Monday, February 7, 2011

An Oh Boudoir! Recap

Boudoir photography is all the rage right now for brides and newlyweds alike, and I’m proud to say that last month, I joined the many confident ladies who are giving this type of shoot a try. My Valentease Marathon shoot with Baltimore photographer Olehsa Haskett of Oh!Boudoir was fun and challenging all at once, as I pushed myself outside my usual comfort zone and channeled my inner “diva” for the camera.

First, as I loosened up with a glass of wine, makeup artist Danielle Lewis of All Dolled Up gave me just the sultry look I wanted, which was a far cry from the natural, low-key look I go for every day, and also very different from the romantic, soft look I chose for my wedding. While that style was undoubtedly timeless and classic, my boudoir style was all about kicking it up a notch!

Though I was a bit nervous at the start of the shoot, Olesha and her assistant quickly helped me relax and get into it. Three outfits, several backdrops and many different poses later, I’d created tons of fun and flirty images to choose from for my album. Check out a couple snapshots below, which I’ve cropped to make appropriate for posting. As for the complete images? My “little black book” album is on its way, and should arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day! 



Have you ever pushed yourself to do something that was outside your normal comfort zone? What was your experience like?

(Photo Credits: Oh!Boudoir)

22 comments:

  1. This was something that I have been thinking about...would love to...I will hafta try and push myself! Looks great tho!

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  2. So beautiful! I'll be using my Wish Upon a Wedding photography session to do a boudoir style shot - its next month and I'm SO VERY NERVOUS!

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  3. Gorgeous makeup! I love the way your eyes pop. Your husband is going to love his Valentine's Day gift :)

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  4. Love your makeup! So glad you had a great time! I would love to do something like this someday.

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  5. Oh Heather! You look stunning!!!

    I did a boudoir shoot for my husband... although I am happy I gave it a try, i am not so sure i would do it again hahaha

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  6. You look great! I've been thinking of doing this for an anniversary gift but if I don't get on it soon, our anniversary will come and go before I have a chance to do it.

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  7. You look amazing! I love this idea and have been meaning to do this for my husband for a while. I model, so I have lots of sexy professional photos but it just is not the same when your husband has to share it with people I think?

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  8. Good for you! You look amazing! I love them! :) I'm thinking I might try this myself as first anniversary present! On a similar note, I purchased a Groupon for pole dancing classes. My first one is this Wednesday. I'll let you know how it goes! Haha!

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  9. FUN! I definitely want to do this. I can't say I'm camera shy, modeled for local photogs when I was younger. What a cool present!

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  10. I would love to be able to do this some day for my man!

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  11. Heather, you look absolutely STUNNING in these photos! I would love to do something like this for my man, but he has always told me that he would not really appreciate them. To him, the real thing is always better than a photo...especially since he says "It's not like I'd walk around showing them to my friends!" :) But so glad you did this for your guy. Love it!

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  12. You look gorgeous! Your hubby will love them! I've wanted to do these for a while too. I think when we are next in the States I'll look it up and go for it.

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  13. Wow, it's like a whole other side of you! ;) You looked beautiful!!

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  14. SEXY!!! Congrats Heather for getting out of your comfort zone. Love the makeup and your beautiful smile. <3

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  15. Those eyes are gorgeous - great look dear!

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  16. you look fabulous! Good for you pushing yourself out of your comfort zone..this would be a HUGE push for me, too...maybe one day I'll gear myself up for it too!

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  17. girl. you look gorgeous. classy and sultry! I want to see the rest! LOL.

    i'm so impressed that you did this and tried something new. You inspire me!

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  18. i'd love to do this but haven't had the guts yet! you look gorgeous!

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  19. I'm definitely planning to do this. I actually need to get on the ball and schedule it! I'm intimidated though but I just need to bite the bullet and do it! :) Your pictures look so nice! I bet your hubby loved them!

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  20. Gorgeous Heather, think it would be a lovely thing to do but think i might be too scared!

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