir-photography-session Check it out....You will laugh your head off!!!!

25 Jan 2016

DOING IT ALL…BOUDOIR, GLAMOUR, PIN UP, CONCEPTUAL PORTRAITS AND WE HAVE OUR OWN CLOSET!!!

Thats right... We have a closet and you can raid it... Get anything you want to make the coolest outfit ever whether it is for Boudoir, Glamour, Portraits, Sexy, Fetish, Sexy Fetish or Glam OR whatever you want to call it!!!...You can raid our closet and get that shoot you have always wanted to do......Experience being pampered, adored, loved and fussed over and feeling amazing at the end of it all and have an iconic image of yourself that you will LOVE forever!!!! When you book with us we let u come over and look and reserve anything you want for the day!!! From head to toe we have it...... HURRY!! Pull out all the stops!! Going back to our Roots!!!!! If you are a girl or a transgender wanting to be a girl or you just want to feel sexy,  we are your one stop shop....... Why stop at Boudoir!!! w  We have a closet full of sexy things from #lingerie to #eveninggowns, to help bring out your sexy. We are full of ideas but if you have an idea we will try to execute it…. Let's talk about it......We live to be creative and have fun while we create…

24 Jan 2016

SPEAKING FOR NIKON ~ THANK YOU!!! #Mystic Seminars

I wanted to give a special shout out to Nikon NPS for sponsoring us on a recent talk at the Mystic Seminars for a conference in Portland..... We had what I would say was the Best Time Ever and it was only because Nikon believed in us as speakers and educators that it happened...Also a special Shout out to Mike Corrado< Nikon NPS who has become a very special friend and family as Nikon people often become...It is like a family and I am thrilled to be apart of it....The cameras of course are not so bad either....!!!! Thank you for making us a talking head for Nikon for the past 10 years....!!! We are thrilled..... #MysticSeminars 2016  by Hedley Jones Something wonderful happens when you put 350 like minded creative people in the same room for four days....That was Mystic Seminars 2016.  This was Cherie and my first time at Mystic! We met and talked and hung out with more photographers than we have ever done at any one time...what a rush! We were on stage with 20 amazing photographers showing our work to 350 fellow photographers who are all already outstanding artists… Cherie and I feel blessed to…

18 Jan 2016

VALENTINES DAY: BOUDOIR PHOTOS ARE THE BEST #VDAYGIFT ~ TOP BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHERS

HELLO LOVES, I am so so so excited because VALENTINES DAY IS SOON! Everyone at The Boudoir Café loves this holiday – and, with a little boudoir photo magic, you definitely will, too!   The Boudoir Café is currently booking for #ValentinesDay. Tired of the boring old chocolate and flowers for your bae? Want to make him more warm and bubbly than Champagne? Surprise him with the sexiest #VDayGift… Some sexy, professional pics of you from The Boudoir Café!! If you book now, The Boudoir Café can get that sexy little gift put into any kind of high-quality package you want: album, gilded portrait, even holograms… And much more! Just contact us and ask. Bring your lingerie, your highest heels, and your natural, sexy, self and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll pamper you, do your hair and makeup, teach you the hottest and most flattering poses (which you are more than welcome to take to the bedroom with you), and create a beautiful, unique, intimate portrait of you that your bae will drool over. Book a boudoir photo shoot with Boudoir Café and throw those February 14 dinner plans away… You’re going to want to stay in the…

16 Jan 2016

WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GET YOUR GIRL?

Hello Chickadees! I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. But just because the holiday season is over doesn't mean that gift-giving is over! A very, very important holiday is coming up... Valentine's Day! And while we at The Boudoir Cafe like chocolate and flowers and wine and dine as much as any other girl... We believe in something a little more sexy is preferable for this romantic holiday. Sure, you can treat yourself and your man to some boudoir photos as a VDay surprise... OR you can suggest he give you (and himself!) a gift by buying a boudoir photography session at The Boudoir Cafe. GUYS, this is the best gift you can give your girl! It will make her feel sexy and powerful and beautiful -- and all right before the biggest, sexiest holiday of the year. Also, what could be better than a sexy picture of your girl? Oh, right: a sexy picture of your girl that lasts forever. The Boudoir Cafe has gift certificates available now. Book in the next few days to guarantee that you receive your beautifully bundled and personally framed boudoir photos by February 14. XoXo, Cherie

09 Jan 2016

WHY YOU WANT TO PRINT YOUR IMAGES!!!

