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Referral Program

We have taken note ladies and it is time to return the favor!

We have noticed that there are many #LRPBoudiebeauties, just like you, that preach far and wide about their awesome experiences with LRP Boudoir. These babes are always sending us tons of referrals and are the type of client that come back to celebrate themselves and their journies again and again. What we really wanted to do is find a way to give back to these incredible clients because, truth be told, we think they totally deserve it.

HOW IT WORKS:

We are going to keep things super duper simple….for every client that you refer to us, that includes your name in the notes section of their contract, you will earn a $100 credit to be used towards your session and products  –  the more you refer, the more you earn!

Sounds easy enough?  Well, that is because it is!

Happy earning ladies and thank you for being  amazing, gorgeous, strong, brilliant and confident, YOU.

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Transformations

I tend to consider myself pretty good at being able to read people right up front, knowing the type of client they will be for me, if they will need some tough love during their session or just kind of go with the flow and trust me 100%. I really thought Stephanie would be the former.

I have to say, I have never been more wrong. Stephanie came in for her session calm and cool and collected and I assumed she would be riddled with nerves, but she wasn’t. I assumed she would need help learning to be comfortable in her skin, and she didn’t. I assumed she would struggle with a few of the tougher poses and she held them without batting an eye.  No Stephanie wasn’t the one who needed a little tough love during her session…it was me.  This woman came in so calm and within herself and her moment that I learned from her even more so not to have pre-concieved notions about anyone.

During our reveal session, I asked, as I always do, the level of retouching she wanted for her session and she said to me so matter of factly “I don’t really need much, I am comfortable with my body.”  I agreed that she didn’t really need much with her session, aside from little things like fixing creases from sitting on the ledge or marks on the skin from previous outfits..(now I personally love retouching, I think it is just like polishing a nice car, we don’t change anything, just clean the image up and make it sparkle) I admired her for knowing so matter of factly what she wanted for herself.  My admiration has 0 to do with whether she had a full editorial retoutch or not an ounce of editing, but had everything to do with how matter of fact she was in knowing what she wanted.

I know I say this in all of my blogs, but the truth of the matter is that I really do learn from each of my clients.  I pull just a little bit from each of you to build myself into a stronger and more refined version of me.  A dash of confidence from here, a bit of self worth from here, a bit of how to overcome anxieties from there…it is amazing what you ladies do for me by simply being true to yourselves and allowing me to be an active observer.

I really love this session and Stephanie’s transformation and will share again her before and after image.  Her before image isn’t stripped of makeup and taken before the shoot, but it is one of her favorite selfies, an image that represents what she loves about herself and the after is simply the moment of vulnerability and sensuality that she allowed me to capture.  I also am proud to say that we won an AIBP Award for one of Stephanie’s image too! Look for the teal badge to know which one!

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Thank you to Cassandra McKenna for the beautiful hair and makeup!

New Boudoir Products


I know I always say this, but I am wiiiccccked excited to share our new Boudoir products for 2016 with you! These new products will officially start being offered as of tomorrow for all current, future and even past clients!

I know from talking to our #LRPBoudieBeauties that something they are always in love with is a “classic sexy”….This goes for their images, makeup, wardrobe and especially for how they choose to home and display the breathtaking images of them from their sessions.

Taking this into consideration, we sought high and low and even had some custom products created just for our Boudie Beauties!

With a goal for a classic, sexy, and timeless feel, I present to you a sneak peak at

LRP Boudoir’s 2016 Retro Glam Collection.

Antique Golden Glamour Album Cover:

This new cover is the perfect throw back with its glamorous and supple vintage gold leather. This cover is available for both our Little Black Book Collection as well as for our Opulent Collection. A perfect shimmering and glittering gold in the softest of leathers makes for the perfect album cover for both you and your partner.  The gold is in antique shade which makes it just masculine enough to give to your beau while still keeping that glamorous feminine feel that my clients come to me for!

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Metal Estate Art:

These classic pieces are also an option in our Estate Collection and come in a standard 20×30 with larger and smaller options available. These Sublimination Metal prints are highly reflective and scratch resistant for a vibrant, modern yet classic, and durable piece of art to last for generations to come.

