Do it for you! Richmond Boudoir

The reasons my clients come to me for a boudoir session are as varied as my clients themselves. For some they want a sexy gift to give their lover. Other’s it’s to celebrate a milestone birthday, weight loss, marriage, divorce, or (one of my favorite reasons) just because they wanted to do something outside of their comfort zone. They wanted to step out and do something that was just a little scary and exciting. Some want to see what their partner sees. Others don’t feel so beautiful in their day to day lives and they just want the opportunity to reconnect with feeling sensual, beautiful, seductive and feminine. What ever the reason you decide to do your session know that I can not wait to work with you to make your dream session a reality. I love my job (it’s the very best job in the world for me) and I can’t wait to do for you what I’ve been doing for my clients for nearly 10 years. A boudoir photography session is exciting, it’s out of the norm for most of us and it’s a great way to get back a sense of confidence that maybe you’ve lost touch with. Starting your boudoir journey is as easy as emailing me and starting a conversation about what your session could look like. Email me today and let’s start challenging that comfort zone of yours.  best boudoir photographer richmond vaintimate portraits for women virginiawilliamsburg boudoir photographercharlottesville boudoir photographyhampton roads boudoir photographyboudoir portrait studio virginiabeauty portraits richmond virginiaBridal boudoir photography richmond vaVirginia intimate portrait photographerRichmond Virginia boudoir photographybw-5767

I don’t have all of her wardrobe info but that super sexy crisscross number and black bodysuit are from Frederick’s of Hollywood.

Body stocking I believe she said is from Taboo in Richmond. They’ve also started carrying the Hauty line of lingerie which is indeed HOT.

422 Studio is located in Richmond, VA’s near west end.  I’ve been in business since 2007 and I keep an all female team for your comfort. I only share images from sessions of my super awesome clients who are willing and able to share. My super awesome clients who can’t share don’t let me and that’s fine too. I respect your privacy.

I look forward to meeting you.

Ginger

422 Studio

 

Best of 2016

I love doing a “best of” post at the beginning of the new year. It gives me a chance to reflect on my body of work, see where I’m strong and where I need to grow more. This year my best of are seriously some of my favorite images that I’ve ever made. I probably say that every year, but then again isn’t that the point, to love your work more and more each year. I suppose that means you’re growing in ways you can feel proud of. For me this year brought many, shall we say, provocative changes to my work. I’ve worked very hard to create images with a deeper connection to my clients. My work is heading in a direction that I personally feel very excited about, I hope you do too. I’m creating images with my clients that are more intimate, sensual and personal and that makes me feel a great sense of pride.  These images are a very small sampling of my best sessions and best work this year. I could have loaded this post with hundreds of images (which would have been easier than narrowing them down) but that would be to much. More of each session can be, or will be soon, found on the blog if you want to see more.

Still more changes are in store for the studio this year and I am happily working behind the scenes to get those out to you.  I set some pretty steep goals for myself for 2017, one of which is to photograph 100 boudoir sessions this year.  I set it that high because I want to push myself even harder this year. I want to create more. I want to meet more of Virginia’s amazing women. I want to hear your stories and I want to capture your sensual, intimate selves. I am beyond excited for the studio this year and I hope to see you soon.

Without further ado here are just a handful of my favorite images from 2016. These client images are shared with permission from the client, as always.

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I wish you all a prosperous and extraordinary 2017. May you step outside of your comfort zone and totally crush your goals this year.

Thanks for making my 2016 a spectacular year.

Ginger

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Very Sexy Valentine Gift

I don’t know about you but I’m actually getting really excited for 2017. I have set some pretty big goals for myself for 2017, both at work and for me personally. One of those work goals is to bring the boudoir photography experience to over 100 women this year. That’s a lot of photo sessions and when I type it out it seems like so many and that makes me really happy. I’m getting a jump start on that goal by offering a boudoir marathon/mini session this January. This is a one day event, January 28th, and it’s only open to 4 women. Come join myself and makeup artist Nicole Lauglin in getting glammed up and creating a very sexy gift for your Valentine this year.  Scroll down for all of the details.

