Guys, this was so scary. I know I preach that everyone is beautiful but when it's you in front of that camera, even someone like me gets nervous. My goal was to lose 10 pounds and THEN do a boudoir shoot. However, those 10 pounds just weren't coming off - you know....pizza and tacos...so I went ahead with the boudoir session anyway. This amazing celebration of my body as it ages will be with me forever, and the experience was one of a kind. Being outside in a field (right next to a major road) was exhilarating and unique by itself, but having one of my favorite photographers (Carling Zhou) come in from out of town just to be there with me, telling me the whole time how great I was looking was awesome. I might not look like a super model, I might have some parts of myself that I struggle with daily, but I walked away from this session on top of the world. It's so hard to learn to love yourself, but I'm working on it. :)
Because she can't stay away and we weren't super prepared the first time, we went back out to the magic field with lingerie and tried again! This field - and this amazing woman - are incredible. There wasn't a bad picture in the bunch of them. We brought two of my brand new pieces for the studio and both of them are as beautiful as I expected them to be. This black bodysuit might just be my new favorite piece. What do you think of it?
And of course my wife came out to our field session. My beautiful best friend can't resist a good boudoir session. The jean jacket was a great - although accidental - addition to a super successful shoot. There is nothing better than a bunch of girls in a field uplifting each other and supporting them. It makes my heart sing to know that my work is about women celebrating themselves and facilitating such a positive environment. Keep it up!
As promised, some more images from our amazing day in our yellow field! I'm always amazed at how comfortable people are with themselves. I completely snagged Kelly, she came with one of the other photographers but when she learned what we were doing, she jumped right in without hesitation and boy is she gorgeous! Working with other photographers and sharing the space, models and tips is one of my favorite things. Learning from some of the best.
A bunch of photographers in the area discovered this AMAZING field filled with yellow flowers and we took a group of models out to test it out. And holy potato chips Batman. There were flower crowns, bouquets, and a fair amount of sneezing. This girl is always up for anything and so what started out as a regular session turned into outdoor boudoir and I'm so glad it did! Keep watching for a few weeks worth of sessions here before the summer comes and it goes away!