Mrs. B | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Mrs. B | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Mrs. B

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So much of self confidence is driven by self perception.

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And as much we know and strive to be comfortable and confident in our skin, it always helps to get little ego boosts here or there. 

What most people don’t realize is how horrible cell phone cameras and mirrors actually are. We build so much of our self image off of these things that warp what we actually look like. 

Have you ever looked at a mirror? Like, really looked at it? Have you seen the tiny distortions? 

Same thing with cell phone cameras. Those lenses are so tiny and inferior.

Is it any wonder so many of us have a “mandatory delete rule” after taking bad pictures? 

And that’s just our public perception.

Things get even more complicated when we get into our “private” perception.

What do we look like in the bedroom.

How does our lover actually see us?

It can be such a touchy topic, but that’s why we’re here. And that’s why we do what we do. 

Improve your self image. Increase your confidence.

Mrs. B, a recent client, got to experience that kind of boost.

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She got a boudoir session as a present for her husband. It’s guaranteed to be the most unique and custom present you can ever get someone!

But the important thing to realize about boudoir is that it’s never about the gift. It’s about the entire experience. From start to finish, you are treated like the amazingly beautiful person that you are!

It starts when you enter our LoHi neighborhood studio in Denver. The building exudes luxury and sophistication which puts you in the perfect mood to be at your sexy best!

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We treat you with champagne and chocolate, helping you relax for your makeover by Denver’s best hair and makeup artists. 

From there, it’s finding the best outfit to capture your unique chemistry.

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Mrs. B brought some great outfits that highlighted her vibrant personality: a Green Bay Packers jersey and Super Mario panties.

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We loved it! The contrast with our vintage furniture created a unique and memorable effect. 

Slightly sassy, but very sophisticated.

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How did Mr. B respond to his gift?

My husband freaked over the pictures! He muttered, ‘oh my God’ on every page and looked at the book six times when I first gave it to him! He said he’s happy to finally have photographic evidence of how sexy I am.
— Mrs. B

It’s a positive feedback loop, getting professional photos taken, that positively affects every aspect of your life!

Here's proof of Mr. B enjoying his gift. We love it when clients end us photos like this:

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Boudoir is for EVERY body | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Boudoir is for EVERY body | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Boudoir is for EVERY body

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Since we opened our doors in 2011, we haven't needed federal, state or local laws to tell us how to be inclusive.

We've always been inclusive.

We haven't talked about it too much -- we don't want our clients to feel tokenized.

We've just added them to our portfolio and written blogs about them.

We've treated them like very other client because they ARE like every other client.

They're men and women just like you, looking for an empowering session.

In light of the recent Supreme Court decision, we just want to remind everyone that we believe boudoir is for EVERY body.

EVERY body, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

We welcome our clients of color, our clients of size, our trans clients, our gay and lesbian clients...

When we say EVERY body, we mean EVERY body.

Please know you're safe in our studio.

Please know you're loved and accepted.

Exactly the way you are.

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Mrs H | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Mrs H | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Mrs H

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There are as many reasons to do boudoir photography as there are people. 

Mrs. H, one of our recent clients had a great reason to get a boudoir session.

I got the photos as a 40 year old birthday experience for myself. I wanted to do them to set a goal for myself and do something that is outside of my comfort zone.
— Mrs H

A luxury session at Under the Garter is more than just about getting sensual photos of yourself. It’s a way to challenge yourself. To change. To grow. To become a better person.

The whole experience feels like a luxurious reward. From the professional detail to her hair and makeup (gorgeous airbrush makeup by Ally Triolo) to the champagne with chocolates, a boudoir experience can feel like a glamorous vacation. 

Even though Mrs. H did the photos for herself, there is another person who got to share in her accomplishment.

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I intermittently send them to my hubby. He loves them! They are a great way to tease and flirt again. He said the quality of the photos as good as the ones he sees in magazines. Crazy! Thanks for helping him see me like he does the super models.
— Mrs H

The benefits also last far longer than the day of the photo shoot.

