You may remember Ashley from her Engagements photos I blogged back in May. In September we met up at her fiances family farmhouse for her Bridal Portraits and they could not have come out any better. We had gorgeous color and afternoon sun that competed brilliiantly with Ashley's own radiance. It was the perfect day to capture her beauty in such a meaningful place. Enjoy!
I love doing bridal portraits. No rush, no nerves and no pressure. 100% Gorgeous!!
Now that we have made it through the Christmas rush and the New Year is here, we can finally breathe. Well, some of us can breathe. In just over a month the next holiday will be here and boy is it a whopper...Valentine's Day! It can so difficult finding that perfect gift for that perfect someone...but it doesn't have to be. Boudoir and glamour portraits presented in a black linen box are the PERFECT gift because what could be better than pictures of the woman he already loves? Imagine his surprise when he opens that lid and sees your beautiful image looking back at him. He will cherish that gift forever.
Perhaps you are not one of those who looks forward to February 14 because you think it's only for couples. This year, why not make it about you? Celebrate another year of independence and give yourself a special gift. Book a fun photo shoot and celebrate you!
Give me a call and let's create the perfect session for you. Don't wait too long because spots will be limited if you want your images back for that perfect Valentine's gift! Mention this blog post when you book your session and get $100.00 toward your product purchase (my Valentine's gift to you!). Sessions can take place at the location of your choice. Please note studio dates are first come first serve and extremely limited!
I look forward to photographing you!
Every woman wants to look beautiful in pictures. Every woman deserves to have beautiful portraits of herself. I love shooting boudoir because I get to give women just that, beautiful portraits that show just how beautiful she is. However, not all women are comfortable having portraits of themselves in lingerie. I decided to add glamour for that reason. A way to have the experience of a beautiful session in whatever they feel most comfortable in. A beautiful gown, a hot little dress, jeans and a tank or even shorts and a t-shirt. If you feel beautiful in it, you will look beautiful in it. With the recent addition of a studio space to shoot in, my dream of offering glamour sessions has come to fruition.
Ms. J. came into the studio to do a glamour/boudoir session and we had so much fun! She had me laughing and her smile was contagious. It usually takes one outfit for the nerves to die down and the comfort level of being in front of the camera to come up. I can always tell when a client starts to relax and they stop thinking about the camera and just start having fun with it.
The last image in this series below is my absolute favorite from the session. It is more boudoir but there is something about it that I just love.
If you are interested in a beautiful glamour session or a sexy boudoir session give me a call and let's chat about your dream photo shoot. You can either email via the contact form or just ring me up at 336.309.3506 and we will talk about where, when and how you want to be photographed.
YES! I said Happy Love Day! I don't think Valentine's Day is just for those who have someone special in their lives. I think today is a day we can celebrate loving ourselves as well. Whether you have reached a goal with your weight or you just need a little me time, today is a day you can do something great for yourself. What better way to do something for yourself than to treat yourself to a little makeover pampering followed by a photo shoot? That's right! One hour of hair and makeup followed by 60-90 minutes of camera time while you look and feel absolutely amazing! Of course, if you want to do the session as a gift for your sweetie that would be great too :)
Today only you can purchase a gift voucher for a makeover and photo shoot AND you will be entered in a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate to IC London!
You can choose one of the following gift vouchers:
You can book a session when you purchase the gift voucher or you can book it later but please note that the voucher must be used before 3/31/13. This voucher is good for any type of session I offer. The voucher is not redeemable for cash.
So whether you are looking for the perfect gift for your sweetie or a little something special just for you, this is the perfect gift! Contact me today to purchase as this special is only good until 10 pm tonight. Purchase with a credit or debit card only since it will be over the phone or email.
Don't forget, every purchase will go into a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate to IC London! You can pick up something extra sexy for your session before your shoot ;)
EMAIL or CALL 336-309-3506 to purchase or with any questions regarding a session or the vouchers. I look forward to working with you soon!
Is not necessarily the same as what everyone else sees. This is especially true when it comes to your own body image. When you look in the mirror what do you see? If you have ever gained or lost a lot of weight you might just see yourself as you used to be.
I have seen just about every number on the scale. When I lost a bunch of weight and I was at my smallest, I felt great, I looked great but in my mind I was still big. When I gained a lot of weight and I was at my heaviest, I felt horrible physically and I didn't like looking in the mirror at all but mentally I still saw myself as thin. I am sure there is some explanation for this but I am not a psychologist so I won't over-analyze myself too much :)
We can see a person and think "Wow! She is gorgeous!" but what we don't realize is that she might not know that about herself. She may hear it all the time but she has never actually felt that way. On the other hand, you might see someone and think "There is something about her that is just pure beauty but I can't put my finger on it." She may never hear she is beautiful but she feels beautiful and that shines from her. It comes down to self-image. How we see ourselves affects how we carry ourselves. If you feel beautiful you will project that beauty. If you are confident in your beauty, in your self, in your own skin, you will project that. If you are not confident in your own self, no matter how much you hear it, you might never believe it.
Sometimes all it takes is one image to change the way you feel about yourself. We know this is especially true if the image is not flattering in any way. If you see a picture of yourself and it makes you look older, heavier, shorter, etc. it can definitely have a negative affect on how you see yourself and how you project yourself. On the contrary, if you see an image of yourself and it makes you look younger, thinner, taller, etc. you will carry yourself differently; you will be more confident in yourself and it will show every day.
There are many ways to give yourself a little confidence boost. A makeover, a new hair do, a new outfit, weight loss, a pay raise, a check mark next to a goal you made, a simple comment on your appearance or even just a smile from someone special; these can all give you a nice little spring in your step and therefore you will project that confidence and your inner beauty will shine through. Wouldn't you love to see how that beauty looks on you?
