Paige Thomley

Blue-Haired Girl | Memphis Boudoir

Sometimes I don’t have much to say in my blog posts. The writing gods aren’t blessing me right now and I don’t feel like regurgitating the same ‘love yourself’ mantra to you again because honestly I’m struggling right now personally.  Everything is sort of out of balance in a big way for me. I’m working on getting things back on track, sorting through my priorities, and changing some things. It gets old, this re-aligning. I …

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Heartbreak Hotel | Memphis Boudoir

Getting over a break up is hard. I don’t have any recent experience, I’ve been with the same man for 12 years, but I still remember my last break up. It helped to shape me into who I am today. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? When it happened I was a complete and total mess for a long time, and it took years for me to finally heal all of the little …

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold | Wisconsin Boudoir

It’s hard being a woman. Most of us are stuck in a state of MORE- a bigger, better, faster, stronger mentality that keeps us in a loop of perpetual unhappiness.  The constant need to PROVE and BE THE BEST (what even is that?) gets to all of us at one point or another, no matter how zen you claim to be. And the worst part? All of us are walking around unhappy wondering what the hell …

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Vulnerability Part 2 | Grand Rapids Boudoir

I talked A LOT about vulnerability in Part 1 of this set so I’m not going to harp on it too much more except to say that it’s hella important, in life and during your photo shoot. So give it a read if you haven’t already. I’m here to connect with you, soul to soul, and capture a piece of it in images. I can’t do that as effectively if you don’t let your guard …

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Self-Portrait= Self Love | Florida Boudoir

I am so nervous to post these that I might throw up.  I’m feeling allllll sorts of emotions but the main one is FEAR. I’m scared to show people my body because it’s a body now. And as much as I might preach self-love and all that mumbo-jumbo I am kind of ashamed of where I’m at in this current body. It’s physically uncomfortable right now and for someone who can’t even look at themselves …

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Kimono Flow | Wisconsin Boudoir

I LOVE styling boudoir sessions. LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE it! I think I could honestly just quit taking photos forever (sad day) and still be able to carve a beautiful life out for myself with styling photo shoots/movies/whatever floats your boat. Lingerie and vintage clothing bring me THAT MUCH JOY. There’s something so incredibly satisfying about pulling different elements together to create a narrative. You become what you’re wearing. Everything makes sense and just clicks in. That’s important …

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Pin Me Up | Madison Boudoir

I have a great love for pin-up, old Hollywood glamour, and film noir styles, probably because I have been collecting vintage for literally over half of my life (It all started with a pair of snake skin kitten heels…). Due to my reverence and respect for the past I am very wary about photographing the different genres (because those are 3 different genres, and even those three can be divided further into sub-categories) unless we …

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F*CK That Guy…| Minneapolis Boudoir

I’m a Do More Photographer. It’s a group comprised of the best boudoir photographers in the world and I’m freaking proud to be one of them. We have a private group where we discuss ‘boudoir’ issues and help one another out and one concern that gets brought to the group way more frequently than it should is this- A client wants to book a shoot but their husband/fiance/lover says NO and cites various excuses such …

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You Are Safe With Me | Wisconsin Boudoir

I want to talk about how important it is to me that my clients feel safe when we are working together. Boudoir, for the most part, is a deeply personal experience. You are baring your soul and your body and tapping into parts of yourself that you probably rarely let see the light. It’s a little uncomfortable but it should be because you’re growing.  All of these things are wonderful and powerful and can sometimes …

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Feel All The Feels- Part 2 | NYC Boudoir

If you haven’t read Part 1 of Feel All The Feels then you’re missing out (on both the message AND the images) so do yourself a favor and getonitdammit! In the first blog post I talked extensively about how being in touch with and honoring your feelings can help you lead a better life.  And let me tell you I’ve been doing a lot of that in the New Year. And it’s fucking hard. It’s …

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