Women find it WAY too easy to find imperfections with themselves. And the sad thing is that most of the time no one notices those “imperfections” but them. I’ve noticed it with my wife for years. No matter how great she looks, it’s hard for her to be completely satisfied.
Ralph Deal Photographer
"If I had to offer any advice to a women considering a session with Ralph I’d tell her to be authentic and be true to yourself. Don’t try to be someone you’re not. Wear things that make you feel great and just DO IT! It’s a wonderful experience!"
Laura Recent Client
We've put together a free guide to get your started on the right path.
Here are some of our most popular resources for those considering a boudoir session. Please visit our resources for womenpage dedicated to providing you with the most helpful information in the area for woman considering a boudoir session.
I'm Ralph Deal and I’ll be your photographer for any session with La Reine Beauty & Boudoir Photography. I know it’s no easy feat getting half naked in front of a stranger, so I make it my job to help you feel as comfortable as possible right from the get go. I’ll be your cheerleader and your coach from day one. I'm very involved in the process, and I’ll be there to guide you every step of the way. I promise to create the most beautiful images of you that I possibly can, and to make sure we have a good time doing it too. By the end of our time together, you’re going to feel unstoppable!
Take a minute to check out our team, they're amazing at what they do!!
Meet Lauren! We've been shooting together for over five years and I'm so happy that she's joining us here at La Reine! It was important to me to have a female photographer that I trust for clients who may not want me to lead their session and Lauren is that person. Lauren’s photographs are clean, eye-catching creations, made unique by her original perspective on the everyday look.
Photo Assistant/Beauty Advisor
Hi, I’m Gina! I’ve been Ralph’s on location assistant for the last 5 years. Besides helping Ralph during the session, I’ll be there to make sure you’re comfortable, cheer you on and make sure you’re having an amazing experience. I love watching our clients come in nervous and seeing them leave confident with their head held high!
My name is Gia Aquilino and I co-own South Jersey’s Salon Giavanna Marie. I’ve been in the industry since 2015 and have trained under the industry’s most prestigious stylists and colorists. I enjoy working with LaReine Boudoir to make the girls hair picture perfect and help bring out the most confident version of themselves.
My name is Sylvia and I’ve been a licensed esthetician and doing makeup for over 13 years. I got into the industry because I wanted to help women look and feel their absolute best by combining their inner beauty with outer beauty. I believe in customizing the makeup whether the look is full on glam and dramatic, or subtle and natural she caters to each client’s personality and individuality. Working with LaReine Boudoir provides me the opportunity to continue empowering women, which is why I love this job!
Frequently Asked Questions
We've organize the most frequently asked questions we receive from our clients.
If you see something that is not listed in the FAQs and still have questions, please feel free to contact us.
I’m not a professional model so I don’t know how to pose! Can you help me with that?
Yes, absolutely! We get as involved as we need to. If you’re a client that needs a lot of direction with posing, we will help and guide you every step of the way. If you’re a natural and feel comfortable in front of the camera, we’ll give you basic direction, stay out of your way and document!
There are some basic poses that are simple and easy to do. Take a look at these poses here and practice in the mirror a little before your session!
How should I approach my hair and makeup?
Professional hair and makeup is provided on site for you and is included in all Boudoir Collections. We will discuss the look you are going for during our pre-session consult and that information will be provided to the stylists before your shoot.
Will you post my images on your website or social media?
My clients privacy is incredibly important and no images will ever be shared without your consent.
What kind of outfits should I wear? How many should I bring?
After I have received your pre-shoot questionnaire from you, we will schedule our pre-shoot consult. Wardrobe ideas are among the things we’ll discuss. Lingerie is a must, nothing screams sexy like lace, silk, and sheer outfits. Body suits and robes are amazing choices as well. I also encourage my clients to make it their own by bringing anything they feel comfortable in, maybe an oversize sweatshirt or your significant others button up shirt. The options are endless. I also have some people bring in dresses, jean jackets, faux fur. It’s all up to you and the vibe you want to create at your session!
As for accessories, the more the better! Anything from earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, body chains, & fishnets. High heels are a MUST!
Check out my blog post "What to wear for your Boudoir Session" for more ideas!
Where will my session take place?
I mostly secure beautiful apartments through Airbnb in Philadelphia or the surrounding area. I also occasionally book a studio or hotel suite in the Philadelphia area as well.
There are parts of my body that I’m self-conscious of. Can you Photoshop that for me?
One of my top boudoir session FAQ's right here! This is where my knowledge of posing comes in. Posing will almost always cure any areas of your body that you may be self-conscious of. We will discuss those areas (if any) during our pre-shoot consult. While I will use Photoshop to remove blemishes, fly-aways and other minor imperfections, I will not use it for altering your body. You’re beautiful exactly the way you are!
What products do you offer?
We offer the best quality products that will stand the test of time! Albums hand made in Italy, beautifully matted HD prints and gorgeous canvas and metal wall art are all available to you at your ordering session.
I’d like to surprise my fiancé on our wedding day with a book of images from my session. When is the best time to schedule my session so I have the book in time?
I suggest scheduling your session at least 4 months before your wedding day to avoid late delivery of your products.
What payment options do you accept?
We accept credit card, check, cash and Paypal.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely! But please limit it to one guest.
How long does it take to see my photos?
We will schedule your gallery reveal/design session within one week of your session.
Should I get a spray tan before my session?
From my perspective, I'd say to not get a spray tan. Your natural skin is your best asset and nothing photographs better than your natural skin.
If a spray tan is going to make you feel more comfortable and confident, then definitely do it! Spray tans before your session can work really well IF it’s done right. Book your spray tan with an experienced professional and make sure your spray tan artist knows what your getting your spray tan for! You want your spray tan to be light and natural since we are going for a natural look. Book your tan 2-3 days before your session.
I’m a plus sized women and I don’t think I have the body for boudoir?
One of my other top boudoir session FAQ's!! Boudoir photography is for EVERYONE and if you have curves let’s celebrate them! And no you don’t need to lose 10lbs first - there’s magic we can make with angles, posing and outfit choices. Come as you are and let’s love and celebrate YOU!
Beauty & Glamour Photography serving the Philadelphia and New Jersey area helping women celebrate their body, beauty, self-confidence, and personal growth.