Boudoir

This Mom's Boudoir Photo Shoot

This Mom's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Client Siobhan’s boudoir photo shoot and her full album design. Make sure and watch the video all the way to the end where you’ll get to see her reaction to seeing her final images for the very first time.

You’ll also get to hear Siobhan’s reason for doing a session for herself and her mindset of her self after having children. It’s not a painful infomercial testimonial kind of thing it’s worth hearing if you’re a mom and ever thought about doing a boudoir session for yourself.

Battling your Inner Critic

Battling your Inner Critic

One of the most curious things I get to observe as a male boudoir photographer is just how prevalent it is for women latch on to perceived body flaws and build narratives around them. As a whole, we as men don’t do this nearly as much as women do. This behavior is actually something so uncommon in men I actually have to slow down and explain women’s perspective to men curious about why a woman would want to do a boudoir session for herself.

To further exaggerate this, I’ll show women the images from past clients who did their sessions despite their insecurities and often times they will make a comment along the lines of

“what the fuck did she have to be nervous about?!? She’s gorgeous!!!”

The truth that I think most women don’t realize is that the inner critic is something that infects the minds of women of all body types and age ranges. It’s a condition that has no mercy that I’ve personally seen exhibited in published models and mothers of multiple children alike.

Jessica's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Jessica's Boudoir Photo Shoot

Does the thought of doing a boudoir session make you super nervous? If you’re nodding your head yes, you’re not alone. A clear majority of my clients are typically visibly nervous before we start photographing their sessions. In most cases I usually only need about 10-20 minutes to break though that nervousness and most people are completely comfortable after that.

Boudoir Location Ideas

Boudoir Location Ideas

Ideas on where to have your boudoir session photographed. This section contains a list of my favorite hotels and airbnb’s I’ve shot at over the years to help make choosing a location easy.

For those that want their session photographed somewhere unique, this post also goes over some out of the box location ideas and gives my best tips for spicing up your home should you choose to do your session there.

Boudoir at Any Age

Boudoir at Any Age

One of the most common objections I hear from women over 40 is concerns regarding their age. I think these women remember themselves in their younger years and feel like a boudoir session is something that should have been captured years ago thus buying into the myth that boudoir is only something you should do if you are young any physically “perfect.”

Before & After Images that Prove all Women are Beautiful

Before & After Images 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.