I wanted to write this blog thanking all of my clients for an AMAZING 2021! I had such a busy and fruitful year, and that would not have been possible without all of you ladies who supported and cheered me on. I know that as active women, we tend to forget about ourselves and just go, go, go. But in 2021, I felt that I connected with so many of you, which brought me joy and real enlightenment. What else have I discovered in 2021? So many of you ladies are more strong, determined, and lovely than you realize, and when I got to help you see it by doing a boudoir session or interacting with you on social media, it helped me look inward and be more loving to myself as well. YOU ALL helped TEACH me to be a better woman and appreciate who I am more than I have in a long, long time. So THANK YOU!
I look forward to what 2022 will bring to my business, family, and friendships with all of you. I cherish each and every client and person who has believed in me and the vision I have for Haute View Boudoir Photography.
I leave you now with just some of the gorgeous boudoir photos I had the pleasure of taking in 2021!
I would be happy to answer any questions you have! Here are the questions that come up the most....
I really can’t model, can you help me?
I’m going to show you every pose and direct you from head to toe. I have also been known to show the back of my camera, so you can see what I see! Nothing like a boost of confidence to know that the somewhat awkward pose you are in looks drop-dead gorgeous.
I don’t know how to pose/look sexy. Will you guide me through the session?
I am going to walk you through every step of the process. From which outfits to wear first to where you will pose and each expression. Don't worry I've got tricks for those sexy expressions ;)
When will I get to see my photos?
Your ordering session is scheduled for 1-2 weeks after your shoot. On that day you’ll get to see your edited photos and pick the ones you want to keep, order, and cherish forever.
Where will my boudoir session take place?
Your session will take place in my Chattanooga, TN studio. Our studio is deigned just for boudoir, with large windows, lots of different furniture, backdrops, and SO MANY sheet sets.
Do I have to wax?
No, you don’t. Body hair grooming is personal and do what you feel comfortable with. However, if you are interested in waxing please follow these tips.
If you have never waxed, plan it out, so you have had at least one wax 10-12 weeks before your shoot to see how your skin reacts. If you handled it well with no skin irritation and you didn't mind the pain go back again about a week before your boudoir session. Sugar Moon Studio is a popular place for any waxing or esthetician needs.
Do you offer hair & makeup?
Yes! It's a huge part of the experience and I use only the best, of course.
What should I wear?
Don't worry, I will walk you though this entire process. I have helpful guides when it comes to shopping for lingerie and I also keep a huge client closet with different sizes XS-6x in all colors, shapes, and comfort levels. (washed and sanitized after every try-on) I'm here to guide you no matter your figure, your vision, and your comfort level.
Will my photos be posted on your website? Can my photos be kept private?
All photographs will be kept private until you say otherwise.
How far in advance should I schedule my shoot?
Get on the books as soon as possible! I am booking sessions 8-12 weeks from your inquiry call date. I want to ensure we have enough time to get you in the studio for your boudoir shoot and have plenty of time to get your handcrafted album in your hands before your special occasion.
Do I have to get naked for my boudoir shoot?
Short answer NO. This session is completely up to you and your comfort level. But, Why not?! Here's the deal, BODYSCAPES... gorgeous, classic, timeless, fine-art photographs. All nude poses are photographed tastefully and of course, only if you feel comfortable.
Is it time for your traveling boudoir experience from Nashville, Atlanta, Knoxville, or beyond? Boudoir sessions by themselves are a lot of fun. However, when you decide to come to Chattanooga, Tennessee, for a boudoir photography session with Haute-View, we provide an exciting list of things to do while you are visiting.
Enjoy The Local Cuisine
Here in Chattanooga, we have a variety of delicious restaurants for everyone! If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind breakfast/lunch place, we definitely recommend Kenny's Sandwiches. One of our favorite local spots for a nice dinner is St. John's Restaurant. St. John's is known for its Chef specials, beef filets, and extensive wine list. Are you looking for great sushi or ramen place? We recommend Two Ten Jack. They are known for their delicious soups and fresh sushi. If sushi isn't your thing, then how about some authentic Italian food? Tony's Pasta Shop & Trattoria is well known for its delicious fresh bread, large salads, and homemade pasta. After you've indulged in a homemade feast, we recommend heading over to Rembrandt's Coffee House for a local cup of joe and a decadent dessert. We could discuss so many more delicious restaurants! But at the very least, we'll drop a few links below so you can explore your options.
