Celebrating Yourself | Orlando Boudoir Photography

The Lovely S. has recently lost weight, and to celebrate, she decided to do a boudoir session! But the catch is…she wore NO lingerie! For her, lingerie just didn’t feel right. It didn’t feel like her. And well, you know what I say to that: boudoir is about being yourself! She did the right thing!

I love the outfits she brought, and I love that she was willing to let me guide her through the poses and looks! She let me help her push through some barriers she subconsciously set against herself, and I adore how her photos came out! She is such a beauty, inside and out, and I am super proud of her for doing this session for herself!

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For Herself | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

This beauty came to me for her boudoir session a few months ago, and it was absolute perfection! She is actually a fellow photographer, and I have to say…it’s always an enormous honor when I get to photograph another photographer!

The Lovely M. did her session as a gift for……..herself! And I couldn’t be happier about that! I am finding that more and more women are getting the message and realizing that YOU CAN DO THIS FOR YOU! It does not have to be for anyone else! It doesn’t make you selfish. It doesn’t make you self-centered. It certainly doesn’t make you cocky. What it DOES do is show you (and anyone who you show your photos to!) how CONFIDENT you are. How YOU are WORTH gifting something amazing to.

And with that…enjoy the Lovely M’s photos! She’s simply breathtaking!

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Firefighter's Wife | Orlando Boudoir Photography

Oh-em-gee.

I am ridiculously in love with this session! The Lovely S. brought in SO many beautiful pieces, and NOT just lingerie! We’re talking blazers, t-shirts, firefighter gear….the works!

In fact, I don’t even want to write a lot for this post. I just want you to immediately go see the photos! :) Enjoy!

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Firefighter's Wife | Orlando Boudoir Photography

An Eagles Boudoir Session | Orlando Boudoir Session

You guys. You KNOW I love when you customize your boudoir sessions. It’s what helps make the session so much about YOU and not about someone else’s session!

This amazing girl knew exactly how to do it, and she NAILED IT! From her cowboy boots, to her cowboy hat, all the way to a custom-made (off of Etsy—-wink wink nudge nudge) lingerie set for her favorite sports team!

Let me know in the comments of this blog: what would you bring to your boudoir session to make it extra special for YOU?

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An Eagles Boudoir Session | Orlando Boudoir Session

Wifey for Lifey | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Oh I just have so many things to say about the Lovely M!

I met her through her hubby, actually! He and I went to high school together, and somewhere down the road, we reconnected on Facebook. When he proposed to his beautiful girl friend, they reached out to me about photographing their wedding (which you should definitely check out here!).

She ended up wanting to do a boudoir session too, and I am so happy she did! And I can promise you that her husband is thrilled, too! ;)

The Lovely M. just has a heart of gold. She is such a compassionate person, and together…they honestly make one of the sweetest couples I’ve met in my entire life. They have so much good to give to the world, and I feel insanely lucky to not only know them, but to be their photographer!

Enjoy this beauty!

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Wifey for Lifey | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Purple Haired Beauty | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

I met this beauty when she was planning a high school reunion and looking for a photographer. When I met her in person, she was just smiling all night (the night of the reunion) and seemed like such a fun person to be around!

When she reached out to me about a boudoir session, you have no idea how excited I was! I knew we’d have fun, and I am just so thrilled at how her photos turned out! While I can’t show you all of them, she has given me permission to share these two!!

How GORGEOUS is she?!

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Sweet and Sultry | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

The Lovely L. is truly LOVELY! Her personality is so sweet, and she was really so much fun to photograph for her boudoir session!

She exudes so much confidence, and I’m not sure if that’s her norm, or if she was really just feeling it during her session! Either way, I just love how her photos turned out, and I love that she chose one as a canvas for her bedroom!

I just ADORE her smile and think it is so contagious. I love that her session included a variety of sweet and sultry. That’s the goal with each session, and I think she nailed it!

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Maternity Boudoir | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

When this beautiful momma-to-be signed up for her boudoir session, she was newly pregnant and excited to show off her adorable baby bump! Everything about her session was perfection. From her calmness, to her glow, to that adorable little bump. Her little one is due to arrive very soon, and I couldn’t be more excited for her to add to her sweet family!

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Pure Beauty | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Let me start off by saying how incredible the Lovely J. is. This is actually her second boudoir session with me, and I just love everything about it!