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Details: 

The session fee is $300 

Your session will take place in my dedicated boudoir photography studio, located in Richmond VA, on January 28th.

There will be just 4 openings with the first starting at 9:30am.

Bring your favorite lingerie outfit, the one you feel most sensual in.  We’ll also take time to capture your sexy strip tease down into our classic sheet set. You’ll have about 30 minutes in front of the camera.

Nicole will get you all glammed up with a makeup makeover, including false eyelash application. Arrive with your hair styled how you love it.

You’ll receive 3 fully edited, print ready digital files as a download as part of your session. Of course you’ll have the option to purchase additional products.

Once you’ve finished strutting your stuff at your session you’ll head out for a break and return to the studio that afternoon for your private, in studio, image reveal This is where you’ll select your 3 favorite images and have the opportunity to purchase additional digital files, albums and wall art.

This is the perfect way to create a unique Valentines Day gift for your lover or to treat yourself to something special. Contact me today to secure your space. Half of the session fee is due to reserve your time slot. The remainder is due the day of your session. You’re going to have so many images you love that you’ll want to come prepared to select more but 3 is a good start.

My studio is located at 2405 Westwood Ave suite 201 in Henrico, RVA’s near west end. I can’t wait to meet you!

Ginger

422 Studio

 

 

Intimate Portraiture for Women

Often times people don’t know what to call my style of photographic work. Technically it’s called boudoir (pronounced bü-ˌdwär) photography. I tend to think of it as expressive or intimate portraiture session because to me, that’s exactly what it is. I work one on one with my clients in an intimate setting to capture them expressing themselves. It’s not classical, smile for the camera, portraiture, although I do capture those moments as well. It’s more about allowing women permission to embrace their sensuality and giving them  a way to express it visually.  Yes, I said allowing permission since we, as women, often seek out others who are doing the things that we wish we could do too. We look for those fearless boss lady types and when we see them then we feel safer in our choices to pursue our desires and dreams. Safety in numbers and sisterhood I suppose is a factor that drives that. I know that I am thrilled when a client of mine feels free to share her images. It shows other women, you can do this too. It’s safe to express yourself, it feels good, and you will love it. Now I understand not every client is going to have the ability to share her session, and that’s totally ok, but when they can I do a happy dance and bring that session to the blog.

Today’s featured client had so many amazing images that I think I’m going to have to break it into two posts with one later this month. She was wonderful to work with and quite an inspiration. She brought some incredible lingerie on top of an awesome personality. I’ll link to the lingerie at the end of the post. In the mean time here is part 1 of her session.

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White lingerie body suit is from Agent Provocateur

422 Studio is a boudoir photography studio and is proudly woman owned by Ginger Curry-Richmond and having served the Richmond, Virginia area since 2007. Contact me today to talk about scheduling your very own portrait session.

Holiday 2016 Boudoir Schedule

Hello  ladies! Just posting really quick about the studio’s 2016 Holiday boudoir photography session deadlines. In order to get your album back in time for Christmas gift giving you must complete your session, or payment plan, by December 10th. I currently have only 5 Saturday sessions available between now and December 10th.
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If you are looking only for digital files then the Jade session is a great way for you to get in before Christmas and do a quick session. This session can be done through December 16th and still be delivered to you, via email, in time for Christmas.

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Contact me today to get on my schedule.

