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Boudoir on a 70 Degree Day, Texas Winter | Dallas Boudoir

In order for me to be a better Dallas Boudoir photographer, I have to either be constantly shooting or consistently studying the craft.  As a person, I have a huge issue when it comes to just being still.  I feel like being "still" brings complacency, and if you guys are long time followers of this blog you know complacency is something that I am not about.  

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After December business slowed down a tad bit. This free time allowed me to really put effort into putting together a whole boudoir session styled for myself.  It allowed me to focus on things that I need to work on.  This includes how I work with people, styling, hair, and makeup.  Downtime normally gives me the opportunity to be experimental in what I do. 

That's precisely what we did when meeting up with Aroy.  Aroy and I have been trying to work together for awhile.  Even before she officially moved to Dallas we were trying to work on something.  Finally, January arrived and I had free time. 

I am a proponent of whatever you're doing on the first of January is going to line up how your year is going to go.  Therefore I love spending my January 01st working, grinding, and networking  

I feel like each person I work with is my favorite person in the world, and Aroy was no exception.   She was just so easy to talk to, very open, and incredibly intelligent. She was just the meaning of life.  

For 2017, I am trying to get better at styling my sessions.  I hate limiting myself to typical lingerie pieces in order to create a beautifully styled session.  

I am a lover of sequin.  I have no idea why but I have always loved sequin since I was a young child.  LOL.  I know a lot of people don't like sequin because if you're not careful it can look very comical.  

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Since this is Texas it means that our January first was 70 degrees.  (I do not envy people in the north).  I also wanted to experiment with video as well.  By no stretch of the imagination am I a videographer, however, I do want to start making video a real thing in my work. So working with Aroy really helped with that.  

Aroy is close to 6 feet tall and VERY lean so I wanted to take on the challenge of styling her. I have a lot of clients who are worried about what to wear for a boudoir session if they are super tall. So I decided to place Aroy in this beautiful one piece lace number.  I want to say this piece was from American Apparel.  We kept is super simple with bone straight hair and simplistic posing.  

In the second look, we went a little more experimental.  You guys already know my love and appreciation for high waisted bottoms so I paired this piece with a sequin bandeau and a sequin jacket.  The sequin bandeau was purchased from Forever 21.  The jacket was a vintage thrift find from Austin.  I picked up it for right around $10.  I mean how can you say no to vintage 80's sequin jacket?  

I loved how this jacket caught the light of the sun and would just bling for the Gods.  We ended up removing the jacket and focusing on posing and facial expression by using the strength of her body to create some Vogue worthy images.  

 

 

 

 

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These photos really make me want to work with fashion more and work with better quality pieces.  I plan on networking more with lingerie brands to make this happen.

In the comment section below let me know what you think of the video.  I am open to critique as I am learning more about the art of video. 

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Later Summer Texas Vibes | Dallas Boudoir Photography

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As you guys know Kryssi Korelone’s photos are some of my faves that I shot in 2016.  Her whole session was magical and I still get compliments about them til this day.  

Late last summer of 2016 we shot again.  I have to say that I loved this session because it was laid back and proved that boudoir shouldn’t be restricted to traditional panties and bra. When you style for your setting your photos become so much better.

When you have a fun and laid back attitude sometimes it makes shooting really fun.  Especially if you already have an established relationship.  This go around Kryssi allowed me to style some of the sets.  I wanted to keep the theme of late southwestern summer.  Since we were shooting around about a lot of browns and blacks with pops of color here and there I wanted the pieces to speak for themselves.  I wanted them to be statement pieces that clearly did not have to compete for competition.

 

 

LOOK ONE: White Lace Dress

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It’s no secret at this point, you guys know I love lace… so why not make it an entire dress?  Kryssi has a body that even Xena the Warrior princess would envy so I wanted a way to show off her beautiful and sexy frame while still being able to shoot in public.  Therefore we landed on this number.  

What makes this piece really stand out is the fact that it’s a crop top dress.  There is something is sexy about a good crop top and I, for one, am happy that crop tops came back in style.  This is a sexy and sophisticated dress.  

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Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas Boudoir Photography, White Lace Crop Top Dress

 

LOOK TWO: Oversized Black Sweater

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I LOVE a good oversized sweater.  There is an unspoken sexy when it comes to a good oversized sweater.  Sweaters are designed to be cozy and comforting  If the sweatshirt belongs to your man it can look super sexy.  To be quite honest, I would pick a nice oversized sweater over a thong any day.  Sweaters brings in this whole girl-next-door vibe that is super attractive.

We decided to go for a black and on black theme.  This jersey knit sweater was actually from Forever 21.  What was cool about this piece, that can’t be seen in photos, is the fact that there is a knot in the back.  This is a cool element to an otherwise basic sweatshirt.  With this piece, Kryssi is wearing beautiful sexy bottoms from Victoria’s secret.  

