Here is the ever-stylish Sonya Berg, with some of her amazing evening and cocktail gowns. Not everyone works in fashion, but most women have a dress of two that they simply LOVE, that makes them feel fabulous, like they could walk the red carpet. But we often don’t have our own swarm of paparazzi hanging around taking photos.
Our Belle Amour sessions are perfect for that! With 3 (or more) wardrobe options, it’s so fun to put on that stunning dress, and feel like you’re having your very own celebrity photo shoot.
Be sure to tune in to Sonya’s fashion segments on KUSI, ch. 9.
Are you ready to get your glam on, and enjoy being a diva for a day? Ask us about bringing a friend, and making it a girls’ day – that just might turn into a great girls’ night out!
Call for details – 858-356-5859, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We bring you another installment of Beyond Business – photography for men. So what is it that makes men reluctant to ham it up for the camera? Well, we hear from some of our guys that they just don’t like having their picture taken (trust us, that happens with plenty of women, too). Or they feel like they’re being too vain dressing nice and posing for the camera. Guess what, some women feel that way, too! Is it lack of fashion sense? Perhaps, but there are plenty of fashion-challenged women out there as well.
SO, you see, gentlemen, these are pretty typical worries. Which means it comes down to assessing how do you want to be seen? What’s your image saying now, whether it’s how you represent yourself to your friends, to potential employers, or to a love interest? As you see below, the image on the left is a typical shot, that’s “okay”, but not dynamic. It doesn’t reach out and connect with anyone. But the image on the right, is like BAM! He’s connected, friendly, engaging, and ready to say hello.
Take a moment to take stock of your profile, and ask yourself what message you’re sending out. If it’s not the message you want to deliver, take it to the next level with professional portraits.
And just a couple more . . .
Look for more of ‘Mr. P’ as we did some contemporary business portraits as well. Gordon Gecko, move over!
So, we work with LOTS of women, kids, and babies, but the men are often the reluctant subject, typically dragged to the studio by their PR person (for business headshots), or by the wife for the annual family portraits, or anniversary photos. But guys really do need good photos, too.
Most men are satisfied with a shot they capture from a cell phone, and that’s the image they use to represent themselves in business, and in personal realms, like social media and profile images. While the image on the left is ‘fine’ (he’s a good-looking guy to start with), it certainly doesn’t pack a punch like the image at top, and above to the right.
So, men, step up your game, and man-up for the camera! Ladies, if your man’s current photos are lacking, and you’re wanting a personal gift for Mother’s Day, or your birthday, or . . . just because, give us a call, and we’ll give him the ‘BlueFlair Experience’!
A couple final images . . .
Now’s the time to start thinking about the perfect gift for that special someone, or even for yourself! A boudoir session is the gift that keeps on giving – Christmas, Valentine’s, birthday, anniversary, or even just Friday!
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 9/29/12!!**
It’s here – our Hip Kids Contest, open to kids age 3-7!
Enter for your chance to win one of 5 free child mini-sessions!!
We’re looking for kids with totally hip back-to-school style. Want a chance to win a free portrait session for your child? Here’s what you need to do:
Check out our Hip Kids board on Pinterest for clothing ideas for your child: http://pinterest.com/blueflairphoto/hip-kids/
Take a current photo of your child, and submit it, along with your contact info (see details in image above), to: email@example.com
Once the 5 winners are chosen by BlueFlair, we’ll be posting top images from their child portrait sessions, and your friends and family, and our followers will be able to vote for their top Hip Kid! The winner of the voting contest also receives a complimentary TriFolio Portrait Display from BlueFlair Photography!
Be sure to tell your friends with little ones!
Thanks, and good luck to all the participants!
What is business branding? Well, it’s more than your typical headshots. It incorporates your job into the overall look of the image, furthering your message to your potential clients. Miss “L” is a commercial realtor. Rather than the standard realtor headshot on that awful blue background, we went on location to show Miss “L” at a commercial property, giving potential clients a preview of what it would be like to work with her as she shows them around. Miss “L” is confident, competent, and ready to match the business owner with a property that will meet their business needs.
Our business branding is typically a two-part photo session, as we typically shoot in-studio and then on location at your place of business.
Here are a few more from our day with Miss “L” . . .
And, of course, we have to show one of her wonderful contemporary business photos, that lets her warmth and personality shine through. At a glance, you just know Miss “L” is approachable, capable, and easy to work with.
