Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Movin' on Up!

Hear ye, hear ye! The new NBP Portrait Blog has a new location! Update your bookmarks and subscriptions and check out: http://nbpstudio.com/blog/

The Peek-a-Boo by NBPstudio also has a space of it's own on the world wide web: http://peek-a-boophoto.com/blog/

So whether your a high school senior or a bride to be, you've got your own special place with NBPstudio!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Carissa | Peek-a-Boo

I encourage my clients to bring props- Carissa decided to bring her dog! It made for an adorable pin up photo!


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Why I Shoot Boudoir...

Those of you who know me personally might be thinking "Why in the world is Sarah photographing half naked women?" among other things ;) I love the Peek-a-Boo side of my business. In an effort to explain why I'm drawn to this type of photography, let's begin with what Boudoir is, and also what it is not:

[boo-dwahr, -dwawr]
a woman's bedroom or private sitting room.

In Photography:(Wikipedia)
A great deal of "boudoir" is now created in the photographer's studio, where it has become very fashionable to create a set of sensual images for ladies of all ages, shapes, and sizes in the "boudoir style". This often takes the shape of partly clothed images or images in lingerie, and has become more than just a passing fad for brides to surprise their future husbands. Although in the past there were many negative connotations associated with boudoir photography, in recent years the trend has begun to gain momentum, and the entire look of boudoir photography has begun to change.

What Boudoir is not:
Distasteful or pornographic.

"Peek-a-Boo" by New Beginnings Photography

My goal is to make every woman feel gorgeous. Too often, we see images like this in a magazine or on tv:


These images reinforce the notion that as women, we have to be a size 2, 5'11" blond bombshell in order to be beautiful. That, ladies, is just not true. I fully believe every woman is beautiful no matter her age, size, hair color, etc. and feel blessed that I am able to pick up a camera and show average women what they don't acknowledge when they look in the mirror every day.

I have always loved fashion mags and watching Bravo's Project Runway. In High School, my dream was to photograph super thin, stylish models for the cover of Elle and W. I have discovered that it is much more rewarding to show a woman who doesn't know the extent of her beauty how gorgeous she is than to take pictures of girls who make a living off of how beautiful they are.

These sessions are geared toward women who are either in committed relationships to share with their significant others or who want gorgeous photos to boost their self confidence and show their kiddos 30 years down the road (see Freddie, Mommy was a hottie!)

If you have questions or reservations about this style of photography, please pick up the phone or shoot me an email. I would love to give you a tour of my studio and get to know you a little better! (217-679-2757 or Sarah@nbpstudio.com)

Thanks to Victoria's Semi Annual Sale, We've added a few A-dorable pieces to the wardrobe (and check out the new chair- the pink stripes totally remind me of VS!):

After hours of sewing, My fabulous mother created this A-mazing curtain to separate the consultation area from the changing room:


Wednesday, January 27, 2010




Monday, January 25, 2010

Peek-a-Boo Open House

I'm thrilled that I've had tons of interest in my Valentine Vixen Mini Sessions and Regular Peek-a-Boo sessions! I know some of you are probably thinking- who is this chick who's asking me to strip down into my skivvies and pose for pictures?! If you have questions or concerns about booking a session or just want to see more of my work and the different products NBP offers, I'm hosting an open house for my potential Peek-a-Boo clients.

I will be in the studio on Tuesday and Wednesday between 5:00 and 7:00 this week for anyone who would like to stop in, tour the studio and see what this whole "Peek-a-Boo" thing is all about! I'd love to chat with you and answer any questions you have.

NBP Studio is located at 801 South Grand Ave. West, on the corner of S. Grand and Glenwood above the "About your Hair" salon. Please enter through the front door off of S. Grand.

See you soon!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sara and Brian- Wedding Sneak Peek

I don't think these two could have chosen a colder day for their wedding! Sara told me back in April that she wanted snow... and she got it. All 7 inches of it!

More coming soon, I just couldn't wait any longer to put a few of my faves up!





Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Everything Weddings Expo 2010

We're setting up our glam Peek-a-Boo booth at Springfield's Everything Weddings Expo this Sunday! Forget cuff links or a watch for your fiance's wedding day gift. Imagine the surprise on his face when he opens an album full of super hot pics of you!

Prairie Capitol Convention Center
January 24
Booth 315

We're looking forward to meeting all you newly engaged gals! Make sure you stop by the booth to register for a fab giveaway.