A Porcelain Doll | Orlando Boudoir Session

Wow, it's been way too long since I blogged! Now that fall is here, things have been SUPER hectic making sure everyone is getting their photos in time for gifts! Between boudoir, family, and weddings, we're going full speed ahead! :)

Today's lovely is Miss (or should I say Mrs...) M. Can we all take a moment to ooo and aaa over her perfect complexion? My goodness. She looks like a porcelain doll, doesn't she? Quite a sexy one, at that! ;) I know her hubby LOVED his wedding gift, and well...now she has these gorgeous images of herself too. 

Thanks for trusting us with this session and for letting us share them! <3  

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

White Sheets and Fur Robes | Orlando Boudoir Session

This beauty just knocked her session right out of the park! From the classy "sheets only" look, to the fur robe sexiness, she seriously couldn't have been more amazing. 

Ladies, let's talk (email, phone, over coffee..whatever!) about your boudoir session and how we can make it something that's all YOU, just like we did with her. And by the way, you don't need to spend a ton of money on lingerie to do a session like this. Get one or two new pieces (just because..well..lingerie!), but I bet you can pull some great pieces from your regular wardrobe! Take her robe, for example. She didn't get it just for this session, but how perfect is it?! 

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All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

White Sheets and Fur Robes | Orlando Boudoir Session

Boudoir with Uniforms and Louboutin's, oh my! The Lovely H.

As if military uniforms aren't already incredible, why not add some sexy Louboutin's to them?? 

After being together for 7 years, this lovely boudoir chicky finally got to marry her knight in shining armor! I love that she wanted to do a boudoir session as a gift for him, and even better, she incorporated his military jacket. She actually sent me a photo of his reaction to his Little Black Book when he got it on their wedding day, and it legit made me laugh out loud! It was the PERFECT reaction. Eyes wide open, jaw to the floor, and pure happiness! 

I really loved what she brought to her session as far as wardrobe goes. She went from comfy-cozy, all the way to ultra-sexy, and everything in between. This girl completely rocked her session, and I am sooo honored that she chose Lovely in Lace for it! 

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

A Cozy Boudoir Session with the Lovely P.

One of the questions I ask my girls when we have our initial phone consult is "what is your vision?" I know everyone ultimately wants "sexy," and trust me...you'll get that! But I want to hear more than that. I want to know about you! Are you typically walking around the house dolled up, or are you more of a comfy/cozy gal who just wants to wear an over-sized shirt and some cozy underwear? Do you want to capture the essence of you in your regular routine, or do you want to go the complete opposite direction for your photos? Personally, I say let's do BOTH!

This lovely client of ours was actually gifted a boudoir session by her sweet hubby. Her wanted to surprise her with something extra special, and I think he nailed it! She told me at the beginning that when she first got this gift from him (in the form of our gorgeous gift cards!), she thought "this is a gift for YOU, not me." I was sooooo happy that she walked out feeling differently! Of course it's a gift he would benefit from as well (what guy wouldn't want to see his wife feeling and looking amazing/sexy/confident???), but come on girls...this is for Y-O-U! Here is what this client wrote about her session on her own social media platform:  

For my 30th birthday this past March, my husband gifted me a boudoir session.

And I was like, "Uh... thanks, but it's MY birthday!"

I wasn't thrilled with it because since our wedding in 2011, I've put on about 10 or 15 lbs, and although I *thought* I had gotten to a point where I was cool with that, I am still my own worst critic -- especially when it comes to my body. I still catch myself flinching from time to time in the mirror if I see something's not quite "right" and criticizing everything I deem a "flaw."

I really believed I had the body image thing under control.

But when he gifted me the boudoir shoot, I realized I DIDN'T have it "under control." I got VERY anxious about seeing myself "scantily clad" in photos.

"I don't have the body for that!" I said.

"What if I look bad in all of the photos?!" I worried aloud.

I was NOT looking forward to cashing in on my "gift" to say the least, but I reluctantly scheduled the shoot for sometime in June -- that way, I thought, I could have time to mentally prepare for it... and maybe even lose a few pounds.

During the shoot, I drank about four Cosmos -- that is how anxious I was! I ended up having a great time during the shoot (a lot of thanks to the Cosmos ;-)). The photographer (Sivan Rettew of Sivan Photography) was amazing, too, so that made it even better.

The boudoir session itself was nothing like I expected. The poses were tasteful -- not raunchy at all, and I felt very comfortable.

Most of all, I felt beautiful. When I left, I almost started crying while thanking the photographer because I truly felt GOOD about my body. I don't think I've ever felt so much appreciation for it before.

I'm fighting back tears as I write this because I know there are so many women out there who struggle the same way I have struggled with loving themselves and appreciating their bodies.

I highly recommend the boudoir photo experience to any woman who struggles with body image. It's because of these photos that I can look in the mirror now and tell myself, "You're beautiful" -- and actually believe it.

P.S. -- Please feel free to share this public post + photos if you'd like to encourage the women in your life to love their bodies too :-) I don't mind!

