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Hello, I am Janet Kaufman, I am the owner and photographer for Intimates Photography as well as Janet Lynn Photography. Please take a moment to explore my site and please call me if you have any questions. What is Boudoir Photography? Boudoir Photography is for women who wish to take intimate, sensual and sexy pictures of themselves. Most of the time these pictures are taken in lingerie or in situations that "imply" nudity, which leaves much to the imagination. What is Intimates by Janet Lynn's approach to Boudoir Photography? Intimates by Janet Lynn Photography offers fine art boudoir sessions. Intimates by Janet Lynn Photography Boudoir sessions are done exclusively by Janet. Sessions are either held in the privacy of your home or done in studio. All session are tailored to your comfort level. Intimates by Janet Lynn Photography photographs women looking intimate, sensual and glamorous with a sexy, always classy and most importantly tasteful approach. Remember our sessions will never revel too much and will always be fun and NEVER obscene. Intimates Photography only offers boudoir sessions for women over 18.

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Customer Review…Best Boudoir Photographer in Indiana

When the thought of doing a Boudoir photo shoot, I began searching all over the place and started to think that I was going to have to travel to the city—that was until I came across Janet’s Initimates website. I was shocked at the number of women that had already done this type of photography and loved it!! But what made me want to do this even more was what was being said about
Janet herself and the level of comfort she gave each and everyone of her clients. I was not let down!!! The moment that I showed up for the shoot I started to feel at ease. I have never done this type of thing before and was very nervous, but after the first picture was taken, I felt so comfortable and relaxed, I was ready for all it! I felt so empowered and beautiful after I left my photo shoot! I think that this is something that every women needs to try in their life. Even after I was done with the photo shoot, Janet was very easy to get a hold of, was kind and always put the feelings of her client FIRST!! This is a trait I feel is very hard to find, more so in photographers. Janet listened to the ideas and suggestions I had, making the whole experience about myself. I am very happy and glad that I had this experience, more so that it was with a person like Janet. —–Jennifer

Add a belt to you Corset for a different and unique look…Chicago Boudoir Photography

When planning your wardrobe for you Boudoir Photography shoot, think about adding a belt to your corset for a different
and unique look !

Customer Review … Indiana Boudoir Photographer

Every woman needs to do this!! I seriously called every boudoir photography place and none impressed me. I am so impressed with Janet! I was so nervous to do such an intimate session but Janet is phenomenal at everything! She calms you down, she helps you with every pose! she is such a sweet person you will feel like she is one of your best friends (which makes everything so much more comfortable !) I can’t say enough about her! When I saw my pictures I cried ! I couldn’t believe how gorgeous she made me look! Oh and you get airbrush makeup by a phenomenal makeup artist !! You will look and feel like a Victoria Secret angel I promise! Can’t wait to bring my best friend in and do more photos for my soon to be hubby :) I live in Rockford IL and the drive was well worth it! What are you waiting for call her now ! ~Carmyn

Isn’t She Lovely…Chicago Boudoir Photographer

Isn’t she just so lovely? Thanks so much for letting me share these images.

2012 Holiday Boudoir Special ~ Chicago Boudoir Photography

Boudoir Photography Boosts Your Self Esteem ~ Indiana Boudoir Photographer

Boudoir Photography is a Great Way to Boost Your Self Esteem

Unfortunately in todays society, there is a big push from the media that super thin is the way to be and anything other than being a size 2 is unacceptable!

Unfortunately in a national study by Dove, only 2% of women around the world described themselves as beautiful. And that 81% of women in the United States Strongly Agree that “the media and advertising set an unrealistic standard of beauty that most women can’t ever achieve. Dove (as well as me) believes that this narrow definition of beauty has a profound affect on the self esteem of women. To read more about the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty click here.

I believe the above statistics to be shattering! Shame on the media for making women feel this way. In today’s world of fashion it makes it nearly impossible for a woman to be self confident in her appearance. The fashion industry and the media portray the unrealistic look of Hollywood. Nearly all the women in print media are touched up and photoshoped to within and inch of their lives. That is not their natural look!

Sophia Loren once said Beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” I love this quote!

Some women have a distorted view of themselves in mirror! Having Boudoir Photographs done gives women a chance to see themselves through the eyes of someone else! I have women to walk into my studio on a daily basis and tell me that they are not photogenic and hate to see themselves in photographs. I had one women tell me that her husband is always kidding her that they have no pictures of her at all! That she is always the one behind the camera! After all was said and done she said to me that she did not realize that it was really her in the pictures! And that I must be really good at Photoshop. This is so untrue. Other than smoothing out your skin I do not perform any digital body sculpting. I will not change who you are in any way! As your photographer it is my job to emphasize your best aspects and minimize any areas of your body that are not your favorite. All women can be captured beautifully no matter their age, shape, or size. Your husband or significant other loves you just the way you are! Every woman is different and everyone woman is beautiful! It is my job to make you walk away with a GIANT boost in self esteem and to show you just how beautiful and sensual you are!

History of Boudoir and Pin-up Photography / Chicago Boudoir Photographer

Main Entry: bou·doir
Pronunciation: \bü-dwär, bu-, bü-, bu-\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from bouder to pout
Date: 1781
: a woman’s dressing room, bedroom, or private sitting room

Historically the term boudoir meant, the boudoir formed part of the private suite of rooms of a lady, for bathing and dressing, adjacent to her bedchamber, being the female equivalent of the male cabinet. In later periods, the boudoir was used as a private drawing room, and was used for other activities, such as embroidery or entertaining intimate acquaintances.

Although the term came into being later, boudoir photography is as old as the earliest photographic processes. It draws on elements of sensual painting and printmaking that were distinct from–yet related to–erotic art. If you were to look back through the history of paintings you would often find tastefully done paintings of women in various states of undress. Back then these types of painting were usually commissioned by the very wealth people in society. At the beginning of the 20th century sexuality was both scrutinized and suppressed. For example a woman showing a bare ankle was considered risqué and the word “sex” itself was not even used publicly.

During the 20th century, when new commercial printing methods were invented, boudoir photography started gaining momentum. Then in the 1940’s and World
War II we saw the whole pinup girl craze explode! During this world war there was not many G.I.’s that did not have a picture of Rita Hayworth or Bettie Grable. Pin-up girls were also painted on the side of their aircrafts to bring the men luck during their missions.

It was not until the 50’s and 60’s that pinups girls began to surface in photography as we know it today. During the 60’s Playboy and other magazines began to surface, all the while moving pinup style imagery into the minds of main stream America.

With the invention of the camera, photographs of women undressed or partially undressed became more available to women of all walks of life, not just the wealthy.

Unfortunately by the 1970’s photography had just about taken over from art and most of the original pinup artists had retired.

In the past boudoir photography has had some negative associations attached to it. Today boudoir photography is about creating tasteful and beautiful images of the female form. Photographs are either taken in lingerie, pin-up style clothing and various degrees of partial to full nudity. The degrees of nudity is all up to you and what you are comfortable with. If you want full nudity, make sure you check with your photographer to see if they allow it. Intimates by Janet Lynn does allow topless if requested, but will not allow full frontal nudity. Boudoir Photography is a very empowering experience for most women! It gives women a chance to show their sensual side.

I would like to thank the Pin-up Portal website for making the history of Boudoir Photography available on the World Wide Web for all to view. Please visit their website at, for more information on the history of Pin-up Photography.

Christmas in September !

Beat the Christmas rush !

Miss “S”- A Classic Beauty !

Isn’t she beautiful and she was so fun to work with ! We laughed alot !

Another Happy Customer

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