At SchlickArt boudoir isn’t about the lace and red lipstick — those are just the bits that make us feel pretty. The real magic happens when you make boudoir your own.
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “boudoir?”
I’m guessing it has something to do with skimpy lingerie, intimidating black straps and towering stilettos.
Then your second thought is: “That’s pretty, but it’s not really me.”
For most of us, the Victoria Secret version of boudoir just doesn’t feel like our brand of sexy.
“Lacy little pieces of lingerie don’t always make you feel like your best self,” said Lindsay Schlick, co-owner and boudoir photographer at SchlickArt Studios in Valencia. “Sometimes, we feel the most sexy in a big T-shirt and panties — or a leather jacket with nothing underneath. Maybe the right pair of jeans can make you feel like a goddess, or there’s an old jersey that makes your husband go crazy. That’s the kind of sexy that makes boudoir gorgeous and empowering.”
For Lindsay, the beauty of boudoir isn’t only in the final photos, however. The truly gorgeous part of boudoir is the feeling it stirs within you.
“SchlickArt boudoir isn’t about the lingerie. It’s an experience that lets you create your own definition of sexy,” Lindsay said. “When you’re standing there in your most seductive outfit, with your hair and makeup done up like a movie star, and a glass of champagne in your hand, you can’t stop yourself from feeling gorgeous.”
For many women, that feeling is rare and, therefore, quite meaningful.
“Boudoir can help you feel comfortable in your own skin — and find some self-acceptance,” Lindsay said. “Because your true self is sexier than any piece of lingerie.”
Since before SchlickArt started, Lindsay dreamt of creating a safe space for women to see their own beauty and to be empowered by their self-image. She wanted her clients to embrace and love what they saw in the mirror.
If she expected her clients to try on some self-love, however, Lindsay decided she would, too. That day, she made a rule to never pick on herself or criticize her body. SchlickArt Studios in Santa Clarita would be a space of self-love and gratitude, and it would start with Lindsay.
“Getting to a place where you love yourself is a decision you have to make,” she said. “It’s like any other decision to better yourself.”
When done for the right reasons, SchlickArt boudoir can be the first of many steps in that journey, and as Lindsay says, it’s definitely a journey worth taking.
“Know that you’re going to be nervous if you do boudoir, but also know you’ll learn something about yourself and feel better for it afterward,” Lindsay said.
“And don’t worry,” she added, “we’ll accentuate the bits you like and flatter the bits you don’t like — but I can prove you don’t have any bad bits.”
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About Lindsay, SchlickArt Boudoir Photographer
With the mind of a businesswoman and the heart of an adventurer, Lindsay began to conceive of a different kind of Santa Clarita photography business. In her vision, stepping in front of the camera could be an empowering experience that gave her clients more than just a photograph — it would give people a new way of seeing themselves. With an eye for seeing the beauty in life and in others, Lindsay could use the camera to spread beauty. That’s how she approaches every Schlickart Boudoir Session.
About SchlickArt Boudoir, Photography and Video
SchlickArt, a boutique photo and video studio in Santa Clarita, started in March 2012 with the simple idea that empowerment creates a kind of beauty and authenticity that shines through every camera lens. Built on a philosophy — rather than a product, service or person — SchlickArt has rapidly evolved, meeting professional portraiture, business photo and business video needs as diverse as the community we capture. It’s the desire to take care of you, the client, that drives us at SchlickArt.