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  • Miranda Parker – Michigan Boudoir Photographer

    Contrary to what some people may think, boudoir photography is not just about taking sexy pictures of women in very little clothing. Yes of course that is part of the fun, but to me, boudoir photography is about empowering women and showing you how beautiful you are from the inside out. Boudoir is about the inner confidence that shines through when you feel amazing on the outside. Yes, I can also help you knock the socks off of your husband, boyfriend, or partner. But in the end, boudoir becomes a gift to yourself that tops all others. I encourage you to give yourself that gift. You deserve it.

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I spent 3 days this week in Columbus, OH attending a Boudoir Master Class held by Petra Hermann of Bella Boudoir.  Petra is located in Kansas City, but the class was hosted at the amazing Columbus Boudoir studio, owned by Heather Walker.  Day one of the class  was a bonus day with all of us attending photographers just getting to know each other… and photographing each other! It was so much getting to be in front of the camera and photographed by such incredibly talented people.  I may share some of my images here when I get them all. We’ll see. 😉

Over the next two days we learned so much and photographed 4 models. I use the term models, but none of these women were actual models. They were all moms, with no modeling experience, who answered a casting call. Women just like I photograph every day!  I’m going to do a blog post for each of the beautiful ladies who were so gracious and wonderful to work with!

First up is Miss A…
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Last weekend I held my first Boudoir workshop with the primary focus being posing.  We brought in two models for the day, Shelby and Michelle and they did an amazing job. I’ve really enjoyed seeing the photos coming in from the attendees and how they are using them to help promote themselves. I think the day was a success and I hope to do it again in the future if there is continued interest!  Here are some of the images I came away with from the day…

Shelby is an aspiring model who is moving to California in the fall to pursue her career further.  She’s simply stunning and I think she’ll be wildly successful. We all wish her the best!

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One of the questions I get asked most frequently by potential clients is, “Do you ever photograph anyone who isn’t a size 2?” or “I’d like to do a shoot, but I don’t look like the clients you usually photograph.” My reply is always the same.  I photograph women of all shapes, sizes, ages, color, etc. All women are beautiful and I love to show them their beauty and how others see them, even when they may not see it themselves.  I’m only allowed to share photos with client permission, so the photos you see on facebook and my blog are just a very small portion of the clients I’ve actually photographed.  I decided I wanted a full figured model for my workshop so that I have images I can direct people to online when people ask me this, and because I also get asked by other photographers for tips on shooting curvy clients.   I randomly found the fabulous Michelle on facebook, and she was so awesome to work with. Thank you Michelle for being a part of my workshop!

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And a shot with all my workshop crew!  Thank you all so much for helping make this a successful event!

Last weekend I got together with some fellow boudoir/beauty photographers for some just for fun shooting.  Brian Houle   hosted us in his Bay City studio. I had a great time meeting  new people and practicing with some alternate forms of light . Here are a few from the day… a mix of natural and studio light, but all beautiful thanks to our stunning model!

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  • Jennifer Darcey - Loooove the second last one the most! All are amazing, but that B&W is totally my fav!ReplyCancel

Last summer I had a client request an outdoor boudoir shoot. I was all about it!  In fact, I think I am going to have a day of boudoir marathons outside this summer because I enjoyed it so much.  Here is just a tiny glimpse…

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Another gorgeous past client has come forward this week to allow me to share a couple images from her session. This session was quite a few months ago so she was worried I wouldn’t care to share any more.  Note to all past clients: I want to share! I love to share! Without you awesome and brave ladies letting me share your images and your stories, I would not be anywhere near where I am today in my boudoir business.  I thank you so so much for it!

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  • Allison - These are all great but love love love that one on the bed. Hope to do something like this one day and too bad I don’t live near you!ReplyCancel

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