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NEWS FLASH: Raw Photo Design Merges with Carla Ten Eyck Photography

For the past month or so Amber and I have been working on one of the most significant and far-reaching decisions we’ve ever made since starting this business. Throughout the whole process I’ve been trying to find an easy way to describe our partnership with Carla Ten Eyck Photography. Is it like a company merger? Is her company “buying us out”? Hmm… At 1am on my way home from one of our weddings this past weekend, the perfect representation popped into my head (which is how most of my ideas seem to happen).

We’re forming like VOLTRON baby! Yep, you heard right….we’re joining our individual strengths and forces together to form a super robot to defend the galaxy from evil


This is EXACTLY how it all went down at the C10 Studios headquarters!!


Ok well, we still have a long way to go before we’re able to maintain peace throughout the universe but this is a huge step in the right direction for Raw Photo Design. If you haven’t heard through the grapevine or seen on Facebook, numerous wedding forums, or twitter lately but we kind of suck at managing our business. The number of times I’ve heard the following sentence from a past client makes my stomach turn upside down and keeps me up at night trying to find a way to make things better: “Raw Photo was so awesome on the day of my wedding/boudoir/portrait/editorial/etc and I’m absolutely in love with all of my pictures…. but, it takes too long to get an email reply or phone call from them and it took a long time to get my pictures/album/disc/etc.”

Similar to most wedding photographers I started a photography business because I loved PHOTOGRAPHY. I loved working with people during their photo shoot or wedding day and capturing beautiful photographs of them. My single most favorite aspect of this job is witnessing the progression a person (or couple) goes through during a shoot… everyone always starts very nervous and insecure and somewhere in the middle of the process, they get comfortable… let their guard down, and the real them comes out…and that’s when I get to capture who they really are… You can almost see the exact moment it happens at every single session when you look at a series of photo thumbnails on your monitor. I can honestly work on anything photography related all night long without even noticing it’s 3am or that I haven’t left my desk in 6 hours. There’s no doubt it’s my passion and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

BUT, that has NOTHING to do with running a business. I’ll be the first to admit I am absolutely clueless when it comes to managing clients, employees, subcontractors, or anything else related to my business. It’s not because I haven’t done the work to learn how to properly do these things…trust me. I’ve read countless business books…some of them at least 5 times, attended numerous business workshops and seminars, downloaded every “management application” you can think of, etc. Conceptually I “know” what to do but just have no clue how to follow through with the processes and/or manage the people that I had implementing those processes.

Fast forward 5 years later to the beginning of October, 2012 and I had decided to shut Raw Photo Design down for good. I had been turning down new business for months explaining that I will no longer take new clients for the 2013 wedding season and focus all my attention on the weddings I had already booked for next year. I was stressed out beyond belief, hopeless, and defeated. Amber and I had done the best we could do with what we had and that was it. We were working like machines, day and night, and not a single client was happy. Being a typical man with too much pride, I hadn’t told anyone about our situation or my decision to dissolve the business; and being a typical woman who is way smarter than her typical man-husband, Amber had reached out to a number of close friends explaining our situation and asking for help.

Carla had been a close friend of ours for years and had seen us progress from our first wedding to our 100th wedding and has always been a huge help and inspiration since day one. She manages a well-oiled production MACHINE in Hartford. Sometimes I pull up to her driveway and I can hear the mechanical wheels turning, phones ringing off the hook, and production lines in full swing. Their customer service is incredible and a force to be reckoned with. It is pretty impressive to see and trust me…Amber and I did everything we could to implement the same system…in fact, Carla and I had first started meeting once a week a while back so that she could walk me through setting up the same system for Raw Photo. After 3 meetings or so it was pretty clear we were far beyond the point of no return and Carla presented me with a solution that her and Amber had been thought of and been working on….without me knowing!


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It was an offer I could not refuse. Especially since the only other option was to throw in the towel. Starting today, the C10 Studio Management Team will be responsible for ALL of the client-related office tasks and back-end studio work for RAW Photo Design including all emails, phone calls, albums, production, and delivery of finished products. Now all RAW Photo Design clients will finally get what Amber and I had TRIED to provide and what they absolutely deserve more then anything: the same AMAZING customer service that C10 Studio Management Team of Dominique, Julie, Rebecca, Dave, Jazzy and Philitha have been providing for Carla and her associates for years!

