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5 Most Underrated Boudoir Wardrobe Ideas

Once you have booked your session, you will receive three beautiful e-books to help you prepare and select the right wardrobe for your shoot. But use this article as a supplement to my e-books to pack your suitcase to bring into the studio!

1. Crop Top



You have seen these pretty beauties all over in the mall this summer… but GODDAMN, you dread buying these because what if you can’t pull it off?!


ACTUALLY, these seemingly-skimpy puppies work on every body type if styled right. And they are hot AF for a boudoir photoshoot!


Pair them with high-waisted lace undies or jeans, or leave your bare midriff for my camera — so many ways to (and excuses ;)) to grab these from the rack and bring it over to my Toronto boudoir studio for your sexy photoshoot!



No, ma’am. This is not a drill.


Bring your most comfy sweatshirt over to my studio and let me throw you on my chaise chair set and watch your true, inner beauty COME ALIVE!


My love, I won’t even have to pose you because you will be in your element. You will be surprised that what you thought of as a ratty old sweatshirt you wear on late night weekends when binge-watching Netflix with a tub of ice cream can become a super-hot, super-cute part of the images you will LOVE forever.



When I will take a high-angle shot of you teasingly opening your fly button, HOT DAYUM, GIRL! These plain, blue staples won’t remain plain, blue staples anymore!


With a sexy bra or bralet, these every-day skinnies will really bring out the hottest of you.


White, black, red, mustard, maroon, and olive green bras go really well with a pair of bright or dusty navy blue jeans. Got a pair of sexy ripped jeans? ALL THE BETTER!






That sexy one piece you picked up from the mall but have NOOO IDEA what to do with it can be your best friend for a boudoir photoshoot!


Blacks, reds, pinks, blues, reds, sleeveless, full sleeves, high neck, low-cut, you name it — they come in all the colors and all the styles!


Also great for those of you who are a bit conscious of their muffin top like me, these gorgeous pieces keep everything in place and give you a beautiful, natural shape to show off!


These also make for great butt shots!


Reminds me of Ricky Martin’s Shake Your Bon Bon!




That impulse-purchase on your last vacation where you bought a delicate scarf from a local vendor might be the most beautiful part of your wardrobe.


Paired with your birthday suit, it can really bring character to your images and add the sweetest, softest romantic touch to your forever Designer Album story.

Still not sure what to wear?

Let's talk and I will guide you!

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Who would want these images of me?

Haven’t got anyone who you could give these images to to show what a fabulous woman they have in their lives?

Okay, then how about doing this photoshoot to REMIND YOURSELF about what a FABULOUS woman you are?

Do this photoshoot so you feel EMPOWERED.

Do this photoshoot so you START LOVING YOURSELF AGAIN.

Do this photoshoot so you can HAVE CONTROL OVER HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF.

I suffer from the photographer’s curse because, dear lord, I hardly ever like the pictures I see of myself from the phone cameras often taken by friends and family who love me. But I don’t let it trick me into thinking that I look bad.

Because I know that my social media images are not going in my LEGACY ALBUM or on the walls of my home and that my friends and family can’t possibly know the difference between the wrong angle and the right angle; the right light and the wrong light, the right distance and the wrong zoom… they aren’t paying attention to my hair flying in all directions or the food stuck between my teeth. They don’t know how to focus the lens on the right part of my features…

But YOU don’t have that problem!

You know why?

Because you have me! Your expert, professional photographer as well as my styling team!

Don’t let these constant phone-tapped pictures take over your life. Let me show you what you really look like, you gorgeous woman!


Take a leap of faith.

And I will be here, on the other side, to catch you and make you feel as wonderful as you deserve to feel by giving you the most beautiful picture you have ever seen of yourself.

Got Questions?

Let's talk, hot stuff!

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You need to lose this many pounds to book a photoshoot


Seriously. The answer is: You need to lose 0.00 lbs to have GREAT images of yourself.

If you find yourself saying, “I totally need to do a shoot but I need to cut down my last 5/10 lbs,”


Do you think that the love your partner, parents, siblings, friends, family will increase or decrease based on a few extra pounds of love and life?


They will love you just as much!

