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Christmas gifts ideas for him: Five unique items that will knock his socks off

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

You want to find your man a gift that expresses how much you love him, but also shows that you know just what he likes. Those are both pretty tall orders, especially with all the choices that are available. If you really want to make an impact this year, consider one (or all) of these five awesome Christmas gifts ideas for him.

  1. Boudoir Portraits - Let that beautiful seductress inside you come out to play with intimate, classy photos of you. It's the perfect way to warm your man up this holiday season add a little spice to your relationship. His favorite lingerie or something new just for the occasion, high heels and your gorgeous self, what more could a man ask for?

  2. Digital Guitar – Most guys, at some point, dream about being a famous guitar playing rock star, so give yours the chance this season. He'll love the gTar Digital Guitar because it feels and looks like a real guitar, but it plays through his iPhone or speaker system. It's even got LED guides so he can learn to play his favorite songs!

  3. Drone Quadcopter – Men love the idea of James Bond and all the intrigue and danger that comes from being a spy. Satisfy his urge to see what's going on with his own surveillance drone. The DJI Phantom Quadcopter will be his new favorite toy and it's the kind of gift that just keeps on giving throughout the year.

  4. Man Crates – Your man will really love getting a crate full of unique gifts from snacks, gadgets, man gear and even video games. offers the most manly version of the gift basket that you can imagine. You can customize a crate or choose from one of their prepared crates. No matter what's inside, each one has to be opened with a crowbar (included).

  5. Craft Beer - After a hard day at work, your guy would love to kick back and relax with one of the selections from a Craft Beer Club shipment. This club will deliver 12 stunning craft beers of his choice right to his door each and every month. These brews come from small independent breweries and are available as traditional bottled beers and even hand-crafted canned beers.

No matter what you decide to get the man in your life this Christmas, the best gift is always your time and attention. That's why our number one choice for a gift for your man this year is Boudoir Portraits. Contact us to find out more about this utterly personal gift idea, we've got some fantastic ideas.

by Opie Janzer

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5 Important Questions to Ask Your Boudoir Photographer

Monday, August 18th, 2014

As a Utah boudoir photographer, I have had all sorts of questions asked by clients before or after a session is booked. These are my top five recommendations for questions to ask any boudoir photographer before you hire.

1. What locations do you use for the photo session?

Why you should ask: It is completely appropriate to find out where your boudoir photo session will take place. You want to feel comfortable and free in this setting. You may even ask to see the location in-person before signing a contract.

OpieFoto's Answer: We have two bedroom studios in a private home for the exclusive use of our clients. Our all-female staff will assist in all aspects of the photo production.

2. What should I wear?

Why you should ask: Experienced photographers have learned what types of clothing work best to create the perfect mood and visual aesthetic. Ask your photographer for some recommended guidelines for what to wear and what not to wear.

OpieFoto's Answer: I highly recommend that clients bring a variety of outfits, especially including a black lingerie set. Also, if your fiancé has given you any items of intimate wear, bring those. Additionally, I offer a selection of outfits and props that you can try out during your photo shoot. Sometimes trying something new results in the best photos!

3. Should I bring any photo props?

Why you should ask: Some items may be unsuitable for boudoir photo shoots, while others may be just right. Ask your photographer for prop recommendations.

OpieFoto's Answer: Definitely bring a few well-selected props that are telling of your personality and relationship with your fiancé. Unique items of jewelry, favorite books, his work shirt, and heels are just a few examples of what you could bring.

4. What poses will I be making?

Why you should ask: Some photographers may have a certain style or regular poses that you may or may not be comfortable with. Don't be afraid to ask, boudoir photographers are usually quite frank. You can also request to see examples from the photographer's portfolio to better understand his/her style.

OpieFoto's Answer: My goal is to create unique, sexy, flattering portraits for all women regardless of body type or age. There is no need to know how to pose, I will guide you through each pose and I know exactly which angles to capture that best exemplify the beautiful woman you are. And there will never be any pressure to reveal more skin than you are comfortable with.

5. How long before I see the photos?

Why you should ask: Each photographer offers different timelines for photo turn-around. It takes time to properly edit and retouch professional photos.

OpieFoto's Answer: There are two options for ordering copies of your boudoir session photos. 1.) After your session grab lunch or a snack and return to order your photos the same day in-studio! 2.) We will set up another date and time for you to come over and order your photos in the studio.

