Blonde and Boudoir | Dallas Boudoir

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I love being a boudoir photographer in Dallas, Texas.  I meet so many incredible women.  Some whom I have shot three of four times already.    It's great to earn the trust and love of your clients.

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Speaking of I am shooting one of my favorite faces, here we have  Ms. M again!  This has to be about my third or fourth time shooting Ms. M and trust me it never gets boring.  

Ms. M gave me the liberty to style her boudoir session.  Down to clothing, hair, and makeup.  I love these types of challenges because it shows me the client REALLY believes in my ability, and it also gives me the chance to be more experimental.  This is why I love my clients, they really allow me to stretch my imaginations.

If you can believe it or not, we actually shot this whole series in my apartment.  The first look took place on my balcony.  We had Candy from StylesByCandy come in and handle hair.  Jazzy was covering makeup.  I actually styled both looks. 

For hair I wanted to go for something full body and free. I love messier hairstyles in boudoir sessions.  It makes it much easier when shooting because I am not constantly concerned about the hair being perfect.  Messy hair gives me the liberty to push the session to the limit.  

Jazzy went with a very classic makeup look but still gave it his signature style be giving her the perfect heart lips.  The lips match perfectly with the aesthetic and style.  

The clothing pieces actually came from a closing American Apparel store.  If you guys didn't know, American Apparel is, at the time of this post, in the process of closing all of its locations.  This entire outfit cost me less than $5.  Yes, I bought all the pieces for 90% off.  I am willing to bet that anything with the American Apparel tag will be considered vintage and worth a lot of money in the future.  So hanging on to your American Apparel pieces may come in handy in the future... just not the near future.  


In this second look, we stuck to American Apparel high waisted bottom but then opted for this beautiful top purchased from Forever 21. Again, this purchase was from another clothing store.  I picked the top for $3... again, another boudoir outfit that cost less than $5.  

This goes to show that it's not about the price of the pieces but how you rock them.  

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Dallas Boudoir, Boudoir Dallas, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas Boudoir Photography, American Apparel , Boudoir Fashion, Boudoir Style
Dallas Boudoir, Boudoir Dallas, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas Boudoir Photography, American Apparel , Boudoir Fashion, Boudoir Style
Dallas Boudoir, Boudoir Dallas, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas Boudoir Photography, American Apparel , Boudoir Fashion, Boudoir Style
Dallas Boudoir, Boudoir Dallas, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas Boudoir Photography, American Apparel , Boudoir Fashion, Boudoir Style
Dallas Boudoir, Boudoir Dallas, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas Boudoir Photography, American Apparel , Boudoir Fashion, Boudoir Style
Dallas Boudoir, Boudoir Dallas, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas Boudoir Photography, American Apparel , Boudoir Fashion, Boudoir Style
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In the comment section below please let me know which look that you liked best.

 

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The Girl Next Door Turns Vixen| Dallas Boudoir Photography

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I haven't shot in a studio in quite some time.  While I love the idea of having a constant place to go, shoot, and call my boudoir home.  I have to admit that I do love shooting on location because my photos, work, and brain power will never go stale because each image for each client will look drastically different.

However, if I were to ever pick a client's place that I could shoot in every single day of my boudoir career I would be Ms. N's.  She had an atrium, nice concrete floors, powerful soft light, and this incredible blue studded and tufted jewel couch that was to LIVE for.  You know what else I loved about her place?  It was luxurious but minimalistic.  I know, what a juxtaposition!  (I'm going to be honest, I just wanted to use that word).  

As I say in just about every other blog post, you have to match your style to your settings.  This is how you get those drool-worthy Pinterest boudoir photos that every woman yearns for.  

Since the settings were very minimalistic we decided to have the outfits, hair, makeup, and posing standout and play the power forward position in the photos.   

Dominque Dai is one of my favorite hairstylist in Dallas.  She is one of the most versatile and professional hair care specialists in the city.  For Ms. N photos I wanted to go simple, girl next door glam.  We went for a very loose french braid look with a curl end.  This worked perfectly with her ombre colored hair.  

Jazzy is my right-hand man.  He went in for the kill for the beautifully executed softly dark makeup look.  I know, what the hell is a dark soft?!  Well, the lips were a dark glistening pink and the contour was dark, but not heavy.  Jazzy loves to go for editorial drama in his looks.   Let's not forget about that highlight though! 

