Charlottesville Bridal Boudoir

Act I - Sweet and Airy Bridal Boudoir

The sweet scent of her flower crown was as subtle as the sheer tulle of her grandmother's veil, preserved from the 70's.

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Jenna contacted me because she wanted to have bridal boudoir photos done of herself at this time in her life to look back on later when she's older.  It just so happens that her session doubles as a wedding gift for her fiancé that's going to blow his mind and make him fall in love with her all over again!  I love that in her initial email she said the photos were for her first.  While I'm all about giving boudoir photos as a gift to a lover, I'm just as much all about having this experience for yourself!  Jenna planned to have her trial flower crown made by her florist Mia at Root Floral Design) so that it would be done for her boudoir session (this works if you're having a trial bouquet made as well).  I'm SO glad she had forethought to do so because I feel like it really pulled together her bridal look and brought out the bohemian-hippie aspect of her personality.  She wore a cathedral length veil that her grandmother wore in the 70's that had the most beautiful scalloped lace designs!

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Act II - The Dark Side

For the second part of her shoot, Jenna wanted to show off her edgier side in contrast to her more natural and free-spirited side.  We used contrast and shadows to add to the mystery and give her photos a seductive film noir look and suggestive posing to make the photos tastefully erotic.

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What I love most about this session was that Jenna wanted to show off two different sides of her personality; natural and edgy.  A lot of times we feel like we need to be one type of person consistently and don't give ourselves permissions to have more variety in our personalities for fear of feeling like a fake, or not knowing who you really are.  The truth is, most people have very different aspects of their personality that contrast each other.  Let's embrace our differences within ourselves!

I think we did a pretty good job here showing the two sides of Jenna's personality, what do you think?  If you did a boudoir shoot what contrasting aspects of your personality would you want to show off?  Tell me in the comments below!

(Hair by Chey Esposito Pertuit and makeup by Tina at Verde Beauty)

Boudoir for the Mature Woman

Many people believe they're "too old" for boudoir photography if they're over 30.  To that, I say bullshit!!!  Sensuality has no age limit, neither does boudoir photography.  As women, we grow into our sensuality as we age.  Like a fine wine, we get better the older we get.  We learn our bodies and what makes us feel good, we connect with ourselves in ways that we could only dream of in our 20's.  It's such an honor when Max and I are given the opportunity to capture that sensuality in a boudoir session for a finely aged client. Meet Karen.  She's 53 and a mother of two.  She did this session for herself first and foremost, having gorgeous photos to gift to her husband was just a bonus.  Do you think her photos are beautiful?  Tell her in the comments!  It feels good to get encouragement when we do something that makes us nervous!  It takes a lot of courage for our clients to share their photos with the world, make it worth it for her!

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"My biggest fear was that my photos would look horrible. I actually started to feel queasy on the way to the shoot! I thought I would not like any of them. I thought that every extra pound or dimple would show and I would be disappointed. It was just the opposite! I teared up during the viewing. They worked their magic and I had a hard time wittling my list down. And I hate to take photos! Crazy huh?!"mature boudoir photography mature boudoir

"Taking the photos themselves was amazing. Jen & Max get so excited and enjoy what they do so much you can't help but feel comfortable and relaxed. Even so, I did state towards the end that I still couldn't believe I was doing this. I never feel special, just average. Well today I felt incredibly special. They hid my flaws and the results are unbelievable. At my age, they made me feel fabulous and desirable. I had a great time and they did too so it was a fun day!"

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"I would say You Have To Do It!!! I totally agree that every woman should do this once in their lifetime for themselves. If their significant other benefits from the results, well that's a bonus. I can't wait to receive my photos. My husband is in for a Big Surprise!!"mature boudoir session mature boudoir session

"It's scary and fun and liberating all at the same time. I have wanted to do this forever but never felt it was the right time or that I looked good enough. I finally decided that I am me and this is how I look, so it's now or never. You need to check this out and see how amazing it makes you feel. I promise you wil not regret it. I know I never will! Make your appointment today. What are you waiting for?!"mature sexuality mature sensuality mature boudoir black and white mature fine art nude Mature boudoir photo

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