I am finally writing a review for Caroline and it's long overdue.. Let me just start by saying that she is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! I contacted her about doing a boudoir shoot for my husband for our 5 year wedding anniversary/pre-deployment gift. She was quick to respond and answered any questions I had before hand. She provides all the information upfront on what is included and I love that she sent out a shoot prep do/don't list. She is very organized and makes sure you know she is happy to text or chat about the shoot beforehand if you have any questions. The day of the shoot started with hair and makeup. Her makeup artist Raven is amazing and made me feel beautiful, sexy, and confident. She is very knowledgeable and really customized the look to fit my personality and style. You can tell that she loves what she does and she is so sweet too! For the shoot itself, I was pretty nervous because it was well beyond my comfort zone. However, from the start, Caroline eased my nerves and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. She is a true professional and her passion for what she does shows! She coached me through each pose and constantly eased any awkwardness that comes with a boudoir shoot. She was patient, thorough, and really took the time to make sure everything came together for each shot. She even took a few fitness shots for me, which truly customized the shoot with things that express my personality and interests. I never thought I would be comfortable doing something like this, but Caroline made the whole experience a lot of fun and truly memorable. Also, her assistant Mikayla is a freaking rockstar! She was on top of everything and she was super friendly and helpful! For the end product. All I can say is WOW!!! It was so much more than I expected!! The photos are breathtaking and I can't even begin to tell you how much I LOVE them. Its obvious in the pictures how incredible Caroline is at what she does because she captured all the angles and curves of my face and body that made me feel/look stunning. For the album, she helped me select my photos and she arranged them in a way that flowed really well. When I finally gave the album to my husband, he was totally caught off guard and blown away. He says he loves it! I highly recommend (have already recommended) Caroline if you want to feel beautiful, empowered, sexy, and confident in your own skin. She is beyond talented and you will undoubtedly fall in love with her work. Caroline, thank you so much for everything! You are brilliant! 🙂 P.S. For anyone on the fence about the water scene, DO IT! I am so glad I did!
Caroline is the best of the best in this category! My boudoir shoot is a gift for my dear fiancé. I am camera shy/dorky and don't even like to take selfies-- much less full-length photographs! But I was inspired by a glamorous mentor to have a shoot of my own one day and finally when the time came, I searched thoroughly through many professional portfolios to find the perfect style. I couldn't take my eyes off of Caroline's portfolio. All of her photographs are so incredibly beautiful and tastefully done! From the beginning of setting a day for the shoot to the day I received my final touched up photos, Caroline was absolutely wonderful to work with. Her makeup artist, Megan (also a very kind and lovely lady!), did my makeup flawlessly. Even though I was a bit nervous, they made me feel at ease. They made me laugh a lot and feel like I was hanging out with good friends. Caroline puts so much passion, energy, love, and care into her work to produce the best photographs that you could possibly imagine of yourself. Some people can train over and over to become better at their craft, but not only does Caroline work very hard, she is truly and naturally talented. She has a great ability to sense what is the best way for you to pose, from the curl in your hair down to even how your pinky should point. She can adeptly maneuver the camera lights so the light will hit you at all the right angles. Some of my photos left my jaw hanging... and all of them turned out to be so, so beautiful. The outcome was all because of her magical talent!!! Thank you, Caroline, for an exceptional experience and the beautiful photos. They are worth every penny and more. I can't wait to share them with my beloved fiancé!
Let me start by saying... Caroline is a goddess!!!!! I did a great deal of research to find the perfect photographer for a boudoir shoot I wanted to do as a wedding gift for my now husband. I spoke with many photographers and Caroline struck me the most, as I clicked with her right away and I could tell from our exchanges that I was going to be in phenomenal hands. Caroline did my shoot about two years ago, and I recently realized after telling two of my engaged girlfriends they must contact her, that I mistakenly forgot to post the glowing review she deserves, so this praise is long overdue (and I created a Yelp account just to write this because I want everyone to know about her). Caroline was exceptionally professional, kind, talented, and very fun to work with!!! She was so organized and efficient and had expert hair and makeup included, not to mention phenomenal lingerie and accessories to choose from. I was a bit nervous about stripping down, as I had never done anything like this in the past, and she made me feel extremely confident, sexy, and powerful! Even if you don't think you know how to pose or what facial expressions to make (like me), Caroline guides you through every single motion and will make you look like a Victoria Secret model, I promise! The pictures came out better than I could have ever imagined and my husband was blown away! I even showed some pictures to my closest friends because I couldn't believe how spectacular they were. Look no further, Caroline is the #1 photographer to work with - SHE IS TRULY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!
