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Meet Mrs. N | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. N | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Mrs. N

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We’ve been doing boudoir photography for years. With every session, we feel so fortunate to be photographing so many amazing people here in Denver, Colorado!

Not only do we get to help so many people experience the physical and emotional transformation of a luxurious photography session, complete with professional make-up, hair, and a lot of extra goodies, we often get to help them create a very unique wedding present!

Mrs. N was looking for a unique wedding gift for her husband. Something better than a watch or socks. 

That’s when she contacted us

It might seem a little much to trust a studio with your look. But as Mrs. N found out, we have the best support team in the business.

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It can be very intimidating to trust a complete stranger with your “look” for something so personal, but I was so impressed with what a great job the girls did. It was fun trying a new look!
— Mrs. N

That’s the glamorous part of boudoir photography. It’s like a mini-vacation for your sensual side. Who wouldn’t want to be a model for a day?

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It was just really nice having all the attention on me for the session...with hair, makeup, help with styling my look..it was awesome! I think as women, we tend to focus on others, so it was a nice change getting pampered & having some ‘me’ time.
— Mrs. N

We do spend a lot of time on others, making sure all of our people are taken care of. It’s an important reminder to schedule “me time” and focus on ourselves, too!

Trust us, they’ll appreciate the results, too!

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I was so impressed during my photo reveal session! And it was so fun to see my ‘sexy’ side...how my husband sees me. It was a great little boost to my confidence for sure!
— Mrs. N

When we get down to it, confidence is the key. A boudoir session is the perfect remedy to undo the distorted self image that cell phone cameras and horrible mirrors install in all of us. 

When we feel confident about ourselves, others notice! Once you notice the difference, you’ll wish that you had gotten a deluxe photography experience sooner!

So, what did Mr. N think of his unique wedding present?

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It completely knocked his socks off! He was SO surprised and said it was hands-down the best gift he’s ever received! And I give pretty good gifts!
— Mrs. N

The best presents are the ones that benefit both the giver and receiver. Boudoir photography definitely does that!
 

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Meet Mrs. J | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. J | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Mrs. J

One of the things we love about what we do at Under the Garter is helping people recognize their unique beauty through boudoir photography. Time after time, our clients feel transformed after a deluxe experience at our Denver studio. 

Mrs. J came to us to create a very special Christmas present for her husband… and for herself! 

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I have struggled with body image at times. I feel like this will be a great way to see myself positively.

Too often, we see a distortion of ourselves. Wouldn’t you rather see yourself how your lover sees you? Strong, sensual, and perfectly beautiful? 

And to get dolled up up and receive the royal treatment on top of that? Yes, please!

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Mrs. J showed up to our LoHi neighborhood studio expecting an amazing experience and was still blown away!

I loved having the antique furniture for the portraits. The location was so nice and welcoming and made me feel at ease right away and that was priceless.  

Every experience starts with a luxury and then a transformation. 

For Mrs. J’s photography session we started with professional makeup done by Nicole Toledo and beautiful hair done by Preslee Hair Style

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I felt like royalty having my hair and makeup done the morning of my shoot. As someone who hardly ever wears makeup I was nervous I would look too made up but it was better than I could have expected. My curls in my hair were just what I pictured and had hoped they would look like after looking at other boudoir photos. 

By the time Mrs. J started posing for our internationally published photographer, she felt confident. And that confidence shines through her photos! 

She looks soft, sensual, and seductive. 

Parts of my body that I wasn’t as comfortable with look amazing in the portraits.
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Boudoir photography is so much more than creating incredibly sensual photos. It’s about reclaiming our self image and boosting our confidence. 

I felt so confident. That confidence continued throughout my entire shoot. I can see the confidence I feel/felt when I look at my portraits!

It’s true that change comes from within. But it often helps to get an outside perspective to remind us about how amazing we are. 

I feel like it is cliche but I am so glad that I did these. It started as a wonderful gift to my husband but it has already been the best gift I have given myself.
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Meet Mrs. V | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. V | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Mrs. V

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One of the things we absolutely love about doing boudoir photos is being able to show our clients how their lovers see them.

Have you ever had that moment when you finally get your makeup and hair on point, only to see a reflection in a car window or a store front and been massively let down? It can be a total confidence killer! 

What if you could see yourself the way that your significant other sees you?

The little poses that turn them on? The way that the light reflects in your eyes? Or the way your hair falls over your face in that messy and cute way? 

That's where Under the Garter comes in!

