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A World In Need of Saving From Ourselves – Saratoga Springs | Albany | Troy | New York – Boudoir

Message from a white girl: Where do I even begin? Maybe I will reintroduce myself first….  My name is Lindsay Rae, I am a 33 year old mom and the LR behind LRP. The world is falling apart around us, but is that “world” really just the shattering of the cloak we have all been blindly and unknowingly hiding under our entire lives? The one that keeps us from seeing the pain and sacrifice of others who don’t look like us? The one hidden from us in school that kept us blind to the real disturbingly painful and racist

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An Entire Trip For a Photoshoot? – Saratoga Springs | Troy | Albany | New York – Boudoir

We never cease to be honored at the lengths babes will travel to have their own Self Love Experience.  Our furthest babe traveled to us from Australia a few years ago! It is true though, we do have women from all over the United States and abroad travel to us for their Experience! We are lucky to have our studio based in such an adorable and walk-able town, and that several of our past clients have GORGEOUS airbnb’s in walking distance of our studio who offer our traveling clients special rates on their stays!! Troy, NY is a little artistic hub in

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A Shoot Story for the Books – Troy | Saratoga Springs | Albany | New York – Boudoir

Where do I even begin to tell the story of this day at Self Love Experience….. First of all it started out like a normal shoot until Amber threw a ringer at me… she told me “I want my shoot to be different from everyone else…I want to be the first for some new poses”  The first she was!  The first to use the blush wings, the first to use the new lighting, the first to do several poses on the golden ottoman… She was also the first client to have a major DEA drug bust happen in the

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Finding “Me” in Myself – Troy | Albany | Saratoga Springs | New York – Boudoir

As someone who walks the walk and not just talks the talk I can agree wholeheartedly with what today’s #LRPBoudieBeauty has to say about her session helping her to find herself. I have about 18 pieces of Estate Art in my apartment (and alot more of myself as well as others in the studio!), a mix of just me, some with my boyfriend, some of my daughter, and some of us all together…but my largest 24×36 Estate Art is of just me and hangs in our living room.  Every time I look at my scars or see my messy

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Female Business Owners – Saratoga Springs | Troy | Albany | New York – Boudoir

There is no joke that now is one of the hardest times in our generation’s history for small business owners, but what I am not seeing on the news is the incremental impact on FEMALE businesses. Not only are we fighting to keep our businesses alive but now we also have to be full time moms, full time homeschool teachers, chefs for 3+ meals a day, 24/7 playmates, cleaning crews, etc etc.  While yes there are men out there that step up (my man happens to be one of the best ever at taking over everything so I can

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Pandemics and Giving Up Control – Saratoga Springs | Troy | Albany | New York – Boudoir

Hope all of you have been holding up ok! I am starting to really understand and identify with caged animals who make a run for it as soon as the doors are opened. The 1 hour car rides I take daily have become my salvation throughout this entire Pandemic. Socially Distant. Music AS LOUD AS THE FUCK I WANT. No one on the roads. Windows down with fresh air.  My only sense of freedom and control during this lock-down. Control. That one word dictates so much for me.  After being dependent on a man in a marriage for 10 years

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The World is Flipped Upside Down – Saratoga Springs | Albany | Troy | New York – Boudoir

There never was a time I thought that my little brother would become my light in the dark.  We are so different in so many ways….he collects guns and votes for Trump and I am a wildly independent feminist who believes in voting blue no matter who…but when the Apocalypse has arrived on earth…those differences just do NOT matter any more. (PS: “Apocalypse” (ἀποκάλυψις) is a Greek word meaning “revelation”, “an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be known apart from the unveiling”.) I have found myself talking to my little brother and confiding in him

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Nurses Are Societies Real Heroes – Saraotga Springs | Albany | Troy | New York – Boudoir

Ok well let’s start off with the obvious, this cornonavirus  hype and the strain it is putting on our healthcare workers….. Please be cautious as during any cold/flu season but a simple cough is not a reason to overwhelm already overwhelmed emergency room staffs. Also needless to say, I am a 1 woman business and a mother who cannot afford to get sick so please, if you are genuinely sick please let me know and I will work with you as best I can on the rescheduling. Now, I think it is fair to say that nearly 50% of

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If My Body Fails, Does that Mean I Didn’t Fight – Saratoga Springs | Albany | Troy | New York – Boudoir

This is a post where what I have to say is irrelevant. Read below for our clients perspective. —– “An overwhelming feeling of awe and pride radiated from me as I stepped into into Lindsay’s Self Love Experience, not for myself and what I was about to do, but for her hard work, constant growth, incredible talent, and success. I was one of Lindsay’s first subjects at the start of her venture. Against a wall of tall windows in her apartment, she worked all of my angles with her single 50mm lens. Out of my comfort zone, Lindsay made

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Moving Past Trauma – Saratoga Springs | Albany | Troy | New York – Boudoir

I have been holding onto this blog for a while now…unable to bring myself to write for it because I connected sooooo deeply to her trauma and how it mirrored my own childhood trauma. If you follow me on Instagram Stories (IG: @lindsayraephotography) you have seen alot of me posting about mental health acceptance and self preservation lately. That is because at 33 years old, on my birthday actually, I had a nightmare while visiting home back in Florida and finally asked my mom about this lifetime-fucked-up reoccurring nightmare I have had…. and she had me connect to an