Sarasota Holiday Boudoir Photography Experience {Travelling Boudoir Photographer}

Oh South Florida how I have missed you! It is that time of year again! I will be shooting in Sarasota and am taking on limited appointments for TWO days only in November. The 15th and 16th and the cup is half full. Yes, we are still booking a few sessions. Do you have your appointment yet? Ditch the boring holiday gifts this year and really knock their socks off with a boudoir photography session in Sarasota where YOU are the supermodel!

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If you’re interested in information about a boudoir photography session in Sarasota for our two-day event, please email or call 828.275.9932

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My matted prints came in! {Asheville photographer’s own beauty session}

In January I had my very own beauty photo shoot here in Asheville with a photographer I’ve been following for some time, Jesseca Bellemare. You can read about the beginning of my experience with the parts one and two links here; Part One, Part Two. Well, after my very own payment plan (thank goodness!) my matted print collection finally arrived. I find myself staring at them with sort of a disconnect. Is that me? I’ve always had my own body issues to contend with but really, haven’t we all? Before unwrapping the ribbon my self hate voice was laughing terribly at me. I pushed through and untied the ribbon and then it all fell away. The self loathing subsided and I remembered that while these pictures are a gift for myself and a marketing adventure to see how to better serve my clients, they are really a gift for everyone that loves me. The ones that don’t go out as holiday gifts will stay nicely tucked away because c’mon…who needs a dozen matted 8×10’s of themselves hanging all at once? Some will go into my studio and yes Mom, some to you too 😀

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What have I learned? I’ve learned that I already offer a pretty great experience for my clients but there are a few details I could improve upon. I’ve learned that in order for me to be a better photographer and business person for my clients that I needed to be as brave as I expect them to be. I’ve learned that it is important to value mySelf. To make sure that my own needs are met and that I can look in he mirror and be comfortable in my own skin.

How is a beauty or boudoir photo shoot empowering? How is that now that I’ve accomplished this, that I’m a better person for it? Because I am staring at images of myself that are beautiful. They aren’t over-edited. They are of me looking my absolute best at the time they were taken. They are of me at an incredible time in my life and that deserves to be celebrated. I love that in this imagery, I define my own beauty and that it isn’t defined by some Hollywood faction of commercialism. Of how someone else thinks I should be viewed. You can see, plain as day that I have curves and I am beautiful. Period. Discovering that for yourself is something every woman should experience at least once. Thank you Jesseca. This experience has been eye opening and I hope to give that to each and every woman that reaches out about a beauty or boudoir shoot. To remind them that they are beautiful too, on their own terms and in their own skin.

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The Femme Frames Valentine’s Boudoir Event {Sarasota Boudoir Photography}

Hello Sarasota!

Just about 3 weeks until the Femme Frames Boudoir Photography event in the lovely Sarasota Florida! I cannot wait! I have amazing talent lined up in hair and makeup land. One Miss Erika Mudafort from the Salon at St Armands will be taming your locks into nothing short of wonderful!!! Makeup is from none other than one Monique of Makeup by Monique and of course, I will be shooting your session.

For those of you in the Asheville area inquiring about boudoir for Valentine’s Day, the next Asheville Femme Frames boudoir event is February 24th and appointments are filling up quickly. Email to reserve your time or to inquire about details.



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Ladies, these appointments are very limited as there are only a few spots left. Believe me when I say that you should have a boudoir session at least once in your life. I shoot real women! Women in their twenties, and women in their fifties. Curvy women, thin women, brides, girlfriends, fiances and singles. Is a boudoir or glamour photography session on your bucket list? Are you looking for the Valentine’s gift that will knock his/her socks straight off? Some of the packages even come with custom designed albums. They’re designed by me and printed professionally and they are the perfect size to showcase your best images AND be kept discreetly. Prints are also a fantastic way to present your images to your favorite person…we can even go with luxury gallery wrapped canvases so that you have true art to hang in your home for years to come. The options are endless! Ladies, we are three weeks away from this terrific event. Don’t let it pass you by. Also, I am offering a few incentives as well:

  1. If you book by December 31, 2012 – $50.00 off ANY package option, that’s right, any of them!
  2. When you refer a friend to also book an appointment at the event, you are upgraded to a folio box of matted 5×7″ archival art prints, no matter which package you choose!

Do I have your attention now? I thought so too. Go ahead, send an email to An inquiry costs nothing. If you are worried about payment, your session only requires a $300 non refundable deposit with the balance due 7 days before the event (January 13). That gives you the option to confirm your appointment and be thinking about which package option is best for you. You have a couple of weeks to decide, and hey! Make it a Girls’ Day with your bestie! Then you can both go out after your session, looking AMAZING and have a great night out too!


“So Cat, what are the details? How much is this gonna cost me?” I can see your thoughts running a mile a minute.

