Posts in Glamour
The 4 Worst Excuses For Not Having a Boudoir Photo Shoot | Vancouver Boudoir Photography

As a boudoir photographer, I have to say, I have heard some reallyreally poor excuses as to why women “can’t” do a boudoir photoshoot. I understand that on occasion there are extenuating circumstances that don’t allow for boudoir sessions to take place such as:

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Alison | Vancouver Maternity Photoshoot Client Testimonial

Today, I am so grateful, honoured and excited to share with you images and a testimonial from Alison's Vancouver maternity photoshoot.

I could sit here talking for ages about being able to photograph her on multiple occasions and how much I love this incredible woman, but instead, I am going to let her words do the talking.

Alison:

"I have had the astounding good fortune of being photographed by Chelsey twice now.  Once for boudoir and recently for maternity photos.  Opposite ends of the spectrum but with the same comfort level, ease and fun!  There is truly no comparable experience…

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Eating Disorder Recovery Photoshoot | Nicole Testimonial

To anybody that has been following my work for any length of time (and to let those who haven't know), my greatest passion lies in working with women who are healing their relationship to their bodies. Those who have recovered from an eating disorder, have struggled with body image issues, or are shifting their relationship to food hold a special place in my heart.

As someone who spent close to a decade in the throws of an eating disorder before choosing recovery, I have so much empathy for these incredibly beautiful women. 

There is such an intense degree of strength, effort, commitment and a thousand other characteristics needed on the path to healthy self image. Being able to reflect that same strength and beauty back to my Recovery Session clients within their photoshoots here at Chelsey Luren Portraits is overwhelming.

My heart nearly bursts when I reflect on all of the women I have had the opportunity to work with.

This next warrior I am excited to feature is such a gem. 

I am so ecstatic to introduce Nicole Calla to all of you. Now add on being able to include her words about her own Recovery Session, and some of the images we created together... there are simply no words to describe it.

So without further ado, here is the Chelsey Luren Portraits interview with Nicole about her glamour session with us...

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5 Things Not to Do Before Your Boudoir Photoshoot

My first introduction to boudoir photography was having stepped behind someone else's camera. That's right, I remember being in your exact shoes.

And I remember the feeling when I saw my images for the first time. It was in that instant I had an experience where for the first time in my life, truly felt and believed that I was beautiful. My boudoir shoot was...

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Your 8 Step Guide to Getting Boudoir Photoshoot Ready

A big part of why I have been able to build such deep trust with my clients is largely due to my type A personality (Read: I make sure that you are prepared in Every. Possible. Way.)

To make sure you not only feel relaxed going into your boudoir photoshoot, but can get the most out of this experience that every woman needs to have at least once in her life...

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If You Struggle With Body Image, This is For You

I've been giving a lot of thought to the message I want to put out there to all of my readers on the Chelsey Luren Portraits blog.

"What would my readers like to hear? What do they really care about? What can I give to them?"

It then occurred to me that I had not even properly defined who it was that I wanted to connect with through my blog or through...

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Get That Summer Beach Body: Tutorial

With summer just around the corner, there is one thing that always seems to make it's way into everybody's minds:

HOW DO I GET BEACH READY FOR THE SUMMER?

Well today we have a very special step by step tutorial to present to all of you fine people. Follow along for our best pointers to look hot in your summer swimwear!

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Mothers, Exist in Photographs

One day, your children will go to look for photographs of you, what will they find?

I recently sat down and came to the realization that I myself had NO portraits of my mother. Sure, there was the odd photo of her here and there over the past 30 years or so. But no portrait that was a true reflection of who she is.

This was distressing, not simply...

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