Intimate Women’s Portraiture
A Lauren Grayson boudoir experience is a unique one. These sessions are more about creating emotionally driven art, rather than dressing up and just being 'sexy'.
My goal is for every woman to leave feeling empowered and with unique artistic images to keep forever.
My Why & Philosophy
To tell you a little bit about why I shoot the way I do and who I am as an artist, I feel that I also need to share a little about my own experience being photographed.
I wanted photographs that captured who I was as an individual. I didn't need to be overly sexualized, but I wanted to feel something when I looked at them. I wanted to be able to look back when I was older and have something tangible that captured who I was at that very age and stage in my life. When I decided to have portraits done of myself, I had a very specific person in mind. I knew exactly what I wanted, and that I wanted something more. More emotional, more intimate, more...meaningful. I had never really been interested in having 'boudoir' photographs done, but a particular artist had opened my eyes up to an entirely new world of photographers and creators who photographed boudoir in a whole new way.
I did the session. I was liberated. I was hooked.
I share a few of my own photos above with you, because I want you to know how freeing of an experience this was for me. I want you to know that I would never ask another woman to put herself in a position that I was not also willing to put myself in. I want you to know that finding myself through this art form was something I am deeply grateful for, as well as excited to be able to offer to others.
While everyones reason for 'boudoir' are different (maybe it's for you, maybe it's for a spouse, you've lost weight, had a huge life change...) I aim to conquer a few key things with each and every client at all my sessions. I want every woman's photos and experience, to leave them with a certain feeling.
A feeling of confidence. Empowerment. Self love and respect. Fearlessness.
No matter your reason. No matter your age. Whether your a Mom, single, divorced an entrepreneur, CEO or local barista, you deserve it. I do not consider myself a typical 'boudoir' photographer. That doesn't mean there isn't some lingerie involved (if you want) but that I fist consider myself more of an, Intimate Women's Portrait Artist. One size doesn't fit all in my studio, and I want to know and tell your story through art.
After booking, we will start planning your session right away! I will have you fill out a questionnaire so that I can get to know you better, and learn exactly what you are hoping to gain from our time together. My session fee does include full session planning and styling assistance. While I do have a closet at the studio, I will also make suggestions on items that will work great for you and places to shop. Sessions take place in my Medina studio located in historic downtown Medina. This space offers a comfortable and private location for your experience featuring multiple rooms, amazing light and a private restroom.
If there is one thing I here after almost EVERY session, it would have to be, "Well that was NOTHING like what I thought it would be!". No reason to be nervous, when we meet we'll take a few moments to chat and discuss what our game plan is before we start! We'll probably spend most of the time talking and joking, and you'll find these sessions are much more casual and relaxed than you imagined. We’ll turn on some music, and basically we kind of just hang out. We’ll try a few different outfits and looks, and make some kick ass photographs together.
After your session, I will hand select your best images and lightly retouch them. While I work on going through your images, you are welcome to run errands or better yet, this is YOUR day so TREAT YO SELF at one of the amazing places our downtown area has to offer! Grab coffee, lunch, a donut, go shopping. Whatever makes you feel amazing and feels good, take an hour or two, and do it. Then, you’ll head back to the studio to view your images. Yep, no waiting. Same day, within a few hours, you’ll be able to see proofs of your badass self. I’ll be there to answer questions and help you in selecting which collection of images bring you the most joy.
All Sessions take place at my studio in downtown historic Medina
"I had a blast! Thanks for making the experience so fun and enjoyable. The pictures look SO SO good!! I seriously can't stop looking at them."
"I have to tell you my husband absolutely LOVED the book I made him!!! And I made him wait until the wedding night to see it :) Thank you so much for the lovely photos and the amazing book!!!"
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