  • “Is this really for me?”
  • “How expensive is it?”
  • “What would I wear?”
  • “Maybe if I lost just another 10 pounds…”

Like I said, every woman should treat herself to this experience at least once. I cannot tell you how many women come in to booking their session a little timid and unsure and at the end of their session (before they have even seen even one image) are walking taller (literally) with a spring in their step and thanking me for helping them to feel so great about themselves. Then, after they SEE THEIR pictures…Oh my goodness. Not only have these women had an afternoon being pampered and having a true supermodel experience where they have their hair and makeup done by true professionals, they are wearing their clothes that make them feel spectacular and sexy, and being posed so that they look their absolute best…then they have something to show for it! Images that are theirs forever!

  • Is a boudoir photography session really for me? It is for every woman. At any adult age. At any stage in her life. Is there really anything wrong with igniting your self confidence? No. Is there anything wrong with being made to look like your absolute best self and sharing that gift with the person you are closest with? No.
  • How expensive is a boudoir photography session in Sarasota? Take a click on over to the Studio 828 Photography website’s boudoir page. There you will find all of the details about the event; how much it costs, what to expect, and frequently asked questions from previous clients.
  • What would I wear? ANYthing you feel lovely in. Whether it is a corset and some fishnets, a teddy, an amazing dress you simply have not had a chance to wear yet, a white button down, even a pair of jean shorts…Ladies what makes you feel sexy? That really is ALL that matters.
  • Maybe if I lost another 10 pounds…MMmmm hmmm…I have heard this a million times.  Heck! I’ve said it! I have honestly had two clients that have booked their appointments and stuck to a strict diet and exercise regimen.  Don’t get me wrong here, they pulled it off like nobody’s business! And my other clients? they come in feeling a little self-conscious, granted…we ALL are self-conscious and at the end of the day, those images are cherished by them. 10 pounds or no 10 pounds, each and every one of them look Stunning!

Go ahead, mull it over. “Pro and Con it if you will” Read up on the 828 Guestbook. There you will find testimonials from REAL clients about their experience with Studio 828. Feel free to ask questions, email Show your friends the images, the posts, the Studio 828 website. Get comfortable. I’ll be here when you’re ready.



Holiday Gift Tip for the Gentlemen {Sarasota Boudoir Photography}

Are women my target market? Absolutely. Does that mean I should exclude the gents? Absolutely NOT! Guys…are you having trouble finding that perfect gift for your best gal? Your wife? I’ve got your back. Sure, we all love jewelry, of COURSE we do we are women after all. What else is there? You got her heart-shaped everything for last Christmas, Valentine’s, Mother’s AND her birthday! Enough already!!!

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How about treating your leading lady to a Boudoir Photography Experience?  The Femme Frames.

“Hmm Cat, I don’t know…”

It is a win win guys!

“How’s that?”

Simply put, for this holiday treat her to a real experience. A boudoir photography experience in Sarasota provides her with:

  • a supermodel afternoon
  • pampering in an upscale hotel suite in Sarasota
  • professional hair and makeup application
  • a professional photography session so that SHE is the Star!
  • reminding her how sexy, amazing and powerful she is! Let’s reignite her confidence! Maybe her confidence has been  lacking a bit because the holidays are running her over like a train? the kids have been insane-o-town? she’s working two jobs? (insert any number of reasons here)

Maybe you need a few reasons why it might be a good idea for the experience to be FROM you?

  • Perhaps you’d like a few sultry images of her by Valentine’s Day (See, your holiday gift keeps on giving!)
  • What might the reaction be from her towards you knowing you gave her such an amazing and empowering experience? (I’ll let you ruminate on that one for a minute)
  • Wrapping this gift is easy…Her appointment card fits in an envelope

Guys, go ahead make an appointment for her. There are only a few left as it is an extremely exclusive event. Feel free to check out a few images and the details for the boudoir photography event in Sarasota here. Email Cat to snag Your woman a spot on January 20th, 2013.

The Femme Frames {Asheville Boudoir Photography}

Another fantastic weekend of boudoir and glamour photography here in Asheville. Oh my goodness! For this session I invited Destonie from Lola Salon again and Wendy from Blush by Wendy Ballance! Wow! These ladies worked seamlessly and transformed each of my clients so quickly and so beautifully right before my eyes. I was so excited to shoot these ladies…What a fun day!

Feel free to get in touch ( as the next luxury boudoir event is in Sarasota, Florida just in time for Valentine’s Day! January 20th, 2013 and the next Asheville event is February 24th, 2013!

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“The Femme Frames” Boudoir Experience a HUGE Success in Asheville!

I cannot even begin to write this post without GUSHING!

Everything ran smoothly with my team of professionals, all of my clients were an absolute DREAM to work with and it was an AMAZING Day! Here are a few images from the boudoir event (I can’t show them all…some of them are holiday gifts! We can’t go and spoil the surprise now can we?)

One of my clients enjoyed her images and the boudoir experience SO much, she has created an incredible buzz at her workplace which in turn has my inbox overflowing with inquiries for the next Asheville event. That being said, we are scheduling another event for Sunday December 9th.

Get in touch quickly as I don’t expect these limited boudoir and glamour appointments to last for very long!

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