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Jill – Commercial Model

It’s time to paint the town…green!  St. Patrick’s Day is here! Recognized around the world, it’s popularity inspires the celebration of food, drink, and wearing green. We were inspired to do this fun themed Boudoir Photography session with Jill, a model we have worked with many times in the past for our Commercial Photography projects.  The clean, modern, vivid look that we have established over the years in our commercial work carries through into our Boudoir Photography.  Our modern approach to our Boudoir Photography brings this chic, fashionable, commercial look that’s used by world-famous Photographers like Russell James with his Victoria Secret Angels.

Working with Jill is always a pleasure, and always seems to make me raise the bar on the images that we produce.  Being that she is such an experienced model, she can free-pose like a super model and is also very creative and professional.  With this, I am able to really concentrate on composition, lighting, and collaborate with Kimber with creative direction.  It’s difficult to get together to work with Jill because of her busy schedule traveling internationally to model, just recently finishing a job in Istanbul Turkey.

She is such a fun, friendly person, and a confident, professional and talented model… and she’s drop-dead-gorgeous!  She deserves to make it big in our books! Thanks Jill  🙂

There will be more blogs to come with Jill.

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Marlene – Boudoir

Marlene – Edmonton Boudoir Photographer

Just a moment ! Hey, are you saying that a Boudoir photo shoot is only possible for a young woman or for models. Think again, this middle aged beauty may just change your mind. This was our experience during our Boudoir photo shoot with this beautiful lady.

57 year old Marlene, carried herself elegantly and confidently during the entire photo session with us. Can you believe it? I hope I look this smoking hot at 57! It was sheer pleasure for Chris and I to work with Marlene. Her relaxed, confident manner allowed us to capture her chic and refined beauty and her candid personality till the very end. Marlene was utterly sensual, yet care free. Also, her pixie-cut perfectly complimented her overall look and personality. I remember her enthusiasm arriving to her session was notable starting with the stylish, and elegant outfits that she took the time to put together which underscored her fit physique. This look gave her a kind of sultry, yet stylish flair which worked very well for her Boudoir session. Although her wardrobe and look was great, the most essential component she had brought to the shoot was her open minded, easygoing attitude. This is the foremost thing for all clients to remember, just to simply allow themselves to have fun. I’m sure her initial hour that she spent with Lily having her hair and make up done helped her relax and get ready for her session with us, and in the end, her hair and makeup was stunning and complimented her.

Personally, I feel that every woman should experience a Boudoir photography session and own their very own fine art portraits to treasure forever. Whether you are a younger or older woman, a Boudoir session is not only a possible gift for that special someone, it is first and foremost a gift to yourself.

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Kim Boudoir Photography

Kim – Boudoir

Kim – Boudoir

It’s coming up on Valentine’s Day! We get to see lots of people in love in front of our cameras. Sometimes however, the best sessions turn out to be for those people who love who they are when they are single too! Check out Kim’s boudoir shoot, and read about why she chose to book with us. Kim booked the shoot for herself – her magazine-quality photo results were to be a gift for her and her alone since she’s not currently seeing anyone. At our studio, we happen to agree with her philosophy. All our clients are happy with the quality and professionalism of the services that we provide, but the ones that are truly satisfied are the people that are making time to have a session for themselves. There’s always a celebratory and empowering vibe when we get to shoot someone who has come to us like Kim has. Expressing yourself in your own way as a gift to yourself in a photo session is fulfilling.

I always feel SO flattered when our clients trust us enough to do nude sessions with us. Our focus is always on their comfort and the elegance of the images Of course, where would we be without clients like Kim? From their perspective, it’s not easy to be naked in front of strangers – even professionals! And before you ask – it’s winter in Edmonton…of course we keep the studio nice and warm! 🙂

I was so glad that Kim ordered an album from us. I always love designing the albums for our clients – it’s one of my favourite jobs as the Creative Director at our studio! – so I take a lot of time making sure that the aesthetics and mood of the photo session are carried over into the printed photo groupings and album styling. From a value perspective, it’s always great value to get an album printed when you have a photography session. While an album certainly costs more, the cost is by no means prohibitive, and it puts your session on display where you can enjoy it for years (…unless of course you had your photo taken in order to decorate the inside of your hard drive?).

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Sizzling Samantha – Boudoir

Samantha – Boudoir PhotographyWe are so pleased to kick off blog posting on our site with a recap of a fantastically edgy boudoir session with Samantha. She booked this shoot for herself as a celebration of her most recent birthday and we totally see why!  She’s an empowered and empowering lady who is proud of her presence.  As you may have guessed, Samantha is a celebrated tattoo artist and appreciates artistry on the human body…I must have caught myself openly admiring the artistry of her tattoo sleeve five or six times!  Using her body to convey her personal style and charisma is something that Samantha feels comfortable with – we noticed right away that she’s confident showing the world that she is both the artist and the subject.  In this way, I think the arts of tattooing and photography aren’t so different after all.  As well as being extremely photogenic, Samantha was so relaxed and confident during her session that I recommended to her that she could be a professional model!  It’s so clear that she knows exactly who she is and how she presents herself to the world.  It isn’t easy to maintain Samantha’s look of smouldering elegance while all sorts of distracting photographic and lighting elements are taking place around you, but the photos speak for themselves.  As much photographing people ‘au natural’ seems to be the going trend, the reality is that an in-studio photography session is shot in-studio in order to have the convenience (and distraction) of all the equipment and props at our disposal but nothing fazed Samantha, not even our Great Dane puppy Hercules.  She even requested that he join her for a time in front of the camera!

Notice how a different outfit seems to allow different facets of Samantha’s personality to come forward?  With her dark hair, we really love how she looks in red lingerie and lipstick to match – although the polka dots give her sort of a coquettish air.  Her face is so expressive that you can see different mood elements through the progression of the shoot. I always advise that our clients bring too MANY clothes to a boudoir session – better too many choices than not enough!I think the difference of booking professional boudoir portraiture speaks for itself.  While Chris and I hope to photograph Samantha again (we had fun!), she’ll have these photo-mementos of an especially empowering and beautiful time in her life.  One of the themes that we see in photography is that life carries us so quickly through the years – it’s important to do like Sam did and take time to honour yourself.Do you have professional photos of yourself taken regularly?  If so, what gives you the itch to book another session?  If you’ve never booked a professional photography session (boudoir or otherwise!) what life event would convince you to do so?  Tell us in the comments or let us know by email at kimber@chrisbernardphotography.comCheck out more of Sam’s work at and visit our facebook page at to see some more moments from our shoot.

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