Lindsay Wynne Boudoir » Charlotte NC Boudoir Photographer

You’ve booked your boudoir session with me (yaaaaaaaaaaay!) What’s next? What do you need to do before your session? I answer those questions in my handy dandy how to guide! My How To Prepare For Your Boudoir Session guide will walk you through a weekly timeline from 1 month to the day of your session, breaking down each step. It even includes links to the salons, spas and artists I recommend. Once you book your session I will also set up automated reminders that will email you when it’s time to do each step, so no excuses! Many of the spas and salons featured often have specials, which I will share in my private VIP Boudoir group

Preparing For Your Boudoir Session

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Studio update:

We are still working diligently on the new home studio!  I had high hopes of having everything set up the first week of January and clearly I was way too ambitious!  What has happened so far?  The bed and frame are here, the headboard arrives Monday.  We found an adorable vintage vanity for the hair and makeup area in the client room & we are awaiting metal and acrylic samples as I type!  Paint colors are currently being tested (who knew there were so many shades of medium gray?!)  Once the studio is painted (hoping to have it painted by the 30th)  we can start shooting!  Current goal is to be ready to shoot the first weekend of February!  I will be posting a super special 2 day new studio deal in my VIP boudoir facebook group shortly so if you want first dibs you need to join!  (the VIP group always gets access to deals and new offerings 48 hours before it’s released to the public).  I also share wardrobe ideas, sessions images, current lingerie sales and VIP group members get extras and goodies added to their sessions.   Before the studio grand reveal I will be hosting a VIP group only giveaway with lots of goodies!

 

In the meantime the Valentine’s Day lingerie is coming out hot and heavy all over the internet!  I have been pinning looks like a mad woman (additional post coming soon!) but I wanted to share that Victoria’s Secret re-released their popular split front halter bra.  This is bra looks amazing in boudoir sessions!  While I adore the attention to detail with the chantilly lace of the VS bra ASOS also has their own (and much more affordable) split front bralet that they just released.   The split front bra really pops in moodier, shadow heavy lighting.  It really adds an edge to your session! So whether you want to splurge or save, you can’t go wrong with a split front bra for your boudoir session!

 

 

 

 

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If things get a little quiet here in the next month it’s because i’m MOVING!  We are leaving the funky confines of Plaza Midwood for the burbs of Steele Creek (South West Charlotte).  While I will miss seeing scooter gangs buzzing through the neighborhood and the ridiculousness of Common Market I am stoked that with the new house comes a NEW STUDIO!  I will have a big beautiful hardwood floored studio, makeup room/client meeting room and an office in the new home.  Roughly 1200sf of workspace!   I’m giddy with excitement.  I can’t wait to create a beautiful space to photograph you amazing ladies in!  Not only will I have my own space to shoot: no more shared studio or being at the mercy of hotels but it opens my schedule up considerably since I no longer have to worry about check in/check out times.  During the late fall/winter/early spring I will still only have 2 session times, 8:30am and 1pm due to limited natural light but during the late spring-early fall I will add a 4pm session.  I can shoot from 8:30am-8pm if I want to!  We will start offering limited edition sessions, back to back BFF sessions, fine art nudes and add Beauty Portraiture back into the mix for those of you who still want the experience of getting glammed up by hair and makeup and want to put on a gorgeous dress instead of being daring in lingerie.    I will still offer the luxury hotel suite in my Luxe and Bombshell Collections, but my Vixen and Tease Collections will be photographed in the home studio.  I will warn y’all, we have 2 dogs and cat (all of which who will be kept out of the studio space and makeup room/client area) but those with severe allergies will still have to book a hotel, for your health and safety (watering eyes and sneezing just aren’t sexy!).  And I get a robotic vacuum to help keep all that space clean (honestly, I’m far too excited about the vacuum!)

 

The new location also means the opportunity to partner with some amazing Ballantyne and South Charlotte businesses, like Med Boutique, an amazing med spa in Ballantyne.  I will be participating in lots of girl’s nights out and fun events in the area to introduce Lindsay Wynne Boudoir to the ladies of South Charlotte, so if you have suggestions on businesses to connect with or companies I would be a perfect fit to collaborate let me know!

 

When will the studio be ready?

Since we are moving from 1300 square feet to 2700 square feet it will take some time to gather just the right furniture and details for the new home and studio space, so bear with me.  I have to get a new bed and headboard for the studio as well as a design and furnish an inviting and beautiful client space.  And then there’s the painting.  I plan on having at least one dark wall for moody shoots.  The possibilities are endless!

