Blue hair, don't care ::: Orange County Boudoir ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

I can’t tell you how much I love it when a client comes in all tatted up with funky hair color to boot! I love that they use their body as their canvas for their art. It’s so much fun to shoot! So when Miss A walked in our door, you know I was excited as hell to photograph her!

“YYYAAASSS!! That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about Jeni and Sarah.”

“Their work is beautiful and they’re providing us with much more than pictures, so much more. If you're feeling self conscious and hesitant to invest in yourself, please know you're in great hands and you'll want every image they show you.”

“Thank you ladies for instilling a confidence that I didn't know I had.”

Miss S's Boudoir Experience ::: Orange County ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

Are you kidding me with her pink hair, nose ring, AND tattoos (oh, and even glasses in a few)?? Gah, she's beautiful and was so much fun to have in front of my lens! I also love that she loved her makeup. We take great pride in making sure you are happy at EVERY POINT in the session. We want you to love your hair/makeup as well as the photos. We don't want you looking back and feeling regret because it doesn't look like your vision. You get to decide whether you want sultry, dramatic, or natural makeup.  You get to decide whether you'd like your hair straight, curly, or wavy. This is YOUR shoot and your confidence is boosted when you look like what you envisioned for your shoot. 

This client was a little hesitant during hair/makeup because she's had a session where the makeup made her look 10-20 years older than what she is. But her she was wowed (just like every other client) when she saw herself here! Sarah has an amazing talent and it shows with all of our clients. She's not afraid of any special requests, either. Don't be afraid to be specific. Vegan only makeup? She can handle it. Skin allergies? PLEASE let her know! A little thicker brow? Just let her know!  

Miss H ::: Orange County Boudoir ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

As a woman, you have so much power at your fingertips. You are a gift, a blessing and you have a powerful voice to be heard. You are a force to be reckoned with and never let anyone take that power away from you. Go out and make a positive impact this week - don’t let you stop you. 

Also, white sheets are really high on my list of favorite outfits.... Gah, they are just sexy!!

 

Wildly Beautiful!

I mean, This girls hair! I cannot tell you how excited I was to work with Lauren. Shes gorgeous, shes unique, and I have never worked with anyone with a look like hers. She was so fun to be around, so sweet and her shoot was nothing short of AMAZING! Here is her product breakdown....

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For her eyes I used Soft ocre to prime her lid. From the Anastasia Beverly hills Modern Renaissance palette I used Red Ocre in the crease and Primevera on the lid. I used Bobbie brown gel liner in black to liner her lids and placed Mug black shadow over it to set it. I tightlined both the top and bottom lid with Marc Jacobs black eyeliner. I then smoked out her lower lashline with Red ocre and Burnt orange and used koko lashes in 501. 

For Laurens face I used Maracuja oil to moisturize. I then used Mac Match master foundation in 6.0 mixed with Tarte amazonian clay foundation in tan deep sand. For concealer I used Tarte shape tape in medium, I then set her under eye with ben nye banana powder. I used MUG Half hearted and bad habit to contour and Mac springsheen for blush. For a pretty glow I used Lorac tantalizer in bronze and becca champagne pop. For her brows I used ABH brown gel in Medium brown and powder in medium brown. Last but not least for her lips I used Mac lipliner in current and dose of colors liquid lipstick in brick. 

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Lauren is stunning! Thanks for letting us share in this special experience! 

Sarah 

Sexy Siren

When Mindy sat in my chair, the first thing I noticed was her beautiful skin. It was smooth and tight and I that's where i wanted to put the focus. Above everything else, the skin is my favorite. There is nothing better than  flawless skin! 

For Mindy's eyes, I used some MAC shadows and the Anastasia of Beverly Hills modern renaissance palette, My obsession.  I used a light warm brown color in here crease as her transition. I then used Cyprus umber on her lid to darken it and then put a little bit of red ochre over that for a beautiful burgundy smokey eye. I then blended it all together with a bit of burnt orange and raw sienna. I lined her lids with Bobbie Brown gel eyeliner in black and smudged it out a bit with a black shadow. I topped off her eye look with some demi wispies

For her skin, I used maracuja oil for some hydration as I was doing her eyes. I then primed her skin with a smashbox primer. She had some brown marks under her eyes, so I went ahead and color corrected with an orange shade by derma color. For foundation I Used the Amazonian Clay full coverage foundation with a flat top kabuki brush. I concealed under her eyes with Tarte shape tape and blended that out with a beauty blender.  I also used the shape tape to highlight her forehead chin, and small bit on the top of the nose. I then set her skin with Laura Merciers translucent powder. I contoured Mindy's face with hoola benefit bronzer, and then used the Lorac tantalizer for a beautiful bronzed glow all over. For blush I used buff by mac, and for highlight I used Becca champagne pop. For her brows I used Anastasia Beverly Hills pencil in soft brown and then a the same soft brown powder to set it. Last but not least, Lips! I used MAC lip pencil in stridown with dose of colors in truffle and inglot #53 lip paint.  

Some motivation for your Sunday.

A little Motivation for your Sunday!
This is Kara, She posts all of our Fitness Fridays. Kara started her health journey a few ago. She has always struggled with her weight, I know this because we have been best friends for 22 years now. She works hard, Really hard. Shes passionate about fitness now, she quit her job of working in retail for 15 years and is now teaching TRX classes and Yoga. She's an inspiration to me, and hopefully to you to. <3