Male Boudoir…. Dudoir. HA I hate that term. Its not something I typically offer. I have only ever photographed men in their undies during couple’s boudoir sessions or the occasional inappropriate groomsmen. LOL I had photographed a couple of men at a Boudoir Camp/Workshop- Camp Do More over the summer and really loved it. I am so used to working with the female form and accentuating curves and Men …are entirely different. After some friends mentioned their totally gorgeous friend who would be a perfect model for me.. I couldn’t resist! Cue Aaron! I think he did a pretty great job for a first time model. ;)
2018 was a year for the books that’s for sure. I started the year off relocating not only my family but my business! After building Shelby Chari Photography from the ground up in the Northern Indiana area for nearly 8 years- We packed up and moved to Western Massachusetts. I was apprehensive, scared, nervous, excited, delighted…pretty much every emotion you can think of but it has ended up being the BEST adventure.
I traveled back and forth 6 times in 2018 for some of the most beautiful weddings and got to squeeze in so many amazing portrait sessions at the same time. I am literally SO thankful to my Indiana clients who have stuck with me throughout this process and who scheduled their lives around ME. Literally insane. I am so honored to keep capturing your love. Now to my Massachusetts clients- You guys! You welcomed me with open arms and I am SO thankful to those of you who took a chance on me.
Being in New England definitely has its perks- We’ve been able to travel all around taking in our new home. We visited New York City a couple of times and fell in LOVE with the city. I even got to travel out of the country this year to the Do More Photographers Boudoir Camp- Camp Do More where I met so many amazing boudoir photographers and friends. We have made SO many new friends along the way who have made this place feel like home.
In 2018 I photographed 52 BEAUTIFUL boudoir clients, 37 AMAZING families & portraits, and 15 UNFORGETTABLE wedding days.
To those of you who graced my camera in 2018, THANK YOU. There are simply no words for how grateful I am for all of you.
To those of you who will grace my camera in 2019, I CANT WAIT!!
As I sit here and type this I can't help but tear up. Blessed? Fortunate? Grateful? Honored? None of these words seem to put enough emphasis into what each and every one of my clients means to me. This year is so bittersweet for so many reasons, mostly because it was my last full year in Indiana. Some of you have grown with me from the very beginning. Being able to capture everything from someones first breath to the first moment two become one, there are simply not enough words. I spent this year laughing and crying alongside you and I will spend forever reminiscing on these beautiful moments we have created together. So THANK YOU to each and every one of you for letting me do what I love and capturing your love.
Xoxo- Shelby Chari
PS: I know I missed at least one family somewhere.. and there may have been a few other boudoir sessions that I had permission to share but I just pulled what I knew would be okay. No hurt feelings!!