 

I want to get it functioning for pre-Valentine’s clients but don’t hold me to it!  My goal is to have it ready by mid January.  Right now I’m having a lot of fun on Wayfair and Pinterest styling the new space.  Another awesome bonus to a bigger house and a permanent studio space is that I can invest in more lingerie and wardrobe options for my beauty and boudoir clients!  Now back to the seemingly endless packing.  Seriously, how did we fit so much stuff into such a tiny space?  Why do I own so many breakable things?  Why did I forget we had an attic? SEND WINE!

 

 

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You’re not ready for a boudoir session just yet, but you know someone who might be.  Why not give them a referral to Lindsay Wynne Boudoir?  I will give them an amazing experience and images to treasure for a lifetime & you’ll get $25.  That’s why I created the Referral Program. I have many friends and fellow business owners who send me amazing clients & I wanted to give my amazing boudoir cheerleaders a little perk!  For every client you refer who books a session you’ll get a $25 Visa Gift Card.  Think about that.  If 5 of your friends book a session you get $125.  Just for giving them a business card or adding them to the VIP facebook group.  Something that took you a few minutes to do.  How easy is that?!  Your friend gets an amazing holiday gift for her significant other and you get holiday spending money, it’s a win-win.  I’m also doing something a little special for those of you who haven’t booked a session due to cost.  You can get studio credit instead of a Visa gift card.   Every $25 booked referral you bring to Lindsay Wynne Boudoir can be applied to a future studio purchase!  If you refer 5 friends who book I will even gift you an extra $25 and you’ll get a $150 product credit.  That’s a $150 towards any product, print or album that you didn’t have to spend!   This is easy money!   What if you’ve already had a session with me?  If your session was in the past year you can use the $25 towards more products!  Don’t forget to add your friends to the VIP group here!

How do you redeem the referral?  If they join the fb group they can tag you, or each potential client gets a questionnaire, where we ask who referred them.  Make sure they put your name there or they mention you in their initial email.  That’s it!

 

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The holidays are finally here!  Here is a list of awesome Black Friday Lingerie deals around the internet!  I’m sure there will be more posted, but as I will be in Williamsburg with limited internet, keep an eye on my facebook page for new deals as I see them.  Also don’t forget to join my VIP boudoir group for even more deals, boudoir tips, beauty tricks and early access to specials and promotions!

 

First, if you haven’t joined Ebates, click here.  DO IT NOW.  Seriously.  you get a % back while shopping online, they have exclusive coupons and there’s always a bunch of stores that have double or triple cash back.  I installed the Chrome Ebates button and you’d be amazed at the websites that are included.  Especially if you have kids or shop a lot online you can get $100s of dollars back.  Also awesome for travel.  But I digress!

 

Stores that sell lingerie that are on Ebates:

Current Sales:

Forever 21 : Pre-Black Friday sales.  Bras as low as $6!
Nasty Gal : 30% off black clothing for Black Friday (live now!)  & 2% back from Ebates
Adore Me: $19.95 for your first set &
Lane Bryant : 40-50% off storewide, no coupon needed & 2.5% back from Ebates
ASOS : Lots of lingerie is on sale/clearance.  2.5% cash back from Ebates
Urban Outfitters : Good deals in the sale section, 10% off for signing up for their emails.
Black Heart Lingerie: 2 for $40 bras, lots of lingerie buy one get one for $1, 25% coupon when you sign up for their email
Azaleas NYC : use LUCKY13 for 25% off
Victoria’s Secret:  free shipping on $100+ (freeship100) Lots of lingerie on sale/clearance.  You have to hunt a bit. 1% back from Ebates
Nancy Meyer : 20% extra off sale items (luxury lingerie) + 4% back from Ebates
Journelle : Use code THANKSLOVELY to take 15-25% off
 Made by Niki : Huge clearance at luxury designer Made by Niki.  sign up for email list for 10% off on top of the sale
 Figleaves : 25% off plus free shipping with code 25FORYOU also up to 60% off in the outlet.
Here are my selections for the best deals from the previously mentioned stores.  These deals are 50%+ off retail.  Can’t beat that!  When I get back from Thanksgiving with my mother in law in Virginia I will post my holiday lingerie guide.  No fireplace needed-you provide the sizzle!
Want an even more epic lingerie deals?  Check out The Lingerie Addict.  She knows what’s up.  Cora will be posting her annual Black Friday deals on Friday.  She also posts weekly lingerie sales, just pay attention to the country the store is in, many of the ones she links are in the UK.  Keeping up with lingerie sales can be a full time job so I often defer to Cora when I’m looking for sales.  You can also sign up for her email list, which will be helpful around the holidays!

 

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