Hello Ladies and Gents.... I want to do a little blog on why you want to print you images... Has anyone lost their phone?? Has anyone lost all their images?? Has anyone lost a disk? Has anyone had a computer crash? Has anyone had a hard drive crash? That is why you need to print those very special prints and do them well and do them with great printers and have a pro do them for you!! It is not the same printing your images if you are not a pro.... This is what photographers do all day long and they know the ropes.. Also retouching and editing.. Please have the pro's do it... They also do them all day long!!! I had a client that yes was in an evacuation area of Colorado and she grabbed the kids and the big prints that I had made for her!! These become very valuable heirlooms so lets get printing!!! Making a little pet peeve post!!! Trying to help.... xoxox Cherie

05 May 2018

QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK ABOUT GLAMOUR VERSUS BOUDOIR

Is there a Difference Between Beauty Inspired Personal Portraits and Boudoir Style Photography? There is a difference and it encompasses an entire range of ideas and what is possible. Actually the ideas and feelings and the why we are doing this photo is endless and therefore very exciting. There is Boudoir photography and there is a portrait and between there is what is called Glamour. This leaves the stage open to anything and everything. The middle of this story is more of a Glamor shoot where you would come and have makeup done and shop and get ready for the shoot as you would for boudoir or a more risque shoot but it is in my opinion a more elegant type feeling, more hollywood lighting and style photography!! At the Boudoir Cafe we try to do al three at the same time. So you will be able to put a beautiful portrait on your partners desk or have those steamy photos for private collection only! This should be on every girls bucket list so start finding a great photographer that can capture the real you or the one that resides in you and no one knows that girl!!  Every girl…

06 Dec 2015

BOUDOIR CAFÉ AT WPPI 2016: THE CRAZY, SEXY ART OF BOUDOIR!

More exciting news!! Hedley and I will be speaking at the 2016 Wedding & Portrait Photography International Expo! And NOT ONLY will we be speaking, we will be teaching a MASTER CLASS. The Boudoir Café’s class, “The Crazy, Sexy Art of Boudoir!”, will be in session on Wednesday, March 9 from 3:30 to 5:30PM! The WPPI expo will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from March 7th through 9th this year. This is very special because WPPI expo master classes are super intimate and super hard to come by. The master class is a two-hour, hands-on session where we will teach you everything you need to know about boudoir photography. From lingerie to lighting to makeup to posing and much, much more, you will not want to miss this! VERY fun and VERY informative. RSVP NOW to guarantee a spot! Master classes are limited to 50 participants and are add-ons when you register for the expo. Visit wppionline.com to find out more and to register. SEE YOU IN VEGAS!

29 Nov 2015

THE PERFECT BOUDOIR CHRISTMAS #GIFT

Buying a Christmas #gift can be tough. And, if you’re not getting your loved one a Boudoir Café photo package, gifting can be even tougher. Lucky for you – we have yet another wonderful #gift solution! (Which works perfectly in tandem with a Boudoir Café photo shoot…) My lovely friend, Carla Vaz de Almeida, makes wonderful, hand-crafted shoes. Her company, Lisbon Shoemakers, is getting attention for its elegance (and its edge) in their one-of-a-kind creations. Like the Boudoir Café, Lisbon Shoemakers is creating a unique, quality and sexy name for itself in the fashion and beauty industry. Carla knows that a pair of heels is about identity. When you look at a shoe you want, you can already see yourself wearing them. Shoes complete an outfit – and more importantly, they complete you. Whatever look you are going for (and whatever aesthetic you feel matches your soul), shoes are always the answer. And, especially for a Boudoir Café photo shoot, you want to be able to really feel yourself. No doubt, Carla’s shoes can be the answer for you. Carla draws her inspiration from her home city of Lisbon, Portugal. Full of culture and tradition but also of light and innovation, the…

13 Nov 2015

BOUDOIR PHOTOS: THE CHRISTMAS #GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

