Sudbury Boudoir – Cheap Boudoir Photography

OoooooOoOoo I’m sure I’m going to ruffle some feathers with this one.

CHEAP!? WHAT?!

Hear me out.

Every time someone emails us with questions about a boudoir session, they get a personal email back, as well as an email that also has pricing information. And I would say about half the time, we never hear back. I asked someone recently if they had any luck finding what they needed, and the response was “you’re too expensive.” I didn’t know whether to be flattered, or offended. So I asked her, what information did you find elsewhere that you decided to choose them instead? She said that she was going to get the 2 hour session with unlimited outfits, and CD of unedited images for $99.

~Nails on a chalkboard~

At that point, I congratulated her on her upcoming wedding and wished her the best of luck, and we hung up. She wanted CHEAP BOUDOIR. There are so many things that I could say about this. There are so many posts about why photography costs what it does, so I will leave that to the financial experts. What I really want to focus on is the bottom line:

When you’re taking your clothes off in front of someone you don’t know, is CHEAP really a word that you want to use to describe the experience?

There is so much that goes into this experience, believe me when I tell you that it’s not just about getting your picture taken. There is an enormous amount of preparation beforehand, on your part, and on our part. Will your cheap photographer be there to help you pick out lingerie that will flatter your figure, and talk you down when you’re nervous the night before?

Another thing to think about: PRIVACY. These are photos that are intimate in nature, and while we always keep them classy, not every photographer is like that. These are photos that, when poorly done and shared, could potentially ruin careers. Personally, I don’t think that boudoir should be as taboo as it sometimes is, but let’s face it – the entire world doesn’t necessarily feel that way. Are you willing to trust those photos to someone who A.) may be kind of creepy to begin with and B.) might put the photos online for God knows what? Is that savings worth the potential backlash that could come from hiring someone you don’t trust?

We have “fixed” several boudoir sessions in the past year or so. By fixed, I mean that my clients had a boudoir session done elsewhere, a “cheap” session, and hated it so much that they came to us to have some quality photos, and an amazing experience.

I believe that there are certain genres of photography that carry a higher responsibility than others. Yes, all photographers should be accountable for their quality of work, and their business ethics, but there are some photos that you will never, EVER get back. My top three: wedding, newborn and boudoir. For wedding and newborn – you never, ever get those days back. Newborn sessions usually take place when that new little life is less than 10 days old. Two weeks later, you’ve lost that newborn look, the snuggly cuddly smushy face. It’s gone, and you never get it back. Weddings are highly stressful and require a cool head, organization, and problem solving – and again, you never get that day back. When your dad hugs you a little longer as he’s giving you away to your groom, if your photographer misses that, it’s gone. Yes, you can stage it again – but it’s never really the same.

And finally, boudoir. I could go on and on for hours about this, because it frustrates me SO much – but when you have a woman undress in front of you, she is vulnerable, and if you do a poor job or make her feel bad, you are not only taking bad photos, but you are messing with her spirit. You are reaffirming the thoughts that she probably already has in her head, negativity that she doesn’t need because she’s already telling herself mean things.

We refuse to lower our standards to the point where any woman walks out of our studio feeling bad about herself. Some photographers are okay with that, and some women are okay with that – and that’s okay, they aren’t our clients. I will stick to my standards and the WHY behind what I do.

One of the clients that came to me after a horrible experience elsewhere recently told me:

“When you pay cheap, you look cheap.”

For some things, that might be okay. Cheap toilet paper might be uncomfortable, but it won’t hurt you. Cheap boudoir can not only hurt your feelings or your privacy, but could leave you feeling bad about yourself from an experience that should make you feel amazing.

Don’t settle for cheap when it comes to something this personal and intimate.

And because every post is better with a testimonial her are three from recent boudoir clients.

“I did a boudoir photo shoot with Riki back in November for a Christmas gift to my boyfriend. I had a blast, she made me feel comfortable and confident that I could do this. I went back to get a few more photos and she helped me narrow it down, as she had taken so many amazing photos. Honestly I would go back and do it again. It’s an interesting adventure but I can tell you, you build a lot of confidences doing this.”

Mrs. M.

“I did some boudoir pictures with Riki as a wedding gift for my husband. I was extremely happy with the whole experience. Riki made me feel very comfortable and confident which made my pictures awesome. And Riki got all the best angles! 😉 I would definitely recommend Riki and Pixatron if you are planning to do boudoir pictures. Best experience ever!!! Thanks again Riki!!!!

