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Guilded – A Fine Art Nude Editorial

I will admit, Fine Art Nude sessions are always my favorite.  There are few things more beautiful in the world than the human form, and being able to capture it as art is what I live for. I am incredibly proud of this set, not only for the images, not only for the journey I watched our #LRPBoudieBeauty take from the start to the end of her session, but because this set has been published in Voltron Magazine.

I will let this babe take it from here because her words are powerful and her point is radiating truth. 

“It was such a surreal and exciting moment when I realized I’d get to have the opportunity to shoot with Lindsay and Erin! I had been following their incredible art for a while and was always so amazed by the obvious way in which Lindsay and Erin celebrate the body and soul and all of our individual differences at a time when it’s most necessary; When young girls are being sent home from school, their educations disrupted because the vessels in which they’ll one day feed their children from prove too distracting, if god forbid a strap shows or a bra-less outline peaks through the fabric. When the president of our country himself, ridicules women for their outward appearance and even their natural bodily processes, the same ones his mother, wife, and daughter surely all endure.

When facebook in all of its data mining determines that I am a young woman aged between twenty and thirty and starts gearing every single one of its ads towards dropping pounds, slimming the waist, enhancing the breasts, making hair and eyelashes and fingernails grow, making the smile whiter, the cheekbones look higher, propagating only one definition of beauty. Lindsay and Erin are two superheroes in capes fighting that definition. And they do a damn good job. It’s such an honor getting to be a part of their self-love movement.
When my friends asked me, “Aren’t you worried about the pictures being posted for the whole world to see?”, I shrugged and said “It’s a body”. They didn’t always seem content with that answer. But it’s 2017 and naked bodies are everywhere, but maybe only that one kind of naked body.

But it’s just a body. It’s a little bit shorter than most. It’s been broken and patched up in a few places. There are old self harm scars, ruins in the skin leftover from a past life. But it’s just a body. And I can sit here and criticise myself for what makes my body different from the girls in the magazines (although now thanks to my two superheros, my tiny, imperfect, scarred little body IS in a magazine, painted golden and looking fierce) or I can celebrate that it’s healthy and powerful and that it’s the vessel that brought me here, to a positive and joyful place.

These photos only add to this journey in self-love and confidence. They made me feel absolutely stunning, especially when I saw the results of the shoot, and I can’t get over just how talented they are, not only with their creativity but what they bring out of people.

Thank you Lindsay and Erin for the beautiful work you are doing, both on your canvases and in the world. ❤
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Check out the cover of the magazine this set was featured in!

I also couldn’t resist turning this session into a sample album with our new Merlot Python with Diamond Ice Cover Opulent Album!

I Found My Light

This woman has no idea just how deeply she “gets” me.  From the amazeballs thank you gift she brought to her reveal (ummm hello gorgeous sound waves image of my fave song of my fave musical ever (pic on bottom) Seasons of Love) to the way she could understand the passion I have for light…both in a physical and dare I say spiritual way. she got me.

And I think she got Erin too…I don’t think we have ever laughed that hard or made that many inappropriate jokes with someone during hair and makeup before. #Iloveagooddirtyjoke

Sometimes you only need to meet someone for one minute to completely click with them.  She hadn’t even put her bags down after walking into The Loft  before I told this #LRPBoudieBeauty she was going to be a muse of mine and that I needed to photograph her beyond her Self Love Experience Session.  It isn’t just because she is absolutely, breathtakingly gorgeous, it is because there is a light that emanates from her, a peace that radiates from her as soon as she enters the room.  She inspires me.  She ignites the artistic side of my brain with ideas of art and creation.  I did ask her to come back after this session! I had a small time art magazine reach out to me and ask me to photograph an exclusive project for them and I didn’t even blink before reaching out to this babe to fulfill the spot in that project as my muse.  You will definitely be seeing more from our 2nd shoot together in a few months when the  edition of the magazine featuring our work is released.

In the meantime, let her inspire you, the way she has so deeply inspired me.

