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Shannon Michelle - Couture Boudoir

Boston, Nyc , MA

LOCATION

By appointment only, 16 River Office Park Braintree
Boston, NYC, MA US 02184 (map)

PHONE

617-307-1155

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ABOUT US

"We believe celebrating a woman's ability to be beautiful, strong and confident."
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"We believe celebrating a woman's ability to be beautiful, strong and confident."
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BRIDAL TRENDS: REDEFINING THE BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE

Imagine his surprise when, just hours before the wedding, he receives a gift-wrapped, custom designed "bedroom book" that was printed in Italy and has intimate photos of you! The boudoir trend is increasingly popular with brides and is a very unique groom's gift. But what about 'couture boudoir?'

"Couture boudoir is a luxury experience," says Shannon Michelle who runs www.shannon-michelle.com, a Boston based photography site. "It's an avante-garde approach to boudoir photography in which the same posing and lighting techniques used on professional fashion models are used for privately commissioned clients."

For years, the classic pin up, with lots of bright light and smiley, flirty, exaggerated poses, has been the inspiration for boudoir photography. Unfortunately, this is not always the most flattering type of photography for women. And let's face it; the pin up of the 21st century has drastically changed since that of the 1940's. The modern day pin ups are super models. They are seen in a more 'editorial' setting with subtle lighting and a style that often stimulates a tatsteful, yet sensual and somewhat provacative feeling.

It takes the right photographer to understand how to create and re-create this fashion forward style of photography. And Shannon Michelle is just that person. Having photographed the work of some of the most elite of designers such as Avril Lavigne, Badgley Mischka, Betsy Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Custo Barcelona, Diesel, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Kors, Narcisso Rodriguez, Tommy Hilfiger and many more, Shannon is continuously keeping up to date with the latest trends. Fashion, style and designer ads are often a source of inspiration for her.

"Fashion photography is very exciting and I love every minute of it. But to be able to give the gift of photography, where the client feels pretty and confident, is very rewarding. The images are a reminder of just how beautiful they are and how they felt at that very moment. It's a perfect gift for yourself, a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or special occasion."

And what could be more special than your wedding day?! He'll love it, you'll love the experience. And the photos will last a lifetime.
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INFO FOR FAVORS & GIFTS

Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design, Printing
What is your average turnaround time, from initial contact to shipment?
Please allow at least 3 weeks for a little black book and at least 2-3 months for a bedroom book, prior to your gifting date. 
 
 This gives plenty of time to book, shoot, preview proofs, select album images, approve design concept, and have the album printed and shipped from Italy!
Are you able to meet clients in person to showcase your product?
Yes!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I was referred to Shannon Michelle by my stylist, Andria Bird Bridal in Newport RI. Shannon is the "best of the best" when it comes to boudoir photography I was told, and the reviews do not fall short. My first interaction with Shannon was over the phone to inquire about boudoir. I wanted to surprise my fiancé with a beautiful look book on our wedding night. Shannon took the time to answer all of my questions. She was very accommodating to my schedule and always available via a phone call or email.

The day of the shoot was a wonderful experience. She provides a hair and make up artist to make you look and feel glamorous! She provides all the direction while shooting to ensure the poses highlight the best features of you or the features your man loves! You are able to view all the prints that afternoon with her. She provides her professional opinion on which shots to include in your final product.

While shooting Shannon made me feel absolutely beautiful. I was completely comfortable working with her. You will leave feeling so wonderful about your body and yourself. I felt very feminine and romantic.

Shannon is very prompt to send you your look book via a private application. She made the edits within a week!

Lastly, Shannon made the day special for my guest, my mother. While I was shooting privately with Shannon my mom had her hair and make up done and we took a few mother/daughter pictures (in pretty blouses of course!) now we have beautiful professional pictures to remember this special time around my wedding day!

Highly recommend Shannon Michelle photography
I was referred to Shannon Michelle by my stylist, Andria Bird Bridal in Newport RI. Shannon is the "best of the best" when Read more...
I was referred to Shannon Michelle by my stylist, Andria Bird Bridal in Newport RI. Shannon is the "best of the best" when it comes to boudoir photography I was told, and the reviews do not fall short. My first interaction with Shannon was over the phone to inquire about boudoir. I wanted to surprise my fiancé with a beautiful look book on our wedding night. Shannon took the time to answer all of my questions. She was very accommodating to my schedule and always available via a phone call or email.

