Art of Seduction Boudoir Studio https://www.artofseductionchicago.com Art of Seduction Boudoir Studio Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:04:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How You Can Benefit From Boudoir Photography https://www.artofseductionchicago.com/boudoir-photography-chicago/how-you-can-benefit-from-boudoir-photography/ Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:32:19 +0000 https://www.artofseductionchicago.com/?p=1294 What a Boudoir Photo Shoot Has to Offer

If you’ve ever thought about boudoir photography, you’ve probably formed your opinions about it without ever having participated in a boudoir photo shoot. It’s easy to fall into misconceptions about an art that you have no understanding of, however, you could be cutting yourself off from something beautiful, empowering, and outright fun.

The Art of Seduction is all about these values, and they are a driving force for everything do. We love boudoir photography and the beauty of a woman’s figure. What’s more is that we love bringing this beauty to life through boudoir.

Why Opt for A Boudoir Boudoir Photography?
Doing a boudoir photo shoot can offer you quite a few benefits. It’s an experience like no other, and you’ll be shocked at what will happen to you during your shoot. Take a look at the different ways you’ll benefit from your boudoir photo shoot.

Empowerment

This is one of the most important aspects to boudoir. It’s amazing what can happen to your confidence when you’re all dolled up and looking sexy. Our photographer will work with you to ensure that you’re enjoying yourself during your boudoir session. As you work through the photo shoot, you’ll start to loosen up and allow yourself to buy into the whole experience, giving you the sex appeal you need to really work the camera. It’s time to celebrate womanhood, but more importantly, it’s time to celebrate you.

Confidence

Regardless of your body type, you’ll gain a new sense of self during this process. It takes a lot of bravery to participate in boudoir photography, but once you take that leap of faith, your self-confidence will sky rocket. Stepping outside of your comfort zone and coming out on the other side successful is a great confidence builder, and you’ll be amazed at how great you feel. In fact, you’ll be outright proud of yourself.

Swag

Combine empowerment and confidence, and you’ll notice a new pep in your step. The experience of a boudoir photo shoot is one thing, but once you get your photos back, you’ll be downright excited. With your photo shoot done and your photos in hand, you’ll have everything you need to carry yourself with a swagger like never before.  

Enjoyment

Once you settle into your boudoir photo shoot, you’ll start having a great time with your experience. Boudoir photography is a lot more fun than you would think, and we ensure that you truly love everything about your experience, from your hair and makeup to viewing your photos.

Book Your Boudoir Photo Shoot Today

If the benefits of boudoir photography are intriguing to you, take a look at the many different photo shoots we’ve completed in the past. Determine what you do and don’t like about the photos, and start thinking about what it is you wish to gain from your photo shoot. Give us a call once you’re ready to get started, and we’ll set you up with a personal consultation that will help us create the perfect boudoir experience. Contact us today, and let’s get started with your sexy photo shoot!

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How to Prepare for Your Boudoir Photo Shoot https://www.artofseductionchicago.com/boudoir-photography-chicago/how-to-prepare-for-your-boudoir-photo-shoot/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:25:22 +0000 https://www.artofseductionchicago.com/?p=1291 Tips for a Perfect Boudoir Photo Shoot

When it comes to preparing for your boudoir photo shoot, there are plenty of ways for you to get prepared for your shoot. However, there are plenty of things that you might not think of, especially if it’s your first experience with boudoir photography. Fortunately, we have some pro tips to not only help you feel comfortable during your shoot but ones that will help you to nail the photo shoot altogether. Here are some of the top tips for having the best experience with your boudoir photo shoot.

Spend Time Finding the Perfect Outfits

Getting comfortable during your shoot is of the utmost importance and one of the best ways to ensure this is by choosing the right outfits for your boudoir photo shoot. Taking the time to find the right outfits will not only help you feel comfortable during your shoot, but it will help you to love your photos that much more when they come out.

Hydrate

You’re going to be showing a lot of skin during your time with our boudoir photographer. It’s important that you’re feeding your skin with the right nutrients (mostly H2O) to ensure that your skin will have a natural and healthy glow for your shoot.

Avoid Salty Foods

On the flipside, you’ll also want to avoid anything that will dehydrate you like foods with a high salt content. In addition that, you’ll want to avoid alcohol and coffee before your boudoir photo shoot as well.

