In 2013, my wife, Leah, and I opened a portrait photography studio under the brand “Decoro Portraits”. We wanted to combine our skills to deliver a photography experience that was meaningful and fun, while also creating images that would inspire and move our clients. In the beginning, we focused on glamour-style photography, including mother/daughter and high school graduation portraits. We quickly discovered, however, that women were particularly drawn to boudoir photography. By the end of our second year, boudoir became our main focus.
Boudoir is interesting and compelling for so many reasons. Most obviously, the images we create are truly beautiful. My goals are to create photographs that evoke a sense of wonder and to shift the way my clients perceive themselves.
Secondly, boudoir can inspire a woman’s confidence in the person she is right now. Leah is particularly passionate about this. Her focus is to offer women the opportunity to let go of their insecurities and become unapologetic about the people they are. In our minds, boudoir is not just “sexy pictures”, but an exercise in accepting and celebrating oneself in both the present and the future.
Lastly, boudoir can be a really unique and memorable gift for your partner – especially on your wedding day. The fun of doing something outside your comfort zone to surprise your partner can be intoxicating – for both of you!
How The Process Works
Our process is very simple and works for everyone. We always tell our clients, “There is no way you can screw this up.” Really! All you have to do is bring in your outfits and we do the rest. You don’t have to do your hair or make-up, know how to pose, or create your own album. There is only one thing we will ask you to do: Trust the process. That’s it! If you do that, you will be blown away by the images we create for you.
Special Treatment For 6:8 Photography Brides
Typically, our session fee for boudoir is $150+GST; however, if you book wedding photography with 6:8, you will receive a complimentary boudoir session. You would then purchase photos separately if you like what we create. There is never any obligation to buy photos, but most of our clients fall in love with our hand-crafted Italian albums.
How To Get More Information On Decoro Boudoir
Before we book a shoot for anyone, we always do a 20-minute phone consultation to outline the whole process in detail. We cover topics like what to wear, how we direct posing, hair and make-up, photo pricing, how to display your images, etc. If you decide at the end of the call to schedule the shoot, we will set a date. If you’re not quite ready for a consultation, we have several resources that are very helpful. We would be so pleased if you took a look at some of them!