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Chantale Perron
Montreal, Qc
Just a girl with a camera and dream, flying by the seat of her pants, taking pictures along the way.
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I've been a proud member of the AIBP (Association of International Boudoir Photographers) for 5 months now. It's an incredible resource for boudoir photographers; full of inspiration and amazing insight on how to run a successful business. In all honesty, I've been sitting in the wings watching the developments in the association, keeping quiet and to myself, with not much involvement or interaction within the group. Not because I'm shy or afraid, more because I've been focusing on specific projects within my own business, and haven't really had the time to participate in real-time. So imagine my surprise when I... Continue reading
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When a woman makes a decision to do a Boudoir shoot with me it seems as though there's not much that can stop her from getting it done. Sonya contacted me to book her Boudoir photoshoot a few months back. She was driving in from Gatineau (about 2 hours away) so we agreed to play it by ear weather wise. The day finally came for her shoot....but then Murphy stepped in; he definitely had other plans for us that day! The morning of her boudoir photoshoot a huge snow storm hit the area. Ottawa and Montreal were affected. I called... Continue reading
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I absolutely love the anonymous shots I get in each shoot. For those of you following my work, these are a bit racier than the photos I usually post here. This time we tried a little something different and I'm loving the final result but more importantly, my client did too! Have a wonderful Friday! xo xo Continue reading
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To say I'm super behind in blogging sessions would be an understatement! I actually did the count and it seems I have 74 un-blogged sessions for last year and 16 already for the New Year. Under normal circumstances I'd probably freak out and panic at the mere thought of falling so behind. I'd become completely overwhelmed and feel like I've failed somehow, but that's not the case. For some reason I can't help but smile...mostly because I know it means I've been busy - and there is no failure there! Next month marks the official 5 year anniversary of BlackCAT... Continue reading
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I met Lady L late last fall when I was involved with the eFashionista Bra Snob event. We started chatting and I instantly knew I was dealing with a very incredible woman. Her spirit radiates and shines brighter than any I have come across in a very long time. A few weeks later she called me and said she was getting ready to celebrate her 50th birthday and she couldn't think of a more amazing way to celebrate than by doing a shoot with me. I was completely honored and just knew I was up for the challenge! She is... Continue reading
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It happens every year. Whether I’m ready for it or not, December 31st creeps in and I’m instantly flushed with the need to take stock of the previous year. Did I get to do the things I wanted to do? Did I achieve the goals I set out to achieve 365 days ago? It’s hard to measure, really. I’ve never been one of those “document everything” or "measure expectations" type of gals. I’ve never seriously held myself accountable to the success of my goals. I guess I just kinda flew by the seat of my pants. If things went well,... Continue reading
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I couldn't be more thrilled to have been a part of last week's Luxe Lingerie event for Bra Snobs held at Montreal's No11 Pour Elle Lingerie store on Crescent Street. 75 Montreal Fashionistas were treated to an eyegasmic platform of bra-inspired florals, gorgeous cheeky lingerie, cookie pops, and glittery moustaches - all in support of Movember. Amongst all the glitter and goodies were the most luxurious and beautiful lingerie pieces, not to mention two awesome models to work with! And let me say, these ladies did an awesome job getting their sexy on in front of a crowd! Here are... Continue reading
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I'm so excited to announce that this Thursday, November 22nd I will be taking part of a super fabuous eFashionista event; Luxe Event for Bra Snobs! Montreal fashionistas will take over the beautiful No11 Pour Elle's luxury lingerie store, as they unleash their inner temptresses amongst the whimsical platform of bra-inspired florals and designer lingerie. And of course, no eFashionista event would be complete without designer cookie pops, tea-infused cocktails and other awesome goodies! And amongst all the sexy sweetness, I will be doing a LIVE signature eFashionista boudoir shoot, as well as an atelier with Tina Karr where we'll... Continue reading
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It's official....we have finally moved into our new studio space and if this shot is any indication, I think I'm gunna LOVE it here! Move from this afternoon's shoot to come! Have a beautiful weekend everyone! xoxo Continue reading
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I'm absolutely loving our new Glamour shoots. There's nothing more fun than dancing around in a pretty dress, looking awesome. Here's another awesome transformation from this past weekend. Have a beautiful day! xoxo Continue reading
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There is nothing I enjoy more than seeing a woman transform right before my eyes. It's far beyond just having hair and makeup done - it's more like watching a butterfly emerge from its cocoon. I know, it sounds cheesy but it's true! This shoot was one of those awesome moments. Thank you Miss T for an super fun afternoon! And a super big thank you to my good friend, Bri Anderson-Jackson of Voulez-Vous Boudoir for hosting me for the day! Much love! xoxo Continue reading
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The air is getting cooler. The days are getting shorter. The leaves are changing color. All this can only mean one thing....the Holidays are just around the corner. What better time than right now to start planning your Holiday gifts? Come take advantage of our Super Sexy October Specials, before it's too late... Contact info@blackcatinc.ca to book your shoot today! Details: - Sessions must be paid for in full before October 31, 2012 (no exceptions) - Photoshoot can be scheduled anytime between now and April 1, 2013 - Sale does not apply to shoots already booked Continue reading
