Boudoir photography is back! It’s been about five years since we’ve shown any on here due to understandable privacy concerns, but recently we’ve gathered up a bunch of pretty ladies who are willing to grace the blog in an effort to empower other women to document themselves in a beautiful way. And it doesn’t need to be all super scandalous, either. It’s really more like a model shoot only with varying degrees of more or less clothing in order to prove to yourself many years from now that you were once young and good looking. It’s also a fun chance for me to play an underwear model photographer, so.
So our friend Amber of Raimbow Tree made some new awesome headbands, hats, gloves, and other adorable crafty things for spring! Of course, this called for a spring version of our previous post with Alaskan Kate and Raimbow Tree. Amber brought a giant tub full of gear, dressed Kate up, and we trekked out into a field to have our product/model photo shoot! I was super excited to hang out with my ladies, root through all of Amber’s awesome new products, and photograph Kate… who needs basically no instruction whatsoever (except to NOT look at Amber or Geoff because one of them would crack up and we’d have to start all over). We had a great time and, despite Kate’s serious and soultry model face, we laughed our way through all of this.
Kate, who’s a teacher, looks like she’s about to go kick Rainbow Brite’s butt in these pictures. I think it’s the headband coupled with the socks.
THIS HEADBAND RULES. And thank you, awesome wind, for helping with these shots.
HAHAHA We all titled the following shots as Emerging because of the following:
Amber: Hey… why don’t we get one like, you know, of you emerging from the woods?
Kate: …Like what?
Amber: Like, get back into the woods… and just come out!
Carolyn: Grab onto those branches! Look up and to the right!
Amber: And just… come out!! We need more movement!!
Hahahaha. I love the way these turned out despite me and Amber shouting contradicting directions at Kate while she emerged from the woods, hahaha. Cracks me up.
The shots below are titled The Post-Apocolyptic Shoe which we thought was very Anthropologie… and they’ll probably steal this idea as soon as they see it. This came about via the following:
Kate: There’s a gnarled, chewed-up shoe back there.
Amber: Let’s use it!
::Amber pokes the shoe a few times with the end of a stick and very carefully picks it up by the tip of the stick and hands it to Kate::
Amber: Here it is! Don’t let the gloves touch it.
Carolyn: Okay! Well. Um. Put the shoe over your shoulder. Look at me. Okay good, now look down at the shoe. Perfect.
Head on over to Amber’s Raimbow Tree Etsy store to see more of her awesome stuff!
two posts in one day! go go go!
wendy is a raleigh model who is way great and way fun and way cute and we had a terrific time shooting. we went to shelley lake because i had this field in mind…this awesome, awesome field. i knew it was a long way to walk, but i was sure i knew exactly where it was. and after walking for about 15-20 minutes, we were all like, “okay, screw the field. we have no idea where it is.” ::sigh:: someday i will go back and find the field. but we made due without the field and got some stellar shots. thanks for putting up with us, wendy! :D
favvvvorrritttteee. poor wendy’s retinas suffered for this picture, but she pulled through, and i think it was worth it. :)