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Black Label Boudoir Event

Have you ever wanted to have Audacious Boudoir experience? Maybe you are looking for the perfect Valentines gift for him?  How about an amazing empowering experience for yourself?  Audacious Images is offering a Boudoir Event just in time for Valentines day.

We are currently booking for January 27 ,28 and 29th. Appointments are limited so sign up today to reserve yours or get on our waiting list for early Spring 2017.

Event details: 

~In person consultation

~Professional hair & makeup

~Champagne & Cocktail upon arrivals

~Hors d’oeuvre

~Two outfits/looks 1 hour session

~Password protected custom smart phone app with 10 edited image album Investment starting at $450.00  ($250 non refundable deposit to hold your appointment due at time of booking). 

Luxury upgrade:  50% off our Brand new Black Label Albums(absolutely the Last Little Black Book he will ever need).  

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Super Monday.... always feed the models!

OK so when ever I to any type of TFP (talent for pics) I always stress please be sure and feed the models.... this years super monday class was not an exception. I must have said it at least 50 times.... I am such a slacker I am just now getting around to actually getting their images out.  I want to say a great big thank you to Eric Epperly for sending two ladies for my class.... I think their images turned out great... I also have to thank my other half Robert.  He is an amazing photographer, husband, father, and friend and I couldn't do it with out you babe...  

well enough of that .... let me know what ya'll think! 

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PPA Super Monday

I know its been a while since I have posted anything.  It has been a crazy few months... ok year...  

I truly believe in the PPA so I am very excited to be teaching this year...

 

 

Back by popular demand my "No Studio Boudie" workshop #ourppa #boudoir http://ow.ly/iM9ki

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After Dark Education Dallas...a truly amazing experience!

I am a bit behind the ball with this blog post, ( its turned into more of a book lol) ... the truth is I do not even know where to start with my experiences at After Dark Dallas.   I honestly have to tell you it was absolutely the most amazing photographic experience of my life.  Those who know my "story" know how photography gave me back something in my life I though I had lost forever, my creativity, and through photography I found my loving husband, Robert.  What you may not know is that through photography, and thanks to AD Dallas,  I have gained a confidence in my self that I have struggled with since college.  I was a classically trained musician who had such overwhelming stage freight that I literally could not perform by my self on stage.  In an ensemble, I am rock solid, you put me out there solo and my knees go weak and literally I am physically ill.   It was so bad that I changed my major and totally walked away from music and all things creative. When I received the email asking to be a mentor at AD Dallas, and after I figured out it was not a joke, I  realized that I would be teaching...what... me in front of a group... my nerves when into overdrive and I was suddenly 19 again and all the fear of "performance" were right back there.  I had decided to pass on the offer then my husband grabbed my hand, looked me in the eye and said you can do this.  I took a deep breath and said only if you do it with me. You see he is the educator of our family and really good at it,  I was just part of the ensemble, he was the conductor (nice music reference huh... lol ).  I replied to the email and before I knew it, I was an official Mentor for AD Dallas.   Before I even got to Dallas, I was staking out the other mentors... like Kevin Focht, Chuckie Arlund,  Brian DeMint,  Damon Tucci, Stephanie Zettl, Jordan Chan , Viki Taufer, and Julie Klaasmeyer.  I started looking at the talent that was coming and yep started freaking out .... again!  lol.  There are truly some photographic Rock Stars there.  I am not going to lie.. I WAS NERVOUS ... oh and did I mention that by the time we actually made it Dallas, my husband and I were both sick! (not because of nerves either...) I could go on for hours with the talent that was there, really (hours just look how long this blog post is) But I think I will just show some images from our Pods....

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were so many talented mentors and attendees  there.  Everyone was approachable and open to questions. It was a 3 day event filled with nothing but creativity.  I can not thank Dave Junion  enough for coming up with such an amazing idea.   When I introduced myself and said thank you for having me as a mentor in Dallas, you gave me an assignment.  You said  now go and do something you never have done before.  Dave, the entire mentoring/teaching experience was that for me! I do not have the words to tell you how truly grateful I am.  I am still overwhelmed  at how much I learned from everyone else there.  My photography is nowhere on the level I want it to be but, I came home invigorated  and my creative  batteries are recharged and am ready to push my self and my photography and just bust the heck out of my box.  It honestly took me about a week to really comprehend everything I experienced.   I also found a confidence in my self that I did not even know I had and that I love sharing... even in front of groups.. who'd a thunk it!

If your have ever though about going to After Dark, stop thinking abut it and just do it. I promise it will change you and your photography for ever!

 

Hugs!

 

Terri

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Mrs Desiree... Contest Winner... Audacious Lady and Friend

Remember this....  