I LOVED when she tagged me and I got to read this! It was such a nice surprise to see it as a testimonial on her own, personal page! Just seeing her be so open about her true feelings (before, during, and after the session) was awesome. Thanks for sharing that, girly!! <3 

And with that, here are some of her comfy-cozy, ultra-sexy boudoir photos. ;)

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely J. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Boudoir Session and Reaching Goals!

Everyone has their story, which is what makes us all so unique. It's something that I truly love about what I do, too. I get to spend about 3 hours with a complete stranger who trusts me to help them feel beautiful, step outside of their comfort zone, and do something bold and beautiful! And in those 3 hours, I get to learn their story. 

I just adored working with the Lovely J. on her boudoir session. She was so open with me about her life and what she's accomplished. She wrote a lovely little something for me to share with you all! 

"Doing a boudoir photo session is something that was on my mind for the last year. I had lost 114 lbs a few years ago and was happy and healthy at my goal weight. I found love with an amazing man and gained 30 "happy" pounds back over the last year and a half. I made a New Years resolution this year to lose those 30 lbs to get back to my healthy self. I wanted a unique gift to give to my long distance boyfriend for his July birthday.  I searched online for a boudoir photographer and found Sivan. I loved her work and after talking to her I knew in an instant she would be the photographer for me!  The day I woke up for the photo shoot, I had hit my goal weight!  It was meant to be and I had such a fabulous time!  In fact it was hard for me not to smile so much as I was enjoying it greatly and Sivan and I kept laughing about that. Jackie did my make up and hair and made me look gorgeous!  They are a great team and made me feel comfortable. I was blown away at the proofs, I felt sexy like I had never felt before and was amazed at how wonderful the photos were!  My boyfriend absolutely loved his little black book!  He especially loved the photo of me in his shirt and I got a bigger one of that one and framed it for his mantle top. If you have been thinking of doing this for yourself or even for someone special, do it, you will be so happy you did!"

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely T. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

So there's this new trend going on that I don't quite understand. Maybe you've heard of it. People are actually tattooing freckles on themselves...and you know the reason? To "embrace natural beauty." Huh?! Doesn't that defeat the purpose? If you don't have freckles, you should embrace your beauty without freckles. And if you do, you should embrace those gorgeous freckles, too! I don't know..maybe it's just me who thinks that this is a very contradictory trend.

Anyway, my point is...look at these gorgeous freckles on our boudoir lovely! I call them beauty marks, and wow does she have a lot of them. I just LOVED her session so much. I always have such an amazing time photographing these women, hearing about their love stories, life stories, and just learning about their day-to-day lives. As a new momma, I will say that it is MUCH needed girl time when I go off to my boudoir sessions.

Thank you to this amazing girl for a great session, and for allowing us to share these! 

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely B. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

The Lovely B. at Lovely in Lace by Sivan Photography

As you can guess by the photos below, this stunning girl did her boudoir session as a gift for her soon-to-be husband! Her bridal boudoir session was gorgeous, and she made sure to include special pieces like her wedding veil, colors that looked incredible on her, and well...that gorgeous smile!  

One of my favorite things about our boudoir studio is the variation we can get from session to session. Sure you may see the same furniture pop up, but we love to play with lighting, mixing and matching furniture and backdrops, and making each session unique from the one before or after! And of course, when you bring in something special to your session with Lovely in Lace, it just takes your photos to a whole new level of personalization! :) 

We heard back from the Lovely B. and she told us that her hubby LOVED his gift. I mean..how could he not with a smokin' hot wife like her?! 

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely G. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Wow, this lovely lady is a stunner and quite an elegant one at that! We had such a great time working with her on this extra special wedding gift for her very lucky groom (who LOVED his gift, by the way!). Having worked with both of them a few times, doing her boudoir session was such a special thing knowing how happy her hubby-to-be was going to be when he opened up his wedding present. And yes, he LOVED it. In fact, we even have photos of him opening his gift the day of the wedding! ;)

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely H. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

What better gift is there for your groom-to-be than photos showing off your sexy curves and glowing confidence?? That's exactly what this amazing girl did, and we loved hearing about his reaction to his gift!

We loved her choice of wardrobe and how it fit every gorgeous curve like it was made just for her! She even included a cute sweater at the end with a coffee mug to go for a more relaxed, Sunday-morning vibe. You don't have to just wear lingerie to be sexy! ;)

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely K. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

I absolutely cannot get over this session that Kara knocked out of the park for our boudoir lovely! This amazing girl brought in some stunning pieces and really showed her personality in her session. She let us know afterwards that her hubby absolutely LOVED his gift (no surprise there).

Thank you for allowing us to share your images! <3

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely A. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

No one says you are limited to strictly lingerie in your boudoir session. This talented woman brought in her favorite instrument (and a surfboard...and a guitar!) to make the session her own. One of my favorite things about our studio is that it encourages women to really make the session unique to them. We don't have to do the same thing as the previous girl or the next girl. We simply make it YOU! And if that's not enough to get you excited about a boudoir session...I don't know what is! ;)

Lovely L. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

This stunning woman brought classic colors to her session, and she wore them oh-so-well! You simply can't go wrong with black, white, and red, especially when it comes to feeling sexy! 

