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Some new additions here at Shadow Boudoir! San Diego Boudoir Photographer

Wow… things have been so busy here this summer blogging is falling behind!

I had a few spare minutes in the studio this morning though to get a few shots of some of our new additions here to share…..

BIG thanks to the Flood family for the donation of this beautiful golf bag and club! Now laides if your guy is a golfer, we have a perfect prop for you!

I think we now have props for all sports covered! ;o)

And check out our newest sample album…. one word…. W O W!

We will have this newest album with us at the Bridal Bazaar show at the convention center July 31st, be sure to stop by and see us at booth 620!

Summer Boudoir spots are booking fast… dont mis out, we have some great specials right now and would love to fit yo in on our calendar!

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Think outside the box for your session! San Diego Boudoir Photographer

Every now and then I am so thankful to be presented with  sessions that challenge me creatively, photographically, and personally. These are the things that help me so much in my every day life as well as with the work I do every day.

While this session I will admit is a bit over the top and not something for everyone, it represents thinking of and using elements that are uniquely you, or maybe something you have always dreamed of doing or being… now is your chance!

For Weddings, Engagements, Boudoir, Family, any type of session really, when we can use significant elements of someones life, heart and soul, the outcome is amazing. It is always all about letting you be you, and then we add our artistic vision and voila!

Thursday last week I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful lady, Melanie. Melanie and I met in May of 2006 when she was a bridesmaid in a wedding we shot.  That day we connected and talked about her work with wildlife rescue animals and how much fun it would be to do a session together with her and the animals. Last week that day finally came and we were all beyond excited when we heard the list of animals Melanie was bringing with her. The list included a 6 Foot Alligator named “Spike”, a Kangaroo “Gyra” a Python and a Bald Eagle. Spike of course had everyone a bit worried, but after a while our assistants and stylists were ok with him, me… not so much.  I was TERRIFIED. I am the girl that screams and jumps aside when one of those little lawn lizards runs past me, can you imagine how I felt with Spike? It was a challenge for sure for me to work with him, and yes… I did jump up on a chair a few times when he made his was across the floor towards me. At the end of  the shoot I did kind of pet him while standing waaaay behind him. For me.. I overcame a big fear, now those little lawn lizards just make me giggle ;o)  And look at that, I can shoot while terrified!

Also at the studio that day to work with Melanie and her animals was San Diego Model Yonah Eveline. Yonah and I had done a shoot a few weeks before and I had mentioned the Alligator to her and she was all about doing a session with him to. We were so thankful Melanie agreed to share the spotlight with Yonah that day.

This was one adrenaline packed fun-filled day… and a HUGE thank you to our stylists for the day… Brenda E and Marqui, my assistants Lori and Jennie. couldn’t have done it without you ladies!

Here are a few of our faves from the day along with some behind the scenes photos taken by Lori…..

Here are a few teasers of the final images from our client Melanie’s session. Melanie, we all thank you so much for working with us and allowing us to share these fun images, this was an experience of a lifetime!


And here are a few of the shots we did with Model Yonah Eveline

So whatever your dream/style…. let’s do it!

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Sexy Little Gift for your Guy! ~ San Diego Boudoir Photographer

Wedding season is here! And what better gift for you AND your groom than a boudoir session?

He gets a super special gift he will treasure and look back on for years, and you have the experience of a lifetime! A complete all about you photo session that you will walk away from feeling like one of Americas next Top Models! Hair, Makeup, Champagne and complete coaching from start to finish, we help make your session reflect you inner diva.

Last week we had a fabulous session with a bride to be LZ!

LZ.. thank you so much for allowing us to share your amazing images!

Give us a call today for more information on your very personal boudoir session!


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Shadow Boudoir is helping to fight back! ~ San Diego Boudoir Pinup Photography

Last week we received an email from a advertising designer asking for permission to use one of our Pin-up images for a logo for a group called Pinups against Cancer. After looking a bit into the group we were more than happy to grant them usage permission on this image AND have also offered to donate $5.oo from each of our Pinup sessions to help them in their fight to find cures for cancer.

Now when you do your Pinup Calendar Girl session at Shadow Boudoir, you will not only be having a super fun time, and getting some amazing classic retro images, you will also be helping in the fight against cancer!

If you are a Pin-Up photographer and would like to join in, please send us an email… let’s all get involved!

