Plus Size Boudoir Photography – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Curvy Boudoir Photography

Let me start by saying that I don’t love the term “plus size”. I am bigger girl and I prefer to be referred to as “curvy”. Some people aren’t bothered by the term plus size but some are, and I’m afraid I can’t make everyone happy as much as I sincerely wish I could. The truth is though, even when I’m doing Google searches, I search for plus size. So for the sake of online searches, I’ll be referring to us curvier girls as plus size today.
One of my most frequently asked questions I hear is “Do you photograph bigger girls?” and the answer is resoundingly ‘yes’!! Just because you’re not a size 4 does not mean you don’t deserve a boudoir photo shoot! In fact, you may be in need of them far more than someone who has the “perfect” body. I believe that a boudoir shoot can build your confidence faster than almost anything out there. I want to put your mind at ease and I hope this information helps you a bit. I’ve compiled our most frequently asked questions about plus sized boudoir and am going to answer them as concisely as possible. Hold on tight, I’ll be throwing a lot at you today!

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What do I wear?
Okay, this alone is our most popular question spanning all sessions, but when you’re a curvy lady it may cause a bit more anxiety than others. You’re called curvy for a reason and a boudoir session should be all about showing off those amazing curves! Tons of women pay for boobs like yours and you’ve already got them. That’s a win right there. Once you’ve booked your session, we will set up a pre-consultation where we will talk about wardrobe significantly. Today though I’ve compiled a few of my favorite things for ladies to wear.
1) Bra and panty sets are always a solid choice no matter what size you are.
2) Shapewear can be sexy and oh so flattering! True story.
3) Oversized sweaters, chambray shirts, or lacey robes are great to play with and can be used to conceal areas you may not be comfortable showing off.
4) Corsets. They show of those ta-tas and give you the tiniest waist.
5) Nothing. Yes nothing! If you’re creating this album for your husband I promise you he won’t be sad that you did a few shots in nothing but your birthday suit.
The most important thing when making purchases for your boudoir session is properly fitting lingerie. Many times what feels comfortable in your every day lingerie, may not be the best choice for your boudoir session. This is especially important for a plus size lady. You don’t want panties that are cutting into sides causing an unneeded bulge at your waist or an ill-fitting bra that might appear too large.
There are a myriad of other suggestions I have for you and I can even give you some ideas of where to shop for these items in your pre-consultation.

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What if I don’t like the way I look in the photos?
Let me just put your mind at ease right now: You will. I’ve photographed women of all sizes and they are always thrilled! What I need from you is total trust and for you to put your insecurities aside. The more you realize that you’re a sexy vixen, the more you’ll love your photos. If you lack confidence, this session will give it to you. If you already know you’re a goddess, then you’re going to love the images more than you can imagine! You might be considering this session for your hubby or fiance, but it will turn into an experience as much for you as for him.
Posing and lighting is what I do best, and for that I’ll need your trust. We joke that boudoir posing is just sexy yoga and you may even be a little sore the next day. As I’ve said before, I’m not a small girl, I never have been, and I think that gives me better insight into photographing curvy women. I’m not at all afraid to tell you to pull in your tummy or push your chin out a bit because it’s how I would want to be photographed. I’ve spent most of my adult life studying how to flatter women in photography so that’s my utmost concern on the day of your session.
What I’m about to say I need you to understand that I’m saying this in the most gentle way. You need to be realistic about your body. You aren’t tiny, and that’s okay. You won’t look exactly like some of the women you see featured on my site. But ya know what? You’re going to look curvy and fabulous and gorgeous and the all of the other things that make you fierce! Own that!

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How should I prepare for my boudoir session?
I’ve written 2 blog posts about what you should do to prepare for your session here and here. Those will answer most of your questions. The big question of “should I lose weight?” may be weighing on your mind. (weighing. Ha! Pun fully intended) The answer is no, you don’t need to lose weight because you’re beautiful just as you are. However, I know some of you reading this may be dead set on dropping a few pounds. If that’s the case, here’s a few tips. Get the session on the books now! We will set it for a few months out and that will give you a goal to work towards. If you lose some weight great, if not, the session is still happening and you’ll love the results. When you’re waiting until you’re the perfect size or to look a certain way it just delays the opportunity. I can’t tell you the number of women that tell me they’ll book a boudoir session with me as soon as they lose some weight. Ugh! Let’s do it now! Work what you’re working with and get the opportunity to feel gorgeous in the skin you’re in. If you’ve already booked your session – please no crash diets! If you’ve only got a couple weeks until your session up your water intake significantly and add in some more veggies. If nothing else it will make your skin all the more gorgeous! Also, eat on the day of your session, just keep it light.

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Do you have more plus size boudoir sessions I can see?
For sure! As always, our client’s privacy is of the utmost importance to us. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our site just shoot us a message and we’d be happy to share with you some private galleries of shoots we’ve done of curvy girls.

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I consider it an honor that you’re considering me to photograph your boudoir session. I want to do whatever I can to put your mind at ease and to assure you that you will love your photos. Now that you’re ready to book, just contact us and we’ll get you all set!

