Blanche came in to our studio to create a boudoir book as a gift for her fiancé on their wedding day. We created art that she loves so much she ended up getting the album AND some wall art! I can’t wait to see her images in print form!
What was your biggest fear before the session? Did your fear come true, and if not, what happened instead?
I was worried that the shoot would not be tastefully done. This fear did NOT come true. I felt comfortable having both the husband and wife team there! I was worried that because the session is for my fiancé and has sexual undertones that it may be
cheapened in a way. This was totally not the case. I felt confident and comfortable the whole time and felt really good about
myself. Continue reading
Erica is an extraordinary woman whom I found very inspiring. She has been through some really rough stuff, but was given a new chance at life and has not taken it for granted. Her personality had so much spunk that it inspired me to try new things with her, particularly in the fine art nudes section.
Please excuse me while I get real for a minute…
It’s been one of those days, actually, one of those months. I’ve just been feeling really down on myself, not liking what I see in the mirror, yada yada yada. Self esteem is something I’ve struggled with for my entire life. This is one of the reasons I do what I do with boudoir photography. I know how much low self esteem can affect different aspects of your life. It’s such a gift to be able to give women that little boost of confidence and let them know just how beautiful they are. These past few weeks when I’ve been down have been really getting to me, I’ve been in a bad mood, irritable towards Max, not able to focus on tasks, etc. To be frank, I’ve just felt like crap. And tired.
“This shoot and the photographers single handedly made me feel like I was a work of art! Luckily they captured these artful and beautiful moments so I can share it with someone special! It’s not just a session that the only result is beautiful photographs… It’s a experience that gives you enough self confidence to last a lifetime!” -Lacy
So you’ve booked your boudoir session. Now the biggest question looms in your mind…what to wear?
A common mistake many make when planning their boudoir session is thinking that boudoir is only one thing: matching lingerie sets. This is not the case at all! Your boudoir session should be all about YOU first and foremost. You should feel completely comfortable in what you’re wearing (unless you’re going for the uncomfortable stuff) and it should make you feel sexy! Don’t feel like you have to fit yourself into the box of what most people are doing for their boudoir sessions. BE YOU! Whether that means going all out for the full lingerie set, garter belt, stockings and high heels or simply barefoot with cotton undies and a t-shirt.
The focus of your session should be you, not your wardrobe or props. Keep patterns to a minimum as they can be distracting. Bright colors can be as well, but sometimes bright colors truly fit certain personalities. It all depends on you. Your outfits will determine the look and feel for your session, so keep that in mind when you’re choosing. Do you want your session to feel more dark and mysterious, or would you prefer light and airy? If you feel like you have multiple facets of your personality consider doing multiple sessions and changing the hair and makeup as well. If you’re planning on purchasing prints or canvases for your home, consider the colors in the rooms where you want to hang things. Choose colors that will compliment your decor. (and make sure to measure your wall space before your session!)
Let’s dive into some wardrobe options:
The matching lingerie set is one of our most common wardrobe options. You can’t go wrong with matching bra and panties, and they come in endless options. Solid black /white is classic and timeless. The most important consideration for the matching set is to make sure it fits right. That goes for everything on this list, actually. If you go a size down from what you should wear, it will create bulges under the bra band and around the underwear band. I’ve never met a woman who has referred to the “muffin top” affectionately, so be sure it fits right! If you’re not sure, ask an associate to measure you. Click here for our blog and a video on getting the proper fit.
This is the last blog in the travel boudoir series from Florida, and possibly one of my favorite… though it’s such a close race because I love ALL of the posts so much! My heart is in the forest, that’s where I feel the most connected to nature, and the most at peace. It also proved to be the most challenging shoot of all of them. Continue reading
Continuing the travel boudoir series, I had the honor of photographing my mother for the second time. Yes, you heard that right, ^ this gorgeous woman is my mother. We started off on the same rocks from the first post in this series (if you missed that post click here). Continue reading
I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited about a shoot (I probably say that after every epic shoot, but my job seriously never stops amazing me)! A friend and I went to visit my mom in Florida so I could play around with creating some fine art nudes on the beach and rocks. I was like a kid in a candy store! I shot so much that I’m going to have to break the blog about this trip into four parts! I LOVE BEACH BOUDOIR!!! Continue reading
Katy applied for our model call. In her words, it was a “what the hell, it couldn’t hurt” kinda thing. Later she said that she didn’t expect to get picked at all (which is what everyone has said so far, lol). It was an immediate yes for us. Her reasoning sold us completely on the idea and we wanted to help her in her mission to educate people that just because she’s in a wheelchair doesn’t mean she’s not sexy. She is HELLA sexy! As shown in the photos. 😉 Continue reading