Caroline came as a referral from two close girlfriends who'd recently gotten married and gifted their husbands a boudoir shoot as a wedding present. Prior to even speaking to Caroline I was blown away by her work. I had the privilege of seeing final products from both my gal pals and made up my mind on the spot, Caroline would be my boudoir photographer as well. Being local to Carlsbad, I wasn't coming across any San Diego County photographers who captured the beauty, elegance and sultriness I was in search of. I reached out to Caroline to inquire about a session. During the first conversation I knew I'd made the right decision: she was sweet, asked about the look I was after and immediately addressed any concerns I had. I set an appointment a few months out. During the weeks leading up to my shoot Caroline checked in with a preparation email. On the day of my scheduled shoot I drove from San Diego to Thousand Oaks to meet with Caroline and her team. I was immediately greeted by Raven, my makeup artist for the day. Upon entering I met Caroline and her assistant, Sinewe. My makeup and hair by Raven made me feel like a goddess! Beautifully done and she new exactly how to highlight my features. Once I was done up, we began shooting. Caroline's home is a photographers paradise. Every room from her living room to garage is set up with stunning "props" to elevate her outstanding photography. As we were going through looks Caroline made sure to tweak my body to flaunt my best assets and show me photos along the way to boost my confidence. The following day Caroline had all the photos uploaded to Dropbox for my review. I went through and choose my final selections. Some were edited and some were gorgeous as is and required no touch ups. Finally, I received my album in the mail. WOW! The final product was a culmination of the quality album material, Raven's artistic makeup and hair, Sinewe's help editing and Caroline's eye + photography skills. I'll be recommending to whole team to all brides to come!
Amazing experience from start to finish. Going through Google and Yelp I found Caroline and sent a message through her website I immediately was contacted. I wanted to get some boudoir photography done for my husband to be as a gift and felt comfortable from the beginning just speaking to her on the phone. I wanted to make sure I get to work with her and get this date guaranteed for me so I put my deposit in to secure a spot. She contacted me throughout the entire time until this very day. Even her excitement via text was felt and it made me even more excited for that date to come. Day of the shoot when I arrived I was greeted by her and her talented makeup artist/hair stylist. There was snacks and water, also a delicious expresso. She helped me choose the outfits (since I brought way more than enough) that would be best for what I was trying to accomplish. She also had great lingerie and accessories that could be used for the photoshoot. We used a couple her pieces she thought would be great and it was a perfect decision. She had an assistant that was wonderful and sweet. They definitely had their communication down. They spoke almost what seemed to be a photography language and were always on the same page to get the look and lighting right. We shot lingerie and nude and I had more than 600 pictures to choose from. There was so many wonderful ones that it was hard to pick. I started out with 70 amazingly beautiful photos and needed to narrow it down from there. It was too hard but with her help we got a great selection. Though I'm given 12 edit photos I choose to get 20. I also choose to get an album and fill it up (I highly recommend). The album is the perfect touch and gift. She will have an example to show you and you should definitely take a look at it. It's a leather album but has this chic embossed crocodile look. It's masculine, elegant and sexy. I received mine recently and literally couldn't believe how amazing it was. My husband to be will fall in love all over again when he sees this gift I have for him.
I recommend this boudoir gift, it's prefect for anniversary, birthday, wedding gift for your spouse to be, valentines or just because. You can even have this as just a treat to yourself to never forget how beautiful you are. These photos show you and your beauty off in every way. I will definitely shoot with Caroline again, I already have a future pregnancy shoot in mind. If I can give her 10 stars I would, thank you Caroline for everything!!!