We adored her session, and while we can't show you more, you'll have to take our word that she was an absolute knock-out!

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely J. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Talk about GORGEOUS lingerie. I have serious lingerie envy when it comes time for a session, and it just makes me want to buy a new house with a closet designated JUST for lingerie. Anyone else? No? Just me? Hmm..okay. ;)

This gorgeous girl did a session for her hubby-to-be, and we can only imagine his face when he opened up his Little Black Book. His wifey is smokin'! <3 

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely P. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

We were pretty much obsessed with this gorgeous girl's session, and while we can't show you more than these, trust me when I say...they were all to die for! I mean..just look at this amazing lingerie! This white lingerie with the heart on the back is for sure one that every woman needs in her wardrobe. 

And speaking of wardrobe...who else wishes they could have a whole closet full of lingerie?! I know I do! 

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely M. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

When this amazing person stepped into our Lovely in Lace lives, we had no idea just what we were in for. 

Like many of our lovelies, she was doing this as a special gift for herself. Sure, her hubby reaped some of the benefits by getting to oogle at these photos afterwards, but this was a 45th birthday present for her and no one else! And let me tell you...she WOWED us! The outfits she brought were to die for, and many of them were pieced together by completely random outfits in her closet. 

She specifically wanted to focus more on the dark, moody photos while still incorporating some fun, flirtatious looks. It was a great opportunity for us to do something different than our norm, which let's be honest...what photographer doesn't love that?! It forces us as artists to step outside of OUR comfort zone too, and I am so happy with how it all turned out! 

We're so appreciative that she allowed us to use some of her images to share with you all. Aside from the fact that I love sharing any photos our clients give us permission to use, I especially loved this because of her reason (45th birthday...woooo!), and because of how much creativity she brought as far as her outfits go. 

Girls...step outside of your comfort zone. Do something for YOU. And while you're at it..be extra bold by bringing at least one piece that you just throw together from your existing wardrobe! :)

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

 

Lovely S. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

This gorgeous girl decided to gift her hubby-to-be with some special, ultra-fun and sexy photos! What I absolutely loved the most about her was that gorgeous smile, and I'm so happy that she let her own personality shine through in her session. We never want you to feel like you have to be a different person when you're in front of our camera. In fact, we want to do the complete opposite by embracing who you are. If you love to laugh, laugh! If you are more serious, be more serious (but don't worry...we'll still get you to laugh). ;) 

Thank you for allowing us to share your beauty with other women who are considering doing this for themselves. We know your hubby LOVED his gift. ;)

Lovely B. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Who says you have to keep it simple for your boudoir session? We suggest bringing unique items like this gorgeous mask! It's elegant, sexy, and mysterious all at the same time! 

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely F. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Gah! I just love, love, love this session. The Lovely F. decided to do this for her hubby-to-be, but in the end she said "For me, the shoot wasn't just a wedding gift for my husband to be, but it was something that was self empowering and just made me feel sexy and beautiful." Isn't that what we all want? A day to focus on ourselves and reconnect with the woman inside. I think it does so much for our souls and how we view ourselves, and it just makes my heart do dances knowing that this gorgeous girl got that out of her session! 

After 4 months of waiting to give her fiance the gift, they tied the knot recently and she was finally able to give it to him! He loved it, and now they can enjoy the images together!

Here is her review:

"From the moment I decided to do a boudoir shoot for my wedding, I knew I couldn't go to anyone other than Sivan. For me, the shoot wasn't just a wedding gift for my husband to be, but it was something that was self empowering and just made me feel sexy and beautiful. From her make up and hair team, to the studio, the shoot was absolutely perfect. She made me feel so comfortable and gorgeous and we laughed through the session. It was like hanging out with a friend! The entire process was just fun and glamorous. The studio is absolutely gorgeous and has these pretty floor to ceiling windows, but it's Sivan who is the one that creates beautiful photos. When I saw my photos, I couldn't believe that was me! Sivan is AMAZING!"

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely S. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Another week, another beauty! While we can't show her gorgeous face, trust us when we say that she absolutely ROCKED her session. She had such a perfect mix of elegance and sass. 

Make sure to reach out soon if you'd like to reserve a spot for yourself! We typically book out 1-2 months in advance and would love to make sure we can get you in for your special occasion! 

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!

Lovely R. | Orlando Boudoir Photographer

Happy New Year! We are thrilled to start off 2017 with a blog post featuring one of our amazing boudoir lovelies who just glows with confidence! We had the privilege of working with the Lovely R. towards the end of 2016, and seriously...this woman is a gem. She has such a great heart and sweet personality, and can we just talk about how freaking unbelievable she looks? What a gorgeous woman, inside and out! And the best part? She did this session for herself one-hundred percent, which of course makes our hearts so incredibly happy! <3 

To our Lovely R: we hope that this year will be amazing for you, because you certainly deserve it! <3  

HAMU: Kristy's Artistry Design Team

All images shown by Lovely in Lace have received signed permission from Client for use. We are so thankful to be able to share their beautiful images with you!