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Sexy Sixties and Seventies Boudoir

Best Boudoir LA sexy over sixty photo shoot featured in Huffington Post.

As a photographer I meet wonderful individuals every day, let me tell you about my encounter with an extraordinary lady I had the honor to shoot recently (pictured in this blog post).

Sabine Reichel a seasoned internationally published author, also advocate for women with gray hair, publisher of the popular Gray in LA Blog was recently featured in HuffingtonPost50 describing her boudoir experience with me as her photographer.

Best Boudoir LA sexy over sixty photo shoot featured in Huffington Post.

Namely this lady has caused me to think about my own struggles with age. I am turning 50 this year and somehow the thought, I AM TOO OLD ! has twisted my brain since my childhood.

At 11, I thought I was too old playing with barbies. At 25 I felt too old to model, at 38 I felt too old for child birth, at 45 I felt I was too old to start a new career…

Seriously! That’s just a bunch of bullshit, excuse my French!

Yes, there may be actual physical limitations, such as giving birth after menopause, but let’s be honest, most of our preconceived  notions of age are constructed in or heads and are directly influenced by what the media has presented us over the years. Sometimes it takes inspiration from ladies around us to change our outlook on age.

Best Boudoir LA sexy over sixty photo shoot featured in Huffington Post.

When I met 69 year old Sabine Reichel at an event at the posh Edison in Los Angeles I was mesmerized by her positive attitude regarding her age. She shared with me that she was contemplating to reignite her modeling career… at age 69! I was not only impressed by her flawless skin, but also by her strong feministic expression and her I-don’t-give-a-damn-what-others-think philosophy.

Best Boudoir LA sexy over sixty photo shoot featured in Huffington Post.

At the end of the evening we had not only found a new friendship, but we also planned to do a photo shoot together.  Sabine is a free spirit and since boudoir is my forte, she was game for a sexy lingerie shoot. Needless to say I was thrilled! I specialize in women over 40 and 50, to have a lady close to 70 was a great addition to my repertoire.

Best Boudoir LA sexy over sixty photo shoot featured in Huffington Post.

Yes, this lady was blessed with amazing genes, but it is her bravery and open mindedness that allowed her to discover this new side of herself.  Wrinkles, gray hair or an aching hip? So what! Get over it!

Have you ever seen photos of young super models without make up taken from an unfortunate angle…unedited? Not so hot either! So why should images  of mature ladies be different? It is the lighting the angles, makeup and editing that will make the difference for anybody in front of the camera, trust me!

Best Boudoir LA sexy over sixty photo shoot featured in Huffington Post.

Ladies of any age, do yourself a favor and don’t buy into the lies of our society, that older women should’t be shown as sensual beings.

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, SEXY AND POWERFUL!

Best Boudoir LA sexy over sixty photo shoot featured in Huffington Post.

For more info or bookings contact me at http://bestboudoirla.com/contactus

xo

Beate Pilgreen

 

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Old Hollywood Charm Boudoir for Today’s Ladies

 

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When I look at the old time black and white movie star photos I get a sense of glamour and chic that today’s photography is sometimes lacking. Modern photography is beautiful as well and eye or lip color can enhance a photo, sometimes an HDR post production will add interest.

However in this series of photos I wanted to recreate the feel of Old Hollywood using black and white photography, lighting, hair and makeup. Rather than using flash photography I like using continuous light, especially spot lighting to add shadows and drama. My makeup artist did a wonderul job enhancing this lady’s hair and makeup with a touch of 50s style.

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Another tool is to add the right props for a photo shoot like this. To keep things simple I like to use black backgrounds and satin sheets as seen in many black and white photos. Of course vintage furniture or lingerie are a nice touch as well, though not absolutely necessary.

I really like the outcome of these black and white photos and use them quite often on my client’s photos. Albums of this type are especially nice as they seem to be right out of another era and there is a surprise element when the viewer realizes that the woman pictured is their own wife, a soccer mom or friend.

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If you are interested in receiving more inforamtion, contact me here at Best Boudoir LA. I am happy to answer any questions you may have!

 

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Boudoir empowers women

10965328_10204930925065382_1847492404_nOften women put other people’s needs before their own, their spouse’s, their children’s, their household’s and their work place’s. To get pampered, to get undivided attention, to be the star in the room may seem foreign, but it feels absolutely invigorating.

After most boudoir photoshoots women will tell me how empowered and uplifted they feel. During their shoot they are allowed to show their sensual vulnerable side, gently guided by professionals without having to be in charge.

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The reveal of the finished images always brings smiles and sometimes even tears of joy to a woman’s face. Do you know that most women are unaware how beautiful they are until they actually see themselves in a boudoir photo?

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At fiftyfour years old this lady thought she couldn’t pull off showing herself in lingerie. I’d say she totally rocked it!

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When she saw the images she couldn’t believe how beautiful and elegant she looked. She is a beautiful women inside and out, before and after the makeover. What do you think?

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When I met this young lady recently for a boudoir photoshoot I was delighted to dicover the strong confidence in her own body. She was very comfortable with it and I loved that she didn’t want me to avoid any parts of her when photographing her.

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Often women tell me they want me to cover or edit their stomach or thighs, because they think they are too fat, too skinny or plain ugly. I really understand that first hand, because the media and society in general has a certain beauty standard and for the most part we want to fit in.

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This beautiful young woman in contrast was very relaxed about her image and trusted me to show her from any angle. It was a very refreshing and endearing experience and I am delighted with the result. To be comfortable within one’s on skin exudes as confidence and that is absolutely sexy!

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If you have questions about boudoir photography, please contact me at Best Boudoir LA.

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