REAL BOUDOIR | A boudoir trend for the artists, and for the shy…-ists? | Photography By The Boudoir Vixen

Hey it’s me.

First I wanna say thanks for your super cool feedback on yesterday’s Bachelor recap.  I loved reading every response!  I tend to base my decision to continue a series on the amount of blog comment love it gets, so I think we’ve got at least one more recap coming your way next week. :)  High kicks!  I’m really so happy that you enjoyed the cray cray craziness.

Ok, now… listen up.  This is NOT your grandma’s boudoir session.  Because omg ew, that would be horrible, ew ew ew.  No.  That would make this a whole other type of site.  So yeah, not that.  What I’m doing today, among other things, is I’m going to introduce you to the newest, coolest, most drool-worthy killer new prop that’s making its way to the ever so delectable frothy surface of my boudoir preferences cappuccino.


By the way I know I could have just said “my fave boudoir ideas” but I am who you think I am.  (You were thinking ‘wordy’ right?  That only works if you were thinking wordy.  Well, or ridiculous.  Ridiculous definitely works too, no denying it.)

So yeah, it’s not a vibrator.  <– I just slapped you back into the focus of this post.  It’s even cooler than that, and though it might not elicit a full body joy response, it’s definitely going to make you go AHHHH I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU AAHHHHHH!!!!  That’s how everybody sounds… right?  Everybody sounds like that when they…. when they flibbidifloopiddy… right?  Thanks for filling in, Cosby gibberish.  I needed you.  I needed you and you were there for me.

OK so are you ready?  Here it is, m’ladies, a special delivery from The Boudoir Vixen:

F**kin’ lace. MASKS. y’all.  Lace. Masks.  BRILLIANT.  And simple enough, right?  See, it doesn’t have to be crazy over the topness to be a killer idea.  They’re gorgeous, delicate, uber feminine and spice up an already spicy boudoir shoot by adding an element of intrigue.  Plus, they do this really cool thing… if you’re shy.  They cover up your face.  Not because you’re hideous or anything, silly.  It’s because maybe you feel embarrassed and want to have some really avant garde shots that not only look haute, but conceal your identity!  So many reasons to love the masks.  So many.

Anyway, enough of my yapping.  Wait just this bit more of my yapping, then no more yapping.  Today’s session is seriously killer, and that is entirely due to one Courtney Dellafiora, aka like I said The Boudoir Vixen, aka one of my absolute favorite boudoir photographers in the laaaaand.

I really love Courtney.  Why?  Thanks for asking; it’s got a lot to do with her personality, and positive outlook on life.  Then there’s her calibre of work.  Then there are her tweets.  Take this one, for example:

“@dellafiora: @theknottybride have you seen this? a gold bambino!”

Do you see?  She’s awesome, but she is also thoughtful.  She is thoughtsome.  She is awesful.

She’s great.

Plus she creates STUFF LIKE THIS:

Here, read a little love from Courtney about this session, and about boudoir in general:

The sky is the limit when it comes to planning your boudoir shoot. There are so many beautiful ideas you can come up with as far as outfits or props are concerned. One of my favorite photo shoots I do here at The Boudoir Vixen is my “Supermodel” shoot. The reason I call it the Supermodel shoot/package is because it’s what I feel will give our clients a really close feel of what it’s like to be a supermodel. Not only do the clients get to change 5 different times, but our hair/makeup stylist will change up hair and lipsticks, etc for the different looks. Our clients leave really feeling like a supermodel!! I asked Brittney to come in and model for me so I could share her whole experience with you. Usually our clients bring their own outfits and do all the planning as far as that goes. But this time I was the one to choose, provide and completely style all of the outfits for Brittney so I could have my own taste and give some really great ideas for outfits. I wanted to sort of help potential boudoir clients to think a little outside the box when planning their shoot.

Something I really loved about Brittney’s shoot in particular, is she didn’t hold back. I know coming in for a boudoir shoot can be super super nerve-wracking. 99% of our clients come in nervous, but after the first few photos taken, they are already realizing how much fun it is!! Brittney did an excellent job of just letting go of the nerves, and just had fun in front of the camera. She was very playful and flirty with her body movements and facial expressions. You’ve heard the expression “work it!” — well, that’s exactly the best thing you can do when doing a boudoir shoot. I work with my clients in directing them on how to pose and what to do, but that “sexy attitude” in their face is something I can’t force and must come from them. One of the best tips or advice I can give is just just LET GO and HAVE FUN. I know it can be hard to do, but it will make your boudoir shoot one thousand percent better if you are confident in yourself and your expressions.

↑ this girl is SO angelic ↑

↓ wait… I mean… this girl is so saucy! ↓

Ok, so, a question or two…

1) Have you done/are you planning to do a boudoir session?

2) How kicka$$ is boudoir, ladies?!

xoxo!  - Alison

Courtney Dellafiora, The Boudoir Vixen is a member of Vendor Love.  Explore more of her work here, in our guide.

