Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. -Lin Yutang
As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field. Psalm 103.15
We are like the grass and flowers of the field; the flourishing is also the beginning of our fading. Earth may fade away, but the word of the Lord stands forever! Isiah 40:8
I am humbled and reminded of this very truth when I see the flowers of the field. Outward beauty is not eternal, and flourishing is only for a season. Our life is a mere vapor in comparison to eternity (James 4:14). Does it really matter how many Facebook friends/followers you have, the cute clothes we collect in our wardrobe, what car we drive, etc? When we went through the April 2011 tornado, life seemed so very small. When the destruction hit our home and the path was only a few feet away from our house, and we could hear the sounds of the mighty roar of the wind, life changed in an instant. And what mattered most? My faith and my family. What comfort it is to have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and to have a personal relationship with our creator! To have life eternal when we accept him as Savoir (John 3:16)
What is important to you? What legacy do you plan to leave in this short existence called life? We are children of God called for a purpose. You are special. You are loved. May you experience God’s comfort and grace as you venture through life this week. May your heart be willing to let the Lord lead your steps, and to open your heart like petals of a flower in full bloom… to be filled with the warmth, peace, and love of the Lord.
A special THANK YOU to the precious M for allowing us to use these images to inspire and uplift women. xoxo
All bridal lingerie is from the lovely bridal boutique, The Finery. Bespoke has to be one of my favorite lingerie on the market. So happy to have it here in Huntsville, AL <3
Oh my stars!! I think I may have died when I found this lingerie piece by Nicole Gill, named “Jade.” It is perfection. Based on the early 1900-era lingerie, it’s nothing like anything we’ve ever seen. If you’re looking into something sexy and unusual for your boudoir lingerie shoot, THIS is it! You can find it HERE.
The more I shoot boudoir photography, and work with women for their lovely lingerie photo shoots, I find myself wanting to remind them of a few tips on how to help better prepare for their session. In my recent post on TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL BOUDOIR SESSION, I explained in detail 10 steps to better your boudoir photography session. Again, there are always things I am adding to help women have the BEST BOUDOIR PICTURES ever =) In no particular order…
1. Being on-time or a bit early: One thing that I can not stress enough is to get to your session on-time. Some days, we are back to back with bookings… If clients are late, that eats in their time to have the best possible session for their dollar.
2. Hair and makeup are not a ‘No’ option. If you’re planning to look and feel like a Victoria’s Secret model, TREAT YOURSELF girl and go all out!
3. Wrinkled outfits… stuffed in a bag. Ekkkk! You don’t want to look super sexy with your hair and makeup done, and have wrinkled lingerie. Seeing this pains me. It never looks classy. Come with your silk and satin nicely pressed. You will look and feel much better.
4. Drink plenty of water.
5. Be open to poses and ideas and have FUN!
We want to first start out by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We have had a joyous year in 2012 as a business, and are starting to write up our short and long term goals for 2013. We want to celebrate with a BOUDOIR MARATHON here in Huntsville Alabama Just in time for a very special Valentine’s Day gift.
It’s officially HERE!!! Something we have been planning and that has been on our hearts for a while now. Our FIRST EVER very special Boudoir Marathon. At a lighter price tag. One day only. January 16th. 6 Spots available! PLEASE share if you know someone interested… ♥ Jan