Expose Your Sexy You!

Raves from the Ladies

I wanted to write and say thank you for everything with the pictures!  They are beyond beautiful – I didn’t know I could look like that. I feel like I’m parroting everyone else’s reviews on your blog when I say that they added to my self confidence – but it’s the truth nonetheless!  I have been blessed in that I have had amazingly supportive people around me, and therefore never have thought myself ugly; but what female doesn’t take a hit to their self confidence when they look at almost every advertisement out there and see these beautiful models?  You showed me that I am every bit as beautiful as they are – and without the airbrush!  Thank you! – Emily

I have nothing but rave reviews for your work! I am still so grateful for your approach to boudoir photography. As you stated on your website that even size 14 girls will feel sexy, and that couldn’t be more true. I am a size 14 and mother of two and you made me feel so comfortable and at ease with my sexuality and you captured everything I was hoping for with my session. My photos are amazing and without your guidance and direction I would have been a deer in the headlights. I went into the session thinking I was going to own it on my own and was beyond relieved that you eased me into it and guided me to perfection! It was so easy to trust that you would know the best angles and positions I would look best in. My pictures are proof that you are beyond skilled and have a sincere passion for photography and capturing the beauty of the female form! So, thank you again for giving me the greatest gift I could give myself and my husband. You really captured the beauty and sexiness I don’t always see in myself and I’m so grateful to always have these amazing photos to look back on and cherish. – Jessica

“I never thought I would be comfortable having semi-nude, intimate photos taken of me. But I wanted to do something really special and unique for my partner and the more I though about it, the more I relaized this is what he would love the most. I almost cancelled numerous times, and was really nervous the day of my session. But Charlotte was wonderful about creating an easy, fun and totally relaxing atmoshpere, and I had a great time. Charlotte is extremely professional, and yet so personable. Best of all, my partner LOVED the photos. I recommend this to anyone!” Thanks again!! – Trista

I had once thought about doing a Boudoir shoot a few years ago. One of my friends did it for her husband and showed me some of the pictures. I instantly fell in love with the idea, but it was so far outside my comfort zone that I knew I would probably never do it. I’ve never viewed myself as “sexy”. Cute sure, but as a 30 year old, it would be nice to feel hot just once. And then about a year ago I shaved my head for a fund raiser for Childhood Cancer Research. Talk about not feeling hot. It was a great cause and experience, but it was hard for the first 6 or 7 months to feel like a woman at all. I struggled with how I viewed myself, which seems silly now looking back, but take away that “comfort blanket” and all of a sudden, your femininity now has to come from within. I was tired of not feeling feminine or pretty so I decided it was time to do something for myself. I started looking at Boudoir studios and the sample photos and knew that is what I needed to do for myself. I’m not sure what stood out for me about Charlotte’s studio that made me pick her, but there was just a comfort I felt looking through her web page. A comfort the other sites and pages did not provide. After deciding on who and where, the rest of the process leading up to the shoot was easy. The shopping for the “outfits” was some of the most fun Ive had as well. The day of the shoot: I was SO nervous. When I was shopping and trying on lingerie, I felt confident, but now I have to wear them and get my picture taken? Suddenly I felt not prepared at all. But Charlotte was so sweet and knew exactly what needed to happen which made me feel like I could stop worrying about what needed to happen and just enjoy getting my makeup and hair done. And of course the champagne helped with the relaxation. But the first hour I was there getting all pampered and all the laughing and chatting was super relaxing. And then the nerves come back when its TIME! I know I was nervous and stiff and over thinking everything. Again, Charlotte came through to rescue me and my over thinking brain. She was great with poses and telling me exactly what to do with my legs and arms and eyes and face. Everything. And so reassuring during the session with all the different poses and making sure I knew how beautiful I looked. By the end of the session, I wished I had more time and more clothing changes to go through because it was so much fun. And the pictures! Oh the pictures. I don’t have enough time or room to talk about them. They are BEAUTIFUL! I look at them everyday! I just cant believe I could look that stunning! As for the emotional experience of the shoot, it was life changing. I feel, in my mind, I went into the session as a cute girl and came out a beautiful woman. It made me feel so confident in myself and also to re-engage with my sensual side that had been in hibernation forever. I have seen the sexy side of myself finally and trust me, she is going to stick around. All thanks to Charlotte and her crazy awesome hair and makeup gals. I really, from the bottom of my heart, cant thank you enough for helping me discover and pull out into the open the person I’ve so long desired to be. I will be singing your praises everywhere I go.  –  Mollie

“This was one of the most exciting experiences of my life! I have always wanted to have boudoir pictures taken and I am in my 50’s and decided it was now or never. So I decided to have pictures done for my husband for Christmas and it was the best decision ever. Charlotte is the best, if you want to do this type of photography than Charlotte is the one to do it. I could not believe how beautiful these pictures turned out, I never thought of myself as anything but average, but you will never feel that way again after Char gets done with you, I have a whole new feeling about myself that is hard to explain, but it is a great feeling. My Husband absolutely loved the pictures, I think he looks at them everyday and tells me how beautiful I am. Do not let your age make a difference in your decision, no matter if you are older like me or younger it does not matter, you will look beautiful when Char is done with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” – Claudia

