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When I started Casual Elegance Photography® 17 years ago I did mainly portraits. Within the first 2 years the models and clients I worked with started asking if I would do Boudoir and Nude Photography, so I added it to the venues of my photography. It quickly took over my business and more than 90% of my shoots were either boudoir or nude sessions. For the past 12 years I have specialized in Intimate Photography – Boudoir, Nude, and Couples. I got calls from new clients on a daily basis saying that they have always wanted to do a boudoir or nude session but didn’t know any photographers who did them. Things are different now. It’s great to see that Boudoir is no longer taboo. Photographers who only shot weddings or photographers who only shot families are now offering boudoir as one of their speciality services. Every day I see new names popping up on the internet of photographers who offer boudoir sessions at unbelievably low prices. In the past 3 years there has been a big increase in the number of photographers who are now boudoir photographers. Many only offer their services at your location or a hotel, and some are traveling photographers who do shoots in cities across the country. At Casual Elegance Photography® I have dedicated my studio to boudoir and nude photography. It’s what I love to shoot and what I have dedicated my talents to. I have sets and areas specifically to shoot the these images on. I also offer location shoots, but what I have found is that the clients who come to me for their images prefer the studio over a hotel or home. The makeup artists who are part of the team are all experts in glamour makeup and all have formal education in makeup application. Our goal is to combine our expertise to create the best images for the clients.

Now with the saturation of the market with boudoir photographers, the photographers who have the costs of a studio, pay for insurance and business permits, and maintain a host of equipment, are seeing their business collapsing. Just like the internet has destroyed the brick and mortar businesses, the photographers who have no overhead are impacting the brick and mortar photographers. At Casual Elegance Photography, I’m in the process of closing the doors. It breaks my heart to do it, but this down cycle and my health has taken its toll. I’m hoping that business grows in this month and next, but I’m preparing for the worst. Stay tuned, we maven have a “going out of business” sale.

Contact Casual Elegance Photography® to plan your personalized session.

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Now that you’ve decided to do a boudoir and/or artistic nude photoshoot, for yourself or someone you love… what’s next? Well, first of all, call or email Casual Elegance Photography (Atlanta’s Premier Boudoir and Nude photography studio) and make an appointment for your shoot!

 Boudoir actually means a woman’s bedroom, dressing room or private sitting room.  Your boudoir photography session at Casual Elegance Photography will reflect a sense of intimacy, sexiness, and femininity.  Boudoir can be fully clothed or fully nude, the choice is yours. The key to getting your images to look great though is comfort, and relaxation!  Nerves will show in the photos every time.  If you read our clients comments you will see that without exception they are comfortable and relaxed in our studio – even if they have been completely naked for artistic nude photographs! And most of them are surprised by this!  We have robes available in the studio for your use before we begin shooting and during set changes. It always surprises me that halfway through the session most women aren’t even bothering with the robes anymore! I am glad that they are that comfortable, it’s going to make their photos so much better.

Remember, this is new to you, but as the photographer, I have done this hundreds of times. I use digital imaging and shoot directly to the computer – so we can see the results as we shoot. I have never had anyone say that they didn’t enjoy their shoot once the photographs start appearing on the screen! Most say that they cannot believe how beautiful they look, and seeing their images on the screen helps them to relax more. I love it when a client get into the shoot and comes up with variations of a shot once they see it on the screen. It always helps to have two heads thinking about poses.

There are many things you can do prior to the photoshoot to calm yourself if you need to. Take a relaxing bath, listen to soft music, meditate… just spend some time keeping the nerves at bay. And while enroute to the studio, listen to some music that makes you feel good. Music has a way of calming your nerves.  Then just come in and let us do the rest.  The studio is small but it has everything we need to create some awesome images. We have a bedroom set and a large shooting room that we can set up for other ideas. We also have a makeup area and client dressing area in addition to our restroom, so w you can come in and make your self at home. And if you have your own music on a CD, we have a CD player too.

So, come in, make your self at home, and you will have fun, and get some fantastic images as a bonus!

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Back several years ago Boudoir Photography was more on the fringe of the photography business. There wasn’t enough interest in it to make it a mainstay for a photography business. Casual Elegance Photography still made it one of our specialties and has remained true to providing exceptional boudoir photography for our clients to this day.

Fast forward to 2017… Boudoir photography is very common. Many photographers who had never ventured into the boudoir venue are now providing this service to their customers. In fact, the market is being saturated with boudoir photographers. It’s not difficult to get into the boudoir business, but it’s critical that you possess three essential skills. First, you have to be genuinely interested in getting the best shots for your customer. The customer is going to be nervous and shy, so you have to work with them, get them to feel comfortable, and honestly help them hit the poses. Second, you have to have a good command of lighting. Portraits and wedding photos have a different lighting setup than does boudoir. Boudoir requires sensual yet lit well lighting. It’s not something that just happens. You have to plan and practice to get the most out of the lights. And third, you have to price your services to remain in business yet compete with all of the other boudoir photographers. That’s where the biggest challenge comes in. Some boudoir photographers use a hotel or the customers home to shoot. They don’t have the expense of a studio, insurance, licensing, and utilities. So they can keep the prices very low. Others, like me, have invested in the business and have been doing this for a while. SO while our prices may be higher, you will see a difference in what we do and how we do it.

The decision is the customers. At Casual Elegance Photography I can honestly say that we will do every reasonable thing to make your photoshoot a fun and successful shoot. We pride ourselves on getting the shots you want and on making you comfortable throughout the shoot.