Ms. N gave us free range and we were able to have her as our fun little canvas!  

The Girl Next Door


In look one we decided to go with a gray oversized sweater.  Sweaters are my thing.  We shot Kryssi on a black sweater the other day and now we are shooting Ms. N in this sexy gray number.  She had always wanted to wear this piece but could never find anything to match with it.  Therefore she was excited to wear it for our session.  

In most sessions, the more simple a look is the more powerful the image becomes.  Therefore, all we really needed was her couch as the statement piece.  Can you believe she found this tufted jeweled couch on the side of the road driving on Harry Hines in Dallas?!


The Vixen


Ms. N is a juggernaut of beauty!  Besides her gorgeous place, another thing Ms. N had going was the fact that she had racks on racks on racks of lingerie!  In fact, shortly after our session she reached out to me and gave me ALL her lingerie because she was moving across seas and could not take the items with her.  So I have soooooooooo much new lingerie that I haven't even shown off yet.  Judging by these pieces you know they are good!  LOL!

For her second look we decided to show off her assets while not needing to bare them all.  You can tell that Ms. N has a body and attitude that could take down foreign leaders.  So we styled her in a bodysuit that had a really sexy ribbon tied front.  We did this because, while we know her frame is sexy, it still leads a lot to the imagination.  The toasted peach color of her Victoria's Secret bodysuit was perfect for our boudoir setting as we shot these in her atrium.  Dominique just undid the french braid which caused the beautiful shape and volume of her hair.  Jazzy just darken the look a tad to give her more of a vampy vixen vibe.  (How did you like the use of all those V words?)

I had SUCH a blast shooting Ms. N.  She is such a damn doll!  I couldn't have asked for a better client, with a badass lingerie wardrobe, in the most perfect home for boudoir!

Let me know in the comment section below which boudoir look you like the best?  Personally, I really like them both!

If you are in the Dallas area and would like to book a boudoir session please check out our pricing and hit us up on the contact page. Or even just fill the form out below!

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How to Style a Badass Boudoir Session | Dallas Boudoir

How to Style as Badass Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas

I feel like every time I shoot a session it's my favorite and having  Ms. M in front of the lens was no exception. 

Ms. M's session kicked ass for a number of reasons. Her hair and makeup were perfect for the location. She listened with the intent to follow, and she trusted my directions to get the perfect poses and looks for each frame. However, the most important thing was that her looks weren't your typical boudoir lingerie pulls. This was a beautifully styled session .

Today we are going to break down each look and why it worked, where the pieces were purchased, and how it was styled.

BOUDOIR SHOULDN'T BREAK THE BANK

Now don't me wrong, I LOVE to shop for lingerie.  It's so much fun! However, after window shopping on Agent Provocateur's website pieces add up pretty quickly and the average woman probably isn't trying to spend $1600 on lingerie.  

All the items you will see today were purchased from Target,  Forever 21, or came from the client's own collection. I think the most expensive piece was about $20.

Remember,  it's never the price of clothing, it's how you style it.

LOOK 1: Bodysuits for Boudoir

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White Bodysuit: $3 Forever 21, 
Cut-off shorts, Heels: Clients previously purchased pieces

Let me be perfectly honest.  I love bodysuits.  They are so fucking sexy.  They are sensual because there's an understated allure about them.  I believe it's because they hide so much but let the right body parts show off.  Bodysuits hug the body and this allows you to appreciate the feminine form.

This bodysuit was purchased brand new from Forever 21 for ONLY $3!  Yes, a Forever 21 was actually closing down for a remodel and they were having a fire sale.  This bodysuit found a new home.  It's very important to make sure you look out for sales to help save you money.  Even without the sale, this body retails for no more than $11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOK 2:  Lace Bralette & High Waisted Black Panties

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Lace Bra Top: $16, Forever 21
High Waisted Bottoms: $20, Target

Right after bodysuits my favorite element on lingerie is lace.  Lace is just a classic element that brings a sense of tradition to photos... even in this beautiful blue.  The bra top makes it bit more modern with the straight lines that highlight the breast.  

