We have a secret. This gorgeously styled fine art boudoir from Laura Catherine Organic Photographs is not an editorial. This is a real session, with a real client. The well thought out details, styling and rich hues have us completely smitten! We had a really difficult time narrowing down favorites and couldn't wait to hear more from photographer Katie Hyatt about her approach to fine art boudoir and this particular session.
When I photograph boudoir, I try to imagine how I would feel were I in my client's place. I always aim for images that reflect a softness and a bit of the uninhibited. Images that will stand the test of time and capture the etherealness of a bride before her wedding day. I want to show a real beauty so she can look back 40 years from then and say, 'yes, that was really me'.
Hannah mentioned to me that she wanted to feel very feminine and natural. With that in mind, we aimed for a soft, but minimally classic feel in the space to ensure she was the sole focus of the images. We incorporated the use of her handmade veil and a beautiful floral crown made by Laura of Marked to enhance Hannah's natural femininity. Hannah has this innocent way about her and I really strived to capture that through these images.
We asked Hannah to share her thoughts about her experience and love what she shared with us:
In going into my boudoir session, I thought myself far from model potential, poise, or size. Though slipping into almost nothing to be photographed shocked me, I couldn't seem to put that above my love for pizza. But when the day came, I felt more confident than ever. Boosted by the affections of my soon to be; powdered by the promise that my body would soon be the only one he ever chose. Katie captured a side of me that only my husband truly sees. Not only bare skin, but the vulnerability that you enter into in marriage. With my outside appearance spurring thoughts of hard and edge, these photos encapsulate the soft and innocent that foils. Captivated moments in time when all we wanted was each other, with young love and young bodies. I couldn't wait, imagining that tender moment on our wedding day. A minute away from the hustle of schedules, my husband would see me before he ever looked.