Sonoma County Model for the Day | Sonoma County, Ca

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Were you nervous about your session?

Yes I was very nervous! Mostly about being half naked in a creek lol

What did you like best about your boudoir experience?

I loved how creative Charity is and the enthusiasm she has to make the shoot amazing. I absolutely love that the shoot was outside and nature was utilized so well, it truly creatures the perfect backdrop.

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What inspired you to book a boudoir session?

Honestly, if I hadn’t of won one of the modeling shoots I might have never booked a session just because I never do anything for myself or give myself anything as amazing as a boudoir shoot. It was a phenomenal experience.

What made you choose Boudoir By Chee?

I have been following Charity for years on social media and all her work has always been amazing so doing a shoot with her just seemed perfect.

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Did the experience help give you a more positive perception of yourself?

Absolutely!

Would you recommend this experience to a friend?

Yes yes and yes!

Is there anything I can do to make the experience better for you in the future?

Not that I can think of, everything was perfect.

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Thank you for reading Miss R’s view on a Boudoir By Chee experience. To be featured on the blog please submit your email to charity@boudoirbychee.com  

xoxox,

Charity  

Miss S. See’s Herself in a New Light | Sonoma County, Ca Photographer

Do you ever wonder what it’d be like to have a different view of yourself?

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Soooo nervous! Not so much about taking the actual photos, but very nervous about how they would turn out. Sometimes I am not the most photogenic.

I loved the property, the fun music playing, and how Charity instructed me but didn’t make it look overdone or too “posed.” It was great just to let go and follow her lead. When I got the photos back, I loved that they were not overly edited and it truly showcased ME.

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Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer

Lauren from St James Salon inspired me after hearing about her experience.

I love the outdoor boudoir and the meaning behind the company. It truly is more than photography, and I left feeling like a million bucks. Charity really knows how to work all the natural lights/shadows to give clients of all shapes and sizes the most flattering and natural results. Her work is a tasteful and rustic twist on classic boudoir. 

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Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer
Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer

Absolutely! I never thought of myself as sexy and never was the hot girl in my friend group. This session gave me so much confidence and also showed me how strong (lots of power poses!) and gorgeous the female body can be.

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The hair/makeup/photo bundle plus payment plans make it so easy I would recommend a session tenfold. 

I am loving seeing all of the new props and venues on your property. Your social media is a HUGE asset, and I love seeing how all of the different personalities translate. You are killing it!

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What if YOU did something entirely for yourself?

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I was slightly nervous about the shoot but once we got going all my nerves went away. 

I loved how secluded the location was. It felt really freeing to be able to shoot without worrying about someone intruding. 

Sonoma County, Ca | Bridal Boudoir
Sonoma County, Ca | Bridal Boudoir

I booked the boudoir session originally as a gift for my fiancé, but I’ve always wanted to do one!! The gift was just an excuse 😉. He loved it by the way!! 

I chose Charity because a boudoir shoot outside is so unique and loved how moody her images were! 

Sonoma County, Ca | Bridal Boudoir
Sonoma County, Ca | Bridal Boudoir

I have always felt a bit uncomfortable in front of the camera. I’m tiny so most of the time I feel like I look scrawny but not with Charity. Omg, the images were amazing, and I felt so great after my session. 

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Sonoma County, Ca | Bridal Boudoir
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I would absolutely recommend doing this to a friend! I would and may do it again in the near future. 

Thank you so much Charity!! 

K.

Miss T’s birthday present to herself | Sonoma County, Ca

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I'd always been curious about doing a boudoir shoot, but didn't physically look like I wanted to look when doing it.  I was worried that the pictures wouldn't turn out like I wanted them to due to my physical insecurities (rolls, chunky thighs, double chin, etc.).  



 Getting pampered beforehand was fun.  (The staff at St. James salon were great!)  The drive out, though long, was beautiful.  The shoot itself was a blast.  Charity took time looking through the various outfit choices I'd brought, we picked out some things, and then got into it!  Posing felt a little awkward at first, but I'd been in the group and watched her work long enough to trust that she knew what she was doing.  Once I got used to it, I could relax a little more, too.  In the end, I had a blast and felt like a badass!

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 I'd always been curious about dong a boudoir shoot.  I especially love photographers who are size-inclusive and who promote body positivity and beauty across all shapes & sizes.  I myself didn't look like I wanted to look when I finally did a shoot, but I talked myself into doing it as a birthday present for myself.  I figured, even if I lost the weight I wanted to, I probably will never be comfortable enough with my body to say that it was thin/good enough to jump in.  And, if by some miracle, I ever do look that way, it'll probably be years from now and I'll have some other excuse (I'm too old, too wrinkly, etc.) to latch onto.  I'd rather do the shoot and risk it regretting not looking how I wanted to (which is not how it turned out!), than never do a shoot and regret not taking the chance at all.  

 I saw Charity recommended by someone else who'd done a shoot with her.  I love photography as an art form and follow many photographers, so I decided to see what she was all about.  I lurked in her group for several weeks, watching her post pics of her sessions (which are GORGEOUS) and just watching the overall body-positive vibe of the group.  I really connected to what I saw and appreciated how she makes everyone feel safe, appreciated, and beautiful!

