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Chasing the Light Boudoir

You know that old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”? well, that saying is especially true for this session. Beth had pre-scouted some locations near her house “creepy places” as her and her (super talented) bestie and makeup artist, Erin Muller, call them.  One of the locations was an old abandoned farmhouse and the other was literally a broken down building and broken down car lot.  The thing is, location matters, a little, but what really matters is being able to chase the light, to find it and to harness it to bring out that sort of magical feel to the session.

I talk about light alot…both on a physical plane of thinking but also on a more spiritual and existential level.  There is so much darkness in this world, that I am often left wondering how we can bring just a little more light in.  For me I have found that through empowering women to love themselves.

There is so much darkness in this world, that I am often left wondering how we can bring just a little more light in.

Beth is one of those people that radiate light, that walk around with such a bounce in their step that you would almost assume they were floating. It is people like her that remind me that it is ok to be a little lighter on my feet, lighter on myself really….with all of the terror and darkness and jealousy in the world, to be around a group of women who’s sole mission was to show that it is ok to feel beautiful was….well…it was enlightening. Uplifiting really.

There are women out there who want you to succeed, who want you to feel beautiful, who want you to soak up the light in life…don’t let the things of the past dictate how you feel about yourself today.  I think we can all take a little lesson from my experience shooting with Beth…just be a little bit lighter…on your feet, in life…on yourself.

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A special thank you to Cassondra of Changes Salon for the beautiful hippie hair and to Erin Muller Makeup for the gorgeous boho babe look!

Outdoor, On-Location Boudoir

You may have already seen the behind the scenes video for this shoot, if not, now is your chance.  I think instead of typing all about our on-location shoots we will let Carolyn, share, right from the mouth of babes, what the experience was like for her.

Watch and then check out the final images from her session below!

 

 

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A special thank you to Cassandra McKenna for the beautiful, retro hair and makeup at to Maisie Snyder for the beautiful cinematography on our behind the scenes video.  I am a believer in empowering women and I am lucky enough to have an amazing group of women who support and empower me too <3

Ms. Kate Outdoor Boudoir

I decided to do  a little something different and create a video of Kate’s images along with sharing them here.

Kate’s session was pretty special to me, because she came in open hearted and accepting of whatever crazy things I threw her way, like putting butterflies into her hair and playing with a large crystal. One of the things I think we learned from this session is that sexy is all a frame of mind. Your session can be anything that you want from flirty and whimsical to dark and demure.  We decided to take a little dive into the imagination with this one…there is an air of magic about the session.  We caught about 1 hour of clear skies between awful storms on the day of Kate’s session…the light left behind by the storm really gave a sort of eerie and gorgeous glow to the environment, add some fog off of the lake and you have a picture perfect setting for this mystical shoot.

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Hair and stunning makeup by Erin Marie Artistry