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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.

Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir interracial couple embracing black and white
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir couples embrace on rooftop
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir couples embrace on rooftop
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir black and white couple embracing on rooftop
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir black and white couple embracing on rooftop black and white photo
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir black and white couple lying in an embrace on rooftop
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
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ black and white couple embracing on rooftop black and white photo
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple laying together on rooftop
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple laying together on rooftop and laughing
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple laying together on rooftop black and white photography
Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir LGBTQ same sex black and white couple laying together on rooftop black and white photography
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
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  black and white photography
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  black and white photography
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 on a rooftop
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  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
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

Why I Love Photographing Couples INTIMATE LIFESTYLE PORTRAITS | Oklahoma City Couples Boudoir

Have you ever been around two people and just knew that they were meant to be?  

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Not because they both look good based on society’s beauty standards, or because the couple comes from the same background and share similar interests, but because you can almost visibly see their profound and abiding connection and commitment to one another.

 You see the way their thoughts flow together and the way they seem to see into each other’s souls and know their partner’s heart.   You see the way they laugh together, tease each other, fight (acknowledging that no relationship is perfect 24/7) and make up, and live each day with the conscious choice and commitment to “do life together.”

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oklahoma city in-home boudoir session lgtbq friendly two women kissing by window

 I enjoy being around these couples.  I love seeing their connection, seeing their joy, and I want to give these couples a tangible reminder of what they mean to each other.

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It’s easy for couples who have been together for a while to get stuck into a routine, focusing on the day-to-day activities that need to get done… jobs to go to, bills to pay, chores to complete, kids to pick up, clothes to clean, dishes to wash, etc., and sometimes couples forget that their life together is more than just completing things to check off items on an imaginary list.

 It’s about living out life with your favorite human…and stealing the covers.

 And so I want to give couples photographs that remind them of the truth of their relationships that they may sometimes forget.  That their partner loves them, cares for them and has chosen them. 

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oklahoma city couples boudoir couple in shower

I  photograph couples either at my in-home studio or at the couples’ home with the goal of capturing who THEY are as a couple.  No two couples have the same relationship, so in my pre-session questionnaire and pre-session video or in-person consultation I ask couples specific questions about their relationship with the goal of photographing each couple and capturing what it means to them to be in their relationship; how they fit, how they interact, and how they connect with each other.  I love hearing couples say that they feel like I captured “THEM.”   

Some of my favorite images to photograph involve one partner looking away, while the other partner is staring at them without the partner who is looking away knowing they are being admired.  You can see in the eyes of the partner staring intently at their lover that they know the prize they have “won”, they have a look in their eyes that says my partner chose me, and I’m so FUCKING THRILLED that I get to spend forever with them.

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When I have the opportunity to capture that emotion and then present that photograph to the partner who didn’t see it because they were looking away, and that partner then gets to see that connection and love shining in their lover’s eyes, that gives me the BEST FEELING EVER.  It’s like a big warm hug (if you like big warm hugs, if not think of it as a really great high five!).

These portraits allow couples to see their love shining back at them through photographs of them together, and they can have them as a reminder either in high quality albums or as wall art displayed in their home.

oklahoma city couples boudoir lgtbq friendly gay men lying on bed
oklahoma city couples boudoir lgtbq friendly gay men lying on bed

The best part? You don’t have to have a special event to wait and schedule a couples boudoir session.  By scheduling a couples boudoir session, I’ll capture your love, connection and intimacy, giving you a tangible reminder that each of you is loved by the other.

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in-home couples boudoir man and woman lying in bed
oklahoma city couples boudoir in-home session man and woman lying on bed together