I had a chance to get to know a really cool girl a few weeks ago who came in for a shoot as a wedding gift to her husband to be. I’m really honored to have the top Maryland Bridal Boudoir studio. I can only imagine all the grooms that I’ve helped to make incredibly happy on their wedding day! By the time I’m writing this post, my client and her man are happily married and on to the new adventure of being husband and wife. My client, Miss K, told us after her shoot, “Hi Jewell, just want to say thank you for our photo shoot last Friday. I was a little nervous heading into it, but quickly realized how empowering you ladies make us feel!” Yep, she was nervous to start but once we got through hair, makeup & styling she was ready to get started. We first went outdoors because the sun was going down and I thought it would be a beautiful backdrop for her.
I mean, that golden light all around her was simply stunning. It just kissed her skin and looked absolutely beautiful, so we were off to a great start! I can’t remember now if she used her veil or if she borrowed ours (brides-to-be, we’ve got you covered if you don’t want to bring your actual veil!) but it was a nice touch so she always remembers exactly why she did this particular photo shoot. There were so many beautiful images from the outdoor set but this is the one I can show, and I’m so grateful that we could use it!
Okay, so we came back indoors, brushed off some leaves and took a couple of shots on our old bedroom set in the “Marilyn” room. Love her snuggles with her mans shirt:)
So sweet & personal for her. Okay girls, so if you come in for a shoot and bring your mans shirt just know that you might not actually be wearing it, lol! Sometimes a mans shirt is just not flattering on a womans body. It’s either too big or too tight or covers too much skin, and on and on. If that’s the case, a good snuggle with it always seems to do the trick! So after some snuggle time, we covered our bases and hooked up some Ravens shots. We get a lot of clients who bring in jerseys (football, baseball, hockey, you name it) but what I really love (unless it’s a button down baseball jersey) is to rock it out with a fitted sports hat and not much else! The jerseys are another clothing item that can cover so much skin & can be hard to make look sexy, just depending on how the fit is. Button down baseball jerseys have been the exception in that department in my opinion. So, with my recommendation Miss K classed up that Ravens cap with a pretty smile and some cheekies. I’m pretty damn sure her husband didn’t mind not seeing a jersey while she supported his favorite team!!! GO RAVENS!!!!!!
So our last set of the session was on the new bedroom set and she was really comfortable by then and knew exactly what I was going to say before I even said it. It’s always the last couple of sets that wind up being the best. We’re on the same page by then and if there were any jitters or nerves they’re long gone because I’ve been showing images from the back of my camera the entire time so you KNOW how bomb you’re looking! This set was no exception. This was my favorite and she just killed it.
That’s that, ‘yeah I know I look good’ look:)
Who, me playing coy??? Come and get it baby!
Finally as we were about to wrap I decided to have some fun and do some hair flips. I mean Miss K has some amazing hair. If you’ve followed me on Instagram for a while, you know how much I change my hair. Like at least quarterly I have a different look. I pay so much money a year to get hair like Miss K’s that it’s ridiculous, but it makes me happy. It also keeps things spicy at home because my husband never knows what I’m going to try next…it’s like him having a girlfriend. Lots of them. Without all the cheating and bad feelings & divorce lawyers! All the hair styles have their own personalities. Ladies if you’ve been with your man a while and feel like things are getting a little stale and you haven’t changed your look in a while try it. Change up your hair-the cut, the color, both. Add some, take some. Wear your makeup differently. Not just for him but for you! When I feel sexiest is when I’m rocking some long hair & a good tan. I mean, I feel like a badass bitch that can #slay. Just keepin’ it real. I digress- this is about Miss K and not my hair extension obsession my bad! So anyway, because I am completely envious of her (natural) long, lustrous hair, I had her do some hair flips. I mean, what’s more sexy than a woman flipping her hair? If you’ve got it…flaunt it! Here’s some of the shots…
Miss K, I am so grateful to have met you and to have been your partner in crime on this little secret to surprise your now hubby. Congratulations on your wedding & I look forward to seeing you back in the studio another time…whether it’s for an updated anniversary gift or for maternity pictures…no rush! LOL!!!