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Meet Ally & Melissa

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So, what does the wife of a boudoir photographer do when she wants to gift her husband with a boudoir session, but she also wants it done in her studio and needs to keep it a secret from said husband?

She cooks up a little plan with her longtime makeup artist, they rent a camera and tell Ray that they’re just “playing with makeup upstairs.”

Okay, in all honestly, I married a very bright man who figures things out quickly.

And he married a woman who can’t keep a secret to save her damn life, so he definitely knew what we were up to upstairs.

This blog post could easily be called “why you should leave boudoir to the professionals,” because our day was full of chaos.

When you book a session with us, you’re surrounded by professionals who are catering to your every need.

The entire day is effortless (aside from that difficult posing!). You have a hair and makeup team transforming you in one room, while I’m in the other room putting together perfect outfits. There’s champagne and chocolate. Soft music is playing.

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But when you’re trying to do everything yourself, things get messy quickly.

Two rooms looked like a lingerie store had been hit by a tornado, there was no one to offer champagne or chocolate and I’m pretty sure I was the most fidgety and nervous client Ally has ever had to deal with. She may or may not have had to remind me to sit still.

Oh, and she had to apply her own makeup at the same time.

CHAOS.

I don’t recommend it.

And yet, somehow in the middle of all of that chaos, we were able to create some really beautiful portraits.

Let’s just say I had a very happy husband on Christmas morning.

Wanna see what we created? Keep scrolling!

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