“I am very glad I decided to do the Diva Queen session with Charlotte because not only did it give me the opportunity to have more looks but I also got to get comfortable with you and it was great to get to know you a little better than I would have. I felt like you really had a grasp of what I was looking for and you knew exactly what to say to help me make sure I got the shots I wanted. Tony absolutely loved his wedding present but it really turned out to be more than that to me. I think I learned a little bit about myself and I am more confident to this day because I did something I never thought I could do!” – April

“Charlotte is a phenomenal photographer and her talent is unrivaled by any other boudoir photographers whose work I saw while choosing. As incredible as she is as an artist, nearly as wonderful is her ability to make you feel instantly comfortable in her presence. – You don’t have to “know how to look sexy for the camera.” All you have to know how to do is relax and be yourself. I was amazed when I saw my photos for the first time, and even more amazed when I remembered that during many of sexiest ones, I was just being myself.- You’ll still look like yourself in the photos. I know my photos were retouched, but nothing about me looked fake. Essentially, it was great to realize that this is how my husband sees me, and how I should start seeing myself. This is me, and at the end of the day, I felt Charlotte was the one who gave me something – though I expected my photos to just show my skin, I saw how much confidence, beauty, and sex appeal I, myself, have every single day. Ladies, let her give you the same thing.” – Erika

“:Having a boudoir photo session was one of the coolest, most sensual things I have ever done! I’ll admit I was extremely nervous at first, but Charlotte made me feel so comfortable. She listened to my ideas, shot some photographs that she knew would look amazing, and the end product was a huge success! The best part was that I didn’t have to be a size 0 to look smokin’ hot! She shot me from all of the right angles and when the pictures came back, I hardly recognized myself! I kept the session a secret from my husband until it was time to exchange gifts on our wedding day. I sent the pictures over to him five minutes before I walked down the aisle. He was completely floored. This is hands down the best gift you can give to your future husband-and to yourself. MOST importantly, I felt like a beauty-queen-superstar-sexpot-hot-mama-diva!” – Staci

“Charlotte, the pictures are BEYOND belief. Are you sure that is me????? I love them!!!” – Cora

“I am a military wife and have been married for 10 years and have 4 children. During my husband’s second deployment, we were once again going to miss another year of special dates, including our 10 year anniversary. I decided to make a special album for him to look at while he was away to remind him of his wife waiting at home for him. I can say that after having 4 children, I was nervous to bare all in front of the camera, even if it was only for my husband in the end. I searched online for boudoir photography in the area and I found Charlotte’s website and was very impressed with her artistic style. I then booked a session with her and took another military friend with me who also had pics taken for her deployed husband as well. When we got to Charlotte’s studio, I was immediately impressed with the colors and furniture that she had to work with. Charlotte helped me to pick the right outfits and we got started. It didn’t take me long to become comfortable with her. This was my first visit with her and I felt as though we have been friends for years. She was so nice, encouraging, and comfortable to work with. In the end, I was amazed at my pictures that she took! I can tell you that my husband was so excited to receive his little black album and said it helped him through the end of his deployment to look at me, not as the mother of his children, but his beautiful bride, as he says 🙂 I think every wife would benefit from having boudoir pictures taken of themselves as it helps to feel confident, especially if you are a mother, but even more importantly, it gives your husband something to cherish and enjoy, especially if you are like us and live apart due to the military. If you are considering having boudoir pictures taken, I highly recommend Charlotte! My husband has already asked me if I plan to make him another album!” – Dena C

“I am still quite surprised at myself that I went through with this photo session…it was a lot of fun and Thank you SO much for making me feel comfortable… I love them!!!” – Jill

“I wanted to do a session as wedding gift for my soon-to-be husband. I was a bit hesitant at first, but the minute I talked to Charlotte on the phone, I became very excited by talking about fun ideas and looked forward to the shoot. The day of the shoot, I felt immediately at ease with Charlotte, she made me feel like a beautiful movie star. It is one of the greatest experiences I have ever had, not only did it boost confidence in myself, but also my now husband absolutely loved it & couldn’t believe how beautiful I looked!” – Lori Y

“I did a boudoir session because I wanted to give my fiance a special birthday present. As you can imagine I was a bit nervous. Char put me right at ease. I didn’t need to drink the bottle of chardonnay I brought with me just in case. I even decided to do the “American Beauty” pose with strategically placed rose petals. My now husband loves the portraits. He comments on how tastefully done they are. Thanks Charlotte.” – Kristin