Belle Amour is our portrait line just for women! It’s about bringing out your inner diva, the feminine soft, sexy side of you, that too often gets ignored.
And one with the sun glasses, because Christy can ham it up with the best of them!
Well, the Del Mar Horse Racing season opened again – with lots of flair! Yes, it’s the annual Hat Day at the races! We had the opportunity to photograph some lovely ladies before they ran off to enjoy a beautiful day in the grandstands watching the beautiful horses . . . and plenty of dapper dudes.
What a fun day! Next year, make an event of it – champagne, nibbles, girl time, and a great day at the Del Mar Turf Club – “where the surf meet the turf.”
Welcome to Miss ‘D’s Part II. This set has a different look and feel, from sexy, smoldering in Part I, to flirty and pretty here. This first boudoir photo is simply beautiful!
This next one still has quite a bit of smolder to it.
As noted, we do not post any boudoir style images without the express written consent of our models/clients. As a matter of fact, most of our clients are so thrilled with how amazing they look, that they’re happy to show off their gorgeous boudoir photos!
I love how playful this series is!
Miss ‘D’ – as beautiful inside as she is out! Thank you for an amazing session!!
To book your Belle Amour consultation, give us a call at: (858) 356-5859.
Miss ‘P’ has more pizzazz than we’ve seem in some time. She is just fabulous, and has a truly contagious laugh, and a beautiful smile.
I love this sequence that shows Miss ‘P’s various expressions – soft and sexy, simple and sweet, and flirty and fun!
Miss ‘D’ rocked her Belle Amour session, with a classy boudoir twist. She brought a number of great pieces to work with, along with the attitude! Throw in professional makeup by Charisma by Christy, and sensual boudoir posing and flattering lighting,, and you can’t help but get fabulous boudoir portraits! Enjoy Part I, and stay tuned for Part II. Rest assured, we do not post any boudoir-style images without express written consent of our models/clients.
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If you’re “in the know”, you know that business headshots are no longer what they used to be. Gone are the days of the stale, real- estate-type headshots with the boring blue background. Ick!
Today, your clients want to connect with you on a personal level. They want to know that you’re trustworthy, competent, and approachable. With most entrepreneurs and big businesses using social media vehicles, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, your potential clients have the opportunity to get to know you and you have the opportunity to earn their trust and respect – and possibly their patronage as a new client. With all that – having a professional business headshot that communicates your personality, brand, and style is critical.
Meet Leslie, here. She’s a dynamic public speaker who literally oozes enthusiasm and passion for life. Here are some favorites from her personal branding session with us.
If you’d like to learn more about our personal or business branding sessions, give us a call at: (858) 356-5859.
One of our favorite ladies came for a very fun Belle Amour session. She has so much style and beauty on her own, so we really had a fun time playing with her different outfits and looks!
Doesn’t she have the most amazing fascinators?
We are pleased to announce our newest photography line, Belle Amour. The focus of Belle Amour is women, where we get in touch with your softer, feminine side to bring out your inner beauty. Belle Amour has a clean, classic look and feel. It’s softer and more fashion-friendly than traditional business headshots, but not as daring as our regular boudoir sessions. Belle Amour is perfect for mother-daughter portraits, three generations, sisters, couples, or even best girlfriends.
We believe that every woman, no matter her age or size, is beautiful. Too often, women are under pressure with work stress, hectic home lives, and taking care of everyone else, that they forget to take care of themselves. The Belle Amour experience celebrates women on their own, as well as in their special relationships as sisters, mothers, daughters, wives/girlfriends, and best friends. So take a day for yourself, let us indulge you in your own makeover, and enjoy a glamorous portrait session. Ask about our Girls Day packages, too!
To book your Belle Amour session, give us a call at: 858-356-5859. We look forward to providing you with an unforgettable, fun, and beautiful experience!
Thanks to everyone who came out to help us launch our YOU*nique Senior Portraits 2012! Here are some of the highlights from the night, and we’re excited to be working with our new representatives for this year. And this year, we’re proud to donate 10% of all session fees from our 2012 Seniors to our charity of choice, Soroptimist International of Oceanside-Carlsbad, a great organization benefiting young women in our community.
No More Boring Cakes made lovely marshmallow pops!
Vault Denim brought some aMAZing jeans!
The Style Lounge was on hand working on some fun hairstyles, and the feathers were a HUGE hit!!
Cookie Lee brought the bling – so much fun stuff!