Label(s): {Real Boudoir}

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  1. Laura on January 4, 2012

    Great post! I love that she is playing up her curves and brilliant with the makes and bed set/details.

  2. Sara on January 4, 2012

    Courtney is amazing, and I absolutely loved the entire experience!!!! I told all of my friends they should do this at least once in their life.

  3. Rhiannon Nicole {Hey Gorg} on January 4, 2012

    YEAH! I love Court. And I love boudoir. I did it once and while I sure didn’t look like hot stuff above I did truly feel beautiful. And hubby LOVED the book I gave him with all of the photos :)

  4. Stephanie Marie on January 4, 2012

    I’m actually planning out my first boudoir shoot right now (will do a combo one when fiance and I get hitched)– the lace masks are beautiful! I want to do something sexy, daring, but still intimate… it’s definitely something every woman should do, no matter what shape you’re in!

  5. These are some phenomenal images, and YES you did get me back into focus with the vibrator comment, LOL! I’ll be coming back here for more thank ya very much!

  6. Courtney Dellafiora on January 4, 2012

    Ahhh, I love youuuu!!! :)

  7. Katie @ Lovebird Productions on January 4, 2012

    These photos are gorgeous and hot! Can I add that I love that she has a woman’s body? I have wanted to do a boudoir session for my husband since before we got married! These pictures make me want to start looking for that perfect photographer! :)

  8. Marit on January 5, 2012

    AGREED. Every woman should do a boudoir session. I can’t even explain the boost of self esteem you will get from the experience. No matter your body type, it’s possible to not only feel sexy–but LOOK sexy.

    Seriously ladies….call a photographer today and schedule a little somethin’ somethin’ for a Valentine’s Day surprise.

  9. Ashley Durham on January 5, 2012

    Courtney is one of my idols. I have been doing boudoir photography for a little over a gear and after seeing her work, I have stepped up my game because one day, I would like to be as talented and respected as she is.

    Boudoir is amazing, such a self-esteem builder for my clients …. Definitely a great idea for a Valentine’s day gift …. Your lover will LOVE it!!

  10. amanda klein on January 5, 2012

    Courtney is amazing!!! I love her work!

    Boudoir sessions are so fun… I love getting the email after my clients have seen their pictures… It’s like they just realized how beautiful they are! So empowering!

  11. aurea @ pricewise events on January 5, 2012

    The black and the white masks are perfect accessories for this super sexy boudoir session. :D

  12. Ashley on January 5, 2012

    I have done a boudoir photoshoot but I was not at all happy with it, and gosh darn you for showing such a fantastic shoot to make me feel even less happy with mine (to be fair, my husband loved it). But this is the best boudoir shoot I’ve ever seen, I mean, my favorite, besides Miss A. Second favorite?? Tied for first?? Whatever, I love it, so versatile and so pretty and sexxxxaaayyy!!!

  13. Amanda on January 5, 2012

    I did a boudoir photoshoot last November and completely loved it! It was fun and so empowering when I saw the final pictures! I’m planning on doing another one this spring…thinking I may need to pick up a lace mask or two to spice it up!

  14. Bryan on January 6, 2012

    “Boudoir done beautifully” that sums it up, stunning images, a beautiful model photographed perfectly. i especially like the shots were her expression is the focal point of the shot.

  15. Kristina Juarbe on January 7, 2012


  16. Megan on January 7, 2012

    1. I totally have that bed but in silver!!!!

    2. That last little black number is super hott! Who makes it?

    3. I don’t know about you ladies but If I were to ever do a boudoir shoot, I know that it would make my man a little uncomfortable knowing that someone else has/took those pictures. Maybe that’s just because he’s into photography and I think he just wants to be in on the action ;)

  17. Lena on January 8, 2012

    HOLY HOT. Can you believe it took until this moment for me to say, “Duh, Lena–don’t get John a watch/tie dopp kit thingy/4 ft tall humidor/iPad/sex doll for a wedding gift–Get him BOUDOIR PHOTOS!”

    Scary how long that took, really.

    PS-Megan, I think John’s favorite part might be that someone else took the photos. As long as it was a she. Amiright?

  18. Nicole Rene on January 18, 2012

    Wow… I would sooo do boudouir if I had a body like that girls… DAMN.

  19. Megan @ Two Live Colorfully on January 26, 2012

    Holy Geez! She is gorgeous!!! There is just something about boudoir that makes you feel so amazing. I did it last year before our wedding and I loved the way my photos turned out!

    Thanks for sharing!

  20. Kirsty-Anne @ KdeveneyPhotography on January 29, 2013

    Great set of Photographs!

    I find these kinds a shoots are getting more and more popular! xx

  21. Alexey Maslov on November 5, 2015

    Brittney! Так держать! мы с пацанами любим тебя )


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