"...true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul..." Audrey Hepburn
A year ago, I not only opened my first "studio" Le Loft D'Artiste, but fell back in love with Portraiture. I loved capturing the beauty of the human face and telling each person's story through my pictures. I especially love Women's portraiture, which eventually led me into my first experimental session of "boudoir." However, I said to myself that there has to be a way to showcase the sexy side of a woman without showing too much of their "assets" and really gearing it towards the older more mature every day woman. You know the PTA Mom; Business Woman; Educator by day, but wife/girlfriend/lover by night. The over 40 woman who wanted to feel sexy, but also wanted to feel classy. Not only something to show off to their husbands/boyfriends, but something they felt truly comfortable with sharing with their friends too if they wanted. I truly believe that a woman's beauty is reflected in her soul and her sexiness comes from her confidence in herself. So from this idea "Before Dawn" was born. I loved the whole idea of giving a woman a session of makeup and hair and a morning of pampering while ending it in some beautiful pictures of themselves. So the journey began, and after my first few Sessions, I knew that I wanted to incorporate the finer side of boudoir into what I had to offer clients. It only made sense since it is similar to the portrait work I loved doing of women...but a tad bit sexier.
Below is a few pictures from a creative session that I did recently where I took a dark and edgy approach to it and threw in some fun along with sexiness and beauty. Thank you to my model, Kerry Ann, and my makeup/hair artist Debra who helped tie my vision altogether with their beauty and talents. If you want to see more, just pop over to my Boudoir Link and take a look around.
Peace and Love.... Donna
Gorgeous, captivating pictures! You truly capture the essence of the models you photograph and you bring your vision into reality. You truly make each woman beautiful. Can't wait to see your next vision! I love your work, true art!
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