LA Boudoir Model Call

LA BOUDOIR MODEL CALL

Hey Ladies!  I am Wonderland Boudoir and I will be visiting LA for the FIRST time April 28th! While there my team an I want do a Boudoir Model Call! We ALL know LA has THE most beautiful women in the world and we want to see you while we’re on town.  

We will be shooting in a BEAUTIFUL loft in Downtown LA and I personally couldn’t be more excited!

No.  You don’t have to be a model.  We love beautiful everyday women.  Moms, students, teachers, doctors, brides, and wives. We love them all!  Yes, if you just happen to model you can apply too!

 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  1. Asian Woman, ages 27-45

  2. African-American  Woman, ages 30-65

  3. Latina, ages 22-37

  4. Classic Beauty, ages 25-65.  Think Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, & Hye Kyo Song

  5. Curvy Woman, ages 22-35 size 14-16

  6. Girl Next Door,ages 22-28

  7. Red Hair & Freckles, ages 25-32

  8. Classic LA Blonde, ages 21-35

  9. Persian Woman, ages, 27-40

  10.  Future Brides, Women engaged to be married, ages 21-37

 

THE EXPERIENCE

  • Complimentary hair & makeup application with false lashes (if wanted)

  • 1 hour photo shoot in Downtown LA Loft

  • 5 lightly retouched photos

  • Additional $100 credit to use toward any purchase of a Photo Collection or anything on our a la carte menu

  • Plus EACH woman that you refer to us that books a regular priced session between the end of your shoot and your in person photo reveal will qualify you to obtain a $100 print credit!  So that means if three of your friends book a session with us you get a $300 credit to go towards a photo collection or anything off our a la carte menu.

 

THE DETAILS

  • This Boudoir Model Call is a steal at only $197! You will NEVER see prices this low for a boudoir call.  Of the total, $97 will be a deposit that can be paid through on our site.  The remaining balance will be due at the time of our session.  You MUST sign a Model Release giving me permission to use the photos in my marketing (website, blog, facebook, printed materials, etc.)

  • You will provide your own lingerie

  • You will be posing in lingerie

  • The Model Call sessions will be held April 28th & 29th in Downtown LA.  Time slots are given on first some first serve basis. 

 

To hear more about this great opportunity, please  email me directly at info@WonderlandBoudoir.com or click here to schedule a time to speak! CONTACT US!

In the subject of the email type ‘Model Call’.  Please tell me why you are interested and which model you would like to represent.  Please also attached a face shot if possible.  Whenever we host Boudoir Model calls we have a lot of inquires and book fast.  Again, please email us at info@WonderlandBoudir.com
 

*Please Note: This Model Call is being offered in exchange for a signed full Model Release.

PAY $97 DEPOSIT FOR THIS SESSION!

The Ultimate Groom's Wedding Gift + Boudoir Mini Session Winner

Dallas Brides, Bridal Boudoir

Wow!

Dallas Bridal Show

I can’t believe that it’s been over a week since the Dallas Bridal Show happened.  It was such a fun and incredible experience.  We were able to meet over 200 of you ladies Saturday and Sunday!  Even better was the fact that you guys could see all the work in person and meet hair woman extraordinaire, Jill, from HashtagGlambition.  You also had the opportunity to meet King of all Palettes, Jazzy Baptiste!

Fun was had by all!

For all the ladies that could not make it out to the Dallas Bridal Show I would like to tell you guys about an AMAZING offer!  On February 27th and 28th we are hosting a bridal boudoir mini session.  This will be a 60 minute session where you are able to have your hair and makeup done for a great groom's gift.

The incredible part?

Wait for it!!!!

It’s only $550!!!

I know!  You also get a $250 print credit that you can use towards photos, books, or albums!

Book you Boudoir Mini Session TODAY!

Dallas Boudoir Mini Session, Wonderland Boudoir

We only have seven spots remaining and I know they won’t last too long.  If you’re interested in booking a session for this special offer PLEASE contact us as soon as possible either by email or phone number.  Feel free to use the contact box below to have us contact you to speak about this session.

Thank you again Dallas Brides for letting us tell you a little bit more about boudoir and this special….

