Tulsa Artist Empowers Women Through Boudoir Photography

Lana Thomas has been a boudoir photographer for 24 years. She said she works with clients of all ages, shapes, and sizes and helps to empower women.

Lana joins Tess Maune on the Arca Continental Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages Porch to talk about the photo sessions at Voulez Vous.

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What is a boudoir photograph?

“So yeah, lots of misconceptions about that. First of all, you don’t have to be naked. You don’t have to show a bunch of skin. I take it as a very beautiful moment for a woman to feel beautiful and sexy in her own skin. And, you know, whatever that outfit might look like and allurement you know, even a t-shirt with just some boys shorts. You know, that can be very beautiful and sexy for a woman,” Lana said.

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How did your photography career begin?

“24 years ago, I did my first wedding and started from there. And the women, the brides always wanted a gift to give to their fiance. And so they would say, ‘Can you take some sexy photos of me so I can give him a book?’ And I’m like, ‘Well, sure.’ And I found out very quickly that I really loved doing that. I loved the one-on-one. And it was a beautiful gift for them to give. And that’s how that came about,” Lana said.

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How do you make clients feel comfortable?

“So when they come in, they are very nervous, very tight, and you know, just very tense. And so sitting down in the chair having hair and makeup for an hour, it helps them relax. And then when as they’re in the chair, getting their hair and makeup, I chat with them here and there,” Lana continued, “But I do do a consultation prior to the photoshoot so we get to know each other there as well. And then when we start shooting, you know, it’s very relaxed. I’m not just like, ‘bam, bam, bam, in your face.’ It’s you know, take a deep breath. Relax. I’ve got you. We’re just going to take our time. I help pose them and we just have a good time.”

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