Visit Casual Elegance Photography today where you can see sample of our work and read our customer testimonials. Then call to schedule your appointment with Atlanta’s Finest in Boudoir and Nude Photography – Casual Elegance Photography

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Do you want to get him the most awesome and exciting gift for Christmas?? Do you want to give him a gift that won’t sit on the shelf or hang on the tie rack and collect dust? Well, consider giving him a book or calendar (or an album) of you in your sexiest lingerie! Boudoir Photo Sessions have grown in popularity over the past several years and so has fine art nude. That’s why every photographer has started shooting Boudoir. But at Casual Elegance Photography® we have been shooting Boudoir and Fine Art Nude images for over 16 years! We know how to make it a very comfortable and professional session for you, get the shots you want, and make the entire process simple and easy. Our reputation for providing the highest quality work and capturing the best images is tops in the industry. Just read out client testimonials and view our sample images and you will see the Casual Elegance Photography® difference!

But it’s only a few weeks until Christmas. Plan to do your session soon so that you’ll have the images back in time for the big day. Call or email us today to make your appointment!

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As you probably already know, in the beginning I started out taking portraits of families, children and models.  But the business evolved over time into a nude and boudoir venue of photography because that’s what my clients wanted. It’s still evolving and my clients are wanting more sensual images as well as art nudes. But it all started when a model that I was working with asked if I would shoot nudes. My smart-ass answer was “I’m not getting nude to shoot photos!” We laughed and started to discuss what she wanted to shoot. Her idea was to shoot images that were sensual as well as beautiful. That’s where it all began. We shot several times and I got the hang of it – Creating Art from Life. As the business evolved I realized that every person has a unique beauty that they can bring to the lens. And thanks to my wife Ruth, I’ve been able to see the female perspective as well as the male perspective. Her encouragement and thoughts have helped me learn at a much faster rate.

Just the other day, while shooting with an art model, we talked about the whole business of nude and boudoir photography.  They were telling me that new art students are almost embarrassed to look at the naked human form.  We talked about how the words nude, erotic,  and boudoir  have certain meaning in people’s minds. So sad. Our bodies are a work of art and we should be able to look at the human form without judging or without embarrassment. We also talked about the art that we create when photographing or drawing the human form.    As an art model they could relate to the sculptures, drawings and paintings of the great masters.  My print of Rodin’s sculpture “The Kiss” (one of our favorites) caught their eye, and we talked about lighting, shadows and they told me that when they pose for art students they always makes sure that their hands are visible because students have a hard time drawing hands, and it obviously is a neccessary part of the whole.

As a photographer, I enjoyed shooting with people who have distinct features because I love texture!  The veins in hands, the hair on arms and the definition of the body just screams BLACK AND WHITE.  And even though I’m shooting with color digital, I’m envisioning what the image will look like in black and white.  In my opinion color is “eye candy”  but in black and white, it’s all about texture and forcing the viewer to look deeper.

Many of my clients have done several shoots with me. I always look forward to seeing them and working with their new ideas. I am honored that so many people trust me with getting the images that they want.

Contact Casual Elegance Photography ® today to book your special shoot. You will look back at it many years from now and say that it was one of the best things you’ve done for yourself.

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Over the past several days I have been moving my site to a new server. The Casual Elegance Photography ® is now on the new server and up and running. Take a moment to visit and let me know what you think. I’d really appreciate any feedback.

Now, Nude Photography… Over the past coupe of months Ruth and I have been going through cancer issues. Ruth was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and I was diagnosed 4 days later with Melanoma. Fast forward after all the craziness and we are both now cancer free. So needless to say, the business has suffered a little because of the lack of my availability. Last week I contact a couple of models that I know and we we did some fun shoots. I completely believe that if you don’t do something often you loose some of the creativeness that you had, so these shoots were to give me a little time to get creative and have some fun too.

I started with Rockelle and we did a shoot of a marionette levitating above the set. Unfortunately I chose a white backdrop so there was no sense of the actual levitation. The project is now on hold until we can get together again and try it once more.

Then I shot with Nicole. She is new to modeling, but did a great job. She told me that she had a great time!! We got some awesome art nudes and I got to play with a few new lighting techniques where I used spots to light up areas rather than lighting the whole body. Nicole Art Nude

They were both great shoots and I’m confident now that my surgeries have not impacted my ability to shoot.

So… visit Casual Elegance Photography and make an appointment for your special shoot today! You’ll be glad you did!

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Many clients ask what’s the difference between artistic and glamour nudes. My answer is simple. Artistic nudes concentrate on the form and figure – a celebration of the human body, while glamour nudes are more of an expression of sensuality and romance. When you think of artistic nudes, think about the great sculptures and the images that you feel express the beauty of the human body. For instance this image:

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It’s a wonderful example of the simplicity of an artistic nude that leaves the viewer with a feeling of beauty. And when you think of a glamour nude, think of images that may be seen in a magazine where the viewer feels there is a sensual element to the image. For example, this image:

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I realize the model in the image is not nude, but I’m sure that you get the idea without my post being reported to anyone. 🙂

My clients often want a combination of both. We typically start with the Art Nudes and then the Glamour Nudes, and then perhaps Boudoir to get a good variety of images to choose from.

I hope that this explanation helps you decide what images you would like to capture. Give us a call today and make an appointment for your photo session!

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