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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Have a Great Day!