Andrea Murphy Photography NOW HIRING

After 2 wonderful years with my employee Alaina she’s moving on to a new opportunity! I’m super excited for her but ridiculously sad to lose her. But that means there’s a position open at Andrea Murphy Photography! These are very big shoes to fill. Note: This is not a photographer’s position and will never become one.

Job:
Office Manager / Personal Assistant

About this job:
I’m looking for someone outgoing, patient, and highly organized. This job includes: managing clients, answering and making phone calls, running errands, managing my schedule, wrangling small children, scheduling appointments, general studio upkeep, light sales, stomping on spiders when they approach me, assisting with in-studio photoshoots, ordering and quality checking, packaging orders, framing prints, assisting me in my everyday life + more.

Requirements:
Highly Organized
Highly Patient
Outgoing
Comfortable on the Phone
Friendly
Willingness to learn
Must Like Children

Pluses:
Photo Editing Experience
Writing Experience
Sales Experience

Emily’s Philbrook Bridal Pictures

   Emily and Daniel were married on Friday, so you know what that means… bridal session reveal time! Emily and I go back a ways to when she was an intern for my friend’s photography studio. (Artworks Tulsa Photography). She now owns her own photography studio, Emily Constance Photography. Such an honor to be chosen to photograph such a talented photographer! I’m so thrilled that she decided on a bridal session. I have so many girls that are on the fence about a bridal session that I really need to write blog post just about how great they are! They’re seriously the best!! Emily’s session was no exception. She brought both her parents and we just had a grand ole time! Can’t wait to share more of Emily from their gorgeous wedding!

Hair and Makeup: Tulsa Bridal Beauty
Dress: Facchianos
Bouquet: Divine Designs by Mandy

To see more bridal images and get information on booking your session click here.

How do you say boudoir?

   For years we’ve been getting emails about bordeaux photography, boudrawer photography (that was a fun one), boodwah photography, and boudreaux photography. I’m kinda partial to the “boudreaux photography” – it’s the Cajun in me. I knew a Mr. Boudreaux once, he was a racoon that would sneak into a friend’s backyard and dine on their trash… but I digress. In person, people stumble over it even worse. It usually consists of them saying timidly, “I’m interested in boo… boo… um, lingerie photos” Yes we’ve had a little giggle about some of these spellings and sayings, but it’s not like boudoir is in your everyday vocabulary like it is mine and other photographers. So there’s absolutely no judgement on our part. And hey, this is Oklahoma not France. We just thought it was time for a little interpretation for those that might be on the struggle bus about it. So without further ado, here is the proper pronunciation of boudoir.

   So what exactly is boudoir photography? In a way, that’s kind of up to you. Some would define it as lingerie photography, and for the most part, that is a good description. But it can be so much more (or sometimes less 😉 ) than that. Lingerie tends to be the most popular choice, but sometimes a boudoir session is defined by you just being your sexy self. What makes you feel the most sexy? Is it a fabulous little black dress? Is it a  tank-top and jeans? Or maybe it’s an oversized, off-the-shoulder sweater. For some women they feel most sexy in nothing but a smile! To break it down to its simplest terms, a boudoir session is a photoshoot dedicated to just being a supermodel for the day. But it definitely goes beyond that: it’s a gift, and experience, a confidence builder, and so much more. You can choose for it to be sensual and provocative, or maybe you’d prefer glamorous and flirty. Whatever your desire, we can make happen.

   In your pre-consultation, that takes place about a week before the session, we’ll discuss your vision of the photos and decide which direction to take it. You’ll be able to go through our custom designed albums and show us what photos appeal to you. If you’re doing this session for your husband, fiance, or significant other we can discuss what you think they’ll like as well. Just to take away the guesswork…. They’re going to love just about anything because they love YOU. And yes, while you’re doing it for him, I promise you you’ll be just as thrilled with the experience. It’s so great that a number of my clients come back every few years to create an updated book.

   If you’re on the fence but you like the idea getting to be a supermodel or maybe you’re due for a confidence boost, give us a shout so we can chat about it. After all, a boudreaux session just can’t be beat.

Hannah & Kalyn: Engaged – Philbrook Engagement Pictures

   I’m beginning to accept that catching up might never happen. I really will give it a good effort though. But in an attempt to play catch up, I don’t want to continue to fall behind. And when I have an adorable session that needs to be blogged (and I just happen to be editing it and have a few minutes to blog) then I need to do it. Doesn’t mean I don’t love you or your pictures if I haven’t blogged them. It just means I’m Andrea. And on top or Artist Brain, I also have Pregnant Brain. So please know that I love you all and that I want to blog everyone I ever photograph and its on my list of things to do. Ahem. Geez… I can really get myself into a tizzy over these things.
Hannah, and all the Bell family, are some of my favorite people. I’ve photographed them all, and they’re one of the most hilarious and lovely families you’ll ever meet. I did Hannah’s senior pictures, both of her sister’s senior pictures, her parent’s couple pictures, and one of her sister’s weddings. Love love love them! Oh and Hannah’s aunt is one of my very best BFF’s. At this point, they’re just family. So anytime I get to photograph them its a blast. But when its extra special, like getting married, it makes it extra fun.