So who are we?
Tina | Client Relations + Styling
Beausoleil Boudoir was created by Tina in 2016 after I worked with a boudoir company for over 6 years and they moved away. I LOVE boudoir - it's my passion project and my creative outlet. How I didn't find my way to boudoir sooner - I'm not quite sure. Having a background in fine art with a focus on the female form and photography you would have thought I'd have gotten here sooner.
David | Photographer + Editor
The talent behind the lens with Beausoleil Boudoir is David and he has been making women feel beautiful and confident in front of the lens with us from
The other two dashing people in the photo are David and Christie - 2 very talented photographers that help bring my vision to life and capture your beauty. Both of them were hand selected for their incredible talent behind the lens with varying styles and preferences in boudoir photography.
For most of your experience with Beausoleil Boudoir I'll be your go to lady - I'll be helping you with any questions you have, wardrobe selection and during your session styling and posing help.
The WORLD is your bedroom.
WE ARE AVAILABLE ON LOCATION IN NEW ORLEANS OR AS FAR AS YOUR HEART CAN HANDLE.
You've done it! The hardest part of your Beausoleil Boudoir experience is done - the inquiry!
Step 1 : Reserve your time
Below you can drop us an email and let Tina know when you would like to schedule your session and when you will need your keepsakes and images for if they are a gift.
Step 2 : Talk to our boudoir coordinator about details
We. Love. Boudoir. Once we have your date secured we will give you a call to chat about details, wardrobe, beauty and you!
step 3 : Let the fun begin!
You'll arrive at our studio and we will go though the outfits you've chosen - then you'll head into hair & makeup while we go over what will look good and where. Once your done with our expert beauty team we walk you through posing and help you
01. Show up. Be Fabulous.
02. PRO Hair & Makeup
03. Outfit Planning & Selection
06. Your Session
07. Day of your Photoshoot
08. Your Order & Investment
09. What to expect after your session
11. Q & A
12. Love Notes
Welcome to the NEW Boudoir - we are as unique as the city we call home. We want you to feel as fabulous as you are from the moment you book your session. We love working with amazing and dynamic clients who want to look and feel incredible.
When you arrive to our AMAZING loft studio you'll be greeted by Tina & David - your photography team. Once in and settled with a glass of bubbly you'll be introduced to our beauty team.
Our team of hair and makeup artists are here to create your version of sexy. They are here to bring out the beauty of you! While you are in hair and makeup David & I will check out the wadrobe selections you have brought, adjust our studio space to most flatter you, test our lighting and chat with you about your style.
PRO Hair + Makeup
IT'S ALL ABOUT BRINGING OUT THE BEAUTY OF YOU!
From Natural to Glam
Our artists have YEARS of training in beauty - we didn't start doing this yesterday - we've been perfecting our craft in the beauty industry and you are our canvas! The talented artists we work with can create to the most natural look to the most dramatic look for you. A natural boudoir look is a beauty look that showcases all of your best features and subtly plays them up - this is a look that we have perfected over the years that we call "boudoir natural". If you are wanting a more dramatic or sexier look our artists are able to achieve this as well while still showcasing your best features.
Our Before + After Gallery
Real Women getting even more gorgeous!
Nothing to wear?
One of the things we hear the most is
"I don't have anything to wear!"
between our expert advise, pinterest inspo boards and lingerie closet - we've got you covered!
Seriously! We've got you! You can call or email us at anytime for advice and tips on what to wear. If you have lots of ideas and outfits and you’re having trouble narrowing them down, then we always recommend you bring more to your session than you think you might need. When you arrive for your shoot, I'll help you narrow them down based on the information in your questionnaire, and your reaction to the pieces as we go through them. I suggest creating a pinterest page of wardrobe and share it with us!
Bright and bold
Bold color choices paired with the perfect lip color make quite the statement. If you have color that you LOVE why not incorporate it into your lingerie and accessories for a pop of fun color?
More exotic pieces
If you have a piece that you feel would photograph well but your just not sure how to wear it - bring it! Fun costumes, skirts, feathered wraps are just a few of the things we have photographed - have something interesting? Bring it!
Keep it classic
The classics NEVER go out of style. Black Pra & Panty sets are always a standard that photograph beautifully. Even with all of the options out there our clients usually bring at least one classic set they love so make sure you don't forget the classics!
Where to Shop:
We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Burgundy Fox (www.burgundyfox.com) to offer our clients a 15% discount on curated lingerie boxes and beautiful lingerie ranging from sizes XXS - 6XXL <3
We are EXPERTS at Posing.