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“I decided 27 would be the year I would devote to finding my true self.  When I looked around, I saw that my life appeared so full and yet I still felt a void deep within me screaming to be filled. I began journaling about all aspects of my life and almost out of pure happenstance; I came across Lindsay’s page.  I spent nearly an hour flipping through photos, blogs and comments noticing a familiar theme. These were powerfully fierce women who also were trying to find themselves.

I walked into The Loft sheltering my braless chest with a bag filled to the brim with outfit choices for the shoot. Insecurities whirled through my head as I counted each step on the way up. What did I get myself into? The door swung open and this refreshingly upbeat yet down to Earth woman appeared and my mind was soon consumed with trust.

Being in front of Lindsay’s lens is a liberating experience.  She truly finds beauty in every moment.  You could be moving into the next pose and she’ll say “wait! Hold it right there!” and the next thing you hear is the click of the camera. She is always on. I couldn’t help but think how amazing it would be to see the world the way Lindsay does and added that as a mantra to log later.

Lindsay and Erin have this way of making you find your light; both literally and figuratively.  With each passing brush stroke, Erin makes you feel luxurious while Lindsay directs you in a stunning way. Throughout the entire shoot I realized this was what life was supposed to be like – what my screaming void needed.  What if most moments made me feel like this and what was holding me back from that? I felt sexy, confident and downright badass.

It was decided – once I left there I would be saying goodbye to my old self. I wouldn’t let negative thoughts consume me and I was going to help other women do the same. WE, as women, tend to rip ourselves and each other apart and life is way too short not to have every other woman’s back.

Walking out of The Loft was the most empowering moment I’ve ever experienced. Opting to stay braless, I celebrated at a favorite Saratoga bar with a bellini in hand. I owned that shit. I found my light.”

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Hair and Makeup by our resident Glam Goddess Erin Marie Aristry

…..and my amazeballs soundwave gift she gave me that now is hanging in my office! (#4AJ)

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Becoming Hers – A Couples Boudoir

I am beyond excited to announce a new offering between LRP and Erin Marie Artistry!

For the longest time we said no to couples boudoir, I was afraid that it would cross the line into looking like porn…but then I discovered the lingerie brand Anya Lust and inspiration came surging through me like crazy.

For us couples boudoir is about mixing intimacy with fashion.  It is not just about the bedroom, but about the story that can be told.  It is about passion, lust, seduction, and exchanges of power. It is about tantalizing temptations and the compassionate touches.

These “Becoming Hers” sessions are available to our return clients on special request

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A very special thank you to the handsome Mario and Daniel of M&D Farms in Westerlo, NY!

If you are a bride looking for a venue this should be one at the tippy top of your list…it is amazing!

Also be sure to keep your eyes out for my home girl Nicole Nero who captured this same amazing duo in a styled wedding shoot! Nicole is at the top of my list for referrals when our Bridal Boudoir clients ask for photographer recommendations for their wedding!

And to the two drop dead gorgeous models Maiya Genovisi and Dave Anderson…who met for the first time in lingerie, who followed my crazy direction, and from that brought forth a true and exquisite connection, I thank you.  I looked high and low for the two perfect people to complete my vision, and after sourcing through tons of submissions, there was no one that stood out to me the way that you two did.  Your professionalism and willingness to push limits do not go un-noticed.

And of course, nothing is ever possible without my right hand gal, my partner in glam crime, my confidant and one of my very best friends up here….Erin Goyer Bink of Erin Marie Artistry

So ladies, who is bringing their partners (male or female) to create some amazing art with us?