So often, these little things can have a huge ripple in our lives. 

Having done this for years, I know the difference professional photos can have on how others see you. And how we see ourselves. 

Words can’t really express how the portraits make you feel. I was actually in awe. I couldn’t believe it was me!
— Mrs H

We feel pulled in so many directions with all of our different responsibilities. It’s important to take a moment (or a day) to remind ourselves what amazing, beautiful, and sexy humans we all are! 
 

The photos were elegant, classy, sexy, and stunning. They took a frumpy 40 year old and made me look fabulous. I hadn’t seen myself like that for many many, many years, since working and kids add more frump than fab! The entire experience helps you find the smiling sexy self again!
— Mrs. H

After seeing the photos, Mrs. H's husband decided to come in for his own session AND a couples session with Mrs. H! Keep an eye out for those gorgeous images coming soon!

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Mrs. T | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Mrs. T | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Mrs. T

When Ray and I started Under the Garter, we wanted to become the best boudoir photography studio in Denver, Colorado. Not just for ourselves, but for all the beautiful and amazing people in this wonderful city.

You see, boudoir is about so much more than just sexy photos. 

It’s rediscovering ourselves. Our sensuality. Our strength. Our power.

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It’s about getting out of our own heads and seeing ourselves through a different set of eyes. Or in this case, Ray’s masterful camera work. 

Photos can only do so much, though. That’s why we crafted an entire experience to elevate you to your best self. 

That’s what Mrs. T discovered when she recently visited us to create some forever memories. What started out as a unique wedding gift for her husband turned into a day of self-empowerment and discovery.

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The process started when she walked through the door. 

We’re located in the LoHi neighborhood in Denver. This is a historic area of town, featuring some of the oldest buildings in the area. Our building dates from 1889, which is one year older than the Brown Palace! 

She immediately noticed the details. The space was designed to reflect quality and beauty with simple, elegant details. Expert craftsmanship that reminds you that yes, you are worth it!

From there, she had her hair and makeup artfully crafted for expert photos. 

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It was calming to be pampered before the session and made me less nervous.
— Mrs. T

The entire process is designed to elevate and enhance your natural beauty. After all, we’re only capturing what’s already there!

That’s the most important detail we’ve learned throughout our years of portrait photography: comfortable and confident people make amazing photos!

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During the session it was really all about you and making you feel comfortable. I was very nervous at first and this was very out of my comfort zone, but Ray and Melissa made it a great, easy, and fun experience.
— Mrs. T

Everything we do is meant to enhance your comfort and confidence! 

From the little treats like chocolates and berries, to the champagne, to the expert makeup and hair. We help choose your most flattering outfits and pose you in the most alluring poses. 

It all leads to our favorite part: the photo reveal!

We love that look of joy and delight when a client sees their finished photos. It is a life changing experience for many people, to be able to see themselves in the same way that their lover sees them. 

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Meet Mrs. H | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. H | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. H

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I think we’ve all been in that same position before. Trying to find the perfect gift for your lover. You ask and they say that they’re fine. They have everything they want. 

Well, what if you still want to get them something? Something unique? Something one-of-a-kind?

We see it over and over again at Under the Garter and we love helping our clients shock and wow their lovers!

Whether it’s for a wedding, a birthday, Christmas, or "just because," we never tire hearing about how boudoir photos make a perfect gift for those people who have everything!

Plus, it’s a treat for you, too! That makes boudoir photography the perfect win-win situation!

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Mrs. H was one of our recent clients who discovered the powerful effect of a boudoir photo session. 

You see, it’s not just about the photos. It’s about everything that goes into making the photos. 

Walking into our LoHi neighborhood studio, guests are struck by the luxury and craftsmanship of one of Denver’s oldest buildings. 

