If your boudoir shoot is at your home or in the studio, you will have access to a full closet for play and dress up. At this home boudoir session, we changed up the wardrobe and accessories each time we moved rooms, showing different facets of personality and getting variety in the suite of images.Read More
Excited to share today a few images from Meg's boudoir portraits.
Our planning began, as it so often does, on Pinterest. She was drawn to both implied nudes and also started pinning a lot of flapper-ish/boho/lace & velvet, and smoky eyes. She even brought in piano shawl that she wore in one of our mutual favorite images from the session.
She added to her existing wardrobe with a trip to 40 Winks - Modern Glamour's favorite brick and mortar lingerie shop in Harvard Square. If you, like me, love those high waisted black lace briefs - you can pick them up right here. No surprise that they are by one of my favorite lingerie lines - Lonely.
With a great foundation from 40 Winks, M brought in some of her own favorite pieces, including a vintage robe, her velvet piano shawl, a hat, and lots of cool jewelry - some of which she made herself. A woman of many talents!
Last week I was in San Francisco for the week at Creative Live for Social Media Week 18. It was a wonderful week learning from 9 social experts across the six biggest platforms for creatives. Sue B Zimmerman (Boston neighbor, friend and mentor) and Morgan Sutton led the way with using Instagram for business. I knew I probably shouldn't have let the babe take over my account - that is what IG stories are for!
I've been on IG for a while - and have found myself creeping into the confusing and crummy spiral of appreciating fitness images and also feeling terrible and less motivated about keeping my own body in strength and conditioning. This year, I've found a few body positive fitness Instagram accounts to follow (like this one and this one). But even better than scrolling on a phone is meeting and photographing local women who are inspirational and amazing.
And this is one of those inspirational and inspiring women - Nat F. We met through Omar, whose IG account is here. He told me that many of the people he's worked with have been through a significant transformation and that yet might still struggle to see themselves as an athlete and their own internal and external transformations.
We began the portrait session with a mix of athletic gear. And then, Nat pulls out this stunning purple dress. Body con! With slits!! She wore it with as much confidence and ownership as she does he boxing gloves.
I'm so glad to have had a chance to get to know and photograph this warm, striking and lovely woman!
This Muse, Ms. S. brought in SO MANY fun things to play with at her studio boudoir session in Boston. And she just really went to town with her accessories. So many necklaces. So many fun vintage pieces to mix in with her new lingerie.
When we initially spoke, we chatted about her love to vintage, her tendency to go for layers and a bohemian look. Her Pinterest board was full of glamorous women from the Ziegfeld girls to Brigitte Bardot to Steve Nicks. Lots of texture and lots of drama! I sent her a few items I found on Etsy. She headed into the Modern Glamour favorite brick and mortar lingerie shop 40 Winks to get a few new pieces. And she even made her own two tiered peakcock feather earrings. So there is also that.Read More
I've been wanting to play with video for years - but hadn't done much with it. Until now!
Bombogenesis (what a fun word!) aside, it's been a relatively easy winter, but I'm itching for spring to make it way back to us. One of the things I've been up to this winter is prepping and planing for a big styled shoot!
This past weekend, I partnered with Kristen Connolly of Bewitchery Lingerie, Angie Yu of Jade Deco and stylist Krisann Kiley to do an vintage inspired editorial shoot at the Dane Estate. I love shooting at these venues - the window light in invariably spectacular, the wood dark and intricate, the spaces evocative and atmospheric. Any time I shoot a wedding at one of these venues, I find myself thinking how much fun it would be to do a boudoir shoot there. And we made it happen!
Today, as I go through the images we created, I wanted to share a few behind the scenes of the shoot. Feeling so much gratitude to this team who collaborated with me!
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Boston model Zaza contacted me about working together creating portraits for her portfolio. We kept it very simple with natural light and an all black wardrobe.
My closets and drawers used to be grays and blacks with the occasional hint of red, but with a little mindset expansion color and pattern have crept right in to my sweaters and shirts and even my pants! The drawers that are still solid (and mostly boring) colors are the drawers. You know the underthings.
And as Valentine's Day is tomorrow, I wanted to share some of my new favorite floral prints. Just in time for you to maybe buy yourself some flowers that won't wilt, as I slowly restock my own drawers with spring.Read More
This Muse! I believe this is what is referred to as curves for days. Rocking a few bodysuits (one in white lace, one with red roses, one black with metal detailing), We made the most of two couches in our natural light boudoir studio.
