Oklahoma City boudoir photographer

Instant Connection - Couples Boudoir (Part I) | Oklahoma City Boudoir Photographer

Sometimes you get to photograph something that inspires you, invigorates you, and makes you realize you are on the right path. This creative couples boudoir session with Rob and Mark-ché was one of those moments for me.

Rob is normally behind the camera as a commercial photographer, but stepped in front of the camera to model with Mark-ché , a Toronto based model, LGBTQ+ community activist, and, on that day, a student with a final the next day who agreed to pause his studying to help us create magic!

Rob and Mark-ché met for the very first time the morning of the session, but their chemistry was instantaneous.  They were playful, relaxed, open to experimenting, and ready to help tell a story of connection and intimacy.  Having the opportunity to photograph them together on the rooftop of the airbnb I was staying at made it even that much better. 

One of the people I was staying with had this gorgeous pink tulle skirt, and we quickly determined that both Rob and Mark-ché were able to fit into the skirt.  That additional pop of color weaved throughout the images, and the colorful mural incorporated towards the end of this part of the session made my creative heart so so happy.

I hope you enjoy the images from this collaborative effort.  While these photos are more editorial/portrait based, in Part 2 of this series, I'll share the more boudoir inspired photos from this session.

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Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir couples embrace on rooftop
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Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir black and white couple embracing on rooftop
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir black and white couple embracing on rooftop
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir black and white couple embracing on rooftop
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Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple laying together on rooftop black and white photography
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Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple standing in an embrace on a rooftop
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple standing in an embrace on a rooftop
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Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple standing in an embrace on a rooftop
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Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple standing in an embrace on a rooftop
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple standing in an embrace on a rooftop
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Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple standing in an embrace on a rooftop
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Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple standing in an embrace on a rooftop  in front of a mural
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple standing in an embrace on a rooftop  in front of a mural  black and white photo
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple standing in an embrace on a rooftop  in front of a mural
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple standing in an embrace on a rooftop  in front of a mural
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple standing in an embrace on a rooftop  in front of a mural  black and white photo

Camp Do More - Rob | Oklahoma City Boudoir Photographer

Last month I attended a Boudoir Workshop in Haliburton, Ontario (about 2.5 hours outside of Toronto) called “Camp Do More” hosted by Brianne and Ewan Phelan from Do More Photographers. It was this boudoir photographer’s dream. Over 150 boudoir photographers came together for a week of learning, photographing and bonding. It was a chance to learn from leading photographers in the boudoir industry, meet online friends I’ve been connecting with for months (and in some cases years), and experiment to my hearts content.

The Camp takes place in a “sleep away camp”, far away from any distractions, so it was 100% all about boudoir. I was able to experiment with outdoor boudoir (including some amazing lake shots), and there was always someone willing to get naked at a moments notice!

I had the opportunity to photograph some amazing models and other boudoir photographers while there, including Rob Woodcox. After discovering Rob Woodcox, I fell in love with his photography work. While not specifically boudoir, it’s creative, colorful, original, and just breath taking. But I didn’t know any of that when I asked him to step in front of my camera. He seemed to have a fun personality, and I reached out to him and asked him to step in front of my camera, which he willing agreed to do.

Then when I realized who he was, I was even more excited to collaborate with such a creative mind. And his intimate portrait session at Camp did not disappoint. He has the sweetest soul of anyone I’ve ever known, and it was such a an amazing creative outlet to explore, try new things, and just bounce ideas of each other, creating some of my favorite images to date.

I have several sessions from Camp Do More that I’ll be sharing with you over the next several months, and Rob’s session is first up. Enjoy!

 
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Oklahoma City boudoir photographer male boudoir sitting down black and white
Oklahoma City boudoir photographer male boudoir sitting down black and white
Oklahoma City boudoir photographer male boudoir sitting down black and white
Oklahoma City boudoir photographer male boudoir sitting down
Oklahoma City boudoir photographer male boudoir sitting down
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Oklahoma City boudoir photographer male boudoir sitting down
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Oklahoma City boudoir photographer male boudoir sitting down on orange couch
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What Should You Wear to a Boudoir Session? Here are 3 Tips to Get You Ready to Rock Your Session

I want you to feel comfortable during your boudoir session.  That means if you feel sexy and gorgeous in frill and lace, than maybe a leather bondage suit shouldn’t be your first purchase for your boudoir session. However, if you already own said leather bondage suit, than bring that bad boy!