Alright, we know Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Which means… That’s right, so is #Christmas! The Boudoir Café knows how difficult it is to pick out a #gift for your special someone. After all, what do you get someone who already has everything? (And, by “everything,” we mean you, darling.) Shopping on Black Friday poses the risk of injury. Buying a #gift on another day during the holiday season is just tedious. Plus, there is always the risk that you get a #gift that your partner won’t even like. It happens. We know. But it doesn’t lessen the sting of giving your soul mate something they did not like. The Boudoir Café has a pretty awesome #Christmas #gift suggestion: a special, sexy, boudoir photo package. Girls, this is definitely a #gift he will love; and, with The Boudoir Café experience, it is a #gift that you’ll have fun giving, too! And guys, if you get her a Boudoir Café photo package for Christmas it is a double #gift for you too! Not only did you buy your girl a pampering and beauty day to make her (and you) so happy – but you also bought unique, lust-worthy photos to…

06 Nov 2015

HOW TO LOSE THOSE LAST FEW POUNDS

Okay, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: curvy is beautiful. Girls, your curves are the reasons men drool after you. Men don’t have curves. They’re all angles, squares, and straight lines. The soft curves of your body are fascinating to them, they crave to get to know the wonders of them. That being said, sometimes we want to tone up. Sometimes, we don’t feel too comfortable with every single centimeter of our curves. And that isn’t a problem. Yes, mainstream media has put this idea of the “perfect female body” into our head. But we’re smart enough to know that that is a bunch of hocus pocus. All of our bodies are already perfect. But, self-confidence often relies on what makes us feel comfortable within our own skin… And sometimes that means dropping that last five to ten pounds of that little bitty weight that is clinging onto us. Now, our healthy and body experts here at The Boudoir Café have a completely easy way to lose that last 5-10 pounds easily! (A piece of advice and self-care which is only one of the many little extra dashes of sweetness that keep us as the #1 Boudoir Photographers in LA and…

MYSTIC SEMINARS_THE BOUDOIR CAFE
MYSTIC SEMINARS_THE BOUDOIR CAFE
02 Nov 2015

THE BOUDOIR CAFE AT MYSTIC SEMINARS

Calling All Photographers!!!!! As we begin November, I have a very exciting announcement to make… Hedley and I will be speaking at Mystic Seminars in Portland, Oregon this January!! We are so so so excited to be a part of this wonderful selection of very talented photographers. We are teaching a 1 hour seminar specifically on boudoir photography at Mystic. Because boudoir is a rising trend, and The Boudoir Café are some of the best of the best in West, we have been selected as the speakers for the event. Not only do we feel very honored, but we are very proud to share our knowledge of boudoir photography so photographers everywhere can start spreading this amazing, inspiring, special brand of photography to lucky girls everywhere. Hedley and I will also be doing our 1 day seminar on Saturday, January 11th 2016. The seminar takes place at a Hotel close to the Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon (walking distance). All the info about it is right here, in this post! Please look at everything we are covering... •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Award winning Boudoir photographers from Beverly Hills, CA  Cherie Steinberg & Hedley Jones are very excited to offer a 1 day seminar  full…

30 Oct 2015

THE POWER OF HIGH HEELS

I think we all remember the first time, as little girls, when we tried on high heels. We stumbled like baby giraffes, trying to emulate the way we saw our mothers walk. And later, as teens, it was runway models we had in mind as we slipped on strappy stilettos. And, of course, there is a reason for this. When we saw our mothers walk in high heels, we admired her stature and her grace as our first role models. And then super models became our idols with their smirking, pouty lips and quick and confident strut. Ever since we were dreamy young women, heels have been a symbol of power and adulthood. And for good reason! We now know that when we put on high heels, they lift us above our normal height; in the workplace they lift us above men and above the glass ceiling; and when we down the street (whether it be to the office or to the club) the smart noise the heels make against the concrete assures of our womanly strength. When we wear a pair of heels, we keep our head high and our hopes higher. We are the beautiful and accomplished women…