Yeah, I need to announce the winner of a boudoir session!

The winner is Courtney F.!!!!

Please contact us as soon as possible to claim your prize!  


Please use the form below to contact us about your Boudoir Session!

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Dallas Bridal Show & Boudoir Mini Sessions!

I have some EXCITING news for you guys!

Which surprise do I tell you first?!...

Okay!  Okay! I will be at the Dallas Bridal Show THIS WEEKEND!  Yes! I will be there with hair and makeup artist Jill from HashtagGlambition and makeup artist Jazzy Baptiste.  If you ever wanted to know what a boudoir sessions is like then you will have a chance to meet Celina!   We at Wonderland Boudoir have worked with Celina for many years, and she will be there to tell you about her shooting experience with us and answer any questions you may have for her!

We are going to have blast!

... You know what makes this even more exciting?!  

 

We are officially announcing our Bridal Boudoir Mini Sessions that will happen February 27th/28th!!!!!!

 

Boudoir Mini Session Wonderland Boudoir Dallas Texas

Yes!  I know you guys have been asking for them and we are already selling out!  We have a select number we are offering so if you’re interested in booking a session with us please do so quickly because you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

 

About the Boudoir Mini Session:

  • Price: ONLY $550!

  • Location: Upscale Dallas Hotel

  • Shoot Time: 1 Hour

  • Includes:

    • Hair & Makeup application.  Lashes are included.

    • $250 Print Credit.  Which can be applied to anything off our a La Carte products menu.

    • Light Refreshments & complimentary champagne

 

You will have same day viewing to determine which photos you would like and what products best suit your needs.  This also helps us get your photos back in a timely manner!

 

HOW DO I BOOK?

We charge a 25% deposit to hold your day and time.  The remaining balance plus the cost of any print credits over $250 will need to be paid at the time of the session.  

The deposit amount is just $137.50!

YOU CAN PAY THE DEPOSIT HERE!

 

If you want to get more information about this boudoir session please check our our Current Special’s Tab, call us, or send us an email!  We would LOVE to hear from you and give you all the information you need before booking with us!  

 

You really can’t beat $550 for a boudoir session!   This is an amazing deal!  Hair?! Makeup?! Print Credit?!  OH MY!

 

We really hope to see you ladies and gentlemen at the Dallas Bridal Show this weekend.  

 

To keep up with us at the show please follow us on Twitter!  We'll be updating you guys as the day goes on.  We will be there Saturday and Sunday January 30th and 31st, 2016! The Dallas Bridal Show is open 10AM-5PM each day!

If you need hair and/or makeup for your wedding day please make sure you speak to Jill and Jazzy to help you with your needs!

Have an amazing weekend y’all and see you at the Dallas Bridal Show!

The Dallas Bridal Show

January 30th/31st

Dallas Market Hall

2200 Stemmon Freeway

Dallas, Texas 75207

 

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Ace Your Boudoir Makeup

Dallas Boudoir Photography, Dallas Makeup Artist

Boudoir makeup is a key element in the quest for beautiful and timeless photos.  Today we are interviewing Dallas Makeup artist Jazzy Baptiste on some of the key elements of boudoir makeup women need to keep in mind when planning for their session.  

About Jazzy Baptiste

Jazzy is a published makeup artist that has some worked with Elle magazine and Blitz Weekly.  You may have seen him on Good Morning Dallas showing off his skill.  He was born in the Port of Spain, the capital of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  He moved to the states at the age of 5 with his mother.  Jazzy fell in love with makeup after leading the production side of theater back in High School.  Some of his favorite brands include Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, Ardell lashes, Two Face, and Anastasia eyebrows.  

Basic Principles of Makeup

People confuse makeup with hiding when it should be about letting your true beauty shine through.  “I’m not changing your look.  I’m enhancing what you already have.”

Dallas Boudoir, Jazzy Baptiste, Dallas Makeup Artist, Darkskin

Holy Grail Makeup Items

Jazzy believes in the ceiling to the floor method.  He states that, “Good skin care goes hand in hand with a good makeup application.”  After great facial care then you should make sure you have a good foundation and primer.  After that a great powder or tinted moisturizer should set your face.  If you only have 15 minutes to get ready then a good face is better than a bare face and lavish eye makeup.  “If your skin looks great. Your moisturizer looks great. Your skin will look pretty.”

