Hey everyone! I haven’t posted a boudoir series in forever (I think my last one was Maria's)! Today I wanted to show you all a fantastic outdoor boudoir session that we had in Cedar Hill, Texas. We actually shot this session the Sunday before Mardi Gras, and we had such a wonderful time. It was perfect weather in the Dallas area for an outdoor boudoir shoot. It may be winter but it was only 65 degrees with heavy cloud coverage, no wind, and we loved every second of it!
Jazzy Baptiste was the makeup artist for this session. Jazzy is a huge name in the Dallas makeup scene. He has done makeup live on Good Morning Texas, Elle magazine, and not to mention countless weddings. I just love when he and I can work together in between his hectic work schedule. #DreamTeam
Jazzy and I had been planning to do a dark and moody outdoor session for awhile. We wanted to do something sexy and fun but not typical. As much as we enjoy in-studio sessions we love when we have the ability to shoot boudoir outside with a willing and open minded client.
With all the new buildings and structure going on in Dallas recently it’s really hard to find a nice serene place to have a shoot. Then I remembered how beautiful Cedar Hill is! With the open mind of Ashley, we headed out to shoot on location at Cedar Hill National Park.
If you have never been to Cedar Hill National Park in Cedar Hill, Texas then you a seriously missing out. It’s one of Dallas’s best kept secrets. The sun setting over Joe Pool Lake is one of the most beautiful things that you will ever see in your life. They say there is no sunset more beautiful than the ones in Texas, and I have to agree.
I really love when clients allow me to take creative control over a session. She let us have fun the styling and makeup. We treated her like our doll and had so much fun glamorizing her. I wish I had taken before and after shots but alas that did not happen. For the future I will remember to do that.
Jazzy Baptiste is a genius when it comes to his craft. He studies makeup looks from the runway, the magazines, and on the streets... and then crafts it to make it his signature style. Jazzy is a person who is constantly studying all skin types and complexions to provide the best final look for all his clients. Here Jazzy went for a dark winter smokey eye for Ashley. This look is very catwalk ready. The deep dark purples and ombre lips compliments her cocoa complexion with. The lashes are Ardell. Jazzy named this look Purple Passion.
Ashley is rocking a thrifted (but new) faux fur oversized vest from a St Vincents, swimsuit by American Apparel, necklace & ring from Forever 21, and shoes from Steve Madden.
We shot around the bank of the lake for 30 minutes. We made sure to get great shots with the tall dried reeds. Next, we headed in a bit into the woods to get shots in the beautiful lush green grass and dark purple vegetation. Lastly, we ended up shooting on the boat dock before leaving the gorgeous national park. The dock was my favorite place because, unlike the tall reeds near the lake, the colorful boats and blue water added a fun element of color to such a muted outfit.
We had a blast shooting the session so I hope you have equally as much fun going through them.
Without further ado! Please enjoy the photos.
Remember if you’re looking for a boudoir session in Dallas I currently have a flash sale going on until March 17th! I’m offering 50% off any of the productions! The photos need to be scheduled and taken on or before June 13th. If you’re interested please check out the special page and then head over to my contact page to book a session or schedule a consultation!
In the comments below tell me, where would your dream boudoir session take place?