16 Oct 2015

THE BOUDOIR CAFE IN THE DAILY BEAST

Exciting news, boudoir fans!! The Boudoir Café was featured on the popular current news website, The Daily Beast! :   Journalist Samantha Allen was kind enough to contact me and The Boudoir Café team as prime contributors to her article, “How Boudoir Photos Are Redefining Sexy.” The article itself is lovely, and has a lot of good words to say about boudoir by those who have participated and been changed by it; and by boudoir photographers (including Hedley and myself!) who have found a great passion and art in capturing such intimate and beautiful moments.     Do yourself a favor and read it! Just like a boudoir photoshoot experience itself, it promises not to disappoint. Xoxo, Cherie  

09 Oct 2015

A “SPA” BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT EXPERIENCE — WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT!

Hi beautiful, boudoir divas! The Boudoir Cafe photoshoot package doesn't just include a photoshoot. It includes a full hair, makeup, and general pampering! It's what we call our Queen for a Day session and love treatment! We all work so hard, every day, that we deserve to treat ourselves and relax. Guys, there's no reason to gift her just a regular spa day. And girls, there's no reason why you should settle for even giving yourself such a small, few-hour lasting treat. A Queen for a Day, Boudoir Cafe session includes fashion tips, posing advice, general beauty, makeup, and health advice -- and, of course, sex tips! The Boudoir Cafe team, including Hedley and I, just wants you to feel comfortable, relaxed, and happy! We gossip with you like your best girl friends, and even give out some relationship advice and playful couple tips... We're like a real-life issue of Cosmo, right in front of you, all day!! A Boudoir Cafe "spa" day and photo session truly lasts forever -- in the photographs! Our Boudoir Cafe team pampers you from head to toe, making you feel your most beautiful and sexy. This feeling really comes out in your photos. So guys, give…

27 Sep 2015

PERSONAL PORTRAITS JUST FOR YOU

Happy autumn darlings! Sooo not only is The Boudoir Cafe the #1 best boudoir photographer in LA, we also happen to be one of the top general photographers as well! Yes, our boudoir is renowned --- but so is the work of our other photo studio, CherieFoto. My style -- and indeed the style of Hedley and everyone on our wonderful team -- tends to the innovative, the imaginative, the whimsical, and (often) reaches into the deep recesses of the sublime. Truly, there is no one word that can define our aesthetic. Every photograph is different, every photograph reveals a new realm of art. One of the most intriguing subjects in art has been, and continues to be, the art of the portrait. Ever since human beings learned to draw, they began to draw the individuals around them. It speaks to our unending desire to learn about others, to draw them closer to ourselves, to glimpse into what is unknown to us: the workings of a human being. Portraits, in and of themselves, have layers upon layers upon layers of meaning. From the pose to the facial expression and all the way to the background, within a portrait is hidden…

05 Sep 2015

ANY WOMAN CAN DO A BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT

Hi darlings! Here in LA we have a saying: "Any woman can be a porn star." I think this is a little much. However, if you analyze what it is trying to say, you realize that there is not only much reality behind it, but much reality as well. In essence, the saying means this: inside every woman, there is a sexual goddess. There is sexuality in every woman. And every woman has the right, and the ability, to explore, embrace, and flaunt this part of herself. But not every woman does. In fact dear reader (as you may know) most women can't even think of themselves as beautiful, nonetheless sexy. Hedley, me, and the team at The Boudoir Cafe thinks this is a real problem. Women deserve to feel gorgeous, to feel sexy. They should be able to look in the mirror and say: "Yes, I look good." They should be able to walk down the street the same way. They should feel this way naked, clothed, or in between. The Boudoir Cafe is devoted to making every woman discover this part of herself, and embrace this part of herself. Here at The Boudoir Cafe, we know it takes…

27 Aug 2015

THE BOUDOIR CAFE TALKS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY AND FEMINISM!!!

