Boudoir Sessions for Valentines Day

BOUDOIR SESSIONS

Look Beautiful,  Feel Beautiful,  Be Beautiful – and  be  EMPOWERED !

Hi Beautiful,

Thank you for your interest in a Boudoir Session ! You’ve come to the right place !!

Ever wonder what it would feel like to do something for yourself that makes you feel beautiful and empowered?  A Boudoir Session with Annapolis Boudoir will let you look and feel so gorgeous that you will fall in love with yourself all over again !!

We are currently booking sessions for the month of January so your images can be ready in time for Valentines Day !

Our session fee of $99 includes your consultation, a professional makeup artist, a bit of bubbly and lite fare, and a 1.5 hour session designed with just you n mind.  After your session, you will be invited back to view your images via a slideshow where you can select your favorites.

Ready to start?  

ABOUT LINDA

Hi, I am Linda and I believe that every woman should have a beautiful boudoir portrait session no matter her age, status, size, etc. For once she does, she falls in love with herself all over again and in turn she greets the world with a renewed sense of spirit, love of self and confidence.

I have a loft studio in my 100 year old farmhouse as well as a secret garden designed with portrait sessions in mind.

“Beautiful,” “empowered”, “strong” are words I hear when I have the privilege of photographing women. It is all about getting her in touch with herself and to see what I see behind the lens..a beautiful woman!

Annapolis Boudoir Photography is a division of Visual Concepts Photography and it is located in Davidsonville, MD. We serve greater Annapolis area, Baltimore, Washington and the Eastern Shore.

TESTIMONIALS

I met Linda a few years back and recently did a boudoir session with her. She has captured through her lens a beauty I could not see. …..Sofia G.

Meeting and working with you has been a life-changing experience. The photo shoot has been the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. You are amazing…Sue G

I came with ideas in mind and you took them to a new level! I loved working with you and love the images! Thank you for everything!!  ..Amanda G.

Why A Boudoir Shoot

You may ask yourself, “why a boudoir shoot?” My response, “why NOT a boudoir shoot?” Want to feel empowered? Want to see what I see? Now is the time to push through the block and see what all the buzz is about!!!

It amazes me to watch the transformation take place before my eyes. It always happens this way; I get an e mail or a call that she wants to do it but is a little hesitant. Something is telling her to do this and something is holding her back. Should she? Should she not? I think that’s the most difficult step in this process…making that connection and showing up!

She’s vulnerable, she’s a little insecure, she’s not quite sure but deep down inside she knows she has it. Just needs for someone to believe in her! And that’s the next hardest step..to trust the person behind the camera to take photographs that she will love.

It’s no secret that she sometimes sees herself differently than how others see her. Most of us feel that way. She will tell me what she doesn’t like about herself. I tell her I don’t see what she sees. And then I explain to her that she only sees the bits of herself while everyone else sees the entire persona. Ever gravitate towards someone who may not be a physical beauty but to you she is so beautiful? That’s because you see the whole her and not the parts of her. That’s what I am talking about. My job is to show her the “whole” her in a photograph and by doing so she exposes her vulnerability. It is here I capture her soul. She looks at the back of the camera and says, “Is that me?” and I say, “Hell, ya..that’s you!” And then the magic happens. She stands a little taller, she acts a little more confident and she emerges like a beautiful butterfly ready to spread her wings and fly!!!

So, to the question, “why a boudoir session?”, the answer is, “come on a journey of self-discovery; fall in love with yourself all over again and greet the world with confidence, renewed sense of energy and love of self. You will be so glad you did!”

For more information, please click here. We can set up a telephone consultation with you in mind!

Annapolis Boudoir Photography is a division of Visual Concepts Photography conveniently located in Davidsonville, MD and serves the Greater Annapolis area, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and the eastern shore.

See you in the studio!

A Phone Call Changed Her Life!

Meet Sofia

Meet Sofia, my beautiful model and muse. It all started with a phone call.

I put out a call for ballet models in 2017. A family friend of hers saw my post and suggested she reach out and apply. That phone call changed her life as it did mine.

The Shoot

On the day of the shoot, she arrived with her husband. I think my first words to her were something along the lines of, “my gosh, you’re beautiful!” The words just tumbled out of my mouth. I kinda speak the truth!!! She was with her husband, Scott who is one of the sweetest guys I know. I put him to good use as we set up backgrounds, etc. I’ll admit, I was a bit nervous as she was only my second adult ballerina model and I was flying by the seat of my pants.

I didn’t know her story at the time and didn’t realize that she, too, was nervous but for a completely different reason.

Her Reveal

When she came in for her reveal, I was really hoping she would like what was to come. It was very quiet during the slideshow. I dare not look over at her. When the slideshow ended, I turned on the lights and looked over at her husband who was in tears and then to Sofia who sat quietly, looked up at me and said softly, “I love them.”

I Am A Ballerina

After telling her the story about the Bald Ballerina who has Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer, she said she didn’t have cancer but does have an eating disorder and was currently in therapy. The images, she told me, made her realize that she was indeed beautiful and that, yes, she could own the words, “I am a ballerina.” It was the turning point for her. She got her power back and knew that she was well on her way to the road of recovery.

A Beauty/Glamour Model

This was a start of a beautiful relationship that developed into a genuine friendship. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing Sofia for my beauty/glamour portfolio. It was during this time that she told me that the photo sessions escalated her recovery and as a result she no longer needed therapy. She was well again and what better way to celebrate than a glamour portrait session!!!

A Boudoir Shoot

And, when I was building my portfolio for my boudoir sessions, I knew who to ask. Lucky for me, Sofia was up for it and we completed two full sessions. She purchased an album for her husband who was ready to deploy for one year. What an amazing gift to give him.

Here is her story in her own words:

I met Linda McCarthy in February 2017. She’s an amazing woman and photographer who has been crucial to my life in so many ways. Linda was looking to photograph dancers and a family member gave me her information. I hesitated to call her because I was in my 40’s recovering from an eating disorder…Being photographed was really stepping out of my comfort zone. When I contacted Linda, she asked me the age of “my dancer,” to which I responded, “I am the dancer” even if the whole time I felt unworthy of the title. The day of the shoot, I changed leotards a hundred times. When I walked into the studio, I was super nervous because I looked nothing like a dancer. I had put on weight and my moves were mediocre. Linda made me feel very comfortable and even beautiful. Although I couldn’t wait to see the images, I was a little afraid. When I saw the photos, I was floored. She had captured with her lens a beauty that I could not see with my own eyes. I now have a canvas in my living room that reminds me of that very moment. Linda and I would go on to build a bond of trust and friendship that allowed me to pose for her many other times, even for boudoir photos, which I love. I had to push away my fears and the results brought me closer to my recovery. I just like myself a little more now. Thank you Linda 💕 Sofia

Bottom line is this…photographs are POWERFUL!!!

By getting your power back, you will greet the world with a renewed sense of energy, confidence and love of self.

To learn more about our boudoir sessions, let’s set up your complimentary consultation by clicking here! Watch yourself be transformed in an Annapolis Boudoir portrait session.

Annapolis Boudoir is a division of Visual Concepts Photography and is located in a farmhouse studio on scenic 424 in Davidsonville, Maryland. We are a short distance from Annapolis and serve the Baltimore Washington corridor. We are a portrait photography studio specializing in boudoir, beauty, branding, headshots, family portraits.

See you in the studio!!