Mrs  C.

“Ricki did such a great job with my boudoir photos! Not only was the photo shoot a super fun experience, she also made me feel completely at ease and the photos are like something straight out of a magazine! I would highly recommend a boudoir photo shoot with Ricki to anyone who wants to feel incredible about their body. She’ll bring out the best in you!

Mrs. McD.

And of course an quick sample of our work.

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Please note that we do not post any images from our boudoir session without the consent of our client first.

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Valentines 2016 special

This offer is INSANE! Maybe even crazy? We are giving away a $550 value with every FLIRT Pillow Talk session we shoot. But there’s  a catch. You have to share this post on your Facebook timeline, comment with the works “Hell yes, I want this!” and of course book your flirt session with Riki.  That’s right a $550 value for only $39.  But that’s not all. If you like, share and comment on this ad from Jan 2 to the 16th, you will be entered in a draw to win a free pillow talk  flirt session scheduled before January 23rd.  This is a once in a life time crazy, insane deal from Pixatron Photo Studio in Sudbury. Our Pillow Talk boudoir sessions are shot exclusively by our female boudoir specialist Riki Holmes. She is an amazing, fun and talented young lady. Don’t miss out on your chance to get the best boudoir photo shoot experience Sudbury can offer.  Our staff are professional and your privacy is always number one. Our studio is a closed set for your session and you have a private changing area plus your view session is private as well.  Book your Pillow Talk Boudoir photo shoot with Pixatron Photo Studio today and give yourself the best gift ever, Confidence, Beauty and Empowerment!  Call today 705-524-5713.

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Hello Everyone!

Riki here! I hope everyone has been getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve! We’ve been having a blast here at the studio! Meeting lots of new people and catching up with some old friends!

As you may know we photograph everything from babies to huge family groups. But did you know that we have a specialized boudoir photographer in the studio?! And that photographer just so happens to be ME!

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With all the birthdays, weddings and anniversaries happening this summer, it’s hard to think of great gift ideas, especially to give to the lovely man in your life, who has everything! We offer so many great gift options with our ‘Pillow-talk’  sessions! Albums, calendars, even air fresheners!
I absolutely love shooting these sessions, my clients and I always have a great time! Most times women are a little shy/nervous coming in to the session, but that gets wiped off the slate quite quickly! All of my clients leave feeling beautiful and extremely confident!
We get to meet for a consultation before the actual session, which makes it a little easier for both of us. The consultation comes free with your session. This is where we get to talk about the session, so we both have a game plan going into it.

We have an awesome deal happening this week, to celebrate the hot-hot Summer! Our Summer Sizzle deal, which means, our Flirt session is only $45!!! (regular $90)  – or you can upgrade to a larger package and you save 20%!
You have had some time to work off all that yummy Christmas baking, because we know it lasted a few months, right? 😉 And it’s prime time for tanning outside, so everyone is walking around with these beautiful natural glows! What better time to get some beautiful photos done!

Not that you need a reason to admire your own beauty, but what better way to do so?  This doesn’t have to be a gift for someone else, why not do it for yourself, prove to yourself, what everyone has been telling you all these years, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

I can’t wait to collaborate with you, to showcase your beauty!!

Cheers!

Riki Holmes

Summer sizzel 2015

Riki is at it again. Offering an amazing summer deal with her Summer Sizzle Sale. 50% off for our 45 minute boudoir session.

Book your session before Aug 1st and receive a free $30 gift print.

This is the last sale of the year, at these prices.

Our Pillow Talk Session Prices will be going up as of Sept 1.

So don’t miss out on this amazing deal.

Space is limited and this is a one day only event.

 

 

 

 

 

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Your wedding is over, your dress is a little dirty, what do your do with it now. Do you get it cleaned? Do your put it away dirty? Why not wear it one more time.

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Book your TRAST THE DRESS session with Pixatron Portrait Session before August 27th and receive 25% off.

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Please note: Not all TTD sessions actually trash your dress. It may get a bit more dirty, it may come out cleaner (if your in the water), or if you want to totally TRASH IT we’re up to capturing all the destruction. The choice is up to you?