Where does that leave Amber and myself? It leaves us focusing ALL of our attention, time, and resources on where they should be: the creative work. This is what we are good at, enjoy doing, and jump out of bed in the morning just thinking of it. It is why I started the business in the first place…THE PHOTOGRAPHY….NOT the business. I’m drooling just thinking about it, “You mean I get to do what I’ve always wanted to do and you will do the rest?” I swear it is Christmas a month early at the Langlois household and I just got the gift of photography for the first time in 4 years!

The finer details are being sent to existing clients as everyone is reading this but in a nutshell RAW Photo Design will still be OUR brand…same website, same look, same awesomeness. Zero portion of the photography, retouching, or awesome sauce that has defined the RAW Photo brand and style will change because Amber and myself will still be in charge of all of it. In fact, it will only improve and thrive now that we don’t have to spend so much time on what we suck at: business. We’ll finally get to spend all of our time and energy on the reason I started this business in the first place: photography.

Exceedingly Inspired | the 2012 Inspire Photography Conference…a success

First of all, I have to thank my husband. I am a total freak when there is a big deadline or presentation, I panic, I get emotional, sometimes that energy makes me knock whatever it is completely out of the park and then sometimes…I shut down. Completely blank, no ideas, and I can’t get all my thoughts organized…which just creates more stress. Eric is the best husband on the planet, he is always cool, calm, and collected. He knows exactly what to say to me so that I can bring it back. He reminds me that I know this material inside out, that this is something we volunteer our time to be a part of…because this is FUN.

Right.

Without him by my side to reassure my insecurities, I can get all worked up unnecessarily. And you know what? The last 4 days in Sturbridge, Mass. at The Inspire Photo Conference was exactly that…really freaking FUN.

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We met lots of RAD new people, and reinforced relationships with some friends that are already so special to us. And the best part, connecting with so many attending photographers, all various experience levels seeking the same thing, Inspiration. We take the responsibility of teaching very seriously, there is so much gratification and fulfillment in our job of taking pictures and it is amazing to me how comprable the feeling is of sharing and teaching photographers in our community. We are so grateful for the experience, owe a huge thanks to the Inspire Dream Team for this opportunity and cannot wait to follow up and strengthen the new friendships we have made.

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so true.

“IF YOU WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING. TEACH IT.”

I know that I could shoot boudoir in my sleep, I just know it. But really stepping outside the shooting mentality and constructing a presentation that hits all the big and little pieces of boudoir was a challenge that I learned a lot from preparing and presenting. Some candids shot by our assistant & editor, Brenden Farinha.

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lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

I am always amazed by how much we can learn by being open, sharing real stories and the mistakes we’ve survived. As a speaker, I go into the experience of Inspire with an open mind but carry the weight of our responsibility as leaders, mentors, and educators. My favorite part of Inspire Photo Conference is connecting in those smaller groups, at lunch, at the bar, or unexpectedly. Those are the times that we are not speakers and conference attendees, we are all just photographers. Every person that opened up and shared with me, taught me something valuable that I plan to absorb and evaluate as we get into this new season.

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Leeann of Leeann Marie Photography taught us all of the ShootQ branding & customization possibilities that we can integrate | Jim, CEO of Pictage (not PICTIGE) rocked our world with his opening address and forced me to think about the following exercise, which I plan to modify and revisit often this year (it was really fun to do, and thank you Jim for giving me a reason to think about this).

Describe 10 characteristics of your favorite client:
1. Has an iPhone and an iPad, but uses a PC at work
2. Not crafty, DIY or wedding detail obsessed
3. Her wedding doesn’t have a theme that consists of more than color(s)
4. She has $1000 designer shoes for her wedding day, but dances barefoot at her reception
5. They make extra time for wedding day pictures and collaborate with us on the ideal timeline for their wedding day
6. She carries a handbag that costs close to as much we charge to photograph her wedding
7. Drives an Acura
8. She has long, healthy hair and great skin
9. They workout at the gym, but not obsessively
10.Watching the Jersey Shore is her guilty pleasure and she subscribes to at least 3 fashion magazines

(Jim is laughing during our talk below at bottom right, sitting with C10).