That is where I come in. Give me two to three hours of your time and I will show you how beautiful you are. You will spend an hour with my stylist being pampered with hair and makeup, relaxing and relishing that time. You will put on that new dress, sexy outfit or lingerie and I will coach you through the most flattering poses, no matter what your body type. We will spend the next 60-90 minutes laughing and having fun. By the end of your session I want you to feel like a super model; like you are on top of the world.
I believe that every woman is beautiful. We all possess beauty; some of us just need a little nudge to let it shine through. When you see yourself for the first time as the beautiful, confident woman that you are you will not only feel it but you will believe it. Don't be afraid to find her and show her off. The next time you look in the mirror I want you to see your beauty. Whether you are thin or curvy, embrace it. If you someone tells you are beautiful, believe it. If you feel beautiful, share it. When you smile, let your beauty smile; it will come right back to you.
Call me today @ 336-309-3506 and let's talk about how an afternoon can change how you see yourself. I would love to give you an experience that will boost your confidence and let your beauty shine. Whether it is a glamour session or boudoir, you will walk away feeling beautiful, confident and comfortable with who you are.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
This quote just jumped right out at me. I see beauty in every woman and it is my dream to photograph them all.
Since I started down my path of becoming a photographer I have enjoyed photographing high school seniors. They are fun, energetic, young, adventurous and every one that I have photographed have been female. When I started redefining my brand and focusing more on women's portraiture I found myself in a bit of a dilemma. I really wanted to focus all of my heart and soul on women but I didn't want to give up senior portraits. I am pretty sure my dilemma really lies in the fact that at 18 are you considered a girl or a woman? It seems ridiculous to call you a girl but it really feels odd to call you a woman. Then I really sat down and thought about this and I came to the conclusion that while your parents may still consider you their "little girl" at 18 you are on the verge of becoming an adult; a woman in society. So I decided that I would include senior portraits under the umbrella of women's portraiture.
With that settled, the next thing is what to offer my seniors. I want to give them the full on glamour treatment I would give any of my clients. Full hair and makeup, albeit subtle, a fun fashion-filled session, the whole in person ordering session. Your session should be all about your personality and who you are now, yet have a little bit of who you are about to become in the big 'ole world. I want you to feel beautiful. I want you to feel on top of the world. I want you to feel fabulous! You are about to embark on your future and reach for your dreams so show that off in your senior portraits as well.
Glamour is about feeling and looking beautiful. It is about feeling confident in yourself and who you are. Glamour is about doing something for yourself that you might not otherwise do; step in front of the camera, rock your session like a runway model and show off your gorgeous images. You can still have fun, you can still show off your personality, you can still make it your own just with a little extra attitude in there.
I believe all women are beautiful. I believe all women deserve beautiful images of themselves. No matter your age, shape or size you can rock the camera. The future is yours. Show off your beauty. Follow your dreams. Stand out from the crowd with a glamour session for you senior portraits this year.
Stay tuned for details about my search for a class of 2014 senior ambassador. Blog post to come in the next month!!
Today is finally here! It came rather quickly for me but it was inevitable. I have been a nervous wreck waiting for this day...the day I said I would announce the new name of my business...the day I would refocus my business on the areas of photography that bring me the most joy to photograph...the day I would reveal my new branding and become Faerie Light Photography!
I am excited to begin this new chapter in my photography journey. I am nervous about what is going to happen in the future. I am anxious to get to work. But above all, I am looking forward to meeting new people and photographing beautiful women!
My focus is on women's portraiture. What exactly is that, you might ask? Well, it is really just photographing women of all shapes, sizes, ages, etc. and letting their inner beauty speak through my lens. From high school senior portraits to maternity, bridal portraits to boudoir; my main focus is on women. Does this mean I will never photograph a man or a child? NO! I love photographing engagements and couples. I have a 3-year-old myself so photographing children is inevitable. It just means that the majority of my work will be with women.
Throughout my site you will notice three words used often: Fun :: Fabulous :: Flirty These correspond to the types of sessions I offer. Fun=High School Seniors, maternity, couples, generations; a session that really shows off your fun side! Fabulous=Glamour, bridals, models; a session that makes you feel like a star! (Seniors are certainly not excluded from this group! Sessions are a little more serious, fashion forward and glam) Flirty=Boudoir...need I say more? These sessions are all about you. Whether you are doing them for yourself or someone else, I want you walking away saying WOW! I can't believe I just rocked that! I am beautiful, I am confident in myself and I am worth it!
If you have looked around the site you will notice a link for business affiliates. I am hoping to work with a few different businesses that my clients would use and list them for easy reference here on the site. Once you have booked your session, just hop over to the affiliates page and find out where to get that cute new outfit or that spray tan to take away the winter blues or maybe a new salon for the hottest hair color and cut! Keep watching that page because I am hoping to fill it up fast!
Right now I am offering a couple of special deals to get this site going. Book a complimentary session this month and get a $25.00 gift certificate to Victoria's Secret plus your album will be ready for Valentine's Day! Or book back-to-back sessions with a friend and you both get $100.00 towards your album purchase! Want to read more about these specials? Just click here :)
If you have a minute, take a look around. I am slowly getting the gallery pages filled. You can browse through the products and session information. Or you can contact me and we can chat about what exactly you are looking for in your session! I would love to hear your feedback on the site, the name, the logo...all of it! I am really looking forward to 2013 and everything it brings for me and my business. Happy New Year everyone and thanks for reading!
Hi! It's me, Kay!
Well, hello Beautiful! Thanks for checking out my latest blog post. If you are interested in reading a little more about me check out the "Why I do what I do" blurb on the home page! I hope you enjoy the site and I can't wait to hear from you. ♥xoxo♥ Kay