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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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Meet Ms. A | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Ms. A | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Ms. A

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Every morning, we have to pinch ourselves. Do we really get to do this for our job? Photograph some of the most amazingly beautiful and awesome people in the Denver area? 

There are so many perks to this job, but probably not what you would expect with boudoir photography. 

Sure, there are the obvious things like doing "quality control" sampling of the berries, chocolate, and champagne that we serve to our clients. 

There is also the pleasure of getting to professionally shop for clothes, shoes, jewelry, and body care products to make sure we’re dressing and recommending only the best to our guests. 

The best part of providing a luxurious boudoir experience is watching the transformation from the time our clients walk through the door to when we reveal their photos to them. 

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Ms. A was one of our most recent guests. Her boyfriend surprised her with a boudoir photography session for her 30th birthday present. 

When she walked into our Denver studio located in the historic LoHi neighborhood, she was in for a treat. 

Under the Garter works with the best makeup and hair stylists in Colorado.  Ally Triolo did an exquisite job with the makeup while Jaded Beauty masterfully styled her hair. Finally, we recommended this lotion and this cocoa butter gel to help her skin glow!

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We love it when our guests bring their own lingerie because it gives us an intimate glimpse into their personality. Ms. A brought some amazing outfits from Torrid. Always sensual and flattering, we love recommending Torrid to our clients.

We see it so often. What starts out as a gift from a significant other becomes an empowering gift to oneself. Especially when our guests see the final product during the reveal.

It was half a gift for me and half a gift for my boyfriend. Seeing the final results is so awesome. But really, the whole experience was so, so great.
— Ms. A
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We all have this beauty within us. Boudoir photography combines masterful makeup, hair, outfits, lighting, and lenses to capture the best version of ourselves: the version that our lovers see us every day.

We are constantly battling the poor self image from cheap mirrors, poor lighting, and distorting cell phone cameras. 

The power of boudoir is the power to change how we see ourselves. To remind ourselves that we are sexy, strong, and powerful. 

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After we do a reveal and watch that final transformation that our clients go through, we feel like pinching ourselves again. 

Yes, this is really our job. Yes, we feel blessed and honored to help make such a big difference in so many people’s lives. 
 

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Meet Mrs. N | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. N | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Mrs. N

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We’ve been doing boudoir photography for years. With every session, we feel so fortunate to be photographing so many amazing people here in Denver, Colorado!

Not only do we get to help so many people experience the physical and emotional transformation of a luxurious photography session, complete with professional make-up, hair, and a lot of extra goodies, we often get to help them create a very unique wedding present!

Mrs. N was looking for a unique wedding gift for her husband. Something better than a watch or socks. 

That’s when she contacted us

It might seem a little much to trust a studio with your look. But as Mrs. N found out, we have the best support team in the business.

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It can be very intimidating to trust a complete stranger with your “look” for something so personal, but I was so impressed with what a great job the girls did. It was fun trying a new look!
— Mrs. N

That’s the glamorous part of boudoir photography. It’s like a mini-vacation for your sensual side. Who wouldn’t want to be a model for a day?

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It was just really nice having all the attention on me for the session...with hair, makeup, help with styling my look..it was awesome! I think as women, we tend to focus on others, so it was a nice change getting pampered & having some ‘me’ time.
— Mrs. N

We do spend a lot of time on others, making sure all of our people are taken care of. It’s an important reminder to schedule “me time” and focus on ourselves, too!

Trust us, they’ll appreciate the results, too!

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I was so impressed during my photo reveal session! And it was so fun to see my ‘sexy’ side...how my husband sees me. It was a great little boost to my confidence for sure!
— Mrs. N

When we get down to it, confidence is the key. A boudoir session is the perfect remedy to undo the distorted self image that cell phone cameras and horrible mirrors install in all of us. 

When we feel confident about ourselves, others notice! Once you notice the difference, you’ll wish that you had gotten a deluxe photography experience sooner!

So, what did Mr. N think of his unique wedding present?

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It completely knocked his socks off! He was SO surprised and said it was hands-down the best gift he’s ever received! And I give pretty good gifts!
— Mrs. N

The best presents are the ones that benefit both the giver and receiver. Boudoir photography definitely does that!
 

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Meet Mrs. J | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. J | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Mrs. J

One of the things we love about what we do at Under the Garter is helping people recognize their unique beauty through boudoir photography. Time after time, our clients feel transformed after a deluxe experience at our Denver studio. 

Mrs. J came to us to create a very special Christmas present for her husband… and for herself! 

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I have struggled with body image at times. I feel like this will be a great way to see myself positively.

Too often, we see a distortion of ourselves. Wouldn’t you rather see yourself how your lover sees you? Strong, sensual, and perfectly beautiful? 

And to get dolled up up and receive the royal treatment on top of that? Yes, please!

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Mrs. J showed up to our LoHi neighborhood studio expecting an amazing experience and was still blown away!

I loved having the antique furniture for the portraits. The location was so nice and welcoming and made me feel at ease right away and that was priceless.  

Every experience starts with a luxury and then a transformation. 

For Mrs. J’s photography session we started with professional makeup done by Nicole Toledo and beautiful hair done by Preslee Hair Style

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I felt like royalty having my hair and makeup done the morning of my shoot. As someone who hardly ever wears makeup I was nervous I would look too made up but it was better than I could have expected. My curls in my hair were just what I pictured and had hoped they would look like after looking at other boudoir photos. 

By the time Mrs. J started posing for our internationally published photographer, she felt confident. And that confidence shines through her photos! 

She looks soft, sensual, and seductive. 

Parts of my body that I wasn’t as comfortable with look amazing in the portraits.
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Boudoir photography is so much more than creating incredibly sensual photos. It’s about reclaiming our self image and boosting our confidence. 

I felt so confident. That confidence continued throughout my entire shoot. I can see the confidence I feel/felt when I look at my portraits!

It’s true that change comes from within. But it often helps to get an outside perspective to remind us about how amazing we are. 

I feel like it is cliche but I am so glad that I did these. It started as a wonderful gift to my husband but it has already been the best gift I have given myself.
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