Hello this is Hedley Jones, Cherie Steinberg’s partner and husband at the Boudoir Cafe.
Our style is that we shoot side by side and are a part of the show!
It’s 2017 and we have been shooting at The Boudoir Café exclusively for about 4 years at our studio in #beverlyhills but we are also very much open to destination shoots. Our local area of travel from Los Angeles includes Las Vegas and San Fransisco but we are open to any romantic getaway that our clients might suggest.
So what is the state of boudoir in 2017….from a mans point of view?
When I shoot at the boudoir cafe alongside Cherie, our clients have the unique experience of two cameras and a female/male perspective. This is one of the things that gives us an edge in the industry. …you get double the fun!!!! Also two different angles and lenses which make for more selection.
In the past all our marketing was geared to women and their needs, but recently we have been paying more attention to the men….every man wants their woman to be sexy and with the easy access to sexy images on the internet every woman faces stiff competition.
But just as much as we encourage women to do it for themselves we now talk to the men.
We have several repeat clients who’s husband or boyfriends take an active role in the whole process., even to the point of shopping for the lingerie and the stye of the shoot.
This is a whole new angle on the art of boudoir photography, traditionally we don’t allow men on the set unless it’s a couples shoot which requires special discussion, but we have noticed that men are much more interested in the process than we first thought. We have had a lot more input from the men even down to the posing. This is a good thing and definitely adding value to our different packages which brings me to the point of this blog.
It has always been our intention of providing a full service package at the Boudoir Café where our client has a complete spa day experience…..so this is our ultimate package:
The Ultimate Package:
It starts with a gift email card….
Then with the getting ready guide before you arrive
The Day Of:
Hair and makeup
Champagne and snacks
Complimentary props and backgrounds
Many changes of lingerie outfits
Limo service to dinner at the very private LA hotspot Soho House West Hollywood (If you do not know Soho House looks it up)
Then we set aside a day for viewing and choosing end products!! (Italian mostly)
This is our Ultimate Package
Call us and we will construct one just for you!
I am so so so excited because VALENTINES DAY IS SOON! Everyone at The Boudoir Café loves this holiday – and, with a little boudoir photo magic, you definitely will, too!
The Boudoir Café is currently booking for #ValentinesDay. Tired of the boring old chocolate and flowers for your bae? Want to make him more warm and bubbly than Champagne? Surprise him with the sexiest #VDayGift… Some sexy, professional pics of you from The Boudoir Café!!
If you book now, The Boudoir Café can get that sexy little gift put into any kind of high-quality package you want: album, gilded portrait, even holograms… And much more! Just contact us and ask.
Bring your lingerie, your highest heels, and your natural, sexy, self and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll pamper you, do your hair and makeup, teach you the hottest and most flattering poses (which you are more than welcome to take to the bedroom with you), and create a beautiful, unique, intimate portrait of you that your #bae will drool over.
Book a boudoir photo shoot with Boudoir Café and throw those February 14 dinner plans away… You’re going to want to stay in the bedroom after he sees these photos.
Hugs and kisses,
I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.
But just because the holiday season is over doesn't mean that gift-giving is over!
A very, very important holiday is coming up... Valentine's Day!
And while we at The Boudoir Cafe like chocolate and flowers and wine and dine as much as any other girl... We believe in something a little more sexy is preferable for this romantic holiday.
Sure, you can treat yourself and your man to some boudoir photos as a #VDay surprise... OR you can suggest he give you (and himself!) a gift by buying a boudoir photography session at The Boudoir Cafe.
GUYS, this is the best gift you can give your girl! It will make her feel sexy and powerful and beautiful -- and all right before the biggest, sexiest holiday of the year. Also, what could be better than a sexy picture of your girl? Oh, right: a sexy picture of your girl that lasts forever.
The Boudoir Cafe has gift certificates available now. Book in the next few days to guarantee that you receive your beautifully bundled and personally framed boudoir photos by February 14.
More exciting news!! Hedley and I will be speaking at the 2016 Wedding & Portrait Photography International Expo! And NOT ONLY will we be speaking, we will be teaching a MASTER CLASS.
The Boudoir Café’s class, “The Crazy, Sexy Art of Boudoir!”, will be in session on Wednesday, March 9 from 3:30 to 5:30PM! The WPPI expo will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from March 7th through 9th this year.
