There are lots of occasions that are the perfect opportunity for giving the gift of boudoir photography! One said occasion, of course, is Valentines Day. Every year I offer a Valentines Day special to new clients which offers them $150 off of my session fee, a free hotel suite to do the photos at, and a professional hair and make-up services with a preferred vendor. Keegan Steele of “Steele the Spotlight” is a fantastic make-up artist and she always helps my clients look their best! Not only that, but having hair and make-up done by a professional gives my clients an added opportunity to relax and feel pampered before the photography begins. I can’t say enough about how important this element is to boudoir photography. While not absolutely “critical,”it does make a huge difference in the outcome of the images. Besides that, being given a chance to settle into the scene with a glass of champagne is always beneficial. I realize that some clients, even though interested in the ultimate outcome, are not totally comfortable getting undressed in front of a camera. While I certainly do my best to help my clients feel comfortable, sexy, and confident, I can also say that a little extra time and a little bubbly has never hurt my/our cause. Ladies, if you are going to go to the trouble to have these kinds of images done for either yourself or for someone special in your life, I highly recommend treating yourself to professional hair and make-up as well. After all, this is not an “every-day” occasion, and you might as well make the most of it! Be sure to check out some of Keegan’s work, both here and on her website. In addition to being a total professional, she also has a darling personality that my clients love. Here are some of my favorite images from the 2013 Valentine’s Day Special.