Celebrate with a FREE Boudoir Session

Posted in: Austin Boudoir Photography, Boudoir Photography, Chicago Boudoir Photography, Plus Size Boudoir- Oct 10, 2016 Comments Off on Celebrate with a FREE Boudoir Session


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Hi! My name is Argentina Leyva. I’m the photographer and founder of Art of Seduction Boudoir, with private studios in Chicago, IL and Austin, Tx.

I work with every woman you can think of – successful career women, full-time moms, entrepreneurs and soon-to-be brides – but they all have one thing in common. The women who I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the past 10 years had a very powerful reason to do a boudoir session and wanted to have the best to capture their beauty.

All my clients have all worked hard to get to where they are and have overcome many challenges – in their careers, relationships and health. They are strong survivors. Women who reach out to me are not ordinary woman. They are looking for something different, classy and original. A place where they can be themselves and feel comfortable knowing that they won’t be judged.

I’ve photographed over 1,000 women in my years as a boudoir photographer and have captured the beauty of women of all ages, shapes, sizes and ethnic backgrounds. I’m proud to say that every client has loved their images and they all agree the toughest part is to select their favorites!

I’ve had the honor of working with women who are looking for the best for themselves and their partners and after doing their research they all tell me the same, I’m the one for them! They have even travelled from as far as New York, Colorado and Arizona to be photographed by me!

If this is you, register now to be considered for a FREE boudoir session, register below and submit an application.

Win A FREE Boudoir Session

Posted in: Art of Seduction, Boudoir Photography, Bridal Boudoir- Oct 10, 2016 1 Comment

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Hi! I am Argentina Leyva, photographer and founder of Art of Seduction Boudoir in Chicago, IL and Austin, Tx.

Bridal Boudoir has become the most popular gift that brides are giving their grooms on their wedding day.  A boudoir session is not only pretty pictures, but a way for any bride to capture her true beauty at a milestone time in her life.

My bridal boudoir will also knock his socks off on your wedding night – and let him know that he’s marrying the most beautiful, strong, intelligent and confident woman he could possibly dream of. Art of Seduction Boudoir is an uplifting experience for any bride, from our first telephone consultation to receiving your final images and will make sure you’re 100% confident and secure in your body on your wedding day.

Every month, Art of Seduction Boudoir gives away a FREE Boudoir session to brides who register. To receive and invitation for a FREE boudoir experience, register below.

I look forward talking to you!

Argentina

 

Everybody Dies, But Not Everyone Lives.

Posted in: Body Image, Embracing Your Body, Love Your Body, self-esteem, Women of Strength- Oct 06, 2016 Comments Off on Everybody Dies, But Not Everyone Lives.

Imagine yourself when you are in your dead bead, what are your thoughts going to be? A study that interviewed elderly people shows that at the end of their life, they are full of regrets. Regrets about the things that they didn’t do, never about things they did. Will you be that person? What if you are in your dead bed tomorrow? Have you truly lived? Reflect about it. What is stopping you from being happy and feeling fulfilled? Most likely it is your self-esteem.

I hear over and over again from women who desire to feel beautiful but when it comes to the point to do something about it they are their worse enemies. They reach out to me to do a boudoir session to help them feel beautiful but at the end, they allow their own fears and doubts to keep them where they are, drifting through life and never taking off to their full potential. They actually hang up on me when I am talking to them on the phone about booking a boudoir session.

It makes me really sad to feel that I don’t have what it takes to help these women, because I know they are hurting. I know that pain, not feeling good enough, pretty enough or totally disgusting in their bodies. It hurts me not to be able to find the right words that will help them see that there is a way out to this pain. What is it going to take? More pain? A near dead experience? Why do we need to wait until things get so bad to wake up and start living?

Self-esteem is the barrier that stops people from being happyIt doesn’t have to be that way. Doubt and fear leads to create a less than perfect version of you. Only you can stop and turn things around. What is your dream? What do you really want? Are you willing to make the sacrifice to make a change? Will you let anything or anyone stop you from being what and who you really want to be? You are your own enemy and you set the barriers that will create your regrets.

We all have the potential to be powerful, happy, brave, strong and do anything we want, if we can only believe that we are enough and deserving.

I might not have the right words to inspire these women who leave me talking on the phone or don’t answer my call. So I want to share a video from someone who is dedicated to tell things as they are, inspire and motivate people to unleash the potential in themselves.

If you are one of the women who reach out to me for help but hung up on me or didn’t answer my call because you think you are not good enough, I hope this video will inspire you to chase after your dreams and live life.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO



 

Thank you, Alicia Machado – and thank you Donald Trump…

Posted in: Body Image, body image movement, Body Shaming, Celebrities, Dove Body Campaign, Embracing Your Body, fat shaming, Feminine Feminist, Healthy is the New Skinny, Love Your Body, self-esteem, Women's Empowerment- Oct 05, 2016 Comments Off on Thank you, Alicia Machado – and thank you Donald Trump…

 

Body shaming: it’s been part of our culture for as long as I can remember. It’s effects are incredibly damaging and can destroy the lives of victims, but even so, it rarely makes the headlines. Sometimes I think that abusing ‘fat people’ is the only acceptable form of discrimination left.

Alicia Machado and Donald TrumpRight now, we’re going through a period where this destructive behavior is in the limelight – thanks to Mr Donald Trump. Comments he made about Alicia Machado – a stunning model, actress and beauty queen – have come to light during our presidential campaign and it’s alleged that he called her “Miss Piggy” and said that she had a weight problem. Wow. Just wow.

No woman – or man – should have to tolerate this kind of abuse and it enrages me, but I do believe that some good has come out of it. The public nature of these allegations has raised a lot of awareness on something that happens all the time, everywhere and to far too many beautiful people. Usually it’s simply accepted as a way of life – but now it’s being talked about, victims are telling their own stories and standing up against the bigots who throw these kind of comments around with no consideration for how deeply they can wound.

And yes, I know that Trump isn’t the only guy alleged to have made such disgusting comments, but attitudes in society filter down from the top – and if he wants the top job, he needs to be called out on his actions.

kids-can-be-cruel-body-shamingBecause this is so much in the media now, it’s going to be so much easier not just for victims to talk about their experiences, but we have a easily understood situation we can use to talk to our kids. We can tell them what a bully looks like. We can tell them what body shaming is and what it sounds like so they don’t become the bully themselves – and if it does happen to them, our children will know what it is and know that it’s wrong. No more hiding in shame. Now we have a real face of the ultimate bully and an example we can always use to tell our kids what a bully is, what body shaming is and sounds like so they don’t become like him. It’s also really easy to show them how crazy body shaming is because what should Alicia Machado be ashamed of?!

Love My Body CampaignWe now have real tangible evidence in the form of videos, photos, articles and interviews that we can use to raise awareness in our children on what not to do, on what is really important about a person and make sure they know that looks mean nothing without integrity, compassion and respect for others.

So thank you, Mr Trump for being who you are. We now have somebody to look down to as the lowest example of what a man should be. Future generations will be using you as a case study about body shaming, racism, discrimination, misogynist and egolatry.

And thank you Alicia Machado, for speaking up and being true to yourself. For showing our young girls what a real beauty queen is.