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Boudoir Photos for Moms

annie mcelwain boudoir photography!

There was a time when you wouldn’t dare leave the house without a second coat of mascara. These days you consider yourself ready to go if your pants are zipped.

When primping feels like a chore, it’s time to schedule a boudoir photo shoot with Annie McElwain Photography. The saucy shutterbug harnesses light, shadow, and, if you want, a little Photoshop to transform your postbaby self-image into a thing of beauty.

Host a lingerie and photo shoot boudoir party with friends (champagne not included but highly recommended) or choose a solo package (with options like wardrobe styling and hair and makeup). The final product is a set of luscious photographs (digital images, prints, or a sexy little black folio) that captures the body and spirit you didn’t realize you still had.

Not sure? We say suck it in and give it a shot. Think of it this way: You’ll never again look better (or younger) than you do right now.

Annie McElwain Photography (310-295-4900 or amphotography.com). Sessions start at $450.

this week in los angeles!

22nd Annual Fiesta Broadway
The nation’s largest Cinco de Mayo event celebrates Hispanic culture with festive food, carnival activities and crafts, and musicians such as Ozomatli and Diana Reyes.
Why: Skip the siesta and join the fiesta.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Broadway, b/t First & Fifth Sts., Downtown (310-914-8308). Admission is free.

Mother’s Day Cocktails and Crayons
What: The legendary supper club opens early, hosting a one-night-only kids’ menu, complete with balloon animals, coloring, and room to scamper about.
Why: A celebration everyone will enjoy.
When: Sun., 4 p.m.
Where: The Tar Pit, 609 N. La Brea Ave., b/t Melrose Ave. & Clinton St. (323-965-1300).

Mother’s Day Portraits Package

What: Capture casual outdoor pics of the whole fam with Play L.A.’s package including a 45-minute photo shoot, 30-60 images, and an eight-by-ten print.
Why: Make memories in a snap.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Park, 9650 Sunset Blvd., b/t N. Beverly & Benedict Canon Drs. Reservations (required) to 323-988-1189 or info@play-losangeles.com. Cost is $95.

Botany Flowers Floral Arranging and Tea
What: Mother-child duos team up to create two stunning bouquets while indulging in cookies, cakes, tea, and lemonade.
Why: Smell the roses with your little bud.
When: Sat., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.
Where: Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., at W. San Vicente Blvd. Registration (required) to 310-394-0358. $50 per pair.

Photo: Annie McElwain

Will Rogers Memorial Park
9650 Sunset Blvd
bt N Beverly & Benedict Canon Drs
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
22nd Annual Fiesta Broadway
bt 1st & 5th Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th St
@ San Vicente Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90049
609 N La Brea Ave
bt Melrose Ave & Clinton St
Los Angeles, CA 90036