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Call now 705-524-5713 and mention you saw this ad on Facebook to get 25% off your session.

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The contest will run from June 25 until July 25. Don’t miss out on your chance to win this amazing session by Michael Blinn from Pixatron Portrait Studio.

(Sorry, this entry form does not work on mobile devices.)

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

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Here is our Fall 2015 and Summer/fall 2016 Full day Wedding Price Guide.

Click on the Wedding Guide cover below to check it out.

 

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Valentines 2015 special

 

This offer is INSANE! Maybe even crazy? We are giving away a $550 value with every FLIRT Pillow Talk session we shoot. But there’s  a catch. You have to share this post on your Facebook timeline, comment with the works “Hell yes, I want this!” and of course book your flirt session with Riki.  That’s right a $550 value for only $30.  But that’s not all. If you like, share and comment on this ad from Jan 3 to the 17th, you will be entered in a draw to win a free pillow talk  flirt session scheduled for Jan 27 at 1pm.  This is a once in a life time crazy, insane deal from Pixatron Photo Studio in Sudbury. Our Pillow Talk boudoir sessions are shot exclusively by our female boudoir specialist Riki Holmes. She is an amazing, fun and talented young lady. Don’t miss out on your chance to get the best boudoir photo shoot experience Sudbury can offer.  Our staff are professional and your privacy is always number one. Our studio is a closed set for your session and you have a private changing area plus your view session is private as well.  Book your Pillow Talk Boudoir photo shoot with Pixatron Photo Studio today! 705-524-5713.

 

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This offer is INSANE! Maybe even crazy? We are giving away $450 value with every FLIRT Pillow Talk session we shoot. That’s right a $540 value for only $89.99. This is a once in a life time crazy, insane deal from Pixatron Photo Studio in Sudbury. Our Pillow Talk session are shot exclusively by our female boudoir specialist Riki Holmes. She an amazing, fun and talented young lady. Don’t miss out on your chance to get the best boudoir photo shoot experience Sudbury can offer. Book your Pillow Talk Boudoir photo shoot with Pixatron Photo Studio today! 705-524-5713

 

 

 

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Stacey and Donald were married on one of the hottest days of the year. Everything took place at the Sixth Avenue Golf club in Lively. Stacey was a beautiful bride and Donald, well he cleans up pretty good too. Sneak Peek.

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The Wandziak family and the Dickieson family have to be some the sweetest people I have ever met. Sarah was looking so beautiful on her wedding day, and Jamie was looking a tad bit nervous just before the church ceremony. We start out with some rain, but that soon stopped and I was able to grab some beautiful images from Sarah and James’ wedding day.  Sarah sorry for the loss of your Grandmother, your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Sneak Peek.

 

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Kelly and Kevin had a beautiful day to get married outside. The rain stopped early in the morning and everything was dry by show time. Kevin has since been assigned to Manitoba. Sneak Peek

 

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Sunday night was a hot and humid, but it set the stage for awesome engagement session with Tara and Nick. We met at the Lorne St Tim Horton’s and headed out to Tara’s family Farm in Worthington. The evening was full of excitement, the lovely couple were stung by wasps and  had a bear shake and break branches off of  a 20 foot pine tree less then 20 feet beside them. Let just say it was an adventure for all. But one that I would do all over again to capture the love that these two share for each other. The golden hour led to beautiful sun kisses images and misty fog filled marshes. Here’s a sneak peek from their session.

Tara and Nick- Sudbury Engagement

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Totally forgot about this session. Why Trash your dress? BECAUSE, it’s fun and you can get images like this…..

 

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Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of shooting Micheline and Dominique’s engagement photos. They have a beautiful home on Middle lake, with some the best views in the city. I took Micheline and Dom to my secret water fall location to capture some images that are unique to the Sudbury area. So with out further adieu here are a few teasers from their session.

 

 

 

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Here is a slideshow of some cool images we create here at Pixatron Photo Studio in Sudbury.

 

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When our make up artist Kristen came to me asking to use the studio for an up and coming wedding make up trial, I gladly said yes. I love having new people come into the studio to see what we can do. As Kristen’s client Anne was leaving, I asked her if we could use her for a quick test shot. I needed to test my light for the Sudbury Woman’s show Fabulous over 40 contest winners. I took the first shot of Anne, made some minor adjustments to my lighting and the second shot was what we ended up with. Anne was so amazed at how easy it was to capture this image Thanks Anne for  allowing me to capture this beautiful image. Can’t wait to see you back in the studio. 🙂

 

 

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We have just now introduced our new Pillow Talk Boudoir Sessions. Shot exclusively by Holly.