We have posed hundreds of women.
Our team has the training and experience to help your through posing and creating the most flattering light possible. Though out the session we'll coach you through a pose and asking you to make simple adjustments to create flattering lines and angles.
Not only have we posed hundreds of women, of every shape and size, I have been photographed at EVERY weight and shape through out the last 6 years. Having been photographed so many times, specifically in a boudoir setting, I understand how you feel in a pose and what looks best.
Part of what I bring to the Beausoleil Boudoir Experience is the knowledge of how the female body shape looks best and what it feels like to be vulnerable in front of the camera.
When I say "I know how you feel - it may feel awkward but it looks great!" - know that I really do know how it feels to be in that position and I will most likely get on the floor and demo the pose for you!
(....and for an extra funny bonus - MANY of the poses that we shoot, I will demo... but so will David! Some of the best laugh photos we get from our clients are when David is demo-ing a pose and I'm shooting!)
Our retouching style is very natural and subtle. Our goal is to achieve a great image of you in camera with lighting and posing but sometimes even professional models need a little help. With retouching we remove the distractions, it can be things like flyaway hairs, environmental eyesores (like wall outlets or marks on furniture and bedding) and of course, skin imperfections. If it's something that is temporary, like a blemish or bruise, we will remove it but if it something that is a part of you, we want you to look like the best version of yourself, not someone else. After your session, we'll meet up in our studio to review your images and select your products. Every image you select to purchase is tastefully retouched for the very best results.
60 min of hair and makeup
120 min of shoot time
Same day reveal your images at our studio
When will you get your final products?
Once your order is paid in full your order will be placed that night. We also offer no interest payment plans - if you choose this option your order will be placed at the completion of your plan. Once your order is placed you'll have delivery of your order with 4-6 weeks.
About your timeline & investment
To reserve your date, first pay your retainer fee and schedule your shoot. We book 2-6 months in advance, so plan ahead. If you are just finding us and need your shoot asap, drop us an email. We try our best to fit everyone in and you may be in lucky!
On the day of your shoot, you will start in hair and makeup. This will take about an hour. while you are in hair and makeup, we will go through your wardrobe and plan out your shoot.
After you are done in hair and makeup, we start to shoot. We shoot for an two hours and at the end of your shoot, we will pick a date for your ordering appointment. This will be 1-2 weeks later. That is when you will see your gorgeous images and make your purchasing decisions.
Albums and wall art will be delivered within 4-6 weeks.
If you pay in full the night of your reveal session your order will be placed that night. We take credit cards, do a 5% discount if you pay in cash, and also offer no interest payment plans. If you choose this option, your images will be delivered after your plan is paid in full. If you purchase wall art or albums, you will receive your final order in 4-6 weeks or less.
Albums start at $699 - this is for a 8x8 album with 15 images and the investment goes up from there - some clients spend $699, while most spend between $1800 - $2350 and a few spend several thousand. What a client ends up investing depends on many things including, how many images you want, what type of album you want, if you want wall art or digital files. Every client is different.
After your session
Love your experience with Beausoleil?!?
The best thing you can do is SHARE the LOVE! When you share your love then you'll get access to fab bonuses, early bird access to special events and product credits! Nothing helps a small business like the love of it's clients!
Spread the Word
After your session we'll send you over a quick questionnaire to fill out to get more info about your experience with Beausoleil Boudoir. When you fill this out you help other clients understand what it's like to work with us and how life changing a session can be!
Want to shout it from the rooftops how much you loved your session? Share your experience on google!
Keep your images private or share them with the world - either way we a happy you love your images! There are many steps along the way where we'll chat about what you choose to share - from all access image sharing to faceless images to booty shots - we'd love to share whatever your comfortable with so other women know how gorgeous they can be!
IS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ME?
Feeling nervous is completely normal! The fun part of the Beausoleil Boudoir experience is that it really is for the everyday woman! We believe confidence is the number one key to getting what you want out of life. A woman plus confidence, watch out! Whether your shoot is for that special someone or simply for your eyes only; you will never regret the end result! We have so much fun with you during the day of the shoot and once you see your amazing pictures, you'll be so happy you did this!
IS MY PHOTOGRAPHER A WOMAN OR A MAN?
You have a choice with the Beausoleil Boudoir! Everyone has their own unique style, as do our photographers. We urge you to choose your photographer based on their style and photography type since both Christie and David have a knack for putting clients at ease and a talent for boudoir. During your session, whether you shoot with Christie or David, your boudoir stylist will be there for touch ups and posing guidance.
