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    Thank you for you interest in Chloe Atnip Photography and taking the time to view my portfolio. I am always thrilled when clients contact me with ideas of their upcoming wedding, an announcement of a new addition to their family, or any special event that occurs in their lives. Photography is my passion and my art. I believe that the key to success is exceeding my clients expectations and providing them high quality portraits and customer service. I operate out of my studio in old town Tustin and welcome potential clients to come tour the studio and introduce themselves. This is also a good opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about your particular portrait session or wedding.


    Thank You, Chloe Atnip    Phone: 949.923.8811      Email: 99,104,108,111,101,64,112,104,111,116,111,115,98,121,99,104,108,111,101,46,99,111,109moc.eolhcybsotohp@eolhc

5 Tips on Prepping for Your Engagement Shoot

1) The Couple

It’s important to incorporate the things that are meaningful, so deciding on a location that best represents both of your interests is imperative as you’ll feel more comfortable shooting in a familiar environment.  For instance, perhaps your fiancé is an avid surfer with a strong connection to the ocean, and you find the sound of surf on sand to be soothing; there’s nothing cliche about shooting your session at the beach if it’s significant.

2) The Outfit
“I have nothing to wear” —says every girl standing in front of a closet full of clothes.

It’s an age old predicament.  I can barely decide on an outfit for a casual brunch, let alone an engagement photo session.  Well, here are a few tips from Chloe herself, that will help you narrow down your choices:

“Long, floaty dresses and skirts add movement and dimension.  Plus, the girls tend to move more freely making for more intimate and romantic picturesque photo opportunities.”

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Avoid brand names and distracting patterns.  Plaid patterns like buffalo plaid or flannel look good on guys.
Steer clear of pin stripes as they do not photograph well
Minimal jewelry is best.  Maybe layered, dainty necklaces or a thin, cuff bracelet and simple earrings, but keep the accessories to a minimum.

For spring/ summer shoots:
Long dresses/skirts, rompers or sleeveless jumpsuits look great on girls
Shorts, linen pants or khakis photograph well on guys

For Fall/Winter shoots:
Stylish sweaters, cute boots and decorative scarves on girls
Boots, Converse, stylish sweaters, dress shirts with v-neck sweater or cardigan for a layered look, or t-shirt  under a flannel button up for a more casual look on guys

Be sure to plan your outfits way in advance!  You’d be surprised to hear how often this doesn’t  happen.

Morning Lavender—my new favorite boutique—has some great pieces that would be perfect for your engagement session.

3) The Colors

Let’s talk colors.  Stay away from anything that washes you out and focus on colors that you feel comfortable in or accentuate certain features you love about yourself.  For instance, hues of green and purple are great for accentuating brown eyes.  Blue and green are also great for colored eyes.

Neutral colors such as white, blush and cream are ideal depending on the location of your shoot.  Rock a bright colored dress on more stark locations to stand out.

Light, neutral dress shirts on guys (white, light blue, cream) over light denim give an airy look and the versatile will easily compliment whatever his fiancé is wearing.  But if you’re going for something a little different, try darker blues, navy, gray and dark denim to add contrast to neutral color dresses.

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4) The Look

It’s always best to research before you have your session.  Pinterest is a great platform for pulling images of poses or looks you’d like to emulate in your own photo session.  Try to discuss this beforehand to make the process more efficient.  It will leave more time to experiment and get extra shots.

Props are always fun! Whether it’s a bike and a skateboard, vintage cars or old trucks–even something as simple as coffee or an ice cream outing usually make for fun pictures as long as it’s relative to both of your interests.

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Some couples like to incorporate their favorite sports teams or college jerseys for a more playful look.

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5) The Make Up

Ever notice how some pictures on the red carpet make the celebrity’s face about 5 shades darker than her neck?  It’s because of the light and uneven application of make up.  The camera will pick up the lighter colors and over compensate making for uneven coloring.  There are so many great brands out there that are ideal for photo shoots.  Cover FX is great because it helps to diffuse light.  Don’t forget to use setting spray!

Flirty Fridays: 3 Reasons Why You Should Book a Boudoir Session

There are no set standards as to what defines the term, “sexy”.   Every woman is beautiful in her own way.
Boudoir Photography is a great way to celebrate your body, yourself and your inner sexy.  She’s in there, somewhere–you just need to let her out!

 

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1) Build Some Self Confidence
This photo shoot is solely about you.  Pamper yourself with a mani-pedi before the shoot and get hair and make-up ready.  Pick lingerie that makes you feel confidant and sexy.  My photography studio is based in Orange County within a completely private and safe space.  I personally shoot and edit all photos of your choosing.  Once you’ve seen your photos, you will be blown away by how gorgeous you look!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2) The Perfect Gift For Your Partner
Boudoir Photography has always been a popular grooms gift among brides to be along with anniversaries and Valentine’s Day.  Who couldn’t agree more?  Make it up to him for all those lazy days you spent with messy hair and sweatpants with a booklet of super sexy photos to spice things up.

 

 

 

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3) Treat Yourself
We live in a digital age so we’re accustomed to constantly snapping photos of memorable moments.  Boudoir photography is no different. Remember that episode of Sex and the City, when Samantha decides to have nude photos taken?  Carrie asks if she’s planning on handing out photos to prospective dates.  Samantha quickly, fires back with, “these photos are for myself, so when I’m old, and my tits are in my shoes, I can look back and say, ‘Damn, I was hot’ “!  Do something unique to remember you at your best self.

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Styled Shoot | Avenue of the Arts Hotel, Costa Mesa

Photography: Chloe Atnip Photography www.photosbychloe.com @chloeatnipphoto

Venue: Avenue Of the Arts www.avenueoftheartshotel.com @avenueoftheartshotel

Event Planner: Erika’s Elegance www.erikaselegance.com @erikaselegance

Videography: Water Tree Events www.watertreeevents.com @watertreeevents

Make-up & Hair: Flawless Faces www.flawlessfacesinc.com @Flawlessfacesinc

Bridal Gown: Blush Bridal Couture www.blushbridalcoutureoc.com @blushbridalcouture

Flowers: Flowers By Coley @flowersbycoley

Tux: Friar Tux www.friartux.com @friartux

Stylist: Eric Acuna @_ea_sports

Invitations: Invitation Design Studio www.invitationdesignstudio.com @invitationdesignstudio

Furniture/Décor: Sweet Salvage http://www.sweetsalvagerentals.com @sweetsalvagerentals

Linens: Something Borrowed http://www.somethingborrowedpartyrentals.com

@Somethingborrowedpartyrentals

Cake Designer: Truly Scrumptious Cakes @trulyscruptiouscakesbybeth

Calligrapher: Ollie + Elle www.etsy.com/shop/ollieandElle @ollieandelle

Place cards & Table Numbers: Hot Shot Industries

Plate Chargers: Baker Party Rentals www.bakerpartyrentals.com @bakerparty

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