When a boudoir session involves whiskey, you know it’s a good day. J wanted some intimate portraits for her hubby as an anniversary present. She admitted to me that she used to be GREAT with gift giving but has gotten lax in the recent years of marriage. This year, I know her boudoir book will be one heck of a surprise!

January 10, 2019

Washington DC Boudoir Photography | Intimate and Cozy Boudoir Session | J Anniversary Session

When I first opened Dogwood Lane, I never dreamed that I would be posing in the space! Once a year, Ben and I have our photos taken together. Sometimes it’s during Christmas, sometimes it’s an anniversary session.. but this year, I’ve been really inspired by boudoir. I wanted to start offering couple’s boudoir sessions but before I did, I needed to feel what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera. After getting married, I undoubtedly became a better wedding photographer. The same rule applies to boudoir!

January 8, 2019

Couples Boudoir Session | Virginia Boudoir Photography | Personal Love Letter

Is there anything more glamorous than a gal about to get married!? R decided to come in for a bridal boudoir session as a surprise to her fiance! She came into the studio just weeks before her big day! I love when clients plan it this way because they’re usually feeling super confident and beaming with self-love ready for their wedding!

January 2, 2019

Northern Virginia Boudoir Photographer | Bridal Boudoir by Kir Tuben

What can I say about how much I adore this human?! I photographer her engagement photos nearly TWO years ago and snapped the Michie wedding last June. When Alison was thinking about what to get Ryan for their one year anniversary, she knew a boudoir session would be the perfect gift!

August 14, 2018

Washington DC Boudoir Photographer | District of Columbia Boudoir Session | Allison

I always feel insanely honored when other photographers choose me to photograph them. Rosi and I met via social media but officially met IRL during cherry blossom season. We were amongst the hundreds of sunrise photographers at the Jefferson memorial this spring. After meeting in person, we vowed to keep in touch!

August 8, 2018

Virginia Boudoir Photography | Dogwood Lane | R Anniversary Gift

True life: I was dying to do this photoshoot. A few years back, I met Cecillia at a work Christmas party. About a year later, she told me that she was interested in starting her own business (which would eventually turn into Postskript)! One of my major passions in life is helping people find their dream job and I also love connecting people that can build each other up and make those dreams reality.

July 23, 2018

The Double Cheers Branding Session | Slumber Party Inspired Photoshoot | Virginia Boudoir Photography

Before you book your boudoir shoot at Dogwood Lane, you’re probably wondering what the studio looks like! I had a vision for an all white room with beautiful natural light for portraits. This room is bright nearly all day long! I created this space with a feminine, minimalist vibe in mind. I wanted it to be a blank canvas for any client who walks in the room.

July 18, 2018

Northern Virginia Boudoir Studio | Dogwood Lane | Virginia Boudoir Photographer Kir Tuben

Hi love! If you’re reading this blog post, it means that you are considering a boudoir session! That is just super rad. Here are my best tips and tricks to have an amazing session that will leave you feeling sexy and empowered! 

July 10, 2018

How To Get Ready for A Boudoir Shoot | Virginia Boudoir Photographer | Client Education

Bam. Have you ever seen someone so stunning in their nickers? I haven’t! Ellese and I planned a little boudoir session as a wedding gift for Dave while we were visiting Tulum and she was kind enough to let me share them on the blog. How lucky am I?!  The inspiration for this shoot was natural bohemian-chic. We agreed that we wanted to accent Ellese’s natural features by minimizing makeup, hair and any kind of retouching.

April 8, 2018

Destination Boudoir in Mexico | DC Boudoir Photographer | Ellese

Let’s talk about boudoir. Boudoir is a genre of photography that has a special place in my heart. Mostly because it is an art form about female empowerment that takes a high level of skill, empathy and understanding. A bad boudoir shoot can look like porn and make a woman feel self-conscious. A well-executed, styled boudoir session can make you feel invincible and sexy as hell.

September 21, 2017

Virginia Boudoir Photographer | Female Empowerment | Cecillia Lin