This is a sneak peek of a fun session to come. My girlfriend Devon(who you’ll see featured below) helped me make my first tulle skirt for the studio. It’s black and it’s really pretty! I have plans for at least two to three more(white is next, which will be amazing for bridal sessions!!!). These are pieces that will be available for use in the studio. We already have a few items and I’m excited to add some more glamour piece for clients to use. I’ve had one client wear the skirt topless with strategic arm placement. *wink, wink*
So many possibilities!
This first look is softer and brighter.
This second look is a little more artsy.. in the hallway with an edgier processing. So MANY possibilities!
So there you have it, a fun and fabulous skirt that is now available for use during your Beauty or Boudoir session.
Watch for more images coming soon!!
I finally got to shoot my first mother/daughter session and it was AMAZING! These two ladies were gorgeous and a BLAST to work with. I know you’ve heard me say that we laugh a lot during sessions but this one had to take the cake. They were so goofy and I could not believe how many laughing shots I got, which of course became some of the favorites from their session!
They chose to do a formal look and a casual look and no matter what they wore they both looked fabulous. During a double or even triple Beauty session (I think this would make for an amazing generations shoot) I take some time and do individual shots, as you will see below. So now take a peek and let me(and these lovely ladies) know what you think!
They totally cracked up right after the “Now try and look a little more serious…” I mean come on, I can’t even look at these shots without giggling– plus, they are both so beautiful.
I took some time and played around a little with this flower shot. I want to get into doing some digital art for myself and this was a fun shot to play with. I love the sun kissed results– this was done inside the studio… no sun.
So there you have it a beautiful mother/daughter session that they will have to cherish for many years to come!
So are you ready to book YOUR beauty session in our lovely San Jose studio? Want to make it a day to remember? Why not do the shoot with your bestie, sister, cousin… there are so many possibilities!
I love Fall! Starbucks and Peet’s tell me it’s already here with their sweet pumpkin treats, but the weather here in sunny Southern California proves otherwise. This is my fourth Fall in California and I wish I could say I miss East Coast Fall less and less, but the opposite is true. Of course, these feelings quickly fade when my old hometown is buried in snow and it’s below zero outside, but I do long for the beautiful foliage and crisp cool days.
This year I’m in luck because I’m heading to Connecticut to visit my folks next week. While it’s 88 degrees here, it’s about 68 degrees there, and I couldn’t be happier.
The irrational part of me wants to go shop for some new Fall clothes, but with a new home currently under construction, that’s probably not the best use of cash right now. Besides, my warm clothes have been hidden in the back of my closet for so long now that they’ll probably feel new anyway.
I will, however, be getting a nice Fall mani/pedi next week. I’m a little too excited about this, and already purchased my polish at Target a few days ago. (I like to use my own polish for mani/pedis before I travel so that I can easily fix any chips.) I decided to go with Essie’s Berry Naughty, which is a gorgeous deep berry, and thought it’d be fun to daydream about some new Fall duds to go with it. Here are some of my favorites:
Friday already? My brain is still on Labor Day Weekend mode, but I guess I’m a little behind this week.
I’m still in a post-vacation fog after returning from my second trip to Las Vegas this summer, so I took to Etsy this week to dig up some fun fashion finds for you. In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a big fan of Etsy and have a real appreciation for anything hand made.
Since just about anyone can open an Etsy shop, there’s often a lot of junk to weed through, but that’s kind of the fun part, and makes it even more rewarding when you find something good.
It didn’t take me long to find something good this time around, and that something good is a handmade lingerie shop called “On the Inside.” I was immediately drawn to this shop because of their tagline, “Comfortable Lingerie, Lovingly Made.” Sexy + comfortable is a winning combo in my book, and I think shop owner Elise Olson really hit the nail on the head with her company description.
“I love making women feel good, inside and out. I truly believe that if you are comfortable, you look and feel more sexy. This is what I strive to do with every piece of lingerie that I make for you.”
In addition to being incredibly cute, most of the lingerie can be ordered in a standard size OR custom made based on your own measurements at no extra charge, which really alleviates the risk of buying lingerie online.
And now for some of my favorites from the shop…
**Please note that these are not Boudoir Coterie images, they are directly from the Etsy shop**
I love everything about this set! I love the color, the fact that it’s made from soft bamboo jersey fabric, it’s sexy, and being modeled by a gorgeous woman with curves.
I’m a sucker for a pretty nightie that’s actually comfortable enough to sleep in, and this one looks like it fits the bill.
Here’s another great set. I love the how the black lace and bold colors make it perfect for a boudoir session, but it’s also practical enough for every day wear.
Feeling inspired by something you saw here? Give us a call or shoot us an email to schedule a boudoir session today!
I’ve never really thought of myself as inspirational.
I’m just well, me. However, in the past couple years I have heard from those around me that say I am inspirational and I should be more vocal about who I am and how I got to where I am today. So I am doing just that(and nervous to boot).
On Sept 13th, I will be attending a Women’s Wellness Sunflower Retreat and I will be speaking about my story. I will be talking about my Arthritis, what my parents were told when I was young, some of my struggles, but mostly my perseverance. But it’s not all about me. Actually it’s very little about me, this is going to be a FABULOUS day filled with fun classes, wine tasting, delicious food, raffles, wine tasting, hanging with other fantastic women, wonderful goodie bags. Oh, and did I mention wine tasting!?
So please come and check out the site and learn a little more about this exciting event! Women’s Wellness Sunflower Retreat.
Keep scrolling past this beautiful image of me, looking awesome for some more fun…
… and here we go.
BUT WAIT… that’s not all!!!
I have some even more exciting news… I have ONE ticket to give away. This ticket is valued at $250!!! The raffle will begin at midnight tonight and end at midnight on Friday. Please ignore the date and time left as it wouldn’t let me change that. So you have THREE days to get as many entries in as possible!
Good luck and I hope to see you all there!