Meet Mrs R | Boudoir Photography | Denver


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


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. 


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.



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

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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Meet Mr. E | Male Boudoir | Denver


Meet Mr. E | Male Boudoir | Denver

Meet Mr. E

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One of the reasons we started Under the Garter boudoir photography in Denver was to help empower as many people from as many different backgrounds as possible.

One photo at a time.

We’ve seen the transformative power of professional photographs. We’ve seen how it can remove that doubt that follows you around like swarm of gnats always buzzing in your eyes. 

And just like that cloud of gnats, we want to help squash that doubt. 

You’re awesome. You’re amazing. You’re beautiful.

Woman. Man. Trans. Agender. Everyone is welcome in our studio.

Our humanity transcends our bodies, even though our bodies are an important part of our experience on this planet. 

I’m going to be real with you, I haven’t always liked my own body. 

I used to skateboard all day when I was younger. And I’ve always tried to stay active and fit. 

But the pressure is there for guys, too.

Not as much as for other groups, but it’s definitely something that exists.

Comparing yourself to models. To athletes. To actors. To People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. 

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What’s worse is that there are few avenues to talk about it without being… for lack of a better word, emasculated. 

As if feelings, which are a huge and integral part of the human experience, are somehow not appropriate for almost 50% of the world’s population. That, because I was born a dude, I’m supposed to be an emotionless robot.

It took a long time to fight back on that perception. 

One of the coolest things about doing boudoir is when a guy comes in. We call it “dudoir”. Get it? Dude and Boudoir? I know. We’re so clever. 

Male boudoir is not what you’d expect. 

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We don’t dress you up in frilly things. We won't put you in stereotypical feminine poses. (We REALLY hate those viral posts of men looking ridiculous).

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But don’t worry, we’ll make sure you look amazing.

Because the boudoir experience is about so much more than what’s on the outside. That’s true for everyone.

Take Mr. E, for example. He booked this male boudoir session as a gift for his wife. He’s rugged and confident. His personality pushes out of every photo, which means that his wife is sure to love and enjoy this gift for the rest of their lives.

We’re dudes. We may not seek out compliments. We may not act like we care. But when our lover touches our arms, shoulders, or chest before kissing us, we fucking love it! 

Everyone loves being appreciated. Everyone loves being wanted. Everyone loves being loved.

So make sure to give your dude a nice slap on the ass and tell him how sexy he is!

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Meet Mrs. S | Boudoir Photography | Denver


Meet Mrs. S | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. S

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Gifts are such an important part for our relationships.

Those little reminders that say, “hey, I was thinking about you.”

Or, “I thought you might like this.”

Think about all the occasions that involve gifts.

Christmas. Birthdays. Weddings. Anniversaries. 

Now think about all those relationships. Friends. Wives. Husbands.

Did you remember to include yourself?

Most people don’t!

But it’s true -- Gifts strengthen relationships.

Giving gifts not only enriches the life of the recipient, it benefits the giver, too! 

We’ve seen this firsthand at our Denver boudoir studio so many times.

What starts out as a wedding present turns into a life changing experience.

Mrs. S recently got to experience this first hand!

My boudoir session was a special gift for my future husband on our wedding day!
— Mrs. S

After attending her photo reveal, she got to experience the transformative power of gift giving… especially when it comes to boudoir.

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I still can’t even believe that they’re me. I keep telling people that it is more of a gift for me... Being able to see myself in that way is awesome!
— Mrs. S

You see, this is a gift that focuses on you. On your beauty. On your indefinable essence. On the way that your lover sees you. 

Which is a powerful thing!

It can feel intimidating to allow yourself to be photographed that way. But trust us. We take care of everything for you.

From makeup and hair, to champagne and chocolates, to expertly picking out the perfect outfit, to posing you so you look your best!

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My hair and makeup was gorgeous! I really need to take more time to get myself ‘done up’ from time to time. I was treated like royalty. I hope to be able to do more one day!
— Mrs. S

We love watching our client go through that transformative process. It’s more than just a completely unique gift that Mrs. S gave to her husband for their wedding night. It was a gift to herself to see herself in a new light.

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I’ve got pretty insane curves that I hide under a chef coat. I’ve always been more drawn to my chest but recently the booty and my legs have become my favorite. My strength can be seen in those.
— Mrs. S

We take pride in being one of Denver’s best boudoir photography studios. Clients like Mrs. S continually remind us of how special it is to be a part of someone’s unique gifts!

If you’re looking to surprise your lover, boudoir makes the perfect gift! It’s never too early to book a session. What special occasion is on the horizon for you?

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Meet Mrs. B | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. B | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. B

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Mrs. B has one of those breezy, boho spirits that makes everyone fall in love with her immediately.


It's not an exaggeration.

We've been friends for a long time and I've never met someone who can instantly make friends with strangers everywhere they go quite like she can.

I know that every time we hang out, we're going to meet lots of interesting people and end up on all sorts of adventures with our new friends.

And they will ALL fall in love with Mrs. B.

They just can't help it.

I was so excited when Mrs. B asked us to do a boudoir session with us.

She planned to surprise Mr. B for Christmas last year and the gift was very well received.

I couldn't wait to show Mrs. B what the rest of the world sees -- a beautiful, charming, interesting woman.

And I was excited to treat her to some pampering.

