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Capturing The Beauty You Have But Haven’t Seen


Luxury Boudoir Photography serving Tampa Bay & surrounding areas.

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EXPERIENCE

Find The Beauty and Confidence You Deserve

A luxury Platinum Elegance Boudoir experience will be:

  • Empowering and encouraging to yourself for the way you are now
  • A perfect gift for a wedding, anniversary, Valentines, or hitting a milestone
  • A great opportunity to finally live a little, be drop dead gorgeous, be elegant, and be sexy

Your questions answered:

  • I don’t look like a model, do you work with normal women?    Platinum Elegance is for all women. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never had someone take your picture ever. Believe it or not, even models look like normal people in the real world – they have acne, crows feat, stretch marks, cellulite, and scars just like real people do. Confidence, a little bit of magic with posing and lighting really work wonders!
  • I want to do this, but I’m so nervous?    Being nervous is completely normal, everyone gets nervous! My team strives to make this a great experience, and after you see your gorgeous pictures, it will be totally worth it! All you have to do is be brave enough to say “yes” for a brief moment, and we’ll take care of the rest. Confidence comes from seeing yourself in a new exciting way!
  • I don’t know how to pose, doesn’t that matter?    I will demonstrate poses myself (feel free to laugh) or an assistant may help (if you choose to have one present). I will never touch a client without permission, and give instruction to you for the most flattering poses.
  • Will my pictures be on your website and all over the internet?    Your privacy is extremely important to me and my team. No one will ever see your pictures except myself, possibly a professional editor, and yourself if that is what you wish. Your pictures won’t appear anywhere (including here) without your written permission and consent. All the women on this site have given me permission to share their pictures and signed a release – they are proud of them!
  • Do I have to get naked?    No, absolutely not! The client is ALWAYS in charge and has the final say in this. We will find your comfort level during your consultation. Most women do prefer to do some implied nudity (your naughty bits are covered by a hand, or a bed sheet for example to prevent the camera from seeing more).
  • Do you use Photoshop?    All of your images will be professionally retouched. Normal editing includes removing anything that will heal, removing scars (unless told not to), evenning of skin tones and smoothing skin. Very defined tan lines will remain. The point of your session is to celebrate the beauty you already posses. If you are a 48 year old and wear a size 18, I’m not going to turn you into a 21 year old size 4. Some women do have things they would like to be addressed during editing. Please mention it, this is fine, but again – you must look like you in the finished images.
  • Do you shoot OnlyFans/Patreon content?     Yes! Please mention this when contacting me to receive pricing specifically for this type of  session.
  • Do you shoot couples?    Not at this time.
  • Can I bring someone with me to my session?    If you wish to bring someone with you, they should be encouraging and never critical or a distraction (i.e. being very talkative during the photoshoot). A close female friend or a sister would be preferred. Any guest you bring must be at least 18 years old and I MUST be informed at the time your session is scheduled of your plans to be accompanied. My makeup artist will be present if only in a different room for the duration of your photoshoot. She serves as an extra set of eyes to ensure your hair and makeup remain perfect, as well as serve as a your cheerleader and occasionally they may help with posing also.
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An experience that allows you to be bold, sexy, and the women you deserve to be

Session locations are selected to best accommodate each client. Destinations by request

Professional Hair & Makeup are included with your session

Find comfort with knowing discretion, your safety, and privacy are extremely important us

Photoshoots include posing systems for all body types, and magazine quality retouching

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SERVICES

Experience Beauty In Every Moment

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Studio style location boudoir and glamour photography is our specialty. What this means is location can be a traditional photography studio, a hotel suite, an AirBNB, or even your own home or apartment. We service the entire greater Tampa Bay area. This allows you to choose a location that is convenient for you and will best match the preferred looks of your session.

Outside of Tampa Bay, or dreaming of something more grand for a location? We can travel to Orlando, Miami, or anywhere in Florida. With special arrangements, we can travel practically anywhere nationwide or internationally (additional charges apply).

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ABOUT

Loving All Forms of Photography

Pictured here is Bernie Smith, the photographer and owner of Platinum Elegance

I’m Bernie Smith, a lifelong photography nut living in south Tampa Bay since 2017.  While residing in Las Vegas I mentored with a world renowned former Playboy Magazine Photographer and a renowned vintage Hollywood Glamour Photographer. Putting my own spin on classic glamour, pinup and modern beauty, and fashion photography techniques, I’m now offering unique, dynamic boudoir and glamour photography looks tailored specifically to every individual client.

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Pictured here is Bernie Smith, the photographer and owner of Platinum Elegance

Loving All Forms of Photography

I’m Bernie Smith, a lifelong photography nut living in south Tampa Bay who grew up in Columbus Ohio, and moved to Las Vegas Nevada after getting married.  While residing in Las Vegas I refined my skills and mentored with a world renowned former Playboy Magazine staff Photographer and a renowned vintage Hollywood Glamour Photographer. Putting my own spin on classic glamour, pinup and modern beauty, and fashion photography techniques, I’m now offering unique, dynamic boudoir and glamour photography looks tailored specifically to every individual client.

I’ve lived in Tampa since 2017 with my beautiful wife of over 30 years marriage who serves as one of my hair stylists, and have an amazing daughter in college. We love animals and have two dogs and a cat. When not behind a lens I’m probably watching Ohio State Football, or at a car show.

Why boudoir? Shortly after photographing aspiring and professional models it particularly troubled me hearing how much body shamming takes place even for what many people consider an ideal appearance. Knowing how it affects my wife & daughter, all women, and even dealing with body image myself has given me purpose. All women are beautiful regardless of body shape, dress size, or anything else. There is no greater reward to me than hearing someone say “WOW, That’s me?!”  – that’s why I love what I do, and want to make everyday women feel great about themselves and see themselves in a new exciting, sexy and beautiful way.

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TESTIMONIALS
Head shot of woman in green lace bra with dramatic lightingJulie, business consultant & mother of two

"I really enjoyed my session...He was professional, super respectful..."

I really enjoyed my session with Bernie Smith and Platinum Elegance Boudoir. He was professional, patient, super respectful, and made me feel comfortable behind the camera. I had an amazing session and absolutely loved my finished images. They were sexy, classy, and elegant. I look forward to doing it again, and would suggest him highly to my friends who are looking to capture some beautiful photos celebrating their femininity.

Head shot of woman in bathroom near shower doorStacy, sales exec & mother of two

"I love my pictures!!"

Gorgeous!!!! I love my pictures!! You made me look beautiful!!! Thank you Bernie!!!

Close up of woman laying on her back with her hands over her headMichelle, realtor

"I felt very comfortable and safe with him"

I loved working with Bernie, he was the perfect photographer. Very professional and courteous. He knows how to capture the image and I felt very comfortable and safe with him. Looking forward to seeing the magic hanging on my wall!

Head shot of woman in desert wearing a pale mint green bikini topDeanne, esthetician & mother

"I hope we have a chance to shoot again"

I was so comfortable working with Bernie! I hope we will have a chance to shoot again, he's awesome!!

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