Valerie : Boudoir


She folded her clothes neatly and laid them in a closet, placing them the same way she might have had the pile been a baby. Delicately, slowly. Valerie turned and laughed, betraying nervousness and slight excitement. It was her one-year wedding anniversary and she planned to surprise her husband with boudoir photos. There in the Mondrian Hotel in Hollywood, Valerie melted into a gorgeous model, brimming with light and confidence. I have no doubt her husband, Phil, will enjoy her anniversary gift to him.

I was thrilled to work with Valerie again…I photographed her Day After session at The Viceroy Hotel last year and it’s always a pleasure catching up with clients. She just graduated from law school and I’m certain the legal world will be a better place because she’s in it. Val, much love to you. Thank you for spoiling me and reminding me how blessed I am to have clients like you.

Many thanks to the ever fabulous Tanya Bures for Valerie’s amazing makeup and Tommy Cyr for hair.

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  1. Christina Sandberg

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Jasmine, these are lovely! Her husband will adore these… she’s flawless!

  2. Stephanie Greenwell

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Whoa! What a beautiful shot! I’d love to see more but from the looks of the last image, I bet those are just for the hubby! Great job! I love your work!

  3. Jeanette

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Oh gosh, she really is beautiful! Stunning shots Jasmine

  4. Heather Sharpe

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Jasmine, you are SO talented … LOVE this!! We hope to showcase your work on Style Unveiled soon.
    Heather Sharpe
    Senior Editor

  5. Helen

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Lovely photos, she’s v pretty!

  6. Bernadette

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Gorgeous work as always J*! Would you mind sharing how you post-processed these? It’s so subtle….pure perfection!

  7. Stephanie Rose

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Beautiful gal. Lovely shots!

  8. Dustin Francis

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Gorgeous….both Valerie and the images and you know I love that first shot…classy and sassy all at the same time 🙂

  9. Jennifer

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Amazing shots! She looks so in love!

  10. Fred Egan

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Nice editing Miss Star 😉

  11. Nelly Soares

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Simple, classy, and beautiful as usual!

  12. CEM

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Elgenant. Aristocratic. Art by Simplicity. Congratulate Jen & Valerie for their fine poses.

  13. Amanda Patrice

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Absolutely beatiful- very classy and elegant.

  14. Bobbie Brown

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I LOVE these.. she is STUNNING! fabulous job J*!

  15. Carrie Hasson

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    beautiful client, hair, makeup, and PHOTOS!

  16. Navy Sou

    June 19th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Woah…she is just gorgeous! Do you find yourself doing alot of boudoir sessions because the bride wants to give it to the grooms as gifts?

  17. corey

    June 19th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Jasmine, wow.. great lighting how do you find it? Stunning amazing.. are you going to post more from this session?

  18. Kristin Vaughan

    June 19th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    As always, stunning work, Jasmine! However, you DID have an easy subject! 🙂

  19. Melissa Papaj

    June 19th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Wow! She is absolutely stunning! I had no idea you also did boudoir. Nice work!

  20. cassandra m

    June 19th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Was this a teaser? I know there are so MANY more shots…guess those are for Phil’s eyes only…I understand. But can I say…Drop Dead Gorgeous. (very classy pics)

  21. Christine (Artemis Clover Photo)

    June 19th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    such a pretty new bride!

  22. Stephanie Stewart

    June 19th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Beautiful, gorgeous, so classy and tasteful, well done!

  23. diane (

    June 19th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I agree….post more…these are really classy! I’m sure that will be a great gift for her new husband.

  24. Claudia

    June 19th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    love the pictures, she is beautiful! ;o)

  25. Katherine Bowman

    June 19th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Her hair is beautiful! I remember their day after photos, one of my favorite sessions! Great work J*!

  26. Marissa Rodriguez

    June 19th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Wow! She is gorgeous!! Just two pictures, and your work still takes my breath away!

  27. Marissa Rodriguez

    June 19th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    haha! I meant three pics!

