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27 Jul 2017

Tips for Successful Attorney Headshots in Columbus, Ohio

If you’re an attorney, you need a headshot. When potential clients are researching your law firm, they’ll be looking for a face to tie to the name, and if they can’t find one they may look elsewhere. However, getting a headshot taken as an attorney can be a bit challenging. Do you dress like you’re going to court? Do you look relaxed, tough, stoic? At Lucidaré Studio, we’ve taken a variety of attorney headshots and have gathered some useful tips […]

18 Jul 2017

5 Makeup Tips for your Boudoir Photography Session at Lucidaré Studio

At Lucidaré Studio in Columbus, Ohio, we aim to capture our clients’ natural beauty in every boudoir session. Because of this, we offer hair and makeup services to all our boudoir clients to help enhance your features and make them pop on camera. However, some clients are more comfortable doing their own makeup at home. For those of you who fall into that category, we have some tips: 1. Use Primer. Using a makeup primer before applying your foundation and […]

12 Jul 2017

What to Expect During a Corporate Photography Shoot with Lucidaré Studio

When you decide to schedule corporate photography in Columbus, Ohio, with Lucidaré Studio, you’re probably curious about what you can expect. Will the shoot take long? Will my employees need to stop working? Will I have to be available throughout the shoot? If you’re asking yourself some of these questions, this is the blog post for you. We’re covering in depth what you can expect during your corporate photography shoot. After your initial inquiry, our lead photographer, Melissa, will reach […]

28 Jun 2017

Should I Wear Makeup for My Professional Headshot?

No matter if you’re a man or woman, when you’re having a professional headshot taken you want to look your best. For some of us that means getting a haircut or blowout, getting a fresh shave from the barber, or hitting the tanning bed. However, when it comes to headshots – is makeup a necessity? The quick, but not so helpful, answer is ‘sometimes’. Let’s expand upon that: If you’re not the type of person to wear much makeup, if […]

13 Jun 2017

The Boudoir Photography Process at Lucidaré Studio

If you’ve recently booked a boudoir photography session with us, you may be a bit curious about our process and what you can expect. While our lead photographer, Melissa, will have an in-depth phone conversation with you about your shoot prior to your scheduled date, we understand it’s nice to have something you can reference whenever you need to. Here’s how our boudoir shoots typically go: On the day of your shoot, we ask that you arrive around 10 minutes […]

06 Jun 2017

5 Reasons Why Moms Should Have a Boudoir Photo Shoot

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy to put yourself last. With your children, significant other, and other family and friends at the forefront of your mind, treating yourself isn’t always something you think about. Most of us may think ‘treating ourselves’ is as simple as indulging in a glass of wine or slice of cake. While that can certainly be true, treating yourself to a boudoir session will be rewarding for years to come […]

18 May 2017

The Benefits of Having Your Headshot Taken by a Professional Photographer

Being a business professional (or an aspiring one) in today’s world means you need a headshot. You want to look your best across your social media profiles, like the employment powerhouse LinkedIn, and the only way to do that is with a professional headshot. You may argue that you can snap a quick selfie in your business best or have a friend take a decent image of you, but in a job market that’s as saturated as the one we’re […]

11 May 2017

Tips for an Excellent Bridal Boudoir Photography Session

It’s customary to give a gift to your future spouse on the day of your wedding, and figuring out just the perfect gift can be tricky. Most likely you’ll want it to be something a little fun, a little flirty, and mostly something that will peak their interest. What could you gift them that falls into all three of those requirements? Bridal boudoir. Slipping your S.O. an album full of sexy, scantily clad images of you on your big day […]

27 Apr 2017

How to Benefit Your Business with Corporate Photography in Columbus, Ohio

No matter if you’re a well-established business or one that is brand new, the imagery you show to the world is just as important as the written words you’re putting forth. After all, most people are highly visual, so seeing aesthetically pleasing images that align to your brand and send out the appropriate message can do wonders for your website traffic. Why corporate photography? Tasking a corporate photographer to shoot high quality, professional images is an investment. However, it’s an […]

19 Apr 2017

Showcasing Your Natural Beauty through Boudoir Photography

  At Lucidaré Studio we aim to capture your natural beauty. We strongly believe that every woman is beautiful in her own unique way, and that is what we strive to reveal during every session. However, we don’t believe in over editing photos or applying heavy makeup that makes you appear in a way that isn’t true to you. This can’t be said of most boudoir photography studios in Ohio, and this is what sets us apart. When you book […]

07 Apr 2017

The Meaning Behind The Name: Lucidaré

Pronounced: lu-chi-da-ray While your services as a business are incredibly important, the name and meaning behind your business is just as important. Your name represents who you are and your mission as a brand, and not having a name worthy of your customer’s business can be a serious problem. At Lucidaré Studio, we take this seriously. Our name, Lucidaré, is Italian in its origin, and means ‘to polish’. We chose this name because polishing is exactly what we do when […]

29 Mar 2017

On Location or In the Studio: Where’s Best for Headshots in Columbus?

