Katelyn has always wanted to have a comfortable & confident boudoir photoshoot and she wanted someone professional and fun. A friend of hers had went to Simply Lush Portrait Boutique and she absolutely loved her pictures from her session. She says Simply Lush also had lots of great reviews! She has a lot more to say…
We usually do boudoir and beauty portraits in our beautiful studio, but during this session we decided to step outside on this gorgeous summer day. By the way, who is missing this warm weather? I am dreading the cold winter!
An alluring butterfly stuck around for the outdoor boudoir photography session which made the experience even more magical! Here is what Mariah has to say about her outdoor boudoir photography experience!
“I was pretty nervous before our session. I had never done anything like this before! We all have our issues with our bodies, but I never thought I’d be comfortable enough with myself to go out there and even let just a photographer see me in this kind of light. Ashley made the entire experience super fun! She was very laid back and made me very comfortable. After the session I felt more beautiful than I could have imagined. With the hair and make-up, and especially all the encouragement from Ashley. It was magical.
Not only did I have so much fun at the shoot, Ashley made me feel beautiful. She is truly amazing. I wish every woman would be able to have this experience. Just a chance to feel more beautiful and sexy than you could ever imagine. You feel like all the models you see in ads or on the runway!
Being a woman can be rough. The media tells us how we should look, feel, and act. It affects women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. It has such a negative impact on how we deal with every day life. How we think about ourselves. Simply Lush Portrait Boutique was founded to help women recognize their true beauty and confidence. To help women understand, they are gorgeous NO MATTER WHAT.
A few months into the business, Build Me Up Beautiful was created. It started as a private Facebook group. It’s a friendly community of women who are there to help build one another up instead of tearing them down. Sharing photos, advice, stories, inspiration, and other resources that will serve to educate, entertain, encourage, and empower women. Now, with over 200 members in the group – monthly gatherings are hosted. Generally, about 10-15 women show up each month to hang out, take a break from life, and inspire one another or share how they’ve been feeling recently.
A couple of months ago, there was a body positivity project shared in the private group. Everyone went nuts! The original post began to go viral and received a lot of positive attention. We decided we wanted to spread the word of self-love in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We reached out to the original poster (JW Photography) for permission, of course. They were so happy we were so inspired and loved that we wanted to do something similar.
Working for Simply Lush Portrait Boutique and seeing how women feel about themselves every day – how I have felt about myself in the past – this project really spoke to me. With the body positivity movement becoming more popular – we wanted to contribute as much as we can. We are hoping for part two in early Spring!
We also raised over $100 to donate to our local Women’s Resource Center!
Thank you so much to these women who braved their insecurities and allowed me to capture these raw/intimate moments to share to the world. Nothing is photoshopped except minor manipulations to the signs being held so they are easier to read.
Help us spread body positivity!
Body shaming must end; no one is perfect.
If you’d like to treat that special someone to a fabulous boudoir experience for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Birthday, and Anniversaries or just because, now you can! We have beautiful gift cards available for all of our time based sessions and may be used towards products that come with a sweet red wine called Mia Labruscana from Maiolatesi Wine Cellars and chocolate in a crafted box that comes bound with ribbon. We have also had a lot of ladies buy this gift a a bridal shower gift for a bride who is coming in for a scheduled boudoir photo shoot at our studio or who just wants to come in for a boudoir photography photo shoot!
Who says boudoir is lingerie only and needs to be serious? This beautiful woman decided to bring along some FUN props including game controllers and a STORM TROOPER helmet! These sessions are built to help you see your true beauty and confidence but they should also reflect your personality… and that’s just what we did during her boudoir experience. Boudoir + Cosplay.
Weddings are a perfect reason for having a boudoir session if you need a little push or excuse to give yourself to feel beautiful and pampered. Say hello to this gorgeous bride in this beautiful bridal boudoir blog today!
Let’s get to know her a little bit. “I am a little shy, I can probably count the number of people who’ve seen me undressed on 1 hand (that’s including my mother, haha) but I like to laugh which helps me loosen up.” THIS made me laugh, only because most women that walk through my studio doors are in the SAME BOAT.
Having a studio in an amazing historical building smack-dab in the city for Scranton Pennsylvania boudoir has given me so many amazing opportunities to meet amazing women, such as my client below. She came in wanting a boudoir session done as a wedding gift for her fiancé. Her wedding was the same day as mine, September 3rd. We were already made to work together solely based on that common date between us! Let her tell you about her experience.
I love being a full service Scranton boudoir photographer. There are so many inspiring women I meet like this lovely lady. Keiera is not only a Scranton boudoir veteran of Simply Lush Portrait Boutique, but she also does a lot of professional makeup on my clients. She is such a personable and fun woman to be around and I am glad I get the chance to work with her all of the time. Check out her inspiring instagram feed here.
99% of my clients are real women. Women whose self confidence and self love shattered at some point during their adolescent years. One of the moments that I would love to take away from you. That voice in the back of your head telling you you’ll never get it right, the lump in the back of your throat when you wonder if you’ll ever be good enough. I would take away the feelings of disgust when you critique your body in the mirror… sometimes not even being able to look yourself in the eyes. I would take away the nights you lay awake, wondering if you’ll have the strength to conquer a new day. I would take away your loneliness, your exhaustion, your grief. I would take away that side of you that has decided you CAN’T and WON’T ever be able to “be sexy.”