Femme Fatale by Focal Instincts Boudoir Photography

Yesterday I attended a “Femme Fatale” themed group shoot hosted by Inland Empire Models and Photographers Group in Riverside. The shoot was held in the Life Arts Center in historic Riverside and was built in the 1920’s so it set the stage with a perfect backdrop for our shoot. We had the run of the entire building.

Here are a few images that represent my interpretation of the “Femme Fatale” theme, thinking this theme should be incorporated into the Focal Instincts Boudoir options as well!

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Focal Instincts Boudoir Photography wins Bombshell Boudoir Contest!

We won! Focal Instincts Boudoir submitted the image below to Jen’s Fabulous Stuff’s Bombshell Boudoir Contest and received the most votes for our image!

We’ve also submitted this image for the upcoming WPPI Print Competition in Las Vegas so cross your fingers!

Thank you Vicky for rocking your session and helping us rock the Bombshell Boudoir Contest!

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Tabitha in Natural Light with Focal Instincts Boudoir Photography

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing Tabitha Easley, an amazing up and coming model who clearly knows how to rock a boudoir session!

Her vibrant red hair and green eyes pop in the soft natural light of the session.

Looking forward to more creative time with Tabitha in the future!

Thanks Tabitha!

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Extraordinary Boudoir packages from Focal Instincts Boudoir Photography

Everyone needs a change of scenery!  So Focal Instincts has added some amazing new session packages for the woman who is looking for a once in a lifetime exclusive and unique experience. We are now offering the following local destination boudoir sessions. Session options include:

Boudoir by the Beach

Laguna Beach in Orange County, California offers some of the most beautiful coastlines. Additionally, there are numerous properties that provide an extraordinary backdrop for your amazing boudoir session.

Old World Boudoir

This glorious Inn is located in Riverside, CA you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking architecture and timeless beauty!  The old world charm of the Inn is an amazing backdrop for your session.

Boudoir at the Chateau

The Inn located in Temecula, CA offers luxurious amenities such as in – room fireplaces, oversized marbled bathrooms and terraces overlooking the vineyards. This Inn  is all about romance. And what a perfect setting for your intimate boudoir portrait session.

If you have a special destination idea for your session let us know and we’ll put together a special package for you.

You can check out our current in- studio sessions here. All of our sessions now include professional hair and make up services to ensure everyone feels pampered and glamorous before their session.

Don’t forget, we also bring the studio to you!  If you have a special location including our own home, we will bring the studio to you!

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Tis the season to be girly with Focal Instincts Boudoir Photography

Tis the season to be girly with Focal Instincts Boudoir Photography! It’s also that time of year when your thinking what can I do different this year for the special person in your life that is impossible to buy for.

We have a few ideas to help you out. Instead of hinting to him that you want something that sparkles this year….why  not give him something that sparkles…..like the “Art of You” all you need is a couple of accessories we have on hand at the studio like this rhinestone belt and these fabulous heels from Exotic High Heels!

Sparkle this Holiday Season

Or bring in one of his favorite toys or prize possessions and incorporate it into your sexy gift session. Recently Belinda had her guy’s Harley delivered for her session. So much fun!

Harley for the Holidays

The options are endless and fun! If you need some ideas just give us a call, we have many themes we can go with for your session such as simple white sheets, moody shadows, silky satin drapings, adn more. We also have a limited collection of  lingerie from CeeVeeBella Intimates.  Or better yet, when you book your session, you’ll receive a discount code and you can buy your own lingerie from CeeVeeBella for your session. And of course we have several holiday options as well…..pretty much a different holiday look for everyone!

Naughty or Nice

We only have a couple of weekend dates available before the holidays so call and schedule your sexy holiday session soon! Sessions start at just $325!

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Focal Instincts Celebrates & Makes a Difference

On Saturday, September 3, we celebrated 3 fabulous years in business as well as made a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors. The celebration took place in our home studio with 40+ fabulous women!


We also had some amazing vendors present who have helped support us along the way including Exotic High Heels, CeeVeeBella Intimates, Silpada Designs, Alter Ego Cosmetics, Devo’s Devine Seduction and of course Eyetastic Make-up Artistry was there providing smokey eyes for all.

Along with plenty of shopping, refreshments and smokey eyes, each diva received a Digital Diva Facebook Image by yours truly! (Until the power went out that is…..you can pretty much plan for anything but that!) 

Here are a few of the fabulous ladies captured during the event:     



We didn’t let the power outage slow us down too much, we then headed outside to get a few more shots in!


Check out the video to see more images from the event:  http://animoto.com/play/T0FXWVjJSgGrUKmBFLGvrw

Along with all the great girl time, we also used this event to make a difference! We raised almost $500 for Susan G. Komen Passionate About Pink for the Cure! We did this by selling raffle tickets for some amazing donated prizes!

We’re already planning next year’s event (and maybe playing with the idea of a back up generator).

Thank you to all the ladies who came out to help celebrate with us! Also special thanks to the vendors who showed up big and those who donated raffle prizes.  Your support and contributions mean so much!

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When the client asks for “Something Different” from her Boudoir Portrait Session

Nikki came to me a couple of months ago for a boudoir portrait session and asked for “something different”. She didn’t want the standard boudoir session using the red velvet chaise lounge or a bed of soft pillows and a damask backdrop.

Well, when you come to a boudoir portrait studio, that is typically what you see! So it was time to get creative after the shoot. I shared with her my vision and she jumped on board. Here are a few of the finished images. Keep in mind all of these shots were taken on wood floors with a white backdrop.

So don’t be embarrassed to share your crazy ideas about your vision for your portrait session with Focal Instincts, as you can see anything is possible!

Once again thank you to Exotic High Heels for the fabulous leopard print heels! As you can see we even manipulated them a bit from the original gold leopard pattern. (Hello, they had to match the panties!)




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