“I stumbled across the Trystan Photography website one day, and I clicked on Charlotte’s Boudoir site. I was quickly intrigued by the concept, and thought it would be a great gift idea for my boyfriend. I began to research boudoir photographers in the area, at first to see who I would choose as my photographer, and later to get some ideas for outfits, props, etc. I couldn’t find any pictures on any other website that I liked as well as Charlotte’s. I could see the artistry and beauty that she captured in her pictures, and the classy way which her subject was portrayed. She even has a blog with boudoir pictures of herself on her website to make nervous women (like myself, I must admit!) feel more at ease about signing up for a boudoir session! Charlotte quickly contacted me after I sent her an email expressing interest in booking a session. I didn’t have too many ideas at the time of talking to Charlotte, but she helped me throw ideas around for props, outfits, just by asking me my interests, my boyfriends interests, and what we each do for a living. After I got off the phone with her, I immediately knew what kind of outfits and props that I wanted to use and I didn’t know how I hadn’t thought of the ideas myself. On the day of my session, I arrived at the studio with a suitcase in tow full of goodies. I placed my outfits out to show Charlotte what I had come up with. She quickly came up with a game plan, and I had a mimosa to loosen up while looking at photo albums 🙂 . Once the session started, Charlotte guided me through poses, and what to do during the session. She was so positive and motivational throughout the session, that it makes you feel very comfortable and confident. After all, she has been in your shoes before! You can also see her passion for photography by how honestly excited she is by the images she is capturing. Her excitement is contagious during the session, and you can’t help but feel amazing and excited about the session! I can’t tell you how unprepared I was for how FABULOUS my pictures were going to turn out. When I left the studio, I felt great about my session…but after I saw my photos for the first time, I was blown away! I looked at my pictures, and immediately called all my girlfriends to have them look and help me choose what photos to choose for my album because I knew how hard of a decision it was going to be to pick 10 pictures out of this fabulous gallery! Needless to say, I couldn’t choose only 10, and had to upgrade my album 🙂 I had such a great experience with Charlotte during this entire process, that I am excited to be able to use her talent in photography in the future 🙂 If you book a Boudoir session with Charlotte, you will NOT be disappointed!” – Robyn W.

“Taking my boudoir photos was like spending time with an old friend. Through conversation I was made to feel comfortable, and was shown a few pictures before I left that I knew were fabulous. Getting the finished product was a real treat.” – Erin

“Charlotte, I can not thank you enough for helping me give this perfect gift to my husband for our 1st anniversary. My husband was thrilled to recieve such a personal gift that he can hold onto for the rest of our lives together. I couldn’t be happier that I went through with having these photos taken. It was a little out of my comfort zone, but I knew I would be disappointed in myself if I didn’t go through with it. As soon as I got to the studio, you made me feel so comforatable… I didn’t even need a glass of wine before we started! Thanks for everything!” – Britney

“Thanks, so much for the session. I loved the experience. I feel that my confidence grew after seeing the photos of me. It helped me get motivated in working out and eating healthier. At the beginning of the session I was a little nervous, but you made it comfortable and fun. It helped having my friend do the session too. We went shopping before and picked out cute bras and panties, which made it easy to take photos in, since they were what I felt good in. Thanks so much. The angle of the pictures are amazing. I will definitely be using you for my wedding and anything else I will need amazing photos for.” – Heather

“I am as camera shy as they get and so I wasn’t sure if I could really go through with the boudoir session. But, Charlotte made me feel so comfortable . Turns out, I really enjoyed the session. The pictures turned out amazing. I loved them, but more importantly my new husband is crazy about his “little black book.” It is something we will both treasure forever! Thank you, thank you! ” – Jenn

“I decided to have boudoir photos done as a surprise 10 year anniversary gift to my husband. I booked with Charlotte and knew that once I did I wouldn’t back out, because naturally I was super nervous when I started considering the idea. I knew Charlotte’s work, and know that her eye for photography is unrivaled, so I had a feeling, that she of all people could help in making me look good! Now, having done the photos, I can truly say that it was one of the best things that I have ever done for myself. The incentive to do the photos was of course my husband and our anniversary, and believe me when I say that there won’t be a better gift that you could give to your husband, honestly; however, what the photo shoot did for me was actually better than the actual gift for my husband!I had so much fun with Charlotte;she does such an amazing job making you feel comfortable during the entire shoot, that I was able to get caught up in the photo shoot for what it was, and get to be, and feel sexy, all while she is capturing the most amazing shots! Charlotte gets “those” shots too, she is amazing at what she does, a true artist!

I could not believe when I saw the actual photos from the shoot. I said earlier, that Charlotte is amazing, so I can’t say I was suprised, but the photos honestly blew me away! What a great feeling to look at “hot” photos and see me, a mom of 3, who just happens to wear tshirts and sweats 90% of the time! This is a gift to me that I can look back on in 1 year, 20 years 30 years and say yes, I am sexy in my own way!If you are considering a photo shoot, don’t consider anymore, call Charlotte and get it set up,it will honestly be one of the best gifts that you can give to yourself and also to your husband. You can be sure that I will be doing another shoot at some point as well.” – Alana

“I am so thrilled that I decided to have Charlotte take my boudoir pictures for my 40th birthday! The whole session came about as a kind of a fluke (I won a silent auction at my son’s school, and assumed it was just a “regular” photographic shoot). When I looked online, and saw what boudoir photos were, and more specifically, Charlotte’s work, I decided to go for it! Charlotte made me feel very comfortable and relaxed from the word go, and she did a great job of making me look sexier than I knew possible! Turning forty never felt so good- thanks, Charlotte – I had a fabulous time!!!!” – Amy