Being a female boudoir photographer, Julia have been offering intimate photoshoots locally and internationally for over 12 years, photographing women from all walks of life.
With great appreciation for contemporary fashion, classical art, and human anatomy, and extensive education in composition, light/shadow drawing, movement, and psychology of visual perception, Julia developed her own signature style of portraiture that depicts the beauty, power, and sensuality of female form.
Her clientele are women of all ages and body types. With an extensive experience of studying and photographing female form, her artistry not only shows in the quality of the images, but the visible ease of her clientele.
She works with day-to-day women. That is to say, the women that you see on the website are every day non-model women: business women, stay at home moms, daughters, grandmothers, wives…
Women who are confident and powerful. Women who are in search of who they are. And women in transition…
“I am your photographer that will celebrate you, help you to feel beautiful, powerful, strong, playful, sensual, sexy. Whatever you strive for, we’ll make it happen. We’ll make it happen together. With every photo shoot I see how women are being empowered. This transformation empowers women in their search for self-growth, confidence, and self-esteem.
I’m incredibly grateful to all my past and current clients (a lot of them became repeated clients; a lot of them became my friends, naturally). I’m grateful to you for trusting me, for exposing your vulnerable sides, for playing, for crying (happy crying), and for allowing me to create magic for you, with you!”
Interview from WAG Magazine:
What is Boudoir Photography?
“Taken wearing lingerie – or nothing – the shots capture women in bedroom attire as the French term implies. But don’t confuse boudoir photography with Playboy. Because these portraits tell a pinup tale that’s teasing yet tasteful. Still, it begs the questions: What would it take for you to remove your clothes in front of a camera?
For many local ladies, it’s Julia Juliati, a White Plains-based photographer whose perceptions extend beyond the lens.
“I also have a psychology degree,” she says. “Thus, combining (that and photography) actually gives me a power of transformation.”
We’re not talking the kind of transformations that comes from Photoshop, but rather from the way women view themselves. Beyond taking stunning and sexy images, Juliati aims to rid women of their self-doubt.
“When a woman comes to my studio, she wants to create something beautiful, but she’s unsure; she’s shy,” Juliati says. “But when she gets the final images, they’re fully transformed; they’re loving themselves; they’re feeling beautiful, feeling special. More over, their self-esteem is jumping through the roof. That’s why I do it. I love this whole transformation.”
What to Expect from Boudoir Photoshoot?
To ignite the change, Juliati begins with a consultation, a conversation that’s part icebreaker and part creative brainstorm.
“Then we talk about everything, her likes, what she loves to do,” she says. “After that, I customize each session for the person in front of me. If she wants to go more glamour, we’ll go there. She wants to go more nude or fine art, we go there. Loves to dance, we incorporate dance with the shoot. Thus, I just go with the client.”
Women are photographed in their pearls, painting at easels, in masks and feathers, draped in sultry fabrics and gracefully mid-air in a (well-supported) leap.
“If we’re combining glamour and boudoir, we’re doing beautiful sexy dresses and ending up in lingerie. If we’re combining boudoir and nude, we’re starting with lingerie and then I add different beautiful fabrics, and I do completely nude as well.”
In fact, she says, most of her boudoir clients opt to bare all.
“I explain to them that I do a lot of nudes, and if they’d like to go that way, we can do (that), or we can concentrate on something else,” she says. “Once they talk to me and once they feel relaxed and comfortable, many of my boudoir clients will pose nude as well.”
Exposing just enough skin and emphasizing the eyes – a key to boudoir, she says – each portrait also shows Juliati’s characteristic drama and classicism.
“My style is nude fine art,” she says. “Thus, when you look at my style of nude photography, I hope you get a sense of classic portraiture and nudes.”
Being Comfortable – Female Boudoir Photographer Westchester
Her penchant for recognizing and capturing beauty is in her blood. She picked up camerawork from her father, also a photographer. And though she photographs for all types of clients – couples, mothers and daughters and more – she’s honed her work with boudoir and artistic nudes over the past several years.
Her artistry not only shows in the quality of her images but the visible ease of her clientele. “I feel that my clients feel very relaxed with me, that’s why I can create these beautiful images,” she says. “Above all, that’s the most important. You have to feel comfortable with your photographer.”
Juliati, who is also a tango dancer, notes that throughout the shoot, it’s vital not only to compliment the woman’s body, but also the character, the whole woman, to enhance her confidence and comfort.
“Everybody who comes to the studio has some kind of self-consciousness,” she says. “But, we don’t concentrate on that. They just need to come and enjoy themselves. That’s my job to make them look and feel beautiful.”
Boudoir Photo Shoot as a Gift for Boyfriend / Husband. Or better yet as a Gift For YOU!
She encourages shoots for women of all body types and ages. Her younger clients in their 20s and 30s tend to take photos as sexy gifts for their partners. But Juliati is partial to working with women of a certain age who come to the studio for an even more empowering experience.
“From ages 40 and up, women come to me to do boudoir for themselves. And I love that. Certainly, this is my favorite,” she says. “I think this should be the main goal, and the gift, of course, is secondary. Above all, the whole transformation and experience is for the woman.”
And just when you think you’re too old for boudoir/nude, take note: Juliati’s oldest client is in her 80s.
“When these women come to my studio, I don’t even have to turn on the lights,” she says. “They are shining. They’re glowing. I love that.”