Giveaway Session Winner - Boudoir
During the Santa Event we did a giveaway. The winner had the option to choose between a few different session types. Our lucky winner choose boudoir. Boudoir sessions with us are more than just some sexy photos. It is a full experience. It’s an unfiltered safe space to talk freely, feel beautiful, and have a fun time. What happens in studio stays in studio. There is no judgement or negativity allowed.
I arrived at the studio and started to get my set up ready. Meanwhile our makeup artist had just arrived. She had begun setting up her work space. As far as MUA’s (makeup artists) go we utilize 3 amazing makeup artists. This particular session we utilized the amazing Emily S. Humphrey. You can view her business Facebook page by clicking on her name. She does amazing Henna work, make up, and even body painting!
While our winner was having her makeup professionally done we all got to know one another. We had so much fun chatting about life, funny stories, laughed, and listened to music. Our winner brought a friend with her, which is always a great way to enhances the experience. We recommend to bring a friend you are comfortable with to have fun with you during the session.
After her make up was done she went back to get changed in on of her 3 amazing outfits. A black bra and panty set with a matching satin robe, a maroon colored lace slip, and a purple lace baby doll styled lingerie piece. We started with the first outfit and began. I danced during the shoot to the music, sometimes horribly, but it definitely made her laugh. Which ultimately is the goal sometimes. A smile is the sexiest curve a woman can wear! A more genuine laugh and smile shows in camera. A forced smile isn’t very fun either.
These images are from the first set with the black bra and underwear set along with the black satin robe. She rocked this session and had so much fun doing so. My favorite part of any boudoir session is when they first come in. The clients always seem a tad nervous, but also excited. After they get in and I start to build a relationship with them they start to relax a little more, however my favorite part is after they get their makeup done and they look at themselves in the mirror. They go from acting nervous to feeling confident. They even do that double take checking themselves out in the mirror. It happens every session and I love seeing the look in their eyes. That moment when they think to themselves, “DANG, I LOOOK GOOOOODDD.”
After we did the dark colored outfits we moved on to the purple lingerie slip. I was really excited to see the fun colorful outfit. I started thinking white to make the purple and her pop. The white comforter came out and I placed a light toward her camera left and one in the window to make the light shine through stronger. I used constant lights for this and I am so thrilled with how they turned out.
We set it up and I had her lay on the blanket. Doing this I wanted to make sure that the comforter bunched up to give it more texture and depth to the image.
Seriously though! Isn’t she just striking. Words can’t fully describe this amazing woman. She has a beautiful baby that is fairly new to the world too. So she’s a new mom, a wife, and a strong individual. She rocked it and was on FIRREEE! You can tell in the images that she was comfortable and enjoying the boudoir experience. That is what I strive for.
Boudoir is one of my favorite forms of photography. It is empowering, sexy, gorgeous, and amazing to watch a women’s confidence grow. Some Psychologist even suggest to their patients with self-esteem issues to do a boudoir session so that they can see what other’s see in them. That they are truly beautiful and perfect no matter their body size, shape, or any other features they may not be comfortable with.
People focus on their flaws when really they should embrace their body and love the skin they are in. I personally have done boudoir sessions of myself to up my own confidence, plus it made a great gift for my husband. I delivered the images to our boudoir giveaway winner and she loved them. She thanked me for the experience.
Finally to wrap this up after getting permission to utilize her photos and blog the experience I asked her, “If someone were to tell you they were looking at getting a session done with me what would you tell them?”
Her response, “If I was to describe my experience with Brianna I would say inspiring! Not only did this shoot make me see myself as a beautiful individual on the outside but the inside too. Getting my makeup done and wearing sexy clothes is one thing but being around the positive self loving energy is what made the shoot. I’ve never felt so comfortable and open with a complete stranger. Brianna helped bring out a side of me I thought I’d never see again after I had my daughter. I couldn’t express the empowering feeling I had during and after the shoot. Anyone getting these type of photos done who is looking for a fun, energetic, and creative session Brianna is the one for you!“
When I read her words they nearly made me cry tears of joy. Knowing that I am helping empower other women and providing a fun experience means the world to me.