Valentine's Day Giveaway: Film Noir Boudoir™

posted on: February 9, 2007

This giveaway is sponsored by Anne Ruthmann Photography and The Yellow Rose Inn. Please click on the links to learn more about the sponsors.
Updated: 2/10/07

I've received some responses saying, "I'd love to enter the contest, but I'm already married." This is not just for single people (it's also not just for women)!! Married couples are probably the most deserving of a boudoir photography session. I've also had several people ask me "can we still do boudoir photography with you if we don't win?" and the answer is ABSOLUTELY!!! So, here are a few more details about my special Film Noir Boudoir™ sessions:

MODESTY- Modesty can range anywhere from Victoria's Secret ad, to 1950's pin-up girl, to fine art nudity. The style is always romantic, elegant, artistic, and sensual... sometimes even playful, but it will never cross the line into trashy. My intent is to create art out of the human form.

PRIVACY- In order to protect your utmost privacy, I only use black & white film and do not post these images anywhere online unless you have given very specific permission for the use of any photo (ie: headshot only, or an unidentifiable abstract shot). I store the negatives in an undisclosed and locked location so that there is no chance of anyone accidentally finding them or making reproductions from the negatives. Negatives, prints, and albums can be fully destroyed if ever neccessary.

BODY TYPE- You don't have to be skinny and you don't have to look like a model. Take it from me, who is far from skinny or model-condition, to find a way to flatter your figure- whatever shape it may be. The beauty of photography is that we can focus on the most beautiful parts of who you are and disguise everything else that makes you self-conscious when you look in the mirror. You also need to remember that your fiancé or spouse already loves you just as you are and that any tangible gift you can give them to remind them of the beauty they see in you will be treasured.

COMFORT- I understand how insecure and vulnerable we can feel when being photographed by a stranger in such an intimate setting. Because of this, you can rest assured that I will be the only one behind the lens and that I will be coaching you to help you bring out your best. If you want to bring a friend, fiancé, or spouse along for comfort and support, I'm happy to have them there. The most beautiful images are captured when you are most comfortable, and if that means that we spend an extra hour before your session just getting to know each other and developing trust, we will do that.

CAPTURE- Black & White film is becoming a lost art and many photographers who only shoot digitally have never been able to achieve the same beautiful texture, tone, and subtlety that exists in an image captured on black & white film. Not only is B&W film incredibly forgiving, but it is also timeless and will remain beautiful for many years to come.

PRICE- The session is regularly $300 which includes approximately two hours of shooting on location and up to 4 rolls of film. There are a wide variety of prints, albums, and specialty products to choose from that allow you to be as economical or as extravagant with your images as you'd like. I work with each person individually to find something that fits both their budget and vision of how they'd like to use the images.

LOCATION- "On Location" can be anywhere from your fabulous home, to a beautiful hotel room, or even an exotic location. The location should be something that makes you feel comfortable and inspires you to feel sensual and beautiful. It's even better when it's a place that you and your partner enjoy together because the images will help draw on the memories you have or will create there. You would be responsible for obtaining any permissions or covering fees associated with using the location, but as long as there's a way for me to get there, the opportunities are endless.

TRAVEL- Travel is included up to 100 miles from Terre Haute, IN. However, I often travel across the country for various weddings and photography related events and am happy to save you a travel fee by arranging a session that coincides with a time that I will be in a city near you. In the event that you would like me to travel at a time that is more convenient for you, please email me for a quote on travel costs. Here are a few Illinois and Indiana cities located within 100 miles of Terre Haute: Champaign, IL; Decatur, IL; Effingham, IL; Bloomington, IN; Indianapolis, IN; Lafayette, IN; Carmel, IN; Evansville, IN.

If you know of someone who has been looking for a boudoir photographer but just hasn't been sure about the experience, feel free to share this link with them by clicking on the email icon below so they can see if Film Noir Boudoir™ is the right thing for them.

6 comments, to add [click here]:

  1. Ooooh, la la...what a good idea! I can't wait to hear who the lucky couple is. I would enter, but my rear end looks bigger on film ;-)

  2. what a fun idea! i'm sure you'll get to hear some super sweet stories! :D

  3. Jen D - you know I would show off the most beautiful parts of you and minimize the parts that you're self conscious about!!! Even so.. you know your husband likes your booty, so I would have to take at least one image that he'd really appreciate!!!

    Nicole - this is going to be so difficult!!! How in the world to you choose?? All I know is that there are a lot of lucky women out there with really romantic men in their lives!!

  4. anne you have done such a great job explaining this. your clients are going to be floored and i KNOW the images will be first class. this has quickly become my favorite photography session that is offered!

  5. What a cool idea, Anne! Good luck! I love how you discolsed all the "fine print" right in the blog post. Wow, that's really gotta make people feel comfortable and goes a long way toward building trust.

  6. fabulous promotion Anne!!


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