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Huge shout out to Joel Meisels of Adorama for the eye opening (money saving) discussion of features on the new Canon 5D Mark3 vs. the new Canon 1DX | Jared Bauman of ShootDotEdit shared some tips to verify that we get what we pay for from our ISP, especially in terms of upload speed | Carla Ten Eyck shared solid tips for motivating our team, happy hours and baked potatoes are definitely on the Raw Photo Design team calendar agenda

And…with all that inspiration going on, a little letting go and letting loose is required.

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lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

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lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

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lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

Now before I get into our amazing Inspire Lighting Shoot, I want to thank our talented peeps.

Thank you to Beth and Rachel of The White Dress by the Shore in Clinton, CT for styling and accessorizing our models so beautifully | To our stunning models, Ashley wearing Nicole Miller and Mary Rae wearing Anne Barge, we cannot thank you enough for looking so hot, being so patient and putting up with the cold | The finished looks for this shoot were executed by the talents of Stacey Palancia, professional makeup artist of Blush Couture and hairstylist Meagan Raccio | Tom Morlock of Vantage Point Films completely saved the day with his video footage of me shooting a Boudoir session for our Boudoir presentation

I just love working with the best.

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lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

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lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

lighting and boudoir photography by raw photo design inspire photo seminars 2012 sturbridge mass

You gotta watch the amazing video produced by our dear friends, The Boka’s of The Light Mill and Photographer RE. Truly Inspiring. xo!


Bombshell CT Boudoir Photography | One brunette.

“I am Inspired by Fashion”.

It has become the photographer buzz line lately, I used to say those exact words all the time, well, because it’s true…but then every photographer was using it as their mantra. Needless to say, it has lost the impact it once had. Our style, our photography, WE are hugely inspired by music and fashion, our source for inspiration, our ‘outside the box’ mentality. A fashion-forward, innovative style that just feels right, for US. It is not something that we have become, or have chosen to be, this has always been us. Since I was a teenager, and still to this day, I receive monthly subscriptions to W Magazine, Esquire, Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair, GQ, Details, Lucky, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Redbook, and Cosmo…I love them and work them to death. The pages, the content, the photography, the clothes, the beauty – the escape. Magazines make me insanely happy. If our clients are anything like me (which they often are), they want their images to look like they are out of a fashion magazine, the lighting, the posing, the editing, the styling & wardrobe is what we really strive for – especially shooting boudoir. Not only does this inspiration begin with us as the photographers, but educating and informing our clients about our vision is really the only way to even get close.

Below is an Esquire video that we share with our boudoir clients once they have booked a session with us, and to this day I have not been able to find better preparation before a boudoir photo shoot. Granted, Kate Beckinsale can be a little intimidating (and distracting), but it is so important to observe how she moves, poses and reacts to the camera. Plus, this video (actually every Esquire video) is the ultimate in lighting, composition and editing – completely sexy, seriously, who wouldn’t want to watch it? It would actually be EPIC if we incorporated video into more of our boudoir photography sessions.


Are you ready to see One bombshell brunette?

She has a classic look, expression, lingerie and styling. And she took important cues from the Esquire shoot, moving naturally, relaxed expression – oozing sensuality and was clearly able to release her inner temptress. It was so important for me to share these amazing images, because she is knockout, bombshell beautiful, and needless to say, made my job very easy, insanely fun, and I am so happy that she allowed me to share. Thank you Lindsey Gallagher of Like Flutter for Lashes and Stacey Palancia of Blush Couture for the always amazing styling, assisting, and professional hair & makeup that you provide for these sessions. I know that you both agree, getting to turn everyday women into complete bombshells is the best job in the world.

One brunette.

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

ct boudoir photographer tasteful lingerie photography

Give it up for this beauty and don’t be shy…let her know what a good job she did in the comment bar below.
xo, amber

A Boudoir Photo Shoot featuring NEW lingerie from Beneath the Gown

We have made some really great friends in our industry…who also happen to be some of the best in the business! Our friend, Beth Chapman, owner of the White Dress by the Shore in Clinton, CT put us in touch with her girl Josie from Beneath the Gown. We shoot Boudoir, she sells lingerie, makes sense – right? When Josie contacted us to shoot a new lingerie line that she was going to feature, we were completely siked about the opportunity.

