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For the Wild Ones – Outdoor Boudoir Shoots in Nature

 

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to see yourself through an artist’s eyes? To embrace and love your body exactly how it is?  And to fall in love with what you see.  It would feel like Freedom.  Liberation. It would feel like coming home to yourself, finally.  Maybe for the first time in your life.  Society says we’re not beautiful unless we fit a specific mold.  That we’re not worthy anymore once we start getting wrinkles and gray hair.  We wear those conditions like armor. Do you long to drop your shield to the world and walk naked into nature, in every sense of the word?  If your heart is saying yes, then an outdoor boudoir photoshoot is the answer to your longing!     

 

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Imagine yourself…

 

Dancing in a golden field with silk as light as air as the sunlight spills over your beaming face. Or walking through a quiet forest, feeling the peace of being at home in your body, reconnecting with nature.  A sense of tranquility and self love like you’ve never felt before washing over you like the sweetness of spring. You let go of years and years of self doubt and criticism in a matter of moments, and you feel like a goddess.  Imagine being reminded of that feeling of self love every single day when you look at the beautiful work of art of YOU on your wall that we created together.  Imagine being able to go back to that very moment years later and feel the same peace and comfort you felt that day, shedding your layers in nature. Photographs have the power of doing that, transporting you to a reverie of a different time.  Reminding you of what’s important in life.

 

Consider this shoot for your future self on that day that you forget your worth and grace.  And you will, because we all do from time to time.

 

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Don’t wait until you “lose that last XX pounds” or “find someone to give the photos to”.  NOW is the best time.  You already know this.  All we have is now, we have no idea what the future brings, or when our time is up.  We sit idly by and say, “one day I’ll learn to love myself” until the weeks, months and years pass by and we’ve missed out on so much because we were so concerned with how we look in that swimsuit to go to the beach or pool party.  Imagine how freeing it would be to be able to let go of those negative views about yourself, even if just for a day.  If there are areas of your body that you’re not ready to be in love with, that’s totally ok.  I can help minimize focus on these areas with posing, lighting and wardrobe.

 

THIS IS YOUR LIFE.  RIGHT NOW, THIS VERY SECOND.  Don’t waste it on self hate.  So many times I’ve heard clients say, “oh I wish I would have done a boudoir session years ago, I was too self conscious.  This really could have helped me.”

 

“But I don’t have anyone to give the photos to…”

The most transformative boudoir sessions I’ve done have been the ones where my client does the shoot for themselves.  You don’t need a significant other to do a boudoir photoshoot.  If you do happen to have a significant other, it’s just a bonus that they get to enjoy the photos with you!  This experience is all about you and your relationship to yourself.

 

 

 

YOU are important.  YOU are beautiful. YOU are worthy.

YOU. ARE. READY.

 

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Where will your journey happen?

 

Your shoot is only limited by our imaginations.  What place in nature resonates most with your heart?  Where do you come alive? I would love to explore some ideas with you!  Virginia is home to the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains and countless winding rivers, waterfalls, and epic viewpoints on the tops of mountains.   The options are literally endless!  If you have no idea where you would like for your outdoor boudoir photoshoot to happen, I’ll help you out.  I have a ton of great locations to choose from.  We’ll work together to find the perfect fit you you.  

 

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The WORLD is your oyster!

These shoots aren’t limited to the great outdoors of Virginia.  If you envision being engulfed in a sea of green moss that covers every inch of the Earth surrounding you, let’s go to the Pacific Northwest!  If big open skies with rolling sand dunes is more your speed, let’s head to the sand dunes out west! Your shoot is only limited by our imaginations.  We can go anywhere in the world.  The following photos were taken in Florida, Kauai, Italy & Bali.  

 

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Where will your rewilding take you?  Let’s chat and come up with something unforgettable!

 

 

 

What to Wear for your Rewilding Session

This is entirely up to you.  The last thing I want to do is to fit you in a box that goes against who you are.  If what I say here doesn’t resonate with you, then carve your own path and let’s create your shoot together.  What would your ideal outdoor boudoir shoot look like?  Do you envision yourself prancing barefoot through the forest in a white lace gown and a flower crown?  Or elegantly draped across a log with a blood red dress swirling around your feet? Check out my Pinterest board to see what calls to you, or better yet, make your own and send me the link!

When choosing your outfit, think about the fabric and how it will move.  If it’s too stiff it won’t move with your movements and body. Flowy fabric that hangs nicely photographs well.  Chiffon and silk are ideal. The weight of jersey fabric can work well too, depending on the garment. If you’re not sure how something will look, please don’t hesitate to message me!

 

Check out this Pinterest board for inspiration.

 

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Light, Natural Colors

I love the way white, ivory, and natural colors look in nature for a softer, sweeter look.  Loose, flowy dresses with lots of fabric would be ideal for this look. Other options would be sheer lace robes, crochet cover-ups, and fabric.  Flower crowns go well with this look as well!

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Bold & Dramatic

Bold colors that pop against the natural setting can give your photos a dramatic look.  Stick to colors that are commonly found in nature such as black & deep red. Brighter colors, such as bright pink, bright blue or neon green can look out of place in nature. Bold patterns can as well.  But hey, if you’re looking for something that has that kind of look then go for it! This is YOUR shoot and it should be truly, authentically you.