Know What Time of Month to Book Your Photoshoot

How many of us can say we feel ultra sexy during that special time of the month? As we said before, feeling sexy is an integral part of a successful boudoir photo shoot and it’s nearly impossible to feel sexy in lingerie when you’re monthlies are there for the next few days. Be sure to keep track of your cycle and make sure that you’re scheduling around that time of the month.

Don’t Use Self Tanner

Getting a sun-kissed glow is best earned the natural way. However, if the time of year that your boudoir photo shoot is scheduled doesn’t allow for you to get natural sun, try UV tanning beds to get it. Most self-tanners leave a lot of streaks and create a texture on your skin that wouldn’t normally be there. Trust us, the camera will be able to see it too.

Treat Yourself

Again, the sexy factor is huge and one of the best ways to make sure you’ll look and feel sexy on that day is to treat yourself. Spring for a wax, mani-pedi-, and even get your hair colored if you so choose. Do whatever it is that will make you feel like the sexy lioness that you are.

Wear Something Comfortable to Your Photo Shoot

No need to accessorize and match every aspect, you are going to just take your clothes off after all. Wear something that you can get ready in.

Don’t Bother With Your Hair or Makeup

Apart of the boudoir photo shoot with Art of Seduction is getting your hair and makeup done before the shoot. Let us get you dolled up for the shoot, we promise we’ll help you look your best.

If you’ve been thinking about booking a boudoir photo shoot in Chicago but aren’t sure how to go about it, don’t hesitate to contact our boudoir photographer. We’ll schedule a consultation to ensure that every need you have with your shoot is being met. We offer multiple types of photo shoots for couples boudoir, plus size boudoir, and even model photo shoots. Take a look at our many galleries and give us a call today!

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Big Girls Are Beautiful. Plus Size Boudoir Photography Proves It. https://www.artofseductionchicago.com/uncategorized/big-girls-are-beautiful-plus-size-boudoir-photography-proves-it/ Wed, 24 May 2017 15:06:50 +0000 http://www.artofseductionchicago.com/?p=936 I want to tell you the story on how I became so popular as a plus size boudoir photographer.

I have always been a big girl, at least it was what I always believed since I turned 16 and realized that I was bigger than all my friends in school. At 5’7″ and always being of an athletic constitution, I was  two to three inches taller than my friends and many boys too.

I grew up hearing remarks about my weight all the time. Things like: “You carry your weight really well” or “You are so pretty for a girl your size”, or “You only need to loose 20 pounds to look thin”. Sounds familiar?

As a consequence, I grew up with a very distorted image of myself and thought that I was never going to be liked by men because I was not thin enough, I was too tall and I wasn’t pretty enough.

At one point my mother took me to a doctor to get prescription appetite suppressants because she couldn’t stand seeing me fat (I was a size 12 at 18 years old and still are the same size at 46). The pills worked, I didn’t eat for a month and lost a lot of weight in muscle mass, not fat. But even after losing the weight, it was STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH, I was still fat.

I was so hungry after the pill effect wore out, I gained all the weight back plus 10 pounds in less than a month, I felt worthless and without hope of ever being good enough to anybody. My self-esteem and self-worth were damaged from that point on and it stayed with me until my late 30’s.

As a result, as soon as I was able to leave home, I avoided going back and tried to build my life hidden away from those who hurt me and reminded me I was not good enough. I concentrated in my career and finding a way to rebuild my self-esteem, find a purpose to my life and a way to live with my physical appearance.

The Transformation

Fast forward 20 years, I started doing boudoir photography, mostly for brides-to-be. I thought only young, beautiful, skinny girls that looked like models were the only ones that could do boudoir sessions. But then I started to get women like me, in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s! Women of all shapes and sizes who wanted to feel beautiful just as they were. These women became my inspiration and gave me the courage to do my own boudoir session at age 38.

What I saw changed my life forever. For the first time in my life I saw I was beautiful just as I was. I started to walk tall, be flirtatious, smile a lot, get dressed up and for a change, I was able to take compliments and BELIEVE they were TRUE and not just comments to make me feel better. My perception of ME changed completely from feeling unattractive to feeling beautiful ALL THE TIME!