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We got the Fitness part all done but now it's time for some sexy stuff! If my clients show up "prepared" prepared for a Boudoir photoshoot, then it would be safe to say the Nancy showed up prepared for the Olympics of Boudoir photoshoots! With a suitcase the same size I use to travel for a week, Nancy filled hers with amazing shoes, corsets, stockings & garters, and everything else you could think of. I was in heaven! And what's even more fun, is that she was up to doing anything - we got all the "traditional" beauty Boudoir shots... Continue reading
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Dear Daddy, Today, September 23, marks the anniversary of your passing. They say it gets easier with time. What do "they" know anyways? 28 years later I still find myself waiting for the pain to lesson. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you; you are with me in all the things I do, regardless of how important or insignificant they may be. This morning I woke up and the thought of you flooded my memories. Before getting out of bed, I took a minute to pray to you, asked you to kiss mom for me and... Continue reading
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Nancy first contacted me back in February to book her shoot, and since then, she has quickly become one of my favorite clients. From our first conversation, I knew this lady was special. She's super interesting, strong, and very inspirational. What makes her so endearing to me is that fact that she knows there is never a better time than right now to follow your dreams. She recently made the decision to leave her career and go back to school to become a certified Naturopath. And next month she'll be competing in the IDFA Ottawa Classic Natural Bodybuilding/Fitness competition. Talk... Continue reading
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It has been a while, so it's definitely time for another installment of Figure Friday! I usually only post one FF shot per shoot, but this lovely lady made taking awesome photos really simple! Can't wait to post the rest of her photos soon! Have a wonderful weekend! Continue reading
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Every year, the amazing Skip Cohen, puts on one of the most comprehensive, intensive photography conferences of the year, Skip's Summer School. I attended for the first time last year, and I knew that this year I could not (would not) miss it! Being held in Chicago, August 5-8, the conference starts out on Sunday night with a mini-trade show. I love this as the vendors are are hand picked by Skip himself, so we know we're getting the very best of the very best in today's products. The Panel discussions cover everything from marketing, business, customer service, and building... Continue reading
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I was preparing my camera settings for the next part of our shoot. I heard the clicking of her Mary-Janes as she walked out of the dressing room, and looked up. There she stood - more than a full foot taller than me! I knew at that moment I needed to showcase all 6 feet 2 inches of her (in her heels). And there was only ONE shot I wanted to get. More from this shoot to come at a later date. Happy Figure Friday everybody! xoxo Continue reading
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Happy Friday lovelies! I have been playing around with different lighting styles in and looks in my Boudoir shoots as of late and I am absolutely loving the look and feel of this natural light feathering. I LOVE how the light falls off her body and disappears into the luscious shadows and background. I especially love that the eye isn't distracted by anything other than the gorgeous subject. And with that being said, here is this week's Figure Friday installment. I hope you enjoy it. PS: I haven't found a creative name for this look. If you have any suggestions,... Continue reading
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It's time for another installment of Figure Friday! This shot is from yesterday's maternity boudoir photoshoot, and although I am still catching up on blogging older sessions, I KNEW when I hit the shutter that this was going to be a hot one! I'll be blogging more from Miss MJ's session soon, but for now here's my #FF post! Have an awesome weekend! xoxo Continue reading
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I read my "New Client Inquiry" email from Mlle J and pretty much did the happy dance when I saw she worked at La Vie En Rose....how perfect was that? No need to suggest where she could buy lingerie for her shoot, that was for sure! I might even admit to having had a slight pang of jealousy flush over me. But one thing I've learned over the years, I could never, ever, EVER work for A) a lingerie company, B) a clothing company, C) a shoe company. Yup...I'm pretty sure each week, my entire salary would be turned back... Continue reading
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My, oh my, I have been really behind on my blogging....I've been so busy shooting and editing that I've neglected posting some of the awesome photos. So withouth further ado, here are some shots from Lady Ade's session from back in January (yes, I'm that behind on my posts!) lol Hope you have a super sexy Saturday! xoxo Continue reading
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It's been a while but here is another installment of Figure Friday. This is one of my favorite shots from a shoot back in January. I loved it so much I had it printed and it now hangs in a frame on the wall of my office. Have an awesome Friday folks! Continue reading
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Montreal's National Women's Show - March 23, 24, and 25 It wasn't something I had planned, but it's funny how things sometimes play out. On Monday, I received a last minute invitation to be a part of the Montreal chapter of the National Women's Show. After an amazing week in the sun in Cozumel, Mexico (pictures to follow!), I was still in total chill /vacay mode and wondered if it would even be realistic for me to get things pulled together in just a few short days? I had never done a trade show before. After some consideration (that means... Continue reading