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Glass and Copper Starlet Heirloom Box:

As our newest option for our Heirloom Collection, we had these boxes custom designed just for you!  Using single pane glass and hammered copper, these 8×10 boxes are reminiscent of retro jewelery holders.  The Starlet Heirloom Boxes are the perfect way to both display and home your favorite images from your session. The crystal clear glass framed by a shining copper metal give a perfect way to display YOU as fine art and change the display of your images as often you desire.  Includes up to 15 of your favorite images which come with an editorial retouch on heirloom quality, textured, fine art paper that are matted in acid free brilliant white matts.

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Retro Viewfinders:

Taking that childhood memory and turning it into a sexy fantasy!  These viewfinders cater to our inner child  and give us total nostalgia all while featuring a sexy surprise when you look through! Imagine the surprise and glee your partner will feel going into work, or away on vacation and finding one of these sexy viewfinders tucked away in their lunch or suitcase? Even better yet, imagine one of these on display right next to a gorgeous piece of art featuring you, celebrate the woman you are with art and nostalgia.
These viewfinders are only available as an add-on to a collection, album or heirloom box.

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Find us on FACEBOOK and tell us what you think of our newest additions!

New York Boudoir

I am really excited to finally get around to blogging this session! Things over here have been amazingly busy with the holiday season. Now with Valentine’s Day sessions kicking into high gear it has been hard to find the time to blog as much as I want to. But I am excited to be back with this gorgeous session from Rebecca!

Rebecca was amazingly generous in letting our team film her session so we could show the world exactly what an Empowered Boudoir Experience with LRP is all about.

A little bit about this gorgeous, sophisticated woman before we get into the video and pictures….Rebecca is an energy practitioner. You don’t even need to hear her speak to immediately feel the positive light radiating from her the second she enters a room.  All of this positivity radiating from a woman who has been dealt anything but an easy hand in life the past 3 years. Rebecca’s youngest son, “Baby Joey,” is nothing short of a miracle child. To read more about Rebecca’s journey with Joey, I highly suggest checking out her BLOG  and the trailer for Into Loving Hands, the documentary Victoria Kereszi has been producing about Rebecca and Joey’s medical journey.

Let’s start this party with a recap of A Self Love Experience and then get into some of our favorite shots from this Goddess’s session!




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A very special thank you to Victoria Kereszi, Kenny Hopkins, Erin Marie Artistry, Pecks Arcade and Sarah Parker Ward for all of your contributions to the creation of our video!

Fall Outdoor Boudoir

Carolyn and I were introduced about a year ago through our mutual friend Sarah. Sarah must have known from the start that connecting the two of us would result in nothing but pure magic. Carolyn is one of those down to earth girls that exists in the moment, she doesn’t care about the latest trends or what the Kardashians are wearing (yes I am a admitted Kardashian addict, judge me, its fine, I judge myself for it.) Because of this, her style absolutely and positively rocks! It is who she is, what she is feeling in the moment, and it is bad-ass! She legit has a pintrest lookbook of her wardrobe and when it came time to style her session, she gave me free reign to put together whatever outfits I wanted from her collection. I was literally drooling at some of her awesome pieces…um kitty panties and pegasus heels?! yes please!

Despite the insane rush of the fall  / holiday busy season, I was so obsessed with this session that I forwent sleep in exchange for editing to make sure that I got it out just in time for my favorite holiday of the year! An entire holiday where everyone is almost as weird as I am, it is much easier to find awesome skull-y things, and where Nina Simone plays on repeat (see above, you are welcome 😉 <3)

So Ghouls and Gals, Happy Fall – Happy Halloween – Happy best time of the damn year!

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A special thank you to Cassandra McKenna for her beautiful makeup artistry!

Curated Print Products

 “You never know the value of a picture until it is all you have left.”

I’m sure you’ve heard that statement before. I know I have, but had never given it much thought until photos were all I had left. Before going into photography, I always used to take pictures with my phone and post them on Facebook. It wasn’t until October 16, 2013, when I lost one of my dearest and oldest friends in a tragic accident, that I really learned the value of self-preservation through pictures. When photos are all you have left to remember someone by, their value increases astronomically! I think back and remember when my grandmother passed away, going through her old pictures and stumbling upon a box of old prints from when she was younger. It was incredible to see time preserved in these photos, holding them in my hands transported me to a time before I even existed. That is the power of pictures, to transport us, to freeze time. All that is left behind when we are gone are our pictures and memories. Seeing her so young, with her hair perfectly coiffed and posed, I am reminded of old black and white modeling photos of Judy Garland. Luckily, I have an old vintage nighty of hers that my mother kept for me. I shot my dear friend Kristen in it. (Check it out in a previous blog post!)