Elements of Boudoir Makeup

Dallas Boudoir, Jazzy Baptiste, Dallas Makeup Artist, Darkskin

When picking a makeup look… or a series of looks… it’s best to choose a look that best represents you.  The best way to ensure the best face on this important day is to hire a professional makeup artist.  Hiring a professional makeup artist is ideal because they are going to know the best color, shade, and range for your boudoir session.  

Makeup Trends or Nah?

This really depends on the woman in question.  Women more mature in years often opt to have a more classic look while younger women choose to be more trendy when it comes to boudoir.  However, you can rock classic looks with a modern influence.  Jazzy does an amazing job of working both sides of this line for a unique makeup application that will work best for you.  

How to Find the Perfect Makeup Artist?

Finding the perfect makeup artist can seem like a very daunting task, but it will be well worth it.  If you are looking for a makeup artist you can use Google, but a better way is to get on Instagram and #(YourCityName)MakeupArtist or #(YourCity)MUA.  For example, if you live in Austin, Texas then you would search Instagram’s hashtags using the following: #AustinMakeupArtist, #ATXMakeupArtist, #AustinMUA, or #ATXMUA.  

1.) Review their social media accounts and not only look for style look for quality of work.  Search for women who have the same skin type and complexion as you.  Also see if they have any professional photos on their page, not just selfies and before and after pictures.  You need to be able to see if their makeup will translate well in professional photos.  

2.) Check a makeup artist references.  While they may have impeccable work some makeup artist are NOTORIOUS for being no shows or the photographer having to fix a lot of their work in post.  Message the girls in their photos or send a message to the photographer if they are tagged in any professional work.  Don’t be embarrassed to do so.  It’s called doing your due diligence because boudoir is an investment and you want to be able to love your photos forever and not be disappointed in the end result.

3.) Pay for a Makeup Trial Run.  Paying for a makeup trial run isn’t just for wedding photography it’s for boudoir as well.  If you are not going with a makeup artist that is recommended by the actual boudoir photographer then you REALLY need to make sure the artist you personally choose will be able to get the makeup look that you want for your photos. This will allow you to speak about any changes that you need without anything being a surprise on your actually boudoir date.

Dallas Boudoir, Jazzy Baptiste, Dallas Makeup Artist, Darkskin
Dallas Boudoir, Jazzy Baptiste, Dallas Makeup Artist, Darkskin
Dallas Boudoir, Jazzy Baptiste, Dallas Makeup Artist, Darkskin

Can’t I just do my own makeup?

Unless you are an artist yourself or a makeup enthusiast then your everyday makeup look will not work for boudoir photography.  High quality and photocentric makeup is what is needed for your big day.  This type of makeup has been specially formulated for professional shoots.  These makeup applications need to be placed on in a professional manner as well.

With everything that you have to prepare for when it comes to a boudoir session hair and makeup should not be one of them. This is your time before your session to just relax and let the hair and makeup team pamper you before your session.  “Make it easy on yourself. You just want to be memorable.  You want to make it an experience so don’t put so much stress on yourself” states Jazzy.

How should a woman prepare of a professional makeup session?

  1. Be Well Rested
  2. Don’t Drink the Night Before Your Shoot
  3. Get a Facial (optional)
  4. Get your Eyebrows Professional  Done (at least 3 days before your session)
  5. Don’t come to your session with Makeup On

Favorite Makeup YouTubers

Jazzy has a long list of his favorite makeup YouTubers.  Make sure you watch the video or listen to the podcast to get the full list, but some of the most notable is Beauty by JJ, Jackie Aina, Lyric Rochester, Makeup Doll, and Sonjdra Deluxe.

Favorite Celebrity Makeup Artist

The Pat McGrath and Sam Fine.  These two are living makeup legends.  Honestly, any makeup artist who really appreciates the craft should be well aware of who these two people are.  Even your photographer should know the work of these two artist.  If your makeup artist has not idea who Pat McGrath is then i wholeheartedly suggest that you keep looking for another makeup artist for your wedding our boudoir day.