The bottoms are actually my favorite piece.  I feel like high waisted bottoms don't get enough love.  When not on the body they have a tendency to look like granny panties, but once you put them on they flatten the tummy area to make you look long and lean.  This is perfect for most body types.  It's especially useful when you have a little muffin top going.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look 3: Lace  Faux Silk Top & High Waisted Floral Bikini Bottoms

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Top: $15, Forever 21
Swimsuit Bottoms: $15, Forever 21

I love a good loose top.  Yes, I know boudoir is all about the tight and sexy, but sometimes we just gotta let the girls live!  this is probably my favorite top of all times.  Well, not really but lets got with it for this post.  The top is fun, loose, and allows Ms. M to move around freely.  When you feel free in person you look free in your photos.  

Since we were shooting outside floral was a perfect choice.  The color couldn't have been better since we were shooting in late evening during the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOK 4: Nude Bikini Top and Nude Mesh Bikini Bottoms

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Tank Top: $15, Forever 21
High Waisted Bikini Bottoms: $15, Forever 21

Another secret I have for beautifully styled boudoir sessions is using swimsuits or bikinis instead of traditional lingerie.  

I KNOW! Who would have thought?!

I find that swimsuits are equally as sexy and lingerie and no one will know the difference anyway.  Furthermore, swimsuits tend to be a bit more fun, edgy, and sexy since they are designed for people to actually see in addition to being functional.  Another advantage of using swimwear instead of traditional lingerie for boudoir session is that the pieces come in more colors.  Having more colors provide more versatility when it comes to styling for a location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas
How to Style a Boudoir Session, Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas

 

WOW!  I know that was A LOT!  However, I how Ms. M gave you some ah-mazing ideas on how you can plan your own boudoir session.  Just keep in mind that your boudoir session is a reflection of you and your style.  As long as you stay authentic to your aesthetic you will look great.  If you have any questions about styling please contact me.  


In the comment section below please let me know which look was your favorite and why.

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LA Chronicles: The Sexiest Downtown Los Angeles Boudoir Session, EVER!

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I would be a lying if I didn't say that this Downtown LA loft shoot with Kryssi Korleone wasn't my favorite from the whole LA series.  

Kryssi and I actually met through Jazzy.  What's funny is she is actually from Dallas and only lives two miles from me.  I find it ironic that we met 1400 miles away from home.

Jazzy and I love to get better at our craft and we actually had a shoot lined up at El Matador State Beach Park but that didn't pan out because the model cancelled. Desperate to shoot, Jazzy had remembered that one of his friend's client was in LA the same time we were.  His friend linked us up and this is how this love story happened.

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Life Hack: Life is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans

When things don't go your way remember that it most likely means that something better is right around the corner.  We can't get hung up on things that don't go the way we planned.  If we do, we might miss the surprise life has in store for us.  Trust in the detours that life gives us.    

When the young woman canceled at the last minute I wasn't even angry.  I'm glad I didn't waste any emotion on that because Jazzy and I got something far better.  In fact, this has been one of my favorite sessions of 2016.  The photos from this LA boudoir session were so revered that I had Endee Magazine reach out to me about publishing the series!

If you would like to purchase the magazine please check out Endee Magazine (here).  

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Downtown LA Loft Boudoir, Kryssi Korleone, Wonderland Boudoir

We shot this boudoir series in a Downtown Los Angeles loft located next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  The looks actually came from Kryssi's own fashion line!  I would post a link but her site isn't live yet.  However, once it's live I will share with you guys.  

Boudoir Pro Tip: Don't Stick to Just Lingerie!

I want to express how I love that two of the three looks Kryssi is rocking were done in a dress or a skirt.  When you are doing a boudoir session remember that you are not limited to just lace numbers from Victoria's Secret's or Yandy.com.  Venture out and add sexy dresses.  I typically find that bodycon and wrap dresses look the best on the feminine form.  

Downtown LA Loft Boudoir, Kryssi Korleone, Wonderland Boudoir
Downtown LA Loft Boudoir, Kryssi Korleone, Wonderland Boudoir
Downtown LA Loft Boudoir, Kryssi Korleone, Wonderland Boudoir
Downtown LA Loft Boudoir, Kryssi Korleone, Wonderland Boudoir
Downtown LA Loft Boudoir, Kryssi Korleone, Wonderland Boudoir
Downtown LA Loft Boudoir, Kryssi Korleone, Wonderland Boudoir
Downtown LA Loft Boudoir, Kryssi Korleone, Wonderland Boudoir
Downtown LA Loft Boudoir, Kryssi Korleone, Wonderland Boudoir

I hope you guys enjoyed this sexy series story from Kryssi Korleone and the please check out our Joshua Tree boudoir session and our LACMA Night Boudoir session.  Shooting boudoir in LA was a dream come true. I thoroughly enjoyed Los Angeles and I cannot wait to go back again in 2017.  Please look out for a travel announcement in the first quarter of the new year.

