It seems that not a week goes by that I don’t have a woman say to me, “Someday when I lose some weight, I’ll finally do a boudoir session,” and almost without fail, I know that I will never hear from them again. It’s so easy to push off our goals and convince ourselves that “someday” we’ll get around to achieving them, and it’s heartbreaking how many opportunities and experiences we deny ourselves in the meantime.
Mrs. A is not that kind of woman.
This beautiful lady is the kind of woman who goes after what she wants and throws herself into it with passion and determination, and after months of hard work in the gym and eating healthy, Mrs. A shed some weight and got her body into incredible shape. She decided to do a boudoir session to reward herself, and thankfully for me, Mrs. A is so proud of her gorgeous new body and not afraid to show it off! Because Mrs. A is a lover of film photography and wanted to incorporate some film work into her session, I knew that shooting an outdoor session at sunset was exactly the look she was going for. As luck would have it, a friend of mine just opened a new photography venue with several secluded, beautifully lit acres of land, and I knew that was just the place for Mrs. A. The vintage-inspired wardrobe, the warm and glowy sunlight, the endless props and backgrounds of the venue, the soft dreamlike feel of film, and of course the perfect model Mrs. A all worked so perfectly together. I spent the entire session squealing and jumping in excitement with every photo I took, and I couldn’t be prouder of this set.
Here are some of my favorites from Mrs. A’s shoot. These are a mixture of both film and digital – can you tell which is which?