Sky.... we need more fans....

Me.... yep....

Sky.... lets give away a free session at 1000 fans....

Me...  sure... (thinking to myself...Like we're ever gonna get 1000 fans...)

Sky... just wait... I am so excited! (ever the positive one, isn't she?)

Fast forward a few weeks to the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Fair...

 

Robert.... I had the best idea.... lets take profile pics at the fair and the  "fan"

who gets the most likes and comments wins a free session...

Me.... ok honey.... (side note:  did I mention that he has the brilliant ideas in the shower...)

Robert.... oh and we can have everyone email or post what being audacious means to them and at the

end of the month we will pick a winner and give them a free session...

Me... ok honey....( did I mention where he has these brilliant ideas....)

 

Ok so off we go to the PWG show and had an absolute blast meeting all these awesome ladies...and actually shot almost 100 profile pics....

I got them posted and holy moly.... did my phone start dinging (and dinging and dinging and dinging).... (side note.... face book comments WERE linked to my phone... key word here is WERE....)

It was a really close race but toward the end... we have a clear winner... I am telling you if she can get this many comments... I should hire her to do my PR and Advertising...

 

Ms Desiree Molina.... you my chicka... are Audacious....!

 

Fast forward to last Friday ....Ms Desiree is now  Mrs. Walters and I am proud and honored to be called her friend.

 

You see this year has been well a challenge.... It has had some extreme highs... like I got hitched on the beach, surrounded by family and friends... I think it may have actually been the perfect day... ( that is a whole blog post in itself... and yes it is coming) but it has also had some challenges.  I could right for days about those but the truth is.... I was having a bad spell and started to wonder if this was all worth it..... then I got an email from Mrs. Walters....I think it was God's way of saying hey Terri.... you're right where you're supposed to be doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing....It truly brought tears to my eyes and reminded me why I started Audacious in the first place...

 

I had this big cool blog post planned about Des... but I think I will let her words speak for themselves... I will just add the pics...

 

...Some of you may remember the Perfect Wedding Guide New Fan Contest, it might even be the very reason why you even know about Audacious! I was named the winner after a month of annoying all my family and friends to vote for me.

 

 

Oh man you have no idea how thankful I am to have such amazing people in my life!

 

Well I figured I would share a little background about myself that led me up to that point. After a bad relationship, gym time, and plenty of me time… I wanted feel like myself again! I wanted to feel beautiful! From that point on I always thought about boudoir but was never really confident enough to do it. I went on a lot of first dates, very few second dates, and never got called a girlfriend. Then one day my work crush finally gave me the chance I always hoped for! From there my life was FOREVER changed. He made me feel as though no other girl in the world was as beautiful, smart, funny, and kind as me. It seriously felt like my prince charming had finally come to rescue me from a lot of insecurities, and plenty of heartache.  February 5, 2011 my best friend asked me to be his wife.

 

Well I made my way to the Perfect Wedding Guide’s bridal show to check out the goodies the show had to offer. Sky convinced me to get my picture taken with the angel wings at the Audacious booth she was working. I had NO clue they were running a contest for such an amazing boudoir package until AFTER they snapped my picture! Who doesn’t like to win awesome prizes!? Especially something that’s so unique for their future husband!

 

 

All the pictures of the ladies who entered were posted. I didn’t waste ANY time to tag myself, create a strategy, and go for the win! Men have their March Madness for college basketball, and I made this MY March Madness. I sent messages like crazy, posted anything clever to advertise myself, and asked my family and friends to do the same! I swear March was the longest month for me this year!!! Over 150 likes and almost 800 comments later, I was announced the winner! Now let’s fast forward to my session!

 

I finally booked my session for July. I seriously have no idea how much time I spent looking at lingerie, boudoir photography ideas of what to wear, and how much thought I put into everything I chose. All I can say is I probably have enough lingerie to dress a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show because I thought of any and every possibility of what I might want!

 

I came with my suitcase full of shoes, and outfits. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I spoke with Terri and Sky enough to feel absolutely comfortable with them and trusted them completely. I started in hair and make-up. I wasn’t made up to where I was unrecognizable and I loved how everything turned out. Then Sky helped me out with my outfit choices, shoes, and accessories from their collection to make the whole look complete. There was plenty of upbeat music being played, laughs being laughed, and many compliments being given throughout the session. Terri and Sky periodically would show me a shot that they captured, and man! Unedited images that I was not ashamed of and looked like a total fox. I did not expect that! I seriously felt like a super model that day!!! That in itself is worth every penny for an Audacious session.

I got to check out my images and I had pick my top 25-30 images for the little black book I was giving my fiancé the day of our wedding. I thought it was going to be difficult to pick out enough pictures. I went through all my images, wrote down which ones I liked, and at the end I had WAY over 30 images!!! Whoops but that’s a good problem to have. I made my final selections and gave them to Terri.

