Regina's Boudoir 250 Member Giveaway!

Here we go are you ready? Our group has hit and surpassed our first milestone, so lets have our very first giveaway! As we grow, the giveaways, contests and games will grow with us!

Are you ready to win your very own bespoke photoshoot?

Join the group!!

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Join the group!!

The photoshoot will talk place at Regina’s studio space. It also must take place before February 1st. The winner will be expected to respond within 24 hours to claim their prize. The winner must be a woman, or the photoshoot must be gifted to a woman, even if it is a couple’s shoot, the woman will be considered the primary client.

What should I wear for my boudoir shoot?

 Picking Out Your Boudoir Session Outfits.

Trying to figure out what to wear at your boudoir session? We've got a few tips to help you out:

1. Wear what makes you feel sexy. Boudoir sessions are all about bringing your sexy side, so if you put something on and you feel uncomfortable, move on to the next option. Consider it sort of like searching for the perfect wedding dress. When you put it on and can't help but spin in front of the mirror or think, "Heck yes, I'm sexy!" then that is the piece you should wear on shoot day.

2. Opt for lingerie that flatters your favorite parts. If you've got an impressive rack (yes, we're going there), then choose something that really shows of that feature. Maybe you're a fan of your own derriere and want to show him the goods, too. Choose a piece that accentuates whatever features you love most about yourself.

3. Don’t limit yourself to just lingerie. A cowl neck sweater can be just as sexy as a teddy! A white men’s shirt, a fitted tee-shirt, a cocktail dress, your favorite outfit… The whole point is to help express YOUR sexy side, so don’t worry about limiting yourself.

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4. Don’t forget jewelry. Accessories can help make even you feel a little more like, well… YOU. It can be something that makes you feel a little more dressed, comfortable, and dressed-up, even if you’re naked. Whether it’s something small like a simple chain you love, something sexy like body chains, or statement jewelry it will definitely add to your shoot.

5. Footwear matters, too. It's so easy to go into a less-than-classy vibe depending on your footwear. Our suggestion: keep it simple. Patterns, baubles, bells, whistles, and more than three inches of heel can all lean “too much.” Instead, opt for shoes that scream "sexy sophistication." FYI: Heels can also do a lady good when it comes to posture and accentuating muscles in her legs.

Being a boudoir photographer in the age of #MeToo and #WhyIDidntReport

The last year has been hard. As a woman who has been abused, this year has been SO hard.

Hiding your dark shame in the closet and pretending it wasn’t there was how most of us lived. It was still there, but there were fewer things that forced us back into that space. Fewer triggers, fewer reasons to have to bravely hold your breath as you grip the door handle to that closet, all the while reminding yourself it’s in the past, but I have to share it. Turning the knob slowly as you brace for the weight of your past, a dark and dirty past that now must be waved like a flag of solidarity to all the other women who have that closet as well…. all the women who have stayed quite all their lives because we’re taught that it’s OUR shame…

… But it’s NOT. It’s HIS shame that we’ve been coerced to carry.

I see this as a time of shame-shedding, a time for women to regain HER voice to speak her truth. This is the space I want to provide in my boudoir shoots. A SHAME-FREE place to explore your femininity as your personal power.

I actually like for us to kind of have a “dating” time before we do a shoot. I want to get to know you, and for you to get to know me. We are going to share an intimate vulnerable time during our shoot, and I want us both to feel comfortable and able to have fun with the process…

So, trying to look on the bright side of the current political what-the-fuck-ery, it’s helping us know which sisters and brothers are safe (or I should say safer), and who isn’t. And it’s allowing those among us with similar experiences to know we’re not alone… there are people who “get it”.

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Behind the scenes: Getting ready for August photoshoots!

Upcoming shoots: 

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I have some really creative shoots coming up! I have a few ladies that will be doing milk baths with me. I will be doing at least one dry ice shoot. Then there’s also a creative boudoir shoot!!  0h, and at least on of the ladies is also interested in doing some film noir style!

 

Preparation: 

For the milk and dry ice shoots, I have fabric on the way. I’ll be making fabric flowers, and may use the rest of the fabric for styling. I’ll also be going outside and cutting back some of our ivy (and maybe something else depending what’s growing/blooming at the time) to bring in some real greenery.

 

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For the noir, I got a prop gun that will be perfect! (Once I get hubby to glue it together for me and clean up the edges...)  

 

For the milk/dry ice and the boudoir, I’m planning to bring my tulle, and the skirts I’ve made (and am still working on...

 

 
 
 

 

 

  Oh, no.... We're down to only TWO spots left in August!!

Oh, no.... We're down to only TWO spots left in August!!