If you are looking for your wedding gown or lingerie {or both}…definitely go see these two leading ladies, they are so sweet and so talented. We would love to hear your thoughts, but we think that this lingerie is completely beautiful, sophisticated and glamorous. Perfect for a boudoir session! Josie was a huge help with styling the day of the shoot, and our model Leah did an awesome job – she was totally great to work with.

Big thank you to everyone that contributed their amazing talent to this shoot.
The White Dress by the Shore
professional hair and makeup by Jennie Freesa Beauty Library
Beneath the Gown


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And…I found this when I was picking images…I didn’t even realize Eric took my picture while I was demonstrating the next pose for Leah :) rawr.

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glamourous boudoir photography in NYC and CT | boudoir by raw photo design

Maybe you have noticed that this blog has been completely on fire with wedding posts? Like most photographers this time of year, we are wrapping up the editing and retouching from our wedding season, and……
I want to point out that 2010 was the best wedding season that we have ever had!

BUT… my random thought was that our boudoir posts were going to get buried in the blog under these wedding posts. And the problem with that, is that this is BOUDOIR SEASON – right now. During the off season, no one wants to be outside taking pictures, so we shoot the majority of our boudoir sessions for the year in the winter. Valentine’s Day ANYONE??? Our availability is better, our production schedule is more manageable, and most importantly, this allows all of the 2011 brides plenty of time to receive their retouched boudoir images and custom designed boudoir album from us. If you are considering a boudoir wedding gift, definitely don’t wait until spring rolls around…availability is limited once weddings start back up.

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boudoir fashion photography classy

boudoir fashion photography classy

For this post, I just dug back through some recent sessions and pulled together what I believe to be a very diverse collection of boudoir photography. Seeing these finished images together really made me realize how uniquely inspired and influenced we are by the styling and wardrobe that each client brings to the shoot. Clearly, there is no “one size fits all” approach to boudoir photography, great images are the result of individualized, and appropriate execution for each and every session.

Credit for our professional makeup and talented styling for the following images:
Stacey Palancia of Blush Couture or Lindsey Gallagher of Like Flutter for Lashes. For your lingerie and custom fit undergarments definitely go see Josie before your shoot at Beneath the Gown.
A huge thanks to our amazing clients, especially those that have allowed us to share their beautiful images – nothing is more rewarding and makes me happier than making you feel your most beautiful.

thank you.
amber. xo
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boudoir fashion photography classy

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questions? click {here} to see our boudoir promotion video.
want to see more? click {here} to see our Little Black Book boudoir portfolio featured on Style Me Pretty.

An epic RAW boudoir photography session. period.

We have some unbelievable images below…
did she kill it or what?

I have become absolutely obsessed with shooting boudoir…I can’t help it! Since becoming our primary boudoir photographer {for the most part}, I am having so much fun, and I feel so fortunate that I get to play a role in empowering women to feel completely, undeniably beautiful. AND I also get to help deliver THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN EVER GIVE YOUR MAN.

really girls…Valentine’s Day is coming.

Credit for the beautiful makeup and styling below goes to the one and only Stacey Palancia of Blush Couture. And if you have not seen our boudoir feature on Style Me Pretty, please click {here} to check it out.


classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

classy elegant boudoir photography

If you want to get to know us a little bit better or get more insight on our approach to boudoir photography please watch this rad video {posted below} by Tom Morlock of Vantage Point Films shot at our last Boudoir Workshop, clients tell us that this video helped answer their questions and even made them feel more comfortable prior to their session with us. Let us know what you think!
xo.


raw photo design DOES boudoir.

Grab a cocktail, sit back and enjoy. This is a biggie. We have video, we have words, we have announcements, and we have some super sexy, hot NEW images posted below.

Tom Morlock of Vantage Point Films shot video at our last Boudoir Workshop, the goal was to help everyone understand a little more about us, and what is behind our process} The RAW approach to the art of boudoir photography.

