Winter.. in Prince George.. can be long and cold! I'm not a huge winter fan.... I can ski.. but don't very often and I don't have enough balance to skate or even walk on the ice very gracefully. :) So winter depression can take it's toll on me as well on many of you, I'm sure! I crave sunshine and warmth!! So I had a craving to get out and be creative while we have had all this sunshine to enjoy. As always, I have all these crazy concepts floating around in my head and always try to find the time to bring them to life... Well, what better time than the slow winter season!
The inspiration for this shoot came from this lovely hat and shawl of my grandmothers. I found it one day while digging through my grandmas vintage closet. I love the stories my grandma always has to tell that go along with each piece of clothing. This particular set is actually feathers... many teeny tiny feathers intricately sewn into the fabrics to appear fur like. The hat and shawl (which I didn't end up using) is from the 1920's and was also worn by my great grandma. :)
We kinda tried to create a make shift fur dress too and the lovely Brittany wore it very well!! She was very brave and while almost half naked.. crawled through hip deep snow and braved prickly trees and chilly winds! :)
So here is my take on a Snow Queen concept shoot!
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April 29, 2012
What is a Boudoir marathon??
Hearing “Marathon” can be intimidating.. But all it really means is many consecutive photo shoots in one day in one location. Having the photo shoots consecutive, allows me to offer a on location professional setting with make-up artist/ hairstylist, offered for much cheaper than individual sessions.
You bring the outfits you would like to wear… and they do not necessarily need to be lingerie, can be your husband’s/ boyfriend’s shirt… a nice skirt /shirt combo…. even your flannel pajamas.. Depends on the look you are going for.
Any woman, any size, shape or age (over 19) should experience a classy glamour session like this. I promise you will feel more sexy and beautiful then ever by the end of your shoot! If you have any concern areas, you just let me know and I will be sure to help you with posing to hide your concern areas.
What will you get with the Boudoir Marathon??
*A one on one consultation, before the shoot, at your convenience. We will go over any questions you may have
*You will be warmly greeted and shown around, also offered snacks and a glass of wine or champagne (might help calm the nerves) and meet our make-up artist /hairstylist. She will then go over what look you may be going for and what she thinks would be camera perfect. After you have been beautified you will join me in a private room, one on one, where we go over outfits and posing…Then let the super modeling begin!
*On location shoot in a luxury hotel
*One hour of photography time with the photographer, Me :)
*As many outfit changes as you wish (2-3 outfits are usually perfect)
*20 Fully Edited images on dvd- Hi-Resolution Jpeg printable up to 8x10
*Full coaching and direction
*Full professional makeup application including false eyelashes, and hair styling
$375 per person ($100 non refundable deposit is required to hold your spot)
photography only $325
Please e-mail me if you might be interested!! ** firstname.lastname@example.org
or if you have any more questions!! Or use the Contact Page
Q: Who gets boudoir images done?
Anyone who wants beautiful images made for themselves or someone special. Gifts for Valentine’s Day, the wedding day, anniversaries. Other reasons include milestone birthdays and weight loss or other body improvement celebrations.
Q: Who will photograph my session?
All boudoir sessions are photographed by myself (Rayven) no one else will be present in the shooting area. Most people are worried about posing, but I will completely direct you. Please let me know any specific ideas you have for your photo shoot. You do not need to pose like a model (unless you want to!)
Q: I’m nervous......?
It is normal for most people to feel nervous before and when they first arrive. Spending time getting your makeover should help calm your nerves. By the end of the session everyone says how much fun they had and how much more comfortable it was than they thought it would be. We also provide a glass of champagne to “unwind” before the shoot, but you don’t have to have it if you don’t want to.
Q: Will others see me during the session?
No one other than the photographer will see you. The shooting area is concealed from view of the makeup area and washroom. You will use the washroom to change, but in between, you can wear the robe that is provided or bring your own.
Q: Will you post my images on the Internet?
I respect the privacy of my clients and I will only display images on the web that have been approved by the client.
Q: Should I bring props?
Props can make your images special and more fun and personalized. Some ideas include flowers, cowboy hat, motorcycle helmet, birdcage veil, and props relating to your partner’s profession or your personal interests.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
All deposits are non-refundable, no exceptions. In case of an emergency or illness if you are not able to make your session we can transfer your payment to any future marathon date. Due to the scheduled nature of the marathons we are unable to offer refunds for no-shows.
Q: What if I am not as skinny as I want to be?
You are beautiful the way you are. My job as a photographer is to emphasize the positives and minimize any areas that you are self-conscious about. When you receive your images I hope that you will see yourself as beautiful and perfect just the way you are!