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Ok, so by now you should have read about our Mobile Album App, Curio Display Box, and Luxury Albums - all in our Product in the Spotlight blog series written to help you learn more about what products are perfect for preserving images from your luxurious boudoir experience.


Perhaps you're still not sure that a boudoir session is for you...if that's the case, read this blog post here, (it'll help, promise!) Why learn about all these products now vs. just waiting until you see your images at your Image Premiere? I'm glad you asked! Perk #1: Knowing what you want will let us brainstorm what type of shots you've envisioned for different products and we can focus on those while shooting at your session. Perk #2: BONUSES. If you already know you're dying to get your hands on any of our collections, a Pre-Payment plan offers you awesome bonus products (like our Accordion Books) just for getting what you already know you want! (Contact us if you want to get more info!)


Product in the Spotlight: Locket Box


GLOSSY BLACK PIANO FINISH WITH LOCKING KEY

WHAT IT IS: A glossy black box complete with lock and key (like a jewelry box)! Enclosed you will have 30 of your favorite images mounted onto thick (and I mean THICK) 4x6" prints. The inside cover of the box features a laser engraving of our logo or, if you're willing to wait a little longer, you can upgrade to a custom laser engraved message! It even comes with a cloth to polish away finger prints and ensure it stays shiny & new! ♛


HOW TO GET IT: Our Locket Box is available as an option in the Lavish and Opulence collections or via our A La Carte menu. If selected in the Lavish or Opulence collection, it also contains a slot for a laser engraved usb thumb drive which will include the high resolution digital images that come with your collection! (Contact us here, if you'd like a detailed price list). WHY WE LOVE IT: I love the Locket Box for a lot of the same reasons I love our Curio Display Box! It looks just like a jewelry box, so it's easy to keep out on, say, a dresser or a nightstand. HOWEVER, with the lock & key, your prints will remain safe from peeping eyes or little fingers (lookin' at you, mamas 🤣)! It has a timeless black piano-gloss finish that will be neutral to your home decor for years and years to come, ensuring it will never go out of style! All of the prints are mounted on super thick and durable paper, so you (or your special someone) can look through these images as frequently as you'd like! Feeling blah? Pull out your Locket Box for the ultimate confidence boost! Mounted prints are also great because you can rotate your images through display frames, should you have any you're not particularly shy about 😉. It contains twice as many images as our Curio Display Box, but your prints are still placed in your box in no particular order. Which means selecting your images is simply just picking the ones that are your absolute favorites (aka the hardest part 😅). The ultimate product for the gal looking to keep her sensual secrets, secret 🗝.

Watch the video below to see more details of our luminous Locket Box!



LOOKS AMAZING ON YOUR DRESSER OR NIGHTSTAND

What do YOU think? Do you prefer the privacy of the Locket Box or flaunting your images with the Curio Display Box? Do you have any questions? Contact us!


Does the idea of doing a session with your wife make you nauseated, give you the sweats, or make you all around uncomfortable? You’re not alone. I hear so many women say they would LOVE to do a couple’s session with their husbands, but that he would never get in front of the camera. I personally find that devastating, but I understand. I’m a wife to one of those husbands myself! There are a lot of great, impactful things coming out of the body positivity movement...but I cannot help but feel like men are getting a little left behind. Where women are (sadly) used to comparing themselves to Victoria’s Secret lingerie models, guys have their own version of an unattainable standard as well. Calvin Klein underwear models come to mind, with their 3493204 abs and stone-chiseled jawlines. Where women feel down on themselves for not having the perkiest boobs or fullest lips, men have just as many features to compare themselves to, but the difference is...hardly anyone is talking about it, compared to the same issues with women.

My hope is that as the body positivity movement evolves, men will start to feel their insecurities are just as valid and acknowledged. As a feminist, I feel it's important to acknowledge that men have just as much a need to celebrate different body types as women do. I’d even venture to say that, right now, they kind of need it even more than women do. It might just be in my own personal experience, but it seems to me that a lot of guys are a lot more resistant to change...even if that change can help them in the long run. Role models seem to hold the most weight amongst men, so I hope to see more leaders pave the way towards celebrating male vulnerability. I know of a few photographers who specialize in this genre particularly, and they’re doing amazing things. SO. With ALL of that being said, I want to CHALLENGE any gentleman who has hung around long enough to read this far to BE THAT ROLE MODEL, for your sons, your brothers, your friends, and YOURSELF. As a general rule, most humans don't particularly like to go against or ahead of the crowd, but those that do could pave the way for a whole new kind humanness amongst BOTH sexes. So if your wife asks you if you’d consider joining her for a couple’s session, give it some thought about WHY it is that having that intimacy captured might make you nervous or uncomfortable. If it’s because you feel like guys aren’t allowed to feel confident about themselves, or enjoy having photos taken, or feel vulnerable...well, you could be the guy that did it anyway, and proved all those beliefs in society wrong. Plus, who knows? It could be fun! To help calm your nerves a bit, I've compiled a short list of FAQ's I get from guys about doing a couples session: 1. But what if I get a B-O-N-E-R ? Ok, might as well get this one out of the way. So most guys bring up this question jokingly, but I know it is actually a genuine concern for some guys! It can feel embarrassing and inappropriate, so I get the concern. Here's my answer: Erections are a natural thing, and nothing to be embarrassed about. After all, I will absolutely be directing you to grab some boob and butt and get kissy and lovey, so it's honestly, bound to happen. Feel free to take a moment to yourself to help you relax and get back in the game. No worries.