Thank you to Sue of Naomi’s Studio for hair and makeup styling. Gummy Bear Tom, you are a keeper! Slammin’ work on this video! HUGE thanks to the amazing Josie of Beneath the Gown for providing the lingerie for this shoot. If you have not checked out her custom pieces and bridal lingerie it is a MUST.



Try to resist the temptation to go flying past my “monologue” down to the images (tough I know). I may be biased, but I think this explanation will make you appreciate our boudoir images just a little bit more…

A year ago we shot a boudoir session together. To me, the client was ideal (meaning that she was fun, had great shoes, good lingerie, and she was also beautiful). From my perspective (as second shooter that day), I thought the session rocked! So, we get in the car to leave, and I can see that Eric is really disappointed and frustrated. I automatically assumed that I must have done something to piss him off, but it turns out the reason that he was so bummed out was because he didn’t get the shots that he wanted. I was so confused, it seemed it would have been hard to take a bad picture. But when we pulled up the images and he showed me exactly what he meant, it was crystal clear that there is so much more to a really good image than pretty people in pretty clothes. My ah ha moment!

To this day, we are not satisfied until our client has connected with our camera. As photographers there are many different things that we do to facilitate that connection, and we are so fortunate to shoot real people. Nothing is more rewarding than that moment working with someone, when the switch flips, and they are transformed – instantly real, uninhibited and natural.

We encourage our boudoir clients, brides, actually anyone that we photograph to practice their facial expressions. A pose is virtually dead without that “look”, if you can close your eyes, imagine a thought, then open your eyes and sell that thought – you are on your way. The most expressive feature on a person’s face is their eyes, and they are seen as the “window to the soul” because they can give clues as to what another person is thinking. We all know that when people just smile with their mouths, the smile is probably fake, but when the smile includes the eyes, it is always genuine. Credit for makeup and styling of all the ladies below goes to Stacey Palancia of Blush Couture and Lindsey Gallagher of Like Flutter for Lashes.

Here is how our a few of our sophisticated, stunning, glamourous, clients get it DONE:


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Our exciting announcement is that we {aka Amber & Eric} are going to start shooting boudoir sessions separately, which means we can shoot more. Depending on our availability {and your preference for a male or female photographer} you will be working with Amber or Eric, and will have the option. We wish that we could be in two places at once, but this time of year with weddings and engagements full throttle we have had to turn down quite a bit of boudoirs. This will allow us both to focus on what we really love doing, and provide better service to our clients. Yay! Huge thank you to everyone that participated in the workshop, the professionals that made everyone look so beautiful, and to our RAW clients…thank you is not enough for letting us post your gorgeous images! xoxo

The Raw Photo Design Boudoir Workshop. 2010.

Before I get to our Boudoir workshop images, I want to credit a few vendors that contributed to making this workshop such a great success!

Lingerie provided by Beneath the Gown in Clinton, CT
Hair & Makeup by Susan from Naomi’s Studio in West Hartford, CT
Video by Tom Morlock of Vantage Point Films…Coming Soon!

Huge thanks to our models that rocked it, and participants that we had such an awesome day with: Patricia Doles, Athena Blude, Wright Photography, and Teresa Randolph, we can’t wait to see your images!


Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Work it Athena girl…

Boudoir Photography by Raw Photo Design

Valentine’s Day + Boudoir Hotness = $150 in your pocket

You want to know how we create Boudoir alchemy? You’ll just have to sign up for our Epic Boudoir Workshop and find out! To recap, this workshop will be a little less techie (a.k.a. geeky), a little more artsy, and we will definitely dive into our techniques for post processing Boudoir images.

In honor of Valentine’s we are giving a $150 discount off our upcoming Boudoir Workshop for this week only. Book your seat by Sunday 2/21, and receive $150 off your workshop tuition…more details below!


Connecticut Boudoir Workshop

Connecticut Boudoir Workshop

Connecticut Boudoir Workshop

Connecticut Boudoir Workshop

Connecticut Boudoir Workshop

Connecticut Boudoir Workshop

Connecticut Boudoir Workshop

Connecticut Boudoir Workshop

I am siked to announce that our models for the Boudoir workshop will be wearing only the best lingerie from Beneath the Gown, a huge thank you to Josie at Beneath the Gown for hooking us up with the incredible “preview” pieces worn above for our Valentine’s Day promotion!

