Intimate portraits are about giving yourself permission to really see the beauty in the body you were given.
Giving a huge middle finger to the things that society tells us are or are not beautiful.
Having an intimate portrait session, being photographed by a stranger - it's really an empowering experience.
I often get asked why I chose to specialise in intimate portraits or boudoir over anything else. So, the truth is… I just really, REALLY love helping people feel good about themselves. Seeing the transformation of my clients is a really humbling experience.
Why do I do what I do? Because I get it, I've been there. I've looked at myself in the mirror and not had a single nice thing to say about myself. Self-love is a journey and doesn't happen overnight. It's every little piece you put into place to build yourself up.
Give yourself a compliment once in a while. Put on some makeup if it makes you feel good. Invest in some beautiful artwork of yourself. Not 20 pounds from now, not "when I lose the baby weight", not "I'm too old for that...". I truly believe that EVERY body is beautiful and worthy of a photo session. Yes, even you. Yes, just the way you are. Right now. No more excuses.
As a result of these sessions, my clients leave with something they've maybe never experienced - how a complete stranger sees them. To not see themselves in the mirror through the lens of their own self-doubt. Not seeing the things they're normally so very self-conscious about. Above all, to see past any of their own perceived imperfections. To see themselves through my lens. Finally seeing their own true beauty - something they may have never truly seen before.
I would love to have you in my studio. Let's create some magic together. So contact me today and we can chat about how to tailor your intimate portrait session just for you. Why? Because you deserve to feel beautiful.
Photos courtesy of Teri Hofford Photography
...about loving on your body, and treating yourself with kindness.
They're about shutting up that Negative Nancy in your head telling you you're not good enough, beautiful enough, worthy enough.
...for shedding your inhibitions, and being vulnerable in front of a stranger. It's an experience that changes you.
At Erika Gayle Photography, we have a home-based studio located centrally in the warehouse district of Regina, Sk.
This means you only have to come to one place for your hair and makeup, your shoot, and your reveal!
We are also home to three kitties that sometimes end up photo-bombing during sessions because they love saying hi!
If you have allergies to cats, alternate arrangements can be made for your session for an additional fee.
We offer a selection of custom fine art albums to display your beautiful images with pride. A basic album includes 10 images, a linen cover, and all corresponding digitals from your album images. Leather and Bamboo covers are optional upgrades, and additional images may be added to your album for an additional fee.
Samples of all available products will be available for you to view on your session date, as well as at your Image Reveal.
Not into albums? No sweat! We also offer beautiful Metallic Gift Prints, Matted Prints, and Metal Wall Art.
In the age of digital files, print has become a critical step in archiving your portraits. Digital files can be corrupted, lost, or accidentally deleted in an instant. Printing your photographs is the only way to ensure you'll be able to view your images in 5, 10, or 50 years from now.
Do YOU remember the last time you used a floppy disc? Me, neither. The point is, as technology changes, there's no guarantee you'll be able to access your photographs unless they're in printed form.
Yes, of course! However, I highly encourage you to select between some of our print options. Corresponding high-resolution digital files are included in select collections.
Sessions start at $375 for a 90 minute session. We are a print based studio and prints and digitals are NOT included with your session fee. To read our full session guide as well as view our entire product catalogue and price list, please see our session prep guide below.
Our Session Guide includes information on how to choose your wardrobe, what to expect out of your Intimate Portrait Experience, and answers the rest of our most commonly asked questions.
I got you, don't worry! I'll pose you from the tips of your toes, to the way your hair falls down your back. I'll show you the pose, and guide you on how to replicate it for the camera. You'll never have to feel like you don't know what you're doing!
I recommend booking your session at the very least, two months before you want your prints back in your hands. This means if your wedding is in June, you should book your session date no later than April. Our shoot days at the studio are Sundays and Mondays.
YES!! Being nervous about having an intimate portrait session done is totally normal! Most of the women I photograph have never been photographed in a professional setting before, and most of them were nervous before their shoot, too! Even I get nervous sometimes in front of the camera... so don't worry! My main goal during any boudoir session is to make sure you're comfortable, feeling good, and having a good time. We'll have you laughing in no time, wondering why you were so nervous in the first place!
1. Contact me!
2. Book online, pay your retainer ($99), choose your session date.
3. Read your pre-session prep emails!
4. Arrive at our home studio for hair and makeup.
5. Get pampered by our talented hair and makeup artist Rocelyn
6. Choose your outfits
7. Time for your shoot!
8. Schedule a night out with your friends, you earned it!!
9. 2-3 weeks after your session, view your images at your Image Reveal
10. Display your artwork with pride, because you are a GODDESS!