Announcements

Black Friday Sale!

I’m so excited for this, as I have never offered a Black Friday Sale before!

Purchase our Weekday Signature session for only $199! Includes hair & makeup (images NOT included) Sale ends this Sunday at midnight. All sessions must take place between Jan 15 – Apr 13 2018.

AND new pricing on our Digital Collections, as well as a packaged price on our most famous combo (8×8 Desire Album + USB of Digital Images)

Ready for your boudoir experience? Need more info? Contact me!

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PROMO! {Winnipeg Boudoir Photography)

This is a pretty huge deal folks! Never in the 7 years that Coco Boudoir has been in business have we ever had a promo or sale and it may not happen again so take advantage of this and indulge!
To celebrate the grand opening of our love child Coco Luxe Lash Studio, we are offering up our Digital Collection for only $997 as opposed to our regular price of $2,497!
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Here’s the details:
  • Must book and pay for your session by Wednesday May 31 2017.
  • Session must take place by Friday September 29 2017.
  • Digital Collection for $997 (plus taxes) includes all edited high resolution images on USB (approximately 50+ images)
  • Past clients and any clients that have already booked are eligible to take advantage of this offering.

To view the cost of the session, what is all included and what an experience with us is like, be sure to click thru our site menu. For everything else, drop us a line at info@cocoboudoir.ca

Ready for your Coco Boudoir experience? Contact Us! #nomoreexcuses
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Collaboration with Sacred Tusk

The pop up shop for Sacred Tusk is happening this weekend! Stop by the Coco studio and check out their polished collection of fresh & dreamy everyday active essentials!

Interview with Kyla Klassen of Sacred Tusk

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  • What made you want to start an athletics boutique?

I went to university and graduated with degrees in both Economics and Textile Sciences. The following year I made my way to Costa Rica to complete my 200 hours toward my yoga teacher training. I figured why not put all 3 of these things together; textiles for fashion, economics for a small business and YTT for activewear. Thus, Sacred Tusk was created!

  • What can we find in your boutique?

Sacred Tusk is an online store specializing in women’s activewear. We offer pieces for every type of workout whether that is yoga or Pilates, spin class or the gym, or going for walks around your neighbourhood. Whatever it is, we’ve got you covered! We carry everything from printed leggings to cozy long sleeves, high impact tanks to yoga mats and more. I suggest taking a peak at the Lookbook which is updated every season to get you inspired!

  • Top 3 holiday gifts you recommend from your store?
  1. The Turnout legging from FP Movement – an activewear line recently started by Free People. They have a gorgeous design, are high quality and the fit is impeccable.

2 .If you are shopping for that tough to buy for person in your life, a S’well bottle is a great go-to. There are tons of colours and prints to choose from at an affordable price!

  1. A graphic tank is also an easy and affordable gift! We offer lots of different styles and prints to choose from
  • Best post-yoga brunch in Winnipeg?

Great question – probably Stella’s or the Frenchway café on Lilac. Those are my two favourites right now!

  • Favourite yoga pose?

Any sort of backbend, they are so energizing! When I am coming out of a deep backbend, like wheel or camel, I am always left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

  • Favourite non-yoga workout?

I am really into spin classes right now. Saikel Studio or WPG Cycle are a couple of really great, locally owned studios that you definitely need to try out!

  • When you aren’t working on the store or teaching yoga, where would we find you/what would you be doing?

You can find me hanging out with my husband, my family and friends, travelling, going to concerts, enjoying yoga classes for myself and cooking! I love to cook!

  • Favourite part about working in fashion?

I love getting to see all of the new designs that the brands we carry have come up with for upcoming seasons! To see all of the new trends, fabrics and prints that all of these retailers have put so much love into. This gets me really excited to share any new product with my customer and keeps me motivated to make sure the shop is constantly being updated with new and exciting things!

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*photos have been used with permission from the Sacred Tusk website

Collaboration with Azura Bay

We are very excited to announce that Coco will be teaming up with Azura Bay and Sacred Tusk. Both are Winnipeg based online retailers and will be having a pop up shop at the Coco studio for your shopping pleasure! You can check out and try on their gorgeous ethically made and eco friendly lingerie, swim and loungewear on November 11 & 12.