But wait there’s more….

Introductory offer only through Wag Jag

Regular Price $125 + tax

Wag Jag Deal $30.00

Perfect for Valentines Day or your Groom to be.

Whether it’s flirty, mischievous, naught or sweet, say it with our Pillow Talk boudoir portrait session for Valentines Day, your wedding night, or any day. It’s the perfect gift for that someone special in your life, including you.

Pixatron Photo Studio’s Pillow talk Boudoir sessions allow ladies of all ages, sizes, and modeling experiences to express themselves with our professional and intimate photo shoot. From start to finish, the entire experience operates under careful collaboration between the subject and the photographer. Pixaton’s leading female boudoir photographer Holly has over 3 years of experience photographing everything from newborn babies to boudoir. She has also been trained by Michael Blinn LPPO and has formal boudoir training, honing her skills in this fine art.

Throughout the 45 minute session, music will flow through the air of our studio inspiring subjects as they preen and model alongside of our elegant furniture and indulge in our new bedroom set. The photographer will helpthe subjects look flattering with suggestions and encouragement to find their individual sensuality, be it in lingerie, a men’s button down shirt, or that sexy low cut tube dress. Ladies can dare to be bold by drawing risque attire or dare others to imagine, through subtle displays of peek-a-boo curiosity.

After the shoot, the subject can relax while viewing their images in our private booth. Once they have chosen 10 images that best tell their story, and after some light retouching and stylization, images are printed and displayed in a beautiful little black peekaboo book. Our newly empowered and confident clients can now share their flattering fine art imagery with husbands, boyfriends, and friends or just keep them for themselves.

Highlights

  • Professional Photography

  • Completely closed set

  • Retouching and Stylization

  • Professional make up available at additional cost
  • Up to two outfits

  • Playful photo shoot

  • By appointment only, must book 2 weeks in advanced

Offer Details

  • Expires September 30th 2012
  • Taxes included. No cash value

  • Peek-a-boo little black book (2.5×3.5 inches) with 10 images
  • Limit 1 per client, may purchase additional as gifts

  • Complementary consultation

  • Client supply their own seductive clothing.

  • Package upgrades available at 20% off regular prices
  • Not valid with any other offers

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This was a totally non-traditional, yet awesome, kick ass wedding. These girls are so freakn’ fun, it’s un believeable. Even after a bit of blood shed, (Kelly you know what I mean…LOL) their day was beautiful and perfect.

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Well we now have the Trash the Dress Contest winner from the 2011 fall bridal show. This years fall bridal show was a hit. We met with lots of brides, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride. I must say Bill puts on an amazing show, I am so happy to be a part of it every year. We had over 200 brides come through the doors and over 160 ballots filled out for our free TTD session. We had a lot of people ask us what these session’s are all about?Do you really trash your expensive wedding dress? Well, the answer is yes an no.  Yes it can be trashed if that’s what you really want. But in reality it just gets a bit dirtier then it did on your wedding day. The locations are way cooler, and we always try to get the bride in the water for some amazing kick butt images. More or less, it’s a chance to wear that beautiful expensive wedding dress again. You’ll never wear it again, and chances are, you daughter isn’t going to wear it on her wedding day either.  All of our TTD clients have had their dress dry cleaned for no more then it would cost someone who didn’t do one of these sessions.  And trust me, our brides love these session. We take your beauty to the next level.  High fashion, glamour, seductive, and magazine quality images, are the looks I’m going for in these session. It’s never too late to do a trash the dress session, weather your a newly wed or if you’ve been married for 10 years.  These sessions make you feel glamours and sexy and they’re just plain old FUN!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TRASH THE DRESS CONTEST WINNER!

STACEY BRUSH

 

 

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Congrats to Hailey & Lyndsey as they are getting married today. Girls, it’s going to be a great day. No rain and good times. Let’s rock it out.

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Congrats to Nat & Mitch on this crisp September morning. They are devoting themselves to each other today.

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Today we had the chance to photograph the most precious little boys, Douglas and Nicholas. Thank you Tiffany for the opportunity to capture this beautiful time in their lives.

