It’s that time of year again for the Atlantic City Boudoir Marathon! I get so excited when the summer sessions roll around! Everyone is sun kissed and happy! It’s just a big party!
In the past few years, we have been to a few different hotels. The Ocean View Penthouse Suite in The Chelsea, The House of Blue Suite at The Showboat, Luxury Suites at Caesars, and our favorite so far, The One Bedroom Suite at The Golden Nugget! We liked the Golden Nugget SO much, that we are going back this summer! It’s such a gorgeous room! I have BIG plans for the Summer Boudoir sessions this July! A few secret surprises and some really, really exciting news to share with my clients! It’s hush hush until that night!
To give you an idea of what the room looks like, see the photos below. Curtasy of the Golden Nugget website:
So what happens at a boudoir marathon? Here are some frequently asked questions to help you make the decision – to book or not to book?
What is a boudoir session?
Think glamour but sexier! Boudoir photography is an intimate portrait session where you get to feel gorgeous, let your confidence shine, and create the most gorgeous images of yourself. You will get to SEE who you have always FELT inside.
Why do you call it an Atlantic City Boudoir Marathon?
Well, simply because I have the marathon in Atlantic City. We have had great success with the beautiful hotels that Atlantic City has to offer, and we like to stay local!
What is a Boudoir Marathon?
A marathon is when a few sessions take place on the same day, in the same location. Each session has a different time slot with a 10 minute window between sessions. They are still private, but have a central location for hair and makeup.
Why should I do a boudoir session?
There are so many different reasons to do a boudoir session. You could be gifting these images to your significant other for a birthday or a holiday such as Valentine’s Day, you could be engaged and wanting to deliver a gorgeous album as a bridal gift to your new spouse, or maybe you would like to deliver a super spontaneous gift to your significant other, or be doing this for yourself, because let’s face it, we all like to get dolled up and feel sexy!
What do I wear to a boudoir session?
I suggest that you bring 5 outfits to choose from, and I will select my favorite 3. Now I don’t just pick 3 I think are pretty, I find the 3 that I think will look best on your body. I do however, give you advice ahead of time and direct what I think would look best for your shape. It’s good to go to a lingerie store that specilizes in well fitting clothing. Also, you can be fun and bring props like a football and your husbands favorite football jersey. Or perhaps he is into baseball, bring his glove, a baseball and his favorite team shirt! We can go into more details on that, but imagination is key! The impotant thing here is to wear what makes YOU feel sexy! If it’s your favorite pair of jeans a tank top and a good pair of hot pink pumps, then we will take the most amazing photos ever!
I am really shy, I don’t know if I can do this!
Don’t be shy! This is a very fun experience. I work with an all woman team, that means me (the photographer), hair and makeup (all women!) Have some chocolate and sip some champagne! It will be okay!
I am not shy at all, can I be completely nude?
Boudoir is implied nudity, however I will never tell you to take off or put on clothing. Do whatever makes you feel sexy, and I will be there to create beautiful, tasteful images for you.
How many photos do I receive?
You will receive 10 digital negatives of your choice.
Can I purchase additional digitals?
There will be many photos to choose from, and you will be able to order prints from those proofs. For ever print you buy, you will receive that digital for free.
Can I bring a friend or family member?
Yes! Please understand that this is an all woman event, and I request that spouses be left at home. Limit yourself to 1 guest, for moral support, or if they would like to book a session that they do so in advanced so there is time for photographing!
Do I need to do my own Hair and Makeup?
Hair and makeup is included in marathons, but a seperate cost for regular sessions. If you would like to have your hair and makeup done for a regular session you may do so, or I can have it arranged at the studio before your session.
How long will a session last?
Boudoir Marathon’s are 30 minutes for hair and makeup and 30 minutes for photographing.
Who will see my images? Will my Images be uploaded onto the BOKEH LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY website and Social media?
As you can see in this blog post, I do post previews once a year of sessions held the previous year. They do not get posted to social media, just my blog as of right now. I never show faces unless permission is given. None of these photos are reconizable, except for my own! (Yes, there are photos of me in this blog post) In the future I will feature a section on my website with boudoir images, but again, never will I show faces without written permission to do so.
Do you have any advice to help me prepare for my Boudoir Session?
Yes, of course I do!
-Lotion is a must! Please moisturize before your session to avoid dry skin that will show up in photos.
-Do not wear tight clothing the day of your session. Please wear bagging clothing including bra’s and panties to avoid marks on skin.
-Drink plenty of water the day before and the day of your session to hydrate your skin!
-Do not color hair the day before the shoot.
-If you decided to have nails done, please do so the day before the shoot.
-Do not get a facial the week of the shoot to avoid red skin.
-Do not tan the day before the shoot, please do so 3 or 4 days ahead of time to avoid discolorations in your skin.
-Do not wear makeup, makeup will be done for you.
-Do not arrive with wet hair, hair must be dried.
Sample images from previous Atlantic City Boudoir Marathons:
To book your session, please follow this link: http://bokehlovephoto.studio-booking.com/booking/blp_boudoir/
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org