She is such a special person with such an incredible heart. When I posted that I was looking for plus-sized women to help me show other women that dress-size does not matter, and that all women should do a boudoir session for themselves, she was the first to jump on board. Since I met her at her first session, she has always been determined to join my mission of spreading the word of boudoir. It’s a movement, really. It’s for women to feel beautiful, feel empowered, do something scary/brave/bold, and to see themselves in a way they never have before.

I just adore her session SO freaking much. And can we just talk about how beautiful red is on her?!

p.s. if you want to be part of our movement of women empowering women, join us in our private Facebook group, Lovely in Lace Ladies!

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Tattooed Beauty | Orlando Boudoir Session

This girl right here…I’ll tell ya. She is a ball of energy, and she is hilarious! I am just so glad our paths crossed when she decided to do a boudoir session!

She was all about showing off her tattoos in her session, and I was all for it as well! I mean, just look at them! They are truly art, and each one of them has meaning to it.

Since her boudoir session, I’ve seen her a couple of times (when she picked up her gorgeous products, and again for our first official Lovely in Lace Soiree!). Every time I see her, I have such a great time just talking with her. And now I am SUPER excited because she already has her second session booked for this year, and I already know it’s going to be another incredible one!

Now stop reading and scroll down to admire her beauty!

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Sexy Flirty Boudoir Session | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Before I say ANYTHING about this session….I want you to just take a moment to look at her eyes. Holy. EFF!

Now…onto her “why,” which is always one of my favorite parts. She said that she wanted to do this as a gift for her boyfriend, but more-so, it was for HER. And if you know me, you know that is my FAVORITE reason to do a boudoir session! For Y-O-U! Even if it’s for someone else, I can promise you that they will never appreciate it as much as YOU will. Because at the end of the day, these photos are of you. They are capturing who you are today, and everything that there is about you TODAY. Not next year, not in 5, 10, 30 years. NOW. Now is the time. And I’m so glad the Lovely E. realized that and did this for herself!

Her vision for her boudoir session was to have a really sexy and flirty shoot, and I think we hit the nail on the head with it! What do you all think???

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She Was a Skater Girl | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

The Lovely D. came into the studio to do a boudoir session as a gift for her soon-to-be hubby!

We had so.much.fun at her session. She brought along her good friend, and well…let’s just say, there was some dancing. And it was epic.

One of the many things I love about boudoir sessions is when my girls bring in something personal. I’ve had girls bring in items anywhere from cowboy boots, to guitars, to cellos, surf boards, etc. For this beauty, she brought in a skateboard that belongs to her (now) hubby. It was SO fun incorporating it into her photos, and I can only imagine his face when he saw his skateboard lying next to his hottie-tottie wife!

Something I absolutely adore about the Lovely D. is her desire to share her photos. For me, that tells me that she wants to spread the word about boudoir. She wants to make sure that other women can see that anyone can do a session! It doesn’t matter what your interests/hobbies are, how you look, what size you are, if you’re “awkward,” or anything else. All that matters is that you are being true to yourself, because that is what boudoir is ALL about!

And for now…happy hump day! Enjoy the photos of this beauty!!!!

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She Was a Skater Girl | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

From Timid to Tigress | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

For today’s blog feature, I want to introduce you to the Lovely G. When she emailed me, this is what she wrote:

I'd like to look into doing one of my own [boudoir sessions]. I'm a bit timid about the situation, but I think it's exactly what I need as a self-esteem boost. I'm anxious, just writing this email.

And can I just tell you guys….she NAILED her session. Like….ROCKED.IT.OUT

I love that she brought in pieces of clothing that weren’t just lingerie. I say it time and time again…you do NOT need lingerie for a boudoir session! You only need to bring whatever makes you comfortable, and I’ll take it from there! We quite literally mixed and matched outfits for her from the selection that she brought, and you can see how beautiful she looks in all of it!

Another thing that I LOVED that the Lovely G. brought in was the book she’s holding. Her boyfriend is an author, and he has a book that he wrote…BUT…it hasn’t actually been printed. She printed out the cover for his book, taped it around another book, and voila! Book!

With boudoir, my rule is: YOU DO YOU! Don’t focus on what anyone else brought to their session, how they posed, how they looked. Just focus on YOU, and that’s how we’ll have a really amazing boudoir session!

