William & Co: Tampa Family Photographer

Meet handsome William and his family! We had a great time at their lake home capturing special moments with big brother John Anthony and mom and dad! Can you tell when William had about enough of me and my camera following him around?:-)He was a really good sport though and made it through a few more shots so we could get the whole family together!

Patrice St. Romain - AMAZING!

Ooh La La Boudoir! Tampa Boudoir Photographer

Hello there fans! Hopefully 2012 has been as fantastic a year for you, as it has been for me! I have been going gangbusters with my newest venture… BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY! My Boudoir division is called 21st Century Pin-Up and it has a modern yet vintage feel to it. I wanted my ladies to look classy and sensual like the classic bombshells of yesteryears but with a modern twist.

It is so unlike the expectations of what I thought it was going to be. I was a little apprehensive about how it would go. Would the women I worked with feel comfortable enough with me to relax in their lingerie? Would I be able to bring out the beauty and confidence in everyone I photographed? Not only that, but how would I feel about photographing a sensitive subject matter such as Boudoir and making it come across as classy and not cheesy.

Sometimes you have to quiet your mind and just jump right in and see what happens, which is exactly what I did. The experiences have been nothing short of amazing and life changing for me. I am LOVING every second of the process. Working with incredible women from all age groups and all walks of life and hearing how the experience has changed them, makes what I do so incredibly fulfilling.  I even have a few comments from some of the lovely ladies I have photographed!

“I am in absolute awe over everything. I never thought I’d want to look at myself or think I’m sexy but Damn.. you have given me so much confidence and I think I may be happier then Bob! (her husband) I truly can’t stop looking at the photos either, in shock. I feel like such a model and I want to show them off because of how tasteful they are!!!! THANK YOU 100 TIMES OVER!!!!!!!!!!”

Here is another one…

“Never in a million years would I have thought I would ever do a “Boudoir” photo shoot especially at my current age (41).  Like so many women, I have struggled my entire life with body image issues. I have never even had a picture taken of me that I liked. I am not what I would consider “model” material and my immediate thoughts were could I possibly look good in pictures like that??   Could I feel comfortable enough in front of someone in so little clothing??  Would this be something I could actually do??

Stephanie swore to me that she could make me look beautiful and to just trust her. Needless to say Stephanie did an AMAZING job of “coaching” me through my shoot and creating an atmosphere where I could be completely comfortable. Not only did Stephanie and her team make me look beautiful they made me feel incredibly sexy.

Stephanie wasn’t kidding!! One week later I sat in complete awe as she revealed the photos to me. I cannot even begin to describe how beautiful my pictures came out.  All I can say is that I am so in LOVE with them!”

OK, now let’s get to the good stuff! Here is a sampling of some of the fabulous women I have had the honor of photographing recently.



Stay tuned as I am working on a new blog dedicated specifically for Boudoir. In the meantime, please “like” my facebook page 21st Century Pin-Up. If you would like information on our next Boudoir event, please contact us at boudoir@stephanieabelesphoto.com.

Cat - Wonderful experience.. especially after dealing with 2 spinal surgeries this year, moving from the NE to Florida and in the process of a divorce…
She made me feel like a “girl” again! That I AM WORTHY!!!
Thank you a million times over!!

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