Contact Jazzy Baptiste

Wasn’t Jazzy great? I hope you guys learned a lot from Jazzy about the basic principles of makeup and how to find the perfect makeup artist for your boudoir session.  Below are several methods of contacting Jazzy!

 

Dallas Boudoir, Jazzy Baptiste, Dallas Makeup Artist, Makeup for Blond Hair

All of the work featured are session that Jazzy and I have worked on together.  If you’re interested in your own session please contact Wonderland Boudoir.  Check out our investment page and current specials!

In this comments below please leave any questions for Jazzy that you have about makeup! 




How to Style Your Boudoir Session

Dallas Boudoir, How to Style Your Boudoir Session

Dallas Boudoir studio Wonderland Boudoir loves to make you feel ready for your boudoir session.  One of the most important elements of a session is your style.  What you wear to a boudoir session can make or break your photos.  Today we interviewed New York stylist Alexis Coats.  Alexis is a recent graduate of UNT.  She is also a model and a freelance stylist in New York.  Today she will speak to us about how to properly prepare your style for a beautiful and flawless boudoir session.

The Basic Principles of Style

Style is not only important in everyday life it’s important for your photos.  When preparing for your boudoir session you need to dress for your body and not for trends.  “All women should dress to their body type and not the trends that are out there… don’t risk looking your best by wearing a trend that may not be flattering on you.”  

Dallas Boudoir, How to Style a Boudoir Session, Alexis Coats

Alexis goes on to explain, “Dress for yourself and not what you see in the magazines. You don’t always have to follow every single trend.”  This is very true.  Trends are not classic looks.  They come in and out so fast is can sometimes be waste to try and keep up with every cool look out.  Take careful consideration before fully investing in a piece.  Consider how this trend works with the rest of your wardrobe and how it will fair season after season.  

Black is a color that Alexis suggest that all women keep in their closet.  Black goes with everything and when you're ever in a fashion rut you can always count on black to be a perfect base that you don’t have to think about twice.  

When it comes specifically to boudoir and lingerie you need to make sure that you wear lingerie that fits.  Alexis suggest going to get a professional fitting to get your correct bra size.  Not only will this professional fitting look better in photos it will make you feel more comfortable which will help you to be more confident in front of the camera.  

Favorite Lingerie Brands

Lingerie is an essential part of boudoir photography.  One of Alexis's favorite brands is the Aerie intimates line from Aeropostale.  Victoria’s Secret is also a great source for beautiful boudoir lingerie and can be budget friendly if you catch the right sale.  Alexis also suggested the site Adore Me.  Adore Me is a new subscription site based around the beauty of lingerie.  

When signing up for Adore Me you are first asked take a fashion quiz that helps determine the type of lingerie that best fits your style.  Once you have completed one of the easiest signs up that I have ever been through (It was literally your email and then create a password!  That’s it!)  you are taken to your showroom.  If you order within the first hour your first set is only $20!  

Just like every other subscription based site you have until the first 5 or 6 days to skip the month.  If you don’t you will be charged $40 and that will sit on your account until you use the credit.  Shipping, returns, and exchanges are all free.    

If you want to order but don’t want to do the subscription based services than you can just pay full price for the set, which is $50.  

My First Adore Me Order

Dallas Boudoir, Adore Me Showroom

Above is my first showroom with Adore Me.  I am loving all these styles! Very sexy and all are very perfect for boudoir! I ALMOST went with Lorelai!  

Dallas Boudoir, Adore Me Showroom, Lydia

For my first purchase I ended up going with a classic, Lydia.  It’s a racerback lingerie set.  I wear A LOT of racerbacks (I’m in Texas so sleeves don’t mean much down here) so I think this will work perfectly for me.  I will do a review of it when I get it in the mail… and then speak about it in real a life scenario.  

 

New York Fashion Week

For Fall Alexis is most excited about the ‘70’s vibe that’s hitting the streets.  She is looking forward to the bell bottoms jeans and comfortable cable knit sweaters.  The best part of this particular revival is that you can find it in just about any thrift store.  This is a great alternative if you want to be frugal while exploring this trend.  

