Blog | Artist Jessica Rae - Maple Ridge Boudoir Photographer
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Artist Jessica Rae - PHOTOGRAPHER

Recent Sessions

Fine Art Nudes

Male Boudoir Todd contacted the studio about doing some Male boudoir and explained that he's been on a journey to improve his physical fitness. Boudoir can be many different things. It's not always a pretty picture on a bed or in a tub. Those have their place, but this wasn't it. The vision for this session was...

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Creativity Thrives in Adversity

Recently I had to pause my business to take care of my health. Recovering from a major surgery put a lot of limitations on me physically. I won’t lie, the experience was challenging for me in ways I never anticipated. As a creative, when we are unable to create, it can severely impact our mental health. One...

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Boudoir Session in Vegas

Boudoir Session in Vegas One of the attendees at last years workshop, Evgenia, booked a Boudoir Session in Vegas to compliment her experience. I personally believe that being on the other end of the lens is important in the boudoir industry.  It allows you to put yourself in your client's shoes and have a better understanding of what they go through. ...

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vegas boudoir session

Vegas Boudoir Session and Workshops

Vegas Boudoir Session and Workshops Every February in Vegas Photographers come from all over the world to take part in WPPI.  It stands for Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. Don't let the name deceive you though all genres of photographers take part. I've heard it said that it's the equivalent of spring break for photographers. So if you're going you should...

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Celebrate yourself

Boudoir session – Fraser Valley

Celebrate Yourself I think when most people think about booking a boudoir session they plan on making it a gift for the special someone, or to celebrate a milestone of some sort.  I often tell people to Celebrate Yourself.  When S came in this is exactly what she was doing.  Our time together was a lot of fun and there was...

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Man and woman doing an Intimate couple's boudoir shoot

Couple’s Boudoir – Abbotsford

When you hear the words couple's boudoir the picture that pops into most people's minds is probably an erotic one. Two people intertwined in a passionate embrace sharing each other in every sense of the word. While that is a great way of documenting what you and your partner have together I'd like to show you another perspective. With Jessica's...

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Woman stretched out on a fur rug with her eyes closed posing for a boudoir shoot

Boudoir is for Every Woman

Boudoir is for Every Woman Everyone comes with their own reasons why they want to do a Intimate lifestyle boudoir session.  T wasn't much different from a lot of the reasons I hear.  It was initially just a gift for her husband, but as the session progressed  she realized it was really more for her.  My time with T was a...

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Woman sitting on the edges of a tub. Stepping in front of the lens

Boudoir session – Vancouver

Stepping in front of the Lens Some of you may remember Marecel, she used to be one of my makeup artists! That is, before she got on with the film industry full time. She is one of the most genuinely, sweet people I have had the pleasure to call my friend. You can imagine how excited I was when she booked...

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a man and woman embrace in a tender moment

Intimate Couple’s Boudoir.

Intimate Couples Boudoir Jessica and I have been together for almost 5 years now. In that time I have become a feminist. I’ve learned that feminism isn’t women against men, that is misandry.  (Thank you to Jessica for educating me on this) It’s about realizing that gender does not dictate what you are or are not qualified to do. I realize...

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Photography Mentoring Vancouver Boudoir Photographer and Educator

Photography Mentoring

Photography Mentoring I first met Michelle back in 2010 when I joined Helping Hearts, a non-profit photography program she co-founded. We lost touch over the years but she recently reached out to me on facebook and asked if I would be open to Photography Mentoring, as she had recently taken up interest in photographing boudoir. Quite the divergence from the newborn...

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Vancouver Boudoir Photographer Dita Von Teese Lingerie Canada

Dita Von Teese in Canada!!! – Vancouver Boudoir Photographer

When my favourite local lingerie store, Forever Yours Lingerie, asks if I would be interested in photographing the newly acquired Dita Von Teese line for them, I'm not gonna lie, I may have squealed REALLY loud! I am so proud of FYL. They are the first and only Canadian retailer to carry Dita Von Teese's amazing lingerie. That is quite the...

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Intimate Lifestyle Photographer Vancouver

Dedication Payoff – Vancouver Boudoir Photography

After working hard on her personal health and fitness routine for 16 weeks leading up to her intimate lifestyle photoshoot, Miss N was still feeling nervous. She worried about how to position her body and manage facial expressions...

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Voyage through aging, motherhood and immigration.

Voyage through aging, motherhood and immigration The most rewarding aspect of my job is creating a safe place for women to celebrate themselves - to find themselves - to reconnect with themselves xoxox Jessica Rae. Let's explore a Voyage through aging, motherhood and immigration "For me, taking self-portraits are not and have never been about vanity; they signify exploration, questioning and discovery. They take...

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