My name is Christina. I'm the owner and photographer at Luxe Light Images. Boudoir or intimate photography sorta just leaped into my lap as a specialty and I couldn't be happier about it. For me, work is pretty much one party after another. I love making friends with the most awesome ladies and I wouldn't change that for anything! My studio is attached to Alyssa Marie Gallery in beautiful downtown St. Pete at 300 Beach Drive NE. I also travel and shoot on location from time to time. I'm so inspired by beautiful outfits, colors, locations and client ideas. So if you've got any, let's hear it, see it and do it!
As you view my work, you’ll notice that my style is often velvety, romantic, and sensual. I believe that boudoir is about empowering a woman and making her confidence shine. Every session is unique and the flow completely based on the clients personality. The majority of my clients are doing a boudoir shoot for the very first time and that can make them pretty nervous. 15 minutes in though and we're laughing like old friends. That right there makes this a pretty bad ass job!
It's so easy to forget your own beauty and to feel less than fabulous. Sometimes a sexy "pick me up" is the perfect way to break out of a funk, celebrate a milestone, or make an unforgettable gift. These sessions are so much more than vanity and pretty photos. They are YOU owning that you're a stunning, captivating, amazing woman and an absolute force of nature! I've witnessed how a session can change a life and I'm a huge believer that confidence should be in every woman's arsenal of super powers! This is why I love them so much. Be ready to be transformed simply by seeing yourself and realizing that you're full of grace and beauty just as YOU are.
Get excited because between professional hair & makeup, bubbly drinks and gorgeous lingerie, you're about to have the best day ever.
Hair & Makeup
Professional hair and makeup services are included with your photo shoot experience! Once you book your shoot, I’ll send you a questionnaire where you can tell us exactly the look you’re going for! The day of your shoot, we'll be prepared to make the session perfect for you!
I'M HERE FOR YOU!
You can call, text or email if you need guidance on picking outfits that work best for you. I also recommend that you to save makeup ideas you love! Some ladies like to set up a time to stop by and pre-select outfits in the studio or by Skype/Facetime with me. All of these options are great ways to prep for the best session ever!
WHAT TO WEAR!?
If you have lots of outfits or ideas and you’re having trouble narrowing them down I always recommend you bring a suitcase full of stuff...what?! Yes, I’m not joking. I recommend you bring lots of things and I can help you narrow them down once you arrive for your shoot.
Don't have a lot to bring? That's totally okay! The client closet is filled with amazing lingerie and accessories! There is something sexy for every body type and all style preferences.
Here is a helpful little list of goodies you can bring the day of your shoot. Bring one or a bunch! Lacey panties, sexy shoes, boots, jewelry, lingerie you love, cool jack, ripped jeans, a slouchy sweater, even a white, tight, t-shirt. You get the idea!
The only thing you must have are nude and black seamless thongs to go under the outfits. Easy!!
Planning your Outfits: One of the most common worries about doing a boudoir shoot is, 'What will I wear?' I'm here to tell you not to worry, I've got you covered". The client closet has over 100 pieces of lingerie (sizes XS-3X) and accessories. You can also add angel wings to make your session even more amazing!!
Once it’s time for the shoot I'll ask you which outfit you’re the most comfortable in, that’s the outfit we’ll start with. Usually this is a slouchy sweater or a "girl next door" look. I want to make sure you’re having a great time while you’re at my studio.
I have photographed so many boudoir sessions and know exactly how to pose you down to your fingertips! The most important thing to know is that you shouldn't be worrying about posing or facial expressions at all! You just need to simply show up for your session.
I have years of experience to ensure that you are always placed in the most flattering ways and under the most flattering lighting. Once it’s time for your shoot I'll just ask you to do simple things such as: “bring that shoulder towards me, bring your chin forward a bit, now look up at me with your eyes, put your hand here, etc.” It’s super simple and you don’t need to do anything to prepare for this.
Just come ready to have fun and enjoy the experience!
We’ll start off with the simplest pose and coach you on exactly where to look, how to smile, etc. You’ll never wonder, “where should my hand be, does my face look good, or am I doing this right?” I'm super clear on exactly what to do and I'll even show you photos along the way so you can be confident in knowing how amazing you look!
