B. Wise Vineyard | Sonoma Winery Wedding

B. Wise Vineyard | Sonoma Winery Wedding

It’s no secret that I don’t shoot very many weddings. Some people think I dislike them, but the truth is I really don’t! I love shooting weddings VERY occasionally and for the right people, but usually only take on a few a year.

Today’s featured wedding is actually for the woman responsible for enhancing the features of my boudoir clients and of course her husband. Both of them appreciate that dark edgy look that you see across my all of my work, and both of them pretty much just let me go and do whatever I wanted for their wedding day. The resulting album goes something like this…

30 Before & After Boudoir Pictures that Prove All Women Are Beautiful

30 Before & After Boudoir Pictures that Prove All Women Are Beautiful

When most women first discover my work, assume that my portfolio is filled only with models. With this assumption they assume that there is no way that they could ever look like the women I showcase in my portfolio. So not true! This post shows off just a few before and after images…

Devon's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Devon's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Most women that contact me, are super nervous about their sessions. They are worried about this or that perceived body flaw and how they will appear when I level my camera at them. This was not one of those sessions. No, Devon has been photographed before and she is one of the rare women I have had come see me, that is super confident in herself.

Nikki's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Nikki's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Here’s a short and sweet BTS video from my recent boudoir photo shoot with Nikki! Women like her are the major reason I love doing what I do so much! Nikki is a hardworking mom of a little boy and giving her images like the ones you’ll see in the above video is truly an amazing self confidence boost to give to a woman like her!

Alyx's Beach Boudoir Photo Shoot

Alyx's Beach Boudoir Photo Shoot

A heartfelt verbal complement is a really awesome thing that everyone really enjoys receiving. When someone shows you how much they appreciate what you do with an action though… That’s the kind of compliment that I love because I know its not hollow words but rather something authentic and genuine.

Jamie's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Jamie's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Author: San Francisco Boudoir Photographer Jason Guy | I can remember the first boudoir session I ever photographed. I was pretty damned nervous to be perfectly honest. Although those nerves have long since faded as I became better and more proficient at what I do, I always try and remember how I felt in those early sessions. I imagine this is probably pretty similar to how most of my clients feel at their boudoir sessions as they are photographed in an intimate setting often for the very first time.

Nichole's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Nichole's Boudoir Photo Shoot

San Francisco Boudoir Photographer Jason Guy - There is honestly very few things in my life that are as rewarding as helping someone change the way they see themselves. Today's post features my gorgeous client Nichole. Nichole was not optimistic that she was going to get images that she loved from her photo shoot, but she decided to go though with it anyway thanks in large part to her moms encouragement.

Dannielle's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Dannielle's Boudoir Photo Shoot

I see a ton of "boudoir photographers" these days with portfolios and instagram profiles full of models. Do I have models in my portfolio? Abso-freakin-lutely! The vast majority of the women in my portfolio however is comprised of moms and every day women that decide to come do a boudoir photo shoot with me to help them change the way they see themselves.

Michelle's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Michelle's Boudoir Photo Shoot

One of the greatest compliments I occasionally get is when a client travels a great distance to come do a boudoir photo shoot with me. That was exactly the case for my gorgeous client Michelle who traveled all the way from Hawaii to come do this session. 

After extensively researching her options for boudoir photographers in her home town and not liking the local options, Michelle decided to do a search for boudoir photographers in the San Francisco bay area. Her thought was that she would come do a session with me while out in the bay area visiting with a friend. This was also a convenient excuse for her to use to slip away from her husband as this session is going to be a surprise present for him!

Mary's Boudoir Photoshoot

Mary's Boudoir Photoshoot

Mary chose to have her boudoir photo shoot photographed in a studio style setting. I really love to approach these sessions from a classical standpoint with the old renaissance painters as my inspiration. These studio style boudoir sessions give a very elegant and timeless feel to the final images which is something I really love. My intention with all of my studio style boudoir sessions is to create timeless final artwork, that will be as relevant 100 years from now as they are today.

Brandi's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Brandi's Boudoir Photo Shoot

My mission statement as a boudoir photographer is to help you change the way you see yourself. Brandi had been following my work for years, and had seen the transformation I had made for countless other women, but only recently did she truly get to experience that transformation for herself.   

Bay Area Fine Art Nude Photographer

Bay Area Fine Art Nude Photographer

As a boudoir and fine art nude photographer, it is very important to me that my boudoir images are classy. My role models for this standard have always been the old renaissance painters and among my current favorite are the works of Jean-Marc Nattier. You'll notice that when these old masters painted nude women, it's always done with class using shadows and careful posing to their advantage, keeping everything timelessly beautiful.

Laura's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Laura's Boudoir Photo Shoot

One of the most consistent objections I hear  from women wanting to do a boudoir photoshoot often revolves around how they perceive themselves physically. I've had some women tell me they would love to do a photoshoot, but they feel like they are getting too old, or that they feel like it's not a good idea because their body has changed since they were in their early 20's.  If you're nodding your head yes right now to what I just said you should probably re-evaluate your mindset by checking out this before and after image from Laura's boudoir photoshoot.

Jennifer's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Jennifer's Boudoir Photo Shoot

I really enjoyed producing this boudoir photoshoot for Jennifer. I could tell that she didn't exactly have the highest hopes for what her final images would look like when she came in for her consultation. When I see this expectation in clients body language, it honestly really just fires me up to try and create unbelievable images that will get them to have that OMG reaction for their final reveal!

Veronica's Boudoir Photoshoot

Veronica's Boudoir Photoshoot

What if I could change the way you saw yourself? Most women I talk to tell me openly that they would love to do a boudoir photoshoot with me, but are hesitant because they don't feel like they can look like the women in my portfolio. The easiest way I've found to answer this objection honestly and decisively is to simply show them some before and after images from some of my past clients.

Kat's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Kat's Boudoir Photo Shoot

The biggest reason most women don't do a boudoir session (despite their desire to do so) is simply because they talk themselves out of it.

Boudoir isn't something you do once you gather up the confidence to do it. It's something you do despite your insecurities to feel amazing about yourself as you are.