- Stunning models, check.
- Gorgeous styling, check.
- Insane wardrobe, check.
- Eric’s jokes, check.
What are you waiting for?

Sign up quick, we don’t have many spots left because we like to keep the groups small….space is very limited!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

the raw boudoir workshop | two dates announced! | CT Boudoir Workshop

Ask and you shall receive…we have been using every spare second to try to pull this workshop together because it has been requested again and again. For one, we love Boudoir, and for two, we love to teach! The bonus is that we also get to learn with very talented photographers from all over, with all different skill levels and backgrounds…! Some photographers that we have met at workshops we can say for sure will be our friends for life! So, the details are spelled out below…this workshop will be a little different than our recent workshops, a little less techie (a.k.a. geeky), a little more artsy, and definitely some time will be spent on POST PROCESSING (a pretty critical part of Boudoir photography).

Stunning models, check.
Gorgeous styling, check.
Insane wardrobe, check.
Eric’s jokes, check.

So, like usual, we can only share what we know and what has worked for us, but we are siked to be announcing these dates, and can’t wait to see some familiar faces along with meeting some new ones!

To register for Fri., March 5th go to www.rawphotodesign.com/boudoir/friday and to register for Sat., March 6th go to www.rawphotodesign.com/boudoir/saturday Sign up quick, we like to keep it small, so space is very limited!

Connecticut Boudoir Workshop

Best of 2009 | CT Boudoir Sessions | Grace Ormonde Feature

I won’t bother with the commentary, stay posted for more Raw Photo Design “Best of 2009″ coming up! Thank you to these awesome clients for letting us post their gorgeous images and click here to view the details for the awesome $50 off Boudoir Winter Promotion we are currently offering! We also want to thank & give credit to the insanely talented Lindsey Gallagher & Stacey Palancia that make our job so easy by handling the hair, makeup & styling for these shoots!

Don’t be shy, let us know if you agree with our picks for “Best of”…


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CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

CT boudoir photography | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Raw Photo Design

John Michael Cooper said it best, “I run a lot faster when I am being chased”. We have lots in store for 2010 – we will continue to raise the bar & do our best to innovate the Boudoir category, definitely check out our Boudoir feature in the 2010 issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style New England!

Winter is The Hottest Season | A Boudoir Promotion

In case you don’t already know…Boudoir is a Force to be Reckoned with.
To kick off this year and raise the bar in 2010 as we plan to, we thought a promotion was in order, here are the goods:
– Book your session by Friday, January 29th and we will give you $50 off ANY package.
– Book with a friend and we will take an additional $25 off each of your packages.
– Session must be scheduled before March 12th.

Fill out our contact form to get started….you know you want to. And there’s still time for Valentines Day!

Speaking of Boudoir…Miss J is about as hot as it gets…STUNNING makeup, hair and styling by Stacey Palancia of Blush Couture.


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CT Boudoir Photography | Miss A.

Dear husband of our latest boudoir supermodel, Miss A.: you’re welcome.


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Boudoir Photography in Connecticut | Miss L.

Someone actually asked me this week if we still shoot boudoir! The answer, first of all is…YES. We shoot MANY boudoir sessions each week, due to confidentiality we post very few of the sessions we actually shoot. I noticed that we were way past due updating boudoirs on the blog, and Miss L. was completely on board to participate. Thanks to Lindsey Gallagher for the awesome styling & make-up. We believe these are some RAD-friggin’ tastic shots captured! Normally everyone is too chicken to comment on boudoir posts, man up – let’s hear what you think!

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Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy.

RAW intimacy :: Couples Boudoir

I’m sure you have heard about our boudoir photography promo & marathon and you may already know that we believe a boudoir session is so much more than taking sexy pictures. Recently we had the opportunity to capture a couple’s undeniable attraction to each other and was no doubt an unforgettable experience. Don’t wait too long to book your spot in our boudoir marathon, sessions are filling up quickly….