If you’re a business professional (or on your way to being one), you need a headshot. A professional headshot is the icing on the cake when it comes to your social media profiles, business or personal website, and resumé. But, when it comes to your headshot, where should you have it taken? At Lucidaré Studio, we offer headshot and portrait photography sessions in our studio, on location, or outdoors. To determine which location is best for your needs, we’ve put […]

15 Mar 2017

Empowering Women Through Boudoir Photography

As a woman in today’s society, self-confidence isn’t a given. We’re constantly bombarded by imagery of gorgeous, rail thin ladies and made to believe that’s the standard of beauty. If you don’t look like a model, you can’t be beautiful. At Lucidaré, a Columbus boudoir photography studio, we can’t stress enough how untrue this is. No matter your shape, no matter your size – you are beautiful just as you are. Sure, it’s easy enough to be told you’re beautiful, […]

09 Mar 2017

Delivering Headshots That Meet Your Needs

If you google the definition of a ‘headshot’, you’ll find something along the lines of ‘a photograph of a person’s head or face’. Seem simple enough? That’s not always the case. There is often confusion surrounding what exactly is included in a headshot. Does it include the chest and shoulders, half of the body, the full body? By definition, a headshot would only include your shoulders and part of your chest at most, but at Lucidaré Studio, we understand that […]

28 Feb 2017

How to Use Corporate Photography for Marketing

When it comes to your business’ image, photography can have a big impact. Today’s potential clients and customers are looking more than ever to get a behind the scenes, in depth look at your company before even setting foot in the door. They want to know who you are and what you’re about from an outsider’s perspective, so they can evaluate whether you will be valuable to them prior to making initial contact. Don’t leave yourself out of the running, […]

21 Feb 2017

Things to Wear During Your Boudoir Photo Shoot- that Isn’t Lingerie

As humans, we’re complex individuals. All with different tastes and preferences. As women, our preferences are even more complex – especially when we’re talking boudoir photography. When it comes to boudoir, women typically either love it or hate it. The women who tend to dislike boudoir have either:     Never had a shoot;     Had a bad experience during a shoot; or     Aren’t the type to wear lingerie or pose nude. If you fall into the latter, don’t worry! You can still […]

13 Feb 2017

In-Home Boudoir Sessions

Is an In-Home Boudoir Session Right for You? When you think of having a boudoir session, you probably imagine it will take place in a photographer’s studio. The idea of having photos taken of you in your underwear in an unfamiliar place can make even the bravest women a little hesitant, and at Lucidaré Studio we recognize that. We always try to accommodate our clients and have their comfort as our top priority, which is why we offer boudoir photography […]

06 Feb 2017

Our Top Tips for Being Comfortable in Front of the Camera

Most women don’t feel ‘at home’ in front of a camera. Throw in the fact you’re in front of a camera in your underwear and you’ve got a combination that would make even the most outgoing person a little uncomfortable. But just because the idea of a boudoir shoot makes you a little nervous doesn’t mean you can’t have one. A bedroom photography session is attainable for everyone, no matter how shy you may be. Here’s our top tips on […]

24 Jan 2017

The Different Types of Corporate Photography and How They Impact Your Business

It’s no doubt that our world is becoming more technological every day. This increase in day-to-day tech isn’t only affecting our personal lives, but our professional lives as well. This means if you’re a business, you need to be online. Whether it’s a website or social media profile (preferably both), users need to be able to find you with the simple click of a button – don’t you want to make the best impression possible when they do? To make […]

19 Jan 2017
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Boudoir Photography Makes the Perfect Anniversary Gift for Any (and Every) Year!