Here are 3 tips on what to bring to get you ready to rock your boudoir session:

  1. Accentuate the Positive

Identify your specific body type, and buy outfits that flatter that body type.  Don’t worry about what works well for other body types.  Purchasing well-fitting and quality pieces for your body type helps you to worry less about not having the “perfect body”, and more on accentuating your “positive assets” - the parts of your body you love the most. 

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2. Lingerie

There are several different types of lingerie options, but I find that bodysuits and teddies (which you can think of like lacy bodysuits) work well for varying body types, and in various sizes.   

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3. Non-Lingerie

Don’t want to wear lingerie? I have several dress options to choose from.  Going for the more girl next door look?  Booty shorts, large button up sweaters and tube socks are a fun option.  Panties and a simple t-shirts are another great option.  Note that T-shirts are not a one size fits all option.  You can bring a crop tops, a form fitting t-shirt, a white t-shirt (to get wet), or even a t-shirt that skims your body and falls near the hips (clients can pull and tug on a longer t-shirt for a more sultry look).

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Oklahoma City Boudoir Session
Oklahoma City Boudoir Session

For anything that you bring, make sure it fits your body.  I don’t recommend bringing anything that will leave marks on your skin (like a too tight fitting bra that once removed will leave indentions and/or cause marks on your skin) or have you feeling uncomfortable. 

 If your still concerned with what to wear, that’s not a problem.  I have you covered with a lingerie style closet with well over 300 pieces for you to choose from!  The sizes in my lingerie style closet range from XS to 3X and are designed for all different body types (with additional sizes available upon request). 

 I ask everyone to bring a nude thong, a black thong, one matching bra and panty set, and 2-4 pairs of your favorite high heels.

 Finally, note that if clothing just isn’t your thing, you always have the option of doing your boudoir session fully nude! 

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Oklahoma City Boudoir Session woman lying on bed
Oklahoma City Boudoir Session woman lying on bed

Brooklyn | Oklahoma City Boudoir Session

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What was your motivation for scheduling a boudoir session?

I’ve always wanted to do one, but was to afraid or nervous I guess. But then winning the contest [held this summer for ladies in my VIP Boudoir Facebook Group] pushed me to just do it, and I am so glad I did!

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What made you choose Intimate Lens Studio?

I love [your] work. You make everyone look beautiful, strong, and comfortable in their own way. Not 1 session looks exactly the same so I like how your able to individualize each session based on your client.

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What were you nervous about going into your session?

Being in front of a camera with basically no clothes on.

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What was your favorite part of the experience?

Finally seeing my pictures. I was honestly shocked with how good they looked and how it made me feel. (My own insecurities, nothing to do with Ore’s amazing talent!)

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How do you feel now that you've completed the session?

When can I sign up for another one??

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Would you recommend Intimate Lens Studio to others?

Yes, already have!

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Would you do a boudoir session again?

Yes, a couples session would be awesome.

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Based on your experience, what would you tell someone who was thinking about booking a boudoir session with Intimate Lens Studio?

Just do it, it’s such a great experience. You don’t even know what to expect or how to feel until your in front of the camera and then when you see your pictures, it’s such a confidence booster!

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Anything I haven't asked that you would like to add?

Ore is amazing! She makes you feel so strong and comfortable you forget your in front of a camera with no clothes on.

Frequently Asked Questions | Oklahoma City Boudoir and Intimate Portraiture

Interested in a boudoir session with Intimate Lens Studio but want more information before booking your session?

I’m here to help you gain more insight and give you the information you need by answering some of my most frequently asked questions.

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I don’t think I have the right “look” for boudoir. Could you photograph me if I don’t look like as amazing as the people on your website?

