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