Toledo Ohio Boudoir Photography

We are a locally owned and operated boudoir photography service conceived by Toledo boudoir and glamour photographer Brady Kesling. Established in 2006, our mission is to offer open-minded adults comfortable and discreet access to completely uncensored professional boudoir photography. Most commercial photography studios are not comfortable with racy subject matter, and the few who offer boudoir sessions expect you to bare it all in a cold and unfamiliar studio with outrageous prices. We thought it was about time that a reputable boudoir photography studio make house calls in Toledo.

With Mobile Boudoir Photography, you can finally have a sexy and classy professional photo session where you're most comfortable--your own home. How wild you get during your private shoot is up to you, but rest assured that with us you will always be treated with respect and the utmost discretion.

ABOUT THE EQUIPMENT

We use off-camera strobes and LED lighting to achieve a studio look in any location and shoot exclusively with Canon professional-grade digital SLR cameras.

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ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Brady Kesling is an up-and-coming photographer specializing in glamour and fine art nudes. Mobile Boudoir offers you the unique opportunity to commission him to collaborate with you and create beautiful images that will be yours and yours alone. See more of his professional work at his photo blog.

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WHAT WE DO AT MOBILE BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY


Boudoir—from the French bouder meaning “to pout”—literally refers to a lady's bedroom or dressing room. For that reason, boudoir photography is sometimes referred to as “bedroom photography.” But don't let the name fool you, boudoir photography is not pornographic, degrading, shameful or immoral.

Boudoir photography romanticizes and celebrates the female form. Its subjects are often slightly or provocatively clothed in revealing undergarments. Partial or full nudity may be featured or implied through framing or clever use of props or shadow as cover, resulting in tasteful, artistic shots. But the hallmarks of the style are themes of romance, flirtation and sensuality, not a particular state of dress or undress. The goal is not to objectify the model, but to empower her with confidence and a positive body-image... to help her to feel truly sexy and desirable.

Like other forms of glamour photography, boudoir photography generally relies on the power of suggestion, alluding to curves and erogenous zones to suggest nudity. An attitude of playful, flirtatious sensuality makes the shots ooze sexuality, while maintaining an aura of mystery and conforming to standards of good taste. Imagine yourself featured in the pages of Maxim, Victoria's Secret or Playboy!

A set of boudoir portraits is the perfect sensual surprise for your significant other, boyfriend, lover, husband or the soon-to-be groom. They are an ideal gift for just about any occassion—an anniversary, Valentine's Day, birthday—or even “just because.“ Couples may even choose a session together for a memorable and artistic experience that, thanks to the timelessness of the resulting photos, remains clean and beautiful, eternally.

Our specialty is creating an encouraging, considerate and comfortable atmosphere for first-time models. It's natural to feel a bit self-conscious or “silly” when you start posing for the first time, but it will pass before you know it. Communicate with your photographer and he will use his expertise to make sure that you end up with exactly the results you want, regardless of how vague or specific your goals are. Most of our clients describe their sessions as fun experiences that, especially with their new portfolio of beautiful images, they will never forget.

FEEDBACK FROM OUR BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY CLIENTS


FREQUENTLY ASKED BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONS


WHO WILL BE THERE?

All Mobile Boudoir shoots are done by a lone professional photographer, for your comfort. There will be no assistants or others present during your session. If you request a hairstylist and/or make-up artist, they can be present or stand by in another area or room during the session, if you wish.

MAY I HAVE A CHAPERONE PRESENT?

If you wish to have a friend or family member present at your shoot, you certainly may, as long as they are 18+ and will not make you nervous or uncomfortable.

MAY I HAVE A GLASS OF WINE DURING MY SHOOT?

As long as you are of legal drinking age (21 in Ohio and Michigan), we certainly don't mind you having a drink or two to help you relax. If you enjoy any less-than-legal recreational drugs, we would prefer that you did not indulge in the presence of our photographer.

DO YOU HAVE A FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER?

Mobile Boudoir was founded by photographer Brady Kesling, who does all of our photo shoots at this time. We understand that the thought of an unfamiliar male photographer can be a bit intimidating, but he is 100% professional and extremely talented. Most of our customers report being surprised at how quickly he put them at ease and helped them to overcome their initial nervousness.

WHO WILL SEE MY PHOTOS?

No one outside of our staff will ever see your photos, unless you show them yourself. The only exception is if you elect to pay a discounted rate, in exchange for allowing us to use select shots to promote Mobile Boudoir, in which case you will sign a model release at the time of your session.

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I SCHEDULE?

The most comfortable timeframe for most customers is a two-hour session. If you plan to shoot in multiple locations, you may want to allow for more time. All session times are listed in shooting time, starting when initial set-up is complete and ending before final tear-down. Moving lights and other equipment from one room to another room during a shoot is considered shooting time.

WHERE SHOULD I PLAN TO SHOOT?

Generally speaking, a clean uncluttered environment makes for the best photos. Many of our customers prefer to shoot in the comfort of their bedrooms, but we've also made beautiful images in hotel suites, bed and breakfasts, residential living rooms, bathtubs, showers, hot tubs, pools, patios and even pool tables. So feel free to be creative and even to plan on shooting in multiple rooms.

WHAT IS A BUDGET SESSION?

All of our Glamour Sessions incorporate portable studio lighting and professional touch-ups, neither of which are included in a Budget Session. Rest assured that, whichever package you choose, we will make every effort to assure that you look beautiful in your photos. But if you really want to make sure you look your best, we strongly recommend one of our Glamour Sessions.

ARE THERE LIMITS ON WHAT I CAN DO ON CAMERA?

Our staff is extremely openminded and does not wish to limit your creativity or self-expression in any way. All participants must be 18 years of age or older and we cannot document or participate in any illegal activity. Otherwise, pretty much anything goes. You will never be censored or judged by our staff.

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SAMPLES OF OUR BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY


They say a picture is worth a thousand words. These tens of thousands of words should speak volumes about what we do...

TOLEDO-AREA BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY PRICES


We offer photo sessions for every budget. No limits on outfit or location changes. And a disc of all of your photos is always included.

THE BUDGET SESSION
$199


1 hour of flash and existing-light photography

All high-resolution images on a disc/flash drive

Additional hours of shooting billed at $100/hour

Retouching billed at $60/hour

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THE GLAMOUR SESSION
$249


1 hour of photography with glamour lighting

All high-resolution images on a disc/flash drive

6 photos per shoot hour retouched by hand

Additional shooting $120/hr - Retouching $60/hr

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THE COUPLE SESSION
$329


An uncensored Glamour Session for two!

All high-resolution images on a disc/flash drive

8 photos per shoot hour retouched by hand

Additional shooting $160/hr - Retouching $60/hr

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