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Return Client: Rustic Fine Art On-Location Boudoir

There are few things that make me happier that when we have clients return for us for a 2nd or 3rd photoshoot!

Did you know that we offer 3 different types of shoots, with 2 of only being available to our returning clients?

We offer the Self Love Experience which are our studio sessions available to all clients and a requirement before you are eligible for one of the other types of sessions we offer.  Our return clients however get some of the really, really good stuff!

Available to return clients ONLY are the following two types of sessions!

Fine Art On-Location Boudoir:  This is your opportunity  to go to a new location or out in nature, chase the sunsets, get into the water, you name it!

Intimate Lifestyle Portrait Sessions: where we go to our clients homes and photograph them in their natural space.  These shoots are always some of my favorite and usually the 3rd time clients come to us. There is something about keeping it completely natural…almost always nude and comfortable, and capturing you in the reality of your life.  Where you see piles of dirty dishes, We see incredible opportunity to create intimate and real art.

Soooo…Had your first session and already itching for another – let’s do something new! Let’s chase the sunset, lets go to your house and make folding laundry look like the sexiest thing you have ever done!

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This #LRPBoudiebeauty came back to us as a return client  for her second session not long after her first.  We had discovered the incredible M&D Farms and were dying to go explore the space and put a call out in our VIP Group for the opportunity to shoot in this space.  This babe answered the call!

There is something magical about M&D Farms….I know what it is and why it is…it is the owners.  It is Mario and Daniel.  Their passion for creating ambiance that incorporates a multi-cultural vibe with good at home appeal  is not lost on the many brides that book their weddings there and films that are filmed there…but more than that they have an energy that is so warm it can be felt from the second you pull up to the driveway.

You walk into the Farmhouse and you can smell the amazing food Daniel is cooking and hear the laugh of Mario and are instantaneously embraced by a true and genuine welcome and gratitude for coming to their space to create.  This space is not just made for weddings and events…this space is made for artists…it is a hub for creation.

….and create we did…

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Oh…I forgot to add that since it was shot on Halloween we changed this babe into a 2nd look so she could go back to NYC for the parade…we drove around until we found what we thought was the perfect side of the road location…which it was not…we were stopped by security, grilled, threatened to be put on the Homeland Security watch list, and pretty scared shitless.  A few raises of the vocal octave and eye bats later they let us leave…apparently we decided to stop in front of a nuclear plant.  Uh oh!

At least it made for some epic futuristic shots and check out that epic makeup by our Glam Goddess Erin Marie Artistry

 

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Her First Session

I am so excited to FINALLY be able to share the first of 2 sessions with this incredible #LRPBoudieBeauty!  Soon after her first session we had hosted a casting call for a fine art nude session at a new venue we wanted to explore, and knew that this babe would be the absolutely perfect fit!!!  So An Opulent Album, Guilded Opulent Album, 4 AMAZEBALLS Metal Lex Estate Art pieces, and a couture Folio later and we are able to share the goodness with you!  

Stay tuned in a few weeks for her 2nd, totally different, rustic, fine art nude session photographed at M&D Farms!

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“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known✨ Berné Brown

The internet is a funny thing…one day you’re  watching dog videos, next thing you know you’re making friends with people you never knew existed. It’s through one of those friends that I came to know about LRP.
When I first saw Lindsay’s work I was in awe. I had never given much thought to the concept of boudoir photography. But as I clicked through her photos something resonated within me. These were all regular, everyday, HUMAN people. In some very open and vulnerable positions and they all had one thing in common. The looked confident af. I wanted to be like these women.  
I come from a household that does not value the human body. While it was never shamed it was certainly not celebrated. I was more likely to receive a compliment on being intelligent than beautiful. That is a concept that has shaped a lot of who I’ve become as a person. I can be painfully shy, I tend to avoid direct eye contact and I keep up walls. When someone pays me a physical compliment I am quick to brush it off. I am NOT vulnerable. 
I decided to sign up with Lindsay to help me break my own walls…and she helped me smash the shit out of them. 
There was little hesitation before I took the leap and signed myself up for a session. From the very beginning something about working with Lindsay was empowering. The vibes she threw off were like little electric shocks of positive energy. She was pumped up and in turn – I was pumped up too.
From the moment I arrived, with my bag of lingerie in tow, Lindsay was quick to greet me with a warm smile and her sweet demeanor. It was as if I was visiting an old friend. 
Between getting glammed up by Miss Erin Marie, listening to some kick add music and following Lindsay’s expert direction I was shattering years of built up self doubt. 
I left the shoot feeling like a mother fucking rockstar. I felt unstoppable. The walls that I had spent so many years building up had begun to crumble. It was simply amazing. 
When I returned for my reveal, the real magic happened. I saw myself. I really SAW myself. Vulnerability and all, and it was beautiful. I had finally allowed myself to be deeply seen.”
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Hair and Makeup by the incomparable Erin Goyer Brink of Erin Marie Artistry

You Can Tell The Wolves I’m Home

You have heard the saying about reason, season, lifetime?  I have found this statement to ring especially true in my life lately.  Perhaps it is because I am now 30 and realized a little too late in life that it is not worth it to surround yourself with people who are toxic for you.  Perhaps it is because I believe that all of my clients are sent to me for a reason because I have something to learn from them.  Perhaps it is a little bit of both.

