Meet Mrs. C | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. C | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. C

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Maybe I’m giving away my age, but I remember keeping phone numbers in Rolodexes and little black books. We used to go rounds about how to organize your contacts.

First name?

Last name?

Company?

It was a game changer when my school got a copy machine. That was the first time I encountered putting pictures of people next to names and their contact info.

I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if we could do this for the whole phone book?

Then the internet happened. I mean, it had been happening for a while, but it was when IM and then social media happened.

All of sudden, you could message anybody and choose them just by looking at their picture.

Phones soon followed pace and allowed us to save pictures with our contacts.

Talk about living in the future!

But then the question became, what picture do you use for your contacts? Oh ye of feeble hearts, tread lightly on this topic. Especially when it comes to your significant other.

Why am I bringing all of this up?

Because our recent client, Mrs. C told us about an awesome benefit from her recent boudoir shoot.

He made one of the pictures my profile picture on his phone and another his screen background.
— Mrs. C
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How cool is that???

Now, every time he looks at his phone much less whenever she calls or texts him, he’ll be reminded about how gorgeous his wife is!

Boudoir is the gift that keeps on giving. We love hearing from our clients about how much the session benefited them.

It’s the perfect chance to break out of your comfort zone and explore your limits.

Hair and make-up was AMAZING. I had no idea I could look like that. My husband loved it. I’m going back for lessons!
— Mrs. C
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Often times, we end up with an image of ourselves.

It’s made up of so many different things:

Bad photos. (Some going back to elementary school!)

Bathroom mirrors with the worst lighting known to humanity.

The things people have said about us.

The things we say about ourselves.

So it sometimes shocks and amazes people when they get to their reveal and see how beautiful they are!

I was shocked at the result. I never thought I could be that pretty. I love my pictures. And now I feel pretty every time I look at them.
— Mrs. C
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It’s an amazing ripple effect that we feel here in Denver and beyond. Changing the world one person at a time by helping them see their own beauty.

If we had our way, everyone would get a boudoir session. But don’t trust our word.

I would say that if you are thinking about doing it then there is obviously a part of you that wants to. Trust your gut that it will be fun, sexy and rewarding. And the staff is so professional and they make you laugh and enjoy and you feel pretty and your nerves float away. Everyone has beauty in them, and those who have a hard time finding it or seeing it will have a change of heart. Go for it!
— Mrs. C
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Meet Aleey | Maternity Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Aleey | Maternity Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Aleey

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Have you ever felt pressure to be something that you’re not?

To have thicker hair? Smoother skin? Whiter teeth?

No matter who you are, I think we’ve all felt that at some point. That somehow, if we were to attain some mythical “perfection” that happiness would soon follow.

I know that I’ve been fighting that fight for most of my life.

Then the thought struck me: life isn’t about some destination. It’s not about reaching a nexus and then somehow magically maintaining idyllic perfection.

If we spend our entire lives chasing this myth, then we run the risk of missing out on all the beauty that continues to surround us.

It’s about letting go and letting the beautiful mystery of life enter and fill us.

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That’s one of the reasons why Aleey inspires us so much.

This was her third visit with us. So she knew the routine.

Show up at our LoHi Denver neighborhood studio. Get spoiled with chocolate (no champagne this time!) Gorgeous hair and makeup done by the best artists in Denver.

Then dressing up in sensual outfits that compliment and flatter. This time for a very special occasion: a maternity boudoir photo shoot.

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You see, part of her amazing journey through life includes bringing another human being into the world.

Many women worry about the changes pregnancy brings to their bodies. Hormone shifts. Weight gain. Stretch marks.

But this time is a blessing and a miracle. It’s a time for celebration!

So, we were honored that Aleey wanted to have us document her maternity body with a boudoir session!

I love you guys! This is my third shoot and I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
— Aleey

Boudoir photography is about so much more than taking sensual photographs with an internationally published photographer on vintage furniture in one of Denver’s oldest buildings (two years older than the Brown Palace!)

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It’s about celebrating your essential beauty at every stage of your life. Through all the ups and downs, you have a beauty, strength, and resilience that is utterly awe-inspiring to capture with our camera.

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We’ll take care of all the rest: hair, makeup, outfits, lighting, and making you feel like royalty. All the perfect conditions to let your awesomeness shine through and document every milestone of your life!

We love that Aleey came to us for a third time to document this stage of her life’s journey. Take a look at these photos and you’ll agree that she absolutely glows with a special beauty.

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Meet Mrs. J | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. J | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. J

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Ray and I love fall.

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Something about the colors, the changing of the leaves, all the food, and the cooler weather makes us want to curl up with our lover inside.

There’s just something so satisfying about crawling under the covers with our partner on a chilly night and trying to start a movie, but rarely finishing it… ;)

It’s the season of giving thanks, which quickly leads into the season of giving gifts.

