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Your Private Image Viewing | Fine Art Boutique Photography Studio Ordering Sessions

As a boutique fine art boudoir studio, we believe in an empowering session accompanied with tangible high-end products that show off the beauty of this incredible experience. Today, I thought it would be fun to help you beauties see a little behind the scenes into what happens AFTER the session. The day of the session we […]

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15 Ways to Show Him You Care

While we tend to live for the glory of the big moments I believe love is found in the little ones. While boudoir is amazing and I believe every woman should have this experience (and have it every 3 years or so) I believe that relationships work because of all the work you put in […]

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Speaking with Hands | Behind the Scenes

What do I do with my hands? This is a question I hear often as a photographer. NOT just in boudoir, when I’m photographing headshots, engagements, weddings…so I promise, it’s not just you. These limbs seem to be a nervous point for all people.  But in boudoir I love using this area of nervousness to speak. […]

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My Coping Mechanism

We all have something. That thing you do to drown out the noise. For some comfort and clarity in the chaos. For 18 years I lived a double life. One with my mom and with one my father. And the environments were like night and day. With my mom it was safe, comfortable, assuring…but the […]

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Hair & Makeup Before & Afters | Hampton Roads Fine Art Boudoir Studio

Professional hair and makeup pampering are included in every session with Yours Truly Portraiture. I’ve had ladies ask if they HAVE to get professional styling and I promise having a pro stylist is an essential part of the experience; it will enhance your look and put you at ease. I work with some incredibly talented professionals & they know […]

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The BEST Lingerie for Your Session

More than lace vs. velvet. Or high-waisted vs. cheekies. Or bodysuits vs. corsets. When it comes to lingerie – I always start here. And I can’t say it enough. Neutrals. Neutrals. Neutrals. For our authentic, natural, feminine style of photography, I prefer to work with simple patterns, textures, and colors. Why? Because you are beautiful all on your own […]

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