Category: Glamour Photography

Glamour Photographer – Kathi in Napa, California

Glamour Photograhy - Kathi

We started our afternoon over lunch, once I found my way through the streets of downtown Napa to meet up with her. Laughing over talk of raising boys and working as photographers. Kathi Cook & I met thanks to photography, and it is our passion for women rediscovering themselves that brought us together. I still remember watching Kathi at her Team-X Fight Club, broadcast from California, talking about helping couples reignite their passion.

I cried.

Such a beautiful mission. Something that I can see Kathi light up as she talks about – even without a camera in her hand.

After our lunch, we walked around Napa and I photographed her. My mission, of course, was to help her rediscover her beauty. I think her mission and mine are more closely tied together than you might think on the surface. I believe that we need to rediscover our love for ourselves as well. Parenthood takes a toll. The day to day of being a wife takes a toll. Being a rock of strength during the trials of life takes a toll. All of it wears you down. You forget what made you beautiful & confident – and what made you fall in love with your spouse. It is a delicate dance, and one that can get away from you if you let it.

Kathi is radiant. It was a simple move, one that she probably does a thousand times a day, tucking her hair behind her ear. She was waiting for me to tell her what to do, and I was waiting for her to let her guard down. I wanted to show her what the rest of us see when we look at her. Her in her everyday, her true beauty.

Together our superpowers were woven together. Me helping her, her helping me. I left with a renewed spirit, and even more anxious to get home to be reunited with my husband again.

Spending time with her touched my heart, and I am so glad that I got to spend a few hours with her seeing Napa (and the world) from her perspective. I long to return some day soon, and there will be more time together when I do.

As a business owner, it is so important that we have headshots of ourselves, portraits we can use on our website and marketing materials. Interested in working with me? Contact me so we can talk!

You Are Enough. Celebrating Being a Boudoir Photographer.

You Are Enough. Celebrating being a Boudoir Photographer.People often ask me why I’m a boudoir photographer, and I’ll be honest – sometimes, it is hard to put in to words. It is actually a deeply personal choice, one that has grown out of pain, frustration, feeling as though we as women and as moms are viewed as not enough.

Damn it. WE ARE ENOUGH. Just like we are. And my goal in life? My goal is to celebrate that through boudoir photography.

I’m a boudoir photographer because doing it reminds me daily that I am enough, too.

This is a message I want to spread far & wide. I don’t know how yet. I don’t have a plan. I just know I want to share it with the world. With every woman I meet. Every woman who tells me that they can’t do a boudoir session, at least not until they lose 20 lbs, get tone, or whatever the case may be.

We are loved for who we are TODAY. Right now. In the present. The woman you are today is who I want to document. Right now. (By the way, if you told me you could never do a boudoir session, sorry if I was a little over the top dramatic about why you CAN do it. I’m a little passionate about it.)

For the past 3 years, I’ve had the distinct honor of photographing TEDx Houston. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and is focused on ideas worth spreading. Speakers are given at most 18 minutes to share their ideas. Doesn’t matter who you are, 18 minutes. At first there was just one TED conference, and tickets were hard to come by and very limited. In recent years, they have decided to open up TED and create TEDx events. Local events, ones that can celebrate the city that they are a part of, and still help to spread ideas around the world. You can view all of the TED & TEDx videos online, and they are so wonderful. I love being a part of TEDx. Cameras are not allowed at TEDx events, so being one of the selected photographers has been incredible. The bonus has been the TEDx events I’ve been to, and they have taught me so many things both about Houston and about myself.

I try to make a point of watching as many of the TED and TEDx videos as I can. Recently, a link somewhere lead me to the video below. (I unfortunately don’t remember where, as I opened the video in a new tab and lost the original source.) The tab stayed open in my browser for several days, the time never being quite right to watch it.

Until now. Tonight I watched it, and it left me in tears. THIS. This is why I do what I do. It is for the moms out there that feel they have to hide. For our children. For your daughters. For our mothers. For US. For the fear that we have to hide who we are. For the shame.