Hi fabulous women of the world! Feminism is often confused with the eras of suffragist voting rights, bra-burning, and the fight for birth control. And while these ideas are important to keep in mind, the modern, third wave of feminism is something we must understand and pay attention to. In essence, third-wave feminism is marked by the goal of complete gender equality between men and women in the 21st century and beyond. That means equal pay in the workplace and equal treatment of men and women in every sphere -- including the right to have the freedom of sexual expression that men have had for centuries, while women were repressed in this sector. Yes, women's bodies have been admired and lusted over by both men and women alike since the beginning of time. But what this essentially comes down to is the fact that the semi- or full-nudity of women has in effect turned a woman's body into an object, a statue of lust. You can see it today on magazines, runways, billboards, television shows and movies; and unfortunately much of the women we personally know in our generation, including young girls. Females are pressured to keep a certain "appealing"…

The best lashes on the planet, Best Lashes LA!!
The best lashes on the planet, Best Lashes LA!!
20 Aug 2015

STRONG, LONG BEAUTIFUL EYELASHES — NATURALLY!

Hi boudoir beauties! As you may know, The Boudoir Cafe does a full hair and makeup session just for you before your boudoir photoshoot. During makeup, one question Hedley, me, and our makeup artiste always get asked is, "Where in the world do you, and the girls you photograph, get such long, full, amazing lashes?" Usually, for most boudoir photo sessions, our team at The Boudoir Cafe sees girls come in asking for fake lashes; or have gotten eyelash extensions beforehand (especially if it's for a special occasion like a wedding.) Our makeup artiste personally prefers the fake eyelashes. They add volume and sexiness in a pinch! You can bat those beauties at the camera for hours! But, while both fake eyelashes and eyelash extensions have both been on the market for quite a while (and have some proven great results -- as you can see from many of our photos) they do have their downsides. The thing about these two products is: 1. Fake lashes are just that: fake. They are glued on, and they fall off. Yes, they will stay on for the duration of your shoot (and probably for the rest of the day); and The Boudoir…

14 Aug 2015

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PIN-UP VERSUS BOUDOIR!!

Hi loves! The Boudoir Cafe team always gets asked this question: what is the difference between pin-up and boudoir? Understandably, it's easy to get confused between pin-up and boudoir. They are both sexy, tasteful photographs done in a fun photoshoot environment, and they are both meant to help you find that sexy side of yourself. Except there are a few key differences between pin-up and boudoir. When we say pin-up, we are taken back to the early 1900's, when these photos first became popular. As a result of the sexual repression of the previous eras -- and the dawning of this first sexually-accepting one -- pin-up photos became popular. "Pin-up" refers to photos of women that are meant to be pinned up on walls, to be admired. It was burlesque performers who first started this trend of posing for pin-up photos, in order to advertise themselves. The pin-up photos of course did not bare too much nudity, as this was still a taboo. The girls were mostly clothed (though the outfits are noticeably tight and formfitting) and were usually in a playful pose; and instead used a certain glance (usually one of surprise) to signify the true, underlying meaning of…

QUESTIONS THAT EVERYONE ASKS ABOUT BOUDOIR AND THE BOUDOIR CAFE!!!

Hello beautiful ladies (and gents!!) Boudoir photography, along with bridal boudoir and pin-up photos, are spreading across California and waaaaaaaay beyond, with so many different styles of boudoir from classic pin-up style to glamorous to tease to kink, The Boudoir Cafe has made a name for itself in class, glamour, and a unique style that caters to every woman's (and man's) inner desires. A little bit more about us (if ya didn't already know)... Boudoir photography, pin-up photos and bridal boudoir photography by The Boudoir Cafe of Beverly Hilla, California is a popular, professional boudoir, pin-up and bridal boudoir portrait photographers company serving a majority of the Cali area. We specialize in boudoir portrait photography, and strive to branch out in this genre. Our specialized team of boudoir photographers (including my partner Hedley and I) strive to give a classic pin-up and boudoir look with every photography session, but also look to create a special look based on your body type, level of comfort, and the poses you feel the most beautiful in. It is our professional, Boudoir Cafe ~ boudoir portrait photography that gives women a personal, boudoir look into their most feminine, beguiling side. From noir to sexy to tease and beyond, we capture your inner boudoir girl in every boudoir portrait photography session. We do so many lovely services here at The Boudoir Cafe, that it understandably makes a lot of people's head spin. That's why I decided to create this helpful little list of commonly asked questions! Below, you should find a list of answers that me, my partner Hedley, and my team are more than happy to provide just for you. Q. Do we provide the lingerie for the boudoir shoot? A: No we do not provide lingerie for hygienic reasons. But we do provide…

30 Jul 2015

BACHELORETTE PARTIES ARE THE BOMB…THE MOST FUN EVER!!!