I love social media and the age of the internet, but with technology ever evolving I sometimes fear for the future of our digital memories. We went from huge disks, to floppy disks, to cd’s to usbs…as each of these mediums become outdated, we loose more and more of our pictures and memories. Thankfully, the one thing that can’t be outdated or replaced by the newest technology is prints.

After months and months of sourcing every professional print lab in the United States, England, Australia, etc. I finally ended up with a Canadian, professionals only, print lab. The albums are handcrafted in the finest Italian tradition. These prints are heirloom quality, and truly designed to last forever. My new website, with a brand new products page is launching later this year. In the meantime, here is a sneak peak of our newest collections:

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Just a few of the many swatches from our options for your album cover!

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And of course our boutique packaging <3

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Are you ready to preserve your legacy and take part in an empowering long term investment to capitalize on your individual beauty?

Lets chat!

Email me at Lindsay@photographybylindsayrae.com

Troy, NY Portraits

Miss Kitty P, also now known as the leading lady for the band Donner Social, (You have to hear the pipes on this girl – she can saaaannngggg!) has graced my camera again!   Can you believe she actually let me color her hair? Yes, she bleached it out and then let me have my way with it doing a bold lavender to blue ombre…I am sort of obsessed, and not just because I did it myself!  Once of my favorite things about Kitty is her ever evolving style, she doesn’t try to fit in, she just wears what she wants when she wants it and the same thing goes for her hair.  That confidence in being 100% herself is something that totally inspires me, and that all of us women can take a tip from!

This time we set out to capture the last of the setting summer sun in Downtown Troy for our Ruby Rose inspired session.With Orange is The New Black being one of the hits of the summer, we were super inspired by Ruby Rose’s feminine yet still androgynous style, and more specifically, her super girl ability to rock a blazer with any outfit and make it sexy as hell!

For indoor boudoir sessions, try mixing a sexy blazer with high waisted bottoms (for my curvy ladies, like myself) or lacy bikini bottoms (for the slender or more athletic builds) with a lacy bra or even no bra for a super sophisticated and provocative look.

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Self Portrait

There has been a challenge of sorts circulating around the Boudoir community to get in front of your own camera. I decided to take this challenge.  You may have seen the amazing session that Cate Scaglione of Life As Fine Art captured for me, if not you definitely should check it out HERE, this session captured the me that I try to put out into the world. Sophisticated, elegant and a bit edgy…

However….the time has come to really just allow myself to be raw, to live in the emotions that I am feeling and to embrace the beauty of not only light, but darkness.

Let’s be honest here, as amazing as life is, we all go through trials and tribulations and things that make us sort of want to curl up into a ball. I went through one of these things recently when I faced a total violation and breach of trust. I will be honest, I really let this event in my life affect me, bring me to tears and make me question my love and trust in people in general.  I gave myself about 5 days to “wallow” in my sorrow before my beautiful clients snapped me right out of it by embracing their own experience. I got a call at 930pm last night from one of my new clients from NYC, this client might have been my most nervous and vulnerable client to date, but she went through this amazing transformation in front of my camera.  She has finally gotten a chance to view her gallery and called me to tell me how “hot” she looked.  That moment, of hearing my client love herself, that is what snapped me out of it…now the residual feelings from what I went through are still there, but I decided to give myself the experience I give my clients in front of my own camera.

I embraced the moment I was in, no makeup, no clothes,  not even a brush through the hair.  Completely vulnerable and emotionally exposed, I just went for it.  I have been photographed before…but I have never photographed myself with anything aside from my cell phone, so this was especially challenging for me. More challenging than getting the settings right for the dark, emotional vibe I wanted to capture was the self-talk.  I had to talk myself into trusting myself, the same way I ease my clients into trusting me, and by the end of my session with myself, I felt free of all of the darkness that has been surrounding me lately…almost like the camera sucked it all up.

What you see may not be the best technical photography or best poses I have ever done, but they are raw, they are me, and they are my way of saying “I am in this with you girls”

In the words of my dear friend Rebecca Williams “I honor the skin I am in.”

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