what to wear for a boudoir session

Shoes have the potential of adding real sex appeal to any look.   The perfect high heel shoe can elongate your legs and give you a beautiful long line.   What gal doesn’t want gorgeous gams?   For Summer we love a stiletto sandal in classic black. A sexy ankle strap will have you on trend and in style in and out of the boudoir.  We are smitten with these amazing Nicholas Kirkwood curved heel leather sandals.  Not able to invest? We say opt for these similar ones from Aldo for only $70 that will give you this luxe look for less.

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Miss M came to do a bridal boudoir shoot with us in Calgary while we were there on our Cross Canada Boudoir Tour.

We are absolutely thrilled that she has allowed us to share her images, check out M’s Calgary boudoir photography, and her testimonial, below:

“I have always wanted to do a Boudoir shoot but I was never confident with my body and hated my photo being taken. I always thought to myself that what I look like in a picture is not how I feel I look like in the mirror. 

I got my engagement photos done and they were gorgeous but again I hated how i looked in every picture, I felt like I didn’t know how to pose and how to work my body for pictures… I looked awkward and uncomfortable and had that stupid second chin.  So I thought to myself; maybe this would be a good chance to do a Boudoir shoot as a wedding gift to my husband-to-be, and also a great opportunity to feel comfortable in front of the camera for our big day.  Why not just do it half naked to really get comfortable in front of the camera, that way the wedding day will be a piece of cake.

I was incredibly nervous and I probably emailed Kelly and Jennifer every week till the day of my shoot asking questions, and every time they replied I just knew I was in the right hands. When I arrived at my shoot Kelly was doing my makeup, I just said do what she normally does and boy did she work her magic, I felt HOT and SEXY. Instantly I just felt comfortable, she was like a sister playing dress up and doing my makeup… we laughed and talked and had a great time.

Then it was time to shoot and my heart was beating a mile a minute.  I met Jennifer, and of course, how can you not feel comfortable…sweet as can be but she just took over and I didn’t even have a chance to think about being nervous or feel uncomfortable. As soon as she started the shoot it just felt so good and natural and I am far from being a natural, Jennifer made sure no double chins and told me to “turtle” LOL!  She was constantly directing me to do different poses and I felt so confident and even sexy.

It was an awesome experience; not only was it a great gift to my hubby that he LOVED , but it was the best experience for myself  and made me feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera for my big day. Even just being more confident of myself, and boy did I ever.

If you are thinking of doing a Boudoir shoot DO NOT HESITATE ANY FURTHER, these girls rock, if you don’t have a man do it for, who cares! Do it for  yourself. I would have done it years ago if I knew how much it would have helped my confidence. 

From my makeup to the end result of the pictures I could not be more happy that I chose these two wonderful girls to work with, I would do it a million times over again. Thank you so much Jennifer and Kelly for an amazing experience, it definitely won’t be the last time we work together :) xox “

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“It was time. Time to stop making excuses, and time to start appreciating my body.

I feel it’s extremely important, especially with boudoir, to work with someone that you trust. When I started to even consider having my own boudoir shoot done, I knew that I wanted Jennifer to shoot my session. Not only is her work amazing, but her personality is amazing as well. For me, it was easy to trust her with the job.

I drove 7 hours to work with Jennifer and Kelly, so I had A LOT of time chicken out… and I almost did. At least 5 times, I thought about turning the car around to go home. “I’m not ready for this,” I thought. Then I had a run-in with a particularly intrusive border patrol agent, to which I thought, “Ok, if, for some reason, they don’t let me into the country, it’s a sure-fire sign that I’m not ready for this shoot!” 

Once they let me into Canada, I was in complete freak-out mode. Even a last-minute workout the morning of my shoot couldn’t calm my nerves. I had to take several deep breaths and remind myself that there’s a reason why I drove all this way to have Jennifer shoot me. 

A big help was Kelly. During hair & makeup, she was able to help me calm down a bit as we chatted and laughed. Slowly, but surely, I stopped worrying and I was ready to start shooting!

Now that I’ve had my own shoot, all I can think about is, “Why the hell did I wait so long to do this?!” I loved seeing the transformation from Everyday Myla to Babe-a-licious Myla! I gave Kelly carte blanche to do what she felt would look best on me, and she worked some magic! Then, when it was time to shoot, Jennifer immediately took control and put me at ease. She talked me through the entire time, and I really had no time to doubt myself.

What advice do I have to give someone considering a boudoir shoot? Stop considering it and just do it. If Jennifer and Kelly can make ME look this hot, imagine what they can do for you! In all seriousness, I am far from perfect. But for that one day, I felt beautiful, confident, and damn sexy! And now, when I need a little boost in my day, all I have to do is look back at my photos.

Thank you, SO MUCH, Jennifer! I can’t even put into words how much the whole experience meant to me. The reason I became a photographer in the first place was to avoid being in front of the camera. My happy place was hiding behind the lens. So, to say I was scared to be photographed (in my undies, no less) is an understatement. But you and Kelly were phenomenal in making me feel comfortable and beautiful from the moment I stepped into the room. As someone who has battled self-image issues all her life, this was a big step for me and I couldn’t have picked a better team to work with.”

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We are thrilled to share miss M’s stunning Toronto boudoir session with you today! She booked our full day editorial style shoot and we reserved a swanky hotel downtown Toronto to shoot in.

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We are so grateful when our clients allow us to share photos, even if they are anonymous. We are extra grateful when our clients write such beautiful and moving words for us.  Please take a minute to read Miss T’s testimonial about her boudoir session with us in Vancouver.

“You were always the only person I would trust with this. I always knew that when I worked up the courage, I would come to you. You are simply the best. You are are talented, have an eye for how to pose women in the most flattering ways and your experience and reputation speaks for itself. You are professional, passionate about what you do and I knew there would be no one else I could trust.

I am still giggling to myself about how far outside my box I went and how proud I am I did it. I am marveling at how at ease you made me, confident you made me and how you were able to bring out my own beauty and ‘sexiness’ in my way without making me be ‘like someone else’. I am so happy, excited and I haven’t stopped talking about it with my friends. 

DO IT. I said this to my best friend over coffee this morning (who was stunned that I did it) that the investment is worth every penny to have someone as experienced, safe, welcoming and caring as you. I would not be able to be as vulnerable as I was in any other circumstance with any other make up artist and photographer. She said that she needed to get into shape and I told her I had been trying to get in shape for three years and never did. She just needed to trust that you would pose her in a way that makes her feel comfortable and looks beautiful. 

Just to reiterate again how you directed me without any pressure to be anything else by myself. I am starting to cry again thinking about it. How I was just good enough, being myself. Man. Unbelievable.”

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