I find that each women I encounter adds and changes just a little bit of the fabric of who I am as a person.  Hearing their stories, seeing their strength, watching them realize their worth….there is no way that experiencing this as often as Erin and I do won’t begin to change who you are as a person.  I like this change in who I am.  I might not be the person who I was 10 years ago…hell I might not be the same person in 1 hour that I am right now…and I am ok with that.

I am ok with the recognition that outgrowing someone is ok.

But enough about me for now.  This client is one of those that had not a small impact on me, but a huge one and I am so honored that she has not only allowed me to share this with you, but has the strength to share some of her own journey as well.

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“21  & Divorced. As soon as you tell anyone they define you by it. Hell I defined myself by it. I had lost myself in my marriage completely. I stopped trying for things I wanted cause ‘it wouldn’t happen’ or ‘it didn’t make sense’. I couldn’t even look at myself the same, I mean when the person that’s suppose to love you doesn’t even like what they see it changes you. I knew I wanted to do something for myself, yea I had got back into modeling when I came home but my confidence wasn’t there. I wanted something to symbolize a fresh start, something bold. Then I stumbled onto Lindsay’s work and fell in love every women was so empowering, and flawless. I knew I had to book a shoot with her, but I didn’t know what it would mean to me. I did this for me, and I couldn’t be happier I did. It was the boost I needed, I’m going after the things I wanted with more confidence than ever. My fresh start is never what I pictured I mean it was rock bottom. But it’s been one fierce and beautiful start.

So 21 & Divorced? Yea 

But you can tell the wolves I’m home”

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Hair and Makeup by: Erin Marie Artistry

I Am Not a Model

Sometimes, you don’t need to hear from me…this is one of those times.

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“This took me a long time to write.  I would like to say that I was busy (which I kind of was) but the truth is I had no idea where to begin or what to say.  I wanted to write something that was deep and meaningful or witty and funny.  I landed on writing something honest and hoping that at least one person found it interesting enough to look away from the current Snapchat filter of the day and read til the end.

Let’s start by saying this, I am not a model.  I am not even a person who likes to post gratuitous selfies in my bathroom mirror.  TBH, that is partly because I don’t like taking pictures of myself and partly because I live in fear that someone will notice how long it has been since I cleaned my shower. But nonetheless, I went on this boudoir journey.  I found Lindsay through a friend of a friend on FB and decided that I wanted to see if she could make me look like the obviously professional models she had already shot. I hope you, reader, know I am kidding.  Lindsay makes everyone look like the goddess/model they truly are.

It is incredibly difficult to be a woman these days.  If you are strong and outspoken, you’re bossy… a bitch.  If you are quiet and understated, you are uptight… a bitch.  And don’t even get me started on the thin line we have to walk between slutty and modest.  With all this in mind, I felt like I needed an excuse to take the pictures.  They would be a gift for my future husband! Tada! See, its not really for me, its for him.  The running dialogue in my head was that it was completely narcisstic and conceited to spend money on myself.  And then to have pictures of myself hanging around my home?!?!  I’ll never live this down with my girlfriends.  In retropect, I should have worn my decision with pride.

There is no joking about the experience the day of taking the pictures.  Not that it isn’t fun or even at times funny, but I don’t want to make light of it. Lindsay and Erin are warm, kind, generous and completely comfortable with someone parading around in stilettos and little else.  Their generous nature made me feel so comfortable that I was almost able to ignore my inner neurotic, trying to scream through the whole time.  She broke through only a little when I couldn’t stop a slightly quivering lip.  Lindsay assured me the camera couldn’t see it and she would make sure any glimpse of my nerves would be edited out.

Once I was done I left feeling accomplished and excited.  I also left with a full face of makeup and my hair done so I was feeling good and looking even better.  Insert the raise the roof emoji here.  Then, I slowly deflated.  I had seen Lindsay’s pictures and I couldn’t possibly look as good as those women.  Could I?  They were skinnier, prettier, professional, more confident.  I am so glad Lindsay does the reveal.  I can honestly say that I almost didn’t recognize myself at first.  Not because the photos didn’t look like me but because I couldn’t visualize myself to be as beautiful as Linsday had captured me.  Lindsay assured me it was, in fact, me and that was the person she saw.

Let me just say, if I had all the money in the world, I would have wallpapered my apartment with those pictures.  I’d put them on my dishes so I could find me staring back from the bottom of my cereal bowl after my fruit pebbles were gone.  It is not gratuitous and narcisstic to go through this experience.  It is empowering.  I stopped making the excuse that I did this for my husband. (Although he thoroughly enjoys the photos, as well.)  I did this for me and for every burger and ice cold beer I continue to consume.  I don’t need to be a certain size or have a certain skill level to look like the women Lindsay shoots because I am one of those women.  I am in the company of a group of women who have made the conscious decision to love themselves and to surround themselves with photographic evidence of their beauty.

