When I started adding more boudoir into my shoots a few years back, I was hesitant. All I had previously known of boudoir was feather boas and stilettos (not that there’s anything wrong with stilettos!)…oh how little I knew! I was always concerned about the tacky & tawdry versus classy & beautiful element, so I strived hard to create exceptional, uniquely classic images with the beauties before me. And someone upstairs was watching out for me (as always!) because from Day One, I’ve not only LOVED doing boudoir sessions but I’ve met the most amazing women with incredible life stories. To this day, I’m an addict for making women feel beautiful. And this shoot was no different…
What an exceptional beauty! When Miss C walked up to me on the afternoon of her shoot, all I could see was her on the cover of some Vogue swimsuit issue. Let me tell you, if I could choose a body to look like…well, anyway. She looked, and photographed so amazingly…and I had an absolute BLAST shooting her! Which was obvious when day turned into night at our “fun little boudoir session at the Stewart Estate”!
We had the distinct pleasure of shooting at my friend’s estate…and I DO mean Estate! Lonnie & Dave’s home is indescribable. The pool, itself, is the bomb (let alone the sunken fireplace/hot tub/sitting area just in front of it)…and there is even a little exposed “river” running through the entry floor…unreal! I could go on for days about it, but needless to say…we were in “Da House” when it came to shooting backdrops and we made FULL use of it!
This shoot was epic, as I’m sure my 10-hour nap after it attested to…I was dog tired! And I know we flat wore out Miss C, but she was a trooper until the very end (she even helped pack up my stuff & load my car!!). Even after she took an unplanned dive into the pool (*SPLASH!* in FULL hair and makeup!) after I tried to pose her on a narrow (we’re talking just a few inches!), tiled ledge on the EDGE of a flowing fountain above the pool…she was STILL a trooper and looked even more beautiful (if that was possible) sopping wet for the next few frames! ROCK STAR! So here’s to brave beauties and boudoir!!!…three cheers for breathtaking locations, making women feel exceptionally beautiful in the bodies they’re in and for giving this little Tigger-on-a-Pogo-Stick photographer some serious creative joy!
Thanks Miss C…you are an exceptional person, woman & beauty and I loved e v e r y single minute of our marathon shoot! You ARE a Rock Star, Missy! xo