We’re in the unique business of seeing how all of these things frequently combine.

Appreciation.

Gifts.

And, of course, love.

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Boudoir combines all three in a unique way that leaves an impression that will last the rest of you and your lover’s lives!

Unlike most gifts, though, boudoir is a gift that also enhances the life of the giver just as much, if not more, as the recipient!

Our recent client, Mrs. J, got to undergo that life changing experience.

My boudoir session started as a gift for my fiancé, but it ended up being a gift for myself, too.
— Mrs. J
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We hear about this journey over and over again, as well as experience it for ourselves. There is something that is both vulnerable and empowering when posing for boudoir photos.

Most of us go our entire lives looking at bad photos of ourselves.

There is something about cell phone cameras and amateur photographers that can absolutely destroy our self image. It can be hard to trust our lover’s words that we’re absolutely beautiful in their eyes.

That’s one of the things we love about this process.

It’s about peeling back the years of crappy photos to uncover the bedrock of your beauty!

We have a system in place to bring out the best in you. It starts with your initial email. From there, we have a conversation, where we listen to you and what you want to give you the best experience possible.

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From there, we schedule a day at our Denver LoHi neighborhood studio just for you.

We’ve heard that other studios will sometimes book multiple clients a day and it left them feeling rushed.

Who wants that? To feel like another cog in the machine? Definitely not us!

We give you a rock star experience with champagne and chocolate, primping you with Denver’s best hair and makeup stylists.

It’s not just a flash in the pan, either. Our clients always walk away with tips and tricks to spice up their look!

From there, we help pick out outfits that compliment and flatter and will look amazing for the camera! Then comes the hard work!

Many of our clients tell us that posing is the hardest part, so we recommend booking a massage with your favorite masseuse after your session.

But, as Mrs. J found out, it’s all worth it when you see your photos.

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I loved the reveal! My photos were wonderful! I had such a hard time narrowing down my favorites!
— Mrs. J
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Meet Mrs. S | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. S | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. S

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Everything we do, we do with the purpose of bringing out the best in you.

We pride ourselves in giving people a world class boudoir experience, with all the convenience of being located right here in Denver.

What goes into an Under the Garter boudoir session?

It starts with the initial email, where we start a conversation about what you want and how we can help you achieve that.

And the conversation is just that - a dialogue where we listen to you so that you have an amazing, uplifting, and empowering experience with a set of photos that you’ll love for the rest of your life.

The pictures speak for themselves.

Combined with our client testimonials, you can see that we love what we do!

Mrs. S was one of our recent clients.

We were honored that she chose us as her Denver boudoir studio.

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We own a photography studio and I haven’t had a session done other than a couple in a hotel one vacation that my husband took! I wanted the best with a style somewhat similar to ours and l thought you were a great fit!
— Mrs. S

When a fellow professional chooses us, we wear that honor as a badge of pride!

We love taking care of every client and were especially excited to give Mrs. S a wonderful experience on the other side of the camera.

The staff was super friendly and made everything so comfortable for me!
— Mrs. S
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We love exceeding our client’s expectations.

This extends to every part of the process.

After you arrive to our LoHi neighborhood studio, we treat you with chocolate and champagne while we ease you into your session.

We only schedule one client a day, so you won’t feel rushed!

Afterwards, it’s time to do your hair and makeup.

We work with the best in Denver so you can look your best!

Ally Triolo did her usual airbrush makeup magic for Mrs. S. We’ve been working with Ally for YEARS and she never ceases to amaze us with her work.

Hair styling (and a quick hair lesson) was provided by Preslee of Preslee Hair Style.

The hair and makeup was exquisite! I feel they truly pulled out the best in me! The hair was exactly what I described and she even taught me how to do it myself! The makeup I really struggled with giving up control on because it’s one of my passions, but I have to say it was better than I could have done on my own and she really listened to what I wanted! Loved every minute!
— Mrs. S
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We do all of this so you can have the absolute best experience possible. After all, when you feel your best, you’ll look your best, and take your best photos.

How did Mrs. S feel about her photos?

I absolutely love my final images!! I see myself in a different light and I was shown SO MANY it was so hard to choose!! What a great problem!
— Mrs. S
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And this is why we love our jobs! Getting to help amazing people uncover their beauty is a gift that keeps on giving!

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Meet Ms. S | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Ms. S | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Ms. S

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Since we started doing boudoir photography in Denver years ago, we’ve been fortunate to work with hundreds of beautiful and amazing people!

Everyone has their own reasons getting sexy, sensual, and strong photos.

There are as many reasons as there are people.

Gifts.

Mementos.

Celebrations.

One of our favorite reasons, though, is artistic expression!

