I am a total fan of boudoir photography. Why? Because at it's heart and core, it's about the "femininity" of it all. Done well and directed by a skilled photographer, this intimate "peek" can be an amazing testimony to all things womanly. Many of my clients have done this as a gift for their fiance's and new husbands - much to their beloved's delight :) For the women, it's a chance to reveal their inner "pinup girl" and for the men...well, it's a chance to meet that "girl". The subject gets the purely pampered treatment, from fab hair and makeup to the perfect outfit which will showcase her beauty perfectly.
So..being the inquisive DIVA that I am, I decided to see what all the hype was about. I booked my very own boudoir shoot with Lisa Fleet of GlamorousDIVAS Photography. For a reasonable fee, I would receive professional makeup services, a hardcover photobook as well as my images on disk. The hardest part of the process? Finding the RIGHT outfits to wear!!! After some decisive shopping, I procured three different looks - innocent, sassy and slightly frisky.
The day of the shoot dawned sunny and bright - I was too excited! When I arrived at the location, I was welcomed by Lisa and her makeup artist, the hilariously talented Valerie Tilghman. While Valerie got my DIVAGlam look together, Lisa was setting the stage for what would be simply one of the most liberating experiences I've ever had. During the course of the shoot, I literally became 4 people - sweet Linnyette, the HeadDIVA in charge Linnyette, the "I'm not so innocent" Linnyette and lastly, the sultry Linnyette. I LOVED every second!
Once I received the images, I was floored. I could not believe that was me! In that instant, I understood why this mode of photography is so fascinating. It's a wonderful experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat! So, if you're looking for a very special gift to bestow upon that very special someone....consider the artistic medium of boudoir photography. AND...gentlemen, you can do the same for your special lady. Something tells me she'd like that very, very much!