This is very special because WPPI expo master classes are super intimate and super hard to come by. The master class is a two-hour, hands-on session where we will teach you everything you need to know about boudoir photography. From lingerie to lighting to makeup to posing and much, much more, you will not want to miss this! VERY fun and VERY informative.
RSVP NOW to guarantee a spot! Master classes are limited to 50 participants and are add-ons when you register for the expo. Visit wppionline.com to find out more and to register.
SEE YOU IN VEGAS!
Okay, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: curvy is beautiful. Girls, your curves are the reasons men drool after you. Men don’t have curves. They’re all angles, squares, and straight lines. The soft curves of your body are fascinating to them, they crave to get to know the wonders of them.
That being said, sometimes we want to tone up. Sometimes, we don’t feel too comfortable with every single centimeter of our curves. And that isn’t a problem. Yes, mainstream media has put this idea of the “perfect female body” into our head. But we’re smart enough to know that that is a bunch of hocus pocus. All of our bodies are already perfect. But, self-confidence often relies on what makes us feel comfortable within our own skin… And sometimes that means dropping that last five to ten pounds of that little bitty weight that is clinging onto us.
Now, our healthy and body experts here at The Boudoir Café have a completely easy way to lose that last 5-10 pounds easily! (A piece of advice and self-care which is only one of the many little extra dashes of sweetness that keep us as the #1 Boudoir Photographers in LA and Las Vegas!)
This plan requires no unnecessary fuss, no expensive equipment to buy, nothing to count or measure, and really – nothing to even buy, that you may not already be buying! Yes, you can begin this lovely Boudoir Café diet as soon as you are done reading this article!
Are you ready for it? The super simple, easy, and manageable method of losing that few stubborn pounds is to just eat protein, vegetables, and fruit! This is probably a diet some of you have heard before. And there is a scientifically proven reason why it works: A diet of protein, vegetables and fruit is equivalent to what our ancestors (those hard working hunters and gatherers) used to fill their bodies with. And, with all the added physical work they did during the day (much the same way you are exerting your own body by perhaps walking to work, or going grocery shopping, or maybe doing that extra bit of cardio by taking a stroll around the block after dinner) it easily burned off these healthy calories, stabilizing and energizing the human system.
Truly, The Boudoir Café assures you that this will not at all require any drastic changes to your diet. It really ends up about being cutting out carbs and starches and dairy… But it is also scientifically proven that not only do these two food groups add weight very easily; it is also proven by evolutionary biology that these two food groups are difficult for our homosapien bodies to digest in the first place – because starches and carbs and dairy were not part of our original diet plan, from the very beginning. We hold onto the weight from processed and inorganic food products so easily because they are not naturally really meant to be in our body anyway!
So here’s what we, at The Boudoir Café, personally recommend you do if you are feeling a little insecure about that extra few pounds: eat healthy, eat natural, and be the bad, hunting and gathering woman you once were eras ago. If it’s not grown or made by nature, don’t eat it! I mean, we don’t totally recommend you get completely down with your bad self and go and hunt and gather in the wilderness for yourself (unless you’re into that, in which case we totally approve… you go girl!). Really, a quick trip to the grocery store should suffice.
Personally, I lost 12 pounds in just 2 months! Doctors even say that losing 5-6 pounds per month is the healthy average at which to lose weight – and keep it off, too! Even better… I am never hungry! For example, my guilty pleasures are sweet potato fries and a hamburger. Instead of this, I choose to eat half of a baked sweet potato (because it does still count as a starch… make sure to still treat yourself, diet isn’t a punishment at all!!) and a burger without the buns. I have sausage and eggs for breakfast; and a huge salad with tuna for lunch. At night, I treat myself to some fruit for dessert!
And then, when you find those tinsie-insie pounds slipping away (and the time it takes for this to happen varies from woman to woman, as our metabolisms all hold and lose weight in extremely different ways), and you see yourself standing in front the mirror more and thinking, “I am the most beautiful of them all” – give The Boudoir Café a call, because we have the perfect photoshoot, pampering, and Queen for a Day experience that will make you feel, “Yes, this is my body, and I own it, and I am proud of it. It does so much for me, and I do so much for it. I am beautiful and strong, and I never want to forget that for the rest of my life.” And you have found the right people to call: the supporting, caring and best boudoir photographers in LA and Las Vegas, The Boudoir Café, promises that we will capture that forever-moment.