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Think boudoir shoots aren't right for you? Then you've never seen radically inclusive boudoir

One thing that attracted me to the Offbeat Empire way back in the day was its focus on representation: through couples of color, those all along the gender spectrum, all types of LGBTQ+ couples and polyamorous relationships, all body sizes, all ages, and more. So when I saw that Hella Positive Pinup was one of our new partners, I gave an out-loud "fuck yes" while looking at the photos.

I'm pretty sure you're going to feel exactly the same way…

Connect to Your Badass: the many ways this photographer connects you to your inner best self

If you've been a reader, well EVER, since 2008 or so, you've probably seen the work of our partner in memory-making, Mike Allebach of Allebach Photography. We've featured his skillful and artistic wedding work, of course, but also his insight into photography methods and how to make the most of your wedding photography. He's an institution around here and we'd trust any wedding in his capable hands.

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Couples boudoir? Yes it’s a Thing, and it’s badass

Boudoir photos have been around for ages. We’re all familiar with the photo of the woman, scantily clad, face turned over her shoulder with the signature lip bite.

Before you think me, or any other couples boudoir photographer for that matter, will force you to don some lacy lingerie for your couples boudoir shoot, let’s crumple that thought up and torch it — unless you want to wear lacy lingerie, then by all means, we can turn the heat up in our studio so you don’t get cold. But I’ll be honest: couples boudoir is a little different from regular boudoir.

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Life hack for bonding with your partner: an intimate couple's session (and how to rock it!)

The goal of an intimate couple's session is to capture your connection and love you feel for your partner. Intimate sessions can be for newlyweds, anniversaries, or a way to take re-connect with your partner. The point is to capture beautiful photos of you being yourselves in your place or a location where you fill comfortable with the surroundings. Here are some ways to rock your intimate couple's session and make it a serious bonding experience for you and your partner.