The day of the shoot was a wonderful experience. She provides a hair and make up artist to make you look and feel glamorous! She provides all the direction while shooting to ensure the poses highlight the best features of you or the features your man loves! You are able to view all the prints that afternoon with her. She provides her professional opinion on which shots to include in your final product.

While shooting Shannon made me feel absolutely beautiful. I was completely comfortable working with her. You will leave feeling so wonderful about your body and yourself. I felt very feminine and romantic.

Shannon is very prompt to send you your look book via a private application. She made the edits within a week!

Lastly, Shannon made the day special for my guest, my mother. While I was shooting privately with Shannon my mom had her hair and make up done and we took a few mother/daughter pictures (in pretty blouses of course!) now we have beautiful professional pictures to remember this special time around my wedding day!

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Shannon Michelle - Couture Boudoir responded with the following comments:

It was such a pleasure getting to meet you and your mom! I'm so glad you felt comfortable. It's so important that all my girls feel confident and comfortable while working with me. Your book is amazing and I can't wait to hear how your new hubby reacts to getting it. He's going to love it!!! Congrats again, you are going to be a stunning bride!!!
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Katie
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Shannon Michelle is the absolute best bourdior photographer one could ask for! Long before my husband and I were even engaged, I knew I wanted to give him the special gift of bourdior photos as my wedding gift to him! I did some research and found Shannon Michelle's video ad online, loved her work and style and made an appointment to meet her! We clicked immediately and although I still had my clothes on I instantly felt comfortable with her and knew that she would make me feel comfortable doing the photo shoot no matter what insecurities I had about my own body! Unfortunately, my husband was a little slow on popping the question... So I had to wait an entire year for the photo shoot! I was insistant that I wanted the engagement ring in the photos so he knew it was done for him and only him. The photo shoot went better than I expected! Shannon worked with my ideas and style and gave me modeling pointers all along the way! The photos came out amazing and my husband was beyond excited to get them! He loves the password locked phone app that Shannon provided so he can view the photos from anywhere!
Overall the experience was awesome, Shannon Michelle was so professional, kind, encouraging and creates unbelievable work! Whether you want to do bourdior photos for you, your significant other for a special occasion or just because... I would highly recommend it and highly recommend Shannon Michelle As your photographer... She's absolutely AMAZING!!!!
Shannon Michelle is the absolute best bourdior photographer one could ask for! Long before my husband and I were even Read more...
Shannon Michelle is the absolute best bourdior photographer one could ask for! Long before my husband and I were even engaged, I knew I wanted to give him the special gift of bourdior photos as my wedding gift to him! I did some research and found Shannon Michelle's video ad online, loved her work and style and made an appointment to meet her! We clicked immediately and although I still had my clothes on I instantly felt comfortable with her and knew that she would make me feel comfortable doing the photo shoot no matter what insecurities I had about my own body! Unfortunately, my husband was a little slow on popping the question... So I had to wait an entire year for the photo shoot! I was insistant that I wanted the engagement ring in the photos so he knew it was done for him and only him. The photo shoot went better than I expected! Shannon worked with my ideas and style and gave me modeling pointers all along the way! The photos came out amazing and my husband was beyond excited to get them! He loves the password locked phone app that Shannon provided so he can view the photos from anywhere!
Overall the experience was awesome, Shannon Michelle was so professional, kind, encouraging and creates unbelievable work! Whether you want to do bourdior photos for you, your significant other for a special occasion or just because... I would highly recommend it and highly recommend Shannon Michelle As your photographer... She's absolutely AMAZING!!!! Read less
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Shannon Michelle - Couture Boudoir responded with the following comments:

