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.
“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.
Sarah did her boudoir session as a gift for her groom for their wedding. Right before her session her bridesmaids took her to Miami for a bachelorette party and the poor thing got so sun burnt! We pushed the session back (because lobster boudoir isn’t very attractive, lol). Our wonderful makeup artist (Tina with Verde Beauty) helped even out her skin and she looked GORGEOUS! Absolutely glowing!
We were honored to create a memorable gift for her new husband!!!
Leah does fitness competitions and works hard on her body (and it shows)! She is also an enthusiastic entrepreneur owning 3 local gyms. All that on top of being a mother of two as well as a wife! She was really fun to photograph and super sweet!
And we love repeat offenders!
This is from Miranda’s second session with us. Her first session was a beauty session (which I will post next week, I was just too excited to post these!)
Hair & Makeup by Verde Beauty.
Meggan was another (very exciting) addition to the “Breathless in New Orleans” special. Her session was extra hot! Think 50 Shades of Grey, but even hotter!
I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves…
Where do I even start with Monique? She jumped on board the Breathless in New Orleans promotion and we instantly fell in love with this woman! She is so full of personality and genuine awesomeness! She had great spunk and the best ideas the whole time. From 70’s style shorts and sexy sunglasses to vintage inspired styling, she rocked it! We were tickled to find out she blogged about her experience. Continue reading