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It started with all the creature comforts to help Mrs. H feel as comfortable and beautiful as possible. We start with champagne, fancy treats and chocolate: the perfect combination for relaxation. 

After that, Mrs. H got her hair and airbrush makeup done by Denver’s best team. This was the perfect time to experiment with a different, more sultry style!

I loved the false eyelashes!
— Mrs. H
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We loved the outfits that Mrs. H picked out. The lingerie, much like our vintage furniture, was simple and perfectly accentuated the natural beauty of Mrs. H. 

Posing for boudoir photography can be difficult. It takes work to pose your body so it appears perfectly for the camera. Mrs. H was the perfect client and was soon posing like a natural!

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My favorite part was halfway through taking the pics when I became comfortable with myself and I had a better idea of what to do. It’s when the magic happened and you can see it in the photos.
— Mrs. H

There is definitely something magical that happens when a client undergoes a shoot and hits that moment when confidence, strength, and sexiness becomes natural. We imagine it’s the same thing that their lover sees in their most intimate moments.

That’s the true magic of boudoir - capturing and preserving these intimate moments of tenderness and sensuality for all time. 

It’s a gift that is not only unique, but can be transcendental. 

My husband loved his gift so much that he stared at the pics instead of participating in the rest of Christmas Day. Should have given the gift at the end of the day!
— Mrs. H
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Meet Mrs. Y | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. Y | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. Y

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Who didn’t grow up looking at pictures of glamorous people and wanting to experience that for yourself?

Maybe you’re like me and you thought it was out of reach. That there was something about all of those models and celebrities that was fundamentally different from you? That they had something that you would never have?

I used to think that, too.

Then Ray started taking pictures of me. That’s when I learned that boudoir photography can be for EVERYONE. 

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Ray and I started out by photographing our friends and we were blown away by the boost of confidence they received. It’s been an amazing journey so far! We love the entire process from start to finish. 

Recently, we had a new client who got to experience full boudoir photography treatment.

Mrs. Y was a doll and we love how her photos turned out! 

She’s part of a large group of people in Denver looking for unique, personalized, one-of-a-kind gifts for their spouse. Boudoir photos definitely fit that bill!

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I did this for myself but also as a birthday gift for my husband!
— Mrs. Y

She came to our LoHi neighborhood studio. Clients are always surprised to learn that our studio was built in 1889, making it one of the oldest buildings in Denver and one year older than the Brown Palace!

Everything in our studio exudes glamor and elegance. From the vintage red chaise to the vintage iron bed, to the vintage vanity, we created an environment that will inspire and compliment your glamorous best! 

Mrs. Y had her hair and makeup down by the wonderful Ally Triolo. We work with only the very best hair and makeup artists in Denver to ensure that you look your very best!

Many of our clients choose Under the Garter for the glamor of our photos and studio space. Mrs. Y was no exception. 

I chose Under the Garter for their elegance.
— Mrs. Y

It was a perfect fit! We love it when our clients are inspired by our studio space to feel empowered and let their inner strength, confidence, and beauty shine through!

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I loved how comfortable and beautiful Under the Garter made me feel.
— Mrs. Y

The beauty of our studio and the natural beauty of Mrs. Y led to some absolutely stunning photos! 

Which is the whole point of boudoir photography: helping all of us capture that glamor. 

So how did Mr. Y like his photos?

He was extremely excited when he saw my portraits!
— Mrs. Y

We bet that this is a gift that Mr. Y won’t soon forget! We love helping create forever memories for so many people in Denver! 
 

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Meet Mrs. K | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. K | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Mrs. K

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We’ve been doing boudoir photography in Denver for several years now. We continue to be amazed by the diversity and beauty of all of our clients. We love seeing our clients undergo a magnificent transformation as they experience what boudoir photography is really about.

See, it isn’t just about sensual photos. 

It isn’t just about unique wedding gifts for their lovers or spouses. 

It isn’t just about spoiling yourself with champagne, berries, and chocolate for the day.