Charisma by Christy was doin’ up the smokey eye!
Some of the lovely young ladies for the Class of 2012.
Yep! There was even some dancing thanks to Jonny at Mobile Music Plus!
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we’ll give you a $50 studio credit for any purchases from your session!
Ladies – get your honey the best. present. ever! For a limited time, we’re offering sexy, stylish, sophisticated HAUTE! boudoir packages at a great savings! Build your own packages – pick and choose each element at $99. Complete packages starting at $297 including your choice of a mini-album, music slideshow of your HAUTE! images, or 10 digital files for your honey’s computer! Hurry, tho – this great deal is for a limited time. As an extra special offer, book your session by 1.15.2010, and receive an extra $50 credit to use on any purchases after your session, any way you’d like! AND – if you pass this on, and tell all your girlfriends and they book, you’ll receive a $50 referral credit for each booked referral!
Shelly had this smile that just wouldn’t quit! She fell into her poses pretty naturally, and we had a lot of fun photographing her senior portraits in Balboa Park! One of the things we love about Balboa Park is how many backgrounds we can do for different looks. And we always encourage our seniors to bring a few outfit changes to mix it up even more! Enjoy the sneak peeks!
I love the look of fall in this first one!
Just look at those pretty eyes!
This morning we were present for the NBC 7/39 San Diego morning news – what an early wake up call. I don’t know how those newscasters and technical crew do that 5 days a week. Thankfully, this was a special occasion for us! This morning, they taped the cake segment for the upcoming NBC Throws a Wedding at the Prado, coming up in just a few more weeks. Don’t those cakes look spectacular! The 3 vendors competing are Sweetcheeks Baking Co., The French Gourmet, and Heavenly Cupcake. Here are a couple photos from this morning’s broadcast:
UPDATE!!! Our new boudoir website is LIVE! Check it out here: www.hautebyblueflair.com
We’re proud to announce (officially) the launch of our boudoir line – HAUTE! On August 28 and 29th, we will have a kick-off Art and Fashion Show at Twin Oaks Gallery in San Marcos, CA. The girls will be modeling lingerie and costumes provided by DejaVu Love Boutique – ooo la la! Complimentary food and dessert provided by Smoke House Grills – YUM!! We’ll also have wine tasting. All the ladies will receive a goody bag from DejaVu Love Boutique. PLUS, we’ll have some very cool prizes to raffle off! Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. And here’s the best part: All proceeds benefit the Pink Envelope Project to help fight breast cancer. So come out for a sexy night with your honey, your “besties”, or just you!
Our lovely BlueFlair “HAUTTIES” will have a limited number of prints to sign as well! Come one, come all . . . we’ll have a ball!
A special thanks and “hats off” to Twin Oaks Gallery for hosting this event, and to DejaVu for providing the “fashion.”
Click here to buy your ticket(s)!
In case you missed it, here are a few photos from last night’s Artist Reception at Twin Oaks Gallery, in San Marcos. We had a nice turn out, wine, food, and some beautiful art, presented by 4 photographers/studios – including us! The exhibit will remain on display for about another week, so feel free to stop in. For directions/hours, click here. Tell them you heard about the show here.
Lingerie provided by DejaVu’s Love Boutique. Fashion Show and Photography Exhibit hosted by Twin Oaks Gallery.
Complimentary food, courtesy of Smoke House Grills.
All proceeds benefit the Pink Envelope Project, to help fight breast cancer.
Tickets are on sale now – $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Hurry! Space is limited. Two nights – Aug 28 and Aug 29, one couples night and a singles night. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, sexy girls, lovely lingerie, gift bags, discounts on boudoir sessions booked that night, art and culture – all for a good cause!
To buy tickets, click here: http://thehautelaunch.webs.com/
We’ll see you there, for a HAUTE! night!
Here’s another one of our “Hautties”! Miss A was such a natural in front of the camera, and we had a great time photographing her. She brought several different outfits, so we were able to capture different sides of her – from playful, to smoldering, to sweet, to seductive. When planning your boudoir session, don’t forget shoes and jewelry – they can complete the look! With our boudoir sessions, we include hair and makeup – and it’s a good idea to change up the hair throughout the session for different looks. Stay tuned, as we will be having a formal launch of our HAUTE! line next month. Details to follow . . . .
Sooo hot – and those eyes! Sheesh!
We just absolutely love her smile in this one – so sweet!
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