When you think of boudoir, you typically think slinky lingerie, a lot of skin showing and images overtly sexual. However, I think of something different. Now I'm not saying I don't love a beautiful set of lingerie or women who want to photograph with a lot of skin showing. In fact I love it! But boudoir to me isn't just those things. It is beauty, it is sensuality, it is confidence. All of which women bring to their everyday life. Put a women in a baggy sweatshirt and a pair of beautiful underwear, and I promise you, I can bring out that beauty in her. These are the things I photograph in each client, the things I strive to make them feel! And what says that more then a power pencil skirt, an adorable bra and cute necklace? Once she took out that skirt and bra, I knew we were going to have fun! Her husband just loved when she would be getting ready for work and found her stunning in just her skirt. (And let's face it...who wouldn't find her stunning!) So of course we had incorporate it into the session! These images are just a snipit of some of the amazing pictures we got during our shoot in the studio in downtown Grand Rapids. Some other images in little lingerie and some with just a beautiful gold baggy sweater. But these are ones that make her session extra special and unique to her and her husband.
I love this pose below. It is such a power pose. She is here with her confidence and you can't help but take notice of that strength within!
Backlit images are some of my favorite. The light streaming in behind a her accentuates her curves, making her body just look amazing. It also adds this soft sensual, almost angelic, look to the image.