WHAT IS COUPLES BOUDOIR ? | NJ and NYC Boudoir Tells All


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My friend Denise messaged me privately, perhaps triggered by my recent post about What to Get Your Boyfriend or Husband for Valentine's Day. "I am afraid to even ask what you're doing today," she said. 

This Valentine's Day, I spent my day photographing a beautiful couple in Red Bank, New Jersey as part of my boudoir photography deals for NYC and New Jersey.

This exclusive first-time event included a penthouse suite at the beautiful Oyster Point Hotel, with complimentary Hair and Makeup by Makeup Artistry by Miranda Richards, complimentary wardrobe and accessories and dinner reservations for two at Char on Broad Street in Red Bank.

 Best known for my New Jersey Boudoir Photography, most people do not think of me when it comes to photographing couples. But why not? Couples Boudoir pictures are gaining popularity just like any other intimate portraiture. With busy day to day lives, and life's little complications thrown in our way, it is a simple, beautiful and unusual way to reconnect. It's purely an elegant or classy boudoir session that celebrates moments of intimacy and love. What better more romantic way for a couple to spend a Valentine's Day? 

Upon arrival, we started with boudoir hair and makeup. Miranda created a look for my client that was playful, daring and flirtatious all at the same time. With smoky eyes, tousled hair and a killer wardrobe, we were well on our way to creating something epic. 

Next we mapped out a storyline for the afternoon. Rather than just have the couple kiss and be intimate in front of me, we felt it would be more interesting to create a visual story... one that would allow them to be "actors" in their very own idea of a perfect evening.

It was fantasy and reality at the same time. The "acting" part allowed them to play a role, without feeling uncomfortable kissing, hugging or touching in front of another person. It is all very conservative, I assured them, even though the outcome (couples boudoir pictures) will be evocative and sexy. I would even occasionally yell "Cut!" so that we could move on to our next wardrobe or "set". 

All in all, it was a very elegant boudoir photography experience for this longtime boudoir photographer.

And, because my client's photo privacy is something I hold sacred, I will share a few illustrations of how my couple's boudoir images resonate...It will give you an idea of how fun and incredibly special this day was for all involved. 

Couple's Boudoir Photography Demonstration...

There's a first for everything, and this was my first real couples boudoir photography shoot. In the future, I hope to attract more. As a devout believer #LOVEISLOVE, I also welcome same sex couples to contact me for same sex boudoir photo shoots, in honor of your affection and devotion. 

To contact me and book your devoted boudoir photographer in New Jersey and NYC, click here


On October 12, Cate Scaglione of Life As Fine Art made a guest appearance on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Season 6 Episode 13, while photographing her client Amber Marchese

This very special episode commemorated Amber Marchese's positive prognosis of her 5-year Cancer Free Mark after aggressive form of Breast Cancer.  Cate's work was later displayed at the A.J. Dillon Gallery of Fine Art, which was also featured in the show. 

"While it was an honor to be featured on the show, the real significance for me was being able to document this profoundly joyous milestone for my client here in Colts Neck, her home. I think her scars tell the story of what she and Jim went through, and that beautiful detail became a focal point throughout the session," Cate said. In addition, Cate hand painted two fine art paintings of Amber, which were symbolic of her journey. 

"Amber is a very spiritual person and her faith and optimism were clearly part of her healing process. In consulting with her husband Jim, I wanted to really create a visual metaphor for both these emotions. That is what you see in the shining light, the path, the open skies and Amber as my subject."

Miss this episode? You can catch Cate's scenes with Amber here. 

Amber also shares her breast cancer story, here on The Real Daytime talk show.