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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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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!!!…

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…

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!