Let’s talk about posing. And light. The best light. It’s my job (that I love and take very seriously, well, as serious as I can get … you’ll understand when you meet me) to pose you in a way to show off your kickass curves. All of them. In the most flattering ways. Of course wardrobe helps alot. And your attitude. Especially your attitiude. I can certainly help with your wardrobe choices and ideas, you just bring your sassy attitude, ready and willing to let go of the insecurities that drive you mad, and let me show you … you. The way your lover sees you. The way I see you from my beautiful lens.
So back to posing. All of my clients are everyday women like you. Not models. The number one concern is that you will not know what the hell to do. You won’t know how to look sexy, or pose. You’re worried you will look silly. Or goofy. Believe me, I’m the goofy one during our session. So that’s where I come in. I have been shooting beautiful women for 6 years, and love everything about boudoir. If I’m not shooting, you’ll find me lost in inspiration. I know the angles and I play with light. I don’t know how many women I have made boudie girls, but I can say, I know a thing or two about making your best features shine. So believe me when I say you, yes you, can get your sexy ass in front of my camera. No matter your shape, size or age. You need to trust me. You need to get vulnerable. Let down your guard. Embrace what makes YOU sexy. And just do what I say during your session lol … Yeah, I’m a bit bossy. But you’ll see. And let’s not forget that you’ll be having so much fun, that your worries about those so called ‘flaws’ will just melt away. Could it be the wine? Perhaps. But I truly believe it’s the connection between us when we create your images together, and you let go of all the fears that weigh heavy on you. When you see the back of the camera for the first time, it will ignite a fire in your soul. That girl that didn’t know what to do … is now on her way to being a boudie girl! My ultimate goal, is for that fire to continue to burn well after your time in the boudie studio. After all, boudie girls OWN ‘their’ shit. They OWN ‘their’ sexy. Right of passage? Hell ya … a fucking liberating one.
There is no other feeling in the world than being pregnant. Nothing compares to it. Especially when it’s your first child, you embrace all the changes your body goes through … the good and the not so good! Feeling beautiful is pretty easy to feel. Ok, maybe not so much with the swollen feet and gas! lol But it’s so important to not forget that you ARE beautiful. You are glowing. Glowing with the emence love you have for the baby you are soon to meet. Don’t forget how this time felt. Don’t forget how incredibly beautiful you looked. Soon, your role with change. Priorities will change. Life will change, and all for the better. Nothing is more important than documenting and preserving these memories with photographs. A boudoir maternity session, isn’t just about lingerie, and a sexy pose. It’s about beauty. Your beauty.
Kristina and I planned her maternity boudoir session together. She felt so beautiful, and wanted to gift these images. A soon to be daddy on Father’s Day. We were on the exact same page when it came to wardrobe and styling. She had booked two sessions in fact. Her first session was elegant, and all about her and her beautiful belly, with wardrobe pieces that are available at my studio. The second was suppose to happen today. A golden hour outdoor session with her and her man. But …. their new little boy was just so anxious to meet them, that he arrived early. Really early! So just remember to take lots of photos of your growing belly. Book a professional photography session so you can have these memories forever. Hang them on the wall. But most importantly, never ever forget the beauty in you. Congrats to this stunning momma.
I held my very first outdoor boudoir sessions recently and was both excited and scared. Always scared that it will be a flop. (Creatives mind. Sometimes the most crtical and synical mind to have! lol) But … so gratefully I welcomed 11 boudie girls to my outdoor studio. A place that I love. Bustling leaves from the wind, crickets, the sound the wind makes through the long grass, wildflowers, and the most peaceful vibe. I swear I’m a hippie at heart ,) But it’s true. The best vibes.
I’m not sure if it was the freedom of the outdoors, but these boudie girls came with an attitude like no other. And seriously, what is more sexy than owning it. Believing in you. Self negative talk left in the car. No outside stimuli to bring on your self doubt. Just plain old feeling fan-fuck’n-tabulous. Many were ‘repeat offenders’ … second time in front of my camera as a boudie girl ,) Some because the outdoors is what representated them the best. And some because they stepped, no leaped, out of their comfort zone to do something they never thought they would do. For whatever reason. But each of them loved, LOVED their session. And I absolutely loved shooting them.
It’s hard to explain, but I never plan my shoots. Well, I plan location and set design, but stop at the point of how each shot should be laid out and how they will ultimately look. That is up to my boudie girl. And our connection. And there’s always a connection. And that is what makes me love shooting boudior. What images will be made because of our connection? See, kinda sounds like hippie talk right? Like I said, it’s hard to explain. lol
But of course, as a professional wanting to give my girls beautiful images, my muse was back in front of my camera. Testing light, angles and locations. Making sure I had everything covered for my clients. And having tons of fun doing it! I adore her. Lurrve her. And love our time together and what we create. So teasers are out and I’m in editing lockdown. I promise more shares to come … but for now, this is how the Country Pickup Boudoir Sessions went down ,)