2. But I SERIOUSLY don't know what to do with my hands. Dude, when I'm in front of the camera, neither do I! I am by NO means a professional model, so I provide the kind of direction I personally need as well. So that means I will tell you (and show you), "Put your left hand against the wall, like this. Now stand here, and with your right hand, caress her neck and lean in for a kiss." - stuff like that. HOWEVER, even though I absolutely am a bossy bish in that studio, I will still ask that you bring your A-GAME. I want you to FLIRT with your partner like it's your job, and have FUN with it. My job will be to capture the sexy, sweet, light, and heavy moments while the two of you connect! 3. I don't know what to wear/bring No worries, I have an EXTENSIVE preparation guide geared towards couples AND dudes, all laid out in my Queendom App. Yeah, its a girly AF app, to be completely honest, but your partner will love that you downloaded it and are getting excited about the experience with them!


4. I want this for her, not for me

You, sir, are a gentleman. That is very sweet that you want your partner to have such an important and amazing experience all to herself, and I do think she deserves that, BUT your partnership is important too. One of the most amazing aspects of this experience is you're left with some gorgeous, tangible pieces of art that you can look back on for years to come. Imagine pulling your album out on your 50th anniversary and reliving those moments together. Say you're not a romantic all you want, I know that's something you BOTH would absolutely cherish.


5. I'm really reserved/shy and don't do well with PDA Again, I will direct you the wholeeee time, so as long as you follow my directions, you will be absolutely fine. The funny thing is, you'll be so focused on my direction, that before you know it the nerves have disappeared and we're joking and goofing around the studio like we've been friends for as long as you can remember. There's no pressure to be anything other than yourself. Your connection with your partner will take care of the rest! That pretty much covers the basics! I hope this post helps you feel empowered to consider jumping into a session with your lady because you deserve to see yourself as the sexy AF human you are. Ready to pull the trigger? Download the Queendom App to book now!

I always say if working one-on-one with a woman and seeing her literally transform before my very eyes wasn't basically the most fulfilling thing in the world, that I'd consider specializing in couples exclusively.


I. LOVE. COUPLE. SESSIONS.


From a photographer's standpoint, I love them because I get to capture real-time intimacy, and that just makes my heart flutter 🥰 there's also a ton of other reasons, but here's 5 Reasons Why YOU need to jump into the studio for a COUPLE SESSION....

REASON #1: It's Getting Hot In Here - AKA HOTTEST DATE EVER

I don't know about you, but getting to prance around the studio in lingerie, getting kissed up and down and having your partner's hands all up on you for basically 90 min straight (WITHOUT doing the real deal wham bam thank you ma'am) sounds like one HOTTTT AF date (not to mention, total tease 😅) Personally, I absolutely recommend making your couple session Part 1 of an epic date DAY. Literally a WHOLE ASS DAY. Why? Well first off, you're gonna get all dolled up and who doesn't love to maximize a good hair/face day? But also, you're going to start the day off with such an amazing connection with your partner, you're not going to want that to end with the usual day-to-day disruptions that don't allow couples to maintain that level of connection all the time. My dream for you is you'll leave the studio feeling so unexpectedly connected (or reconnected) with your partner and choose to spend the rest of the day completely wrapped up in each other, distraction-free. The studio is located in the Chelsea District of Downtown Norfolk, and very close to some amazing places to eat, walk around, and enjoy each other's company. If you seriously cannot handle one more moment without ripping each other's clothes off, there's even some amazing hotels nearby 😉 (Hubby and I's favorite for staycations is The Main by Hilton!)

And guess what, after your session, you'll have the opportunity for ANOTHER date night when we get back together for your Image Premiere when you see all of your images for the first time and design your Product Collection. My favorite for couples is Luxury Albums or the Locket Box.


REASON #2: YOU want some sexy pics of THEM, too, right!?

Typically when people think of boudoir, they consider it a gift a woman gives to her partner. Well, with a couple session, both you AND your partner are able to walk away from the experience with amazing photos together and of EACH OTHER. I always set aside some time to work one-on-one with the partner that less frequently gets in front of the camera (typically the dude 🤣). These solo shots from the day are my favorite for nightstand prints so each of you have a special image of your partner just for you, while you have that super amazing one of the two of you together over your bed (just giving you some ideas 😉).


REASON #3: See YOURSELF the way they see you

I LOVE when I'm shooting a couple and I hear something like "Oh, I love the way her nose scrunches when she laughs". Not only is that adorable (obvi) but also, a little glimpse into the way your partner sees you. That little love statement just told me I need to be sure to capture that nose scrunch for them, but ALSO so YOU get a chance to love yourself the way they love you. Same goes for the dudes! I hear things like "I LOVE his chest hair" and that's yet another detail to capture that will begin telling the story of your intimacy.

REASON #4: Be DARING

I am not exaggerating when I tell you that you will likely leave the studio with a few new ideas of ways to connect with your partner, because I will prompt interactions that may not typically be in your arsenal of "how to be sexy". You will find yourself feeling WAY more comfortable doing things in front of the camera than you anticipated specifically, because of how I guide you. These interactions will get those sexy wheels turning, and next thing you know, you're at home trying something new and refreshed!

Reason #5: YOU WILL BLOW EACH OTHER AWAY

Hands down the BEST thing about a couple session is seeing you and your partner obsess with each other. I encourage making one another blush, laugh, squirm, tease, and beam with confidence and it is honestly such a privilege to witness. Check out this guy seeing his wife after we finished styling her in her lingerie look...

Wasn't that the cutest thing!? I love it! Because I know you're dying to see, here's an image from their session 😏

If you & your partner are looking for an experience that will help you intimately reconnect, book your couple session now! You can also prepare for your couple session via the Queendom App, the best place to get all your session info, in one place!

Xoxo,

Jenna