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Betty White …. a Pinup / Boudoir Session ~ San Diego Boudoir Photography

This morning I woke up to a message for a friend on FB who thought I would find this interesting.. and OH YES I did! Who doesn’t love Betty White?

Pinup Lifestyle had done a blog post about Betty Whites new book and how she said she had done Pinup in the 40″s.  I LOVE these photos!

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Think outside of the box! ~ San Diego Boudoir Pin-Up Photography

If you were getting married on the 4th of July and wanted something special for your grooms gift that would never let him forget your date……..

Incorporating elements from your wedding and things your guy loves, is so the way to go!

Give us a call, we are always happy to brainstorm with you to help make your session something special and uniquely YOU!

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Kind of jumping up and down with excitement here today!

After a very looong year of waiting, I just received a great surprise in the mail! The new book by Flo Publishing- The Modern Pinup.

What makes this so exciting is Shadow Boudoir has THREE images featured in this fabulous book! We couldn’t feel more honored and proud, we are SUPER STOKED! What an amazing honor to have our Pinup Calendar Girl images in a book alongside some of the great photographers across the world.

If you are a fan of Pinup or know someone who is…. this book is a must buy, hard cover with a dust jacket and 240 plus pages of spectacular pinups! Again… what an honor to be chosen to be in this book!

If you are thinking about how you would love to step back in time and have some totally retro images of yourself as a Pinup Calendar girl, be sure to give us a call to find out how we will work with you to make a Modern Pinup Kitten too!

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Sexy Boudoir… It’s not just for brides ;0) ~ San Diego Boudoir / Pinup Girl Photography

Moms’ you deserve a day to feel fabulous too!

Hire a sitter….. and check out of your Mommy suit and into some sexy lingerie for a few hours. Spend an hour in the makeup chair while our in house stylist Brenda transforms you into a glamorous supermodel for your very special super sexy boudoir session.

Here is what one of our latest client Moms had to say about her session…..

Give us a call today or send an email & let us tell you how we can help bring YOUR sexy back!

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Shadow Boudoir Pinups gaining more recognition!

We just found out this morning that some of our Pinups from Gianna’s’ session were used in Pinup Perfection magazine for their 2011 calendar and magazine! How exciting!

If you are thinking of doing a retro Calendar Girl/ Pinup session be sure to check us out… we are leading the area with our  Pinup style images!

Please give us a call for more information on how you can recreate a perfect pinup kitten look!

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Shadow Boudoir’s first Ladies Night Out! ~ San Diego Boudoir Photography


WOW… did we ever have a great time at our first Shadow Boudoir Ladies Night Out!

This was our first of many Ladies Night out events.  Shadow Boudoir will be hosting a  Ladies Night Out party the last Thursday of the month in July, October, and January, with the BIG Spring event again in April 2012. Be sure to …. Save The Date!

For the rest of this years Ladies Night Out events we will be hosting smaller events, but will have some really fun companies stopping by to do demos for all of you. We have some fun ideas in mind, and would love to hear your ideas too!

In case you missed our big Spring Fling Ladies Night bash…. here are some highlights!

Our complete video of the night is here….

Special thanks to….. alll who made this night possible!

Heather Elise- for the fabulous photo coverage of the evening.

Melissa of De Ja Vu Love Botique and her staff- for bringing a rack of great lingerie for everyone to see, and the great gift bags!

Shanan from Minx Nails- For minxing all the ladies!

Alex and Michelle from Pro Sound DJ’s- for MC-ing the event and giving us some great music!

Brenda E from Studio 158- for all the wonderful hair and makeup on the models! Brenda was at the studio all day getting the models ready for the show! If you loved the looks she did… Brenda is the one who does the hair and makeup for all of our boudoir sessions… she is magical!

Jennie Harlow– for putting together a kick booty fashion show for us. Jen worked for weeks putting the show together, and designed the amazing Burlesque outfits! Everything you saw in the fashion show is available to borrow for your boudoir sessions. We have it all hidden in our closet ;o)

All the models ~ Erika, Melissa, Courtney, Millie and Lauren, you all did a FANTASTIC job! On a super fun note, our model Courtney, the model with the short dark hair, we met first when she came to us for a boudoir session. Lori and I were so impressed with her  that we were sure she had modeled before. She hadn’t but had always wanted to. Because of the confidence she gained at her Boudoir session, she went to the tryouts in San Diego for Americas Next Top Model… and actually got a callback! I LOVE the impact we have on peoples lives at the studio. Courtney, we are soooo proud of you, and can’t wait to see you with Tyra!

