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The Own Your Sexy Experience

Here at NYC’s premiere boudoir photo studio, we know that your boudoir session is more than just snapping a few shots and calling it a day. It’s a chance to pamper yourself and to have an experience that will not only capture your true beauty and sexiness, but will also transform how you see yourself today, tomorrow and forever.

We photograph women of all shapes, sizes, and walks of life who come to us:

  • to create that special wedding day, anniversary, or birthday gift
  • to reward themselves for reaching a fitness goal
  • to celebrate achieving an amazing milestone in their life
  • to seize their life after recovering from an illness
  • to reclaim their personal power after a divorce or break up
  • to boost their self-esteem and body confidence
  • or simply to CELEBRATE THEMSELVES!!

 

I highly recommend this experience to any woman at any age!

“What an amazing and fun experience! I had a great time with Laura and Zuleika – they were both extremely welcoming and laid back. Laura was very encouraging and made me feel at ease. She walked me through the whole process, helping me pick the sets according to my outfits and style. Zuleika was super cool.. not only did she do a fabulous job with my hair/makeup but she also helped me with picking accessories and changing up my look for each set.

I booked the Sex Kitten package and I’m so glad I did.. 3 different outfits, 3 studio sets and hair and makeup changes throughout your entire session. I ended up upgrading my album because I fell in love with so many of the photos. I highly recommend this experience to any woman at any age! I will definitely be do this again… and I can’t wait to show my fiance the album on our Wedding day!”

Stephanie E.

Review from Yelp.com

How it Works

It all starts with our personalized booking experience where you can select one of three signature packages, The Bombshell, Sex Kitten, or Ultimate Goddess.

All of our Own Your Sexy® packages include:

  • professional hair and makeup
  • access to The Boudoir Dream Closet™
  • expert coaching
  • same-day photo viewing
  • a premium hand-crafted keepsake album or folio
  • complimentary digital files

 

On the day of your photo shoot, you’ll slip into a robe and enjoy some pink champagne before we begin your consultation to go over your wardrobe, help you make final choices on which items you want to wear (of your own or from The Boudoir Dream Closet™), decide on which sets we will shoot with, and discuss your hair and makeup preferences with our artist.

Our hair and makeup artist will prepare you for your first look, with a complete makeup application (including false eyelashes!) and hairstyling.

  • In the Bombshell package, she will create one signature look for your shoot to tie your sets and outfits together.
  • In our larger packages (The Sex Kitten and the Ultimate Goddess), she will stay on set with us to do touch ups and make sure everything looks picture perfect, and she is also on hand to completely transform your look in between sets. That means you have the option to go from a natural look with the first outfit to all-out supermodel by the end of the session should you choose!

After we complete the photo shoot portion, you will relax in our cozy Dream Closet™ sitting area, while we do a first edit of your images. After about 30 minutes, during which time you will have been able to relax and reflect on your bad-ass supermodel self, we will have your SAME DAY PHOTO VIEWING!

We will sit down together and go through the amazing images we just created and select your favorites. We’ll also look at all of the album samples and create your customized album or folio look – we have dozens of cover materials to choose from as well as other fun customizations to make your album or folio unique to you.

…it quickly turned into one of the most fun, memorable, and empowering events throughout my whole year of wedding planning.

“I can’t say enough about Laura and the amazing experience I had working with her to create a boudoir album for my now husband. It was an incredible experience from start to finish. When I arrived I was so nervous but once we began it quickly turned into one of the most fun, memorable, and empowering events throughout my whole year of wedding planning. My husband loves his album and he was so surprised! Definitely worth all the effort just to see his reaction. Thank you Laura for such an incredible experience and beautiful album!!”

Lauren J.

Review from The Knot

Which package is the one for you?

If you know you are ready to dive in and Own Your Sexy® all the way, the Ultimate Goddess or the Sex Kitten are the packages for you. Perhaps you aren’t sure that you want a longer experience or you aren’t looking to create an album? Book a Bombshell session to try us out. I promise you’ll want to come back for more!

Explore the details of each package below:

The Bombshell

This package keeps it short and sweet but gives you an amazing intro to Sexy 101! Whether you’re just looking to dip your toe into the Own Your Sexy® experience or want to keep things simple, this package gets it done. Your whole experience in the studio will last about three hours, from beautification through your photo viewing.

 

  • Professional Hair and Makeup before your session
  • Access to The Boudoir Dream Closet™
  • Two studio sets
  • Two different outfits (with variations)
  • 9×11 Image Folio with two 5×7 Archival Prints
  • Complimentary digital copies of your two folio images
  • A La Carte Value of $1,000

$750

The Sex Kitten

This is our most popular package! You’ll get to explore your sexy with more sets and more outfits! Plus, you’ll have hair and make up on site the entire time to ensure you stay smoking hot the entire time. Your whole experience in the studio will last about four hours, including your same-day photo viewing.

