Intimate Portraits for Women VA

Hi ladies! Putting up a quick post from a recent Monday Muse session. I absolutely love the connection we were able to get in her session. Her expressions really shows how well she relaxed and got into the session. I’m always grateful when a client comes in and is able to give herself completely to the process. We always get incredible images when that happens. Let’s talk about getting you into the studio this year for your session.

Did you know I am hosting a Self Love Series in the studio? Find out more info on the Facebook invite HERE. 

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I’m getting all prepped and ready to head to Las Vegas for a boudoir photography workshop followed by a quick stop in Arizona to see my son. I am so grateful to have the chance to work with an amazing and talented group of photographers who really want to help each other grow. What a great industry to be a part of. I absolutely love my job.

I wanted to leave you all with one of my favorite Monday Muse sessions to check out while I’m traveling. This beautiful woman was completely fantastic to work with. Beauty and kindness a total dream to photograph. She breezed through her session like she’d been modeling for years and this was the first time she’d had professional portraits made in years. I love when a woman is able to fully surrender to the process. Then all of her nerves melt away and we are able to make magic.  Being a boudoir photographer is a dream job for me and I am grateful to still be at it, coming up on 10 years. This year is proving to already be a year of growth and discovery for me and I look forward to this milestone year being something to celebrate.

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I don’t have all of her outfit info but the pink outfit and black bra, panty and garter set were from Victoria’s Secret.


Monday Muse Model For a Day Sessions

I’ve decided to make this post to reflect my general info for Monday Muse sessions rather than posting the same info over and over again in new blog posts.  When I have a Muse session live I’ll post it on my social media and simply link to this post.

Throughout the year I will be looking for adventurous women who are willing to do a boudoir session with me and are able to sign a FULL MODEL RELEASE. Your session would be featured on my website, social media, blog and more. During these sessions we’ll create images (and maybe some video’s) that I can use for promoting my studio. I want NON-MODELS who are representative of my every day clients. This means I want women just like you! Women who would be happy to share a peek into what it was like to do their boudoir session and help other women feel comfortable about doing their own session in the process.

THESE ARE NOT TFP SESSIONS FOR ASPIRING OR PRO MODELS.  I offer Muse sessions because it’s important to me that the images on my site be of actual clients rather than professional models. You’re absolutely welcome to sign up anyway if you want to do a boudoir session, just know it’s not a TFP or free session deal. I don’t use images that don’t get ordered by my clients and there is a minimum order requirement for any session with me.

Interested? Scroll down for the details. Model MondayWHO I’M LOOKING FOR?

Bold, adventurous, confident, sensual. Is that you?

Would you like it to be?

Are you age 21-50?

Are you willing/able to work on projects with me that intimately capture your unique beauty while sharing the experience with others?

Are you available to come to my studio for the session on a week day?

Would you enjoy getting pampered with a glamorous make over?

Do you own lots of sexy lingerie? If not are you willing to acquire a few exceptional pieces?


  • you must be willing and able to SIGN A FULL MODEL RELEASE for these sessions. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • be 21-50 years of age
  • be available to shoot on a weekday
  • pay a makeup fee (remember it comes back to you as product credit for use only on the day of your session)
  • be a new face to the studio. If you’ve done a session with me in the last 12 months you’re not eligible this time.
  • be willing and able to acquire wardrobe with the look/feel that we’ll discuss.

I will be using the images  you order in my portfolio, studio samples, website, social media and where ever else I may need them. I want a variety of ethnicities, ages and body types so please step out of your comfort zone with me and lets create amazing images that you’ll be thrilled to share with everyone.


You get to: ….feel amazing… look super sexy…. rock gorgeous lingerie…..step outside your comfort zone….. feel empowered…. be excited….. have fun…. build confidence.

Also as a thank you for being my Muse your session fee, which is normally $425, is on the house. You do pay a $100 makeup fee, however, it’s credited back to you to put toward your image order.  There is a $500 minimum order with any session. Come ready to select all of your favorite images just as if you had done a private session. We do your image reveal the same day as your session so you don’t have to wait to see how amazing you look. You have a unique opportunity to collaborate on an intimate portrait experience with Richmond’s premier, award winning, boudoir photography studio.  I have years of experience (since 2007) working with women of all shapes and sizes. Together we’ll create gorgeous, sensual, images that you’ll proudly display and cherish for years to come.


  1. Email me at ginger(at) and send me 2 pictures of yourself. 1 head shot and 1 full body shot.  Send pictures with no filters or editing and with your hair down.
  2. Tell me why you think you’d be a good fit for this Muse session and why you want to work with me.
  3. You will be notified via email if selected.
  4. Don’t delay! Muse sessions are only open for a few days once posted. Openings in my muse sessions are limited in number and fill quickly.

Scroll down to see a few images from past Muse sessions. IMG_2679richmond-virginia-boudoir-photographer-9861bw-0995richmond-virginia-boudoir-photographer-2207bw-3917richmond-virginia-boudoir-photographer-4728richmond-virginia-boudoir-photographer-2794richmond-virginia-boudoir-photographer-3fredericksburg-boudoir-photographer-2494 422 Studio, Ginger Richmond Photography, is located in Richmond Virginia and serves the DMV area and beyond. Providing boudoir and intimate portrait photography for Richmond, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, DC, Charlottesville, Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg and ladies all over the fine state of Virginia.

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.


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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.



This is me wishing you a happy new year!


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.



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!


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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.

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.


Contact me today to get on my schedule.

Virginia Boudoir Photographer

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} or simply fill out my contact page.

I look forward to hearing from you.