You Are Not Alone

It is no small shock if we spend even a little time together, that you will right away know that I have spent much of my life battling severe anxiety and depression. This is much of what has driven me into the work that I do, making women learn to love themselves. I would be lying to you if I looked you in your eye and said that I do not still battle this daily. Depression and Anxiety…labels…you hear them, you think there is something wrong with you….because for some reason mental health is so deeply stigmatized and demoralized. You are made to feel that you are flawed because you can’t walk around and be happy all the time like everyone else you see….but then you reach 30, and you realize, behind every smiling face is a story. That just because someone is smiling and laughing that you might have absolutely no idea what is going on inside of them. That just because someone is the loudest person in a room that they are not quivering with fear on the inside every time they open their mouth and that the loudness is just some awkward coping mechanism to deal with the constant “do they think I am stupid”, “do they like me”, “I should just stop talking now” feelings that are racing through their mind.

I have made it a point in my life to talk about subjects that make people uncomfortable.

On the other side of discomfort is understanding and on the other side of understanding is empathy.

As a mother, one of my biggest goals in life is to raise an empathetic child. A child who can sit quietly in a room with someone and feel them without them having to say a word. This is something that can only be cultivated by speaking about this type of issue. This is something that can only happen if you are unafraid to talk about the things that make you uncomfortable. This is something that can only happen when you learn to look your own feelings dead in the face and tell them “Hey, its ok you are here, we are gonna hang out and feel for a few days but I refuse to unpack and live in this muck.” One of my favorite sayings is that “Sometimes the only way to get over something is to go through it.” However getting over it is not something that someone with depression or anxiety can easily do. So we talk about it. We address it. We let it live and breathe and pay homage to the fact that having feelings is ok. We do not get over it. We compartmentalize it, learn to pack that feeling in a box and store it in the top of our brain closet and choose to not look at it….but it is always there.

….and that is ok.

As women we need to learn to look after one and other. To empathize and know that the depth of someones issues may not be the same, but that if someone is afraid of water, standing in the shallow end may feel just as scary to them as jumping into the middle of an ocean is for us…and that it is not our place to judge their fears or anxieties…it is our job to help them through it. This doesn’t mean you walk around trying to “fix” peoples problems, or to minimalism their pain or fears. This means that you can look at someone and tell them it is ok to feel, I am going to be here for you while you do and then I am going to help you find a nice brain box to tuck that feeling away in and we are going to go out and get some ice cream after.

This means you need to talk about it.

With all of this being said, I could not be more inspired or proud of this incredible #LRPBoudieBeauty who has chosen to share some of her story with us. She has chosen to reveal some of the deepest parts of her life and remind you, if you are feeling the same way, that you are NOT alone.

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I ran across Lindsay’s Facebook page by accident. I found her page at what I thought was the end to my lowest point. I loved what she believed in and I wanted to be a part of that. I emailed her and we reserved a date. Somewhere between that day and the day of the shoot I found my lowest point to date. I couldn’t exactly tell you what I felt, I don’t think I did feel honestly. I remember sitting on the toilet after a shower and just starring at the wall. Not thinking, not moving, just starring. And then I cried. I felt so incredibly sad, a sadness I have never in my entire life felt. And then that voice came over me, a voice I have heard before and I thought I would never hear it again. “ I want to die” is all I could hear. I DID want to die. The sadness I felt was too overwhelming to bare. Fast forward, I end up in the hospital where I stayed for two weeks. I came out of the hospital with a diagnosis but feeling refreshed. “Major depression/anxiety disorder” is what is on my medical records.

When I booked a date with Lindsay I did it because I wanted to apart of a beautiful thing she was helping to create within all woman. By the time the reveal day came I had a whole new reason for this experience. To celebrate life. I kicked some ass in those pictures. When I look at my photos I see looking back at me a strong beautiful woman. A woman who hasn’t and won’t give up. And that my friend’s is a truly amazing feeling. I gave you a tiny piece of a chapter in my book to show you that these pictures can mean so many different things to each woman.

If you are struggling with depression and/or anxiety know you are NOT alone. And if you are wanting to go through with this experience I urge you too. I promise you will come walking out of this with a whole new meaning about life.