Everyone knows that there's nothing more fun than that last "single" night out with your girls... But what if you could make it more fun? Boudoir photoshoots are a great addition to your bachelorette party! Our team at The Boudoir Cafe has hosted so many bachelorette boudoir photo shoots -- and all have been full of giggles, with the sexiest photos as the outcome.   Think about it: you are at your most comfortable with your girls. You tell them everything (even probably things that your future-hubby doesn't know about) and you all know each other so well. How many times have you guys laughed -- and cried -- over a bottle of wine and a bucket of ice cream, in your undies? Exactly. It's countless. Hedley, my team and I love bachelorette parties for that singular reason: all the participants are not only comfortable, but are excited to do the boudoir shoot! Everyone there is laughing, trying different poses, and feeling sexy. It's a vibe that you can't get anywhere else. With your girls cheering you on -- and you cheering them on -- it's a part of the bachelorette party you won't forget. Actually, you definitely won't! Because…

23 Jul 2015

THE BOUDOIR CAFE IN RANGEFINDER MAGAZINE

Hi loves! Hedley and our team at The Boudoir Cafe had the ultimate pleasure and privilege to be interviewed by Rangefinder Magazine for their July/August Issue. We have been featured in one of their cover stories!! The section, "Finding Your Voice in Bold, Beautiful Boudoir" even opens with a very special CherieFoto! For those of you who don't know, Rangerfinder Magazine is the official publication of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, and is an award-winning photography magazine. We are extremely humbled to have been chosen by them as one of the top 3 voices in boudoir. Hedley, me, and The Boudoir Team would like to thank Rangefinder, and all of you bold, beautiful individuals who have fallen in love with boudoir photography with us, and have shared so many of our special experiences. This is certainly one of them. You can find our feature here, and the entire issue here. The issue also features a section on boudoir tips, tricks, and trends! So it's worth checking out if you're thinking about coming in for a session at The Boudoir Cafe... and we certainly hope you are!! We would love if you could take a look. It has been an amazing…

16 Jul 2015

PLUS SIZE BOUDOIR IS BEAUTIFUL BOUDOIR

Hello all my lovely ladies of all shapes, sizes, genders, and abilities! The power of boudoir is that it recognizes the beauty in every woman. Because every woman is beautiful. The team at The Boudoir Cafe has had the pleasure of working with plus size girls -- of which we say: Plus Size? How about natural, normal, gorgeous size. Though the industry has coined the term "Plus Size," we don't necessarily believe in it, because it implies that this is a specific category of girl recognized for her beauty apart from a norm unhealthily established by the industry. Girls can be -- and should be -- any size or shape they want, whatever size or shape their body is naturally. Because natural is beautiful. Hedley, the team, and I believe in body empowerment, in positive body outlook. This is part of what makes our job at The Boudoir Cafe feel less like a job, and more like a purpose enjoyably fulfilled. We have found our passion in boudoir photography because it shows every girl that they are beautiful, they are sexy -- and most of all, that those two things come from being uniquely themselves. Boudoir is freeing, it is…

14 Jul 2015

WE ARE OLDER BUT WITH THAT COMES WISDOM!!!

There's this common misconception that boudoir photography is only for younger women. It's so wrong it's ridiculous. It's assuming that only young women can be sexy, that only young women can be beautiful. SO wrong. Older woman are just as -- or even more beautiful than -- the young woman you think you see plastered all over the media. Older women doing boudoir photography is something Hedley, my team, and I at The Boudoir Cafe have personal experience with. And we see it often. Honestly, older women doing boudoir makes sense! They have more experience, they have known their bodies longer. They know how they look, how they move, how they feel sexy. And, if they have been with their partner for a long time, they know what they're looking for as well. The Boudoir Cafe knows that, as far as boudoir wedding photos, young women are certainly not the only women getting married. Older women are making special gifts out of these photos for their future hubby. And they're loving doing it!! And Hedley and our team -- we're enjoying seeing these women have fun, feel beautiful, and feel good about making a very special gift. Truly, it's important…