And get this — If you still feel bad about the 5/10/20lbs you feel like you need to work on, BY ALL MEANS keep working on your personal goals but keep this in mind:

After shooting 100s of women, I know EXACTLY how to shape, dress, pose, and light you to shave off what you need to for the pictures 😉 I’m not kidding! You will still look like yourself in real life when you are at your VERY BEST! So keep hitting the gym but do it because it’s a good habit and not because you think you are not ready for gorgeous photos right now.

Trust me, you are perfect right now.

And how about you do a shoot now to get in the mindset of loving yourself no matter what and another shoot when you have reached the health goal you have set up for yourself?

WOMAN! Document your journey!

Is “I’m too flabby” your next excuse?

Oh, get over it, you beautiful woman! We live in the era of body-shaping undergarments like SPANX. To let you in a secret, I use these myself from time to time when I want to get into a particularly clingy dress 😉 We can put you in a nice babydoll or lacy leotard and underneath your skin-tone matching, confidence-boosting undies! Also, I know two amazing boss ladies who handcraft AMAZINGLY SEXY shape-wear (so much better than the plain nudes of SPANX) right here in Toronto. Head over to the following two sites to find a piece you love:

Mayana Geneviere — A line of sexy black lace shape-wear perfect for a photoshoot!

Ohhh Lulu — This woman makes CUSTOM lingerie! Like TAILORED lingerie! Let your imagination run WILD!

Mayana Geneviere’s sexy lace shape-wear

I CANNOT say this enough: Wardrobe makes all the difference in the world. This is the reason I do a full hour of video/phone consultation or an in-person fitting appointment before your shoot. And this is the reason I have designed THREE E-BOOKS which you will get when you confirm your session booking with me. The right wardrobe will help me put you in the poses you love regardless of your dress size.

Go to Victoria’s Secret and have them properly measure you (I have like 5 different sizes of bras! Only recently did I finally found out my right size and I have never looked better ;)) The right bra will give you the right perks and make you feel thirsty sexy!

You can bring an entire suitcase of wardrobe if you want and we can go through creating wardrobe for you. Maybe we will mix it up with something that i have in the studio and maybe it will give you an excuse to go shopping!

Whenever I am asked: How do you pose curvy women?

My answer is always: Exactly the way I pose every other woman.

My Toronto boudoir studio is home to women like you. My job is to photograph you exactly like that woman you saw on the billboard. Your photographs will be just as good as your photographer. It is MY job to make you photogenic.

Girl, I've got you!

Let's do this already!

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The Real Reason Why Boudoir Photography Costs This Much

When you decide to shop for a luxury item, doesn’t matter if it’s a brand new car or a piece of furniture, you always want to make sure that your investment is worth your hard earned-money. And if you’re a mom, like me, you always first think if the money you are about to spend on that beautiful lingerie set at Nordstorm can be put towards something your little ones want. The enormous amount of guilt-trip and self-lamentation that goes into should you even dare to spend a fraction of your money on yourself… all the judgemental foreign voices of “selfish,” “vain,” and “indulgent” start eating up your headspace… Isn’t it true?

It’s sad and unfortunate how much doing something rewarding, refreshing, and valuable for ourselves sends us into this unfair spiral of self-doubt and worthlessness. That we are reduced to compare pleasures necessary to nourish our souls with new shoes for our kids or getting new blinds for the house; especially when the new car will last us five years, the furniture will wear and tear, kids will outgrow their shoes, and we will eventually move to a new house with new curtains and blinds — all of the things which aren’t our “forever” investments. But the amount of energy we, the women, spend trying to justify and then find the loopholes in the arguments in favour of us spending the money on ourselves, even when it’s something as precious, timeless, and “forever” as existing in a photograph to preserve how we want to remember ourselves and be remembered — it breaks my heart how we keep talking ourselves out of it.

I want you to know that you and I are very much alike in this regard. As a mother who spends the better part of her day working non-stop, I have no problem dropping a good $50 on some ridiculous and un-educational toy my kid said she wanted but find myself thinking twice about buying a $4 mocha Frappuccino on a hot summer’s day after dropping the kid off to daycare…

I’ll be honest with you here: A Magazine-Style, Full Service Boudoir Photography experience is a luxury.

