Boudoir

FAQ: What to Expect from Ain't No Body Like This Body Boudoir Events!

Our mission:

Our boudoir events are for ladies who live for their universal tribe. We make feeling sexy in your skin easy by hosting an all-day girl hang in a cozy environment with all of your favorite things: coffee, champagne, snacks, bad-babe music, chick flicks, and pampering services to set the tone. The environment of our shoot changes with each event, but is consistent in its ability to foster community, connectedness, and body positivity. Read on to hear what you can expect from each of our events.

Q: Where are these events?

A: We change the location for each event because every boudoir experience is unique. We host events in cozy houses and rentals, welcoming and upscale hotels, and getaway and retreat locations. The spaces we select are bright, fresh, intimate, and embrace the seasonal offerings of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Unless otherwise (and clearly) noted, we host our events and around the neighborhoods of Seattle.

Q: How many people participate?

A: Each event has spaces for up to 8 participants. If you want to share the event with friends, we recommend booking early to ensure you both get spaces in the same event.

Q: What does the event cost? And how do payments work?

A: That depends on when you book! The event costs $400 + taxes at regular price. We have a special Early Babe price of $350 + taxes for women who book two or more months before our event date. The Early Babe gets the worm (or the discount)! You can pay in full OR split the total cost into a deposit and 1 or 2 remaining payments. All payments are due a month before the event.

Q: What does the day-long schedule look like?

A: Our events start around brunch time (9:00-10:00am) and run all day until dinner time (5:00-6:00pm). Each participant is scheduled for a 45 minute hair and make-up session followed by 45 minutes of boudoir shoot time. After you sign up, you fill out a contact form to opt for your preferred time slots and we reach out to schedule your time slot the week of the event. Whatever your scheduled time slot, everyone is welcome to hang at our getaway space for the whole day to enjoy our pampering services, each other’s company, and delicious food and drinks.

Q: What kind of services are offered?

A: Every event is supported by the incredible photography by Kate Miller Photography; hair and make-up services by Holly Tipp Makeup; and event planning and coordination by Tapestry Event Company. Just like every event location is unique, so are our event services. We bring in other talented artists like florists, body positivity coaching, catering, and/or massage therapy. Check out the event page for which services to expect.

Q: What if this is my first time? What if I feel uncomfortable in front of the camera? What if I don’t know what to wear?

A: TOTALLY NORMAL—AND WE HAVE YOUR BACK. Your boudoir session will be exactly how you want it to be. Upon sign up, we share with you a thoughtful questionnaire to understand the “why” behind your shoot, what we can do to create a comfortable environment for you, and what your concerns are so we can be supportive. We can help you choose outfits, direct your posing, build your confidence, and laugh through any awkwardness. Bring it all into the room and be ready to let all your quirks shine.

Q: Is my boudoir shoot private or open to the other participants?

A: It’s up to you! Some women enjoy the shared space getting ready and pampered, then want a private, intimate shoot to help them get in the zone and shed any layers of insecurity that might come with an audience. Other women attend this event with friends and thrive off of encouragement and laughter during their shoot. The choice is yours, and if you would like your lady friends present, just let us know in the contact form so we can schedule you accordingly.

Q: What do I receive after my shoot?

A: After your session, you will receive a gallery of proofs within a week. Participants pick their top 10 photos to transform into 10 edited, high resolution images that come with the price of your boudoir session. You also have the option to purchase any extra images, prints, or albums through the photo gallery website!

Q: Ready to join us?!

A: Heck yes! Check out our Events page for the next #AintNoBodyLikeThisBody event, our Blog page for recaps of our most recent experiences, or email kate@tapestryeventco.com for inquiries.

A Bride-to-be's Boudoir Experience

This 2018 bride-to-be had some misgivings about whether a boudoir photo shoot was right for her. We are so grateful that she opened up about her experience to the team behind "Ain't No Body Like This Body". Below, she shares what used to hold her back from self-celebration, how she got ready and excited for the shoot, what her experience was like during the event, and what she loved best about the process and final photos.

Photo courtesy of Kate Miller Photography.

Photo courtesy of Kate Miller Photography.

I had seen boudoir pictures on Pinterest over the years and always thought it would be fun to do. Honestly though, I haven’t ever really felt comfortable with my body up until about a year ago. When I found out about the opportunity to do this and learned more about the vibe of the shoot, I was immediately intrigued--although scared that I wasn't really "model material" enough to do it. I took myself shopping to get excited though, and bought things that I usually picture on other people. Because, why the hell not?! While I hope that I’ll always feel good about my body, I know that I won’t look like this forever and someday I’ll look back and think, “damn, I wish I could see how good I looked then”. I was still super nervous about how the pictures would turn out though, as I don’t have any professional modeling experience, but so SO glad that didn't stop me from doing this. 

I know Kate F. and she knows logistics like nobody else. She ensured all my questions were answered before the big day and was clearly as pumped to organize this as I was to attend it. The setting was absolutely gorgeous, and the cold brew coffee awaiting us was much appreciated. Everyone was there on time and gushing with ideas, outfit combos to try, and excitement for the day. I didn’t know anyone there except for Kate F., but we all immediately loosened up and morphed into girly mode while listening to throwback tunes—it felt like waking up from a sleepover with good friends. Kate F. cut off tags, folded my clothes, suggested outfit pairings, laughed at my jokes, and generally kept the positive energy flowing.

Holly shared tips and tricks as she airbrushed me into a Sports Illustrated model, that somehow still looked like me (albeit, the best version of me). As we chatted, she customized the look as she got to know me better, adding extra lashes and a little glitter on my eyes, following suite with my "more is more" life philosophy. She suggested adding a red lip towards the end of my shoot, to vamp things up a bit. Above all, she was so kind and gracious.

Kate M., the photographer, could probably moonlight as a lion tamer or snake charmer, if she wasn’t such a skilled photographer. She continuously reassured me that I was doing great, looking beautiful, and could do this, even when I felt like I was slipping into my usual self-conscious ways. When I asked her for more coaching, she gave it. When she told me how to lay or move, I did it. I’m still not sure how, but she captured the best of me, all of me. The cherry on top: the edited pictures arrived in just a few days’ time. Kate M. is a gem, and I look forward to working with her in the future to capture other special moments.

I really didn’t know what to expect, but it sure was a blast! The shoot took a little longer than originally planned, but the final photos were well worth it. That said, in a relatively short amount of time, Kate captured a lot of different angles—literally and figuratively: my smile and laugh, glowing skin (thanks Holly!); my hair, breasts and belly (thanks Mom!); a sly smirk, and a fierce sexiness that I wasn’t convinced I had in me, but clearly these photos put any doubts to rest. My fiancé was floored when he saw the photos, but even more impressive, I loved the photos of myself, the result every girl wishes for.

Without hesitation I would recommend booking a boudoir session with this dream team to a friend, and look forward to giving the gift of a session to someone too! Us ladies spend a lot of time, money, and energy to look and feel our best, why not capture that with photos you’ll treasure forever? Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.

For details on our next boudoir session, visit our Events page! The next "Boudoir Workshop: Ain't No Body Like This Body" is September 22nd. We only have a few slots left!

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