Posts Tagged 'plus size boudoir photography'
So Victoria’s Secret just launched their new Perfect Body line and created a whole lot of commotion with it. Maybe that’s what they wanted. Maybe not. Isn’t any publicity good publicity? That’s beside the point I guess. I know the line is called The Perfect “Body”, meaning their Body line of bras, and hallelujah, they finally created the perfect one! (Though, I can’t really say because I don’t have one.)
But I can understand the outrage this has sparked among many women because all you see on the ad are the words The Perfect Body along with ONLY size OOO models. Not that there’s any wrong with a skinny woman on the ad. Heck, I know plenty of women born that way, who can eat a horse, and still look like they haven’t eaten a thing (and yes, we all secretly despise them – JK!) But what about everyone else? How does this make other women feel who don’t have this “perfect” body? Um, probably like shit. Like they have to stop eating. And go run 500 miles on a treadmill.
I’ve met quite a few women over the past few years who have insecurities about their looks and I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to change their perception of themselves. They may not come in thinking that they look like a Victoria’s Secret model, but they sure leave feeling like they’re a model! After 8 years of doing this, I realize this is the driving force behind why I do boudoir photography. Not because I love photographing women in lingerie. (I honestly love photographing a LOT of different things!) But because I love the feeling I get when I see someone feeling great about themselves. (It’s my own little selfish secret that I’m letting out of the bag.) Raising a woman’s confidence. Seeing her face light up because she looks and feels beautiful. It’s truly priceless, and when I realized this, was when I really fell in love with boudoir.
So as an alternative version of Victoria’s Secret’s the Perfect Body, here are a few of the beautiful ladies of Boudoir in Bloom I’ve had the honor of photographing and their PERFECT bodies.
PS. There is a petition out to ask VS to “amend the irresponsible marketing of your new bra range ‘Body’” on Change.org. If you’d like to see it changed, click on the link!
I had one of the most spunkiest, refreshing woman come in for her consultation yesterday and I am SO looking forward to shooting her boudoir photos! She had no qualms about the fact that she’s a single woman and wanted to do a session for herself. She’s super confident, but not ostentatious. In her own words, “Why don’t more women do this for themselves? Why do we feel like we need a man to give these pictures to? I’m not trying to look sexy for a man, I want to look sexy for myself. And if I’m looking good and feeling good, then I want pictures of it damnit!”
Oh my God, this woman cracked me up to no end!!! Can I get an Amen?!!!
Mind you, she is not a rail thin model and admits to have a few bumps here and there as well as stretch marks from kids and losing lots of weight. But she LOVES herself and how she looks. And there’s no shame in that. Here’s Kristi sending me an image from her phone showing off her new Betsy Johnson outfit…CUTE!
My Intimacy carries some of the most gorgeous lingerie for boudoir sessions. This beauty bought a few of her outfits from the shop in Scottsdale Fashion Square and they turned out looking spectacular in photos! So classy and timeless.
And even though this image isn’t showcasing lingerie, it does showcase her fabulous legs!
Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post any of the images from all the sessions done these past few months, so a HUGE thank you to Sabrina for allowing me to share some of her boudoir images here! She’s beautiful and has a bright personality to match. She never once worried about size and was confident throughout her shoot. I LOVE that. Thanks Sabrina for being an inspiration to me and so many other women out there!
Makeup by Erica Konz.
DeAnn’s hubby, who adores her like no other, contacted me to book a boudoir session for her. Although they had discussed it before, I don’t think DeAnn knew it was actually going to happen…so surprise DeAnn! They’re doing the long-distance thing right now due to her hubby’s work, so thank goodness for FaceTime and text messaging – both of which they did as DeAnn got dolled up for her session. (Someone was really excited about her shoot!) It just put a fat smile on my face to see how much her husband loves her and how beautiful he thinks she is. And yes, she definitely is!
We just had a ball during her session, and this was the email her husband sent me almost immediately after DeAnn left the studio:
Here are a few teaser images from her session…
Did you know most women are not wearing the right size bra? If your bra slides up your back, is too loose in the cup – or too tight and you’re spilling out, then it might be a good time to get a professional fitting with the ladies of Belle Lacet. I know many of my clients are not the typical 34B and Victoria’s Secret doesn’t carry their size (though they may put you in a bra, it may not be the best fitting one for you). What I love about Belle Lacet is that they specialize in small sizes as well as sizes up to K. They carry beautiful lingerie lines like Chantelle and Prima Donna and will special order pieces for you as well. You don’t have to break the bank and fill your whole lingerie wardrobe full of these gorgeous pieces, but investing in a couple of exquisite, well-made, great fitting bra and panty sets (especially if you’re going to do a boudoir session where the pieces will be captured for all of time!) is well worth it.
Now for the exciting news! Boudoir in Bloom and Belle Lacet are conducting a MODEL SEARCH during the month of October. Yes ladies, we are looking for three local women to be the faces of Belle Lacet. To enter, purchase a minimum of $100 at Belle Lacet between now and October 31, 2012. The lucky winners will receive a complimentary 30 minute boudoir session at the studio (with outfits purchased from Belle Lacet) and a 5×7 print. Drawing will be held by Belle Lacet on November 1st.
*Winner must sign model release for images to be used by both Belle Lacet and Boudoir in Bloom.
I haven’t surveyed my clients in a while and thought it was time to get some honest feedback so I can improve my services. Thank you Trish for being the first to respond. Every time I look at this picture of you, I just see beauty radiating all over!
1. What was the reason for your boudoir shoot?
As a birthday present for my husband.
2. How did you feel before the session?
3. How did you feel during the session?
Very comfortable. Lynn made everything go seamless, like I had been doing this for years.
4. Could the photographer have done something different to improve your experience?
Nothing! What she has to offer and delivers, out weighs everyone else in this industry.
5. How did you feel when you saw your photos for the first time?
I couldn’t believe that those photos were really me. She really captured a side of me that I feel each day and not able to bring out myself. She is the difference between an Artist and a Photographer. I like to call her an ARTOGRAPHER!
6. How did your significant other react when he saw the photos?
He loved them! He still looks at the everyday.
7. Would you recommend this experience to others and why?
I would and have every chance I get.
I hope everyone had a warm and fuzzy Christmas with loved ones this year. I got to spend this Xmas with Drew, family, and our close friends back in the Bay Area and it couldn’t have been better!
While most of you are busy getting ready for New Years, I want to send out a reminder for anyone thinking about doing a boudoir session for their sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. There are only a few open slots left, with the deadline being January 20th. That’s only 3 weeks away, so please book soon if you’d like to have your pictures by V-day!
And with that, I’ll leave you with some images from Cindy’s boudoir session. Enjoy!
The very first thing I noticed about Trisha was her big, warm, infectious smile. This is one woman whose smile is so genuine it lights up a room! Trisha met me at the Phoenix Women’s Expo this past spring and told me that she had lost a lot of weight. She was still hesitant about doing a boudoir shoot (although she really wanted to) because she was a plus size woman and she wasn’t sure how the pictures would turn out. She remembered me telling her that it doesn’t matter what size you are, so long as you feel beautiful, that confidence will shine through in your photos. A few months later, she booked a session and looked absolutely amazing in her pictures.
I think one of the best parts about Trisha was that she felt beautiful throughout the entire process, from the day of the session to her viewing session. She called me on her way over to her shoot and told me in a very exuberant fashion (when I asked her how she was feeling), “I feel beautiful!” That’s exactly what I love to hear. Her hopes are that more plus size women will see her photos and be inspired to do a boudoir shoot themselves.
Trisha, thank you for sharing your beauty and light with everyone!