Have more questions about boudoir photo sessions? Contact us and ask away!

by Opie Janzer

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Boho Boudoir Photography

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Jen wanted to do a boho outdoor boudoir session with a tent so I set up all her props in the backyard using my tree.  She drove all the way from Wyoming to do her boudoir session at the studio.  Check out her cute outfits.

by Opie Janzer

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Utah Glamour Photography

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Check out these stunning gold themed glamour portraits we did!

Hair by: Kali Wengreen
Makeup by: Kristen Packard
Dresses: Rent the Runway
Photography: OpieFoto

by Opie Janzer

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How To Customize Your Boudoir Photo Session So You Look Your Best

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

You've spent money on an exercise and beauty routine, and you've hired the best boudoir photographer in the Utah lingerie photography industry. How can you make sure you look and feel your very best on the day of your photo shoot?
  • Time your shoot around the events in your life. Take a look at your calendar and consider work or school stresses, wedding planning,  your "time of the month," and other upcoming events. You don't want your shoot to fall on a day when you can't stop thinking about a looming deadline or when you're feeling bloated and tired. You won't be comfortable enough to relax and get in a romantic mood.
  • Consider playing sexy music or having champagne while on set to loosen you up.
  • Browse through your photographer's portfolio and search online or through magazines beforehand to pick out your favorite poses. Try them out at home so you won't be doing them for the first time the day of your shoot.
  • Shop for your lingerie and wardrobe items well before your shoot. You might find exactly what you're looking for on your first trip to the mall, or you may have to order online to find the perfect look. Even then, you need to allow extra time for any exchanges. Opie provides links to her favorite lingerie shops, wardrobe ideas and studio lingerie options. Don't about forget shoes and accessories!
  • Get your hair touched up, a pedicure, manicure, eyebrow touch up, and any waxing or shaving services done beforehand.
  • Moisturize often in the weeks leading up to your shoot so your skin is glowing!
  • You want these pictures to wow anyone who is lucky enough to see them! Professional hair and makeup service during your shoot provides that extra special touch. If you opt for these services, come to the shoot with loose clothing on- to avoid marks, your hair blown out, and a clean and moisturized face.
  • Leave enough time for your shoot so you're not constantly looking at the clock. The session could take up to 4 hours or more, especially if you want to view your images and order prints the same day.  We do ask that you set aside the entire day for your shoot as most are from 10am to 3pm.

Contact us for more information about scheduling a boudoir or lingerie photo shoot and let your inner, innate sexiness come out to play!

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Boudoir: Outfit Ideas and Shopping Tips to Rock your Photo Shoot

Monday, June 30th, 2014

So, you've decided to book a boudoir photo shoot. Youre excited and maybe even a bit nervous. Youre wondering, "What on earth should I wear? or What look should I go for? Check out these boudoir: outfit ideas and shopping tips that are going to make your experience easy and enjoyable.

What look do you want?

Theres a wide variety of looks you can go for, for your boudoir shoot. Do you want to be a sexy cheerleader, or would you prefer to wear some revealing lingerie that is sure to make your photos showcase your seductive side? Its imperative to choose a look that is going to make you comfortable. When youre shopping for your outfit, remember that more is less. Its great to add accessories to spice up your look, but dont go overboard. The focus of the shoot is you, not those 5-inch stilettos you're dying to wear.

Putting the outfit together

Make sure when youre shopping that you try your outfits on! You want clothes that are going to accentuate your beautiful body type. You dont want to get an outfit thats skin tight, thats going to make you uncomfortable. For example, why not try a corset or a teddy if youre comfortable with showing that much skin? If you want something a little more conservative, how about wearing a cute tank top with boy shorts or some cute undies? If youre getting the photos taken for a special man in your life, how about wearing a jersey sporting his favorite team? You dont need to be nude to create a sexy boudoir look. Sexy high heels, boots, hats, and stockings are great accessories to think about when youre shopping for the perfect look. Still not sure what to wear? Don't worry, I have a lingerie wardrobe, and we're sure to find something that works for you!

Choose accessories that compliment you

Do you have gorgeous blue eyes? Why not get some sky-colored bracelets or earrings that are really going to bring out those baby blues? A lot of women are understandably uncomfortable doing this kind of shoot. You want to buy items that are going to bring out your best features, and make you feel confident in front of the camera. If you absolutely love your legs, try a pair of fishnet stockings to add a more exotic look to your outfit.

Get dolled up!

Its not essential, but its definitely recommended to get your makeup and hair professionally done. Not to worry, I offer professional hair and makeup! This is going make you feel and look your best, and youre going to shine in front of that camera!