WILL MY PHOTOS BE ON THE INTERNET?
Not unless you say it’s ok! Every client featured on this website and blog has given explicit permission to post her images. If you aren’t comfortable with any images being shared, we completely understand! Read our complete policy about client privacy here: Our Privacy Promise
I HAVE SOME IMPERFECTIONS. CAN YOU GET RID OF THEM?
In most cases, yes. Removal of small blemishes and skin softening is all part of the retouching process. Please note: We do not do extensive body reshaping as part of retouching. We want you to look as natural as possible. If there is something you feel self-conscious about, we can use poses and lighting to emphasize your best features.
WHAT IF I LOOK NOTHING LIKE THE GIRLS ON YOUR WEBSITE? I’M OLDER THAN, NOT AS THIN AS, MY SKIN DOESN'T LOOK FLAWLESS LIKE THE WOMEN ON YOUR WEBSITE, CAN I STILL BOOK A SESSION?
Waking up and rolling out of bed looking fabulous said no one ever! All of the girls on the website are everyday women just like you. With the use of hair, makeup, lighting, posing and sexy outfits; we've got you covered!
And remember not everyone is comfortable with their photos being online. We photograph many women over 50 and well into the plus sizes. What we promise is that we will create images to flatter YOU. We want to your personality to show.
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO POSE!?
We never expect you to pose yourself. We will be guiding you on poses to accentuate your best features. We will be instructing you on where to look, where to put your hands/feet; the whole thing! Tina has YEARS of boudoir experience both behind the scenes and in front of the camera - she will be at your session to help pose you and guide you through the process and make sure you look your best!
DO I BRING MY OWN LINGERIE, OR DO YOU PROVIDE THE OUTFITS?
You need to bring your own lingerie to the photo shoot. Select outfits that suit your personality and body shape, and complement your skin tone. Not sure where to start with that? We have friends in sexy places to help you - our wardrobe stylists can help with outfit ideas, or if you’d like to book a consultation to discuss wardrobe, send me an email!
WHAT ABOUT HAIR AND MAKEUP, DO I DO IT MYSELF?
Hair and makeup is included in every All Inclusive Package we offer. Our stylists have been hand-picked for their talents and professionalism. We want to provide an experience that makes you feel beautiful and pampered.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND TO MY SHOOT?
We love to keep the focus on you so we recommend that you set aside your boudoir time as "me time". If you feel more comfortable with a friend coming along, you are more than welcome to bring them. But, please limit guest to 1 per shoot and we will ask them to enjoy our lobby while we shoot. (There are plenty of bars, museums and entertainment around if your guest wants to check out our space before we shoot and needs something to do while we make you glamorous!)
WHERE DO THE SHOOTS TAKE PLACE?
In New Orleans at our luxury studio loft : studio loft NOLA. We have created the ultimate pampering boudoir location for our clients in our bright and airy space (Check it out HERE). We are also available for travel to your hotel in New Orleans and surrounding cities, shoots are done (by appointment only) in luxe hotels, architecturally distinct historic buildings, beautifully restored Victorian mansions and other hand-selected locations. Location will be chosen based on consultation and confirmed and sent to you prior to your shoot. We do offer in-home sessions at private residences as well. Just let us know beforehand!
I’M READY TO BOOK A SHOOT, WHAT’S NEXT?
Once you let me know what date you’d like to shoot we will send you a booking proposal and contract. The contract must be signed and a non-refundable retainer is due to reserve your shoot day/time. The remaining balance is due on or before the day of your shoot. But, as always I also offer payment plans if you need a bit of flexibility in order to purchase the package you really want.
I’M NOT SURE WHAT Á LA CARTE ITEMS I WANT TO ORDER YET, CAN I DECIDE WHEN I SEE MY PHOTOS?
Absolutely! After the shoot we will have a personal viewing session to view your images and discuss product options where we will choose your best images together and pick the perfect product for them. Once you decide on what you’d like to order (additional albums, individual prints, canvases, paintings etc), 50% of the total is due to begin work on the design and the remaining balance is due when you pick up your order. We do not release product orders without full payment.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
Due to the custom nature of photography, the session price and any products ordered are non-refundable. You have final say on the retouching and any custom album design and nothing goes to print without your approval.
If you want to book a boudoir or beauty experience? Have a question or just want to say "hello"? We love e-mails!