Q; WHAT IS A BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT?
A: A BOUDOIR SHOOT IS A PHOTOGRAPHIC EVENT, WHICH EMPOWERS, UPLIFTS AND CELEBRATES WOMEN BY CAPTURING THEM IN THE MOST FLATTERING WAY POSSIBLE THROUGH EXPERT LIGHTING AND POSING. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE AT ANY AGE, BODY TYPE OR ANY HARDSHIP THEY MAY HAVE ENDURED. A BOUDOIR SHOOT CAN BE A HEALING AND CONFIDENCE BUILDING EXPERIENCE WHEN DONE WITH A PROFESSIONAL BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER.
Q: I'M SO NERVOUS! WILL I BE OK?
A: YOU'RE STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND DOING SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING, SO IT'S COMPLETELY NORMAL TO FEEL NERVOUS. I'LL BE HERE TO HOLD YOUR HAND AND GUIDE YOU WITH CARE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SAFE AND COMFORTABLE SPACE TO BE YOURSELF. THE NERVES WILL FADE AND WE'LL HAVE SO MUCH FUN CREATING ART TOGETHER! DON'T LET YOUR NERVES ROB YOU OF AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE. YOU GOT THIS AND YOU HAVE ME IN YOUR CORNER ROOTING FOR YOU. YOU'RE NOT COMMITTING TO ANYTHING WHEN YOU GET IN TOUCH, BUT IT'S A GREAT FEEL-GOOD FIRST STEP AND YOU'LL BE ONE STEP CLOSER!
Q: DO YOU HAVE A LINGERIE CLOSET THAT I CAN USE FOR MY PHOTOSHOOT?
A: I DON'T LIKE THE IDEA OF WEARING LINGERIE SOMEONE ELSE WORE BEFORE ME, SO I DON'T OFFER THAT TO MY CLIENTS. ALSO, WITH THE ABUNDANCE OF COLORS, STYLES AND SIZES AVAILABLE ONLINE AND AROUND NEW YORK CITY, I THINK IT'S BETTER TO PURCHASE YOUR OWN THAT YOU CAN ALSO KEEP FOREVER AFTER YOUR BOUDOIR SESSION. WE WILL ALSO DO A WARDROBE SESSION BEFORE YOUR PHOTOSHOOT SO YOU WILL BE PREPARED BEFORE YOUR SESSION COMES AROUND.
Q: WHAT OUTFITS SHOULD I BRING TO MY BOUDOIR SESSION?
A: WHEN IT COMES TO BOUDOIR LINGERIE, THERE ARE SO MANY DIRECTIONS YOU CAN GO IN THAT IT'S EASY TO GET OVERWHELMED, BUT THAT'S WHY I'M HERE! TOGETHER WE'LL FIGURE OUT THE LOOKS THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL AMAZING! SSOME CLIENT FAVORITES INCLUDE HONEY BIRDETTE, AGENT PROVCATEUR, AND LA PERLA. WHAT YOU ULTIMATELY BRING TO YOUR SHOOT WILL DEPEND ON WHAT WE GO OVER DURING YOUR CONSULTATION AS WE START PLANNING YOUR BOUDOIR SESSION. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A WARDROBE SESSION PRIOR TO YOUR SHOOT, WHICH WILL HELP TIE ALL LOOSE ENDS AND ENSURE THAT YOU ARRIVE TO THE STUDIO 100% PREPARED.
Q: I'M EXPECTING! WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE MY NY MATERNITY SESSION?
A: CONGRATULATIONS!!! THIS IS SUCH A SPECIAL AND EXCITING TIME! I REMEMBER BOTH OF MY PREGNANCIES LIKE THEY WERE YESTERDAY; CRYING AT A FABRIC SOFTENER COMMERCIAL INCLUDED! MY PRIORITY IS SHOWING OFF YOUR BEAUTIFUL BUMP WHILE ALSO HAVING YOU FEEL AS COMFORTABLE AS YOU CAN SO, I FIND IT'S BEST TO BOOK YOUR MATERNITY SHOOT FOR WHEN YOU WILL BE AROUND 30-35 WEEKS PREGNANT. AROUND THIS TIME YOUR BEAUTIFUL BELLY WILL BE NICE AND BIG AND RIGHT BEFORE YOU BECOME TOO TIRED AND UNCOMFORTABLE TO BE ON YOUR FEET FOR TOO LONG. IT'S ALSO A SAFE AMOUNT OF TIME AWAY FROM AN EARLY DELIVERY. I STRONGLY SUGGEST SCHEDULING YOUR SESSION AS SOON AS YOU CAN TO ENSURE THE DATE YOU NEED WILL BE AVAILABLE. ONCE YOUR SESSION IS COMPLETED YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ORDER WALL ART FOR THE NURSERY AND OR YOUR ALBUM RIGHT BEFORE YOUR SWEET BABY'S ARRIVAL.
Congrats on the start of your boudoir journey!
GET READY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF!
"Irina is absolutely amazing! The whole experience was above and beyond and I will definitely be a return client! She made it more than a wonderful experience, the quality of the shoot and the product in the end was unbelievable!"
"Irina is gifted. She brings together a combination of a skilled eye, amazing customer service and passion for her craft with her ability to put her customers at ease (at a time that may not be all that comfortable for some!). She is a beautiful person and it comes through in her interactions as well as her work. I would highly recommend working with Irina."
"Taking Boudoir pictures can be nerve racking for a newbie (like me), but Irina makes the process easy and delightful. Her work is gorgeous, she's helpful, and truly stands by her work - that every woman is beautiful. These pictures will bring a smile to my face for a lifetime. Thank you!!!!
I will let you in on a little secret. You don't have to do this for anyone, but yourself. You, right here and right now, are reason enough exactly as you are! You are worthy of "you" time and pampering and feeling special! I know we, as women, tend to feel more comfortable splurging on ourselves if we can justify it with some sort of milestone or if we're doing it for someone else and if that's the case for you, that's ok! Whoever you might be wanting to do this for is incredibly lucky!
With each passing year, these photos will become more and more meaningful to you and I hope that your memory of your boudoir, beauty or maternity session experience with me will stay with you as a reminder of just how incredible, brave and beautiful you really are. With me you will have a safe and loving space for you to be all that and more. Ultimately, it is for you, your self-love, your confidence and your memory. If you need permission, you got it and I cannot wait to hear all about your "why" and to celebrate you together!
©2022-2023 French Kiss Boudoir Photography is a NYC, NY based boudoir photography studio specializing in bridal boudoir, maternity, glamour and beauty portraits, fine art nude photography, Lingerie and sexy boudoir session and offers luxury print products such as exquisite leather albums and wall art. Irina Mednik is a professional boudoir photographer set out to empower women and boost their confidence through modern portraiture. This experience is for women of all body types and comfort levels. Makeup and hair makeovers are included in all sessions. Serving new York and the tri-state area. There is nothing average about the average woman!