And now for some work that inspires me as an artist and image maker. If you haven't heard of Nan Goldin, take some time to look through her incredible body of work. Her portraits are arresting. Her slideshows are moving. Her grids are fascinating.Read More
Happy 2018! And so there is this.
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As I'm planning the #IAMMYOWNVALENTINE boudoir sessions for this winter in Boston, and incidentally dreaming of white fur trimmed capes, I fell into the Etsy rabbit hole and found so many delicious things.Read More
BLACK AND WHITE BOUDOIR PHOTO ALBUM
It’s easy to create lots of looks with a few black pieces. There’s an elegance and simplicity in creating a shoot that’s all black and white. Black and white boudoir photography can be sultry, captivating and moody. It can also be clean and sophisticated and timeless. I often shoot with the camera LCD set to preview in black and white so I can see the light and the tonal range without the distraction of color.Read More
By any chance, have you been waiting for the perfect time to book a Boston boudoir photo session?As it happens, now is the time. The perfect time. It's now. DO SOMETHING WONDERFUL FOR YOURSELFRead More
Your wedding is likely a reflection and celebration of you as a couple. A bridal boudoir shoot can reflect and celebrate you as an individual. Once you decide to take the plunge and book your bridal boudoir session, the next step is figuring out what to bring. Boudoir isn’t about skin. It’s about you. Whether you are leaning toward casual and cozy or sensual and seductive - here are 4 tips for what to wear at your bridal boudoir shoot.Read More
You're beautiful. Simple as that. I would tell my best friend that she is beautiful and a Modern Glamour session is a way to capture the beauty that is you. It's scary to be so vulnerable, especially with someone you just meet, however, this is a moment to be empowered, to appreciate the body you have and all it can accomplish, and to celebrate the life that is yours. Embrace the time you have. Smile when you feel like it and feel free to be bold. A Modern Glamour session is for you (and about you) and you deserve it.Read More
LINGERIE IDEAS FOR YOUR BOUDOIR SHOOT
The Fashion season are rarely if ever in sync with the actual weather we are experiencing. And though it's technically fall in Boston, the weather today still evoking the heat of a mid-August day. We are starting to book boudoir shoots for the fall and winter - and the wardrobe and styling options will change with the season.
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ROUNDUP OF LINGERIE IDEAS FOR YOUR FALL or WINTER BOUDOIR SESSION
And it doesn't always have to be lingerie. I'll photograph you in whatever you bring in. I want you to feel comfortable and that just might not be in traditional lace or silk underthings. And that's totally okay. Below are four things to think about when you are planning your fall or winter boudoir shoot. Neckline, Length, Layering and Color.
Yokes, cutouts, panels. All good options for highlighting necklines, drawing the eye up to your face and giving visual interest.
A long length is elegant, modest (sometimes) and is perfectly suited to colder autumn and winter weather
Layering and draping create beautiful color and texture combinations. It won't actually be cold in the room while you have your boudoir portraits done. Adding layers is a great way to create interesting textures and variety as you can take layers off as you feel more comfortable.
Let's swap out the bright primary red this holiday are go for the beautiful, and more flattering, wine tones. Rich and warm red over a bright true red. Navy or grey over black. Or a shimmering warm gold.
About six weeks short of 100 years old, my grandmother passed away peacefully. I wrote about her on her 99th birthday last fall as she was glamorous at any age.
I've been spending some time this evening carefully turning over memories of her. I wanted to share her beautiful bridal portrait. She always loved calla lillies and I adore her enormous and simple wedding bouquet.
The formal portrait of the bride and groom - They were married at the Gore Estate in Waltham, and though the spiral staircase behind them is on a painted backdrop it does look like the spiral staircase at Gore. Perhaps it was even painted for the purpose for the Waltham photography studio.
You may be wearing very little, but choosing what you wear is important. Looking your best helps you feel comfortable (and confident) in front of the camera. Proper fit and support are critical.
Lingerie is way more than bras and panties. Checkout our suggestions below to see all the things you could bring with you to your boudoir portrait session. Get the most out of your Boston boudoir photography session. Choose wardrobe that flatters and highlights your best features.
Enjoy your self.Read More