Boudoir photography as love potion: how Maine-based photographer Justine Johnson will make you fall for yourself

Updated Oct 12 2015
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We've already gushed about our unwavering love for our awesome, longtime photographer partner Justine Johnson. She's been a mainstay Portland, Maine-based wedding photographer for Offbeat Bride readers for years now.

Did you know that Justine also rocks the boudoir photography market, too?! Here's where things get SEXY and ultra empowering.

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Justine's main goal is to show everyone (yep, that means you!) how awesome and bad-ass and beautiful they are. She wants you to realize you don't need to fit into any kind of box or preconceived idea of what you "should" look like to do a boudoir session. Trust me, we've seen every body type and personal style rock boudoir. Justine wants to see all types in her lens because she knows how to capture exactly what makes you beautiful and powerful in your own skin.

Here's what Justine had to say about what motivates people to get a boudoir shoot:

Some of my clients get boudoir sessions done as gifts for their partners, but I ultimately want clients to come to me because they want to boost their self-confidence, pamper themselves, and just spend a day focusing on how damn awesome they are and get photos that show it. Boudoir can be empowering, it can be eye-opening, it can be jaw-dropping, it can be motivational, it can be cathartic… sometimes it's all of the above. But it's always a hell of a lot of fun.

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Still a little wary of letting your guard down for a boudoir shoot with Justine? Let's hear from a couple of her clients who may just tip you over into the "let's DO this" camp:

"Without a doubt, I found Justine endearingly personable, unwaveringly helpful, and unbelievably fun, both on the day of my shoot and in our email exchanges prior. No question was too big or too small, and Justine proved invaluable in helping me both plan out what I hoped to capture in the photo shoot, as well as bringing out my spontaneous and sultry sides… amidst lots of laughter and good cheer. She made the photo shoot a hands-down wonderful experience, and I cannot wait to book up another one with her."

"Justine is just amazing. She's really fun and laid-back, and made me feel really comfortable, like I actually WASN'T half naked in the middle of a park — haha! When you have boudoir photos done, you want someone who really loves their job and shows it, and Justine is that photographer. The photos came out beautifully, and looking at them made me feel so beautiful and confident."

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Hold up: we've got a kick-ass discount, too:

Killer discount for Offbeat Bride readers:

Justine is offering a 20% discount to ANY Offbeat Bride reader, as long as they mention this coupon when you email her. She also has some secret, even larger discounts for anyone who has a particularly interesting idea for their shoot (shooting outdoors, cosplay, an awesome theme, etc!).

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If you're still on the fence about a boudoir shoot, read this post: Why you should consider boudoir photos. Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love my body. The more I read that post and get to talk about amazing boudoir photographers, the more I know I'd personally love it. We think you will, too. And Justine Johnson is your girl for making the experience absolutely life-changing and unforgettable.

Don't wait to book a date with Justine because her calendar will fill quickly. She's based in Portland, Maine but travels very frequently around New England and is totally willing to travel wherever you are.

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