Nick, our Bartender~ You rocked it buddy!

My hubby Skip~ For working the front door, and missing all of  the fun… thanks babe!

And to all of the ladies who joined us… Thank You! Was that fun or what???

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Our answer to the Groupon rage…

Shadow Boudoir’s answer to the recent rage of Boudoir Groupon Deals… with NO hidden charges!

Call today to book your shoot!

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Womens Week San Diego 2011- San Diego Photographer

Friday April 1st

I was super excited when I found out from Julianne Jones, owner of Studio 158 Salon in Escondido, that she wanted us to photograph her models from the Fashion Shows. I love working with our clients in the sudio, but every now and then it’s fun to break out of the norm and do something  a little different. I LOVED the key words they were using for the event… INSPIRE- CONNECT- EMPOWER our thoughts exactly!

The fashions by Lauren Elaine, a new and upcoming designer were fabulous!

These are some of my favorites from the day…

Hair and makeup on all of the models was done b the talented stylists at Studio 158, Escondido, Ca.

Thanks so much Julianne for inviting us to be a part of this event!

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Ladies Night out Reminder!

Ladies… just a reminder THIS Thursday is our ladies night out at Shadow Boudoir!

We hope you will enjoy us for a fun evening with great music, a fashion show and some super give- aways!

The edgiest Bridal Show of the year! San Diego Boudoir Photography

This will be Shadow Boudoir’s 2nd year at the Hard Rock Hotel in the Gaslamp…. and we are super excited to be there again. I L O V E the Hardrock,  such a chic edgy spot, sooooo filled with amazing memorabilia! If you have never been I highly suggest browsing around in there sometime…. so much to see!

Ok… back to topic….

This Sunday from noon to 5 pm, the Shadow Boudoir ladies will be at the show with a large booth totally devoted to Boudoir- Pinup and our new “Fantasy and Burlesque styles of Photography. Stop by, say Hi! and see what’s new at Shadow Boudoir!

We will have a not to miss show special!

We hope to see you there!

Heather ~ Lori & Veronica!

Something a little different?….. ~ San Diego Boudoir Photography

Thinking about something a little different for your session?  We have the answer!

How about a Super Model Fantasy Session?

If you have ever watched Top Model and their amazing photo shoots, and thought how much would I LOVE doing something like that.. well now you can!

We have now added fantasy concept sessions to what we have to offer you. Whatever your vision, we will work with you to make that vision come through on your session. Our stylist Brenda, will work with you on your hair and makeup to achieve that perfect super model look. We have also partnered with San Diego Model, and Director of Blew Print Modeling, Yonah Eveline, who will be holding Super Model training classes once a month in our studio. Yonah will be teaching you some great modeling do’s and dont’s  for your session, and how to pose and let your inner confidence shine in front of the camera!

This weekend we had the opportunity to work with Yonah at the studio creating a very soft yet sexy fantasy look…..

We also  were also able to photograph a couple of our new Burlesque costumes!

a darker look more you?

Whatever your fantasy photo shoot, we are ready to help make that dream vision a reality!

Please give us a call or send us an email we would love to talk about how we can make this all happen for you.

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Ladies… SAVE THE DATE! 3-31! It’s time for some You time! ~ San Diego Boudoir Photography

Shadow Boudoir is super excited to be hosting our  Ladies Night Out Party! And do we ever know how to throw a party!

Join us Thursday March 31st from 6:30 to 9:30 for some killer specials, AH-MAZING raffle prizes donated by our sponsors. We will have DJ Alex spinning, champagne, wine, snacks, hair and makeup demos. And… I am really excited about this…. Minx nail demos… have you heard about Minx??? One of the hottest new trends for nails.. these are W O W! AND… De Ja Vu Love Boutique will be showing the hottest trends in lingerie!

Grab your friends and head on over for a fun all about you evening!

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Spring has Sprung! ~ San Diego Boudoir~ Pinup~ and Glamor Photography!

Upcoming Wedding?… Anniversary…. Birthday… or better yet…. JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT! ;o)

Imagine the  fun and anticipation as you secretly plan your outfits and looks with a one on one consultation with one of our select Victoria’s Secret or Fredrick’s of Hollywood personal shoppers. You arrive and there is a dressing room full of goodness waiting,  all in your size, with all the accessories already expertly chosen to match each look.

