The Boudoir Experience | Embrace Boudoir | Houston & Co Luxury Boudoir Photography
Hello lovely reader,
If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to book a session with Embrace Boudoir, you’re in luck! Keep reading to find out some facts (and myths!) about boudoir and hear about the experience straight from the mouths of past clients!
The Embrace Team
Top 3 Misconceptions About Boudoir
I must have a significant other to do this for. WRONG! Boudoir is first and foremost for the person coming in to be photographed. It’s all about taking some time off for yourself and seeing your body from a new perspective.
I must lose or gain weight before I do this. WRONG! Boudoir, ESPECIALLY Embrace Boudoir, is a body-positive genre of photography that celebrates bodies of all shapes and sizes; it’s time to set aside societal beauty standards, forgive your body for not being perfect, and start loving yourself instead!
I’m not confident enough to do this. WRONG! Consider this: everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. All you need is a little bit of courage to conquer that fearful voice in your head. Boudoir is here to help you find the confidence you have buried deep down inside of you already!
5 Facts About Embrace Boudoir
We’ll provide you with our exclusive Preparation Checklist and Lingerie Guide to help you get ready for your photoshoot. The checklist goes over all the things you need to think about leading up to your session (such as appointments, or grooming tips), and the lingerie guide will help you find the best outfits. Plus, you’re welcome to email Ashlee (the owner & photographer) for any advice along the way (or even a pep talk if you start to get nervous)!
We have a backup Bodysuit “closet” in the studio! We are OBSESSED with bodysuits and are currently building up stock of several different styles to have on-hand for clients who may need a little boost to their wardrobe. Right now we have sizes ranging from XS to XXL! You’ll just need to bring a black thong in case you decide to borrow one!
You don’t have to know how to pose AT ALL! That’s where Ashlee’s expertise comes in. She has been a photographer for over 8 years, specializing in boudoir for nearly 3 of those. She’s also spent thousands of hours and dollars on her education, so she is comfortable posing ALL body types. There’s tips and tricks you’ll receive at the beginning of your shoot, plus you’ll receive guidance from the top of your head down to the tip of your toes. She’ll even direct you on where to look, and even remind you to breathe!
Embrace photoshoots are extremely chill! Most clients add-on the bombshell makeover to their session, which gives you some extra time to relax and get pampered! During actual shoots, Ashlee brings a calm energy while Keelena brings the quirk. We usually take our time during sessions and have fun with it! There’s no pressure to be perfect, we find silly things to laugh about, and we also rock out to our pre-made Boudoir playlist (we also take requests!).
You get to see your photos on the SAME DAY! No waiting with bated breathe for a sneak peek. After your shoot, we’ll go over product samples with you and send you off for a few hours. At that time we take our lunch break and then get to work culling and processing your images; we choose only the most epic photos from your session (showing a minimum of 30), color correct, and perform a basic skin smoother. Then we pick 2 or 3 to fully retouch so you can see what ALL of your images will look like after you order them. Once ready, you’ll be invited to join Ashlee virtually via an app called Zoom (it works on your computer or your phone, you just need a high speed internet connection). You’ll get to see your images, purchase your collection, and complete the paperwork all on the same day!
A Handful of Our Reviews
“If you've never done a boudoir shoot...BOOK ONE IMMEDIATELY! It's so crazy how you can go from feeling nervous about your body to feeling like the sexiest woman on the planet! Ashlee brings that out in you!!” -Kristina
“I had a great experience working with Ashlee! She was patient with me the whole time and really helped me step out of my comfort zone. I've had two sessions with her so far and I can't wait for my third.” -Monica
“Doing the photoshoot with Ashlee was an amazing experience! I've always been self conscious, but she knew exactly how to make me realize my worth. She's super professional, fun to talk with, and great at what she does! It was almost hard to believe how comfortable I was during the whole thing. “ -Amanda
"I have never met a stranger that made me so comfortable in my own skin so quickly. Doing a shoot with Ashlee was one of the best things I’ve done for myself. Thank you Ashlee for giving me that confidence boost i needed. You da best! “ -Mia
“5 stars isn't enough for Ashlee's work, she's amazing! I was terrified when I first wrote her to book my session which was a few months after I had my fourth child. Right away she wrote me back and made me understand how everything was going to go, what I need to do to prepare. She even offered to call me the day before if I was getting to nervous so she could reassure me that I was gonna rock it!” -Samantha