Katie it was an absolute blast working with you! I'm so glad your hubby loves his gift and your wedding photos are stunning! Person Killian did such a great job! Thank you again!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I decided really last minute (~6 weeks before my wedding) that I wanted to do a boudoir shoot album as a gift for my soon to be husband. I called and Shannon was able to fit me in despite the short notice and my crazy pre-wedding schedule. It takes time for the photo editing (which I think she did in just a few days) and album printing, and I needed it to all be done at least 3 days before the wedding. And I could only do the shoot on a weekend. Needless to say, it all worked out wonderfully. Shannon was super sweet and made me feel really comfortable even though I'd never done something like this before. The photos were AWESOME. She didn't make me look that different from what I really look like, and I was so pleased with them that I even ended up showing them to my bridesmaids (which I hadn't intended to). My (now) husband was pleasantly surprised at the photos and definitely had a lot to think about the night before our wedding, when the gift was delivered to him. I highly recommend Shannon if you're considering this experience!!
I decided really last minute (~6 weeks before my wedding) that I wanted to do a boudoir shoot album as a gift for my soon Read more...
I decided really last minute (~6 weeks before my wedding) that I wanted to do a boudoir shoot album as a gift for my soon to be husband. I called and Shannon was able to fit me in despite the short notice and my crazy pre-wedding schedule. It takes time for the photo editing (which I think she did in just a few days) and album printing, and I needed it to all be done at least 3 days before the wedding. And I could only do the shoot on a weekend. Needless to say, it all worked out wonderfully. Shannon was super sweet and made me feel really comfortable even though I'd never done something like this before. The photos were AWESOME. She didn't make me look that different from what I really look like, and I was so pleased with them that I even ended up showing them to my bridesmaids (which I hadn't intended to). My (now) husband was pleasantly surprised at the photos and definitely had a lot to think about the night before our wedding, when the gift was delivered to him. I highly recommend Shannon if you're considering this experience!! Read less
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Shannon Michelle - Couture Boudoir responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words! I loved working with you and I'm so glad you both are happy with the photos!! You deserve it!! :)
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Burcu
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Shannon has an exceptional attention to detail. Not only she is very professional at her work, she is also very friendly and sincere with her communication. Her vision in photography and capturing the moments are unlike anyone!
I highly recommend her and love her work.
Shannon has an exceptional attention to detail. Not only she is very professional at her work, she is also very friendly Read more...
Shannon has an exceptional attention to detail. Not only she is very professional at her work, she is also very friendly and sincere with her communication. Her vision in photography and capturing the moments are unlike anyone!
I highly recommend her and love her work. Read less
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Shannon Michelle - Couture Boudoir responded with the following comments:

Every now and then, a client become a friend! So blessed to have met you and looking forward to our shopping lunches!! :)
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Angela
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Shannon (through her colleague, Jaclyn L Photography) was the shooter-for-the-day for our wedding. She was extremely prompt, professional, and a pleasure to work with. She blended in to the background of the wedding and was unobtrusive, and got us through the formal photography (which I didn't want very much of to begin with) very quickly and efficiently. I didn't have to worry about anything, which was awesome.

Because Shannon was so awesome for our wedding and I was interested in having some boudoir photos taken, I booked a session with her. Shannon is absolutely fantastic! I booked a room at the W Hotel for the shoot and it was the perfect setting. Shannon knows exactly the right poses and looks to use, her lighting is lovely, and she is a complete professional. She made everything feel comfortable during the shoot and I had a lot of fun.

The shots are just beautiful! I look and feel like a model - can't believe how sexy, gorgeous and professional I look. I can't wait to see the completed book! This is the sort of fun, confidence-boosting thing that every woman should consider doing for herself (and her special someone).
Shannon (through her colleague, Jaclyn L Photography) was the shooter-for-the-day for our wedding. She was extremely Read more...
Shannon (through her colleague, Jaclyn L Photography) was the shooter-for-the-day for our wedding. She was extremely prompt, professional, and a pleasure to work with. She blended in to the background of the wedding and was unobtrusive, and got us through the formal photography (which I didn't want very much of to begin with) very quickly and efficiently. I didn't have to worry about anything, which was awesome.

Because Shannon was so awesome for our wedding and I was interested in having some boudoir photos taken, I booked a session with her. Shannon is absolutely fantastic! I booked a room at the W Hotel for the shoot and it was the perfect setting. Shannon knows exactly the right poses and looks to use, her lighting is lovely, and she is a complete professional. She made everything feel comfortable during the shoot and I had a lot of fun.