When you arrive at our studio, our staff is there and ready to greet you with a chilled glass of champagne, a Mimosa, Sparkling Cider or a soda. Now the planning begins, we all sit down together, your photographer, her assistant and your makeup stylist to discuss the looks you would like to achieve and how we will make that look happen. Now off to hair and makeup you go. Our stylist will expertly transform you into that  super model you dreamed about!

Once onset you will be expertly guided through every pose. We use our expertise on posing add in your personality for a look that is all your own. We do not use a set list of poses, we believe every woman s unique and we strive to let your personality shine!

I wont say you wont feel a little nervous when you first arrive, everyone does. But… once you are in our studio then the fun begins and within 10 minutes we will all feel like old friends and you will be having the time of your life!

Our Spring Special this year is the ultimate, complete package. We have included everything you need from hair and makeup, access to our closet, an hour of time in front of the camera, and an album!

Please give us a call for more information … let’s get you on our calendar!

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Shadow Boudoir and San Diego’s Womens Week!- San Diego Boudoir Photography

Shadow Boudoir is super excited to be working with this super event ~ San Diego Womens week! We are the official photographers for the Runway Fashion shows!

As super fashionistas… we have to say this is an event we are very excited to be a part of! The entire event fits so well with our philosophy … celebrating who we are… women!

A premier symposium with hundreds of women in leadership roles across all organizations and industries. Designed to inspire, empower and connect women executives, managers, professionals, emerging leaders, young women and social entrepreneurs. San Diego Women’s Week is truly an inspiring event.

San Diego Women’s Week will provide inspirational keynote speakers, host breakout forums and provide unique opportunities for all who attend. Speakers at San Diego Women’s Week will focus on a variety of topics, ranging from health and fashion to business and technology. More than 5,000 visitors from the San Diego region are expected to attend the event hosted at California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

Here is a link to the event….

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What to wear???? Shadow Boudoir has you covered!

Not sure what to wear for your session? We have professional stylists at Fredricks of Hollywood and Victorias Secret to help you create that perfect look!

It’s Official!

Well.. it’s official! We are the new proud parents of a bouncing baby Dalmatian!

Meet our newest addition to the team… Cooper!

Cooper is a  14 months old liver (dark brown spotted) AKC Dalmatian. We have known Cooper since he was first born and have always loved him, he has been with us for overnight visits quite a few times, and we all always had a great time together. Until recently we were not in the right place to add another family member, but now the timing is right and we are all thrilled to announce Cooper is now a member of our family!

We are all looking forward to helping Cooper learn and adjust to his new role as best buddy and Shadowcatcher and Shadow Boudoir team member!


Help us celebrate, and celebrate some amazing savings for you!~ San Diego Boudoir Photography

We are about to add a new member to our family AND our Shadow Boudoir family!

Celebrate with us as we welcome our new Dalmatian Cooper into our hearts and lives!

Call us today to save YOUR spot! 760.533.6130

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Is your sweetheart away in the military? How about a sexy little surprise in the overseas mail?

Here are a few teasers from a recent session from one of our military wives….

Thank you so much AM for allowing us permission to share these here on our site!

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Some fun new images from a recent session~ San Diego Boudoir Photography

We are so excited to have been given permission to use these images from one of our recent clients! This session was sooo much fun!

I LOVE black and white!

Thank you CS!

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Did you see us at the Bridal Bazaar?~ San Diego Boudoir Photography

Sunday January 30th, Shadow Boudoir shared a space with our wedding photography business Shadowcatcher Imagery, making a tiny appearance at Bridal Bazaar. For the January show we focus more on weddings but even though we had a small presence, I think we made a big wow! Our side of the booth was packed most of the day!

If you were at the show and stopped by our booth we would love to talk with you more about doing your session. Sure… the idea of doing a session like this may be a little scary, but we promise, with our professional guidance and the fun relaxed atmosphere of our studio will have you feeling at ease in no time. Before your session is over you will be planning the next one. We have heard this from hundreds of  our clients!

Call us today for more information! 760.533.6130

Be sure to look for us again at the Bridal show at the Hardrock Hotel in the Gaslamp March 27th. At this show we will be all boudoir, with a super ALL Boudoir  display in the sexy little boudoir lounge they are creating just for this show!

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