The Bella Jade Collection Considering your very own boudoir session? Yes, girl. Let's do this!

“Christina was absolutely amazing! I did my first boudoir shoot with her and I had so much fun and the style and lighting of the photos were everything I wanted and more…"

What's the Scandal?

The word Boudoir comes from the french term for a women's bedroom or private sitting room, a place where a women would go to sulk. Naturally, boudoir images generally feature intimate photos of oneself in a bedroom or other private space usually appearing in lingerie or scantily clothed. Styles can be anything from romantic or flirty, to sexy and sensual depending on the mood she wishes to convey.

Why Boudoir?

Do it for yourself, for him, or simply for the love of feeling sexy.

For yourself

Permission to feed your wild. Its not everyday you get to be pampered, pull out your most sexy lingerie and feel like a supermodel!

For Him

A hot new trend in gifting. And, its easy to see why. As a wedding present, an anniversary present, or just because, this is a gift he is sure to fall in love with and enjoy over and over again.

For The Love of feeling sexy

Most women walk away with something for themselves, whether intentional or not. Take home a personal treasure to remind you how beautiful you are! This experience is unlike any portrait session you've had before. You will walk away feeling sexy and empowered and there is nothing more beautiful than a women confident in her own skin.

But, Is this for me?

My best advice for women considering boudoir for the first time is to start searching for a photographer that is the best match for you, right now. Even if this is outside of your comfort zone - now is the time to start asking questions and begin planning your dream shoot! At The Bella Jade Collection I invite everyone to meet with me or chat over the phone before ever expecting you to book your shoot. I get it- and I want you to feel comfortable and understand why I believe a boudoir session is for every woman- and I love being able to share this unique experience with you!

“She makes you feel welcome and comfortable and is very patient."

Hello, Gorgeous!

My name is Christina. I am a wife mother photo-enthusiast and writer-wanna be. I am just like most girls trying to find my place in amongst the day to day pressures of filling so many different roles and meeting others expectations. The thing is, we do the best we can and must be content with where we are RIGHT NOW in order to live a fulfilling life. Which is why I believe that every women is deserving of self-love.

I am ready to celebrate you! I am ready to capture your unique beauty in the best light. Whether you are here for yourself, for him, or simply for the love of feeling sexy, I can tell you that you will walk away from this experience feeling confident and empowered. Lets do this!

Are you ready?

If you answered no, that's ok. I created this survival guide just for you - packed with everything you need to know to get started. If you still have questions feel free to get in touch! I'd love to hear from you!

"Loved and really enjoyed the shoot!!"

Who is Bella Jade?

We are Bella Jade. We meaning me, meaning you, meaning us. We are women of many names, many characters, many looks, and many moods. And, I love it!

A Bella Jade is a dreamer, a doer. She is much like most girls – a lover of art, music, and pretty things that sparkle. A Bella Jade is someone with flaws, who cries, who yells, who stays up late eating cupcakes and wakes up with frizzy hair. She is imperfect, but she is brave. Above all, she is uniquely beautiful.

"My experience was beyond more than I expected!!! Awesome photographer, amazing photos!"

What to Expect

Consultation

Styling and wardrobe consultations are included with the boutique packages. Once you have completed booking we will connect for a one on one consultation to discuss wardrobe, location, comfort level and other important details of your shoot.

Hair and Make-up

On site beauty styling is optional and handled by my preferred stylists, whom are experienced in boudoir and ready to rock out with us during your boudoir shoot! While professional hair/make-up is strongly encouraged, the studio does not receive commission for this - we just know that getting pampered and photo-dreamy on the day of your shoot is just the right kind of stuff that gets you pumped up for an epic session!

The Photo-shoot Affair

Come in. Be yourself and have fun. I will personally coach you through posing and focus on lighting and composition so that you can look and feel your absolute best!

Photo reveal

When you book a boutique package you get the full boutique ordering experience. Every image that reaches your eyes is pre-selected and retouched prior to your reveal to ensuring you only need to decide amongst the best of the best, and don't have to "envision" what your finished images may look like. Your reveal is a guided viewing of physical proofs where you select your favorite images to be crafted into finished artwork . You'll also have a chance to view and feel samples, and add on any personalized notes/finishings. Any additional orders are optional but must be made at that time.