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It was nice to take a break from being in my usual wife/mother caregiver role and remind myself what it feels like to do something just for me & to feel like a beautiful, badass, sexy woman.  I know she's in there (which is why it didn't change my perception, necessarily), but I get so caught up with the day-to-day at work & home, it was really nice to let her out to get glammed up & play & shine for a little while. 

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WHAT MRS. C EXPERIENCE MEANT TO HER | Sonoma County, Boudoir Photographer

A few weeks ago St. James Salon and I held a Glam event in Sonoma County, Ca. We had so much fun hanging out and shooting… our clients did to. I’m so excited to announce we had so much fun we plan on hosting more events in the near future! For now here what Mrs. C had to say about her Glam experience!!

Were you nervous about your session?

Not at all! This is my 2nd session with Charity and she always makes me feel so comfortable. 

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What I liked best about my glam experience was how comfortable I was, baring tits and all I still felt so comfortable!

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What inspired you to book your Glam session?

I was doing some of the pictures for my husband as a Valentine’s Day gift. All the other pics were for me though.

Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer
Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer

Did the experience help give you a more positive perception of yourself?

Oh totally, I always feel so beautiful and confident during the shoot and once I see the pictures as well.

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Would you recommend this glam experience to a friend?

100%, I already have multiple times 😆

Thanks for reading! Leave some love below.

xoxox,

Charity

Smokey & Sexy | Sonoma County, Ca Boudoir Photographer

Brand Ambassador Miss K. finally got her time in front of the camera! She (and others) have been an enormous help to the Boudoir By Chee Empowerment Tribe. I was so happy she was ready to test out the boudoir waters- see what I did there ;-) 

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Makeup by Stevie from St James Salon

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What we both didn’t plan for was Californias wildfire smoke to blow into Sonoma County and become part of her session. 

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Sonoma County, Ca Boudoir By Chee Photographer

 

The smoke added a whole other level to Miss K. session, and it weaved its way in and fit her bright glittery personality perfectly!

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Sonoma County, Ca Boudoir Photographer
Sonoma County, Ca Boudoir Photographer

Miss K's session proves yet another reason why I love taking ladies outside for their boudoir experience! Never know what natural element will add to a session!

Heres to Miss K and all the ladies before and after her walking on the wild side.

xoxox,

Chee

Sexy Miss K. goes Splash! | Sonoma County, Ca Boudoir Photographer

Dipping Toes on a Hot Summer Day

Miss K. happen to have her session on one of those hot Sonoma County days, so I suggested a pond shoot! I have this cute pond where I shoot, and it was the perfect addition to a boudoir summer session… and to cool off from the heat!

The pond when the fog comes in! 

The pond when the fog comes in! 

We started out at the usual spot with some sexy lingerie.

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Once we were tired of the heat and got the poses, I was looking for we headed down the road (30 sec) to the pond to cool off and get some excellent shots in the water.

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 While the pond helped cool us off, we had to be careful! Miss K was grateful for the cooldown but had to watch her step because of drop-offs, and I almost fell in camera in all!!!

Quick clip from behind the scenes!

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Needless to say, if you can get past the muddy bottom of the pond it's an excellent option to add on and cool down!

Drop some love on comments below & look for next weeks blog post!! 

xoxox,

Chee 

Sexy Jungly Beach Shoot | Miss M. | Sonoma County, California Boudoir Photographer

Beach boudoir session on the Sonoma County Coast

We planned to do a beach shoot but what we weren’t expecting was how windy it would be I mean its summer after all. Miss M was a freaking champ and rocked the hell out of her boudoir shoot in the small cove we found in Jenner, ca. 

On our way to the beach we walked through a miniature jungle

On our way to the beach we walked through a miniature jungle

Makeup and hair by the fabulous Lauren Durling from   St. James Salon

Makeup and hair by the fabulous Lauren Durling from St. James Salon

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Miss M came prepared and man o man that burgundy swimsuit was to die for!

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This is Miss M’s second shoot with me and I was so happy to switch up the location for her special shoot. Congratulations Miss M for all the wonderful things coming your way!!! 

xoxox,

Chee 

 

Sonoma County’s Sparkling Spirit

Boudoir meets Miss K

Every client brings me a new experience it's ONE thing I love about boudoir photography. It's not just sexy photos but a personal connection with each gorgeous lady! When I met miss K, she came to me with a smile and a sparkling excitement that exuded off of her! 

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During her session, we chatted about husbands, and our lives and one thing that came up was her work. She told me she couldn’t have her pictures out on the internet because of the type of job she has. Of course, I was bummed because well she was KILLIN her session. But when she got her photos back, she let me crop some to conceal her identity, which made me super grateful and excited. It can be exciting to see your photos out there and people being wowed, its another surge of confidence. So if you're in the same boat as miss K then #cropit OR they can remain for eyes only!! 

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xoxox,

Chee