I was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph my new friend Emily for her very first Boudoir Session experience this week at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Anchorage. I arrived early to the room and began setting up my lighting and developing a sequence and plan for our Session. Emily walked in and totally surprised me with her really awesome theme for our session. She was ecstatic to have found an amazing hair and makeup artist who brought her idea of a 50’s inspired look to life. What can I say? Krystal Pistol is an amazing hair and makeup artist! I highly recommend checking her out if you are looking for a hair or makeup artist for any special occasion. And the best part is – she is very affordable! And by affordable, I mean Krystal will take her time to give you the look you want with gorgeous hair and makeup and all that fun pampering for under $100! Seriously.
Glamour and Boudoir is not something I have had the opportunity to photograph too often, but this session with Emily has confirmed it may just be a new found obsession / passion of mine. This session I think is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done simply because by the end of the session, just with a few previews from the back of my camera, I could see Emily saw what I know her husband sees in her everyday.
As women, we tend to be self conscious and compare and judge ourselves all too harshly. One thing I find so beautiful and fascinating is that many times, it is those things about us that we are most insecure about that our husbands find most attractive. Many times when I feel down or discouraged about something personal, Bryan will say “I just wish you could see yourself the way I see you.” So this became my goal for Boudoir Sessions. To be able to play a small part in helping a woman see what her husband sees in her – and show her just how beautiful she really is – it was one of the biggest blessings I could ask for as a photographer!
We had so many laughs, and it was so amazing to watch Emily become confident and comfortable in her own skin. She is truly a gorgeous girl, and even more than that she is a sweet, kind and funny person to be around. Enjoy some of our more tasteful favorites! 😉
View MORE from Emily’s Boudoir Session in the Slideshow below!! ~