Guys! If you are looking for a boudoir photographer stop right now because you hit the jackpot. I am getting married in February 2017 and searched for months for someone I felt really good about in the Bay Area where I live but really none of the people I met with blew me away for a variety of reasons...Anyway, I wanted editorial, realistic, stylized, NON Cheesy, sexy and classy photos that I could get easily in a minimalist book and I wanted to feel reallly comfortable with the photog! This was way out of my comfort zone my friends. Needless to say, I started looking for photographers near Palm Springs, CA (where we are getting married) and that's where I found Caroline just outside of Los Angeles. She responded right away to my inquiry through yelp and kept communicating with me for months as I decided to do the shoot. I actually had an injury and put on some pounds too so I wanted to wait until I was in my "peak fitness" for the shoot and she was so extremely flexible. I ended up flying down to LA the morning of my shoot and took an uber from LAX to Caroline's studio. I could not have felt more comfortable and prepared going to the shoot but I was still surprised by how welcome and natural everything felt once I arrived! I felt like I was hanging out at my best friend's house or even with a relative. The makeup artists SLAYED my hair and makeup and really brought out my natural beauty by highlighting my strong features. I was completely happy with hair, makeup, the feel of the shoot, the ambiance and the clothes that Caroline had for me to choose from. The shoot went by so quickly and felt really comfortable from start to finish. Caroline takes her time to get your pose perfect and then she shoots away capturing INCREDIBLE photos and a lot of different looks and outfits, I must add. After my shoot I went back to LAX and flew home around 6pm. It was such a perfect set up and the photos are so amazing. I got my proofs that next morning and was blown away and I still am! Caroline had done such a great job with the lighting that she really didn't have to touch many up for me at all - which is awesome because I wanted a really natural look for my fiance. I mean- he would totally know if I photoshopped the heck out of them . These pictures are priceless, my fiance is going to love them and Caroline could not have been a better photographer to have worked with through the entire process. She is very talented but just as importantly she is authentic, professional, organized and responsive. She made sure I felt beautiful and comfortable the entire time and we had a blast doing the shoot. If you are on the fence (I was too!) you should absolutely do this. I must say I feel really empowered after doing the shoot and I feel incredibly sexy which isn't something I would have necessarily said before. The entire experience with Caroline may just be one of the best things a woman can do in her life. I know I will look back on these photos in 30-40 years and say damn!! hahah
If you read this I hope you do it!!
It's has always been my dream to give my fiancé a boudoir album while he was getting ready on the morning of our wedding day. As this became a reality, it was time to get started on the search for amazing boudoir photographers. 1st thought was Yelp sorted by highest ratings; Caroline was first. I visited her website and instantly knew my search was over (so quickly)! The creative, fashion-forward photography, the clean, classy, modern and sexy website that drew you into the experience just through the speakers. I emailed her that second (at about 1am) in hopes she would have availability and even more hopeful that I could afford her. Caroline wrote back before most people were awake on the East coast. She was so engaging and helpful, explained the ins and outs of her services as well as talked me through my nervousness of posing. At first, I was nervous about the price... DO NOT BE FOOLED tho! There are loads of other photographers that promote their "huge sale" of free hair and makeup boudoir sessions for $350... but they then charge $75 (min) per photo you get to keep! Doing the math, you're looking at $1,250 for 12 small photos not retouched. Caroline gives you *every single photo* without logo marks, retouches 12 of them (like a pro) and offers album services on top of that. Much less for me to think about and she's not selling the crap out of you. Moving on... I had to figure out how to afford her. In lieu of hundreds of dollar of lingerie and sexy toys, I mentioned to the guests of my shower that I'd really like to take this timeless approach to being sexy for my soon-to-be-husband instead. Not only did I save them trips to Victoria's Secret 😉 but it was a huge success and I was gifted enough to cover the entire cost of the boudoir session!! To give back some of the excitement I took from opening crotchless panties in front of a group of women, I sent out one of the less risqué photos to each lady in the Thank You cards. Caroline is a class act. She is fun, kind, patient, incredibly accommodating, spunky and most importantly... she made me feel so incredibly comfortable and sexy. It was so much more of a personal experience than I ever imagined and she is 100% responsible for that. If you're looking to step it up a notch for a 5 star experience and finished product, don't waste your time looking elsewhere.
I spent a lot of time trying to find a boudoir photographer in the San Diego area who would help me generate the perfect gift to give my fiance on our wedding day. I wasn't overly excited about anything I was finding. A friend recommended Caroline; when I checked out her website, I absolutely fell in love with her contemporary work and could not wait to get things started! I drove from Downtown San Diego to Thousand Oaks in Friday morning and afternoon traffic just for this shoot....and it was MORE THAN WORTH IT! I sent Caroline an email and she called me later that day to discuss details. Just from the initial call, I already felt so comfortable with her. She gave me a list of items to bring and we scheduled my shoot. Hair and makeup was included with the package, and I looove how it was all done. I'm usually a bit hesitant to have someone else do my makeup (Asian mono lid eyes...a blessing and a curse), but my makeup was flawless! Caroline knows exactly which poses are most flattering for all body types. She made me feel confident in all poses and outfits (or lack thereof). I even brought a few of my fiance's hockey items (jersey and stick), and those were probably some of my favorite pictures. Every once in a while she would show me a sneak peak on her camera, which boosted my confidence and got rid of any nerves throughout the shoot. Going through all of the gorgeous pictures was the most difficult part... I loved them all! After we narrowed down which pictures would go in my album, she would touch them up to my liking one by one, emailing each time to make sure it's exactly what I wanted. No amount of back and forth was too much.. she truly wanted to ensure each picture was flawless. The entire experience from beginning to end was SO FUN and empowering - I think every woman deserves it. I have recommended Caroline to MANY of my friends and will continue to do so.
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