Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Boudoir Winter Special | Denver CO Boudoir Photography

Its almost January and getting closer to Valentines Day! What are you planning on getting your sweetheart for Valentines? Why go with the same ole gift year after year? Get his something exciting! Get him something he LOVES!! Get him... YOU!!!

I have put together 3 special Boudoir Session Collections only available for January, along with some special Boudoir products to display your sexy images!

A lacy DVD case available in 4 different colors for those of you who would like to purchase all of your high res digitals from your session.

Our 4x8 Accordion Bourdoir Themed Album

   

Our 8x8 Pink Lace album filled with 30 of your favorite 5x7 linen textured prints

Or our option of a 5x7 Pink Lace Portrait box filled with 30 of your favorite linen textured prints, so you can frame or do what you wish with them.
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My goal as a photographer has always been to make the people I photograph feel good about themselves. It's incredibly important to me that my clients feel sexy, confident, and beautiful without feeling as if they've sacrificed their morals or dignity along the way. There is no nudity in ANY of my sessions, and you will never be persuaded to do or reveal anything that makes you uncomfortable. Your images will be classy, sophisticated, and a careful mix of flirty and dramatic.

Although most women use the images as a gift for the man in their life, there are many reasons why a woman would choose to do a boudoir session. Some women want to try their hand at modeling, others want to capture artistic images of their bodies while they're at their "peak," and still others simply want to have a fun experience that boosts their self-confidence. Regardless of your reason, your session will be an experience you will never forget!

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Can I bring a friend to my shoot for moral support?
Sure! Although I don’t recommend bringing your mom or your best guy friend along, a sister or close friend can be a great personal assistant to check your hair and makeup, assist you with outfit selection, and be your cheering section
Is there any retouching that is not included?
Tattoo removal and tan lines are extremely time-consuming and thus require an additional fee of $20 per image.  I recommend hiring a makeup artist skilled in skin coverups to help minimize these problems, if necessary. We retouch skin problem such as blemishes and stetch marks along with smoothing skin to make you look radiant!
How soon after my session will I receive my proofs and products?
You will receive your password-protected online gallery approximately 2-3 weeks after your session).  Products such as albums can take 4-6 weeks to arrive. 
How much should I expect to spend on my session?
In addition to your session fee, you may also wish to book a hotel suite for your shoot, hire a hair or makeup artist, buy lingerie or other accessories, or purchase additional prints and products, all of which will increase the overall cost for your session.  Clients can spend as little as $350 or as much as $1500 on all of these items combined, with the average client spending around $800-1000 on their session.

Location, Location, Location:
I tell all my clients that we can take beautiful photographs at any location, and that’s certainly true, but a great location can make my job easier and your photos better.  The best locations are spacious, well decorated, free of clutter, and have an abundance of natural light.  For many people, their home is the best option because it has special meaning to them and it’s where they feel most comfortable.  However, there are many fantastic locations around the Denver area for those who prefer not to have their session at home. I also have a studio location for those of you who would rather do your session away from home but not at a hotel or outdoors.

Preparing For Your Session:

The best option to make yourself look your best is, of course, to hire a professional.  There are several hair and makeup artists that I would be happy to recommend to you, if you’re interested in that option. 
Hair should be down, loose, and not overly loaded with hairspray.  There’s nothing sexier than long hair, so let it flow! Pigtails and loose braids can be good variations, but in general your hair should be free-flowing.  Clip-in extensions, hairpieces, and even wigs can be a great way to glam up your hairstyle.
Makeup should fit the “tone” of your outfit – softer and more natural for casual attire, dark and dramatic for sexier looks.  Don’t listen to any makeup artist that tells you that your makeup should be extra heavy for photos – the way your makeup looks in person is exactly how it will photograph.  Lipgloss and fake eyelashes are encouraged! 
Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure, but avoid facials or waxing for 1-2 days before your session as they can cause redness or blotchiness.  If you can, get in a short workout the morning of your shoot day, including some time in the weightroom.  Not only will this make you feel better and give you more energy and endorphins, lifting weights will help to temporarily firm up your arms and legs and give you the strength you need to hold your poses.  For some people it helps to bring a little white wine or champagne to their session to help them loosen up and relax.  However, avoid red wines or anything that will stain your lips, and don’t overdo the alcohol – Photoshop can’t fix droopy eyelids and bloodshot eyes!

DO invest in at least one cute pair of underwear or a bra/panty set that makes you feel super sexy and fits you perfectly.
DON’T wear anything that is too small and digs into your skin or creates the dreaded “muffin top.”
DO consider accessories from your man – ties, hats, scarves, sports paraphernalia, etc – to personalize your images.
DON’T bring more than one piece, at most, of oversized clothing (jerseys, sweaters, men’s button up shirts, etc).  Although they seem cute, they make it difficult to show off your beautiful body, which is the whole point of the session!
DO consider normal clothing if you’re nervous about being too revealing, such as jeans, cardigans, wifebeaters, a fitted button up shirt, a pencil skirt, or a fitted v-neck t-shirt.  Many of these items can be paired with cute undergarments to make a very sexy (but less skimpy) outfit.
DO remember that sometimes no outfit can be the best outfit.  Some of my favorite images were photos taken when the subject wasn’t wearing anything clothing-related, and simply covered up with a white sheet, towel, pillow, or a prop.  Remember, there will never be any nudity in your images, so even if you’re clothes-free we will make sure all the important bits are covered up somehow.
DON’T feel like you have to drop a ton of money on new items for your shoot.  Although it can be nice to have one really elaborate piece of lingerie, we can create stunning images with the items you already have in your closet.
DO load up on accessories.  Pearls, long necklaces, gaudy costume jewelry, hats, fishnets or sheer black hose, scarves, and most importantly – cute shoes!!   High heels are a must, and a great pair of cowboy boots or tall black leather boots paired with a cute pair of panties can be an outfit all on their own.
If you have any other questions about what to bring or how to prepare for your session, please let me know and I’ll be happy to help!