There's a reason why we've been internationally published. We work with the absolute best makeup and hair artists in Denver, Colorado. Not only that, but we go the extra mile to give you a world-class luxurious experience including a facial, champagne, and delectable goodies to make you feel comfortable and at your sexiest! 

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Mrs. V came to our professional LoHi neighborhood studio not really knowing what to expect. Her boudoir session was going to be a wedding present, but turned into something so much more! She loved getting dolled up with professional hair and makeup. 

Both stylists knew what would look the best in the shoot and they did not disappoint.
— Mrs V

Mrs. V is absolutely stunning in her photo set. It was easy to get entranced by her sultry eyes and we're proud that we captured what Mr. V must see when he looks at his beautiful bride. Look at her! I mean just look!

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I purchased them for my fiancé (now husband) as a wedding gift. He still talks about the photos to this day and looks at them often.
— Mrs V

Boudoir is more than sexy photos or wedding gifts. It's a transformative experience. We love watching a client grow and change as they experience the entire process. 

My jaw dropped when I saw the photos. I had no idea how they would turn out since I have never done a boudoir shoot before. But with the amazing guidance and recommendation I could not have wished for better results. Every time I look at the photos I feel empowered!
— Mrs V

From the prep to working with the professional photographer to the photo reveal, our clients finally get to see how their lover sees them. They are beautiful beyond compare.

Contact us today about how we can help create your forever memories!

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Meet Mrs. E | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. E | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. E

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We love it when new brides want to surprise their new spouse with a special wedding gift of boudoir photos. There is something inspiring and humbling about creating timeless moments for couples.

Mrs. E was an absolute delight to have in our luxurious LoHi Denver, Colorado studio! She came to us after getting a referral from her wedding makeup artist, Ally Triolo. Ally has been our makeup artist for over 5 years!

After getting her hair and makeup dolled up, Mrs. E settled into our studio for some breathtaking photos!

I loved my hair and makeup ladies! They made me feel really comfortable and beautiful for the shoot.
— Mrs E
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The best thing about boudoir is not just the confident and sexy photos that their partners will cherish forever.  It's also the feeling that our clients get right before their wedding.

You see, everyone has "those" photos that their friends put on Facebook and Insta. The weird smile. The bad angle. The awkward light.

A boudoir session is the PERFECT way to erase those awkward photos and see yourself the same way that your new life partner sees you: strong, soft, and sexy!

My favorite part was when my husband opened up the gift on the wedding day.
— Mrs E

Speaking of soft, we LOVED the photos of Mrs. E in her fur! It looks like the perfect accessory for cold winter day.

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Boudoir is MORE than just the photos. It's about taking time for YOU. It's about giving yourself the attention and care you deserve. From the champagne to the chocolates, from the beautiful clothes to the professional hair and makeup, boudoir is a luxury experience everyone should enjoy. 

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How to Get Ridiculously Soft Skin | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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How to Get Ridiculously Soft Skin | Boudoir Photography | Denver

How to Get Ridiculously Soft Skin

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We're always trying to help our clients feel confident and sexy in their skin. And for me, that starts with having super soft, hydrated skin.

That can be a tough feat during the colder months in Denver, Colorado.

It seems like I spend months with dry, itchy skin, so I'm always looking for new ways to combat it.

And I think I've finally figured out the best way to get soft, hydrated, GLOWING skin. Seriously. It's ridiculous how soft my skin is right now.

The very best part? It involves just a couple of very inexpensive items.

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Step 1:

First, start with this bad boy.

It's *probably* supposed to be used for dry brushing, but that's a little too intense for my sensitive skin.

So, I use this in the shower with my favorite body wash, Alba Botanica Very Emollient Honey Mango Shower Gel.

This stuff smells like HEAVEN. I buy it 32 oz. at a time, because I never want to be without it.

Back to the brush.

Use a circular motion and pay special attention to knees, elbows, ankles and feet.

This brush has completely rid my feet of calluses, which blows my mind.
 

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Step 2:

This last step is VERY important. Otherwise you're just exfoliating and drying out your skin.

Right after stepping out of the shower, rub sweet almond oil into your skin.

A little bit goes a LONG way, so this 4 oz. bottle should last you for quite some time.

For reference, I can use just a few drops for an entire arm.

You'll want to let the oil absorb into your skin before getting dressed.

Yes, this adds a few more minutes to your routine, but I use that time to focus on my skincare regimen for my face.

If you have tile or hardwood floors, make sure you have socks nearby and immediately put them on or you will a) slip and fall on your face and/or b) leave oil marks all over your hardwood floor.