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What Defines Beauty | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Believe it or not, the value of having a boudoir session done is not always obvious. Over the years, I’ve found that many women used to (as in, before finding Lovely in Lace!) see boudoir as “just another photo shoot.” It’s NOT that, though. It’s oh.so.much.more.

Boudoir sessions are about feeling beautiful. They’re about loving who you are, both inside and out. They’re about doing something SCARY, BRAVE, BOLD. Something DIFFERENT than what you do on a day to day basis. They’re about finding yourself after you’ve gone through tough times. Sometimes, they’re even about finding yourself for the FIRST time ever. Seeing how beautiful you truly are. Realizing that social norms should not and DO not define you. What is “beautiful” according to social media, celebrities, magazines…that’s not what is truly beautiful. In reality, what’s beautiful about women is our ability to love SO hard. Our ability to multi-task better than anyone else. Our ability to be compassionate. To put others first, ahead of our ourselves. To put the NEEDS of others ahead of OUR own needs. THAT is what is beautiful.

Beauty is certainly NOT determined by our acne scars, or hell…even the current acne. It’s not determined by extra pounds we are trying to shed. It’s not determined by the size clothing we wear, or what we do for a living. It’s not determined by our paychecks, by the size of our house, or the neighborhood we live in. It’s not determined by the size of our nose, our crooked smiles or teeth, the color of our skin, the sexual orientation we have. No. It’s NONE of that.

Beauty is determined by who we are to our CORE. By what we do for others. By how we lift others up when they’re feeling down. By how we care..and I mean TRULY care, about others. It’s determined by the good deeds we do, even if it’s a friendly gesture. Even if you love another woman’s dress and you tell her so. It’s the simple acts we do on a daily basis that we may not even realize we’re doing. It’s hugging someone we love, because the human need and desire for the simple act of TOUCHING is very, very strong.

There is so much more to beauty than meets the eye, and there is so much more to BOUDOIR than meets the eye.

What I want…to my core…is to be able to show you this. To be able to show you how FREAKING GORGEOUS you are. Not just on the outside, but on the inside, too. Because damn…don’t we all deserve to feel beautiful???

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A Confidence Booster | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Boudoir is not all that meets the eye.

It’s a common misconception that boudoir photography is for certain types of women, and certain types of occasions. For example: brides to be. Super models. Women who want to build their modeling portfolios. You know…that sort of thing.

I’m here to tell you that this could absolutely not be further from the truth. Boudoir photography has taken on a whole new meaning over the past several years. It’s a movement. It’s women who are ready to feel confident, empowered, brave, STRONG. It’s women who are ready to PUT THEMSELVES FIRST for once. It’s for women who have gone through hell and back in whatever difficult situation life has thrown at them.

Boudoir is simply AMAZING, and I could not be happier to be part of this movement! Finally. A movement that is positive, uplifting, and encouraging of people to come together and boost each other up. What a concept! :)

Now…this beautiful woman, the Lovely E. She came to me for a combination of reasons. Yes, she’s a bride…but that wasn’t her main reason. In her questionnaire to me, the very first thing she wrote as the reason she wants to do a boudoir session was “Gain confidence and not feel insecure about myself.” That was the FIRST thing. The 2nd thing was “Wedding gift for fiance.” But how freaking amazing is it that she put herself first here? Ahhh I just adore her. I adore boudoir. I adore that she did this for herself. And I adore her photos!

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ORLANDO BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER. A CONFIDENCE BOOSTER!

Bridal Boudoir | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

There are an endless amount of reasons to do a boudoir session, and I think it’s pretty safe and easy to say that as a bride, this is the PERFECT gift for your spouse!

I absolutely love when my brides bring in their wedding veils, put some extra shine on their engagement ring, and come in ready to blow the socks off of their fiance!

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ORLANDO BRIDAL BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER

Kicking Cancer's Boudie | Orlando Boudoir Session

As many of you probably know by now, I believe that boudoir sessions are not just for women who are living their day to day lives unscathed (which let’s face is…everyone has their battles!). Let me rephrase that, then. It’s not just for the women who you THINK live their lives unscathed. You may look at someone and think “she has it together. Her life must be perfect.” But as we all know, that is rarely the case.

To me, boudoir sessions are about something much, much deeper than that. They are about finding inner peace, falling in love with your body (either again, or for the very first time). They are about feeling bold, feeling beautiful. They are about doing something that you never thought you could do. They are about stepping outside of your comfort zone to find a you that you didn’t even know was there.