 

 

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Nude

You can’t go wrong with fine art nudes in nature.  You won’t regret the freeing feeling the experience of being in the wild outdoors with nothing between you and nature.  I will never pressure you into taking more off than you’re ready for.  If you decide to do nude photos before you shoot, then change your mind in the moment that’s 100% okay.  Listen to your heart and honor what you’re feeling.

 

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Clothed or bare, come with your heart naked.  

Are you ready for an experience that will change your perspective of yourself for the better?  Book your session now and let’s start planning!  There’s only a limited number of these shoots so they’ll go fast.  Once your date is booked we’ll start planning your outdoor boudoir adventure together with a consultation with me personally (via coffee date, phone call or Skype).  We’ll make an inspiration board on Pinterest that matches your personality and what you want out of your experience.

 

 

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That’s what she said…

My favorite part of the session was…

“How comfortable Jen made me feel from the first email exchange we had. She was genuinely excited to work with me and I felt like she quickly understood what I wanted from the photo shoot. Jen is so good at directing, which is key to getting a good photo. She told me exactly what to do and how to pose and I didn’t have to think about it or feel awkward. I felt really good and I had fun while she photographed me. And I don’t like to be photographed normally!”

Her biggest fear…

“That I would feel completely nervous and self-conscious and look really stiff and not sexy in the photos.”

Hair and makeup by Destiny Noir

 

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Yep.  That’s right.  I got to do an outdoor boudoir photo shoot in my yard today. It was actually my front yard, not my backyard.  I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to live on 10 beautiful, serene (and private) acres.  My home is my idea of paradise.  Golden rolling hills dipping down into a refreshing pond that I’ve spent many summer days in.  I love being able to combine my paradise with my passion and create beautiful photos, right here at home.  I didn’t even have to put shoes on for this shoot because I didn’t leave my house!

Hair & Makeup by Nicole Laughlin <—(click to see more of her work!)

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I looooove couple’s boudoir photography!

It’s a totally different ball game than a solo boudoir session. The focus is turned on to your lover instead of the camera or yourself.  There’s no need for acting to create passion, it’s already there.  And it’s real.  And you just can’t beat that.  It allows you to be seductive and playful with your partner in new ways, ways that you may have never experienced together.  It’s a good reminder of the connection between the two of you.

You can see more couple’s boudoir photos in the gallery HERE.

Hair and makeup by Destiny: @whatsyourdestiny

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It was a chilly December night and I stepped into Mono Loco, a popular music venue in Charlottesville, for Adar’s show.  I hadn’t seen her before, so I didn’t know what I was in for.  I was practicing doing things in public on my own to overcome my social anxiety, so I was nervous.  Then this tiny, gorgeous creature walked onto the set and picks up the microphone.  Her stage presence was so real, so honest and raw.  As soon as she opened her mouth to sing nothing but a deep velvety smoke poured out and caressed my eardrums.  I forgot I was nervous.  Standing in the front of the crowd, I started to sway my hips to the beats.  Gently at first, then as the rhythms grow so did the motions of my hips.  I didn’t care if anyone else was dancing, I couldn’t help but dance to every single song they played.  I was mesmerized and vowed at that moment to go to every possible Adar show that I could.

Fast forward a couple months later.  I posted a model call blog post asking for a guinea pig to come try out this AMAZING hotel room in Richmond, Virginia with a to-die-for-tub surrounded by windows.  Who responded? None other than Adar herself!  To say the shoot was an inspiration would be an understatement.  Being able to share my talent with a woman who has an incredible amount of talent herself was just awe-inspiring!  We had a blast for her shoot!

I love this woman for being so unapologetically her.

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Ever since I first laid eyes on the bamboo grove at our new property I knew I was in love.  I was going to make incredibly art with that bamboo!  The vertical lines, the way the light seeps into the grove, just so delicious!  That was THREE whole months ago!!!  I finally got around to photographing someone in there when Max (my wonderful husband who is also a photographer) had a model, Willa Prescott, over for a photo shoot.  Willa was so amazing and was totally cool with me jumping in at the end of their shoot to do a couple of photos in the bamboo.

As a creative professional, it’s SO important to do things for myself every now and then that get my creative juices flowing.  This shoot, even though it only lasted 7 minutes, inspired me beyond belief.  I’m now formulating a new branch of Breathless Boudoir that allows every day women to become a work of art!

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Oh Virginia, How I love thee!
Your beautiful winding roads and roadside views.
Your passion for covering the roadsides with flowers that bloom throughout the spring, summer and fall.
Your mountains, who call my name every. single. day.
The rivers that wind through you, and beckon for me to dip my feet inside to cool down on hot days.
Oh Virginia, My heart is yours.
You’ve allowed the woman I am to fly with wings kept behind me for so long.
This beautiful state of yours is perfect in so many ways.
But the most important, is that you feel like home.
Thanks for being such a welcoming home.

 

Now with that being said, here are a few photos from a wonderfully inspiring boudoir session I photographed recently.  Nothing sings to my heart, like spending time with you beautiful women, one day at a time, and diving into the world that is your sensuality and beauty.

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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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