All images that you see on my website are used with permission.  After your session, we will discuss which images you grant me permission to use, and how and where I will use them.  I will never use an image from your session without your consent.   You always have the right to keep all images private, however clients that allow me full usage rights to their images will receive discounts or product upgrades as a thank you for their bravery!

If you're interested in getting more information on my January Boudoir sessions or would like to set up a consultation so we can meet up and talk about ideas for your custom session, please visit my website at http://www.brandycarusophotography.com/ and fill out your information on my contact page and I will get information sent over to you!

2011 Contest Info | Denver CO Portrait Photographer

For those of you that keep up with me on my Fan page, have probably already seen my post about my Best of 2011 Contest. Next week I will be compiling a Blog post with all my favorite images from 2011 and will open a contest for all blog followers to vote on their favorite image in my post. All of your friends and family can vote as well, so spread the word!

Rules:
You must be a Follower on my blog to have your vote counted.
One vote per person.
You may vote for your own image (one vote).
Image with the most votes wins!
If you win a session and/or discount off your order, you may not trade that out with a session you already have booked/paid for in the 2012 year (such as baby plan sessions ect)
Can not trade session or discount in for money.

Prizes:
1st place: 1 portrait session and 20% off their order!
2nd place: 1 portrait session and 10% off their order!
3rd place: 1 free 5x7 or 8x10 print and 10% off their order with their next booked portrait session!


I will open the contest Friday January 6th, and it will remain open until January 20th so you can have enough time to get votes in and spread the word to your friends and family.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sophmores| Denver Colorado Senior Photography

While I was in Georgia for Thanksgiving I got got to meet up with this fun Sophmore for some portrait time downtown. Downtown is one of my favorite locations for Teen portrait sessions. I love the textures and colors you can find everywhere you look!





Parsan | Denver Colorado Newborn Photographer

A couple weeks ago I had the cuted little boy come visit me in my studio... meet 6 day young Baby Parsan.




BFF | Denver Maternity Photographer

My best friend since childhood recently had a little girl and I was super excited when she asked me to take her maternity and newborn portrais for her. Here is a sneak peak of her maternity session the day she went into the hospital to be induced...









Keep an eye out for Baby Payten's arrival sneak peak:)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sneaky Peeky | Denver CO Family Photographer

Its been a little while since Ive posted my last sneak preview for past sessions. October was a super busy month jam packed with sessions and I definately got behind in the Blog area. Im now caught up with all my work, but currently in GA. I will be here for a couple weeks on vacation. Well I guess I call it vacation because Im away from my house and I will be here for Thanksgiving, BUT I will still be working :) I have a couple newborn, maternity, family sessions, a labor and delivery session, an infant session and teen session while out here, along with a super awesome baby shower Im throwing my best friend :)
Here a group sneaky peeky for a bunch of my wonderful clients from these past few weeks...












Hope you enjoy!

Product Post | Denver CO Custom Boutique Photographer

I wanted to post a few images of an order I had here recently. One is of my 10x20 storyboard and one of my 4x8 accordion album. Both are very popular product so I thought Id share them with those of you who like to see my products in action :) Dont your just love the color of this frame? I think it would wake anyone up in the morning if it was on your wall lol.
 Thats also one of my 10x20 classic storyboard templates shown framed as well. Sorry pictures of actual prints are bad. This particular frame is in the LEWIS, which is the more formal/classic of these fun Organic Bloom frames.
Hung up and in action on the living room wall...

Detail shot of the corners to show the custom shabby chic rubbed effect. I love these frames!


 The 4x8 accordion album folded out...


Semi open, front...

View of the back side of the accordion page...

Front and Back cover....

These accordions are a fav if you're wanting a couple of your images from your session, and a great gift idea for Christmas, Birthdays, and Grandmas and Grandpas!
I've got other templates for these albums besides the one one shown above as well.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tyce | Denver CO Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Tyce is one of my Baby Plan babies so you will be seeing him again for his 4 month, 8 month and 12 month portraits :) Mr Tyce definately wanted to eat his enitre session... I kid you not lol. He would eat and then I would try to get him to sleep and pose him and he wasn't going to have it lol. He is my first official "come back baby" lol. Mom and Dad brought him back to the studio the next day after a couple hours of trying to get his portraits the 1st day and they said he slept many hours that night before and sure enough we had an awesome session the 2nd time around :)
Don't you just love those big squishy cheek of his?


LOVE those cheeks and lips


Jaxon 6 Months | Denver CO Baby Photographer

Jaxon is such an awesome name. A great spin on a classic name. I've seen this spelling a few times and fell in love with it.... it might be a name I would choose if theres baby boy number 2... we'll see :)

Heres 6 months of straight cuteness for ya!!




Adam | Thornton High School Senior Photographer

I loved having a change in scenary for this Senior session. I used to use railroad tracks alot in NC when I did sessions, because everyone wanted them for their location... here in CO I haven't had a request until now...

Adam is a Senior 2012. He's a swimmer at Mountain Range High School. Adam plans on attending Colorado State University and major in aerospace and design planes or become an astronaut and minor in electrical/mechanical engineering...

Im not a big fan of "tradition poses" but I think this is my all time favorite guy senior image and the sunset peeking through the trees behins Adam is just perfect!


These trees in the backgrown are changing colors and made this area Oh so beautiful!