Mrs. B has been seeing Ally Triolo for her skincare for a while now, so Ally knew EXACTLY which makeup looks would accentuate Mrs. B's beauty perfectly. Tera of Adorn Salon absolutely nailed Mrs. B's request for beachy waves.

There's a reason we're so picky about the stylists we use -- we want only the very best for our clients.

I felt like a queen! Ally and Tera were amazing to work with.
— Mrs. B
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Thank you again, Mrs. B., for trusting us with this kind of photography. We're so glad we got to show you how amazing you are, inside and out.

This experience wasn’t something I thought I could do, but I am so happy I did! The photos are beyond amazing and I can not stop looking at them! Thank you, Melissa & Ray for giving me confidence to go outside of my comfort zone!
— Mrs. B
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I was so anxious to see my photos but those nerves were gone the second i saw the first photo. I’ve never felt so beautiful!
— Mrs. B
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Meet Mrs Z | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs Z | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. Z

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Boudoir photography is about so much more than creating fabulous and sensual photos of yourself. At its most basic level, it’s about self empowerment. 

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We live in a society where there are more cameras than ever. Cell phones have become a blessing and a curse.

Ray could tell you all of the reasons why cell phone cameras are so horrible. And it’s not always just the camera. The lighting. The angles. So many things can and do go wrong.

They’re great for capturing life’s little moments. But they’re bad for our self esteem.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever exercised veto power on which photos can be uploaded to Facebook or Instagram. 

Now raise your hand if you’ve ever spent way too long trying to take a perfect selfie, only to give up. To throw down your phone in disgust that you must be the most hideous thing in existence.

Let me tell you a little secret: it’s not you.

It’s the camera on your phone.

If you’ve ever been professionally photographed, you already know the benefits of getting good photos.

The self-esteem boost.

The sudden confidence.

The movie star strut when you share your photos with people.

Boudoir Photography does that plus so much more. 

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Can you imagine that confidence spreading to every area of your life, including the bedroom? To finally see yourself how your lover(s) see you? 

Even if you have no esteem issues (lucky you!) haven’t you always wanted to see yourself in the most flattering way possible?

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Our friend, Mrs. Z recently took that plunge. She bucked the trend and booked a boudoir session for herself, for her 40th birthday. 

Take a look at the these photos and you’ll fall in love with the results just like we did! 

How did Mrs. Z feel about her portraits?

It was a dream come true. I’ve used them to decorate my already glam bathroom.
— Mrs. Z
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Mrs. Z experienced what so many of our clients discover: that a boudoir session is a self-indulgent trip to Luxury Island. 

We love spoiling our clients! You already know that our building predates the Brown Palace by a year, that we are filled with vintage furniture, and that we treat you with chocolate, champagne, hair, and makeup. 

We go much, much further than that. Everything we do is with you in mind down to the timing of the session and the photo reveal. 

We book only one photo session per day. We also only schedule one reveal session per day. 


Because we want to make sure that you always have our full attention and that you never feel rushed. 

For us at Under the Garter, empowerment is not just something we preach. It’s something we breathe into every part of our business.

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Ms. S | Boudoir Photography | Denver


Ms. S | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Ms. S

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There are as many different reasons to get boudoir photography as there are people. More commonly we see people coming in to get unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for their partners, whether it’s for a wedding, anniversary, or birthday. 

One of our favorite reasons are the people who want to get a snapshot of where they are in life. They know how much life can change, especially when you’re not expecting it! 

Recently, Ms. S came in for that very reason.

I personally feel it is very important to get portraits taken, especially in your 20s because life changes so quickly and in unexpected ways, that it is extremely wise to document how you are for a moment that will last more than a lifetime.

I’m very happy with my choice to get the portraits done, and I even though I love them now, I know I will love them more as time goes by.
— Ms S
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Ms. S was a delight to work with and we quickly felt like she was an old friend.

She came into our LoHi Denver neighborhood studio really looking forward to the entire boudoir process.

We want you to fall in love with your photos.

That means everything needs to be perfect. From the hair to the makeup and the outfits to the decor. 

Since we want you to look your best, we use the best in Denver. The best hair and makeup artists. The best decor. The best cameras. The best lighting. The best preparation.


Because when you know you’re in the best hands, you’ll naturally take your best photos. 

Ms. S saw this in practice. From the moment she walked through the door into our 129 year old studio (one year older than the Brown Palace!) she got the star treatment. 

We started out getting her as comfortable and confident as possible.



Then a trip in the chair to get her prepped.

The incredibly talented Ally Triolo applied airbrush makeup and a flawless cat eye liner.

It felt empowering to look like such a doll. I put off having to wash it off as long as I could.
— Ms S
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From there, she changed into the beautiful outfits that you see here, including a killer pair of Louboutin heels. 

Working under the masterful direction of Ray, she finally fulfilled a long time dream to get some absolutely stunning boudoir photos, especially since her life is going to change dramatically very soon!

I’ve wanted to do boudoir since I was 16. I’m going to be deployed for such a long time so I figured now would be a great time to reward myself and allow myself to feel like a female again since I’ll be in the desert so long.
— Ms S

Her attitude and charisma shine through all of her photos. She is a beautiful person through and through! 

After her deployment, Ms. S came in for a second session! Keep an eye out for those photos soon!

Scroll to see more photos of the beautiful Ms. S.

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I bought them for myself, however my best friend is absolutely obsessed with them. She looks at them as if they were brought into existence by magic.
— Ms S
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Mrs. B | Boudoir Photography | Denver


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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