Terri hand delivered the little black book I’ve been dying to see. She was sure to give it to me the week of my wedding because I expressed to her I gift early and this was one gift I did not want to give early!  It blew me away! It was beautifully put together, and the book was amazing quality that will last.

 

On October 22, 2011 I exchanged vows with the man of my dreams in front of our family and friends. We arrived to our reception, and ate dinner with our photographers in an office away from everyone else before we made our appearance. After we were finished eating and were about to head out, that’s when my groom got a gift that knocked his socks off. The look on his face while going through his little black book was absolutely priceless, and something I will never forget for the rest of my life.

Thank you to the Audacious ladies for helping me get my confidence back, and for helping me give my husband a gift that will forever be special to him! (Thank you Paul Houston Photography and Cinema for the sneak peaks).

 

 

 

I never introduced myself because I wanted to share my story without a name but now that you know little about me. I want to formally introduce myself.

My name is Desiree Walters, and I AM AUDACIOUS!!!!!

 

Yes Des... YOU ARE AUDACIOUS!!!

 

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Boudoir Reps | Fall 2011

Well hello Internet. Did you miss us?

I know, we've been slacking - it’s only been weeks since we have blogged anything!!

This past month has been crazy busy, we have so much going on! There BIG things coming in the next two months so you better hang in there ; )

It may be 100+ outside here in Oklahoma, but if you've been to any store lately what do you see?

CHRISTMAS STUFF!!

It's donning the shelves already as a reminder of the cool weather and holiday shopping to come!

Well...here at Audacious we love to use just about any chance to celebrate so what did we do?

Found a way to do -just- that!

How do we celebrate you ask? Well...

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With boudoir sessions of course!!

We are so excited to announce that we are taking on our first ever set of BOUDOIR REPS!

DUN, DUN, DUN...

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Now, I know you're wondering what exactly this entails.

So let me lay it all out for you:

We are looking for three, that's right only THREE unique fall 2011 ladies who want to represent Audacious!

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In exchange for your help promoting Audacious Photography to your friends, you’ll receive some Audacious goodness... for FREE

What you'll get:

- Professional hair

- Professional makeup

- 2 looks

- 3 settings

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The gist:

You'll be representing Audacious and earning your way toward more Audacious goodness!

Mini sessions will be shot on September 17th & 18th.

From these you will get your very own, personalized boudoir rep cards to pass out to your friends!

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You get the shoot for not even a penny...

then you get to earn your products- and THEN some!!

From October 1 to December 1 all of the returned rep cards will count towards prizes!

(everything from more shoot time to bigger albums to sweetheart dates- see below!!)

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The low down...

You must agree to represent ONLY Audacious Photography as a boudoir rep for the year 2011.

You must sign a model release allowing us to use your photos for marketing purposes.

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If you are a part of the rep program, you’ll have the chance to earn the following:

3 returned rep cards = a mini accordion album

7 returned rep cards = 4x6 little black book

10 returned rep cards = another mini session and 'the' 5x7 little black book

15 returned rep cards = a full blown 4 looks, 3 hour audacious session, custom designed boudoir album

20+ returned rep cards = a full blown 5 look, 4 hour session, custom designed boudoir album, lingerie gift card, and massage for two

Also up for grabs ladies is a VDay gift package at a local B&B ;)

We'll be doing a drawing for this in January...the more cards you get returned, the better your chances to win!!

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How can you be sure that your cards will get returned?

Well...

the lovely ladies you refer get a free accordion album so long as they hand over your referral card at the time of booking!

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Let's recap:

We're only accepting 3 representatives.

We're taking applicants until August 31, 2011.

Representative sessions must be scheduled and take place on either September 17th or 18th.

Rep cards will be given to the reps by October 1st, 2011.

All reps will be entered in to the drawing for the VDay special, but only rep cards returned before December 1st, 2012 will count towards the drawing.

When your referrals book a session and pay their retainer, you will get credit for that referral.

Any rep cards after December 1st, 2011 will still contribute towards your print and session credits until January 1, 2012.

The ladies you refer receive a free accordion album!

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TO ENTER:

Please send an email to terri@audaciousphotography.com with a photo of yourself & why you think you're the woman for the job!

We'll be announcing our reps on September 1st!

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Ladies...

This isn't your average, meat market boudoir studio.

We don't shoot 8 ladies a day or do your cheap $150 boudoir sessions.

We are proud to treat boudoir like the experience that it really is...

As the most exclusive boudoir studio in Oklahoma... we really, truly look forward to hearing from you all!

