At Karen French Photography in Orange County, our boudoir clients are every day women – real women – who have chosen to do a boudoir photo session for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s to surprise a special someone as a gift, to feel even more empowered and confident, to spice up a long-term marriage, or to remind themselves how beautiful they are (to name a few!), it’s something to celebrate. Every body is beautiful, and we love to capture that as a reminder.
You may think that boudoir photography will push you a bit out of your comfort zone—and that’s exactly why our clients love it. It’s an amazing confidence booster! Some of our clients who have chosen to do a boudoir session for themselves are mothers with children (take time for you!), are celebrating a milestone birthday, have recently worked hard to get into better shape, are going through a life change like a divorce, are working to build their self-esteem, or want to immortalize their beauty. Other clients have decided on boudoir to give as a gift to a fiancée for their wedding or a husband or boyfriend for a birthday, anniversary, or holiday like Valentine’s Day or Christmas. Regardless of the reason, for us, boudoir photo shoots are personal, and that’s why we ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible.
With the talented photographer Karen French behind the camera, you know you’ll be relaxed and get amazing photos. She’ll get to know you, learn why you’re doing the shoot and help you get the looks you want to achieve. With over 15 years behind the lens, Karen is incredibly talented, and her work speaks for itself. Karen specializes in boudoir and wedding photography. She was recently featured on CBS for her boudoir work and is also the most published wedding photographer in the country, and her work accounts for over half of the images in the top three best-selling wedding books in the nation. Over 4,000 of her images have been featured in or on the cover of national publications!
Karen chooses only the most experienced talent in the industry. Our seasoned, all-female studio team is dedicated to exceeding your boudoir experience expectations, and the results will shock you.
Your KFP journey starts in our hair and makeup chair with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider. You’ll meet your professional hair and makeup artist who will ask you what type of style you’re looking for, and work with you along the way to make sure it’s exactly what you want. Our three hair and make-up stylists have worked directly on many celebrity and fashion shoots, two have even mentored under the industry legend and world-renound makeup educator, Donna Mee, and graduated from Mee’s prestigious Empire Academy of Makeup. Their expertise will make you feel even more beautiful and, before you know it, you’ll be looking in the mirror and have the confidence to get in front of the camera. This is where the magic happens!
Next up is lights, cameras, action! During your shoot, Karen will guide you through poses and utilize props to get the final images you’ve been envisioning. You’ll have a minimum of 4 different lingerie outfit changes and a have a wide range of photo styles, too. In our 3,600 sq ft boudoir-exclusive studio, we have many different sets, interchangeable props and furniture to create a variety of styles.
After your shoot, Karen invites you back for a private viewing of your images. All images that clients receive are expertly retouched by our talented retoucher. They are one of the best in California and have been full-time at KFP for 10 years. Previous to working with Karen, they worked on large fashion accounts including Guess Jeans.
We are located in Irvine, but have clients, repeat clients, and referrals who come from Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire. Our client’s know that the experience and final images are exceptional!
Still hesitant to move forward and want extra assurance? Check out our reviews online! With over 400 reviews and a 5-star rating on Yelp!, Karen French Photography is your destination for boudoir photography.
Don’t wait another day- book your shoot today. You’ll be so glad you did!
At our 3,600 square foot studio, the all-female staff creates a comfortable environment. A talented team of hair & makeup artists get you ready for lights & cameras.
Karen has lectured on photography for several organizations and is a past president of California Women Photographers. She was listed in Who’s Who in Executives & Business.
What an amazing experience. I did this as a wedding present and my husband loved it. I enjoyed a mimosa while being pampered in hair and make up. Then off to the photo shoot. I thought I would be nervous but everyone was so friendly and put me at ease. Karen was amazing! She knows her stuff. She knows what angles to shoot to flatter your body type. It was so fun! I felt so sexy!!! After my photos were done I went back to pick my pictures and ordered my album and box. Another fun experience! She has a Groupon out now. I didn't have the groupon but she still gave me that price. Definitely a great experience.
A boudoir photoshoot should go on every woman's bucket list. I had such an amazing experience. Karen and her crew were extremely professional. I only planned on going home with a few photos, but all the photos turned out so great that I ended up purchasing an album. I would definitely do this again as a wedding gift. You will not be disappointed with the results. I was able to view my photos a week after the photoshoot. They also offer payment plans! Hair and makeup is a must here. Go outside of your comfort zone and try this amazing boudoir experience at Karen French Photography!
Karen French photography is great! I didn't know what to expect going in. Karen and her whole crew made me feel so comfortable and confident. Hair and makeup services are provided. Jennifer did my hair and makeup and made me look gorgeous for the shoot! I would recommend getting hair and makeup for sure! My photographer was Lysa and I cannot say enough about how great she was! She is very skilled and comes with so much experience. Not only that, she is a great person who is super sweet and easy to work with. If listen to her closely, she will make you look just like a model!
Let me start off by saying, I had no idea what to expect coming to Karen French Photography. But let me tell you, expect friendly service, professionalism and so much fun! Everyone I've spoken with here has been so lovely. They have all made me feel so beautiful despite any insecurities I may have had. I just saw all my pictures and they all came out amazing! Imagine yourself on the cover of your own personal magazine cause I swear that's what you'll feel like when you get your photos. Ultimately I highly recommend them. It's a cute little Studio with so much photo potential. They really know how to rock boudoir here. Who knows, maybe I'll come back and take more for different occasions!