Boudoir photography is incredibly popular amongst brides right now, but boudoir photos aren’t limited to the freshly engaged. Boudoir shots can be taken at any stage during your life, marriage, or partnership. Women in their fifties take just as glamorous shots as those in their twenties, just as curvy women take as gorgeous shots as women who are rail thin. No matter your shape, size, or age, boudoir photography is for everyone. Having a boudoir session is a fantastic way […]

10 Jan 2017
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Tips to Prepare for Your Professional Headshot

If you’ve never had a professional headshot before, you may be a little nervous about the experience. After all, the resulting photo will be used across your social media profiles, professional accounts, or your company’s website, so you’re going to want to look your best. At Lucidaré Studio we want you to be prepared come appointment time, so we’ve put together a few tips to ensure you’re photo shoot ready and come into your shoot as confident as possible. Put […]

27 Dec 2016

Top Reasons to Choose Bridal Boudoir

Is Bridal Boudoir Photography Right for You? Boudoir photography has gained popularity in recent years, and if you asked around within your friends and family, it would be unlikely that no one had had a boudoir session – or at the very least know someone who has done boudoir. While boudoir in general has become more commonplace, bridal boudoir photography isn’t far behind. Many soon-to-be-brides are taking sexy shots to gift to their significant other on their big day, and […]

16 Dec 2016

What is Real Boudoir Photography?

If you look the word ‘boudoir’ up in the dictionary, you’ll see it’s defined as ‘a woman’s dressing room, bedroom, or private sitting room’. If you take a look at the word’s origin, you’ll see it comes from the French word ‘bouder’, meaning ‘to pout’. Out of the two, the latter definitely isn’t the sexiest. Merriam-Webster approved definitions aside, most of us in America know boudoir as a type of photography, often of a woman in some form of lingerie […]

07 Dec 2016

Why You Should Book a Boudoir Session for the New Year

As women, we often fuss over how we look. It’s all too easy to find imperfections and obsess over them, when most of the time no one notices them but ourselves. No matter how thin and toned or curvy and voluptuous we are, it’s hard to be completely satisfied. What we often don’t realize is that we’re beautiful no matter what, and we should celebrate our bodies in every state of their existence. But how? Do you treat yourself to […]

14 Nov 2016

Boudoir Photos: The Perfect Holiday Gift

With the holiday season quickly approaching, you may be tossing around gift ideas for your significant other. Do you buy him the sports jersey he’s been eyeing lately? The latest gadget in tech? New golf clubs? While he’s certain to appreciate anything you gift him, why wouldn’t you give him something a little more personal? After all, the holidays are the perfect time to show someone how much you care, and showing your love for your significant other may not […]

03 Nov 2016

Why Every Woman Should Choose Boudoir Photography

When asking women if they’d ever participate in a boudoir shoot you’ll often hear three types of responses. Absolutely not; My body is not boudoir worthy; or Of course! If you find yourself responding with something along the lines of the first two, you should do some reconsidering. A boudoir shoot may not seem like the right thing for you right now, but you could be mistaken. Here’s why: It’s the ultimate treat for yourself. A boudoir photoshoot is all […]

20 Sep 2016

Preparing For Your Boudoir Shoot

Please read our tips for making the most out of your Boudoir Photo Session! The Week Before: Do not spray tan Select your outfits at least 1-2 weeks prior to your shoot. Choose any article of clothing that you find flattering on your body and you are comfortable wearing. Try them on more than at different times of the day to be sure they fit properly and allow movement for posing! View our Pinterest Page for some suggestions on outfits […]

19 Sep 2016

The Importance of a Professional Headshot or Lifestyle Portrait

If you want to get the part, you have to look the part. It’s been said that a resumé get’s looked at no more than thirty seconds before a company decides they’re going to ditch it or bring you in for an interview. With today’s society being more technological and eco-friendly than ever before, we have turned more to LinkedIn for employment recruiting. This is a professional online profile where we can establish connections, network ourselves and engage in personal […]

15 Sep 2016

Why Choose Corporate Photography?

In today’s society people are attracted to things that are visually appealing. Showcasing and marketing your business is what’s going to set you apart from your competitors. Digital media outlets could set the tone for your company in several different ways. By providing visuals with your company’s website you’re displaying how you want your business to be perceived. For example, business professional VS. casual and laid back. Content with images get 94% more total views. This is because we are […]

02 Sep 2016

Boudoir Photography as Art

When you look at art what do you see? Sometimes it’s straightforward and to the point. Other times you have to look deeper into it, uncover its layers. Many read between the lines. You create your own image of what the artist was thinking and the message they’re trying to send. Our bodies do the same. They are our canvas. Since the beginning of time women have displayed their bodies as a form of art. The photos included are a few images […]