In the comment section below please let me know which one the three outfits featured you like the best.  

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LA Chronicles: Boudoir in Joshua Tree National Park

LA Chronicles: Boudoir in Joshua Tree National Park

A beautiful Boudoir Session at Joshua Tree in California.

We Found Boudoir in a Hopeless Place | Dallas Boudoir Photography

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Alexis is one of my favorite people in the world.  She is a fashion stylist and model who recently relocated to New York City for work and love.  She came back to Dallas in late December to visit family and friends for the holidays. While in town she requested that I shoot some photos of her for her new blog, Lone Star in the City.  Since Alexis is amazing I couldn’t say no to her!

WHAT HAD HAPPEN WAS...

If you guys weren’t aware on December 26, 2016 major tornadoes hit the North Texas area demolishing blocks and blocks of neighborhoods while many people lost their lives.

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Yeah, we were shooting on that day.  In fact this was supposed to be a twilight boudoir session over the city of Dallas.  However, due to turbulent and unpredictable weather we brought the boudoir session inside of my building.  

Yes, these shots took place in the stairwell of my building!  I love how the moody emptiness is also an unspoken and unseen character in these photos.  These photos emphasize her adult allure and sexiness.  . 

Check out this video we made with Alexis.  It’s crazy how just the most simplistic of places can spark the most incredible settings.  

 

THE BOUDOIR OUTFIT BREAKDOWN

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BOUDOIR OUTFIT

This whole outfit came from Victoria’s Secret.  I just adore gold hardware and exposed zippers.  I feel like exposed zippers are a node to vintage quality and craftsmanship.   This exposed zipper on this corset top proved to elevate the game of sexiness when it comes to seductive designs.

The matching panties to this set were so incredibly tantalizing.  Too bad they are no longer on sale.  It’s so hard to find geometric cut outs on panties, and these were perfect for that.  

The skirt was my FAVORITE part of this whole look.  First of all who doesn’t love silk?  Only crazy people.  There is just SOMETHING about silk that makes you feel instantly high class, sophisticated, and sexy.  Turn that into a tulle maxi skirt and you are asking for any woman to bring out their innermost Upper East side sexiness.  

BOUDOIR HAIR

The hair was just simple.  I wanted to do a high poofy and messy bun that sat on the top of her head, but because the outfit was so slick and Spanish inspired we opted for the more for a sleek look to embrace the aura of the feel. 

Later in our session I asked Alexis to take her hair down because it was "too" perfect (if you notice in my photos I have a thing for messy-sex-in-the-morning hair.  I wanted to something more grunge, real, and could evoke an emotion of relaxed power and longing.  

We leveraged Alexis hair as an element of storytelling.  Look how well Alexis brings in her hair to help elevate the allure of the photos.  

 

BOUDOIR MAKEUP

There is a reason they refer to Jazzy as the King.  He knows what he’s going.  I love how he took a chance by placing a bold red lip on a woman of such a dark complexion.  He helped add drama to the overall look by creating an intense smokey eye look.  Doing this created a sense of mysterious coy power.  

This couldn’t have been more fitting for such a crazy night.

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Boudoir Dallas, Dallas Boudoir Photography, Wonderland Boudoir
Boudoir Dallas, Dallas Boudoir Photography, Wonderland Boudoir
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Boudoir Dallas, Dallas Boudoir Photography, Wonderland Boudoir
Boudoir Dallas, Dallas Boudoir Photography, Wonderland Boudoir

 

ONE MORE NOTE

One camera you should ALWAYS have on your shoots is the Fuji Instamax.  We has SUCH a blast with this camera.  You have to check out the fun photos we took below.  

Be sure to follow Alexis’s new blog, Lonestar in the City. It is a fashion and lifestyle blog that documents how Alexis will navigate her way through New York City as a Texas Native.  

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Question of the Day!

In the comment section PLEASE let me know your favorite photo of Alexis and why.  Also let me know if you have a Fuji Instamax and what you think about it.

 

If you’re interested in a session with us please feel free to fill out the form below and a member from our team will reach out to you within 24 hours!

 

Have a Great Day!

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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!!!!!!

 

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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

 

Please email us with any questions!

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