You might remember Ms S from a previous blog. She loved her experience and photos so much that she came back for another session.

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I’ve done multiple shoots before and going through Under the Garter is hands down the most streamlined, simple photographer I have worked with. They even have a mini questionnaire what you would like at the shoot, they truly make it a person-centered experience from top to bottom.
— Ms S
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This time, she chose to do a Christmas and Halloween theme. We love her creativity and collaboration!

I love the ability to do things outside the box and Ray and Melissa not only working with me, but being truly enthusiastic and excited to create these shoots with me. They go above and beyond to make my experience magical more than anything else, and the level of support and dedication you receive from them is bar none. The experience and photos they provide/create is some of the best in the business, period.
— Ms S
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We are firm believers in self love.

We’ve seen it way too often. A lifetime of bad cameras, poor lighting, and wonky mirrors have made us believe that we’re ugly, hideous trolls.

And that belief can stick with us even when we find a hottie who assures us that “Yes, you’re sexy and I want you.”

We know. Because we’ve been there, too.

All of that outside validation seems to get discounted away too easily. As if we believe our lovers about everything except for their love and attraction to us.

That’s the power of boudoir. It’s hard to argue with super sexy photos of yourself. Because even if you try, your pictures are just going to sit there and keep looking hot and sexy.

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I always do shoots for myself, as I feel you are the most important person in your life, as well as the hardest to impress. I find it very healthy and empowering to gift yourself with something so beautiful and empowering that really sticks with you years later.
— Ms S
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Imagine giving yourself a gift that will last for the rest of your life: the gift of perspective and self confidence. Once you get that, it makes perfect sense to continue to celebrate your essential beauty.

I’m going to sound like a narcissist, but my portraits are framed all over my bedroom. I feel like more portraits from Under the Garter transcend from pictures of me to art.
— Ms S
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Boudoir is about so much more than a luxurious, spa-like experience filled with chocolate, some champagne, and gorgeous makeup with immaculate hair…

It’s about highlighting and celebrating everything that makes you beautiful.

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Meet Mrs. D | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. D | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Mrs. D

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In an age of mass-manufacturing, you have to go the extra step to find gifts that are memorable and unique. 

What’s more unique than you?

When coming up with ideas for their husbands, wives, or lovers, a lot of people turn to a boudoir photographer to craft an extraordinary present.

And that’s usually where the idea ends — it’s just a gift.

But boudoir is about so much more than that. Boudoir is an experience.

More than that, and counter-intuitively, boudoir photography becomes a journey of self growth and discovery.

Our recent client, Mrs. D, discovered that for herself.

I wanted to give my husband a unique, fun and sexy gift! After having 2 babies sometimes I feel frumpy and I need an ego boost!
— Mrs. D
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We’re honored that Mrs. D contacted us out of all of Denver boudoir photography studios! We love helping make unique gifts and create lifetime memories.

We want to make the entire process as awesome as possible, from the initial inquiry, through the photo shoot, to the final reveal.

Ray and Melissa made me feel so comfortable and guided me through the entire process. I was very skeptical and even considered canceling my session a few times. They took care of everything for me and I have never felt more beautiful!
— Mrs. D
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We love hearing that feedback!

We pour everything of ourselves into creating a luxurious, comfortable, spa-like atmosphere for our clients. After all, when you feel at your best, you will look your best!

That’s why we spoil our clients with chocolate and champagne. Plus we only work with the best hair and makeup stylists in Denver. 

From there, we help choose the best outfits to complement your natural beauty.

So many of our clients worry about how to pose. Don’t worry! That’s one of the benefits about working with Ray, our internationally published photographer. He is a consummate professional that knows how to pose you to look your absolute best.

My least favorite part was feeling so out of shape and awkward while trying to hold all of the poses. It was so worth it though! Ray is an expert at what he does. I trusted him and the results were unbelievable!
— Mrs. D

We love to tell our clients to book an after-session massage to complete their full boudoir experience. 

We take our time to work with every client. We focus on the littlest of details, because that’s what creates that biggest impact. 

I absolutely love all of my photos! After having two babies in five years I did not feel very sexy or beautiful . My photos were so amazing I actually cried at my reveal!
— Mrs. D
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We want you to feel important, valued, respected, and like the badass beautiful person that you are!

We’ve seen it create a ripple effect that reverberates throughout their lives, family, and community.

And that, in and of itself, is priceless.

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Meet Mrs R | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs R | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. R

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Weddings are a tough business. Along with everything else, (the venue, the ceremony, the catering, the drinks, the DJ, the guest list, the outfits, the reception, and all the millions of details) there are also the gifts you give each other.

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You want to give them an awesome gift. Something that they couldn’t just get for themselves. Maybe something really personal. Something that will last forever and yet always remind you of your one special day.

