Admittedly, I did this Boston boudoir photography session on film for myself. I had never done a shoot of this nature for one reason or another and I wanted the first one that I did to be a clean, crisp and well-executed vision. I didn’t want the usual sexually suggestive poses or the come hither stares. I didn’t want any underlying darkness or secrets. I wanted to capture the moments in which a woman feels confident in her own skin, self-loving and powerful. I wanted to capture light and beauty and spring. I wanted this to be captured mostly on film for its diaphanous qualities and to allow the film to lend its ethereal feel to the nature of this shoot.
As I venture further into this territory and open up my business more to this line of photography, my one request to my clients is going to be ensure that you’re doing this for yourself. Sure, these often make gorgeous gifts for your significant other, but if you bring out that self-love and body confidence and natural glow, these shoots will be golden. We were given this incredible gift in the body of a woman and we’re living in a time where women are rising, shattering glass ceilings and tackling great things. We should embrace that. Embrace our power and our strength and our beauty because I promise you that it’s in there – sometimes you just have to draw it out and I would love to document that moment when you do so.
I really feel that this shoot captured everything that I had envisioned and I recognize that it would be nothing of the sort without the talented friends and vendors with whom I collaborated. To Love Notes by June, your work is beyond phenomenal and I hope you know that. Creating multiple hair and makeup looks within such a constrained time frame with limited space at an early hour of the morning takes unmeasurable talent and you’ve definitely got it. I can’t wait to work with you again! To BHLDN, your creations are always lovely with such a unique look and they were such a gorgeous addition to this shoot. To Veronica Sheaffer, your new intimates are amazing and I can’t wait to see the full collection in all of its glory. To the Envoy, you’ve created an extreme beauty in your new Seaport space that broke out of the old, dark New England mold with incredible style and I’m so grateful that we were given such a pretty place in which to work. To Emily, I could say that you are gorgeous – but you already know that and I think that comment downplays that you are so much more – so I will instead comment on how inspiring you are. You are intelligent and you are strong and it’s obvious that you are a fighter, yet you carry yourself with such grace. Don’t ever change. And last but absolutely not least, to Kristen, my Kristen of Darling Creative Company you have been such a great friend to me these past couple of years and it has gone so quickly that I can’t quite remember how we met…did we meet on the internet?! (haha) But in all seriousness, I’m so grateful for your friendship, your kindness and the way in which you take my ideas seriously and work non-stop to make every shoot come to fruition. Your work is unparalleled but your friendship means the most to me. Thank you for everything always! <3