By Jennifer Hyde
You didn't wake up to be average,
you woke up to be amazing
Here's what you need to know
- Boudoir is for EVERY type of women.
- It's a one-of-a-kind life-changing experience
- A confidence-boosting photo-session at any age
- An opportunity to embrace your inner vixen
- A reminder of your absolute beauty
- Boudoir can be tasteful and sexy at the same time
A boudoir session is more than a photo shoot. It is about unleashing and embracing all the emotions that embody your femininity. It’s an EXPERIENCE. It begins the moment that you decide to book your session. That moment when you finally decide to walk away from your comfort zone and do something for you.This is about being comfortable in your own skin. This is about celebrating how you are uniquely different. This is about letting go of every negative thing you’ve ever believed about yourself. We are here to guide you through this empowering experience. A boudoir photo shoot is for every body. You don’t need to lose weight. You don’t need to change your appearance. This is about embracing your beauty.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself
- Coco Chanel
I know what you're thinking- Could I really do this?
This is the number one question I get from clients. They don’t feel like they are “the kind of woman who does something like this.”But I always tell them that there is no right kind of woman for Boudoir. It doesn’t matter, who you are, what size you are, how old you are or what you look like. Boudoir portraits are meant to make every woman feel her absolute best.
We are in the business of making you look and feel good no matter what. That is our mission. So don’t let insecurity, societal norms or anything else pressure you away from boudoir. This is the right thing for you, no matter what.
A Boudoir Experience
WITH JENNIFER HYDE IS A STEP TOWARDS:
Appreciating and loving your body NO MATTER what.
Recognizing that you've NEVER lost your sexy. NOT FOR A SECOND!
Documenting your beauty & growth while you work towards your next milestone.
Choosing to celebrate yourself when you do hit that milestone, get the promotion, or turn 40, 50, 60+
Remember that you don't have to be so hard on yourself, you are unique, you are sexy, strong & worthy.
And knowing that it's okay to live a little, splurge a little, and feel drop dead
gorgeous every once in a while! You deserve it!
ULTIMATELY, THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE PHOTOS.
This is a body love revolution!
"It was an awesome experience for me that I was lucky enough to get to do. It definitely brought me out of my comfort zone and made me feel more confident and beautiful in my own skin. It made me see myself in a way I’ve never seen. (In a good way). Feeling confident is a blessing and a gift."
I had the best time ever doing this shoot with Jen. She made me feel comfortable n she’s very professional. I had so much fun playing around n just letting go. Her studio has a warm feeling. Her assistant Leslie was fun too. She made me relax n have fun too. I’d definitely do it again. If you’re thinking about it, just do it... you won’t regret it nor will ur significant other.
I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed my experience!! ... it left me with a different kind of confidence and reminder that I'm not only a mom that wears sweats all day, but that I also haven't lost my sexy woman somewhere in there! You were so easy to work with! I loved your direction in the shoot, and the reminders to smile and have fun!
I cannot wait to do it again!!!
The photos are STUNNING!
Seriously I cannot stop looking at them, you are a genius behind the camera! I have recommended you already to so many girls, I will continue to do so. The studio was comfortable and cozy, the drinks were a wonderful touch.
I've been glowing since yesterday, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
My Jennifer Hyde Photography's Boudoir shoot was just absolute perfection! From getting my hair and makeup done, to the shoot location, everything was tailored to make me comfortable and confident. Thank you for creating a comfortable and professional space to allow me to create the most unique gift for my fiance!"
Jen made me feel so beautiful, but more importantly comfortable. Her knowledge and skills behind the camera is a great combination! If you have ever thought of a session now is the time do it. As a mom of 2, I not only wanted this for my husband as a gift, but also for myself as a reminder that us women are badass, and Jen will make you feel that way and more! Book that session girl.
"My Boudoir session began as a gift for my partner, something fun and new. It ended up being the most rewarding experience I have given myself! Nervous at first, I wasn't sure what to expect and was a bit embarrassed to be so "exposed". Within moments Jen had me completely at ease! My shoot was exhilarating and so much fun! I left simply on cloud nine. Jen's easy nature and charismatic attitude gave me a bold, beautiful confidence in myself. My pictures were stunning! I loved every single one! I'm just amazed at how perfect the pictures turned out and how the experience left a permanently positive imprint on how I envision myself!"
I want to book a shoot, but I'm so nervous?
It's totally normal! EVERY woman feels the jitters of anticipation ahead of her session… both of excitement and of “what the heck am I thinking???” Lucky for you, we will walk you through all of the preparations so you’re feeling GREAT about your session, ready to go + you will have a fabulous time and leave feeling empowered and like a whole new women. Once you see your images- you will know without a doubt it was worth it!
I have no idea what I'm doing- will you help pose me?
Absolutely! We will 1000% help you to pose & tell you where to look.
All you have to do is show up & have fun!
Will you retouch my acne/ wrinkles/ cellulite?
YES! All of your images will be fully retouched at no extra charge.
Will you post my images online?
Not without your permission. We take your privacy very seriously.
I’m a curvy girl - can you still make me look good?
YES! We specialize in creating gorgeous boudoir portraits of every woman.
Do I bring my own lingerie or do you provide outfits?
You’ll bring at least 2-3 outfit options of your own choosing (to ensure they fit you like a glove!), and we’ll also fill in from our Client Style Closet as needed — we offer bodysuits and lingerie from S-XL, robes, jewelry and high heels size 6-10. I want to make sure you arrive with something you know fits perfectly. Select outfits that suit your personality, body shape, and complement your skin tone. If you need help with outfit ideas, or you’d like to discuss wardrobe, send me an email! .
What if I don’t have anyone to give photos to?
Many of our clients do a session for THEMSELVES — if someone else gets to benefit from your gorgeous images, that’s just a cherry on top.
Where will my session take place?
We have a stunning, private studio fill with natural light located in West Dundee. Hair and Make up can be done right there but we are also located between two of the most amazing salons - so it's super convenient to get your hair and make up done either way.
Shine. Salon & Dry Bar
103 S 1st St, West Dundee, IL 60118
106 S 2nd St, West Dundee, IL 60118
Know your worth- than add Tax!
Hello Gorgeous! I'm Jen.
Photographer, mama, wife, a lover of green tea, random trips to home goods, your biggest cheerleader and newest BFF!
I have been a professional photographer for over 10 years and I love with helping women, just like you, see the beauty that comes from within.
We are crazy passionate about helping women along the journey of self love and confidence. Sweetheart, YOU are worth it! YOU are a badass, YOU deserve all the feels. This is a judge free zone and every body is welcome here.
Our wish is for you to feel empowered, confident and sexy ! Are you ready to celebrate YOU?
We can't wait to chat with you!
What to expect
If you do hair and makeup with us it takes about 1 & 1/2 hour and your photo session is 90- min with a variety of
wardrobe changes and different backgrounds.
Your portrait session includes up to 3 looks, plus our “white sheets” set, and Jen will personally coach you through every single step, every pose, every flirty glance and sultry stare. You will be guided into figure-flattering poses to look your very best.
About 1-2 weeks after your photo session you will return for the reveal of your beautiful portraits. At that time you will decide on what collection of products you want to purchase. Please allow one and a half hour for this appointment. What you purchase is entirely up to you. My job is to take beautiful photographs of you that you LOVE!
(Payment plans are available. Due to the nature of the product, there are no returns or refunds)
Boudoir is so much more than putting on pretty lingerie and taking pictures.
It's about changing the way you see yourself.