Photography by The Ganeys
From the photographer:
Amanda Watson, a fine art photographer based out of Oklahoma, has hosted incredible workshops for film photographers. She dreamt up a reunion where a handful of her previous attendees reunited with the sole purpose of stretching our creative muscles. There was no formal education at the reunion, but Amanda was an open book throughout the week and answer any questions. She had organized a handful of shoots for us, and one of my favorites was the outdoor boudoir.
I love the idea of moving boudoir out of the bedroom. Nature inspires me regularly, and seeing our beautiful model, Micha, surrounded by the beautiful backdrop that St. Simon Island provided. Her curls framed her face, mimicking the way that the Spanish moss that was dripping from the trees. Her sea-foam gown from BHLDN was beautiful against the light pouring through the trees.
For her second look, Micah changed into a simple romper with a beautifully intricate veil. There is something about veils that make my heart skip a beat. They instantly make a woman turn into a bride. Micah looked so elegant, almost like an angel with the lace surrounding her.
What I've learned about boudoir photography is that there are no rules. No one needs to be flawless. You don't have to wear lingerie. Boudoir photography is about celebrating women as they are - whether it be scars, asymmetrical features, or stretch marks, these are all pieces our history that got us to the point that we are today. And each one of those imperfections should be celebrated.
Photography: The Ganeys // Workshop: Amanda Watson Workshops // Model: Micha // Dress & Romper: BHLDN // Veil: Carol Hannah Bridal // Love note: Oh Honey Paper Co. // Hair & Makeup: Emma Collins Beauty // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab // Contax 645 on Portra 400 & Tri-X