The shots are just beautiful! I look and feel like a model - can't believe how sexy, gorgeous and professional I look. I can't wait to see the completed book! This is the sort of fun, confidence-boosting thing that every woman should consider doing for herself (and her special someone). Read less
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Shannon Michelle - Couture Boudoir responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much! It was my pleasure to help out for the day and looking forward to seeing you next month!
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nicole1125
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Shannon is the BEST!! I was so nervous about doing a photoshoot, I went back and forth for months and months. Finally I said to myself I was going to go through with it. She came HIGHLY recommended by quite a few people, so I gave her a call. She is extremely prompt, and we had a date set up in no time. I can't tell you how comfortable I felt in front of her. It honestly felt like we've been friends forever. The shoot itself was so much fun, and I truely encourage all girls to do this once in your life. She makes you feel like you are the most beautiful, confident girl in the world! The pictures came out fantastic! Her composition and use of lighting top of each picture to create a work of art. I cannot recommend Shannon enough, and am beyond pleased that I got the opportunity to work with her.
Shannon is the BEST!! I was so nervous about doing a photoshoot, I went back and forth for months and months. Finally I Read more...
Shannon is the BEST!! I was so nervous about doing a photoshoot, I went back and forth for months and months. Finally I said to myself I was going to go through with it. She came HIGHLY recommended by quite a few people, so I gave her a call. She is extremely prompt, and we had a date set up in no time. I can't tell you how comfortable I felt in front of her. It honestly felt like we've been friends forever. The shoot itself was so much fun, and I truely encourage all girls to do this once in your life. She makes you feel like you are the most beautiful, confident girl in the world! The pictures came out fantastic! Her composition and use of lighting top of each picture to create a work of art. I cannot recommend Shannon enough, and am beyond pleased that I got the opportunity to work with her. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Shannon Michelle - Couture Boudoir responded with the following comments:

OMG thank you so much for this review! I couldn't agree more with the feeling like we've been friends! :) It was my absolute pleasure to work with you!! :)
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Click Chick Photography
Wedding:
8/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Shannon was amazing! She is truly worth her weight in gold!! She is such an amazing photographic artist and I'm a professional photographer, myself. I wouldn't have had anyone else but Shannon photograph me. She's such a professional and knows her craft like no one else!! Shannon recommended several boutique hotels for me to chose from. It's sooo important to have a fabulous space to work in. It helps with the mood of the photoshoot.
Shannon was amazing! She is truly worth her weight in gold!! She is such an amazing photographic artist and I'm a Read more...
Shannon was amazing! She is truly worth her weight in gold!! She is such an amazing photographic artist and I'm a professional photographer, myself. I wouldn't have had anyone else but Shannon photograph me. She's such a professional and knows her craft like no one else!! Shannon recommended several boutique hotels for me to chose from. It's sooo important to have a fabulous space to work in. It helps with the mood of the photoshoot. Read less
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Shannon Michelle - Couture Boudoir responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much!!! I absolutely loved working with you! So thrilled you are happy :)
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NR
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.6/5.0
Shannon is extremely professional and makes you feel very comfortable as soon as you meet her. She is very fun, hip and very talented. I am 100% beyond satisfied with my pictures.
Shannon is extremely professional and makes you feel very comfortable as soon as you meet her. She is very fun, hip and Read more...
Shannon is extremely professional and makes you feel very comfortable as soon as you meet her. She is very fun, hip and very talented. I am 100% beyond satisfied with my pictures. Read less
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Shannon Michelle - Couture Boudoir responded with the following comments:

Thank you love! Yours was definitely one of my favs! Who doesn't love a skinny wall? LOL :)
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Nyrel
Wedding:
3/26/2011
4.8/5.0
My experience with Shannon was tremendous! Absolutely wonderful to say the least. She was willing to work with me to find out what was best for my schedule and, most importantly, what I could afford. I had a friend do a boudoir shoot after I did mine, I had given her inspiration, and her experience was a nightmare. Shannon was professional and hard working. Never did I feel as if what I wanted wasn't a priority. I would recommend her to anyone.
My experience with Shannon was tremendous! Absolutely wonderful to say the least. She was willing to work with me to find Read more...
My experience with Shannon was tremendous! Absolutely wonderful to say the least. She was willing to work with me to find out what was best for my schedule and, most importantly, what I could afford. I had a friend do a boudoir shoot after I did mine, I had given her inspiration, and her experience was a nightmare. Shannon was professional and hard working. Never did I feel as if what I wanted wasn't a priority. I would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Shannon Michelle - Couture Boudoir responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Nyrel! It has been a pleasure working with you as well and I can't wait to hear how your fiance loves his album! You looked absolutely amazing! It was such a fun day!! :)
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Hafsa
Wedding:
8/13/2010
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED working with Shannon. She was so incredible, super attentive to detail, patient and a great director in terms of telling you how to pose and hold your body. She is so much fun and that made it easy to pose for these pictures! I am SO happy with the end result and reccomend that EVERY WOMAN do this for themselves at one point in their life. It is empowering, sexy and such a great experience! Shannon contributed to that exprience and was always available to answer all my questions! She will ALWAYS have a reccomendation from myself and the group of ladies we did this with!
I absolutely LOVED working with Shannon. She was so incredible, super attentive to detail, patient and a great director in Read more...
I absolutely LOVED working with Shannon. She was so incredible, super attentive to detail, patient and a great director in terms of telling you how to pose and hold your body. She is so much fun and that made it easy to pose for these pictures! I am SO happy with the end result and reccomend that EVERY WOMAN do this for themselves at one point in their life. It is empowering, sexy and such a great experience! Shannon contributed to that exprience and was always available to answer all my questions! She will ALWAYS have a reccomendation from myself and the group of ladies we did this with! Read less
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Shannon Michelle - Couture Boudoir responded with the following comments:

