Posts Tagged 'boudoir photography'

August 06

We all know Victoria Secret is the queen bee when it comes to lingerie.  They definitely do things right!  However, their bridal collection isn’t very extensive, which leaves a lot of possible repeat gifts for that bride to be in your life.  It is fun to receive lingerie as a bridal gift and it is fun to give lingerie.  Some of us may feel intimidated trying to find lingerie stores with the fear of some of them being more geared towards a lady making money off of wearing lingerie.  Fear no more, this is a go to guide in finding lingerie – both locally and on the inter web!

For the Local Lady:

-Meme’s Foundation:

Deb has made Meme’s a truly special place to find the right undergarment for all different occasions.  You don’t feel lost in overflowing drawers filled with lace, silk and attachments, but instead get a personal customized experience when you walk in the door.  When shopping for your bride to be you may be surprised to find something for yourself as well.  Bras found at Meme’s are unlike any other.  You will find the perfect fit for you and the bride.  Whether you want to show off your wild side or sweet side Meme’s is sure to have just what you are seeking.  Feel free to take a sneak peek at their bridal collection on their website.  There is a separate section dedicated just for the lady in white!

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For the Hosting Lady:

-Scotta Intimates:

This is your go to lingerie stop if you would like to host a lingerie party for any occasion (like a bachelorette party I mentioned in my precious article). Like other parties it is a great way to see the products in person, learn from an expert and some great perks!  The best news is that they have a great collection of bridal lingerie as well!

For the Lacy Racy Lady:


Lacy, lacy, lacy and racy.  Thinking you or the bride in your life may need a little help to step out of the comfort zone?  Then yandy is your place to get some ideas.  The little numbers on their site are sure to make someone feel special.  A little peek-a-boo here and there may be the best thing that ever happened in your life or at least during someone’s wedding night!

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For the Lady with $$$ Taste:


Definitely the place to find lingerie at a higher price, they have the concept of wearing something nice every day.  This is the idea to make woman feel lovely inside and out, even if the outside world cannot see it, the woman can feel it!  At their website you can find a great collection of lingerie specifically for the bride as well!  If she has expensive taste and you can afford to spend a lot of money, then this is your place to shop!

Lingerie is a great way to feel sexy and confident.  It can also be a great way to push the boundaries and go beyond your comfort zone.  With this new lingerie you may be acquiring or giving, there are other great uses for it too!  Beauty sessions are a great way to push some boundaries and really give praise to yourself.  It is important, as woman, to care for ourselves and treat ourselves.  Beauty sessions are a great way to do this, but not just for you, the end result can be a great wedding gift for your partner to be by showing off your assets in some lingerie!

March 23

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March 22

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September 15

Boudoir photography works for anyone who wants to have fun, look sexy, and feel glamorous.  This beautiful miss came to Grand Rapids’ Premier boudoir studio for all of those reasons.  xo


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September 15

Warming up this Grand Rapids studio, with a steamy boudoir session.  Meet Miss K.

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September 14

Hair Stylist: Christine Hubbart

MUA: Allison Bower


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April 01

Back in January, I posted this awesomeness!!  I had the privilege and honor to have Miss Amy, from Flirt Fitness, a Pole Fitness Studio in Grand Rapids, be my video model.  Which also entailed that I photograph her as well because I want you all to know what kind of experience it is to have when you’re being photographed in my studio whether you choose to have a boudoir session or a beauty session.  It’s important for me that all my women that grace my studio have fun, feel glamorous, and look sexy.  And it was also my honor to have Aaron, Shelby, and Liam, from Style & Motion, to shoot our video.  It was truly was a dream team come true.

I just wanted to share my outtakes from the video shoot!!  Don’t forget to check out Part II

Thank you, again to:

Hairstylist:  Jennifer Grace

MUA:  Allison Bower

Model: Amy Oostveen

Video: Style & Motion

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March 29

There are two parts to Miss Sweet and Sassy.  She kept it simple this session by bringing in her honey’s shirt and tie.  I love it when my ladies bring something in that is sentimental special to them.  Cause, deep down we’re doing this for the name of Love, right?  So when you’re thinking about your Boudoir Session, bring in something in of his.  I promise he won’t look at his shirt and tie the same.  icon wink //BOUDOIR// Miss E. Part I

You can view Miss E.’s Beauty Session HERE.




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March 21

As Grand Rapids Premier Boudoir Photographer, there is a reason why I ask all my clients to bring their own wardrobes and outfits, mainly because I don’t know what fits you and what you are going to be comfortable in, and I’m all about making sure you’re comfortable so that you can have the best experience possible.  Not only do I want you to be comfortable but also look flattering during your session.  That’s why bringing your own accessories are important too.  Sure it’s not the most important thing to have and it’s not going to ruin your session if you don’t, however, having accessories will definitely add that extra oomph to your session and it makes it more fun because your session is being styled and tailored to your sexy and glamorous side.

Let’s consider these examples.



High heels and boots are super sexy and make the legs look long and lean.  Bring your favorite pair or 2 or 3 or 5.

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Now pearl necklaces are the most popular  to bring but you’re welcome to bring something that is more sentimental.  Maybe you Honey got you something for that special anniversary and you want to show it off.  Or the ladies who have a hunky soldier in their life, show your support and bring in those dog tags!

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Stockings are my personal favorite accessory to bring in during a session.  There are so many kinds of stockings out there and they are so fun.  They come in an array of colors and skin tight details.  I love them!  Buy a new fun pair and try them out.Stockings 2014 BYO...A   Bring Your Own Accessories!!



Garters, just like stockings, come in so many varieties and they are a fun detail to photograph.  I love details of fingers intertwined with garter straps.  It makes you ask, “Is she putting them on or taking them off?”  Let the imagination run wild.

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Gloves are a rare accessory, but it can definitely change the look of your session.  Sort of old, Hollywood glamour meets the bedroom.

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Bring in your Sweetie’s favorite neck tie.  He won’t look at that tie the same again…I promise!

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March 13