Thank you Lindsay and Erin, you are truly special people with amazing gifts.  I know I may joke, but this is worth EVERY PENNY.  In fact, I am sure that if we did the math, I owe these two more.  They have given me an invaluable gift.  The gift of self-assurance and confidence in my own body.  I am not sure I could ever repay you.  – XOXO”

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Hair and Makeup by Erin Marie Artistry.

I just love this picture of this #LRPBoudieBeauty with her amazing Little Black Book, Metal Estate Art and Fine Art Print!

I am just love today!!! 3 babes that came to pick up their amazing art and the start of my birthday vacation! Here is the first of 3 gorgeous art reveals we had today!!! 💎💎💎 #boudoir #MetalEstateArt #littleblackbook #fineartportraiture #printsnotpixles #Framesnotfiles #boudoirphotographerny #nycphotographer #nycboudoir #troyboudoir #albanyboudoir #saratogaspringsboudoir #redlips #leopardlingerie #feminist #beautifulwomen 💄: @erinmarieartistry

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Never the Less She Persisted

One of the things I love most about working with return clients is that the trust has already been established.  We have already gotten through the tough parts of breaking barriers to be able to really connect on a different level and create some amazing art.  This is why we only offer Fine Art On-Location and At Home Intimate Lifestyle Portraiture sessions to returning clients.  Once you have made it through your Self Love Experience, the reasons to come back for more still exist.  We work together to explore different sides of yourself. This time, we took to really challenging our babe by bringing her out nude into nature.  She was vulnerable in more ways than one this time around.  To her environment, to be completely nude in some shots, to fight fridgid temperatures. 

This #LRPBoudieBeauty let me know how awful she was feeling the day of her session, but what I admired most was that she took that as part of the experience.  She had told me going in that she wanted to capture a more raw and powerful side to herself this time, and going into her session feeling as awful as she did l think that lended itself to the challenge of celebrating all aspects of who she is.  

She may have been feeling at her worst but never the less, she persisted. 

“As many of you know, after your first shoot with Lindsay and Erin you tend to fall head over heels for the experience and seeing yourself for the hotttt-ass woman you are. For me, it took less than a year to book my second shoot, and I was beyond excited for it! Where my first shoot was focused on creating “bedroom sexy” photos for my fiancé, this shoot was for ME. I wanted to strip down (literally and figuratively), show some vulnerability, and create some amazing art.

I booked this shoot far enough in advance where I would be able to hop back on the exercise wagon and get in better shape before the big day. I thought this shoot would be able to act as a reward and “check point” for my fitness/health progress…but, boy was I wrong. By the time my shoot came around, I was in the worst shape I’ve been in my entire life. Finishing my masters degree got the best of me…lack of time = junk food and choosing to sleep an extra hour instead of working out. Not only was I in terrible physical shape, but I felt awful, my eczema was acting up, and I was dealing with the worst period (and therefore back pain) I’ve ever had in my life.

In a funny way, I think doing this shoot at an insecure and uncomfortable time allowed me to better appreciate the art we created, and more importantly, better appreciate myself. There I was, bare-ass naked out in 22 degree weather, in front of Lindsay, Erin, and the camera. If that doesn’t say vulnerable, I don’t know what does. I was subject to illness, the weather, and my insecurities…but I put myself out there anyway, and I’m sure glad I did. The final product was AMAZING! Sure, maybe I let Lindsay edit the photos a little more than I first intended, but underneath it all was me. I can look at this amazing art we created and feel HELLA good about myself, even though I know what state I was in that day. And isn’t that what we all need sometimes? A reminder that we are indeed beautiful, sexy, and powerful — even at our lowest.”

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 I also have to show how amazing her art for her Diamond Ice Block is!  I just love when our babes include a bad-ass quote on these acrylic pieces!

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….and this awesome cell phone snap she sent me that she took of all of her amazing art from this On-Location Fine Art Session!

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Hair and Makeup by Erin Marie Artistry

Trapped – A Personal Art Project

As much as I am a business woman, I am 10x more an artist.

There is a burning desire within me to create, and to create art that expresses the deepest parts of myself.  For many years this was expressed through acting in dramatic plays, and then into singing and of course now this is expressed through my photography.  I spend so many of my days telling the stories of other women (incredible, awe inspiring, women) that sometimes I forget the importance of allowing art to share my own story.

I thought about sharing the why, the how, the who that inspired me to create this project…but then I decided against it.  Art is as much about the artist as it is about what it provokes in it’s viewer.  So I will allow you to create the story, be it mine or yours, and to interpret this project of your own will.

A special thank you to Beth, my muse; Erin for her beautiful makeup artistry, Vic Christopher for allowing be to use his awesome construction space, and to my friend Sara for being an amazing assistant on this project.

I present to you:

TRAPPED

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