CLIENT FEATURE :: A Classic Beauty | Austin Boudoir Photography


“I had such an amazing boudoir experience! Elizabeth made me feel comfortable in my own skin as well as all the cute outfits I had for wardrobe changes. She is so talented, accommodating, meticulous, sweet as pie… The list could go on and on. She truly loves what she does and it shows in her work and all the time she puts into the shoot and also the finished product.”   ~ Chelsea L.

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I’ve known Chelsea for over 10 years.  I am blessed to call her my sister-in-law!  She is my hubby’s little sister.  She is one of those classically beautiful women.  From head to toe, inside & out!  And her personality is even better!  Silly sense of humor.  So sweet and loving.  She’s an animal lover – a dog groomer by day and a mommy & wife by night!

Since starting my boudoir business I’ve always known I wanted to shoot her.  She is gorgeous!  And just so fun!  And, as I feel about all of the women in my life, I wanted her to be pampered and treated to this type of session.  It’s such a self-esteem booster and a really great way to show yourself some love.  Indulge a little.  We, as women, don’t treat ourselves nearly as often as we should!  And a boudoir photo shoot is especially perfect for new moms.  Chelsea is a new-ish mama to sweet Nolan, my adorable almost-2 year old nephew.

Chelsea was very nervous but so, so, so excited about her session!  For a few weeks prior, I would get random text messages from her asking about nail polish colors, spray tans and just overall pre-session preparation questions.  I LOVE when my clients do that!  I love when they are as excited as I am about every little step of the process.  Makes me so happy!  🙂

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“I am normally a very modest person so I had some reservations about undressing in front of a camera. The nerves were immediately relieved when Elizabeth and Lauren walked through the door and turned my house into a studio. I had so much fun posing that I didn’t want it to end!”  ~ Chelsea L.

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Lauren and I arrived to a house full of yummy brunch-y smells —  homemade quiche, a bowl of fresh fruit, Chelsea’s signature “Ham Cups”  <— To Die For!  I’ll post the recipe below!  Chelsea’s husband (& my brother-in-law) Dusty, made sure to grab some special beer in my honor for the occasion — “Snapshot” beer!  So thoughtful!

“I would highly recommend this experience to everyone I know. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful!”  ~ Chelsea L.

Torrid Boudoir Chelsea Collage 02When Chelsea decided to go with the style of pin-up, we just knew that we had to use her beautiful kitchen!  It worked so perfectly!

Q&A with Miss Chelsea

Going into the shoot, what were you worried about?

I was a little nervous about getting undressed in front of a camera. As soon as Elizabeth showed up I was immediately at ease. She reminded me that this was for me ( and my hubby) to enjoy and once I was done I would look back and owner why I had been so nervous. She was right, I wanted to pose for her all day!

What was your favorite part about your session?

I loved switching wardrobe and posing styles. And hair and makeup was awesome too.

Is there anything you would have done differently?

I would have been even more nude and have more accessories.

If you could tell future clients one thing about booking with Torrid Boudoir, what would it be?

You will not regret treating yourself to this experience. Every woman is so beautiful in their own way and Torrid Boudoir accentuates and perfects that beauty, leaving you speechless when you see your photos. Do not tell yourself you aren’t good enough or you’re too old or too big, or whatever silly insecurities you have about yourself. Do not wait, do it now, for your loved one or simply for yourself. We must truly love ourselves before we can love anyone else; this experience will show you how truly lovely you really are.

Would you have another boudoir shoot with Torrid Boudoir in the future? Why or why not?

Yes! I have so many other ideas and I really enjoyed the modeling part!

What changes have you noticed in yourself after your photo shoot?

I have more confidence and I also know how to pose for basic pictures now. I see other women, even strangers, and I see their potential through my “boudoir” view. Some women do not know how beautiful they are to others. I just wish I could tell everyone to do it!!

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Chelsea’s was one of those sessions that I wish so badly that I had a full release!  Every single photo is incredible and I wish I could share them ALL with you!  Of course, I completely understand wanting to keep some of them private!  But still…  Ha!!

Thank you Chelsea for putting your trust in me!  I had a blast and I am so glad you did too!

♥ ♥ ♥

Ham Cups RECIPE:

Muffin tin
Dozen eggs
Deli-counter ham
Shredded cheese
Bacon bits

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Place a slice of deli ham into each muffin tin cup then crack an egg into it.  Cook it in the oven for about 8 minutes (give or take).  Next, sprinkle on the shredded cheese and cook for a few more minutes in the oven.  Last, add chives and/or bacon bits!  And now, ENJOY!!

I’m telling you, heaven in a muffin cup!  Ha!

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