Hello this is Hedley Jones, Cherie Steinberg’s partner and husband at the Boudoir Café.
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 man’s 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 competition.
But just as much as we encourage women to do it for themselves we now talk to the men.
We have several repeat clients who’s husband or boyfriends take an active role in the whole process., even to the point of shopping for the lingerie and the stye of the shoot.
This is a whole new angle on the art of boudoir photography, traditionally we don’t allow men on the set unless it’s a couples shoot which requires special discussion, but we have noticed that men are much more interested in the process than we first thought. We have had a lot more input from the men even down to the posing. This is a good thing and definitely adding value to our different packages which brings me to the point of this blog.
It has always been our intention of providing a full service package at the Boudoir Café where our client has a complete spa day experience, so this is our ultimate package:
The Ultimate Package:
It starts with a gift email card.
Then with the getting ready guide before you arrive
The Day Of:
Hair and makeup
Champagne and snacks
Complimentary props and backgrounds
Many changes of lingerie outfits
Limo service to dinner at the very private LA hotspot Soho House West Hollywood (If you do not know Soho House looks it up)
Then we set aside a day for viewing and choosing end products! (Italian mostly)
This is our Ultimate Package