After we’ve gone through all the outfits and different sets we want to shoot with I'll get straight to editing your gorgeous photos. You will come back to the studio usually between 1-5 days after your shoot for you personalized reveal and ordering session.
Once your session is complete and I have edited your images (approximately 1-5 days), we will have your reveal session! You and I will meet at the studio for the reveal so you can see your photos and look through samples. First we’ll start out with a slideshow of your portraits where you can just sit back and enjoy them.
Once we've reviewed them all via the slideshow, we will pick out which products you love the most. My clients always joke that they don’t know how they’re going to choose because they love them all!
Once we’ve narrowed them down we’ll figure out if you’d rather order your photos by choosing a Collection or "A La Carte". The best part of buying some of our collections, is that you don’t have to choose. You'll receive your digital images, and you won’t have to say goodbye to ANY of your photos from your session! My albums are very popular for boudoir! I also have wall art that's perfect to hang in the bedroom, in the walk in closet, in your master bath, etc. Most of my clients get their photos in an album or boxed set along with one or more wall portraits to display wherever they want.
If you choose our payment plan option you have anywhere from 2 months to 6 months to pay for your products and your payments will be automatically charged. WANT MORE TIME TO PAY BUT WANT YOUR PRODUCTS RIGHT AWAY? We also accept PayPal Credit and all major credit cards.
Paypal Credit has an great 6 month no interest/no payment option. You are able to pay for your order in full upon approval and get the products you love right away.
The Citi Bank Card is also a great option for clients interested in making payments as it will also pay us in full allowing you to receive all of your products up front and making payments back to Citi for 21 months NO INTEREST.
Did you know that you’ll get your order in 10-14 business days once it’s paid for in full? That’s super fast and our clients LOVE it!
We can even speed up some orders if rush gifts are needed. Just let us know ahead of time.
My business is built on referrals and girlfriends spreading my name around town. I'm all about thanking the ladies that do this in a BIG way. So I created a referral reward program to show my love to each and every one of you.
Boudie Bucks are an INCREDIBLE way for you to get cash for every lady that books me because of your referral.
You'll get $100 cash for every lady that books me because she heard about your experience. Yes, $100 in your pocket!! Oh and your friend gets a $100 credit too!!
There isn't a limit to how much cash you can earn either. Tell everyone and if they book that's more for you!!
Just my way of saying thank you for sharing!
Being beautiful is being genuine, embracing yourself as you are today. It's knowing that who you are is not only good enough, it's absolutely amazing!
Q: I’m not a lingerie type girl. Can I still do boudoir?
A: Absolutely! Lingerie is not the only way to look and feel sexy. You can do a boudoir shoot wearing a dress, robe, button-up, etc. Let me know if you are interested in a more in-depth wardrobe consult.
Q: I want to lose some weight...I don't look like the girls in the photos you share...should I wait to book?
A: Heck No!! My studio is for every body type and every age. A boudoir session is a way to celebrate how amazing you are TODAY...not tomorrow or next year...TODAY! Every lady you have seen in my galleries, group or otherwise had exactly the same reservations the thing is they came and saw themselves exactly as they are...Perfectly Imperfect and Amazing! You will too, I promise!
Q: I'd like to do photos that include some bondage or my spouse, is that allowed?
A: Yes, you can do bondage photos as well as include your spouse for a sexy couples session. While I don't shoot explicit material I am a fan of tastefully and artistically inspired portraits. Let's chat and plan a session you can be obsessed about!
Q: What if I don’t like my pictures?
A: After photographing women for so many years, I’m confident that you will be thrilled with the finished product. However, if for any reason you’re unsatisfied you may opt out of purchasing your photos.
Q: Do you include hair extensions?
A: If you’d like hair extensions you’ll need to arrive with them in and the hair artist will style them in with your natural hair.
Q: Can I bring someone with me to the shoot?
A: You are welcome to bring a guest, the studio is ladies only though. We ask that you inform us of the guest before the shoot, and please limit to one person as we have limited shooting space.
Q: I don’t think I can afford this.
A: We offer payment plans with no interest that we tailor to your specific needs. I also offer products that fit most budgets.
Q: Can I get the digitals?
A: Yes, you can get all of your digitals when you buy a full collection.