I love being able to share what motivates women to have their own boudoir shoot and what it felt like leading up to their special day and after they have had their boudoir shoot. Below, you will read about one woman's experience and see some of her boudoir photographs. What motivated you to have a boudoir session? Honestly, my husband was transferred out of state for work for about 2 years and this is one of my attempts to remain close as well as unpredictable. I am a very co
Ever wondered about what happens behind the scenes of a boudoir shoot? Spoiler alert! It isn't all sexy and glamour, contrary to all the sexy glamorous photographs! There are wedgies, laughter and laughter tears... all in one boudoir shoot! First, leading up to the shoot I ask every client during their wardrobe planning call (right after their date is booked) what their level of comfort is, what their favorite features are and about their least (among other important question
Once you have found the right boudoir photographer for your session (more on that in a future post), you will probably start thinking about what you are going to wear. You may be tempted to start shopping right away. Wait! Don't shop yet! But why? I include a wardrobe planning call and unlimited support for every boudoir session. I do this so I can ask a few key questions, get to know your personality and make the best suggestions around your favorite features and concerns. A
My name is Michele Johns. I am a boudoir photographer with a long history of negative body image beliefs and body shaming from close family members. I also survived an eating disorder. (I'll save that story for another time.) I wouldn't say I was hiding behind my camera. But I would say that I was HEALING behind my camera. You may have heard me say that I heal a little with each client I work with. It's true. I hated on my body. I hated my thighs. I hated my arms. I hated my
Wardrobe is one of the most important elements to plan for your boudoir photography session. You need to feel incredible in what you are wearing, comfortable (I'll explain more on this) and pick your wardrobe to be as captivating as you wish to feel. This is where expert wardrobe coaching comes in. I have several key questions that I will ask you during your wardrobe planning call that will help identify the the areas of your body you would like to feature and which areas c
The most amazing day of your life is booked and you have thought about everything, then you realize you haven’t thought about wedding gifts! It's always a great idea to surprise your partner with a gift that they can open on the wedding day. A little private surprise before they see you looking absolutely stunning walking down the aisle. How about a boudoir photograph of you, looking feminine, sexy and confident showcasing your womanly form, just for their eyes only! Bridal
This is an obvious statement, but I love artwork! Artwork can be in several forms... from a woman’s form & femininity in boudoir photographs, abstract fine art, artwork hanging on the walls to art painted on the body in the form of tattoos. This year I want to focus on artwork on the body. I am talking body pieces that are incredibly sexy, shows your personality and tells a thousand stories. (No offense, I love small tattoos too). A lot of women get tattoos because of specia
I know it can be scary to book a Boudoir Photography Session. You have a million questions, yet don't really know what you should be asking. You want to make sure your boudoir photographer is reputable, makes you feel comfortable and that the studio is private and comfortable. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I started my journey photographing women because I wanted to exist in photographs looking my best. No double chin, tummy rolls or squished arms.