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This beautiful woman on the blog today is one of my dearest friends here in Virginia. I’ve known her for more years than I can remember at this point. I’ve tried many times over the years to get her in front of my camera and finally she let me. She is one of the kindest, most big hearted women I know. I love her to pieces and I’m beyond happy that she let me work with her. She’s seen me through so much in the last few years and I’m forever grateful. She’s had her own personal battles the last couple of years as well and I think she finally just felt ready to allow me to pamper her for the day and walk away with a confidence boost of her own. I love her images and it’s always fun to work with someone I know so well. Richmond Virginia Boudoir PhototgrapherRichmond Virginia Boudoir PhototgrapherRichmond va boudoir photographerRichmond Virginia Boudoir PhototgrapherVirginia Intimate Portrait photographerVirginia Intimate Portrait photographerWomen's portraiture virginiaWomen's portraiture virginiaWomen's portraiture virginiaBridal boudoir photographer richmond virginia

What to Wear Bridal Boudoir

In today’s post I’m going to explore a few of the options for styling your bridal boudoir photography session. There are many more but this is a good start.

I photograph a lot of brides each year who are all looking to create a grooms gift that is going to really be unique to them. Many of them want to work some elements of bridal styling into the session. These are just a few of the suggestions I have for adding a bridal vibe to your boudoir session. Bringing wedding day elements like your veil, shoes and garter are classics and I do suggest bringing them if you can. If you don’t want to go with a traditional look there are many ways to get that bridal feel without all of those components.

This one is pretty obvious. Choose white lingerie. White lace is beautiful, classic, timeless and feminine. Not to mention white lingerie really does seem to say bridal. This amazing piece is from Agent Provocateur. They have some of the most amazing lingerie I’ve ever shot.
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Don’t want to go all white? Try white pieces that work in another color like this gorgeous white and black bodysuit. It still feels bridal and many of my non-traditional brides will bring a piece like this. what to wear bridal boudoir

Be sure to chose pieces that fit your personality and style. You don’t want to feel like you’re playing dress up so stay true to you.
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Adding lingerie that is off white works well too.  It’s a great alternative if you aren’t interested in choosing crisp white pieces. This garter slip from Victoria’s Secret looked amazing on her and gave a bridal feel without being classic white. Try cream tones or flesh tones. richmond-virginia-bridal-boudoir-photographer-2

Bringing your veil and garter are always a great way to create a classic bridal look. Your wedding day heels can work well with this too.
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A cute cheeky pantie can be a fun way to make a bridal statement without having to bring in your veil. best grooms gift virginia

Again classic white with black or blue styling details is always a good look. bridal styling richmond virginia

Try adding something blue here. This blue set, also from VS, works in a subtle, bridal feel while forgoing traditional white all together.
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Again your blue’s should suit your personal styling as well and with so many great choices out there from pastel blues to navy you’re sure to find one that looks amazing with your skin tone. virginia beach boudoir

This is a fun way to make a statement, literally. Graphic tee’s like this Wifey tee are a fun, flirty way to add a clearly bridal vibe to your boudoir session. They are easy to find with a quick google search and I’ve seen it on t-shirts, tank tops, sweat shirts, and even panties. Have some fun with yours. We cut the neck line on this one to open it up.  You can find a variety of these tee’s so if Wifey isn’t the expression for you find one that, again, suits your personal style. Bridal Boudoir Photographer Richmond VA

This is one of the more unique pieces I’ve seen.  She had it made by a maker on Etsy. Etsy is one of the most wonderful places to find handmade and customize-able bridal accessories. Bringing bridal accessories to your session, like this date bracelet, is a fantastic way to really show off those delicate details that are also very personal.

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As with any boudoir session you’d do with me I do suggest always, ALWAYS, keep your styling in line with your personal style. You want to feel comfortable and sexy in your wardrobe, not costumed or like you’re playing dress up in someone else’s clothes. You’ll want to cherish these images long after you’ve given your partner the album so keeping your styling classic is always a good idea. When you schedule your bridal boudoir session I’ll send you my style guide and we’ll set up your style consultation. I don’t leave you hanging on your own trying to figure out what to wear. I do have lingerie pieces and accessories in my boudoir studio to supplement your own styling too. We are fortunate in Richmond to have several great local lingerie boutiques and many of the national chains. If you’re looking for something specific to bring to your session I’ll help you find it.