August fun around Philly!

August is my favorite month. Of course it has the honor of being my birth month!! This year, I’m looking around Philadelphia, (as well as Delaware and New Jersey), for some fun things to do!!

 

 

August 5th

Squirrel Nut Zippers

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1980774305571253/?ti=icl

 

 

August 9th

Screenings Under the Stars - Black Panther

 https://www.facebook.com/events/170227443681208/?event_time_id=170227453681207?ti=icl

 

 

August 10

The Ghoastly Circus: Dante’s Inferno  

https://www.facebook.com/events/862742200579731/?event_time_id=862742213913063?ti=icl 

 

August 14

Night Skies at the Observatory  

 https://www.facebook.com/events/2076130642619894/?event_time_id=2076130659286559?ti=icl

 

August 19

Peek-a-boo Revue Yard Sale

https://www.facebook.com/events/2231328536882453/?ti=icl 

 

More events added as I find them, so check back and see what other awesome events I’ve found!! 

 

*I probably won’t be able to attend most of these, but I wish I could!! 

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Learning to fly... using Photoshop

Recently I posted this picture on Facebook and it got a whole lot of interest, including some of you asking how I did it... so I will teach you how I learned to fly... using photoshop.

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The first (and for me hardest) part of the levitation image was posing. As you can see, I was balancing on a stool. My back was unhappy with trying to do it, but with a little bit of patience and a lot of back arching I was able to get a photo that would work for my experiment.

Ok, I suppose I also should add that to get the picture, I used an intervalometer. What is an intervalometer? It allows my camera to take multiple pictures to do things like timelapse. In my case, I used a program hack, called Magic Lantern. I love it, but it is a "use at your own risk" program that you can load onto your camera...

Anyway, once I got the shot with me in it I wanted to use, I moved myself and the stool out of the shot.

I took these two images into Photoshop. I used the one with me in it as a layer on top of the other. Then, using layer masked, I erased the stool, 

From there it was just color grading the image to my liking... and VOILA, I'm flying!!

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I'm actually hoping to use this technique at some point to be able to make an art image that I've been wanting to do for a while. I'm still trying to work out the details of it, but the general concept is a Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and grown up Wendy... It's coming together little by little... but I suppose it's something to feed my Neverland obsession. (I'm actually VERY slowly working on a story about Neverland.)

 

Anyway, have fun trying this techneque. I'd love to see what YOU come up with... 

OR if you'd like a floatinh/flying/levitating image without any of the photography/photoshop work of it, I'd love to get to help you with it!

Everyone needs a little black (or pink) dress. (Adventures in Tulle - Part 2)

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I know almost every little girl (and many a grown woman) daydreams about being a princess, or at least getting to dress up like one occasionally. 

(Hey, so I may do it more than occasionally... don't judge.)

In light of this, I decided to go about starting my studio tulle collection so we can play with them when you come to the studio.

To the right, (or perhaps below if you're on mobile), is a little bit of the black skirt. It's long... Like REALLY long! I think the long layers are something like 5-6 feet long. 

Hey, I wanted to be sure that even my tall friends, (you know who you are), have a skirt that works for them...

Then, this weekend, I went about making the pink skirt. I did make this one shorter. (and it is shorter than I intended, but still totally workable).

 

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I still have 3 skirts left to make, the grey, the green and the white. The white I'll be tea staining to make it look old, (I'll do that in it's own post)... and I'm thinking of doing a tutorial on the skirts as well if anyone is interested.

I can't truely finish them till I get a sewing machine, (and probably some ribbon to match the tulle for each)... but I still think they turned out pretty well.

What do you think?

Would you like to be photographed in one of these skirts, (or would you like your daughter to be)?  Inquire about your photoshoot today!

Tulle. Glorious Tulle... (Adventures in Tulle)

That's right! I just got more tulle then you can shake a stick at! Yup, 5 whole BOLTS of tulle... (for a total of 600 feet of it). 

 

Here's the plan... I'm going to be making tulle skirts from it. Tulle skirts are perfect for adding to a nice top to make it look like a gown for your glamorous shoots. It's perfect for using with flowers in your hair for a very romantic/fantasy look...

It's just down right ultra-feminine and I can't wait to start shooting with them!

 

I will be using the plans laid out by another photographer (who does beautiful feminine fantasy work). It may take me a little bit, as my hands have been hurting a lot, and I don’t have a sewing machine (yet)....  or I may end up going to my moms to borrow hers...

But I have a plan, I have the tulle... and I plan to start using beautiful skirts in my work starting in July!!! 

 

Are you ready to feel like a princess, (and look as elegant as one in photographs)? 

 

lets book your shoot today! 

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