I LOVE styling boudoir sessions. LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE it! I think I could honestly just quit taking photos forever (sad day) and still be able to carve a beautiful life out for myself with styling photo shoots/movies/whatever floats your boat. Lingerie and vintage clothing bring me THAT MUCH JOY.
There’s something so incredibly satisfying about pulling different elements together to create a narrative. You become what you’re wearing. Everything makes sense and just clicks in. That’s important with boudoir because sometimes we need help bringing out what we have deep within us and the styling of your session can really help do that.
I bought this vintage embroidered silk kimono recently at an antique store somewhere in the US and, even though it needed some work and had staining, I just #hadtohaveittakemymoneynow! Kimonos are quite plentiful out in the world. There are tons of different styles and fabrics but the QUALITY of most are sub-par. They are usually of the souvenir variety and I pass up almost all that I see.
But this baby… I put it on and it just flowed. It had life. And it had me in one spin.
SO. I knew I had to put someone in this and capture it on camera.
I found this bra and panty set that goes perfectly with the robe and we were aiming for a really dreamy, beautiful session so Elle did a romantic braided up-do for the hair.
Pair all of that with a serendipitous wind and Carley doing her thang and you’ve got magic! I feel like you can almost feel the silk of the kimono in these images.
If you want to do a session with me but have no idea how to style yourself please let me help! It would honestly be my pleasure. And I have a whole wardrobe of things to choose from!
Wardrobe and styling- Duende Boudoir Lingerie Closet
Hair & Makeup- Elle Allen Hair and Makeup
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