XOXO,

The ladies of Audacious

: )

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And the Winner is......

For those of you who didn't know were giving away a free session... or two.... or three.... How... or why you might ask... well the conversation went something like this....

 

Sky.... we need more fans....

Me.... yep....

Sky.... lets give away a free session at 1000 fans....

Me...  sure... (thinking to myself...Like we're ever gonna get 1000 fans...)

Sky... just wait... I am so excited! (ever the positive one, isn't she?)

 

Ok so 3 short weeks later guess what.... yep... we hit the grander... 1000 fans... wow you could have knocked me over with a feather.

I did it old school printed off all the fans... (85 pages worth cut them up and drew the lucky winner).

 

The first free session goes to .... Stephanie Faulkner .... who by the way said she never wins anything.... to that I say... well sweetie you can't say that anymore....

 

Fast forward a few weeks to the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Fair...

 

Robert.... I had the best idea.... lets take profile pics at the fair and the "fan" who gets the most likes and comments wins a free session...

Me.... ok honey.... (side note:  did I mention that he has the brilliant ideas in the shower...)

Robert.... oh and we can have everyone email or post what being audacious means to them and at the end of the month we will pick a winner and give them a free session...

Me... ok honey....( did I mention where he has these brilliant ideas....)

 

Ok so off we go to the PWG show and had an absolute blast meeting all these awesome ladies...and actually shot almost 100 profile pics....

I got them posted and holy moly.... did my phone start dinging (and dinging and dinging and dinging).... (side note.... face book comments WERE linked to my phone... key word here is WERE....)

It was a really close race but toward the end... we have a clear winner... I am telling you if she can get this many comments... I should hire her to do my PR and Advertising...

 

Ms Desiree Molina.... you my chicka... are Audacious....!

 

Ok so the last session believe it or not was the hardest for me.  I am usually not a sentimental person but I had such amazing emails... stories of survival, love and all around .... Audaciousness (is that even a word... it is now!) I was humbled by what some of these women were willing to share.  I truly am honored and thank each and everyone of your for your submission.

The winner is actually giving the session to .... her Mom.... yep.... lets just say that here story truly is a story of survival and touched me so deeply. I can't wait to meet them face to face.

 

Ms Lauren Castelbery.... and MOM.... welcome to Audacious!

 

I want to say thank you to all you ladies who gave it a shot and truly wish I could give each and everyone of you a free session.  Maybe we'll have to offer a discount to all the ladies who shared their stories with us, what do YOU think? ;)

 

 

 

 

 

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Where was the first Boudoir photoshoot done, and by whom.....?

Thank you Sarah for the perfect question to start out this new blog series with! Your question: Where was the first Boudoir photoshoot done, and by whom? After a little research, I have an answer or at least part of one.... these are just the highlights....

Boudoir has been around for ever.... no seriously..... from as far back as we are able to trace humans we have discovered carvings, inscriptions, paintings statues etc... of the female form. The Venus and Aphrodite were symbols of the female forms and were displayed, admired and worshiped for centuries. In most ancient civilizations idealistic images of the female form, although they varied according to what was considered of great beauty in each culture, have been admired, recreated and even worshiped.

For the History of the first Boudoir Photograph, we really only have to look not to long after the first recorded photography....

The first recorded photograph was taken in 1826...

World’s first photograph

The grainy picture above is the world’s first photograph called “View from the Window at Le Gras” (circa 1826), taken and developed by French photographer pioneer Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. He called this process “heliography” or sun drawing – it certainly was a long process: the exposure time was about 8 hours. (.... from wikipedia)

True to Human nature.. lol... a mear 9 ears later... we ended up with this... (the person who took the photograph has been lost to history though..)

So as I said it has been around not only from the beginning of photography but from ancient times too.... wow who'd a thunk it...

I have to admit this question made me a bit nervous but I really surprised at the amount of info out there.... my motto in life... when all else fails.. google it!

Thanks for playing...

Terri

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Fun Fact Friday.....

Welcome to the first edition of Fun Fact Friday.....this is where we discover fun and interesting facts about the history of all things boudoir! Have you ever wondered about where high heels and fishnets came from.  Ever though to yourself,  what is the difference between a bustier and a corset?  Curious  the history of Boudoir Photography itself?  These questions pop into my head all the time.  I figured if I was curious about this stuff then, chances are,  there are some people out there that are curious too.......  as they say inquiring minds want to know!

Here's what you do....you post the questions by leaving a comment here or on the Facebook fan page and I will do some research and every Friday (ish) I will post what I have found..... sound like fun...? 

So get ready....

get set....

Go!.....

Post some questions and lets see what interesting tidbits are waiting for us to discover them....  

Oh and remember... everyone could use a little Audacious!

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