  28. Jessica Jacob Photography

    June 19th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Goodness gracious, she is a beauty! Her husband is a very lucky man! Beautiful photos Jasmine. Very classy!

  29. Cathy Crawley

    June 19th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    She is gorgeous, her day after session is one of my faves and made me want to visit the Viceroy! I love how elegant and innocent these look, they are very tasteful.

  30. amber dawn

    June 19th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I love these! They are so beautiful…and classy! Great work. She’s a doll!

  31. lucy

    June 19th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I just love your style for the boudoir sessions Jasmine~

  32. Kristi L Drennan

    June 19th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Beautiful! And what a great idea for an anniversary gift!

  33. Amanda

    June 20th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    very beautiful!

  34. Margo

    June 20th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Jasmine, how much do you charge for something like this? I’d love to do this for my husband. 🙂

  35. New York City Wedding Photographer

    June 20th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Valerie looks so graceful…like an angel or some royal princess from a far off world that we only see in fairytales. Where is the Knight in shining armour?

  36. erica Velasco

    June 20th, 2009 at 1:05 am


  37. Carmen

    June 20th, 2009 at 1:28 am

    These are gorgeous! What a nice 1st anniversary gift! My first anniversary is coming up and I don’t know waht to get my hubbie–HELP JASMINE!! what did you get JD? What did you guys do?

  38. Chris c.

    June 20th, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Love these! Sexy-classy-sweet..

  39. Amanda Myers

    June 20th, 2009 at 4:30 am

    I’m so glad she let you post these! Val is the best – not only is she gorgeous on the outside, but she is absolutely, positively fantastic on the inside. You did an excellent job capturing the essence that makes Val truly amazing.

  40. wedding chair covers

    June 20th, 2009 at 4:56 am

    Those are very beuatful

  41. Shane LaFever

    June 20th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Hot Mama!

  42. Boudoir Question

    June 20th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve always been a little hesitant to post boudoir because I am afraid inappropriate sites will get ahold of the content. How do you deal with that? These photos are really breathtaking, so I am sure your client doesn’t care if the whole world sees them because she is beautiful, but I was wondering if in generally you get your client’s permission before you post boudoir photos? Maybe you could answer this in one of your FAQ posts. Thanks.

  43. Neha

    June 20th, 2009 at 8:54 pm


  44. Valerie

    June 20th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Jasmine, I absolutely adore you! Thanks again!

  45. Tiffany

    June 20th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    beautiful! These have a very sweet and sexy feel

  46. Trish

    June 21st, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Outstanding as usual!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  47. brooke bowland

    June 21st, 2009 at 6:19 am

    stunning. what more can be said?

  48. Danielle Aquiline

    June 22nd, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Great to see some boudoir shots from you, Jasmine! These are absolutely GORGEOUS. So buttery.

  49. Tammy B Photography

    June 22nd, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    She is stunning, and yeah her husbands jaw will drop when he sees these. Great Job Jasmine.

  50. Jas

    June 23rd, 2009 at 9:17 am

    She’s gorgeous and your photos are simply classy!

  51. Pascal

    June 23rd, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Beautiful. Very intimate and classy.

  52. Sarah @

    June 23rd, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Oh my goodness, how does her hair do that? AM JEALOUS!

  53. katelyn James

    June 23rd, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    if I ever got bold enough to do boudoir…i would only do them if I could shoot them as tastefully and as classy as you do. There is nothing trashy about these. She’s gorgeous.

  54. Jonathan Brown

    June 24th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I love these, great balance of sexy and classy. Just what I would expect from you!!!

  55. Denise

    June 26th, 2009 at 1:03 am

    wow. so stunning:)

  56. Mandie

    June 27th, 2009 at 3:52 am

    Beautiful! I love the simplicity.

  57. Denise Photography

    July 9th, 2009 at 2:42 am


  58. Emma Sharkey

    July 29th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Lions and tigers and bears OH MY what stunning beautifully breathtaking sit back in my char and gasp images! Way to go! She and your images are completely beautiful 🙂

  59. Richard

    October 12th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Smokin’ hot photos….and model!