Nudity, Daisy Dukes, and Stormtrooper Helmets :::: Orange County Boudoir :::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

I love when clients don’t take themselves too seriously. Miss S came in for a shoot as a gift for her soon-to-be-hubby. She knew she wanted sultry images but she also knew that their personalities were more fun & silly and she wanted to incorporate that. So she brought her fiance’s stormtrooper helmet. When I first pulled it out of the bag, I gave her a quizzical look… to which she responded, laughingly, “I know it’s cheesy but that’s what I’m going for!” I can’t get mad at someone for knowing what they want and being realistic about the outcome. I knew right away the best and, honestly, the cheesiest, way to present it would be wearing it while nude. And so we did just that!

I promise you, lots of giggles and laughs ensued during those shots.

“Grace & Lace is the absolute best! I got a boudoir photoshoot done as a wedding present to my fiance and Jeni & Sarah surpassed all my expectations. They are professional, fun and overwhelmingly talented. Definitely recommend for anyone wanting to get this done!” ~Miss S

Expectation VS Reality ::: Orange County Boudoir ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

Expectation: I’m going to feel sexy while having my photos taken!

Reality: Ummmmm, hate to break it to you, sis, but … no you won’t. The process isn’t sexy but the photos ALWAYS are. You’re going to be thinking to yourself, “There’s no freaking way this looks good. How much further does she want me to stick out my tush?? Mouth breathing is sexy? I am literally shaking like a leaf. Seriously, there’s NO WAY this looks good!”

Just put your trust in me. I promise I’m not gonna make you look stupid and there’s ALWAYS a reason for the madness.



Expectation: This is going to be easy, peasy!

Reality: This one makes me LOL. It’s… a lot of work. You’re gonna get sweaty, you’re gonna get shaky in poses, you’re gonna be sore. When I say stretch in the weeks leading up to your boudoir session, I mean STRETCH. It will be a work out. You have to arch, bend, reach, stretch, squeeze. And if you’re not sore, I have not done my job! Just think of me as your one on one trainer for the day. Hate me today, love me tomorrow, babe.

Expectation: Photoshop fixes everything!

Reality: Nope, it doesn’t. Because I don’t photoshop. Photoshop is an amazing program that can do amazing things, but I don’t wanna learn it. I’ve barely scratched the surface of what you can do in PS. I’ll smooth your skin a tad but you’ll still look like a real human being and not a doll. I’ll remove anything that isn’t permanent like bruises or blemishes but beyond that, I’m NOT your girl. There’s nothing wrong with wanting that but you’ll have to go to another photographer for it. I believe that you need to see you how others see you. This is not about making yourself into something you aren’t. This is about your body love journey.



Expectation: I’m so awkward in front of the camera!

Reality: Friend, we may not have met yet but I promise you, you’re not more awkward than I am in front of a lens. As a result, I just assume everyone else is too. This is why I tell you EXACTLY what to do with every portion of your body - including fingertips and toes. I even tell you how to breathe. I am not leaving you on an island here - NO WAY.

Expectation: There’s no way I’m going to look good or like any of my photos.

Reality: I’ve lost count of how many women I’ve proven wrong who have thought that!! I’ll prove you wrong too. Come and see…

Anonymous Bridal Boudoir ::: Orange County Boudoir ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

Come take a peek into this stunning, anonymous bridal boudoir. Just because it is a gift for your wedding day, definitely doesn’t mean it has to be all white or with your vail. By all means, if that’s what you want to do, let’s do it … it just doesn’t HAVE to be. You could do blue like this stunner below. And nude. ;)

Whatever you end up deciding, let it be something you’ll be thrilled about later on, too.

Anonymous ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir ::: Orange County Boudoir

Anonymous... I was asked the other day why we don’t post more pictures with faces in them on our social media pages. The main reason? Probably only one out of every ten ladies will sign a full release. And we have NO PROBLEM with that. We don’t offer any incentives for you to release them - I NEVER want you to feel pressured. If you choose to share them, it is because you are DAMN PROUD and able to to.

We love love love anonymous photos, and we are super grateful for any picture that we get to showcase. The privacy of our clients is extremely important to us. Please know that we respect any decision that you make regarding YOUR photos. We are just thankful that you are getting out of your comfort zone and trusting US with your experience. 🥰

The Future You Will Thank You ::: Orange County Boudoir ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

Some women choose to do a boudoir session as a gift. And what an awesome gift! Some choose to do it before or after hitting a milestone. Another great reason to have this incredible opportunity! 🖤
But the very BEST time to do a boudoir session is right now! You don’t NEED a reason. Yes, it might be scary, you may think you’re not ready. But trust us when we say, the future you doesn’t deserve this more than the present you. You deserve self love now. You deserve to feel empowered now. You deserve to shine ALWAYS