My Plus Size boudoir Clients

This transformation inspired me to create what I call “Divalicious” boudoir session. A boudoir session to capture the beauty of curvy women. I realized that ALL women want to feel beautiful regardless of shape, size or age. No more just portraying perfect, young, thin women. It is time to show to all women that we all have the right to feel beautiful and that we all are beautiful. All we have to do is to change how we feel.

Through plus size boudoir photography I have photographed hundreds of gorgeous women, and they were absolutely amazed and thrilled that they could look so good in pictures.

Here is a sample of images of beautiful plus size women who have graciously allowed me to share their images with you.

If you are ready to discover your own beauty in a life changing experience, I invite you to click on this link to schedule a phone conversation with me a learn more about the process.

I am certain that I can show you your beauty in a way that will change your life. All you have to do is take the first step and connect with me.

I look forward talking to you!

Argentina

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Be My Sports Illustrated Model in Roatan Honduras https://www.artofseductionchicago.com/uncategorized/be-my-sports-illustrated-model-in-roatan-honduras/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:01:11 +0000 http://www.artofseductionchicago.com/?p=930 In March 2017 I took my first group of clients to Fiji Islands for a Sports Illustrated photography experience that was out of this world.

We staid for 7 nights in the incredible Beqa Lagoon Resort, a five star boutique resort that caters to only 50 guests at the time. This has been by far my most proudest moment as a photographer. Working in nature can be challenging dealing with sun, rain, challenging hiking trails to get to our location, bugs, falls, etc. But my clients were determined to take their role of professional models and pushed themselves  beyond what they could have imagined was necessary to create these images.

I was only able to take four clients to Fiji and many of you were very disappointed on not being able to join me in this paradise for an adventure of a lifetime.

Because of that, I have a new equally amazing model adventure in December 2017 that I want to invite you to be part of….
Art of Seduction is going to Honduras – and I want you to be my model!
I’ve been offered a residency at the stunning Mayan Princess Resort in Honduras and I’m giving you the incredible opportunity of experiencing the life of a Sports Illustrated model – with a dream vacation on the tropical island of Roatan!
Here’s the details…
December 2nd-9th 2017 – 7 nights with Air all-inclusive at Mayan Princess Resort in Roatan, Honduras

$1895 per person

It Includes:

  • Round trip non-stop air fare from ORD to Roatan (other cities available)
  • 7 nights in a deluxe, air conditioned, pool villa, double occupancy*
  • 3 meals daily from three restaurants to choose from
  • Unlimited premium Honduran liqueur
  • FREE beer!
  • 2 hair and makeup makeovers
  • 2 model photo shoots with Art of Seduction studios
  • Beach snorkeling
  • Hotel taxes/fees, ground transportation
Additional activities offered an an additional cost:
  • If you are a certified diver, you can go diving with Loves Park Scuba
  • Spa: Massages, Waxing, noni wraps
  • Dolphin training for a day, Dolphin snorkel and Dolphin encounter
  • Beach Volley ball
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback ridding
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Bone Fishing
  • Parasailing
  • Bird Watching
CLICK HERE to apply to be my model in Roatan.
Want to see more stunning images and amenities of where we’ll be staying? Click here!
Are you in? Remember, I can only photograph four models in Roatan. So grab one of the spots now! You only need $500 to reserve your spot.
We had the most amazing experience in Fiji, all the ladies that came with me said it was the best experience of their life, an amazing vacation with amazing photography. Here is a video that showcases our experience in Fiji.

To become my model in Roatan, please CLICK HERE and schedule a phone consultation.

You are probably wondering if this type of investment is worth your time and effort…well, here is a testimonial of one of my models that went to Fiji in Mach. I hope this helps you decide to come to Roatan!

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12 Days of Christmas for Self Love and Confidence https://www.artofseductionchicago.com/uncategorized/12-days-of-christmas-for-self-love-and-confidence/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 14:56:52 +0000 http://www.artofseductionchicago.com/?p=914 The holidays are here and I want to wish you the best time with your loved ones. For me it has been a year filled with accomplishments and blessings, starting with you, my loyal follower.

Many of you have told me how inspired you feel with the Empowering Quotes I send by email or post in Facebook. My mission in life is to empower women not just through Boudoir photography but any way I can. The quotes I collect help me stay grounded and inspired, they have helped me focus on self-love and my own confidence and I hope they can also help you.