What we look like does NOT define us. We need to change the world. We need to let the world know that WE ARE ENOUGH.

Thank you to Brittany Gibbons for putting yourself out there. For creating Curvy Girl Guide. For reminding us that we, as women, need to treat each other with a bit more kindness. And most of all, for reminding me to be strong. To continue to spread my passion. To stand up and celebrate our beauty, both inside and out, just as we are.

To the readers of this site, thank you to you for allowing me to share my passion with you.

To all of my amazing clients, YOU help make my dreams come true by sharing your laughter and trusting me with your fears. You are amazing and strong. You are beautiful in ways that words can’t express and photographs can’t even accurately capture. YOU ARE ENOUGH.

To all of the Hot Mamas out there, I celebrate you all every time I lift up my camera. Thank you for giving me that opportunity. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a part of me, and because of you I am enough, too.

Trunetta is a FANCY Hot Mama! Boudoir Photography in Paris, France

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My friend Trunetta Atwater & I met when we attended a boudoir photography workshop together in Paris earlier this year, and let me tell you – this woman is FANCY! That is exactly how she wants all of her clients to feel, whether they are boudoir clients or brides-to-be, and she is all about giving them that experience. If you’re in Jackson, Tennessee or anywhere nearby, you really should look her up!

The minute I met Tru in the lobby of the Saint James Paris, I was struck by her beauty. A tall, strong, bold woman – I was drawn to her like a bee to a flower. She has the most amazing smile, and laughs with her entire spirit and being. Oh my, and that natural hair! She is so lovely, inside and out! We spent practically every moment possible together throughout the boudoir workshop. From our visits to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Musee Rodin to our adventures on the subway – Paris was an adventure that just would not have been the same without her!

Shortly after we met we headed off to find lunch in Paris. Over that lunch together, Tru shared with me the story of her boudoir experience being in front of the camera. The photographer she worked with didn’t even try to connect with her, instead just posing – sit there, stand here. I could tell that Tru & I both strive to give our clients the most amazing experience possible, so I was truly heartbroken when I heard about her experience, and I could see in her eyes how sad it had made her feel. I asked her if we could make time one morning before the workshop started so that I could photograph her — and I was THRILLED when she said yes!

Tru just turned 30 the other day, so this post is a bit of a belated birthday tribute to her and her Fancy fabulousness! She is the mother of a sweet little boy, and the wife of a husband that she absolutely adores – it is their anniversary today! I loved hearing her stories about her family and how much she loves them during our time together, and I look forward to meeting them someday! When Tru told me she was from Jackson, I knew it sounded familiar and I found out later in May that that was because that is where Mike’s cousin (my cousin-in-law?) Shannon and her family live!

I’m so very grateful that for just a little while she let me know what it feels like to be Fancy, and I got to share with her the experience of being a Hot Mama — and the images here are the result! We didn’t have long to work together, but we definitely made some magic! This is one of the few sessions you will see on my site where I was not officially “hired” for the session, but it is always a HUGE honor to get to photograph another photographer! I hope Tru and I get to work together again some day — maybe next time I’ll be in front of the camera!

As per my privacy policy, all photos posted here are shared with Tru’s permission.

Boudoir Photography Paris France

Paris Boudoir Photographer - Christine

Paris Boudoir Photographer - Christine Tremoulet - Trunetta Atwatter

Boudoir Photography in Paris - Trunetta Atwatter

Boudoir Photography Paris - Christine Tremoulet

Boudoir Photography Paris - Christine Tremoulet

Paris France Boudoir Photographer - Trunetta Session

Trunetta & I went to see the Eiffel Tower … uhm … at least 4 times, maybe 5? We went almost every day. We love the Eiffel Tower! I just had to include one photo of the Eiffel Tower in this set!

And who is in that top center window there on the hotel? The amazing, gorgeous, beautiful, and not afraid of heights like me Tru!