Interview with Ashley McIntosh of Azura Bay

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  • What made you want to start a lingerie & swim boutique?
    • The first thing that inspired me to start a boutique is my passion for ethically sourced and eco-friendly clothing, which can be super hard to find in Canada, especially for items other than t-shirts and hoodies. I wanted to create a beautiful collection of all the great items I’ve found that meet those standards and help other Canadians looking for the same thing. Also, I’ve always been obsessed with summer fashion but lived in the prairies, so endless bikinis is a bit unrealistic for my closet and I thought underwear/lingerie would be a fun complement to swimwear.
  • What can we find in your boutique?
    • For underwear and lingerie, I try to carry a range from comfy, basic wireless, and wired bras as well as really pretty lace soft bralettes and matching undies, to the extra sexy bridal/boudoir/date night pieces. All the swimwear I carry uses recycled or eco fibers in the fabric (some comes from discarded fishnets reclaimed from the ocean), but they have a really soft feel and flattering fit for bikinis and one pieces. I also have rompers, oversized tees, and maxi dresses for cover ups. Finally, we carry some cozy loungewear like organic cotton tanks, leggings, tights, pjs and socks for looking cute and staying comfy this winter. Everything is ethically produced in Canada, the US, Europe or Fair Trade facilities in India, and many use eco-friendly fabrics.
  • Top 3 holiday gifts you recommend from your store:
    • The go-to option for a girlfriend / sister / mom: our organic cotton PJs are ridiculously cute & classic, and we have both a long sleeve/pants set and a shorts (coming soon!) version.
    • For a jetsetter: Our black / white rompers are super cute resort cover-ups for their next beach trip, and everyone needs a fluffy beach towel. Our new Marrakesh Turkish towels are a perfect item to pack.
    • For yourself: A gift card ;). Seriously though, it’s such a tough call but one of our favourite pieces this season is the ultra pretty, made in Canada Eden lace bralette, which looks good on everyone and peaking out from your fancy holiday outfits. If you want to send a hint to someone, especially to get the right size, we have a wishlist feature where you can send them a hint! For brides, start your own registry for your lingerie shower or bachelorette.
  • What inspires you?
    • Travel, nature, friends, family, other entrepreneurs, getting creative on the ice (figure skating) and beautiful Insta feeds.
  • Dream vacation spot:
    • While I can’t get enough of lake life here in the summer, if I could go anywhere on my next trip it would be Cornwall, England where our muse Corinne Evans is from (I had no idea English beaches had such variety) or New Zealand.
  • Favourite eco & ethical bloggers:
  • Favourite part about working in fashion:
    • Having a chance to build something from scratch is the most satisfying (and challenging) part of running my own business, and it feels so good when I get happy messages from customers or they post a selfie in their new goodies. It’s also so much fun meeting like-minded people in the industry or collaborating with other entrepreneurs to do something new.
  • When you aren’t working on the store, where would we find you/what would you be doing:
    • Figure skating, yoga, hanging out with friends and family getting Stella’s brunch or Thai food.

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*photos have been used with permission from the Azura Bay website

{Excuse #3} – Winnipeg boudoir photographers

Has this next excuse been uttered from your lips?

“I’m just not photogenic” “I have no clue how pose and look sexy” “I’m too shy/awkward”

The pressure is off when you come to us, it’s our job to make you look and feel amazing! I’ve been photographing boudoir for almost 6 years now. I have yet to have a client who didn’t LOVE her photos, and I have had my fair share of self critical, pain-stakingly shy, non believers. There are few things that go into a shoot with us, that when combined make it impossible to not have knock out photos of yourself.

Professional hair and makeup. Our experienced stylists take into account your ideas as well as offer their own professional insight. They are truly artists!

The right clothing. Choosing outfits to flatter your shape is essential, and something we discuss at your pre consult.

Posing/lighting/angles. This can only be made possible with an experienced photographer – It’s a good thing I happen to know one ; ) I coach you on how to pose from head to toe, every step of the way while utilizing light and angles to achieve model worthy photos.

The results from this trifecta can only be… stunning, amazing images that you will be proud of.

Ready for your boudoir experience? Contact us at info@cocoboudoir.ca

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{Excuse 2} – Winnipeg boudoir photography

This next excuse I hear almost as much as the first, “I want to, but it’s just too expensive…”

Most things you love/desire/seek out, such as trips, jewelry, spa days, cost money. These are all luxury items and services and are definitely worth the cost & saving for. When you book a session with Coco, you aren’t just buying pretty pictures, you’re also getting an unforgettable experience.

So let’s break down what makes a session an amazing, luxurious experience and why it’s worth it:

  • Customer service: We book a pre consult with all our clients to discuss what to wear/what to bring/what to expect, discuss your expectations and vision, show you our product samples, answer any questions you may have & and just to get to know you and for you to know us. During your session you get our entire staff all to yourself. We make you look and feel amazing! You’ll have 2 stylists doting on you while you sip champagne, you’ll be draped in exquisite jewelry, and be coached by professional photographers every step of the way. After your session, we have you come back to our studio for your in person Reveal Session. This is where you get to view and order all of your images. We help you go through your images and customize products so they are perfect for you.
  • High end products: Coco Boudoir is proud to offer the highest quality prints and products to our clients. I have scoured the globe looking for premium items to last a lifetime.
  • Glamorous studio: Our unique studio is like no other in the city. It’s filled with beautiful, exquisite furniture, bedding, props and chandeliers.
  • Experienced Professionals: Our stylists have years of education and experience. These are people I trust with my own hair and makeup. I myself have years of experience photographing women. I know how to coach & pose to get the most flattering version of you. I edit your photographs with precision, respect and care. 
  • Confidence: After you’ve experienced a photo session with Coco, you walk away with a new found confidence. And you can’t put a price tag on that! Just read our testimonials.