You are beautiful. You are amazing. You are strong. You are enough. NEVER forget it.
XoXoXo Kasee

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Hair and Makeup by our Glam Goddess Erin Marie Artistry

No Regrets

I am excited to share another favorite throw back session with you! It is always a joy to open our emails to see amazing and vulnerable write ups from our clients!  It is also such a joy to look back at our older home studio sessions! A bit of nostalgia can go super far on a #ThrowbackThursday morning!

Be sure to scroll all of the way to the bottom to see the gorgeous art that this #LRPBoudieBeauty took home with her!

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“I’m not sure where to begin. I’ve taken way too long to write this. I actually gave my husband the book and print last night. Wow! It was an amazing response from him. I was nervous and excited to show him, but it was the best surprise for our anniversary!! He could never have guessed what he was about to open. Honestly, I’m not someone that dreamt of having boudoir photos done. It never even crossed my mind. Somehow I came across Lindsay’s Instagram page one night and I fell in love with her pictures. I started looking more into her website to see what the whole thing was about. Her message of empowering women and wanting women to embrace their beauty really caught my attention. I think it is easy to lose sight of ourselves as we grow older and our bodies change. I have two young children so any mom knows how tiring it can be and how we might not feel our best all the time. I had recently started working out again when I found Lindsay. I was finally feeling motivated and more comfortable with my body for the first time in a very long time. I decided to ask for more information on her sessions. At first I was hesitant and unsure if I would go through with it. Could I really do this? Could I keep the secret from my husband? YES! The secret wasn’t always easy. There were a few times I wanted to tell him what I was doing, but I’m so glad I didn’t. We now have this great memory of when he first saw the pictures. The day of my session I left not wanting it to end. Lindsay and Erin were so much fun to be around and made me feel 100% comfortable and beautiful. I left on a high that lasted the rest of the day and night. What I wanted out of this experience is exactly what I got and much more. I now have these amazing, sexy, tasteful pictures forever and pictures I can be proud of. I’m a big believer in we live once. Try to embrace what you have today because we don’t know how long we’ll have it for. That is exactly what I did and I have no regrets. Thank you Lindsay and Erin for one of the best days!”

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Hair and Makeup by our glam goddess Erin Marie Artistry

Mother of Two

It is always a treat when one of our babes who wasn’t sure if they wanted to share, comes back to us later on and not only gives us permission to share their art, but also writes such a beautiful, vulnerable piece to go along with it!

So excited to throw it back to this absolutely gorgeous mother of two!

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“When I was asked to write a blog I thought for a moment, why would anyone want to know what I have to say, what makes me so special? And that’s when it occurred to me, that I think the majority of people feel that way. Just like most of us, I’m a mom, a wife, a business woman, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a board member, a volunteer, a cook, a housekeeper, a chauffeur and the list goes on and on. But, on the day of my shoot, I was someone I never allow myself to be because all those other roles come first. I was mortified, I was 30 minutes early sitting in my car contemplating whether or not to get out. My stomach was doing back flips and I thought I might be sick. I should be at work, I shouldn’t have taken the day off. I shouldn’t have spent that money on myself, there are so many other things I could have done with it. I took a deep breath, got out of my car and walked up the street and rung the bell. The rest kind of feels like a dream, I was swept away to this place where for once, it was all about me. I wasn’t in the best shape I have ever been, if anything I’m pretty close to weighing more than I ever have, yet I still felt comfortable with myself. Lindsay and Erin made me feel so relaxed and welcome that morning. I have to say I’ve never felt so beautiful in all my life, no, not even on my wedding day did I feel like this. In that moment I was a celebrity, a rock star, I was a freakin’ super model! That day and that experience changed me. I have a little more pep in my step these days. I feel empowered to do more things for myself without harboring guilt because at the end of the day, when you feel good about yourself it shines through, making you more successful in the various roles you play every day.”

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Hair and Makeup by our Glam Goddess Erin Marie Artistry

Also check out this #LRPBoudieBeauty with her beautiful Opulent Collection below!!

Mother’s Day Special

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us over here at LRP Boudoir!

The perfect, empowering, gift for yourself and the other hard workin’ mama’s in your life!

mothers day special