For Spring/Summer 2016 she’s excited about seeing the ‘70’s trend blending over in this season.  Not only fashion, but beauty as well.  The ‘70’s makeup look is way understated and much more natural.

Trends that We Need to Lose

Dallas Boudoir, Less Is More, Love Yourself and Be Confident, Alexis Coats

We need to get rid of these sharpie eyebrows!  Not only that but the body modifications.  This is why Alexis is excited about the ‘70’s trend coming back.  “Less is more.  I think this is will help the younger generation accept who they are not try to be something they are not.”

Contact Alexis with any Styling Questions!

Wasn’t Alexis just great?  I have photographed Alexis as a model and a stylist a number of times.  I love her work ethic, drive, and commitment.  She’s is amazing.  If you’re looking for a wonderful stylist please contact Alexis.  She will have a site up soon!  

 

IG: @AlexisKCoats

FB: Alexis Coats

e: AKC0100@Gmail.com

 

Remember that you can subscribe to our Wonderland Boudoir YouTube page and to our Soundcloud if you want to list to our interviews in podcast form!

 

In the comments below please let us know if you have any questions for Alexis!



How to Be Confident, Dallas Boudoir

Dallas Boudoir, How to be Confident

Thank you guys for joining me on this new interview series!  Each week I will highlight a different and amazing mover and shaker in the world.  For this Inaugural post it brings me great pleasure to introduce to you Celina Natalia.  Celina is an incredible business woman, model, and animal rights activist.  Today Celina will talk to you about how to become confident and three steps that you can do to help build your confidence.

How to become Confident

Being Focused Yields Confidence

Celina is one of the most confident and focused people that I know.  Being focus helps build confidence.  She stays focused by remembering that in anything that she does she has to do justice to the whole project, not just for herself.  In modeling she’s representing the makeup up artist, the hairstylist, and the photographer.  She has to give it her all in order for the photographer to be able to have useful pictures.  She understands that a shoot is a team effort and she plays a pivotal role.  

Confident People can Handle Constructive Criticism

Pro Tip: One needs to learn how to take constructive criticism well.  You don’t have to allow criticism to be a blow to your ego.  Many people want to help so you have to be open minded and willing to listen in order to help the team and yourself.  Being able to handle constructive criticism shows confidence.  When you don’t become overly emotional about feedback it tells people you’re not scared of what others have to say.  It shows that you listen and you are willing to learn.

Why Confidence is Important

Dallas Boudoir, How to be Confident

Celina believes that if you’re not confident you won’t feel good.  You have to feel good about yourself and your ability to do anything.  Part of that is building your own sense of personal trust. You have to trust yourself to do a good job.  She adds, “You must have a willingness to try.  People really value that.” No one wants be around people who don’t put in the effort.  

3 Things You can do to Build Confidence

1.) Workout

Part of feeling good about yourself and gaining confidence is being healthy and having an active lifestyle.  If you’re body isn’t healthy you’re not going to go out and do things.  After a workout you feel accomplished and it’s a positive way to start your day.  You must have a great mental and physical balance in order be productive.  Why not start your day out with a run or perhaps 30 minutes of hardcore yoga?  Organic Authority agrees with Celina.  They believe that working out changes the way you face challenges.

Challenge:

Start a 30 day two mile walk or run challenge first thing in the morning.  Completing a morning workout helps promote a positive can do attitude that can set the tone for the rest of the day. 

2.) Do What You Love to Do

Celina believes that happiness brings confidence.  Do you love photography?  Shoot everyday!  Do you want to be a model?  Link up with beginning photographers and make sure you do it EVERY weekend.  The more you do an act that brings you happiness through accomplishments the more willing you are to try new things within the realm to grow who you as a person.  

Challenge:

 Find something that you really enjoy doing and do it at least once a week.  Make sure that you schedule time around the activity to make sure you can fully enjoy it and have enough time  to complete it. Set yourself up for a win.