If you’re getting married this fall you still have time to see me to create an amazing gift for your partner.

Let’s talk about getting you in for your bridal boudoir session today. Email me at ginger{at}422studio.com or simply fill out my contact page.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Ginger

 

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Hey ladies,

I hope you had an excellent weekend. I took the weekend off to spend time out in nature with my boyfriend and our kids and it was awesome. We hiked in Grayson Highlands State Park, where there is no internet or cell service. Taking time off the grid like that always makes me come home feeling recharged and ready to get shit done. One of my “back to school” goals (kinda like NYE goals) was to blog more often. I’ve been going back through some of my favorite Monday Muse sessions and realizing that there are several that I never shared or I only shared one or two images on social media. Today I’m going to share one of my wonderful muse clients who was so much fun to work with. In fact she’s been my muse on two occasions, once for this boudoir session and once for a couples boudoir session. I loved working with her both times (and her hubby too) she is so willing to let me play and get creative and she’s just been game for anything.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from her solo session. Thanks Mrs M for being willing to let me create.

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Interested in being a studio Muse? I’ll be posting information on new Muse session offerings in the next 2 weeks so keep your eyes open for that announcement.

Wardrobe info:

The gorgeous collar and cuffs are a piece I have in the studio wardrobe that you are welcome to use at your session. They make a statement with, or without, your favorite lingerie pieces.

Her gorgeous dress was from Rent the Runway. This was such a fun piece. I love how it sparkles.

Lovely black lace bra and pantie set were from Kiss and Makeup, which is one of Richmond’s best lingerie boutiques. I absolutely love the high waisted Hanky Panky panties and Ruth at Kiss carries them. When you’re shopping for your boudoir session with me let her know and she’ll make sure your pieces fit well and look fantastic.

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These eyes! Woah! This client came in for a Monday Muse session a while back and she totally had the bedroom eyes down. I love working with women who own their beauty and allow me to capture that. Not all of us know how to do it though, especially not with a camera in our faces, but it’s my job to help you get there. Even if you’re “not photogenic” or you “hate having my picture taken” or “I haven’t had a professional portrait made since my wedding”.  Don’t worry! You’re in good hands here. I’ll talk with you before your session about what your expecting and needing. I’ll guide you through styling your wardrobe so that what you want to communicate with your images comes through in your styling. My stylists will listen to you and work with you to create a hair and makeup look that reflects your personality as well. I have years of posing experience and will even help you relax and make genuine, flattering, expressions. I absolutely love my job working with women brings me so much joy.  Creating images that are expressive is what I do and is second nature at this point. Let me help you create images that express your sensual self in a way you’ll be proud of for years to come.
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My boudoir studio is located in the west end of Richmond, Virginia. I offer boudoir photography sessions for women and couples in Richmond and far beyond. If you’re curious about what a session might look like for you just email me and let’s start a conversation. I’m always happy to get information to you about what to expect.

Want to know my pricing? Click the image below and that will take you to my all inclusive packages pricing page.

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Summer send off

I can hardly believe the summer is already over. It’s flown by. As a mom with school aged kids I’ve always felt that back to school is like New Years all over again. It’s a chance to start a new project, or finish one of the many unfinished ones, renew clean eating and exercise  habits, or maybe just clean  your house and have it stay that way for 6 whole hours. I miss my sweet girl but I also welcome the routine the school  year brings.

For me it’s a chance to refocus on work as September is also the start of my busy season. I thought this year it would be nice to do a little summer send off post featuring just a few of my favorite images from clients who’ve allowed me to share their sessions so far this year.

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Whether you’ve got a child starting pre-K or heading off to college, I hope your send off day was smooth and sweet. Now is a great time for some pampering time for yourself. If you’ve been considering doing a boudoir photography session contact me today and I’ll get you more information.