Classy, Seductive, and Intimate Boudoir Photography by CT Wedding Photographer, Raw Photo Design

Classy, Seductive, and Intimate Boudoir Photography by CT Wedding Photographer, Raw Photo Design

Classy, Seductive, and Intimate Boudoir Photography by CT Wedding Photographer, Raw Photo Design

Classy, Seductive, and Intimate Boudoir Photography by CT Wedding Photographer, Raw Photo Design

Classy, Seductive, and Intimate Boudoir Photography by CT Wedding Photographer, Raw Photo Design

Classy, Seductive, and Intimate Boudoir Photography by CT Wedding Photographer, Raw Photo Design

Boudoir Photography Marathon & PROMO!!!

The 2nd annual Boudoir Marathon is here!! BOOK. YOUR. SESSION. NOW!!!


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Boudoir Photography and Why it Rocks!

Boudoir photography has officially been transformed from over-done makeup, foggy filters, and awkward poses to straight-up elegance and female empowerment. Some say it is a fleeting trend while others just refer to them as ‘some sexy pictures.’ We believe that it transcends all of this and is meant to make our clients feel like they have never felt before ..beautiful….confident….empowered….gorgeous….assured….assertive….stunning….glamorous….elegant….sophisticated…. Or how I like to say: like Rockstars.

All of these words have been used by our clients to describe their boudoir experience. Here’s a few more:

Miss A:

Eric, I don’t even know what to say…i am totally speechless. These pictures are amazing and I am just in awe of what we were able to do! Seriously I have hard work ahead of me trying to figure out my favorites…i am GORGEOUS in a ton of them! I have never embraced my body like I did during that photo shoot…thank you thank you thank youuuuuu!! :) I love so many of them that I may want to add more pages to the book!

Thank you! Thank you!

Miss C:

soooo. OH MY GOD. amazing. I am so, so, so happy – can’t say enough. thank you!! you can use whatever you want on the blog, I am that happy with them. seriously…THANK YOU! I am getting NO WORK DONE today! okay, I’m sorry, I’m going to write you guys an official note and stuff, but i just have to tell you one more time that I am so freaking excited. I had really high hopes for this project…but I had NO idea it would turn out this great. so, thank you SO much. I wish I had known you guys were around when I was picking my wedding photog!! can’t wait to get the disc!

Like we said…much more than taking some sexy photos. This is why we do what we do…to help women achieve a level of confidence and empowerment they have never experienced before in an elegant and tasteful manner.

Speaking of Miss C…..


CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

Boudoir Photography with Miss R :: Total Hotness!

Miss R straight up killed it. Hottest boudoir session ever!!! Lindsey Gallagher provided her ridiculous make-up skillz as usual.


CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Photographer

Boudoir Photography with Miss N

Miss N brought the hotness to her boudoir session…true story.


CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Wedding Photographer

CT Boudoir Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Boudoir Wedding Photographer

Boudoir Session with Miss M :: Old Lyme, Connecticut

Guess who had a baby not too long ago? Yep…she did.


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CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

Miss C :: Boudoir Session in Woodbury, CT

H-A-W-T!! Miss C totally rocked her boudoir session….one lucky groom is going to be VERY happy with his wedding gift.

Thanks again to Stacey Palancia of Blush Couture for doing an amazing job with her make-up and hair.


CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

Boudoir Session with Miss C. & Miss J.

More boudoir hotness for your Sunday evening. These two are as beautiful as it gets…

Huge thanks to Stacey Palancia of Blush Couture for rockin’ the make-up

We’ll start things off with a little shower action:
CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

Boudoir session with Miss L.

red shoes + polka dots + flirty fun = boudoir awesomeness

make-up by the one and only Stacey Palancia

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

CT Modern Wedding Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding Photographer

Boudoir session with Miss S.

Miss S. brought all kinds of hotness to her boudoir session making my job look as easy as it gets. Stacey Palancia of Blush Couture rocked the make-up

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CT Modern Wedding & Boudoir Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding & Boudoir Photographer

CT Modern Wedding & Boudoir Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding & Boudoir Photographer

CT Modern Wedding & Boudoir Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding & Boudoir Photographer

CT Modern Wedding & Boudoir Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding & Boudoir Photographer

CT Modern Wedding & Boudoir Photography with a Creative Edge :: Raw Photo Design :: Connecticut Modern Wedding & Boudoir Photographer