Tour The Local Attractions
If you fancy yourself the artsy type, Chattanooga has a splendid museum, Hunter Museum of American Art, with both classical and modern art. If the weather is nice (it usually is in Chattanooga), then you should check out the Bluff View Art District. It's a family-owned and operated historic neighborhood filled with restaurants, a coffee house, an art gallery, a historic Bed & Breakfast, and plenty of gardens, plazas, and courtyards where you can relax and rejuvenate. Chattanooga's first art district stretches over 1.5 city blocks, set high atop stone cliffs that plunge into the river below. You will have breathtaking views of the Tennessee River, downtown Chattanooga, and the Walnut Street Bridge from this bluff front location. In the art district, you'll find The River Gallery Sculpture Garden. It was designed by landscape architect Joe Baasch and is located in a two-acre outdoor space. Overlooking the beautiful Tennessee River, the garden features a formal garden, a meditation area, and an informal garden with a recycling mountain stream.
One of Chattanooga's most popular attractions is the Tennessee Aquarium. It's filled with the most amazing marine life, along with many other animals and interesting sights that might surprise you! You will truly feel more connected to nature after visiting, and you will absolutely learn some fantastic things about wildlife.
If you'd prefer to take a nice walk or even a run in our gorgeous city, then look no further than Coolidge Park. It's located on the city’s North Shore, and you will have a great view of the Tennessee River. You can also marvel at the interactive water fountain, stroll across on one of the world’s largest pedestrian bridges-the Walnut Street Bridge, test your skills at rock climbing, have a picnic, or even ride a tiger on the 100-year old restored antique carousel.
Sometimes we just need to go shopping. Am I right? Warehouse Row is your one-stop shopping center for all things fashion and fabulous. Steeped in history, yet never content to dwell in the past, Warehouse Row’s reinvention reflects the unique creative vision of its community. Its shopping center has many different exclusive shops just waiting for you to explore!
Since you're treating yourself with a boudoir experience, why not go all out and look into a facial, massage, or manicure?
Natural Body Spa & Shop offers a zen-like atmosphere to help promote natural beauty and wellness to all of their clients. We simply love the old-world look of the space and expert services they offer. Their staff believes in providing a calm and relaxing environment to all clients to ensure they receive the best spa experience. You can't go wrong with their Natural Body Signature Facial by Éminence. Enjoy yourself and get ready to experience that healthy glow!
If you prefer to stay in, we recommend Chattanooga's premier mobile massage service with Masaj. Their team of massage therapists are skilled in helping you feel relaxed and rejuvenated in your own private space.
If you'd like to freshen up your nails, there's no better spot than CHA Nail Spa in Chattanooga. They are talented in a variety of techniques, including some breathtaking nail art. You will leave looking and feeling like a million bucks!
If you need to freshen up your hair color or just need a quick trim, we encourage you to visit The Strand Hair Salon on Chestnut. While they offer some of the best coloring and cutting services for all of your hair needs, they also work hard to reduce their carbon footprint and be a friend to our planet.
We can't wait to see you, and please feel free to reach out with any questions about additional recommendations during your Chattanooga weekend getaway.
Are you from out of town and have you been considering having boudoir photographs done, but you're worried about all of the hassle involved with traveling on top of your boudoir session prep? No need to fret! At Haute-View Boudoir we are here for you every step of the process for your sexy photoshoot in beautiful Chattanooga, Tn. You can enjoy a little "me time" and have a getaway while getting your modern glamour shots.
In our little city of Chattanooga, Tn, we have a lower cost of living than many of the big cities surrounding our area: Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville, and Birmingham....and all within a short 2 hour drive. This is definitely a bonus for you! Why, you ask? Because when you book a luxury boudoir experience with Haute-View Boudoir, you'll be getting an entire boudoir photography session, your heirloom artwork, and a boutique hotel getaway for the same price as a big city boudoir experience.
Chattanooga has some beautiful, boutique hotels and several excellent Southside area restaurants, all within walking distance of our Southside Chattanooga boudoir studio. We've had so many clients traveling in for "me time" getaways, we offer a FREE boutique hotel stay as one of our many bonus options.
So what are you waiting for? We can't wait to hear about all your Boudoir Photography ideas. Contact us today to book your boudoir experience of pampering and beauty!
Women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful. But I hope you already knew that, right? ;) At Haute-View Boudoir, in our studio we celebrate the diversity of a woman's body by uplifting each other and empowering every woman that walks through our door for a fun boudoir experience. During your boudoir photography session, you will be pampered with professional hair & make-up and treated to a bubbly drink of your choice. You will also have access to any item available from our fabulous client closet. Our Chattanooga, TN boudoir style inspired client closet has sizes from XS-6X and a variety of sexy heels to finish off any look for your boudoir photo shoot.
But more importantly than makeup or cute outfit inspiration, we want to make you feel comfortable and assist in capturing your beautiful and sexy nature. You are worthy of admiration, and we want to help showcase how desirable and extraordinary your body truly is. Your body is a work of fine art!