It’s about the journey. The transformation. About seeing yourself with the same beauty that your lover keeps telling you is there. 

We love that!

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Mrs. K was one of our recent clients. Even though she came in with the intent of creating the perfect gift for her fiance, her experience turned into so much more.

She walked into our luxurious LoHi neighborhood studio and experienced what so many of our other clients have told us.

Not once did I feel uncomfortable or not beautiful. The team is so welcoming and friendly (and really funny too)!! It made the experience worth it.
— Mrs. K
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She received world class hair and makeup from our team. We make sure that you will look your absolute best on camera, so often times the best makeup might be different than what you’d normally wear in public.

At first I thought that my makeup was really heavy but then I saw the pictures and was blown away at how fantastic it looked! I am not used to wearing a lot of makeup so it was really a personal opinion in the beginning. Hair and makeup was AWESOME!!
— Mrs. K
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Part of the journey of boudoir is the experience with Ray, our internationally published photographer and co-owner of Under the Garter. He knows how to coach you into your best poses, even if they might feel a little uncomfortable at the time.

I was sore after the shoot.... but hey, that arched back and pointed toe got amazing shots!
— Mrs. K
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We like to urge our clients to get a post-session massage! Nothing wrong with treating yourself just a little bit more!

The best part came with the reveal, when we got to show Mrs. K the best photos from her session. 

They have given me the confidence to realize that I am sexy even when my body is changing. I have struggled with body issues and feel that I am at a point of almost full acceptance with what I was given. It took me a long time to love my stomach due to a big scar on it. I survived cancer and it is a reminder of how strong my body is, despite the flaws. I always tell myself my scars are proof that I am stronger than what tried to kill me.
— Mrs. K

That, right there, is proof that boudoir is about so much more than the photos. It’s about the personal transformation.

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Meet Ms. B | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Ms. B | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Ms. B

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We feel lucky and blessed to live in Denver, Colorado. In addition to living only minutes away from amazing recreational activities and the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is also home to some of the most amazing people in the world. 

We live in a world-class city in a world-class setting. It feels great to have everything with no compromises.

When we started up Under the Garter, we didn’t know for sure if Denver wanted or needed another boudoir photography studio. 

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What we soon came to realize is that the experience is so much more than just sensual photos. 

It’s about self discovery. It’s about change. It’s about growth. It’s about empowerment. 

It’s about taking back your self image. It’s about no compromises. 

It’s about being smart, strong, and sexy. Just by being you.

Compromises aren’t always a bad thing. But too many compromises can pick away at us piece by piece until we feel like there’s almost nothing left.

That’s where boudoir photography can help. We put the focus on you. 

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That’s why we loved our featured client, Ms. B. We got to spoil her and focus on her for the entire session. 

My favorite part was feeling pampered. I never get to feel like everything is about me so that was nice.
— Ms. B

She arrived at our LoHi neighborhood studio and immediately felt the luxury. Our building is one of the oldest in Denver, constructed in 1889, one year older than the Brown Palace. 

Our studio is filled with vintage furniture picked out to convey a feeling of grace, sensuality, and comfort. From our vintage red chaise to the vintage iron bed to the vintage vanity, everything is expertly chosen and meticulously arranged. 

Why? Because you’re worth it.

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Ms. B received the regal treatment with her hair and makeup. 

I loved my hair and makeup. I wore more makeup than I ever have in my entire life.
— Ms. B

Then it was time to take her photos under the expert direction of our internationally published photographer. Her skin glowed perfectly amid the stark and simple backdrop of wooden floors and lace curtains. 

She felt a little sore the next day from all the posing. We advise our clients to book a massage for the next day. Remember: you deserve a second day of being treated!

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In the end, the photos are always worth it. 

I loved my photos and so did my boyfriend!
— Ms. B

Great photos don’t compromise. Looking at Ms. B’s photos, we hope that you’ll agree. Just like architecture of old, her photos are classic and timeless.


 

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