And let’s be honest, if it can be a present that makes their heart beat just a little bit faster, isn’t that a whole lot better?

I mean, you could get them a socket wrench set, but do think they’ll be reminded of how much they love you when they’re elbow deep in oil from changing out the transmission?

That’s where we can help.

We work with clients from all backgrounds and with all body types. Our system is equal parts art and science to get you looking your sensual best!

Our recent client, Mrs. R, got to experience the Under the Garter magic first hand!

She was impressed with how easy the boudoir process was from the beginning of the booking inquiry.

The email responses were very fast and clear and answered all my questions about the shoot!
— Mrs. R
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We want to demystify the entire process and clear up any misconceptions so you have an amazing experience and fall in love with your pictures!

Everything we do is geared toward helping you feel confident, vibrant, and sexy.

That’s why we created a lenghty, easy-to-read email to help you prepare.

It’s full of links to all of our favorite products and even includes helpful hints like removing all of the tags from your lingerie. No one wants to be distracted by a tag.

We know this is probably your first time doing something like this, so we give you all of our very best tips.

(Want us to do a blog on how to prepare? Comment below!)

It’s also why we chose our building in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood.

We crafted an environment that exudes luxury and class so you’ll feel inspired from the moment you walk through the door.

From there, you’ll meet with our makeup and hair specialists, some of the very best in Denver!

They’ll listen and work with you to create a look that simultaneously feels natural and elevates you to your best self!

Ally Triolo created this gorgeous red lip and smoky eye for Mrs. R.

Ally has been working with us for years and we love the amazing job she does of emphasizing our client’s beautiful features.

The makeup and hair girls were great and very accommodating!
— Mrs. R
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Once the session starts, you’ll be feeling like a world class model. Posing can be surprisingly difficult (yes, even if you go to the gym every day or practice yoga), but we promise it’s totally worth it!

I really enjoyed the review of the photos. I liked getting to see all my hard work pay off.
— Mrs. R

We recommend booking a massage after your photography session to help work out the kinks! Plus who doesn’t love a little more luxury in their lives?

The portraits were stunning. I felt like my inner wild side was really caught on film. It reminded me of my youth and freedom as a woman.
— Mrs. R

That’s the beauty of boudoir: it’s as much a gift for you as it is for your lover!

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Meet Mrs. W | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. W | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. W

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Boudoir is about more than just the photos. It’s about the entire experience. 

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Too often, in the rush of day to day life, we forget about ourselves. 

It’s not just in your head. Denver is getting busier and busier every day.

Especially the traffic.

ESPECIALLY THE TRAFFIC.

Ugh.

There are so many things to do. Work. School. Holidays. Family. Dinner. Kids games. Taking care of spouses. Taking care of pets. 

What about taking care of ourselves?

It might seem counter intuitive, but it’s true. Boudoir photography is a perfect way to take a step back and to schedule a day for YOU.

We understand the importance of taking a step back and focusing on the important things and giving you our undivided attention. With us, you’ll never feel rushed. 

That’s why we only schedule one boudoir session per day.

We want you to feel relaxed and confident so that your inner awesomeness can shine through!

You’ll get treated with chocolates and champagne, made up with with the best hair and makeup stylists in Denver, given expert advice for sensual fashion choices, and work with our internationally published photographer. 

Our recent client, Mrs. W, got to experience the full Under the Garter experience.

She booked a session with us as a gift for her husband on their wedding day! 

We love helping people create these unique gifts for their lovers. It must show through, because Mrs. W said that’s the reason why she chose us for her perfect day.

You are seriously the best at what you do, and you see the quality of your love and passion of it within your work! It’s a perfect gift, I cannot wait!
— Mrs W
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We listen to our clients and they give us amazing feedback.

We’ve found that the best way to help our clients look their best is to create classic and timeless looks. 

We have vintage furniture. People swoon over our red chaise, iron bed, and vanity.

Our studio has the original old growth pinewood floorboards that are 20 feet in length!

Throw in the sparkles from several chandeliers and the original leaded glass windows and you’ll also be inspired by the style and luxury of a different era. 

Like a more modern look as well?

Our main floor now has a mid-mod inspired blue velvet couch. We’re OBSESSED.

Along with all of the decor we provide, we also offer some wardrobe. Check out our vintage fur and the cathedral length veil.

These are just two of many luxurious items in our closet. We think that you’ll also love how well the items photograph!

Elegance never goes out of style. 

And when you order your Italian leather album (or fine art canvas), you’ll be confident that you’ll have a present that you and your lover will love and cherish for every milestone of your lives together!

Of course, we recommend you help us capture those milestones. Did you know we also do maternity, couples and male boudoir?

But back to Mrs. W. See more of her gorgeous boudoir portraits below!
 

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