Boudoir | Her Studies

This shoot definitely presented new opportunities, as I wanted to try and set build a little more than usual, as well as shoot lying down for once!

Definitely my favorite shoot in a while!

What’s been your favorite photo setup recently?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Magical boudoir portrait

Boudoir | Rouge

Portrait shoot with some sweet lace lingerie, an 85mm lens, and a silver umbrella.

Let’s try new things, stretch ourselves out of our comfort zones, work to build ourselves up, and love ourselves!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Self portrait

Thrills of Darkness | Boudoir Portrait

Second in set with Black Swan.

There’s a thrill that comes with darkness.  A sense of purpose as we slowly learn to master ourselves and our demons.

Everyone’s darkness is unique.  Our personal demons set us apart from each other, but they bring us together as human.

 

There is no light without darkness, nor darkness without light.

Let’s see the beauty in the darkness, and claim it as our own.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Seductive, alternative boudoir portrait

Fantasy portrait of a candlelit nymph

Black Swan | Boudoir Portrait

Beauty comes in many forms.  There is beauty in the light as well as in the dark.

While we shouldn’t romanticize the darkness within us, it should be embraced, as the depths of our feeling absolutely influences the beauty of our souls.

There is no light without darkness, nor darkness without light.

 

Let’s see the beauty in the darkness, and claim it as our own.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Moody and sensual creative portrait of Lady Death

Boudoir photography of a vampire character

Lady Death | Portrait

A moody and sensual portrait of Lady Death.

Death, in all it’s forms in our lifetime, is a process and catalyst for change.

Whether through physical death or simply a parting of ways, people will constantly move in and out of our lives.  We’ll grow closer and move further from those we love, and there are those that simply show up and disappear in our lives.

All serve a purpose.

Some teach us to love.  Some to practice patience.  Some teach us what we won’t tolerate in our lives and show us how we never want to act.  Some simply come and go without teaching us much at all.

Death is a constant in our lives.

Let us not grasp too tightly to those we love, and freely release those we do not want in our lives.

We all have our tribe.  Those who do us harm or do not value us have no place in ours.  May they find their own people, but just as well, let’s find our own by boldly showing our truest selves to the world.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

nature photography trees pink purple flowers

Portrait of a girl in lace with roses

Roses | Portrait

We’d do well to learn to love and see the beauty in ourselves.

This is of course, easier said than done.  A good place to start is by expressing and being ourselves, and being less critical of ourselves and our efforts.

A good rule of thumb: treat yourself with the love and compassion you’d treat a dear friend.  Build yourself up, be compassionate, be patient.

Self-portraits can be another way to learn to love ourselves.  As artists, it can of course involve some self-criticism, but it also gives us a chance to really see ourselves, and appreciate our own version of beauty.

So whether we’re taking a more loving and compassionate approach to ourselves, stepping in front of the camera, or both, let’s be kind.  Let’s really try to see ourselves and appreciate the unique beauty we bring to the world.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

moody gothic lolita portrait

gothic fashion self portrait photography

Glow | Boudoir Portrait

Model: Rouge Polarité

Last portrait from this boudoir photoshoot, and still a favorite!

This shoot was an experiment with natural backlighting, and the gorgeous glow and texture on the hair was not anticipated!  The light really brought out the curls in these photos, though a reflector would have been helpful to bring more detail to the lingerie.

Just goes to show that experimentation and simply playing with our cameras and lights is worth the time and effort!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’