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Today Sonia will marry the love of her life, Daniel. It was only a few years ago that I met this beautiful couple while shooting Daniel’s brothers wedding. Congratulation Sonia and Daniel on this beautiful day. I look forward to capturing all the memories of this very special day as well as meeting all of your family from the old country.

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It was a beautiful HOT summer day when these two people who are so much in love, were wed. Congrats Christie and Josh! Thank you for allowing me to capture your very special day.

P.S. the Son’s of Gun’s will be coming soon 🙂

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Today Carolyn is marring her true love. Congrats to both of you. I have know Robbie a long time and have photographed him as groomsman in many of his friends weddings, now it’s his turn. It’s going to be a beautiful day, for such a loving couple to begin to share the rest of their lives together.

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A huge congrats to Angele & Jeff who got married last Saturday. It was a picture perfect day. Thank you for letting me share in your celebration and capture these wonderful memories.

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Congratulation to Cheryl and Peter, they’regetting married this September. We had a beautiful day out at Onaping for their engagement session. NO rain, no bugs, and I even got them in the water. 🙂 Can’t wait to capture the memories of their special day.

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So today Jillian popped in with the summer fun runner to spend a little time getting know us and what we do here at Pixatron. So I figured we should dress her up and get some Princess pictures with her while she was here. Thanks for being such a sport Jillian.

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Next week the studio will be quackers. That’s right the Baby Ducks are back. May 11th – 14th Pixatron Photo Studio will have the ducks back. Book now to have your child’s photo taken with these cute and fuzzy ducklings. They are only here for 4 days. Don’t miss out, because once their gone, their gone till next year. Pixatron Photo Studio 705-524-5713.

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It’s that time of year again. Spring is in the air, well kinda 🙂 , the mini eggs are out and the bunnies are back at Pixatron Photo Studio.  As in the past, they we be here for the March break starting on the 11th and finishing up on the 20th.  Don’t miss out on your chance to have your childs photo take with these cute spring time bunnies. Call 705-524-5713 to book your session today.

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….last day to save big on a Pixatron Photo studio membership. Logon to www.wagjag.com to buy yours today for only $24.95. That’s right half the price of a regular session. Buy yours today.

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There are only two days left to save $75 on memberships to Sudbury’s most popular baby and family photo studio. Don’t miss out on this one time event.

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That’s right! Only three days left to buy your Pixatron membership for $24.95. A $100.00 value.  You must buy this membership coupon through WagJag.com. Hurry now, this offer will only be available for 3 more day.

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Nothing beats having a winter engagement session with fresh fallen snow, or if you live in Sudbury in January, real fresh falling snow. 🙂 It was blustery winter day here, with wind chills of -20 deg C but we headed out to the local park for some awesome winter engagement photos just the same. I know it was cold Ang & Jeff, but these photos rock. Hope you had fun and finally warmed up.

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..Absolute Entertainment’s Bridal Show 2011 put on by Bill McElree has to be simply the classiest show Sudbury has to offer. Not only is it filled with the some of the best wedding vendors in Sudbury, but it’s also two full days. Brides don’t have to rush through to see everything vendors have to offer. The show hosts three bridal runway style fashion shows both days. Kelly from Blissfull Bridal Boutique, put a a beautiful runway show again this year with everything from prom to Wedding gowns. If your a bride to be for 2012, and didn’t get a chance to come out this year, this is the show you must catch next January.

I would like to thank all the brides who took the time to come out a visit our booth, and chat it up about their up and coming wedding day. I’m also proud to annouce that this is the merger year for Pixatron Photo Studio and Michael Blinn Photography. If you were at the show, you now know that Pixatron does full day on location wedding featured by nationally accredited wedding photographer Michael Blinn. You will see alot of changes over the next year at Pixatron Photo Studio.

For those brides that stopped by and filled out a ballot for a chance to win a free Trash the Dress session by Pixatrion Photo Studio, here is the moment you have been waiting for….drum roll please…….the winner is…..

Bobbi-Sue Kells

Congratulation Bobbi-Sue. Please contact the studio to redeem your coupon for your FREE Trash the Dress session.

 

For those of you that did not make it out to our booth this year here is what you missed.

and here’s a look at our slide show from this years booth…

 

Once again, thank you all for coming out and I hope to see you all soon.

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