So to finish the year and start a new one, here are 12 quotes to inspire you and motivate you. I hope you like them and don’t forget to share with other beautiful strong women like you!

Happy holidays!!!!

​​​​​​​Argentina

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Brad and Angelina: Here’s How to Bounce Back from Divorce Stronger Than Ever https://www.artofseductionchicago.com/uncategorized/brad-and-angelina-heres-how-to-bounce-back-from-divorce-stronger-than-ever/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:51:04 +0000 http://www.artofseductionchicago.com/?p=906 Divorce at any age is tough; some might say it’s harder the longer the relationship is, but I disagree. Pain is pain, and we all suffer to our own capacity. Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing people can tell us that will make us feel better – and for most of the time we feel that their comments will make us feel worse – we’ve got enough heartbreak going on without having to deal with people’s pity, however well-meaning.

First Up, Change Your Thinking

When I divorced, so many friends and acquaintances sent me their condolences, but the reality was that I was blessed with happiness! People, we get divorce because we are not happy, so how about a “Congratulations!” and a high five?! At least that is what I do when I welcome my divorced clients to my studio. Every single one of them smiles and tells me that I’m the first person to congratulate them instead of feeling sorry – and that means they feel liberated to say how they’re really feeling. And how’s that? “It was the best decision I made!”

So next time you get a friend telling you she got divorce, please, give her a high five and big hug – she made a courageous decision to break with our society’s norms and think of herself before what other people think. That is true self-love and we need more of it!

How to Bounce Back from Divorce Stronger Than Ever

I have gone through three divorces so believe me, these steps work like a charm!


1. Rediscover the Real You

We all get a little – or a lot – lost in our relationships, so separation is the perfect time to discover who you really are, without having to think about other peoples’ agendas. Change your look, your hair or style of clothing. Move houses, remodel your home, trade cars… We’re talking anything that gives you the feeling of celebrating the new start you’ve created for yourself.


2. Date without an Agenda

A date can be with anyone, not necessarily a potential new partner. It can be a friend, a girlfriend, yourself and even a professional escort – why not? If men can hire a professional escort so can women. A date gives you an opportunity to have a new social life, get made up and wear sexy clothes. Try things you’ve never done before, invite a friend or go alone.


3. Open Up to Every Experience That Comes Your way

Realize that things do not happen to you – things happen for you. Everything happens for a reason so be curious about people, places and opportunities that come into your life. Anything goes right now!


4. Ditch Your Preconceptions

When you’re ready to get out there and have a little fun, don’t let your own stereotypes limit your options. For example, many older women believe that younger men are only interested in them because they’re easy prey and desperate for a one night stand. Not true! Men in their 20’s and 30’s find women in their 40’s extremely attractive for very different reasons. The most common ones are that we are;

* Great conversationalists

*Independent and not looking to be saved

*Confident and know what we want

*We have a great sex drive!

Put it like that and you can see why they find us so irresistible! SO with all that in mind…


5. Don’t Be Afraid to Be a “Cougar”!

As long as you feel good, what people think is none of your business. I have been a cougar and it made me feel so good about myself and also had the opportunity to take care of my needs with someone that had absolutely no emotional attachment to. That really made me feel strong and empowered. If celebrities like Demi Moore and Jennifer Lopez can do it, hell, so can we!


6. Try Something New

Maybe there’s something you’ve been thinking about doing “sometime” in your life but left it for “someday”. Live for now girl! Here are some suggestions:

  • Try and exciting new sport that’ll get you meeting people and see your confidence grow. I recently went scuba diving and got my certification!  If water’s not your thing then boxing might be – just imagine your ex is the target!
  • Take a trip to your dream destination – the one your ex never wanted to take you to because he was too cheap or too busy to take the time off. Selfies taken at a hot destination are the best revenge pictures to post!
  • Think about getting a pet for some unconditional love in your life. Not able to commit? Then there are way too many animals looking for foster homes so help one out!
  • Remind yourself to LOOK HOT! Sexy pictures are a great way to boost our confidence and self-esteem. CLICK HERE to book with my studio, Art of Seduction Boudoir, and I will do your shoot for free, just to show you how delicious you look!

Do you have more ideas on what to do after divorce? I would love to hear them and share them with other women! Send me your ideas to info@artofseductionchicago.com with the subject “Life after Divorce”.

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