Paris France Boudoir Photographer - Eiffel Tower

Saint James Hotel Paris France Boudoir Photography

The Hotel Saint James was an absolutely AMAZING place to stay – I can not recommend it highly enough! They took such excellent care of us, it was so delightful! I will definitely return there someday – maybe Mike & I should visit for our 10th anniversary? Hmm…

When Mike & I go back to Paris, I’m going to finally tour the Louvre instead of just using it for a photo backdrop! (There simply was no time on this trip!)

Sexy in Paris - Boudoir Photographers

As I looked through my photos tonight to prepare for this post, I came across this one and I had to share it too. That is my crepe on the burner on the far right, cooking. Note the largest jar of Nutella EVER there — Mmmmmmmmm… The crepes from next to the carousel across from the Eiffel Tower were delicious! (I’m sure the magic of the Eiffel Tower at night had something to do with that!)

Enjoying Nutella Crepes in Paris France across from the Eiffel Tower

Thank you again, Trunetta for being such an amazing friend! I’m glad that Paris brought us together, and I am looking forward to seeing you again soon — it can’t be soon enough!

Feel free to leave her a comment and let her know how gorgeous she TRU-ly is!

Glamour Photography Studio Houston News! Launching The Flirt Sessions!

Glamour Photography in Houston, Texas - Pam's SessionAfter a lot of discussions with my beloved clients, I realized that there was a gap in glamour photography in the Houston market. As much as people love my boudoir photography, not everyone is that comfortable with being so exposed. I believe that every Hot Mama deserves to see how beautiful she truly is, and I don’t want to let wardrobe choices stand in her way – so I’m officially launching The Flirt Sessions – glamour photography!

For the past year or so, I’ve encouraged my boudoir clients to bring a pretty outfit to their session, maybe their favorite cocktail dress, a nice sweater, a lovely skirt – something that they can have a glamour photograph made of that their husband can put on his desk at work, or they could hand to their mother as a gift at Christmas. If you think about it, for most of us the last time we had photographs done of just ourselves was back in the 90s when you went to the glamour photography studio in the mall — or if you weren’t old enough to do that, you dreamed of the day when you would be! Fortunately, that trend of the hazy look, satin gloves, and hairstyles that you never wore otherwise are gone!

My session with you will involve you selecting your own favorite outfits. You’ll bring them in, and we’ll work together to select the best for your session and choose where to photograph them at. Since these sessions don’t have to be quite so “behind closed doors” we can even choose a destination to go to for your glamour photography session! (Who wants to head to Galveston with me for a little time on the beach or the Strand?!)

I’ve had a lot of clients use these photographs for their social media profiles, and some of the single ladies have used them for things like online dating sites too! It is always a good idea to have great photos of yourself!

At your session, we will create all sorts of great images for you, have a crazy good time, and my mission overall is still the same – I want you to rediscover how beautiful you truly are!

I have to thank my friend Pam of Outside Voice for asking me to help her with her “shopping the closet” series she has been doing on her blog for awhile now. These images below from some of our shenanigans together were part of what really got the gears rolling on this to create these sessions – because you are sexy with your clothes on!

Glamour Photography in Houston, Texas

Beauty photographer in Houston, Texas

Beauty Photography in Houston

It has been a busy, busy week around the studio with lots of things happening – including a whole new paint job at the studio in the Heights this past weekend! I can’t WAIT to share the lovely new colors we picked out, but it isn’t quite finished yet (I have to get the curtains hung up!) – but it will be in the next day or two!

Are you ready to set up your Flirt Glamour Photography Session or your Hot Mama Boudoir Photography Session? (Of course, you are welcome to do a bit of both too!) Contact me right away by clicking here and we’ll get it all set up for you!

New Orleans ladies! There are still TWO session times available for my trip there July 27-29, 2012! Get all the details on New Orleans boudoir photography and book yours before it is too late!

PS – This yellow swing jacket below? Probably still one of my absolute favorites!

Glamour Photography Studio Houston

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