boudoir marathon

Lokal Hotel Philadelphia Photoshoot Previews

Very rarely do I do a preview blog post from a session.  Usually I wait until everything has been edited to blog but last Thursday session at the stunning new Lokal Hotel in Old City Philadelphia had me itching to share some of my favs so I decided to do a little preview blog post of the entire day!  I had so many amazing women and allow me the insane honor of photographing them and these images are ones I am insanely proud of.  My goal was to photograph these women naturally, to push myself creatively and to expand my portfolio to include more of this style of boudoir.  And I say, mission accomplished!  While this blog post only includes 4 images of each session, hopefully it gets you excited to see each individual blog post as they are posted over the next month!  

Before I tell ya'll to scroll on, I just want to give a tremendous shout out to all of these women for coming and giving up part of their Thursday!  You each are incredible and I can not WAIT to share your galleries with you soon!!!  

Nicole - A soft and edgy boudoir session

This session is one I have been meaning to blog for a few weeks now but my personal life has been crazy doing all kinds of things for The Strong Catalyst.  But now that life is normal again, I am SO excited to share this soft and edgy studio boudoir session!  Nicole is one of funniest, sweetest people I know and you may see these photos and think you've seen her before on Swiger Photography.  And you're right!  You have!  I photograph this family every year for their holiday cards but I was so excited to just photograph Nicole and have some fun in the studio!  She brought a little bit of soft, sensuality and then a whole lot of edgy sexy too and to me, it was the perfect shoot!  Its fun when I get to shoot women I already know and adore and to create magic with them...and thats exactly what I would say this shoot was.  Magic.  

Nicole, you already know I adore you and your family but I hope this images show you a new side to yourself and that this won't be the last time I get to photograph just you!  Thank you for answering my model call, being a phenomenal friend and for always supporting everything Jordan and I do.  We love you!!!!  Now enjoy just a handful of my favs!  

Heather - LGBTQ Boudoir Session

If you think you recognize Heather, you probably do.  I have shot everything from headshots to family photos, engagement to wedding photos and even some of her shows over the years!  Heather is not only an incredibly sexy lady, she is a wife, burlesque performer, International Ms Leather, and PhD student.  And more than that, she is a gracious, sweet friend who I feel lucky to lean on over the last few years.  We've been fortunate to know each other in both professional and social situations in the LGBTQ community and have often had long talks over wine about how we want to see our world change.  She is wise and funny and both like a mentor and dear friend.  Last month, Heather came to the studio for a boudoir mini session and we had so much fun!  She is always stunning but it was fun to photographer her in a new way!  From her outfits to those long long legs to her laugh when I mentioned spouse Simon, I didn't want the session to end!  Heather, thank you for letting me be the one to photograph so much of your life of recent and thank you for your unending support of me and my business.  Jordan and I adore you, Simon and Patrick and are ever grateful for you.  

Gina - Birthday Self Love Boudoir Session

With Valentines Day tomorrow, we are sharing some of our favorites from our Boudoir Marathon last month!  And up next is the gorgeous Gina!  Gina gifted herself this boudoir session for her birthday and we were so excited to meet her!  Gina is good friends with one of our favorite clients Annalise and we always love when our clients share how much they love us with their friends!  She got a little help from The Velvet Lily (one of my go-to recommendations for the best lingerie!) and Sara from Elegance Artistry but mostly, Gina just brought her gorgeous self and vibrant personality to this boudoir session.  She happily agreed to allow us to share these with all of you and we were thrilled!  

Gina, I know it was a little intimidating to show up for your session, but girl you killed this session!  You are stunning, inside and out and I am so proud of you for taking the time to do this for YOU!  I wish more of us would take the time to pamper ourselves now and then and to realize that boudoir isn't just for having sexy pictures to gift the one you love.  It can also be for refinding all the things that make you sexy, gorgeous and worthy of feeling pretty, not just for an afternoon, but every day too.  We can't wait for the next time you're in front of our camera!  

January Boudoir Marathon

I spent Tuesday hanging out at the GORGEOUS location for our boudoir marathon and let me tell you ladies - it's ahhhhmazing!!!  Beautiful vintage furniture, large windows for streaming natural light and of course a coffee and champagne bar!   In the heart of West Chester, this location is going to be so much fun to play in with 10 gorgeous ladies!  

Photo courtesy of Lauren Schwarz Photography - isn't it GORGEOUS!!!!!

Photo courtesy of Lauren Schwarz Photography - isn't it GORGEOUS!!!!!

So what is a boudoir marathon?  It is a specially priced mini version of a boudoir session, just in time for Valentines Day!  You'll get dolled up by our professional make-up artist before slipping into two different looks and getting to shoot for a half hour with me!  After your session, I edit your images and deliver them to you via a beautiful online gallery!  We are including around 15 digital images so you have plenty of options as well as a print release!  You can then share them with friends or that special someone in your life or keep them to remind you how amazing you are!  And we are offering special early bird pricing now through December 18th!!!  

Want to give this as a gift for someone special in your life?  What better gift at the holidays than one that says you deserve to spend the day being pampered and feeling gorgeous!?!?  Contact us and let us know you want to give a lady in your life this session and we'll send you a pretty present for them to open!  

We have already sold 2 of our 10 spots so we are expecting these to go FAST!  To book yours, see more of our work or have us answer any of your questions, please head over to the contact tab and drop us a line!  We'd love to chat with you!!!  We also offer incentives to get your friends to book and for those who are willing to allow us to use your gallery!  Let us know if you'd like more information on either!!