10 Jul 2015

KOREAN NAIL ART AND BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

Hi wonderful world and beautiful readers! We had the total pleasure of hosting four beautiful Korean women today to do a photo shoot for one of the girls. Hany was amazing and her friends came along to help her to make her fell loved and pampered during this process and experience!! Well to tell you the truth it was an amazing afternoon -- all the girls had an absolute blast!! This really made me think of something that is important to us at The Boudoir Cafe: making sure all cultures feel comfortable in their own skin, wherever they are. In this country, we have this great right of freedom, and such a huge amount of acceptance. The final passage of marriage equality shows how we are making leaps of tolerance. But I want to talk about more than tolerance here. I want to talk about cultural pride, loving one's own skin because of the heritage, ethnicity, and history you own in yourself. The Boudoir Cafe -- Hedley, me, and our team -- love seeing girls' cultures show through in their photographs. It is a part of them; and not only that, it is a part of them that makes them…

09 Jul 2015

PARIS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Bonjour mon cheri! Currently we are located in Los Angeles, CA where we are available for sessions on most weekdays and weekends as well. However, Hedley and I also semi regularly travel to Paris, France to do boudoir sessions as well. The word "boudoir" originally comes from the French word for a woman's private dressing room. In essence, boudoir photography done everywhere aims to capture this sensual moment where a woman is alone and feels beautiful. However, the glamour of boudoir can be attributed to its French origins. This is why Paris, as a boudoir photography location, is so essential. When we do boudoir photo shoots in Paris we keep in mind these three things: our own unique commitment to pampering; Parisian culture/lifestyle; and Paris as a historical landmark. Our Commitment: as always, Hedley and the team at The Boudoir Cafe take time to make you feel comfortable and gorgeous. Hair, makeup, and accessories are all provided. We take care of every inch of you, assisting in bringing out your inner vixen. Parisian Culture & Lifestyle: the Parisian woman is the very definition of class and culture. She is suave, sophisticated, effervescent and effortless. When we do a boudoir shoot…

10 Dec 2014

VOTED BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN LA 2014 ~ HOT LIST

We are so happy to report that we were voted the #1 BEST Wedding Photographers 2014 in Los Angeles on the HOT LIST LA 2014...... This just totally made our day that we were on this very prestigious list and then to get 1st lace was really really special for us!!!! Thanks to everyone that voted for us...We knew some people BUT did not know alot of others that voted for us!!! We are thrilled to be considered some of the best Wedding Photographers in Los Angeles!!! We are also considered pretty good Boudoir photographers as well especially for Bridal Boudoir!!

24 Oct 2014

GIFT – BOUDOIR SPA PACKAGES FOR XMAS AND VALENTINE’S DAY

Well we had the most fabulous call a few weeks ago from an amazing husband and father that wanted to do something special for his wife. One of those Beverly Hills housewives that has everything!! Well he found us and the party began. Peter was a Dad and Husband and had this idea for his Wife that was really so speical that we had to write about it. He got it. He got this entire Boudoir , pampering, princess for a day thing. He also got the idea that he was going to pick his wife up after the shoot and take her to a nice dinner and then home hopefully to bed. He knew he was going to get photos of his wife and that she will look different than she had ever looked. That the 3 kids and the years of being a mom was going to be in the back ground. We were going to bring back her sexy and Peter was willing to pay for that. It was a spa boudoir day. Not going to a spa for a sauna and facial where you come home and want to cuddle down into bed because you are…

20 Oct 2014

CHARITY AND BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE BOUDOIR CAFE

We had the total pleasure of being asked to help an animal rescue program called Shelter Hope . Dani the PR woman and co Founder of Shelter Hope was in a meeting to talk fund raising and the idea of calendar came up....Hey lets get naked and do a calendar for the rescue work we do!!! Well Dani said if there are going to be 12 naked girls posing with their animals for a calendar then I know the perfect people to shoot it for us!!!  That would be Cherie & Hedley. Next came the phone call....Dani was sweet and a bit shy to ask but as soon as I heard the premise I was in. Helping animals and 12 naked girls. Yes that is a great idea I am sure I said. The stage was set.....After I had agreed to do the shoot the cast of characters that agreed to go naked for the good of saving lives started to come out. The list was actually amazing and super fun. We had Playboy bunnies and Playboy connected girls and the rest were just fabulous very accomplished girls!!! The list goes a bit like this. Kim Sills the Founder and…