This is a want.

And it is becomes a need for the woman who feels like:

  • She ain’t got “it” anymore.
  • The confident head-turner she used to be doesn’t exist anymore.
  • Her youth is slipping away.
  • The corporate world has made her into this stone-cold, straight-faced pant-suit woman who is scared to let her hair down.
  • She spent all her youth changing diapers and truly has nothing to “show” for anymore.
  • Being “sexy” is not tasteful or classy but every time she looks at Shakira on TV or a Victoria’s Secret billboard, she dwindles into daydreaming of having the opportunity to have herself captured like that at least once in her life.

And this brings me to why I created Dream Boudoir Experience — because every woman who walks out of my studio feels like a brand new version of herself after her shoot with me. She walks a little taller, feels a little hotter, and stands a bit more confident. This is not a “photoshoot.” Photos are a mere part of the experience. This is a session which will change your life and the way you look at the woman in the mirror every morning.

Let me ask you this: What is your self-worth? What price tag would you put on your confidence? How much would you pay for a chance to feel validated in your own skin, without judgement, shame, burden, guilt, hatred, or becoming invisible? I’m sure your answer must be that “my self-worth, my confidence, my existence is PRICELESS!” And because ANY experienced, good, and qualified photographer would want you to feel ECSTATICALLY PRICELESS all the time, we would never want to skimp out on the service, the experience, the professionalism, the expertise, and the quality of products we want you to have. Let me walk you through this a bit more:


The Boudoir Experience You Deserve

When I created my boudoir photography studio in Toronto, I wanted to be the BEST photographer out there. Blame it on my full-scholarship-winning go-getter personality but I was not about to sit down, compromise, and do whatever Jane down the street with her cheap DSLR is doing. I wanted to have the best camera and lenses in the market to shoot the highest and best resolution possible. Spending 100s of hours and $1000s to learn from the best and perfect my craft was a given. I wanted to know how to create natural light if it’s dark and snowing like crazy in Toronto on your shoot day so we are not dependent on the sun — so I learned the craft and bought the most expensive and perfect studio lighting equipment available in the industry.

Sourcing and creating the best sets and scenes was always a priority. Spending a tonne of money testing different make up artists and hair stylists to find the absolute best ones to include in a team was a task I took on without questions. Instead of getting your money like Jane with DSLR, and completely leaving you on your own to find a location, wardrobe, makeup artist, hair stylist, leather crafter for your album, internationally recognized professional labs with the newest inkjet printers for superior museum quality prints, and whatnot, I actually DO ALL THE WORK FOR YOU! I want this experience to be all about you! The entire 6-hour day is designed to make you feel like you at the centre of this universe. And guess what? All of this with strawberries and whipped cream snacks!


Jane Doe, The Cheap Photographer

Remember when I asked you how much your self-worth is worth? Many photographers are either not confident in their art or are exploited because they are young and don’t realize how much time and money it goes into creating a mind-blowing creative piece of art.

The photographers who are not confident in their art are the photographers who know their photography is nowhere close to being good enough and that there is no consistency in their photos — where one session might produce great images but the next session will have terrible lighting and poses leaving you wondering how your own session will turn out and if it was all a waste of time and money. Two things happen to such side-hustle photography “businesses:” They quickly learn their craft and realize what it takes to create beautiful photographs and give excellent customer service and soon make a pricelist that’s compatible with industry standards or they soon go out of business because they simply cannot create the product a proper creative business can create.

The other photographer, who is good but charges less than a meal at The Keg, two things can happen to them: Either they give up their passion and love for photography and take up a regular 9 to 5 OR they realize that in order to keep creating the kind of photographs that win international awards and give people the opportunity to own their photos in the same quality as you would see in an art gallery, they need to properly run a business which has full customer service and best products and gear which will then reflect in their session price and print-digital packages.

Good and consistent photography comes at a cost. Learning the craft of lighting and exposure, a business that shows exemplary professionalism, legal credentials, liability insurances, reliability and dependability — all of this is reflected when the client sees their final print and digital images because the quality speaks for itself.