I may or may not have a very frustrated husband after leaving oily footprints throughout the house.

And THAT'S IT! Just two super simple steps, using inexpensive ingredients!

I'm able to do this every day without any issues, but don't overdo it if you feel like this is irritating your skin too much. And, of course, avoid using the brush if you have eczema or psoriasis.

Have an almond allergy? I highly recommend jojoba oil as well.

Try this out and let me know how it goes!

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Meet Mrs. L | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Meet Mrs. L | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Meet Mrs. L

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The entire experience. All of you made me feel like a million.
— Mrs L, on her favorite part of the experience
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Today's Throwback Thursday session is focused on the sexy and sassy Mrs. L.

Nothing thrills me more than when a client is comfortable, confident and has a great sense of humor.

We had so much fun getting to know this amazing lady -- she kept us laughing throughout the session AND her reveal!

Mrs. L booked a session at our Denver boudoir studio because she wanted to create an unforgettable gift for her husband.

But I think Mrs. L will agree that she got an amazing gift herself.

I loved my portraits. Yes, they did change the way I feel about myself.
— Mrs L
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Boudoir has a funny way of changing the way you feel about yourself.

As women, we're often so hard on ourselves and it can be so difficult to REALLY see ourselves.

I can't tell you how many clients tell me that they're not photogenic or they're not thin enough or not young enough for boudoir.

It can be easy to feel that way when the only photos you see of yourself are taken by amateurs at a barbecue or family gathering.

We've all seen photos of ourselves from weird angles and maybe we're blinking or in the middle of talking.

Or, in my case, gesturing bizarrely.

I'm, ahem, a bit expressive when I talk sometimes and it does NOT make for a good photo.

That's why it's so important to be photographed by a professional who understands lighting and posing (and creates a fun, safe atmosphere where you can really relax and have fun).

We don't distort bodies here. We just show you how amazing you look. From all angles. 

But back to that sexy Mrs. L...

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I can not wait to do another shoot!
— Mrs. L

Mrs. L brought in so many wonderful outfits.

We especially love this blue lace bodysuit she picked up from Victoria Secret. The color is absolutely PERFECT for her and I'm basically obsessed with every bodysuit ever made.

We encourage our clients to bring in props and Mrs. L surprised us with a sassy T-shirt and a bag full of lollipops. It made for a very fun end to the session and we were all giggling by the time she left.

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The portraits were a wonderful surprise to my husband. Not knowing what to expect, he was silent for a little while, then told me I have always been beautiful, but even more beautiful with age.
— Mrs L
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He is in awe at the pictures. The only word he could find to describe the pictures is ‘stunning.’ He wants more.
— Mrs L
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Free Luxury Facial | Boudoir Photography | Denver

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Free Luxury Facial | Boudoir Photography | Denver

Free Luxury Facial

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Did you know that every boudoir session comes with a FREE facial?

We're really focused on pampering our clients, so we like to provide them with a luxury facial using the best products we've ever encountered -- Sorella Apothecary skincare products.

We recommend booking your facial a few days before your session, but the facial can be used after your session as well.

Facials are provided by our esthetician, Ally Triolo.

Wanna see what a facial with Ally looks like? Check out this video of Melissa getting a facial from Ally.

Ready?

 

 

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Meet Anthony | Male Boudoir | Denver

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Meet Anthony | Male Boudoir | Denver

Meet Anthony

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Today's blog post is a Throwback Thursday to that time we did a styled shoot with Anthony.

This shoot was part of a larger wedding styled shoot with lots of talented (and fun!) Colorado wedding vendors and Anthony played the part of happy groom perfectly.

(To see which wedding vendors we love, check out our other business, Bliss Bridal Boutiques. We've hand-selected the best wedding vendors in Colorado).

While the wedding vendors were setting up inside the Arvada venue, we took advantage of the phone booth outside for some Superman-inspired dudoir.

Isn't the location perfect?

We were so excited to find a phone booth on set.

But back to Anthony.

Anthony is probably one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

Seriously.

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We still have yet to meet a more caring male model.

He was up for anything (including my joke about standing nude in traffic) and always had a big smile on his face.

Anthony has also adopted several special needs children and his face lights up when he talks about them.

He's an amazing father and we feel lucky to know him.

Anthony is wearing a custom suit by Andre Holliday Custom Clothing.

Andre creates gorgeous custom suits for everyone from celebrities (seriously. You can see his work on ESPN) to the groom who's never owned a suit.

As you can see, the suit fit Anthony perfectly.

Wanna see more photos of Anthony? Keep scrolling!

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