 

  • Professional Hair and Makeup, throughout your entire session (including look changes and touch ups)
  • Access to The Boudoir Dream Closet™
  • Three studio sets
  • Three different outfits (with variations)
  • 5×7 Little Black Book with 20 Retouched Images
  • Complimentary digital copies of your album images
  • A La Carte Value of over $3,000

$1850

The Ultimate Goddess

If you’re ready to be a goddess for the day, then this is the package for you! Even MORE sets, as many outfits as you want, and our largest album, this package is for the goddess who wants it ALL. This is a half-day all-inclusive experience you’re sure to never forget. 

 

  • Professional Hair and Makeup, throughout your entire session (including look changes and touch ups)
  • Access to The Boudoir Dream Closet™
  • Four studio sets
  • UNLIMITED outfits (with variations)
  • USB of your entire proof set
  • 8×10 Classic Album with 30 Retouched Images
  • Complimentary digital copies of your album images
  • A La Carte Value of over $5500

$2850

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Very Sexy Add-Ons...

We’ve created masterpiece images of you, now make your keepsake a masterpiece, too…

All of our packages already include one of our premium albums or folios, but you may very well wish to upgrade yours or add an additional copy! Here are all of the a la carte deets you may need: 

  • $150 for a 9×11 Image Folio with 2 Images
  • $200 for a 12×14 Image Folio with 2 Images
  • $650 for a 5×7 Little Black Book with 10 Images
  • $950 for a 5×7 Little Black Book with 20 Images
  • $1400 for an 8×10 Classic Black Book with 30 Images

All of our albums can be expanded, up to as many as 60 images in the largest album. Additional images within an album are just $30.  You will also receive a complimentary digital copy of every retouched image in your album or folio!

A world of awesome customizations is available:

  • dozens of cover materials available, including faux leathers and linens
  • cover cameo images available for $30
  • satin ribbon closure available for $20
  • cover panels and image wraps available starting at $100
  • customized inscriptions available starting at $30

And the ultimate album upgrade is available on select sizes, the Luxe Seamless Album:

  • elegant edge-to-edge flush mounted images
  • no unsightly gutter in the center of the page opens up more design options
  • real leather cover materials available
  • beautiful upgraded packaging
  • the Luxe Seamless option is available for $175-$300

Looking to add even more digital images? We are happy to create a Digital Collection for you:

  • $500 for 10 high-resolution retouched digital images
  • $675 for 15 high-resolution retouched digital images
  • $800 for 20 high-resolution retouched digital images
  • $900 for 25 high-resolution retouched digital images
  • $975 for 30 high-resolution retouched digital images

All pricing and package contents subject to change without notice. 

I have gone to Laura twice now for boudoir shoots because I am so in love with her work, the team she works with, her attitude and her genuine love for making women feel absolutely beautiful with their bodies just as they are.

“Laura Boyd of Own Your Sexy is one of my favorite little gems that I have found living in NYC. I have gone to Laura twice now for boudoir shoots because I am so in love with her work, the team she works with, her attitude and her genuine love for making women feel absolutely beautiful with their bodies just as they are. The first shoot I ever did with Laura, I did pre wedding and absolutely loved it. She had me feel insanely confident, completely comfortable and produced images that I will cherish for a lifetime. The second shoot, I went back solely for myself. Having beautiful boudoir images are really an amazing gift for yourself.

Trust me, you don’t need to be nervous about not knowing how to pose or smile, Laura takes care of it all! I worked with Zuleika on my second shoot for my hair and makeup and absolutely LOVED her! She made me look absolutely beautiful but not so much that I didn’t recognize myself. The makeup was flawless and looked perfect in the photos. Also no need to worry about lingerie, clothing options etc. Laura has a legit dream closet filled with TONS of options for you to pick from. Shoes, jewels, costumes- you name it, she probably has it. Some of the lingerie pieces are luxury pieces from Agent Provocateur, which are great options if you don’t own any or want to buy them. Laura has a variety of sets you can pick from, you honestly may have a hard time picking because you will love them all! The session lasts for about 2-3 hours with 3 different looks/ sets, depending on the package you purchase.

You will leave the studio already planning out your next shoot with Laura, I promise. I already can’t wait to go back!”

Natasha H.

Review from Yelp.com

Frequently asked questions...

HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?