The Right Photographer for You

A portrait and boudoir photography experience is going to be one of the most sentimental and emotional purchases of your life. A professional, full-time photographer will know how to create flattering photos of women of all shapes, sizes, colours, and styles. Nothing but the experience of photographing constantly and consistently will equip a photographer to get the client in their most comfortable, relaxed, and confident self to create images she will forever cherish. For these reasons, you need to put real consideration into the photographer that’s right for you.

For me to create one image of you that you love, it doesn’t take the one hour of consultation, the one hour of makeup, the two hours of photography session, the one hour of review and ordering — it takes my entire lifetime of learning the craft and applying it to your needs. The value of a good artist will be demonstrated when you will look back at your pictures as recently as five years from now and will realize how thankful you are that you trusted the artist to capture a point in your life that you will never have again.


The Time Devoted

The hours that I spend with each client is the reason why every season is perfectly designed and executed to meet their needs. To capture the essence of your personality, you deserve my undivided attention and active listening. I want you to love your experience and not just the photos. I want you to know that you are with a trusted confidante and not just a photographer. I want you to feel comfortable enough to talk about your deepest desires and fears. It is not uncommon for me to meet clients who immediately divulge in how they can’t remember the last time they had sex with their partner or how empowered they feel that they have finally left an abusive relationship or the demands of workplace had left them feeling reduced to a mere piece of the puzzle and not an entirety in itself. I am not a trained counsellor but I have an open heart where I welcome all that’s upsetting you or all that you are celebrating and create images for you where you see yourself in the best light possible.

If you are thinking that I cost “this much” for merely a couple of hours of shooting time, let me tell you that those two hours are the easiest of my entire process. This is what all goes into making beautiful images in my studio:

  • Phone consultation before booking your session: 30 Minutes
  • In-person/Phone consultation after booking your session to design your shoot: 1 hour
  • Preparation time before you come to the studio and wrap up after the shoot: 2 hours
  • Photoshoot, hair and makeup, viewing and ordering session: 6 hours
  • Post-processing, editing, and retouching per 20 images: 12 hours
  • Album design/printed mats assembly and delivery: 3 hours
  • Quality assurance, production lab sequence, and pickup/shipping: 1-2 hours
  • Education and conferences: On average 3 hours per week
  • Studio equipment management and legal reviews: 2 hours per week

On average, I spend 20 – 32 hours on each client! My costs reflect the dedication I put towards your session. I don’t seem “that expensive” now, do I? 😉


The Reality

Jane down the street charging $100 for 50 pictures does not have $30,000 of professional cameras and studio equipment. She also probably doesn’t have the following expenses:

  • Liability Insurance
  • Camera and equipment insurance
  • Printing and Album
  • Employees
  • Professional Associations Memberships
  • Top-of-the-Line Softwares and Computers
  • Office Admin costs
  • Travel and Accommodation
  • Phone and electricity
  • Studio
  • Sets and props
  • Expos and Fairs
  • Education and professional classes fee
  • Internet and Hosting fee
  • Backup devices and cloud storage
  • And the list goes on…

So when you ask why something is so expensive, it definitely helps to consider the process it takes to produce the value. Sometimes taking a hit on quality and going to Walmart for a T-shirt might seem like a good idea when you have a paint-the-hospital charity day. But would you still compromise on quality when you are contracting someone to do your house flooring? Or when you need something as permanent as a photograph on your 30th birthday knowing that you will never be 30 again? You have to ask yourself if you would rather be disappointed or deliriously happy? Would you rather regret not doing something which you know is important for your soul or do it despite all your doubts and realize that making the credit card payment or being on my interest-free payment plan was really not as indulgent you were initially feeling?

If you can feel even 10% of the happiness, confidence, self-love, and appreciation as my other clients, and if you really feel like you need to do something to celebrate your new milestones or shed off the old skin you don’t want to be reminded of, then this session is going to be worth way more for you than even my Black Label Collection <3

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Before/After Boudoir Transformation

Professional photoshoot direction and beautiful professional boudoir hair styling and make up on one side, just look at the absolutely glowing confidence a boudoir shoot gives these women!

My number one goal:

Enhancing your natural beauty from within.

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No matter what you look like,
If a you are confident, you are sexy.
Being sexy is a state of mind.
When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius.

Let’s talk about what makes YOU feel beautiful!

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