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The biggest myths about boudoir photography

Some of the biggest lies we hear about boudoir photography…

You have to have a “perfect” body to do it. False! 

You don’t need to lose weight. Embracing your body and learning self-love is what we strive for. We won’t try to Photoshop every single thing you hate about yourself. Instead, we work around big ‘no-nos’ with flattering posing and lighting. You don’t need to change a single thing about yourself! This is a wonderful way to show you how gorgeous you truly are. 

They’re just raunchy photos. False!

It’s so much more than that. Of course, if you prefer, we can make that happen. Boudoir is an experience that teaches body empowerment and celebrating the skin you’re in. 

You can only do a boudoir shoot for your partner. False!

Absolutely not!  Even if you’re in a relationship, you don’t have to do boudoir as a gift to your partner. Do it for yourself! It’s all about self-worth and investing in YOU. A boudoir shoot will show you how beautiful you really are.

Beauty photography is a celebration of the female body.

A boudoir photoshoot allows you to show off your confidence and your curves while getting to see your body in a whole new light. If you’re like most women, you may feel a little nervous about the idea. It’s perfectly normal to get the jitters, but there’s nothing to worry about.

Any nervousness will quickly fade within the first couple of clicks of the camera.  At the beginning of your session, we’ll look over your styles and discuss your wishes.  We’ll also share our vision and ideas that would fit your preferred style.  We will make you feel comfortable, play up your favorite assets and flatter your unique body shape. 

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Boudoir photography is for women of all ages, shapes and sizes.

By the end of the session, you’ll be laughing and having a blast.  All women are beautiful in their own unique way, and it’s our goal to capture you in a way that makes you look drop dead gorgeous.  Boudoir sessions provide a liberating experience that will give you an unbelievable confidence boost.  So leave your inhibitions behind, and get ready for an incredible shoot!

maternity photography with a cultural twist

Although we offer a full wardrobe for maternity photo shoots, we always encourage clients to bring along a few favorite items of their own.  We especially  love when clients incorporate their traditional garb and accessories for some meaningful portraits.  With our studio in the heart of NYC, there’s nothing more special than capturing the variety of cultures at our fingertips.  Although we may all have different traditions and beliefs, the beauty of motherhood unites us all!!

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dreamy and ethereal maternity photoshoot

We loved getting creative with this gorgeous mama-to-be in our Midtown studio. We capture a variety of ethereal concepts to be displayed in the nursery, and sultry concepts for the bedroom. Although we offer a full wardrobe for maternity portraits, we always encourage clients to bring along a few favorite items of their own. These concepts with the lace crop top were absolutely divine, and the black Calvin Klein underwear with blazer was a classic look that can easily be shared with family and friends. We’re excited to design a keepsake album that will be treasured for years to come!!
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Luxury NYC Maternity & Newborn Portrait Studio
glow portraits® is a fine art portrait studio specializing in classic maternity and newborn photography. Conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan, the portrait studio attracts clients from Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, and the surrounding areas.  As you’ll see in our portfolio, we love to capture the beauty of these fleeting moments. If you’d like to book your own maternity photography session, please contact the portrait studio at 212.868.1076.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

maternity photography features beathtaking curves

Although pregnancy can feel exhausting at times, we strive to capture the gorgeous glow and beautiful curves of this magical time in a woman’s life.   Our style is classic and minimalist, and we have a wardrobe of styles and silks to achieve our vision.  We hope to capture your maternity portraits as beautiful works of art to be treasured for years to come!!

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NYC Modern Maternity & Newborn Portrait Studio
glow portraits® is a NYC boutique portrait studio specializing in timeless maternity and newborn photography.  Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, the portrait studio attracts clients from Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, and the surrounding areas.  As you’ll see in our portfolio, we love to get creative!

As NYC’s premiere maternity portrait photographer, we would love to capture your pregnancy as exquisite works of art.  If you’d like to book your own nyc maternity photography session, please contact the NYC portrait studio at 212.868.1076.  We look forward to preserving these precious memories for your family!

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Boudoir Portraits: The Most Incredible Gift

A boudoir portrait session is the best gift that you can give yourself.  There is no better time than the present to rediscover your inner goddess.  Our hope is that you’ll fully give yourself to the experience and tap into your unique source of sensuality – that’s where the magic lies, and it’s already within you.  It’s time to make yourself a priority.  You deserve to experience the empowering world of intimate boudoir photography. 

Every Woman Deserves to be Pampered

Ultimately, the best reason to experience a boudoir session is for yourself! When’s the last time you took the time to take a moment for you? As women, wives, mothers, nurturers, and friends, we often spend our days taking care of others. Boudoir offers a safe space set aside just for you to be loved, empowered, and pampered. Although everyone gets nervous when they show up to their session, we guarantee those fears will disappear when you have your makeup done, drink champagne, blast Beyonce, and pretend to be a cover model for the afternoon.

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Feeling confident in your own skin can seem impossible.  Showcasing your beauty and feeling like a rockstar is something that we don’t set aside time for in our day-to-day lives, so let’s prioritize feeling great about YOU!

It takes courage to be unapologetically yourself, and to be vulnerable in front of the camera. Letting down your guard and embracing your body will make you feel empowered.  By looking and feeling gorgeous during your boudoir photoshoot, you’ll leave with your head held high and feeling confident to take on the rest of your life.  Once you view the photos, you’ll genuinely wonder, “Why did I wait so long to do this?!”

Every woman has talked themselves out of taking a risk, especially when the risk can make oneself incredibly vulnerable. Our insecurities often speak louder than the truth about ourselves.  The truth is that our self-image is unique and beautiful despite our insecurities. We are our own worst critics.  No one else notices our flaws as much as we do.  Rest assured that we use the most flattering angles, poses and lighting to ensure you look your best. Your portraits will highlight and celebrate the areas you once thought were negative qualities. This process will make you see yourself as the world does: breathtakingly unique. Seeing the portraits in all their glory will have you in awe of yourself.

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Boudoir Enhances Relationships

When you love yourself, you love others deeper.  Boudoir photography is a path to self-discovery, self love, and so much more.  Boudoir photography shows women the true essence of themselves, not what others want them to be or think they should be. We want to capture your authentic self.  Think of all you have done and will do. This is a celebration of you, your strength, your beauty, and your femininity in every form. When you leave your session, you’ll leave with the knowledge of your own personal power.

Every woman who walks into our boudoir studio is a goddess, and we’ll make sure you know it!  We offer a luxury boudoir experience, so you’ll be exuding confidence during and after your experience.

Enjoy a Life-Changing Experience

We all experience changes in life, some are exciting and welcomed while others are scary and uncertain. We believe taking time for yourself in times of transition is crucial. Having a reason to spoil yourself will alleviate self doubts. There are tons of reasons to invest in you. In preparation for your boudoir photo shoot, you can spoil yourself by getting that facial your skin has been craving for months, and buy yourself some new outfits or lingerie for the occasion. If you’re in a time of transition, relationally, physically, emotionally, or in any other way, boudoir is a beautiful way to center yourself and restore confidence. These positive feelings will overflow into the other areas of your life.


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