08 Oct 2014

How all women can take stunning Boudoir photos at a shoot

How all women can take stunning Boudoir photos at a shoot with any photographer.... Here at The Boudoir Café we are always trying to educate women so that they will look their best... Here is to helping all women take GREAT Boudoir photographs & how to get the best out of their Boudoir photographer.... How to shoot no matter where they are and or who the photographer is.... Tip: Remember to tell your photographer what your favorite body part is so they can focus on that...We all have that special part or parts that we love or our guy loves...So why not bring that up...Fast!!!! Join me on Instagram: Cherie Steinberg Boudoir Cafe

27 Sep 2014

BOUDOIR AT THE BELLAGIO HOTEL OUR NEW FAV

We had an amazing few days shooting some serious Boudoir at the amazing Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas in the Penthouse Suite....OMG is all i can say.... It was magic.....Las Vegas is becoming our new headquarters and we are shooting there as much as we are shooting in LA now.....Or we have alot of girls wanting something different and flying here to shoot with us.....from Vegas...It is all very exciting....That people from all over the country now are finding us.... We had a group of women from Paris and my favorite neighborhood St. Germaine (the Beverly Hills of Paris) girlfriends since they were in grade school all very established business women. They decided to come to LV and do this fantasy experience with The Boudoir Café!!! We shot for 2 days in the Penthouse Suite at the Bellagio and it really was magic for all of us. A real experience and life altering feeling......Then we shot an amazing world traveling adventurer straight off a safari in Africa....Cannot post any pics but this one was ok....to post we were told.....!!! We are making art for people to put on their walls and guests will not even know the photo is them....like this…

23 Aug 2014

WORK, WORK, WORK….SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT…BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY BEVERLY HILLS….

Well working doing Boudoir photography for all kinds of fabulous women is work too!!  LOL..Not really we love it all...We love the faces of our girls when they get their photos and the joy this entire experience brings to our clients. In a world of so many weird things that happen to women from other countries and the turmoil and actual slavery that most women on the planet find themselves in we in North America are some of the luckiest women on the planet. We are free to be women and express ourselves as women. I am thrilled that we get to be apart of this amazing movement to help women be free and empowered and totally able to express anything they want to and not be persecuted for any of it. We need to keep our freedoms in tact. Here is a small montage of some of our work lately. We hope you enjoy it. Some of the most fabulous, luscious women we have had the honor of photographing....

21 Aug 2014

BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY BEVERLY HILLS ART PROJECT IN THE HOUSE…

We often shoot projects that inspire us and it is all about the imagery and the film... We have a great team and always find creative outlets for our creative boudoir photography...... We recently met a new muse Simone and are doing a project with and for her which will be both artistic imagery and film..... Simone as you might notice has a sphinx cat....A very interesting prop to say the least!!! More to come..... Helmet Newton_The Boudoir Cafe inspired imagery.... Enjoy a few pics from the project.....

14 Aug 2014

BOUDOIR AND BATHING SUIT~~

Weddings and Boudoir Photography Los Angeles....So why is this combination working so well and this trend is growing faster than anything I have seen for many years......About 75% of our girls that we see are getting married and this is well face it the most amazing gift that a Bride can give to a Groom on the wedding night. Or anytime for that matter. So get on board girls. It is one of the most memorable things you will ever do and you will have those images for a lifetime. Ask any 50 year old girl if they wish they would have done pics like this when they were 25-50 and they will all say the same thing. OMG yes wish I had done that. Bridal Boudoir Photography here in Los Angles is just about the most fun a girl can have. Read our yelp listings for Cheriefoto or The Boudoir Cafe. We are pleased to say we have a 5 star Yelp listing with over 60 reviews. These are for Weddings, Portraits and Boudoir.....So get with it and come in to see us and have the experieince of a lifetime...You will always remember the day you did these images....I…

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