3.) Face Your Fears

Challenges help you grow as a person.  Complacency is the number one killer of the human spirit.  You need to do what you have the ability to do.  The main reason people don’t do this is because they feel like they are going to be judged.  Listen, no one is judging you.  In the event someone is really reflect on what that person is doing in their life… and then ask yourself, “do I really care?”  No one became great doing the same thing as the next person.  Innovation and challenge is what keeps us all going.  Stop being concerned about being judged and just do it.  

Challenge:

That crazy idea of business plan that you have?  In the next 7 days put it in action.  Don’t know how?  Check out my homie Regina from ByRegina who gives you detailed steps on how to create an actionable creative plan.

Dallas Boudoir, How to be Confident

Don't Half Ass!

In your Mecca to help build confidence you can’t half ass anything. You have to put genuine effort in everything that you do.  Come at it with full force.

Take into consideration that no one was born with the ability of knowing how to do something perfectly.  “You realize you will be a lot more confident when you actually put in the effort.”


Wasn’t Celina awesome?!   I really hope you guys enjoyed the video and this post.  This is why she’s one of my favorite people ever to be around.  She has a great can-do attitude, she’s willing to try new things, and she’s very open minded.  All these things helps to bring and build confidence.  

DFW Rescue Me, Dinner for Justice

As Celina stated in the video on September 11, 2015 DFW Rescue Me is having a dinner benefit to help bring donations to help abandoned and abused animals.  This event will be held at the Highland Hotel in Arlington, Texas.  The cost is $75 per plate and the event begins at 7PM.  To see more information on this annual event please check out their Facebook page for more details!

Connect with Celina

Please Tweet, SoundcloudInstagram, or leave a message on Celina’s new Faceboook page and let her know how much you enjoyed her interview with Wonderland Boudoir!

To see more photos of Celina or just to keep up with us follow us on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter! We also have a new Soundcloud page up so you can listen to all our interviews each week in podcast form!

In the comments below please let me know somethings you took away from the interview with Celina.  

Entering in a comments allows you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Victoria’s Secret! Contest ends September 26th, 2015 at 11:59AM.





Dallas Boudoir Photography: Farewell August, Hello September

I won’t lie.  I am kind of excited for September.  September is the month of fashion.  Or at least it’s been dubbed that way by the fashion powerhouses of the world.  This month I have a lot great surprises in store for you all that deal with all things fashion and how that relates to having an awesome boudoir session.

First, I have to say that I have INTERVIEWS!  Yes, this is something I have been working on for awhile now.  I have been interviewing some of the best women in the world about confidence, style, and fitness.  I think you all are really going to enjoy these women because they are just simply amazing.  These interviews will happen each Tuesday during the month of September. However first interview being posted on Wednesday!  Be excited!  

Speaking of interviews did you check out the interview that I had with Jenn Gregory from Jenn Gregory Photography?  I know the read is super long, but it’s well worth it if you want to get to know me better as a person or if you are a photographer just now trying to get into boudoir.  Be sure to follow Jenn on Twitter and Instagram!

Also, my friend and makeup artist guru friend took a quick trip down to Austin in August for the DoubleToasted first anniversary party.  We had the pleasure of shooting the first ladies of Double Toasted.  Please go to Jazzy’s Baptiste page to see more of the work we did for these beautiful women.

Austin Boudoir Dallas Boudoir Double Toasted Danielle

Also, I will be announcing another GREAT boudoir special!  Yes!  I really want to tell you guys now what it is, but you’re going to have to wait.  I can say this… the offer will be too good to pass up and we will only have a limited amount of spots to shoot.  

We have a full month so please be sure you’re subscribed the the blog.  Once a month I give away a free Victoria’s Secrets gift card to one winner each month who finds and comments on the lucky post.  Therefore you need to make sure you are following us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud, and Periscope.  Yes, I have FAR too manys way to reach us.  However, if you’re having a hard time keeping up with the blog post the head over to Bloglovin and add us to your reader subscription so you never miss a post!

I have SOOOOOOO many surprises in store for you guys this month!  I CANNOT wait.

Thank you everyone for supporting the blog, retweeting, following on IG, and shooting me out on Periscope!  I love the community we share and I hope to continue growing in it together!  

 

Farewell August!

Welcome September!