As a boudoir photographer, I am there to guide you through the most flattering posing and lighting for all my boudoir shoots. I use my camera to show you a different side of yourself, you didn't know existed. My goal is for my clients to walk out of their boudoir session with a new-found confidence and perspective of their beauty.
If you have been on the fence about booking boudoir photos, or have a special life event or wedding coming up, please feel free to reach out through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or social media with any questions. We would love to help you feel like the superstar you are! Remember, boudoir is about self-love, confidence in your own skin, and feeling empowered. It has nothing to do with size or any other label that society has coined. Your Boudoir shoot is meant to be empowering, free of judgment, and social norms or assumptions.
Hey beautiful mamas! As your pregnancy progresses and you are getting closer to your sweet, little bundle’s arrival you may be considering maternity photography sessions to capture and document this very special time in your life. Whether it is your first baby, or your fourth- every pregnancy is different and unique, just like your new baby will be.
You may have seen some of the gorgeous maternity sessions that have been done in the past. Often they are outside in a beautiful setting and while I LOVE doing those, this session is going to be a little different.
I am offering my Goddess Maternity Package! It is an in studio maternity session. The package is AMAZING because you will not only have incredible photos to highlight your bump, but you will be pampered, feel super beautiful, and relaxed. Each Goddess Maternity Session includes:
Please contact me if you have further questions. I cannot wait to create beautiful images of all you mamas to be.
Recently when perusing the news I saw that the singer Halsey is releasing a new album at the end of August. The cover of her upcoming album reveals a very pregnant Halsey in a Renaissance type painting. She is wearing a golden crown, holding an infant and one breast is exposed. She explores the connection between women’s bodies being both a part of their sexuality, as well as the vessel which often carries, births, and provides for a child. Halsey says, “ This cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired. We have a long way to go with eradicating the social stigma around bodies & breastfeeding. I hope this can be a step in the right direction!"
I started thinking about women’s sexuality and how often while pregnant or during postpartum women and society do not view mother’s as still being sexual beings. Additionally, media tends to want postpartum mothers to hide the messiness of having a baby.
Even though it was several years ago, I still remember the image of Kate Middleton leaving the hospital after the birth of Prince George. She has a blowout, full makeup, and is wearing a cute blue polka dot dress and high heels! Yes she is royalty, but to this day I was so astonished that this postpartum woman was expected to look perfect and hide what her body had just experienced.
I often hear women not wanting to do boudoir photography during their pregnancy because they are becoming mothers. That the sexy side of themselves needs to go on a temporary hiatus until after the baby is born, or until after the baby weight is lost.
No, no, no , no…and no.
Becoming a mother does not take away the sexual side of a woman. I don’t care if you have physically had a child, or adopted…mothers are sexy.
Maternity boudoir photography celebrates a woman’s sexuality and journey to motherhood going hand in hand. And if you know anything about me, I’m all about embracing your imperfections, scars, the cellulite that you may be worrying about, the sleep deprivation that you may think has taken up residence underneath your eyes. Don’t wait a year or two until you think you have finally reclaimed your sexuality or your confidence. Celebrate that your body carried a child, birthed it and has recovered. That a human depends on you to be cared for each day. That in itself is an incredible feat. You are beautiful whether you are in your twenties, pregnant, in the midst of post-partum, past that stage in your life…or never want to experience motherhood. Boudoir is for every woman because every woman deserves to feel confident and beautiful.
I am so thrilled that you have decided to book a boudoir session with me. I know that you are going to feel and look beautiful, as well as have a fabulous time! I can’t wait to photograph you! While I know you will have a fantastic time and be so happy with the photographs, I often find after booking a session that for some women the panic may set it.
You may be asking yourself:
What do I wear?
What if lingerie isn’t my thing?
Do I need to get a bikini wax?
Should I color my hair right before?
What if I feel awkward in the poses?
Because women often have these questions and many, many more- I decided to put together an official boudoir prep guide for all your boudoir photography session questions! If I am missing something or if your question has not been answered, please feel free to reach out. I want your boudoir session to be the BEST experience for you.
Keep in mind that not all of the prep items are required, but remember, you are putting time and money into these pictures so make sure you do your best to cover all the basics.
If there is something I am forgetting, please reach out to me and let me know. My goal is to make this process stress free for you so that you can have the special boudoir session that you deserve. Can’t wait to see you, beautiful!
Let’s face it, being in a pandemic for the last year has not really helped my socialization skills! The last year, I swear I’ve become more of an introvert…but I’m super sick of it and with some aspects of the world returning to normal, I am looking forward to spending time with all my best friends.
Yes, I want to go out to dinner again inside. I want to go out to the movies, get manicures/pedicures, and begin to travel again. However, something that would be such a fun and unique girls day…boudoir!
Brittany is the camera, heart, and soul behind Haute View Boudoir in Chattanooga, TN. Her mission is to empower women to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin.