Wedding season is upon us, and it’s the first February in two years that I’m not planning or in the midst of planning one (I had a long engagement). I thought, since we love brides at Boudoir Coterie, and suspect there might be at least a few visiting this blog, that I’d dedicate a few posts to things I learned throughout my wedding planning journey.
Let’s start with a fun little project that you can totally do AFTER your wedding when you’re no longer worried about ripping your dress before the ceremony (I did this – three times!), where to seat annoying old Aunt Patty, and whether you like dark chocolate fudge or devil’s food cake better.
I came up with the idea to make what I like to call my “behind the scenes” wedding album as I was combing through photos on my computer this Fall. I realized I had so many fun wedding-related pictures that had become lost in a sea of way too many cell phone shots of my cats, food, and random selfies (we all take them).
You’ll probably have some sort of professional photos from your wedding, and hopefully a cool boudoir photo shoot too, but what about all of those quick pictures you snapped with your camera or phone throughout the process?
I don’t mean you should be taking photos during your wedding (please don’t!), but with all of the planning that goes into a wedding, you’re bound to have tons of memories that you’ll want to hold onto besides just the day of. I know I did.
To get a little sappy for a second, after nearly 18 months of planning, I realized my wedding wasn’t just about the day, but the entire journey, so I decided to put together a photobook to document the process. Let’s face it, who really knows what will happen to those cell phone photos you’ve been saving ten years down the line. Computers crash and technology changes. I’m still a big fan of a good old photo album (I made mine on Shutterfly in case you’re wondering).
If you’re stumped for ideas on what to include, you can probably just browse through your phone to come up with a few. Here’s a list of some of the photos I included in mine to get you started:
1. The first venue we chose and food from the awesome lunch we had afterwards (while a little tipsy from the venue’s free wine tasting)
2. The first time we visited our new venue after realizing the first one wasn’t going to work out (darn that free wine)
3. The first time I tried on my dress — and a bunch of the reject dresses
4. Lots of shots of all of my accessories (I spent way too much time choosing them all)
5. Photos from my fittings (I live far away from most of my family, so it was necessary to take these)
6. Photos of my cats enjoying all of the boxes and packaging as wedding gifts started to arrive
7. Photos from my hair and makeup trial and the fabulous date my fiancee took me on afterwards
8. Post-boudoir session selfies
9. Our one DIY project
10. The AMAZING bread pudding French toast I fed to my bridal party the morning of (catered by Whole Foods in case you’re wondering)
11. First selfie as a married woman
12. My husband eating cake in our hotel room the morning after
These are just a few ideas to get you started. I know how easy it is to get stressed out or lost in the details, so don’t forget about all of the memories you’re making too!
Are you thinking about doing a Bridal Boudoir session? If so, contact us for all options and planning. We also have cool new Coterie Petite sessions for those on a tight wedding budget!
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My goodness, I almost forgot about Tushy Tuesday! Dang taxes distracting me!! Haha.
Today we have what might be one of my very first Tushy shots! The lovely Miss H came in for a play session and to help build my portfolio. This was before I had my San Jose Studio and we shot in a local hotel. It was the same day/lady from THIS post. Which reminds me, we need to do more trench coat shoots! Haha.
Don’t forget to check out or new Coterie Petite sessions!
They are the perfect way to get stunning images and experience a Coterie shoot for a fraction of the price!!
Have a happy Tushy Tuesday, everyone!
Happy Tushy Tuesday everyone!
Boudoir Coterie is excited to announce our new Coterie Petite sessions!
We have heard many women express interest in a Coterie session but were unable to book this luxury experience for the expense. So I crunched some numbers and came up with a mini session that is more budget friendly for those wanting a fabulous Coterie experience. You’ll still have an amazing session, full hair and makeup pampering and you’ll receive TEN gorgeous, fully retouched Boudoir Coterie images!
Each mini session includes a 20 minute shoot with one look, either a sheet set or an outfit! Packages are all inclusive and you choose the one that suits your needs best, either a beautiful 4×6 Album, High Res Digital Files or BOTH! Three simple packages with no fuss or muss. All inclusive prices begin at only $499!
You can find all the details on our Coterie Petite session page. Please read through the whole page because most, if not all your questions will likely be answered but feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding these sexy little sessions.
Now you too, can look and feel sexy and fabulous in images you’ll treasure!
Ready to book? Read up on all the details HERE.
Full package pricing and easy online booking can be found HERE.
As always you can contact me at email@example.com or 408.460.1855!
Now Let’s do this!
Welcome to another edition of Tushy Tuesday! Today we will highlight a cute tushy squeeze. So go forth and, with permission, give a tushy a squeeze today.
Would you like your fantastic, sexy and anonymous tushy shown on the Tushy Tuesday blog feature? I have a knack for making all tushes look fabulous, so book your session today!
Give us a call or e-mail today.
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I wanted to let everyone know that I am doing well. The surgery was a success. The surgeon discovered that all artificial knuckles were still inserted in the bone. We had suspected that they had all come out when in fact all four joints had simply dislocated. This was good news because we were worried that if the joints had come out of the bone, replacing them with the futile.
Thankfully my pain has been minimal, it’s just frustrating only having one hand to use. On Friday my boys accompanied me to the doctors, both were dressed as clone troopers and I felt like I had personal bodyguards. HAHA. Unfortunately it seems that I will be living in sweat pants for the next few weeks. Most of my pants are too hard to do up with one hand, well, my remaining crippled hand that is.
In other news, I discovered that my computer has voice recognition software. I was getting really frustrated trying to type and use capitals with one hand and was mostly giving up so I was typing with all lowercase. Would you believe that I’m dictating this whole blog posts? This is so awesome and I am so excited, like giddy child just given ice cream on a hot day, excited. Like, husband handed an album full of pictures of his sexy hot wife, excited. Wait, not quite that kind of excited, but you know what I mean.
As for appointment times I may have one or two sessions still available in May(three consultations this week so those might fill quickly) but I still have spots available for June, perfect for late summer and Fall brides!
Lots of sexy images to come in the following weeks!