Photography by Beloved by Lindsey
From the Photographer:
My hope with this styled shoot was to show that boudoir is ultimately about making someone feel beautiful, and doesn’t have to be overly seductive or scandalous feeling. Some of my favorite photos usually end up being just the simplest moments where a girl’s wall comes down and her personality comes through. Those are the moments I love! Most of my clients that I work with come in because they wanted to do something for their significant other, but I wanted this shoot to demonstrate that boudoir can be and should be for the woman herself! At the risk of sounding cliché and overly feminist, you don’t need a man to have a reason to do a boudoir session, haha!
So I wanted to design a boudoir session that was simple and modest while also feeling feminine, romantic and ethereal. I envisioned dreamy hanging floral and a bed covered in vine-like organic florals to create this almost fairy tale like bedroom. I also loved the idea of telling the story of a bride getting ready on her wedding day, so I chose to incorporate elements of morning preparation into the shoot. I knew Hickory Street Annex would be the perfect location because the white brick walls with the windows give such a dreamy and yet clean and simple feel. And that’s one of the things I loved about this session - the simplicity. While yes, there was a lot of floral, I still tried to focus on the feminine simplicity of the bride in a beautifully lit bedroom scene. And I think every bride should get to wear a floral crown at least once!