Boudoir Before and After

Other than working with brides, my primary work is on photo shoots. I love arriving on set, glamming up a client and then seeing the transformative effect that professional makeup can have on someone!  And, I am not just talking aesthetically either!  I have witnessed many shy and reserved clients suddenly blossom with a newly discovered confidence and fearlessness!  This is most apparent when I work on boudoir photo shoots. For those of you who aren't familiar with boudoir photography, it is a specialized type of photography that focuses on the sensual and romantic side of a woman.  It has become a very popular trend in recent years with women of all ages trying it either for themselves or to give as a gift to their special someone.

Below, I present one of my beautiful clients "K".  It was K's first time doing a boudoir shoot, but I knew she would be in good hands with local photographer Nicole Maddalone!  Nicole is based in Burnt Hills, New York and specializes in boudoir, maternity and family portraiture.  You can can learn more about her here.

My aim was to bring out K's best features using soft colors that fit with the romantic theme.  I decided to do a lighter smokey eye using taupes and a just touch of dark purple in the crease.  For her cheeks, I did a light contour and then applied a peachy-pink blush to show off her cheekbones. For the lips, I opted for a shiny nude lipgloss with a hit of gold to it to add to the make the lips appear full and sexy. I think we ended up achieving the perfect balance between natural and glamorous!

Here is her BEFORE photo...

And AFTER makeup and hair styling from Erin Ford Makeup Artistry....

She completely blew me away with these photos!  It can be very intimidating to be in lingerie, especially when there is a camera around, but she rocked it out!  

Like the old saying goes: "when you look good, you feel good"!  

Sometimes you just have to break free of your comfort zone and try something new!  You never know what you could create!  It can be an incredibly empowering experience and one that I would recommend all women do at least once in their lives!  You deserve a day of pampering and beautiful photos that will stay with you for a lifetime!

If you are interested in trying out boudoir photography (or any type of shoot), select the "contact" tab from the navigation menu above.  I would be happy to provide you with more information!

xo,

Erin