One of my favorite parts about the entire session is your viewing. Shooting is fantastic, of course, and we definitely have a blast doing it but when you actually get to SEE yourself on the screen - yeah, utter amazement. Yup - that really IS you on the screen. That is your hard work, your beauty, your personality, the real YOU coming through the photos. I love watching my clients have this revelation about themselves. We start every session with a slideshow, just to whet your appetite. It's where just a handful of your images are set to music and you can watch your photos come to life. Your breath will be taken away - I promise!
More and more of our clients lately have been brides. We get it and we absolutely LOVE bridal boudoir. I know that I'm a bit biased, but I think it's honestly one of the best wedding gifts you can give because it's a gift that keeps on giving. You get the amazing experience and confidence boost, he gets the album - and this one is actually for both of you as well, since you'll wanna look at it over and over through the years, too) :) The desire for a bridal boudoir session can be celebrating looking the best you've ever looked but - more importantly - it's celebrating the best you've ever FELT. It's the gorgeous, confident glow from within that will help keep the spark alive and well in a marriage. Send us an email if you want to spoil your groom (and yourself!) for your wedding day. Remember, it takes about 4 weeks from start to finish to have your products in hand - so don't wait until last minute. But even if you are a super procrastinator, we can still help you out ;)
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!
When a review like this comes in, I'm so humbled. I know what we do is important but it stops me mid-stride every time I hear a client echo my words. I know that they truly understand - this isn't just a gift for someone else (even if it starts out that way!)
"Jeni and Sarah are my all time heroes. I am very self conscious women and often hide from the camera. When I saw a friend and some amazing pictures of her I couldn't believe it! what a set of balls she had! I wanted so bad to be that brave. So I followed the Facebook page with absolute admiration. One night after a glass of wine, another absolutely fearless and Hott women showed up in the page! I held my breath and booked my shoot. Couple months later, endless outfits and non-stop feelings of self doubt I was standing at their door. No going back! I walked in, still couldn't breathe! But after 5 minuets of Jenis pep talk, a glass of wine and my hair being glammed up, I knew I had made myself worry over nothing. The photo shoot went without me having to think twice, the girls listened to my requests all while Jeni walked me through her vision of me.
I was able to look at my photos one week later and wanted to cry. I looked amazing! I never felt more sexy and proud looking at my photos and I couldn't wait to show them off to my Husband!
I absolutely recommend you go for it. These girls allowed me to open up and have some confidence! I will be back in a few year!
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!!
I am completely smitten with these images of Miss M! She wasn't afraid to trust me and as a result, we got some amazingly steamy photos. She originally intended for these to be a gift for her husband, but just like everyone else, she realized this is JUST as much, if not MORE SO, a gift for themselves.
You have permission to be both an incredible, giving, nurturing mother and a sexy WOMAN. Don’t lose sight of the woman you were before you had kids - the two CAN coexist together. You are allowed to have ME time - time that you’re not spending taking care of everyone’s needs. Invest in yourself - don’t let happiness feel like a foreign concept to you. It’s all about balance.
Ummmm, hellooooo gorgeous!! This beautiful, curvy girl was amazing to work with! She was fun, kind, VERY complimentary, and confident. Her beauty on the outside is very obvious but her beauty on the inside (where it REALLY counts) is unmatched.
"Sarah and Jeni are fabulous!! I went into this experience nervous, not knowing exactly how I felt about it, and very self-conscious of my body but these two made me feel right at home instantly! Sarah did my hair and makeup beautifully and as I had requested on the questionnaire prior to the shoot date. Jeni is amazing behind the camera! She helped guide me through the entire shoot and made me feel more than comfortable. I was confident the pictures would turn out great but even happier than I could have imagined with how they all turned out. They are absolutely beautiful and I owe it all to Jeni and Sarah! They are pros and I highly recommend this experience and with these two to anyone who is considering it!"
How old are you? 47
Are you from Southern California? If not, where are you from? Yes, grew up in Old Towne Orange
Are you married? Yes
Do you have any kids? 2, my son is 14 my daughter is 9
What do you do for a living? I am a children's hairstylist
Have you ever had a boudoir session before? No
Why did you decide to have a boudoir session with Grace and Lace Boudoir? I wanted to show that you can feel sexy at any age.
Has your session impacted you in a way you weren't expecting? If so, how? Yes! It was so much fun and I felt totally sexy.
Did you have any obstacles or fears you had to overcome about boudoir? My weight
Did the session differ from what you were expecting? I didn't feel as self conscious as I thought I would.
Did you have your session to create a gift? If so, what was it for? I created it as gift for myself. It will be something I can look back on and say " damn my ass looked good".
What was your favorite part about the entire experience? I truly loved doing it. Jen made me feel so comfortable.
Any advice for women interested in their own boudoir session? Let any inhibitions you have go. The whole experience makes you feel so beautiful!
"I have always wanted to do a boudoir shoot, and I am so glad I got to have the experience with Jeni and Sarah. As soon as you walk through the door you are felt welcomed. The pictures are awesome and I can't wait to show them off!"
This is Cristinas second shoot with us, yay! Her pictures turned out fantastic! This time around, I went with a totally different look for Cristina. I wanted to do more of an edgy smokey eye with a pop of color. Here are the products I used to achieve this look.....
For her eyes I used Soft ocre to prime her lid. I used Brule eyeshadow from Mac all over the lid. From the Anastasia Beverly hills Modern Renaissance palette I used Taupe in the crease and Cypress Umber on the lid. I then added Macs Blue brown pigment on top of that dark brown color. I went back into the ABH palette and used Red Ocre to blend out the crease. 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 the Bobbie brown gel liner. I then smoked out her lower lashline with Antique bronze and then went in with dark umber closer to the lashline. For lashes I used Koko lashes in Iris.
For her face I used Maracuja oil to moisturize. I then used MUFE foundation and Tarte shape tape to conceal. I set her under eye with Rmca translucent powder. I used RCMA foundation to contour and set that with Laura Mercier translucent powder. I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette to countour further and Lorac tantalizer in bronze to bronze up her face. For blush I used Tarte Paaarty and for highlight I used Becca champagne pop. For her brows I used Smash box brow pencil and for her lips I used Jordana lipliner in rock n rose and Abh liquid lip in crush. I set everything with Fix plus and she was done!