Some people think “I’ll shop around to find cheaper.” Sure, that works if you’re shopping for appliances but a women’s intimate moments should never feel like a bargain. We are a luxury brand that produces luxury results. You get what you pay for.

I did say I would be offering solutions to all the excuses and because we really do think every woman should experience a session with Coco, we offer payment plans to those who want it all but need a little help.

Don’t you deserve some luxury and glamour in your life? Book your session with us today, contact us at info@cocoboudoir.ca

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{Inside our Waterfront Studio} – Winnipeg Boudoir Photography

Another glimpse inside our new studio, but without the gorgeous distraction of Miss Akrotiri 😉

I absolutely love photographing in my space! Coco Boudoir is located on Waterfront Drive. It’s a petite and luxurious studio that’s filled with beautiful light! We have a kitchenette and private restroom/change room. Ample street parking available.

Ready for your boudoir experience? Contact us at info@cocoboudoir.ca

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{Excuse 1} – Winnipeg boudoir photographers

Who remembers my first post of 2016? It went a little something like this…

During my time off over Christmas, I had the opportunity to attend many a holiday party and chat with many a woman and I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of excuses people gave when talking about doing a boudoir shoot. So, I’ve decided that 2016 will be all about NO more excuses. Over the next month, I plan on putting all the excuses given under the microscope, dissecting them one by one and offering you a solid reason why you SHOULD, why EVERY women should do a boudoir session!

So let’s get right to it. Excuse #1, by far THEE biggest and most common excuse I hear ALL-THE-TIME. “I just need to lose (insert number here) pounds.” Clearly you have not read thru my info or seen my mantra, which goes a little something like this “Let us show you how beautiful you are right now, not 10lbs lighter or more toned, but you, right now.”

Number 1, you’re fantastic just the way you are, it’s true and we can prove it. Number 2, we’re only human, we have the best intentions but it can be hard to act on them. I’m not trying to discourage your weight loss or fitness goals, I fully support healthy improvements, but realistically, we’ve all been trying to lose that xx amount of pounds for years now. We have had many a mature client come through our studio doors who have told us just that, they kept putting off a shoot like this because they weren’t at their ideal weight and suddenly 20 years went by. We’re not saying that being a mature age and doing a boudoir shoot is a bad thing, (because those ladies can sure rock a shoot) we just think you could’ve had a few sessions in between and so do they 😉

Something similar I hear often that coincides with today’s excuse is: “I’m a curvier/curve less/older (insert your excuse adjective here) woman and I don’t see anyone like that on your website.” Then you’re not looking hard enough lol. We have had women of all shapes, sizes, ages & ethnicities come to see us for their boudoir experience. Check out our “Signature sessions” under “categories” and you will see voluminous types of women. Our diversity goes further that what you see on our blog as well, we just simply don’t have permission to show every client’s session, but maybe you could help add to that?

Here’s the thing, at Coco it’s our job to make you look your best and feel amazing in the process. We are professionals and are damn good at what we do. We know how to pose women to optimize their assets and minimize their insecurities. We do minor post process editing, something that varies with each client. Prior to booking a session with Coco, we discuss what you love about yourself, what you’re concerned about (and make you love it) and what edits (if any) you would like to have done. Things like minimizing cellulite, stretch marks, removing blemishes…in the end, the photos all still look just like you, just a more glammed up, with a new found confidence emanating from your pores you.

So, if this sounds like you, stop it! Excuse busted, now let us show you how beautiful you are, right now.

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Ready for your boudoir experience? Contact us at info@cocoboudoir.ca

{Mokada collaborative} – Winnipeg Boudoir Photographers

We have the wonderful fortune of collaborating with a talented custom jewelry company named Mokada Jewelry. We are also very fortunate that they are now our new Waterfront neighbours! One of the many perks of having a session with us is you get to be draped in some of the finest bling that Winnipeg has to offer. When a luxury company teams with another luxury company, you simply get spoiled. Ready for your boudoir experience? Contact us at info@cocoboudoir.ca.

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{New Studio…finally} – Winnipeg boudoir photographers

We’re a little slow on our official announcement, but better late than never, right? We finally moved into our new luxurious Waterfront studio space in October of 2015 and we couldn’t be happier! It’s a little space but it allows us to cloak it in absolute opulence. I wanted to be able to show a small look at what can be done in our decadent space so I put out a model call and revived the Signature Girl photo shoots we had once done in our earlier years. Miss Akrotiri answered our call and we shot the very next day. She was such a natural, but I’ll let you see that for yourself, so without further ado, your first glimpse of a session in our new gorgeous little studio.

Ready for your boudoir experience? Contact us at info@cocoboudoir.ca.

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