On my very first blog post after relaunching I had a reader ask where I like shooting the most. I must confirm that I love shooting outside in natural light. I really love shooting in the woods for some reason. Ever since I was a little girl I was infatuated with the wood and climbing trees. It was so freeing and fun and I enjoyed the alone time I got just being the woods. Never once was I scared to be there alone. I believe that love still carries on with me today.
For this session Jazzy Baptiste and I traveled all the way to Austin, Texas to do a stylized boudoir session with the lovely Maren. Maren is part of your Unites States military serving the US Navy. She is also a mom and a wife. What an amazing woman Maren is.
Maren met us at my dear friend’s house and we traveled to the most southern part of Austin to host this session. The photos in this series were shot in my little brother’s front yard. Yes! It feels like this fool lives on a nature preserve. His property is so gorgeous. It’s the closest thing you are going to get to the perfect mix of city and country in a metropolitan area.
Styling wise everything came from Victoria’s Secret. The robe was embedded with Swarovski crystals. The bra, panties, and garter were a soft teal color. At the time of this session the nice attendant at Northpark Mall pulled everything from the back to help me piece together a perfect outfit. Nothing had hit the floor yet and we were to first to have it. He whispered that all the good stuff was in the back. I really loved the fact that he took the time to help us pick out the items for this session.
Of course Jazzy did an incredible job for this makeup session. Jazzy is a magician with the makeup brushes. I love his high lighting and blending game. He is the truth. Jazzy also has his own blog out so PLEASE go check out his work and sub to his page.
For the hair we did nothing to it. We didn’t want it to be too stylized because we wanted to do a fresh out of the bed type of look. It needed to be messy and unperfected to really go with the theme of the session.
Maren is a natural who followed direction very well. I have found that most women who have served in our armed forces have an uncanny appeal to the camera and have no problem really following direction to enhance the photos.
We shoot in different parts of the front yard for about 45 minutes. The scariest part was when we got close to the creek. There was huge black snake! We both screamed and ran way. The snake went in the other direction in a frenzy as well. Jazzy and my friend laughed at us as they saw Maren and I running back towards the house.
Halfway through the session my niece (9 months at the time) and nephew (2 years) came out to say hi and give everyone hugs and kisses.
Still thinking about that day really fills me with so much joy in my heart. We had such a lovely time and I really feel as though the photos solidify that fact.
I want to say thank you to my best friend Kim for allowing me use her house to get us all ready and to crash for the weekend. She is such a great host and one of the best friends anyone could ask for in this lifetime. She is so unselfish and I loving being around her. I want to say thank you to my little brother for letting us use his front yard as our playground. It’s so amazing what you can do in your own front yard. Of course I have to thank Jazzy because he always brings the sessions to life with his wizardry! Maren, words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for taking time out of your day to help us with beautiful project. Thank you Maren for your service.
Without further ado please enjoy the photos!
I do come to Austin often because my family does live there. If you want to book a boudoir session in Austin, Texas (or anywhere in the world) please contact me HERE! Check out our investment page to see the different packages we offer and how each one will benefit you HERE!