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Boudoir isn’t about what you wear, it’s how you wear it.  Looking and feeling sexy isn’t doesn’t stop at what you are wearing it. That's where it begins.  It stops at how you feel.  It was clear that in these photos Kryssi felt sexy and this helped create a laid back and cool look.  

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

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4 Top Luxury Lingerie Companies

Happy New Year Guys!!! 

Can you guys believe this is my first post of 2017?!  I had an ah-mazing winter vacation.  I was able to spend it with friends and family, but I also used the down time to create a TON of content for 2017!  While I still have a lot to do I look forward to putting in the hard work to make this brand even bigger for the next 300-and-something days!

Speaking of hard work, one of the HARDEST things one does for a boudoir session is pick out lingerie.  You can only imagine how much I LOVE lingerie.  It's no secret how I love to use none traditional lingerie items to style boudoir sessions because it's more cost-effective,  but sometimes a girl HAS to dream about splurging and buy buying classic pieces from some of the top names in the luxury lingerie industry.  Today, I want to share with you guys four of my favorite high-end luxury lingerie brands.  I am not ranking these companies in any particular order.  I just love the art of their pieces equally.

 

1.) For Love and Lemons

I for one  LOVE lemons.  I eat a lemon with every meal.  I also adore luxury lingerie company For Love and Lemons.  For Love and Lemons (FLL) was started by best friends Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall.  While this brand did originate in Jackson, WY they now operate out of the Arts District in Los Angeles, California.

You can spot a For Love and Lemons piece almost instantly.  This brand has dominated my Pinterest mood boards for a few years now and I die over and over again with each new season and design.  FLL pieces are very feminine, sexy, classy, and timeless.  If you're into a lot of soft sexy lace in pastel hues this brands is for you.  The best things about FLL is that they offer very unique pieces that I have never seen anywhere else.  Pieces average about $200 each.

My Fave Pieces: 1/2/3
Site: http://www.forloveandlemons.com
IG: @forloveandlemons

 

2.) Agent Provocateur

Unless you live under a rock, you know of Agent Provocateur.  They are THE NAME in luxury lingerie.  Let's be honest, they are THE STANDARD in luxury lingerie.  Listen, I know For Love and Lemon can run about $200 per piece but that’s going to look like a bargain compared to the $3400 this gorgeous piece cost

Prices aside, I love how unapologetically daring this company is to the world.  They thrive on women dominating and owning their sexuality.  They teach women not to be ashamed of being their true selves.  Yes, you can be sexual, still run a household, all while balancing your Fortune 500 company as the COO.  Because this brand knows exactly who they are they know exactly what type of clientele that it wants to attract.  A lingerie company with confidence is sexy AF!

My Fave Pieces: 1/2/3/4
Site: http://www.agentprovocateur.com/
IG: @agentprovocateur

 

 

 

 

 

3.) Natori

Natori was my first luxury lingerie set I ever purchased.  I was shopping in the flagship Neiman Marcus located in Downtown Dallas when I opted to just check out the lingerie section before leaving.  Let me tell you something, EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. I go into Neimans the employees treat me so well.  They get to know you by name and take the time and pleasure to help you look for items, especially in the lingerie section. They also take your name and send you PERSONAL emails when new pieces from your favorite designer comes in.  I mean, how is that for customer service?!

You have got to LOVE the backstory of owner and designer Josie Cruz Natori.  She is of Philipino decent and states that in the Philippines women are encouraged to be entrepreneurs.  Her grandmother gives her a quote we should all live by, “Don’t put yourself in a position where you have to depend on anyone.”

Natori designs have a very Asian aesthetic to them while balancing the traditional Western influence in the design.  Compared to For Love and Lemons and Agent Provocateur this line is a tad bit more affordable with prices starting at $28.

My Fave Pieces: 1/2/3
Site: http://www.natori.com/
IG: @natoricompany

 

 

 

4.) La Perla

Can we take a moment and just marinate over the exquisite beauty of Italian lingerie company La Perla?  In 1954, the luxury line was created by Ada Masotti in the town of Bologna.  Ada created wearable works of art that celebrated the beauty of women that has caught the attention of the entire world, including some top name celebrities.  In fact, Kendall Jenner is currently the face of this season's campaign.

Key pieces are priced over $2300 but you have to keep in mind you are wearing genuine pieces of art.  As we know, art is invaluable.  

My Fave Pieces: 1/2/3/4
Site:http://www.laperla.com
IG: @laperlalingerie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These four Luxe lingerie brands are some that I daydream about shooting.  While the price points are super high you have to consider many of these pieces are handcrafted works or art.   This is why they are considered luxury lingerie. 

Which brands were your favorite?  Please leave your top four list in the comment section below.

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