Boudoir sessions are for all women. Should I repeat that? Boudoir sessions are for ALL.WOMEN. And let me just add…if you have been through something in life that has turned your world upside down, if you have experienced something you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy, if you have experienced looking at yourself and not knowing what tomorrow will bring…I urge you..no…I BEG you. Do a boudoir session for yourself. FOR YOURSELF.

The Lovely S. did just that. After being diagnosed with cancer at a young age, she has experienced some terrifying moments in her young life. And I am beyond happy to say that she is here to tell us her story. She was also more than happy to allow me to share her photos, AND her story. In fact, her sister had purchased her a boudoir session after having one of herself done a couple of years ago. She knew that after what her sister went through, she deserved some quality “me” time. She deserved to see herself through a light she hadn’t seen in a while, after cancer treatments took her hair and ports left her scarred.

Here is what the Lovely S. had to share:

In April of 2017 I went to ER with what I thought was appendicitis, but they found my appendix to be fine. They did CT scan, an ultrasound, an MRI and a biopsy. My gynecologist sent me to a gynecological oncologist. The first question my oncologist asked me was “what are your fertility goals?” I looked at him and laughed and said “I just got engaged 2 months ago. We are getting married July of 2018.” I had cancer. My oncologist said looking at scans the tumor had ruptured my uterus and was growing outside of it. My worst fear had become my new reality. I have always wanted to carry my own child and I could not wait to see what our child would look like. Would they look like me or like Juan. I bet they would have been a beautiful combination. We will adopt, and we can’t wait to meet our children. On June 20, 2017 I had a total hysterectomy. My tumor was very rare, making me the 22nd documented case of this particular tumor. I started chemotherapy in August, 8 hours a day for 3 days back to back with 19 days between cycles. I did 7 rounds of chemo and 2 months of radiation treatments. I stopped chemo at the end of February due to horrible side effects. Chemo was absolute hell. It was absolutely exhausting, everything was a chore. Eating, showering, working, talking, everything took energy and energy was a precious thing. It took a huge toll on my body. I hated how I looked and how I felt. I hated how people would look at me everywhere I went, I hated how they would stare. I did not feel beautiful. I felt everything but beautiful. I had gone from being a happy excited bride to be with big plans before our wedding to just wanting to make it to the wedding, the wedding was my light at the end of the tunnel. Our reception was such a celebration of life. My sister had gifted me a boudoir shoot as a gift for my future hubby. She suggested that I do it after chemo so I could see how amazing I really was, how strong and beautiful I was. My session with Sivan was amazing!!! I felt beautiful. I finally was able to see the brave, strong woman I am. I love my pictures, I even made sure to take some with my port scar in it. My boudour session made me fall in love with my amazing body. If you haven’t done a session I highly encourage you to do one. Do this for yourself, I promise you will not regret it!!

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White Crop Top | Orlando Boudoir Session

Today, the Lovely C. is featured on Our LiL Blog!

I have photographed this beautiful girl multiple times, but it was finally her time to shine in her OWN boudoir session. Not a family session where momma doesn’t get front and center attention. No, this time…it was all.about.HER.

And what mom doesn’t deserve that? EVERY mom deserves to feel beautiful. To be complimented. To look at herself in the mirror (and in photos) and have her own jaw drop to the floor at how flipping gorgeous she is.

And well, I’m just super pumped that the Lovely C. did this for herself. Her boudoir session was perfection!

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Green Haired Goddess | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Oh.My.Goodness.

Can we all take a moment to just be in complete awe over the Lovely J’s hair?! I mean SERIOUSLY. I call her my Green Goddess, because…well, look at her!!

When she and I first talked on the phone, we instantly bonded. We had some personal things in common that are sure to bind any woman, and then there were just those things that made you feel as though the universe was really trying to tell you something.

The one day that I was able to offer her for her boudoir session just so happened to be on the day that her momma would have celebrated her birthday. It was such a special day to her, and for that to be the ONE day I mentioned…well, you can guess how the rest went. Her session was just so beyond special, and I adored her excitement over seeing herself all dolled up. It’s just so freaking important to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. Don’t forget that, ladies. You.Are.IMPORTANT. And it is ridiculously important to make sure you continue to remind yourself that every single day, even on the difficult ones!

I cannot wait for the Lovely J’s NEXT boudoir session in 2019 on her own birthday! Okay, now stop reading and go look at the beauty below!!!

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