Want to know what it's like in front of the lens? ::: Orange County Boudoir ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like in front of my lens? Let this client share her experience with you... “I am SO glad that I stumbled upon Grace and Lace! I went back and forth on whether or not I wanted to do a boudoir shoot for several months, and then I had to find the team I thought I could trust, and that I could afford! If you are on the fence about doing a shoot, or are just trying to decide who to go with, I cannot recommend Grace and Lace enough. I am so camera shy, and am usually the one behind the camera on family trips and such, so I was very nervous and unsure of what to expect. But the experience from start to finish was so perfect. Jeni and Sarah are so professional, but also just super friendly, welcoming, and fun! 
The day of my photo shoot, I was greeted by a welcome sign on the door with my name on it, and we got right to work on hair and makeup. I felt like every second of my time was utilized to the fullest, and that I was kept in the know about the whole process. While doing hair and makeup, Jeni went through the pieces that I'd brought with me to decide what outfits we would shoot, and the whole time we were talking and getting to know more about each other. I LOVED this, because it felt like I was building a friendship and a trust that made the whole day feel so easy and comfortable. Jeni is a PHENOMENAL photographer, and coach. She obviously knows her stuff, isn't afraid of the silly and awkward, and her work is absolutely stunning. I am not sure what I expected my photos to look like, but let me tell you, they are so much more than I ever could have hoped for. I loved that I was able to view my photos in an online viewing that Jeni walked me through, since I'm not a Huntington Beach local, so she saved me the drive! She is so great at walking through the whole process of selecting the perfect photos (which trust me, is SO HARD! They're all amazing!) and she never made me feel pressured to buy more than I said I wanted or could afford. 
Long story short, if you haven't already, book with Grace and Lace. I'm already trying to find an excuse to book again!”

Model Releases ::: Orange County Boudoir ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

Hi Friends!! I just wanted to go over model releases with you guys real quick … so there is absolutely no confusion when it comes to YOUR boudoir session. We NEVER work with paid models. Each and every one of our clients are paying clients. We never want anybody to feel obligated to share their photos, if you would rather they remain private, we completely understand. After all, this is a very intimate and private type of photography we are talking about here. Many of our clients feel so confidently about their photos that they are excited to share them - whether it’s a full release or a partial release. Here are the differences with the different options:

FULL RELEASE

Please share my images online on any platform. This option is for those clients that are excited to show their images to the world! This option allows us to share it on our Grace and Lace Boudoir Facebook page, our private group, Instagram, and Pinterest. They will be used in advertising, marketing and any other place where our images are featured! 

PARTIAL RELEASE

There are different variations for this on our release. You can choose to just have anonymous images shown or be specific about where you would like for it to be shown (i.e. just our FB group or just our website)

NO RELEASE

This is what you would check if you do not want ANY of your images online, print, etc. You want them to remain 100% private.

We completely understand that boudoir photography is very personal and we respect your privacy. We will never share your images online or in print without your written permission with this image release, so rest assured. We never pressure you either way. Some women are excited to share all of them and some may not want to due to their comfort level, or job, etc.

She wears her heart on her skin ::: Orange County Boudoir ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

NSFW - there’s the warning for you. This session was so. fire.

“My experience with Grace and Lace Boudoir has been PHENOMENAL!”

“Jeni and Sarah are so sweet and patient, I'm really glad I got the opportunity to work with them. They did not hesitate to answer any and all questions I had, and they provided a plethora of emails with detailed information on what to expect, how to prepare for my session, and what products are available for purchase.”

“Seeing how STUNNING my pictures came out has given me a huge confidence boost and I can't wait to show the photos to my partner! I definitely recommend Jeni and Sarah for anyone looking to do a boudoir photoshoot. Their sincere sweetness and positivity make, what can be a very vulnerable experience, something beautiful. “

Glasses are Hottt AF ::: Orange County Boudoir ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

Man, oh man, do we love when clients come in for their 2nd (sometimes even 3rd!) shoot in our studio! It can be even more fun than the first because the nerves are gone - you already know what to expect. You already know us - we’re friends now and you’re not stripping in front of a complete stranger ;)

We go out of our way to get a different vibe for your shoot. Wanna do something a little more sultry? Let’s do it! You’re more comfortable now, so let’s do it!

This fun, gorgeous girl came a couple years back and we were so excited when she reached out to us again to have another session. We love her hair, her glasses, her fun spirit - everything about her is awesome! And she’s an amazing supporter of ours …

“This was such an amazing and fun experience for me.  I've just finished my second photoshoot with Jeni and Sarah.”

“ It was even better than my first time!  I was so relaxed and had a lot of fun during the shoot even though we did some images that were a little racier than my last time. They make you feel very comfortable and completely put me at ease.”

“I am so pleased with my images.  They're fantastic and I cannot wait to receive my products!  I would recommend this to everyone!  You will NOT be disappointed!”