My job as your photographer is to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your shoot. I want to make you feel beautiful and sexy, and provide you with stunning photos. Also, I want you to have FUN during your shoot. Let my all-female staff, and myself, work with you to help you find the look youre most comfortable with, thats going to give you some dazzling photos to show off!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, or to set up a fun boudoir session. I look forward to providing you with a great experience and some spectacular photographs!

by Opie Janzer

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Show Off Your Sexy Side With Utah Lingerie Photography

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Utah lingerie photography is a classy way to show your groom the sexy side of you.  Your bridal boudoir pictures is a wedding present that shows off sexy features of you in a tasteful fashion.

Lingerie photography is revealing the best of you.  The shoot is located based on the bride's convenience - at their home, a hotel room or at the photographer's studio.  Depending on the shoot the average time for great results is two hours - minus lighting, personal meditation and hair/makeup.  It's hard to show skin when you never done it before, but you can bring a friend if it will help you relax.

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Posing in this fashion requires confidence, comfort and bravery.  Confidence because the photo will look amazing if you do and stiff if you don't, comfort because you must click with your photographer, and bravery because you will have to show some skin in front of a camera and photographer. In addition to lingerie, there's other things you can bring to the shoot.

  • Veil
  • Garter
  • Wedding shoes
  • Flowers
  • Rose Petals

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    Make sure you bring more than one outfit.  You may not like the way you look in the first one, so you have the option to change.  Bring at least a light color, a dark color and a vivid color.  You are involved in the process from beginning to end, and we are dedicated to making the shoot exactly the way you want it to be.

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Imagine his surprise when he opens up the album to find sexy lingerie photos inside.  Make him happy to see your face with a photo shoot.  This will be something you and your groom will never forget.  Bundle it with the wedding photography and/or engagement photography and save money. Contact us for more information.

by Opie Janzer

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Turning to the Past for Boudoir Outfit Recommendations

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Very often, when clients begin shopping and preparing for their boudoir photo session, they turn to gentlemens magazines and lingerie catalogues as guides for what to wear and how to pose.  These resources are a great start, but I would encourage women to also consider looking at models and fashion from different eras for inspiration.  Seeing how our perception of beauty has evolved and changed over the years can give us even more ideas because it makes us aware of how many ways different ways there are to be beautiful.  So, when planning the look for your boudoir photography session, why not draw some inspiration from the great beauties and trends of the past? 


Channel your inner flower child with a sheer peasant top that exposes your shoulders.  Wear a garland of wild flowers in your loose hair for a flowing yet feral look.  If you prefer the mod look of the early 60s, consider a flipped bouffant hairstyle.  Mod make up was all about the eyes; imitate Twiggys look with false eyelashes and mascara.  Lastly, base your attire on the psychedelic colors of this era.      


This era introduced us to bombshells like Marilyn Monroe.  To achieve this look, style your hair in bouncy curls.  Choose soft pastel colors for your make up.  Complete the look with dresses and negligees that emphasize your curves.  Waist cinchers and padded bras can also help you create an hourglass figure.


Vixens like Bettie Page first emerged during the 40s.  Search for thrift stores for the vintage bathing suits and lingerie made famous by these pinup girls.  Halter style tops were particularly popular in bathing suits and dresses. For your make up, make red full lips the primary focus. Hair can be styled in one of the intricate up dos like Victory rolls or left down like Veronica Lakes. 


Nothing is embodies the spirit of the 1920s than the flapper.  This was an era of decadence, so select garments made of luxurious fabrics like satin or silk.  Long pearls and diamond jewelry are also a nice touch.  Keep your makeup dark and vampy with smoky eyes and deep colored lips.  Apply lipstick in the shape of a cupids bow.           

Turning to the past for boudoir outfit recommendations is a great to explore your options and find the one that suits you best.  For more ideas or information, please contact us.

by Opie Janzer

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Sexy Swim Suit Photography

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Woohoo!  It's finally summer and I'm now shooting sexy swim suit sessions at the Great Salt Lake.  Check out Brooke's photo shoot and the outfits we selected for her swim 2014 shoot.

by Opie Janzer

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Geisha Boudoir

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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We've been planning this Geisha themed boudoir shoot for over a year now.  It's hard to time shooting with cherry blossoms since they are only available for one week out of the year.  I purchase the hot pink and light blue lingerie a year ago and was never able to find a model for our shoot.  Then 4 weeks ago Natasha comes into the studio and does a boudoir shoot with me.  After the shoot I begged her to be my Geisha.  We did this entire shoot at high noon and it was icy cold.

Makeup - Kristen Packard
Hair - Kali Wengreen
Lingerie - Agent Provocateur
Photography - Boudoir by Opie
Hair Clips - Etsy

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