To book a consultation or session with Laura, you can call us at 212.564.7430 or use the contact form to send us a note. Our calendar fills quickly and is frequently booked up to several months in advance, so please plan ahead when thinking about scheduling.  Saturday appointments are reserved for Sex Kitten and Ultimate Goddess packages.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

You should wear something that makes you feel SEXY! You should bring your favorite pieces of lingerie along with accessories and don’t forget the high heels! Many women use their shoot as an opportunity to splurge on a few new items. If you’d like a little direction on where to shop for some exquisite new lingerie, check out the following favorites: Journelle, Victoria’s Secret, Brooklyn Fox, Dirty Dolls, Agent Provocateur, and Hips and Curves. Keep in mind, though, that you absolutely do NOT have to invest in a lot of new lingerie to have an amazing shoot a simple, flattering, black bra and panties will go with every set!

You may also borrow items from our Dream Closet. Please keep in mind that time in the dressing room counts toward the 30-minute maximum time allowed per set, so if you plan to rely on our closet be sure to browse online before coming in. That way we can help you by pulling your selections for you quickly.

WHAT IF I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO POSE?

You don't have to! Laura will coach you through the whole process, from how to position yourself, what to do with your hands, where to look, etc. She has photographed hundreds of women, knows how to use lighting and posing to their best effects to flatter any body type.

MAY I BRING A FRIEND?

Yes, you are welcome to bring a friend! Your BFF or sister can help you feel more comfortable and can also be a great help while you are getting ready. For liability reasons, we cannot allow your guests to come into the set area. They can hang out with you in the dressing room and watch the shooting from the makeup area. We have to strictly enforce this rule.

MAY I BRING ALCOHOL?

Yes, you may. A lot of girls find it nice to have a little liquid courage before their shoot. Please strictly limit your consumption to two drinks before and during your shoot, as we want to avoid "drunk face" at all costs!

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT MY PICTURES ON YOUR WEBSITE?

Your photos are always processed securely in the studio, and each client consults with Laura as to what images, if any, are allowed to be used. Some ladies give us free reign to use whatever images we'd like, while others would prefer not to allow the use of their images or something in between.  Whatever you prefer is fine by us, and we assure you that your choice will be respected.

WHEN WILL I SEE MY PICTURES?

Your photo viewing will be the VERY SAME DAY as your boudoir session! We will sit down together about thirty minutes to an hour after your shoot ends to go through the un-retouched images together and select which images you would like to have retouched. This is also when you can decide on whether you want to add an album of your images or other wall art or prints. Please note that this is the only time allotted for viewing and ordering photos. All unselected images will be deleted after your session.

DO YOU RETOUCH MY PHOTOS?

Yes, we do! Photoshop can be very controversial, but we do believe in using it to a certain extent.  Why shouldn't you be able to see yourself as if you were in a magazine and realize that you can look just as amazing as a model? Our philosophy is to give you a little help (think of it like adding virtual spanx to your image), but we will NOT significantly change you or make you look like someone you are not. 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDER?

You will receive your digital download approximately 4 to 6 weeks after your shoot. If you have ordered an album, it generally takes six weeks from the date of your shoot until you have your finished album in hand. If you need your album by a specific date, it is best to schedule your shoot about two months in advance. Rush processing fees are available. You can opt to rush your entire order or just one or two images to use as a teaser gift. Pricing depends on the time frame.

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?

If you need to reschedule your appointment for any reason, we require at least two weeks notice. Excessive rescheduling will incur a $50 fee per request. Rescheduling less than two weeks in advance of your appointment incurs a $75 rescheduling fee. Same day rescheduling, cancellation, or no-show incurs a $250 fee.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

All session retainers are non-refundable but are valid indefinitely. If you need to postpone your session, rest assured that your retainer will be on file and ready for you to use whenever you wish.

All sales during photo viewing sessions are final.

© 2009-2017 BRANDAURA PRODUCTIONS, LLC | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED |  CLICK HERE FOR OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS + PRIVACY POLICY | FORMERLY KNOWN AS RUE BOUDOIR™. OWN YOUR SEXY® IS A LUXURY BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO AND EMPOWERMENT COACHING AND RETREAT SERVICE IN NEW YORK CITY, FOCUSED ON CELEBRATING AND EMPOWERING WOMEN. OWNED AND OPERATED BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF MANHATTAN IN A PRIVATE STUDIO. WE PHOTOGRAPH WOMEN OF ALL SHAPES, SIZES, COLORS, AND AGES. FOUNDED IN 2009 BY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER LAURA BOYD, WE BELIEVE ALL WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL, ALL WOMEN ARE SEXY, AND ALL WOMEN DESERVE TO OWN IT. OWN YOUR SEXY®, RUE BOUDOIR™, AND THE BOUDOIR DREAM CLOSET™ ARE ALL TRADEMARKS OWNED AND MAINTAINED BY BRANDAURA PRODUCTIONS, LLC. 134 WEST 29TH STREET, SUITE 1010, NYC NY 10001. 212-564-7430.

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