Finished Artwork

Album designs and other product orders are then sent to a trusted professional lab for finishing using the highest quality products. I personally inspect and wrap each piece to be picked up or hand-delivered.

FAQ

Why are you in this biz?

I love art, flowers and pretty things that sparkle. But most of all I love getting to know so many different women, all of their quirks, and building each other up through art and portraiture. Which is why every session is designed to cater to you!

What's Your Secret?

Every session is different because every client is unique. I strive to ensure that every client feels comfortable, confident, and has a few giggles. My promise is that I will capture what makes you uniquely you during our time together.

You don't have to settle for boring, mediocre, bottomless sub-par files. Everyone can walk out of the studio with artistic, authentic, genuine artwork. Your satisfaction is the number one priority. Every photograph that reaches your hands is lathered with tender loving care, retouched, enhanced, and sugar coated to your liking.

What should I wear?

Boudoir is not all about slipping down to your skivvies and posing for old men with beards. Now that I put you there - please come back to me, because guess what?

You get to wear whatever the hell you want. Best recommendations depend on your body type and the mood you wish to convey. We will talk more about hair, make-up, and wardrobe, during the pre-shoot consultation.

When do I get my photos?

Turnaround times may vary but we will aim to schedule a private photo-reveal no more than two weeks after your shoot. For boutique sessions, you will come in for a guided viewing of your proofs. Meeting in person lets us tailor your artwork to meet your needs and of-course rave about how awesome you look! Once you have placed your order, I create designs and make any necessary adjustments before sending the order out to the lab. You will notified promptly when your order is wrapped and ready for pick up.

Can I get the disc?

During your post-reveal/ custom ordering session you will be presented with several ways to display your finished artwork, including the option to purchase digital files. We prefer the thumb drive to the disc, so that you may personalize your treasure to your sweetest desire. But, you'll learn more about that later.

I understand that some of you will be so pumped that you may want to share some of your best shots with your pals and don't necessarily need the "disc". I've got you covered. Watermarked web-sized digital copies of purchased images are made available online for those special clients. Happy sharing!

Will my images be posted publicly?

All images shown online or in promotional materials are of models or approved client images. Your photos will never be shared without your permission. Your comfort and privacy is always a priority. All of my sessions are by appointment only (no walk ins). I operate in a private studio, with a separate dressing room for changing and prep. I am a woman, my make-up artists are women, and if ever I need an assistant she too will be a woman :). Even your online gallery is pin protected. I will always ask as well as request a signed release before posting anything publicly.

Do you offer payment plans?

Boutique sessions require that albums are ordered at booking. For this reason, installment plans are available if you need more time to invest in the perfect gift for yourself or for him. You will not be charged interest and there is no credit application needed. For such orders a deposit and written commitment to interim payments will be required. The remaining balance must always be paid prior to picking up your finished artwork. For more information regarding installment plans please contact Christina directly at 616-617-1891

How soon should I book?

Due to the nature of these sessions and the unpredictability of scheduling, it is recommended that you send a request to reserve your date at least 4 weeks in advance. Booking can be done in person or completed online, keeping in mind that the session retainer and signed contract must be completed to hold your date. To get started send me a note and Ill get back to you within 2 business days on how to take the next step!

Session Packages

Boutique Session

  • styling and wardrobe consultation
  • exclusive date for your private session
  • multiple outfit changes
  • coaching and posing direction
  • boutique ordering experience

*includes custom album option, and digital copies

A-La-Carte Session

  • 30 minute private session
  • one outfit or "white sheet"
  • same day viewing and ordering

*no digital/physical product included

Fine ART Products

Custom artwork options including wood keepsake boxes, engraved thumb drives, full spread custom albums and more. Gallery wall art offered a la carte.

Specific pricing, rates, and availability are subject to change. Please inquire for more details - keeping in mind that pricing is only locked in at booking.

“I was very nervous about doing my first boudoir shoot, but Christina made me feel relaxed and she had great ideas for poses to make me look my best AND sexy!!!

Your Experience Begins Here!

Contact 616-617-1891 to begin planning your very own boudoir session today!

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