Heck to the Yes! Former clients, just like you, at one point looked at the photos on my website and thought - "I don’t believe my portraits will be as good because I don’t look like a model.” I am a big supporter of body inclusivity. Beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes. I don’t want you to look like anything or anyone but you. My goal is to amazing portraits that capture you at your best right now, which I believe is pretty freakin' amazing.

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I’m self-conscious about my [arms, butt, legs, arms, etc]. Will you retouch my photos?

My general rule is that if it is temporary mark (something that will no longer be on your body after two to three weeks), I will remove it (pimples, zits, bruising, scratches, etc). I also do some minor adjustments. When I say the word “adjustments”, I mean that I may remove slight bumps or lines that show up in photos because of certain poses or the way an article of clothing looks. However, I do not slim down bodies in any way because I want you to look like YOU, not anyone else.

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Do you photograph men?

Photographing men and those who identify as male is the peanut butter to my jelly. I believe every individual deserves the chance to feel empowered and confident in their own skin!

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Will you photograph me and my partner?

Absolutely! I love couples boudoir. Photographing the love, connection and intimacy between couples is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I also have a special package for in-home extended couples boudoir sessions. Message me for more details on this special offer!

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What’s the price?

The Session Fee is $325 (plus tax) for individuals and includes the following:

· phone/email pre-session consultation

· up to 90 minute photography session with coaching and posing guidance

· Access to lingerie styling closet (closet includes over 200 pieces from size XS-3X)

· up to two outfit changes during the session

· Professional image retouching

· In person image reveal and purchasing appointment

Add ons:

On-site professional makeup with lashes | $85

On-site professional hair styling | $75

additional person (couples boudoir) | $100

The Session does not include prints or products. Prints and products are sold separately, with prices starting at $1,000.

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What type of payment do you accept?

I accept cash, all major credit cards, PayPal Credit (For those who qualify, PayPal Credit offers financing at 0% interest if the balance is paid in full within 6 months) and have several payment plan options.

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I’m not sure how to prepare, what should I do to get ready for my session?

I’ve got you covered! After your contract is signed and your Session Fee is paid , I will send you a boudoir session guide which includes detailed information about preparing for your big day. Part of the Session Fee also covers a pre-session Skype or other video consultation, where I go more in depth with a schedule of how the day will unfold, and you can answer any questions you may have about getting ready for your session.

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Where does the session take place?

Boudoir sessions take place at my in-home studio. I also am available for travel for in-home sessions in the Oklahoma City metro area. A travel fee will be added to sessions outside of the OKC metro area. If you’d like to photograph your boudoir session at a hotel or an Airbnb, the same travel conditions apply. In addition, the client is responsible for the cost of the hotel or Airbnb.

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Who else will be at the session?

You (and your partner if doing a couples session), my makeup artist and me will be at your session. That’s it. No one else is permitted in my in-home studio while you are being photographed. We ask that partners not being photographed, friends and any children remain home during a session. In my experience, people are able to be more open and candid when working one on one with me, and I’m able to capture some amazing portraits when clients aren’t worried about what other people in the room may be thinking.

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Do I have to go completely naked during my session?

No. There is no requirement for you to be naked during your boudoir session. Being confident and loving your body doesn’t require you to be nude, but I want you to be open when you come into your session with me and ready to embrace and love every party of your body. That being said, I will push you to try new things, and allow me to use my creativity to make your session as unique and special as you are.

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I don't want my pictures posted anywhere online. What are my options on restricting any type of display of my photographs from the session?

I totally understand and respect each client's decision on whether to display their portraits on social media. If you don’t want your portraits displayed on my website, blog, social media, etc., they will not be posted. Simple as that. This is something we go over and is include in your boudoir session contract. If, however, you want to be featured (and I absolutely love showing off how my clients absolutely ROCK their sessions), I’d love to share your portraits on social media.

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Do you sell digitals?

I offer a variety of products, including albums, prints and wall art. I love for my clients to be able to have a tangible reminder of their session with me. For those who would prefer digitals, I do have digital packages available.