Hafsa, I LOVED LOVED LOVED working with you. That party was one of those moments where I go..."I love my job!" :) We had so much fun and I can't wait for your hubby to get his anniversary print!!! We'll talk soon! :)
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jwelgan
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Shannon's a professional fashion photographer and you will get magazine quality work from her. Her costs aren't too high and we loved working with her: discussing a location to shoot from, her arriving with everything including lighting, her ability to set people at ease while shooting and come up with some great shots, choosing from the proofs, and the final product, which was wonderful.
Shannon's a professional fashion photographer and you will get magazine quality work from her. Her costs aren't too high Read more...
Shannon's a professional fashion photographer and you will get magazine quality work from her. Her costs aren't too high and we loved working with her: discussing a location to shoot from, her arriving with everything including lighting, her ability to set people at ease while shooting and come up with some great shots, choosing from the proofs, and the final product, which was wonderful. Read less
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Angelia
Wedding:
2/13/2008
5.0/5.0
I hired shannon for my boudoir shoot. It was the first time I had done something like it, and thought I'd give it to my husband. I wanted to give him something fun, sexy, and breath taking. And also wanted to give myself a little gift for my own confidence ;) I saw Shannon's work on her website and knew she was the one to go with. Not to mention she is an absolute sweetheart to work with! I felt so comfortable knowing a woman was photographing me, and understanding the woman's body first hand. i.e what looks best, angles, lighting, stances etc. The level of professionalism was also very relieving to have. The energy was so exciting and such a positive experience Ill never forget! I felt like a super model!
Thanks so much Shannon!
-Angelia
I hired shannon for my boudoir shoot. It was the first time I had done something like it, and thought I'd give it to my Read more...
I hired shannon for my boudoir shoot. It was the first time I had done something like it, and thought I'd give it to my husband. I wanted to give him something fun, sexy, and breath taking. And also wanted to give myself a little gift for my own confidence ;) I saw Shannon's work on her website and knew she was the one to go with. Not to mention she is an absolute sweetheart to work with! I felt so comfortable knowing a woman was photographing me, and understanding the woman's body first hand. i.e what looks best, angles, lighting, stances etc. The level of professionalism was also very relieving to have. The energy was so exciting and such a positive experience Ill never forget! I felt like a super model!
Thanks so much Shannon!
-Angelia Read less
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DEALS

Mobile Look Book Giveaway
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Redeem In-Store   $499 Value
Book a weekday (Mon-Thurs) in August and receive a 10 page mobile look book absolutely free! Keep your favs at your fingertips or send your significant other a sexy surprise. Password protected. For more info, contact info@shannon-michelle.com

Offer Expires: 08/31/2014

Available to the first 16 couples
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DIY BOUDOIR!!!!!
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Are you shy about taking your clothes off in front of a complete stranger? Are you on a budget and simply can't afford another expense to your wedding by hiring a professional boudoir photographer? Do you just want to have some fun in the comfort of your own home by creating boudoir photos for you or a loved one? DIY_BOUDOIR gives you 10 MUST HAVE TIPS for do it yourself boudoir! Written by the best in the boudoir industry, Shannon Michelle and it's just $29! It is all in layman's terms so it's easy to read and understand. It is geared for the girl at home with just her point and shoot and a prayer! Take a few minutes to download this guide and drastically improve your diy experience! HAVE FUN!!! :) Purchase here: http://www.shannonmichellephotography.com/digivendorpro/index.php See Shannon Michelle's work here: http://www.shannon-michelle.com
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